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August 2019



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Drabble: New Recruit

Title: New Recruit

Author: badly_knitted

Characters: Ianto, Yvonne Hartman.

Rating: G

Written For: Challenge 350: Unloved Characters at tw100

Spoilers: Set pre-series, character spoilers for Doctor Who Army of Ghosts/Doomsday.

Summary: Ianto is headhunted.

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

A/N: And I did it again! 100 words first try, no editing required!

The woman, blonde haired and elegantly dressed in a business suit, had introduced herself as Yvonne Hartman. Ianto thought she was quite attractive, in an ice-queen kind of way. She smiled a lot, but it didn’t reach her eyes.

“I’m director of a top-secret government think tank; a smart young man like you is wasted serving coffee, you have untapped potential and I think you’d be an excellent fit in my organisation. Regular office hours, varied and interesting work, and you’ll easily quadruple what you’re earning here. Interested?”

Which was how Ianto came to work for Torchwood One. Serving coffee.

The End


So very typical TW1. Don't leave egotistical high flying execs in charge of an organisation that is the front line for the defence of the planet.

Yvonne was all about the British Empire, I don't think she really cared about the rest of the planet. Not that UNIT turned out to be any better when it came to the crunch. TW3 ended up being the best hope for humanity.

Thank you!