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: 2022.08.17

The Torchwood Drabble Files by badly_knitted
Chapter 843: Death Of An Agent
Author's Notes: My first drabble for Challenge 370: Old Age at tw100.

Summary: There are a lot of ways for a Torchwood agent to die, but old age isn’t one of them.

Torchwood agents don’t die of old age; that’s something newcomers learn pretty fast. There’s no pension to pay into because once you’ve signed up for the world’s most dangerous job, your life expectancy drops drastically. Few agents make it much past thirty; that’s just the way it is.

When you’re protecting the earth from aliens, there are so many things that can kill you: Weevils, Blowfish, brain-eating parasites, innocuous pieces of technology that turn out to be weapons, or explosives, or canisters of lethal toxins… The list goes on.

Owen’s not bitter, just surprised. Bullets are still just as deadly.

The End

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