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?
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.
Silence reigned for a minute before Ianto whirled around to face Jack with a firm glare on his face, “care to explain to me why our future children are here?” He demanded to know.
Jack and James stared slack jaw at Ianto, “you know?” They asked as one.
Ianto merely crossed his arms and stared at the two.
Sighing father and son quoted as one, “right, you know everything.”
Bell stifled a smile; that is her tad, the knower of everything.
Ianto raised an eyebrow and pointed at the twins, “he is a mini you but he has my eyes and she is a mini female me with your eyes. Anyone could see how much they resemble us.” Ianto pointed out.
Finally managing to pick up his jaw off the floor, Jack stared at Ianto in pure awe; this man never ceases to amaze him.
Unable to stop himself, Jack hulled Ianto against him and soundly kissed the younger man.
Ianto knew he should resist, they still had much to work out, but he couldn’t help but melt a little as Jack skilfully kissed him.
“Oh come on, its bad enough that you two can’t keep your hands off each other in our time, but now we have to put up with this with your past selves.” James groan echoed behind them.
Remember how big of a problem this could be Jack forced him self to break the kiss and forced himself to move away from the temptation that is Ianto Jones.
“Care to tell me just how you two got here?” Jack demanded in what the twins know as ‘captain dad’ voice.
“The TARDIS,” The twins answered as one.
Jack raised an eyebrow, “then you two march yourselves down to the TARDIS and return to your own time.” He ordered.
The worried look that Bell and James exchanged did not ease Jack or Ianto’s at all.
James nudged Bell forward, “time to work your magic sis.” He whispered in her ear.
Sighing Bell turned on the puppy dog eyes as she looked up at what would be her future dad.
One look into those blue eyes that were a mirror image of Ianto’s, Jack was a goner. At that very moment, Jack had no doubt that his future little girl has him wrapped around her little finger.
“You see there is a slight problem, the TARDIS is gone. We are stuck here.” She made a small sniffling noise and wobbled her lower lip.
James was greatly impressed with his sister act and as predicted Jack caved.
A fond smile spread across Ianto face as Jack moved towards the young woman and hugged her.
They truly did look like father and daughter.
And it left no doubt in Ianto’s mind that she was daddy’s little princess and that she had Jack wrapped around her little finger.
“So what are your names, we can’t call you mini me’s for the time you are here.” Ianto asked always thinking ahead.
James smiled, “I’m James and she’s Isabella, but everyone calls her Bell, never Bella, she made that clear at an early age.” A shutter went down James spine at the memory of the one time he called his sister her hated nickname.
Ianto raised an eyebrow at the dramatic shutter, it reminded him of Jack.
Finally managing to take a good look at her future parents, Bell groaned. ‘Of all things for us to interrupt, it has to be their first romantic date.’
“Listen we will talk more tomorrow, right now this night is important to the future. Your date must happen; it is one of the first steps to the future that we are from. You know all the wibbly-wobblt, timey-wimey.” Bell told them.
James groaned, Bell was slipping into what he dubbed ‘Doctor V.2’ mode.
Jack raised an eyebrow at how much Bell sounded like the Doctor at that moment and for some reason that didn’t sit to well with him.
But his future daughter was right, there was no way he was going to let this date get ruined, and certainly not by his own children. Pointing at his future children, he ordered, “You will stay in your rooms until morning, keeping out of sight until Ianto and myself come for you. And don’t think we won’t be talking about how you acquired those rooms.” He raised an eyebrow at the sheepish look that crossed James face.
Ianto took notice of it too and fought back a smile that threatens to come out, ‘It would appear that James is Jack version 2.’ He didn’t even want to imagine the kind of trouble James could get into on his own, or even worse the kind of trouble that Jack and James could get into together.
James grinned at them, “no need to tell us about staying out of times way. This isn’t the first time we ended up stranded in time. Only this time we won’t be ending up on the most wanted list or in coliseums battling lio……..” James was cut off quickly as Bell slammed her hand over James mouth.
“Just ignore him; he hasn’t taken his meds today.” Bell lied through clenched teeth. “Have fun on your date.” She told them cheerful before dragging James away.
Jack and Ianto watch them go, their eyes wide at the first knowing of just how much work it is going to be to keep those two out of trouble.
“I believe there is now no doubt left that they are your children. Trouble just seems to find them.” Ianto calmly told Jack.
Jack whirled around to face Ianto, “hey they are your children too.” He quickly reminded Ianto.
Blue eyes twinkled with amusement, “they are our children, and there is no denying that.” Ianto added.
Something within Jack buster for joy and pure happiness as Ianto admitted they are their children. He had taken Bell word for the truth this is the first step in building the future that he dreamed of, that kept his sane during his torture at the hands of the master, was in his grasp.
There was no way Jack was going to let it slip threw his fingers.
Offering his arm, Jack gave Ianto a true happy smile, something that only Ianto ever got to see, “dinner is waiting, shall we?” He asked.
Smiling Ianto accepted Jack’s offered arm, “I would be delighted too.”
Both caring hope that this was the first step to a life together.
Both unaware to the test their relationship will soon be facing.