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Drabble: Owning Up – Sequel to ‘Mistaken’

Title: Owning Up – Sequel to ‘Mistaken’

Author: badly_knitted

Characters: Jack, Ianto

Rating: G

Spoilers: Nada.

Summary: Jack realises he’d better tell Ianto about the case of mistaken identity, before he finds out from Gareth.

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

A/N: A double drabble for serial blogger.

Jack drove over to Rhiannon’s house with takeaway and a bottle of sparkling fruit juice, knowing Ianto wouldn’t drink alcohol while babysitting.

Ianto was delighted to have company, not to mention good food, so they ate their dinner before Jack decided he’d better own up to his earlier unfortunate encounter. Ianto was bound to find out anyway; if Jack didn’t tell him it would look like he was hiding something.

“I, um, ran into your cousin Gareth earlier; I thought he was you.” Jack blurted the words before he could change his mind.

Ianto promptly choked on his drink. When he finally stopped spluttering, he looked at Jack with a mixture of dread and avid curiosity.

“Oh God! What did you do this time?”

Jack tried not to look guilty, which was difficult under Ianto’s piercing gaze.

“Well, I… um, I might have groped him. Just a bit though. A very minor grope, more of a friendly squeeze really…” Jack trailed off, looking at Ianto worriedly.

Ianto was silent for a long moment, just staring at him, waiting.

Finally he spoke…


Jack shifted uncomfortably.

“And that’s when he punched me.”

Ianto laughed so hard he fell off the sofa.

TBC in 'Awkward Question'


Hahaha! I love Ianto's reaction!
Jack is probably pouting now, lol! But at least Ianto isn't mad at him! :D
It's always best to confess your silly mistakes, you're more likely to be forgiven. Once your partner stops laughing!

Thank you!
Well, better this reaction from Ianto than a reaction when he hears it from his cousin.
Honesty is the best policy, because Ianto will always find out about Jack's transgressions, even the accidental ones!

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It could have gone worse for Jack!
If he hadn't admitted it, it could have gone A
LOT worse!

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Oh I bet the look on Jack's face is priceless! And it least Ianto didn't find out from Gareth. LOL!
I'm sure Jackk's looking all offended at Ianto's laughter, bless him. What did he expect? At least it's better than being yelled at!

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Am I the only one who can picture this reaction carrying over into a meeting between Ianto and Gareth at the pub enjoying another good laugh at Jack's expense? I can so hear Ianto on the phone with Gareth the next day.
I'm pretty sure that's exactly what happened next, possibly with Gareth's wife there too, lol!

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LOL well at least Ianto isn't mad at him.

great drabble
He's glad Jack admitted what he'd done - especially as it's hilarious! Ianto likes a good laugh!

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Not the reaction Jack was expecting.
No, but it's the only possible reaction Ianto could have, lol!

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Poor Jack, no sympathy whatsoever from his partner and does he know those two cousins probably compared notes already? Double the trouble for Jack :D

Edited at 2014-07-26 06:42 am (UTC)
It's been less than 2 hoyurs since the incident, Ianto and Gareth haven't spoken yet. I really must write that part, lol! Ianto is sympathetic when Jack deserves it! This is not one of those times ;)

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Aaawwww c'mon, give Jack a break. He knows they're twins but can he tell them apart if they're together? (Heck, can Gareth's WIFE tell them apart?) Damn, that WOULD be fun, having the twins bust Jack's chops! Yep, you really got to write that part! :D :D :D A Ianto Party time!!! Poor Jack! :(
Jack must be made of rubber, he always bounces back, lol!

Well, I wrote, but it's probably not what you were hoping for. It's what the muses gave me though.

No, I trust your muses and it was fine with me. You're one of my favorite writers anyway; you always seem to know what a prompt needs/inspires and I've never read one yet that you've written that I didn't like. Actually one of your Tosh drabbles has been playing with my 'beading' head and seems to want using crystals and smoky quartz ...

You have a good 'voice' for both of them and I really hope you eventually do something involving the boys and Tosh. There's a lot of fun to be had with those three, especially if they have an assignment together, dangerous or funny. She would be one heck of an asset helping the boys, especially if it was something endangering Jack and only she and Ianto could deal with it.
Who knows what will get written in the future? Right now I'm just trying to get around to finishing some of my part-writen fics!

Ooh, I adore Smoky Quartz, I have several lovely clusters in my extensive crystal collection. Crystal beads can be expensive though, I've bought some small round ones and I have quite a lot of crystal chips, but some types are too pricy for me. Mostly I buy tumblestones, I have hundreds. I'd love to see the beading piece when it's done!
Thank you!
Heehee! At least Ianto wasn't mad! ;D
He was too busy laughing to be mad, lol!

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Lol, Ianto knows Jack so well.
When Jack says he ran into Gareth, Ianto could just have said something like 'Oh, yeah? How is he?' but he just knew Jack had done something, of course! :-)
Of course he knew! Jack has this look when he's done something he shouldn't have. Ianto always knows.

Thank you!