Title: SHE SAVED ME
Characters: Jack-Ianto, Tosh-Owen, Detective Kathy Swanson, PC Andy Davidson, O.C.
Summary: Ianto is in danger, but a new friend comes to rescue him.
Rated: PG 14
Disclaimer: I don’t own Torchwood, the characters, music, anything, I just like to write about it. I like to write because I love to dream. I’m not making money whith this fic.
Note: This fic is inspired by Ida, aviv_b’s cat, so it is for them.
SHE SAVED ME
Jack, Ianto, Owen and Tosh were hunting two aliens. One of them kept running around the backyard of a house, the other one got into a very old wood house, it had three floors. "Owen, Tosh, go behind it. Yan, you with me inside the house." The two couples separated. Jack and Ianto entered the home, the alien could not be seen anywhere. "I'll go to the other floors." Ianto began to climb the stairs. Jack was looking for the alien, there were many cages and old magazines everywhere. Suddenly, he met a very old lady "What is happening??" She asked, very frightened. Jack grabbed her by the arm and said "Madam, we are hunting a thief, please leave." The old lady left the house. Jack went to the kitchen. There he found the alien, who attacked him, Jack shot him several times, until the alien fell dead on the floor. But Jack did not realize that a bullet broke the gas tube. Jack put the alien on his shoulder and got out of the kitchen, he went to the door and called Ianto, who was still on the other floor, when there was a big explosion. The woman had lit some scented candles and when they made contact with the gas leak, it made a big blast, the kitchen and part of the lobby were engulfed in flames, Jack had to leave the house, the flames were too intense and completely blocked the stairs.
In the street, the old lady began to scream. Jack threw the alien to the ground and tried to return, but the flames did not let him. The boxes and magazines that were everywhere helped the fire to spread quickly. Owen and Tosh arrived at the scene. "Oh my God!" Tosh gasped. Jack tried to go the house but Owen stopped him "Harkness, where are you going???" Jack was shocked "Yan is in there yet." The old lady whispered to herself "My house, my babies." Tosh tried to communicate with Ianto by the cell phone, but he did not answer. Jack was desperate, "I’ll go." Owen grabbed his arm "No, it is impossible to enter. Where was Teaboy?" "Up" replied Jack. Owen rubbed his chin "The fire has not reached there yet, sure he's okay." The sound of sirens reached their ears.
The blast hit Ianto in the upstairs hallway, a beam struck him on the head and left unconscious on the floor. Ianto felt someone or something licking his face "Jack?" he asked half-stunned, he opened his eyes and saw some round eyes staring at him. "Oh, a cat." Ianto sat down and saw the cat had a strap around the neck from which hung a plaque with a name. "Ida, that's your name. Well, my dear, we must see how we go from here." Ianto said standing up. The cat was beautiful, she was like a small cougar, orange and brown with black spots and wonderful green eyes. Ianto looked downstairs and saw that the flames were not going to let him out. Ida began to push her head against Ianto's legs and to walk. "Do you want me to follow you? Do you know how to get out of here???" Ianto followed her to a room where the cat ran up a big basket. Ianto looked and within it there were five beautiful kittens. "Oh, you have babies."
Outside the house, Tosh was trying to comfort the old lady, but she was crying as well, Owen was walking down the street cursing, Jack argued loudly with Detective Swanson. The firefighters were trying to control the fire. Andy came up to them "Firefighters try to control the fire at all costs." Jack was uncontrollable "They have to rescue Yan, it's been almost twenty minutes after the fire started." The detective took his arm "Captain, you have to calm down, Baby Face will be fine." but inside her, she doubted it.
Ida mewed pitifully, Ianto turned to look her "Quiet, my dear. Nothing will happen to us, neither you, nor your babies or me, you'll see." Ianto looked around the room and found a large bag, in which he put the five kittens. "Well, Ida, now let's find a way to get out of here." Ida seemed to understand him and again she hit her head against Ianto's legs and walked. "Okay, I follow you. You know this house better than me." So, with the bag of kittens on his shoulder, Ianto followed Ida. It was a lot of smoke and the fire had reached the second floor. The cat climbed to the top floor and went into a room and perched on the windowsill. Ianto looked out and saw the firemen, Jack and his friends. He attempted to open the window, but it was locked. And the smoke was coming into the room, so Ianto took a chair and broke the glass. The people below noticed. Jack started yelling "Yan, Yan, Yan."
Ianto waved. Jack asked the firemen chief "How can we rescue him??" The chief was thoughtful before saying "He's going to have to jump. We have a net on which he can jump safely. It is as fast as we can do, fire almost destroyed the second floor and is reaching the third floor." The chief instructed his men and then he spoke to Ianto, "Boy, you're going to have to jump to the net." Ianto nodded "Okay." Ianto finished removing the glass. Then he turned to Ida "Well, sweetheart, we have to jump, so get into the bag you too." Ida understood perfectly, when Ianto opened the bag, she immediately jumped inside. Ianto sat on the windowsill and grabbed the bag. Ianto sighed, rolled up his eyes and muttered: "Here we go." and jumped. Below, everyone gasped, but when Ianto fell into the net, they all shouted and applauded.
Jack ran to him and hugged him tightly "I thought that I'd lost you" and gave him a big kiss that made him blushed and the rest of the people who were there to applaud again.
The old lady came up to Ianto "Did you see my babies???" Ianto smiled, knelt on the floor and opened the bag "Here they are. They are all safe." Ida left the bag and jumped into the arms of his owner. Ianto took the kittens and place them on the bag on the floor. Everyone was touched by the scene. Jack raised Ianto of the floor and hugged him "You saved a cat with her kittens." Ianto corrected him "No, she saved me. She took me to pick up her babies and she showed me the way out of the house." Jack kissed his cheek. The old lady wept as she hugged Ida. "My precious little one, we don’t have a home anymore, but at least I have you and your babies." Ianto approached her "Ida saved me. I owe her my life, Mrs…" She smiled slightly "Call me Emma. I want to thank you too to save them." Jack approached "Emma, do you have where to stay???" She lowered her head "No, all I had was this house that my husband left me when he died." Ianto insisted "Don’t you have relatives???" She looked at him sweetly, "I have my babies." Ianto felt his eyes filling with tears and turned to Jack "We must do something." "Do not worry. She’ll be okey." Jack replied.
A week later, Jack and Ianto went to visit Emma in her new flat. Emma was very happy to see them "Hi, boys, please come in our new home." The flat was small but cozy. They sat, Ida immediately curled up on Ianto's lap and he kissed her on the head repeatedly, Jack looked at him a bit stunned. Emma brought them a tea "I'm very surprised. I never imagined my husband would have paid a policy so high on the house. A lawyer came to me and she gave me the news and helped me to get this flat. We now live very happy here." Jack and Ianto looked at each other quite significantly and smiled, Emma never would have thought it was Jack who paid for the flat and arranged for her to live comfortably for the rest of her life. Ianto asked "How are the kittens?" Emma got up and brought a basket with them. "I named two of them. The golden with blue eyes is Jack; the white with blue grey eyes is Yan." Jack and Ianto smiled broadly. "I still do not know the name of the others, there are two girls, the black one and the ash one and the alley cat is a guy." Ianto was the one who spoke "The black cat with big green eyes is Gwen, the ash kitten is Tosh and the stray cat has to be Owen." Jack burst out laughing. Emma was very pleased. They ended up taking the tea, Ianto kissed all the kittens before leaving. Jack looked at him with a slight grin on his face.
When they walked, Ianto took Jack's hand "She reminds me of Estelle. Don’t you believe?" Jack growled "Yep." Ianto looked at him "What's wrong?" Jack shook his head "I didn’t know you like to kiss pets." Ianto frowned "That bothers you?" Jack shrugged "No, but I am not fond of kissing animals." Ianto snorted "You do not kiss animals. You who are able to fuck anything that moves." Jack stared at him "That is different, these are forms of life, no pets. I'm not John Hart, I'm not into poodles." Ianto chuckled "I did not know you were so sensitive." Jack replied "I've always read that it is unhygienic kiss your pets." Ianto was still laughing, "You, with everything you do ..." Jack pinched him "You stop laughing." Ianto took a deep breath and laughed saying "You have no idea how many times I’ve been kissing Myfanwy before kissing you." Jack was shocked "You what???" Ianto could not stop laughing.
“I don't bother chasing mice around
I slink down the alley looking for a fight
Howling to the moonlight on a hot summer night
Singin' the blues while the lady cats cry,
"Wild stray cat, you're a real gone guy."
I wish I could be as carefree and wild,
but I got cat class and I got cat style.”