First Time for Everything
Wow - an update - the first in almost exactly 12 years! (I'm serious - the original time-stamp on the Master List post was July 2008) When I last updated this, the comms were massively busy, the fandom was excited and we had this wonderful third season approaching.
Well, those of us were around then all know what happened. For many of us, the muse died - sometimes almost literally overnight (I dread to think how many half-written one-shots and cliff-hangered multi-chaptered epics died along with Ianto on Day Four, or as the fandom went into meltdown as Day Five aired), and for some of us it slowly withered over the next months and years.
This was - is - my main series. My muse started to stir late last year and I found myself wanting to return to this. I had almost finished Part 4 at the time, but somewhere in the intervening years the file ate itself and I could only find an incomplete one, which I have begun to re-work.
This will be, as it was originally, a work in progress. I still have ideas for a good number of parts and am also, now, developing ideas for fics that are set within the same universe.
If you never read this before, or scarely remember it - each piece is, to a degree, stand-alone in that you'd be able to understand Part Four within having read the previous parts, so long as you've seen the original two seasons of the show. However, they're all part of the same story-arc. Bit like the show - understand the main concept and you can enjoy 'Small Worlds' without having seen 'Cyberwoman', but on the other hand you get rather more out the former if you HAVE seen the earlier episode.
The time line will run from Pre-season 1, however I have decided that Children of Earth will NOT happen - or at least, not as it did. At the moment, I may actually divert from the show's time-line before Exit Wounds, though I make no promises about saving Owen from his first death at least [the whole unliving concept was truly interesting for his character] - and I'm not yet sure what would happen to Tosh (Exit Wounds was powerful, but as time goes on I see the gaping logical flaws more and more)
As it was started long before Children of Earth, the back-stories I developed make it very very firmly AU, but nothing that happens will contradict canon as we knew it prior to at least Reset. So Suzie, Lisa, The Year That Never Was, John Hart, Grey etc. will all take their place at the appropriate time! And as 'my' backstory for Ianto was entirely jossed by CoE, Rhiannon and her family don't exist in this 'verse.
The series goes through the "first times" within Jack and Ianto's relationship - first touch, first kiss etc.
Warnings: PLEASE READ THIS BEFORE READING ON: the backstory that grew in my mind is NOT a happy one. There will be memories of m/m domestic abuse and rape; references to this as history; mention of self-harm/depression/suicidal thoughts; violence and character death. Different parts will have different ratings from PG to NC-17 and I will flag where needed.
Chapter 1 - Flirt (Ianto) is here Rating: PG-13
Chapter 2 - Touch (Ianto) starts here Rating: Hard R/NC-17
Chapter 3 - Flirt (Jack) is here Rating: PG
Chapter 4 - Touch (Jack) starts here Rating: PG-13
Read and enjoy!
(Everything is also now over on AO3, under the same name).