Author's Notes:
Fourth of five drabbles for owensheart, who prompted me with ‘Ianto discovers the actual date of Jack’s birthday and decides to surprise him with a little celebration.’

I had no idea what Ianto could give Jack for his birthday, so special thanks to owensheart on this part for giving me the idea for the perfect gift, and for helping me work out all the details. I couldn’t have done it without her.

Summary: Jack is amazed by his present.

Jack gasped when he saw what Ianto had given him. Lifting the glowing globe in both hands, he stared as moving images came and went inside it.

“Ianto, where did you get this?”

“I found it at Torchwood House when I was helping Archie catalogue his archives.” Ianto pointed at the next image that appeared, a young boy, beaming widely as he held a toddler. “That’s you, isn’t it? I recognised the smile.”

Jack just nodded. He could barely speak past the lump in his throat.

“It was lost somehow when Boeshane was attacked. Thought I‘d never see it again.”

TBC in ‘The Greatest Gift’