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These Lives We Lead (20/21)


Title: These Lives We Lead

Author: omfg_yaoi_squee / ello luv / Mimi

Fandom: Torchwood

Characters/Pairings: eventual Jack/Ianto, mention of one-sided Gwen/Jack, Gwen/Rhys, one-sided Tosh/Owen (perhaps more in later chapters), John Hart/OFC, past Ianto/Lisa, the Doctor (Ten), Rhiannon/Johnny, OCs

Rating: NC-17

Summary: Jack Harkness is the most popular boy in year 13 – if not the entire school. When a new boy is transferred there, things start to get a little more complicated…

A/N: Thanks to my LJ betas

 eriinxx, aranellaurelote, and butterflycell. Thank you also to my artist draw_yourworld. You’ll be seeing stuff from her later ^__^

 Previous Chapters:
Prologue: http://omfg-yaoi-squee.livejournal.com/8
7255.html
Chapter 1: http://omfg-yaoi-squee.livejournal.com/8
7931.html
Chapter 2: http://omfg-yaoi-squee.livejournal.com/9
1856.html
Chapter 3: http://omfg-yaoi-squee.livejournal.com/9
4392.html
Chapter 4: http://omfg-yaoi-squee.livejournal.com/9
7112.html
Chapter 5: http://omfg-yaoi-squee.livejournal.com/1
00351.html
Chapter 6: http://omfg-yaoi-squee.livejournal.com/1
03566.html
Chapter 7:
http://omfg-yaoi-squee.livejournal.com/103756.html
Chapter 8:
http://omfg-yaoi-squee.livejournal.com/103958.html
Chapter 9:
http://omfg-yaoi-squee.livejournal.com/104321.html
Chapter 10:
http://omfg-yaoi-squee.livejournal.com/104595.html
Chapter 11:
http://omfg-yaoi-squee.livejournal.com/104877.html
Chapter 12:
http://omfg-yaoi-squee.livejournal.com/104987.html
Chapter 13:
http://omfg-yaoi-squee.livejournal.com/105367.html
Chapter 14:
http://omfg-yaoi-squee.livejournal.com/105510.html
Chapter 15:
http://omfg-yaoi-squee.livejournal.com/105848.html

Chapter 16: http://omfg-yaoi-squee.livejournal.com/106060.html
Chapter 17:
http://omfg-yaoi-squee.livejournal.com/106324.html
Chapter 18:
http://omfg-yaoi-squee.livejournal.com/106658.html


 

Chapter 19 – Out Like a Lamb

 

Eventually, they left the bowling alley and everybody headed back to Ianto’s so that they could pick up their things. Jack sighed in contentment, arm draped over Ianto’s shoulders, as Ianto happily wrapped his own arm around Jack’s waist, slipping his hand into the back pocket of the American’s jeans.

 

Jack spoke, smile in his voice. ‘I’d forgotten how it feels to just,’ he paused, searching for the right words, ‘be a kid.’

 

Ianto hummed in agreement as Jack’s thumb sliped in slow circles over his shoulder blade.

 

‘They’re good together, yeah?’ Ianto said suddenly, looking up ahead to Owen and Tosh, who were walking side-by-side and conversing softly, oblivious to the world around them.

 

‘Yeah,’ Jack agreed, ‘and it’s about time that Owen realized it.’

 

‘I think he has,’ Ianto observed as Owen slipped his hand into Tosh’s, both blushing furiously.

 

Jack chuckled. ‘Finally! I think Carys will be good for John, too.’

 

The aforementioned couple was joking and playing around as Gwen and Rhys, arms mimicking Jack and Ianto’s, laughed at their antics.

 

‘Our Secondary School years are drawing quickly to a close,’ Jack sighed.

 

‘University will soon be upon us,’ Ianto added wistfully.

 

‘It might be a good thing,’ Jack said, ‘Everybody’s found someone to celebrate with. It’s Torchwood’s own version of happily ever after.’

‘Plus, I think Gwen’s finally got over you.’

 

‘She and Rhys really love each other,’ Jack said with a nod, ‘I wouldn’t be surprised if they got married one day.’

 

‘Me neither,’ said Ianto, ‘John and Carys seem to fit together too. They both have a very dirty sense of humour. Boarding on sex-crazed, I would say.’

 

‘So true’, Jack laughed.

 

‘For Owen and Tosh, I definitely think that it’s the start of something good,’ Ianto added.

 

‘Yeah,’ agreed Jack, ‘And as for us? Well, I love you.’

 

‘And I’ll never tire of hearing it,’ Ianto replied, leaning over to kiss Jack’s cheek.

 

‘Don’t you love me?’

 

‘Well…’ Ianto made a so-so motion with his hand and Jack pouted.

 

‘Yes, of course I love you,’ Ianto laughed, kissing his boyfriend properly

 

They arrived at Ianto’s building and made their way up to the flat. Ifan greeted them and invited everyone to stay for supper, extending the welcome to Carys as well. Under Ifan’s insistence, they agreed and took seats around the living room, as the eating nook couldn’t hold them all. Ifan emerged with a few large pizzas and set them out along with some bottles of Coke, cups, and plates before retreating to his bedroom.

They laughed and ate and generally had a good time for another hour more before the excitement of the day finally caught up with them and everyone began to get sleepy.

 

Ianto found a Monty Python marathon on the telly and they all settled in to watch. Gwen and Rhys were sitting together on one side of the sofa, Tosh and Owen in the other side still shyly holding hands, Carys was seated on John’s lap with her head pillowed on his chest, and Jack and Ianto curled up together on the armchair.

 

Carys was the first to drift off, wrapped tight in John’s embrace. A few moments later, he too was asleep, snoring lightly. Tosh and Owen had moved closer as the hours wore on, her head on his shoulder, and his cheek resting atop her hair. She was already out and he was blinking sleepily. Gwen and Rhys were cuddled on their side of the sofa, speaking in murmurs about one thing or another. Ianto’s head was filled with a pleasant fog and, snuggling further into Jack’s arms, the Welsh boy let his eyes close and Jack placed a kiss on his forehead.

 

When Ifan emerged only a few minutes later, he found the eight teenagers all sleeping peacefully, all dead to the world.



 Chapter 20: http://omfg-yaoi-squee.livejournal.com/107122.html


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