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These Lives We Lead (19/21)


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 – A New Term

 

With a new year came a new term and the Year 13’s were feeling the proximity of exams. Teachers began to really crack down, stuffing too much information into their classes. With every reiteration of how close the A-levels truly were, Ianto grew more worried. He and Tosh drew up a study schedule, colour-coded for each subject.

 

When he found out, Jack’s teasing was merciless.

 

‘Fine, don’t take it,’ Ianto sniffed, handing a copy to the grateful Rhys,’ When you fail the exam, I’ll laugh.’

 

‘Passing the A-levels doesn’t matter to him,’ John said with a grin, ‘Jack’s gonna be one of those old cat ladies when he grows up!’

 

Despite their aloof ‘I-don’t-care’ attitude, Jack and John both ended up taking a copy of the schedule and following it diligently along with the rest of Torchwood.

 

Jack and Ianto had spent time together almost every day since the start of the new year, but the way teachers kept piling homework on them, they had no time to do much but study, write essays and do homework. Around mid-March, even the studious were fed up. Torchwood was at Ianto’s one weekend, studying for a literature test. With a groan, Owen threw down his notebook.

 

‘I can’t do this anymore,’ he complained, burying his head in his arms.

 

‘Me neither,’ Ianto admitted, running fingers through his already messy hair.

 

‘I am so done,’ Gwen huffed, rubbing at her eyes. Rhys, Jack, John, and even Tosh gave similar sentiments. Ianto leaned his head on Jack’s shoulder tiredly.

 

‘Bugger the test,’ Owen grumbled, ‘I say we take the rest of the day off.’

 

‘I agree,’ Tosh said, ‘You know, there’s a bowling alley not too far from here.’

 

‘Is there really?’ Ianto asked with a frown, ‘Huh. I never knew that. Well,’ he shrugged, ‘I’m game.’

 

‘I haven’t bowled in forever,’ Rhys said in agreement.

 

Jack grinned, bouncing to his feet, ‘Lead the way, Toshiko!’

 

It was actually Ianto who lead the group from his room to the front door of the flat. Ifan looked up from his newspaper when they passed.

 

‘Tosh knows a bowling alley nearby,’ Ianto explained, putting an arm around the girl’s shoulders, ‘so we’re going there.’

 

Ifan smiled and dug a few fivers from his pocket, handing them over.

 

‘Thanks, Tad,’ Ianto called over his shoulder as he and Tosh, arms linked, lead Torchwood out the door

 

Once they got outside into the curiously warm spring air, an easy, companionable chatter overcame the group as they walked the few blocks to Ally’s Alleys. It was a small place, only ten lanes, with a food court and a few old-school arcade games. The place was empty except for a young couple at a lane on the far end and a few employees wandering aimlessly.

 

After they paid and donned the clown-like bowling shoes, received from the owner Ally Faraday herself, Torchwood wandered over to the lane pointed out to them, their talking and laughter filling the establishment.

 

It was a fun afternoon, the alley getting louder as more people came in and the lanes filled up.

 

They played three games in total, peppered by sarcastic remarks from Owen and Ianto, sexual innuendos by John and Jack, secretive giggles from Gwen and Toshiko, and random comments and jokes from Rhys. Playfulness and laughter ran rampant.

 

About halfway through their second game, the place was just starting to fill up. A girl’s voice wafted over the growing hoi polloi.

 

‘Ianto!’ Ianto turned and saw a younger girl rushing towards him.

 

 

‘Carys!’ The two hugged briefly.

 

‘What are you doing here?’ Carys asked, smiling.

We got bored of studying,’ Ianto replied, inclining his head minutely, ‘and I only live a few minutes’ walk away, so why not? How about you? Don’t you live in town?’

 

 

‘Daddy and I had a fight,’ she said with a shrug, ‘So, I hopped on a random bus and ended up here.’

 

‘Would you like to join us?’ Gwen piped up, ‘Right, not we’re playing girls against boys, and as you can see, we have a bit of a disadvantage.’

 

Carys grinned. ‘Sure!’

 

The younger girl headed over to Gwen and Tosh, the three already becoming firm friends.

 

‘She’s cute,’ John commented, eyes locked on Carys. Ianto and Jack shared a grin.

 

Half way through the game, John asked Carys on a date and she agreed. Jack suggested a couple’s competition for their third game, which everyone agreed to. Even Owen was for it, despite the fact that he kept insisting that he and Tosh, the only unattached members of the current group, could never be compatible as a couple.

 

After their game was over, the entire group shared some greasy fish and chips and few large milkshakes.

 

‘Much more fun than studying, eh?’ Jack grinned, nudging Ianto who was attempting, and failing, to suck some of the double-thick shake through a straw.

 

‘Definitely,’ Ianto replied, finally admitting defeat and putting a spoonful of milkshake into his mouth. With a sly grin, Jack suddenly captured Ianto’s lips with his won, slipping his tongue into the Welsh boy’s mouth and sweeping the chocolate milkshake into his own.

 

‘Oi!’ Owen complained, ‘Don’t need to see it!’

 

Jack pulled away and licked his lips with relish. ‘Yum!’

 

‘Hey!’ Ianto said, pouting, ‘I wanted that.’

 

‘Too bad,’ Jack said, grabbing the shake and taking a huge mouthful just as Ianto reached for it, the rest of the group laughing at their antics.


Chapter 19: http://omfg-yaoi-squee.livejournal.com/106970.html
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