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Fic: Magic Call Chapter 8

Title: Magic Call
Fandom’s: Torchwood/Merlin/Doctor Who
Pairings: Arthur/Merlin, Jack/Ianto, Doctor/Morgana, Tom/Martha, Andy/Tosh, Rhys/Gwen, Owen/Gwen, Rhys/Donna, Morgana/Lisa, John/Ferya, Ianto/Morgana, hints of John/Ianto, some Andy/Ianto/Morgana, some Morgana/Tosh, Tommy/Tosh, Mary/Tosh, past Suzie/Tosh, past Morgana/Gwen, past Lancelot/Gwen, past Ianto/Ferya and past Morgana/Gwen/Lancelot
Summary: For so long he has waited for his other half to be reborn, Ianto just never counted on Arthur to be reborn as a cocky, immortal captain.
Rating: PG-13
Spoilers: All of Torchwood S1 and S2
Disclaimer: I do not own any of these shows
Beta: milady_dragon 

Chapter 8

 

“How are you Ianto?” Jack asked deciding to break the awkward tension that filled the air around them, plus he truly did want to now how Ianto was doing.

 

“Taking it one day at a time, trying not to let this destroy me. Lisa would not want me to waste my life away in anger and pain over her death.” Ianto admitted, smiling fondly in memory of his dear friend.

 

“She sounds like a wonderful woman; I wish I could have met the Lisa you knew,” Jack admitted softly.

 

Ianto blinked in shock before letting memories of Arthur and Guinevere’s friendship flood his mind. “I think Lisa would have liked you. Of course with your habit of flirting, there is no doubt that Morgana would have wanted your head on a silver platter in no time.”

 

Jack blinked at Ianto’s unexpected admission, Morgana and Lisa were the couple, not Ianto/Morgana or Ianto/Lisa but Morgana/Lisa.

 

Inner Jack was doing a happy dance with a leer across his face, his Ianto was free for the claiming; now all he needed to do was seduce and win Ianto heart.

 

‘Simple enough to do,’ Inner Jack purred.

 

Jack had no idea that he was actually leering until Ianto spoke up, “Um, sir you are leering at me.”

 

Jack quickly wiped the leer from his face and shot Ianto a sheepish look; he hadn’t meant to be looking at Ianto like he wanted to jump him. Well he did want to jump him, he just wanted to make sure there was no more tension between the two of them before he did any jumping.

 

In that brief moment Ianto saw Arthur shining through, Arthur would get that same look in his eyes when he was plotting to seduce Merlin into his bed.

 

“Would you like some coffee?” Ianto asked the first thing coming to his mind.

 

Jack began drooling at the thought of Ianto’s coffee; what, he had gone two weeks without Ianto’s magic brew. “Please?” Jack added the puppy-dog eyes for added effect.

 

Ianto couldn’t help but laugh at Jack’s actions. “I’ll go make us a cup; something tells me that we are going to need it.” Ianto said, quickly heading into his kitchen.

 

Jack couldn’t help it but his eyes fastened onto Ianto’s arse as the younger man walked away. It took all of Jack’s willpower not to pounce on Ianto and find out just how tight Ianto would be.

 

‘Down boy, down boy, first we talk and then I seduce and win Ianto’s heart,’ Jack promised himself.

 

*****

 

Ianto was nervous, this talk could be just what they needed for them to start getting past all the hurt and distrust and maybe even building towards their future.

 

Because there was no way he was losing Jack, his Arthur, to Gwen Cooper.

 

Ianto just hoped that Morgana would be gone long enough for him and Jack to talk; they needed this time uninterrupted if they were going to work things out.

 

Ianto also found himself praying for strength to get through this evening without throwing himself at Jack and ravaging the captain on his couch.

 

‘Of course just my luck Morgana, would walk in on us and Jack would most likely offer her to join us.’ Ianto winced at the reaction his mind created if Jack ever offered Morgana a chance to join them. ‘That is if Jack is even interested in me.’ Ianto didn’t know if he could survive if Jack rejected him.

 

How would one live without the other half of their soul?

 

*****

 

While Ianto was hiding in the kitchen Jack was snooping around Ianto’s living room, taking in all the photos.

 

Jack’s gaze landed on one that had Ianto in the middle of two beautiful women, one was Lisa and the other, ‘so she is Morgana? She’s not that pretty.’ Jack thought completely lying to himself.

 

Forcing his gaze to move on his eyes landed on another picture that had Ianto with another familiar face, “Estelle?” Jack was sure his eyes were playing tricks on him. Glancing to make sure Ianto was still in the kitchen he picked up the picture. Sure enough staring back at him was Estelle’s smiling face. He let his fingers trace over her face remembering the feel of her skin beneath his fingers.

 

“How the hell does Ianto know Estelle?” Jack wondered under his breath, before placing the picture down not wanting to be caught snooping by Ianto while things were still so tense between the two of them. But he will find out how Ianto knew Estelle.

 

‘Maybe we can visit her together sometime.’ Jack thought and he rather liked the idea of that. ‘And maybe with Estelle’s help I can begin to unravel the mystery that is Ianto Jones.’ 

 

Grinning to himself as a plan began to form in his head, Captain Jack Harkness was on the hunt and he would get his prey one Ianto Jones.

 

Unaware of the plotting captain in his living room Ianto was trying to resist the urge to whack Jack over the head, kiss him senseless and tell Jack who they really were.

 

But he couldn’t do that, no Jack had to remember his past on his own.

 

Ianto sighed, ‘I’m just so tired of being alone. I just want Arthur to remember what we are to one another. I just want a chance to be loved again. Is that so much to ask?’ Ianto asked himself.

 

In truth Ianto was just plain tired, he longed for the day when he would finally be at peace with his king by his side, and Morgana finally reunited with Guinevere and Lancelot.

 

Closing his eyes Ianto rested his forehead against his cupboard door trying to keep the tears from falling. He could do this without falling apart; he has done this several times before.

 

Ianto just prayed that this was the last time he needed to find Arthur again. A person can only take losing everyone so much before they lose themselves in the pain.

 

Ianto shook himself out off his depressing thoughts and turned his attention back to the coffee that was done. Seeing that his excuses for being in a different room than Jack were no longer a valid he had no choice but to return to the living room.

 

Preparing the coffees just the way he and Jack liked them, Ianto took a calming breath as he returned to the living room.

 

“Your coffee, sir,” Ianto said with a smile as he presented Jack with his cup.

 

“Thank you, Ianto.” Jack accepted his cup with a charming smile. He took a sip and let out a lecherous moan.

 

Ianto nearly dropped his own cup as the moan escaped Jack’s lips. It took every inch of Ianto’s control not to make Jack moan like that only in a much pleasurable way.

 

A tiny whimper escaped Ianto’s mouth at that idea.

 

One that did not go unheard by Jack, who grinned wickedly behind his cup. Oh yes operation seduction, was off to a great start.

 

“So you said we need to talk.” Ianto nearly came undone at how seductive Jack made that one word sound.

 

‘Give me strength to resist the temptation that is Captain Jack Harkness.’ Ianto silently prayed to himself.

 

*****

 

Laden down with shopping bags Morgana wandered over to a cute looking outdoor restaurant.

 

Exhausted Morgana took a seat. She knew she could go home but if she did well then Emrys and Jack would never have the talk they needed to get their relationship the kick start it needed.

 

“Mind if I join you?” A soft voice asked.

 

Morgana gave him a brilliant smile. “Of course Will, sit,” she offered.

 

“It is Andy now, please remember that.” Andy Davidson reminded the ageless sorceress as he took the offered chair.

 

Morgana sent him a dry look. “Really I don’t need to be reminded; I just prefer to call you Will to keep you on your toes. Like how I call Ianto, Merlin or Emrys.”

 

Andy’s eyes softened even more at the mention of the ageless sorcerer. “How is Ianto doing?”

 

“He is coming up with a plan to win the heart of the newest reincarnation of Arthur,” Morgana informed him.

 

Andy face lit up with delight. “Really and who is the lucky fellow?” he questioned.

 

Morgana eyes filled with wickedness; oh she was going to enjoy this, “Captain Jack Harkness.”

 

“WHAT?” Andy roared.

 

*****

 

“I’m sorry.” Ianto promptly choked on the sip of coffee he had just taken.

 

“What?” Ianto managed to rasp out once his throat stopped stinging.

 

Jack placed his cup of coffee on the coaster and looked Ianto straight in his eyes. “I am sorry. I shouldn’t have asked you to kill Lisa. I shouldn’t have taken you for granted or let the others take you for granted; I should have tried to make you a full member of the team. I’m sorry for degrading you into just a hot piece of arse when you are so much more. And I’m sorry for placing the blame of what happened at Torchwood One on you, the other survivors and all those innocently lost that day. ” Jack poured out everything.

 

Ianto fought back a choked sob. “I’m sorry too. I’m sorry for hiding Lisa and putting you, the team and the world in danger. I’m sorry for calling you a monster when it is clear you are anything but. I’m sorry for hiding myself away in the shadows. I’m sorry for saying that I will watch you die alone, because that was the biggest lie I said that night. But most of all I am sorry for hurting you.” Ianto told Jack with a watery smile.

 

It took all of Jack’s willpower not to given into the sob that threatened to overtake him. “So I guess that means we are both sorry?” Jack asked.

 

Ianto nodded. “I guess the next step is for us to forgive one another,” Ianto suggested.

 

Jack leered. “So does that mean we get to kiss and make up?”

 

Ianto cursed himself as he felt his cheeks heat up in a blush. “It might be a little too soon for that sir. How about we take this one step at a time?” Ianto offered.

 

Jack gave Ianto a true smile. “I can work with that. We can take things as slow as you want.”

 

“Would you like to stay for a while? I was just about to start a James Bond movie.” Ianto had no clue what in the world possessed him to make such an offer, but he wouldn’t take it back.

 

“I would, thank you.” Jack accepted.

 

Smiling shyly Ianto moved over to the couch beside Jack, it had the best view of the TV.

 

As the movie began Jack tested the waters and rested his hand over Ianto’s, pleased as the younger man didn’t move away.

 

Together in comfortable silence the two men watched the movie playing across the screen.

 

TBC…

Comments

( 4 comments — Leave a comment )
sbs_01
Feb. 22nd, 2011 12:35 am (UTC)
Very nice update.
backrose_17
Feb. 22nd, 2011 01:52 am (UTC)
Thank you. I'm glad you enjoyed it.
reddevilpoes
Feb. 22nd, 2011 07:47 am (UTC)
Lovely update. A change of perspective now Ianto is the one who gets hurt every time he loses his loved-one. But hey..They will get their act together! I have faith.
backrose_17
Mar. 2nd, 2011 09:27 pm (UTC)
Thank you I am glad you like it. I thought it would be intersting to show how his immortal life affected Ianto since in this story he is older than Jack and has lost more. They will get their act together, trust me.
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