|snakeling (snakeling) wrote in snakelingsrecs,|
@ 2009-09-24 23:01:00
|Entry tags:||fandom:torchwood, gen:torchwood, rating:pg|
The Long Game, by Adina
Title: The Long Game
Author: Adina adina-atl
Summary: Ianto had known Torchwood’s retirement policy since the first day he started in London: twenty years and a gold watch, or…less…and a little white pill. And he wanted out. A first season AU.
Characters: Ianto, Jack, team
Too many people seem to forget that Ianto is a master manipulator, as good as playing people as Jack, though they use different techniques. Adina not only doesn’t, she plays it up, to great effect.
“Do you have any idea how much shit I’m going to get from Gwen when she finds out about this?” Jack asked conversationally, thumbs tucked casually, ostentatiously so, into his braces. The pose was lost on Ianto, sitting with his back firmly turned. “Tosh too, though she’ll be quieter about it.”
The steady tap of Ianto’s fingers on the keyboard didn’t even stutter. “Do you have any idea how little I care? Sir.”
“Why, Ianto, I’m hurt,” he drawled, not even trying to put much sincerity into it. If he was honest with himself—something he tried to do as little as possible--he was going to miss this, miss sparring with Ianto.
“I’m sure you’ll survive.” There was maybe a touch of humor in Ianto’s voice. Maybe.