Author's Notes:
For the prompt ‘We Were Us’, one of the prompts I didn’t get around to using for tw100’s challenge 292: Billboard Hot 100 last year. I’ve dug them out again to supplement the prompts I got from my f-list, just because there are still loads I wanted to use. I wrote this one backwards. I knew the ending I wanted, so I started there.

Summary: Jack enjoys a day of freedom from Torchwood, with Ianto by his side.

Hand in hand with Ianto, strolling along the beach, barefoot and enjoying the sunshine, I felt at peace. These were the days I lived for.

Tomorrow, we’d be back at work, protecting Cardiff from the flotsam and jetsam of the universe with no idea what we’d be facing next. It could be anything from a full-scale invasion by hostile aliens to an assortment of odd socks; the Rift was unpredictable enough that anything was possible.

But for now, we weren’t Captain Jack Harkness and Torchwood’s general support officer; we were just us, Jack and Ianto, enjoying a rare day off.

The End