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Double Drabble: Noticing

Title: Noticing
Author: badly_knitted
Characters: Owen, Tosh.
Rating: G
Written For: Challenge 501: Notice at tw100.
Spoilers: Nada.
Summary: Owen surprises Tosh.
Disclaimer: I don’t own Torchwood, or the characters.
A/N: Double drabble.

Arriving at the Hub later than usual, Tosh hurried to her workstation and turned her computers on. A few feet away at his own desk, Owen glanced up. “What happened, you oversleep?” he asked, then… “Did you do something to your hair? It looks really nice.”

Tosh had indeed just got her hair cut and styled; it had been getting too long, which could be a nuisance when you worked for Torchwood, and anyway the alien gunk that had got into it the previous evening had set solid, welding the ends on one side into a solid clump that wouldn’t wash out. Her only option had been to cut off the affected section, and she’d decided getting it done professionally was probably a better idea than trying to do it herself. She just hadn’t expected Owen of all people to notice.

“What do you want, Owen?” she sighed.


“Really? Usually you only compliment me when you need something.”

“I guess I do.” Owen smiled sheepishly. “There is one little thing you could do for me…”

‘Here it comes,’ thought Tosh. “What’s that?”

“Have dinner with me tonight?”

He sounded serious.

“That would be lovely.”

Owen grinned. “It’s a date.”

The End


Yes, its bad enough that they are in the news for their indiscretions, rather than what they are standing for.

If only, but at least you know better by now.

Edited at 2018-06-07 08:34 am (UTC)
Not that I ever plan on taking classes again. Too lazy for that ;)

Yeah, why can't they do something useful?

I took a course for the sake of learning how to study without support.

Everything is more accessible these days online. Listening to audio and video demonstrations.

I find learning new things fun when it's on the basic of gaining knowledge and no deadline.

Political news is a prime example of where people can be academics but lack the credibility to follow through on their so called good deeds.

Edited at 2018-06-09 10:38 am (UTC)
My brain doesn't want to take in much in the way of new knowledge unless it's new craft skills, lol! Academic learning makes me want to sleep...

Politicians have no clue about real life.

I'd rather improve on my emotional intelligence. That is a more useful skill.

Well, you can always listen/read academic topics to fall asleep.

Tell me about it. I'm not saying I know everything but consistency in ones actions should play a major role in politics.
It really should, and when they say they're going to do something, they should do it instead of dropping the idea the minute they get elected. *iz snarly*

I'd rather read a good novel before going to sleep.

Yeah, they usually make these lame excuses about why they can't follow through. This is why I prefer to see how a person act's rather than them saying stuff they can't guarantee.

Well, I hope you still get your beauty sleep regardless.:)
I don't know about beauty sleep, but I do at least get some sleep. Reading relaxes me.

True, actions speak louder than words. Politicians are all hot air >=[

Melting cooking chocolate relaxes me. Reading too, depending on what topic it is.

I hate how politicians have ruined the concept of what parliament was made for.*shakes fist*
Me too! *knocks all their silly heads together*

Mmmmm, melting chocolate smells divine!

There should be a specific law against lying in politics. An apology isn't enough!

It is. I said that to an acquaintance and he didn't know what to say. It's like meditation to me.*thinks of melted dark chocolate*
Yeah, but how would you enforce it? Politicians lie as a matter of course. That's how they get to be politicians.

Makes the mouth water!

They don't have to be saints so maybe a lie detector? I really wish I knew how to create a fool-proof solution.*lost*

Everything taste better with home made chocolate.*food wise*
I suspect a foolproof solution is impossible because most politicians are fools anyway.

They should be kicked out of office if they don't keep their promises though, and relieved of duty and heavily fined if they lie about anything important.

Chocolate is one of mankind's greatest inventions!
The whole situation is hopeless unless people with our views were calling the shots.*sighs*

Only spies, are allowed to lie.*rhymes sort of*

I hate when chocolate doesn't taste like the real deal. Like substituting cocoa with sugar. That's why I prefer making my own. Unless its decent dark chocolate.