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November 2019



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It Happened One Day

Bingo Fic: Becoming Us

Title: Becoming Us

Author: badly_knitted

Characters/Pairings: Jack/Ianto, Rhi, Johnny, Mica and David

Rating: G

Word Count: 647

Summary: Ianto invites Jack to Mica’s dance recital.

Spoilers: Very slight for Small Worlds.

Warnings: None.

Written For: My [community profile] cottoncandy_bingo square I Becomes We.

Beta: None but yours truly.

Disclaimer: I don’t own Torchwood or any of the characters. Which is sad.

Jack listened to Ianto’s side of the phone call, caught somewhere between amusement and disappointment.

“Yes, Rhi, I’ll be there. I promise. Of course I don’t want to miss it. Have I ever let either of the kids down? Well yes, there was that once, but only because I had the flu. Yes, Friday night, I’ll see you then.” He hung up and collapsed back on the sofa with a heavy sigh.

“So you’ll be out Friday night?”

“Yeah, my niece Mica has a dance recital. I promised I’d be there. I want to be there, she’s worked really hard for this.” Ianto hesitated for a moment. “You could come too, you know. I mean, if you wanted to. It’s just a bunch of little kids, but…”

Jack was surprised.

“You’d be okay with that? I mean, your family finding out about us?”

Ianto gave that some thought.

“Yeah, I think I would. They’re bound to find out sooner or later anyway; I mean, we practically live together. Better that they find out from me than from someone else.”

“Okay then, if you’re sure. I’d love to go with you! I promise I’ll be on my best behaviour.”

“You’d better be; I don’t want to be thrown out of a dance recital for six-year-olds. Rhi would kill us both.”


The evening proved to be a delight. Mica was so cute as a Flower Fairy that in spite of their experiences with the Fae, Jack and Ianto were charmed.

Rhi was charmed too. She pulled Ianto aside as Jack chatted with Johnny and the kids after the show.

“Well, he’s rather dashing, isn’t he?”

“I’ve said so myself, more than once,” Ianto agreed.

“I like him, and the kids do too. Even Johnny seems impressed. Maybe I’ll let you keep him.”

“You’re too kind, Rhi.” Ianto rolled his eyes.

“Oh, you!” Nudging her baby brother with her elbow, she grinned. “So, David’s rugby match is a week on Saturday. Will you and Jack be coming?”

“We’ll do our best. Not certain Jack will be able to make it, being the boss and all, but I’m sure he will if he can. I’ll be there for sure, unless the world decides to end.” It was the truth, though Rhi would take it as a joke.

“I’ll be expecting you both for dinner on Sunday, so we can talk about it then.”

“Fine, Sunday it is.” Ianto hugged his sister, he and Jack said their goodbyes and headed for the car.

As they walked, Jack looked at Ianto, noting the small, contented smile on his face.

“What’s that all about?”


“You’re smiling.”

“Shouldn’t I be?”

“I was just wondering what you’re thinking to make you look so happy.”

“Oh.” Ianto shrugged. “It’s nothing really, just… A few days ago, I was just me, today I’m half of us.”

Jack gave him an odd look.

“Well, that was clear as mud.”

Chuckling, Ianto explained.

“When Rhi phoned, she wanted to know if I‘d be here tonight. I was the single brother. Now in her eyes, I’m one half of a pair and she’s including you in everything she invites me to. I like it. Do you mind?”

There was silence for a minute as Jack considered the question.

“No, I think I kind of like it too, I feel included, almost part of the family.”

“You are part of my family, Jack. At least as far as I’m concerned.”

“I’m glad.” Jack stopped Ianto and pulled him in for a quick kiss. “So, what do we have planned now we’re an us?”

“Dinner with the family on Sunday, for starters.”

“Ooh, home-cooked meal! We’re definitely going to be there for that!”

“Anything involving free food gets your attention, doesn’t it?”

“You know me so well!”

Hand in hand, laughing, they strolled over to their car and headed home.


The End


This is very nice. "A few days ago, I was just me, today I’m half of us.” And Jack is fine with that. I like happy Jack and Ianto. Thanks for sharing.
Me too! Happy Jack & Ianto is a very good thing =)

Thank you!
This is a great happy-families story. I love it when these two accept themselves as a couple, and consequentially, their families accept them as well.
I never got the whole 'I hate the word couple' thing from Jasck, because up to CoE there was never a hint (at least not tat I can recall) that he might have an aversion to it. He'd had relationships before, girlfriends and boyfriends. Even been married. It felt like RTD just kicking the Janto fans in the teeth again. "Oh, Jack's not serious about Ianto, he doesn't want people to think he's in a relationship with him" Meh! So, Jack and Ianto ARE a couple and they're both happy about it =D

That's another thing fixed, lol!

Thank you!
That was sooo romantic and tender, I just melted!!!
Loved it!!!
Yay! *hugs back* So pleased you liked it!

Thank you!
This wins the BIG CRACK THE FACE GRIN AWARD of my day.

Thank you sweet lady.

The duplicate icon was pure chance i hadnt read the other comments yet
What excentric said. I like that quote too.
Thank you!

Not my favourite prompt, but I quite like the finished product.

Ianto has his own way of saying things =)
Loved it! and Ianto's explanation about them is just the most romantic one I have heard!
Awww, thank you!

I swear Ianto came up with that all by himself =)
I really like this one. It has just the right tone, with Jack and Ianto saying what they feel. I like it. Oh, wait, I said that already. :)
Thank you so much!

I was worried about writing this one, b ecause the prompt was a bit... Meh. I didn't know what to do with it. Once I started trying to write it though, it came out much better thsn I'd expected!
Oh this was soooo lovely!!
Thank you! I struggled with the prompt, but the fic turned out pretty good!
This was just so adorable. I love that Jack's now included with the rest of the family. :)
Jack seems happy about it too!

Thank you!
Aww, that was so sweet. Loved it. <3<3<3
It weasn't a prompt I liked, but I managed to get something fluffy out of it.

Thank you!
I love the "half of us" line. Awww.
Thank you! Everyone seems to like that line =)

(I've seen your new fic, nut I can't do any rading until I finished this danged bingo card - 2 more to write, 16 to post and only 12 days to the deadline... o_O I must be insane, lol!)
How cute! Jack will fit very well into Ianto's family, I think. It's already such a crazy family and he will just add to it :D
They all like the dashing captain, so he should be okay.

Thank you!
Nice! I love stories where Ianto's family are accepting of Jack.
I just can't bring myself to make such things difficult for them,lol! Besides, it's a fluffy bingo!

Thank you!
Aww I love it :-)
"A few days ago, I was just me, today I’m half of us.” - Brilliant line! :-)
I don't know what it is about that line, but it seems to have been a hit with everyone =)

Thank you!
nothing to say.
it is perfectly adorable.
Thank you, I'm glad you liked it!