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Title: One Down, Two Thousand Nine Hundred Ninety-Nine to Go
Pairing:
Jack/Ianto
Word Count:
684
Rating:
PG-13
Summary:
Jack and Ianto's first date after TYTNW seems to be going well.

Warnings: none
A/N:
WOW. Completely shocked that I'm still in this. So freaking psyched to get to try for the top ten next round. This competition, as frustrating as it's been at times, has been really exhilarating.

 

 

 

Jack grinned over at Ianto as he laughed at Jack's bad pun. Ianto's head was shaking ruefully as he walked in front of Jack, hands tucked casually in his pockets as they strolled out of the restaurant. Jack cocked his head. Ianto's ass was looking particularly scrumptious in his trousers this evening – all the field work he had to do while Jack was away had certainly paid off. Jack shivered. Now to find out if Ianto's increased athleticism would extend into the bedroom.

Ianto let Jack hold the car door open for him as he slid into the passenger side of the SUV. “I've decided to stop trying and sort the legitimate stories from the fabrications, and just assume they're all true.” Ianto's warm chuckle filled the car as Jack closed the door to the driver's side and buckled himself in.

“That's probably best,” Jack confirmed. “Especially seeing as how they are all true.”

That one eyebrow Jack had missed so much in the last year quirked up as Jack pulled away from the restaurant and started on the road to Ianto's flat. “Need I remind you about the black hole and the pseudo-humans orgy?”

Jack grinned as he recalled telling Ianto that story one quiet evening alone in the Hub, after everyone else had gone home and before they stumbled into each other's arms. It had been over a year and a half ago, now – little over six months ago, for Ianto. “Hey, why do you suspect that one?”

Jack glanced over at Ianto long enough to see the man's smile softly illuminated in the flicker of passing street lights. “I'm fairly certain that story broke several laws of physics.”

“Ah,” Jack waggled a finger in reproach. “Laws of physics as you know them. Laws change. Physics changes.”

Once they pulled into the car park behind Ianto's flat, Jack immediately hopped out of the SUV and raced around to Ianto's side, opening the door for him. Ianto rolled his eyes, but if Jack wasn't mistaken – and he wasn't – Ianto was pleased with the attention.

“I'll walk you up,” Jack offered, even as he turned to the stairwell. “Never know when a stray weevil may be lying in wait.”

“My knight in shining armor.” Ianto's voice was dry and heavy with sarcasm, but he still turned with Jack and headed up his stairs. Their shoulders brushed as they walked up the stairwell and down the hall to Ianto's door. As Ianto pulled out his keys, Jack leaned casually on the doorframe.

“So? Twenty-first century dating skills up to par?”

“Very,” Ianto replied with a smile. The lock clicked and Ianto opened the door a crack. He turned back to Jack, who leaned forward in anticipation. “I suppose you did some research to make sure you had all the conventions right?”

Jack shrugged. If by “research” Ianto meant “watched some porn”, then sure, he had done research. “Maybe.”

“Then you should know,” Ianto was leaning closer, and Jack certainly wasn't moving away. Their lips were millimeters apart when Ianto whispered against them: “That good girls don't put out until the third date.”

In a whirl of silk and fine tailoring Ianto was gone and his door shut, leaving Jack pursing his lips to empty air. He blinked, bringing a hand up to ruffle to back of his neck. “Huh.”

Just as he moved forward to knock on Ianto's door, to ask him to please stop joking and let him in, Ianto's voice called out from inside his flat: “Third date, Jack! Then I get to decide what we do – or don't.”

Pouting, Jack turned away from Ianto's door. Shoving his hands in his pockets he started down the lonely path back to his SUV and the Hub. Still, Jack supposed there was always something to be said for anticipation. And he'd be willing to wait until the three hundredth – hell, three thousandth – date for one Ianto Jones.



 

Date: 2011-06-19 05:52 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] captainkatt.livejournal.com
Firstly, love the story :D

Secondly, I had to comment to mention how freakin' awesome your mood icon is. BLAINEBLAINEBLAINE <3 (also ... KLAINEKLAINEKLAINE <3)

Date: 2011-06-19 05:55 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] amuly.livejournal.com
Thanks!

And it's totally a Klaine mood theme. If you scroll down my main LJ page you can see them ^.^

Date: 2011-06-20 07:04 am (UTC)

Date: 2011-06-19 11:25 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] too-beauty.livejournal.com
awww loved this! and I am sure that Jack would really wait for his Ianto!

Date: 2011-06-20 01:20 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] amuly.livejournal.com
Of course he would! ^.^

Date: 2011-06-19 11:35 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sariagray.livejournal.com
I really liked this, and I'm not at all surprised you're still in! :D It was really cute - I liked the light-heartedness and the humor. And yay, date-fic!

Date: 2011-06-20 01:22 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] amuly.livejournal.com
And you're still in it, too! *pom poms* *confetti*

Glad you liked this ^.^

Date: 2011-06-19 11:45 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] build-the-moon.livejournal.com
I really, really loved this <3

Date: 2011-06-20 01:22 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] amuly.livejournal.com
Awwww thanks ^.^

Date: 2011-06-20 12:28 am (UTC)
ext_76727: (TW: jack and ianto sleeper)
From: [identity profile] remuslives23.livejournal.com
I thought this was yours! I really loved how light and fun this was. Lovely, hon.

Date: 2011-06-20 01:24 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] amuly.livejournal.com
Oh my gracious, I don't know if it's a good thing or a bad thing that you recognized me. It must have been the numbers, right? I have a tendency to overuse numbers... :P

Glad you enjoyed this!

Date: 2011-06-20 07:35 am (UTC)
ext_76727: (TW: b&w Ianto with Jack in background)
From: [identity profile] remuslives23.livejournal.com
No, it was some of the phrasing, actually. I don't think I could pinpoint the exact words but it felt like you. :) I'm usually so useless at picking fics and authors and I got yours and sariagray's right this time!

Date: 2011-06-20 03:42 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] pmw10261.livejournal.com
loved it

Date: 2011-06-21 10:45 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] amuly.livejournal.com
Thanks!

Date: 2011-06-20 06:33 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] footprint-23.livejournal.com
LOL Awesome. Go Ianto

Date: 2011-06-21 10:45 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] amuly.livejournal.com
"Go Ianto" indeed ^.^

Date: 2011-06-20 07:05 am (UTC)
ext_3966: (Default)
From: [identity profile] lone-star-woman.livejournal.com
This is lovely and sweet. I love that Ianto is making Jack work for it.

Date: 2011-06-21 10:46 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] amuly.livejournal.com
Absolutely. Ianto's worth working for, after all!

Date: 2011-06-20 02:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jolinarjackson.livejournal.com
From my LAS notes:
I admit, I'm a huge sucker for gentleman!Jack and this story was very sweet, yet in character. You managed not to turn Ianto into the girl. Jack's courting him without Ianto being the damsel in distress. He keeps his dry humor and the image of Jack standing alone outside Ianto's door with his lips pursed is just hilarious.

Date: 2011-06-21 10:56 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] amuly.livejournal.com
Glad you enjoyed it!

Date: 2011-06-20 08:01 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] bk_forever
*chuckle* Jack had better get planning those next two dates or he'll be feeling frustrated for a long time!

He'd also better stop confusing 'research' with 'porn'! It raises his expectations to an unreasnable level!

Date: 2011-06-21 10:57 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] amuly.livejournal.com
This is why Ianto handles all the delivery people at the Hub - Jack would just insult them by assuming every transaction ended in sex :P

Date: 2011-06-21 11:04 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] bk_forever
*snort* I can see that happening! I wonder how many delivery people Ianto had to Retcon before deciding it was better for everyone if he dealt with the delivery people himself!

Date: 2011-06-30 12:47 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] lilferret
*gigglesnort* Oh, the cruelty of a date. :D

Date: 2011-06-30 02:20 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] amuly.livejournal.com
Glad you liked it ^.^

Date: 2011-06-30 03:41 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kausingkayn.livejournal.com
AAAAAAAAAWWWWWWWWWW
Yes. I am just now getting to read this.....Gwil is next on my list!

Date: 2011-06-30 05:38 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] amuly.livejournal.com
I'm glad you like it!!

And get ready to buy a pair of reading glasses, because Gwil is 150k and counting! O_o

(FYI, if you start reading it and find kid!fic isn't your thing, I won't be offended if you drop it. It's long as HELL to suffer through as just a courtesy!)

Date: 2011-06-30 07:26 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kausingkayn.livejournal.com
lol, I read like the first two years, then stopped. I havea ll the updates in my inbox, lol.

Date: 2011-06-30 08:29 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] amuly.livejournal.com
Hahaha okay good! Then you know what you're getting into!

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