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It Happened One Day

Drabble: Rain And Weevils


Title: Rain And Weevils

Author: badly_knitted

Characters/Pairing: Jack/Ianto

Rating: G

Written For: Challenger 255 – Sink or Swim at tw100

Warnings/Spoilers: None

Summary: Weevil hunting in the Cardiff rain.

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




The weevil was strong; Jack could barely hold it away from his throat.


Ianto kept back, trying for a clear shot, but darkness and pounding rain obscured his vision. It would be too easy to hit Jack, or the injured and terrified woman behind him. The combatants kept staggering one way then the other, finally hitting the railing and toppling slowly into the bay.


Ianto ran to the railing and looked down. For a moment there was nothing, then Jack surfaced, spluttering.


“You okay?”


“It was sink or swim – it sank and I swam,” Jack grinned.


Ianto rolled his eyes.


The End


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That was a lot of action packed into 100 words! AND Jack got off a corny line, which we all know he loves.

Well-done! :)
=D Thank you! It had a whole lot more action when I first wrote it - and 147 words! There was a fair bit of pruning to do, lol!

I wrote the whole thing around Jack's corny line, it was the first thing I thought of (which just proves I'm as corny as Jack). It fitted him. I wasn't sure whether to make it some other kind of alien, but I figured I'd stick with the weevil then I wouldn't need to describe it. Everyone who reads Torchwood fic should know what a weevil looks like by now!
Great :-)
I love Jack's last line. You've got the characters just right - I can really picture the scene in my head.
Thank you! Jack's line was the basis for the drabble, I built up the rest around that and I'm quite pleased. It was a lot longer to start with though, my most heavily pruned drabble. It was a bit sad to cut so much out, but I like the final result.

At least Jack was already wet before he fell in. Poor weevil wasn't so lucky, seems they don't swim.
Oi, Jack. Only him. Great job with this drabble. My sleep deprived/work addled brain finds this very very hilarious and gathered me several strange looks.

eta: to change to yummy ianto icon. yummm grapes.

Edited at 2012-10-09 08:30 pm (UTC)
Lol! Thank you, Jack finds it difficult to be serious in most situations. Glad you liked it =)

He cheats, he always cheats.

Jack, even if you sank, you'd swim...eventually.

Re: He cheats, he always cheats.

Very true, he cheats by default! The weevil wasn't so lucky.

Thank you!
this is just amazing! so much in so few lines and Jack's last sentence was priceless!
Thank you! That line of Jack's was the first thing I came up with, then I wrote the events leading up to it.

Glad you enjoyed it. I used to think I'd never be able to tell any kind of story in 100 words, but here I am, doing just that!
Oh my! That poor weevil! Yes, I'm on #teamweevil today. :P
I know! It's so sad about the weevil, but it was a very dangerous one, it might even have been a threat to other weevils! Weevils, it seems, don't swim well.

Thank you.
Bad Jack,bad Jack.
Yes, he is. He's very fond of corny lines, Ianto has to put up with that a lot!

Thank you.
Long time I read something about Torchwood! It was precious :D
Thank you! *hugs* I hope your flu is getting better!

Leave it to Jack...
Yep! Always ready with a corny joke! He won't be so happy while his coat is away being cleaned after being dumped in the bay!

Thank you =)
Loved it :)
Thank you! =)
Such a Jack comment that hee hee, great work.
Thank you! Jack does love corny one-liners!
Ianto just rolls his eyes because he knows he's the one stuck with not only the cleaning of the coat, but either finding a way to retrieve the weevil from the bay or planting the cover story when it washes up on the beach.

Jack's so cheesy sometimes.
Thank you.

He is - it goes with the smile!

Yep, Ianto has to do clean-up. Actually, he might just send Jack back in to find the weevil - after all, he's already wet! "Here, take this end of the rope, tie it to the weevil when you find it, then come back here and help me pull it out of the bay." Lol!
loved it
Thanks very much =D
“It was sink or swim – it sank and I swam,”

Lol! Thank you - I started with that line, it was the first thing that popped into my head. Then I wrote the drabble around it. It worked quite well, I think! =)
Wow, you were able to pack a whole Torchwood episode in 100 words! Amazing! :D

And I though I'd never be able to write ANYTHING in just 100 words. It's addictive!

Thank you!
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