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Torchwood drabble

Title: I'll Take What You're Giving
Fandom: Torchwood
Pairing: Jack/Ianto
Word count: 100
Rating: PG13 to R
Note: Written for my beloved [info]karaokegal on the occasion of our having been online friends and beta buddies for exactly two years. She has done wonderful things to my world.

Ianto thinks it's about control.

When they've been on a soul-destroying mission, full of death and defeat and the despairing knowledge that some humans and aliens will always enjoy inventing new cruelties, Jack's eyes signal Ianto to stay. He always does.

Ianto believes that when Jack shudders and comes at the sight of the welts he’s raised, it's because he needs to regain control.  To master something, someone, because he can't always master the universe, and that hurts him.

Jack doesn't disillusion him. Ianto doesn't need to know that Jack enjoys inventing new cruelties, too. He’s human, after all.


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karaokegal From: karaokegal Date: December 17th, 2007 10:55 pm (UTC) (Link)
You already know how much I love this, but allow me to squeeeeeeeeee publicly! Thank you for writing a J/I dynamic I can actually tolerate. So good and angsty and I do love me some bad!Jack!
beta_goddess From: beta_goddess Date: December 18th, 2007 02:52 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thank you, honey. I couldn't and wouldn't have done it without you, on a bunch of levels. Hugs!
drunken_hedghog From: drunken_hedghog Date: December 30th, 2007 10:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
Awesome. So refreshing to see the Jack/Ianto dynamic as something other than fluff and schmoop.
beta_goddess From: beta_goddess Date: January 2nd, 2008 08:26 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thank you so much! I gave up fiction years ago, but am dipping a toe again, and it's lovely to get feedback. Much appreciated!
eliza2000 From: eliza2000 Date: January 30th, 2008 10:23 pm (UTC) (Link)
How did you manage so much intensity in so few words 0.o I'm impressed.
beta_goddess From: beta_goddess Date: January 31st, 2008 03:58 am (UTC) (Link)
Wow, thanks! I used to write science fiction sonnets, so they were probably good practice for telling a story in few words, but I'm delighted that this worked for you. Thanks for commenting!
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