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September 2022



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Double Drabble: Not Fooled

Title: Not Fooled
Author: badly_knitted
Characters: Ianto, Jack, OCs.
Rating: G
Written For: Challenge 505: Trick at tw100.
Spoilers: Nada.
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!

The End


Wait - what - you have those ads as well ???
*giggles* They're a big thing over here in Britain, I'm only surprised I've never come across any meercat fanfic!

Thank you!
Not easy to fool Ando LOL.

great drabble
Nope, Ando is a smart guy ;)

Thank you!
No fooling Ianto. Hope Coat didn;t come to any harm
Coat is a bit grumpy but otherwise fine. It did what it could, but wasn't able to keep from being coatnapped.

Thank you!

Lol, you have the meerkat ads too! I don't think there's a shapeshifter anywhere in the universe that could fool Ianto. He knows Jack inside and out.

I think everyone must! They are universal.

Ianto knows his Jack from all impostors.

Thank you!