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August 2019



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Drabble: Good Newts!

Title: Good Newts!

Author: badly_knitted

Characters: Jack, Ianto

Rating: G

Spoilers: Nada.

Summary: Torchwood has previously unnoticed residents.

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

A/N: For kul_breez’s prompt ‘conservation’

Coming down into the Hub on the invisible lift, Jack was treated to a very stimulating view of Ianto, on hands and knees, peering into the Rift pool.

“Loving the view, Ianto!” he grinned. “Mind if I ask what you’re doing?”

“We have Newts!”

“Oh. That sounds bad.” Jack frowned. “How do we get rid of them?”

Ianto looked horrified.

“We don’t! I’m pretty sure they’re Great Crested. Do you have any idea how endangered they are? We should consider ourselves lucky, they’re a protected species.”

“Really?” Jack peered at the Newts. “Looks like Torchwood’s branching out into nature conservation.”

The End


and Ianto will make sure they get to their adult stage. I have some of them similar on my garden walls but, of course, they are not amphibian.
Newts, when adult, don't stsy in the water all the time, they go hunting. We have them in our garden. These I think are adult newts busy breeding. Ianto will look after them and make sure they're safe. He'll create a nice newt-friendly area, lol!

Thank you.
I love it! Especially the visual. Jack's a lucky man.
Very lucky indeed - he gets to save an endangered species while staring at Ianto's arse! Would that we were all so lucky!

Thank you!
I love newts, we have them in our garden pond. Torchwood are protectors of earth - that includes newts! There will henceforth be a newt sanctuary in the Hub!

Thank you!
Hope the boys can keep them away from Myfanwy! LOL
They're too little to interest Myf, but Ianto will create a safe Newt sanctuary anyway, with nice rocks and logs for them to hide under. He's thoughtful that way, lol!

Thank you!
Love, love, love!
Thank you! The Newts appreciate your sentiments, lol!
Lol well they do conserve certain ALIEN species too LOL

Great fic.
They do, and if they protect vulnerable aliend, howe can they do less for an endangered earth species? Newts are people too.

Thank you.
yet more lovely pets for Ianto's menagerie :) I'm sure he'll take excellent care of them. Lucky newts!
All Newts are good Newts, but these Newts are blessed - a safe environment, lovingly tended by Ianto... Can I be a Newt?

Thank you.
I hope the Newts don't become friendly with any of the alien species they encounter....
I don't know, it could be good for inter-species relations, lol!

Thank you!
Nicely written. Very in character - I could just picture this scene happening :-)
Thank you!

Jack gets a lesson in nature conservation, so now they'll both be on hands and knees peering into the Rift pool and we can enjoy the view, lol!

Yes, the view is beautiful.
I feel that Ianto will add to its special food orders.
and he will improve their environment.
When Nosy think?
I think newts eat mostly slugs and things like that. Maybe they'd like mealworms, they're easy to get. Ianto will set up a proper habitat for them.

Nosy likes watching them.

Thank you!