Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Jack Harkness/Ianto Jones
Characters: Jack Harkness, Ianto Jones
Additional Tags: Community: tw_bigbang
Jack feels Ianto’s loss keenly in the wake of the 456. A stranger offers him a simple favor in exchange for Ianto’s life back but Jack soon learns that things that seem too good to be true usually are.
He looked over. There was a time when finding a pretty woman sitting next to him, handing him a drink, would have brought his charm on full force. Drinks would have led to sex, possibly a couple days worth. That time was over, had been for months. He couldn’t. Not since….
Stay with me. Please! Stay with me, please, please…
Jack grabbed the drink and slammed it back. He waved to get the bartender’s attention and wordlessly ordered another.
“Troubles?” The woman’s voice was thickly accented, deep and somewhat soothing.
Jack gave her a second look. She seemed human, but he could tell she was not. There were differences. Tiny differences that probably would have been overlooked by most, but Jack was a human connoisseur. He’d been living surrounded by them for years, which just made the differences all the more noticeable. Her nose was too long and narrow, her forehead too broad, her chin too angular. Either she was from one of the off-shoot races – a mixed breed – or she’d tried to mimic their look without paying close attention to the details.
A new drink appeared before him. The empty glasses were cleared away without a word.