Characters: Jack, Ianto.
Challenge: # 22 - Peace Of Mind at drabble_weekly.
Spoilers: Nothing too specific.
Summary: Jack can’t help worrying when Ianto has to go into dangerous situations.
Disclaimer: I don’t own Torchwood or the characters.
A/N: This one’s a double drabble.
Jack knows the dangers involved in working for Torchwood better than most; he’s seen so many of his colleagues killed or maimed over his years with the Institute. Some have been little more than acquaintances, and some outright enemies, but most have been people he considered friends, and even lovers. Losing them never gets any easier. That’s why some time ago he decided to never again get involved with people he worked alongside. He’d even kept his vow for a while.
Then he met Ianto, and the young Welshman got right under his skin. Before he knew it, Jack was head-over-heels in love. He hates sending Ianto into danger even though he has no choice, worries constantly about what could happen when his lover is in the field, but he knows only too well that he wouldn’t get any thanks for being overprotective. Ianto is as capable as anyone on the team, but skill isn’t always enough when up against an unknown threat.
It’s always a relief when Ianto gets through a mission unharmed, but the only time Jack feels real peace of mind is at night, in bed, with the man he loves sleeping safe and warm beside him.