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No Room Left For Flight

Series: Lyrics 'Verse Masterlist
Word Count: ~ 600
Summary: Jack knew that stepping things up with Ianto was probably a bad idea. He knew he was hogging Ianto's time, binding him to a commitment that kept him from having a normal life outside of Torchwood, a normal relationship, maybe a wedding and children. All the things Jack couldn't give him.
Characters: Jack Harkness, Ianto Jones
Pairing: Jack/Ianto
Rating: PG
Setting: after Sleeper
Warnings: Language
Author's Note: Fluffy interlude ahead! I couldn't resist this song, as it fits perfectly for Jack and Ianto (IMHO), but it's also sweet and romantic.
Beta: larsinger29, thank you!
Disclaimer: I’m not making money with this fanfic. The tv-show Torchwood and the characters appearing within it belong to their producers and creators. Any similarities to living or dead persons are purely coincidental and not intended.
The song Better belongs to Meghan Tonjes.

Lyrics 'Verse Masterlist
Exorcise The Demons

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Don't make a move
Stay where I left you
I'll make it back, I swear, tonight
All of your friends
Say that you're crazy
Say that there's no room left for flight
(Better by Meghan Tonjes)



Tired, Jack shrugged out of his coat and threw it over the back of Ianto's couch. The cloth made a rustling sound in the otherwise silent flat that was only lit by the warm glow of the street lights falling through the windows. Jack closed his eyes and sighed, enjoying the silence and letting his muscles relax. His hand reached back over his shoulder to try and knead the tension out the chase had caused. That Weevil had been a tough one, strong, resilient and fast. Enough so that Jack had considered calling someone from the team in, but they needed their sleep after the whole business with Beth and the almost-disaster. He needed them back at work tomorrow, bright-eyed and ready to face whatever happened next.

He rubbed his eyes and took a deep breath before he slipped off his boots and slid the braces off his shoulders. On his way to the bedroom, he unbuttoned his shirt and trousers, opening the belt.

The curtains were drawn in the bedroom, banning the light from the street almost entirely. But Jack could see silhouettes and knew his way around. Ianto was fast asleep, managing to take up a comfortably-sized bed for two all alone. Jack smiled fondly and shrugged out of his shirt. On his way around the bed, he stepped out of his trousers. He laid down and pulled the duvet over himself before nudging Ianto slightly to the side to have more room.

”Stop it,” Ianto muttered sleepily.

”You're hogging the bed. You want me here, don't you?”

Ianto groaned and rubbed his eyes, glaring at Jack blearily, his eyes glittering in the weak light. ”I'm not so sure right now.” He yawned and rolled to the side, taking the duvet with him. Jack smiled and followed him, pulling him back to tuck him against his chest. It was difficult, Ianto was almost the same height, but somehow, they managed. Legs entwined and arms around each other, Ianto's breaths caressing Jack's skin …

Ianto gave an unhappy sound. ”Great, I'm awake now.”

”Go back to sleep.”

”Says the man who woke me up.”

Jack silenced further complaints with a kiss on Ianto's lips.

Ianto's hand traced Jack's arm up to his shoulder blade and back, finding the tension that had bothered Jack before and starting to massage it away gently. His blue eyes were awake now, peeking at him from underneath a messy dark fringe. ”You're lucky I like you.”

”I am,” Jack answered earnestly. Ianto closed his eyes and settled in against him. Jack knew that stepping things up with Ianto was probably a bad idea. Spending almost every night in Ianto's flat had become normal for them. Jack knew he was hogging Ianto's time, binding him to a commitment that kept him from having a normal life outside of Torchwood, a normal relationship, maybe a wedding and children. All the things Jack couldn't give him.

He sighed and nuzzled Ianto's hair, breathing in the scent of fruity shampoo.

Thing was, he'd always been a selfish bastard. ”I really am.”


END
08/12


After All My Searching
Lyrics 'Verse Masterlist

Comments

( 36 comments — Leave a comment )
sammydragoncat
Sep. 10th, 2012 08:44 am (UTC)
Wonderful
jolinarjackson
Sep. 11th, 2012 09:01 am (UTC)
Thanks. :)
pharlap1
Sep. 10th, 2012 09:13 am (UTC)
loved it
jolinarjackson
Sep. 11th, 2012 09:02 am (UTC)
Thank you. :)
remuslives23
Sep. 10th, 2012 09:36 am (UTC)
Perfect Jack!
jolinarjackson
Sep. 11th, 2012 09:02 am (UTC)
Thanks. :)
badly_knitted
Sep. 10th, 2012 10:52 am (UTC)
At least Jack recognises how lucky he is, and I don't think Ianto sees it as 'hogging his time'.
jolinarjackson
Sep. 11th, 2012 09:02 am (UTC)
I don't think so either, but I figure that Jack is a bit insecure about it sometimes ...
tardisjournal
Sep. 10th, 2012 12:38 pm (UTC)
Awww! Such a sweet interlude between the two. Jack's got a point, but I don't think Ianto would see it that way.

They're both lucky to have found each other. Even if Ianto is getting a little less sleep. :-p
jolinarjackson
Sep. 11th, 2012 09:03 am (UTC)
Thank you. :)
sandysan2013
Sep. 10th, 2012 01:34 pm (UTC)
This sums up their relationship perfectly. Jack is selfish, but Ianto wouldn't have it any other way. They work.
jolinarjackson
Sep. 11th, 2012 09:03 am (UTC)
They do. Thank you. :)
callygal1
Sep. 10th, 2012 02:35 pm (UTC)
fluffy love! totally cheered me up on this awful monday morning, thanx!
jolinarjackson
Sep. 11th, 2012 09:03 am (UTC)
Thank you. I'm glad it helped. :)
too_beauty
Sep. 10th, 2012 03:09 pm (UTC)
just too_beautiful!
jolinarjackson
Sep. 11th, 2012 09:03 am (UTC)
Thanks. :)
larsinger29
Sep. 10th, 2012 03:26 pm (UTC)
Love this brief glimpse into their lives. Jack's introspection is perfect and revealing. And the teasing between them, coupled with understanding and ruefulness, really tells a lot about their relationship.

I think this is just lovely. :o)
jolinarjackson
Sep. 11th, 2012 09:04 am (UTC)
Thank you. :)
withywindle01
Sep. 10th, 2012 04:22 pm (UTC)
Oooo...I really love this. Ianto's voice in this is so in character!
jolinarjackson
Sep. 11th, 2012 09:04 am (UTC)
Thanks. :)
iolo1234
Sep. 10th, 2012 04:45 pm (UTC)
Aww sweet loveliness. I can see this happening.
K
xx
jolinarjackson
Sep. 11th, 2012 09:04 am (UTC)
Thank you. :)
ldarkfire
Sep. 10th, 2012 08:07 pm (UTC)

This fic makes me happy! I'm a little ill so I really needed something like this.

Thank you.

:)
jolinarjackson
Sep. 11th, 2012 09:05 am (UTC)
Get better soon and thank you. :)
kfirah
Sep. 10th, 2012 08:22 pm (UTC)
Sweet. Selfish fits here in every way. Jack knows it, Ianto knows it, and both accept it. Great little glimpse.
jolinarjackson
Sep. 11th, 2012 09:05 am (UTC)
Thank you. :)
jo02
Sep. 10th, 2012 08:45 pm (UTC)

Lovely!
jolinarjackson
Sep. 11th, 2012 09:05 am (UTC)
Thanks. :)
lilferret
Sep. 11th, 2012 10:53 pm (UTC)
You know, normal relationship or not, they just simply work.
jolinarjackson
Sep. 12th, 2012 07:07 am (UTC)
They do. :)
nancybrown
Sep. 13th, 2012 12:26 am (UTC)
Happy fluff is always welcome. This was warm and comfy like a sweater. :)
jolinarjackson
Sep. 13th, 2012 08:35 am (UTC)
Thank you. :)
dylantoms
Sep. 14th, 2012 09:34 pm (UTC)
So lovely, so sweet! A momentary glimpse at a complex relationship but a happy one.
And I love a bit, however small, of domestic :)
jolinarjackson
Sep. 15th, 2012 08:08 am (UTC)
Thank you. :)
bluelilacs
Sep. 15th, 2012 03:06 am (UTC)
I like seeing small snippets of their "normal" life together. Ianto really doesn't mind Jack waking him up and Jack really does know how lucky he is to have Ianto.

Very sweet.
jolinarjackson
Sep. 15th, 2012 08:08 am (UTC)
Thank you. :)
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