Characters: Ianto, Jack.
Written For: Challenge 458: Console at tw100.
Summary: Ianto is in a bit of a tricky situation…
Disclaimer: I don’t own Torchwood, or the characters.
A/N: This one’s a double drabble.
The console of a spaceship, even a small shuttle like this one, was a lot different from the dashboard of a car, even if some of the gauges and readouts were similar. Engine temperature, fuel levels, speed, various warning lights, most of which were flashing… There was a lot of other stuff too. Ianto supposed it had more in common with the console of a plane; there was even a joystick. If he knew how to fly a plane he’d be a lot better off right now.
“Don’t panic,” Jack’s voice in his ear said calmly. “Just do as I tell you and you’ll be fine.”
“Easy for you to say; you’ve flown spaceships hundreds of times. This is my first try and if I crash… Well, that wouldn’t be good.”
“You’re right, I’m a very experienced pilot, so listen to me you won’t crash. It’s an easy craft to fly, does most of the work itself.”
Trying to relax, Ianto followed Jack’s instructions. Escaping his captors and stealing their one and only shuttlecraft had been simple, but flying himself down to earth again was another matter entirely.
If he survived this, he was going to insist on flying lessons.