Out at the Lake [27-4-09] WHO: Jack and Ianto WHAT: There's someone sleeping in my bed! WHERE: The lake WHEN: Mid-afternoon; 27 April RATING: C for comforting STATUS: In progress and closed
It had been a little over two weeks since Ianto's miraculous recovery and Jack would have been lying if he said that everything was back to normal. True, Jack could see that Ianto was trying to push things back to the way they once were. Trying valiantly, but Jack knew Ianto well enough to know that he was repressing -- something the British did all too well in Jack's opinion.
Ianto had gone out for the afternoon and Jack had let him go -- one of the few times he hadn't followed immediately. As much as Ianto wanted to cling to Jack, Jack had felt the same way. Jack had stayed behind for an hour (or so) before he had ambled out of the house, heading up towards the lake. If he knew Ianto, he had a feeling the other man would have gone that way.
Sure enough, Jack could see his profile as he approached, picking up his pace until he reached his lover, sitting down in the grass beside him without a word.