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.
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
Ianto looked at his watch. 6.30am, he’d not slept much and he was scared. Scared of having his stitches out, scared of going to physio and scared at how quickly he’d fallen in love with Jack Harkness.
Checking his watch again, 6.35am. Stop it Ianto, everything is going to be alright. Jack will be here soon, he’s going to help you. He rang the bell for a nurse.
“Yes Mr Jones, what can I do for you?”
“I’m sorry to ask you this, but is there any way I could get to the telephone, I need to make a call.”
“I don’t see why not. Would you like me to get the trolley one for you?”
“Please. I wouldn’t ask, only....”
“Don’t worry, I’ll be back in a minute.”
Ianto wanted Jack there when the stitches came out. He’d wanted to ask him the previous night, but what with everything that had happened with Hart, he’d forgotten to ask. He only hoped Jack wouldn’t mind being woken so early.
The nurse reappeared at his bedside with the phone trolley.
“Thank you I appreciate this.”
“That’s ok, look I’ll draw the curtains around your bed, give you a bit of privacy.”
“Thanks.” He let her pull the curtains before he dialled Jack’s number. It rang once before he heard the gorgeous voice of Jack.
He looked at his watch, 6.30am. What time had Ianto said he was having his stitches out? He couldn’t for the life of him remember. He just knew it was this morning. He’d promised to be there when he went down to physio. He picked up the box that had been sitting on his bedside table. He opened it, took the item out of the box and turned it over. On a whim he’d had the back engraved, now he was worried in case it was too much. He read the inscription. Ianto, time is a great healer, and we have all the time in the world. All my love Jack.
He smiled as he put it back in the box and made sure the box was safely in his great coat, just as the telephone rang.
“I’m sorry cariad, I hope I didn’t wake you up? I know it’s still early but....”
“Yan, sshh, it’s not a problem. I was awake. In fact I’ve been awake since five this morning, thinking about you.”
“You’re what my love?”
“Hey come on, you’ve nothing to be scared about. I’ll be there with you this afternoon.”
“It’s not only that Jack, I’m scared that they’ll tell me the wound is not healing and I can’t start the physio. Jack....”
“Yeah?” Jack could hear the worry in Ianto’s voice.
“Jack, would you be there with me when Doc Harper removes the stitches?”
“I’ll have to speak to him first. I may not be able to be in the room but I’ll be able to wait outside for you. How does that sound?”
“If I know you’re going to be there then that’s fine. I just don’t think I can do it on my own.”
“Ok, give me an hour and I’ll ring Owen and no matter what, I’ll be there as soon as I can.”
“Thank you Jack, I....I love you.” There he’d said it. But all he got was silence from the other end of the phone. “Jack....cariad are you still there?”
“Yeah, Yan I’m still here.”
“Please....say something, I....I shouldn’t have said that should I?”
“Oh Yan, I’ve been wanting to say the same for the last couple of days, but I thought I’d frighten you off.”
“Do you mean it Jack?”
“Yes Ianto Jones. I love you too.”
“How have we got so far in such a short time? I’ve never felt like this for anyone before. And if I’m truthful, it scares me.”
“Hey don’t be, I’ve never felt this way before either. Look, I’m on my way, I’ll telephone Owen and let him know I’m going to be there with you. He owes me a favour.”
“Thank you cariad. I’ll see you soon.”
Ianto replaced the receiver wow Jones, you’ve certainly done it now! But he was smiling as the nurse came to see if he’d finished his call. “Everything alright Mr Jones?”
“Yes thank you, everything is going to be great”
She left him wondering what or who had put a smile on the young man’s face.
Ianto saw the pair arrive together and was pleased to see that they were both smiling. That had to be a good sign, didn’t it?”
“Morning Ianto, Jack tells me that you’re a bit worried about having your stitches out. Shall we have a look and see how things are?”
“I’m sorry Doc, it’s just I’m getting fed up being in bed all the time. I can’t wait to get home.” He reached for Jack’s hand and Owen noticed a certain something pass between the two men.
“Ok, now if Jack doesn’t mind I’d like to examine your leg. Jack you can either stay, if you’re not squeamish, or wait outside till I’ve finished.”
Jack continued to hold Ianto’s hand. “I’ll stay if that’s ok with you?”
Owen nodded. He helped Ianto remove his pyjama trousers, and he saw the young man blush when he realised Jack was watching. He then carefully removed the dressing that was covering the stitches.
“Well Mr Jones, everything looks ok to me. You have healed really well. It’s going to be sore for a while after I’ve removed the stitches and you’re going to have a scar, but that’s a small price considering you could have lost your leg.”
“Mmmm and scars are really sexy aren’t they Doc?”
Owen and Jack saw Ianto blush even more. “Harkness you’re incorrigible!” and they both smiled.
“Ok Ianto, it’s 8 o’clock, there’s a shift change of the nurses at 8.30, so how’s about we say I’ll get Nurse Reid to collect you at nine and bring you to my office. I’ll be able to remove the stitches then. She can stay and assist.
“Can Jack stay with me....please?”
“It’s not normal protocol, but as he kept reminding me when he woke me this morning, I owe him one.”
Owen saw Ianto relax slightly. “I’ll see you in about an hour then.” And with that he was gone.
Jack leant down and kissed Ianto. “Good morning my love, I’ve wanted to do that since I arrived, but I don’t think Owen would have appreciated it do you?”
“Mmmm morning cariad. No he wouldn’t.” Ianto stopped and looked at Jack. “I’m sorry about earlier when I said....”
“Sshh we’ve cleared that up. Anyway why wouldn’t I be in love with someone as gorgeous as you?”
Ianto realised he was still half undressed and the combination of Jack’s voice, the kiss and admitting they were in love, caused a reaction he was totally unprepared for. He suddenly felt himself becoming aroused, and quickly tried to hide it by pulling the covers up. But it was too late, Jack had noticed.
“Oh, Mr Jones, I see we can’t hide our feelings anymore.”
“I’m sorry Jack.”
“What have I said? Don’t be, I’m just sorry that we can’t do anything about it just yet.”
Ianto blushed again and this time it was Jack’s blood supply that travelled south, which didn’t go unnoticed by Ianto. They held on to each others’ hands and smiled. Jack leant down for another kiss, this time more passionate. Neither caring what anyone thought, only pulling apart when the need to breathe overtook them.
“I love you Captain Harkness.”
“I love you too Ianto Jones.”
Ianto hadn’t known how many stitches Owen had put in, but he knew he’d been very lucky. As the last one was removed he asked how many there’d been.
“Forty on the outside and another twenty dissolvable ones on the inside. Now when you go down to physio this afternoon, don’t be trying to run before you can walk.”
“I won’t Doc, I promise. And thank you.”
“For saving my life, I wouldn’t be here if it hadn’t been for you.” And he looked at Jack who winked.
“Hey it’s my job saving young men like you.”
“I’d like to thank you too Doc.”
“For introducing me to this gorgeous Welshman here.”
They all laughed.
“Enough of the thank yous, I’m just doing what I get paid for. Now Nurse Reid will take you back up to the ward and you must rest before your physio this afternoon. I will warn you, it’s not going to be a walk in the park. But if you’re as determined as you say, then you could be home pretty soon. On the condition there’s going to be someone to help you at home.”
“There’s no worries about that Owen, he’s coming to live with me.”
Owen looked at Jack then at Ianto and again saw something in their eyes that he regularly saw in Tosh. He suddenly realised these two men were in love. Well good luck to you both he thought.
“Right Nurse Reid, if you wouldn’t mind escorting these two back, I’ll go start my rounds. Good luck with the physio. I’ll be in to check on you later.”
“Thanks Doctor Harper.”
“Yeah thanks Owen.”
Owen watched them go, smiling to himself. They both needed something good in their lives.
“How are you feeling my love?”
“I’m a little sore, like Doc Harper said, but I’ll be fine. I just want to get on with the physio now.”
“And speaking of physio,” Jack reached into his pocket “here’s that present I said I had for you.” He handed Ianto the box.
Opening it he saw Ianto’s eyes twinkle. “Jack this is beautiful, but....”
“But nothing, each time you go down to physio you can measure how long it takes you to do your exercises, and you can tell if you’re getting quicker.”
“I love it Jack, thank you.” He turned the stopwatch over and read the inscription. Smiling Ianto whispered “I want to spend all the time with you cariad” and he pulled Jack in for a passionate kiss.
Chapter 12 http://iantosdreamer46.livejournal.com/25263.html