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July 2019



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Double Drabble: Owen’s Plan

Title: Owen’s Plan

Author: badly_knitted

Characters: Ianto, Owen

Rating: G

Spoilers: Set after End of Days but before Kiss Kiss Bang Bang.

Summary: Owen makes a proposal for re-modelling the old boardroom.

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

A/N: For the prompt ‘Greenfingers’, 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 is a double drabble.

Ianto was incredulous; surely he must have misheard.

“You want to turn the old boardroom into what?

“A hothouse,” Owen repeated, arms folded defensively across his chest. “You know, for plants.”


“Because we don’t have anywhere to keep the alien plants that come through the Rift. Look. Right now, most of them don’t survive; we can’t provide the right conditions for them, so we end up tossing them in the incinerator. It’s a waste. Some of them could have valuable medicinal properties, but we’ll never know if we can’t keep them alive long enough to run tests on them.”

Ianto had to admit Owen was right.

“Okay, you have a point. But who’s going to look after them? I’m already overstretched with Jack gone, and anyway, I’m not exactly green-fingered.”

“No problem, it’ll be my project. I like plants, they don’t complain about the way they’re treated.”

Ianto snorted.

“No, they just wilt and die if you get it wrong.”

“That the voice of experience speaking?” Owen smirked.

“Yep. These hands have committed herbicide countless times.”

“So, do I get my hothouse?”

Ianto nodded.

“Make a list of what you need and I’ll see you get it.”

“Thanks, mate.”

The End


Owens idea is a good one, especially since Jakc and Ianto can use it for naked hide and seek *snikker*
LOL! I doubt that Owen was doing it for their benefit, but those two are quick to find alternate uses for things,

Thank you!
See? Owen CAN keep something alive! :P
He can keep people alive too - he's a very good doctor, just with a bad attitude, lol!

Thank you!
I always did love that they had a hothouse in season two. It made sense and it gave Owen something to do. :)

This was great.
Thank you!

The hothouse was a great addition to the Hub, it was very beneficial, and it gave Ianto and Jack a warm place to play as well =)
See, Owen can be so logical sometimes ....
He can when he tries, and he knew he needed to be this time if he wanted Ianto to approve his plan. With Jack gone, Ianto's the only one who has access to Torchwood's finances and hothouses aren't cheap to build!

Thank you!
Haha, I'm pretty sure Ianto and plants is a very, very bad combination. Owen, though, looks more like the man for the job.
Ianto is quite capable of keeping everything else alive, he really can't be expected to be perfect at everything, lol! It's enough that the team and Myfanwy are flourishing under his care. Owen can have his plants as long as he looks after them himself.

Thank you!
It is true that the greenhouse only happens in season 2.
and we see it especially in a hot scene!

Owen knows argue.
It replaced the boardroom that was damaged in End Of Days.

Owen knows what to say to get Ianto's approval. Best of all, it's the truth.

Thasnk you!
Nice bit of dialogue.
I can see this being how it happened :-)
Than you!

I like to think that when Jack was away, Ianto took charge of all things relating to the Hub, and he probably held on to Torchwood's purse strings. Any alterations would have had to be approved by him first.
Little did poor Owen know what Ianto and Jack would later get up to in that hothouse! *giggles*
Thankfully, Owen wasn't thinking that far ahead, probably didn't even expect Jack to return! I don't think he would have coped too well with the mental images ;)

Thank you!