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These Lives We Lead (12/21)


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)

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



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 ^__^

 

 

Chapter 11 – The Reunion

 

Rhiannon’s reply arrived just a few days later, short and enthusiastic.

 

            Yannie,

Of course your friend can come! I’ve enclosed a couple of plane tickets. Can’t wait to see you!

 

            Your evil step sister,

                        Rhi XOXO

 

As with the days before John’s first Torchwood party and their first date, the following months dragged on unendingly. December found the group hard at work, studying for end of term exams.

 

Well, Ianto and Tosh were studying hard. Gwen was too worried about failing to actually study and poor Rhys spent all of his time consoling her. Contrary to popular belief, Owen was actually quite intelligent and somehow managed to get all As and A*s with only minimal studying. The same went for Jack.

 

John, on the other hand, truly didn’t care. Owen liked to joke that John had ambitions of becoming a bin man, to which John promptly smacked him upside the head, which ended up evolving into a highly amusing catfight.

 

Whatever time Ianto had that wasn’t spent studying, he spent with Jack. They did a number of things from wandering through museums to talking to snogging on the couch. There were more instances where Ianto came extremely close to uttering those fateful three words, as he had promised Tosh he would, but ultimately they always got caught in his throat. By the time the mock exams came around, Ianto was thoroughly peeved with himself and briefly descended into a sour mood. However, once the exams were over, Ianto was altogether too excited to care.

 

He met Jack at Heathrow, early - but not so bright - at four in the morning. Their flight wasn’t until six, but Ifan took the “arrive two hours prior to your flight” rule quite seriously. After checking them in, Ifan waved the two boys off through security. Once through, Jack and Ianto stopped to by cardboard cups of steaming, fake-tasting coffee. It wasn’t Ifan’s gourmet brew, but caffeine was caffeine.

 

The following time spent sitting at the gate and boarding the airplane passed in a hazy blur to Ianto, especially after three gate changes and two delays.. Despite the caffeine-pumped coffee he had downed, he fell asleep as soon as he was buckled in, head resting on Jack’s shoulder.

 

*

 

Jack awoke with a few unintelligible words. Ianto chuckled, trying in vain to fix Jack’s sleep-tousled hair.

 

‘How long to we have?’ Jack mumbled sleepily, swatting Ianto’s hand away.

  

‘About ten minutes,’ Ianto replied.

 

‘Great,’ Jack grunted, rubbing his eyes, ‘Gotta piss.’

 

‘Very eloquent, Jack,’ Ianto commented dryly.

 

The American climbed over Ianto, smacking him lightly on the arm as he went, and made his way blearily down the aisle. Ianto busied himself with re-tying his shoelaces that had somehow become undone. Jack returned and clambered back over into his seat.

 

Jack had washed his face and made an attempt to fix his messy hair and now looked much more awake than he had.

 

‘Any food?’ he asked.

 

‘Rhi’ll have something prepared,’ Ianto replied, laying his head back on Jack’s shoulder.

 

Jack draped his arm around Ianto, resting his own head atop the Welsh boy’s. They stayed in that peaceful silence as the plane slowly descended into Cardiff.

 

*

The disembarkation was slow, as usual, but this time Ianto didn’t mind all that much with Jack’s heat close behind him. There would be no wait for luggage this time, as each boy had only brought a rolling suitcase as carry-on. A huge gaggle of people stood waiting for the arrivals, chattering loudly. Ianto hastily scanned the crowd.

 

‘Yannie!’ a female voice called out.

 

Ianto’s face lit up as he speed-walked towards the sound, Jack hot on his heels. A woman walked out to meet them, embracing Ianto tightly.

 

‘Rhi,’ Ianto said when they had pulled apart, ‘this is Jack, my…um…’

 

 ‘Snuggle muffin,’ Jack supplied cheekily.

 

Ianto blushed. ‘Sure.’

 

Jack now got his first good look at Rhiannon Davies. She was a slightly heavy-set woman with open, kind features and long brown hair pulled into a ponytail.

 

‘Jack Harkness,’ Jack said, extending a hand towards Rhiannon, which she took.

 

‘Welcome to Cardiff, Jack.’

 

*

 

Ianto had been right, of course, in regard to the food. When they arrived at the Davies’ humble but homey residence, the smell of rich beef stew permeated the air.

 

‘Johnny, Ianto and his friend are here!’ Rhiannon called out. A muffled reply came from somewhere in the house and Rhiannon chuckled good-naturedly. ‘Lazy lump,’ she said affectionately, ‘probably watching the telly.’

 

The woman led them to a cozy kitchen. Upon the stove sat a steaming pot and the small table was set for four.

 

‘I’m assuming you two are hungry?’ Rhiannon queried, ‘Wait, don’t answer that. You’re teenage boys, of course you’re hungry.’

 

Rhiannon doled out three portions of the thick stew.

 

‘What are you waiting for?’ she scolded, ‘Tuck in! Ianto, you’ve gotten thin.’

 

‘I’ve always been like this,’ Ianto protested.

 

‘Eat!’ Ianto rolled his eyes but fell to.

 

‘Yes, ma’am,’ he patronized.

 

‘Cheeky,’ Rhiannon laughed, ‘Oh, and speaking of mothers, Rowan has invited us for Christmas dinner.’

 

Ianto stiffened. ‘And Chad?’

 

‘My dad’s visiting his family in France,’ Rhiannon replied.

 

Ianto relaxed. ‘Alright then.’

 

At this point, Johnny came bounding down the stairs and into the kitchen.

 

‘Hey there, Ianto,’ he called, placing a kiss on Rhiannon’s lips.

 

Ianto rose and embraced his step-brother-in-law. Johnny then turned his attention on Jack. Introductions were made and hands were shook.

 

‘So,’ Johnny said once he had gotten his food, ‘You’re American, then?’

 

‘I was born in America, yes,’ Jack replied, ‘but I moved to London during Primary School. I’m kind of regretting not coming to Cardiff, though. It’s gorgeous here!’

 

‘Very true. Ianto, maybe you can take him on a sightseeing tour?’

 

‘I’d love to. Though I must say, I do have all of the sights I love to see right here,’ Jack said, quirking his eyebrow at Ianto.

 

‘Jack,’ Ianto protested, a blush creeping over his cheeks, glaring at Jack as Johnny and Rhiannon chortled.

 

‘I’m just sayin’,’ Jack proclaimed, discreetly placing a hand on Ianto’s thigh.

 

Ianto fidgeted as Jack began to rub small circles with his thumb and choked out, ‘Right.’

 

‘So, how long have you two been, you know,’ Rhiannon pointed her spoon first at her step-brother and then and Jack and then back again, ‘together.’

 

‘A few months now,’ Jack answered, ‘Right Yan?’

 

Ianto nodded, not correcting Jack’s use of the nickname because he was trying to contain the sounds that wanted to burst forth as Jack’s hand grew steadily higher.

 

Rhiannon and Johnny seemed not to notice Ianto’s discomfort.

 

‘Oh that’s adorable!’ Rhiannon cooed. Abruptly, her demeanor changed, ‘But you are careful?’

 

‘Rhi!’

 

‘Just looking out for you, Yannie.’

 

Jack laughed.

Chapter 12: http://omfg-yaoi-squee.livejournal.com/104987.html
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