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.
Bell had come down from her caffeine high half way there the car ride and was using Owen as a pillow; the grumpy doctor could not find it in him to move her away.
It was hard to think that she was their child she is sweet and adorable, when not on a caffeine high, of course her looks and manors where that of Ianto’s, so it wasn’t so hard a leap to make.
It would figure that only Jack and Ianto children could come back in time and lose the time machine.
Owen also wanted to snicker at overprotective daddy Jack coming out, the man was glancing every two minutes back at them making sure that he kept his hands innocently on Bell; Owen pitted any future boyfriends the girl might have.
Owen figures the only thing keeping Jack from pulling over this car and moving Bell away from him was the fact that Ianto hand was resting on Jack knee, keeping the captain clam or to keep the man from sulking since Ianto brought along the flowers he was given.
A quick glance to his side, Owen found Tosh and James in a long boring tech talk, that Tosh seemed happy to have someone understand her other than Ianto.
‘So they get their intelligence from tea-boy that’s a good thing.’ Owen would never say it out loud but he was happy for Ianto and Jack, yet he could help but feel like trouble was brewing.
Now normal the Doctor did not like bringing along boyfriends of his companions, it never ended well, but the TARDIS made it clear she was not moving unless Donna new friend was aboard with them.
‘I’m the timelord and yet I let my ship boss me around and let her get away with not telling me what is going on.’ The Doctor was not sulking; he wasn’t, just because the TARDIS was remaining completely quite about what was going on accept that they need to get to Cardiff, was no reason for him to get upset.
“Oi, why are you pouting?” Donna asked after taking one look at the sulking timelord.
“I am not pouting.” The Doctor told her in a huff.
Donna merely crossed her arms and gave him a look that clearly said, ‘not buying it spaceman.’
The Doctor was really beginning to miss companions who were in awe of him and not insulting him. “We need to go to Cardiff, and the TARDIS refuse to move unless we bring your friend,” the Doctor turned to face Donna and her friend, “you are Rhys Williams?” He received a shaky nod, a grin lit up on the Doctor’s face, “brilliant, hang on.” He ordered throwing a switch.
Worried Donna placed an arm on Rhys arm, “are you alright?” She asked softly.
Smiling Rhys covered her hand with his own, “my marriage fell apart in one day, I’m hung over, traveling in a blue box that is not only bigger on the inside but can also travel through time and space, and I met you, I think for the first time in a long time I am alright.” He told her.
“Oh you clever girl,” The Doctor whispered fondly to the TARDIS as he watched Rhys and Donna talk.
TARDIS was happy that her companion was on the road to the path that will lead her to happiness, but worried still filled her for her captain and his beloved, their biggest test was about to begin.
Pulling into Ianto place after finishing dropping off Tosh and Owen at their places, Jack turned to Ianto, “you get the trouble makers settled while I go check on the hub and our pets than I’ll be back and we can go out for dinner.” Jack told Ianto.
Leaning forward Ianto kissed Jack softly, “don’t be too long.” He whispered against Jack lips.
If it wasn’t for the twins sitting in the backseat Jack would love to pull Ianto into a longer and steamer kiss.
“With you waiting for me I will be back as soon as possible.” Jack promised.
“All right children, come along.” Ianto called to the twins.
Jack watched with fondness as his future walked into Ianto’s flat, unaware of what awaited him at the hub.
Gwen felt excitement fill her as she entered the empty hub, she had seen Jack arrive only a moment before her, not wasting any time she made her way up to Jack office; eyeing the couch there she laid herself down making sure that her shirt showed just enough cleavage. She wanted to be ready for Jack to make love to her the moment he knew she was his.
“I’m afraid I have only two bedrooms, the guest room will be given to Bell, which means I am, sorry, James that you are going to be on the couch.” Ianto told the twins as he unlocked his front door, standing aside to let the twins pass him.
Flipping on the lights the trio came to a fault at the sight before them, John Hart as naked as the day he was born waved a cheer hand to them from were he was laid out on Ianto’s couch.
“Eye-candy I was beginning to wonder when you were going to be home and you brought twins with you, how thoughtful.” John purred leering at the three of them.
“Damn now I know why auntie Tosh married him,” Bell murmured her eyes devouring John naked body.
“Married? Tosh sweet Tosh will marry him?”
Bell slapped a hand across her mouth; she hadn’t meant to let that slip.
A thoughtful look entered John eyes, “Tosh, she was the hot little thing who thought I was cute? I knew that woman had good taste.” He purred licking his lips, he wouldn't mind a night or two or three or hell a few weeks with her in his bed.
Ianto glared at John not liking him thinking about his best friend like that, spotting John cloths he tossed them at the man, “get dress.” He ordered.
“Ooh so bossy eye-candy, I like it,” he winked at Ianto before turning to the twins, “care to help me get dress?” He asked them.
A low growl escaped Ianto lips, “stay away from them.” He growled in warning before picking up his phone and dialling some backup. “Tosh, can you and Owen swing around here and bring your weapons, Captain John Hart has decided to stop by for a visit. And Tosh is he tries anything with you or Bell; feel free to put a bullet through him.” Ianto told her while glaring at John.
“So cold eye-candy, so very cold. So now that I am dressed care to tell me where we are going?” John asked.
“The hub,” Ianto informed him, he will leave Jack to deal with his crazy ex.
Finishing up his duties Jack flung on his great coat wanting to get back to Ianto’s, just as he was heading out he spotted the light on in his office. Pulling out his faithful gun he slowly climbed the steps to his office, hand on the door he flung open the door and stopped.
“Gwen what the hell are you doing here?” Jack demanded as he entered his office and put his gun away, this not what he expected to find Gwen lying out on his couch in what she thought to be a seductive pose.
Climbing to her feet she gave Jack a happy smile, ignoring his less than romantic greeting she was hoping for, “I’m free Jack we can finally be together.”
Jack stared at her like he had never seen her before, “Gwen, you should be on your honeymoon and I’m……..” before he could finish his sentence Gwen covered his mouth with her hand.
“Shh, just listen darling, Rhys and I are over,” Gwen stared at Jack with pure love in her eyes, “you see Jack even Rhys knows we are meant to be. He let me go because he knew that I love you more than I ever could him. We are meant to be Jack.”
Before Jack could even think of anything to say Gwen mouth was on his in a deep kiss.
And that was the moment Ianto walked in.