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Drabble: Torchwood On Ice

Title: Torchwood On Ice

Author: badly_knitted

Characters: Tosh/Owen, Gwen/Rhys, Ianto/Jack, Andy & Mickey

Rating: G

Spoilers: Nada.

Summary: The Torchwood team go ice-skating.

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

A/N: For angelsphonebox’s prompt ‘Ice Skating’ I got a bit carried away – have a set of 5 drabbles.

Tosh had never tried ice-skating before. Technically, she still wasn’t; she was frozen to the spot, clinging to Owen like a fuzzy limpet in her fluffy coat.

“Tosh, sweetheart, you need to relax. I won’t let you fall.”


“I promise. Don’t you trust me?”

“I don’t know.”

“Wonderful, I’m marrying a woman who doesn’t know if she trusts me!”

She glared at him.

“I don’t like ice, it’s slippery!”

“Yeah, well, that’s kind of the point! Come on, I’ve got you; slide your foot forward.”

Reluctantly doing as he asked, she wondered how Owen talked her into these things.


Skating past, hand in hand with Rhys, Gwen smiled at Tosh’s tentative first attempts at skating.

“Remember the first time you took me skating,” she asked, hugging his arm.

“Oh aye, I remember! Had bruises all up my arms for weeks from where your fingers dug in,” he chuckled.

“I was terrible, wasn’t I, even worse than Tosh,” Gwen giggled, remembering. “Fell over so many times, my arse was black and blue!”

“But you always got up and tried again. Had to drag you off the ice in the end, wouldn’t quit until you’d got it. You made me proud.”


Out in the middle of the ice, Jack and Ianto were chasing each other, laughing and showing off with small jumps and spins. Ianto hadn’t skated since he was in his mid teens, but it was apparently one of those things that once learned, you never forgot. He was a bit rusty, but being on the ice again made him feel as carefree as it used to ten years before.

Jack couldn’t stop smiling; it was good to see Ianto having so much fun. Sometimes even Ianto seemed forget how young he was, weighed down by the pressures of work.


Ianto skidded to a halt in front of Jack.

“You look happy!” he commented.

“I was just thinking the same about you. You should smile like that more often.”

“It feels good to be doing something just for fun. I’d almost forgotten what that felt like. This was a good idea, Jack. I think the others are enjoying it too.”

“We’ve all been working too hard lately, we need to make time to enjoy life.”

“You won’t get any argument from me. Come on, race you round the rink, loser buys the drinks!” Laughing, Ianto raced off, Jack right behind.


Andy and Mickey looked at each other and shook their heads.

“Work with a right bunch of nutters, don’t we,” said Andy.

“Makes life interesting though, don’t it,” Mickey replied.

“True enough. You ever skate before?”

Mickey shook his head.

“Nah. But if Captain Cheesecake can do it, how hard can it be?”

Stepping onto the ice, Mickey’s feet shot off in different directions and with a yelp he collapsed in a heap.

Smothering a laugh, Andy offered him a hand up.

“Okay, maybe not as easy at it looks.”

“Guess I finally get to teach you something,” Andy smirked.

The End


Awwww each of the couples were gorgeous on the ice, I was sure that Jack and Ianto would be the most skillful!
I'm sure they've been ice-skating before, lol! They're both very good at it.

Everyone had a good time!

Thank you!
Love these drabbles about ice skating.
Thank you! I used to love to ice skate, so I thought I'd let the team have a good time too =)

Thank you!
I loved that! It was so sweet, but I had to laugh at the end, because Mickey..really? LOL!
All legs and elbows, that's Mickey on ice, lol! At least until he gets the hang of it.

Thank you!
And just today I was thinking what a pretty sight Ianto would be ice skating! Thank you for fullfilling that fantasy for me. ;D
All of the couples were so cute, I loved it!
Thank you! I'm glad you enjoyed it!

I'd love to see Ianto on ice!
Oh, I should so love to see that, such fun for all. Merry Christmas to you
Thank you! They all had a wonderful time, and afterwards they went for a hot chocolate together before heading home.

Merry Christmas to you too!
Merry Christmas to you and yours.
Loved the little peek at Torchwood happy times.
Thank you! I like giving the team some fun times.

Merry Christmas to you too!
Lovely to see them all so relaxed over the holidays. Nicely done. :)
Thank you! It was supposed to be just one drabble, but everyone wanted to join in the fun!
That sounds like a fun day :-)
I like gwen's story best- it's good to read a positive fic about her for a change. And it is really in character. I can't see a little thing like a bruised bottom stopping her from learning something new. When she puts her mind to something, she will achieve it. She's stubborn like that!
Very stubborn. Some might even say TOO stubborn. Still, if you want to learn to skate you have to get up one more time than you fall over.

I do occasionally write something positive for Gwen, despite not liking her. I try to create a more likeable version.

Thank you!