October 29th, 2011


Title  Music is the best Medicine....29/?
Author  iantosdreamer46
Rating  NC-17 overall, adult concepts, occasional language, m/m
Characters  Jack, Ianto, Owen, Tosh, John Hart, Gwen, Rhys,
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  1,376

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

A/N3 All the technical information and the comments about the records played at the hospital radio are correct.  They are taken from when I used to work at a hospital radio. 

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

 They arrived at the hospital a little after seven and Andy was still in the studio, beginning to pace.  “Oh God Jack, I thought something had happened to you.  Gwen and Rhys have told me what’s been going on, are you ok?”

“Yeah, we’re fine.  Andy this is Ianto, my....

“I’m his lover.”

“Wow Yan, that was....unexpected.”

“Sorry Jack, shouldn’t I....”

“I don’t care who knows, but I thought you....”

“Yeah, well I’ve come to the decision I’m sick of hiding my feelings for you and I don’t care how many people know.  I love you and want to be with you for as long as you’ll have me.”

Jack pulled him in for a kiss, just as Tommy was coming out of studio A.  “Well this must be Ianto Jones?  I’ve heard so much about you from Tosh, she can’t stop talking about the hot young man that’s captured our Captain’s heart.”  He held out a hand “Hi I’m Tommy.”

Ianto shook it “great to meet both of you at last.” He shook Andy’s hand too.  “I’m going to be joining you soon, well that’s if Jack thinks I could do it?”  He looked at Jack and smiled.

“I see I’m going to have to train you then sweetheart.”

“Oi, boys, enough of what you’re going to train him on, I can see Tosh wanting the same training from me, and somehow I don’t think your training of tea boy here would be the same, do you?”

They all turned around as they heard Owens voice.

“What are you doing here tonight?  And where’s that gorgeous girl of yours?”

“Oi Tommy, leave off her, you missed the boat there, she’s mine.”

“And I’m right behind him, hi guys.”

“So, how come you’re here?”

“It’s what happens, Andy, when you get a strange message on your answerphone from Jack.  Tosh said he’d be here tonight and I couldn’t wait until tomorrow to find out what he meant.  So....come on Jack, what’s the news you have for me?”

Jack looked at Owen then at Ianto, he had to do some quick thinking. “erm, oh yeah, I forgot, I’d rung you.  Tosh do me a favour, take Yan here to get the requests whilst I talk to Owen.”

“No problem Jack, come on Ianto we’d better get a move on.”

“Is everything alright Jack?”

“Of course Yan, it’s just something I need to ask Owen, it’s to do with Hart.”  Jack hoped that the explanation was convincing, he couldn’t tell Ianto the real reason.

He watched Tosh and his lover leave arm in arm and then explained everything to the man he’d come to class as his best friend.

Tosh and Ianto arrived back at the studio with a few requests.  They hadn’t had much time to collect many, they were running late, plus Ianto couldn’t walk very fast and he’d been constantly apologising for it.  When they got back they noticed that everyone was laughing and the atmosphere was relaxed.

“You get everything sorted cariad?”

“Yeah, Owens agreed to give a statement to the police about what he knows of Hart from old.  I’m sorry to have to keep bringing it up but the sooner it’s sorted the sooner we can get on with our lives.”

“Hey, I know, it doesn’t matter how long it takes, I’m not going anywhere.  Enough of Hart for tonight, let’s get this request programme done.”

“You’re keen Mr Jones, ok do you remember what I said about the cataloguing of the CD’s?”

“Erm, I think so.  I can either put the title of the track or the artists name into the computer, click on search and if we have it, it will either come up telling me that it’s on the playout list or what CD number it is, or both.”

“Yeah, you’ve got it.  Ok so what’s the first request?”

“Let’s have, Neil Diamond’s Pretty Amazing Grace.”

“Ok, so....”  Jack watched as Ianto put in the title of the song and smiled when he saw the pleased look on Ianto’s face when it came up saying it was on the playout list.

“Ok, what’s next?”

“Oh, a really nice one, Your Song.  Now the patient wasn’t sure who sang this, she can only remember Ewan McGregor singing it in Moulin Rouge and some female singer who she didn’t like.”

“Right, put the title in and see what it throws out at you.”

Ianto typed in Your Song pressed search and it came up with three versions, Elton John, John Barrowman and Ellie Goulding.

“Ok, which one shall we play?”

“She was adamant that we didn’t play the female singers version so that knocks out Ellie Goulding.  Which one do you prefer Jack?”
“Well it is Elton John’s song, but I love the way John Barrowman has recorded it.”

“Ok, we’ll go with that one then.”

For the next ten minutes Ianto continued to find the requests.  As Tommy was going into the news at 8, Jack went and cued up the first track ready for his request hour.  He decided that he would play another song for Ianto and it was going to be one that said how he felt about the young man.  Ianto had his pile of CD’s and a list of playout track numbers and went to join Jack in the studio.

“Here you are cariad, I’m sorry there’s not many, my leg wouldn’t let me walk fast enough.”

“Hey stop apologising, we’ll think of some to fill in with.  Anyhow, it’s not important, you’re what’s important.”

The news was coming to an end and Ianto remembered about the order of the tracks.  He saw Jack press the button for the Radio Jingle, then start the track from the 50’s, this time it was Dream Lover by Bobby Darin.

As it came to an end “good evening this is Jack Harkness with your requests for a Thursday night, and if you weren’t lucky enough to catch our request hunters then you can call *4004 and speak to one of my colleagues in the reception.  We’re kicking off the requests with one for Ianto Jones.”  Jack reached for Ianto’s hand and held it tight.  “It’s Daniel Boys with Always There.  He knows who it’s from and the message is I love you very much Yan.

The four in the reception area stopped what they were doing and looked into Studio A as Jack clicked play.  They saw Ianto get up and sit on Jack’s lap and kiss him passionately.  They realised that these two gorgeous men were the hottest couple they’d ever seen.  And when Owen told them the real reason Jack had wanted to talk to him they smiled.

“Oh Jack, I love you so very much too.  Thank you.  I love this song.  How did you know?”

“I’ve heard you humming it in the shower and around the house.  It took me a while to find out what it was called, but the words are so true about you and me, I had to play it for you.”

Ianto kissed him again, then realised the others were watching and quickly got off Jack’s lap.  He went to get some air, he’d got slightly hot and his reaction below the waitsline was becoming obvious.  As he went through the reception the others cheered.  A blushing Ianto always had Jack wanting more and tonight was no exception.

The rest of the evening went off without a hitch and Owen had sworn the others to secrecy about what Jack had said.  They promised not to say a word and if they were all truthful they were a little jealous of both gorgeous men.

As they bid goodnight to the rest of the crew, Ianto told Jack what he wanted to do the following day.  “Will you come with me please Jack?  I don’t think I want to face them on my own.”

“Of course I’ll go with you.  Like I’ve said all along, I’m there whenever you need me.”

“Thank you cariad, the sooner I rid myself of that place the better I’ll feel.”  He kissed him, wound his arm around Jack’s waist and the pair made their way to their vehicle and home to bed.


Chapter 30 http://iantosdreamer46.livejournal.com/29729.html