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July 2019



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Drabble: Tailgate Musings

Title: Tailgate Musings

Author: badly_knitted

Characters: Ianto, mentions Lisa and Jack

Rating: G

Written For: Challenge 316 – Reverse Fandom – How I Met Your Mother at tw100

Spoilers: Cyberwoman and Countrycide.

Summary: Ianto thinks about recent events.

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

A/N: Title used was ‘Tailgate’

Sitting on the SUV’s tailgate, mind whirling and body aching, Ianto was almost glad of the pain; it reminded him he was alive. He was surprised to be glad about that.

When Lisa died, he’d believed he had nothing left to live for. Now he was starting to think he’d been wrong about that, and a lot of other things too.

Jack wasn’t a monster after all, just a man dedicated to defending his team and humanity from alien threats.

Perhaps the real monsters were humans themselves, the ones who preyed on their own kind.

It was a sobering thought.

The End


Definitely a sobering thought but an unfortunately sad one too.

Great drabble.
Yeah. Humanity is its own worst enemy.

Thank you.
Sadly I agree with Ianto that humans at our worst are truly scary. I am blame it on the fact that we are not far removed from the days when we looked at the moon and threw rocks.
I live in hope that we'll grow up eventually - if we don't kill each other off first. I wish I could take a peek into the future and see if humanity does eventually turn out okay, but I'm scared of what I might see.

Thank you!

Ianto may very well have that right...which really is sobering.
It's making me think...

Still, at least now he knows he wants to live and that Jack isn't a monster.

Thank you!
Worryingly true. Which is why that episode was so powerful and seems to be such a favourite among the fans.
Great drabble.
Thank you!

Yeah, it's other humans we need to protect ourselves against. It was a chilling episode *shudders*
sad but so true, Ianto!
It's a revelation, but not a pleasant one.

He's looking at Jack differently now though.

Thank you!
Wow, this read was like being plunged into a cold ice water bath. Unfortunately, he's so right about humans...
It's a sad fact that we're in more danger from other humans than from anything else.

Sorry about the cold bath, prompts don't always take me fluffy places.
It's sad that it took something so horribly tragic to bring about Ianto's epiphany on being alive and who the real monsters in this world are, and that Jack is not one of them.
In a way, I think he needed to be shocked out of his apathy. He'd given up, but now he knows he wants to live and he'll fight to stay that way. Nevertheless, it's a horrible way to discover the depths of depravity humans are capable of; it'll take all the team a while to get over what they've seen

Thank you!
Oh, wow! What a chilling coda to Countrycide! Well done!
Thank you! It surprises me what a single, simple word can trigger at times.
unfortunaly it's true....
so sad.
It's one of those unpleasant truths - humans have more to fear from each other than from anything else.

Thank you!