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Title: In the pain there is healing
Fandom’s: Torchwood/Doctor Who
Characters/Pairings: Jack/Ianto, Rhys/Gwen, Rhys/Donna, Andy/Kathy, John/Tosh, Doctor/Isabella, James/Jenny, Tom/Martha and Mickey/Jake and mentions of John/Ianto
Summary: How long can one person takes being the second choice before they break? And have Ianto and Rhys reached that point?
Rating: PG-13
Warnings: Gwen bashing
Spoilers: Torchwood S2 ‘Meat’ and ‘Something Borrowed’
Disclaimer: I do not own Torchwood, I am willing to take ownership of Ianto and Jack since RTD can not take care of them. I do own James and Isabella and all other original characters.
Author Note: Unbeta so please forgive any mistakes

Chapter 5

Bell could only groan as she heard James introduction. It was fitting that he would use the name of one of sci-fi most well know playboys and captains.

‘Please don’t let this end badly; I have a wedding to plan.’ Bell offered the silent prayer up to whatever gods were listening.

Knowing she had her own role to play in this scheme, she backed away from the bar entrance, adjusting the skirt of the uniform that James some how manage to get a hold of.

‘I can’t believe I let him talk me into this ridiculous plan.’ Bell thought to herself, but with a sigh resigned herself to her brother’s crazy plan.

‘Don’t go overboard James.’ She sent a finale plea before heading off to do her own task.


Out of the corner of his eye James saw Bell leave, ‘she could at least act like she has a little faith in me.’ He pouted to himself.

Singling the bartender he orders a beer before turning his attention to the man beside him.

‘Jeez dad you look like hell, no wonder she bought us here.’ James had only seem Jack look this lost and broken only once before and that was when Bell and tad had been kidnapped.

That was the day he saw how dangerous his dad could be and the power of the oncoming storm. That is not a imagine he will forget for a long time.

“So what exactly could cause a man to drown his sorrows in water? Cause I really don’t think that strong enough to drown the pain.” James mention casually.

Jack merely laughed bitterly, “Trust me there is not enough alcohol in the universe to numb this pain.” Was all he muttered before drowning his glass of water.

‘Oh boy, this is not going to be as easy as I thought. I hope Bell is having better luck.’ James thought before turning his attention on fixing the broke mess that is his future father.


Isabella sighed as she struggled with huge bouquet of flowers that blocked her view, her fingers reaching out blindly hoping that she would press the right elevator button.

Grumbling under her breath, “James couldn’t you have picked a smaller bunch of flowers?” Bell cheered slightly when her fingers brushed over the up button.

Entering the elevator she shifted the flowers out of her arms onto the floor, from her pocket she pulled out a piece a paper with Ianto’s room number written on it. Not even wanting to know how her brother managed to get it.

Pressing the button she moved to rest against the wall, her eyes flickering over the flowers, they were an over the top mixture of all different kinds of flowers, the type an man in love who needs to apologize would pick or would pass as a secret admirer with no taste. 

‘This will either work or be an epic failure.’ Bell predicted.

Pushing away from the wall she picked up the flowers as the elevator came to a stop on the floor she needed, as she made her way to Ianto’s room she let her mind drift back to how she got roped into this.

Colours exploded in front of her eyes from the bouquet of flowers were thrust into her face. Pushing the flowers out her way she looked into the face of her grinning brother and groaned. “Whatever you’re planning, forget it.” She growled.

 James pouted looking like their dad when tad refused him something, it is a very dangerous look. Bell sighed in defeat and James gin only grew.

“Now we know dad is very possessive and easily jealous if someone makes a move on tad, dad still gets trigger happy when Uncle John calls tad, eye-candy. So we are going to be using that to our advantage.” James declared.

“You want to create a fake secret admirer for tad? Are you crazy?” Bell demanded to know.

“I am quite sane, the test said so.” The quip come back was said with a smile.

Bell could feel the beginnings of a headache.

“Oh here catch,” was the only warning Bell had been for a something landed on her head.

Scowling she reached up and pulled the cloth material from her head, a sigh escaped her lips not even wanting to know how James manage to get a hold of one of the uniforms.

“Okay here’s the plan, I’ll talk to dad, and you deliver the flowers to tad. Dad will go talk to tad, see the flowers and the note become filled with jealous and set out to prove to tad that he is the only one he loves, it’s foolproof.” James boasted before bouncing out of the room.

Bell looked at the uniform and than to the flowers, “we are so doomed.”

                                                 ------End flashback--------

Reaching Ianto’s door she knocked and waited.

After a few moments the door opened and Bell felt her heart break for her tad, his blue eyes were swimming with such pain and heart break. ‘Dad you truly are an idiot.’ Bell cursed her father for hurting her tad.

Forcing back her emotions she placed a fake smile on her face, “Mister Jones, I have a special deliver for you,” she told him.

Ianto sighed, “If there from a Jack Harkness you can just send them right back to him,” he wouldn’t be won back to Jack by just flowers.

Glancing at the card Bell tried not to choke on the name, “no sir they are from a John Hart.”



( 19 comments — Leave a comment )
Oct. 5th, 2010 03:16 am (UTC)
wait I know the perfect way to express how I feel right now...ready?...LOL!!!!!LOL!!!
Oct. 5th, 2010 03:41 am (UTC)
*Giggles.* I'm loving writing the James and Bell scenes.
Oct. 5th, 2010 03:34 am (UTC)
I don't normally read WIP, I like to wait until the fic is completed; however, after reading the summary I couldn't resist going ahead and reading. I always felt that Rhys got the short end of it from Gwen and the show so I was happy to see him and his feelings included. I really felt for Both Ianto and Rhys. I'm really enjoying the twist of the visitors from the future! I can't wait to read more.
Oct. 5th, 2010 03:44 am (UTC)
Wow, I am so glad that you decide to read my story even though you don't read WIP. I felt that way about Rhys too and even Ianto sometimes, they are taken for granted a lot by their love ones. I'm glad your enjoying the twist with their children.
Oct. 5th, 2010 03:43 am (UTC)
wow those two are quite confident on their intervention!!
enjoying this very much!
Oct. 5th, 2010 03:57 am (UTC)
James is, Bell is having major doubts, she is waiting for things to go very wrong, and they will. *Evil crackle.*
I'm glad your enjoying this.
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Oct. 5th, 2010 04:27 am (UTC)
It was either John or the Doctor and Bell would have killed James if he put the Doc's name.

Jack has a lot of work ahead of him. He will get his chance to explain soon.

It was suppose to be more angst and full of drama, then came along James and Bell and all the angst faded away.
Oct. 5th, 2010 05:47 am (UTC)
I love the little glimpes into the future and saying the flowers are from John Hart - LOL. Fab chapter.
Oct. 5th, 2010 05:53 am (UTC)
I'm having fun writing the glimpes of the future. I have a fond spot for John/Ianto plus I could just picture Jack getting all jealous of John sending his Ianto flowers.
Oct. 5th, 2010 10:52 am (UTC)
I am loving this fic! Love James and Bell, the banter between them is great...
"...Are you crazy?" Bell demanded to know.
"I am quite sane, the test said so." - great :)
Making the flowers from John - classic! :)
Love the glimpses into the future as well, - any chance of them being developed into fics in the future? I would love to see how Ianto and Bell get kidnapped and how Jack and the Doctor rescue them.
Looking forward to next chapter as sure James plan is not going to go as he wants!
Oct. 5th, 2010 10:28 pm (UTC)
I'm loving writing the banter between Bell and James.
John sending Ianto flowers was too good of any idea not to use.
Once I finished up this story and one other I was planning on writing about James and Bell, like Bell and Ianto been kidnapped, how they nearly earsed John and Tosh's daughter from history.
James plans have a habbit of blowing up in his face and this one is no different.
Oct. 5th, 2010 11:09 am (UTC)
Hmm, hope this plan the kids have cooked up doesn't backfire on them. I know it'll all work out in the end though. Looking forward to reading more.
Oct. 5th, 2010 10:31 pm (UTC)
James plans do have a habbit of backfiring on them. Things will work out in the end. I'm going to try and have another chapter up this week.
Oct. 5th, 2010 04:25 pm (UTC)
I have a feeling that this is going to be an epic FAIL! on the kids' parts. Still, you gotta love them for trying.
Oct. 5th, 2010 10:33 pm (UTC)
James plans never work out just how he hoped. Yay you can't help but love them for trying, just wait until James ideas about how to deal with Gwen begin.
Oct. 5th, 2010 04:33 pm (UTC)
Excellent- just caught up with the last couple of chapters! I'm not sure about this plan though... let's hope I'm wrong.
Oct. 5th, 2010 10:35 pm (UTC)
James plans do have a history of blowing up in his face, so he is due for one to go right soon, let's hope it this one.
Oct. 7th, 2010 07:45 am (UTC)
cannot wait to see the kids plans bear fruit. hugs boys tight.
Oct. 7th, 2010 05:53 pm (UTC)
The plan will either go the way James planned it or be an epic failure. The boys need all the hugs they can get.
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