Title: Secrets Inside - Part 7
Pairings: Jack/Ianto, Gwen/Owen and Tosh/Paul
Spoilers: set after "Countrycide" and "Greeks Bearing Gifts"
Summary: What happens when a stranger appears
Disclaimer: I own none of the characters, I just like to experiment from time to time.
Master list iantosdreamer46.livejournal.com/3003.htm
Tosh arrived early for work the next morning and was busy at her workstation when Jack and Ianto came through the roller door.
“Hey Tosh, I thought you went out last night with what’s his name? ….. Paul.”
“Yes Jack, I went out for a meal with Paul, and a very nice meal it was too, thank you.”
“Then what are you doing here this early in the morning?”
“I told you yesterday, I don’t like being late. Anyway I’m seeing him again tonight. He’s picking me up around 7.30.”
Jack and Ianto looked at each other and grinned. Both pleased that Tosh seemed so relaxed and was clearly looking forward to seeing Paul again tonight. They left her and went up to Jack’s office.
“Do you think this thing with Tosh and Paul will last?” asked Ianto.
“I really hope so, she deserves some happiness in her life. When I spoke to her yesterday she seemed scared of what might happen. I think she was remembering Mary and Tommy!”
“She didn’t have much luck there, did she? I’m really pleased for her. Hey …. Did you get the feeling the other night that there was something between Owen and Gwen?”
“Oh yeah!. I caught them ….. well saw them on the CCTV in Autopsy yesterday, and put it this way, Owen has developed a new way to examine bodies.”
“Oh, just like this you mean?”
Ianto went and sat on Jack’s knee, facing him so he could kiss him passionately.
“Mmmm that’s just the examination I had in mind. How about we continue this downstairs?”
“What about work Jack?”
“Oh, nothing’s really happening, anyway if it does Tosh will let us know.”
Ianto got off Jack’s knee, took him by the hand and led him down into Jack’s quarters.
“What! you two going back to bed already?” commented Owen as the pair passed him on the way through the Hub.
“Ianto left something down there, we’re just off to see if we can find it!”
“Oh no, not another game of naked hide and seek? Oi tea boy have you put the coffee on this morning, or are you too busy playing?”
“No Owen, the coffee should be ready in about two minutes. I know you can’t function without it!”
“Oh he functions quite well!” shot back Gwen, then realised what she had just said and blushed.
“I ….erm ….what I mean is ….I”
“We know what you mean, you don’t have to explain it. What you do is your business as long as no one gets hurt in the process.” Commented Jack.
Owen went across to Gwen, put his arm around her and kissed her. Realising what he had done, he shot a look at Tosh. She smiled at him and just got on with her work.
As Jack and Ianto disappeared into Jack’s quarters Owen whispered to Gwen “Tosh must be getting it from someone, she didn’t bat an eyelid when I kissed you just then. She would have sulked if I’d done that a few weeks ago.”
“Oh leave her alone. Remember what she was like yesterday, we said maybe there was someone she was seeing, I think that smile just proves it.”
Tosh could hear Gwen and Owen talking. Yes she thought, at one time the pair of them kissing like that would have bothered her. Not now. She smiled to herself at the thought of meeting Paul again tonight. If truth be known, she couldn’t wait. She had never done it before, but she found herself looking at the clock wishing the hours away.
Paul had had another full night’s sleep. He was determined to finish what he had started. If it hurt Tosh in the process well that didn’t matter did it? She was just a means to an end.
He was determined to ask Tosh more about Ianto tonight. If he was going to bring Jack Harkness down he had to do it quickly before he became too involved.
He showered and went down to breakfast thinking all the while about his meeting tonight. Did he just want to take her for a drink? Would that be enough to get the information he wanted, or could he charm her into bed? He would test the waters and take the evening as it came.
Back in his room he sought out the photograph of himself and Karen taken just before she started working for Torchwood. She was happy, she had no cares, she was loved by her family and her fiancé. Paul felt a tear running down his cheek. I promise Karen, they will pay for what they did to you.
Putting it back in his case, he had to get out in the fresh air. He couldn’t go back to the water tower, that would be too obvious. He picked up Tosh’s address and made his way to see what kind of place she lived in.
Jack and Ianto emerged from Jack’s quarters, flushed and smiling.
“Why can’t you two leave each other alone for all of a day. It’s making me feel sick.”
“Listen Owen, we don’t tell you how to conduct your love life, so leave us alone.” Grinned Jack.
“Anything we should know about, Tosh?”
“No Jack, everything seems quiet again today. There was a slight spike about an hour ago, but it disappeared as quickly as it arrived. Don’t think it will be back again. I will keep monitoring it.”
“Not tonight you won’t.”
This comment caused Owen, Gwen and Ianto to stop what they were doing and listen.
“Jack please,” pleaded Tosh “I said I didn’t want anyone to know.”
“Know what?” questioned Gwen.
“Oh .... if you must know. I’m going out tonight. I was .... well .... rescued the other night when we all went out. I dropped my purse and this very nice man helped me. We went for a coffee at Ianto’s favourite coffee shop.”
“That’s what they’re calling it now .... coffee?”
“Owen! Leave her alone, let her finish. Is sex all you think about?”
“You should know Gwen”
“Owen if you want to know, let me finish.” Glared Tosh. “I met him last night as well and he took me for a meal, that’s all. We had a very pleasant evening. If you must know, I’m seeing him again tonight. Before you say anything, nothing happened. Anyway if it did I don’t see what business it is of yours Owen. I don’t ask you who you’re sleeping with, do I?”
“Kids .... enough” said Jack. “You now know everything and as Tosh said, she doesn’t ask about our personal life so let’s leave it at that.”
“Jack we all know about yours and tea boy’s sex life, you don’t give us any choice. Kissing for hours. I don’t know where you get your energy from.”
“Owen, when you love someone you’ll get all the energy you need.”
Jack could see Ianto blushing. He loved him for it. His sensitivity was one of the things he loved about his Welshman. He went over to Ianto, put his arm around his shoulder and kissed him.
“Ok gang, enough of everyone’s sex lives, let’s get back to what we do best .... tracking the rift activity.”
“Oh he has remembered our day job then? Thought he’d changed our job descriptions!”
“Owen, don’t be so mean, let’s be happy for Tosh, she deserves it.” Whispering she said “Rhys is on a long haul tonight, he won’t be home till tomorrow afternoon. Do you want to come over?”
“Thought you’d never ask. I missed you like crazy last night.”
“Listen, this is only a bit of release from our work, remember? Nothing serious. I love Rhys and I’m marrying him.”
“Yeah, I know, but you can’t blame a man for hoping.”
Owen went over to Gwen and kissed her. Without realising what she was doing she responded passionately. Coming up for air she saw Jack, Ianto and Tosh watching them, blushing she went off back to her work station.
Tosh thought back to how that scene would have upset her a couple of weeks ago, but now she found she couldn’t stop thinking about Paul.
Jack and Ianto grinned and went off, arms around one another, back to Jack’s office.
Paul found Tosh’s home with no problem. She had given him comprehensive directions and he found himself standing outside a modest detached bungalow. Beautiful gardens at the front. He daren’t go around the back in case any of the neighbours saw him. He spent the next few minutes looking around the area. Very quiet, even though there were several houses and bungalows in the cul-de-sac. It was as if all the houses were sleeping, with everyone at work. He wondered what her neighbours were like and if they knew what she actually did.
“Excuse me, can I help you?”
A voice behind him brought Paul back from his thoughts.
“What? .... Oh .... I’m sorry. I was told Miss Sato lives here? I’m a friend and she’s asked me to drop by if I was in the area.” He had to think fast to avoid any suspicion.
“Oh, I’m sorry, Toshiko is at work until maybe five or six tonight. Can I say you were looking for her?”
“Erm .... no, that’s ok, I’ll call back later. I’m just visiting your city, so I’ll do some sightseeing and see her later. Thank you.”
“Alright, enjoy your look around our city. I hope you meet up with Toshiko later.”
With that the neighbour had gone. Paul knew he had to leave, he didn’t want anyone to remember his face.
Jack sent Tosh home early again. She protested but he wouldn’t back down.
As she drove home her thoughts were about Paul and what she would wear tonight. Should she be casual? Should she be smart? Would they go out? Or did she want him to stay at hers tonight? What was she thinking? she’d only just met this man, what made her think he would want to spend the night at her house.
She arrived home thinking she would suggest cooking a meal. But then if Paul had booked a restaurant she would have a choice. Looking at the clock, she had two hours before Paul arrived. Checking her cupboards and fridge she saw she had everything in if he agreed to her cooking for him.
She went to change out of her work clothes. Choosing a kingfisher green silk blouse and a black satin full circle skirt, Tosh looked at her reflection. Yes she thought this would do nicely.
The doorbell rang, was it time already? Looking at her watch, she saw Paul was a few minutes early. Where had the time gone? She answered the door.
“Good evening Tosh.” He looked at the woman in front of him. “You look beautiful tonight. I hope I’m not too early?”
“No, not at all” she replied blushing. She still couldn’t get used to someone thinking she was beautiful. “Please do come in.”
She led him into the lounge and offered him a glass of wine.
“What would you like to do tonight Tosh?”
“I was going to suggest I cook for you, that is unless you wanted to go to a restaurant.”
“I would love you to cook me a meal, if it’s not too much trouble.”
“It won’t be anything fancy, just what I have in the kitchen.”
“That would be great, I don’t mind what it is as long as I have you for company.”
Paul smiled, this couldn’t have worked out any better. He could use this time alone to find out more information from her.
They both went through to the kitchen and whilst Tosh cooked a simple meal they discussed the kind of day each of them had had.
“Tosh, that meal was wonderful, thank you. Not only are you beautiful, but you can cook as well.”
“Thank you, but I’m not that good a cook. Shall we take these drinks through to the lounge?”
“That would be nice.” Paul picked up the bottle of wine and followed her.
She went to sit on a chair but Paul insisted that she join him on the sofa. Sitting at the opposite end to him she felt like a schoolgirl with a crush.
“Tosh, please, come and sit closer. I don’t bite. I promise not to do anything you don’t want me to.”
She moved closer. He took her wine glass from her and put it on the table. Taking hold of her hands he said “stop me if you wish, but I am going to kiss you.”
Tosh found herself shaking, but quite pleased that he wanted to do this.
Paul lightly brushed his lips against Tosh’s and then immediately pulled away, but still held onto her hands.
“Are you ok with this?”
She nodded and found herself moving in towards him to kiss his lips. Slowly at first then realising that it was rather nice the kiss became more passionate. Moving her hands from Pauls, she placed one around the back of his neck, the other around his waist, pulling him towards her. He responded by gently moving in towards her.
Breaking apart, Tosh looked guilty.
Why Miss Sato, I do believe you’re blushing.”
“I’m sorry Paul, I don’t know what made me react in that way. I don’t normally do things like this.”
“Hey .... we’re two adults who are attracted to one another aren’t we? Don’t you think we know when something feels right?”
“I suppose so.”
Standing up Tosh took Paul’s hands and pulled him to his feet. Without words she led him to her bedroom. Stopping only at the door to ask “Are you sure you want to do this?”
“I am if you are. I don’t want you to feel I have pressured you into this.”
“It’s my decision, and as you said we’re both adults. Please, make love to me.”
Nodding, he went with her, all the while thinking how easy this had been.
Entering the simple bedroom, Tosh led Paul over to her bed. Hesitating she began to undo her blouse, but Paul stopped her.
“Tosh are you sure you want this to happen?”
This feels right, but I’m sorry if you think I am rushing things. I hope you believe me when I say I’m not normally like this. I have never been attracted to someone as much as I am attracted to you. Yes Paul, I want this to happen.”
Without speaking further, Paul unbuttoned her blouse, sliding it off her shoulders’, he felt her shudder under his touch. Tosh smiled as she returned the compliment by undoing his shirt.
Leaning in to kiss her, Paul found the zip of her skirt and relieved her of it.
“Tosh you are very beautiful” he whispered.
Carefully she unzipped his trousers and then slowly slid down his boxer shorts. He was tanned and his stomach was firm and toned.
Undoing the fastening on her bra, he gasped at how beautiful she really was. He thought that he had just been telling her so to make it easier to get information from her, but now he could see her for the woman she was. He stopped.
“Paul, what’s the matter? Have you changed your mind? Don’t you want to make love to me?”
“I .... I’m sorry .... it’s just you are so beautiful. Yes I want to make love to you. Are you definitely sure you want to carry on?”
With both of them now naked, Tosh pulled him down onto her bed. Kissing each other and stroking different parts of each others’ bodies, they explored the sensations of their touch.
Smiling at Paul, Tosh whispered, “Please take me now.”
Slowly, as he didn’t want to hurt her, Paul pushed himself inside. Arching her back, a soft moan escaping her lips, Tosh was lost in a pleasure she had forgotten existed. Moving in perfect rhythm with one another, Paul teasing her breasts, they climaxed together.
Moving himself off her, her turned and said “Thank you”
“Why are you thanking me? It’s I who should be thanking you. I had forgotten how wonderful making love to someone felt. You have given me a life again, a life I lost a long time ago.”
Holding on to each other, they drifted off to sleep.
Paul woke with a start, trying to figure out where he was. Then he remembered. In bed with Toshiko Sato, the woman who was going to help him. What have I just done? How did I let it get this far? Why did she have to be so beautiful? I can’t destroy her now, can I? He lay for a while, his thoughts going back to Karen. Stop it, you are here to bring Torchwood down. This is just a very pleasant bonus. Miss Sato is a means to an end, and if I have to screw her then it makes it a more pleasurable experience. Turning to face Tosh he smiled and fell into a dreamless sleep.
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