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 529: Who Made A Bit Of A Splash? – Sequel to ‘Catch Of The Day’
Author's Notes: For the prompt ‘Who Made A Bit of a Splash in Wales Then?’, one of the prompts I didn’t get around to using for tw100’s challenge 288 last year. I’ve dug them out again to supplement the prompts I got from my f-list, just because there are still loads I wanted to use. This one’s another double drabble. (I’m not really happy with the last line.)

Summary: Ianto’s made some new friends, but they can’t stay.

Their guests turned out to be wealthy honeymooners on a luxury cruise whose lifepod had accidentally been jettisoned during a safety drill. They’d been getting low on air and had thought themselves doomed, so were very grateful to be rescued.

Back at the Hub, Owen examined them, pronouncing them healthy despite their ordeal, though rather giddy from breathing an atmosphere with higher oxygen content than their own.

Ianto could’ve told him that. The aliens were currently dancing around him, apparently their species’ way of expressing gratitude. Ianto thought it looked exhausting, but they’d been dancing for almost thirty minutes with no sign of tiring. Maybe giving them coffee hadn’t been the best idea.

Fortunately, Tosh managed to contact the spaceliner, which sent a shuttle to collect the lost passengers. They arranged to meet it on a hill outside Cardiff.

Ianto wasn’t particularly surprised when the ship’s captain insisted on performing the dance of gratitude. What did surprise him was the bag of star sapphires he was given as a reward, and being told the couple intended to name their firstborn after him.

As the shuttle departed, Jack grinned at Ianto.

“Hard to say who made the bigger splash,” he teased.

The End

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