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Title:  Carollers
Author: silkendreammaid  

Disclaimer: I do not and never will own Torchwood or the characters within.
Rating: PG13 
Warning: Language
Characters:  Ianto Jones

Note: Written for the 2011 Advent Challenge. Prompt #9 taken from the 2011 prompt list. 

Author’s Note:  Takes place in my Siren 'verse, and references to episode 1:10 Out of Time

Summary:   Ianto Jones takes the three 'riftugees' to the shops


 

Carollers

 

Ianto Jones paused mid-step as the sound rolled over him. Carollers had set up near the store entrance and had started to sing. 

We Three Kings of Orient are
Bearing gifts we traverse afar
Field and fountain, moor and mountain,
Following yonder star 

His eyes half-closed and a small smile curved his lips. It was one of his most favourite carols and the singers were doing a splendid job and his Siren blood stirred. It was hard at this time of year to hear all the music around him and not be able to join in. He ended up almost perpetually humming in the subsonic ranges just to keep himself controlled but sometimes when he heard the music being sung the way it was meant to be heard he couldn’t force himself past it. Like now. 

He shot a quick glance into the store for his three charges and saw the riftugees browsing the shelves. Surely it wouldn’t hurt to leave them be for a few minutes he thought. 

O star of wonder, star of night,
Star with royal beauty bright,
Westward leading, still proceeding,
Guide us to thy perfect Light 

He let himself sing softly with the chorus, manfully resisting the urge to open his throat and let the music fall out. But his quiet tones were still loud enough to cause the woman beside him to turn and smile at the young man who was so obviously enjoying the carollers. And he sang so beautifully she wondered which choir he was in. The crowd grew around him. 

They sang the whole carol and Ianto blinked himself back to reality as the last notes faded and his nerves jangled when Jingle Bells began. The contrast too great he turned away not realising that many closest to him had been listening to him and not the carollers. As he hummed his way into the store to find John Ellis and the girls several of them even turned to follow him.

 



 

 


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Date: 2011-12-26 01:06 pm (UTC)
milady_dragon: Dragon Myfanwy (Default)
From: [personal profile] milady_dragon
Aw...too bad he can't really join in...

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Date: 2011-12-26 03:34 pm (UTC)
badly_knitted: (Can I Keep Him)
From: [personal profile] badly_knitted
Ianto the Pied Piper! If he's not careful, he'll have half of Cardiff following him around throughout the Christmas season!

It's sad that he can't join in though. I know he has to be careful not to let his voice influence people, but I find myself wishing for him to sing Let There Be Peace On Earth - preferably broadcast worldwide! The world could do with a bit of universal brotherhood.

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