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July 2019



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Drabble: Under The Weather

Title: Under The Weather

Author: badly_knitted

Characters: Ianto, Team.

Rating: G

Written For: Challenge 401: Cold at tw100

Spoilers: Nada.

Summary: The members of Team Torchwood are under the weather from being under the weather.

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

Sniffles and hastily muffled sneezes echoed throughout the Hub. Ianto made a mental note to buy more tissues when he did the lunch run; the way they were going through the available supply, they’d run out soon. He blew his nose, dropped the soggy tissue into his rubbish bag, and went to work emptying the bins.

Outside, the sun was shining on a balmy summer day. Ianto hated it. Why couldn’t it have been like that last week when they’d spent all day chasing down a swarm of giant bugs? Then maybe they wouldn’t have caught this stupid summer cold.

The End


Poor Ianto. He should know that the weather really doesn't have anything to do with catching cold. it just helps you feel more miserable about it.
Getting wet and chilled to the bone wouldn't have helped though, it left them more susceptible to the germs flying around, I think, Owen's going to start them all on zinc supplements and vitamin C.
Good for him. I'm surprised they don't have C-packs, though.
This is Britain, we're a little slow.
Your health care system is a little scary.
Why? We don't have to pay for treatment or tests. Prescription charges have gone up a lot since I was young, but a pre-paid certificate for 12 months costs £104 saving me over £200 a year. I talk to friends in the US who are always bemoaning all the stuff their health insurance doesn't cover and how much they have to shell out for treatment... Our system may not be perfect, but we get most treatments on the NHS.
Wow, I don't buy $104 for our combined prescriptions, thanks to our insurance.

You will never hear me bemoaning what my insurance doesn't cover because in the end, it covers a heck of a lot. And when I had my two back surgeries, I never paid a penny, thanks to w/c insurance. Of course, I worked in insurance for thirteen years, so I may be partial.
Perhaps, lol, but I guess so am I to our system. It's what I'm used to. =)
I think it is a case of what you are used to. :D
Im surprised they dont have some alien gizmo that can take away colds.

Great drabble.
It would be very handy, but sadly they have to suffer through colds just like the rest of us ;)

Thank you!

Funny how when you're not feeling well all you can think of is how it feels to feel well. The sun shining only makes it worse.

It's like being kicked when you're already down. How dare the weather be nice now when they're all sneezy and miserable?

Thank you!
I always remember this heatwave year of 1976, and I had caught a kind thing angina, just at the beginning of summer vacation. And prohibited from go in the pool that my brother had dug the previous year ... it was hot, full of sunshine and blue sky and I was sentenced to my room ....

a cold is less serious! and it seems that it can not be treated, whatever you do. Not until it passes (about 5 days)
That must have been a miserable summer for you. I remember hot summers when I was young, back in the 1970s. These days they're cold and wet.

Thank you.