Characters: Ianto, Nosy, Jack.
Written For: Challenge 528: Lurk at tw100.
Summary: There’s something lurking in the dark.
Disclaimer: I don’t own Torchwood, or the characters.
A/N: Double drabble.
Ianto entered the Hub from the underground garage and paused. It was very late, the lights and computers had long since been set to night mode; the two people who might still be in the Hub, namely Jack and whoever was on night duty, would most likely be fast asleep.
He smiled; that was perfect! He wasn’t supposed to be home for several days yet, but by working longer hours each day he’d concluded his business in Scotland ahead of schedule so he could come home early.
As he made his way quickly and quietly towards Jack’s office, he sensed the faintest movement nearby; something was lurking in the dark and for a moment he held his breath, hand moving towards his gun. This was Torchwood; there was always the chance he might have walked in on a situation. It wouldn’t be the first time Hub security had been breached.
A faint slithering sound reached his ears, along with a very quiet and questioning, “hum?”
Ianto relaxed; the lurker was none other than Nosy. Fluffs had very sensitive hearing. He put a finger to his lips as he crouched to greet the friendly alien.
“Shhh, I want to surprise Jack.”