"What about Gwen?" Ianto asked.

"What about her?"

"Well, you… and… she…"

"She's not here right now."


"She's not here now." Jack repeated. He stared out the front window of the SUV.

"Besides," he said, after while, "There's Rhys and I wouldn't, couldn't do that to him."

"So you're saying if she wasn't taken you'd prefer to be with her?"

"Ianto," Jack said sternly, looking straight at him. His voice softened, "I'm here with you, not with her."

Ianto opened his mouth to say something.

"Jack," Tosh's voice came, racing over the com. "48 Wellton Drive and you'd better hurry."

Jack turned the key in the ignition and the car raced away, leaving Ianto's sentence far behind them.