Title: A Beautiful Lie
Rating: Mild PG
Pairing: Jack/Ianto
Word Count: 100
Genre: Flangst
Summary: They made a promise; a promise which is likely to get broken. Written for a challenge over at LJ.
A/N: I don't own Torchwood. Unbeta'd. First written 15 April 2007. Comments are welcome.

After the incident with Lisa they'd made a promise; a promise not to tell any more lies.

Ianto never believed they would keep the pledge; it would just be one more thing that the infamous Captain Jack Harkness once said that used to mean something. Ianto foolishly hopes he's wrong - this time they'll keep their promise.

He lies in his Captain's arms one day as the sun rises over Cardiff and he knows Jack is going to lie to him before he even opens his mouth.

"I love you," he says. But it was a lie – a beautiful lie.