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.
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.
Jack was woken by a noise he couldn’t quite comprehend. He realised it was his phone. Trying to extract himself from Ianto’s arms without waking him, he went to answer it.
Not speaking too loud “Harkness”
Ianto stirred, finding Jack wasn’t in his arms he sat up, bleary eyed looking for him. He saw him on the end of the bed with his back to him and he was on the phone. He went and pressed up against Jack’s back wrapping his arms around him. He could only hear Jack’s side of the conversation but he realised it was DS Broadbury.
“What can I do for you?....What!....No, never,....right, and he’s going to be ok?....No I don’t think that’s such a good idea....ok, yeah....if you think it’s for the best....no that’s fine I’ll let him know....no we have separate solicitors....yeah that’s right....ok I’ll wait for his call and I’ll be in touch with mine....no it shouldn’t be a problem....how long’s he going to be in there for?....right, yeah, ok not a problem....at least he can get help there....fine, thanks for letting me know....yeah as soon as I know I’ll let you know....great, thanks again DS Broadbury, I’m sorry it had to come to this....yeah thanks we will. Bye.”
Jack closed his phone and sat for several seconds not saying anything, just feeling warm and safe in Ianto’s arms.
Ianto didn’t want to pry, he knew something was had happened as Jack had gone quiet. He knew he would tell him in good time.
Jack put his phone down and turned in Ianto’s arms. Wrapping his arms around his young lover, he broke down, sobs wracking his body. Ianto held on tight, desperately wanting to make everything ok. Jack pulled away from Ianto shivering, so he pulled the sheet up around them and cocooned themselves together in the warmth.
“I’m sorry Yan.”
“Hey, don’t be. It’s been a difficult week, with everything that’s happened. Take all the time you need, I’m not going anywhere.”
“I don’t deserve you Ianto Jones, not after everything I’ve put you through.”
“Come on Jack, it’s not your fault. It’s Harts. Is that who that phone call was about?”
“You don’t have to tell me if you don’t want to” he wiped a tear from Jack’s cheek with his thumb.
“No, you deserve to know what’s happened. I’m cold, can we get back into bed, and Ianto....”
“Can you please hold me? I need to feel your arms around me.”
Ianto kissed him tenderly as they climbed back under the covers and Ianto wrapped both arms around his Captain. Jack rested his head on Ianto’s chest and began telling about the phone conversation. At intervals Ianto kissed the top of Jack’s head and stroked his neck.
“Oh God Yan, I never realised Hart would go to such lengths.”
“Why, what’s he done now?”
“You gathered that was DS Broadbury?”
“Well after they took him away from the radio the other night they questioned him about everything, the attempted murder, the parcel the break in at my house. Well he denied it, saying I was doing it myself to get attention and to get him out of our company. After we’d given our statements they questioned him again and he finally admitted to everything, breaking down saying it was because he was still in love with me and couldn’t bear to see me with anyone else, and that I was making the biggest mistake of my life being with you. I’m sorry Yan.”
“Ssshhh, it’s ok.”
“No, I do want to be with you, not him. It’s you I love.”
“I know Jack and I love you.”
“Well, after he’d confessed they took him back to the cell and had arranged for a psychiatrist to assess him the following day. He was saying over and over that it was my fault. Anyway, DS Broadbury thought it would be a good idea to get the assessment, but when they went to get him this morning for the Doc to see him, they couldn’t wake him. It turns out that he’d got some drugs hidden and had taken the lot. They don’t know yet what they were but they have a good idea. They don’t know how he got them in because he was searched. But if I know the Hart of old then he would find a way. He used to hide them everywhere so I wouldn’t find them, he’s very imaginative. So, now he’s in hospital having his stomach pumped and they’re doing tests on him to see if there’s going to be any lasting damage. Then he’s going to be transferred to the psychiatric ward at the Royal until they can assess him. He may even have to stay there for a while, but they’ll let me know. DS Broadbury suggested I talk to my solicitor with a look to buying him out of the company. He could be out of circulation for a long time. I’ve wanted to buy him out for a while and this gives me the opportunity to go ahead. I’ll ring my solicitor later this morning and arrange a meeting.”
“Can you afford it Jack?”
“Yeah, I did the figures a while ago and yeah, there’s enough to purchase the other half of the company” he held on tight to Ianto.
“I’m so very sorry Jack, I know you’ve been....friends for a long time. It’s unpleasant how things have turned out.”
“Hey don’t forget the good thing in all of this.”
“I’ve found you my love and I must be the luckiest man alive having you love me.” He looked up into the blue eyes that still caught his breath and as Ianto leant down to kiss him he knew nothing could hurt them again.
They remained wrapped in each others’ arms for a while until Jack’s phone rang again.
“Harkness” he said sharply. “Oh sorry, yeah I’ve not long been talking to DS Broadbury....yes I’ll be there....erm can you make it this morning I have an appointment at two....no....I can’t get out of it.” He was stopped by Ianto shaking his head “look can you hold on a minute....yes just wait please.”
He looked at Ianto “Jack who is it?”
Placing a hand over the phone “John’s solicitor, he wants me to meet him at 2.30 this afternoon, but I’m with you at physio and I promised you.”
“Hey, I’m a big boy, I can go on my own, this meeting is important for you. I’ll be ok, you have to go.”
“I promised I’d be with you all the way.”
Ianto kissed him “I’ll be fine, you can drop me off then come back for me....ok?”
Jack kissed him back “ok....I love you Ianto Jones” Ianto smiled. “ok 2.30 it is....yeah I’ll be on time....hey look it has nothing to do with me. He brought this on himself....no he’s not going to be with me and for your information he has nothing to do with this” Ianto held Jack tighter. “John has brought all this on himself....look I’m not getting into this on the phone....no that’s not an option....look I said I’m not having this conversation on the phone....yes I’ve said I’ll be there....if that’s how you feel then I’ll bring my solicitor along....yeah see you at 2.30.” Jack snapped his phone shut.
“What’s with him cariad?”
“He spoke to John after they’d taken him to the police station before....before he took whatever it was. John was telling him that all this was your fault, you’d forced me to leave him and that you had some sort of hold over me. The only hold you have is when you’ve got your arms around my. Anyway Mr Craven, Harts solicitor, is trying to get me to sell. For one it was my idea right from the start, Hart only bought into it after we’d discussed what we could get from it, and secondly he’s not in a fit state to run it, he’s looking at quite a few years inside for your....” Jack couldn’t bring himself to say it.
Ianto kissed his forehead and held him tight. “So what’s going to happen?”
“I’ve got to ring my solicitor, there is no way I’m going to this meeting without him. I’m sorry to say but I really don’t trust John’s solicitor.”
“Do what you have to Jack, I’ll be here for you whatever you decide.”
“You’re gorgeous Ianto, I don’t think I can get through this without you.”
“Hey you’ve got me, you helped me, now it’s my turn to be there for you.”
Ianto leant down and kissed him tenderly. It wasn’t long before the kisses were hot and wet. Jack smiled as he looked into the blue eyes he loved so much. He gently made love to his gorgeous Welshman, knowing what he had to do once all the hassles with Hart were over.
They took one another to Heaven and back and once sated they both felt happier than they had for a long time. After they’d showered and dressed Jack called his solicitor.
Chapter 27 http://iantosdreamer46.livejournal.com/29109.html