Characters: Ianto, Lisa, Jack.
Written For: Challenge 476: Thirst at tw100.
Summary: Hate towards Jack has been replaced by need.
Disclaimer: I don’t own Torchwood, or the characters.
After Lisa’s execution, Ianto had thought he’d hated Jack. Hating had at least meant he’d felt something other than mind-numbing grief, and guilt over the deaths of two people that he could maybe have prevented if only he’d…
Found a way to cure her sooner?
Or accepted from the start that she was already gone and couldn’t be saved?
Even now he’s not sure.
He couldn’t sustain the hate though; too tired, too defeated, too… lost.
But Jack was there to anchor him.
Now he thirsts for Jack’s touch, the only source of comfort that means anything at all.