The librarian smiled as she checked out the books Ianto had chosen.
“Good choice, your kids will love these,” she said with a smile.
“I hope so. Anything to keep them quiet for a while and get them to sleep,” Ianto replied. “Thank you.”
“You’re welcome, have a good day.”
Books in hand, Ianto got in his car and drove back to the Hub to be greeted by a frazzled-looking Jack.
“I got books!”
“Thank goodness! Okay, kids, story time!”
Little Tosh, Gwen and Owen clustered around Jack, eager smiles on their faces, tantrums forgotten.
“Thank God for libraries.”