The Torchwood Drabble Files by badly_knitted

Summary: A collection of drabbles, mostly based on the weekly prompts at tw100. Mostly Jack/Ianto as that's what I write, but no doubt other Torchwood characters will pop in from time to time. All genres are possible, but expect mainly humour and fluff, because that's usually what comes out when I write. All are 100 words exactly in Word, but apparently not here!
Rating: Teen
Categories: Torchwood
Characters: Gwen Cooper, Ianto Jones, Jack Harkness, Lisa Hallett, Martha Jones, Myfanwy, Other Character(s), Owen Harper, PC Andy Davidson, Rhiannon Davies, Rhys Williams
Genres: Mixed
Warnings: None
Challenges: None
Series: None
Published: 2012.09.23
Updated: 2022.08.09

The Torchwood Drabble Files by badly_knitted
Chapter 384: Brief Visitor - Sequel to ‘Revelations’
Author's Notes: Part twelve of the Drone Series. Written for Challenge 315 – Drone at tw100. There is an end to this series somewhere, I just haven't found it yet, so forgive me for droning on...

Summary: What came through the Rift is finally revealed. Briefly.

“Can you tell what it is yet?” Jack demanded impatiently.

“No, sorry, but it’s close, we should be able to see it.” Tosh frowned at the drone’s sensor data on her PDA. “It must be invisible!”

Looking around, Hart groaned.

“Oh, you have got to be kidding! Here I was hoping it would be something dangerous, so I could be all heroic, save your lives and earn your undying gratitude. Or something.”

“What? Do ya see it?” Jack turned slowly in circle, right hand on his Webley.

“Over there.” Hart nodded towards some bushes where something was hovering, shimmering softly.


They watched the hazy creature drifting lazily among the roses in someone’s garden while the drone filmed it.

“What is it?” asked Tosh.

“People call them Wisps. They’re harmless wanderers, plant collectors, mostly energy. It’ll take specimens then leave, that’s what they always do. Legend has it they’re from another dimension, where every plant that ever existed flourishes. Load of bollocks if you ask me.”

“We didn’t ask you!”

Even as they watched, the Wisp snipped cuttings from the bushes then winked out of existence.

“Well that was kind of anticlimactic,” Ianto commented.

“I thought it was beautiful,” Tosh sighed.

TBC in ‘Field Tested’

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