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August 2019



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Ficlet: The Number Game

Title: The Number Game

Author: badly_knitted

Characters: Owen, Nosy, Ianto

Rating: G

Spoilers: Nada.

Summary: Owen decides it’s time a certain Fluff learned its numbers.

Word Count: 175

Written For: Challenge #110: Arithmetic at fan_flashworks

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

A/N: Short and silly. I might try to do another silly one if I get time, but I wanted to at least get something posted despite life being less than kind right now.

“Okay,” Owen said to Nosy one day, dumping a pile of small objects in front of the Fluff. “Uncle Owen is going to teach you to count.” Picking up one object from the pile, he held it up. “This is one.” Nosy stared intently as Owen placed it to one side and picked up two more. “This is two…”

He carried on until there were ten groups of small, green ovals, neatly arranged on the coffee table.

“There, you see? One, two, three, four, five, s… Hey, stop that!”

“What’re you doing, Owen?” Ianto sounded baffled.

“Trying to teach Nosy to count,” Owen sighed.

“Not going very well?”

“How did you guess?” Owen replied sarcastically, staring gloomily at the Fluff.

“Word of advice, Owen; those probably weren’t the best choice of teaching aids.”

“I’m getting that. I just thought Nosy would concentrate better on something it liked.”

”Oh, it’s concentrating alright,” Ianto agreed as they watched Nosy eat the last of Owen’s counters. “Why do you think I keep the grapes locked in a cupboard?”

The End


I think Nosy learned to count all right...learned to count on Owen bringing the snacks!
LOL! You could be right! Owen will have to find something that isn't edible to use as a teaching aid if he wants to make progress.

Thank you!
Next time Owen should try using something less tasty, LOL!
I think he's starting to realise that ;)

Thank you!
I love grapes *claps hands* I would probably be doing the same if someone had used food I love to teach me how to count *laughs* Gotta love Nosy!
Nosy is just so down to earth. Food is for eating, especially if it's grapes!

It's back to the drawing board for Owen!

Thank you.
*snickers* Of course Nosy would eat the counters. When will the team learn to check with Ianto before doing things like this?
Probably nevrr, because then I wouldn't have these incidents to write about ;)

To Nosy's mind, it's 'Grapes first, learning later'. Grapes need to be eaten immediately, before they disappear.

Thank you.
It almost makes me feel like Ianto is the only responsible one in the Hub. I can just see him standing there watching everything around him and wondering where the heck he went wrong. *grins*

I can see Nosy's point. Grapes are good.
Grapes don't like me =(

I'm sure he is - it's why he rolls his eyes so much, poor boy, he despairs of the others ever developing common sense.
they're not real fond of me either.

Common sense and Torchwood. never shall the two meet. *Grins* Poor Ianto is right. The lad must wonder what he did to deserve the team some days.
They're the burden he has to bear. The job does have one perk though ;)
That's very true. :)
LOL Owens sweet to want to teach nosy but maybe he should ask for Iantos help with that.

great drabble.
Everyone wants to be involved in caring for and teaching Nosy, but Ianto knows everything so he's the one to ask for advice ;)

Thank you.
Don't think Owen will be using edible teaching aids again any time soon! *giggles*
Grapes are treats, not teaching aids!

Thank you!

Frankly, Owen,it was predictable !!
It should have been obvious, but Owen didn't think things through!

Thank you!
Hehe :-)
*grins* Thank you!