Characters: Ianto, Jack.
Written For: Challenge 96: Space at drabble_weekly.
Spoilers/Setting: Set in my Ghost of a Chance ‘verse
Summary: Leaving earth is a bit of a wrench for Ianto, but he’s looking forward to seeing the rest of the universe.
Disclaimer: I don’t own Torchwood, or the characters. They belong to the BBC.
A/N: Double drabble.
“Space, the final frontier,” Ianto intoned solemnly as the cargo ship slipped past Pluto, once a planet but now sadly downgraded. It was smaller than the other planets in earth’s solar system, but Ianto still thought it was being treated unfairly. “Goodbye familiarity, hello universe.”
“Nervous?” Jack asked, glancing sidelong at his lover.
Ianto considered the question. “Not so much nervous as a little sad. I’m leaving behind everything I’ve ever known and I don’t know when, or if, I’ll see earth again. Out there,” he gestured at the viewscreens in front of him, “the stars and constellations are going to be completely different, nothing like the night sky I’m used to seeing. Earth’s sun will just be another star among billions.” It was already much smaller than he’d ever seen it, the view behind them visible on part of the viewscreen that Ianto mentally labelled the rear-view mirror. “I miss it already.”
“We will be coming back for visits,” Jack promised. “Any time you want, all you have to do is say the word.”
“I’ll remember that,” Ianto said with a smile, “but first I want to see what’s out there.”
“And so you shall. You’re gonna love it!”