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August 2019



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Drabble: Closing Down

Title: Closing Down

Author: badly_knitted

Characters: Ianto, OC

Rating: G

Spoilers: Nada.

Summary: The recession is biting hard.

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

A/N: For the prompt ‘Everything Must Go’, one of the prompts I didn’t get around to using for tw100’s challenge 316 earlier this 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.

‘Closing Down Sale – Everything Must Go!’ the sign outside the small shop read. With the whole country in a recession, signs like that had become commonplace; it made Ianto sad, seeing small businesses shutting down. Soon, only superstores would remain. Ianto had always preferred smaller shops, with their individuality and variety; this had been one of his favourites.

“I can’t believe you’re closing!”

“Can’t afford to keep going any longer, the overheads are beating us.”

The following morning, the shop’s owner discovered an anonymous donor had paid all the bills for a year. The note simply read ‘Don’t give up.’

The End


I just loved that, loved Ianto's generosity and his determination that a small shop not have to close down. I really wish there were more out there willing to do something like that.
I wish we could all do something to help struggling small businesses. So many have closed in my town in the last few years, there are empty premises everywhere. It's the small businesses that get hit the worst during a recession

Thank you =)

I loved this too! Ianto knows the meaning of saving the world doesn't start and end just dealing with the ugly stuff, it means helping with the good stuff too :)
Thank you!

Yes, it may only be one small shop out of many, but Ianto believes they deserve a chance. Maybe he can persuade the others to do the same and anonymously sponsor a small business each, doing their part to help Cardiff keep going. Big businesses can usually survive a recession, it's the small ones that suffer the most.
Aww Ianto is so sweet.

great drabble.
He'd save them all if he could. He'll talk to the rest of the team though, see if he can persuade them top sponsor a small business each. They can afford it on Torchwood wages.

Thank you!
it's Ianto.if we had the means to do the same !!
I know I would have if I'd had the money. A lot of small shops around here went out of business.

Thank you!
Love the small shops almost as much as Ianto.
Me too. Supermarkets have their place, but small shops are so important. They need to be kept going when at all possible.

Thank you!
Aww well done Ianto
If everyone who could saved one small business that way, the world would be a better place!

Thank you!