Characters: Jack, Ianto, OCs.
Written For: Challenge 550: Run at tw100.
Summary: Two of the team’s new recruits are about to discover the joys of Weevil hunting.
Disclaimer: I don’t own Torchwood, or the characters.
A/N: Double drabble.
Jack and Ianto had taken the new recruits out Weevil hunting. They’d already met Janet, the Hub’s resident Weevil, but this would be their first encounter with the aliens in the wild, so to speak.
“Why do we hunt them?” Alun Evans asked.
“Several reasons,” said Jack. “First, we’re still in the process of tagging them. The job’s mostly done, but we still need to go out periodically and try to round up any that haven’t been chipped. Secondly, Weevils that come to the surface need to be persuaded back into the sewers where they belong. They cause a lot less trouble down there. Sometimes one goes rogue and has to be dealt with. Injured or sick Weevils will attack and even kill humans, and it’s best not to wait for that to happen before taking action.”
“That makes sense.”
“There’s another reason Jack likes Weevil hunting,” Ianto added.
“What’s that?” Abbie asked.
“It’s fun,” Ianto replied.
Ten minutes later, the four of them were running flat out after a young female, dodging through alleys and hurdling dustbins.
“You’re right, it’s quite an adrenaline rush,” Abbie shouted.
Jack grinned almost savagely. “Just wait until we corner it!”