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July 2019



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Drabble: News Hound

Title: News Hound
Author: badly_knitted
Characters: Ianto, Jack.
Rating: G
Written For: Challenge 461: Report/Reporter at tw100.
Spoilers: Nada.
Summary: Torchwood’s job just got a bit harder.
Disclaimer: I don’t own Torchwood, or the characters.

“That reporter’s snooping around again,” Ianto noted, coming into Jack’s office.

“Again? Doesn’t he ever give up?” Jack asked, exasperated.

“Apparently not, and it’s not going to make doing our job any easier. He’s got wind that the mysterious Torchwood organisation is based somewhere in this area and from the looks of it, he won’t rest until he finds us.”

“Maybe we should let him, and then Retcon him.”

“And what if he breaks through the Retcon? Then we’ll have bought ourselves a whole load more trouble.”

“We could always recruit him.”

“Right, because that worked so well last time.”

The End


great drabble
Thank you!
Gwen does have one use. She serves as a dreadful warning
Yay! You're the only person to pick up on that reference! She's a grim warning indeed. Thank you. Glad you liked it!

Setting aside the backhanded go at Gwen, maybe they should take their reporter friend out on a mission with them. After dodging deadly aliens and weapons, it might put them off being so dogged.

Trouble is, he might like it!

I always thought Gwen would have worked better as a character if she'd been a dogged reporter.

Thank you!
Or a better character of the writers hadn't made the show all about her.
I try to be nice, but most times she just fades out of fics like she's not even there and I forget to write her back in *shifts guiltily *
I mostly try to write her as a nicer person than she was on the show, but whenever I need someone to be stupid or ask a silly question, there's Gwennie! She's so tempting to bash.

It's just, a police constable would understand following orders and the chain of command. Gwen doesn't. She's much more like a reporter digging in to find out the truth, it would make more sense of some of her character flaws. I just don't think she's ever believable as a cop.

Not giving her the lion's share of the action would definitely have helped too. It should have been about all the team equally, with some extra emphasis on Jack.