Characters: Meriel, Jack, Ianto, Nosy.
Written For: Challenge 527: Watch at tw100.
Summary: Meriel tries out her first bike.
Disclaimer: I don’t own Torchwood, or the characters.
A/N: Double drabble.
“Daddy! Taddy! Watch me!” Meriel shouted, pedalling her brand new tricycle around the roof garden.
“We’re watching, sweetheart!” Ianto called back.
It was cold out, but that hadn’t deterred their daughter from trying out her best birthday present. She’d taken to the tricycle like a duck to water, fairly whizzing around obstacles.
“You’re doing so well, Princess!” Jack said, keeping the video camera trained on his daughter. He didn’t want to miss a moment; it was his goal to photograph or otherwise record every important first of his daughter’s life; her first tooth, first word, first steps, first birthday… He’d even videoed her first haircut despite the fact that she’d cried the entire time while Ianto had valiantly tried to distract her.
Jack was paying so much attention to capturing every second of this exciting milestone that he wasn’t paying enough attention to where he was going, following Meriel around, the camera glued to his eye. As she sped towards him, he took a couple of steps back so he wouldn’t be in her path, tripped on the edge of the decking, and landed on Nosy, drawing a started squeak from the Fluff.
Meriel nearly fell off her tricycle laughing.