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Double Drabble: Sock Trouble

Title: Sock Trouble

Author: badly_knitted

Characters: Ianto, Jack

Rating: G

Spoilers: Nada.

Summary: Ianto’s having sock trouble

Written For: [community profile] dailyprompt 30-12-13: ‘the significance of socks’. This one’s a double drabble.

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

Ianto was somewhat perturbed to realise he couldn’t find a pair of socks. Or put more accurately, he couldn’t find a pair of his own socks. There were socks aplenty, his sock drawer was half full of them, but all of them were Jack’s.

“Jack, where the hell are all my socks?”

“In your sock drawer?”

“No, those would be your socks.”

“Socks are socks, can’t you just wear a pair of mine?”

“No. Yours are too thick; my shoes won’t go on over them. I can’t believe I’ve run out of socks! I didn’t think I was that far behind with the laundry.”

“Oh. Sorry.”

“Why are you apologising.”

“I’ve just been grabbing the first pair of socks I find every morning. Didn’t think it mattered.”

“You’ve been wearing my socks?”

“Well, yeah. Isn’t that what people do when they live together? Wear each other’s clothes?

“Not their socks!”

“Oh.” Jack reached for his foot, “Do you want this pair back then?”

Ianto looked horrified.

“Not when you’ve been wearing them!”

“What’s wrong with that? My feet have been intimate with yours plenty of times.”

“Good point. Give ‘em here. And wear your own socks in future!”

“Yes dear.”

The End


Hee Hee! Can Ianto now explain why, even though 90% of my socks are black, I have no matched pairs of socks? Bamboo matched with cotton, long matched with short, thick with thin, my sock drawer would make Ianto flinch. I'm with Jack, grab 'em as they come. I need a Ianto in my life!!
Mine are in pairs - mostly. There are a few odd ones where I had to throw one away. Never know when you might need an odd sock! Your sock drawer would turn Ianto into a nervous wreck - socks that don't match are a terrifying thought to him!

Thank you!
LOL I'm like that too, but with white socks! The only ones that are neatly paired up are the coloured ones, for obvious reasons (it's hard to have a stray orange or purple sock when you only own ONE pair of each colour)

I thought that having all my socks of the same colour would avoid the mismatched socks problem. Nope.

Can I have a Ianto too? Pretty please with Jack on top?
We all need a Ianto, don't we? And a Jack too, maybe. ;)
A Ianto to keep us organised and a Jack to add that touch of exciting unpredictability into our daily lives.
Jack would happily be on top of Ianto in any situation. He rather likes Ianto being on top of HIM too. ;)

Having all your socks the same colour only stands a chance of working if they're all the same brand of sock - same length, same fabric, etc. Otherwise, you still end up with mismatched socks. I actually have three pairs of identical socks, but even among them, they're not all exactly the same length. I'm starting to think all socks are individuals and there's no such thing as a completely matching pair.
ohhhh Jack has a point anyway, I love wearing my hubby's socks and t-shirts...
I love Ianto's reaction at the end, anyway!
Ianto's never had to share his socks - Lisa had much smaller feet and preferred her own anyway.

Thank you!
Is there such a thing as foot cooties? *laughs*
Possibly. In Ianto's OCD head *grins*

Thank you!
Ha! My brother in-law constantly wears my sisters socks and always stretches them out.
It's so annoying when thoughtless people do things like that! She'll have to hide her socks!

(I promise I'll read your Meat rewrite when I get a chance! Hardly any time for reading at the moment, but it's on my list of must-read fics!)
He does it on purpose though. I absolutely loves driving her crazy. LOL And he's very good at it.

That's okay! I hope you enjoy it when you have time to read it :)
Some people just like pushing other people's buttons to get a reaction!

I'm sure I will! I just have to find time in between writing and betaing!
Yeah, Jack's thick socks that he wears inside those big boots would never fit into Ianto's dress shoes. And you gotta love the "Yes dear". Domesticity is very fitting for them.
Ianto threw all Jack's socks at him for that! His socks have been summarily evicted from Ianto's sock drawer. Jsck is now banned, his socks will have to live somewhere else. He can have a sock box.

Thank you!
*giggling* "My feet have been intimate with yours plenty of times." Oh man, I can't stop laughing at that! :DDD

LOL! Glad that tickled you! Jack believes all parts of the body should get involved during intimate moments, lol!

Thank you!

Edited at 2014-09-03 09:50 am (UTC)
*lol* Socks *are* a big deal indeed ::)
Sock are VERY personal things. *nods*

Thank you!
Nothing is sacred to Jack

Thank you!
Lol funny!

But that's not the end of it, surely? Ianto wouldn't let Jack get away with that "yes dear" would he?
I feel there should be fighting, leading to wrestling, leading to... ;-)
I slipped out and shut the door after the 'Yes dear', I have no idea what happened after! *looks innocent*

*grins* Thank you!