Title: Cut’s so deeply
Pairings: Jack/Ianto, with hints of Doctor/Luna
Summary: A post ‘meat’ fic. When a star gives it heart way it is forever. When a star heart is broken their light goes out. Within one moment Jack broke Ianto heart, now Tosh and Luna must help Jack fix his mistake, before he lose Ianto forever.
Warnings: Gwen bashing, Gwack bashing.
Disclaimer: I don’t own Torchwood, if I did we would have had Janto in the first episode and there would be no such thing as Gwack. I do own Luna Dusk and all other future Original Characters.
Author Notes: This story idea came from watching ‘Stardust’ one too many times.
Jack could only blink at his lover answer. “I’m sorry I thought you said the Doctor is the holder of Luna heart.” Ianto smiled sadly. “I did. Luna and I have known the Doctor for a long time, longer than you’ve know him.” Ianto explained gentle. Jack jaw hung in shock; chuckling Ianto reached over closed his lover mouth and placed a kiss on his cheek.
Jack blinked at Ianto again letting everything sink in. “So you know my Doctor?” He asked just to make things clear. Ianto shook his head. “Not your Doctor, we meet an earlier version of him. I believe he was the 8th one. He is something; I could see how you love him. It’s so easy to love him and I did, in my own way.” Ianto trailed off as distant memories returned. Jack frowned not liking the way his Ianto was talking about the Doctor. He just got Ianto back; he’ll be demand if he loses Ianto to the Doctor.
Ianto Jones is his damn it.
“How do you know the Doctor is the holder of Luna heart?” Jack question pulled Ianto back from the past. He smiled sheepishly up at his lover, amused to see jealous in Jack blue eyes.
“When Luna was with the Doctor, oh she truly glowed. It only took a few meetings but so she was deeply in love with him. She loved him in the way that I longed to love someone. The Doctor never stayed for long, but always returned for a visit. When he got the chance he would show up with each new regeneration, Luna could feel each time he changed and he came back to make sure she was alright. Well more like the TARDIS decide to come back. She and Luna have a special bond. That how we met the Doctor, Luna heard the TARDIS voice calling out to us,”
Luna titled her head blond locks falling across her face, a thoughtful gaze in her eyes. To Ianto it looked like she was listening to something. “Do you hear that?” Luna whispered. Frowning Ianto closed his eyes and listen. There he could hear it, a faint humming sound. Opening his eyes he meets his fellow star eyes. “You mean the humming?” He asked.
Luna blinked at him. “Humming, is that all you can hear? I hear singing, the most beautiful song calling out to me.” She reached out and grabbed Ianto hand dragging him with her. “Luna just where are we going?” He asked as he stumbled to keep up with her. “To find who is singing, silly.” Came Luna reply.
“Luna must have dragged me all over London to find out who was singing. I was surprised to say the least when she led me to a strange blue box and to any even stranger man.” Ianto couldn’t help but chuckle as he remembers meeting the Doctor. He smiled at the adorable confused look on Jack face. “Luna walked right past the Doctor, went right up to the TARDIS to complement her on her lovely singing. For ten minutes Luna completely ignored the Doctor and talked with the TARDIS. And the best part was the TARDIS completely ignored the Doctor. It was quite an amusing sight to watch a grow man growl at a police box for ignoring him.” Ianto explained, and got the reaction he hoped for as Jack bust out laughing.
“She does have a mind of her own.” Jack finally mange to say once he calmed down from laugh at the image Ianto words had painted. Ianto nodded knowing what Jack was talking about. “I think she knew, that Luna was the one for the Doctor, that why when ever they need each other she always brought them together.”
A question lingered on the tip of Jack lips, gathering the courage he asked “Does Luna know about….” Jack trailed off not able to get the name past his lips. “Rose?” Ianto finished for him and Jack nodded afraid to know the answer. “Luna knew. She could sense the feelings growing between the two and slowly distant herself from the Doctor and the TARDIS. I asked her why,”
It killed Ianto to see the growing sadness in Luna eyes. “Why?” The question was so simple yet filled with so many unasked questions. Luna looked up at Ianto with unshed tears glinting in her blue eyes. “Because I love him enough to, let him go.” Ianto heart broke for his fellow star as he gathers her shaken form into her arms as she broke.
Jack reached out and pulled Ianto into his arms. “If I had chosen the Doctor or Gwen could you have let me go, like Luna did with the Doctor?” Jack whispered into Ianto hair. “Yes, because I love you enough to want you happy even if it’s not with me. I finally understand how Luna could put her happiness and well been aside for the Doctor to be with Rose.” Ianto answer brought a fresh batch of tears to Jack eyes, never in his whole long life had he experience a love like the one Ianto was offering him.
After a few moments Jack broke the silence. “How did you hide your glow from me? I thought star shine when they are happy? And if I remember correctly I made you very happy.” Jack leered at his now blushing lover. “Star are very valuable, Luna and I long ago learned to control our glow. Of course you nearly broke those damn binds many times. But I always manage to catch myself before I let my glow out. And after surviving Torchwood One and seeing all that death, I truly haven’t been happy in a long time. Until that night before Tommy saved us all, in that moment I felt true happiness. It was a damn good thing that your eyes were closed and we were alone in the hub, because that night my light truly shone.” Ianto answered nuzzling Jack neck.
“Okay that explains a lot. But two things still bother me, how does Tosh know you’re a star? And how does Luna know about Torchwood?” Ianto sighed at Jack questions and knew he had to come clean. “Yan? What is it?” Jack asked as he felt Ianto stiffen in his arms. Pulling away slightly Ianto looked up into Jack eyes.
“I was so lost when you left, that I no longer cared what happen to me. I wanted death, I craved it.” Ianto confession broke Jack heart. “I started taking the much more dangerous missions by myself. Tosh and Luna both tried to talk to me, but I was so numb with pain that I didn’t listen. Losing Lisa was nothing compared to the pain I felt when I lost you. It hurt so much, I couldn’t think, I couldn’t breath, the pain was just consuming me. One night I thought my wish had come true. I ran into a pack of weevils and lay dying in an alley way. From what Tosh told mean Luna stormed into the hub demanding to know where I was. Gwen didn’t take to kindly to that and well Luna already angry unleashed her wrath on Gwen. From the way Tosh tells me those two nearly came to blows.” Ianto admitted. Jack sucked in a sharp breath; he didn’t think how badly Ianto would take his leaving. “How did they find you?” He asked. “Luna could hear the faint calling of our fellow stars and rushed out of the hub, Tosh filled with worry followed her. The two found me and Luna let out her glow to save me. The two of them manage to get me to Luna’s were they called Owen and he patched me up. Next thing I knew Owen was offering Luna a job.” Ianto explained.
Jack blinked at his star. “He wanted to sleep with her didn’t he?” He asked. Ianto nodded. “That and I think because Gwen had been getting on Owen nerves with her attitude and her trying to take over as leader. Luna joined partial to keep any eye on me, but also because I think she wants to find the Doctor again. That’s what lured her to Torchwood in the first place.” Ianto explained. “Yvonne didn’t know about you and Luna or your connection to the Doctor did she?” Jack nearly shudders at what Yvonne could have done if she knew they were stars. Ianto shook his head. “No, by then Luna and I had learned to hide our glow. “
Jack decide to get the conversation back on track he could see the tiredness edging into Ianto eyes and knew his lovers injures where bothering him. “So did Luna take Owen job offer?” He asked. “Yep, she was a great help to me when dealing with all the paper work and phone calls. Then the day you came back Luna enter the hub, looking so lost and sad, and I knew something had happen, I just didn’t know what. She told me she needed a break from Torchwood, but I knew she was hiding something but then you returned and I never figured out what happen to Luna, till now.” Ianto murmured sleepily. “She was adjusting to the time returning to normal.” Jack confirmed stroking Ianto back.
It didn’t take long for yesterdays events, his injures and Jack soothing actions to lull Ianto into the realms of sleep.
A fond smile spread across Jack face as he took in Ianto peacefully sleeping face. Very careful not to awaken his tired lover Jack arrange them much more comfortable on the couch. Once he finished covering Ianto and himself with the blanket Ianto usually kept folding on the back of the couch, Jack grabbed his cell phone lying on the coffee table and dialed a number from memory. While running his fingers through Ianto hair as he waited for the call to be answered.
“Hello,” Came the female voice after four rings.
Jack grinned, “Luna, how would you feel about been acting ‘Captain’ for a few days?”
Chapter 9 here: http://backrose-17.livejournal.com/11610.html#cutid1
Fic: Cut's so deeply chapter 8/11
Title: Cut’s so deeply