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July 2019



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Drabble: Puzzling Problem

Title: Puzzling Problem

Author: badly_knitted

Characters: Jack, Ianto, Owen, Tosh

Rating: G

Written For: Challenge 319 – Stationery/Stationary at tw100

Spoilers: Fragments.

Summary: The Rift has outdone itself.

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

According to Tosh, whatever had come through the Rift was big, heavy and stationary; that was all she could determine from the Hub, so Jack, Ianto and Owen had gone to investigate. Now they stood staring at their new acquisition and wondering what the hell they were going to do with it.

Jack was the first to speak.

“It’s a nice bridge. Very well made.”

“Not much use in the middle of a field though, is it?” said Ianto.

“I dunno,” Owen smirked. “Maybe the sheep will enjoy it.”

“How do we explain it to the farmer?”

“Drunken student prank?”

The End


uh yeah I dont think that would work with the farmer tho lol

great drabble
Probably not. But a bit of Retcon and he'll believe he allowed an advertising company to build a bridge in his field. He got paid very well!

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Ianto's got his work cut out for him figuring out a story for this one.
He's smart, he'll work something out and then a bit of Retcon and the farmer will believe what Ianto wants him to believe.

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Aha it seems like the making-up stories abilities is contagious ....
In Torchwood, it's a necessary skill all the team members have to learn ;)

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Yeah, but Jack's a conman...how many bridges has he sold over his career? *laughs*
LOL! Quite a lot, along with a fair few planets and moons that he didn't strictly speaking actually own! A minor technicality, ownership.

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Smh... I vote for student prank...
A really amazing prank though, building a bridge in the middle of nowhere without anyone even noticing them transporting all the equipment and raw materials they would have needed!

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You underestimate students. Especially engineering students :D
Never having been an engineering student, you're probably right, lol!
I have never been one myself, but I lived with one at uni (she's the one who introduced me to LJ, actually). They are a fearsome breed unto themselves.
Well then, the drunken bridge-building engineering students are completely plausible! =D
Ta da. Default excuse for ANYTHING
Hmm, they could build an artificial lake under it, or make it a tourist attraction. *snort*
I'm sure someone will come up with something!

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I have an image in my head of a sheep standing on top of the bridge looking down at all the other sheep and singing 'I'm the king of the castle...' (baa-ing obviously, not singing. That would be weird. Lol)
ROFL! I'll bet it would look funny too!

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Drunk student prank must be their standard go-to for things like this, surely?
More than likely - although who will believe that drunk students build a perfectly straight bridge, I don't know!

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in such a short time ????
they were to be many students.
we'll have all the conviction of Ianto to convince the poor farmer.

sheep can play leap-bridge.
They were apparently engineering students. ;)

Ianto will convince the farmer of whatever story he makes up.