Title: Swimming lesson
Disclaimer: Jack & Ianto aren't mine :(
Summary: Ianto and Jack take Ewan on his first swimming lesson. A one shot to follow on from my ‘Santa Baby’ ficSanta Baby which you don’t necessarily have to have read for this.
“Blow in his face.”
“No, I can’t. It doesn’t feel right.”
“It’s ok, look everyone’s doing it!” Jack looked at all the other couples in the pool, trying to get Ianto to cooperate with the instructions given to them by the woman currently walking through the water, going round to all the couples making sure they were all ok, and answering any questions in a kind, but sickly sweet tone.
Ianto huffed, and Jack could almost see the different and terrifying scenarios running through Ianto’s head. He took Ewan gently but firmly from Ianto’s grasp.
“Watch me, ok?” Ianto silently nodded, a knot of fear and guilt growing heavy in his stomach.
Jack got Ewan’s attention, and as soon as his big blue eyes made contact with his own, he blew into Ewan’s face. Jack ducked his little body under the water and quickly followed him under. Despite his eyes being unprotected by goggles which of course made his sight blurry, Jack could see the excitement all over Ewan’s face as he looked around underwater. He smiled as widely as he could and after a few moments, surfaced with Ewan in his arms.
Ianto quickly took Ewan and his eyes scoured every millimetre of his chubby little face for any signs that he inhaled water, wasn’t breathing, might be having a baby heart attack, or that he might have damaged his brain and so many other conditions that his mind had imagined within the 10 seconds that Jack and Ewan had been under water.
“He’s fine Ianto, look at him!” Jack splashed the water beside Ewan causing him to giggle and splash with his own tiny hands.
“Yeah, well you just don’t know what can happen. They might have put too much chlorine in and he could have been blind for the rest of his life for all you know. No don’t do that, don’t do the eyebrow...” Jack had his right eyebrow raised at Ianto. “No come on Jack I’m just worried.” Jack pushed his eyebrow even higher. “Fine, I’m being totally un-“
“Unreasonable and you need relax more. Just keep repeating that to yourself and one day you might actually listen!” Jack smile lit up the entire swimming pool, and Ianto could feel the eyes of the slightly envious women in the pool staring at Jack when their husband’s weren’t looking. Their sight trailed all over Jack’s chest, shoulders, neck, and face, dripping with water, his usually perfectly gelled hair completely messed up by the water making it darker which in turn, made his blue eyes sparkle like diamonds. “It’s almost time to get out, come on, let’s go now before the next class comes in.”
Ianto watched Jack glide through the water to the steps, and duck his hair under the water to get it out of his face before hauling himself out of the water. Ianto’s stomach muscles were doing flips as Jack’s muscles flexed, and the water dripped gracefully off his body. He quickly reached up to Jack and thrust Ewan into Jack’s arms before getting out.
“What is it?” asked Jack.
“If we don’t get home soon, I’m pretty sure most of the women in this pool will ravage you and I don’t fancy having to deal with a lot of angry husbands. I will also get arrested for public indecency for jumping you if we don’t get home soon. Couldn’t you have worn baggy shorts?!” Ianto hissed.
“And miss an opportunity to see you squirm like this? No way!” Jack grinned. “Come on, let’s jump in the shower and go.”
Ianto was turning to walk towards the shower but Jack’s hand that caught his waist stopped him.
“Want to show them I’m yours?”
“Wha-” Before he could speak, Jack captured his mouth in a knee meltingly soft, delicate kiss. He heard the low gasps from the women in the pool behind them as Jack ended the kiss, but didn’t even look behind him as Jack swung his free arm round his shoulder, and walked the three of them to the showers.