Fandom’s: Torchwood/Merlin/Doctor Who
Pairings/Characters: Arthur/Merlin, Jack/Ianto, Doctor/Morgana, Martha, John/Tosh, Rhys/Gwen, Owen/Gwen, Morgana/Lisa, Andy, Kathy, hints of John/Ianto, some Andy/Ianto/Morgana, some Mary/Tosh, past Suzie/Tosh, past Ianto/Ferya and past Morgana/Gwen/Lancelot
Summary: For so long he has waited for his other half to be reborn, Ianto just never counted on Arthur to be reborn as a cocky, immortal captain.
Spoilers: All of Torchwood S1
Disclaimer: I do not own any of these shows
Jack had a brilliant idea to turn their lunch into an indoor picnic. As Ianto watched Jack spread out a blanket on his living room floor Ianto remembered the picnics he shared with Arthur.
“So does this count as our first date?” Ianto asked. He would admit that he rather liked the idea of a romantic picnic as their first date.
Jack beamed at Ianto, “Yep and dinner tomorrow night as our second date.” He had everything planned down to a tee and Tosh promised to keep an eye on a Rift and call in Owen and Gwen first if anything big came through. ‘I need to give Tosh a big raise, maybe even treat her to a weekend at the spa. Yeah I’ll do that,’ Jack declared.
Ianto was touched and filled with happiness at the planning and effort that Jack was putting into this. ‘Maybe, Gwen hasn’t gotten her claws into him as deep as I feared.’
As if reading Ianto’s mind Jack climbed to his feet and cupped Ianto’s face with his hands and looked deeply into those blue eyes he was beginning to love so much. “Ianto, I may be a flirt but when it comes to someone I am serious about then I commit to them alone, and Ianto I am very serious about you and only you.” Not once did Jack break eye contact with Ianto.
A smile graced Ianto’s face before he leaned in and closed the distance between them and kissed Jack gently on the lips and admitted softly, “I am serious about you, too.”
The smile that graced Jack’s face could have lit Cardiff for months and Ianto vowed at that moment he would do everything in his power to keep Jack smiling like that.
“What’s got you thinking so hard, gorgeous?” Jack couldn’t help but pout when he noticed he was no longer the sole focus of Ianto’s attention.
Leaning forward Ianto brushed the lightest of kisses across Jack’s pouting lips. “I was just thinking about how I would do anything to keep you smiling like that,” he admitted softly.
A softer smile replaced the pout on Jack’s lips as he answered Ianto truthfully, “To keep me happy all I need is you by my side.”
Ianto could not stop himself from pulling Jack into a much deeper kiss letting the other immortal gain a taste of the love he held for him. Jack’s arms came up to wrap around Ianto and he returned the kiss with as much passion as Ianto was offering him. Lunch was left forgotten as the two men explored the passion burning between them.
After dragging Rhys to a much more private spot Morgana listened with growing horror as Rhys explained about Gwen’s change and asked the burning question on her mind, “Has she given you any hint for you to think that she’s really Morgause?” She dreaded to hear the answer.
Rhys shook his head. “I do not believe so. All I know is she does have a connection to the darker magic arts, a connection she didn’t have before, and that she does seek to separate Arthur and Merlin.”
Morgana’s eyes flashed amber, “She can try but she will fail,” she vowed.
Even though her anger wasn’t directed at him Rhys couldn’t help but shiver at the rage pouring off of Morgana. She was truly a force to be reckoned with.
“Ianto fears that Gwen’s in love with Jack and may make a play to capture his heart, do you think that’s the case?” Morgana figured that Rhys would know Gwen the most.
Rhys shook his head sadly. “Gwen will never be a one person woman; she likes her freedom a little too much. She wants a faithful husband at home, she wants her dirty little secret affairs and she wants her fantasy come true. And that is what Jack is to her, the fantasy hero she wants, she doesn’t love him and that will become clear once she sees the man behind the mask, she loves the fantasy not the hero. Ianto has nothing to fear, my king’s soul and heart will always belong to his wizard.”
Morgana felt her heart go out to the man before her. It was clear that Rhys truly did love Gwen and was faithful to her; something that could not be said about Gwen. The more Morgana learned about Gwen the more she didn’t trust that woman. “All we can do is keep a close eye on Gwen and protect Jack and Ianto as best as we can.” A determined glint entered her eyes as she stared at Rhys, “”How would you like to meet the Great Dragon?” She asked; if anyone could shed light on whom Gwen was, it would be him.
Rhys could only stare in shock at her. “It would be my honour.” No knight had ever gotten the chance to meet the Great Dragon.
Tosh shifted uncomfortably in her chair as a tension filled the air. Gwen had not been happy when she learned that Jack had begun to spend his free time with Ianto.
“Tosh, why don’t you go get us some lunch?” Owen suggested surprisingly softly to the nervous tech genius.
Tosh glanced between Owen and Gwen and sent Owen a grateful smile. “Sure, I’ll be back as soon as possible,” Tosh said as she quickly gathered her things up, grateful for the chance to get away from Gwen.
“Empty Hub… my desk or yours?” Gwen purred reaching out to touch Owen, only for the gruff doctor to move away from her grasp. “So now you’ve gained morals?” she sneered at Owen.
Owen’s emotions were hidden by a rather impressive mask. “I’d rather my bed partners come willingly to my bed and not forced to by the dark soul that inhabits their body. Whatever you and Morgause are planning will not work. Nothing can break the bond of love between Arthur and Merlin.”
A dark and ugly look twisted Gwen’s features. “How long have you known?” she demanded, her eyes flashing gold.
Owen raised an eyebrow. “I could sense the darkness upon this woman’s body a few days after she began working here. How did you gain control of her body, Modred?” Owen asked while crossing his arms.
A malicious smile appeared on Gwen’s face. “Well done Gaius, I should have known you would figure out who I am first. Gwen Cooper signed her own fate when she willingly allowed me to gain control of her body all in the hopes of ending up in Jack’s bed. So blinded by her lust she willingly accepted my help, a lust spell placed upon Jack to lure him away from Ianto and into Gwen’s bed and all it cost her was her freedom.”
“So you took advantage of her delusions to gain control of her body, but for what purpose?” Owen could not see what Gwen had could lure Jack away from Ianto.
“You’re a fool Gaius, just like Jack is. Both of you so easily led by the promise of a quick lay that Jack didn’t even see that his soul mate was working for him. Flash a set of doe eyes and shower him in hero worship and Jack was putty in my hands and their child that the Great Dragon spoke about will never be born because Arthur will never awaken for he is too blind to what is before him,” she snarled at him.
Owen merely raised an eyebrow at her. “Arthur’s love for Merlin was unstoppable and despite what you have tried Jack is with Ianto, he’s already fallen for Ianto and it will only grow all the more deeper the more time they spend together. You will fail Modred.”
An evil laugh escaped Gwen’s lips. “But what if they were tempted by those who still hold a claim to their hearts? Like an Arthur reincarnation so cruelly ripped away from Ianto not to fate but because of man’s war? Or the Time Lord that holds the keys to the truth about Jack’s immortality? Would their relationships survive such tests?” Gwen asked with a smirk on her face.
“Soul mates will always find their way to one another. Arthur and Merlin have always found their way to one another time and time again and they will do until they finally rest in Avalon. Your plans will fail. And when they do you will release the body you have imprisoned,” Owen informed her, trying not to let the tiny bit of fear he felt to gain hold of his heart.
Gwen smiled coldly at Owen. “We shall see, old man, who the victors are when this is all over.”
“It’s been a long time since I made out like that.” Jack admitted softly to Ianto as he cuddled closer to his Welshman, a pout gracing his face as clothing got in his way.
Ianto chuckled as he ran his hand up and down Jack’s back in a soothing manner. “Feel free to make out with me anytime like that you want. And when the time is right we will take our relationship to the more physical level. I just don’t want to take the chance at ruining something special because we couldn’t keep it in our pants.”
Jack shifted till he was straddling Ianto’s lap. “And we won’t. When we make love for the first time it will be special because we took the time to lay the ground work for a real relationship.” He sealed his words with a kiss, knowing that he will have to tell Ianto about the Doctor and why he will have to go with him, but he would return, not for Torchwood or saving the world but for Ianto Jones.
Estelle hummed a song under her breath as she took her usual walk through the woods hoping to catch sight of those creatures so long gone from man’s world.
“Mother of Avalon born, we must speak with you.” The trees seemed to echo with a thousands voices all around Estelle.
“Who is there? And how do you know who I am?” Estelle demanded to know; very few knew who she was. To her utter delight and surprise three fairies shot out of the trees.
“Danger is coming. The children of Avalon are no longer safe. The dark ones move in the shadows and seek to release what moves in the darkness to devour the immortal souls of the King and his beloved warlock,” the fairies warned.
Estelle felt fear grip her heart for Ianto and Jack. “Who is after them?” she asked.
“They were once known as Morgause and Modred but now they wear new faces that were blinded by love and lust and they fell into the dark ones’ trap.”
“What must I do?” Estelle would see no harm come to those she cared about.
“Speak to Lady Morgana, she must be warned for Morgause’s host carries a connection to her Lancelot. She will also be able to get a message to the Great Dragon. Something dangerous is coming, something that threatens all and should the need arise we will take those of born of Avalon home,” the fairies warned before darting off.
“I will give Morgana your message!” Estelle called after them with fear gripping her heart. Anything that made the Mara worried was indeed a threat to all.
Brigadier Alistair Lethbridge-Stewart was not at all surprised when he got the phone call from Morgana informing him of her visit, or the fact that she was bringing the Knight Leon… or Rhys as he was now known as. He had figured Morgause and Modred would soon be making their move but he feared that something even worse was coming as the faint sound of drums echoed everywhere.