Characters: Ianto, Jack.
Written For: Challenge 663: Camera at tw100.
Summary: Being able to send images of Rift arrivals to the Hub for identification comes in handy.
Disclaimer: I don’t own Torchwood, or the characters.
A/N: Double drabble.
Camera phones had to be one of the most useful inventions ever, Ianto thought as he snapped off a shot of the newest Rift arrival, a squat greenish-grey cylinder, and sent it to Jack’s phone.
Jack opened the photo and pulled a face. “Unfortunately, yes. Keep a close eye on it but whatever you do, don’t touch it. After its journey through the Rift it could be unstable; the slightest movement might set it off. I’m on my way.”
“It’s that dangerous?”
“Let’s just say it has the potential to be. If it’s a dud then we have nothing to worry about. If it’s live… Well, we should just be thankful it arrived where it did. That building’s scheduled for demolition next week anyway. I don’t suppose too many people will care if it comes down a bit early.”
“Wonderful. So I’m stuck babysitting a bomb until you get here? How long?”
“Ten minutes at most.”
“What should I look out for while I’m waiting?”
“If it starts to vibrate and make a whining sound, get out as fast as you can.”
Jumping into the SUV, Jack gunned the engine.
“I really hope it’s a dud!”