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May 2019



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Double Drabble: Sleep Deprived

Title: Sleep Deprived
Author: badly_knitted
Characters: Ianto, Jack, Nosy, Meriel.
Rating: G
Written For: Challenge 524: Sleep at tw100.
Spoilers: Nada.
Summary: Ianto just wants to sleep, but he’s been woken by something he can’t ignore.
Disclaimer: I don’t own Torchwood, or the characters.
A/N: Double drabble.

Ianto groaned, wishing he could bury his head beneath the pillow and go back to sleep. He was so damned tired! Jack was no better off; he’d crawled out of bed barely an hour ago to deal with a Rift alert and hadn't returned yet. Shouldn’t someone else be handling night duty at the moment? Because honestly, it didn’t seem fair to expect either of them to give up what little sleep they were getting. Surely they should be allowed to plead extenuating circumstances.

Wearily Ianto threw back the covers, scrabbling bare feet on the floor until he located his slippers and got them on, not caring that they were on the wrong feet; that wasn’t important. Bleary eyed, he shuffled his way into the next room, pulling his robe on as he went. How could something so small be so loud?

Nosy was rocking the crib and humming, but the baby wouldn’t be soothed, meaning she was either hungry or needed to be changed, or with his luck, both.

“What’s up, little girl?” He lifted Meriel out of the crib, wincing as she yelled loudly in his ear.

On second thoughts, maybe Jack had the right idea about escaping.

The End


Hahaha - prequel !!

(Jack definitely had the right idea)
I've got a whole list of drabbles about Meriel and her life.


Thank you!

(Jack felt he needed a break, just for a little while).
Oh poor baby, maybe she had an upset tummy.
No, just hungry, and after she's fed she'll want changing. She's only a couple of weeks old in this one so everybody is still learning.

Thank you!
My maternal instinct was surgically removed at an early age, so I sympathise, having helped with nephews and their children, never did find the offs switch when they were babies, Love the image of Nosy rocking the cradle
I never had a maternal instinct to start with, and I don't mind at all, lol!

Nosy does its best, but without hands, rocking the cradle is its limit.

Thank you!
Great drabble
Thank you!