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Drabble: Workplace Tension

Title: Workplace Tension

Author: badly_knitted

Characters: Owen, Gwen, Tosh, Ianto

Rating: G

Written For: Challenge 307 – Special Snowflake at tw100

Spoilers: Nada, but set somewhere between End of Days and Kiss Kiss Bang Bang.

Summary: Gwen and Owen are having a go at each other. Again. The others are not impressed.

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

A/N: Not my best work by any stretch of the imagination, but it’s all I can come up with for the prompt.

“You think you’re so special! Just because you have someone to go home to doesn’t make you better than the rest of us, just luckier,” snarled Owen.

“At least I have someone who loves me, I don’t have to get some stranger drunk just so they’ll sleep with me,” Gwen threw back at him.

Tosh sighed heavily and retreated to the archives, in search of more pleasant company.

“Hi, Tosh, what brings you down here?” Ianto asked, smiling.

“Our special snowflakes are squabbling. Thought I’d escape before they tried to drag me into it.”

Ianto rolled his eyes.

“Wise decision!”

The End


I think you did a quite admirable job of it. Makes perfect sense to me. I love it.

That prompt fills my head with fluffy pictures of children and grandparents, and as lovely as they are, I don't think Janet and Myfanwy fit the bill. So, you had to move on to the human children in the Hub. Pick a pair, any pair. They could all fit the description at one time or another.
Thank you, I used the urban Dictionary definition of people who feel they're better or more entitled than everyone else just because of who they are, which certainly fits both Gwen and Owen when they're at their worst!

'A member of that newly-adult, me'er-than-me generation which expects attention and praise just for being themselves -- doing anything to deserve it is completely optional.'

With Jack missing, I'll bet those two were butting heads the entire time, lol! No one there to put them in their place.