Characters: Gwen, Rhys, Owen.
Written For: Challenge 672: Solid at tw100.
Summary: Gwen wants more excitement in her life than she gets from Rhys.
Disclaimer: I don’t own Torchwood, or the characters.
A/N: Double drabble.
Rhys was a good man, solid and dependable. Gwen knew he loved her, even though she could be difficult. He was even willing to put up with her long hours and the fact that these days most of the household chores fell to him. He complained, he wouldn’t be Rhys the Rant if he didn’t, but he always forgave her.
‘I should be satisfied with what I’ve got,’ she told herself. It was just, Torchwood had opened her eyes to so many amazing things. It was a terrifying thrill ride, making Rhys seem dull and ordinary in comparison. She wanted her love life to be as exciting as her work life, and it just… wasn’t.
Her affair with Owen brought all the old excitement back, sneaking around to be with him, hiding their liaisons from her teammates, and from her boyfriend. She didn’t love Owen, but he was there, willing and available.
She’d thought at first that maybe she and Jack might get together, because he was bloody gorgeous, any woman would want him, but he just kept pushing her back towards Rhys, so Owen had won by default.
‘I shouldn’t be doing this, but I don’t want to stop.’