"Jack! There's a rift spike in a location near to where you are currently…" Tosh shouted, scanning her monitor, as she struggled to be heard over the alarms on her computer indicating rift activity.
"Give us a chance, Tosh!" Jack's voice came through over the com, breaking up in parts, and was followed by a succession of grunts and groans.
Tosh copied the co-ordinates and forwarded them to one of the computers on-board the SUV. "You and Ianto are still Weevil hunting, right?" she said, but abruptly stopped typing and looked horrified, "You're not having a little rendezvous?"
Jack pretended to be insulted as he elbowed a Weevil in the face, causing it to collapse to the ground. "Tosh!"
"You haven't answered my question yet," she said, as she began methodically clearing Owen's junk off her workstation and moving it back onto his.
"Well," Jack began as he wielded his elbows effectively once more, "we are…"
"Don't worry, Tosh," interrupted Ianto, swinging a bat into an angry Weevil, sending it crashing into some bushes with a satisfying crunch. "We're still Weevil Warring."
"Weevil Warring?" Jack repeated incredulously, before he knocked another Weevil out with a newly discovered two by four and stepped back to admire his handy work, "What kind of name is that?"
"A good one," retorted Ianto as he swung his bat towards a Weevil that was heading towards Jack's unsuspecting back, "alliteration is good."
Jack turned round in time to see the bat collide with the Weevil's head, sending it down to the ground with a thump.
"Thank you," Jack said, looking round to double check that they'd got all the Weevils subdued. "You just saved my life."
"That's what I'm here for," Ianto smiled, and Jack walked over to him to draw him up for a kiss.
Back at the Hub, Tosh grimaced and switched her com off, not wanting or needing to hear her boss and co-worker make out.
"Jack," Ianto murmured between kisses, "we have to stop." Jack, however, refused to obey, so the Welshman put his hands between the two of them, gently pushing him away.
Jack didn't answer him, instead kissing him harder and reaching between them to draw Ianto's hands around his neck.
Owen's voice interrupted them. "Guys?" There was a pause, before he added louder, "Guys?"
The two of them stopped kissing and Jack rested his forehead against Ianto's, allowing the two of them to have a moment to indulge themselves.
"Hellooo? Anyone there?"
Jack sighed and hit his com, "Yes, Owen, we're here."
"Good," Owen said, sounding relieved, "it's just that I'm starving and I was wondering if you lot could bring us back some takeaway."
Ianto walked away from Jack and began dragging the Weevil bodies into the back of the SUV. Jack rolled his eyes at Owen's behaviour and started to help his boyfriend, while Owen went on, not noticing that Jack wasn't listening, "... pizza would be good but I want some spicy beef, otherwise, I wouldn't mind a Chinese either."
"Alright, Owen," Jack said, "we get the message; you want food." He turned round to see that Ianto had piled all the bodies into the back of the SUV and was sitting in the passenger seat, radio turned up loud, head banging and fingers tapping in time to the music.
"Wow," Jack grinned, climbing into the driver's seat, "someone's in a good mood."
Ianto nodded and smiled at Jack but didn't say anything.
"So, Tosh," Jack said, hitting his com as he put the SUV in gear and drove off, "where's this location?"
Tosh sighed exasperatedly as she watched her com flash blue, before she clipped it to her ear, already knowing what she was being asked. "I sent you the co-ordinates earlier."
"Yeah but I —"
Ianto interrupted, "Tosh, don't worry about it; Jack just can't be bothered to transfer the data across."
"Well," Tosh said, as she closed her game of Solitaire and pulled up a map of the area, "Come back to the Hub via Lloyd George Avenue and take a turn left onto Magretion Place, keep going till you reach the green—the spike was around there."
"I know where that is," Ianto agreed readily, "I'll show him the turning. Thanks for your help, Tosh."
"Thanks, Tosh," echoed Jack before he switched the coms off. He turned to Ianto, "So…"
Ianto raised an eyebrow, "So?"
"Have I done something wrong?" Jack asked, "Is that why you're mad at me?"
Ianto smiled and Jack pouted. "I'm not mad at you Jack."
Jack's face turned puzzled, "You're acting like you're mad at me."
"I was thinking about things," Ianto murmured by way of explanation, and then pointed to the red brick apartment block on his left, "Turn here."
Jack manoeuvred the SUV down the road but it brought it to a stop when the road ended and a footpath lined with trees appeared in front of them.
"We'll have to go on foot from here," said Jack and he exited the car at the same time as Ianto, pulling his Webley out its holder.
Ianto called into his com, "Tosh?" He waited for a reply before he continued, "Any clues at what we're looking for?"
"Sorry," Tosh replied, "the spike was on the footpath, and there are no CCTV cameras nearby. You're on your own, I'm afraid."
"Thanks anyway," Ianto said as they approached the entrance to the footpath and he turned to Jack.
Jack was cheerful. "Looks like we're on our own," he beamed brightly, before he tripped over the metal bars to stop people riding their bikes down the path. "Shit!"
"You okay, Jack?" Ianto asked, since Jack had disappeared from view. He pulled a miniature torch out of his suit pocket and shone it across the ground, only to see Jack sprawled across it. Ianto couldn't help it; he laughed at the indignant look on Jack's face.
"It's not funny," Jack complained, pouting as Ianto helped him up, "that really hurt."
Ianto brushed his clothes off, frowning at the dirt. "It's okay; I'll kiss it better later," he promised, laughing when he saw the other man brighten immediately, before they continued down the path.
"Tosh?" Jack called through the coms as he edged his way to the end of the alley and looked around in each direction, his gun following his movements, "Has it moved?"
"No," Tosh said, frowning at her screen, "you've gone past it."
Suddenly, from halfway back down the path, Ianto interrupted their conversation, "Jack!"
Jack turned and ran to Ianto, fearing the worst, his voice rising, "What's happened? Why've you turned your torch o—"
"Shhh!" Ianto said frantically, slamming his hand over Jack's mouth. He crouched down, bringing Jack with him and turned the torch back on to show him what he had found in the bushes.
Wrapped up in a little white blanket was a baby.