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20 July 2009 @ 07:37 pm
Say Uncle (2/?)  
Title: Say Uncle (2/?)
Author: Greens
Rating: PG13 overall
Words: 990
Characters: Ianto, Jack, Gwen, Rhys, Rhiannon, Mica, David (Janto, Gwen/Rhys)
Chapter Summary: Mica makes a discovery on CCTV that forces the kids into hiding.
Spoilers: Character spoilers for CoE
Disclaimer: Unfortunately, Torchwood does not belong to me. This makes me sad.
Author’s Note: Thanks to electrictoes  and mallory_x  for their overall awesomeness:)

Previous Chapters: |ONE|
“This place got the internet?” David asked as Ianto led Mica to the toilet. If the internet would keep David occupied for a while, Ianto could manage that. He pulled an old laptop from behind the counter and handed it to the boy.
“Anything... else?” Ianto asked. “You’re not hungry, are you?” David shook his head. Ianto raised his eyebrows and took a long deep breath.
“Help me, help me!” Mica called from the toilet.
Ianto stood by the door. “What’s the matter, Mica?” he called awkwardly through the door.
“I can’t reach the sink!”
Ianto shut his eyes for a second before looking over at David, who was still fiddling with the computer. Ianto stepped quickly inside, not hearing the bell above the door jingle.
“Ianto!” Jack called. “I can’t find the keys to the SUV. Think maybe we left them at your place last night after... oh...” Jack stopped upon seeing David sitting there. Ianto stepped out of the loo with Mica clinging to his back.
Ianto stopped short and swung Mica back to the ground. He looked at Jack, meeting his gaze.
“Something happen in the last six hours I should know about?” Jack asked.  The look in his eyes hoped for something alien.

“This is David.” Ianto used his head to motion towards the boy. “And Mica.” The little girl was hiding behind Ianto’s legs. “She’s... shy around people she doesn’t know.” He could see the curiosity on Jack’s face. “My niece... and nephew. My sister Rhiannon’s kids.” Ianto crouched down and pointed Mica in the direction of a small television which displayed CCTV footage of the Bay. “Why don’t you go watch that for a little while, okay?”

“Can I change the channel?” she asked.
“Just watch what’s on for now.” Ianto hoisted Mica up onto a bench in front of the telly and then turned back to Jack. “She sprung them on me,” Ianto explained. “I thought I could handle one day...”
“So she’ll come get them later and...” Jack watched as Ianto shook his head. “No?”
“Friday.” Ianto’s eyes were apologetic.
“All week?”
“I didn’t know.” Ianto continued. “She thinks I work for the Tourist Board.  What could I have done? I couldn’t tell her I... catch aliens.” He whispered the final two words. “They came here packed. I couldn’t turn them away. They’re family.”

Jack took a deep breath and looked between David and Mica. “Do you have any idea how to take care of kids?”
“I s’pose it can’t be that hard. They occupy themselves for the most part... eat... go to bed. What time’s your mum put you to bed?” Ianto called back to David.
“Ten,” David called back without a beat.
“Liar!” Mica squeaked. “We go to sleep after Spongebob.”
Jack laughed. “I like that one.” he smiled. “Got spunk.” He motioned to the pterodactyl she clutched in her arms. “Who’s your friend?”
“Reginald,” Mica said without looking away from the screen. “Uncle Ianto gave’m to me.”
“You got a thing for the dinosaur, huh?” Jack smiled at Ianto.
“Only the flying variety.” Ianto returned the smile.
“Who’s that?” Mica asked watching the screen. “He has a scary face.”
Ianto and Jack turned back to look at the CCTV as Gwen came over Jack’s earpiece.
“Jack,” Gwen said. “I’m picking up a strong disturbance right outside. Are you seeing anything?”
Jack touched the device in his ear. “We have a visual up here,” Jack said. He looked at the kids and then over at Ianto. “You have to get them down into the Hub.” Ianto opened his mouth to protest but Jack cut him off. “Do not... argue with me on this. Get them down there, Ianto. Now!”
Ianto grabbed David by the arm and lifted Mica off the stool. “Go down in the lift and wait,” Ianto instructed. “Somebody will meet you there. You go with her. She’s a friend. Her name is Gwen and she’s going to look after you until I get back, OK?”

Ianto didn’t give them a chance to answer before closing the doors to the lift and sending them down to the Hub. Jack was already on the com to Gwen.
“You’ve got two kids on the way down into the Hub.”
“Kids?” Gwen responded.
“They’re Ianto’s. Listen Gwen, they’re probably scared, especially the little one. Just keep them down there, keep them calm. We’re going to sort this out up here.”
Gwen disconnected the com and hurried to the lift entrance, past the cog style door and short staircase. The lift was just hitting the ground as she reached the doors. Gwen stood aside allowing the heavy metal doors to slide open, unsure of what to expect. She immediately caught a glimpse of the children’s faces. The little girl was obviously terrified and the boy seemed scared as well, but he hid it very well for the younger one’s sake.

“Hiya.” Gwen smiled, trying to make them feel comfortable. “I’m Gwen. What are your names?”
David spoke up. “I’m David and this is Mica.”
“Uncle Ianto said you were gonna take care of us,” Mica whispered, clinging to her pterodactyl.
“Well, your Uncle Ianto is right.” Gwen smiled. “You and your brother are going to spend some time with me. It’ll be a lot of fun.” Gwen tapped her com. “I’ve got the kids,” she said. “How are things on the street?”
“I think we might have lost whatever it was,” Jack informed her. “No sign of it anywhere.” He looked down to the end of  the pavement. “Ianto!” he called.

“Nothing!” Ianto called back, still looking around.
“Gwen... we’re coming back down. Everything looks to be contained up here. We need to get a better look at things from down there, get an idea of exactly what Mica saw. Might help us figure out who or what we’re dealing with.”
“What do you think it is?” Gwen asked. “Jack?”
“I have no idea.”
Giorgia: TW - untiltheendtazza_di_jo on July 21st, 2009 12:28 am (UTC)
"Something happen in the last six hours I should know about?"

BWAH! Priceless.

Another brilliant chapter, I'm hooked! Great dialogue and pacing. Looking forward to more!
Greens: torchwood- ianto eyes closedmarcal_92 on July 21st, 2009 09:57 pm (UTC)
:) I'm so glad you're enjoying it:) Thanks for reading!

illusion_hope: crazy worldillusion_hope on July 21st, 2009 03:02 am (UTC)
XD I couldn't stop grinning! Love it, 'specially how Jack wanted aliens and Ianto felt he had to explain himself. :-) Extra smilies!! (Sorry.. bit of a smiling freak.)
Can't wait to read more! ('specially since they'd be in Ianto's care until Friday... XD)
Greens: torchwood- jack mittenmarcal_92 on July 21st, 2009 09:58 pm (UTC)
Extra smilies are always good:) More to come soon. Thanks for reading!!

Angelaangstie on July 21st, 2009 05:23 am (UTC)
Well, I'm hooked! Can't wait for the next update.

This sounds like fun... Uncle Ianto and Uncle Jack and 2 precocious kids... I'm grinning already :D
Greens: torchwood- jack memoriesmarcal_92 on July 21st, 2009 09:58 pm (UTC)
:):) Glad you like it! Thanks for reading!

thrace_adams: Ianto Fucking Jonesthrace_adams on July 21st, 2009 05:58 am (UTC)
Oh very interesting!
Greens: torchwood- ianto waiter day 3 coemarcal_92 on July 21st, 2009 09:59 pm (UTC)
Thanks for reading!

missthingsplacemissthingsplace on July 21st, 2009 06:04 am (UTC)
Just fabulous, can't wait for more.
Greens: torchwood- ianto runningmarcal_92 on July 21st, 2009 09:59 pm (UTC)
Glad you're enjoying it!

Majandra: TW Baby Owenmaja_carlisle on July 21st, 2009 11:21 am (UTC)
You need to write faster! I want MORE!!

LOL! Just kidding! This is really brilliant!
Greens: torchwood- janto coemarcal_92 on July 21st, 2009 09:59 pm (UTC)
:):) More is coming:) Thanks for reading!

Kitty: twsherbertglasses on July 21st, 2009 12:38 pm (UTC)
So not just a Weevil, then?

In the scene in Children of the Earth where David said, "That'll be from uncle Ianto. Shhhh," I got the feeling that he knew more about what Ianto did than Rhiannon and Johnny. I'm gonna take this story as canon. ;)
Greens: torchwood- gwen/rhys coemarcal_92 on July 21st, 2009 11:18 pm (UTC)
Nope, no weevil:):)

I am very flattered:) I'm so glad you're enjoying this:)

On another note, that's one of my icons that you're using. I don't mind, as I made it with the intention of it being used:), but if you could just credit me, that would be great:)Thanks!

Kitty: oopssherbertglasses on July 22nd, 2009 12:06 am (UTC)
Of course! I'm so sorry. I have so so many icons and I don't know who made them all.
Greens: torchwood- rhysmarcal_92 on July 22nd, 2009 12:37 am (UTC)
No worries:)Thanks:)

hab318princesshab318princess on July 21st, 2009 04:58 pm (UTC)
*grins* wonderful :D
Greens: torchwood- gwen/rhysmarcal_92 on July 21st, 2009 11:18 pm (UTC)

SamuelJamessamueljames on July 21st, 2009 05:49 pm (UTC)
I'd love to see Mica's reaction to Myfawny.
Greens: torchwood- iantomarcal_92 on July 21st, 2009 11:19 pm (UTC)
Oh you will:):):) Thanks for reading!

teachwriteslashteachwriteslash on July 28th, 2009 02:45 am (UTC)
Oh this is great ... I love the tempo ... and Jack's reaction to the kids is spot on ... I am looking forward to more of this.
xennie_b: Jack Smilexennie_b on July 28th, 2009 03:05 am (UTC)
dun dun dunn!
I love Jack's reaction to the kids :D
I get the feeling Ianto's gonna need a bit of help with the kids too :D