Pairings/Characters: Ianto/Jack, Tosh/Owen, Gwen/Rhys, Chris/Damien
Summary:Jack is the owner of a construction company and has been asked by his two friends to build their new house in Cardiff. Ianto goes to work for Jack after leaving London and his ex girlfriend.
Rating: NC-17 Overall
Disclaimer: I own none of the characters, they belong to the BBC and RTD, I just like to experiment with them from time to time.
A/N I've discovered that AU's are addictive. This is forzazajbwho started me with these and I hope it goes someway to making her smile.
A/N2 Apologies for any of you who are getting this multiple times, it's cross posted
A/N3 Some of the incidents that are mentioned in the story have actually happened. They were incidents that were on sites I've worked on
Ianto’s alarm went off at 6.30am, he reached his hand out from under the quilt to turn it off wondering why it was ringing so early. Then he remembered, it was the first day of his new job. He smiled to himself as he got out of bed. He was like a schoolboy on his first day, he’d made sure he’d got his clothes out the night before, he didn’t want to waste time looking for them this morning. He went through and showered, what had he told Jack yesterday he didn’t want to be late, he would be there for 8. He looked at the clock as he left the room, 6.40am, he was calculating how long he’d got when his thoughts went back to Jack.
He’d noticed the day before the intensity of the man’s eyes, blue grey pools that just drew you into them, he’d hoped Jack hadn’t realised he’d been staring. He stood under the warm spray thinking of his boss, he was looking forward to this contract. He continued to think of Jack as he showered and suddenly realised reactions were happening below his waistline. He stopped, and took deep breaths. This should not be happening, but he slowly moved a hand down and felt the start of an erection. Ianto Jones what are you doing? His breaths got deeper and he tried to think of something else. But that didn’t really work. He touched himself and prayed that this feeling would go away.
He reached up and turned the spray to cold. That shocked him. He remained underneath the cold water for several minutes taking more deep breaths. Come on Ianto, calm down. You can’t have this happening every time you think of him or see him. Why would he be interested in you? He finally felt the reaction subsiding, but remained under the cold spray for several more minutes.
With a towel wrapped around his waist he made his way back to get dressed. He’d chosen charcoal grey jeans, a burgundy shirt and black tie. If he was APM then he needed to look smart, but it had to be practical for a building site. He would be out in the dirt and dust, so a suit would not do. He’d toyed with the idea of his blue pin stripe suit, but he’d thought that would be too much. He looked at himself in the mirror yep Jones, you look ok. Now you’d better get a move on otherwise you’ll be late and what did you tell Jack yesterday? There it was again, he’d started thinking about Jack and he felt a tightening in his groin. He shook his head and made his way to the kitchen, he’d have time to grab a coffee, it would have to be strong, and then get to the site. It would take him 20 minutes to get there and it was already 7.15am. He’d spent longer in the shower than he expected. He smiled, this was going to be a good contract, he could feel it.
Jack’s alarm went off at 6.30am. He’d had a pleasant evening with his brother and parents. They’d begun by asking him about Hart. He’d told them they’d parted as friends and there was no chance of them getting back together as Hart had found someone new. His mother had said that she was pleased it was over as she’d never really like him, but she’d also said that even though she had reservations about Hart she would never have tried to stop her son from seeing him. His father had asked if there was a new man in his sons life, and Jack had been quick to answer no. Maybe a little too quick, as all three of them had raised their eyebrows. Jack had gone on to explain he was fine on his own, hoping they believed him.
Climbing out of bed he was smiling as he remembered the blue eyes of his APM. Mmm Mr Jones you could lose yourself in those eyes. Jack shook his head, why was he thinking about that man so soon. He’d not felt like this for a very long time. He went and stood underneath the warm spray of his shower. Come on Harkness, you’re going to frighten him away if you say anything. Jack suddenly realised all this thinking of the young Welshman had caused a reaction below his waistline. He palmed a hand over it to try and calm himself down. He reached up and turned the spray to cold. He remained there for several minutes taking deep breaths. He felt his breathing and reactions returning to normal. He couldn’t let the young man see the reactions he had on him, not yet.
Wrapping a towel around his waist he made his way back to his bedroom. He’d laid out his clothes the night before, he wanted to be smart, set the tone for the site, but he didn’t want to be overdressed. He’d chosen black trousers, white t-shirt, light blue shirt and braces, of course he’d have the great coat too. Although he’d taken some stick for wearing it he had to admit he loved it. Loved the feel of it against him.
He shook his head come on Jack, get a move on, you’re going to be late if you don’t. He looked at the clock, 7.15am, he’d just have time for a coffee before he went to the site. It would only take him ten minutes to get there. He could smell coffee as he made his way downstairs, Damien and Chris as always were up first. Jack was grateful for that this morning, it meant he wouldn’t waste time waiting for the coffee to do.
“Morning Jack, wow very smart, who is he?”
“Chris, leave the man alone, it’s not everyone who thinks about sex the way you do this early in a morning!”
“No, but you love me for it don’t you sweetheart?”
Jack could feel himself colouring, he was beginning to think of Ianto again.
“Now look what you’ve done to him, you’ve embarrassed him.”
“It takes a lot to embarrass the Captain here and my comments about us have never done it to him before, there must be something….or someone. Is it that Ianto guy? Come on Jack spill the beans.”
Jack found himself smiling, “boys I’ve told you there is no-one, and no it’s not Ianto. Look if I don’t get a move on, my contractors will be there before me, and that’s not going to look very professional is it?”
“Ok….ok….we’ll leave it there….for now. We might just pay a visit to site this afternoon to check things out.”
“If you want to, that’s no problem, it is your house that’s being built so you have every right as official clients to call whenever you want.”
“Great, that’s settled we’ll be there about 2. But make sure there’s coffee on for us.”
“No problem, Ianto’s an excellent coffee maker.” Jack smiled again at the mention of the young man’s name.
Chris saw the look on his friends’ face and elbowed Damien to check it out. They weren’t stupid, Jack couldn’t hide his feelings as well as he thought he could. They’d known him too long, and after the drinks the other night, and the confession he’d made previously, they knew that Jack had feelings for the young man.
Jack bid them goodbye as he raced out the front door.
“Mmm our Jack’s smitten!”
“Oh yeah, I agree, what we have to do now is get the two of them together.”
“But Chris, how do we know this man feels the same about Jack?”
“We observe when we go to the site this afternoon. I thought there was something the other night, but I wasn’t sure. I just need clarification then….then we help them.”
The two men smiled and hugged, Damien kissed his lover with heated passion.
Gwen’s alarm went off and as she leant over to switch it off she felt Rhys turn over and drape his arm over her. She couldn’t be doing with his attentions this morning. She had a new job to go to and a new man to make good impressions on. She was going to get Jack to notice her. She wanted excitement, and that was something that had stopped happening with Rhys.
She went to remove his arm, “mm morning lover, what time is it?”
“6.30am, we need to get up, we’ve got our new jobs to start this morning and I don’t want to be late, I don’t want to give Jack a bad impression.”
“The site’s only ten minutes away and we don’t start till 8.30am so we’ve got time….” He began to run his hand up and down her body and when he reached her breast she shoved him away.
“Not now Rhys, we haven’t got time!” she sat up and swung her legs out of the bed.
“Gwen! What’s wrong?”
“I told you, I don’t want to be late.”
“That’s never stopped you before, you normally can’t get enough of me.”
“Grow up Rhys, we’re not love’s young dream anymore. We don’t have to do it every waking moment!”
“For God’s sake Gwen what the hell’s got into you?”
She realised she had to be careful, she couldn’t have Rhys suspicious. “I’m sorry lover, I’m just nervous I suppose. You know, new job, new boss, new way of doing things. I promise I’ll make it up to you tonight. I’m sorry, forgive me?” She leant down and kissed him, hoping that would satisfy his curiosity, for now.
“Yeah, ok….I suppose. Tell you what, I’ll cook tonight, that way you can relax after your first day.”
“Ok, that sounds good, thank you. Now come on we’d better get ready.”
They both showered and as Gwen was getting dressed Rhys went to put the coffee on.
When she was alone in their bedroom she sat on the bed, closed her eyes and took several deep breaths. Come on Gwen, you’ve got to act normal, you can’t do anything to make Rhys suspicious. You’ve got to keep him sweet, but you’re going to get Jack, that’s a certainty. She looked at the clock, 7.15am, she must get dressed otherwise Rhys would be back wanting to know what was going on. She’d chosen a straight black skirt, red blouse and her black leather jacket. She knew the site was going to be dusty, so she’d wear her low heeled boots. Looking in the mirror yep Gwen, what man could resist you looking like that?
Rhys came back in the room to tell her that breakfast was ready. “Wow Gwen, you look great. Don’t you think though you’re a bit over dressed for a building site? Don’t forget it’s not going to be a clean place.”
“I realise that Rhys, but I don’t want Jack to think I don’t make an effort.”
“Ok….ok, but don’t complain to me when you find your best clothes ruined. I’m sure Jack wouldn’t mind you wearing jeans.”
“Don’t be stupid, tell me, how many secretary’s wear jeans to work? Anyway I’m fine as I am, let’s have breakfast.”
Rhys couldn’t understand what had gotten into Gwen this morning, but he daren’t say anything else, not after her mood with him first thing this morning.
Jack was the first to arrive on site and he smiled and silently thanked Dawn, she’d got all the cabins he’d asked for and it looked as though she’d been in earlier and delivered Gwen’s laptop and printer. He must remember to thank her when he rang her later. He was so engrossed in making sure the cabins were up to the company’s standard, he didn’t hear the door open. He turned around to go to his desk and literally bumped into Ianto.
“I’m so sorry Ianto, I didn’t hear you come in.” He realised he still had hold of Ianto’s arm, and he felt a tingle travel down his spine again. Moving away from the young man in case any other reactions occurred, he smiled an apology too.
“That’s no problem Jack. I should really have said something when I came in.” Ianto could still feel the older man’s hands on his arms and felt a warming sensation begin at his neck and travel up into his cheeks. He turned his back on his boss and indicated to a desk. “Is this mine, or am I in another cabin?”
“No that’s Gwen’s, your desk is in there.” Jack pointed to an adjacent room. “with mine….if that’s ok with you?”
Ianto took a deep breath and closed his eyes for an instant. He took another deep breath, thankful he still had his back to the older man. “No, that’s fine, I’d go anywhere you want me to.” Ianto that came out wrong, I hope Jack didn’t….
But it was too late, Jack had moved up behind him, Ianto could feel his presence close to him. “Mmm Mr Jones, be careful what you say I may ask you to….” Jack didn’t get the end of his sentence out as Gwen bounded into the room.
“Morning Jack, Ianto, hope you’re both well and ready to start. I’ve a feeling we’re all going to get on really well.” She stopped and took in the sight before her eyes. What was going on between these two men? Surely they weren’t….no! What had Owen told Rhys, Ianto had just split with his girlfriend. Yeah that was it. Ok Gwen stop reading into things. You’re going to get Jack, and that is a promise.
Jack moved away from Ianto and made his way to Gwen, he hugged her. “Welcome to Torchwood site office. Ianto, we’ll continue that conversation later.”
Ianto realised he’d been holding his breath. The closeness of Jack had caused the same reaction he’d had earlier that morning. What am I thinking? He knew there was something, but not quite sure yet what it was. Was it going to be the right thing?.... He’d have to wait and see. He answered Jack, “right, yeah, the conversation can wait till later. Just shout when you want me, when….when you’re free.”
Jack smiled to himself oh I want you Mr Jones, but I can wait. I’ll wait as long as it takes.
The three looked at one another and went to sit at their respective desks.
Chapter 12 http://iantosdreamer46.livejournal.com/39124.html