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21 April 2010 @ 04:52 pm
Torchwood Fic: A Different Kind of Shiver  
Written for drabble123 Prompt #6 - Shiver
Emma DeMarais Drabble123 Torchwood/Sex/300 Prompt Table
Crossposted to torchwoodslash


Title: A Different Kind of Shiver
Pairing/Characters: Jack/Ianto
Rating: PG13
Spoilers: Season 1
Summary: The Hub is kept at a brisk 17 degrees Celsius
Notes/Warnings: Read the disclaimer on my LJ


The Hub is kept at a brisk 17 degrees Celsius. Warmth equals languor, languor means slow responses, slow responses can mean death in their line of work. Ianto rarely feels overheated wearing a waistcoat with his suit, yet on days when they've got little to do - and puttering about with the coffee service is the most action he sees - he does feel the cold.

On those days Gwen seems to keep her leather jacket zipped up, Tosh wraps delicate fingers around a cup of oolong tea as she breathes in the fragrant steam and Owen buries himself in an oversized hooded sweatshirt - hunkering down at his workstation to conserve heat until he can escape for the night and seek out some willing attractive female to generate frantic friction with.

The Hub feels even colder once they've all gone home, leaving Ianto to feed Myfanwy in the chill air, made worse when he opens up the skylight to let her out for a short flight. He stands there waiting, under the midnight blue night sky, a shiver shuddering down his spine as he blows on his hands, impatient.

Then Jack is there behind him, breath hot on the back of his neck, body sidling up against his as if they were made to meld together. He breathes words into Ianto's ear: sometimes naughty, sometimes sweet, always enticing. They stand there waiting until it's time for her to come home, until it's time for Ianto to close up shop and slip into a warm bed, Jack's bed.

Ianto knows the Hub is set to 17 degrees. But when they're bare, skin on skin, Jack's mouth latches on with searing heat and Ianto wonders where the cold went. His waistcoat lays forgotten on the floor and his only shiver is one of anticipation.

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Emma DeMaraisemmademarais on April 22nd, 2010 12:32 am (UTC)
Thanks! I'd forgotten how much I missed this pairing!
too_beauty: TW: Jack: property of Jonestoo_beauty on April 22nd, 2010 12:31 am (UTC)
just beautiful!
Emma DeMaraisemmademarais on April 22nd, 2010 12:33 am (UTC)
Thank you so much! (Cool icon!)
rambleinblue: john_mygarethfacerambleinblue on April 22nd, 2010 12:48 am (UTC)
Fantastic. I hope now that you remember, you will write more. :)
Emma DeMaraisemmademarais on April 22nd, 2010 02:11 am (UTC)
I hope so too! Toddlerfisting at RTD aside, I'd forgotten just how much I adore these two. /sigh/

Thanks for reading!
morgiamorgia on April 22nd, 2010 12:59 am (UTC)
Love it, brilliant way to play with the words.
Emma DeMaraisemmademarais on April 22nd, 2010 02:11 am (UTC)
Thank you so much! I rarely go for prompt tables, but I know the person who put this one together and it's a good one.
ladygray99ladygray99 on April 22nd, 2010 02:00 am (UTC)
\o/
I always love it when you write these two.
Emma DeMaraisemmademarais on April 22nd, 2010 02:12 am (UTC)
/beams/ I shall have to write more then. :-)
ladygray99ladygray99 on April 22nd, 2010 05:00 am (UTC)
Yes! Yes! Yes!
jooles34: IantoEyesjooles34 on April 22nd, 2010 10:53 am (UTC)
Oh, that was lovely. Thank you for sharing.
SamuelJames: Torchwood-Jack/Ianto dancingsamueljames on April 22nd, 2010 11:08 am (UTC)
Very nice, I love how Jack makes Ianto feel.
Also thinking Owen would be lovely in a hoodie *g*
Whitney: dr who-phoneboxcsichick_2 on April 22nd, 2010 01:51 pm (UTC)
Awesome fic! Now I just need some Torchwood icons
Ralna Malfoy: Gareth & John (a)ralnamalfoy on April 23rd, 2010 06:30 pm (UTC)
Beautiful!

sanginmychainssanginmychains on April 25th, 2010 12:02 am (UTC)
Yum.
foxraferfoxrafer on April 25th, 2010 04:29 pm (UTC)
This is gorgeous.
juliet316: Torchwood: JackIanto sexytimesjuliet316 on April 30th, 2010 09:05 pm (UTC)
Nice and hot.