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: 2021.12.05

The Torchwood Drabble Files by badly_knitted
Chapter 662: Ailing Alien
Author's Notes: My fifth drabble for Challenge 331 – Worms at tw100.

Summary: Owen has a very unusual patient.

Jack and Ianto had returned from a retrieval with a misplaced alien. Owen was rather taken aback when they laid her carefully on the autopsy table. She was alive, but obviously not in the best of health.

“This is Soom, of the Forest of Cheem,” Jack introduced her.

“She’s a tree?”

“I am,” Soom replied in a mellow voice. “Can you help me, doctor?”

“I’ll do my best.”


Up in his office an hour later, Jack looked at Torchwood’s medic.

“Do you know what’s wrong with her.”

Owen nodded. “I hope she’s not allergic to earth chemicals. She’s got woodworm.”

The End

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