Characters: Ianto, OCs.
Written For: Challenge 539: Tree at tw100.
Summary: Ianto has the perfect disguise for tailing dangerous aliens.
Disclaimer: I don’t own Torchwood, or the characters.
A/N: Double drabble.
Trees made an excellent vantage point for many reasons; ever since he was big enough to reach the lowest branches, Ianto had loved climbing them, hiding out among the leaves where nobody could see him.
He was doing something similar today, using the trees as cover, following a couple of humanoid aliens who were up to no good. Torchwood knew they had a hideout somewhere in the area, a place where they could store or manufacture the drugs they were selling. They would get people hooked and then refuse to supply them with their fix unless they committed crimes on the aliens’ behalf.
A few months ago, trailing people without being noticed would have been difficult at best; now though… Who’d pay attention to a wild bird?
Ianto crow glided silently from tree to tree some distance behind the aliens, keeping them in sight. Crows had excellent vision; it was amazing how much detail he could make out even from this far away.
As soon as they reached their base, all he’d have to do was land somewhere nearby, trigger the homing beacon attached to his leg, and wait for the rest of the team to arrive. Couldn’t be easier!