- Sun Jan 17, 2016 12:24 pm
Early morning owls... or really late owls (depending on how you viewed them), were likely some of the most annoying things that could happen in a person's life. Considering that the owl had come from the states, they likely didn't think about the time difference between the two places. It was early morning for Ianto, but he hadn't been asleep when the thing arrived. Instead, he had been wide away, pouring over the notes in his coded journals while working on an equally coded report to headquarters of the things that had been happening in the UK.
He made regular reports. He got made sure to make regular reports in person, but there were times when it was tough to get away. So heavily coded reports that very few would understand even if they managed to translate them correctly into English was also normal. This morning was one of those mornings, one of those difficult times to get away, and yet when he opened and read the owl... he knew he needed to go.
What were you supposed to do when you needed to be in two places at once? Ianto didn't have to report to his fake job right away. He had a few hours to get over to the States and get back. Problem was, his "persona" was supposed to be a man of habit. If he followed his supposed routines, he'd go out for a job, grab breakfast, a coffee, and then would go into work. He'd have to come up with an excuse and pretend to be in a bad mood for the rest of the day. Well, perhaps not pretend, because he was going to be in a bad mood after this, but it was what it was.
So it was with a heavy sigh that Ianto locked everything away that needed to be hidden in his flat and apparated straight to the location that Casey had told him to meet him at. The dark haired wizard knew exactly where the Denny's was that Casey suggested. It was funny how the word was written in the parchment, because pureblooded wizarding folk never knew what to do with muggle born anything.
Ianto walked into the place in question then moved to a booth that had a view of the main entrance and the fire exit, just in case something went down. He ordered a straight black coffee to start his morning and ran a hand through his hair as he waited for the other man to show.