Characters: Ianto, Jack, Alien.
Written For: Challenge 554: Too Much at tw100.
Summary: The Rift has brought Torchwood a new kind of alien and Jack is worried.
Disclaimer: I don’t own Torchwood, or the characters.
A/N: Double drabble.
Jack stared at the new arrival with trepidation. “This is not good.”
Ianto was looking at the alien too; it was about the size of a large cat, but with half a dozen short, stumpy legs. Its body was bloated, covered in coarse, reddish hair, and it was happily gorging itself on discarded food from the rubbish bin it had somehow managed to knock over in the alley behind the Chinese takeaway.
Jack didn’t reply, just shook his head, still staring worriedly at the creature.
“What’s the problem? Looks like it shouldn’t be too hard to catch; the alley’s a dead end so we’ve practically got it cornered, and it’s too busy with the food to pay much attention to us anyway. Besides, with those short legs and its chubby middle, I doubt it can run very fast.”
“It’s an Eelix.”
“Well that’s enlightening.”
“It comes from a planet where there’s very little in the way of food.”
“This one got lucky then; it’s in the land of plenty, it can eat as much as it wants.”
“That’s the problem; Eelix aren’t designed for gluttony. If they eat too much… they tend to explode. DUCK!”
The Eelix exploded.