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Torchwood: A Blip In Time (Drabble)

A Blip In Time

Word Count: 100
Summary: Ianto watches Jack sleep.
Characters: Ianto Jones, Jack Harkness
Pairing: Jack/Ianto
Rating: G
Spoiler: None
Setting: Somewhere in series 2
Author's Note: Written for the tw100 prompt L Is For Lists. The title and the situation were stolen from the radio play The Dead Line. Kind of a companion piece to Memorizing. I don't know what the drabble rules say about quotes, but the one at the beginning of the story does not belong to the drabble itself. It's not in the word count.
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.


“I've watched you in your sleep. Did you know that? So many times. Just woken up beside you in the middle of the night and watched you.”
(Ianto Jones, The Dead Line)

Jack smiled in his sleep. Ianto hoped that he was dreaming about him, but he had no illusions. He was only the most recent name added to a list titled Jack's Lovers. The day would come when Ianto would be a faded photograph in Jack's box of memories.

He didn't mind, though. He knew that Jack needed someone to love him. He only hoped that his name was at least underlined and written in bold letters, because he had a list of his own, and he knew for a fact that Jack's name would be the last one on it.


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Jul. 4th, 2011 10:44 am (UTC)
Thank you. :)
Jul. 3rd, 2011 04:00 pm (UTC)
Both of these pieces were wonderful and really complemented each other well. Heartbreaking, considering what happens, but so true to them.

Terrific job!
Jul. 4th, 2011 10:45 am (UTC)
Thank you. :)
Jul. 3rd, 2011 04:15 pm (UTC)
Fantastic look at Ianto's thoughts.
Jul. 4th, 2011 10:45 am (UTC)
Thanks. :)
Jul. 3rd, 2011 11:51 pm (UTC)
So poignant and tenderly written. I love these as a pair!
Jul. 4th, 2011 10:45 am (UTC)
Thank you. :)
Jul. 4th, 2011 12:05 am (UTC)

Ooo that caused an ache in my chest.
Jul. 4th, 2011 10:46 am (UTC)
Since that was what I was going for, I'm glad. :)
Jul. 4th, 2011 03:35 pm (UTC)
Bittersweet. I hope Ianto gets a page all to himself on Jack's list, everything Jack knows about him written down so that Jack will never forget any important details.
Jul. 5th, 2011 10:12 am (UTC)
Thank you. I believe that every person Jack ever loved (not only lovers, but friends also) have some kind of list. I mean, he kept some photographs, and that's kind of a list, too. :)
Jul. 19th, 2011 01:50 pm (UTC)
that was lovely and agree, that's how Ianto would approach his relationship with Jack
Jul. 20th, 2011 10:07 am (UTC)
Thank you. Yeah, I think he sees it in a very practical and realistic way. :) Ianto wouldn't deny Jack a new love in the future just because he's gone or died.
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