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Drabble: Everything Has Changed

Title: Everything Has Changed

Author: badly_knitted

Characters: Rhys, mentions Gwen

Rating: PG-13

Written For: Challenge 292 – The Billboard Hot 100 at tw100

Spoilers: Meat

Summary: Rhys thinks about the way his life has been turned on its head overnight.

Disclaimer: I don’t own Torchwood, or the characters.

A/N: Song title = drabble title. It’s just easier that way.

Yesterday, he thought his girlfriend was special ops; today he’d learned the truth. Gwennie worked for Torchwood, catching aliens! Rhys felt like his entire world had been turned upside down. It was… bloody brilliant, if he was honest. Well, apart from the bullet wound; could have done without that

Aliens were real, and he’d seen one! A bloody great space whale, no less. Poor thing hadn’t had a good time on earth though, butchered alive like that. Rhys hoped he hadn’t eaten any of it. It was almost enough to put a man off meat.

Shame he couldn’t tell anybody.

The End


Poor Rhys, getting to know the truth in a hard way!
Well, he would have preferred not to get shot, but if that was the price for learning the truth, so be it. I think he handled everything very well, and he really seemed enthusiastic about the idea of aliens. I wish he'd joined Torchwood instead of Gwen, lol!

Edited at 2013-08-19 11:20 am (UTC)
That episode upset me abit with the space whale, I can just imagine what Rhys is feeling.

Great drabble.
Me too, The poor creature didn't deserve to be used so cruelly. There really was nothing to be done except to end its suffering.

Rhys is a compassionate man. He was shocked by what he saw, but also thrilled by the idea that aliens were real. He would have made a good Torchwood agent, Maybe I should recruit him in one of my 'verses.

Thank you.
LOL That is SO Rhys XD I actually liked him more than Gwen... ^.^
I love Rhys, but I haven't written him much so I'm trying to change that. Glad you think it works.

Yeah, I think Rhys and Andy should have been recruited instead of Gwen.

Thank you.
Good ole' Rhys! I love that, once he got over the shock, he really took to the idea of "Aliens! In Cardiff!" :D He's a great guy and you really captured his POV. :)
Thank you, I'm trying to find my Rhys voice - not easy for me as he's very much a man's man with his beer and sports, so i can't identify.

I loved his enthusiasm about aliens though. It was fun trying to capture that.

I need a Rhys icon.

Rhys is actually the perfect 'outsider' view of TW.
I wish we'd seen more of his reactions when confronting the strangenesses of Cardiff.

Thank you.
Nicely done. Feels very true to Rhys's character.
Thank you.

I'm still trying to find my Rhys voice, but I think this worked quite well. I just hope the Rhys I've written in a story I have yet to post is reasonably in character.
A very accomplished drabble
Thank you. I'm slowly learning to write Rhys!