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Drabble: You Solve One Problem… - Sequel To ‘Fighting Back’

Title: You Solve One Problem… - Sequel To ‘Fighting Back’

Author: badly_knitted

Characters: Jack, Ianto. Owen mentioned.

Rating: G

Written For: Challenge 293 – Going Green at tw100

Spoilers: None

Summary: Owen comes up with an effective solution

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

After thirty-six hours of fighting the encroaching mould, Owen finally had something he thought would work.

Thankfully the ventilation system for the lower levels was independent from the Hub’s main air-conditioning and had already been shut down to prevent the mould spreading through the ducts. Now they just had to flood the affected areas with herbicidal gas and that should fix the problem.

And it did. Sort of.

Staring at the resulting thick black slime, Ianto despaired.

Jack patted his shoulder sympathetically.

“Look on the bright side! At least now you don’t have to worry about your archives going green!”

The End


Lol. Poor Ianto! I hope the others help him clean!

I'm pleased to see you are finding such entertaining ways to distract yourself *hugs*
I had this already written and I was determined not to miss the deadline so I had to get it posted somehow. I'm still hoping to at least keep up with the drabble challenges, but I don't know about other writing and posting, have to wait and see. I want to try to get a Fic of the Week post done later today, but I need to find another short fic. I'd been looking forward to being able to pick longer fics for a couple of weeks, but I'll have to go for something short again.

Ianto is hiding under his and Jack's bed, the mess is too much for him to handle at the moment. Owen is working on something to dissolve the slime. Hopefully they'll figure something out and save Ianto's sanity.
Oh dear poor Ianto. I hope Jack lends a hand.
I'm hoping the entire tean will lend a hand, but that may be optimistic. Owen had better start figuring out how to get rid of the slime now, lol!

Thank you.
Oh, poor Ianto!
Ianto is not happy. Jack will have to look after him and get Owen to work on something to get rid of the slime.

hank you.
I don't know what Ianto would find worse...green, or black. Mould, or sludge? Actually, each one is nasty and he'd hate them both.

Poor guy! Jack better show him some TLC, that's for sure.
The mold was worse - it was growing and spreading. At least the slime is staying in one place. Just a case of clearing it all up now, a daunting prospect for Ianto!

Jack will sit him down with a stiff drink and get Owen on finding a solution for the slime problem.

Thank you.
Yuck! I think black mold is worse! Owen's on decaf for a month!
Not really - he killed it so it's not spreading, which is good. The archives are safe. Now they just have to work out how to get rid of the slime. One problem after another, but the situation is improving. Slowly.

Thank you
Count on Jack to always see the bright side XD I love both the sequel and this drabble! Poor Ianto *hugs*
Thank you.

Right now Ianto can only see the slimy side! Jack will rally the team to solve the problem, once they've all had a rest. I'm sure they'll sort it out. At least the archives are safe. Ianto will appreciate that fact when the shock wears off.
No just all slimey, LOL great drabble.
Thank you. The mould (asnd therefore the slime) never reached the archives, so there's consolation in that. Now the mould is dead slime they just have to clear it up. They'll win.

Thank you.
Yuck! Ianto shouldn't have to clean that all by himself! (He should threaten everyone with decaf!)

Hope you and your mum are doing better. I'm so sorry you're going through such a rough time. *hugs you tight*
Thank you.

Yes, they need to find another solution to the new problem, one that doesn't leave Ianto doing all the work.

Mum's doing okay, from what I've heard. I have a migraine, which isn't so good. Still waiting to hear from my sister who was going to visit mum.
Oh, that's disgusting! Everyone better stick around to help with the clean-up or else.
Jack will organise things and maybe Owen can come up with a way to dissolve the slime. Jack won't let Ianto deal with it alone. He's the new, improved Jack!
Ianto sees a scrub brush and bucket in Jack's future. Goes to get Ianto a nice alcohol drink.
That sounds about right!

He sits Ianto down with a nice brandy to help him get over the shock, the sets the rest of the team to work. Maybe Owen can come up with something that will dissolve the slime into something harmless.

Thank you.
Great stuff.
I hope you don't mean the slime! ;)

On the other hand, who knows? The slime could prove really useful for something, lol!

Thank you.
That is so a Jack's answer!
He's right, but Ianto isn't finding it as comforting as Jack expected. All that slime still has to be cleared up.

Thank you!
Jack is heartless!
More thoughless than heartless - he's just trying to be optimistic, but Ianto doesn't appreciate it.

Thank you.