October 5th, 2011

MUSIC IS THE BEST MEDICINE....10/?

Title  Music is the best Medicine....10/?
Author  iantosdreamer46
Rating  NC-17 overall, adult concepts, occasional language, m/m
Characters  Jack, Ianto, Gwen, Rhys, Owen, Tosh, John Hart, Lisa, Adam
Spoilers  None this is totally Alternate Universe
Summary  Jack is the Station Manager at Cardiff Royal Infirmary's Hospital Radio.  He helps a young man to get well and introduces him to life at the radio.
Disclaimer  I own none of the characters they belong to the BBC and RTD.  I just like to experiment with them sometimes.
Words 1,904

A/N  This is completely AU and is all thanks to zazajb for chanllenging me to have a go.  Apologies for any bad geography of Cardiff and Wales.  I was never any good at the subject when I was at school.

A/N2  Apologies for anyone who is getting this more than once as it's cross posted.

Masterlist  http://iantosdreamer46.livejournal.com/3003.html


 Jack spent the next two days sorting out his spare room, knowing that a certain Welshman would soon be taking up residence there.  He was also hoping that instead of being in the spare room he would be in his, in bed with him.  What had Ianto said?  He was scared he would disappoint him?  No Ianto you won’t, I’ll be there for you, I’ll show you how much I love you.

Jack looked at his watch, he didn’t want to be late visiting his gorgeous young man.  He wanted to spend as much time as he could with him.  He’d decided to buy him a present and opening the box he smiled at the object sat on the purple velvet cloth.  He would present it to Ianto just before they went to the Physiotherapy unit.  Closing the box Jack placed it on the bedside table.  For tonight it was going to be the last thing he saw as he closed his eyes and the first thing he saw when he woke up the following morning.  It would be a reminder how much he wanted Ianto Jones.

Looking at his watch again he realised if he didn’t get a move on he’d lose time seeing his gorgeous man.  He quickly changed and headed to the hospital.

~~~~~*~~~~~
Ianto had been restless the last couple of days.  Only being able to see Jack at visiting hours wasn’t helping.  His leg was hurting and he was getting angry with himself for not being able to do anything without help.

I wish I’d never done this.  I was stupid.  I shouldn’t have let her get to me.  Stop it Yan he still smiled when he said that, If you hadn’t have had the accident you wouldn’t have met Jack and you wouldn’t be in this position of loving someone wonderful.
He looked at the clock, Jack would be arriving in 20 minutes, he had to sort himself out.

As usual Jack bounded into the ward with that smile on his face that melted Ianto’s heart.  He knew also that all the nurses thought Jack was hot and were a little jealous of Ianto for being with him.  But they’d all wished them luck.

“Yan, how are you this evening?”

“You only saw me, what, 3 hours ago, you know how I am.”

“I know but....”

“But nothing Jack, kiss me I’ve missed you.”

“Now who’s being silly?” and he bent to kiss him.  “I’ve got something for you, but you’re going to have to wait until tomorrow.  It’ll help with your physio.”

“Oh come on Jack you can’t leave it at that.”  He grabbed his hand and pulled him closer.

“Nope, you’re not having it till tomorrow.”  They laughed.

“You’re a spoil sport Jack Harkness.”  Ianto saw something pass across Jack’s face.  “Jack what’s wrong?  What have I done?”

“Yan my love, you have done nothing wrong.  Something happened on Friday as I left the Hospital.  I wasn’t going to tell you but you need to be aware....”

“Well if it’s something you’ve done then surely it’s not important.”

“No, it’s not me, it’s....”

“Hart!”

“Yeah, but how did you....”

“I had a visit from him on Friday whilst you were down at the station.  I wasn’t going to say anything, but now you’ve mentioned him I’ll tell you.”

“What has he done?”

“Nothing really.  After you left me on Friday he appeared at my bedside.  He said he was collecting requests.  He didn’t introduce himself at first.  Anyway he gave me the information about the radio and when I asked him his name he told me.  I thought no more of it because I remember you saying he worked for the radio.  I thought Friday was his night.  Please don’t be mad with me Jack, I just thought he was doing his job.”

Jack held both Ianto’s hands and stroked his thumbs across the backs of them.  He looked into the blue eyes, “I can’t be sure my love but I think he tried to run me down with his car as I left here on Friday.  When I left you the first time I thought I’d seen him, but then I thought I was imagining it.  Then when I went home I was going to my car and this car came hurtling towards me.”  Ianto’s grip tightened on Jack.  “Anyway I managed to get out of the way, but when I looked at the car I thought I recognised it.  Now after what you’ve told me I’m certain it was him.”

“Have you spoken to him?”

“Yeah and he denied it.  Unfortunately I can’t prove it, so, at present I can’t do anything about it.”

“I thought you’d said he’d moved on?”

“Well he told me he had.  Look, don’t worry, it’s my problem and I’ll find out what he’s playing at.  Just promise me one thing”

“Anything cariad.”

“Promise me that if he comes back to see you, you’ll let me know straight away.”

“I promise.”

Jack leant over and kissed him.  “I’ve been talking to Owen about helping you with your physio.  He thinks it’s a good idea and if you do well he’s even told me that you may be able to go home early.  So, I’ve been sorting the spare room out at home and it’s ready and waiting for you.  Is there anything you’d like me to get from your apartment?”

“The only things I’ll need are my clothes and my school laptop and briefcase.  If I’m going to have to have more time off when I get out of here, I’m going to have to send in cover work for my students.”

“Ok so give me your address and as soon as I leave here tonight I’ll go round and collect them for you.”

“Are you sure you don’t mind?”

“Anything for you my love, and anyway if I go you won’t have to see Lisa and....”

“Adam.”

“Yeah him.”

“Thanks Jack.  I really didn’t know where I was going to live.  I never want to see that place again.”

“You don’t have to.  I’m here for you.”

For the next hour they talked about what Ianto would have to do in physio the following day and how Jack was going to help him. 

Just before Jack left Ianto gave him the address of his apartment.  “Now are you sure you don’t mind?”

“Ssshh I would have offered would I?”

“No I guess not.”

Reluctantly Jack got up to go “remember, if Hart comes back you’ll let me know straight away.”

“Yes Jack.”

“Right my love, I’m going to pick up your stuff, you are going to get a good nights’ sleep, you’ve got a long day tomorrow.  But don’t worry because I’m going to be there with you.”

“I just want to go home and be with you.  I....I’ll see you tomorrow.”  That was close Jones you nearly told him you loved him.  Slow down you’ll end up pushing him away if you’re not careful.

You’ll definitely see me tomorrow, I....I’ll have that present for you too.”  Harkness you nearly let it out.  Don’t scare the young man, he’s got enough to think about without you confessing you’re in love with him.

Jack kissed Ianto and hugged him, leaving to hopefully retrieve his belongings from his apartment without too much hassle from Lisa and Adam.

~~~~~*~~~~~
Jack arrived at the address Ianto had written down for him.  He was surprised that Ianto would want to leave a beautiful building like Century Wharf in the Bay.  Jack had looked at the apartments there, but decided to stay where he was for the time being.  He could live without the swimming pool.  He made his way up to the fourth floor.  He knocked on the door and waited.  No answer....he tried again.  This time he heard movement.

“Hold on I’m coming, stop being impatient.”

Jack was ready for any comments that were thrown at him.

The door opened but the safety chain was on, “yes, what can I....Oh it’s you.  What do you want?”

“Good evening, I’m sorry to drop by unannounced but....”

“He’s sent you hasn’t he?”

“For starters, no, Ianto hasn’t sent me, I offered to come.  Secondly could we please talk inside?  I really don’t want to cause any problems.”

“What do you want from me?  Why should I let you in?”

“I’d like to pick up Ianto’s clothes and his laptop.  He’s....just let me in and I’ll explain better.  I really don’t like talking to someone through the door.”

He saw the door close and heard the chain being removed.

“I suppose you’d better come in then.”

Jack entered and saw what was probably once a beautiful tidy apartment, but now it was a place that had coffee cups, plates and glasses on most of the surfaces in the lounge area.  If anything, this Lisa was not a tidy person.  He expected Ianto would have been the one to keep the place tidy.

“Ok so you’ve come for his things.  Be our guest the bedroom’s through there.  You’ll have to excuse the mess, we both work and we’ve not had time to tidy up yet.”

“Right, I’ll just get his clothes then.  Erm....a suitcase, do you have one?”

“Yeah, top of the wardrobe, you can take that one.”

Jack made his way into the room Lisa had said was the bedroom.  This too was untidy.  For a couple who had to be disciplined at school their home life wasn’t very organised.  He reached for the case and as he was filling it with Ianto’s clothes, he knew they were his as there was an open case on the floor full of men’s clothes, he heard someone enter the room behind him.

“Why did he send you?”

Jack was surprised she’d followed him.  “I told you, I offered, he’s not going to be able to do it himself for a while.”

“But he could have rung me and I’d have done it for him.  Anyway if you’re taking them, where’s he going to live?  He could have come back here.  We’d have found somewhere else.”

“You don’t get it do you?”  Jack looked at her, no emotion showing on her face.  “He couldn’t bear to come back here, not after you betrayed him.  And if you really want to know, he’s moving in with me.  Besides you haven’t once asked how he is, don’t you care what you’ve done to him?”

“But....but I thought he was ok.”

“Yeah, he is now, no thanks to the pair of you.  Now, if you don’t mind I’d like to get the rest of his things and go.”

Jack turned his back on her and finished packing the case.  He went back through to the lounge.  Seeing Ianto’s laptop and briefcase he picked those up too.

“For your information, Ianto is having physio, starting tomorrow and I’m going to help him.  Don’t bother going to see him, he’s moved on.”
Not letting Lisa say anything he left.  He realised when he got down to his SUV he was shaking.  He hadn’t meant to say anything like that but he was secretly pleased he had.  I love you Ianto Jones and I’m not going to let anyone hurt you ever again.

He drove home smiling to himself, thinking about all the time he would be spending with his Ianto.

tbc

Chapter 11  http://iantosdreamer46.livejournal.com/24989.html