Rating: MA 15+
Genre: AU/ Romance
Spoilers: None. AU but the names of the Episodes are mentioned
Summary: There is a new Boss for Torchwood Cardiff.
The next few days
Words: this part 1,147 - So far - 26,574
Torchwood - Copyright BBC.
beta’d by the wonderful wanda1969
‘thoughts are in italics and single quotes’
Jack, kissed him gently. “The alarm, I have to go - go back to the hotel, get clothes and papers for the trip down to London today.”
He kissed Ianto again, who grabbed him, kissed him back then asked, “Will you be going in, Jack? Your train’s at 9, you could stay here for a bit - go straight to the train, after changing clothes.”
"As tempting as that is, I have to get the papers from work, so I’ll see you tonight. Dinner when I get back?”
Ianto nodded and reached to kiss him again. Jack kissed him lightly on the head. “If we start that, we’ll never get out of here. And you, Mr Jones, are tempting, so tempting.”
The office seemed very quiet with Jack away. At 3pm Ianto received a text message from Jack.
-sorry have 2 stay over nite -
-hope back lunch 2morrow -
-may have to say weekend -
-sorry j xoxoxox -
Ianto sighed, thinking, ‘I really miss him, more than I thought I would. Can’t believe him not coming back for one day has put me in such a funk, he’s got under my skin so quickly.’ Ianto smiled, thinking of Jack’s kisses, and zoned out as he lost himself in the memories.
Ianto didn’t notice Gwen. “Ianto, where is Jack? I need him, need to see him.” Gwen rapped on Ianto’s desk and she squeaked when Ianto jumped in surprise.
“Sorry, Gwen, was thinking. Now, were you looking for Jack?”
“Yeah, I want to see him, where’s he got to? Haven’t seen him all day.”
“He’s gone down to T1 - London,” Ianto added to Gwen’s vacant look, “he might be back tomorrow, or knowing T1, they will keep him for the weekend.”
“Oh, I was going to get him to take me to dinner, I wanted to show him a bit of Cardiff nightlife. I’ll have to get him next week then.” With that she wandered back to her office.
Ianto just looked at her, but then thinking ‘I shouldn’t be surprised, Jack is a catch, and she always wants the best, and his kisses are the best I’ve ever had.’ Ianto’s smile returned, as did some rather delightful day dreams.
Jack had to stay the weekend, getting back to Cardiff late Sunday.
“I so wanted to take you to dinner.” Jack was on the phone to Ianto; he had called him every night he was in London.
“It’s okay, missed you though.”
“Not as much as I did.”
“So you missed yourself?” Teased Ianto.
“No, smartie, I missed you.”
“Do you still want to do dinner?”
“Good, ‘cos Gwen wants you to take her out, she asked on Thursday and Friday, said you would love to take her out.” Ianto smirked. He knew he was winding Jack up, but it was fun.
“That woman, doesn’t she ever..... I don’t know what to do, she makes me speechless, AHHHHHHHHGGGGG.!!”
“It’s okay Jack, I’ll protect you from the scary woman,” laughed Ianto.
“Glad you can laugh about it, I hate when this happens.”
“Does it happen a lot - do people randomly decide they want to throw themselves at you Jack?”
“Well, it has happened a couple of times. Once I had a... thing with this person, who didn’t believe I wasn’t was ending it with him. He was one of the reasons I transferred to T3, hoping the distance would cool him down a bit.”
“What happened? You don’t have to tell me if you don’t want to.”
“His name is John. He works for the Chicago office - I had a short term assignment there, about 3 years ago. We had a small fling. Well to me it wasn’t a fling, but he wasn’t the sort of man he made out to be in the beginning. Then, to make matters worse, he fell for me. When I found him out, I broke it off with him, but he wouldn’t take ‘no’ for an answer... wouldn’t believe me when I said I didn’t want to be with him anymore. He has such a ego, couldn’t understand that not everyone lusted after him. He became a real wanker - followed me for a bit, it’s not fun to have your own stalker. I told him several times it was over. He didn’t take it well.”
“Jack, I’m sorry I made fun of you.”
“That’s okay, as long as you protect me from the scary woman.”
“For you, anything.”
“Really? That is something we will have to find out about.” Jack smirked.
“Goodnight, Jack, I’ll see you tomorrow afternoon.”
Jack bounded into where Ianto’s desk was. Since getting back to the office, he’d been with the Training Officer, who had come up with him from London. Discussing plans in his office.
“Ianto, great news, they have rescheduled our team bonding sessions. It’s going to be the end of this week. I know it’s short notice, but the bosses in London have decided with the problems between some staff heads there, they need to work on it straight away, and we got roped in as well.”
“But that doesn’t leave much time to make arrangements, do you know where we’re going? Which department heads have to come, and what if they can’t?” queried Ianto.
“We have been authorized to pay a special allowance, it’s only half a week’s pay - so different for every one - as an apology for the short notice, that should convince everyone. It’s local for us: the Brecon Beacons Resort and Camping Centre. Since it is only me, you, Gwen, Tosh and Owen, I’m going to rent a big SUV to take us up there. It’s gonna be so much fun.”
Jack bounced into his office, after giving Ianto a wink.
Ianto groaned. ‘Team bonding’ he thought, ‘why oh why do they do that to us?’
Ianto sent the e-mails, the dates, the info on the apology payment and a list of what each person needed to bring - outdoor clothing and personal items.
“Why outdoor clothes?” moaned Owen, for possibly the twentieth time. “Why can’t we bond over lots of alcohol at the local bar. Let the company pay for that, be less expensive than sending up off for three days.”
“Oh, go on with you,” Gwen replied. “It’ll be fun. I hope they have team building games. I love games. Maybe we can play some on the way down. Come on everyone, it’s fun. Ianto love, what time is Jack picking us up?”
“He phoned to make sure we were all ready when he went to the car hire place. He should be turning up in 10-15 minutes time, depending on traffic.” supplied Ianto.
Tosh was talking softly to Ianto, trying to ignore Gwen as she tried to jolly every one along, trying to get them to play some team games she knew, while they waited for Jack.