Rating NC 17 – for horror. WARNING. Graphic descriptions of torture
Summary: - the title says it all. Ianto woke up knowing something bad had happened. It just didn’t make sense because when he’d woken up knowing that, he’d thought it had happened to Jack not himself.
A/N This is the middle story in my Family History trilogy. The first story was Weta and the last story is Family History. For those that read Family History and wondered how Ianto got those awful wounds on his wrists, this story will tell you. You don’t need to have read any of those stories to understand this one. Just know that in Weta, Jack told the team that he had given birth to a daughter during a time of war when he was sixteen. The last time he saw her she was sixteen and with Tosh’s help he’d sent her a message saying he would see her soon. He intended to take the long route to get there but fully intended to be back in her life not long after he had seemed to leave.
The cottage in Cornwall mentioned at the end of this is of course where Jack and Ianto go in Family History.
This story also owns its inspiration and its aliens to Sam Storyteller’s, “I Were the Heavens”. I haven’t quite used his timeline for Jack’s history, it was more the idea of it that I latched onto. Sam has given me permission to use his ideas. I then went and did something quite different with them.
I have had this story unfinished for nearly two years, mainly because I managed to timeywimey myself into a corner. However someone out there mentioned Temporal locked paper in a fic a while back and bingo – I had a way out. Then I had to remember what had happened myself and find the time to complete it.
Cross posted around the place.
This story is in 6 parts and it complete. Link to chapter 1.