Title: The Lost Son 16/17
Pairing: Pre-Jack/Ianto, Jack/OMC
Rating: Teen- dark themes, sexual mentions.
Spoilers: Mild for COE (background information)
Summary: “Children begin by loving their parents; as they grow older they judge them; sometimes they forgive them.” Oscar Wilde.
Disclaimers: I own nothing.Notes: This is a sequel to Blue Moon’s Child. You might get a bit confused if you haven’t read that one before this one! I’ll be posting this once a day until it is finished. Special thanks go to czarina_kitty for being such a wonderful Beta. Comments please!
Ianto stirred and stretched. He felt weird, all wobbly. He sat up and looked around. He was still in the cell. Jack wasn’t anywhere to be seen.
He got up and went over to his bag. The leather belt was still sitting on top of it. Why had he stolen that? He didn’t even really know. He’d just seen it and wanted it.
He zipped it away in his bag, then wandered out of the cell. He found the stairs and made his way up, then followed the corridor until he found himself back in the main room. Jack was there, working at a console. There were two other men there and a woman. They were surrounding Jack at his work and talking in low voices.
One of the men turned and spotted him. He was an older man with a round but heavily lined face. He stepped towards Ianto.
“Jack, we have a visitor.”
Jack turned and smiled at him. “Just in time, kiddo.”
Ianto edged past the man and rushed towards Jack. Jack put an arm around his shoulders. “This is the team, Ianto. Alex, Maggie and Elaeth. They’ve helped me set everything up here while you’ve been sleeping.”
Ianto glanced at Alex, who was watching him. He kept close to Jack. “What are you doing now?”
“Getting ready to send the life pod away.”
“Will it be safe?”
“Its parents are waiting up there. We’ve just got to get it through the atmosphere and everything will be okay.”
Ianto reached out and touched the pod, which warmed to his touch. “Poor thing,” he murmured. “It was lost all by itself.”
He felt Jack’s eyes on him, considering him.
“Okay, we’re ready,” the Captain said. He picked up the pod and took it over to a paving stone which stood on a platform in the middle of the hub.
Ianto followed him and stood beside him. Jack pressed a button on his wrist strap and the platform began to rise. Jack placed his hand on Ianto’s shoulder.
“There it goes, back to its mom and dad.”
Ianto watched the pod disappear through the ceiling. Jack directed his attention to a screen and Ianto watched as the pod became a small spot rushing up to the sky. There was a flash and it disappeared.
“There it goes, kiddo. Back home.”
Ianto swallowed hard. It was morning and he’d been away from home all night. Would his Da be worried? He looked around at the team. What were they going to do to him now? He’d seen their secret base. Would they have to kill him now?
He glanced around him at the strange alien place. He was all alone now. They could do anything they wanted to him and he couldn’t stop it. He was all alone.
Jack was looking at him. “Okay, kiddo?”
“I…” His voice broke as he tried to hold back his tears. “I want my Da,” he whispered.
Jack clapped him on the shoulder. “We’ll take you home, don’t you worry.”
“Jack,” said Alex, in a dark voice.
Jack glanced at him, then back at Ianto. His smile was too bright. “We just need to discuss something up here, top secret I’m afraid.”
He began to steer Ianto towards the door, back to the cells. Ianto didn’t resist. He knew there was no where else to go, no point in fighting. He felt numb. They were going to kill him. He knew it. He wanted his Da.
Jack took him and put him back in the cell. Before he locked him in, Jack squeezed his shoulder.
“It’ll be okay, I promise.”Ianto watched him leave, thinking what a good liar he was.