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August 2019



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Drabble: Blurred Lines

Title: Blurred Lines

Author: badly_knitted

Characters: Ianto, mentions Jack and Lisa

Rating: G

Spoilers: Cyberwoman

Summary: When he’d vowed to do whatever it took to protect Lisa, he didn’t know what it would cost him.

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

A/N: For the prompt ‘Blurred Lines’, one of the prompts I didn’t get around to using for tw100’s challenge 292: Billboard Hot 100 last year. I’ve dug them out again to supplement the prompts I got from my f-list, just because there are still loads I wanted to use.

Sleeping with Jack started out as a means to an end, a way to keep the man distracted; it kept Jack’s attention away from things Ianto didn’t want discovered.

He knew Lisa’s life was at stake, had no illusions about what Jack would do if he found her, so he used whatever means necessary to protect her.

But somewhere along the way, the lines had blurred. He found himself craving the intimacy, the touch of another person, all the things Lisa couldn’t provide in her condition.

The guilt was killing him. He loved two people, but was betraying them both.

The End


Ohhhhh it is sad but so true, poor Ianto must have felt between the devil and the deep blue sea ...
Yes, with the deep blue sea being Jack's eyes. Poor Ianto. =(

Thank you!
Wow A very accurate insight of Ianto's state of mind at the time. I'm always impressed by the amount of feelings you manage to express with so few words. I love it. :D
Thank you! I'm constantly surprised by how much can fit in 100 words if I'm just careful of how I phrase things. Drabbles are such a fun way to challenge myself.

Ianto was in a horrible situation, still loving Lisa but falling for Jack too. He didn't know which way to turn.
Brilliant drabble and so well put.
Thank you! I really feel for Ianto, I think he was kinda blind-sided by Jack, he didn't expect to like the guy, never mind fall for him.

Thank you!

Yes, Ianto was tempered by his experiences and it all made him stronger because he didn't lie down and give up, even when he felt like it.
Poor Ianto! *huggles him*
He does need huggles. Poor boy is so confused, he wasn't supposed to fall for Jack, but Jack isn't at all what he expected from the rumours at Torchwood One.

Thank you!
Now this is a sad situation... so no matter how sad the situation is later, at least this dilemma came to an end :(
Poor Ianto landed himself in as VERY tough position, loving two people at the same time. Losing Lisa hurt him, but at least Jack was there to help him put his life back together.

Thank you!
I feel for ianto so much in this situation.
At least Jack was there to help him put himself back together and he really seemed to understand Ianto's pain and dilemma.
Ianto could so easily have lost them both.
Once Jack got over his initial anger, I think he understood that Ianto had been acting out of love and a certain amount of ignorance rather than any malice. I'm sure he understands far more than Ianto realised, and it gave them common ground to build on.

Thank you.