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December 2022



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Drabble: Stranded On Halloween



Title: Stranded On Halloween

Author: badly_knitted

Characters: Jack, Ianto, Team

Rating: G

Written For: Challenge 258 – Ghost of a chance at tw100

Spoilers: None.

Summary: Halloween’s a washout for the team.

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

A/N: Something silly, because I really wanted a Halloween-set drabble. This is my second version as the first seemed insensitive bearing in mind recent events with Hurricane Sandy.





In retrospect, attempting to drive though a river ford in pouring rain probably wasn’t one of Jack’s better ideas. As water poured in, the SUV’s engine coughed, spluttered and died.


The team scrambled out, quickly becoming soaked through by rain and river water.


With no hope of a phone signal this far out, they trudged through mud and rain to the nearest shelter, a spooky, abandoned house about a mile from the road.


“Some Halloween,” sighed Ianto


Standing dripping in the hallway, Jack studied their surroundings and grinned.


“Look on the bright side, there’s always the chance of a ghost!”


The End



Bwahahahaha! (That was me, not the ghost). Love the wordplay!

It was all Jack's fault, he loves bad puns...

Thank you!
Happy belated Halloween
Thank you - you too. Not that there was much celebrating going on I guess...
Actually Halloween was postponed until tomorrow night. I still don't have power, so I won't be participating, but I am guessing children from all over my area will be.
Good to know the children won't have to miss out. They must have been so disappointed.

We didn't celebrate Halloween anyway, it's not such a big event in Britain, we have Bonfire Night!

Hope they get your power back on soon.
Only jack.

Yeah, Jack does love his bad jokes. Poor Ianto rolled his eyes so much he thought they were going to fall out!
Of course it's Jack's fault! He's like "It'll be fine, I've driven through here dozens of times, it's only a bit of rain, no problem." *splash* *glug* "Oh, guess it's a bit deeper than it looked."

Ianto's eyes got whiplash from all the rolling, lol!

Thank you.
There might well be a ghost, but who could hear it over all the groaning coming from the team at Jack's punny take on this weeks prompt? LOL.

What fun! :)
LOL! Thank you. I felt the need for something a little silly after all the seriousness recently. Jack was more than happy to oblige, despite everyone's groans and olympic free-style eye-rolling from Ianto.
Hehe. Nice!
Thanks! Jack was in a silly mood ;)
only Jack could come out with that answer!
Yes, he's the champion of bad jokes. The entire team hit him over the head with their wet coats for that, lol!

Thank you!
Thank you!

I suspect the team weren't so amused, lol!
it's Jack!
LOL! Yes it is, he just loves those bad jokes!

Thank you!
Bad driving, poor wordplay - yep, that's Jack! Nicely characterized. Oh, can you imagine Owen's complaints and Ianto's expression?
Oh yes, I'm sure Owen is muttering a continuous stream of swearwords, while Ianto's rolling his eyes so much he's getting dizzy!

They tried to tell Jack the river was too deep, but he was so sure it would be fine...

Thank you!
What are the odds in would the spirt of one of Jack's exes?
LOL! That really would be just Jack's luck! Bet he wouldn't be smiling so much then.

Thank you!
Oh Jack...so bad...LOL!
He can't help himself, the bad jokes are irresistible! (and we already knew his driving was bad). Poor Ianto is developing eyeball whiplash, or at least a repetitive strain injury!

Thank you!
I think Jacks in deep trouble with his team this time hee hee.
I think you're right! There all wet, muddy and cross, stranded in the middle of nowhere on Halloween so right now Jack is their least favourite person!

Thank you =)
Great use of the prompt. Poor team getting soaked, though there's always the chance of a new suit for Ianto.
I think he'll need one after that, there are some things a suit just never recovers from and anyway, Jack owes him. The whole team will probably list a new outfit as 'expenses'!

Thank you, Halloween was a bit gloomy this year for a lot of people, so I thought I'd try to lighten the mood a little.