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Ficlet: All Gone

Title: All Gone

Author: badly_knitted

Characters: Jack, Ianto, completely unrepentant guilty party.

Rating: G

Spoilers: Nada.

Summary: Jack suffers a devastating loss. Ianto’s not terribly sympathetic.

Word Count: 382

Written For: Challenge 9: Whole at beattheblackdog.

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

“It’s all gone?” Jack asked, sounding dubious, as if he didn’t believe what Ianto was telling him. “The whole thing?”

“Yep!” Ianto agreed, looking equally bemused.

“But how?”

“Beats me. Patience and determination, I suppose.”

“That’s a lot of determination.”

“True, but then you have to remember who we’re talking about. Determination has never been lacking.”

“Good point. And you’re sure no one else was involved?”

“Positive, there was nobody else here. The whole team was out dealing with those Urfendahls, Myf was locked in her aerie to keep her from flying while her wing heals, and Nosy was back at our flat. That leaves only one possible suspect.”

“But it’s so little!”

“Size isn’t everything, Jack,” Ianto smirked. “Besides, maybe it’s like the TARDIS, bigger on the inside.”

“It would almost have to be. I weighed that pumpkin, it was just under eighteen pounds!”

“You’re the one who insisted on getting the biggest one in the shop!”

“It was perfect! Besides, I was looking forward to carving it! I had some really cool ideas.”

“Which reminds me, we’ll need to get a replacement in the morning or you won’t have your Jack O’ Lantern ready for the Halloween pumpkin carving contest.”

“There probably won’t be any good ones left now.”

“Well, maybe if you’d put yours away safely instead of leaving it where anyone could get at it…”

“I tried, but it wouldn’t go in the cupboard!”

Ianto rolled his eyes. “You could’ve put it down in our old bedroom; it hardly gets used these days.”

“Oh, sure! You try carrying an eighteen-pound pumpkin down a ladder one-handed, without dropping it!” Jack sighed and stared disconsolately at the orange smears on the kitchen table; they were all that remained of his wonderful pumpkin. “I still can’t believe that Dizzy ate the whole thing in three hours. It didn’t even leave any seeds!”

“Growing Flufflets apparently have bigger appetites than I thought,” Ianto agreed wryly.

In the shadows beneath the sofa, Dizzy sighed contentedly. That big, orange thing hadn’t been easy to get into, the outside had been a bit tough and rather chewy, but the effort had absolutely been worth it, what a delicious treat it had been. A long nap was definitely in order now though; it was completely stuffed!

The End


Fear not, Jack. Ianto - the all powerful - will find you a really good replacement Hope Dizzy doesn't suffer any ill effects. But who will clean up the inevitable poo? Maybe Jack as an apology for leaving pumpkin out. Still. who'd a thunk that was a possibility?

Edited at 2016-03-19 10:45 am (UTC)
I think Fluffs are smart enough to use the bathroom ;)

Ianto will get Jack a good pumpkin, and hide it somewhere safe. If they'd though Dizzy eating it was a possibility, they would have taken the sensible precaution of telling the Flufflet the pumpkin was NOT to be eaten. Leave anything of the fruit or vegetable variety - or cakes, cookies, coffee - and Fluffs automatically assume it's there for them to eat, unless they're told otherwise.

When Jack carves his new pumpkin, Dizzy and Nosy can each have a share of the innards. The only effect that all that pumpkin in one go will have on Dizzy is that it won't need feeding for a few days. And it might have a growth spurt...

Thank you!
Wow it wont be hungry for some time now.

Great fic
Dizzy will be too stuffed to fluff!

Thank you!
I wondered what had gone and why Jack looked so disappointed ...
Another one of his crazy projects that Ianto would have stopped ...
A pumpkin for Halloween !!! Jack is gorgeous cute with this passion / desire?
I'm sure they'll find another equally-law otherwise been a magical fertilizer ... it's gotta be in the archive or greenhouse!

I imagine Dizzy like a boa who swallowed a big prey (antelope kind) with a big bump in the middle of the body!
He will move for a while !!
... But it will not influence its color ???
Dizzy didn't swallow it whole, just kept nibbling and chewing until it was all gone. lol!

Maybe it will get orange spots for a while ;)

Ianto will get Jack another nice pumpkin!

Thank you!