Word Count: How long is a piece of string? This chapter 2269
Rating: 17 overall
Pairing: Jack/Ianto, Gwen/Rhys, Daffyd/Saskia, Ben/Johnno, John Hart/Jack H (implied)
Spoilers/Disclaimers: Torchwood belongs to the BBC and RTD - But the O/Cs belong to me and as RTD was doing such a shit job of looking after Ianto ... I officially adopt him!!
Summary: Ianto has been kidnapped by John Hart ... but is it all that it appears to be?
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As Gwen was weeping and wailing, River looked at Martha, succinctly putting a finger to her lips hoping Martha understood to keep quiet. Martha briefly nodded and put her arm around Gwen’s shoulders …
“Come on Gwen, don’t upset yourself … not in your condition, it is not good for the baby … you should be resting … look it has been a busy day … why don’t you get Rhys to take you home and you could put your feet up for the rest of the evening? What do you say?”
“Yes maybe that would be best … I am not sure I can take looking at Ianto like this … it is too upsetting … you are right … I think I’ll go home now … “Gwen sniffed, happy that they had bought her show of grief and even happier to be getting away from them … at home she could plot her revenge quietly …”
With that Rhys handed Gwen her bag and helped her on with her coat. “I have left food and drinks for everyone ... just leave everything when you have finished and I will deal with it tomorrow ...” Rhys said to the group.
Suddenly Gwen stopped in her tracks...
“Where’s Jack ... why isn’t he here? He should be here. Where is he?” She was starting to panic – she needed to see Jack, talk to him, and touch him.
“Oh he will be back shortly – had a few things to sort out ... you know ... for Ianto ... don’t worry Gwen ... you get off home now.” Martha quickly said as she noticed Andy about to say something. He was still seething that Jack had made him leave.
“Oh ... OK ... tell him ... [I love him] ... tell him I will see him tomorrow then ...” Gwen called out as Rhys lead her to the exit to the garage.
As soon as the doors were closed Andy shouted ...
“What the fuck was that all about? Jack sorting things out for Ianto?”
“OK ... everyone ... Board Room ... NOW ... collect food and drinks and bring them with you ... there is a lot to do!” River told them all. She had decided that the rest of the team had more than proved themselves to be loyal and trustworthy ... if Gwen and her cronies were going to be thwarted, and then they all had to be on the same page to fight them. She watched them as they all took off in different directions to get ready.
“Good choice my love ... it’s the right thing to do ... but you always do the right thing ...”
“Well sometimes I do ... like marrying you ... and you know sweetie ... I remembered it was time for a touch of Dumas ...!”
“Dumas? Oh ... right ... all for one and one for all ... very Musketeer-ish!”
“I look good in long leather boots and a flowing cape!”
“Naughty girl ... don’t start something we can’t finish! I look forward to seeing you dress up for me later! Now go be a Musketeer!”
River sent him an image of her dressed in costume and immediately felt a wave of love and lust sent to her. She smiled.
“You can … communicate … with him can’t you?” Martha asked.
“Well ... we are a bit more advanced than that ... but yes ... we ... communicate!”
“You are lucky you can do that. Could Jack and Ianto?”
“They will in time.”
“In time? So my theories about Ianto and Hart not really being dead are a possibility?”
“Oh my dear ... they are more than a possibility ... they are a necessity ... especially if my babies are going to survive ...”
“So Gwen ...?”
“Ah ... yes ... Gwen ... It would appear that we have our very own Milady de Winter ... which means that Rhys has gone from being Zeberdee to Athos ...”
“Athos I get ... but Zeberdee?”
“Oh ... you had to have been here!”
“So what are we going to do about Gwen?”
“Oh I have a plan for her. Let’s get up to the Board Room and we can go through it ... away from the CCTV ... which we will have to erase in parts just in case ... hopefully Rhys won’t come back tonight ... that is the only way the plan will work ... if he doesn’t know what is going on ... he really is a Dougal at heart ...”
“Zeberdee ... Dougal ... you and Rhys have been playing Magic Roundabout?”
“Time for bed!” they both said together chuckling...
“So ...” Martha asked ... “who was Ermintrude?”
River raised her eyebrows and smiled. Hysterical laughter was heard all the way to the Board Room!