Characters: Ianto, Jack, TARDIS.
Written For: Challenge 469: Long / Longing at tw100, and for Challenge 58: Travel at drabble_weekly.
Summary: It’s still sometimes hard for Ianto to believe he’s really here, travelling through time and space.
Disclaimer: I don’t own Torchwood, or the characters.
A/N: Set in my ‘Through Time And Space’ universe. This one’s a double drabble.
The universe is their oyster, and not just the universe but all of time as well. They can go almost anywhere they choose. Sometimes, even after so many years, Ianto still finds it difficult to believe that he’s really out here, travelling among the stars just like Jack used to tell him they would someday.
He can’t help wondering how much his and Jack’s late-night conversations, in Jack’s office or the bunker beneath, helped to shape the TARDIS they now call home. She must have listened in countless times without either of them ever realising, their words seeping into her developing consciousness. All that time, and Ianto wasn’t even remotely aware that the instrument of his future salvation was sitting innocently beneath a heat lamp on Jack’s desk.
Perhaps it was fate, or destiny; their future determined by the requirements of the universe, written in the stars from the beginning of time. Or was it mere chance and coincidence? It hardly matters now of course; Ianto wouldn’t change the way things turned out even if he could. The only thing that matters now is that he, Jack, and their TARDIS are going to be together for a very long time.