Characters: Ianto, Jack, OCs.
Written For: Challenge 505: Trick at tw100.
Summary: It takes a very clever man, or alien, to fool Ianto Jones.
Disclaimer: I don’t own Torchwood, or the characters.
A/N: Double drabble.
“Should you be going alone?” Ianto asked worriedly.
“I’ll be fine; Sergei’s kind of shy, not too keen on strangers.
“Your informant’s called Sergei? I thought he was an alien.”
“He is, but his real name’s unpronounceable. I call him Sergei because he looks a lot like that meercat in the ads, just not as furry.”
“Right. Of course.”
“I’ll be back before you know it.”
Several hours later, Ianto tracked Jack down and untied him. “’I’ll be fine,’ you said.”
“It was a trick! I was jumped by another alien and he took my clothes! That message wasn’t from Sergei at all!”
“I gathered that,” Ianto replied, untying the hapless Sergei too. He did look rather like a meercat.
“How’d you figure it out anyway?”
“Your… assailant dressed in your clothes then tried to pass himself off as you and get into the Hub,” Ianto explained, doing a very poor job of concealing his amusement. “Apparently because he’s a shape-shifter he didn’t think we’d be able to tell the difference. I’ll admit it was a very good likeness, but not good enough.”
“What gave him away?”
“He couldn’t pronounce my name, kept calling me Ando.”
“That would do it!