Title: Secrets Inside - Part 18
Pairings: Jack/Ianto, Gwen/Owen Tosh/Paul
Spoilers: set after "Coutnrycide" and "Greeks Bearing Gifts"
Summary: Jack enlists Martha's help to sort things out.
Disclaimer: I own none of the characters I just like to experiment from time to time.
A/N Apologies for anyone getting this numerous times.
Jack led them to the conference room, he’d decided that the interrogation room was not the right place, not this time. He put a reassuring arm around Ianto’s waist and leaned in to kiss his neck.
“We’re going to get some answers Yan, I promise you this.”
Archer and Sims were led into the conference room to find Tosh waiting for them.
“What the hell’s she doing here?”
“Oh Mr Archer, that wasn’t very nice considering I’ve shared your bed and know you intimately.” Tosh turned her back on the two men and looked at Jack and Ianto, winked and smiled.
Jack tried not to smile but winked at Tosh in return.
“Oh dear Paul you seem to be blushing, has our Miss Sato here embarrassed you?”
“What....erm....no. I don’t know what you’re on about. Look, what do you want from me....from us?” He looked at Sims.
“Well for a start, why Torchwood? What have we ever done to you? Secondly why pick on Ianto and Tosh. Neither had anything to do with Torchwood One. If that’s your reason, and you’re telling me the truth about your sister Karen, we and I mean we because we come as a team, have got no arguments with either of you.”
“YES....yes, I’m telling you the truth. Karen did work at Torchwood One and now she’s....she’s dying. I wanted to get back at you for what you did to her. You Harkness ruined her life and our parents lives.”
“Now wait a minute, firstly I was not at Canary Whart, I do not know what happened there first hand and secondly I do not know your sister.” Jack felt Ianto stiffen in his embrace.
“You alright my love?”
“Yes Jack, I’ll be fine, just don’t let go.”
“I’m not planning to.” He leant over and kissed Ianto’s forehead.
“Ok, so you think it was Torchwood One who caused your sisters illness?”
“Of course it was, she was working for you. I have to blame someone, ‘cause she didn’t become a shell all by herself. And the information Stuart has given me, proves that you knew exactly what was going on there.”
“Hey I only told you what I found out at UNIT, so don’t blame me for anything, I only got what I was asked to get.”
“Can’t either of you get it through you thick skull’s I DID NOT WORK AT TORCHWOOD ONE.” Jack had tried not to get angry for Tosh and Ianto’s sake but these two were just not listening.
“So Sims what else have you got to say for yourself?”
“I’m....I’m sorry, I didn’t mean for anyone to get hurt. I was just doing my job to get the information, I had certain clearance and as they say the rest is history.”
Jack went round the desk and pulled Sims up by his collar. He pushed him back towards the wall and the force was so strong it lifted Sims off his feet.
Sims looked at Jack and grinned. “Not so calm now are you Harkness? You’ve just proved me right.” Sims looked over to Archer, “I told you he was dangerous.”
Jack let him go and Sims dropped to the floor.
Ianto came around the table and put his arms around his lover. “Hey cariad, come on they’re not worth it.” He kissed Jack tenderly and led him back to the table.
Sitting down Jack watched as Sims got up and joined them at the table.
Tosh looked out of the window into the hub and shook her head. She’d seen Gwen, Owen and Martha about to join them in the conference room. They stopped and Tosh smiled at them.
“Ok people, you listen and you listen good. I did not work for Torchwood One, I know nothing about what happened until my friend the Doctor told me some of it, and I read the rest in the files from the Archives here. I do not know what happened to your sister and I don’t know anyone who does.”
“What about Jones here, didn’t he work at Canary Wharf?”
Ianto stiffened, Jack felt his hand tighten around his own. He looked at his gorgeous lover, this was the last thing he needed.
“I....I did work for them, but wasn’t there long. My girlfriend Lisa was upgraded to part cyberwoman, I made the mistake of bringing her here. But that’s all in the past, my life is here with Torchwood Three and....and Jack.”
He squeezed Jack’s hand and smiled at him. Both Sims and Archer looked on.
Jack smiled at Ianto “Ok guys you have explained your actions, now I’m going to explain to you what’s gonna happen next. You’ve put all our lives in danger especially Tosh and Ianto here. I’m going to leave it up to them to decide what is going to be your punishment.”
“But you said I could see my sister, you promised.”
“You’ll get to see her, only when my two friends have decided what to do with you.” Jack went to the door, “Owen can you come and escort our friends here back down to keep Janet company, just whilst Tosh, Ianto and I decide what to do with them.”
Owen grinned, “with pleasure. Erm, do you want them in with Janet or in separate cells?”
“Oh as much as we’d love Janet to have them, I think that would be too simple. No put them in separate cells.”
Laughing, Owen escorted them away.
“Right Tosh, Yan, what would you like to do to our friends? I’ll go along with anything you decide.”
Tosh and Ianto looked at one another, they had discussed earlier what they thought would be benefiting to the crime and Tosh nodded to Ianto to explain.
“As much as we’d love to, we can’t harm them, for starters they are not worth it. We’d just be pulling ourselves down to their level and that’s not what or who we are. Tosh and I have thought long and hard about this and....well the only way is to Retcon them. Send them back far enough so they won’t remember Canary Wharf. As to Archers sister, you could always have a letter printed on the hospital’s headed paper telling Archer and his family that she didn’t survive the accident. He’s not going to be any the wiser and by all accounts their parents live in a different town. That way they could have a funeral for her. What we need to find out is how Karen is, has she come out of the coma she’s supposed to be in? The one way we can do that is Tosh can call them pretending....sorry Tosh....to be Archer’s girlfriend and find out how Karen is. That way none of us would have to go to the hospital.”
“And you agree with this Tosh?”
“Yes Jack, I’ve done a lot of thinking, and I realise I was stupid in letting him get so close to me so quickly. So....”
“Hey, we’ve all done stupid things in the name of love so don’t beat yourself up about it.”
She smiled and Jack went to hug her, she burst into tears. “I’m sorry Jack for all the hurt....”
“Sssshhh, it’s over, you’re ok, Ianto’s ok, we’ll be fine. I agree with you that we can’t harm them and I was hoping you’d agree to Retcon. That’s the safest. If we put them in prison, they’re gonna talk to others and questions, we don’t need, are going to be asked. You have both thought carefully I can see that and I agree with your decision, even though I’d like to do some serious damage to their faces. I won’t stoop so low.”
Tosh and Ianto went to Jack and hugged him.
“Right we need to get all our information correct, we don’t want this to come back and bite our arses. Tosh you find as much information about Karen Archer, and let’s see how her health really is, then we’ll know what to do.”
“Fine Jack, no problem, I’ll get on to it right away.”
“What do you want me to do cariad?”
“You, my love can go down to our room and rest, you’re still not a hundred percent. Your ribs are going to take time and I don’t want you hurting anymore.”
“But Jack I’m....”
“No buts Ianto, unless I’m holding onto yours. I want you to rest, I’ll come and get you when we’ve found all we need to know. Archer and Sims are going to forget all about this I promise you. We’ll never hear from them again.” He went over to his young lover and kissed him passionately but hugged him gently, not wanting to hurt him anymore. Tosh seeing the love between the two men, left the conference room quietly to get on with her task.
An hour later she had all the information she needed and Jack called a conference.
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