Written For: Challenge 521: Untidy at tw100.
Summary: There are very good reasons why Ianto tries to keep the Hub clean and tidy.
Disclaimer: I don’t own Torchwood, or the characters.
A/N: Double drabble.
Contrary to popular belief, Ianto didn’t have OCD. He could be as much of a slob as anyone; he simply chose not to be, most of the time.
Keeping the Hub as clean and tidy as possible was part of his job. The place was never going to be anything close to spotless, it was an underground concrete bunker and there were places no vacuum cleaner or feather duster could ever reach, but it was best that the areas they used most weren’t allowed to become too untidy, if only so nobody would trip over something and hurt themselves during an emergency. It was more of a safety measure than anything.
Clearing away empty food cartons was common sense too. Let them pile up and fester and it would just attract rats. The last thing the Hub needed was a rodent problem; they had a lot of vital, not to mention highly sensitive, documents and artefacts stored in the archives, and also a lot of wiring that could cause disaster if it got chewed. Security systems, computers, cold storage, ventilation, lights, doors, elevators… Lose power to any of those and Torchwood would be in serious trouble.
Be tidy, be safe.