Title: Christmas 2/? - Secret Santa
Parings/characters For Series: Jack/Ianto, Owen Gwen, Toshiko
Disclaimer: I don't own Torchwood or any of the characters ... unfortunately.
Summary: Mystery gift time ...
Warnings For Series: Fluff, Smut, Madness ...
A/N A series of Christmas and New Year fics, all inspired by the wonderful prompts i have been given. This was meant to be 12 fics long but it appears to have evolved into something longer and now the intention is to post one a day for the whole of December ... what have i talked myself into! The Prompt list is here: http://missthingsplace.livejournal.com/1
Previous chapters: http://missthingsplace.livejournal.com/1
Ianto eyed the five presents on top of the table in the conference room suspiciously, it had been Tosh's idea to do a 'Secret Santa' thing and all buy something for one other person in the hub. There were rules too, she had told them, no one was allowed to know who each other was buying for and they weren't allowed to spend more than ten pounds on the gift.
Jack of course thought it was a great idea, as did Gwen but both Ianto and Owen had grumbled about it being stupid but got out voted and so here they were, five parcels wrapped in brightly coloured Christmas wrap in the middle of the table under a small one foot high fake Christmas tree.
Ianto turned towards to door as he heard voices, slipping into his seat as the rest of the team members entered the room and took their, Jack and the girls looking excitedly as the small pile of presents, Owen looking as unimpressed as himself.
“Okay.” Began Tosh. “Now we get to find out what we got and if we can guess who brought it for us.”
Tosh handed out the presents, as excited as a five year old on Christmas morning.
“Who wants to go first?” Tosh asked, looking around the table at each of them.
“Me.” Squealed Gwen, ripping the paper off hers without waiting.
As she drew the slippers out of the paper she tried her best to hide her disappointment, they were very ugly navy blue fleece slippers, the kind you would buy your elderly grandmother.
“Lovely, will keep my feet warm.” She said. “Thank you Owen.”
“Hey, don't look at me. I'd never buy anything like that for anyone.”
Jack burst out laughing.
“You?” She gasped, eyes wide in disbelief.
“Well, you're an old married lady now, thought you might be in need of something to keep your feet warm.” Jack grinned.
“You cheeky bugger.” She laughed, throwing them at him.
“My turn.” Tosh informed them, ripping the paper off hers.
“Oh my goodness, they're gorgeous.” Toshiko exclaimed as she pulled the earrings from the small box beneath the paper. Thank you ... Ianto.”
“You're welcome Tosh.” Ianto beamed.
“You next Owen.” Tosh encouraged.
He could tell what it was from the shape, whoever had purchased it had mad no effort to wrap it up so it looked nothing like what it was. But as he slipped the CD from the paper he had to smile to himself, it was one he'd been meaning to buy all week.
“Thanks Tosh.” He smiled at her.
“I knew you wanted it.” She replied happily. “Ianto, you go now.”
Ianto began to open it slowly, whatever it was had been either brought by either Gwen or Owen and he wasn't sure which one he was hoping had done, a little worried as to what the content would be. As he finally pulled it from it's wrappings he gasped in amazement.
“I don't know what to say.” Ianto managed to utter.
“Thank you will do.” Gwen replied as Ianto leafed through the book in his hand.
“I remember you telling me it was your favourite book and when I found it on ebay I knew I had to get it for you.”
“But it's a first edition, a signed first edition and worth hundreds of pounds.”
“The seller didn't even auction it, it was a buy it now sale and they obviously had no idea of its worth.” Gwen told him.
“Thank you.” He told Gwen, leafing through the pages and reliving his childhood for a moment.
“Hey, my turn.” Jack stated picking up his present. “This must be from Owen then?”
As Jack pulled the item from the paper he chuckled loudly, causing Owen to breath a sigh of relief that Jack had taken the joke in the way it was intended.
“What is it?” Tosh asked excitedly.
Jack turned the packet around and held it up, the writing across the top proclaimed it would increase the size of his penis by one hundred percent.
Jack waggled his eyebrows at Ianto, who looked at him with an expressionless face and remarked.
“Maybe you should give it a go ... Sir.”
His face flushing pink as everyone burst into laugher at the indignant look on Jack's face, Ianto smirked as he got up from his chair and left the room. He knew he was going to pay for that later, but it a way he would be looking forward to.