Characters: Nosy, Team Torchwood.
Written For: Challenge 493: Valuable at tw100.
Summary: Nosy can’t understand why humans are so obsessed with owning things.
Disclaimer: I don’t own Torchwood, or the characters.
A/N: Double drabble.
Nosy was very happy living with its humans, but even though it was empathic, that didn’t mean it always understood them. Humans were strange creatures; they always wanted things, and yet getting more things never really seemed to make them any happier. That was peculiar.
Nosy had lots of things too, and every one of them made it happy. It loved to play with its toys, and make patterns with its bottle-cap collection, but humans got things that they didn’t seem to do anything with, and never seemed satisfied with what they’d got. They always wanted a better, newer, more expensive version of the thing they already had, as if just the fact that it was newer and did more things than their old one did made it more valuable.
They spent tremendous amounts of something they called money just to get things they couldn’t possibly need. Gwen, for instance, was always buying shoes, but what did she want with so many when she only had two feet?
In Nosy’s opinion, things could be nice to have, especially if they could be played with or cuddled, but most of them weren’t necessary. The only really valuable things were its friends.