Small presents






Series: Torchwood

Pairing: Jack/Ianto

Rating: PG


Summary: Ianto has a present for Jack. Inspired by John Barrowman mentioning that he wears a Superman-pyjama.


Disclaimer: This story’s mine, but I do not intend to touch the rights of the owner of the characters I’ve used. No moneymaking, no offence meant. English is not my native language, so please be patient with my mistakes. Thanks to Lady Charena for the beta. For all remaining errors, blame me.




“Have I missed something? Christmas? Easter? The Queen’s birthday?” Jack wondered as Ianto handed him - for breakfast in bed - besides a cup of coffee and two pieces of toast also a small package.


“I thought because you never have... seem to have birthday,” Ianto replied shyly.


Jack shrugged with his shoulders. “Which one of my many re-births should I celebrate in your opinion?”


Ianto smiled shyly at his lover. “Besides it’s our anniversary… some sort of. We, well, are together since a month, I mean…” He stopped, insecure. How should he name what he with Jack? Relationship? Affair? Fling? Being a couple? Just a bit of fun between colleagues? Friendship with benefits? Love? His answer would clearly be the last one but he wasn’t sure at all what it meant to Jack.


Jack tenderly touched Ianto’s arm. “I fear my private secretary missed to put this date in my calendar. I’m sorry.”


“It’s not important,” Ianto replied hastily and with an air of forced lightness. “I guess it’s not that often you reach one anniversary at all” He wondered how they made it that far considering Jack’s usually very brief affairs in the past.


“Open up,” he added hastily before his voice could betray his true feelings.


Jack put the package in the dark-red paper with the pink ribbon to his ear and shook it slightly. “It’s not ticking, no bomb also,” he said with a broad grin.


“It means you’re welcome to stay overnight. Whenever you want,” Ianto said quietly. “And also what you mean  to me.” He felt himself blushing. Maybe it wasn’t such a good idea to give in to his impulse and buy Jack this special present. But it had been so typical Jack he just couldn’t resist.


Jack tore the paper open and really was surprised as he found a pyjama, especially because of the Superman picture printed on it.