Characters: Ianto, Twins, Fluffs, Others.
Written For: Challenge 628: Fruit at tw100.
Summary: The Harkness-Jones kids have never been fussy eaters.
Disclaimer: I don’t own Torchwood, or the characters.
A/N: Double drabble.
One of the best things about having Fluffs in the family, Ianto reflected, was that persuading the kids, who loved following their playmates’ example, that fruit and vegetables were good to eat was simple. If they saw their Flufflets eating something with obvious enjoyment then they wanted to try it too, because Fluffs always knew best.
Unlike all their school friends, the lunch boxes Ianto prepared for his kids always contained fruit, nuts, cucumber, carrot, or celery sticks, maybe some cherry tomatoes and a wholemeal roll.
Their friends felt sorry for them, not getting cakes and sugary snacks to enjoy, and having to drink fruit juice or water instead of fizzy pop.
“How come you have to eat that stuff?” the twins were asked one lunchtime as they sat at a table with their friends. “Don’t your parents let you have anything nice?”
“What d’you mean?” Gareth asked, taking a bite out of his apple and following it with a bit of cheese, relishing the contrasting flavours. He looked in his friend’s lunch box at the limp white bread jam sandwich, the chocolate biscuits and bag of crisps. “Your lunch is always the same. It’s boring. Mine is way better.”