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Drabble: Not-Earth Worms – Sequel to ‘Worms’

Title: Not-Earth Worms – Sequel to ‘Worms

Author: badly_knitted

Characters: Ianto, Jack

Rating: G

Written For: Challenge 331 – Worms at tw100

Spoilers: Nada.

Summary: Ianto meets Jack’s worms.

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




Ianto was extremely relieved to discover that Jack’s worms were of the earthworm variety, although Jack explained they weren’t actually from earth, which was why they were in a wormery in the first place.


“They’re from Veltaxis,” he explained, showing them to Ianto. “They’d thrive here, but regular earthworms would probably be wiped out; they’d be unable to compete.”


The Veltaxis worms were longer and fatter than earth’s worms, strikingly striped black and white, and very sinuous. Ianto could see why Tosh found them so fascinating; they were almost hypnotic.


“I watch them for relaxation,” Jack admitted. “It’s very soothing.”


The End


Comments

Well, it figures that Jack would have alien wormery instead of an aquarium LOL
Jack finds fish dull, lol! Worms are all wormy and wiggly, much more to his taste. They remind him of tentacles, I'm sure, probably bring back happy memories ;)

Thank you!
Stripey and hypnotic, huh? I dunno, I'm still skeptical--they're worms. *Shudder* But if Jack likes them that's all that matters! :D
They're pretty and as they squirm it's like watching a sort of living kaleidoscope, ever-changing monochrome patterns =D

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That sounds nice. I maybe could learn to like worms like that. Especially if they were safely in a tank where they couldn't GET ME. LOL.

Edited at 2015-02-19 12:57 am (UTC)
They're quite harmless, they eat decaying vegetation and they're slow moving so they won't chase you. You'd be fine even if one got out. The worm wouldn't fare so well though.
LOL! I know that worms, even ordinary brown earth-bound ones, are our friends and play a vital role in the environment. And that they're really not out to get me. It's just that I used to have nightmares about giant earthworms writhing all over my backyard when I was a kid and I've been wary about them ever since. :-p
Oh!

I've had dreams about the back garden being invaded by hundreds of tortoises, lions, tigers, elephants, cows, wolves, big vicious dogs, Bigfoot, and a giant snake, but never earthworms. I feel cheated =(
ahhhhh so these alien worms are really peculiar!
Jack likes being surrounded by nice and pretty things!
Who doesn't? Pretty and entertaining, who could ask for more?

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Sound like interesting worms to me, maybe a new form or relaxation, Veltaxis worm watching.

great drabble
Better than TV most of the time!

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I love it that Jack watches alien worms for relaxation.
I could do with some myself, it might take away some of the stress of waiting to find out what's happening with mum. Hospitals never seem to tell us anything.

Jack likes his worms, and Ianto thinks they're rather cool too =)

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Surely there might be other things they could find relaxing? I don't know that Ianto is totaly sold on them yet, but sure he could come to enjoy them.

Oh yes, there are things they can do together for relaxation, but Jack's had the worms a lot longer than he's had Ianto, and still watches them for relaxation when Ianto isn't there.

Ianto will learn to appreciate the worms in time.
Aww they sound pretty.
I'm not really a fan of worms - I know they are good for the garden but they are a bit icky. Maybe I would like this kind...
Worms are wonderful, and these are pretty.

Thank you.
They sound like very nice worms, actually. ;)
They're the elite of the worm world =)

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I prefer Tropical fish. I've an aquarium. It's pretty and many colors
Perhaps Ianto could get some for Jack ;)

Thank you!