[identity profile] hanuueshe.livejournal.com
Title: Love the Coat
Author: [livejournal.com profile] erin_giles
Genre: Angst, romance, angst
Rating: PG
Warnings: character death, not graphic, but not temporary either
Summary: Five drabbles that depict five times Ianto Jones slept with Jack Harkness' coat. Mostly angsty.
Commentary: I first clicked on this fic after reading the title, which was something of a mistake on my part. If you only read the title, you see, you expect crack of the fluffy variety, but instead, you might end up crying only a little at the end.
[identity profile] hanuueshe.livejournal.com
Title: Protective Aggression
Author: [livejournal.com profile] emily_sheppard
Rating: NC-17
Genre: Smut, Character Study, Introspection
Warnings: Violent sex, elements of D/s
Status: Complete
Length: One-shot
Summary: A soldier never comes out of a war unscathed and Jack's trained Ianto to be one almost to perfection.
Commentary: This fic hits pretty much all of my fic kinks: it touches on Ianto's ruthless side, on his loyalty, and on how much Torchwood can take from a person- without killing them. Told from Jack's perspective, this story is more than a bit on the dark side, and ends on a slightly uncomfortable note, with the feeling the however much they lean on each other, something could pull the rug out from under them at any moment.
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[identity profile] dmarley.livejournal.com
Title: Five complaints that Ianto Jones has thought about registering concerning Torchwood (and one that he did)
Author: [livejournal.com profile] strangecreature
Genre: Five Things, Angst, Hurt/Comfort
Rating: R
Summary: The author describes the story as "Crashing around behind the scenes for a wide swath of the first season."
Status: Complete
Length: 4400 words
Warnings: None
Comment or Excerpt from fic: I admit, I'm a huge sucker for the "Five Things" format. Bias aside, though, this is a really good sample of the genre, using the format as a frame and as inspiration, not as a crutch. The story begins during Ianto's first weeks at Torchwood Three and follows the progress of his relationships with the team--and Jack--up through the events of the first season. The "complaints" fit in nicely with Ianto's sense of humor--and sarcasm. It's a nicely well-written and subtle story.
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[identity profile] dmarley.livejournal.com
Title: If Not Wisely
Author: [livejournal.com profile] liadan14
Genre: Angst
Rating: NC-17
Summary: Ianto keeps count. He hardly knows why--it's not like it matters, it's not like Jack cares, it's not like he wouldn't sound like a creepy stalker if he were to say something like, "I remember our seventeenth kiss. It was in the archives."
Status: Complete
Length: ~9,500 words in 3 parts
Warnings: None

Comment or Excerpt from fic: This story snuck up on me. I started reading it and certainly thought it was good, but as the story unfolded I found myself absolutely drawn in and held fast. It's beautifully written, showing Ianto as the more-than-slightly screwed up person he is without taking him out of character. The build-up to the end was very well-done, and the end itself was a perfect grace note to a wonderful story.
[identity profile] hanuueshe.livejournal.com

Title: Drug!Ianto 'Verse
Author:  [livejournal.com profile] skellerbvvt 
Genre:  angst, power struggle, dark, drama, humor
Rating:  NC-17
Summary: Ianto is the bait and the trap, Torchwood's last defense against the Time Lord threat
Status: Incomplete, Series
Warnings: Everything. No, really. Everything. See tags for more info.
Comment: There aren't really the words for how disturbed this fic is. No, really, there are none. The TARDIS is sociopathic. Jack is broken. The Master is manic. The Doctor is manic. And Ianto is the drug they're all addicted to. And yet- you can't look away. You can't help but laugh. And you're never sure which way this fic will go. The fic itself is as addicting as Ianto.

The first part is Trapped Inside With You. Proceed with caution.
Snippet Under Cut )
[identity profile] hanuueshe.livejournal.com

Title: First Time for Everything
Author:  [livejournal.com profile] criccieth 
Genre:  backstory, angst, drama, ect
Rating:  NC-17
Summary: All relationships have their stages and their first moments
Status: Incomplete, looooong
Warnings: Sex, domestic abuse, suicide attempts
Comment: This isn't the sort of background I normally buy for Ianto, but the details and emotions are so vivid here that it's hard not to buy it. The story is shaping up to be complicated and full of interesting interactions between Jack and Ianto, some of which looks like it has/is going to involve a sort of time travel. Updates are long in coming, but seeing as the length of each section is ridiculous, I'm not going to complain too much.

For two years Ianto has been doing his best to forget, to bury the memories. And now, if Harkness does turn out to want what Oliver wanted…It won’t be the same, he tells himself firmly. Won’t be trapped. Won’t be a prisoner this time. As soon as she’s better, we’ll leave. Slowly, his hands stop shaking. Lisa, he reminds himself. It’s for Lisa. Whatever it takes, remember? Doesn’t matter what it costs. You can handle it. It’s for her. But he feels so cold.
[identity profile] radgie.livejournal.com

Title: Anodyne
Author:  os4a2no9
Genre:  Closest to hurt/comfort, but that's not quite right
Rating:  NC-17
Summary: "Ianto’s numb, and he likes it that way"
Status: Complete, 2335 words
Warnings: Sex and heartbreak
Comment: Set post Cyberwoman and Countrcide, Ianto is trying to come to terms with losing his girlfriend *and* nearly being eaten by cannibals. This fic is one of the few that I have read that actually explores how horrific and traumatic this would be for Ianto and appreciates what anyone would have to do to stay sane. Really heartbreaking and genuine with some Jack and Ianto soapy shower fun thrown in there too. Best fic I have read this year so far [and believe me, I don't get out much].

"Time passed in Torchwood as time always did: noisily, messily, and with a great deal of shouting. He was numb to most of it."


[Apologies for lack of pretty formatting]
[identity profile] itoshii-chan.livejournal.com
Title: Human Touch
Author: [livejournal.com profile] butterflycell
Genre: Angst, Hurt/Comfort, Drama, Episode Related, Gap-filler
Rating: R
Other/Implied Pairings: implied Ianto/Lisa
Summary: "You and me we were the pretenders / We let it all slip away. / In the end what you don't surrender, / Well the world just strips away. " - Human Touch, Bruce Springsteen
Length: One-shot
Word Count: ~ 4,050
Warnings: post: Torchwood 1x04 “Cyberwoman” & 1x06 “Countrycide”
Comment or Excerpt from fic: Oh GOD! SO MANY ANGSTY FICS! T____T But, there’s hope yet since this fic starts out angsty, but ends on a hopeful tone (if one doesn’t think about all that happens the rest of S1, anyway… *coughs*). So, this is the author’s take on how Janto relationship changed through the course of S1 (atleast until after “Countrycide”).



Jack had never felt as used as he had in the beginning of his relationship with Ianto. The occasional shag without any promise of a repeat, with absolutely no emotional attachment.

Of course, he didn’t realise why until later, and by the time he did, he didn’t begrudge Ianto because of it. The young man had been in emotional turmoil - every second of the day that he was alive and sane was a blessing. His mind tore him in two and his heart just made the fight worse.

[identity profile] hanuueshe.livejournal.com
Title: Things Rank and Gross Possess It Merely
Author: [livejournal.com profile] garnettrees 
Summary: "'Tis an unweeded garden
That grows to seed. Things rank and gross in nature
Possess it merely."
-Hamlet, Act I, Scene II
Other Characters/Pairings: Tish's POV; some implied Gwen/Rhys and Owen/Diane
Warnings: Character death, implied rape, torture, unwanted groping
Status: WIP
Length: 2/5 parts posted
Commentary: Yes, I have a thing for fics which take place in the Year That Never Was. And this is an amazing example of what can be done with all the implied darkness that happened during that nonexistant period of time. Using Tish as the narrator works especially well here; we feel her suffering, both as Martha's sister and the person who was hired to stand there and look pretty. She also has the dubious position as one of the people who cleans up the Master's shit, which normally includes body parts. It's haunting and creepy, and written in an almost surreal style, which has the overall effect of making it very easy for the reader to feel just as sleep-deprived and hopeless as poor Tish.
And, of course, it's not like Jack's having a fun time either... )
[identity profile] itoshii-chan.livejournal.com
Title: Have You Come For Confession?
Author: [livejournal.com profile] butterflycell
Genre: Angst, Hurt/Comfort, Dark
Rating: R
Other/Implied Pairings: N/A
Summary: Sometimes there's no where else to turn...
Length: One-shot
Word Count: ~ 2,774
Warnings: Dark, Self-harm, Suicide, Drugs
Comment or Excerpt from fic: Oh this is one of the most emotional fics I've recently read! As much as I like happy fluff, I DO have a thing for emoing OTPs and favorite characters and both Jack and Ianto do it SO well! This is a painfully heartbreaking fic with a broken!Ianto at the verge of ending it all. Make note that this fic deals with DARK themes, so BEAR THE WARNINGS IN MIND!



The candles flickered, casting twitching shadows across the... walls and... stained glass windows. The pews were... facing a... altar on a dais. The sun was... casting a bloody glow through the ornate glass behind it, the colours blending... and painting the sole occupant of the room. All was silent, except for the soft clicking of beads knocking together as a rosary was clasped between desperate, lonely hands. The door opened and creaked, making the man sitting... tense and snatch the beads up.

“Have you come for confession, son?” An old, kindly voice asked...

“No... just came to get my head together.” The man answered... avoiding the father’s eyes... he strode... to the door at the back. He paused for a moment and glanced at the... shelving filled with tea-lights. After a moment’s thought, he picked up a fresh one and lit it, placing it carefully on the... row before slipping out of the room.

[identity profile] itoshii-chan.livejournal.com
Title: Being Alive
Author: [livejournal.com profile] erin_giles
Genre: Angst, Hurt/Comfort, Smut
Rating: NC-17
Other/Implied Pairings: implied past Ianto/Lisa
Summary: It wasn't about feelings with Jack and Ianto, not really, it was more about the desperate need to feel something other than the pain of losing and being lost - to feel alive.
Length: One-shot
Word Count: 2,641
Warnings: Spoilers for and post Torchwood: 1x04 “Cyberwoman,” 1x06 “Countrycide,” and 1x08 “They Keep Killing Suzie,” Smut
Comment or Excerpt from fic: Strangely enough, for me, the question of whether Janto's (sexual) relationship started before TW S1 or not depends on my mood, and I’ve read all versions. Regardless, I do like Erin’s take on how things started between them, the slow build-up of feelings and emotions.



There was something about Jack Harkness - always had been. Ever since he’d unquestioningly tried to catch the man... trying to subdue a pterodactyl Ianto couldn’t deny there was something... 51st Century pheromones Jack had said and Ianto had thought it was a line, although... it was probably the truth. Ianto hadn’t been thinking of Lisa as he lay on top of Jack... laughter on his lips and Jack’s hot breath on his face... It was overwhelming Ianto’s senses now… he leaned in to kiss Jack tenderly, pulling back slightly and resting his forehead against Jack’s. He breathed in deep, inhaling Jack’s scent one last time before pulling away to look meaningfully in Jack’s eyes.

“Thank you.” Ianto breathed, before... turning to leave. Jack didn’t move until he heard the cog door rolling back... letting out a long sigh... hee... turned to the decanter on his desk, but at the last minute changed his mind. He wanted – needed – sleep, and as he lay between the sheets that night he thought of life and not death.

[identity profile] itoshii-chan.livejournal.com
Title: Revelations
Author: [livejournal.com profile] baka_sensei
Genre: Angst, Drama, Hurt/Comfort, Romance, Smut
Rating: NC-17
Other/Implied Pairings: Rhys/Gwen, Tom/Martha, Ianto/Martha friendship
Summary: In which Ianto realizes he has a rather unhealthy level of dependence upon a certain Captain Jack Harkness.
Status: Work In Progress
Length: Multi-chapter / 10 TOTAL
Word Count: TBC
Warnings: spoilers for and post-Torchwood 2x13 "Exit Wounds," implied past character deaths
Comment or Excerpt from fic: Well, I do very much like fics where my OTPs are emotionally tortured, so this fic fits the bill! This is an emotionally tortured!Ianto fic that is just so beautifully written. It goes something like... Ianto loves Jack but realizes that Jack doesn't, he and Martha go on a vacation for three weeks where he spills his beans to her, Martha gives sound advise and concocts a plan, they come back with a changed Ianto, but...

*cheeky grin*




R/C: Chapter links at the bottom; link to "Prologue" can be acquired either by clicking on the title at the top or the link at the bottom points below*. You can also view the next chapter by clicking on the link at the end of the current chapter...

Prologue | Chapter 1 | Chapter 2 | ...

[identity profile] jennypedler86.livejournal.com
Title: The Bare Essentials
Author: Something Rather Random
Genre: MPREG
Rating: M
Summary:Ianto notices a few strange changes in his body, What is the reason and what Can he do to stop it?
Status: Complete
Length: 14
MPREG, Self harm, attempted suicide, mental illness, graphic sex
Comment or Excerpt from fic:
I'm not very good at this, its just a great fic, very engaging, and i couldn't stop reading it. The spelling and grammar isn't great in the first 2 chapters but it clears up after that. :)

"Don't be ridiculous, I'm not going to be pregnant am I?"

Owen looked at him with a cocked eyebrow.

"Come on!?" Ianto laughed nervously, running a hand through his fringe.

"We have a Dinosaur living in our secret underground lair where we dissect aliens and play with alien artifacts that fall through a big hole and you are telling me with absolute certainty that there is no way that you could possibly be up the bloody duff?!"

[identity profile] broken-lullaby.livejournal.com
First time reccer, but I've been lurking for about a month now. Hi guys! *waves* Let me know if everything looks alright, k? : D

This Other Darkness
Author: [livejournal.com profile] metztlimoon 
Genre: Angst, Supernatural
Rating: NC-17
Summary: When Ianto begins acting strangely, craving blood, becoming violent, Jack must enter Cardiff's underworld to find a solution. But does Ianto want to be saved?
Length: 15, 500 (in SIX parts, all linked at the bottom)
Warnings: blood, vampirism, mind control/iffy consent
Comment or Excerpt from fic: Being a huge Vampire/Supernatural fan, I'd die happy if the show ever touched upon Vampires. But if not? This totally works. Imagine my joy upon reading this! I read this this morning and could not tear myself away from it. It is just. Awesome. Ianto is so spot on for what has happened to him, me thinks.

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[identity profile] hanuueshe.livejournal.com

Title: Random Shoes (The Four Day Jones Remix)
Author: [livejournal.com profile] marginaliana 
Pairing: Ianto/Eugene/Martha
Rating: NC-17
Status: Complete 
Length: Oneshot
Word Count: ~15,000
Warnings: explicit sex – het, slash, and other; character deaths (but you should know who's dead already)
Spoilers: Set post Exit Wounds
Summary: He doesn't deserve to be forgotten. Jones and Jones (and Jones). AU.
Commentary: Okay cheating fics aren't exactly my cup of tea, but this works on so many, many levels. The first of which is that all participants have the last name of Jones. The second of which is that the reasoning behind the cheating is done so well- Jack not really all there, you can tell, and Ianto is feeling really frustrated about his inability to bring him back. Ianto's search for closure from Eugene's death is as much about his search for answers about where his life is going now as it is anything else, and Eugene is such an unabashed Ianto fanboy it makes you laugh. Plus, you know, Jack/Ianto smut at the end.
Under the cut... )
[identity profile] hanuueshe.livejournal.com

Title: Forgotten
Author: [personal profile] fajrdrako
Genre: Angst, Drama, Romance
Rating: PG
Other/Implied Pairings: Rhys/Gwen, Tosh/Adam; one-sided Jack/Gwen and Jack/Adam
Summary: Adam meets Jack
Status: Complete
Length: Oneshot
Word Count: ~2,800 words
Warnings: 2x05 Adam
Comment: I have never seen a fic from Adam's point of veiw, let alone one so gorgeous. Adam's emotions- he's lust for Tosh, his obsession with Jack, his underestimation and eventual burning jealousy of Ianto... I will not lie. This is one emotional roller coaster, and it is one hell of a ride.

Snippet Here )
[identity profile] itoshii-chan.livejournal.com
Title: Who Brings You Coffee?
Author: [livejournal.com profile] 805belladonna
Genre: Angst, Hurt/Comfort, Dark, Drama, Gap-filler, Missing Scene, Episode Related
Rating: R
Other/Implied Pairings: Ianto/Lisa, Ianto+Tosh (friendship)
Summary: The aftermarth of Lisa's destruction.
Status: Work In Progress
Length: Multi-chapter / ?? TOTAL
Word Count: TBC
Warnings: spoilers for Torchwood 1x04 "Cyberwoman," 2x12 "Fragments," Post-TW 1x04 "Cyberwoman," Violence
Comment or Excerpt from fic: Another post-"Cyberwoman" fic. I've read many and while most follow... suspension of Ianto, Jack coming to see Ianto during the suspension, Ianto's decision and subsequent return to TW3 post suspension, and so on and so forth. And while I LOVE those fics, I haven't read many that deal with the immediate aftermath before Jack orders Ianto's suspension - all those feelings of betrayal, anger, despair, etc. In this fic, Ianto is utterly broken and Jack's emotions war between anger at the betrayal and helplessness. As such, this fic is DARK and violent to a degree (just because Jack can't seem to be able to control his anger), so bear that in mind.



Jack returned to the cellar to find Ianto still kneeling where he’d left him. The young man looked completely and utterly broken and as Jack strode into the room he didn’t even look up. Jack’s initial anger had melted away leaving him almost empty... Ianto just kept starting at the floor... breath... coming in short ragged, almost painful, gasps. Jack frowned as he noticed how pale Ianto appeared... There were tear tracks visible... cutting through the grime. Jack... had never realised... just how young Ianto really was. But kneeling there, face splashed with the remains... and his clothes soaking up the blood, he looked no more than a boy and Jack suddenly felt... his anger morph into terrible, guilt-ridden understanding... The sight killed Jack. Ianto looked shattered. His eyes, red raw from crying, now gazed blankly at Jack. Jack swallowed then... coldly... indicated to the door, watching detachedly as Ianto stumbled forward, the younger man’s body barely functioning as he obeyed the order.


R/C: Chapter links at the bottom; link to “Chapter 1” can be acquired either by clicking on the title at the top or the link at the bottom *points below*. You can also view the next chapter by clicking on the link at the end of the current chapter...

Chapter 1 | Chapter 2 | ...

[identity profile] ladymist.livejournal.com
Title: Blood Ties
Author: [livejournal.com profile] smilla840
Genre: Alternate Universe
Rating: NC-17
Summary: And now, as broken glasses show/A hundred lesser faces, so/My rags of heart can like, wish, and adore,/But after one such love, can love no more. ~ The Broken Heart, John Donne

Kink: Incest, claiming

WARNING: I repeat, INCEST. Of the Jack/Ianto variety, which means AU, obviously. And slash. Also very vague spoilers for 2x12.

Status: Complete
Length: Oneshot

Comment or Excerpt from fic: Again, this is an incest fic, however I feel it is very well done and presented in such a way that makes sense when dealing with these characters.

It takes a few seconds for Jack to register that the doctor is telling him Alexa is dead, and then they’re putting his son in his arms – Ianto, his name is Ianto, Ianto Jones, his name the only thing his mother left him.

And Jack Harkness falls in love.
[identity profile] hull1984.livejournal.com
First timer reccer, so hope I get this right :)

Title: Been staring down the barrel of a gun
Author: [livejournal.com profile] wildstranger
Genre: Angst
Rating: NC17
Summary: Post-Cyberwoman,
Status: Complete/Oneshot
Length: One Chapter, 6300 words
Warnings: coercion (but not non-con), Spoilers for Cyberwoman
Comment or excerpt from fic: I can't believe this hasn't already been recc'd. It's one of the best post-Cyberwoman fics I've read and one of the very few that manages to make the idea of Ianto sleeping with Jack in the aftermath of Lisa's death actually plausible. Beautifully written.


Jack leads him down the stairs, to the left, and down again to the communal bathroom. Here, it occurs to Ianto, is a good place for an execution. Jack won't want to make any more of a mess for them to clean.

Yet Jack doesn't tell him to face the wall. Not precisely.

"Take your clothes off."
[identity profile] itoshii-chan.livejournal.com
Title: Half the Battle
Author: [livejournal.com profile] ivy03
Genre: Angst, Dark, Horror
Rating: NC-17
Other/Implied Pairings: Jack/Gwen, Jack/OCs, Rhys/Gwen
Summary: There are truths you just can't live with. Ianto knows that better than anyone.
Length: One-shot
Word Count: 6,000
Warnings: spoilers until and Post-Torchwood 2x09 "Something Borrowed," mentioned TW 2x11 "Adrift," Drugs (RetCon), Het.
Comment or Excerpt from fic: Okay, so I was searching for Janto fics to read from different places and what do you know?! All I find are angsty fics that either end in death, someone leaving the other or someone cheating on the other... *twitch* So I decide that it's enough searching for today and come here to rec and what do I find?! The first fic that I wanna rec happens to a Jack cheating on Ianto fic! >_________<

*twitches in utter annoyance*

So, this is one screwed-up story, just heartbreakingly painful...



Ianto... could feel something cold settling in his stomach and he didn't like it.

Owen jumped off the side of the table and came round to look him squarely in the face. "Quick, Ianto, what happened last night?... Do you remember leaving the Hub?"

Now that Ianto focused on it, no he didn't... Why couldn't he remember driving home? He shook his head.

... "Shit." Owen said again, then launched himself toward the medical bay.

"Wait," Ianto said following him. "What's going on?"

"I have a fairly good guess." Owen called over his shoulder.

Ianto had a guess, too, but it didn't make any sense. "Retcon?..." That sense of dread was descending over him, like he was standing over a precipice... and was just about to realize how far a drop it was. "That's not possible..."



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