love and monsters by doctor_torchwood_22

Summary: Its the teams weekend off and gwen and jack go to italy.
Rating: All Ages
Categories: Torchwood
Characters: Gwen Cooper, Jack Harkness
Genres: None
Warnings: None
Challenges: None
Series: None
Published: 2007.04.10
Updated: 2007.04.11


Chapter 1: Chapter 1
Chapter 2: Chapter 2
Chapter 3: Chapter 3
Chapter 4: Chapter 4

Chapter 1: Chapter 1

Jack was watching his team leave one by one, first Owen, of to some bar to get pissed out of his head and try to drown his troubles in alcohol, then Toshiko, she was driving to London, were she was spending the weekend with her family reading sloppy romance novels in the back garden. And Ianto, he (surprisingly enough) had a date, some woman he had met on the train. He had given them the weekend off, but one member of his team still hadn't left. Gwen. She was planning on spending her weekend in Paris with Rhys, he knew that she told them all weeks ago, and then a few days later she had come into work dragging a suitcase behind her, in tears, they had broken up. He was, as Gwen so quaintly put it "sleeping with some blonde 20 year old slut from the bar." Gwen was sat at her desk doing paperwork, completely unaware that Jack was watching her. He walked up to her from behind and put his hand on her shoulder.
"I told everyone to go home,” he said
"Yer well, I had paperwork to do, besides which I cant be bothered to go back to the hotel at this hour, some bloke and his wife live next door and. lets just say those walls are paper thin" she grimaced and jack smiled at her, bending down behind her so his head was level with hers, Gwen could feel his breath on her neck, Jack put his other hand around her stomach and pulled her backwards lifting her of the ground, Gwen squealed and giggled, and jack spun her round and put her stood up firmly on her feet facing him. Gwen grinned and jack took her hands leading her to the exit of the hub.
"Were are we going?" she asked
"To collect your things, you are moving in here over the weekend" Jack said firmly
"Well couldn’t leave you in a hotel on you weekend off now could I, you need company" he stuck his tongue out at her; in reply she did the same. So they drove to the hotel, checked Gwen out and collected her bag bringing it back to the hub.
"So... what now?" asked Gwen stood next to her suitcase looking at Jack in the hub.
"Don’t know... im hungry" Gwen smiled, "well then eat"
"Are you hungry"
"Im a little hungry" they both laughed
"Shall we go get something to eat?” asked Jack,
"Ok, so this ok twice there, was?"
"Jack we cant go to Italy to eat" Gwen smiled
"I don’t see why not, come on lets go!"
"And your plans are to what, turn up at the airport and sneak onto the aeroplane dressed as luggage"
"Nope, I have connections"
"To Italy?"
"Chuck me my phone" Gwen threw his phone to him and he dialled a number, Gwen ran over to him putting her ear next to the other side of the phone to listen in. Although Jack was talking on the phone, his mind was on other things, namely Gwen.
What are you doing? You’re her friend; friends don’t go to Italy together! But she doesn’t seem to be against it, its just to cheer her up after her break up with Rhys, but she broke up weeks ago, oh god I wish she wouldn’t lean on me like that, she practically made me melt that day on the gun range, now its worse, shall I put my arm round her, no what if that crosses a line, she DOESNT like you like that, maybe she does, ok im going to do it, jack thought, and he put his arm around Gwen, at first she didn’t respond, but then Jack felt her relax to the touch.
"Ok thank you" said Jack ending the phone call, he turned and flashed one of his usual charming smiles at Gwen,
"Its all set," he said
"Were going to Italy,” said Gwen in disbelieve
"Yup, we leave to go to the airport in 12 hours"
"Wow!" Gwen smiled and threw her arms round jack kissing him on the cheek, and running to her handbag,
"Right im going shopping to get some things for the trip, thank you Jack so much!" she darted out of the hub. Jack lifted his fingers to his cheek were Gwen had just kissed him, after a few seconds he ran after her. They wandered round the shops and Gwen used this as an excused to buy all new things,
"You need something new to wear jack"
"Whets wrong with this?" asked Jack signalling to his old fashioned Jacket
"Jack we are going to Italy, were its hot, on a beach, in the middle of summer, do you see were im heading"
"Ok," jack picked up a black jacket "this ok"
"Oh whatever" Gwen laughed mock pushing Jack and she dragged him around the store picking up some clothes for him to wear, then they made there way back to the hub.
"You know what" said Jack
"Im still hungry, shall we go for Italian to get into the, you know Italy vibe" Jack made wave dance move with his arms,
"As long as you never dance like that again"
"Hey I can dance, that wasn’t dancing" he took her hand pulling her into the hub and she ran off to get ready. Jack rifled through his bags and but on a dinner jacket.
Meanwhile Gwen was in the spare room at the hub putting all her belongings into the suitcase (including the new ones) except a long green dress she had just bought which she changed into.
What are you wearing Gwen, this is dinner with Jack not with a boyfriend, wait a minute this IS dinner with jack! No! Not that, he doesn’t like you, well he does, as a friend, yer as a friend, that’s all you are friends, but earlier he put his arm round you, NO! He doesn’t like you like that. Gwen walked out to meet Jack wearing her green dress, with a slit up the side and low corsage, it had gems sewn down the front, she was also wearing a pair of silver sandals, Jack turned round and his breath was caught in his thought.
"You... you, you, look-" Jack said
"Its that bad?"
"Beautiful" Jack sniffed and turned away, recomposing himself and turning again to smile at her offering his arm.
"Shall we go?"
"We shall" they walked to the Restaurant and luckily got the last table, it was a very fancy Italian restaurant with a dance floor in the middle and couples dancing, after ordering Gwen said "you said you could dance didn’t you"
"Huh... yes"
"Don’t worry sorry, just curiosity" said Gwen quickly, thinking Jack didn’t look interested, but then he put his hand out "do you want to dance?" she took his hand and he lead her onto the dance floor.

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Chapter 2: Chapter 2

Author's Notes: smut net chapter, imputting ti in so u can skip it if u want to, just know they had sex :P

It was a fast dance, and Gwen giggled as jack twirled her on the dance floor, and in return he flashed her a dashing smile, the song came to an end and a slower song started, Gwen lent into jack, linking her arms around jacks neck and resting her head on his shoulder, while jack put his arms around her back pulling her close. He couldn’t help but think that maybe, just maybe she did like him after all, as they swayed on the dance floor and then...
"Excuse me sir, Madame, your food is ready" said a waiter from behind them, and they broke apart, and walked to their table. They sat and ate their food and walked back to the hub to collect their things and go to the airport, during all of this Gwen was thinking,
I cant belive this, im going to Italy, with jack! I think he likes me.
Eventually they got on the plane and took of, and half way through third flight Gwen fell asleep and lent on Jack, before he could stop himself he took a deep breath and smelt her hair, soon afterwards they landed, Jack took one look at Gwen and decided to leave her sleeping, so he put one arm behind her knees one behind her back and carried her of the plane, and into a taxi. They arrived at their hotel and he carried her into their room, to his dismay he arrived and there was one double bed and not two singles! He laid Gwen down on one side went to brush his teeth and then, he lay down net to her and closed his eyes, falling asleep. In the morning they were woken up by light tumbling into their room.
"Were am I" groaned Gwen
"You fell asleep on the plane, we are at Ur hotel in Italy"
"Oh" Gwen rolled over putting her arm over Jack. When she heard a thud she looked up and a tall man was stood pointing a gun at her and Jack.
"Always lock the door in a hotel,” he roared and Gwen and Jack sat bolt upright
"Game your wallets!" he shouted grabbing Gwen by the neck and pulling her towards her jamming the gun against her skull,
"Jack, get the wallets,” said Gwen with fear in her voice, Jack grabbed the wallets and handed them to the mugger who threw Gwen down on the floor and she screamed hitting her head on the bed as she fell. The mugger turned to leave and then he quickly turned and shot jack right through the head Gwen screamed again.
"That’s to keep you quiet, tell the police, and you will end up like him" and he left.
"Jack, jack! Wake up,” sobbed Gwen, leaning over him.
The darkness started to rush away again as jack came back to life. While this was happening he had time to think.
Why did you give him the wallets, why did you fight jack? He asked himself in his head. You know why fool, he could have shot Gwen! So when did you care about that, you should talk him out of it, negotiate COWARD. Then he heard it. Gwen sobbing.
"Jack please wake up, im so sorry please, what if you don’t wake up, please jack I love you!" she sobbed
She loves me! Right now I have to wake up. A few seconds later Jock gasped and his eyes blinked open.
"Jack!" gasped Gwen flinging her arms round his neck. "Oh I thought I lost you"
"No not me, not yet, are you ok, did he hurt you?" he asked worriedly
"Im fine" she hugged him tight
"Gwen" he whispered
"Are you sure your ok? Is there any thing I can do”?
"I don’t know, im fine" jack pulled her round and rested their foreheads together looking into her eyes,
"Gwen if I say something wills you laughs"
"Not if its what I think it is"
"And what may that be?"
"I don’t know" Gwen smiled
"I don’t think I can,” said Jack nervously
"Don’t worry" Gwen turned her head and she felt tears welling in her eyes, he had come so close to saying it she could feel it, jack put his hand under her chin and turned her head to face him, he pulled her face closer and lent forward, brushing his lips against hers, in a kiss. First he felt her tense, and then relax and accept in the return of soft pressure, Gwen wrapped her arms round his neck and Jack put one under her knees and one behind her to lift her up again, without breaking the kiss he rested her on the bed.

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Chapter 3: Chapter 3

They started to slip their clothes of, while their kissing became more frantic, Jack was thinking finally oh god I cant belive this while Gwen was thinking the same thing, jack slipped his hand in between Gwen’s legs and she moaned at the touch,
"That’s not fair you’re cheating,” she whispered
"Well if you want I could stop-"
"No it just means I need to even the field, fair play" Gwen slowly moved her hand down towards his cock and started to work her magic
"Now I know why Rhys stayed with you so long,” said jack and Gwen sniffed as Jack ventured inside her and they started to kiss more passionately while moving together. They came simultaneously but still jack didn’t move, leaving himself in her, as Gwen started to drift back to sleep.
"Goodnight Gwen"
"Only 4:00" Gwen kissed Jack and lay on top of him once again falling asleep jack put his arms round Gwen

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Chapter 4: Chapter 4

Later on at about 9:00 jack woke up and left Gwen to go to get ready for the day, and soon after Gwen got up, jack was stood washing in the bathroom and Gwen came up behind him wrapping her arms around him. He turned his head to face her,
"You know I love you Gwen"
"I love you Jack" Jack lent down Kissing Gwen
"Were shall we go today?" he asked
"Don’t know- did we lock the door?" said Gwen suddenly looking behind her and jack walked over locking the door walking back to Gwen, and noting the fear in her eyes as she started to cry he pulled her into his arms, "shhh its ok don’t worry"
"He shot you"
"I know"
"Are you ok”?
"I told you I am"
"I know I know" Gwen smiled and got dressed she was sat on the bed waiting for jack who bounded into the room,
"I have a surprise for you!"
"Oh yer?"
"Yep come on!" he took her hand and led her out of the hotel running down the road to a big river with a gondola in it.

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