|What Happens Now?
Author: theotherslover PM
My try at a Post-Cyberwoman piece. Implied Janto.Rated: Fiction T - English - Hurt/Comfort - Ianto J. & Jack H. - Chapters: 8 - Words: 7,295 - Reviews: 29 - Favs: 29 - Follows: 56 - Updated: 08-17-11 - Published: 01-11-11 - id: 6644994
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I am so sorry for the wait, but I'm leaving for school soon, and had to get so much done. I will try, I promise.
Ianto couldn't take it any longer. He still had about a week left in his suspension, but he had to get back to work. This file Jack had dropped off needed attention, and he knew no one would even notice it, except for him. Weather patterns that were a little funny, why would the team care?Half the time if Ianto didn't tell them what the file said, it would be left untouched. No, he would have to Jack about this when he came over for dinner. However, that's when his phone rang.
"Hey, Ianto, it's Jack."
Ianto smiled at the assumption that he would not recognize the man who he saw everyday's voice. "Is there anything wrong, sir?"
"Yeah, sorry, rift is keeping me busy, looks like it's going to be an all-nighter, so I won't be able to come around for dinner."
"That's fine, sir," Ianto said even though he was slightly disappointed.
"Talk to you later," and with that the connection ended.
Ianto stared at his phone, his hand shaking. He wanted to mention the file, but now he wasn't even going to see Jack. He replaced the phone and order chinese for one, saying to himself that the case could wait, he wasn't on duty at the moment anyway.
"Okay, that didn't work," he thought to himself a few hours later. He had to go in, just to get a quick reading and he would be out. No one had to know, but he couldn't just let this wait. Ianto had his hand on the door knob before freezing and turning back. He needed his suit. He never walked in there without it, and it felt wrong to go in without it. Going back to his bedroom, he opened his closet that he hadn't open for 3 weeks.
The hub was quiet, as it should be. Jack must have been out doing a clean up because the stations were all closed down, so the team must have left. If it was anything major, someone else would have been there. There was no point in turning on the lights, because this would only take a second, and he didn't want the maintenance system to register his presence at 4 in the morning. Ianto released a sigh of relief when he got into the hub. This was going to be easy.
"You shouldn't be here."
Ianto jumped. He wasn't expecting Jack to be standing in his office. He was suppose to be out all night doing calls. "Neither should you." Ianto raced to the station to just leave the data open for when Tosh got in, but he felt a hand on his back.
Ianto instantly relaxed. He wasn't going to be kicked out. "Funny sort of weather patterns."
"Is that really important?"
"I think so," Ianto nodded. He brought up some programs to search for more information and cross references while Jack another seat over to help him. They worked in silence for a good while before Jack spoke again.
"I guess I have to pay a friend a visit."
"Do you know what this is?"
"I can guess," Jack shrugged.
"Is it bad?"
"It's always bad."
"Good thing I showed you then," Ianto tried to smile to lighten the mood.
"You really shouldn't be here Ianto."
"I know, sir." Ianto looked down and began to move back from the desk. He knew a dismissal when he heard one.
"Look, it's almost 6 am, which is when you usually come in. How about you stay a few hours, start catching up. Go home after lunch, there's no point in sneaking out the back door."
Ianto smiled. "Really, sir?"
Jack shrugged. "If Owen found out you where here and didn't leave coffee he'll drag you back."
"Thank you, sir."
"No Ianto, thank you."
Tell me what you think - TOL