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August 2019



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Drabble: Bird Trouble

Title: Bird Trouble

Author: badly_knitted

Characters: Ianto, Myfanwy

Rating: G

Written For: Challenge 313 – Open at tw100. Prompt used is Challenge 191: Avian.

Spoilers: Nada.

Summary: There’s an intruder in the Hub, and Ianto’s at a loss as to how to deal with it.

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

A/N: My twenty-second drabble for this challenge.

Occasionally, a pigeon would blunder in through the gap left by the invisible lift. They never lasted long, Myfanwy seemed to view them as mobile snacks, usually snatching them from the air before they could even land.

This intruder was more of a problem though. Ianto hadn’t realised gulls could get so enormous, never having been quite so close to one before. Even Myf seemed intimidated, eyeing the bird warily. He doubted she’d attempt to eat it.

Which left Ianto with a problem. How the hell was he supposed to evict a Great Black-backed Gull from the Hub by himself?

The End


The daily problems of working at Torchwood, haha! :D

Wow, that must be an enormous bird if even Myfanwy is intimidated! Then again, maybe that's because of this evil look that gulls always have in their eyes... Pigeons look much more friendly.

Edited at 2014-04-29 08:06 pm (UTC)
I always think pigeons look rather vacant, they're not very intelligent birds.

Black-backs have wingspans ap to 5 and a half feet, bodies over 2 feet long. They're the world's largest gull and with their hooked beaks and yellow eyes, they're seriously intimidating. Not something Myf would consider as a snack, drfinitely. It would fight back and likely do some damage even to her tough hide.

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Um....very carefully?? LOL
I'm thinking tranquiizers and the net Ianto bought when he found out Torchwood Three didn't have one, lol! Even so, it could be hazardous and he'll need to bind the beak closed.

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Eeep, that's going to be a tough job!
Yeah, they're big and not exactly friendly o_O

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Come on , don't they have a seagull net in their kit???? LOL
They might have by now, you know how Ianto likes to be prepared for anything, but he doesn't want to get anywhere near that beak!

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I think a team effort is needed here.

Great drabble.
Ianto thinks so too, except that the team is out and waiting for them isn't an option. If the gull panics, it could do a lot of damage.

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Hehe, tricky!
They are pretty big....
The world's largest gull, apparently. Not somrething I'd want to get on the wrong side of, lol!

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Giant seagull ...
Myfanwy has reason to be wary. it is probably less agile than gulls.
Very likely! And unlike pigeons, a gull could put up quite a fight!

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