Author's Notes:
First of four standalone drabbles for Challenge 369: Awkward at tw100.

This was too long to start with, so I shortened it, then extended the first draft into a double drabble because I just couldn’t leave Ianto like that…

Summary: Ianto’s fiendish plan goes a bit pear-shaped!

Drabble Version


Best game of Naked Hide and Seek ever! Jack would never find him this time, which meant for once he was going to win.

Ianto had made straight for the archives, then doubled back as soon as he’d lured Jack down there. Good thing it was a warm night, he decided as the invisible lift stopped beside the water tower. He’d give Jack long enough to get bored, then go claim his prize.

“Excuse me, I couldn’t help noticing you’re naked. Are you okay?”

Ianto stared at the girl in horror. How could she see him? Talk about awkward moments.


The End


Extended Version


Tonight’s game of Naked Hide and Seek had been epic! Ianto was busy patting himself on the back, because no way was Jack going to find him this time, which meant he was going to win for once. It really was about time.

Ianto had made a beeline for the archives, then silently doubled back as soon as he’d lured Jack down there with a few crafty clues. Good thing it was a fine and warm night, he decided as the invisible lift locked into place beside the water tower. He’d give Jack long enough to get bored, then go down and claim his prize.

“Excuse me, I couldn’t help noticing your lack of clothes. Are you okay?”

Ianto stared at the girl in horror, face heating up. How could she see him? Talk about awkward moments.

“Yes, I’m fine, thank you. Um, nice night, isn’t it? I should be going.” With that, he turned tail and bolted for the Tourist Office, knowing he couldn’t risk using the lift in front of someone who could see through the perception filter.

Damnit! Streaking through Cardiff really hadn’t been part of his fiendish plan to finally beat Jack. He just couldn’t win.

The End