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sam_storyteller ([personal profile] sam_storyteller) wrote2012-08-28 10:09 am

Avengers/Torchwood: Handler

Title: Handler
Rating: PG
Summary: There are some staff changes going on at SHIELD.
Warnings: None.

Also here on AO3 and here in Russian!

[ profile] reena_jenkins has done a podfic of this fic!


"You need a new handler," Fury told them, when they’d regrouped and recovered from the battle.

"Don’t want one," Tony said.

There was a moment of silence. Fury looked at Cap.

"I can’t believe I’m saying this, but Stark speaks for me," he said, crossing his arms.

"Someone has to be responsible for you until Coulson's back on his feet," Fury replied. "I’m not talking about braiding your hair or coddling your delicate diva superhero feelings. Someone has to be your SHIELD point of contact, manage your PR and requisitions, and liaise with the city regarding the billions of dollars in damage you just did."

"JARVIS can do that," Tony said.

"You need a public face."

Tony pointed to his face. "Already public."

"You really want to do all the meet and greets? You want to be the one people call when they need stock photos for news articles? You want to — "

"Okay," Clint said quietly. Everyone looked at him. "We get it. So find us someone and tell him to call us if the world’s ending."

"Already found. He will be contacting you as and when necessary, and the six of you are going to take it and like it," Fury replied. "Stark, one more word out of you and I will rip your goatee off, my hand to god."

Tony, who had been opening his mouth, involuntarily raised a hand to cover his chin. The goatee took a lot of work.

"We’ve imported someone from outside the organization to cover things in the short term. If he works out, we’ll discuss long term. He has extensive logistical experience and you will obey him," Fury continued. He gestured to one of the uniformed SHIELD agents standing in the background, and she opened a door and put her head in. "Gentlemen, lady, Stark — "

"Oh nice!"

" — meet Agent Ianto Jones, formerly of Torchwood."

The kid was young, baby-faced and pale, wearing the requisite bland suit and tie. He gave them a brief, perfunctory smile.

"Good morning," he said. "A pleasure to meet you all."

"Okay, he’s twelve years old and Welsh," Tony said.

"And yet I’m in charge of you," Ianto Jones replied pleasantly. "Sit down, Mr. Stark, before I declassify file A12."

Tony sat abruptly.

"What’s file A12?" Steve asked.

"Shut up and sit down," Tony hissed. "How did you even find that?"

"I was an archivist in a former life. I have ways. Captain Rogers, I was asked to give you Captain Harkness’s regards."

Steve sat down so quickly the chair crunched.

"Now then, Director Fury, agents," Jones said. "If you’ll clear the room — "

"Excuse me?" Fury asked.

"I need to debrief my team, sir. Please clear the room. I am also aware of file 327-apple-AR," he added. Fury glared, but he pointed at Stark, pointed at his eye, and then left the room as well.

"In my previous position," Jones said, "I was logistical support for a team of four people including a time-traveling sexual harassment suit waiting to happen, an extremely angry man with medical training, a technological savant, and a very mouthy police officer. Our office was located on a rift in space and time. Aliens were, in fact, our specialty. So the six of you, I have to say, should not be that difficult. Shall we begin with after action reports?"

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[personal profile] shanejayell 2012-08-28 03:13 pm (UTC)(link)

Okay, I think I like it. *lol*
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[personal profile] imperfect_tense 2012-08-28 03:22 pm (UTC)(link)
That was a thing of /beauty/.
jjhunter: Drawing of human JJ in ink tinted with blue watercolor; woman wearing glasses with arched eyebrows (JJ inked)

[personal profile] jjhunter 2012-08-28 03:22 pm (UTC)(link)
This is the crossover I never knew I wanted.
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[personal profile] julesjones 2012-08-28 03:28 pm (UTC)(link)
Okay, the hysterical laughter here started at "I was an archivist in a former life. I have ways". The grinning started well before that. :-)

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[personal profile] finch 2012-08-28 03:40 pm (UTC)(link)
Mm, I love the smell of competence kink in the morning.
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[personal profile] madripoor_rose 2012-08-28 03:44 pm (UTC)(link)
Oh Sam. It is only 11:30am and it has already been A DAY and this was exactly what I needed to read on my rest break. LOL, and thank you.

(Anonymous) 2012-08-28 03:54 pm (UTC)(link)

Oh my god. Sam.
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[personal profile] sanura 2012-08-28 04:21 pm (UTC)(link)

It's hard to find such short fics that put you in the state of fulfillment and yearning/wistfulness that you get from, um, love. I urgently and desperately want to read Ianto being in charge of the Avengers, but it was also the greatest thing to just read him being given the reins. AHHHHHHH

[personal profile] chloes_mom 2012-08-28 04:25 pm (UTC)(link)
Oh I have missed my Ianto!! My BAMF!Ianto...would totally own this group!!

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[personal profile] blushingflower 2012-08-28 04:28 pm (UTC)(link)
Chortled out loud in my office at Captain Rogers, I was asked to give you Captain Harkness’s regards."

Steve sat down so quickly the chair crunched.

Bless you, Sam
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[personal profile] aunty_marion 2012-08-28 04:38 pm (UTC)(link)
This is wonderful - but I'm sure I read it several days ago! Did you post it elsewhere first, or as comment-fic? But Ianto would be excellent as a replacement for Coulson.
kendermaus: Ianto Jones from Torchwood - text reads, I'm harmless, really. (Ianto - Harmless)

[personal profile] kendermaus 2012-08-28 06:40 pm (UTC)(link)

i have no other words for it beyond... SNERK!

lovely, lovely piece of fic. And yeah, Ianto could SO keep the Avengers in line. And you KNOW Coulson and Pepper are going to LOVE HIM! (And Fury is going to have his HANDS FULL keeping Ianto for SHIELD once Pepper gets a load of him.)

Wouldn't mind seeing more of this... but if this is all there is - it's a beautifully wonderful image to settle with.

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[personal profile] jonaht 2012-08-28 07:15 pm (UTC)(link)
Where is the rest of it? It's great the way it is but there is so much potential. I miss Ianto. :( At least he and Jack finally had their baby. I knew it would happen despite his strong protests.
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[personal profile] coyotegoth 2012-08-28 07:35 pm (UTC)(link)
More! ^_^
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[personal profile] kallaneeboi 2012-08-28 07:56 pm (UTC)(link)
Heee! I love it!

But but but where's the rest?!
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[personal profile] kenderlyn 2012-08-28 10:47 pm (UTC)(link)
That was glorious. Ianto is that awesome.
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[personal profile] nafs 2012-08-28 11:05 pm (UTC)(link)
This is *awesome*. And like all good fics has my brain spiraling off into "ooh, what if?" territory.
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[personal profile] l_jade 2012-08-28 11:47 pm (UTC)(link)
More ??.. please ??
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[personal profile] melayneseahawk 2012-08-29 12:55 am (UTC)(link)
Ok, this is amazing. I need more of this, like, right now.
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[personal profile] siliconshaman 2012-08-29 01:27 am (UTC)(link)
Echoing the requests for More!
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[personal profile] droolfangrrl 2012-08-29 02:21 am (UTC)(link)
So much love, I think I might explode.

I love it when you do these things.

[identity profile] 2012-08-29 04:26 am (UTC)(link)

Ianto Jones should come back to life just so he can be wedged into the Avengers universe for this very purpose.

Also, I am ridiculously pleased that he looks slightly alarmed by Thor's table manners.
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[personal profile] anthimeria 2012-08-29 04:53 am (UTC)(link)
I want Jack and Steve to have met in the war SO MUCH.

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