When he was little, Ianto had loved surprises. Sometimes his tad took them on surprise outings, or his mum would surprise him with sweets or small toys.
As he’d grown older though, he’d found not all surprises were good, like his sister announcing she was marrying Johnny Davies, or coming home and finding his tad drunk.
Working for Torchwood meant surprises every day. Some were pleasant. Most had sharp teeth, deadly weapons, or exploded unexpectedly. Surprising, yes, but not exactly fun.
“Surprise!” shouted Jack, throwing his coat open. Ianto blinked and grinned.
Unexpected Naked Jack was always good!