Characters: Nosy, Andy, Ianto.
Written For: Challenge 573: Explore at tw100.
Summary: Nosy seizes the opportunity to go where it’s not usually allowed.
Disclaimer: I don’t own Torchwood, or the characters.
A/N: Double drabble.
Nosy peered cautiously out through the tourist office door. It knew it shouldn’t be up here, especially not by itself, but the door to the stairs had accidentally been left ajar and it hadn’t been able to resist the opportunity to explore.
It had only intended to slink up the stairs and have a quick look around, but when it had got to the small back office it had heard Andy and Ianto talking. Keeping out of sight behind the bead curtain, the Fluff had waited, listening. Its two friends had just arrived back from running a few errands, but apparently the chip shop hadn’t been open yet. Andy had gone down in the lift while Ianto had left to get the team’s lunch, but the door hadn’t shut properly behind him. Nosy had never seen what lay beyond it…
Slithering out onto the worn wooden boards of Mermaid Quay, Nosy sniffed at the salty sea air, peered into the chilly grey water, and watched a seagull fighting some pigeons over the remains of someone’s sandwich. The gull won.
Hearing voices approaching, Nosy hurriedly slithered back inside and shut the door with its snout. That was a bit too close!