This was just a random idea I had that wouldn't go away. It'll be my last update for four weeks as I'm going away. I'm depressed as so many good fics will be put up that I will have to read later. Ah well. The song is 'wherever you will go' by The Calling and I think it's perfect for Jack and Ianto.

"Well this sucks." Owen announced. He was bored; they were all bored.

"Turn the radio on then." Gwen said grumpily.

"You can always go home." Jack insisted.

"And you know that the minute we get home we'll get called out again. It always happens. I'm staying here." Gwen replied.

"Well, put the radio on then." Gwen leaned over and fiddled with the radio, switching it to a local channel.

"Well, that was Kylie Minogue with 'wow'." The voices were saying. "Next we have a song by a local-and amazing it is too, hey Pete?"

"It is indeed, John, very heartfelt. If only we knew more about the singer."

"Well, especially for you folks-'Wherever you will go' by the mysterious J.I.J."

"J.I.J…" Jack mused, rolling the letters on his tongue. "Well there's a coincidence." When his team looked at him for an explanation he grinned. "Never mind…it's an in-joke, between me and Ianto…"

"Talking of which, where is he?" Tosh asked.

"The archives." Gwen told her.

The song started up, loud and clear, the beautiful music echoing slightly round the Hub. None of them were really paying attention but when the singing started even Owen jumped.

"But that's Ianto!"

"So lately

I've been wondering

Who will be there to take my place?

When I'm gone

You'll need love

To light the shadows on your face."

Jack felt his heart break at the words. He knew that he would love after Ianto, that he'd be with new people but he'd never really considered that Ianto might think about it as well. Although he obviously understood, the song was packed with so much emotion and Jack didn't even doubt the fact that Ianto was singing about him.

He didn't even know that Ianto could sing…

"If a greater wave shall fall

It'll fall upon us all

Then between the sand and stone

Could you make it on your own?

If I could

Then I would

I'll go wherever you will go

Way up high

Way down low

I'll go wherever you will go."

But if Ianto could come with Jack, if Jack could take someone with him, make them immortal then he would. Ianto knew that. Jack knew that and both knew that it was impossible.

"And maybe

I'll find out

A way to make it back some day

To watch you

To guide you

Through the darkest of your days

If a greater wave shall fall

It'll fall upon us all."

It hurt Jack to hear Ianto singing that, like he was almost at the end of his life. He knew that Ianto could never come back from the dead. Even in the 51st century that was impossible. Ianto could never come back to watch him…

"Well I hope there's someone out there who

Can bring me back to you

If I could

Then I would

I'll go wherever you will go

Way up high

Way down low

I'll go wherever you will go."

"It's beautiful." Tosh said quietly. "But so sad." She glanced a look at Jack who was sitting very still, staring into nowhere.

"Runaway with my heart

Runaway with my hope

Runaway with my love

I know now

Just quite how

My life and love might still go on

In your heart

In your mind

I'll stay with you

For all of time."

Yes, Jack found himself promising. You'll always be in my heart, Ianto, along with everyone I've ever loved. For all of time.

"If I could

Then I would

I'll go wherever you will go

Way up high

Way down low

I'll go wherever you will go

If I could turn back time

I'll go wherever you will go

If I could

Make you mine

I'll go wherever you will go…" the music faded away and Jack became conscious of the fact that he was crying. The song had been so perfect and Ianto had sang it so well…

"Yeah." Ianto sounded very embarrassed.

"How long have you been there?" Tosh exclaimed.

"Long enough."

"You can sing so well!" Gwen told him.

"Yeah." Ianto sounded faintly embarrassed.

Later, as they lay in Jack's bed Ianto suddenly hugged the older man.

"I should have said, I'm sorry, I didn't mean you to hear it-"

"No, I'm sorry. But you're right. I will love again. But you'll always live on inside me."

"The song was for you."

"I know. And it was beautiful."

"Want a live performance?" Ianto suddenly sounded wicked.

"I'd love it." Jack kissed him. "But first, we have something to do…" he tickled Ianto who started laughing and wriggling.

"God, you're hot when you do that."

"Come on…unless you want me to sing whilst we…?"

"I'd like to see you try."

J.I.J never released another single. There was no need. It had all been said.

Hope it wasn't too cheesy, but I had to write it. I love that song.