Title: Morning Will Come
Warning: Spoilers for “Sleeper”
Word Count: 450
Summary: “You died again.” “Only a little bit.”
Notes: Playing drabble games: for , who wanted a missing scene for “Sleeper” with some kissing and banter. Hope I satisfied :D.
“I’ll do it, but I’m not happy,” Tosh said as Jack was pulling on a fresh shirt, and Jack told her, “Just do what you have to,” as he followed her out into the main part of the hub — just in time to see Ianto walking towards him, the antenna in his hands and a stony expression on his face.
Oh, hell, Jack thought and turned on his heel, knowing that Ianto would follow him anyway.
“Jack,” Ianto said, and then more sternly as he followed Jack into his office, “Jack.”
Jack said cheerfully, “Ianto! You look fabulous, by the way — not at all as if you’ve been awake for 24 hours.”
“Duct tape glue, Jack,” Ianto said, unsmiling. “On the SUV. Do you have any idea how hard it is to clean glue off of car paint?”
“I’m sure you’re more than up to the task,” Jack said as he rolled up his sleeves.
“Duct. Tape. Glue.”
Jack tried to think of something clever and disarming to say, but was coming up blank. He smiled weakly. “I’m sorry.”
“And,” Ianto prompted.
“And I will never do it again. Unless the fate of the world is at stake — which it was, if you remember.”
Ianto’s expression said being reminded of this fact was not helping — particularly when Ianto lowered the antenna and said in his most dangerous voice, “You died again. That’s mostly what I remember.”
“Only a little,” Jack said, and he took the antenna from Ianto’s hands and pressed the palms to his chest. “Do you feel that?”
“Yes,” Ianto said quietly and his fingers bent a little to press into Jack’s chest and rub against his cotton undershirt.
“C’mere.” Jack coaxed Ianto closer so that Ianto was standing between his legs as he leaned against his desk. “Tell me you’re glad to see me.”
“Jack,” Ianto said, shaking his head, but he gave Jack a light kiss anyway. “I’m glad to see you.”
“Good,” Jack said softly and kissed him back. “I’m glad to see you too.”
Ianto slid his arms around Jack’s waist and kissed Jack, slower this time. “When we thought the world was going to end Owen suggested we should all have sex,” he murmured and Jack laughed. “I thought an end-of-the-world orgy would be incomplete without you, though.”
“Thanks for thinking of me.” He nuzzled his nose against Ianto’s. “No orgies until I get there.”
“Yes, sir.” He kissed Jack again. “Next time the world is ending I’ll be sure we wait for you.”
“You’d better,” Jack whispered and kissed him back.
I could stand here all day, kissing him, he thought — and then heard Beth shout, “I won’t let you freeze me! I’ll kill you all!”
Ianto pulled away and took his gun from his jacket. Jack nodded and they ran out into the Hub.