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 839: I Spy…
Author's Notes: First of four standalone drabbles for Challenge 369: Awkward at tw100.

This was too long to start with, so I shortened it, then extended the first draft into a double drabble because I just couldn’t leave Ianto like that…

Summary: Ianto’s fiendish plan goes a bit pear-shaped!

Drabble Version


Best game of Naked Hide and Seek ever! Jack would never find him this time, which meant for once he was going to win.

Ianto had made straight for the archives, then doubled back as soon as he’d lured Jack down there. Good thing it was a warm night, he decided as the invisible lift stopped beside the water tower. He’d give Jack long enough to get bored, then go claim his prize.

“Excuse me, I couldn’t help noticing you’re naked. Are you okay?”

Ianto stared at the girl in horror. How could she see him? Talk about awkward moments.


The End


Extended Version


Tonight’s game of Naked Hide and Seek had been epic! Ianto was busy patting himself on the back, because no way was Jack going to find him this time, which meant he was going to win for once. It really was about time.

Ianto had made a beeline for the archives, then silently doubled back as soon as he’d lured Jack down there with a few crafty clues. Good thing it was a fine and warm night, he decided as the invisible lift locked into place beside the water tower. He’d give Jack long enough to get bored, then go down and claim his prize.

“Excuse me, I couldn’t help noticing your lack of clothes. Are you okay?”

Ianto stared at the girl in horror, face heating up. How could she see him? Talk about awkward moments.

“Yes, I’m fine, thank you. Um, nice night, isn’t it? I should be going.” With that, he turned tail and bolted for the Tourist Office, knowing he couldn’t risk using the lift in front of someone who could see through the perception filter.

Damnit! Streaking through Cardiff really hadn’t been part of his fiendish plan to finally beat Jack. He just couldn’t win.

The End

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