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July 2019



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Drabble: The Caffeine Provider

Title: The Caffeine Provider

Author: badly_knitted

Characters: Ianto, mentions team

Rating: G

Written For: Challenge 310 – Caffeine at tw100

Spoilers: Nada.

Summary: Ianto muses on being the team’s coffee provider.

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

Sometimes, it seemed to Ianto that his sole purpose in life was to keep the entire team functioning by the judicious application of caffeine, supplied in an easily absorbed liquid format.

Then he’d roll his eyes, mutter something about turning into a pretentious prat and get on with making the coffee. Still, the fact remained that he spent an inordinate amount of time doing just that.

It wasn’t that the others couldn’t make coffee; more that their coffee wasn’t drinkable, which meant the only sensible option was to make his own, and make theirs too.

He shrugged.

It was self-defence.

The End


Aww poor Ianto! poor baby. I guess even he gets down about it. Well done! Thank you for writing it.
It's a hard life, keeping the coffee flowing, lol! Still, at least it means that it's drinkable!

Thank you!
Ianto plays a more important role in Torchwood than he thinks. At least Jack expresses his gratitude now and then. ;)
Torchwood would grind to a halt without Ianto's coffee - among other things!

Jack does at least ask nicely sometimes, lol!

Thank you!
There is something to be said for self-defense, especially if you can cook/make something far better than anyone else... and others defer to your skill! :D
It's a very practical reason for taking on the coffee-making role, and Iantom is always practical. ;

Thank you.
Self defence. Lol.
He really wouldn't want coffee made by any of the others. And he certainly wouldn't want them touching the coffee machine!
He's better off making it himself. At least he knows it will be nice. And it's good to have something to bribe/threaten the others with!
All true! He has plenty of excellent reasons for making coffee for the team

Thank you!
Yeah, don't trust the others with the coffee, Ianto! *laughs*
Ianto has a strong sense of self-preservation - he knows he's far better off just drinking his own brew, lol!

Thasnk you!
Iantos will aleays be the best Coffee.

Great drabble.
Thank you!

Yes, it will. The others make caffeinated sludge while Ianto's coffee is heaven in a cup!

Thank you!
It may be self-defence, but we all know that Ianto's coffee is simply the best this side of the Milky Way <3
Naturally! But he's far too modest to say so ;)

Thank you!
Ianto seriously under rates himself. Without him (and his coffee) TW couldn't function.
That's very true, but Ianto is modest and unassuming, he doesn't brag.

Thank you.
I keep seeing the scene with Jack walking across the Hub with a cup of coffee he obviously made himself, and wincing as he takes a sip. I think Ianto modestly plays it down, but he knows things would go totally to hell without his coffee to keep things running smoothly. He knows he has all the power.
Ianto's modesty is becoming. He could take over Torchwood quite easily, he just doesn't want to. It's easier to keep things running smoothly from behind the scenes.

Thank you.
a very wise decision, Ianto !
Ianto is a very wise and sensible person!

Thank you!
Haha, poor Ianto xD
Indeed! I don't know how he puts up with his lot in life, he works harder than any of them but they're forever demanding more coffee, lol!

Thank you!
yes it's true.
At least the coffee is always good!

Thank you!