Characters: Jack, Ianto.
Written For: Challenge 532: Gender at tw100.
Summary: Torchwood strives to be an equal opportunities employer.
Disclaimer: I don’t own Torchwood, or the characters.
A/N: Double drabble.
Jack and Ianto were poring over the details of potential new recruits. Torchwood being a supposedly secret organisation, they could hardly advertise vacancies online or in the papers. Instead, they’d pulled files of people in the armed forces, local police, amateur athletes, fitness trainers, recent graduates in the fields of computing and technology, and veterinary medicine. Then already had enough human medics, but someone well versed in animal health might possibly be useful.
At present the team numbered ten people, but due to their ever-increasing workload and the fact that several team members were raising young families, Her Majesty had made funds available for a further increase in personnel; they could take on four more people. All that was needed was to narrow the list from twenty to a more manageable eight, who would go forward to the next stage of the selection process.
“Half should be women,” Ianto said firmly. “The girls claim we’re not doing enough for gender equality; there are ten of us and only four are women.”
“That seems fair to me,” said Jack. “Four girls, four guys, two immortals.”
“We’re still men, Jack.”
“I look as good in a dress as any woman!” Jack huffed.