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Drabble: Ignorance Is Bliss

Title: Ignorance Is Bliss

Author: badly_knitted

Characters: Jack, mentions Tosh

Rating: G

Written For: Challenge 298 – In Vino Veritas at tw100

Spoilers: Something Borrowed.

Summary: Jack prepares to retcon the wedding guests.

Disclaimer: I don’t own Torchwood, or the characters.

In vino veritas. In wine there is truth. Maybe that’s so, but not this time.

One little pill dropped in each glass and all this wine would hold was forgetfulness.

It was better that way. These were just ordinary people; they knew nothing of Torchwood and aliens before today. No one should have to live with the memory of homicidal, shape-shifting monsters on a day when the worst that should happen is a few guests drinking too much and getting a bit rowdy.

Tomorrow they would remember the perfect wedding; Tosh’s technical wizardry would ensure they had photos to match.

The End


amazing use of the prompt!
Thank you. I wasn't very keen on the prompt, I thought it was going to be a struggle to think of anything, but I came up with this (more a case of the wine spreading lies than revealing truths) and I have a couple of other ideas, so I think I'm okay after all.
How true!
Thank you!

Yes, the poor wedding guests don't deserve to be stuck with the memories of that rather ill-advised wedding.

Edited at 2013-10-15 10:31 pm (UTC)
Great use of the prompt. Well done!
Thank you!

I was a little dubious about this one, mainly because it started off as Jack retconning some anonymous people and then I shifted it to Something Borrowed and because my brain is fuddled due to the Cough from Hell I wasn't sure if I'd managed to make it fit the events. Still can't remember what the shapeshifters are called, lol!
I think they were called the Nostrovites? ;)
That's it! All I could think of were Plasmavores and Carrionites from Doctor Who, and I knew neither of those was right.

Thank you, I can stop racking my poor abused brain now.
*pets your poor brain* xo
My brain thanks you, it has brain ache.
very nice. I hadn't even thought of retcon for this prompt, but it fits really well :)
Thank you.

The idea went through several incarnations before ending up being about Gwen & Rhys' wedding, the only thing I was sure of was that Retcon was involved, lol!

Blasted cough, I keep coughing and hitting the wrong keys, or missing them entirely.

Edited at 2013-10-16 10:31 am (UTC)
Sometimes I wish I had a bit of Retcon LOL

Great drabble.
There are things I wish I could wipe from my mind too!

Thank you.
I feel like the 13th fairy to the party. I always wondered how they explain the dead guy. Love the story hated the episode.
I actually liked quite a lot about the episode, just hated everything Gwen-related... Ianto had some great scenes and lines, and I loved Rhys with the chainsaw.

As often happens with Torchwood, the dead guy just got forgotten about. He wasn't the greatest person but he didn't deserve to become lunch for a Nostrovite (thank you jedi_harkness for reminding me what the shapeshifter was called. It was driving me nuts!)

Thank you, glad you liked the drabble.
Loved the Ianto/Jack moments, loved Owen/Ianto/Jack, Tosh was great but Gwen came off as a self centered child.

You won't hear any arguments from me!

I agree completely. She put her and Rhys' family's lives at risk because she wouldn't postpone for a few days, not to mention giving them false hope of getting a grandchild.
Oh very good.
Great use of the prompt.
Love the style too.
Thank you, it's not what I started out writing, it was a generic retconning fic at first, but then I thought about the reception in Something Borrowed so I changed my mind and made it about that instead.

Glad you think it works.
Thank you. The idea for this one changed quite a bit from when I thought of it to the finished drabble. I think I'm happy with it.
it's good.
a lovely wedding.
not more.
There are some things no one should have to remember, so all they know now is that the wedding went beautifully.

Thank you.