Title: Dawn Of A New Day
Parings/characters: Ianto, Jack
Disclaimer: I don't own Torchwood or any of the characters ... unfortunately.
Summary: After Lisa's funeral ...
Written for day twenty of the redismycolour Winter Challenge
Ianto had been awake all night, seeing Lisa's family at her funeral the day before had been so hard. Even though he knew that she hadn't perished in the fall of Torchwood One he had to pretend to them all it was true. As they lowered the empty casket into the ground he found tears pouring down his face.
He had no idea if they were for Lisa, her family or himself. He shrugged off her family when they invited him back to one of their houses afterwards for the wake, he needed to be alone. As he walked through the streets he knew he would do anything to get back the woman he loved, anything.
Going home and seeing her as she was was something he couldn't face, not after just attending her funeral as it was too close to the truth. He headed into the nearest supermarket, purchased a bottle of whiskey and then headed down towards the Thames, wrapping his coat tightly around him as he settled on a bench.
And that was where he stayed, all night with just the alcohol to warm him as it burnt it's path down his throat until he passed out. It was still dark when he came too, his head pounding and his body frozen he thought again about the plans he had made for the future.
As the sun began to rise indicating the dawn of a new day Ianto rose from the bench and moved over to the railing's along the embankment, his thoughts cleared as it shone down on him. Today was the day he would make the first move in his plan, today he would travel to Cardiff and do everything in his power to get a job with Torchwood three.
Less than a week later, with Lisa stowed deep in the archives of Torchwood Three he resigned himself to the fact that the job had come at a price. Captain Jack Harkness. Somehow he knew it was the flirting that had got him the job over everything else he had tried, was he will to pay the price?