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February 2023



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It Happened One Day

Drabble: Just Us

Title: Just Us

Author: badly_knitted

Characters: Jack, Ianto

Rating: G

Spoilers: Nope.

Summary: Jack enjoys a day of freedom from Torchwood, with Ianto by his side.

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

A/N: For the prompt ‘We Were Us’, one of the prompts I didn’t get around to using for tw100’s challenge 292: Billboard Hot 100 last year. I’ve dug them out again to supplement the prompts I got from my f-list, just because there are still loads I wanted to use. I wrote this one backwards. I knew the ending I wanted, so I started there.

A/N2: HAPPY BIRTHDAY katwillow

Hand in hand with Ianto, strolling along the beach, barefoot and enjoying the sunshine, I felt at peace. These were the days I lived for.

Tomorrow, we’d be back at work, protecting Cardiff from the flotsam and jetsam of the universe with no idea what we’d be facing next. It could be anything from a full-scale invasion by hostile aliens to an assortment of odd socks; the Rift was unpredictable enough that anything was possible.

But for now, we weren’t Captain Jack Harkness and Torchwood’s general support officer; we were just us, Jack and Ianto, enjoying a rare day off.

The End


*snort* Assortment of odd socks, indeed.

Great drabble; there's a depth of feeling in here that's surprising given how short it is.
Yay! Thank you! It still amazes me what can be fitted into 100 words.

It could happen! In fact, given the writer, I'm sure it will, lol! Actually, it already has, in Getting To Nose You Part 1 if I remember correctly. The Rift has a sense of humour ;)
Too many beautiful images in such few words.
Thank you! 100 words might not seem like much, but with a bit of though, it's amazing how much can be squeezed in!
I want to see the adventure with the socks! *laughs*

This was so sweet. :)
I believe I mentioned that one way back in Getting To Nose You part 1, lol! Perhaps I should write the full story, or another sock incident! The Rift does like to confound Torchwood and I'm sure it's responsible for all the socks that go missing!

Thank you!
They don't get many chances to just enjoy the peace and quiet of an ordinary day, like normal people, who aren't in charge of saving the Earth. It's wonderful to see Jack getting to have a day of nothing but total contentment with the man he loves.
They deserved it! They've been working hard and I can give them days off ;)

Thank you!
Lovely look at the two of their lives from Jacks perspective.
It's these special days that stick in Jack's memory, when he gets to be normal!

Thank you!
Enjoy all the quiet moments you can because those are the ones that warm the heart.
That's very true! Such days off are rare for the boys, so they make the most of them.

Thank you!
:) Lovely! :)

And it would really be fun to see more of the Odd Socks... :)

Edited at 2014-08-10 02:16 pm (UTC)
Well, we'll see if there can be a new Odd Sock event - there was one briefly mentioned at the end of Getting To Nose You Part 1, but we all know those missing socks must go somewhere!

Thank you!
Very lovely and sweet! Nicely done! :D
Thank you!

I like to think that Jack cherishes most the times they get to be not-Torchwood.
Ooh that's different - First person. It works :-)
I don't think I'd ever done first person from Jack's POV before.

Thank you!