Prompt: Fack Ju, Göhte! (Germany, 2013)
Character/Pairing(s): Jack/Ianto (slow development), Jack/Gwen (past), Jack/Alonso Frame (past), Mica Davies, Owen Harper, John Hart, Toshiko Sato, Harold Saxon, Carys Fletcher, Bernie Harris, Annie Botchwell, Jonah Bevan, Jasmine Pierce, Suzie Costello, Rory Williams, Amy Pond, Andy Davidson
Warnings: Attempted suicide, mention of prostitution, mention of drug abuse, mention of an abusive relationship in the past, violence
Word Count: ~37.000
Disclaimer for TW and the movie you are using: I'm not making money with this fanfic. The tv show Torchwood and the movie Fack Ju, Göhte! and the characters appearing within it belong to their producers and creators. Additionally, one sentence in this story was borrowed from another German movie called Türkisch für Anfänger (Turkish for Beginners). Any similarities to living or dead persons are purely coincidental and not intended.
Summary: When hardened criminal Jack Harkness finishes his prison sentence, he discovers that the money he stole during his last bank robbery is now buried underneath the gym of a school. Gaining access as a substitute teacher, Jack faces enough of a challenge already by digging for the money at night and being a role model to educationally disadvantaged students during the day. When his attraction to the overly idealistic teacher Ianto Jones is thrown into the mix, though, it's not just Jack's freedom that's at stake, but also - for the first time - his heart.
Beta: nemo_baker, who agreed to swap stories with me. Thank you!
Author's Notes: Written for reel_torchwood and based on the German movie Fack Ju, Göhte! with Elyas M'Barek and Karoline Herfurth. This movie is available as a DVD with English subtitles and totally worth it!
Goethe (intentionally spelled wrong 'Göhte' in the movie's title) is one of Germany's most popular writers and lived from 1749-1832. To adapt the story to take place in Wales, I replaced him with the English writer Shakespeare (1564-1616).
The second half of the story is only loosely based on the movie. I took some freedoms with that.
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