Fandom’s: Torchwood/Highlander/Doctor Who
Characters/Pairings: Jack/Ianto, Methos/Ianto, Rhys/Gwen, Rhys/Kathy, Andy/Amanda, Owen/Gwen, Owen/Cassandra, 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.
Spoilers: Doctor Who S3 ‘Last of the time lords’ and for the year that never was. Torchwood S1 ‘End of days’
Warnings: Some Gwen bashing, mentions of past abuse all forms, torture, and brutal deaths.
Disclaimer: I do not own Torchwood or Doctor Who they belong to he-who-shall-not-be-named. Nor do I own Highlander. I do own Caitlin, Sean and Thalia.
Author Note: Unbeta so please forgive any mistakes
Fling back his covers the man known to many as Adam, to a few as Methos, one as dad and to one Cariad, climbed out of bed, the worry in Ianto’s voice urging him on.
Ianto needs him and nothing will keep stop him from been there for him.
“I wonder if I should give them a call.” Methos wondered to himself, knowing how pissed both women would be if something was truly wrong with Ianto and they weren’t told.
He shuttered at the last time he manage to piss those two off, one of them nearly removed a vital piece of his body.
Sighing and knowing he really had no choice but to call them he reached for his phone and dialled a number he knew by heart, wincing at the time.
After several rings the phone was finally picked up and a sleep “hello,” came over the line.
“Hello Thalia,” fondness creeping into his voice as he greeted the young woman.
“Dad, what’s wrong?” All sleep gone from her voice, she knows he would only be calling if something was wrong.
Methos smiled, his little girl knows him so well. “When is the last time you talk to your tad?” He asked.
“A few days ago, he sounded so heart broken over something, I thought you two had a fight and I planned to go visit him in a couple of days.” Thalia answered.
Methos filed that info away, “he called me tonight, something is wrong. I’m flying out tonight. He needs me and I need to make sure he is alright.” Too much had happen in this past year, so many times he came to close to losing Ianto.
“I’ll wake Sean and we’ll be on the first flight we can get.” Thalia reply came over the line.
It took all of Methos self control not to growl as he asked, “what do you mean wake up Sean? That pretty boy isn’t there now is he?” And he utterly failed in the end.
“Dad,” there was warning in Thalia voice, she knows full well how much her dad did not like her relationship with Sean, he still saw her as his little girl.
“I’ll let it go for now, but please inform Sean I will be looking forward to our next sparing session.” Methos made no effort to hide the wickedness in his tone.
“Why are you and tad always trying to harm or mane my boyfriends?” Thalia asked.
“Because you’re our little girl and no guy is good enough for you. You are a rare and precious gem in our eyes.” Methos told her honestly.
“Okay for that when I see you, you get a great big hug. I’ll see you tomorrow, daddy.” Methos could picture the blush painting her cheeks at his words.
“I look forward to it sweetheart.” Methos told her.
They exchanged their goodbyes and after they hung up Methos stared at his phone wondering how piss the next woman he had to call was going to be.
Still it needs to be done, “she is going to threaten me I just know it.” Methos muttered as he dialled her number.
“Do you have any idea what time it is?” The female growl greeted him.
“Why indeed I do Caitlin.” Methos happily informed her.
“If you don’t tell me why the hell you called this early, I will remove a very important part of your body.” There came the threat.
“Something is going on with Ianto, how soon can you get to Cardiff?” He got to the point.
“I’ll be there tomorrow.” That was the last thing he heard before the phone was hung up.
Methos stared at this phone for a moment, “well now that was rude.”
Still he had no time to focus on Caitlin’s rudeness he had a fight to catch.
Since talking to Methos, Ianto felt new life breath into him. No matter what even if it was just hearing his love voice always manages to cheer him up.
After Lisa it was only Methos strength that helped him to pick himself back up and move on with his life.
As much as he loved Lisa and no matter how deeply he was falling for Jack, no one could take the place of where Methos existed in his heart. No matter how many come next, he will love none as deeply as Methos.
But it scared him how far he was falling for Jack, the other man had buried himself almost as deeply as Methos in his heart and it hurt so much that Jack could just leave him behind with no note or anything.
“I really need you Cariad; I don’t know what to do.” He admitted in the silent hub. Since Jack left them he had taken to almost living at the hub, someone needs to keep an eye on things.
The loneliness of the hub matched the loneliness of his heart.