Characters: Ianto, Jack.
Written For: Challenge 493: Valuable at tw100.
Spoilers: Set in my Ghost of a Chance ‘Verse
Summary: Travelling the universe, it’s always a good idea to carry some valuable items for trade purposes.
Disclaimer: I don’t own Torchwood, or the characters.
A/N: Double drabble.
Travelling the universe in their cargo ship, Jack and Ianto had learned to always carry some small tradable items of their own, things that would command higher prices on worlds many light years from where they were manufactured. It made restocking their larder and buying other essentials so much easier on worlds that had their own currency.
Things that were worth very little where they were bought gained a far greater value through their sheer rarity at the opposite end of the galaxy, and it wasn’t always the things you might expect to be sought after.
As a result, they made regular trips back to earth. Not only was it good for Ianto to touch base with his home-world and find out all the gossip from Martha, but it also meant he could stock up on vitally important things such as high-quality coffee beans and dark chocolate hobnobs while Jack procured some of their more popular trade items that were exclusive to earth.
It always struck Ianto as odd that their best seller, as it were, turned out to be the humble zip faster. Seemed that no other race in the universe had ever come up with that clever idea.