Characters: Jack, Ianto.
Written For: Challenge 501: Notice at tw100.
Summary: Even Jack knows to pay attention to anything labelled ‘Very Important’.
Disclaimer: I don’t own Torchwood, or the characters.
A/N: Double drabble.
Jack paused at the door to the lower levels. It was closed, which was unusual since most of the team, himself included, saw doors as unnecessary obstacles and left them open for their convenience unless there was a very good reason to shut them, but that wasn’t what had caught his attention. Stuck to the solid metal of the door with strips of masking tape was a large sheet of thick, white paper, on which was written in black marker pen,
‘ATTENTION! VERY IMPORTANT NOTICE – READ AND OBEY.’
The rest of the sheet was blank.
Jack was still staring at it with a confused look on his face when Ianto appeared.
“Jack? What are you doing?”
Jack pointed helplessly at the paper. “I don’t understand! What am I supposed to read and obey?”
Ianto laughed. “It’s not finished yet; the marker pen ran out of ink so I had to go and fetch a new one.”
“Thank goodness for that. I was almost afraid to move in case I did the wrong thing.”
Uncapping his pen, Ianto finished the notice with: ‘FOR FLUFF SAFETY, PLEASE CLOSE THIS DOOR BEHIND YOU.’
“I don’t want Nosy getting lost down there,” he explained.