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Drabble: Stormy Weather

Title: Stormy Weather

Author: badly_knitted

Characters: Ianto, mentions Jack and team

Rating: G

Written For: Challenge 300 at tw100

Spoilers: Mild for End of Days.

Summary: Ianto prepares for another day without Jack.

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

A/N: A second fill for the square Curtain/Purple







The sky was a bruised purple colour, indicating an approaching storm. Ianto threw back the curtains and stared out gloomily. The weather suited his mood.



He wished he could just go back to bed and hide from the world but that wasn’t an option. Since Jack disappeared, it was all hands on deck. Besides, the others couldn’t be trusted to clean up after themselves and no one else would think to feed Myfanwy and Janet.



He missed Jack.



With a heavy sigh he opened his wardrobe to select a suit. Time to don his armour for another day of work.



The End


Comments

I felt so sad For Ianto when Jack left he took it the hardest.

Great drabble.
He did, though I don't believe he fell apart and plunged into depression the way some people have written.

He misses Jack, but he's physically worn out from still doing his own job, plus fieldwork and most likely the majority of Jack's paperwork, phone calls etc. Gwen may have made herself leader but I doubt she has any idea what the role of leasder involves, and none of the team seem aware that Ianto was already doing more work every day than they were. They had their own tasks, Ianto did everything else. Now he's doing twice as much. I don't blame him for wishing he could go back to bed instead of going out into the storm to get to the Hub before everyone else.

Thank you.
Poor Ianto. What a terrible roller-coaster he was on with Jack at this time. First grief over Jack's "death", then elation when Jack revives and kisses him, and then *bam*, Jack's run off. No wonder Ianto doesn't want to get up and go to work anymore. He has only his sense of duty to fall back on.

Don't worry Ianto, it will get better!

Lovely job. :)
It's a difficult time for him. Like you say, there's the whole emotional rollercoaster aspect, but his workload has also doubled, so he's physically worn out too. He still has to do all his regular duties, but now he has to go into the field, which takes time away from his work in the Hub. He's probably also shouldering the bulk of Jack's job while Gwen pretends to be the leader. I can't see her doing Jack's paperwork or fielding phonecalls from other agencies and the government, she probably thinks that's the secretary's job anyway.

Thank you.
Poor Ianto (wibble).
He'll be fine once Jack comes home.

Thank you.
And Owen has the gall to call Ianto a "tea boy". He probably works harder than Gwen and Owen combined.
He probably does more work in a day than the rest of the team combined because he has so many jobs - Archivist, Handyman, Caterer, Cleaner, Zoo Keeper, Errand Boy, and now with Jack gone he's also a Field Agent and probably doing most of Jack's paperwork etc. It's no wonder he's so tired he just wants to go back to bed, but if he did that Torchwood would grind to a halt. And he knows it.

Thank you.
Admin Assistant/Zookeeper (human/non-human), unofficial Head of Torchwood. Jack, there's a bat with your name on it for running off and dumping everything on Ianto!
Gwen was no leader and wouldn't make a good secretary. How the hell did CoE lose the real second in command?! A really good Purple story...
Thank you.

I was just about to write one of the other drabbles when this idea popped into my head, probably due to the overcast skies outside my window.

Ianto wears so many different hats within Torchwood, it's obvious to viewers who really runs things. Gwen doesn't have the patience (or any tact) to be able to deal with phone calls from UNIT etc. and all the paperwork that a leader has to do. She's only interested in the power aspect of being in charge, giving orders and being obeyed. Trouble is, she doesn't have the knowledge and experience to handle things in the field and the rest of the team know their jobs better than she does around the Hub. Without Ianto, Torchwood would crumble. I refuse to accept the events of CoE as anything more than a bad dream.

Thamk you.
Hugs Ianto.
Thank you, he needs all the hugs he can get!
*hugs Ianto* I'm sure he got on with the job without going into a major depression, but there had to be a hole in his heart. Poor lamb. :(
He will, because as much as he misses Jack, he's a strong and capable person. He knows his job and knows it's up to him to keep Torchwood from faling apart in
Jack's absence. He can do that best by doing his job to the best of his ability as well as taking on as many of Jack's duties as he can while still helping in the field. The only problem is that the extra workload is exhausting and he can't take a day off, as much as he'd like to.

Thank you.
Very poignant
Thank you.

I'll have to make things up to Ianto.
*Wibble*
Hang in there Ianto, he's coming back!
*Hugs him*
Thank you, Ianto needs all the hugs he can get!

He'll be fine, but the extra workload is making him extra tired and he misses having Jack to snuggle with.
poor Ianto! I cannot imagine how hard it was for him facing each day without Jack!
I think it was very hard, and very tiring because of the extra work, but he knows what needs to be done and he'll do it, even though he misses his captain. He wants to make sure the place is still standing when Jack comes back.

Thank you.

Edited at 2013-12-01 12:07 pm (UTC)
it's nostalgic!!
Poor Ianto.
Courage
He comes back soon
It was a hard time for Ianto, but he didn't give up and soon Jack returned to him.

Thank you.