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Drabble: Terrible Pun

Title: Terrible Pun

Author: badly_knitted

Characters: Gwen, Ianto, Team implied

Rating: G

Written For: Challenge 317 – Mammoth at tw100

Spoilers: Nada.

Summary: Gwen doesn’t get puns.

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

A/N: My seventh (and final) drabble for this challenge. This one’s a bit of a stretch. Apologies!







Over lunch, Gwen regaled the team with the tale of the moth that had got into her flat last night.



“It was horrible, fluttering around the lights, bumping into walls. I was scared it would get caught in my hair! It took Rhys nearly half an hour to catch it and put it outside. I really hate moths, especially the big ones, and that was the biggest one I’d ever seen. I’m not joking; it was huge!



“Maybe it was a mam-moth,” Ianto teased.



Gwen just looked at him, frowning.



“What?”



Ianto rolled his eyes.



“Never mind, bad pun, sorry.”



The End


Comments

*chokes* Oh Ianto, that really was bad, but funny at the same time. I love that Gwen doesn't get it.

At least Gwen didn't call Jack over to kill it, since we all know how he feels about bugs. LOL!
*giggles* If she'd called Jack, he would have told her to deal with it herself. "You're a Torchwood agent, Gwen. Surely you can deal with a moth without needing to be rescued?"

It really was a terrible pun, Ianto is ashamed, he can do much better thsn that but it was just a spur-of-the-moment response.

Thank you!
Well I thought it was funny. Can't say I'm real surprised Gwen didn't get it. And I can so see her trying to use it as an excuse to get Jack over to her place, especially if Rhys hadn't been there, and you totally nailed what Jack's response would have been. He would, of course, find a way to ensure Ianto's secrecy on that "other" matter.
Well, Gwen's not Jack's responsibility when she's not at work. Why should he rescue her from a moth?

Thank you! I suspect Gwen'r reaction is funnier than the pun!
Lol! I would have at least giggled :D
Ianto's dry delivery would have been funny at least!

Thank you!
LOL! Neither you nor Ianto need to apologize. I often have a hard time thinking of puns (too literal-minded, I guess) and I admire anyone that can come up with them. Especially on the fly, like Ianto did here!
Ianto is very quick witted - me, not so much. It took me a couple of days to come up with this idea, lol!

Thank you!
OMG!!! she is sooooo sloooooowwwww!
Amazing Ianto!
She's easily confused, I guess.

Thank you!
LOL Man-moth *snort* love the pun Ianto.

great drabble.
Ianto's very witty!

Thank you!
Are we Gwen-bashing? Looking through the comments, I'm tempted to say yes. (then again, she's trying to steal Jack from Ianto... *growls*)

Ianto is my kind of guy; I'm the one who says those corny puns usually.
I'd classify it as poking fun rather than bashing, it's too mild to class as proper bashing. I have no sympathy for Gwen, I don't like the character and I enjoy reading bashing fics, but I've not really gone in for writing outright bashing yet. Maybe one day if it fits the story I'm writing. For now, the team are just having a laugh at her expense because she's so slow at getting the joke.

I'm kinda corny too, but it took me a while to come up with this, lol!

Thank you!
Oh Ianto and his puns! I love a good pun, they're very punny
Aren't they just? This one was pretty bad though, lol!

Thank you!
Snort, giggle
It's quite painful as puns go, lol!

Thank you!
Ianto's response reminds me of a Canadian friend whom I've learned over the years can pun anything; Andre can be scary as Jack's bugs when he's in pun-mode! Gwen, will she ever catch the clue bus? I can see Tosh trying to cover a laugh and Jack and Owen just shaking their heads. Good one, Ianto!
Tosh would definitely be giggling behind her hand, Jack would be shaking his head, Owen would be groaning and telling Ianto his puns are painful. Gwen's still trying to work out what was funny about a mother moth. (Mam is another way of saying mum or mom in some regions).
Yikes, a rare bomb from Ianto! *giggles*
Yeah, poor Ianto, it was spur of the moment and far from his best work, lol!

Thank you!
Oh dear Ianto, that was poor! *grins*
Well, it was the best he could do on the spur of the moment. Poor boy was cringing even as he said it!

Thank you!