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August 2019



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Double Drabble: Life Goes On

Title: Life Goes On

Author: badly_knitted

Characters: Ianto, Tosh

Rating: G

Spoilers: Cyberwoman, To The Last Man, possibly Fragments.

Summary: Ianto comes to a shocking realisation.

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

A/N: For the prompt ‘It's Never Ten Years’, one of the prompts I didn’t get around to using for tw100’s challenge 288 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. This one’s a double drabble

Ianto checked the date and froze. That couldn’t be right. Surely it hadn’t really been ten years? He grabbed the nearest chair and dropped heavily into it.

“Ianto? Are you alright?” Tosh turned to her friend, concerned.

“I’m okay. I just… Time’s gone by so fast; I don’t know when I lost track. It’s ten years to the day since Canary Wharf. How could I have forgotten? So many people died that day; friends, colleagues... Lisa. I don’t even know how long it’s been since I last thought of her.”

“Life goes on, Ianto. You can’t dwell on the past all the time. We all have to pick up the pieces and rebuild our lives after bad things happen. It doesn’t mean we’ve forgotten; some things can never be forgotten, we live with them for the rest of our lives. But we don’t have to think about someone every day to remember them; they’re always with us.” Ianto knew she was talking about Tommy. “Lisa would have wanted you to move on, wouldn’t she?”

Ianto nodded.

“She would’ve been furious if I’d just spent the rest of my life mourning her.”

“Then remember her with love, but live for yourself.”

The End


Thank you! I'm constantly seeing things mentioned on the news and being amazed by how much time has passed when it hasn't seemed that long. Sometimes I think it's just because as you get older time seems to pass faster.

Tosh is a good friend, she understands how Ianto feels but knows that moving on is the healthy thing to do. Ianto knows that too, but realising ten years had passed came as a bit of a shock.

Thank you!
ohhhhhh Tosh is always the one with the right words to say and the best pieces of advice to give.
Sad but so very true!
Tosh is very wise, and Ianto was definitely in need of her wisdom!

Thank you!
Oh, that was lovely. And it's so true. Tosh is such a wonderful friend to remind Ianto that's it's fine to move on.
I think she's been telling herself that at times, so passing on the wisdom she's learned ids an act of true friendship.

Thank you!
Tosh makes a good argumentd, great double drabble.
Thank you!

Tosh is very smart, she knows just what to say to Ianto.
Oh, such insight! Lovely Tosh, and lucky Ianto for having her there!

For myself, I am always surprised when I think about time passing--especially my age! It's always a shock when I remember I'm now 20! XD
I have to stop and think these days to work out how old I am =S

Time goes by so fast, I'm constantly surprised. Poor Ianto, he just hadn't realised a whole ten years had passed. Tosh is a very wise friend to have though,

Thank you!
wise words.
not easy to implement but true.
It's helped Ianto though. He understands that it's okay that he's moved on, so perhaps he can start letting go of his feelings of guilt.

Than you!
Wise words Tosh
She's a very wise woman, and a good friend.

Thank you!
Tosh is not only a genius, but very wise. :)
And a very good friend too. Despite all her own losses, she's there to support Ianto when he gets wibbly.

Thank you!