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August 2019



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Drabble: Little Weed!

Title: Little Weed!

Author: badly_knitted

Characters: Ianto, Jack, OC

Rating: G

Written For: Challenge 314 – Weeds at tw100

Spoilers: Nada.

Summary: Some days, weirdness becomes the norm if you’re Torchwood.

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

A/N: Two linked drabbles to finish off with, just because I’m in a silly mood today.

“Allo, mate!”

The voice came from behind Ianto and he spun around, looking for its source but not seeing anyone; the park was deserted this early in the morning.

The Rift alert was minor, but Jack had decided they’d better check it out anyway. They hadn’t found anything obvious so had widened their search area, separating to cover more ground, to no avail. Still nothing, except for that mysterious voice.

Something tugged at his trouser leg.

“Down 'ere!”

Looking down, Ianto raised an eyebrow and spoke into his comms.

“Jack, there’s a weed talking to me.”

“I’ll be right there.”


To Jack’s credit, he didn’t ask if Ianto had been drinking. Ianto almost wished he had been, even though it wasn’t even 8 am yet.

“You’re a weed.”

“Am not! I's flower!”

“Whatever. Why’re you talking to me?”

“No one else ‘ere. Which way to castle pleez?”

“Why d’you want to know?”

The weed waved a flyer at him.

“Sez ‘ere, visit Cardiff, see castle! Millennium Centre! Norwegian Church! Cardiff Bay! Bute Park! Found park, very nice, now castle!”

Jack jogged up.

“What’ve we got?”

Ianto shrugged.

“Lost tourist, apparently.”

Which was how Ianto became tourist guide to a flower.

The End


Haha, how cute! I bet Ianto always wanted to talk with a flower! ;D
I think he's a bit bemused by the whole thing, it's not the sort of experience you expect to have when you haven't been drinking or taking hallucinatory drugs!

Thank you!
This is hilarious! I love it!
*grins* Thank you!

The idea of Ianto having a plant taklking to him just popped into my head and I just HAD to see what would happen, lol!
OMG! and how will he do it? in a flower pot?
Yep! Ianto gets to trail around Cardiff carrying a plant in a pot, then photograph it at all the Cardiff tourist spots so it has mementos of its visit, lol!

Thank you!
LOL I can jut see Ianot traipsing around with a flower showing it the sights.

great drabble.
He'll never admit it, but I think he enjoyed showing it the sights, it was very appreciative!

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LOL! That was fantastic! Ianto is, of course, the one person you want with you when you go sightseeing, because he'll know all the good places to visit. Especially if you're an alien flower that might draw attention to itself by calmly walking into a tourist attraction.
He did get a few strange looks carrying a potted plant around all the tourist attractions and photographing it in various places, but I'm sure he had a good cover story, lol!

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Well Ianto would be a great tour guide and the flower would have lots of great stories to tell back home.
I believe it found its guided tour very interesting. Ianto quite enjoyed himself too =)

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Hehe, love it :-)
*grins* Thank you! I just really wanted Ianto to meet a talking weed!
Got a little weedy thing going on here... :D Great drabble for this prompt!

Everyone kept talking about alien weeds, so I wrote one, lol!
ROFL! I love this! Maybe it can visit with the sentient fern before it goes back home?
Maybe it will! I hope the weed knows sign language though, poor fern can't speak, lol!

One day I might write the story of Ianto and the weed on the tourist trail, but right now I've finally got back to my bingo fics. I'm writing the Miniatures fic and it's already almost 3000 words. Why can't I seem to write anything short for the bingo? I'll need to find a beta once I'm getting near the end, but I have no clue how to end it. I'm considering splitting it in two for the Miniatures square and Adventure/Quest, but I'd need help deciding where to split it and how to make it work as a two-parter.

Thank you.
Whoops, well, I'm sure they could work out something. LOL.

I hear you about the agony of not being able to write short! I missed the fan_flashworks "Amnesty" challenge because my story ballooned to over 5,000 words.

I'd be happy to beta your "miniatures" story when you're ready. Maybe I can help figure out where to split it up. :)
Thank you! I'd really appreciate that =D

I have no idea how to end it at the moment though, I'll have to see what happens when I try to write a bit more. I know how they'll get back into the Hub, and then I guess Tosh will un-miniaturise them... Or maybe they'll figure it out themselves and never tell the rest of the team what happened, that could be fun. Their secret adventure, lol!

I really need help with splitting it and deciding which part should be for which prompt, it might require a bit of re-writing, I'm not sure. At the moment I'm thinking the first half should be for Miniatures 'cause that's where they get shrunk and the second for the Adventure/Quest part...
At the least the flower would be fairly easy to transport. ;)
It was quite happy being carried around in a pot, though Ianto got some funny looks when he photographed it in various locations!

Thank you!
The impassive Ianto.
Nothing can disturb him.
not even a tourist flower.
it's my Ianto
I love him!
and Jack don't even doubt of the announcement of Ianto. It's Jack .
I love them.

I'd love to meet Ianto with its exotic tourist.
I take the opportunity to follow the visit ...
I will try to write a sequel at some point, when I have time to start something new. I have a lot of writing in progress at the moment.

Thank you!