Wow! This is amazing. You've really summed up a side of Jack that I haven't really thought of before. I know that he's human with fears, desires, and feelings, but unless he's opening up to someone he loves like Ianto most people don't see that. He truly loves Ianto and all the other people he's loved and lost over the centuries. There's so much emotion to such a short story. I love it.
Author's Response: Thank you! Writing this one was... I felt Ianto needed to defend Jack in a way, because so many people only see the mask and not the person behind it. They don't understand Jack, but Ianto does. He sees through the mask, sees all the different facets of Jack's personality, and loves him for everything he is, the bad as well as the good. He doesn't judge, he just accepts and supports, no matter what.