Drabble: What They Don't Know
Title: What They Don't Know
Characters: Jack, mentions Torchwood
Spoilers: Slight for Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, Fragments, Exit Wounds etc.
Summary: The people of Cardiff are very good at ignoring things they don’t want to think about.
Disclaimer: I don’t own Torchwood, or the characters.
A/N: For the prompt ‘They Don't Know’, one of the prompts I didn’t get around to using for tw100’s challenge 292: Billboard Hot 100 last year. I’ve dug them out again to supplement the prompts I got from my f-list, just because there are still loads I wanted to use.
There are dangers to be found in the back alleys of any city: thieves, muggers and worse. Cardiff’s no exception, but on top of the expected dangers, it has its own unique set of hazards that most people somehow manage to remain blissfully unaware of.
It amazes Jack, the way Cardiff’s citizens go about their lives rationalising or ignoring things that would shock anyone else.
Creatures in boiler suits, rooting through dustbins are dismissed as kids in masks. Even blowfish driving sports cars are shrugged off.
It’s left to Torchwood to ensure that what they don’t know doesn’t hurt them.