Characters: Ianto, Jack, Alien.
Written For: Challenge 599: Creep/Creepy at tw100.
Summary: Creeping up on aliens isn’t as easy as it sounds.
Disclaimer: I don’t own Torchwood, or the characters.
A/N: Double drabble.
“Any suggestions on catching it?” Ianto whispered. He and Jack were crouched behind a hedge, hidden from the alien, which was browsing on marigolds in someone’s front garden. The police would probably be getting calls in the morning regarding vandals.
“Looks docile,” Jack replied. “Shouldn’t be difficult.”
“I’ve heard that before.”
The creature was the size of a large housecat, with a rotund body, short neck, and small head, topped with rabbit ears that swivelled constantly, alert for the smallest sounds. It was tailless, and its four stocky legs ended in three-toed paws. It was also an appealing shade of blue, like a summer sky.
“All we’ve gotta do is creep up on it and toss something over it. We can use my coat.”
Jack started pulling his coat off, a bit difficult in a crouched position. He jostled the hedge, making it rustle, and the alien looked up. Jack froze until it resumed eating the flowers then slid his coat the rest of the way off.
“You go left, I’ll go right.” Jack started towards the end of the hedge, boots crunching on gravel.
The alien bolted.
“Your creeping needs work,” Ianto muttered as they took off in pursuit.