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January 2023



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Drabble: Like Weeds

Title: Like Weeds

Author: badly_knitted

Characters: Jack, mentions Ianto

Rating: G

Written For: Challenge 314 – Weeds at tw100

Spoilers: Nada.

Summary: Jack muses on Torchwood’s purpose while he watches over the people of Cardiff.

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

A/N: Thanks to asia27 who gave me the idea for this one.

Jack gazed down from the roof of the building he stood on, watching people coming and going, busy with their lives, unaware of how close they’d come to losing everything.

The latest alien threat had been stopped, but just barely in time.

Aliens were like weeds. You dealt with one lot and more popped up, some worse than others.

Jack chuckled to himself. That made Torchwood the gardeners, dealing with the weeds so that the less robust plants, humanity, could flourish. He’d have to remember to tell Ianto that; he had a feeling the analogy would appeal to his lover.

The End


Love the analogy and great drabble.
Thank you! I got the analogy idea from asia27 but then I had to think about it for a while to come up with a good way to use it. I like th result =)
amazing metaphor and comparison! I'm sure Ianto will like and agree with him!
I think it will appeal to Ianto's sense of whimsy =)

I'm lucky to have friends who come up with such great ideas when I get stuck with a prompt. asia27 really gave me a good idea to work with.

Thank you!
That is a nice analogy :-)
I have very imaginative friends, thank goodness. They bail me out when my brain stops working =)

asia27 came up with the analogy, I just had to write a drabble around it =D

Thank you!
Nice drabble too ;-)
LOL! A winning combination ;)
Wow! Love this one! :D :D :D
*grins* Thank you! It wouldn't exist if not for you! =D
That really is a very apt analogy. I wonder if Ianto can get a large enough trowel to dig up the roots on the next invasion?
Flamethrowers can be pretty good against weeds too....

Thank you! The analogy is courtesy of asia27, I think it worked really well =)
So we're all a pretty, fragil flower... what a beautiful thought :)
Jack seems to be in a poetic mood today! ;)
He has his moments!

I'm all for being a flower. Can I be a Daisy?

Thank you!
Wedding fairies and gardeners. They are a versatile team. ;)
Torchwood are the jacks of all trades; whatever needs donme, they find a way to do it!

Thank you!
what we call weeds is useful to others ... and sometimes holds pleasant surprises ...
That's very true!

Thank you!