Fandom’s: Torchwood/Doctor Who
Characters/Pairings: Jack/Ianto,Rhys/Donna, Andy/Kathy, John/Tosh, Doctor/Isabella, James/Jenny, Owen/Diane, 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, also as you can see the chapter lengths have grown.
The Doctor knew that this was no threat, this was a promise. “Please Gaia, calm down, someone is already dealing with who is responsible for this.” The Doctor tried to reason with her.
Gaia shook her head, “No Time Lord someone dared to bring harm to my son and punishment falls to me or my son’s mate and no one else. Is one life really worth the whole world?” Gaia asked.
The Doctor met Gaia’s steel gaze. “No it is not, but should not the decision of what to do with this person also involve your son and his mate and their children.”
It was not often that the Spirit of the Earth was speechless and yet here she was. “Children?” She managed to get out.
The Doctor waved James over and the young man approached his grandmother.
“Hi Grandma.” James offered a wave and a smile.
Gaia could only stare in shock.
Inside the TARDIS Jack was fussing over Ianto while Owen was checking out Bell.
Ianto cupped Jack’s face with his hands. “Jack there is something I need to tell you.” He knew his mother was in the Hub and he didn’t want Jack to be blind sided by this.
Panic immediately took over Jack. “You are hurt. I’ll go get Owen…” Jack never got to finish as Ianto shut him up with a kiss.
The kiss lasted until Ianto felt Jack calm down, pulling away Ianto met Jack’s eyes and blurted out what he needed to be told. “I am the son of Gaia, the Spirit of the Earth and the Queen of the Mara.”
Jack stared at Ianto for a moment before a smile crossed his face. “I always knew you were special Yan, I just didn’t know how special.”
Ianto couldn’t believe how well Jack was taking all of this. “You’re accepting this kind of easily, not that I am complaining.” Ianto pointed out.
“Ianto, I am a Time Agent from the 51st century who was made immortal by a Time Lord companion and his blue box that can travel through time, we protect the world from aliens, we have a pet dinosaur and a dead medic and we have already met our trouble making twin children from the future so I think I can handle the truth about your mother.” Jack pointed out before pressing a gentle kiss on Ianto’s nose.
Ianto had to agree that Jack did have a point. “I’m sorry I for one second doubted how you would handle this news. I was just afraid you might turn away from me do to your past dealings with the Mara and that would have killed me.” Ianto admitted softly.
Jack’s gazes soften. “Ianto, nothing would ever make me turn away from you. I love you, being with you makes me a better man, you could have been the son of the Master and I would still want to marry you.” He whispered softly to Ianto while pressing a kiss to Ianto’s lips. Ianto fell into the kiss return all of the love he felt from Jack.
In a restaurant that was far enough away from the Hub Gwen sat happily drinking a cup of coffee and eating her breakfast she knew that by know Ianto would have found her little surprise a be know more.
‘I just need to wait a few hours and then show up and ‘comfort’ Jack and he will forget all about that stupid Tea-Boy and finally be mine like he was meant to be.’ Gwen happily thought to herself showing no remorse for her actions.
So lost in thought she never noticed the young blond woman watching her from the back booth, hate in her brown eyes.
Darken blue eyes took in the empty alley he had arrived in. “21ST Cardiff, you haven’t changed. Now if I was that traitors bitch where would I be?” He growled his rage barely contained.
He remember this day all to well, this was the day he nearly lost his beloved mate and their daughter. Gwen Cooper will suffer, he knows it.
Enter the TARDIS control room Owen shared a roll eye with Mickey as they came upon Jack and Ianto making out like teenagers.
“Oi, if your quiet done, I’ll tell you how Bell is.” Owen spoke up.
Jack and Ianto broke apart but Jack made sure to keep his arm around Ianto’s waist. “Well how is she?” Jack demanded like a worried father.
Ianto nodded from his spot in Jack’s arms his worry clearly written in his eyes.
“Bell, is going to be fine, thanks to the TARDIS, I was able to do a complete scan of her and none of her injures are life threaten, she will be a little sore and in need of rest but she will be fine.” Owen explained to them and Jack and Ianto relaxed.
Owen then turned his attention to Ianto. “Now Tea-Boy it is your turn to be checked out.”
Ianto opened his mouth to deny that he needed medical attention until Jack turned to him. “Please Ianto; let Owen look you over for me, please.” Jack pleaded looking at Ianto with worry in his blue eyes.
Seeing how worried his lover was about him Ianto couldn’t help but give in. “For you Cariad.” He agreed kissing Jack gently on the lips.
“Enough of this mushy stuff, you can be sickly sweet after I check over Tea-Boy.” Owen spoke up.
Jack leered at Ianto. “After Owen is finished I plan on giving you my own check-up.” The immortal purred into his Welshman ear, loving the dark blush that covered Ianto’s cheeks.
“Are they always like this?” Mickey asked Owen, as he watched Jack and Ianto interact with one another.
Owen shook his head. “Hell no, sometimes they are worse.”
Mickey could only groan. “Great who knew Captain Cheesecake could be so cheesy.”
“Hey that is Captain Beefcake.” Jack spoke up managing to tear himself away from Ianto’s delicious blush.
Ianto raised an eyebrow. “Captain Beefcake?” He asked Jack.
Jack gave Ianto a cheer grin. “Fits me doesn’t it? Much better then Captain Cheesecake.”
Ianto smiled fondly at Jack, glad to see his lover happy again. “I think I will stick to Cariad.”
Jack beamed. “I like that nickname best of all, now I just need to find one for you, tiger pants.” He tried out the nickname.
Ianto glared at Jack. “Keep working on it.”
“Oi, you can think of nicknames for Tea-Boy after I checked him over.” Owen snapped from behind them.
Jack turned to Ianto. “Time to get you checked out Mister Jones but not too much, checking out Ianto is my job.” Owen and Mickey groaned at Jack’s play on words.
“Trust me Captain you’re the only one who wants that job.” Owen told Jack with a frown.
“Good then I don’t have to shoot anyone for leering at my Ianto.” Jack stated happily and very seriously. Nobody flirted, hit on, leered or checked out his Ianto but him.
For a brief moment Owen actually feared for Gwen, oh he knew it was her behind this, he doubts Jack is going to show her any mercy, then he remembers that she nearly killed a member of their team and an young woman in the wrong place.
Gaia could only stare at the young man who was her grandson, but something didn’t feel right about him, it was as if he was pulled out of time. “Where are you from?” She asked the young man.
“I can’t tell you, time lines and stuff like that.” James told her apology in his tone.
Gaia could respect that. “But you know who is reasonable for this, do they receive proper punishment?” She would not demand much from her grandson just that.
James turned quite serious. “My father, the true mate of Prince Ianto does indeed make those who are guilt of this crime pay.”
Gaia dipped her head. “Far enough, young one, but until those tried to kill my son are dealt with my wrath will continue.” She warned. “Now where is my son?”
John answered that. “More then likely he is in the TARDIS getting any medical attention he might have needed.”
Gaia turned her attention back onto the Doctor. “And where is your TARDIS?” She asked.
The Doctor gave her a sheepish grin. “I have no clue.” He told her while bouncing on the balls of his feet.
Brigadier Alistair Lethbridge-Stewart did up the buttons of his coat as he stepped out into the Hurricane like weather that Cardiff was experience. ‘This never equals to anything good.’ Alistair feared that the drastic weather changes somehow tied into Gwen Cooper’s plan to get rid of Ianto Jones.
“I have this feeling that I may end up having to protect her in order to get her to face criminal charges.” That idea didn’t sit well with him but he would do it.
A young UNIT solider came up to Alistair, Ross Jenkins if he remembered correctly, Ross gave him a salute as he reported his findings. “Sir, we have located Miss Cooper.”
“Good work Jenkins.” If they could get to Gwen first then he would be happy. ‘I’m getting to old for this kind of stuff.’
Little did he know that two others were just as close as he was and it would be a race to see who would get there first.
Unaware of the trouble she was in Gwen exited the restaurant, figuring now would be the perfect time to go ‘comfort’ Jack.
So lost in her fantasies of her happy ending with Jack she never noticed the blond woman following her until she was pulled into an alley.
“Who the hell are you?” Gwen demanded to know as she reached for her gun.
She never even got close before the blond girl struck and had Gwen pinned against the wall with her arm across Gwen’s neck cutting off her air supply. “My name is Jenny and today you tried to kill my best friend and future father-in-law. If I could I would gladly rip out your throat and leave you to the Weevils but revenge is not mine to take, no this is a warning Gwen Cooper your selfish ways and obsession with Jack are going to bring about your downfall.” Jenny hissed the warning in Gwen’s ear.
Jenny kept on the pressure on Gwen for a moment longer until she let her go.
Gwen fell against the wall grasping for breath.
Jenny knelt down in front of her. “Your obsession with Jack, a man who was and will never be yours, has cost you a man who truly loved you, your team-mates trust, you went as far to start dealing with black market alien tech which will cost you you’re freedom, you tried to take a life today of someone who was your friend and team-mate all because he is the one Jack loves. You stand to lose everything, even yourself, so tell me Gwen was it wroth staining your hands with Ianto’s blood for a one sided love? Would Jack have ever forgiven the murderer of his fiancé? ” Jenny demanded to know.
Gwen glared at the young woman. “Of course Jack will forgive me, I am the one he loves after all. Ianto was nothing more then his part time shag and if Ianto had just back off, well then I won’t had to resort to such drastic measures. It is Ianto’s own fault that it came to this for stand between true love.”
Jenny stared at Gwen with pure disgust. “Then you truly are going to get what you deserve and it couldn’t happen to a more deserving person, I only wish it was me, but this will have to do.” With that Jenny reared back and punched Gwen square on the jaw knocking the woman down.
“You hit me!” Gwen shrieked, nobody hit Gwen Cooper and got away with that.
Jenny smirked down at the woman. “Oh trust me you are in for a lot worse.” Through with Gwen, she turned on her heel and left the alley
So lost in rage at someone hitting her, hard she missed the sound of boots approaching it was only the clicking of the gun did she finally lift her head.
Captain Jack Harkness stood before her his trusty Webley in hand. “You tried to kill my Ianto that is something I will never forgive.” Jack growled.
Gwen stared at Jack in fear, it wasn’t the gun or his words that had her trembling in fear no it was the pure ice in his eyes, the pure hate that shone back at her. This Jack could shoot her without any remorse.
“Jack, forgive me, please.” Gwen begged she didn’t want to die.
Jack stared down her unmoved by her words. “It is too late for forgiveness the moment you plotted to kill Ianto. Did you think that I would let you into my bed if Ianto was gone? If Ianto had been killed then there would have been nothing to keep me on this planet, he is my heart and soul, Ianto is the reason I came back and you honestly thought that you would have been enough to keep me here, that you could take Ianto’s place in my life and my heart? You’re more foolish then I thought.” Jack snarled at her.
Gwen shook her head, her heart breaking at Jack’s cold words. “No you don’t mean that. I know I made mistakes but please remember you need me. You love me!” She cried in desperation.
Jack shook his head. “My greatest mistake was hiring you, but that is something I can make right.” Jack growled as he took aim.