Characters: Ianto, DI Swanson
Written For: Challenge 615: Break at tw100.
Summary: The Rift doesn’t always drop its gifts out in the open; they’re just as likely to appear inside buildings.
Disclaimer: I don’t own Torchwood, or the characters.
A/N: Double drabble.
“Do you people make a habit of breaking and entering?”
Ianto turned, not too surprised to see DI Kathy Swanson watching him with mild curiosity.
“Only when absolutely necessary,” he replied, “and there was no breaking of any kind involved. What brings you here, DI Swanson?”
“I was just passing, saw the Torchwoodmobile and thought I’d better check you weren’t causing any trouble.”
Relations between Torchwood and the police were more or less cordial now that Kathy knew what it was the team
really did, but that didn’t stop the Detective Inspector from keeping a close eye on them.
“What was it this time? Monster? Explosive device? Alien infestation?”
“Nothing so glamorous I’m afraid,” Ianto admitted. “Our work isn’t always exciting and dangerous.” He held up the
box he was carrying, displaying the twisted hunk of metal inside. “My best guess is that it’s a bit off a spaceship. If the rest of the ship got away it’ll be a one-off. If not, we could be getting bits like this for weeks, even months. Thankfully it didn’t land on anything breakable.” He looked back at the boutique he’d just exited. “If it had landed in the china shop next door…”