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Fic: That Damn Holiday

Title : That Damn Holiday
Author : bandgeek01
Rating : PG-13/15 for language
Prompt : Love Hurts for tw_calender
Setting : Set during S1, probably between episodes 6-8, more so between 7 and 8.
Disclaimer :Russell T. Davies is the almighty one who created the characters. The BBC owns them. I am merely playing with them for my own procrastination purposes. I intend to return them in near perfect condition. I am by no means making any money off of this.
Summary : Valentines Day is coming up and there is only one happy member of the team. What stress will that damn holiday cause?
Author's Notes : I got to write bitchy. It was kind of fun. And people remember it’s fiction it’s not supposed to be real. And I already know I’m not the worlds best writer. I write for me, because I like the prompts. If you can’t accept I write for fun, and not go OMG I need comments, don’t read. Also the end is probably worse than the beginning, cause when I finished it, I just couldn’t write bitter and pissy, and I have an idea for hot angry sex, but didn’t feel like having to write another drabble for this if I wrote the sex. So the sex part might appear on my LJ at a later date. Yes I know this is not the best work of anything out there. I am aware of it.

February 14th is a date that normally doesn’t bother Ianto. But this year it’s different. It’s a holiday for couples. He didn’t have Lisa this year. Lisa’s ‘death’ was still too fresh in his mind. But there was Jack. What were he and Jack? He had no idea. Seeing all the hearts and candy at the stores this year makes him uneasy.


Out of the entire team it’s only Gwen who was excited about Valentines Day.

It is now February 13th, and Gwen was rambling about her plans with Rhys to anyone who would listen. Ianto stayed safely in the kitchenette, but could hear that she blabbed on for a solid hour.

“Bloody Hell,” barked Owen, “We could care less about your plans with Rhys.”

Gwen looked hurt but Owen could care less. Valentines Day to him was a night to go out and get drunk and shag some other pathetic poor loser.

Ianto was just taking in the scene quietly away from the others as he continued to make himself busy in the kitchenette. Owen was glaring at Gwen and she didn’t have a clue as to why he was pissed off. Tosh was just giving small glances to Owen thinking that maybe someday he’ll see her for more than just a co-worker, and then there was Jack. Where is Jack?, Ianto thought. Not that Ianto minded that Jack was no where in his line of sight. Neither man mentioned the day tomorrow and to Ianto that could be good or bad.


February 14th

It’s Valentines Day, as Ianto went about making the coffee’s he noticed that Owen had trudged his way in with a pretty massive hangover.

“Tea-boy! Coffee! NOW!”

Owen was really grumpy. “What so you started your holiday shagging and drinking a day early,” Ianto slightly taunting him.

“Shut it.”

“I’ll put you on decaf.”

“Don’t even think about it.”

“Test me.”

“So are you getting your Valentine’s Day shag from the boss tonight?”

“I said don’t test me.”

“What you know you are nothing more than a simple shag buddy to him.”

“We are not Shag buddies.”

Ianto walked off to the kitchenette. Decaf, definitely decaf. If Owen was going to piss him off, then two can play at this game.


The day progressed and Owen kept glaring at Ianto because he knew he was on decaf and that decaf crap was doing nothing for his hangover. Owen was bitter.

Ianto chuckled. Owen should have known better. He looked around. He saw Tosh busily working on some computer program she had been working on because the whole Mary incident. She felt guilty that she let herself trust someone that easily again. Ianto could see it in her eyes. She was going to be alone this holiday and this year she was OK with it. Not happy, but accepting. Time alone would do her good.

Ianto looked over to Gwen, she was busy counting down the minutes till Jack let everyone go and she would go home and be happy with Rhys. Happy with Rhys, kind of seems odd since she had been shagging Owen on the side. But who was Ianto to judge.

Ianto looked into Jack's office. Jack looked out and winked. The first little bit of contact in a couple days. He probably wants coffee, Ianto thought so he headed to the kitchenette and made a round of coffee's for everyone.

He silently passed out the coffee’s and when he came to Owen he got a mumbled “bastard” for the decaf. Ianto looked at him and said, “I warned you. You brought this on yourself.” He turned and headed straight up to Jack’s office without waiting for the snark that was surely coming out of Owen’s mouth.

He slipped in Jack’s office, a little leery of what might be said between the two. They haven’t spoken since the last time they shagged. These days of quiet always made Ianto nervous.

“Coffee sir.”

“Thank you, Ianto.” A little pause as Jack thought how to word this “Are you OK?”

“Why sir?”

“You’ve bee awfully quiet the past couple days.”

“To be honest, that damn holiday, is just a little hard to take.”

“Why do you sound disappointed? I mean you were probably just going to shag me tonight anyway, then we’d wake up and pretend it didn’t happen, and Owen would have a field day with me being the part time shag, and I’d have him on decaf for another day while he’s fighting a hangover.”

Jack sat there stunned. He didn’t know how to answer that. He always thought they were a little more than part time shags, but is that how Ianto saw them? Or was that Owen’s doing? The silence in here is deafening Jack thought. When Jack still didn’t answer Ianto just stormed out of the office.

“Great,” Jack mumbled. “I’ll have to come up with something to make him forgive me, and I’ll have to figure out, why Owen is still so bitter. The perks of being a team leader.”

After a little while, Jack came downstairs and told everyone to go home. He was in a bitter mood. Everyone was bitter but Gwen who just grinned and ran out of the Hub with a big grin on her face. The rest of the team hurried but sulked their way out of the Hub. Owen was headed out for another night of drinking and shagging and Toshiko was headed home to spend a little time on herself.

Ianto on the other hand just lagged around like usual and started to clean. He knew Jack would come down and proposition him for sex.

Jack sauntered down, “Ianto Jones, what do I have to do to make it up to you.”

“There’s nothing wrong sir. Let me go about my business and I’ll be on my way.”

“You’re upset. Owen pissed you off and you are NOT going to take that out on me.”

“Then tell me what are we?”

“I don’t know.”

“I’m out of here.”


Ianto put down the bin bag he had been holding and gathered his belongings and headed out of the Hub. If Jack wanted to make it up to him he’d have to do a lot more.



( 2 comments — Leave a comment )
Feb. 10th, 2009 11:30 pm (UTC)
I really liked it.. the team was very much in character....
Feb. 11th, 2009 12:01 am (UTC)
Thanks :-) I was really unsure, because I haven't watched S1 in a while, but, I'm glad people are liking it :)

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