November 2nd, 2011

MUSIC IS THE BEST MEDICINE....32/?

Title  Music is the best Medicine....32/?
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  1,828

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




 Jack watched as his lover slept.  They were finally rid of Hart and everything he’d put them through.  Now all he wanted was to love Ianto and make him happy, and he had just the way to do that.  He was mentally making a list of things he had to do when Ianto’s eyes flickered open.

“Morning cariad.  Why didn’t you wake me?  How long have you been awake?”

Jack looked at the clock, “oh about half an hour.  I love watching you sleep.  You looked so peaceful.  Do you know you smile in your sleep?”

“No, but I expect I’m just thinking about us when I do.”  He pulled Jack down for a lingering kiss.

“Mmmm Mr Jones you’re certainly awake now.”

“That’s not all that’s awake, now shut up and kiss me some more.”

Jack did as he was told, moving to Ianto’s neck and nipping his way down his lover’s body, leaving tiny you’re mine red marks as he went.
Sometime later they lay sated after making love to one another, marvelling in the fact that they couldn’t get enough of each other.

“Right Ianto, I’ve got some calls to make and I really need to go into the office this morning.  Would you mind occupying yourself until lunchtime then I’ll come and pick you up and we can go into town for lunch, then maybe onto the radio so you can have a practice on the decks.”


“I’ve got a better idea, why don’t you drop me in town, I’ll do the shopping for dinner tonight otherwise the gang will be eating take out and I won’t get to sample your cooking.”

“Ok, if you’re sure you’re going to be able to walk alright.”

“Jack if I’m going to beat this thing I’ve got to begin somewhere and buying a few groceries will not kill me.  Sorry....wrong choice of words there, but you understand.”  He’d seen the flash of shock on Jack’s face as they both remembered Harts failed plan.  “You tell me where to meet you and what time and I’ll be there.”

“Sounds good.  How about the restaurant at the St David’s at 1.30, that way you won’t be rushing and it’ll give me time to do some work.”

They reluctantly emerged from under the covers and went to shower, soaping and washing each other sensually.  They wrapped themselves in the warm towels that hung from the radiator and made their way back to the bedroom.

Ianto watched Jack as they dressed, marvelling in how lucky he was to have found him.  He remembered what Lisa had thrown at him the previous day.  It was just Jack, he’d never felt like this about anyone before and he sure wasn’t going to let Jack go easily.

“Come on then Yan, let’s get out of here.”  Jack saw the look on Ianto’s face “hey sweetheart, you alright?”

“What....oh sorry Jack....yeah, I’m fine.  I was just thinking about what Lisa said yesterday.”

“That’s over with.  I think she’s just jealous of you and how happy you are now.”

“Jack...I....I want you to know....”

“Know what my love?”

“Know that it’s only you.  There hasn’t been any other man.  I mean....I haven’t....I....”

Ianto couldn’t say anymore, Jack had crushed his mouth to Ianto’s and their tongues were dancing to the beats of their hearts.  Coming up for air “ssshh, I know, she’s just trying to put doubt in your mind.  Let’s just forget her stupid comments and live for what we have.”

“Yeah, I’m sorry Jack, I love you so very much, forgive me?”

“There’s nothing to forgive” and he kissed Ianto’s button nose.  “Come on let’s get going, otherwise the meal won’t be ready for tomorrow let alone tonight.”  They laughed and headed into town.

Jack dropped Ianto at the supermarket and with a kiss he promised he’d see him at the St David’s at 1.30.  Making sure Ianto had gone into the store and wasn’t watching what Jack was doing, he headed for the shopping mall.  He’d called in yesterday whilst Ianto was at physio, promising the manager of the store he’d be back the following day to pick up his purchase.

He smiled to himself as he paid, knowing that Ianto would be shocked and hopefully pleased when he presented him with the object later that night at dinner.  The others knew and had promised not to tell Ianto anything if they happened to see him.  Jack had never felt this way about anyone before and he hoped this would prove to Ianto he was going to be around for a very long time.

Heading to his office he put his purchase in his inside pocket and made sure it was safe.  The last thing he wanted to do was lose it.

Arriving at his office he was greeted by Stu “Morning Mr Harkness, and how are you today?”

“Fantastic Stu, thank you.”

“No Mr Jones today?”

“No, Ianto’s doing some shopping, we’re having friends over for dinner tonight and I had work to do here so I’ve left him for now, we’re meeting for lunch later.”

“He seems a lovely young man Sir, I hope you’ll both be very happy.”

“Thank you Stu.  I promise that everything will be alright here too.  I’m calling a meeting for 10.30 on Monday morning and I’d like you to be there too.  There are one or two things that are going to change, but I promise you and everyone here, your jobs are safe.”

“Thank you Mr Harkness.  I’ll be there.  Now I mustn’t stop you, we wouldn’t want you to be late for your lunch date.”

“Thanks Stu, see you later.”  Jack got to his office just as his phone buzzed alerting him to a text message.  He saw the caller ID was Ianto and he began to worry.  What if something had happened to him whilst he’d been shopping?  What if his leg was causing him problems?  He was about to go back to the SUV when Don’t be stupid Jack, read it first before you worry.  He opened the text message, Got all the supplies, making my way into town, miss you cariad, see you at 1.30.  Love you I xxxx.  Jack smiled and realised he’d been holding his breath.  He was relieved that Ianto was ok and, yeah, he was missing him too.  He sent a message back At work, can’t wait to see you.  I miss you too.  Love you J xxxx.  He felt in his pocket, yeah it was still there.  Tonight he would prove just how much he loved Ianto Jones.
Jack started on his list of calls.  He’d realised that he would need help with the company and he knew the one person that would be able to do that.  He found her number and dialled.  She answered on the first ring.

“Toshiko Sato, hello.”

“Hi Tosh, it’s Jack.”

“Jack, hi, what’s wrong?  It’s not Ianto is it?  Every thing’s alright with him?  We are still on for tonight?”

“Tosh....Tosh, slow down.  Yes we’re still on for tonight, Ianto’s great and no nothing’s wrong.”

“I’m sorry Jack, I just thought....”

“Tosh will you stop talking and listen.”

“Sorry Jack, you know what I’m like.  Ok, how come you’re ringing me and not Owen?  I don’t normally get calls unless you want me for my brain.”  She giggled.

“Oh Tosh your brain is amazing and when you hear what I have to say you’ll know that, yep it’s your brain I want.  Well everything that comes with it too.”  He laughed.  “Are you on your own or is Owen with you?”

“I’m on my own, Owen was called out to an RTA at 4am and he’s not back yet.”  Jack went quiet.  “Jack....hey Captain Harkness....are you ok?”

“Sorry Tosh, I was just thinking back to the last time Owen went to an RTA.  It was Yan’s.  I know he’s ok now but....”

“Jack, Ianto is with you where he belongs and he’s going to be fine.”

“Yeah, I know.  Ok Miss Sato are you sitting comfortably?”

“Yeah Jack, come on your worrying me, what did you ring for?”

He went on to tell her about his conversation with DS Broadbury about Hart and how he was going to buy Hart’s shares, then he asked her “I’d like you to come and work with me, at Torchwood Finance.  What do you say?”

“Erm....wow....I....” she was stumped for words.

“Tosh, talk to me, say you’ll think about it at least.”

“Oh Jack, I....You think....wow you think I could work for you.”

“No Tosh, not for me....with me.”

“But....”

“No buts Tosh, you are intelligent, you can do things with a computer that I will never understand.  You would be helping me run the company and if you say yes, you’ll be making decisions for yourself about clients, and after six months if everything is ok and you are enjoying the work, and want to carry on then I’ll make you a gift of 20% of the company.”

“What?....Sorry Jack....you’d do that for me?  Why?”

“Like I said you’re intelligent, I have a feeling you don’t like your current job, and you’d like the challenge.  Look, don’t give me and answer right now, talk it over with Owen he’s part of your life, then let me know your decision tonight at dinner.”

“I’m lost for words Jack, thank you for believing in me and yeah I’ll talk to Owen and tell you tonight.”

“No, thank you Tosh, there isn’t anyone I’d rather work with.  We’ll see you around seven tonight.  Take care....bye for now.”
“Bye Jack, we’ll see you later.”

He came off the phone smiling, now he had to ring Scott to let him know what he’d just done.  Scott wouldn’t be too pleased being disturbed on a Saturday, but this was important and he could invite Scott and his partner to dinner too.  He picked up the phone again and dialled.

Twenty minutes later and a lot of apologising, Jack came off the phone.  Scott initially thought he was mad for offering the job to Tosh, but once Jack explained about her expertise he agreed she’d be a great asset to the company.  They’d discussed Hart and the problems they’d had with him.  Scott believed that he could agree a decent price with Craven over the shares.  He’d said that barring any major setbacks the company would be Jack’s by the end of the month.

Jack thanked him and invited the pair to dinner that night.  When Scott realised what was going to happen he accepted.

Jack sat in his office with a silly grin on his face, realising for the first time in months he was happy.  Happy with work and happy with his life.  And that was all thanks to Ianto.

He looked at his watch, 1.15, he checked his pocket, yep it was still there, and he set off to meet his lover.

tbc


Chapter 33 http://iantosdreamer46.livejournal.com/30715.html