in his pockets, looking for his phone. When he found it, and saw he
had no texts, he sighed. He was starting to get really nervous about
Ianto coming. Maybe he had just gone home, forgetting about him.
But not two
minutes later, Ianto was walking with Tosh, talking and laughing with
her, and Jack looked at him as if he hadn’t already looked at him all
day long. He had noticed the red shirt right away, and he probably
would have drooled on his table, had Owen not been here to kick him
back to reality. If the three buttons opened looked gorgeous on
Ianto, the tie definitely was Jack’s favourite. Ianto had added it
between the moment Jack had last seen him and now, and it clearly was
a plus, and a good surprise.
hair was dishevelled, probably in the same way Jack’s was – from
nervously running his hands through his hair – and his blue eyes
seemed to look right into Jack’s soul. Which meant that Ianto was
looking at him.
nervously laughed as he realised they were facing each other and that
Tosh was long gone, so he just looked stupid, standing there and
staring at Ianto.
Jack chuckled, and almost physically slapped himself.
because he looked stupid enough already, but he shook his head and
good,” he managed to say without sounding like a virgin
Ianto smiled back and Jack’s heart missed a beat. Since when had
Ianto’s smile turned him into this gorgeous Welshman? “Shall we
Yup. Yes. Sure,” Jack nodded.
surprise, Ianto didn’t run away and he even looked happy and
impatient. By the time they reached the pub, Jack had composed
himself and could have a normal chat.
anything wonderful or extraordinary for a first date, as they got
along as well as the past weeks as friends, and flirted as much as
they had. It was a bit lame, actually, as the pub was noisy and
really not a good place for a first date, but they didn’t complain.
In the end,
they were in their own bubble and it was fine, even in a crowded
place not made for dates at all. They then walked for a while, and
Ianto walked Jack back to his flat.
go up for a drink?” Jack asked, not wanting to go just yet.
to consider it, but shook his head.
better go catch my train,” he smiled.
yeah,” Jack chuckled, again nervous.
around for a while, with an awkward silence between them.
should probably go,” Ianto eventually sighed.
and played with his keys for a few seconds, none of them moving.
Ianto eventually leaned on to kiss Jack so briefly that he couldn’t
react. Ianto licked his upper lip then pursed his lips.
see you soon,” he smiled.
Jack called back, taking Ianto’s wrist.
Ianto’s heart beat fastening against his thump, and it echoed his own
pulse. He put his hand on Ianto’s cheek and tilted his head, giving
time to Ianto to back off if he wanted. He didn’t, and their lips met
in a longer kiss than the previous one.
“I hope to
see you on a second date,” Jack whispered against Ianto’s mouth
when they parted.
eagerly and they kissed again, then went on separate ways, Jack
grinning happily. It could have ended up worse, as a first date.
“The new story will be released in October, allowing for an unbroken run of stories from September. Four more releases will follow at monthly intervals into 2016.
“There was originally going to be a gap after the first release,” explains James, “but we soon realised that everyone we spoke to was being so helpful, we’d be in studio a lot earlier. Actors, writers, agents, BBC Worldwide have all been amazing - ‘Well, since it’s Torchwood’ everyone kept saying. So it’s coming out early. Since it’s Torchwood.”