Characters: Ianto, Jack, Meriel, OC.
Written For: Challenge 456: Bundle at tw100.
Summary: Ianto is accosted by a strange woman.
Disclaimer: I don’t own Torchwood, or the characters.
A/N: This one’s a double drabble
Entering the supermarket to pick up something nice for dinner, Ianto was pulled up short by an officious looking woman who stepped in front of him, barring his way.
“What have you got there?” she asked. She was a complete stranger to Ianto and at first he wasn’t at all sure she was speaking to him. He glanced quickly around, but as far as he could see, there was nobody else nearby.
“Are you talking to me?” he asked.
“Yes, I am. You do know that dogs aren’t allowed in the store, don’t you? It’s unhygienic.”
Now Ianto was completely baffled. What was this odd woman talking about? “Dogs?”
“Your puppy,” the woman explained, gesturing at the fluffy bundle cradled in Ianto’s arms.
Ianto was incensed. “Excuse me? This isn’t a dog, it’s my daughter!” he snapped.
“It is? Oh. Sorry, my mistake. She just…” The woman trailed off at his glare and scurried away, embarrassed.
Ianto looked at Meriel, bundled up against the cold, and cursed Jack for dressing her in the furry all-in-one suit with the floppy ears on the hood.
“What’s up?” Jack asked, joining him.
“Thanks to you, some woman just mistook Meriel for a puppy!”