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Title: In the pain there is healing
Fandom’s: Torchwood/Doctor Who
Characters/Pairings: Jack/Ianto,Rhys/Donna, Andy/Kathy, John/Tosh, Doctor/Isabella, James/Jenny, Owen/Diane, Tom/Martha and Mickey/Jake and mentions of John/Ianto
Summary: How long can one person takes being the second choice before they break? And have Ianto and Rhys reached that point?
Rating: PG-13
Warnings: Gwen bashing
Spoilers: Torchwood S2 ‘Meat’ and ‘Something Borrowed’
Disclaimer: I do not own Torchwood, I am willing to take ownership of Ianto and Jack since RTD can not take care of them. I do own James and Isabella and all other original characters.
Author Note: Unbeta so please forgive any mistakes.

Chapter 27

 

Bell awoke to a splitting headache. “Ow, what hit me?” She murmured under her breath as she sat up and rubbed her temples.

 

“Thank God you are alright.” The unexpected female voice and hug that followed left Bell blinking.

 

“Jenny? What are you doing here?” Bell asked her best friend as she returned the hug.

 

The blond time lady pulled away and gave the dark hair female a dead-pan look. “I came to keep an eye on that boyfriend of mine.” She stated plainly.

 

Bell giggled at that before turning serious. “What happened? Last thing I remember was being in the archives with younger tad and then fire and pain.”  She whispered the last part.

 

A low growl escaped Jenny’s lips as she answered, “Gwen Cooper happened. That psycho woman nearly cost you and Ianto’s lives all do to her delusions that your father loves her. I should have hit her harder.” Jenny growled under her breath.

 

Bell raised an eyebrow at the venom in her best friend tone. “Sounds liked that woman needs a serious reality check.” Now Bell could understand why Jenny punched Gwen she wondered when she would get a turn.

 

Jenny’s next question had her worried. “I’m a little surprised that James wasn’t here with you, so where is my boyfriend?”

 

Bell meet Jenny’s gaze. “I have no idea.” She admitted.

 

Jenny also looked worried. “Then where could he be?”

 

*****

Using the stealth he had learned from his father, James slipped throughout the TARDIS without being seen.

 

“James, I see what you are planning on doing, please do not take this path.” The TARDIS pleaded softly with her young one.

 

James shook his head. “I am sorry but this needs to be done. Gwen Cooper must pay for what she has done and what her actions will do. I only hope they will be able to forgive me.” James whispered under his breath as he exited the TARDIS.

 

The last thing James heard was the TARDIS song of sadness and forgiveness.

 

*****

With Jenny supporting her, Bell and Jenny slowly made their way out of the medical bay.

 

“Oi, where do you think you are going? And who the hell is she?” Owen demanded as he came around the corner.

 

“This is Jenny; she is my best friend and James girlfriend. We are looking for James, something doesn’t feel right.” Bell explained while taking a close look at Owen. “Your alive again, I’m so happy for you.” She beamed him a purely Jack smile.

 

Owen blinked before scowling. “How the hell do you know that?” he demanded to know.

 

“I know everything.” Bell answered him happily.

 

Owen shook his head. “Too bloody like that bloody Tea-boy.” The former undead medic muttered under his breath.

 

“Have you seen James?” Jenny asked Owen.

 

Owen shook his head. “Haven’t see him, he might be with the others.”

 

*****

 

The Brigadier and his team were filled with relief as the storm calmed down. Yet as he watched Gwen Cooper be loaded into the UNIT SUV, Brigadier Alistair Lethbridge-Stewart couldn’t help but feel that they were still not in the clear yet.

 

“Jenkins, contact Torchwood and tell them we need to meet.” Alistair ordered, the sooner they dealt with Gwen Cooper all the happier he will be.

 

Ross nodded his head, he and the rest of his team wanted to be rid of Gwen as fast as they could, her disrespect of the Brigadier was not going over well with the rest of them.

 

*****

Gaia and the Doctor stood off to one side as Ianto was engulfed in hugs by Tosh, Martha and Donna with Jack hovering protectively beside his mate.

 

“He really does love my son, doesn’t he?” Gaia whispered softly.

 

The Doctor nodded his head. “I have known Jack for a long time and I have never seen Jack look at anyone the way he does Ianto. Jack believes that Rose and I helped to make him a better person which is not true he was already a good person he just needed to find it. But Ianto, oh Ianto is the one who helps keep Jack on the right path; Ianto Jones is Jack’s heart if Jack ever lost Ianto it would destroy him.” The Doctor told Gaia.

 

“The same is true for my son. We live for our mates to lose them would destroy us. Which is why this Gwen Cooper must pay for her actions, my court laws demands it.” Gaia’s eyes flashed with rage.

 

A rage that the Doctor, himself felt, this Gwen tried to rob Jack of his long denied happy ending, Jack is family and Gwen will learn the hard way what happens when you mess with his family.

 

*****

 

“That is long enough, so I would like you all to release my Ianto.” Jack partly mocked growled, after everything that has happened Jack wasn’t willing to go long with Ianto out of his arms. And the news Martha gave him, Jack wasn’t going to let Ianto out of his sight for a very long time to come.

 

With a sigh the girls released Ianto who immediately found himself back in Jack’s arms. Which in truth Ianto didn’t mind he understood Jack’s fear, in truth Ianto didn’t want to be far from the safety that Jack’s arms offered.

 

Jack pressed a gentle kiss to Ianto’s forehead before turning to address Tosh. “Is it true? Was it Gwen who planted the bomb?” He asked softly.

 

Tosh nodded her head. “I’m sorry Jack, but I found CCTV footage of Gwen sneaking back into the Hub, she made no attempt to hide what she planned on doing.” Tosh informed her boss and friend.

 

Jack closed his eyes unable to believe how far Gwen was willing to go to gain his love. ‘I could have forgiven her for anything but this, she tried to kill my Ianto.’ Jack knew that Gwen was through with Torchwood, no one, including himself, would ever be able to trust her again.

 

“Jack,” Martha’s voice pulled him out of his thought on what to do about Gwen, he noticed her mobile in her hand. “I just got word the Brigadier and his men have Gwen, they are bringing her in.” Martha informed her friend.

 

The hold Jack had on Ianto tightened slightly at that. ‘I failed to keep Ianto safe from that woman once, I will not fail again.’ Jack vowed.

 

*****

Owen refused to release Bell until he was sure that she was fit to be on her feet. Under Bell’s urging Jenny went to spend sometime with her father who still didn’t know she was alive. It will be an interesting family reunion.

 

“Jenny, you must stop him before he does something he will regret.” The TARDIS pleaded with her lonely angel daughter.

 

Worry filled Jenny. “Stop who?” But in truth she had a pretty good idea who the TARDIS was talking about.

 

“James.”

 

*****

 

“I demanded you remove these cuffs from me. I am the second-in-command of Torchwood Three, Jack will not be happy about your treatment of me.” Gwen’s angry demands reached Jack, Ianto and the Doctor’s ears as they waited for Gwen in the tourist office.

 

Jack was not happy that Ianto was here to meet Gwen after all she has done to him, but Ianto had pointed out to him that he was the one the most hurt by Gwen’s actions and he had a right to be here.

 

The Doctor could not believe how this ape was talking to one of his oldest and dearest friends.

 

Ianto turned to Jack with shock written in his eyes. “She is talking to the Brigadier like that and is still alive.”

 

Jack couldn’t believe it either.

 

The door opened and the Brigadier entered with a clearly forced calm smile on his face. “Captain Jack Harkness, I do believe that we have something of yours.” Alistair stressed out.

 

Jack smiled politely at the man he and many others respected. “Martha has informed me as to what is going on. I do believe there is a cell with Gwen’s name on it, we will put her there until we work out what to do with her.” Jack informed the other man.

 

Alistair smiled. “Sounds like a plan.”

 

Jack sought out Ianto’s hand as the door opened and Ross entered with a cuffed Gwen in tow.

 

“Ross! Good to see you again.” The Doctor was pleased to see the young man had survived.

 

Ross smiled at the Doctor. “It is good to see you again to, Sir.”

 

Gwen’s eyes widen as she spotted Ianto, alive and beside Jack. “Ianto, you’re alive.” She breathed out.

 

Pure ice entered Jack’s eyes. “No thanks to you,” he growled at her before turning to Ross, “Follow us there is a cell waiting for Miss Cooper.”

 

Gwen’s eyes widen even further when it became clear that Jack was not going to order them to release her from her cuffs. “Jack, I know you are angry and you have every right to be, but can’t we talk about this in private?” She begged Jack.

 

“I have nothing to say to you and you have nothing I want to hear. You tried to kill one of your team-mates and you have being dealing with black market alien tech these are serious offences. You are in danger of losing everything including your freedom so what could you possible say to make this alright?” Jack growled as he got in Gwen’s face.

 

Gwen’s eyes filled with tears. “I’m sorry.” She offered up weakly.

 

It was Ianto who answered, “Sorry just isn’t good enough, not this time Gwen.”

 

Silence engulfed them all as they headed down into the Hub.

 

Before anyone knew what was happening Gwen was clutching her bleeding shoulder. The echoing sound of the gunfire filled the Hub as Gwen felt the bullet rip threw her shoulder.

 

Everyone turned to see James standing there with the gun still smoking in his hands.

 

Pure hate filled his blue eyes as James gazed coldly down at Gwen, “That was only a warning the next shot will not miss.” James vowed as he cocked the gun for a second shot.

 

“STOP!” The fearful cry was a second too late as the Hub was once again filled with gunfire.

 

TBC…

Comments

( 4 comments — Leave a comment )
irishjantogirl
Aug. 6th, 2011 08:35 am (UTC)
you're being mean with all these cliffhangers you know. is it wrong to think i dont want james to have killed Gwen, a bullet isnt enough punishment...
backrose_17
Aug. 12th, 2011 06:43 pm (UTC)
Sorry about that but that is were my muse demanded I stop. It's not wrong, I don't want James to have killed Gwen either, you'll find out what happen next chapter.
bluelilacs
Aug. 11th, 2011 12:43 pm (UTC)
I hope the second shot was from someone else, because Gwen is so not worth James having to live with killing her. I don't think anyone would blame him, though.
backrose_17
Aug. 12th, 2011 06:44 pm (UTC)
I have it all planned out. You're right Gwen is not worth James having to live with killing her.
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