What Lies Within by xtricks

Title: What Lies Within
Author:  xtricks
Fandom:  Torchwood
Pairing:  Jack/Ianto
Rating:  NC-17
Warnings:  Tentacle sex, but in a good way.
Genre:  Angst^2, Hurt/Comfort, Drama
Word Count:  50, 135


Ianto becomes contaminated with an alien.

Why You Should Read This:

I hate to even mention the tentacle sex because that is Not The Point.  While there is explicit sex here, including explicit sex with non-humans, the story is not about that.  It is about Ianto being slowly dissolved, transformed, and destroyed by a creature who is only trying to do its job and has no other way to do it.  It’s about Jack having to watch it happen. It’s about sacrifice. This is a beautifully written tragedy.  It’s one of the two or three best Torchwood stories out there.

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