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March 2023



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Double Drabble: Bad Habits

Title: Bad Habits
Author: badly_knitted
Characters: Ianto, Jack.
Rating: G
Written For: Challenge 585: Habit at tw100.
Spoilers: Nada.
Summary: Now he’s immortal, Ianto is starting to develop bad habits.
Disclaimer: I don’t own Torchwood, or the characters.
A/N: Double drabble.

By now Ianto’s reached the conclusion he’ll never break Jack of all his bad habits. Jack’s too old and set in his ways. He still talks with his mouth full, crams more in there than he can ever hope to chew, leaving Ianto frequently expecting he’ll choke himself to death, wanders around naked given half the chance, drives like a maniac, and throws himself into danger with a cavalier disregard for his own safety. It’s enough to turn Ianto’s hair grey, except it won’t, not for a very long time, millennia probably.

The worst part is that Ianto suspects some of Jack’s bad habits are starting to rub off onto him. Oh, not his atrocious manners when eating, or the propensity for nudity, and Ianto still obeys the laws of the road, mostly, except when it really is a matter of life or death, or the end of the world. But the whole throwing himself into danger? He’s done that a time or two recently.

Dying hurts, and coming back is as bad if not worse, but when it’s a choice between his own life or that of someone who won’t get another chance? It’s an easy decision to make.

The End


That's our Ianto. He's not as reckless as Jack, but risking his own life or another's, there's no choice
Yes, but at least now he understands Jack a bit better!

Thank you!