Characters: Jack Harkness, Ianto Jones, The Master (Mentioned: Gwen Cooper, Owen Harper, Toshiko Sato)
Rating/Warnings: PG-13: Character death, some violent imagery
Spoilers: Set during the Year That Never Was
Summary: Sometimes it's better to lie - to pretend, for his sake, that you can make better what can never be made better.
A/N: This was written for the Jack/Ianto Last Author Standing Community: Round One - Challenge One. The challenge was to write a fiction, between 100 and 1000 words, using the prompt: 'The Right Time to Lie".
Preview: The way the soft lilt wrapped around his name was so unquestionably Ianto, so achingly familiar, that it sent simultaneous waves of joy and terror through Jack's heart.