Title: Rising from the ashes
Fandom’s: Torchwood/Highlander/Doctor Who
Characters/Pairings: Jack/Ianto, Methos/Ianto, Rhys/Gwen, Rhys/Kathy, Andy/Amanda, Owen/Gwen, Owen/? Caitlin/Tosh/Duncan, the Doctor, Martha, the Master and Sean/Thalia
Summary: After Jack left them, the remaining members of torchwood three knew they either needed to start over or fall apart. This is their journey as they begin anew and face the changes that will define them all.
“He is going to be alright.” The soft voice broke through Methos worried musing over his injured love.
Tearing his eyes off of Ianto still form to meet the compassioned filled green eyes of the woman he saw as a daughter. “I know I trust you with Ianto’s life. I just can’t help but worry about him, I love him and it kills me to see him hurt.” Methos admitted as he stroked Ianto’s hair. “Come here Thalia,” he ordered softly holding out his free arm to the young girl.
Without hesitation she curled into Methos side, letting her father’s long time love offer her comfort. “Tad was right, they are not focused enough to be a team. If Caitlin hadn’t been following them, tad’s injures could have been a lot worse than they are.” The redhead doctor murmured
“I can’t do this anymore Gwen.” Rhys sounded so broken.
Gwen was taken back, she never thought she would hear those words come from Rhys mouth, “what are you talking about?” worried filled her, could he have remember her admitting her affair with Owen?
Rhys sighed his body seeming to sag and his eyes looked so tired, “everything, all the lies and the secrets. Ever since you joined Torchwood you’ve changed. Its like I don’t even know you any more, you are not the woman I fell in love with. And I honestly don’t know if I could love this new you,” Rhys meet Gwen’s eyes head on as he utter the words that end their relationship, “I know I am not the only man you love or have shared a bed with.”
At that moment Gwen felt her world crumble, Rhys knew.
Resting his chin on his head Ianto cast a glance at Caitlin, his second in command, “so what do you think of them?” He valued Caitlin thoughts; she is a skilled warrior and a good judge of character to state whether or not Andy and Kathy are Torchwood material.
“I like them sir, Kathy and Andy will fit in fine. We need reliable police liaisons and that would be Andy and I believe that Kathy would make a fine field agent, I would trust her to watch my back faster than I would Gwen.” Caitlin gave her honest opinion.
“Gwen is not cut out for been a field agent, she lets her heart lead her, and she would never be able to act ruthlessly if the need arrived. That coupled with her need to disobey orders is going to get someone killed one day, like she almost got Thalia killed.” Methos finished off in a growl, still not having forgiven the former PC for nearly getting Thalia killed..
Ianto squeezed his lover hand, understanding howhe was feeling, carrying his own lingering anger towards Gwen for nearly getting his daughter killed