October 8th, 2011

MUSIC IS THE BEST MEDICINE....13/?

Title  Music is the best Medicine....13/?
Author  iantosdreamer46
Rating  NC-17 overall, adult concepts, occasional language, m/m
Characters  Jack, Ianto, Owen, Tosh, John Hart, Gwen, Rhys, Lisa, Adam,
Spoilers  None this is totally AU
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 the 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  1,793

A/N  This is completley AU and is all thanks to zazajb for challenging 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 whi is getting this more than once, as it's cross posted

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


 They didn’t know how long they’d been sat entwined in each others’ arms, but Jack suddenly heard the security key pad bleep into action.
“Yan, someone’s arriving, we’d better sort ourselves out.”

Ianto grabbed his t-shirt and as Jack sorted himself out they both laughed at the image the person coming through the door would have got if the keypad didn’t bleep.

“Do you want to stay on the sofa or get back into the chair?”

“I’ll stay here for now, let’s see who it is”

As the door opened Jack made out he’d been explaining to Ianto about the radio.  “We have three presenters each night and I tend to pop in on most nights.  One of the three presenters is the.....”

“Well isn’t this cosy?”

“Hart, what are you doing here tonight?”

“Oh I had some spare time, I thought I’d come and practice on the new desk.  Well aren’t you going to introduce me?”  He grinned at Jack and then at Ianto.

“Don’t pull that one on me.  You know damn well who this is considering you’ve already met him up on the ward.  Deliberately I suppose.”

“A quick meeting that’s all Jack.  Why don’t you introduce us properly?”

Ianto looked at Jack, worry sweeping across his face.  Jack extracted himself from behind the desk and went and stood next to Hart.
“John this is Ianto Jones....my partner.”

Ianto smiled at Jack and held out a hand to shake John’s.

“Ianto, this is John Hart, my business partner.”

“And lover, don’t forget that Jack.”

“Ex lover, Hart, get it through that brain of yours.”

“Nice to officially meet the eye candy that’s been keeping Jack away from his duties here and at work.”

“John!  For God’s sake when are you going to realise the world doesn’t revolve around you.”

“Has he shown you the gift I gave him last week?”

“No....no he hasn’t.”

“Mmm keeping secrets from eye candy already?”

“No, I just haven’t worn them, so why would I say anything.  And Hart, they were a friendship gift, nothing else.”

Jack went and sat with Ianto.  He could see him getting more uncomfortable with every passing minute.  “You ok Yan?”

“If you don’t mind Jack, I’d like to go back onto the ward, my leg is really aching now.  I need to rest before the physio tomorrow.”

“No worries, I’ll help you up.”

Jack glared at Hart as he stood up and helped Ianto.

“Oh how touching.  I see you’ve been having lessons too Jack.”

Jack had to bite his tongue.  He didn’t want to upset Ianto nor did he want to rise to the comments Hart was making.

“How’s the physio going Ianto?  I can call you that can’t I?”

“It’s....it’s going well thank you.”

“Yeah, and I’m going to be there every day with him to help him.  I want him home as soon as possible.”

“Very sweet Jack, you’re becoming a regular nurse aren’t you?”

“Let’s drop it Hart, do you know something?”

Hart raised his eyebrows in curiosity.

“Ianto Jones here is the most loving man I’ve ever had the pleasure of meeting.  And he wouldn’t hurt anybody for anything.”  Jack was standing behind Ianto’s chair and he put his hands on Ianto’s shoulders and squeezed.  Ianto placed his hands over Jack’s and stroked them tenderly.

Hart had seen this and knew he had to do something about this young man.

“Come on Ianto, let’s get you back to your bed where you can rest.”

“Bed eh!  Don’t make too much noise the pair of you.  I wouldn’t want you to upset the other patients.”

“Hart you can be so crude.  Grow up.”

Jack pushed Ianto to the door and as they were leaving Hart commented “Will we see you at work tonight?  After all it is your night for presenting!”

The door closed behind them and they didn’t see Hart’s sly grin.

~~~~~*~~~~~
I’m so sorry about him Yan, he’s just trying to wind us up.  It’s his nature.”

“Don’t apologise for him Jack, he can’t hurt us we’re too strong for that aren’t we?”

“Yes my love, we are.”

They got back onto the ward and Jack enlisted a nurses help to get Ianto back into bed.

“Listen, I’m just going back down to the radio to see if Gwen and Rhys have arrived.  I’m supposed to be on duty with them tonight but I’ll be back in about half an hour or so.  I don’t want to leave you tonight, not with him in the mood he’s in”

“No worries Jack, I’m not going anywhere.  You don’t think he’ll try anything tonight do you?”

“No, but I don’t want you to be on your own, I want to be here with you if you’ll let me.”

“I want you here too Jack, but not if it’s going to be a problem at the radio.”

“Don’t you worry about that, I’ll sort things and I’ll be back.”  He bent down and kissed him.

As he was leaving.  “Jack....”

“Mmmm?”

“Thank you for....well earlier.”

Jack went back over to the bed, “hey, I told you, that’s just the beginning.  If you’ll let me I’ll show you Heaven.”

“Please cariad.  I never realised how much I wanted you until then.  I just hope I don’t disappoint you.”

“Hey, like I said we’ll go at your pace and I’m going to enjoy teaching you.  I’ll be back as quickly as I can.  I love you.”

“Love you too Jack.”

~~~~~*~~~~~
Jack virtually ran back down to the station, his coat billowing behind him.  He reached the door just as Rhys was arriving.

“Hey Jack, where’s the fire?”

“Sorry Rhys, but is Gwen here yet?”

“Don’t think so why?”

“Can you give me a few minutes, there’s something I’ve got to take care of, you couldn’t wait out here for Gwen and keep her here till I come back out?”

“Sure Jack, but what’s going on?  Is it something I can help you with?”

“No, thanks anyway.  This is one problem I need to sort out for myself.  I’ll let you know when it’s safe to come in.”

“Ok Jack, but if you need me, shout.”

“Thanks Rhys” and Jack disappeared into the studio.

“What in God’s name do you think you were doing?  I should fire you on the spot.”

“Oh but you’re not going to are you Jack, you can’t bear to be without me!”

Jack grabbed Hart and pushed him up against the wall.  His hands tightly clenched on Hart’s jacket collar.  “I’m not normally a violent man John, but I’m so sick of your snide comments about Ianto, that I may do something I’ll regret if you carry on.”

“Oh I see eye candy has got you under his spell.”

Jack drew back his right hand and was about to thump Hart when he stopped.  He’s not worth it Jack.  You’re only bringing yourself down to his level.  Instead he let go and went and sat on the sofa.

“So Jack, what spell has he woven over you?  You look as though you don’t care about anyone else anymore.  All you can think of is eye candy upstairs and none of the rest of us.”

“STOP....stop with the eye candy.  His name is Ianto Jones and....and....”

“And what Jack?  Don’t tell me you’re in love with him.  What’s it been, seven days?”

Jack just glared at Hart.

“I take it from that silence I’ve just hit the nail on the head.  Oh lover....”

“I.  Am.  Not.  Your.  Lover.”

“Oh but you’ll come running back to me Jack when he realises he’s too young for you.  When he realises he can’t satisfy you.  Not like I can.”

“Get out!”

“You don’t mean that.”

“Get out John, I don’t want to see you at the radio for the next two weeks.  You have plenty to keep you occupied at work.  I don’t want to see you until I get back to Torchwood in two weeks time.  If I do....”

“You’ll what Jack?”

“If I do, you’ll be sorry we ever went into business together.  You’ll be sorry that you ever met me.”

“Am I supposed to be scared?  Because Jack Harkness it’s you who should be scared of me.  I’ll stay away from the radio....for now.  But if you think you’re buying me out of Torchwood, think again.  We’ll talk more when you’ve finished playing at Doctors and Nurses.  Till then look after Mr Jones, he’s going to need it!”  With that Hart slammed the door and left Jack staring at the space he’d just vacated.

Jack realised he was shaking and sat down again just as the door opened and Gwen entered with Rhys.

“You alright Jack?”  She went over to him, “what’s John done this time?”

“Oh it’s nothing to worry about.  We just had a slight disagreement.”

“Didn’t look slight to me.”

“It’s nothing, honest.  I’ll sort him.  Although I do need you to do me a huge favour.”

“Sure, anything.”

“Would it bother you too much if I disappeared tonight?  My friend has been at physio all afternoon and he needs cheering up.”

Gwen and Rhys looked at one another and smiled.  “No worries Jack, Rhys can do the seven o’clock show, I’ll get the requests and present that show, then we’ll do the nine o’clock show between us.  If that’s ok with you?”

“Thanks Gwen.  I really need to see how Ianto is.”

“Jack?”

“Yeah Rhys?”
“This friend, Ianto, is that what’s eating Hart?”

“Yeah, I’m sorry you had to hear that earlier.  He’s got it into his head that I’m going back to him.”

“Please tell me you’re not.”

“No Gwen, I’m not.  Look I don’t want this broadcasting....”

“Very funny Jack considering where we are....”

“Seriously kids, Ianto is....well he’s....”

“Come on, spit it out.”

“Ok....I’ve never met anyone so kind, gentle and good looking for a very long time and....and I don’t want to lose him.”  Careful Jack you nearly admitted you loved him, it’s too early to tell the others.

“And you think Harts going to try to cause trouble for both of you?”

“In a nutshell, yeah.  Ianto’s had a lot to contend with this last week, plus the physio today has taken a lot out of him.  I just want to spend some time with him.  To top it all he had an unfortunate encounter with Hart earlier and it shook him a bit.”

“Hey, you don’t have to explain to us.  Just go.  We’ll manage, and maybe one day soon we can meet this man who’s put a smile on our Captain’s face.”

They all smiled and Jack hugged each of them before disappearing back up to his...his what?  Lover?

tbc

Chapter 14 http://iantosdreamer46.livejournal.com/25814.html