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16 January 2010 @ 11:08 pm
Us against the World 7/30  
Fic Title: Us against the World
Chapter: 7/30     
Fandom: Torchwood
Author: nuttynaomi123
Rating: PG
Pairing: Jack/Ianto
Disclaimer: I do not own Torchwood. If I did Ianto would still be alive.
Summary: AU. A traumatic experience brings Ianto and Jack together until one day Ianto finds out something that might change there life. Will Jack stand by him or as Ianto feared walk away.

Please read: Right where do I start...You have no idea how sorry I am for the delay in posting this chapter.  So needed a new modem... haven't got one! So currently I have lent a friends dongle.  Really wanted to post earlier than this but normal posting should commence once again at the end of the month :) Hope you don't hate me too much... Please comment and let me know what you think :) P.S More updates tomorrow hopefully!

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1 Month later
The sight of Ianto in the hospital bed was a sight Jack had never wanted to see but it was hard to imagine him not hooked up to all the wires and fluids keeping him alive. He was still yet to wake up from the coma which meant that he was still waiting for the operation to remove the lump. Jack tried to think of the happy times that he and Ianto had had in their life but he felt like he was betraying Ianto by thinking of the happy thoughts while Ianto was in the condition. Jack was also finding it hard to sleep. He dropped Ianto’s hand never mind leaving his side just in case there was any movement or sign that he was on his way back.

Rhiannon had also been spending a lot of time at the hospital but having two kids to deal with at home was tough work. Johnny had been brilliant looking after the kids for hours on end while Rhi was at the hospital and once she was there she found it hard to leave. Most of the time when Rhi arrived Jack would give her a hug then leave the room for Rhi to spend some time with her brother on her own. These times were the only time when Jack ate popper food. He would head down to the canteen and have a sandwich or some chips with a cup of tea. Never would he touch the coffee there.

At one time earlier in the month just after Ianto had been checked into hospital, one of the nurses had sent Jack down to the cafe while Ianto had been taken for a scan. It was quite late into the night and working on overdrive Jack hadn’t noticed the waitress standing next to him until she tapped him on the shoulder.

“Excuse me, sir?”

“Sir?” The waitress pushed trying to get his attention.

“Sir?” She accompanied with a tap on the shoulder.

“Huh. Oh sorry, was in a world of my own for a second. What’s up?” Jack flashed her a tight smile.

“It’s okay sir. It’s understandable in a place like this. I just wondered of you would like a cup of coffee?” The waitress was shocked with the reaction she received.

“NO! NO! I’m fine tha—ank y- you” Jack then broke down in tears.

“I’m sorry sir, I never meant you any upset. If I’ve offended you I truly am sorry It just thought you looked like you needed something to drink and I’m sorry I just never thought” The waitress went to walk away.

“No, you don’t need to be sorry. I should be the one apologising. There was no need for that reaction.” Jack stood up and wiped the tears from his eyes feeling stupid because of his reaction.

“I never meant to cause any upset. I’ll just get back to my job” the waitress turned and walked back behind the counter.

“If you’re offering I could do with a light drink, maybe some orange juice?” Jack gave a small smile.

“I’ll bring it over sir”

“Jack, Jack Harkness” Jack offered his hand to the waitress.

“Gwen Cooper” she shook his hand then wondered off to get the orange juice.

Jack went back over to the table and as soon as he was alone again he went back into the dark thoughts. Think about what his life would be like without Ianto. He would have nothing and be alone. Yes he had had relationships before but nothing like this. It had been a tough start but now he couldn’t imagine ever living without Ianto. He didn’t believe in true love but getting to know Ianto had changed that opinion entirely.

“Here you go, Jack” She placed the small glass of orange juice in front of him.

“Thanks, just what I needed” Jack took a sip of the drink and instantly his throat felt ten times better. After all the crying he had done his throat felt raw.

“It’s what I’m here for. So what are you in here for?” She asked politely.

“My partner collapsed a couple of days ago and turns out they have an Aneurism. He’s currently in for a scan so I’m just waiting for the news that he’s back in his room”. He once again had tears in his eyes.

“I’m sorry. God I should really watch what I ask from now on” Gwen looked down at the table and started to pick at a stain.

“No, it’s good to have someone to talk to. Takes my mind of things a little bit”. Jack smiled.

“So how long have you two been together for?” Gwen asked.

“Nine Years. Feels like it’s been five minutes. Time fly’s too quickly when I’m with him.” Jack said miserably.

“Him? So what’s his name?” Gwen couldn’t imagine Jack ever being gay.

“You sound shocked?” Jack gave a small chuckle.

“I just...Looking at you I would never thing you were...you know...?” She gave a small shrug of the shoulder.

“Gay? I’m not officially. I suppose you would call me bi and if you think I’m good looking you should see my partner” Jack had a dreamy look on his face.

Gwen gave a small giggle. Jack and Gwen talked for another hour while Jack was waiting for the news that Ianto was back. It was good to talk to someone outside of the situation he was currently in. In the few days since Ianto had been in hospital the only people he had to talk too were the Doctor’s and Nurse’s working on Ianto’s condition.

It was far later when Jack heard Martha call his name that the conversation drew to a close and Jack rushed off without another word to Gwen in the direction of Ianto’s room.

Over the last month most of the time spent in the canteen was spent talking to Gwen. Jack told Gwen stories about the happier times that Jack and Ianto had spent together.

“JACK!” His name being called snapped him out of his thoughts. Rhiannon came running around the corner.

“JACK! There you are. I’ve been looking everywhere” Jack noticed she looked quite upset.

“What’s up Rhi?” Jack was nervous.

“It’s Ianto. Oh god Jack!” She collapsed crying in his arms.

“What is it?” Jack was concerned by now.

“He’s awake Jack!” Jack couldn’t believe his ears. Ianto, his beautiful Ianto was awake.

He let go of Rhiannon and rushed passed her. Bursting onto the ward Ianto was on he rushed past all the nurses and burst back into Ianto’s room with Rhi hot on his tail.

“Ianto” Jack breathed a sigh of relief seeing his lover awake.

“Jack?” Ianto croaked.

“Ianto” Jack smiled before quickly making his way over to Ianto and putting his arms around him and placing a kiss on his forehead.

“Er...Sir?” Jack pulled back and noticed that Ianto looked completely confused.

“What’s up Yan?” Jack smiled and placed his hand on his cheek.

“Jack what are you doing?” Ianto tried to pull away but felt to weak for it to become possible.

“What do you mean? I can’t believe you actually awake” Relief washed over Jack.

“Jack can you get off me please?” Ianto looked even more worried now.

“Yan, I don’t understand” Jack pulled back slightly and gazed into Ianto’s worried eyes.

“Where’s Lisa?”
Mermaidstarfishmermaidstarfish on January 16th, 2010 11:20 pm (UTC)
Oh shit...
Great update.
distortedenigmadistortedenigma on January 16th, 2010 11:24 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much :)
I was a bit nervous about posting with being away for so long :/

But thanks for the comment :)
Mermaidstarfishmermaidstarfish on January 16th, 2010 11:32 pm (UTC)
Trust me it was worth the wait!

Btw I'm now following you on twitter... Although I'm still figuring it all out!
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Mermaidstarfishmermaidstarfish on January 16th, 2010 11:38 pm (UTC)
It's Mermaid_star.
rupert2bear on January 17th, 2010 07:13 am (UTC)
Brilliant update. So glad you are back with this great story. More soon I hope.
distortedenigmadistortedenigma on January 17th, 2010 12:20 pm (UTC)
Yes more very soon! Should be updating later today depending when I get in :)
missthingsplacemissthingsplace on January 17th, 2010 02:36 pm (UTC)
Oh bugger ....
owensheart: Ianto/Jack 2owensheart on January 17th, 2010 03:25 pm (UTC)
I have read this fromthe beginning to catch up, this is one AWESOME fic! Oh dear Lisa IAnto cant remember....Oh dery dear. please we need more NOW!
excentric397excentric397 on April 2nd, 2011 01:56 am (UTC)
So did you post the rest of this somewhere else, or have I had a brain glitch and completely overlooked it somewhere on here? My own fault. I should have checked that it was being updated before I started reading. I hate when that happens.
distortedenigmadistortedenigma on April 2nd, 2011 11:02 pm (UTC)
I am planning to update.

I have 3 parts semi written and should be updated in the next few weeks.

Thanks for the comment.
excentric397excentric397 on April 3rd, 2011 01:53 am (UTC)
Great! I was really into this and then it just stopped. It's like reading a good book, only to find someone has torn out the rest of the pages, although I think you'd probably notice that before you started reading. LOL I am really looking forward to more of this story, so I'm very happy you are planning to update. Thank you.