Title: Secrets Inside - Part 12
Pairings: Jack/Ianto, Gwen/Owen Tosh/Paul
Spoilers: set after "Coutnrycide" and "Greeks Bearing Gifts"
Summary: Jack and Ianto are in need of help.
Disclaimer: I own none of the characters I just like to experiment from time to time.
Jack did as he was instructed. How did this guy know about Ianto’s flat? How did he know so much about him and Torchwood? He hoped that Tosh could get word to Owen to tell him where they were going.
He pulled up outside the block of flats he had visited so many times. Why hadn’t Yan gotten rid of it like he’d asked him to? If he had then maybe he could have forced the issue of where they were going and could have set a trap.
“Ok Harkness, no fast or stupid moves. Remember if I see you attempt anything or I see any of your colleagues then Jones here is the first to go!”
“What do you want from us? Why are you doing this? I don’t know you, but you seem to know a great deal about me and my friends. Where did you get your information from?”
“Listen Jack, can I call you Jack? I have my reasons and my sources, but we’ll discuss them once we’re inside. Now very slowly get out and help you lover into his flat, and if you don’t do as I say I’ll see to it that he’s your ex-lover!”
Jack had never been so scared in his life as he was now. Yes, he’d had moments in his long past but never anything like he was feeling now. He couldn’t lose Ianto, he loved him so very much. He opened the door and slowly got out, all the while looking for Owen. He spotted him parked down the street. As he opened the rear door to help Ianto, he saw Owen getting out of the car. Hoping that he could see, he shook his head to tell him not to approach.
“sshhh, don’t speak, save your energy. We’re at your flat, I’m going to help you in. We’re going to be ok!”
Owen’s phone rang, the caller ID said it was Gwen.
“Hi gorgeous, what’s happening?”
“Tosh didn’t want to tell you over the comms, but it’s confirmed that they’re going to Ianto’s. Is there any way you can get there before them?”
“Yeah, I’ll do my best. What the hell is happening? Who is this guy? What does he want with Jack and what’s this information he wants about Torchwood?”
“I don’t know, but we must do as Jack wants. I don’t know about you but I don’t want anything to happen to Jack or Ianto.”
“I know, neither do I. And don’t you dare tell anyone I just said that. You’re all like family to me.”
Gwen was surprised at that last comment. Owen didn’t show his feelings very often, but boy when he did they hit you in the face. She knew she shouldn’t but she loved him for what he’d just said. Stop it Gwen, you shouldn’t have those feelings, you’re marrying Rhys for goodness sake! Oh what the hell, maybe I do have those feelings. As Jack said what Rhys doesn’t know won’t hurt him.
“Be careful Owen, I want you back in one piece.”
“I didn’t know you cared, but thanks.”
“I meant all of you.”
Owen smiled as he closed his phone. Maybe the other night with Gwen hadn’t been a one off. He made his way to Ianto’s hoping that he arrived before Jack. Pulling up he noticed the SUV not far behind. He was about to get out, but saw Jack shake his head as he helped Ianto out. He got back in just as their captor came around the vehicle.
Tosh was watching her monitor, all the while thinking how she could get a message to Jack without Paul hearing. How could she have been so stupid? Why hadn’t she realised what was going on? She should have known, what with all the questions Paul had asked. But she thought he was just being curious. From what she’s heard he know a lot more about them than he should.
She had an idea. Maybe she could text Jack a message, but what would she say? Sorry Jack the crazy guy that has you is my boyfriend! No not a good idea. Maybe she shouldn’t say anything just yet, but she needed to warn him.
The three of them arrived at Ianto’s front door.
“I know you have a key Harkness, so open up and let’s make ourselves comfortable.”
Jack did as he was told. He helped Ianto to the sofa and laid him down. Ianto groaned.
“I’m sorry my love, I didn’t mean to hurt you anymore.”
“Cut the niceties, I’m sick of all this sweet talk. Let’s get down to our discussion. Take a seat Jack, this could be a long day.”
Jack heard Tosh whisper in his comms. “Owen is going to be outside the front door.”
Not wanting to raise this guys’ suspicions, Jack was careful how he answered “Ok, fine, let’s get started” He knew Tosh would understand the first part of that answer.
“Have you brought the information I asked for?”
“Yeah it’s in the box.” What was so important to this guy to be asking questions about Torchwood One.
“Before I say anything more, I need some answers. I want to know who you are? Why do you want this information? You answer me those and I’ll tell you anything you want to know. OK?”
“Fine, if that’s what you want, but believe me some of the information I give you Jack, you won’t like. I guarantee it.”
“At this moment nothing can surprise me and if it means I get Ianto to a hospital, then go ahead, do your worst.”
Tosh had been listening the whole time to the conversation. Was Paul going to blame her? If so what would Jack and the others think? She was frozen to her seat listening and, unfortunately, recording everything.
“Let me introduce myself. My name is Paul Archer. I believe you already know my name from your lovely Miss Sato. If she hasn’t mentioned me then I would be very surprised.”
Tosh felt her eyes begin to sting with tears. She listened for Jack’s reply.
“Tosh did mention she was seeing someone by the name of Paul. But I don’t for the life of me believe she had anything to do with all of this. I know her and I trust her.”
Tosh didn’t realise but she had been holding her breath. Suddenly she felt Gwen standing behind her. Turning to face her colleague she burst into tears.
“Hey don’t worry, it’s not your fault. Yeah, I heard everything but this guy fooled you. We’ve all been there. Jack won’t blame you so don’t go punishing yourself.”
“I’m….so….sorry….Gwen. I thought he liked me for who I am, not to get information from me about my friends. I should have realised when he began asking all those questions about where I worked and who I worked with. I promise you I never mentioned Torchwood once.”
“Come on stop crying, Jack will sort it out. They’ll be back in no time.”
Gwen hugged her friend. She also knew Jack and Owen would have heard their conversation, they still had the comms open.
Owen was on the stairwell near Ianto’s flat listening to the conversation going on back at the Hub. How could Tosh have been so stupid? Surely she must have realised what this guy was like? There he was doing it again, judging before he knew all the facts. Gwen was right, it wasn’t Tosh’s fault. This guy had a screw loose. Jack was right they all trusted one another and they never mentioned their work to anyone. Owen was now even more determined to get this crazy guy.
“Ok so you have been out with Toshiko, but there is no way she would betray us, so how did you get all this information? There are no records of us anywhere.”
“If that’s what you believe then keep right on thinking that. But I can tell you, my contact has given me lots of information on you, Mr Jones, Toshiko Sato, PC Gwen Cooper and the good Doctor Owen Harper.”
“Who is your contact, where does he work and how has he got the information?”
“Too many questions Captain, any more and I shall be forced to hurt your lover again, and we wouldn’t want that would we?”
“Ok, ok, but just tell me one thing? Where does your contact work?”
“This is the last question I am going to answer then you Jack will tell me everything I want to know. I’m not telling you his name, but he works for UNIT.”
Jack couldn’t believe he was hearing this. Everyone at UNIT went through vigorous checks when they applied to work there and they were subsequently screened every few months. He would really have to speak to Martha Jones when this was over to find out the name of this crazy guys contact.
“So what do you want to know and why?”
“You definitely don’t listen do you?” Paul got up and went over to the sofa to Ianto. He nudged him, Ianto groaned. “Wake up Jones, I want you to hear this.”
Ianto stirred and turned to face the sound of the voice. He couldn’t really focus straight but enough to see it wasn’t Jack. “What….do….you want?”
“Oh just this” Paul hit him again across the face with the butt of his gun. Ianto moaned and Jack went to get up and go to him. “Not so fast Jack, if you don’t want me to hurt him anymore then stay right where you are. Now give me the answers I want and I’ll not hurt him.”
“Ok, ok. But I need to know where you want me to start.”
“Firstly I want to know everything that happened in the battle for Canary Wharf. Secondly why were so many people’s lives destroyed?”
Although Jack hadn’t been at Canary Wharf, the Doctor had told him what had happened and he’d found the files from Yvonne Hartman when he’d taken over Torchwood Three, not long after the Doctor had told him about Rose. He’d wanted to ask more but didn’t want to upset his friend any more than he already was.
Jack was shaken out of his thoughts. “You haven’t answered my other question. Why do you want to know about Torchwood?”
“If you must know, my sister Karen worked there.”
“So get her to tell you.”
“I would if I could, but whatever happened at Canary Wharf has shattered her. I got news that she is now in a coma. She was such an outgoing girl, she had everything to live for. Her fiancé loved her. But now, since that battle she hasn’t spoken, her fiance’s left her, now this. I want answers and I want revenge. You Jack are going to suffer like I have.”
“But I wasn’t there. I don’t have first hand knowledge. Torchwood here in Cardiff was set up for the benefit of mankind not to destroy everyone.”
“I don’t care whether you were there or not, I need to have a closure in this.”
“I can only tell you what I know and the information that’s in this box.”
“That’ll do for a start. Remember I want the truth, not some made up story that you tell the rest of the world. If I think you’re lying to me, just remember you lover there.”
Jack looked across at his gorgeous Welshman and thought this is going to be a long day.
Chapter 13 iantosdreamer46.livejournal.com/10923.ht