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Drabble: The Third Day…

Title: The Third Day…

Author: badly_knitted

Characters: Jack, Ianto, Tosh, Owen, OFCs

Rating: G

Written For: Challenge 303 – Twelve Days at tw100

Spoilers: None.

Warnings: Random insanity.

Summary: It’s Christmas, and the Rift is apparently in a giving mood…

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

A/N: Part 3 of ‘The Twelve Days of Riftmas’. Still stuck on Part 12, and not sure about part 8...

The Second Day…  

On the third day of Christmas, the police called again. They’d picked up three very confused young ladies who claimed to have been in France only moments before.

Naturally, Owen volunteered to go and collect them.

Jack sent Tosh, who brought them to the tourist office.

“So, what seems to be the problem?” he asked.

“According to Sabine, Odette and Denise, they were at their friend’s hen party in Rouen,” said Tosh.

“Of course they were,” sighed Ianto.

“Anyway, there was a bright light and suddenly they found themselves in Cardiff. They’ve also jumped approximately 17 years into the future.”

TBC in ‘The Fourth Day…


Hee hee! That is hilarious, although I feel bad about the ladies being stranded in the future...

Yeah, and don't let Owen get near them without a chaperone!
Jack has more sense than to send Owen to collect three French hens, lol!

Thank you!

LJ is being annoying, I'd had no notifications of comments today, I thought no one was reading this.
I love that Ianto has figured it out. *grins*
I HAVE got comments! I'm just not getting notifications. Thanks a bunch, LJ. Grrrr!

Yep, Ianto knows what's going on, even if he has no idea WHY the Rift is sending them Christmas 'gifts'. Torchwood will probably never find an explanation for the strange behaviour either. It's one of the unsolveable mysteries of life on the Rift.

Thank you!
Oh, I'm glad. That really worried me when I saw your comment over on our other discussion.

He's so smart. And sassy. And cute.
I really don't know what LJ is playing at. Comments I've posted are showing up, but not the ones I receive. *glares at LJ*

He really is. Very Ianto-y.
Probably just random stupidity from LJ. I hate it when it starts doing that. My guess is you'll get the notifications tomorrow.
Honestly at this point, I'm not sure I'll ever get them! I'm going to check all my recent posts and see if I've missed anything. LJ fails again.
too cute
Thank you!

I think Ianto's bordering on despair already, lol!
A very good update! I really enjoy this series. It seems that Torchwood's Christmas holidays are going to be very busy.
Just one minor thing, though. About the first names, Odette is a bit old-fashioned name and I don't think there were still a lot of young women called this way in the late 90'. (the funny thing is that Denise is my godmother's name and Odette is the name of my husband's granny) :D Can't wait to read more.
I just picked French girls names at random, I wanted fairly simple names without accents because they can be fiddly on my word processor. Odette's parents are ballet fans, they've seen Swan Lake a lot, lol!

Thank you. Yes, I think Torchwood are going to be very busy. Ianto is resigned to the next nine days being rather hectic.
Uh-oh! I hope Owen's learned from the Diane fiasco not to mess with time-displaced ladies!

Poor Ianto--it's only Day Three and he already seems really annoyed. :-p
Yeah, he's wondering what they've done to deserve all this. Ther's still another nine days and he's sure it's just going to get worse.

Jack's not letting Owen get any time alone with the French girls. At least no until he's sure they're going to remain in this time period.

Thank you.
hey I searched for this through my friends page because there was no notification .......
Aha! naughty Owen trying to the advantage of the French girls! luckily Jack was faster this time .....
I didn't get notifications of any comments on my posts yesterday. LJ is messing us about again!

Thank you. Yes, Jack is being a good leader and preventing disaster, lol!
haha Oh Torchwood is having a fun Christmas.
Ianto would probably dispute that statement ;)

Thank you.
Never a dull moment in Torchwood.
That's true! Ianto will be longing for a dull moment by the end of this!

Thank you.
Whoops! Wonder if their friend's still married? *giggles*
Maybe, maybe not, but the poor girls won't get to see her. Sometimes you can't go back home. Still, I'm sure they'll be happy in Britain.

Thank you.
what a mystery???
The song goes: On the hird day of Christmas, my true love sent to me, Three French Hens.

Well, they're French and they were at a hen party (a party for the bride-to-be before the wedding), so the Rift thought that was close enough.

Thank you.
Hehe, I love your take on this challenge. :-)
Really enjoying it so far and can't wait to read the next one!
It was a spur of the moment decision - clearly I was suffering from temporary insanity, lol!

The first six are posted, maybe post the seventh day tomorrow, we'll see,

Thank you, glad you're enjoying them.

Edited at 2013-12-26 09:37 pm (UTC)
A very punny Christmas indeed...
I'm doing my best ;)

Thank you!