Characters: Ianto, Meriel, Jack.
Written For: Challenge 530: Maze at tw100.
Summary: On a day out with Ianto and their daughter, Jack manages to get himself lost.
Disclaimer: I don’t own Torchwood, or the characters.
A/N: Double drabble.
“Where’s Daddy gone?” Ianto asked Meriel. His husband had been right there with their daughter when he’d gone to get ice creams, but now, alarmingly, six-year-old Meriel was all on her own, sitting on a wooden bench.
“We went in there.” Meriel pointed towards the entrance to a hedge maze. “We got to the centre and then Daddy said he bet he could find his way back out faster than I could. I won; I think he’s still in there.”
Ianto was torn between amusement that Jack had managed to get himself lost and annoyance over how irresponsible he was to let Meriel go off on her own. Anything could have happened to her. His daughter was obviously fine though, which was more than could be said for Jack. He handed Meriel her ice cream. “Here you go.”
“Thank you, Taddy.”
Licking at his own ice cream, Ianto gazed thoughtfully at the gap in the hedge. “Looks like we might have to go and get Daddy, otherwise his ice cream will melt before he gets to eat it.”
“It’s okay, Taddy, we’ll find him, I know the way. It’s easy.” Taking Ianto’s hand, she led him confidently to the rescue.