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July 2019



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Drabble: Silly Lies

Title: Silly Lies

Author: badly_knitted

Characters: Jack, Ianto

Rating: G

Spoilers: Season one and Kiss Kiss Bang Bang. Sort of.

Summary: Jack and Ianto are really good at lying.

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

A/N: For anastasisrick, who prompted me with the lyric: "my silly lies versus your silly lies". It’s about time I posted this, but I’m glad I waited because I’ve re-edited it, made it longer and now I’m much happier with it! This is a double drabble, 200 words.

They were both as good at lying to themselves as they were at lying to each other. Whenever they spoke in anger or in lust, the words they said were never those they wanted to say. Each was too afraid of his own feelings, and of how the other might react; lying was easier.


“You betrayed the team.” (Don’t I mean anything to you?)

“You killed Lisa, I hate you!” (Thank you for doing what I couldn’t.)


“I don’t do relationships.” (I could love you so easily.)

“Good, ‘cause I’m not looking for one.” (I think I’m falling for you.)


“Let’s just keep this casual.” (You’re all I want.)

“Fine with me! Friends with benefits.” (You’re all I need.)


“See you tomorrow, Ianto.” (I don’t want you to go.)

“Goodnight, Sir.” (I’d rather stay with you.)


Then Jack left, running off with the Doctor.

Ianto’s heart shattered.

And Jack? He discovered that what he’d waited so long for was nothing compared to what he’d left behind.


When Jack returned, he was no longer afraid to say what he meant, and neither was Ianto.

It was time to stop lying.

“I missed you so much!”

“Me too. Never leave me again!”

The End


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So beautiful! This makes me very happy!
I sometimes wonder if they lie to each other or to themselves. Probably both... until they decide it's not worth it and life is actually too short (well, for Ianto at least).

Thank you!! Loved it.
Thank you, I'm glad you liked it!

Yes, I think they lie to themselves as much as to each other, they don't want to accept that they've gfallen in love because it complicates everything. in the end though, they can't pretend any more.
Typical boys! It's wonderful that one can rectify certain things in fanfic.

Well done! :D
Thank you! I metaphorically knocked their silly heads together. Seems to have worked, lol!
Oh wow, that was so lovely. I got teary-eyed...those boys, just don't know how to communicate...
Just like men everywhere! They're learning though, and trying to do better!

Thank you, I got a little misty-eyed myself writing it.
men! so afraid of saying what they really feel.
Luckily they were able to express their feeling quite well.
In the end, yes, they finally stopped lying to themselves and started saying what they meant!

Thank you.

OMG A+ !
Thank you so much! *beams with pride*
Wow! That was really moving and so true to Jack and Ianto. Thank you for finally having them say what they mean :) Wonderful!
Thank you!

This one took a lot of work and re-writing, but I got there in the end and I'm sure they'll both be happier now they've admitted how they really feel!
awwwwww!!! It was like 60,000 word epic fic but the abridged version.

“See you tomorrow, Ianto.” (I don’t want you to go.)

“Goodnight, Sir.” (I’d rather stay with you.)

my favourite.

oh that was so wonderful
Thank you! I'm a lot better at abridged versions than 60,000 word epics, they require less plotting, lol!

Glad you liked it.
This was perfect. Nothing like a good dose of reality to make them admit and accept that they shouldn't waste time denying their feelings anymore.
That's it in a nutshell!

They won't be wasting any more time though, now they're both on the same page they can get on with enjoying being together!

Thank you.
This was so beautiful so sad and so true.
Thank you!

They got things right in the end though.
Perfect. The anger in Cyberwoman between Ianto and Jack was just too raw to be the betrayal of an employee to employer.
Thank you.

Yes, it felt personal, they were both feeling used in a way, even though Ianto had LET Jack use him.
This one is my favorite!
Thank you, I'm so glad you like it! It was quite a challenge to write.
A great drabble; you hit their relationship lying right on the proverbial nailhead. But they do have fun making up later! :D
The relationship that they manage to develop despite months of lying to themselves and each other, makes up for everything. they made it through the difficult times and found happiness. In the end, that's what matters.

Thank you.
Beautiful, beautiful work. Those hidden truths really sting. So glad they're being honest now!

Thank you! *hands tissues*

Yeah, they were idiots for a long time, but they finally saw the light!
I love this!! :-)
Thank you!

They're such silly boys, but they got it right in the end =)
Thank you! I'm glad you liked it!
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