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
Jack was drained and when he arrived back on the ward Ianto noticed something was wrong.
“Hey cariad, you ok?”
“Mmm yeah sweetheart, I am now. It’s just I’m sick of Hart calling the shots. He thinks he’s so clever and that the business won’t run smoothly without him.”
“What are you going to do?”
“I’m not sure yet, I’ve got two weeks to work something out. But let’s not think about that just now. I want to talk about us, about you.”
“We’ve got all the time in the world to talk Jack, I know it’s you I want and I know you want me. So?”
“So I want to apologise for Hart.”
“He’s not going to bother us. Not tonight please Jack. Can we talk more about the radio?”
“What do you want to know?”
“Well I thought everyone had their own nights? It’s just you said Gwen and Rhys were on tonight and I remember a guy by the name of Richard, I think, on last week.”
“Yeah you’re right. He’s gone away for the week. He’s had a tough time, so I’ve sent him to spend some time with his partner Giles. Things got a bit awkward for both of them so they’ve gone away for a few days. They’re a nice couple they deserve to be happy, just like us?”
“So you don’t really have to stick to your designated night?”
“As a rule yes, but it’s like any other job, you tell me you’re going on holiday or you need a night off, I’ll try and find someone to cover for you. Anyway, why all the sudden questions about the radio?”
“I’ve been thinking whilst you were away just now. I definitely want to be a part of the station. I love listening to music, I love spending time with you, and it will give me a release from the hectic days I spend at school. So yep, I’ve definitely decided to have a go. If you’ll teach me?”
“My pleasure sweetheart. Now, can we stop talking about the radio and concentrate on us?”
“What do you want to talk about?”
Jack was wanting to ask him about when he went to live with him, he wanted him to move in as his lover not as a lodger, but he was unsure what Ianto would say.
“Jack, come on, you’ve started what is it you want to say?”
“I....I don’t want you to move in....”
“But I thought you wanted to be with me?”
“Yan, please, let me finish. Just listen first and then tell me what you think.”
“Ok, I’m sorry, go on.”
“What I was going to say was, I don’t want you to move in as my lodger, I want you to move in as my boyfriend, lover whatever you want to call it. Move into my bedroom, not the spare room.”
Ianto looked at Jack.
“Ianto, please, now you can say something.”
“Wow, erm....if you’re sure?”
“Yes I’m sure. I love you and want to be with you.”
“Yes....yes Jack I will move in as your boyfriend, lover whatever. I love you, but....”
“What will Hart think?”
“Forget him, he’s my problem and I’ll sort him.”
“If you’re sure about me?”
“Stop saying that, I’ve never been more sure about anyone in my life as I am about you.”
Ianto held Jack’s hand and pulled him in for a loving kiss.
“I hope that I can get this walking mastered quickly then. I can’t think of anything more I want to do.”
“Let’s take it a day at a time and believe me my love you’ll get there.”
The nurse appeared at the bedside. “I’m sorry to interrupt Mr Harkness, there’s a call for you. It’s the police, they need to speak to you urgently.”
“Go on Jack, I’ll be fine. Let me know what’s happened.”
Jack kissed him and went to the phone. “Harkness! Yeah that’s my address, what’s happened?”
Ianto could hear Jack talking about his home and by the look on his face something had happened.
“No that’s ok, I’ll be there, just give me half an hour....Yeah, no worries, thanks for letting me know....Ok I’d appreciate it if an officer remained there....Right thanks, see you very soon....Bye.”
Jack went back through to Ianto. “Cariad, what’s wrong?”
“My neighbour rang the police, they heard a noise at my house. They know I work at the radio so were curious about the noise. When they went to see they found my front door open and the glass smashed. I’ve got to go and sort it out. I’m sorry.”
“Hey your home is more important, go.”
“No, you’re the important one here. But I’ve got to see if anything’s been taken. I’m sorry but I doubt I’ll be back tonight.”
“Don’t worry, I’ll see you tomorrow, won’t I?”
“Of course sweetheart.”
“Jack....you don’t think it’s Hart do you?”
“That was my first thought too. But we’ll see.” He kissed him “goodnight my love, see you tomorrow.”
“Night Jack, I love you.”
Jack smiled and left. Ianto prayed that it was just kids messing about, but he had the nasty feeling that it was Hart. He put the headphones on and settled back to listen to the radio.
“Good evening constable, I’m Jack Harkness, I live here.” He showed the officer his driving licence.
“Good evening Sir. What we’d like you to do is to see if anything is missing.”
“Ok, do you want to come in and wait.”
“Thank you Sir, but I’ll stay here just in case the culprits return.”
Jack made his way into the hall, stepping carefully over the broken glass, he checked the damage to the door. Not too much, that’ll easily be repaired. He made his way to the lounge, he couldn’t see anything out of place. His hi-fi unit, plasma TV and CD’s were still there. He couldn’t understand, unless they’d been disturbed before they’d had chance to take anything. He came out of the lounge and made his way down the hall into the kitchen. At first glance everything was ok in there as well. Then he saw it, pinned to his notice board, a note in Hart’s writing. The bastard, who does he think he is? Jack went over to his board and removed the note.
Jack, Just thought I’d let you know, I’m not giving up on us. I still love you and deep down I know you still love me. You know where I am. John.
Jack put the note in his pocket, he didn’t want to involve the police, yet. He wanted to see if he could convince Hart to sell. He’d gone too far this time, he’d buy him out. After all, everyone had their price.
He went out to the officer.
“Mr Harkness is everything ok?”
“Yeah, I’ve checked everywhere and there’s nothing missing. Whoever it was must have been disturbed by my neighbours. If I find anything is missing, I will let you know.”
“Ok, well if you’re sure. I’ll let my Sergeant know. But if you wouldn’t mind could you go to the station in the morning just to confirm everything you’ve just told me.”
“Sure, no problem.”
“Goodnight then Mr Harkness.”
“Goodnight constable and thank you.”
As he arrived on the ward he saw Owen talking to Ianto. “Morning Doc, how is our patient today?”
“He’s doing well. The scar isn’t as raw as it was yesterday, but it’s not going to disappear completely. I also hear that he did ok at physio yesterday.”
“Yeah, he was great, weren’t you my love?”
“Yes cariad. But I couldn’t have done it without you or Jacqui.”
“Speaking of physio, what time are we down there today?”
“Same as yesterday, why?”
“It’s just I have a couple of things to sort out before we go.”
“Does it have something to do with Hart?”
Owen looked at Ianto then at Jack. “Please tell me he’s not causing problems Jack.”
“Nothing I can’t handle Owen. Now can we drop it? I’d rather not talk about him. I want to know when Ianto can come home.”
“Well if things carry on the way they did yesterday, I might let him home at the end of the week, on the condition that he comes back next week as an out patient for his physio.”
Jack smiled and reached for Ianto’s hand. He squeezed it and leant in for a kiss.
“Erm excuse me boys, there are us innocents here thank you.” Owen laughed.
Jack looked at Ianto “would you mind if I told him our news?”
“No Jack, I don’t mind.”
“Guys what’s going on?”
“Ianto’s moving in with me. We decided a couple of days ago.”
“That’s great, at least he’ll have someone to make sure he doesn’t overdo things.”
Before Jack could say anymore, Ianto squeezed his hand. He was ready to let Owen know he was staying at Jacks, but not that they were lovers. Jack looked at him and nodded. He realised he was pushing things and that was something he’d promised he wouldn’t do.
“Erm, Owen can I have a word in private?”
“Sure Jack, shall we go to my office?”
“That would be great. Just give me five minutes with Yan here and I’ll be down.”
“Ok, see you soon.”
“Jack, what’s wrong?”
“Firstly, I’m sorry, I promised not to say too much about us till you were ready and I nearly overstepped the mark there.”
“That’s alright, I just, well I want us to be sure of each other first. I’m sorry Jack, I do love you and I do want people to know about us, just not yet.”
Jack leant down and kissed him. “Like I said, you set the pace. I just want you to know how much I love you.”
“Thanks Jack, I do know, but maybe after physio you can remind me.”
“Mmmm it will be our pleasure.” He winked. “I just have to go speak to Owen about something, and before you ask it’s nothing to worry about. I’ll tell you later.”
“Ok, don’t be long, I miss you already.”
Jack kissed him again with promises of more later.
“I was explaining to Yan about the radio yesterday and Hart arrived at the station. He’s got it into his head that I’m going back to him.”
“Please tell me you’re not.”
“No, Owen I promise you that is the last thing I’m going to do. I....I”
“God, Yan will kill me if you tell him what I’m going to say.”
“Hey, I’m a Doctor, confidentiality, remember?”
“Ok....ok. I love Ianto and he loves me. So you see Hart’s got no chance. But he left this.” Jack showed Owen the note and explained what had happened the previous night. “So you see I’m worried that he’ll get to Ianto whilst he’s still in hospital. I wouldn’t ask but I’m scared for him. He’s still getting used to his feelings for me and I don’t want him to have to worry about Hart. Would it be possible for him to come home earlier and I’ll employ a private nurse during the day to help look after him.”
“Jack I understand you’re worried. Go to the police.”
“Not yet. I’ve got to try and convince him that me buying him out is the best solution.”
“Ok, but the earliest Ianto can go home is Friday. I’m sorry but we still need to keep an eye on him. Don’t forget he only had the stitches out yesterday.”
“You’re right Owen, I’m sorry. It’s just....”
“Yeah, I know. Look, how’s about we move him to a side ward and if Hart does come looking for him the nurses can say he’s gone home. That way he won’t be vulnerable in the open.”
“Thanks Owen, that would be great.”
“Right I’ll sort it out and have the room ready for when you get back from physio.”
Jack thanked him and went back to take Ianto down to physio with promises of some quiet time together at the radio afterwards.
Chapter 15 http://iantosdreamer46.livejournal.com/25941.html