Title: Cut’s so deeply
Fandom’s: Torchwood/Doctor Who
Pairings: Jack/Ianto and Doctor/Luna
Summary: A post ‘Meat’ fic. When a star gives it heart 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 loses Ianto forever.
Warnings: Gwen bashing and Gwack bashing.
Disclaimer: I don’t own Torchwood or Doctor Who, 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 idea came from watching ‘Stardust’ one too many times. Thank you to everyone who took the time to read and review my story. Sad to say this is the end, but Star! Ianto will return in ‘Belongs to you.’
Luna heard the singing calling out to her long before the grinding noise filled the hub. Taking a shaky breath she made her way out of Jack office and downstairs just before a familiar blue box made its appearance. Glance at Tosh and Owen who stood ready with their guns drawn. “Those won’t be need, he’s not a threat.” Luna order softly. Owen and Tosh and lowered their guns as they waited for something to happen.
“I’m not going out there, so you can take us on our way now.” The Doctor order glaring up at his stubborn ship. “No,” Came the TARDIS reply. Donna rolled her eyes getting tired of this back and fourth game. “Oh just go out there spaceman. I doubt all the glaring in the world will make her move.” Donna grabbed a hold of the Doctor arm and dragged him out of the TARDIS. The moment they stepped out of the TARDIS, the door slammed shut and locked. “Doctor,” the whisper calling of his name from the voice he longed to hear had both his heart’s beating. “Hello Luna,” The Doctor greeted back.
Donna and Tosh could sense the tension between the two. Nabbing Owen arm and catching Donna eyes, Tosh nodded towards the medical bay. The three back out of the room giving the two a chance to talk.
Silence filled the air as Luna and Doctor stared at each other, never noticing the others leaving. “How’s the TARDIS doing? Is she healed?” Luna broke the silence that had a hold over them. “Aah yes she’s fine, doing much better.” The Doctor answered letting his eyes flicker around the hub. “Why are you here Doctor?” Luna question forced him to return his attention to her, he saw the hope in her eyes and it would kill him to dash them, but he couldn’t lie to Luna, not to her. “The TARDIS wanted to see you.” He admitted. “Oh.” The one word was whispered so softly and he could see the hope fading from her eyes.
‘Of course it was the TARDIS, like he would come to see me.’ Luna knew she needs to stop deluding herself that she’ll ever mean anything more to him than a friend, plastering a fake smile on her face, “Okay, then I’ll just go visit her.” Walking right past the Doctor, Luna smiled as the TARDIS doors opened for her. The Doctor moved to follow only for the TARDIS to slam the door shut in his face.
“Oi, you open this door right now. Are you listening to me?” The Doctor demand as the TARDIS remained completely silent. “For a timelord, you are an idiot.” Donna voice came from behind him. The Doctor could only sputter at her comment, what was that suppose to mean?
Donna glared at him, “Any one can see that girl loves you. And you tell her, you’re here because the TARDIS wanted to see her? That is the single stupidest thing you have ever done. And you’ve done some pretty stupid things. And you wonder why she won’t let you in.” The redhead could only shake her head. Donna met the Doctor eyes head on. “You just broke that poor girl heart.”
Tears fell from Luna eyes as she slowly slid down against the wall. “Just once, I wish he would come back because he wanted to see me. Not because you brought him here.” Luna whispered as the tears began to truly flow, her body shock under the sobs. She felt the TARDIS wrap herself around her, offering the comfort she needed.
When Jack and Ianto arrived at the hub, they were both quite surprised to see the Doctor pleading with TARDIS to let him in. “Where’s Luna?” Ianto asked noticing his friend missing that brought everyone’s attention to them. It was Tosh who answered. “She in the TARDIS, which refuse to let the Doctor in.” She informed them softly.
Even from here, Ianto could feel his fellow star sadness. “He said something to upset both Luna and the TARDIS didn’t he?” It was Jack who asked the question. And it was the unfamiliar redhead who had been eyeing both of them up that answered. “Oh yeah, basically broke the poor girl’s heart. Donna Nobel and you are?” She asked offering her hand. Chuckling Jack took it, “I’m Captain Jack Harkness and this lovely man at my side is my partner Ianto Jones.” Jack introduce them, kissing Donna on the hand.
“Oh bloody hell this is all well and good, but are you going to do anything about the bloody soap-opera we have going on in the middle of our base?” Owen sniped from behind them.
Jack and Ianto sighed while exchanging looks. “I’ll take Luna, you talk to the Doctor?” Jack murmured. Ianto nodded, the two exchanged a quick kiss before making their way over to the center of the drama.
Jack turned to look at his team. “Owen, Tosh take the day off, will be here to watch the rift.” He ordered knowing this was a private matter and if it was just Tosh then they wouldn’t mind if she stuck around. The moment the orders left his mouth Owen was half way gone. Tosh turned to Donna. “Would you like to go get a late lunch and do some shopping?” She asked the redhead. Donna smiled she rather like the shy tech. “Sounds wonderful, I could use a day without running.” The two continued to make plans as they left the hub.
Patting the Doctor on the shoulder as he walked by him, Jack walked right up to the TARDIS. “Will you let me in girl?” He asked stroking her side. The door swung open with easy, casting one last look at the Doctor and Ianto he head into the TARDIS. Ianto and the Doctor both watched as the door closed behind Jack, blocking them from everyone else. “Come on Doctor, I’ll make you a cup of tea.” Ianto said to his old friend. “That would be lovely; no one makes tea quite like you.” Casting one last sad glance at his ship and at the two people inside of it he followed Ianto.
Jack heart broke at the sight of Luna sobbing form. “Oh, Luna,” Making his way over to the hurting star, he pulled her into his arms. “Why can’t I stop loving him?” Luna voice cracked as she buried her head into Jack chest. And that was an answer that Jack just did not have. He said nothing just tighten his grip on the crying girl and whispered soothing mummers into her hair.
Ianto cast a glance at the worried time lord, whose eyes never left the TARDIS. “You’re only hurting yourself and Luna with your act.” Ianto finally spoke breaking the silence. The Doctor meet Ianto gaze for a moment before they flickered away. “I have no clue what you are talking about?” He replied. Ianto calmly stared at him. “Your act may have fooled everyone, but me. You care about Luna more then you want anyone to know, even yourself.” The Doctor looked at Ianto with shock, Ianto smiled at the look. “I’ve seen the way you look at Luna when you think no one else is looking. You love Luna, but you’re trying to push her away and it’s because you’re worried that you’ll lose her.”
A bitter smile spread across the Doctor face, he could never fool Ianto for long. The man truly did know everything. “I take it Jack told you about the Master?” A nod from the star and the Doctor continued, “My life is a dangerous one, I easily make enemies. The Master wanted Luna heart and that was my worst fear, that one day an enemy of mine would find her and make me watch helpless as they ripped her heart out. Nothing would hurt me more than been forced to watch the light faded from Luna eyes. I care for her more than anyone I have ever met.” The Doctor admitted softly for Ianto ears only.
He forgot about his very sneaky TARDIS.
Ianto was pleased to hear the Doctor finally admit his feelings about Luna, but still one thing need to be addressed. “What about Rose?” He asked. A sad yet fond look enters the Doctor eyes. “I love Rose and part of me always will. She will always hold a very dear spot in my hearts. But no matter what I feel for Rose, what I feel for Luna is much stronger and much different. With Rose, yes it did hurt to let her go, but I know she is better off without me. And I can only hope she finds someone to love her. But with Luna, it came clear to me that I will never be able to let her truly go. No matter what the Master did to me nothing hurt me more than seeing Luna loving another. I had always hoped that Luna would be able to move on and love another, but when face with that it became clear to me, that I want Luna with me and me alone.” The Doctor declared.
“Why haven’t you told me that?” Luna voice came from behind the Doctor. Caught off guard the Doctor spun around to see Luna and Jack standing behind them. The Doctor surprised everyone when he growled at Jack’s arm wrapped around Luna shoulders. Jack merely raised an amused eyebrow, nice to know he wasn’t the only one possessive over his star. “Doctor,” Luna soft voice which was now rough from all the crying she had done brought them back to the situation at hand. The Doctor gaze moved tenderly to Luna. “You heard?” The Doctor would ask how, but he knew as he cast a quick glance at his nosey ship. “The TARDIS, Doc, once you started talking she let us hear everything.” Jack was the one to answer, he knew how deeply the Doctor words affected Luna, and he had held her in his arms as her tears of sorrow turned to tears of joy.
Ianto slipping around the Doctor gentle took his lover’s hand. “Let’s give them some space, they need to talk.” Ianto whispered into Jack ear. He felt his lover shiver as his hot breath ghosted over Jack skin; he sent Jack a coy look from under his lashes, one he knew that had a certain effect on his lover. The reaction was instant. “Well we know you and Luna have a lot to talk about, so will all get out of the way. Call us when you’re done.” Jack released Luna and practically dragged Ianto up to his office.
Silence rained until Luna giggle broke it. “We won’t be seeing them for a while. Jack can never resist a stolen moment with Ianto.” She was so happy for her two friends.
“I’m sorry Luna for hurting you.” The Doctor words brought Luna out of her thoughts. She could only stare at the Doctor. Reaching out she took his hand, “Why didn’t you talk to me, instead of breaking my heart, time and time again?” Luna asked. The Doctor looked into Luna’s icy blue eyes that glisten from the unwashed tears. “I was afraid; no one I had ever met stirred such feelings within me. I think the TARDIS knew all along that you and I were destined for one another. That’s why she always sought you and Ianto out.” The Doctor admitted. Luna flashed a smile at the TARDIS. “Well she is a very smart ship. Were does this leave us?” She wanted no needs to know were she stands with him. “I’d like us to be us. Come with me, travel with me, I want to see the universe with you by my side.” The Doctor admitted what he had long to do since he first meet the star.
With fresh tears running down her cheeks Luna smiled at the Doctor. “Nothing would make me happier. But right now this is your time with Donna, and I can’t take that away from her. We will travel my fellow stars, see wonderful things, and have our far share of running, when it is our time and we will have our turn. But right now Donna is the one you need to be travelling with.” Luna mummer as she moved closer to the Doctor. Once she came in touching distant he ran the back of his hand across her check. “I will be waiting for that day.” He murmured as they drew closer together. For so long they had denied their feelings and no longer, feeling bold Luna crossed those few inches and pulled the Doctor into a kiss filled with all her emotions. Shocked at first the Doctor then returned the kiss.
“Wow, I didn’t know the Doc had it in him.” Jack mummer against Ianto neck as his hands continued to stroke his lover’s bare chest. Ianto couldn’t formulate a sentence since the moment they entered Jack office, his lover had been teasing him to the point were Ianto was inches from jumping his lover here and now. “Jack, the Doctor and I are going for a walk. So you and Ianto can be as loud as you want.” Luna teasing voice drifted up to the office. Ianto began to blush and a wicked grin over took Jack face. “That was my plan all along.” Jack called back. Ianto could only groan Luna and Jack are going to go out of their way to make him blush.
Jack turned to his lover and smiled at how innocent and seductive his star looked. Half naked and simply adorable with the blush that painted his cheek; Ianto was too great of a temptation for Jack to resist. “Think the Doctor will be staying around for a while?” Ianto asked raising an eyebrow as Jack continued to stare at him. “Huh? Oh yeah, no way the Doc will leave just yet. He won’t trust me around Luna just yet.” Jack declared letting a leer take over his face. “Now I do believe I have a promise to keep.” He moved over to his lover and grabbed Ianto by his belt loops pulling him to against his body. Ianto smirk letting Jack pull him closer. “And what promise is that?” He whispered. Jack was out right leering and his pheromones filled the air. “Why making you scream my name of course.” The Captain purred just before swooping in and claiming Ianto lips in a deeply loving kiss. Ianto melted into the kiss.
Breaking the kiss Jack rested his forehead against Ianto’s. “I love you Yan. One good thing came out of that year of hell, I finally know where home is and it’s with you.” Jack whispered his voice rough with emotions. Ianto smiled. “And I will always be there to light your way home.” He promised. Their lips meet as they sealed their kiss.
In the middle of the hub the TARDIS smiled at last her Doctor and Jack finally found the places they belong.