It takes Ianto nearly an hour of diligent searching, through the kitchen, hallway, staircase, landing, and bedroom, before he finally tracks his little lost sock to the en suite, where he discovers it lying dejectedly underneath the bathroom stool. There are a few dust bunnies under there too; maybe they abducted the sock.
He picks the fluff off and triumphantly returns the sock to its mate, setting it down alongside the one he’d left on the bed, but if he’s expecting a joyful reunion, he’s disappointed. Single socks look sad, but two just look like a pair. Maybe they’re shy.
TBC in ‘A Pair Again’