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Double Drabble: Strange Behaviour

Title: Strange Behaviour
Author: badly_knitted
Characters: Owen, Ianto, Nosy, Jack.
Rating: G
Written For: Challenge 465: Motive at tw100.
Spoilers: Nada.
Summary: Nosy is doing something weird.
Disclaimer: I don’t own Torchwood, or the characters.
A/N: This one’s a double drabble.

Leaning on the catwalk railing, Owen and Ianto stared down at a sight that seemed bizarre even by Torchwood standards.

“Why’s it doing that?” Owen asked, voice low to avoid being overheard.

“How should I know?” Ianto whispered back. “Just because Nosy’s bonded with Jack and I doesn’t mean I know what motivates it to do the things it does. You’re the scientist; you figure it out.”

The Fluff in question was valiantly trying to raise the middle of its body up to form an arch, but despite being very flexible and muscular, it was unable to hold the pose for more than a brief moment before toppling sideways. Then it would start over, lying flat and slowly slinking its tail end forwards, its body gradually humping up in the middle, only to fail once more.

“Have to admire its persistence though,” Ianto continued after a few more minutes of watching. “Despite failing every time, it keeps trying.”

“Yeah,” Owen agreed. “If it was me, I’d have given up long ago.”

“If it was you, I’d be seriously worried.”


“What’cha looking at?” Jack asked, joining them.

“Nosy’s acting weird,” Owen replied.

Jack laughed. “It’s trying to be a caterpillar.”

The End


Ah bless Nosy. Wonder when it saw a caterpillar. Still it's a very curious Fluff, and obviously will try anything. \all the team obviously adore it.
Maybe there was one in the hothouse, or it could have been watching nature documentaries. Nosy is a big fan of David Attenborough ;)

Nosy is very much adored by the team, and they're highly entertained by its antics.

Thank you!

Jack, have you been reading The Very Hungry Caterpillar to Nosy again? Where else would it get such an idea?

I was thinking nature documentaries - Nosy loves David Attenborough - but it does like its library books too, so who knows?

Thank you!