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06 December 2009 @ 05:55 pm
Some Things Remain - Highlander/Torchwood 1/1  
Title: Some Things Remain
Author:idontlikegravy
Character(s)/pairings:Ianto Jones, Darius
Fandom and/or Prompt: Highlander/Torchwood; Darius, Ianto; Finding some measure of peace for morgynleri_fic
Warning: This fic is not Denial. Post CoE for Torchwood, but I hope in a happy way.
Rating: G
Words:258
Disclaimer: Not mine, never was, never will be. Else certain events of Children of Earth would not have occurred.

Written for Day Six of consci_fan_mo and as part of the fanfic meme

Some Things Remain

“You don’t have to do that here,” Darius gently reminded with a smile. Ianto placed one of the cups he was carrying before him with an apologetic grin.

“Sorry, force of habit,” he replied sheepishly as he took a seat opposite. Darius took a sip of his coffee.

“Mm. It’s good,” he murmured.

“Isn’t it always?” Ianto asked. Darius smiled and nodded.

“But this is especially good.”

Ianto nodded his thanks and drank some of his own. They sat in amiable and thoughtful silence for a while.

“May I ask, Brother Darius, what it is you are waiting for?” Ianto asked eventually.

“I’m not here by choice, this is where all my kind must await the end of the Game,” Darius replied. “And you?”

“I think I’m waiting for someone,” Ianto replied, his brow creased in a frown.

“You think?” Darius raised an eyebrow in query.

“It seems a little pointless. He won’t stay, not ever, so I’m not waiting to move on with him,” Ianto answered, a small note of bitterness in his voice.

“Jack Harkness,” Darius said and Ianto nodded his confirmation. “Then perhaps you are not here for your benefit, but for his?”

Ianto thought about Darius’ words for a while and then shrugged.

“Perhaps,” he agreed.

“Then I would suggest such a selfless act of love was far from pointless,” Darius reasoned.

They lapsed back into silence, each enjoying the coffee. After a little while, Ianto visibly relaxed and a small smile crept across his face. It was small, but it was a start.
 
 
 
kensiegkensieg on December 6th, 2009 06:57 pm (UTC)
awwwwwwwwwwwww! me likey.
But, I don't want to be a pie,: iantoidontlikegravy on December 6th, 2009 07:06 pm (UTC)
:)

Thank you!
Rhi: bacall facevipersweb on December 6th, 2009 07:01 pm (UTC)
Very intriguing. I like it.
But, I don't want to be a pie,: iantoidontlikegravy on December 6th, 2009 07:08 pm (UTC)
Thank you. It surprised me, this one, as I intended to write Denial or at least my Immie!Ianto, but it didn't turn out that way! :)
The other Weird Al: Torchwood - Ianto bwaeron_lanart on December 6th, 2009 08:18 pm (UTC)
It makes me wonder how many versions of Ianto are stomping around in a not-afterlife being pigheaded and waiting for Jack. It's very Ianto.

I love Darius being the voice of reason in this, he just seems so, well, so much like himself! If Ianto has to be dead I'm glad he has Darius' company (though now I'm wondering what would happen if all the versions of dead (or ex-dead or immortal) Ianto met up with each other).
But, I don't want to be a pie,: iantoidontlikegravy on December 18th, 2009 07:50 pm (UTC)
Are you suggesting that Immortals leave some kind of essence 'dead'? Because I have to say that's an intriguing concept. Kinda like Buffy, that they come back 'different'. Oh, that has serious potential.

Glad you liked it! :)
Delan Raindelan_raine on December 6th, 2009 08:54 pm (UTC)
Darius and Ianto

My two favorite boys drinking coffee together. Actually any mention of Darius makes my eyes well up (yes I'm that sad). I always thought that he wasn't quite gone, that his spirit remained somewhere waiting until the end of time or the game, whichever came first. Thanks hunny xxx
But, I don't want to be a pie,: dariusidontlikegravy on December 18th, 2009 07:52 pm (UTC)
Re: Darius and Ianto
Actually any mention of Darius makes my eyes well up (yes I'm that sad)

If that's sad, then call missus sad-pants cos I'm the same! :)

Glad you enjoyed.
I will call her George: Highlander Swordstrangevisitor7 on December 6th, 2009 09:52 pm (UTC)
Ianto and Darius as afterlife coffee buddies FTW
But, I don't want to be a pie,: immie iantoidontlikegravy on December 18th, 2009 07:55 pm (UTC)
LOL

Glad you think so :)
bugeyedmonsterbugeyedmonster on December 7th, 2009 01:12 am (UTC)
Awww.... I'm in the Nile, but I did like this fic. And I've been avoiding CoE fic.
But, I don't want to be a pie,: river in egyptidontlikegravy on December 18th, 2009 07:57 pm (UTC)
Thank you hon, I'm glad you made an exception for me. :)

The water's lovely here, isn't it? *grin*
I'm a walking doodle: Highlander/Methosmad_jaks on December 9th, 2009 07:39 pm (UTC)
Aww Darius...
But, I don't want to be a pie,: dariusidontlikegravy on December 18th, 2009 07:58 pm (UTC)
:)