Ianto was stressed because the Queen’s birthday party was only a month away and if they had to order something for her, it might not arrive in time.
Jack was frustrated because Ianto shot down his best ideas before he could even voice them.
The situation was deteriorating rapidly, until the solution arrived from a very unexpected source.
Arguing again after the rest of the team had left for the night, they were interrupted by Nosy, who slithered up to the sofa and plunked something in Jack’s lap, silencing him.
He and Ianto grinned at each other.
“The ideal gift!”
TBC in ‘On Their Way’