CHARACTERS: JACK-IANTO, TOSH-OWEN, RHYS-GWEN, O.C
SUMMARY: The team went to the Ostara Celebration.
DISCLAIMER: The characters, songs, films, ideas, don’t belong to me. I like to write because I love to dream. I’m not making money with this story.
NOTE: Happy Ostara for all of you!!!
Ianto was starting the spring cleaning of his flat, well, the flat that was now Jack’s and his and stared closely at the photos on the coffee table, Stephen, Micah and David smiling on his wedding day and he could not avoid sighing “I would like to have children, but for me it’s anatomically impossible. And I don’t know if Jack would like to have another child, with Alice and Stephen as his family." Ianto was deep in thought, when suddenly he heard bells that were very familiar "Winnie". The little elf gave him a big hug "How you been, Ianto. How is Jack???" Ianto was surprised "Everything’s excellent. How have you been?? What a wonderful surprise!" Winnie smiled "I was leaving the Easter Bunny a special paint for the Easter eggs, an improved formula that is completely natural." Ianto opened his eyes "The Easter Bunny??" Winnie was laughing “Yan, with all that you've seen, are you surprised that the Easter Bunny exists??" Ianto smiled "You're right, I think there is nothing that I have not seen or couldn’t believe." Winnie continued her story "I went to visit Mother Nature, she is organizing the celebration of the Spring Equinox, Ostara, which is the beginning of Spring and asked me to invite you, Jack, Tosh and Owen, she always remembers you." Ianto was amazed “Can I take Gwen and Rhys, his husband, too???” Winnie nodded “Of course, it’ll be a great celebration.” Where and when will it be?" Winnie explained "March 21, in the woods, at dawn. I'll make you a map. The only problem is that no one can enter by car, the road is very narrow." Ianto’s eyes shone "Do you think we can go on a motorcycle?" Winnie looked at him "Sure, I see no problem." “Jack will be very happy, he has a motorcycle which I think he is in love with. We can get two more for the other couples." Winnie applauded "Wonderful. Well, time to go, Santa is expecting me. I'll leave you the map one of these days. Take care, bye!" Ianto gave her a kiss on the cheek and Winnie disappeared. Ianto thought "It’s going to be an amazing adventure."
The day came, everyone was very excited about the idea of going to the party. Jack was happy to ride his out of this world motorcycle, he had gotten two magnificent motorcycles for Own and Rhys, who were happy to show off their leather costumes. Rhys said "I feel like a macho man dressed like that." Gwen could not help but laugh, "Oh, love, you look gorgeous." Owen and Tosh were mounted on their bikes, Tosh was hugging Owen "I don’t want to fall, I'm not used to ride a motorcycle." Owen grinned "You'll see that you’re gonna love it." Jack's eyes shone with happiness, he really loved his bike, Ianto urged him "We must go, we’re expected at three in the morning, I don’t want to be late." Jack stood him up in the air and gave him a big loud kiss "Don’t worry, we will arrive on time." Jack sat Ianto on the bike, who was a little dizzy, while the others laughed at seeing them.
The early morning was beautiful, the moon was very large and illuminated the way, the three couples were enjoying the ride. Finally, they arrived at the party’s place. They were gasped when they saw the beauty of the place. It was a large plain, completely surrounded by torches, fires strategically located to provide lighting and heat. Elves, fairies and forest creatures smiled welcoming them. Mother Nature was coming, tall, very beautiful and majestic, she was wearing a white dress, her long green hair was trimmed with leaves and flowers.
"Welcome, friends. We are very happy you join us in this celebration." Jack made a slight bow, her presence was imposing "Thank you, my lady, for having us. It is an honor to be here." Mother Nature smiled slightly "You do a great work. You deserve to join us today." She turned to one of the elves. "Mara, go with them. You have to change your clothes, you have to wear a white tunic today." The team followed the little elf, she gave them the clothes and they changed. Rhys was a little uncomfortable "I don’t think that I look like an elf." Gwen looked at him "No, love, actually, you look like Julius Caesar." Everyone laughed. "I look very handsome, I do look like an elf." said Owen. Ianto rolled up his eyes "Of course, Owen, you really look like Dobby." Owen snorted and the others laughed. Gwen and Tosh looked very beautiful and Jack very handsome. Ianto was gorgeous, Jack stared at him "You look like a black-haired Legolas." Ianto blushed "You look great too." Jack kissed him. In that, they heard a slight cough, "The party is already going to start." Mara showed them the way back.
All the people were gathered in a circle, Ianto saw Winnie, who waved. Mother Nature then spoke "Ostara celebrates the coming of spring, new growth and fertility. Today we're going to thank Mother Gaia for all the blessings she has given us. Let us renew our bonds of love and start planting this year. Couples, you take the bonds. Your lives will be fertile. Love will always be in your relationship." Some elves tied Rhys and Gwen by the wrists, as well as Owen and Tosh. Ianto felt a little uncomfortable, but Jack looked at him with such love that could not help but blush and be binding.
After the ceremony, the dance started, handed out food and mead. The team was watching the people dancing, Rhys told Gwen "You see, love, this year we will have our baby. After all this fertility rite, soon we will get pregnant." Gwen nudged "Rhys, please, we are going to talk about it later." Tosh stared intently at Owen "Do you want a baby???" Owen groaned "Not in this lifetime. We'd better go to dance." Owen dragged a sad Tosh to dance. Jack hugged Ianto from behind "Would you like to have a child with me?" Ianto blushed violently "Jack, that's impossible." Jack repeated “But, would you like it?" Ianto nodded "Actually, yes." Jack sighed and hold him tighter "Well, I want you to know that I would love to leave you pregnant." And Jack pulled Ianto even more, who was red to the ears. Ianto felt even more embarrassed when he realized that Mother Nature was looking at him, so he dragged Jack to dance.
After sunrise, the celebration ended, they all thanked Mother Nature and went to the motorcycles. She called Ianto "Yes, my lady?" She stared solemnly at him "Do you want to have a child with Jack???" Ianto flushed "Yes, but that's impossible, I'm a guy." She smiled and winked, "Don’t forget that I am Mother Nature. Also, this is the 21st Century, when everything changes." Mother Nature put his hands on Ianto's hips and kissed his forehead. Ianto felt an electric shock all over his body. She released him, smiled, turned around and left. Ianto turned to reality when he heard Jack yelling "Shall we?" So, he turned around, walked to the bike, but he never felt more confused by something in his life.
“Hey, you know what paradise is?
it's a lie, a fantasy we create
about people and places as we'd like them to be
But you know what truth is?
it's that little baby you're holding,
it's that man you fought with this morning
The same one you're going to make love with tonight
that's truth, that's love......”