Characters: Team Torchwood
Written For: Challenge 527: Watch at tw100.
Summary: Working for Torchwood isn’t always exciting…
Disclaimer: I don’t own Torchwood, or the characters.
A/N: Double drabble.
It was Torchwood’s job to watch over Cardiff, keeping its citizens safe from everything that came through the Rift. Not that most of it was dangerous as such, it wasn’t all weapons and bombs and savage aliens bent on invasion, but if humans got certain technologies too soon it could catastrophically screw up timelines. Such instances wouldn’t just cause problems locally; they could cause a knock-on effect throughout history, not to mention the rest of the universe. It was a huge responsibility.
It could also be incredibly boring.
Yes, there were invasions and vicious animals to deal with. Yes, they sometimes had to defuse bombs, or lock other dangerous objects away. Yes, they got their hands on some truly advanced technology, and did on occasion use such things for their own purposes. But more often than not, they got junk.
Broken objects, things from earth’s past, pieces of spacecraft made of alloys unknown on earth, next decade’s version of the iPhone… Okay, that last one had been pretty cool, except that it was unusable because earth technology wasn’t advanced enough; a phone was only as good as the network it was on.
They were guardians of earth’s lost and found.