Characters: Jack, Meriel, Nosy, Ianto.
Written For: Challenge 588: Negotiation at tw100.
Summary: Jack still has a lot to learn about being a parent.
Disclaimer: I don’t own Torchwood, or the characters.
This wasn’t how Jack had thought parenthood would be.
“If you tidy your bedroom and put your toys away neatly, I’ll give you a chocolate chip cookie,” he promised.
Three-year-old Meriel looked thoughtful as she considered the offer. She looked at Nosy, then back at her daddy, frowning and shaking her head.
“No, two cookies, Daddy,” she insisted stubbornly.
“Jack, are you trying to bribe our daughter?” Ianto leant against the doorjamb, watching.
“It’s not bribery,” Jack replied. “We’re in the middle of delicate negotiations.”
Ianto sighed. “Meriel, go put your toys away. Now, young lady.”
“Yes, Taddy.” Meriel went.