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Title: In the pain there is healing
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?
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 28


For a brief moment Jenny was sure she felt her world stop as her warning came too late and James fired the gun, she did not want James to stain his hand with blood.


Gwen forgot how to breathe as the bullet hovered in mid air, inches from her heart.


The moment the gun fired Jack felt his heart stop, he did not want his son to have blood on his hands, certainly not Gwen’s. It was only when Ianto removed his hand from his own did Jack turn and faced his love and felt his breath hitch as he took in Ianto’s new form. Jack practically devoured the sight of Ianto with beautiful wings made of light with shimmers of gold, silver, green and blue weaved all through out the feathers; Ianto was truly the son of Gaia. Now Jack he had been with severely wing creatures before, but not a single one of them could match the eternal beauty that was Ianto Jones with wings.


Plus the pure blue eyes and the elf ears were also a real turn on. It took all of Jack’s self control for him not to tackle Ianto and have his wicked way with him, Jack really didn’t care who would be watching. ‘No, first we get James to lower his gun, then we deal with Gwen, then I make love to Ianto.’ Jack told himself firmly.


“Jack, if you wouldn’t mind removing the bullet, I don’t wish to spend all day keeping it suspended in the middle of the air.” Ianto’s power filled voice broke Jack from his thoughts.


Jack couldn’t help but shiver wondering how that voice would sound deepened with lust and passion and just how long he had to wait to find out. But, first things first, he walked over to the sobbing Gwen; he plucked the bullet out of mid air, before moving back towards Ianto.


“What just happen?” Tosh asked softly, reviled that James hands remained clean from blood for now.


Gaia looked at her son’s best friend. “Time has no hold on us, we can bend it to our will, stopping a bullet is easy work for us.”


Jenny didn’t really care as she moved closer to James. “Please James put down the gun, she isn’t worth damning your soul.” The blond pleaded with her boyfriend.


The gun never wavered in James hand as he kept it aimed at Gwen. Her tears did little to sway him from the act he so desperately wanted to due but Jenny’s pleading did.


“James, son, Jenny is right, so please put the gun down.” Jack ordered from his place at Ianto’s side.


“I can’t do that. She needs to pay. She nearly took Tad and Bell from us.” James growled.


Ianto turned to his future son. “James, we understand you anger, but you need to trust us that Gwen will be punished, but not like this son, not with you staining your hands with her blood. If you do kill Gwen then you will have to live with that for the rest of your life. Is she really worth it?” Ianto asked his son softly.


The gun in James hand shook as Jenny and his parent’s plea reached him and he knew he could not go through with it and slowly he put on the safety before lowering the gun to the ground.


Jenny didn’t wait a moment longer she crossed the Hub floor and pulled James into a hug. “Don’t you ever do something that foolish again.” She hissed into his ear.


Meeting his parent’s gaze over Jenny’s shoulder, James promised to them all, “I won’t and I am sorry.”


“We understand James; I was and still am tempted to put my own bullet through Gwen for nearly taking Ianto from me.” Jack told his son as he linked hands with Ianto.


A choking sound and the Doctor’s worried cry of “Gaia!” had them turning in time to see Gwen slowly being covered by ice and her choking on something. Gaia’s merciless gaze locked with Gwen’s pleading one.


“Mother! Stop this at once!” Ianto cried out.


“No!” Gaia declared. “This lying, little, slut, nearly cost your life my son, and while I agree that my future grandson hands should not be coated in blood, she must still pay. By our laws an attempt on the life of a Royal family member has only one punishment, death.”


Squeezing Jack’s hand briefly, Ianto released his mate’s hand and moved towards his mother. “I, Prince Ianto, here by do ask for this woman to be spared death.” He stated in a regal tone.


“What?!” Everyone but the Doctor and Brigadier roared.


As Gaia looked into her son’s eyes, her expressions soften. “Does you’re mate agree with this request?”  


Jack moved towards Ianto and linked their hands together, taking the time to smile at Ianto before addressing Gaia. “I, more than anyone here understand your rage and anger for Gwen Cooper, she nearly cost me Ianto, my soul mate and that is a crime I will never be able to forgive. She must be punished but it should not be with death, because she is not worth anyone staining their hands with blood.”


Pride filled the Doctor at Jack’s speech, the old Jack would have gladly and willingly put a bullet through Gwen’s head himself, but Jack was truly a changed man and the Doctor knew it was Ianto who helped Jack become the man he is today.


Gaia looked at the two men before her. “Then what do you suggest we do to her?” She was truly curious to know what they thought should happen to Gwen Cooper.


“Gwen, always claimed she was our humanity and went on to remind us how cold and unfeeling we all were, yet she didn’t noticed that her humanity she was so proud of was nothing but a lie she built around her, she didn’t see how her own actions deeply hurt her teammates and the man she proclaimed to love. Gwen needs to regain her humanity.” Ianto explained.


The Brigadier felt a surge of respect for this young man. “Are you sure you won’t like to come and work at UNIT, I could use an assistant like you.” Alistair offered the Welshman.


A low growl escaped Jack’s lips as he pulled Ianto into his arms. “Ianto is mine and you can’t have him.”


Ianto placed a kiss on Jack’s scowling mouth and leaned back into his lover’s arms. “I’m sorry Alistair but my place is here with Jack and Torchwood.” He told the Brigadier.


Jack smiled smugly; no one was taking his Ianto from him.


Gaia meanwhile was thinking over her son’s request. “So, you would like for me to do to Gwen what I did for Suzie, teach her true humanity.”


Jack, Tosh and Gwen’s gaze flew to Ianto at the mention of their departed teammate. It was Tosh who spoke up. “But Suzie is dead, how can you be helping her?” It hurt Tosh to think of her former lover who changed so much after she began working on the glove.


Ianto’s expression was one of compassion; he was the only one who knew of Tosh and Suzie’s romance. “We stole a little bit of Suzie out of time, just enough to save her spirit from true death and she is healing with the help of the fairies.” When Tosh gave a frighten gasp Ianto was quick to explain, “Different fairies then the ones you met, these fairies are healing ones.”


John, wasn’t blind he figure this Suzie, chick was important to his Tosh in a move that was uncharacterized of him; he wrapped Tosh in a supportive hug.


“So, you want to give Gwen to these healing fairies? Isn’t that kind of a weak punishment for all she had done?” Jenny couldn’t help but question Ianto.


A devious look over took Ianto’s face. “Oh, no, not at all. Suzie was corrupted by the glove that is why she is with the healing fairies. Gwen does not have that excuses, she let her jealousy and obsession with Jack take her down this path. No what I am suggesting is after Gwen’s services her time in a UNIT prison for selling and dealing with alien tech, I want to give her to the fairies that took Jasmine, I want her to see the horrors that a chosen one goes through at the hands of their family, the abuse they suffer, for to see how we chose a child and how much better their life is.”


Jack had to admit that was a pretty fair punishment, he turned to the Brigadier, “I agree with Ianto, what do you think, Alistair?” Jack knew that UNIT had to agree with their plan.


A thoughtful look was in Alistair wise eyes. “Miss Gwen Cooper spends six years in a UNIT prison then she is given to Gaia and her court to finish out the rest of her punishment.”


“You can’t do that! My family will not allow that to happen!” Gwen snarled, still clutching her shoulder.


The Doctor moved towards Gwen. “Oh they can and I support Mister Jones idea. You have no power little girl, not any more just be grateful that you didn’t get a taste of my wrath.” The Doctor growled out in a warning, he has taken and brought to them to their knees much more powerful beings then a jealous little girl.


“Aww, don’t tell me I missed my chance at Gwen bashing.” Owen voice drifted into the Hub. He blinked as he got a good look at Ianto, “I always said you were a fairy.”


Ianto shook his head he knew he was in for a lot of teasing in the future from Owen.


Bell said nothing just marched across the Hub floor until she was standing with the Doctor and Gwen, she reared back and delivered a slap that echoed all through out the Hub. Bell then grabbed Gwen by the hair and pulled her head back. “If you ever threaten my family again, I will chop you up into tiny pieces and personally fed you to Myfanwy.” Bell snarled out.


James gulped as Bell released Gwen and turned and marched over to him. “Oww, sis, that is my ear!” James cried as Bell latched onto his ear and pulled hard.


“I don’t care! I understand what you are feeling but killing anyone is not the way. Just promise next time you will think before acting.” Bell pleaded with her brother.


James nodded slowly. “I’m sorry Bell, it won’t happen again.” He promised.



It was sombre in the Hub as the Torchwood team, Martha and Rhys watched Gwen be taken away with UNIT.


Donna stood beside Rhys, her hand in his offering him what little bit of comfort she could. Rhys was grateful to whoever brought Donna into his life.


As everyone retired to the conference room Ianto headed towards the kitchen, he was not about to trust anyone to work his coffee machine but him. Plus given the fact he was still in his fairy form he wanted to escape Owen’s teasing and Jack’s leer, well he wanted to escape Jack’s leer until they were alone. He knew that Jack was at the end of his rope and going into the conference room right now was risking Jack jumping him in front of his mother.


“Damn, my past self is going to kill me but I can never resist you in any form.” That was the only warning Ianto got before an older version of Jack pulled him into his arms and kissed within an inch of his life.




( 8 comments — Leave a comment )
Aug. 19th, 2011 10:03 pm (UTC)
interesting chapter, Gwen finally getting what she deserved and the true origin of winged -ianto :) But could Future-jack cause trouble? i wnat to know soon :)
Aug. 20th, 2011 01:09 am (UTC)
Gwen did indeed finally get what she deserved. I love winged Ianto and from how my Jack muse is acting so does he. Future Jack isn't there to cause trouble, he just can't resist Ianto. Next chapter is half way done.
Aug. 19th, 2011 11:07 pm (UTC)
Thank God Ianto stopped the bullet so James didn't have to live with killing Gwen. Definitely not worth the price. I somehow don't think I'd be teasing Ianto in front of Gaia. Her wrath would also not be worth the price.
Aug. 20th, 2011 01:10 am (UTC)
I could never let James kill Gwen she is not worth the guilt. Owen will learn not to tease Gaia's son.
Aug. 20th, 2011 01:39 am (UTC)
love the update
Aug. 24th, 2011 04:50 pm (UTC)
Thank you I'm glad you did :D
Aug. 22nd, 2011 12:01 pm (UTC)
happy dance after almost a week without internet i come back to gwen getting a well derserved smack- life is good.
Aug. 24th, 2011 04:51 pm (UTC)
*Does happy dance with you*. I'm glad you enjoyed the Gwen smack, Bell was not to be denied her shot at Gwen.
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