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: 2021.10.13

The Torchwood Drabble Files by badly_knitted
Chapter 487: Sock Trouble
Author's Notes: Written for dailyprompt 30-12-13: ‘the significance of socks’. This one’s a double drabble.

Summary: Ianto’s having sock trouble.

Ianto was somewhat perturbed to realise he couldn’t find a pair of socks. Or put more accurately, he couldn’t find a pair of his own socks. There were socks aplenty, his sock drawer was half full of them, but all of them were Jack’s.

“Jack, where the hell are all my socks?”

“In your sock drawer?”

“No, those would be your socks.”

“Socks are socks, can’t you just wear a pair of mine?”

“No. Yours are too thick; my shoes won’t go on over them. I can’t believe I’ve run out of socks! I didn’t think I was that far behind with the laundry.”

“Oh. Sorry.”

“Why are you apologising.”

“I’ve just been grabbing the first pair of socks I find every morning. Didn’t think it mattered.”

“You’ve been wearing my socks?”

“Well, yeah. Isn’t that what people do when they live together? Wear each other’s clothes?

“Not their socks!”

“Oh.” Jack reached for his foot, “Do you want this pair back then?”

Ianto looked horrified.

“Not when you’ve been wearing them!”

“What’s wrong with that? My feet have been intimate with yours plenty of times.”

“Good point. Give ‘em here. And wear your own socks in future!”

“Yes dear.”

The End

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