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Drabble: His Last Chance

Title: His Last Chance

Author: badly_knitted

Characters: Ianto, mentions Lisa and Jack

Rating: G

Spoilers: Fragments

Summary: Ianto has one last chance to convince Jack to hire him.

Written For: [community profile] dailyprompt 30-1-14: ‘I can’t fail’

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





Ianto buttoned his shirt, tied his tie and slipped into his jacket. His only suit; he hoped it looked smart enough.



This was probably going to be his last chance to get a job with Torchwood Three. Harkness was running out of patience with him, so now it was literally do or die; his persistence would either get him hired or killed. His knees turned to jelly at the thought, but then Lisa whimpered and Ianto gathered up the shreds of his courage. He’d come too far to give up.

“This has to work, I can’t fail you, not now.”



The End


Comments

Aw, poor Ianto. He loves so intensely.
It's one his best qualities as well as one of his greatest problems.

Thank you.
Poor Ianto. Driven by desperation, fueled by fear and love to take risks he probably never would have otherwise.

*HUGS Ianto and you*
Ianto and I thank you. *hugs back*

Yes, he's going all out to save Lisa, but it's having unexpected repercussions. He likes Jack, but he knows he'll have to betray him and the rest of the team. That's got to be an unbearable thought, but he'll do it anyway because he can see no other choice.

Thank you
He's fiercely loyal to loved ones, but that loyalty is going to be sorely tested. Trying to save Lisa means lying to as man he quickly comes to like and admire, and then his loyalty gets split. He still wants to save Lisa, but what about Jack? I really feel for him, it's an impossible he's stuck in and it ends up backfiring quite spectacularly.

I find Ianto quite a noble character, he must have incredible strength of character to achieve everything he does, as well as being highly resourceful. Rescuing Lisa and getting her out of Canary Wharf must have been a huge undertaking, but then he needed to liberate a conversion unit, find transport and get everything to Cardiff, and find somewhere to hole up while trying to get accepted by Torchwood Three. Most people wouldn't have managed the first part.

Thank you. *hugs*
And it did thanks to Myfanwy.

great drabble.
Yeah, she came through for Ianto. That's ehat friends are for ;)

He took care of her and brought her chocolate, she helped me get a job with Torchwood.

Thank you!
And so much changed after this...just so angsty...
Eventually for the better, but yes, much angst in the short term.

I need to post something fluffier!

Thank you!
*wibble*
Poor Ianto tried so hard but it was already too late.
I know! *wraps Ianto in fluffy blanket* There there, you tried your best, it just wasn't to be. Have Jack instead.

Thank you!
I couldn't help seeing Ianto as a knight donning his armor to save his lady as I read this. Great drabble!
Thank you!

That's a very apt analogy, Ianto's suits ARE kind of his armour after all.