Characters: Jack, Ianto.
Written For: Challenge 530: Maze at tw100.
Summary: Jack and Ianto have no idea where they are, but they need to find the way out.
Disclaimer: I don’t own Torchwood, or the characters.
A/N: Double drabble.
“Which way?” Jack looked from left to right at the junction and back again.
Ianto threw his lover a disbelieving look. “Why’re you asking me?”
“You always seem to find your way around the archives without problems.”
“That’s because I have them mapped out in here.” Ianto tapped the side of his head. “But I had to learn my way around first. This… I have no idea, it’s not like I’ve ever been here before. Just pick a direction; if it doesn’t lead anywhere we’ll come back and try the other way.”
“But if we choose wrong…” The worried frown on Jack’s face made Ianto roll his eyes heavenwards.
“What’s the worst that can happen? We’ll just be lost for a bit longer. Or do you know something you’re not telling me?”
“I’ve heard about places like this,” Jack admitted grudgingly. “Some advanced races use them to assess intelligence levels.”
“So we’re rats in a maze, trying to prove we’re sentient beings?”
“Maybe? I can’t be certain, but it’s a possibility.”
“Wonderful! First we get abducted and now this.” Ianto studied both branches of the corridor and turned left. “This way.”
“How do you know?”
“No dust on the floor.”