Fandoms: Torchwood/Harry Potter/Doctor Who
Pairings/Characters: Jack/Ianto, Sirius/Remus, Snape/Neville, Draco/Harry, Charlie/Tosh, Owen/Tonks, Andy/Hermione, John Hart/George, Fred/Kathy, Blaise/Luna, Oliver/Emily Jones, Estelle, the Doctor/OMC, the Fairies, the Master/OFC, Martha, TARDIS
Summary: Torchwood Three has never been happier with their newfound relationships which are strengthened by the joyous announcement that Ianto and Jack are to have a expecting. But that happiness doesn't last long when an unseen dark force seeks the children for its own nefarious purpose. They get unexpected help in Jack's ex and unexpected guardians from the fairies. What is the prophecy everyone keeps talking about and how are Ianto and his children involved?
Disclaimer: I do not own Torchwood, Harry Potter or Doctor Who but I do own Emily Jones, Kalen, Rhoswen and all other original characters.
Written for Torchwood Classic Big Bang round 2
It took a few moments for everyone to find seats; Jack was in his customary place at the head of the table but Ianto's normal seat next to Jack had been usurped by his father. Sirius and Remus had decided to flank Ianto, presenting a united front against John. The moment the room was quiet, Ianto turned to his mother, who had taken the seat next to Remus, and repeated, "What prophecy, Mam? What are you talking about?"
Realising that there was no way out, Emily Jones reached around Remus and took Ianto's hand in hers. “The one concerning your birth right.”
There were numerous gasps from around the table and all eyes flew to Emily; they were looking for answers but no one was brave enough to speak. Remus broke the growing silence when he growled, “What birth right?” The wolf barely contained a fanged snarl; he did not like secrets about his son being kept from him, not even by the woman who'd help raise him.
Emily stared into Ianto's eyes for a few seconds more before turning sad eyes towards her old friend. ‘I only hope you don't end up hating me for the secrets I had no choice but to keep.’
Before Emily could respond, Jack’s eyes narrowed at her “I want the whole truth and believe me when tell you it won’t matter to me if you are Ianto’s mother, if you’ve placed him or our children in any danger I will end you,” Jack vowed quietly but darkly.
“Jack!” Ianto shouted in alarm; he wasn’t going to stand back and let his mate threaten his mother. "What are..."
“No Ianto," Emily interrupted her son. Shaking her head she flashed Ianto an understanding smile. "Jack is well within his rights to threaten me; he's only protecting his pregnant mate. It’s all right, honey,” and she squeezed Ianto's hand.
A tense silence filled the room as people looked at each other in confusion. John Hart, being John Hart, naturally took advantage of the situation to raked his eyes over every inch of Ianto paying close attention to the swell of Ianto’s belly. It was obvious that he liked what he saw as a lust-filled grin curled his lips and he was forced to shift in his seat to relieve some of the sudden pressure in his groin.
It was taking all of Jack’s willpower not to act on the urge to rip John’s head off when he saw that his ex was sexually attracted to his mate. “Mine!” Jack snarled as he shoved Sirius out of his way, scooped Ianto up in his arms and retook his seat with his Welshman held securely in his lap. Keeping his eyes locked on John's, Jack possessively laid claim to Ianto's mouth, as he rested his hands on Ianto's round belly, protecting his babies from his ex's prying eyes.
Now while John was arrogant and over-the-top, he wasn't stupid and he knew by the death-stare that he was getting from Jack that he'd pushed his ex to the breaking point and that it was time to back down while he was still alive. Not being able to flirt with the delicious piece of eye candy that was Jack's mate would be a big loss, but there were plenty of other eye candies out there that he could have fun with.
Abruptly his eyes focused on Neville's whose lover had been shooting daggers at him ever since he'd winked at the other man. 'Oh yes he looks like he could be a lot of fun to bug almost as much as the Doctor.'
Returning his mind to the matter at hand, John smiled gleefully; he couldn't wait to see Jack's reaction when he learned that his own children were going to be romantically involved with the last of the Time Lords. He knew that Rhoswen would more than likely downplay her relationship with the Master but he wondered just how far the possessive Time Lord will let her go. Kalen, on the other hand, would be a far different story; he would happily boast in great detail about his relationship with the Doctor. 'That kid reminds me of me!' John smirked.
“Alright we get it, Ianto’s yours! Now can you please stop with the sickeningly sweet display so that we can hear what Emily has to tell us?” Draco grunted out as he crossed his arms over his chest. If he couldn’t have cuddle time with his husband then neither could Ianto; after all, fair was fair.
Once again all eyes turned to Emily who drew a deep breath and then looked at her son. "For centuries my family have been loyal servants of King Oberon and Queen Tatiana, rulers of the Fae court. Throughout that time, our Queen's greatest wish was to have a child of her own.” Emily began her tale, and as she looked around the table she could see that she had everyone's attention.
Her gaze fell on Ianto again and she smiled tenderly at her adopted son. “Twenty-four years ago her wish was granted but when he condition became known, the Three Witches had a vision. They foresaw Saevar, the ruler of the Dark Fae, coming to steal the child away; Saevar's seer had told him that the child was destined to help return magic to the muggle world as well as to the Universe, and he would be able to do this because his destined mate was the man made immortal by time’s love.” Emily watched as the meaning of her words became clear to Ianto and Jack as their hands joined together over Ianto’ belly. There was a collective albeit quiet 'awww' from around the table as the men clung to one another for strength.
Reluctant to ruin the moment, Emily knew she had to continue. "Unfortunately, it wasn’t just our Prince that Saevar sought but the children of their union, born of time and magic for they would be unlike anything the Universe had ever seen. Saevar was on a mission of pure vengeance and with them under his control he could at last take his revenge on the muggle world for actions taken so long ago." Emily glanced around the table, seeing that she had everyone's rapt attention; even John Hart was focused solely on her and no longer ogling Ianto.
"Once he had subjugated the muggles, Saevar intended to grant his own court permission to take their Chosen Ones all at once. No longer would they have to wait and only take one child at a time."
"But that's horrible!" Tosh exclaimed. "How many children are we talking about?"
Jack shook his head sadly. "Too many, Tosh, too many."
Emily nodded. "The risk was too great that the dark Fae would become greedy and start taking children by the dozens. As the leader of the Fae kingdom, King Oberon could not allow this to happen and so as much as it pained them to give in, the King and Queen knew they had no choice but to give the child away. Fortunately, the Three Weird Sisters knew of a spell that would send the Prince to another, someone outside the Fae world who would carry him, raise him and love him like their own.” Emily’s gaze shifted to Sirius and Remus at this point.
“As a loyal servant of the court who walked both worlds, I was asked by them who I thought would be a wonderful choice to carry their only son and I could think of no one better than you two," Emily informed Sirius and Remus as she looked at them with pride shining in her eyes.
Sirius frowned. "But why didn't you tell us any of this? I mean yes, it would have been a shock but it still doesn't change anything. Ianto is and always will be our son." Sirius didn't care what anyone said; Ianto was his and Remus' son and that was that.
“Of course nothing changes!” Emily quickly reassured Sirius. “Yes, Ianto is the son of King Oberon and Queen Tatiana, and yes, he is the Prince of the Fairies, but he will forever be the son of Sirius and Remus Black-Lupin. However, first and foremost, Ianto is mate to the immortal Jack Harkness. I would have preferred that this meeting had never happened and that you could continue to live in blissful ignorance, but Saevar knows about Ianto and the children and he is coming for him. The power he has is like nothing you or Torchwood have ever dealt with before.”
Jack’s eyes narrowed dangerously; he could tell Emily was telling the truth and her words sent a chill down his spine. “What about our children’s future being tied to the Time Lords?”
A sigh escaped Emily’s lips. “You have the gift of time flowing through you, Jack, and Ianto’s magic is from the very soul of the Earth and older than you know. Your children are the first to have both time and magic flowing through their veins do it is not surprising that their souls would call to the Time Lords. How there are two, that I do not know, but perhaps John could give us some answers.”
John shifted nervously as all eyes fell on him. "What? I don't know how there come there's two Time Lords! Until your brats popped up with them in tow I thought they were just myth. If you want answers I'll guess you'll just have to wait!" John practically spat at them before turning his attention to Neville, "Though you can interrogate me any time you like," he purred and licked his lips suggestively.
A savage snarl escaped Snape's lips and he leapt to his feet glaring at the man who had the nerve to flirt with his Neville. Ever since he had arrived with the Veritaserum, he had to witness John's blatant attempting at coming on to his lover and he wasn't happy. "If you wish to keep breathing, I suggest you reframe from flirting with my lover again."
Staring into Snape's dark rage-filled eyes John had a flashback of the Master looking at him with a very similar look, one that he had attempted to back-up many, many times. With one last wink at the now blushing Neville, John casually leaned his chair back onto its back legs, placed his feet up on the table and crossed his arms behind his head. "All I know is besides being the grandchildren of King Oberon and Queen Titania, your children also happen to have their destiny tied with the last two Time Lords in the Universe."
Despite the seriousness of the situation, Ianto couldn't help frowning at John for having his feet on the table and he mumbled something about it into Jack's chest.
Jack kissed his mate on top of his head. "Don't worry about it, Yan."
It was Ianto's muted wail of "But I just polished it!" that prompted both Owen and Kathy to slap John on the back of his head, knocking him off balance and forcing his feet onto the floor.
"Thank you," Ianto offered primly before snuggling back against Jack's chest.
Amused by Ianto's behaviour, Tosh nonetheless asked the question on everyone's mind. "What do we do now, Jack?"
"There's nothing we can do until Saevar makes his move," and as much as it pained Jack to say that it was the truth. "Emily, do you have any idea of when that will be?" He hated the idea of leaving Ianto unprotected against a madman.
Emily shook her head. "All we know is Saevar will not attempt to take Ianto until he is closer to giving birth. That leaves us a smaller window in which to rescue him and really limits Ianto's ability to effect an escape on his own. All we can do is keep as close an eye on Ianto as we can." She cast her eyes upwards. "Zinc, Solara, you two might as well come on out."
Even with their attention captured by the sight above them, no one missed the way Jack instantly tensed and tightened his grip on Ianto as the two fairies became visible. His own unpleasant run-ins with the Fae had not made him very friendly towards them. They had robbed Estelle of her life and he'd be damned if they were going to take Ianto or his children from him without a fight.
Solara shot forward and bowed her head as she fluttered effortlessly in front of Jack and Ianto. "We mean your mate and unborn children no harm, immortal human. Please believe that if needed to we would gladly lay down our lives for either of you." There was absolutely no denying the pure sincerity of her words.
"Why should I believe you? Estelle Cole, one of the sweetest and most wonderful women to live, was killed by your kind! All she ever did was love and defend the Fae and you repaid her faith in you by drowning her." Jack snarled at her, Estelle's death was just plain senseless. "Estelle was never a danger to you but you murdered her in cold blood!"
"We had nothing to do with Estelle's death!" Solara protested. "She is..."
"The ones responsible for the death of your friend are the Dark Fae and members of Saevar's own clan! In fact, human," and those listening heard a hint of a sneer in Zinc's voice at the word, "our Queen saved Lady Estelle and she is now living in the Fae Court," the male fairy curtly informed Jack as his wings beat furiously with irritation.
Ianto saw both hope and wariness appear in Jack's eyes. "Estelle's alive?" he asked softly his voice carrying a vulnerable tone to it, one that broke Ianto's heart.
The female Fae smiled gently at Jack. "Yes she is and I promise that someday you will get to see her again."
Ianto stroked the side of his lover's face with his free hand and returned his smile as he squeezed Jack's hand; he of all people knew how much Estelle's death still haunted his mate. "Thank you for telling us that, you have no idea how much this means to Jack and me."
"Harry is something wrong?" Draco had noticed how his husband's eyes had grown wide as saucers when the two fairies made themselves visible. Even now, young Harry Potter's mouth was gaping open in surprise.
"I've seen you before!" he whispered. "You were the only friends I had when I was a child. It was you and others like you that made my life bearable while growing up!" Harry blurted out, tears coming to his eyes. "But when I went to Hogwarts you just disappeared. Why did you leave me when I needed you the most?" The pure pain in Harry's voice had Draco out of his seat in an instant and wrapping his arms around his upset husband.
Caught out and unable to defend themselves against the accusation, Solara and Zinc hung their heads in shame; they couldn't deny what he was saying.
Her curiosity piqued by the situation, Emily studied Harry and that like Ianto, it was time he learned about his own family's past and duties. “Harry, look at me," and she waited until the young wizard had torn his gaze from the fairies to focus on her. "Your mother was a member of the Fae court as well. The Evans family has long been servants of Queen Tatiana. Why do you think your grandparents were so happy when Lily discovered she was a witch? It opened up new doors for them. You, Harry Potter, are a blessed member of the Fae Court."
Harry's eyebrows rose so high that they disappeared into his hairline, leaving his trademark scar nearly invisible. "No, I did not know that." He looked at Draco with bewilderment. "What does it mean?"
Emily cast a quick glance at John before letting her eyes fall back to Harry's. "It means that you, Draco, and any children you have will be under the protection of King Oberon's court, but at the same time it means that you and your kin will be servants of the court, called upon to do whatever is needed of you."
"Where was this protection during the first seventeen years of Harry's life when he was abused by his aunt, uncle and cousin? And what about when he was battling Voldemort?" Draco demanded harshly, his rage over the pain his husband had to endure making his eyes flash with fire.
Zinc and Solara hovered in front of Harry and Draco and it was obvious that they were both very upset as well. "You have no idea how sorry we are that we couldn't protect Harry better but something blocked our magic. No matter what we did or how hard we tried, we simply could not break through. We now think it was the prophecy surrounding Harry and Voldemort that stopped us from interfering. We hated to abandon the son of our sweet Lily but we were left helpless and unable to act," Solara explained as she moved closer to Harry. "Can you forgive us for not being with you when you needed us the most?" She asked, and even cynical John Hart could see the pain and honesty in her eyes.
Harry knew without a doubt that later, when they were alone, Draco would call him a fool but he remembered so many long and cold nights when he was forced to sleep in the cramped little cupboard under the stairs at his uncle's house and he'd pray for something better. He remembered the first time the Fae came to him and how they were his only friends in a world that considered him a freak. Even now he could hear them telling him stories about their court; their descriptions of a better world gave him hope for his own life.
Reaching out, Harry took Solara's tiny hand in his. "Of course I do. No matter what you will always be my friends."
Draco rolled his eyes at his husband's soft-heartedness. 'Just because he forgives them doesn't mean I'm not going to keep my eye on them. I will not allow them to hurt him again.'
John studied Draco and Harry he couldn't believe he was sitting across from his ancestors and a small frown appeared on his face. 'So that's how she knew that I would help. My family has been in the Fae court for centuries. I do wonder though how Jack hadn't realised that Eye-Candy and I are related. This is going to be a lot more fun than I first thought.' The frown faded as John realised the kind of fun he was going to have. "So not to change the subject at this touching moment but I figure Jackie-Boy would like to hear my demands." He started to put his feet back on the table, but after glancing at Ianto he changed his mind and settled for rocking back in his chair instead.
As he stared at the man seated at head of the table, John wondered if the look of pure rage that he was beginning to see in Jack's eyes whenever he spoke was something he should get used to. "What the hell do you mean by demands?" Jack snapped back and if he hadn't had a lap full of Ianto he'd have jumped up from his seat.
"Well, if you really want to know what I know," John drawled, "it's gonna cost you. I’m thinking for a start you can make me a part of the team; I figure since you've for Eye-Candy there to keep you happy and occu..."
Ianto shot upright in Jack's lap. "Eye-Candy!?" he spluttered indignantly. "Who are you calling Eye-Candy?"
John smirked. "I'm calling you Eye-Candy, Eye-Candy. You're just one of the sweetest little things I've ever seen!"
With a chuckle, Jack nuzzled Ianto's neck. "He's right, you know, you are pretty sweet and..." he licked Ianto's cheek, "... tasty." Ianto giggled and blushed prettily as Jack nuzzled him again.
Disgusted by his ex's girlie display, John cleared his throat and when they were all looking at him again, including Jack and Ianto, he continued. "As I was saying, you have so many pieces of delicious eye candy around here that I figure I can have some real fun." John fought the urge to grin like a fool as he winked at Ianto when he said that and saw Jack turned an interesting shade of apoplectic red.
"Hell no!" Jack roared at the top of his lungs.
"I think it's a good idea." Ianto's voice, on the other hand, was calm and quiet.
Everyone stared at Ianto in complete shock when they heard him of all people agree with John's suggestion.
"Gorgeous and brainy to boot! I'm telling you, Jackie-Boy, you really hit the jackpot with this one!" John leered at Ianto as he licked his lips."If you ever get bored with Mr Possessive there you give me a call."
Clutching Ianto tightly to his chest, Jack snarled viciously as he chanted over and over in his head, 'I'm going to kill him!, I'm going to kill him!'
"Ianto what are you thinking wanting to keep him around. He's insane!" Remus pleaded with his son to see reason.
"I know." Ianto raised an eyebrow. "That's why it's better to keep him close by where we can keep an eye on him instead of letting him run about freely. This way we'll always know what kind of trouble he gets himself into."
Jack studied his lover for a moment, and despite his desire to see the back of John Hart, he couldn't deny that Ianto was the only one thinking with a clear head. With a deep sigh, Jack gave in to the inevitable. "As much as it pains me to say this, Ianto's right; it is better to keep him close by than let him run loose in Cardiff." Jack's eyes narrowed as he studied his smug-looking ex. "But let me make one thing crystal clear to you, you try anything with my Ianto and I will feed you to Janet myself!" Jack snarled out.
Unimpressed by Jack's threats, John merely waved his hand in the air. "Yeah, yeah, I get it, that delicious piece of eye candy is off limits, but there's still plenty of others to satisfy my appetite." John's eyes swept slowly around the table but they lingered on George a little longer than the rest and he slowly licked his lips as he saw a growing hunger that matched his own. 'Oh yes, this is going to be a fun four months.'