Rating: R, adult themes, occasional language,
Pairings/Characters: Jack/Ianto, Gwen/Rhys, Tosh/Owen, The Doctor, John Hart
Spoilers: None that I know of
Summary: Ianto has to rescue Jack with help from an old friend.
Disclaimer: I own none of the characters, they belong to RTD and the BBC. I am just experimenting with them....
Written for the longliveianto bingo: Time Travel - 1375 words
Ianto woke with a thumping headache, he reached over to Jack but he wasn’t there. “Jack you in the bathroom? If you are, bring me a couple of aspirin please.”
No answer. Maybe he was making the coffee? Ianto couldn’t understand why he’d got a headache. He very rarely suffered with them. The only other time had been when they’d had all that trouble with John Hart and Gray. No! It couldn’t be, could it? Ianto was worried now.
He phoned Gwen.
“Ianto, what’s with the early morning call? I thought you and Jack were off today?”
“Yeah, so did I, but he’s disappeared. He’s not with you is he?”
“No, sorry, haven’t seen him since yesterday. Don’t worry, he’s probably just gone for Danish.”
“Yeah, you’re right, thanks Gwen. See you tomorrow.”
“No problem Ianto, bye.”
Stop worrying Ianto, Jack’ll be back in a minute. He was making his way to the bathroom when his phone bleeped with a text message. Thinking it was from Jack he raced back to the bedroom and flipped it open. His breath caught in his throat. No, it couldn’t be, not again. He read it morning eye candy! Are you lonely without Jack? Well get used to it, he’s mine again!”
Ianto re-read it, not believing it. He had to find a way to get Jack back. The rest of them would know. He phoned Gwen back and told her what had happened, then he phoned Tosh, knowing Owen would be there, and told her what had happened. He asked them to meet him at the Hub and someway they would figure how to get Jack back.
They had been sat discussing different ways for over an hour when Tosh’s monitor began bleeping and flashing the ALERT signal. She went to check what had come through when a video message popped up.
“Well if it isn’t the cute Toshiko, how are we today? Well, let’s not waste time with idle chit chat, where’s eye candy?”
“I’m here, what in Hells name are you doing? Where are you and where’s Jack?”
“Questions, questions. So many questions. Jack’s with me safe and sound, now you didn’t think I’d hurt him did you? No, how could I hurt my lover?”
“What do you mean you bastard?”
“Oh fighting talk eye candy. Now listen carefully, I don’t want to have to repeat myself. Jack’s back with me. He’s going to stay here, he’s decided that I am the better lover and doesn’t want you anymore.”
“Let me talk to him, please.”
“Oh not so fast, he’s a bit indisposed at the moment, positively tied up and can’t get to the phone.”
“Hart you get him back here now and we can sort this out.”
“Don’t think so eye candy. He’s made up his mind. Oh must go, my lover awaits. Bye!”
“Hart, NO! Jack, Jack!” He couldn’t contain his anguish any longer. He broke down, sobs wracked his body. Tosh went and put her arms around him.
“What….what am I going to do without Jack?”
“Hey come on Ianto, we’ll get him back one way or another.”
Owen was making his way up to Jack’s office to look for clues, anything to get him back, when a familiar sound reverberated through the Hub.
“How does he know when Jack’s in trouble?”
“I don’t care as long as he can help us.”
Ianto raced up to Jack’s office just as the Doctor was exiting the TARDIS. “Doctor, please, Jack’s in trouble and I need your help.”
“I know, Jack was able to get a message to me as he was being taken.”
“Years ago I tweaked his wrist manipulator and he just has to press a couple of buttons and it lets me know he needs help. As I know how much you both mean to one another, I thought you’d like to come with me to get him.”
Ianto didn’t hesitate, he was in the TARDIS before the rest of them could blink.
“Come on then, where are we going?”
The others were shocked when the Dr said “as far as I can tell, Hart’s taken him back, or should I say forward to the 51st Century, to when they were together.”
Tosh saw the look on Ianto’s face, “don’t worry, Ianto, you’ll get him back, he loves you.”
“Thanks Tosh, we’ll see you soon.”
The familiar sound of the TARDIS dematerialising told them Jack would be with them again soon.
The Dr and Ianto stepped out of the TARDIS hoping they were in the right place. The Dr had taken rough co-ordinates from Jack’s signal. Making their way along a corridor they listened out for any movement or sound.
At the end of the corridor was a door. Ianto ran the last 200 yards and peered through the window. Handcuffed to the bed was Jack.
“Doctor, he’s in here on the bed.”
“Oh please, what’s he doing waiting for you?”
“No, really, he’s handcuffed.”
“I don’t want to know what you two get up to in your bedroom thank you.”
“No, Doctor, you’re not listening. Hart’s got him restrained.”
They listened for movement in the room and down the corridor. Nothing. They pushed the door open, Ianto went straight to Jack and kissed him.
“I missed you this morning cariad. I had something for you.”
“mmmm, can’t wait to get home for you to show me.”
“Erm….there are others present here you know!”
“Hi Doctor, thanks for bringing Yan with you, I missed him.” Ianto bent down and kissed him again.
“Please, can that wait till we get you both home?”
A sudden banging of the door alerted them all to another presence in the room.
“Well, well, well, if it isn’t eye candy and his little friend. Oh have you come to rescue Jack? I don’t think so! Like I told you, Jack wants to be with me.”
Ianto held on to Jack’s hand and squeezed it as he bent down and kissed him passionately.
“Oh what have we here? A final kiss goodbye?”
“No, it’s a kiss that says I love him and he loves me.”
Ianto went to try to undo the handcuffs, but as he turned his back on Hart, he shot him. Ianto fell to the floor, blood pouring from his back.
“IANTO!” screamed Jack.
“Oh very touching. Now you’ll have to stay here with me. I’ll look after you.”
Both Jack and the Doctor realised that Hart had forgotten the Doctor was in the room, he was so focused on Jack he didn’t see him grab the chair and smash him over the head. Hart fell to the floor – out cold. The Dr went to Jack and undid the handcuffs. Jack raced over to Ianto and cradled him and rocked him until he came back.
“Sssshhh my love, don’t speak.” He leant down and kissed him.
“Oh please, can’t you two ever wait?”
They looked at each other and laughed. Hart began to stir, but before he came fully round, Jack and the Dr had got him handcuffed to the bed.
“Nnngh, what the hell?”
“Oh dear, have I disappointed you?”
“But, but I shot you!”
“Have you forgotten, I’m like Jack now.” Ianto grinned and went and put his arm around Jack’s waist.
“Aaargh! I’ll get you back Jack, one day. You’ll realise you can’t live without me.”
“No Hart, that’s where you’re wrong. I can live without you. You see, I live with Ianto. We have our own house and where we were just a bit of fun, Ianto and I love each other. We’ve told you before to leave us alone, now I’m going to make sure you do.”
Jack opened his wrist strap, pressed a few buttons and Hart began to disappear.
“NO! Jack, please, anything but….”
They didn’t hear what Hart said because he’d gone.
Ianto put his arms around Jack and kissed him again.
“Ok boys, enough. I’d better get you home. Then you can show each other how much you were missed.”
Pulling apart they looked at each other then at the Dr, “Thanks Doctor, I don’t know what we would have done without you.”
“Hey anytime. Now, let’s get you home.