Characters: Jack, OCs.
Written For: Challenge 506: Push at tw100.
Summary: Jack lays down the law to a couple of new recruits.
Disclaimer: I don’t own Torchwood, or the characters.
A/N: Double Drabble.
“Alright, people; welcome to Torchwood. Before we get started, there are a few rules about working here that you need to memorise,” Jack told his new recruits. “Rule number one is simple enough; don’t mess with the Rift.”
The recruits nodded their understanding.
“Rule number two is equally important; even if a button has ‘Push Me’ written on it, don’t. We get a lot of alien tech falling through the Rift, most of it completely unknown. Pushing random buttons could do anything from making you sprout antlers to blowing up the entire planet. If you don’t know for certain what a button does, leave it alone. Got it?”
Again the recruits nodded their heads.
“Good. Rule number three; keep your hands off the coffee machine. It only likes Ianto and has been known to bite.”
“It’s alien?” asked ex-PC Evans.
“Not exactly, but it’s never been quite the same since half the inanimate objects in the Hub took on lives of their own for a day or two. Neither has the fern in my office, for that matter.”
“How did that happen?” Abby Oakley asked, curious.
Jack fixed her with a steady look. “Somebody pushed a button they shouldn’t have.”