|immortalje (immortalje) wrote in dw_fest,|
@ 2008-10-18 10:36:00
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|Entry tags:||ianto/jack, past ianto/jack, rating: frt/pg13/teen, slash, torchwood|
FIC: Mistakes and Misconceptions
I meant to post this a month ago, but rl kept me so busy that I kept forgetting about it whenever I was sitting at my own computer (instead I always remembered at work where I didn't have the file on me) - sorry for that.
Title: Mistakes and Misconceptions
Author: JE/ immortalje
Rating: FRT/PG 13
Request: Past Jack/Ianto - When Jack comes back, Ianto refuses to accept him back. Believing Jack had left because they were through, he's moved on.
Beta: nobody - just the word spellchecker
Spoiler: slight for 2x01 Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang
A/N: This is written for Jack's PoV and I'm not sure how close I came to the prompt as I did intend to write more (and actually intended to be less sympathetic to Jack), but nothing would come...
Mistakes and Misconceptions
Jack had come back, knowing that he had moved on. For years – decades really – he had hoped and imagined a magnificent reunion with the Doctor. It hadn't been magnificent, more hurtful even to find out that the Doctor had very well known about him surviving instead of thinking him dead. To his surprise, that news and the Doctor's action weren't as hurtful as he had thought they would be. No, the reunion had shown him one thing he had always ignored as something impossible. He had moved on and every part of the journey – during Utopia and on the Valiant – he had missed Ianto. For all the problems they had in their relationship, Jack had committed himself without even noticing it. As such, his decision to stay in the linear life he had lived hadn't been a difficult one to make.
Coming back showed the flaws in his plan. None of them were happy about his return, but upset that he left at all and didn't really care about whys or whatever and despite Ianto's initial warm greeting, things were off. For once, his plan to make things right this time didn't work out. The offer to go on a date – to do anything Ianto wanted to do – was declined and any other suggestion he made suffered the same fate.
As a matter of fact, any attempt to talk about this change of mind – if you wanted to call it that – was ignored. The only thing Ianto had said was that he had moved on and something about getting the clues when Jack had left. Jack just didn't have any idea what kind of clues Ianto was talking about and it bugged him. Even having lived through the last century, he was still lost pretty quickly when it came to certain things.
Really, it was he who left, obviously giving Ianto the wrong impression and he knew that his behaviour hadn’t been the best beforehand. Despite knowing all this, he still didn’t know what (aside from leaving) gave Ianto all those impressions. There was no doubt that he was to blame for this. After all, he did have a century to figure these things out, but never really bothered with the little things in actual relationships since he tended to avoid them and if he was honest – a part of him did go about this the way he would have before he was stranded in linear time.