gkbgood (gkbgood) wrote,

New WIP Fic: Gilt Cage. Fandom Torchwood/Doctor Who crossover Part 29

Author: Glenda

Rating: Adult Only

Fandom: Torchwood/Doctor Who

Pairings: Jack/Ianto, Ianto/other.

Summary: Ianto has an historic stalker.

Warning: swearing, m/m kissing. Sex. A many of you have guess this in now an MPREG.

a reminder I do not own Torchwood, or Doctor some
&%^@(  jerk .... Well, just to let you know I
make no money and only intend this for

Spoliers from The House of the Dead and Children of Earth belong to BBC and others.

This story takes place shortly after Meat. I liked the episode but it left a few question for me at the end.

The feedback and comments have been great and feed the muse. Hope you enjoy it.

There is one more part after this one. The whole story is a little over 55,000 words.

Chapter 29

Since it was the middle of the night, instead
of heading outside Jack headed for his study hoping to be left alone. He shut
the door and turned on some music. He let the sounds of Glenn Miller’s
Moonlight Serenade take him back to the London Blitz and a time before he ever
had to worry about growing old. Back then he figured if he made it to forty he
would be lucky. His own father was thirty eight when he was murdered.

He sat down in the overstuffed wing backed
chair in the corner. It was hard to believe that a few hours ago he had
everything he had ever wanted, he had Ianto in his arms, a baby on the way and
with the exception of a few unwanted guests they were on their way to a life

Then that bastard Captain Jack had to show up
and Ianto had all but fallen back at his feet.

There was a knock; he ignored it figuring they
would get the message and leave. The last thing he needed was the Doctor
offering him stupid platitudes about why Ianto had to go back to his time. Jack
looked up to see Amy Pond standing at the now opened door.

“What are you doing here? I told you to

“We are leaving, soon.” She wandered in,
ignoring Jack and the death glare he was sending her. There was once a time
when people feared him. Where did those days go, Jack wondered?

“And yet you’re here talking to me.”

“I wanted to make sure you’re going to be all
right once we leave.”

“Me? I’ll be fine, I always am. I just keep
going on and on.”

“Doesn’t mean you don’t get hurt?”

“There is that. Once you’ve gone, things will
get back to normal, whatever that might be. I’ll have a few months of quiet
before I get busy again.”

He could see the confusion in Amy’s eyes.
“Don’t worry, it’s nothing bad. You don’t have to run off and warn the Doctor
or that prat Captain Jack.”

“It is interesting watching the two of you
talk about yourself in such a way.”

“We might look alike but we are very different

“I guess so,” Amy said, looking around the
large room filled from top to bottom with books. “This room might rival the
library on the TARDIS.”

“Now that you’ve seen it, you can go,” Jack
said wearily. He was too damn tired to fight anymore.

“We should be gone soon. The Doctor was
getting all that equipment from his room. He’s totally convinced he sent some
kind of pulse to get her back and it might come in handy someday in the future.”

“You don’t think he’s right? The Doctor isn’t
usually wrong about much when it comes to the TARDIS.”

“Jack...The other Jack said that she came and
got him right after we left. Sounds like her plan was to always have him here,”
Amy said, sitting in the matching chair next to his.

“Anything is possible, the first lesson you
learn when travelling with the Doctor.”

Jack could tell there were a lot of things Amy
Pond wanted to know about his time with the Doctor but she was still at the
point of being infatuated with the man, married or not he was sure there a
small part of her in love with the Time Lord.

“The first question I usually get asked when
people find out that I’m immortal is really, then prove it. I’m not in the mood
to die today, thanks just the same. You don’t believe me, well, that’s too damn
bad. I’ve died too many times to count.”

There was a gentle knock on the door breaking
up the uncomfortable silence. Amy’s husband stuck his head in. “There you are.
The Doctor checked out the TARDIS, looks ready to go.”

“I’ll be ready in a few minutes. I wanted to
finish my talk with Jack here.”

Rory came and sat down on the arm of his
wife’s chair.

Jack let out a big sigh; he just wanted to be
left alone with his own misery.

“You going to be okay?” Rory asked. “This
can’t be easy for you.”

“As I told you’re lovely wife I’ll be fine as

“I’m sorry things didn’t work out for you,” he
said. “I can’t imagine having to watch the person you love walk away without a

Jack watched as the young couples’ hands
reached for each other.

“It’s not the first nor will it be the last
time I find myself alone at least I can try and convince myself that Ianto is
alive and well the last time I saw him.”

“The Doctor mentioned that he left you behind
on a space station,” Amy said. “He was sorry about it too.”

“Right,” Jack snorted.

“He was. I think it’s a big regret in his

“We all have regrets some bigger than others.
The Doctor never stays around long enough anywhere to have to deal with them up

“You make him sound so cold.”

“No, I can’t argue with the fact he cares
enough to help but he won’t stay around to clean up his messes. He’s a teenager
who doesn’t like to clean his room.”

“He’s changed,” Amy said, her arms crossed
over her chest.

“No, he hasn’t,” Rory said. “The minute he can
leave he’s gone. There have been a couple of times I wasn’t sure he was going
wait for us to get in the damn ship before he took off with or without us.”

“He wouldn’t,” Amy protested.

“You can’t say that for sure. He left Jack
behind,” Rory reminded her.

Jack got to his feet. “Listen, you two, the
last thing I need right now is to get in the middle of a domestic. Yes,
travelling with the Doctor is great and beyond the imagination of the average
being but just the same having someone to love and who loves you at the end of
a horrible day is better than all the wonders of the universe. Someday, I have
no idea how far in your future it will be but it will happen, the Doctor will
do something to hurt you or disappoint you and you’ll have to decide whether
staying with him is worth it.”

“Was it for you?” Rory asked.

“I never really got the choice the first time.
It was either go with him and Rose or get blown up by a World War 2 bomb but
yeah, those first few months with them were worth it. Then I changed and got
left behind. I had to try and figure it all out on my own. I think that was the
hard part. If he had just...hell, he could have left me a note, saying be the
way Jack you can’t die and looking at you makes me ill. Bye. Not sure why I’m
telling you all this shit maybe just companions looking out for each other.

I found my way to Earth, waited for a long
time for the Doctor to come back and tell me what happened and while there I eventually
figured out that I had a place I wanted to be more than on the TARDIS. When he
asked me to travel with him the next time it was easy to say no and mean it.”

“If you knew now-” Amy asked

“I can’t think like that. When I first met the
Doctor I didn’t think I’d make it to forty, now I’m probably going to see forty
million.” He tried not to sound too bitter but he was. “The Doctor is wonderful
and magical but he can also be deadlier than a pissed off cobra. Trouble
follows him around. If you had any sense you’d both would tell him to take you
back home and have a happy life together with a few kids. But I know that it’s
not easy to walk away from him either.”

“If you could you would have told yourself to
stay away from the Doctor,” Rory said.

“It’s not that simple. If I hadn’t met the
Doctor when I did, I never would have ended up in Cardiff and met Ianto or

“Can’t miss what you never had,” Amy said.

“I think a part of me would miss Ianto no
matter what.”

“Why don’t you fight for him?” Rory asked. “I
know what the Doctor said but would the world really end if he stayed? You do
love him, right?”

“More than you can possibly know but he
belongs back in the 21st century.”

There was a gentle knock at the door. The
three of them turned to see Ianto standing there. “Amy, Rory, do you mind if I
talk to Jack? The Doctor and River are ready to go. They are down in the garden
with the TARDIS. Captain Harkness is with them too.”

“It was a pleasure meeting you both,” Jack
said, shaking their hands goodbye.

“Good luck,” Rory said.

“Perhaps we’ll meet again,” Amy said.

“Amy. Rory,” Jack called them back.

“Yes?” Amy said.

“I meant what I said before about the Doctor,
someday he will hurt you. He may not mean to but it will happen.”

Amy turned around and left.

Rory nodded. “Thank you.”

Jack went to the desk that sat in front of a
large window. He needed to put some space between himself and Ianto.

“What can I do for you, Mr. Jones? Thought you
would be long gone from here by now. I’m sure the Captain can’t wait to get his
hands all over you.”

Ianto followed him and sat on the edge of his
desk, just like he did back in Cardiff.

“Is this part of your plan? Act like an
asshole so this won’t be so bad for you?”

“What’s the alternative?”

Ianto spun the chair around so that their
knees were touching. “We talk.”

Jack jumped up. “I don’t want to talk. We both
know what’s going on here. You’re leaving and I’ll be alone again. Did I miss

“Yes,” Ianto said reaching out for Jack’s
hand, pulling him closer. “I love you.”

“You love him.”

Ianto sighed. “I love you. My feelings for the
other Jack are complicated. You might be right, I might love him but I never
would let myself use that word when I thought about him. But the minute I met
you I let myself not only feel love but say it to you.”

Jack wrapped his arms around Ianto. “I don’t
ever want to let you go.”

“I don’t want you to either but I have to go.
I can’t stay here.”

“I know. I’ve known since the minute you
arrived here I was going to have to let you go,” Jack said, blinking back the
tears. “But I managed to have ten wonderful weeks with you. Those memories are
going to keep me going for a long time.”

“Maybe there’s another universe out there that
you could go to, one that has me but no Jack. I’m sure the Doctor would...”

Jack placed a kiss to Ianto’s temple. “Things
don’t work that way besides there is probably a reason for me and my longevity.
At least I hope there is.”

“I hate the idea of you alone. You have to
promise me that you’ll find someone to love. You need to be around people,

He thought about the life he was carrying. “I
won’t be alone, I promise. I’ll find someone to care for.”

“Good,” Ianto said, snuggling in closer.

Jack let Ianto’s warmth burn into his memory. He
thought about how Ianto fit perfectly in his arms. Their height matched. He
could lose himself in this moment for eternity but while he had forever Ianto
did not.

“You have to go and go now,” Jack said, his
voice hoarse with emotions. “Or I’ll have  “Or I’ll have you undressed and over this
desk. And if that happens even a decree from the Shadow Proclamation wouldn’t
get me to give you up.”

“Jack, I-”

“I know me too. You make sure that bastard
takes care of you. If he doesn’t, you call Martha and get the Doctor to bring
you back to me.”

Ianto gave him a sad smile. “I will,” he said,
even though they both knew this was the last time they would see each other.

Jack placed a gently kiss on those soft lips
he loved so damn much. It took every ounce of his self will to push Ianto away.
He knew if he didn’t do it then someone would have to come and pull them apart
and he would probably kill them.

“Goodbye, Ianto Jones.”

“Goodbye, Jack Harkness.”

Ianto headed for the door, and Jack followed.

“Don’t,” Ianto said. “Don’t come with me.”

Jack nodded. He wanted to go but he understood
why Ianto wanted to go by himself. They were able to say goodbye without anyone
watching and that was the moment they wanted to remember.

Ianto gave him a slight wave before walking
out the door. Jack admired his strength, not one look back.

He sat in the chair again, turning the music
up louder. He tried to let his mind go blank but all he could think about was
Ianto, and the child he would never see.

Jack got up so fast the chair almost went
through the window. He raced down the hall toward the kitchen; he couldn’t just
let Ianto go. He didn’t care if he had to take on Harkness, the Doctor and a
dragon he was-

He stopped at the doors that led to the
backyard and the garden. He was too late. The TARDIS faded from sight.

Jack put his hand against the window. He
thought about punching it but what good would it do. “Goodbye, Ianto.”

Jack gasped. He could feel something melting
inside of him.

“No, not the baby! Help me!”

He collapsed to the floor, his mind was
racing; he was on the TARDIS a golden energy flowing out of him. Then he was
back in Cardiff, he thought, images flashed before him; Tosh, Owen and Gwen.
The city was in danger. He felt like he was losing his mind, it was like a
movie on super fast forward.

“Jack, what’s going on?”

He looked up. “Ianto?”

Then it went black.




Tags: 11th doctor, amy/rory, angst, crossover dw/tw, jack/ianto, kidnapping, time travel

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