Title: Guard Them and Him Within
Pairing: Jack Harkness/Ianto Jones
Warnings: Wartime violence.
Genre: Action/Adventure, Angst, Time Travel
Ianto Jones finds himself far from home. But there are guns, aliens, and more Strange Happenings than one can shake a stick at, so sometimes it’s like he hasn’t left. Of stories within stories, and the adventures of small characters.
Why You Should Read This:
This a a brilliant work, touching and full of insight. Ianto is taken by the Rift and finds himself in the middle of a war in the distant future. The fact that Jack is there too should have been comforting, but Jack doesn’t remember him, and Ianto is, in a quiet sort of way, devastated by that.
The author takes us through Ianto becoming accustomed to a new environment, shows us the people who are fighting this war, puzzles us with the weirdness of the situation, and shows us a Jack very different in some (but not all) ways, from the one that Ianto had fallen in love with back in Cardiff. The characterizations are beautifully drawn. The plot is intricate and will leave you very happy.