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Torchwood

Double Drabble: Question

Title: Question
Author: badly_knitted
Characters: Gwen, Owen, Jack, team implied.
Rating: G
Written For: Challenge 484: Weekend at tw100.
Spoilers: Nada.
Summary: Gwen has a question for the team.
Disclaimer: I don’t own Torchwood, or the characters.
A/N: This one’s a double drabble.





“So,” said Gwen as the team sat around the boardroom table, eating takeaway, “what do you lot like doing on weekends? Any hobbies?” She’d been racking her brains for questions she could ask in order to get to know her new colleagues, and that one seemed about the safest.


Everyone stared at her and Owen let out a disparaging snort. “Weekends? We’re here, workin’, just like every other day of the week. Torchwood isn’t some cushy nine-to-five job with weekends and bank holidays off. It’s twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, fifty-two weeks a year. We’re lucky to get one day off a month. Who’s got time for hobbies?”


“Owen’s right,” Jack agreed. “The Rift doesn’t operate to a set schedule, so we have to be ready to deal with whatever comes through at any time, day or night. That’s why phones have to be kept charged and turned on at all times. I handle most nighttime alerts myself, but you never know when I might have to call the team in to assist.


Gwen was floored; all she could manage to say was, “Oh.” She ducked her head, concentrating on lunch. What had she got herself into?



The End










Comments

And even then, people often deliberately break those laws thinking they can get away with it.

Yeah, they're nuts!*being blunt*

I have low tolerance for people who don't care about consequences.
Same here. I always hope they'll get what they deserve but it doesn't always work out that way =(

Sad but true. I try to remind myself that at least I'm not like that. That there are still descent people in the world. Even if it still annoying.
It is some comfort to know that. There are many good people, but it's the bad ones who get on the news more often than not.

No news is good news, usually. I'd rather stories that raise awareness on good deeds to influence or inspire people though.
Me too. If all people see on the news is people doing bad things, it doesn't motivate them to do good.