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October 2019



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Drabble: Faithful To The End

Title: Faithful To The End

Author: badly_knitted

Characters: Ianto

Rating: G

Written For: Challenge 288, Week 3 – Reverse fandom – Last of the Summer Wine at tw100

Spoilers: Nada.

Summary: Ianto bids farewell to his faithful protectors, fallen in the line of duty.

Disclaimer: I don’t own Torchwood, or the characters.

A/N: Title used was Elegy for Fallen Wellies

They’d served him well since he joined Torchwood Three, faithfully protecting him through mud and mire, through slime and goo, through disgusting sewers and even through years of cleaning the cells and Myfanwy’s nest.

Now though, their faithful service had come to an end; they’d been defeated by a river of neon green, acidic gunge, bravely giving their last to keep his feet from being melted off.

The least he could do was give them a proper send off.

“Alas, poor wellies, brave to the last. I salute you,” Ianto murmured solemnly, then shrugged and tossed them into the incinerator.

The End


a good way to honour those "warriors"
LOL! Thank you.

They sacrificed themselves for a good cause, Ianto still has his toes! (His Ian-toes?)
LOL his Ian-toes!!!! hahahahah only you my friend, only you!
I could not resist the temptation! =D
Leave it to Ianto to give his wellies a dignified send-off. ;)
Ianto has great respect for his equipment.

(and my mind just fell straight into the gutter when I wrote that. I'm sure Jack has great respect for Ianto's equipment too, lol!)

Thank you!
It is sad when you have to retire something so reliable, that's been with you through thick and thin. I can really see Ianto doing this. :)
Yeah, so can I. Ianto takes good care of the tools of his trade. They may be inanimate, but they protect him from various kinds of harm and probably all hold a variety of memories. It's hard to just throw away something like that, but sometimes it's the only thing you can do when they're beyond repair.

Thank you.
Sweet little piece and so Ianto, seeing them off like this (though I had to look up what "wellies" are to really get it; that word wasn't in my English vocabulary so far ^.^").
Wellies, our affectionate name for the humble Wellington Boot than comes in handy so much in soggy Britain, lol! Very versatile footwear, I wear mine all the time when I'm gardening, they keep the ants out.

It just seemed like something Ianto would do, I think in that respect he's a lot like me. I hate throwing out things that have served me well for years, it just seems disrespectful, but sometimes it just has to be done.

Thank you.
LOL well at least the had an exiting life.

great drabble.
So true! Even Torchwood Wellies live lives of adventure and peril, before their early demise. They're heroes in their own right.

Thank you!
Hehe -brilliant :-)
Thank you!

I think Wellies must be an essential part of every Torchwood operative's kit! Ianto will have to requisition a new pair.
Always faithful friend rest in peace your labors are done.
Exactly. It will be hard for Ianto to find another pair of wellies that good to replace them.

Thank you.
Great idea !!
Thank you. It struck me that Ianto is the kind to take good care of his equipment, but sometimes there's nothing to be done.
shoulder shrug .... lol
Ianto has great respect for his equipment; they may just be rubber boots but those Wellies were a blessing. thanks to them, Ianto still has all his toes.

Thank you.