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20 May 2008 @ 05:51 pm
fic: "Outfits"  
Title: Outfits
Fandom: Torchwood
Pairing: Jack/Ianto
Rating: completely PG
AN: late addition to the boys4all challenge: Disguise
Summary: “Why don't you bloody ever wear jeans?”

“Why don't you bloody ever wear jeans?” The off the mark question came so out of the blue, that collectively, four pairs of chopsticks froze mid-air.
 
“Sorry?”  
“What's with the period outfit?” Owen repeated, completely shameless. Jack carefully lowered his chopsticks before the strategically balanced fried shrimp landed on his shirt.
 
“So I don't have to spend an hour each day deciding what to wear," answered easily.
 
“Bollocks to that!” Owen muttered. “You can wear the same jeans every day, so what's with the wool? Got a wool fetish Ianto doesn't know about?”
 
Ianto coughed. “Excuse me, I'm in the room.” He spooned up some rice and put it in his mouth. “And what makes you think I don't know?” He raised an eyebrow, the secret kind that always made Owen furious and Jack smirk.
 
“So, you do know why?” Gwen asked curious, joining Owen in his quest for Jack's dress habits.
 
 Ianto glanced in Jack's direction, who just shrugged. “Possibly,” he said, spearing a shrimp.
 
“It's something kinky, isn't it?” Owen made a disgusted sound. “Sorry I asked.”
 
Jack smiled and went back to his dinner.
 
**
 
“So, why don't you ever wear something else,” Ianto asked, casually leaning against the door frame, waiting for Jack to finish up. The others had already left.
 
Jack raised an eyebrow but didn't look up from the last folders he still had to sign. “Now you too? I thought you said you knew.”
 
Shrugging, Ianto stepped inside the office and perched himself on his spot on Jack's desk. “Owen doesn't need to know that. And I'm curious. There might be a fetish involved, but it's a long time to hang on to one.”
 
“I don't like jeans.” Jack answered casually. “They're too... constricting.” He started straightening the files on his desk, keeping his eyes down.
 
“It wouldn't have anything to do with the period then?” Jack stopped and looked up.
 
“It did,” he said slowly. “Still does, I suppose.” He stared at the great coat hanging on the coat rack. “It's the period when my life changed.” He made an off-hand comment with his hand. “Old habits.”
 
“Have you ever worn something else since then?”
 
Jack sighed. “Maybe variations, but it's basically always been this, since I met him.” He laced fingers through Ianto's hand closest to him and stayed quiet.
 
“Would you?” Jack looked at him questioningly. “Wear something else.”
 
Jack smirked seductively. “Why? You want me to play dress up? Put on a Superman costume so I can rescue the dashing young Welshman in distress?” The hand holding Ianto's snaked up the man's thigh.
 
“You have a one track mind, Jack Harkness,” Ianto admonished, stilling the treacherous fingers on their way to his crotch. “And I'm being serious.”
 
“Who says I wasn't?”
 
“You really have a Superman costume?” Ianto stared at him incredulously.
 
“You'll just have to find out, won't you?”
 
Unfazed, Ianto stood up. “If you won't be serious, there's no point to this conversation, is there?”
 
Jack's fingers squeezed his hand to stop him. “Wait, sorry. What would you want me to wear?”
 
Ianto shrugged. “Don't know. A suit, jeans, slacks.”
 
“And what would be in it for me?”
 
“Besides bearing witness to the utter and complete shock of the others when they see you dressed non-period?” He tilted his head and pretended to mull it over. “I'll wear something off your choosing.”
 
Both Jack's eyebrows went up, and then a wicked grin and devilish glint marked his features. “Within reason,” Ianto corrected, before Jack could think of the most scandalous items to wear. “So, no maid's outfit, nor any other profession that has me wearing a skirt, fishnets or heels. No sports equipment and/or sports clothing.” He paused. “And nothing that requires me to go shopping anywhere that is located in back alleys with neon lights or flashy colours.”
 
Jack pouted. “You took away all my suggestions!” he whined. “Okay.” He sighed and thought it over. “Those black leather pants and white Springsteen shirt you never wear besides indoors.”
 
“Jack, there's a reason why I never wear that shirt in public.”
 
“You once did.”
 
“I was twenty! And pissed drunk. And...” Jack gave him the puppy look, all big eyes and cute little smile with pouty lips and Ianto relented. He hated when Jack did that - could never say no. And Jack knew it. “Okay, you wear jeans with the black buttoned-down shirt – without the white tee – come Monday, and I'll see if I can still get into the leather pants.”
 
“Will you let me peel them off at the end of the day?”
 
“I suppose, if you must.” He smiled fondly when Jack openly grinned and leaned in for a kiss.
 
**
 
“Jack?” Ianto whispered that night, lifting his head from its comfortable spot on Jack's chest. 
 
“Hmm?”
 
“You know you don't have to wear a disguise, not anymore.” Jack went completely still and Ianto kissed the skin closest to him – just over Jack's heart. “Not with me.”
 
“I know,” Jack said quietly, forcing himself to let out a steady slow breath. “I euhm... I know.”
 
Ianto nodded and laid back down, nuzzling Jack's chest and planting a butterfly kiss on the skin.
 
**
 
When Ianto woke the next morning, he found Jack in the kitchen, hands busy with eggs and spices, dressed in a pair of Ianto's jeans. 
 
 
 
 
 
missthingsplacemissthingsplace on May 20th, 2008 04:17 pm (UTC)
What a wonderful fic *smiles widely*
kesemily_sheppard on May 20th, 2008 04:23 pm (UTC)
:) thank you
gogo_didi: huggogo_didi on May 20th, 2008 04:24 pm (UTC)
Aww, I really liked this :-)
kesemily_sheppard on May 20th, 2008 04:28 pm (UTC)
thank you :)
dana_serenity on May 20th, 2008 04:25 pm (UTC)
Why never jeans --> my first reaction was: BWAHAHAHA brilliant!! Now I'm just wondering myself. LOL.

Too constricting: Oh Jack you delicious man!

Jeans with Zhe black Sex Shirt... *spaces out*

Oh hun, this is so cute and fluffy. *fans self*
kesemily_sheppard on May 20th, 2008 04:28 pm (UTC)
It's a time old question. *nods*

*beams* Was going to Zhe Cute

Thanks, love
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kesemily_sheppard on May 20th, 2008 05:15 pm (UTC)
oh, thank you :)
pinkfairy727: Torchwood - Jack Begspinkfairy727 on May 20th, 2008 04:48 pm (UTC)
Wonderful! Now I want to see Ianto in leather pants ;c)
kesemily_sheppard on May 20th, 2008 05:15 pm (UTC)
*lolz* don't we all...

thanks :)
Astuta: love the coatastuta on May 20th, 2008 04:55 pm (UTC)
Ianto's jeans? Too constricting for sure!!! How in the hell he got them on? Because while Ianto and Jack are about the same hight Jack is much bigger (take that as you will ;). I would love to see that happen! Great fic :D
kesemily_sheppard on May 20th, 2008 05:17 pm (UTC)
Well, said he was wearing them. Didn't mention if he had actually managed to zip them up :P

thanks
neyne on May 20th, 2008 05:20 pm (UTC)
love the fanfic!
might there be a sequel? i'd love to see the other's reactions!
kesemily_sheppard on May 20th, 2008 05:39 pm (UTC)
everyone wants a sequel... *grins*

thanks :)
naimunaimu on May 20th, 2008 05:22 pm (UTC)
AWE jack in jeans~ god that's a sight~~~!
you should write about yan and his leather pants~
kesemily_sheppard on May 20th, 2008 05:38 pm (UTC)
*lolz* I'm not going to say there's going to be a sequel, cos chances then of me actually finishing one are pretty slim. So... I'm not saying anything :)

thanks
(no subject) - naimu on May 20th, 2008 06:44 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - emily_sheppard on May 20th, 2008 06:52 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Erin Giles: doctor who - smileerin_giles on May 20th, 2008 05:27 pm (UTC)
I have the biggest grin on my face and just because of that last sentence. Wonderful fic! *grins*
kesemily_sheppard on May 20th, 2008 05:37 pm (UTC)
*grins* thank you
thalassa_ipx: TW - I&J - Missed Uthalassa_ipx on May 20th, 2008 05:37 pm (UTC)
Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
Love it!!!!
So funny and tender.
I so would like to see this cannon.
kesemily_sheppard on May 20th, 2008 05:41 pm (UTC)
Oh yes, Captain Jack Harkness in jeans... the ratings would go through the roof.

And thank you :)
Soaring High: BWsoarwiththewind on May 20th, 2008 05:46 pm (UTC)
Oh! That was surprisingly cute
And the fluff was delightfully understated which it made it all the more... fluffy?

*hearts*

Jack in Ianto's jeans. FTW!
kesemily_sheppard on May 20th, 2008 05:47 pm (UTC)
*lol* thanks :)
bookwrm89bookwrm89 on May 20th, 2008 05:55 pm (UTC)
Hmmm...Jack in jeans and Ianto in leather...there's a picture that won't leave my head for a while!
kesemily_sheppard on May 20th, 2008 06:12 pm (UTC)
happy thoughts... :)
kari: torchwoodkari77 on May 20th, 2008 06:09 pm (UTC)
“You know you don't have to wear a disguise, not anymore.”
Very moving. And it says so much about their relationship.

Love this very much. Thanks for sharing. :)
kesemily_sheppard on May 20th, 2008 06:11 pm (UTC)
thanks :)
Adjoviadjovi on May 20th, 2008 06:29 pm (UTC)
oh--just lovely.
kesemily_sheppard on May 20th, 2008 06:32 pm (UTC)
thank you :)
Paulaelectrictoes on May 20th, 2008 07:24 pm (UTC)
Brilliant =D
kesemily_sheppard on May 20th, 2008 07:37 pm (UTC)
thank you :)
I like cakesinthe on May 20th, 2008 07:24 pm (UTC)
That was positively adorable!
kesemily_sheppard on May 20th, 2008 07:37 pm (UTC)
:) thank you
sanginmychainssanginmychains on May 20th, 2008 07:35 pm (UTC)
*Licks denimy Jack*

MMm. Tasty.
kesemily_sheppard on May 20th, 2008 07:38 pm (UTC)
*grins* Innit just?
geordie_stargeordie_star on May 20th, 2008 07:38 pm (UTC)
Oh cute!
kesemily_sheppard on May 20th, 2008 07:39 pm (UTC)
thank you :)
liten: torchwoodliten_sam on May 20th, 2008 09:19 pm (UTC)
This was funny and sweet, perfect! And it's begging for a sequel ;)
kesemily_sheppard on May 21st, 2008 11:53 am (UTC)
that, I don't know yet...

thanks :)
__justaday__justaday on May 20th, 2008 09:42 pm (UTC)
I love it when Ianto gets one up on Owen when it comes to Jack, even if it isn't true! haha. Can imagine Jack with the jeans on with the zip/buttons completely wide open. :p
kesemily_sheppard on May 21st, 2008 11:52 am (UTC)
Well, I think it must be open since no way would Jack fit in Ianto's jeans otherwise...

thanks :)
Tanni: TW garethtanisafan on May 20th, 2008 10:25 pm (UTC)
Oh, DUDE. I love this so much.

Ianto coughed. “Excuse me, I'm in the room.” He spooned up some rice and put it in his mouth. “And what makes you think I don't know?”
Heee, that is such a perfect thing for him to say. I can imagine it now.

Loved snarky Ianto at the dinner table, and then loved it even more when he was coaxing Jack into opening up to him. Gah, this is exactly why I love him. *flaps hands happily*

Also, Jack in Ianto's jeans and Ianto in leather pants? ndjs;vnrhkhghglvdud *flails and topples over*
kesemily_sheppard on May 21st, 2008 11:51 am (UTC)
YOU READ IT ALREADY!!! And that for being days behind on comments... I feel so speshul. *smish*

thank you, my love
shara50: passion jantoshara50 on May 21st, 2008 12:00 am (UTC)
Wonderful!
kesemily_sheppard on May 21st, 2008 11:49 am (UTC)
thank you :)
demotudemotu on May 21st, 2008 12:12 am (UTC)
That was superb, and adorable, and and I really want to see the team's reactions.

One sort of beta-y nitpick: with the last line, where you have

dressed in one of Ianto's jeans.

it really should be "a pair of Ianto's jeans", since jeans is always plural, methinks.
kesemily_sheppard on May 21st, 2008 11:49 am (UTC)
:) thank you

(yeah, it is. fixed it)
(no subject) - demotu on May 21st, 2008 02:05 pm (UTC) (Expand)
munninmunnin_odanin on May 21st, 2008 02:53 am (UTC)
Jack in tight leather jeans. Oh my!
kesemily_sheppard on May 21st, 2008 11:47 am (UTC)
pretty, innit? :)
cricciethcriccieth on May 21st, 2008 09:48 pm (UTC)
I like. Especially the calm way Ianto gets the disguise part - and Jack's reaction.
kesemily_sheppard on May 22nd, 2008 10:28 am (UTC)
Thank you :)

Ianto just knows these kinds of things...