Rating: N/C-17 overall, adult concepts, occasional language, m/m
Characters: Jack, Ianto, Gwen, Rhys, Owen, Tosh, John Hart, Gavin, Gray, Gareth
Spoilers: None, this is totally Aleternate 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 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.
A/N This is completely 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 who is getting this more than once as it's cross posted.
“Mmmm hello Jack!”
“Hello Yan. You ok?”
“Yeah, I am now.” He reached for Jack’s hand, I’ve....I’ve been thinking about you today. I don’t know about you but I couldn’t wait to see you tonight. And....and that scared me a little.”
“Why? Oh and if it’s any consolation I couldn’t get you out of my head either.”
“Isn’t that a Kylie Minogue song? Can’t get you outta my head.” They laughed. “As for my thoughts, well I’ve only ever been with Lisa, I’ve not had feelings like this for a man before and....”
“And if you want to stop right now, then I’ll respect your wishes.”
“That’s the thing Jack, I don’t want to stop. I want to see where this takes us. Well, only if you want to carry on?”
“Yan, I want you more than I’ve wanted anyone for a long time. Even John Hart. If I’m being honest he was just a distraction for a while.”
He saw Ianto blush, which made the reaction below the belt more prominent. He quickly shifted in his seat, he didn’t want to frighten this young man before they’d even started. “I’m sorry Yan, if that was too much too soon. I’m prepared to take things at your pace.”
“Thank you, I’m going to need a lot of help, as I don’t want to disappoint you.”
“Don’t worry, you are not going to. Anyway our first priority is to get you well and away from this place. Have they said anything more about when your physio begins?”
“Yeah, Doc Harper was here just before you arrived and said all being well the stitches will be out on Monday and I’ll be down in Physio in the afternoon. They’re going to start me with a couple of hours and see how that goes then build the time up.”
Jack saw a look of worry on the young man’s face. “What aren’t you telling me Yan?”
“Nothing. I’ve told you everything they’re going to do.”
“But there is something, I can see it in your eyes.” He placed a hand on Ianto’s cheek, slowly caressing it. Ianto turned away, tears beginning to sting his eyes. “Yan, please what’s wrong? You’re scaring me.”
“I’m....I’m sorry Jack, you may not want me so much when....”
“When what? It can’t be that bad, can it?”
“Oh Jack, they’ve told me that the damage I did to my leg was bad and that....that I’ll always walk with a limp. The way that the Doc fixed me up was brilliant, don’t get me wrong, but it turns out the damage has taken some of the muscle tissue away and it won’t be as strong as the other leg. I’ll understand if that turns you off me....”
Ianto couldn’t say anymore, Jack had crushed his mouth to the young man’s. Pulling him in close he gently rubbed his back. Jack didn’t care what the others in the ward thought. He wasn’t going to stop showing his feelings for this man for anyone.
Breaking apart when the need to breathe overcame them, Jack held onto Ianto’s hand and turning the young man’s face around so he could look into the blue eyes he said “that doesn’t matter to me, I want you no matter what. It’s not what you are like on the outside, even thought you are gorgeous, it’s what’s on the inside, in here.” He put his hand over Ianto’s heart. “I’m not going to leave you for something as simple as that. Believe in yourself Ianto Jones and believe me when I say my feelings for you are growing stronger by the day.” Jack smiled and kissed the button nose that was Ianto.
“You don’t know how much that means to me to hear you say that. If it had been Lisa she’d....”
“But I’m not Lisa, I’m the Captain who wants to look after you and help you and show you new pleasures. Will you let me do that?”
“Yes Jack, I will.” He leaned over and kissed Jack again. Unaware that by now several people on the ward were watching two gorgeous men admit their feelings to one another and smiling with them.
“Ok, so we’ve established that you’re going to be starting your physio Monday afternoon. What time do you want me here?”
“You don’t have to do that Jack, it’s not going to be much fun for either of us.”
“I told you I was going to be there every step of the way and I don’t break my promises.”
“Alright, they’ve said I should be going down around two o’clock. They’re going to see how well I can stand and possibly take a few slow steps. I’m scared Jack in case I won’t be able to do it.”
“You’ll show them and besides with me holding your hand you’re not going to fall.”
“Will you stop saying that. I’m doing it for me as well as you. I want you out of here so I can see more of you than just during visiting hours. I can’t keep pushing my luck with Doc Harper and using the radio as an excuse to be here longer.” He smiled as Ianto squeezed his hand.
“Are you going down to the radio tonight?”
“Only when I’m kicked out from talking to you. Why?”
“Oh I just thought that I’d like to request a song.”
“Mmm and what would that be Mr Jones?”
“Well someone played a John Barrowman song for me last night and I’d like to request that same song for the person who played it for me!”
They laughed. “So you realised it was from me then?”
“Yes Jack, and no I can’t take my eyes off you, either.” Again Ianto lifted Jack’s hand and kissed it. He felt safe holding the hand of the older man and knew that everything was going to be ok.
Unbeknown to the two men they were being watched from the doorway of the ward. The figure had managed to hide himself enough to be able to see them, but if they were to look over they wouldn’t see him. His blood was beginning to boil. What has this man got that I haven’t? You’ll not stay with him long, you’ll be back with me Jack, I’ll see to that. Eye Candy will have to go, and I’m going to be the one to make sure he does. Hart saw Jack stand, he didn’t want to be seen. He could bide his time now he knew what Ianto Jones looked like. He quickly left the ward, as Jack was heading towards the door.
Jack looked at his watch, I’m just going down to see how the three G’s are getting on then I’ll be back to say goodnight.”
“Three G’s, who are they?”
“Long story. I’ll explain another time.”
“When this is all over, do you think I’ll be any good on the radio?”
“Mmmm with a sexy voice like yours you’ll have everyone melting listening to those gorgeous Welsh vowels. I know I definitely would. If you really want to then I’ll show you around and train you myself. But let’s get you home first. Ok?”
“Ok, thank you.”
“I’ll be back shortly, don’t go anywhere.” They both laughed as Jack got up and kissed him, promising not to be too long.
As he left the ward he was sure he’d spotted Hart. No, don’t be stupid, he’s at home, he doesn’t work on Friday’s. He dismissed it, he was tired but happy. Ianto was going to be alright and he’d be there for him, to guide him and....and what Jack? Love him? Was it too soon to admit those kind of feelings? He’d not felt so happy for a long time, maybe it was love. He’d have to wait and see.
Chapter 9 http://iantosdreamer46.livejournal.com/24454.html