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July 2019



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Drabble: Shirking

Title: Shirking

Author: badly_knitted

Characters: Jack, Owen.

Rating: G

Written For: Challenge 371: Twitter at tw100

Spoilers: Nada.

Summary: Owen’s shirking instead of working.

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

“Owen, have you finished that report yet?” Jack called out.

“No, and it won’t get done any faster if you keep asking for it every five minutes,” Owen replied from the autopsy bay.

“Well, get it done fast as you can. I need to know what we’re dealing with.”

“Fine. Just leave me alone.”

Sighing, Jack went back to his office. Half an hour later, still no report. Marching over to the railing he looked down at Owen, who definitely wasn’t working.

“Owen, so help me, if you don’t get off Twitter and finish that report I’ll confiscate your phone!”

The End


Well, at least he wasn't watching porn! lol
I suppose that's a step up for Owen, lol!

Thank you!
I had to do a double take, because I read the word shirking as shrinking, before looking up the definition.

This situation remind's me of when I want to get my brother's attention and his too busy looking up Facebook on his phone.
The internet, in all its forms, has a lot to answer for! I know I spend way more time online than is probably healthy. lol!

Thank you!

Funny how words that are commonplace in one place are unknown somewhere else. I did write a shrinking fic though - Small Problems. And I seem to remember shrinking Gwen in a couple of drabbles too. I love Torchwood because you can do literally anything to the characters and just blame alien tech ;)

Bad Owen!

Very bad Owen, but he'll have to work now because if he doesn't, Jack will make good on his threat!

Thank you!
OMG! That's how I must sound with my students!
It's the burden all authority figures must bear, making sure their subordinates are working rather than playing!

Thank you!
I defo think conviscation of the phone is the only thing he can do if he EVER wants any job done LOL

Great drabble
Owen will protest, but if Jack takes his phone hostage he might get the report he needs.

Thank you!
Jack is kind ... He should have confiscated it immediately !!!
He should have, but he wanted to give Owen a chance to be a grown-up.

Thank you!
It is lost: from the time Owen works for Jack ... I know that hope springs eternal, but in the case of Owen, it's more an attitude to enrage the rest of the team. As long as it's not a risk of death, if not, then, there, Owen will be on its best behavior.
The rest of the time, he loves doing criser them !!
True, but Jack's in the role of parent, he at least has to TRY to persuade Owen to behave. Perhaps some day it will work.
Fortunately, Jack is immorttal... He will win, a day, a very distant day.
But, after this day, I think that Owen forgot and start again...
Poor Jack!
Poor old Jack. But he does his best.