mine: torchwood

Fanfiction Idea

I want to write a story with Jack and Ianto, but centered around the “It’s not men, it’s just him, just Jack” statement Ianto made where he’s terrified of sex with Jack, but so in love with him. Ianto doesn’t want Jack to loose interest in him, and he thinks Jack wants sex immediately (because of his reputation), but what he doesn’t realize is that Jack’s been around for so long, and been in so many relationships, that he’s mature enough to realize that a relationship doesn’t hinge on sex, and that in some of the species he’s dated, there was no physical sex or anything like that, and …. omg it has such possibility for angst and misunderstandings and comforting talking and relationship health explinations and omg.

others are welcome to write their own version of it! (especially since mine will likely be very short)

Ongoing Archive Notes: (About Ianto Jones from Jack Harkness)

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  • Everything Changes

Upcoming Issues:

“Will continue to monitor Weevil activity increases and review internal security procedures. Hinges on pterodactyl cage failed again, will need to be welded properly this time - i.e. not by Ianto and Owen. Energy surges in the lower areas of the Hub remain unexplained.”

  • Day One

Other Security Issues:

“Will need to replenish cryo-chamber as we are running low on replacement corpses. Ianto to source some from the usual supplier.”

Upcoming Issues:

“Energy surges in the lower areas of the Hub still unexplained.”

  • Ghost Machine

Other Issues:

“According to Ianto, Splott is pronounced ‘Sploe’. I think Ianto may have been lying.”

Upcoming Issues:

“Energy surges in the lower areas of the Hub still unexplained; there have been several more in the past week. Ianto volunteered to investigate, but has not discovered an explanation yet.”

  • Cyberwoman

Staff:

“Ianto Jones has been covertly keeping a Cyber-conversion unit and his half-converted girlfriend locked in a basement storage area. Apart from the betrayal of the team and obvious security issues, a Cyberwoman on the loose could have resulted in the Cyber Army gaining a new foothold on this planet, using it as a base, and destroying/ converting all life as we know it. Nice heels, though.”

Other Staff Issues:

“Ianto Jones is temporarily suspended from active duty, to return at my discretion. His love for Lisa clouded his judgement, and he made some serious mistakes - but I have to wonder if I would have done the same thing in his situation. Ianto’s personal needs and emotional state have been overlooked. I should not have missed something like this. During his suspension, I will try to spend more time with him. Hopefully we can establish a closer working relationship.”

  • Small Worlds

Staff:

“Ianto Jones’s first week back after his suspension four weeks ago. I have tried to put him at ease, and have briefed the team to be as sympathetic as possible. Obviously there is a level of resentment remaining, but they are trying.”

Other Staff Issues:

“After what happened with Jasmine, nobody is talking to me (except Ianto). They’ll come around. Everyone comes around.”

  • Countrycide

Staff:

“Brought Ianto Jones along to get him out of the Hub, out of the city, get some relaxing time in the country with the team. May not have been the best decision I made this year.”

  • Greeks Bearing Gifts

Other Staff Issues:

“Ianto is still suffering, but putting on a brave face. Will try talking to him over dinner, outside the Hub, see if there’s anything more I can do for him.”

  • They Keep Killing Suzie

Other Staff Issues:

“Ianto and I stayed back to go over the case files and reorganized the safe. Internal security cameras were temporarily shut down to run diagnostic tests, so there was no monitoring of the Hub for approximately four hours - but there were no security breaches to report. Everything went very smoothy.”

Upcoming Issues:

“Need to requisition a new stopwatch. Old one damaged while moving a desk.”

  • Random Shoes

Staff:

“Things seem to be calming down with everyone. Ianto is coping well, and I’m pleased with his progress.”

  • Combat

Alien Technology:

“Anti-Weevil spray losing its effectiveness, the Weevils are building up a tolerance. Tosh and Ianto looking into alternative solutions. My suggestion that they try the perfume department at Howells was treated as joke, but I stand by it.”

Other Staff Issues:

“Ianto surprisingly proficient at the good cop/bad cop routine. Although, obviously, he’s the good cop. He’s too cute to be the bad cop.”

  • Captain Jack Harkness

Other Staff Issues:

“Ianto tried to stop Owen opening the rift, and actually shot him in the shoulder. Everyone except Owen is finding this very amusing.”

  • Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang

Other Staff Issues:

“I worry about Ianto. I think he took it harder than anyone when I ran off. It’s going to take me a while to make things up to him. He’s a decent, good man, and I’m lucky I met him.”

  • Sleeper

Other Security Issues:

“Gwen taken hostage again. I’m beginning to think she’s jinxed. And why am I never taken hostage? I could be a good hostage. I never get any of that Stockholm Syndrome Action. And according to Ianto, my bad cop routine needs some work.”

Other Staff Issues:

“I’m in trouble with Ianto for duct-taping a CB aerial to the SUV. Apparently the tape made the wing mirror 'disconcertingly sticky’. Still, nothing a bit of warm, soapy water can’t fix.”

  • To The Last Man

Other Staff Issues:

“Ianto and I made some progress, talked things through. What happened with Tommy got to us all. I know it got to Gerald an Harriet, too, back then, considering what they went through to try and make up for it - but that’s another story for another day.”

  • Meat

Staff:

“Ianto turned into a fighting, kicking, stun-gun machine, it was very exciting. I must get put in danger more often.”

  • Adam

Other Security Issues:

“The only thing out of place was Ianto’s diary, which I found in my office. Naturally, I gave it back to him immediately after reading through it. Several interesting factual errors in there - and I thought he would know how to convert inches to centimeters. You think you know someone…”

  • Reset

Security:

“Must speak to Ianto about using names from 'Sex and the City’ on fake IDs. Last week he sent me into an alien smuggling operation as 'Mr. Big.’ without telling me. Wish I knew how he kept a straight face. I’d give him a stern talking-to, but I think he enjoys that too much.”

  • Dead Man Walking

Other Staff Issues:

“In big trouble with Ianto for risking everything to go and get the second glove. I should have told him before I went, but he’d probably have cuffed me to the chair to stop me. And I’ve fallen for that one way too many times.”

  • A Day In The Death

Other Staff Issues:

“Now that we have all tried, it is clear that only Ianto knows how to operate that damn coffee-maker. I suspect it contains alien technology.”

  • Something Borrowed

Security:

“Female Nostrovite proved to be extremely resistant to bullets, so I had to get my massive weapon out and take care of business. Ianto is still quietly chuckling about that now, days later.”

  • From Out Of The Rain

Alien Activity:

“(The Night Travellers) Took the life out of several people, their last breath, left them in a sort of living death. We only manged to save one of them, but that’s still better than nothing. Sometimes in this job, one is enough. I can still see the faces of the people we lost - they weren’t part of this, they were just living their lives, until they were taken. Ianto took it badly, this one really got to him.”

Staff:

“Have convinced Ianto to take me to a normal cinema, to see an actual movie. He’s also curious to know if I still have my old circus outfit. If I can find it, I think a private show is in order.”

  • Adrift

Staff:

“Gwen would never have found the facility if Ianto hadn’t helped her. He was wrong to do that. But, of course, he was actually right in the end. There was no way Gwen would have let it go.”

Other Staff Issues:

“Seeing Gwen experience it for the first time took be right back to when I first heard that terrible scream. After Gwen had gone home, I just held on to Ianto for a couple of hours. As tightly as I could.”

  • Fragments

Staff:

“Everyone came out of the explosion pretty beaten up, but no major damage. We got lucky. And so did John. Because if he’d killed anyone - if he had hurt Ianto - I would have slowly ripped him limb from limb.”

Other Staff Issues:

“Although I have to say, Ianto does look good all messed up and dirty.”

  • Exit Wounds

Staff:

“Toshiko Sato and Owen Harper died in the line of duty. I lost them. I failed them. It feels like a piece of me has been cut out. And while I can’t die, losing people I love is much, much worse. Every time, you think this one won’t hurt as much as the last, but it does. It gets harder every time.

Owen, Tosh - you were the best. I miss you.”

Other Staff Issues:

“The one glimmer of hope in all this? I still have Ianto and Gwen. Whatever the future throws at us, whatever madness the Rift vomits out next, whatever we have to face - Torchwood will be ready.

Ianto, I know you’re reading this over my shoulder, pretending to fix that damn shelf. So get over here and take me out somewhere.”