It had been a routine retrieval, until Ianto shot from an alleyway, running flat out.
“Balls!” he yelled, heading towards Jack.
Jack looked down at his trousers, just in case he’d forgotten something.
“No, twpsyn, balls!” Ianto snapped exasperatedly, pointing behind him and sprinting past Jack as though the hounds of Hell were at his heels.
Puzzled, Jack turned his attention to the alley Ianto had been investigating just as several large, menacingly spiky balls emerged from it. They hesitated briefly before rolling towards him, rapidly picking up speed.
With an audible gulp, Jack bolted after Ianto.
“Wait for me!”
TBC in Part 2