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August 2019



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Drabble: What Now?



Title: What Now?

Author: badly_knitted

Characters: Ianto, Jack

Rating: G

Written For: Challenge 267 – Starting Over at tw100

Spoilers: Cyberwoman.

Summary: His dreams are shattered, what happens now?

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

A/N: My first drabble of 2013! My resolution this year is to write at least one drabble a week, so wish me luck!




It was over. Lisa was gone.


He’d known for a long time, just couldn’t admit it, not even to himself. No choice now; his hopes and dreams were splintered beyond repair, his future unknown.


He looked at Jack.


“What do I do now?”


“That’s up to you. You have a month to think things over. After that, you’ll have a choice – retcon or Torchwood. A new life, or a fresh start with us.”


As Jack left the flat, Ianto sat on his couch and wondered if he had the courage to start over with people who no longer trusted him.

The End


It must have been, but he found the courage from somewhere and got through those first awkward days. I liked giving Ianto the choice whether to take retcon or return to work, rather than him fearing that Jack would retcon or execute him. I thought once Jack's anger burnt itself out he would understand and even sympathise.

This is the first of 5 drabbles I ended up writing for the prompt - I feel like I'm hogging the community a bit =S
I haven't done one yet! I do have an idea for a Ianto Lisa one from cyberwoman though.
I need to read all the ones that have already been posted though - don't want to step on anyone's toes...
What can I say, the prompt liked me! I looked at it and all these ideas filled my head. The first four are canon-based, the last one is fluff. I was so glad to find I still had some fluff in my head, I was beginning to think I'd lost it o.O

Good luck with drabbling, most of the posted drabbles have nothing to do with Cyberwoman, I think it's just mine and a new one by tardisjournal that's just been posted and which I haven't read yet.