Fandom’s: Torchwood/Brothers & Sisters
Pairings: Jack/Ianto, Scotty/Kevin, Owen/Tosh, Rhys/Gwen and Scotty/Ianto friendship
Summary: When Ianto old friend Scotty arrives with his husband Kevin for a visit, Jack experiences a strange emotion, jealously.
Disclaimer: I do not own Torchwood or Brothers & Sisters.
Author Note: This story came about while watching Scotty and under pain meds the plot bunny was born when I got hit with the idea of Scotty and Ianto been friends and Scotty giving Jack the shovel speech from Buffy. First in the ‘Love is more than a four letter word’ series.
Thanks to alchemistpotion for beta this for me
Tosh nervously chewed on her lower lip as she checked her appearance. Hoping she looked okay for her lunch date with Ianto, Jack and Ianto’s visiting friends. She wants to make a good impression on Scotty and Kevin given how much Scotty means to Ianto. Tucking a piece of hair behind her ear she kept sharp eyes on the look out for her friends.
“Tosh,” The familiar voice calling her name had her turning towards the end of the street. A smile spread across her face as her eyes landed on Ianto approaching form. Happily she went over to meet her friend.
Reaching Ianto side the handsome Welshman pulled her into a hug, “Thank you for this morning. I should have figured Jack might have tried something.” Ianto whispered into her hair.
She smiled into Ianto shoulder, “No problem, he is completely jealous even if he is denying it to himself. It’s about time that Jack realized what you truly mean to him, I think that Jack plans on make it clear just who you belong to.” Tosh couldn’t help but grin at the light blush that covered his cheeks. Her friend really is too innocent and adorable sometimes.
‘But if Jack does anything to hurt him, I’ll cut off his mini captains and feed them to Myfanwy and Janet myself.’ Tosh vowed silently to herself. Ianto has always taken care of them, it was time someone took care of him, and as his unofficial sister that job falls to her.
Pulling away from Tosh but keeping on arm around her shoulders Ianto lead her over to where Jack was waiting with two other very handsome men. The unknown dark hair male stood between Jack and the other man seemingly keeping the two men apart, afraid what they would do to one another without a buffer.
“Tosh I would like you to meet my very best friend Scotty and his husband Kevin.” Ianto introduce to Tosh. “Scotty, Kevin, I would like you to meet my sister in everything but blood Tosh.” Ianto introduced her while tighten his gripe on Tosh’s shoulder.
Blue eyes narrowed at Ianto’s unwillingness to let Tosh go. Huffing under his breath Jack quickly went over to Ianto side and took Ianto free hand in his, smiling as he felt Ianto link his fingers with his. Happiness filled Jack as Ianto accepted his public display of affection and he couldn’t help but grin as a lit blush covered his Ianto cheeks. Lifting up their linked hands and never taking his eyes off of Ianto’s, Jack brushed a gentle kiss across Ianto knuckles. Ianto felt his breath hitch at the look in Jack’s blue eyes; the usual lust and fondness were present along with another emotion Ianto never thought he would see directed at him, love.
Maybe Tosh is right, maybe Jack does care for him more than a friend and casual shag.
Three sets of eyes watched the couple interact.
Tosh’s eyes filled with happiness and a little worry, she just hopes that Jack will not end up ruining this, Ianto is without a doubt the best thing that has ever happen to Jack and only a fool could not see that. ‘Be careful Jack, Ianto is more fragile than you think.’
Kevin felt a smile twitch at the edge of his lips at the tender display of Jack feelings for Ianto. ‘Maybe there is hope for Jack yet.’ He wanted Ianto to be happy and it was clear that Jack made him very happy.
Scotty’s eyes narrowed as he took in Jack actions. For the first time since he has heard of Jack and since meeting him, Jack has finally earned a point in his favour. ‘Let’s just hope that he keeps this up and means all these displays of feelings. Cause if he hurts Ianto in any way or breaks his heart again, there will not be enough pieces left of Captain Jack Harkness to fill a cardboard box, when I get through with him.’ Scotty vowed with a vengeance.
Keeping his hand linked with Ianto’s, nothing was going to make him release his hold on Ianto, Jack then turned to the others. “Shall we?” He asked nodding his head towards the restaurant. Not waiting for an answer Jack began dragging Ianto to the restaurant. But not before sending a smug look over to Scotty, Round one to Jack.
Rolling his eyes at Jack oblivious attempts to keep Ianto to himself, Scotty linked his hand with Kevin’s and then giving Tosh a true smile offered his arm. “May I escort you, dear Tosh?” He asked faking a British accent. Laughing Tosh slipped her arm through Scotty’s, “Thank you, kind sir.”
As the trio headed for Ianto and Jack, Scotty glanced at the woman who played an important role in Ianto’s life. “I want to thank you Tosh for been there for Ianto, when I couldn’t. I know he had it rough there for a while after Lisa’s death and even though he never said anything I know something happened at work that nearly left him destroyed. And I really want to thank you for been there for Yan after Jack left him for all those months. You and your friendship mean a great deal to Ianto and to me too. So thank you wonderful Tosh for been there for our boy Ianto.” Scotty pressed a kiss to a blushing Tosh cheek; he could tell she really is a special lady.
Still feeling her cheeks burning bright red, she smiled shyly at Scotty and Kevin. “There really is no reason to thank me for been friends with Ianto, he is an amazing man and I am very grateful that he is my friend. He is always there for me when I needed someone.” And it was true, Ianto has been there for her when she needed someone, a shoulder to cry on after Mary or to be her guardian angel like at the Beacons.
Kevin squeezed Scotty’s hand, knowing how happy his husband is to learn that Ianto has a good friend in Tosh, to be there to offer Ianto comfort when he needs a shoulder to lean on. “Still we can’t help but want to thank you for everything you have done for Ianto. He may put up a strong front but he is also vulnerable. He hides behind his mask, putting the needs of everyone else above his own. He needs a friend like you in his life.” Kevin voiced his own thanks to Tosh.
Tosh was sure her cheeks were going to stay deep red during lunch. She was not use to been noticed, not when Suzie and now Gwen are around. It was nice to have such handsome men paying attention to her; it does wonders for a girl’s self-esteem.
“We should join Jack and Ianto, before Jack decides to skip lunch and run away with Ianto.” Tosh remind them of their plans.
Scotty’s face darken, no way was he letting anyone, let alone Jack, run away with his Ianto. “She is right, we better go join them.” Scotty tugged on Kevin and Tosh arms, dragging them with him.
Kevin and Tosh shared a worried look behind Scotty’s back, Scotty and Jack are going to need to be kept far part before blood shed happens. And from the look on Scotty’s face it is going to be Jack’s blood that is spilled.