June 16th, 2011

SECRETS INSIDE - Chapter 18



Title:  Secrets Inside - Part 18
Author:  Iantosdreamer46
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.

Masterlist iantosdreamer46.livejournal.com/3003.html

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.

 

 tbc

Secrets Inside - Chapter 19 iantosdreamer46.livejournal.com/16815.html

 


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SECRETS INSIDE - Chapter 19


Title:  Secrets Inside - Part 19
Author:  Iantosdreamer46
Pairings:  Jack/Ianto, Gwen/Owen Tosh/Paul
Spoilers:  set after "Coutnrycide" and "Greeks Bearing Gifts"
Summary: Tosh and Ianto tell their visitors what's going to happen to them.
Disclaimer:  I own none of the characters I just like to experiment from time to time.

Masterlist iantosdreamer46.livejournal.com/3003.html

A/N  Apologies for anyone getting this numerous times.

Jack went to get their visitors. The rest of the team were waiting in the conference room. As they entered all eyes were on Sims and Archer. Tosh was smiling and Ianto was stood behind her with his hands on her shoulders.

Seeing Tosh and Ianto, Archer stopped in the doorway. Jack pushed him forward. “Come on then, we haven’t got all day. Don’t you want to know what we’ve decided?”

“But I thought you were taking me to see Karen? You said you’d let me see her one last time.”

“I said if I liked what I heard, and Paul I’m sorry I didn’t like what I heard. You’ve insulted Tosh and by doing that you’ve insulted the whole team. You’ve injured Ianto, therefore you’ve put the whole team in jeopardy. So no, you don’t get to see you precious sister.”

“What....what about me? I was only doing what he wanted me to do. I love my job and I love working for Doctor Jones.”

All the while Martha had been standing outside the door, slowly she pushed it open. Jack saw her and nodded. Sims had his back to the door, but on hearing movement behind him he turned, only to come face to face with his supervisor.

“Good afternoon Stuart, so glad I could be here to witness this sickening speech from you. You were a trusted member of my team, you arrived to me highly recommended, and this is how you treat your position. You knew when you began working at UNIT that anything that went on was done in the strictest of confidence. Then I find not only do you betray our trust in you, you betray my friends here at Torchwood. All for what? The satisfaction of hurting someone, maybe even killing them?” She waited for an answer and when he remained silent she asked “for what Mr Sims, what was your payment? How much were you being paid for this confidential information?”

“Nothing” he whispered.

“What, couldn’t quite hear that.”

“Nothing, I didn’t get any payment what so ever. You satisfied?”

Martha laughed, “so you risked your career, which, let me tell you, is no longer with UNIT.”

“But....but what am I supposed to do now then?”

“That’s your problem, you should have thought about that in the beginning.”

Sims looked at Archer, then at Martha who went and stood near Jack. Jack put his arm around her.

“Ok Ianto, Tosh, the rest is down to you. We’ll let you explain to these two what is going to happen to them.”

Ianto was the first to speak. “Neither of you are going to be leaving here. As you have already witnessed we have comfortable rooms downstairs. Maybe our clientele leaves a bit to be desired, but hey, what’s a friendly weevil by the name of Janet going to do to you? If you don’t make too much noise then she won’t bother you.”

Tosh continued “if, and only if you can prove that you will behave yourself then once in a while we’ll let you out. We may even decide that you can spend some time above ground. But gent’s that all depends on your behaviour. Ianto and I have been given the problem of taking care of you whilst you spend the rest of your lives here.”

Ianto took up the dialogue “if anything should happen to us, say in six months time that causes us harm, and we can trace it back to any of your friends or family, then we will take great pleasure in feeding you to Mfanwy, and before you ask she’s our resident pterodactyl.”

Jack was grinning to himself and had to turn away from the two men. The looks on their faces was pure terror. “Right Yan, Tosh is that everything covered?”

“But....but”

“But what Mr Archer?”

“What if you are killed and no-one knows about us down in the cells, what’s going to happen to us? How will we survive?”

“Oh don’t worry, if anything does happen like that, just remember it will be me looking after you both. Remember one of the things you found out about me was that I can’t die – well not permanently anyway.”

Archer and Sims looked from Jack to Martha then to Tosh and Ianto who hadn’t moved through all of this and both nodded their heads.

“Ok kids that’s settled, Owen escort these two to the cells. Ianto, Tosh they must be hungry and thirsty go fix them their suppers. After all they’ll have to get used to our food won’t they?”

Owen delighted in pushing them back down to be with Janet, whilst the rest went and fixed their suppers, but with an extra added ingredient.

“Ok, we said that we’d use enough Retcon to make them both forget Canary Wharf, what do you want us to do with them whilst they’re sleeping?” asked Ianto.

“I’ll take Sims back with me to London, I’ve got his address on file, so I’ll take him home. You can do what you want with Archer.”

“Didn’t he say he lived in London too? Well Owen and I will take him back there, we can leave him on his doorstep making it look as though he’d been mugged. How does that sound?”

“Great Tosh, you’ve thought of everything haven’t you?”

“I’ll help the pair of you, then maybe we could make a night of it, have a few drinks, maybe get drunk and relax for once in a while.”

“Sounds fantastic Gwen, couldn’t have thought of anything better myself.” They were leaving the kitchen when Jack called Gwen back, “do me a favour, I know there’s something going on between you and Owen.”

She looked shocked “I’m sorry....”

“I don’t want to hear sorry, I won’t say I don’t care because I do. Just do two things for me please.”

“Anything Jack.”

“Firstly don’t hurt Rhys, he’s a good man and secondly look after Tosh for me tonight please. Make sure she’s not on her own.”

“Sure Jack” and she hugged him.

Once they were all together again, Archer and Sims were eating their supper, they sorted out how long to leave them before they took them home.

~~~~~*~~~~~

Later that afternoon, Martha had Sims in her car and Owen, Gwen and Tosh had Archer in the SUV both sleeping like babies, Jack and Ianto bid them farewell and to have a safe journey.

Watching the vehicles drive off, Jack turned to Ianto “come on sweetheart, I think it’s time we went to bed.”

 

tbc


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