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August 2019



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Double Drabble: Mechanical Problems

Title: Mechanical Problems
Author: badly_knitted
Characters: Ianto, Jack.
Rating: G
Written For: Challenge 536: Stupid at tw100.
Spoilers: Nada.
Summary: Ianto’s dead on his feet and the coffee machine won’t work.
Disclaimer: I don’t own Torchwood, or the characters.
A/N: Double drabble.

Coming out of his office, Jack was drawn to the Hub’s small kitchenette by the sound of annoyed muttering; Ianto seemed to be having some sort of problem.

“Stupid thing! What’s the matter with you, why won’t you work?” Bleary-eyed from not having slept for the past seventy-two hours, Ianto was poking at the buttons on the coffee machine and flipping switches, but to no avail.

“Something wrong?” Jack asked, coming up behind him.

Ianto turned, a despairing expression on his face. “I need a coffee to help me stay awake while I finish cleaning up, but I think the machine’s broken! I’ve tried everything, but it’s completely dead!” His shoulders slumped. “I don’t understand; it was working fine yesterday! D’you think that weird electrical Rift storm last night might’ve done something to it?”

“I don’t see how.” Jack frowned at the coffee machine, starting to worry about it himself now. “I did what Tosh advised and unplugged everything important down here, just in case the tower got hit. Everything should be fine.”

“Wait a minute; unplugged?” Ianto reached behind the machine and sure enough, it wasn’t plugged in. “Ah.”

“Forget the coffee,” Jack said. “What you need is sleep.”

The End


Poor Ianto! he needs sleep and some cuddles ...
So does Jack, so that works out well ;)

Thank you!
Kind Jack is willing to go without his coffee to make sure Ianto get some sleep
Jack needs sleep too. Snuggling with his Welshman is better than coffee right now.

Thank you!
That has happened to me.:D
Me too, lol!

Thank you!

You've got to get inspiration from somewhere!*refers to fic ideas*

No problem.*grins*

Edited at 2019-01-24 11:29 am (UTC)
Yes, and quite a few come from my life experiences o_O

A lot don't though, then I just use my imagination ;)
Inspired by true events indeed.:)

Yeah, sometimes I do that too for dramatic purposes.
I just have such a crazy imagination that I rely on it a lot for the weird ideas.
Well that's useful. I have to do some serious day dreaming whist going about my daily routine.:)
I'm lucky, I've always been a daydreamer, making up wild stories even when I was little.
Daydream beliver*song*

I never knew the next words were "and a" which comes before "homecoming queen". I didn't pay much attention.

Thank you internet for the lyrics.
That was my song growing up, I still love it. It has my name in it, and it's still very apt for me although I was never a homecoming queen, because we didn't have school proms. They're an American thing.

I always preferred the Monkees to the Beatles.
Yeah, I remember you mentioning it an another post. The only other song I've heard from the Monkees is "I'm A Believer"( written by Neil Diamond) and I liked that song too. It was covered by "Smash Mouth" and used in the first Shrek movie. So sometimes I remember those versions in my head. Eddie Murphy as a Donkey is something.0_0

In Australia we have formals and that's the one time that I ever wore high heels. I wish I hadn't bought ones so high, I only wore it once and I'm tall enough. I wasn't thinking.*shakes head.

My brother has the Beatles greatest hits album. I didn't realise most of their songs are short until I started listening to them when my brother played it on a CD player.:)
I used to watch the Monkees show on TV =)

I've never actually seen an of the Shrek movies.

We never even had formals at school, I think we had a disco once but it's hard to remember. I took dance lessons on Saturdays for about ten years though. My dad's work threw regular dinner dances that we went to as a family, and I always enjoyed those. Mum, dad and I also went to weekly modern sequence dancing, which was fun although I didn't get to dance a much as I wanted because you needed a partner. i'd dance with anyone though.

I've never understood why the Beatles are so popular. Then again, I'd rather listen to country, so...
I only saw the lead singer make a guest appearance on "Sabrina: The Teenage Witch".

My school had discos but I never went to them because my friends weren't interested in them. We had compulsory folk dancing and those weren't fun at all.:(

I though the chorus of the Beatles songs were quite repetitive. What was more bizarre was the female fans who would scream at them.

I don't know why they did that. Get excited yeah, but aren't there less deafening ways to do that?
Davy Jones was cute bit I liked Mickey Dolenz, the curly haired one.

I loved folk dancing at school, but then I love all kinds of dancing.

They were a bit repetitive, but I guess that was just the way songs were back then. Choruses are still that way a lot of the time.

Beatle-mania. All the screaming and fainting. I never got that either.
So you were a fangirl.:)

I was into freestyle dancing.

I went through the boy band of the late ninties and early 2000s stage. Not full on but I didn't mind the songs. Even though I know it's a manufacturing strategy.

Yes. A chorus is the easiest part of a song to remember due to the repetition. :)

Edited at 2019-02-04 11:53 am (UTC)
Yup, still am, lol!

Any kind of dancing is good =)

I was never a boy band fan. Give me a country band every time. *grins*

There's a song I love where the chorus is so fast I can never remember all the words *laughs*
I kind of go for any genre of music except heavy metal. That just sounds disturbing to me.*shakes head*

I like a bit of heavy metal, it's stuff like rap and house music I hate. I like a melody and lyrics that make sense.
I'm more alternative rock. I had a neighbour who use to blare full on heavy metal music that was more about loud noises than actual lyrics. I admit that some rap/house music can be too explicit for my liking. Sometimes they make up slang so that it can rhyme.
Just another way for language to evolve I guess.

Anything played too loud is horrible.
Like how the Doctor made up the word "timely whimley"? I'm not sure if that's the right spelling.

I also had a neighbor play polka/salsa music really loud but wasn't so freaked out by it. Maybe because it's so perky, even if it got tedious over a long period of time.
The Doctor loves to make up new words I think!

Polka and Salsa music is lively, but not good if you're trying to sleep.