Characters: Nosy, Dizzy, Owen, Tosh.
Written For: Challenge 532: Gender at tw100.
Summary: All Fluffs are created equal.
Disclaimer: I don’t own Torchwood, or the characters.
A/N: Double drabble.
Fluffs didn’t have genders, they were simply Fluffs, all created equal and all capable of producing more Fluffs once they were fully mature. In truth, a Fluff could reproduce at ten earth years, long before it attained full growth, as long as it had enough body mass to spare and sufficient caffeine in its system. Most Fluffs simply weren’t in that much of a hurry; if you’re likely to live for at least ten thousand years, why rush to become responsible for younglings?
Flufflets were independent of their parent from the moment of budding, they were smart, and also fast learners, but this one still needed to be taught certain things, such as what was good to eat, what was dangerous and best avoided, and how to climb stairs.
The humans it bonded with would help educate it, but that didn’t mean Nosy should ignore its parental duties. Although Fluffs had their own language, ingrained into them by the time they detached from their parent, human speech was something they must learn to understand.
Nosy studied the Flufflet and hummed in satisfaction. Not a bad first attempt; now to introduce it to its humans. Owen and Tosh would be ideal.