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Drabble: The Family Line

Title: The Family Line

Author: badly_knitted

Characters: Jack, Ianto

Rating: G

Written For: Challenge 295 – Family Tree at tw100

Spoilers: Something Borrowed

Summary: Jack reassures Ianto after Gwen’s wedding.

Disclaimer: I don’t own Torchwood, or the characters.

“It wasn’t what you were thinking, you know.” Jack spoke quietly into the silence as he drove Ianto home from Gwen’s wedding.

“What wasn’t?” Ianto was drowsy from the long day and the champagne.

“My dance with Gwen. It had nothing to do with me fancying her, or regretting that she’d chosen Rhys. I wanted, no, needed her to marry Rhys. It was such a relief to get them both through their wedding in one piece.”

“You’re not entirely making sense. Which isn’t unusual…”

Jack stopped the SUV outside Ianto’s home.

“They don’t marry, I don’t exist. They’re my ancestors.”

The End


Yes. My new head canon. Thank you. How do you spell head canon, anyway? :)
Just the way you spelled it!

Thank you, I've been itching to write this explanation, I SO want it to be true. Jack flirted with Gwen because he didn't want to treat her differently and make her wonder why, but he overdid it a bit, lol, so she ended up thinking he fancied her!
Ewww that makes Jack's behaviour so disturbing.

He had to flirt with Gwen because he didn't want her wondering why he treated her differently to everyone else, but because he was making himself do it, he ended up overdoing it and she got the wrong idea anyway, lol! He should have just told her the truth.

Thank you!

Edited at 2013-09-22 10:32 pm (UTC)
I don't know whether to be disturbed by this, or happy that there's a good explanation as to why Jack is always going out of the way to treat Gwen differently. LOL!
wow you really know how to make a new twist!
Could explain why he let's Gwen get away with stuff. It's hard to tell you great-great-great-5000xs more great-grandmother what to do.
Exactly! I think maybe Jack inherited a degree of stubbornness from there too.

Thank you.
YIKES!! that came out of nowhere, interesting take. great drabble.
Thank you!

The idea has been lurking in the corner of my brain for a while ;)
Considering what century Jack is from, he needs to play matchmaker for people A LOT to even exist in the end ^_^" I would have hoped for another explanation, though. Interesting, but not my new head-canon.
LOL You're probably right!

Thank you.
Whoa... that could very well explain a lot. *giggles*
Thank you.

That's what I thought.
Hehe brilliant!
How did you manage to explain away all of Jack's behaviour towards Gwen, in a mere 100 words???
Thanks, the idea's been lurking in the back of my brain for a while now. Just seems fitting.


Boy, when you write a story and drop a bomb, you REALLY drop a BOMB!!! This would be even more of a bomb if it was part of canon! Love it :D

Re: Brickbats

Thank you so much!

I've had the idea in the back of my mind for quite a while, it's just one possible explanation for why Jack puts up with so much from Gwen.
I'm speechless!
LOL! Is that good or bad? Or don't you know?

Thank you.
EEEK! Well, that sure puts an interesting spin on things! I guess when you're from the future you always have to be walking on eggshells. It certainly explained why Jack never "followed through" on all his flirting with Gwen. :-p
LOL! Exactly! I'm sure the Time Agency takes pains to chart agents' family trees, just so they won't accidentally get their great, great whatever grandmother pregnant, 'cause that could really screw with timelines!

Thank you.
Oh I LOVE LOVE that twist!! To cool!
Thank you, glad you liked it!
Very clever!
Thank you. It could be true, you never know!
Why has no one mentioned that poor Ianto has just discovered that Gwen and Rhys are the in-laws?
LOL, I just had the wildest thought of Ianto and Rhys having a Welsh boys night where Ianto gets hammered and tells Rhys who Jack really is to him and Gwen.
Lol! That would be so funny, but then Ianto would have to Retcon Rhys to make sure the timelines are protected. The must never find out in case it changes history and wipes Jack out of Existence! o_O