Title: The Evening Star's Child
Fandoms: Torchwood/Doctor Who
Pairings/Characters: Jack/Ianto, Caden/Tosh, Rhys/Owen, John/Kathy, Donna, the Doctor/the Master, Martha, Estelle, OC's
Summary: For Jack there is nothing that means more to him than his mate, Ianto, so when they learn Ianto is pregnant his life, their life, feels complete. But when someone seeks to harm Ianto, they learn exactly far Jack is willing to go to keep Ianto and their unborn child safe.
Disclaimer: I don't own Torchwood; I do own Caden, Ianto's people and home world.
Art by: vismur see of her amazing work here
Written for the Mpreg Big Bang Round 1 and a furture Alien!Ianto story
Five years ago Jack Harkness and his bond mate, Ianto Jones, made the difficult choice to leave behind Earth and Torchwood. After defeating his uncle with the help of his mate, teammates, friends and the last two Time Lords, Ianto knew his people needed their king and there was no longer anything tying either man to Earth or Torchwood. But they did not leave Earth for Aiedail alone; two of their teammates and closest friends had bonded with two of Ianto's knights and had decided to come with them.
Of the group, Toshiko Sato was the only one who had a hard time leaving her family behind but she knew that her mate and husband, Caden, longed to return to his home. As his wife and lifemate, she knew she could not deny him his dream.
Owen Harper, on the other hand, had nothing keeping him on Earth and therefore had no qualms about leaving. His entire family consisted of his mate, Rhys Williams, and the other members of Torchwood Three. He'd seen the way his mate's eyes would shine when he described Aiedail and he was actually looking forward to seeing Rhys' homeworld.
To Jack's horror, his ex-lover and ex-Time Agent partner, John Hart, had brazenly declared that he was tagging along on the journey seeing as Ianto's other knight, Kathy Swanson, was his lover and mate. Even though he was a very taken man, John persisted in flirting endlessly with Ianto Jack's frustrated distress and Kathy's fond exasperation.
Jack and Ianto had readily agreed that there was no way that they could leave their beloved Myfanwy behind; their prehistoric match-maker was a big part of their relationship. Myfanwy thoroughly enjoyed the vast expanses of free skies though which she soared majestically, and the young children adored her and she adored them in return. Jack and the others were convinced after Ianto, Myfanwy was the most beloved of their group.
The final member of their party wasn't all that surprising to those who knew her and Jack had always thought Estelle belonged out amongst the stars. He was overjoyed that she had finally found a piece of the happiness she had been so cruelly denied in her youth when she met and fell in love with one of Aiedail's elders and Ianto's super-scary godmother, Althea.
Even though they were leaving, Jack and Ianto knew they could not leave Earth without her defenders and so they gathered some of the Doctor's former Companions to take their place. Mickey Smith and his boyfriend, Jake Simmonds, Doctor Martha Jones and Donna Noble, as well as Andy Davidson and Tish Jones, were brought in to run Cardiff's new Torchwood Three.
For the first time in a very long time Jack was happy, truly and undeniably happy. He'd been waiting so long for his Doctor to show up that he'd simply forgotten how to live but that all changed the moment he met Ianto Jones. The quiet young Welshman had found his way into Jack's heart and through the purity of his love, he had become Jack's home, his entire world. Without Ianto, the immortal would have remained nothing more than an empty husk of a man, which is why Jack knew he would always go wherever Ianto went.
As Aiedail's the blue sun slowly began to rise slowly in the early dawn bringing soft light to the purple night sky, the gentle morning breeze carried on its wind the scent of dew drops and moon flowers and it slowly made its way through the open window of the King's chambers.
Jack grinned lazily as the scent reached him and he snuggled closer to the delicious warmth that came from the shared body heat that had built overnight. His grin grew into a tender smile as he studied Ianto's face; in sleep, his mate looked more innocent and far younger than he did during the day. Gently brushing back the hair that had fallen into Ianto's eyes during the night, Jack couldn't refrain from brushing the lightest of kisses across his husband's forehead.
As always, an intense feeling of belonging surged through Jack when he realized that Ianto Harkness-Jones was his, now and forever. As King of Aiedail, Ianto could have had anyone he wanted as a consort and yet he'd chosen to love a former rogue Time Agent and conman. Knowing that Ianto had looked beyond his past and into his soul, Jack's heart was filled with an undeniable warmth.
Ianto shifted slightly in his sleep as he sought the heat that came from Jack's body and a contented sigh escaped his parted lips as he nuzzled Jack's neck. Jack's heart soared with love as Ianto murmured, "Jack," the word a puff of warm air against his skin.
Jack curled his body against Ianto's just enjoying the peace and quiet of the early hour; there was nothing demanding Ianto's attention for once and Jack planned on making full use of this precious down time.
Tracing his fingertips along the smooth skin of Ianto's stomach Jack created a trail of kisses along the back of Ianto's neck. He was torn between wanting his mate to get some much needed sleep or putting their huge bed to work and making slow sweet love to his mate all morning long.
It was the lust and love humming along their bond that slowly brought Ianto out of the land of sleep and back into the land of awake. "Mmm... good morning, Jack." Ianto's voice was rich with sleep as he slowly opened up his blue eyes.
Upon seeing Ianto's beautiful lips part, Jack wasted no time in claiming that talented mouth in a deep kiss filled with all the love and lust he held for his mate.
Ianto curled his arms around Jack's back and kissed him back just as deeply, moaning a little as Jack rolled on top of him and pressed Ianto's body deeper into the mattress as Jack's hands began to wander.
It had been far too long since they'd indulged in some much needed pleasures of the flesh.
"Jack!" Ianto keened lowly as his husband's mouth began to work over a spot on his neck, but he didn't stop him. Ianto knew that Jack liked marking him and making sure everyone remembered that Ianto was Jack's and Jack's alone.
"Mine!" Jack growled as he worked over the fresh mark he had left on Ianto's neck.
"Yes, Jack, I'm yours," Ianto moaned as his need to have his husband claim him grew stronger.
Growling Jack shifted so he could straddle Ianto's hips and he grinned deviously down at his mate. "I'm going to make sure that everyone knows who you belong to." Jack wasn't sure why he had this overwhelming need to lay claim to Ianto but he wasn't about to fight it.
Something in Ianto yearned for Jack to do as he promised; he needed to wear Jack's marks on his neck, he wanted his mate to reaffirm that he belonged to him and him alone. Ianto needed Jack and he wasn't afraid to beg. A tiny whimper of need tore itself free from Ianto's mouth and that was all it took for Jack to react.
As Jack claimed his mouth in a possessive kiss Ianto couldn't help but feel like this need to be claimed by his mate was something important but the wicked things Jack was doing with his mouth robbed Ianto of all thought.
Master Healer and one of the elders, Althea, hummed as she slowly ground ingredients together in her mortar. It was a relaxing ritual and she enjoyed taking her time doing it; it gave her an opportunity to clear her mind and contemplate the world around her. Althea was brought out of her quiet reverie when her bond with her mate began to hum and Estelle came into the healer's room.
"Althea, what are you doing?" Estelle peered curiously into the mortar. Her mate's alchemic mysteries fascinated her, and while she knew she'd never be a talented healer like Althea, Estelle enjoyed learning at her lover's feet.
"My Prince has entered into his first heat." A gentle smile graced Althea's face as she turned to face her love. "He and his chosen one will soon be blessed with the ultimate expression of love; at last they will fully and completely seal their bond."
Estelle raised an eyebrow as she silently mulled over her mate's words, and then a gasp escaped her lips as her hands flew up to cover her mouth. "Are you saying what I think you're saying?"
Althea nodded her head, sending her mane of silver hair flying everywhere and her amber eyes sparkled with knowledge and mischief. "That is indeed what I am saying."
Estelle couldn't help but giggle as she realised that things were about to get very interesting. 'And I get a front roll seat for the fireworks!' And Estelle had no doubt that there would definitely be fireworks once this little secret was out.
Ianto stretched as he hummed contentedly as the hot water from the bathtub began working its magic, soothing and soaking his well-used muscles. That hum turned into a moan as his insatiable husband pulled him onto his lap and began peppering Ianto's neck with kisses. "Jack, I hate to say it but you've actually managed to wear me out," Ianto mumbled. Not since their first mating had they been so incredibly insatiable.
Growlingly from deep within his chest Jack tightened his grip on Ianto's waist. "I'm as worn out as you, but you just smell so good that it's taking all my willpower not to make love to you right here in this tub. God, Yan, all I want to do is bury myself in your tight arse and never leave!" Jack growled as he nipped tenderly at Ianto's earlobe.
Despite the soreness of their bodies neither couldn't deny the ravenous fire that once again coursed through their bodies and the pure hunger that shone in Jack's eyes had Ianto panting in need. Turning so he could straddle his husband's lap, Ianto wrapped his arms around Jack's neck and kissed him deeply pouring all his need into the kiss.
'Thank goodness for the healing properties in Aiedail waters; as much as I want Ianto I don't want to hurt him.' Jack tightened his hold around Ianto's torso as they plundered one another's mouths.
Aiedail's waters did indeed contain naturally occurring minerals that would speed along the physical healing of anyone who bathed in them. As his desire for his mate grew, Jack groaned at the hedonistic idea of making love with Ianto in their giant bath tub. The private bath that was connected to their bed chambers was enormous and the lovers considered it their own private oasis, a sanctuary where he and Ianto could escape the world around them. It was well known by all the members of the castle's staff that a closed door meant no one should disturb them.