Saturday, 1 September 2007

Surprises Chapter 4 Undisputed Decisions By Mrs CJH

Everyone stopped what they were doing. Tosh stood up from her computer, Gwen and Owen stopped over by the coffee machine and ran over to Tosh. "Where did that come from!?" Gwen exclaimed. They stood there in silence for a few moments until Tosh said "Did that come from the cells...weren't Jack and Ianto down there?.." They all glanced down the corridor aching to know what it was but neither daring to go down there in case whatever it was got them too.

Jack turned round staring into the blackness of the corridor "Ianto! Is that you? Are you ok? IANTO!?" he called whilst running back into the darkness re tracing his steps. "Jack?Jack!" Ianto called in front of him- not sure which way to go. Out of the darkness emerged a running figure charging down the corridor shouting his name. "Jack what was that crash? Was it you?" Jack widened his eyes looking offended "when was the last time I screamed?!" "Well, last night when..." Ianto answered raising his eyebrow, "Ahem that’s not quite what I meant!" Jack scoffed with a smile. "Hang on Yan wasn't Captain Jack down there?..."

They immediately began running down the corridor, Jack pulling Ianto to keep up with him. They slowly opened the door to the room and before they saw inside a weevil rushed out knocking Ianto to the floor as it passed them before charging off down the corridor. Jack buzzed the rest of the team and told them there was a rogue weevil heading there way and to do something with it. Jack offered Ianto a helping hand and pulled him off the ground and they slowly opened the door to the room.

"Oh My God!!" Jack screamed as he knelt down beside the captain stroking his head, fighting back the pain and feeling of disgust as his lovers torn body lay there. Ianto didn't know what to say, what could he say? Nothing would make it better. "Ianto go and get the rest of the team. We better move him. I’ll stay down here." The team came down and helped Jack carefully move him into the autopsy room. When the team reached Jack his faced was tear stained but no one questioned him, it was obvious he was trying to put on a brave face. Jack and Ianto sat down while Owen stitched up his wounds and cleaned his face. Ianto felt so sorry for Jack, he'd never seen him like this. He never really liked the captain but he wouldn't wish this upon anyone. "Ok Jack, Ianto, he’s done; well he looks better than he did before. I tried my best" Owen confirmed.

"What a waste" Jack sighed running his hand through the captain's hair. Ianto grabbed Jack's other hand under the table and squeezed it and smiled before whispering "Its OK". Owen walked back in "Not in here you two! I kwow you' know...but still!" Owen grumbled "Not in my room" he said a tad flustered before storming out. There was a weird silence with Jack looking nervous. "Jack are you ok you look...thoughtful?" Ianto questioned. "Umm Yan, don't think I’m crazy but...remember what you said about gloves coming in pairs?" He questioned nervously. Ianto looked a bit bemused before catching on. "Jack? Are you sure? You saw what happened with Gwen, surely the rest of the team would never agree to it? He wondered wearily. "Who said they'd have to know what we used?" They both smiled at each other in agreement. "Well Yan, we have a slight problem...we don't know where it is!" Jack sighed feeling defeated. Ianto started nervously biting his lip "umm..." he paused for a moment with Jack staring at him eyes widened willing him to go on. "...sir...don’t be angry...suzie...she had the other one..her garage, I knew about it but...I would never have used it!.." he babbled incoherently. "Ianto don't worry I know you wouldn't" he smiled reassuringly. "So what are we waiting for- I don't know where it is!" Jack scoffed pulling Ianto to his feet, grabbing his coat and exiting the hub towards the SUV.

Back at the hub an hour or two later they returned carrying a large box "Its ok you 3 go home. Have an early night, get hammered, whatever you please but make it snappy" Jack ordered to the rest of the team. Owen muttered something about them shagging but Jack just laughed and joined Ianto in the autopsy room.

They lifted him onto the table- he was cold, still, pale. "He shouldn't be like this" Jack said quietly. "No-one should" Ianto agreed "Now are you sure about this You don't know what could happen?" "Look I'm prepared to take that risk, please Yan don't bail on me, I need you more than ever now!" And that was all he needed to know and with that he handed Jack the glove which he slipped on cautiously. Jack rested his metal hand on the Captain's head and the other round the glove's wrist whilst Ianto grabbed the Captain's hand. Jack felt a sharp electric pulse vibe up his arm and through his whole body. The Captain's eyes opened and he gasped before shutting them again and becoming lifeless. Jack moaned frustrated "C'mon!" he squeezed the glove gently and the Captain gasped and threw his head back squeezing Ianto's hand whilst Jack lay unconscious- well presumed dead but he'd be back in a minute or two. "Where am I" Captain Jack exclaimed "Its OK" reassured Ianto "You're back now- you're safe". The Captain looked bewildered before sitting up and noticing Jack lying on the floor gasping for air. Jack stood up pretty much unfazed by it and very matter-of-factly said "You died, actually quite a painful accident may I add but you probably remember that...umm...we brought you back, we’ve got this glove thing and it can do that, so we did.." he smiled. The Captain hugged them both and whispered "Thank-you".

The next morning Jack was in the hub explaining to everyone something about him transferring his resurrecting abilities into the Captain a bit, but wasn't sure if they believed him or not but he was their leader so what he says goes. Back in Jack's office Ianto was sitting with the Captain "So, how’s it feel to be back?" Ianto questioned. "OK- it’s just...well before I died I was thinking how I've come between you and Jack and basically made a mess of things ever since I got here".

"Dont say that! Its not your fault you're here" he reassured him. "I know its not but I just think...maybe it'd be better if I was back in my own time; no offence but there’s no complications- just looking after my team, they need me." They both sighed before Ianto added "Jack's doing that too...he just wants the best for us"

"Ianto...don't mention this to Jack you know how to work the rift?" The Captain asked cautiously. "Ermm....yeahh I have before but it ended up with Owen rolling on top of me and he got a big hole in his shoulder!" Ianto laughed "long story..!" The captain laughed too before looking serious again "Ianto will you help me?.." "Of course I will...with what?" he looked in confusion. "will you help send be back home..."

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