Author's Notes:
My fifth drabble for Challenge 302 - Thaw at tw100, and the sixth part of the series which started with 'Cold Comfort'. There will be one more part.

Summary: The battle is over, all that’s left is to clean up the scene.

Cleanup is a subdued affair. Death should never be taken lightly, not even when it’s meted out in defence of the planet.

The invaders’ remains will have to be burned. Creatures with an affinity for ice are not something Torchwood wants in their cryo freezers. They’re almost certainly dead, but it’s still a chance none of the team are willing to take.

Besides, there’s not all that much left anyway. Ice melts, and beneath that protective covering they were smaller than they’d appeared. Ianto might have felt sorry for them, had he not seen how much they’d enjoyed Jack’s suffering.

TBC in ‘Aftermath’