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Ficlet: Refusing Orders

Title: Refusing Orders

Author: badly_knitted

Characters: Ianto, Jack, Lisa.

Rating: PG

Spoilers: Cyberwoman.

Summary: Ianto refuses Jack’s ultimatum.

Word Count: 240

Written For: Challenge #116: Refusal at fan_flashworks

Disclaimer: I don’t own Torchwood, or the characters. Some dialogue taken from the episode.

“You execute her or I'll execute you both!” Jack’s words came out as a snarl.

“I won't do it. You can't make me. You like to think you're a hero. But you're the biggest monster of all,” Ianto replied, voice filled with disgust and loathing.

How dare Jack give him such an ultimatum? That was Lisa!

‘Used to be Lisa,’ a traitorous little voice whispered. ‘Lisa would never do what that monster is doing.’

It made no difference, she still looked like Lisa, how could he be expected to point a gun at her and pull the trigger? Even if she wasn’t the woman he loved anymore, he knew he’d never be able to follow Jack’s order, regardless of the very real possibility that the captain would carry out his threat. Ianto would willingly have died to save the woman he loved; now he might die anyway. He couldn’t save her, but he could refuse to end her life

Everything he’d done, everything he’d gone through, had been for nothing; all he had left was his integrity. He’d promised Lisa he’d do everything he could to help her; he wasn’t going to break that promise, wouldn’t be her executioner. If Jack wanted her dead, he’d have to do it himself.

Ianto knew now that he was losing Lisa, but at least he wouldn’t have her blood on his hands. Right now, that was the best outcome he could hope for.

The End

Tags: angst, fan_flashworks, fic, fic: one-shot, fic: pg, ficlet, ianto jones, ianto/lisa, jack harkness, lisa hallett, torchwood fic

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