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Drabble: Defrosting Day

Title: Defrosting Day

Author: badly_knitted

Characters: Owen, Tosh, mentions Tommy

Rating: G

Written For: Challenge 288 – Reverse fandom – Last of the Summer Wine at tw100

Spoilers: To The Last Man

Summary: Owen is being less than tactful, so Tosh sets him straight.

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

A/N: Title used is (obviously) The Frozen Turkey Man.

“It’s that day again,” Owen announced breezily, striding into the Hub. “Time to defrost Frozen Turkey guy. How time flies. Seems like we stuffed him back in the freezer only yesterday.”

Tosh was appalled. “He has a name, Owen; Tommy Brockless. You could at least try to show him some respect.”

Owen raised his hands in mock surrender. “Sorry, Tosh, just trying to inject some humour into the situation.”

“Well don’t. Tommy deserves more than cheap jokes. He only gets to live one day a year, it’s up to us to make that day worth living.”

Owen sobered.

“Yeah, okay.”

The End


Owen opens mouth and puts foot in!
Well, he's so good at it! It's one of his greatest talents, lol!

Thank you!
Great use of the prompt! You captured Owen's and Tosh's voices perfectly here. And Tosh is 100 percent right. There's a time and a place for jokes, even gallows humor, but poor Tommy deserves some respect!
This one was amazingly easy to write - once I saw that wonderful title I just knew I had to write about Tommy.

At the end, I was going to have Owen agreeing with Tosh, "You're right" or something, but that didn't sound like Owen so I went with something a bit more in character in the end, but the rest of it came together very quickly.
Ouch! Looks like Owen's bedside manner still needs some work.
It's always been that way, but Tosh won't stand for it! There are times humour is just not appropriate, and Tommy isn't in a position to object for himself.

Thank you.
Tosh is right, Owen should show more respect.

Great drabble.
Thank you!

Owen doesn't think before he speaks, he's not exactly known for being tactful and most of the time Tosh can ignore him, but she wants Tommy to get the rsspect he deserves. I liked the thought of her standing up for Tommy.

Edited at 2013-06-28 02:58 pm (UTC)
wow I love Tosh and she can shut Owen up
Tosh is amazing! She lets Owen get away with an awful lot, but there are certain things she won't stand for and Owen finds himself put firmly in his place.

Thank you!
Perfect :-)
Brilliant use of the prompt and their voices are spot on. :-)
Thank you!

I'm particularly pleased with this one. I'm always wanting to write more with Tosh and it's fun to show her being more assertive when it's a subject she feels strongly about.

I knew when I spotted this title that I wanted to write about Tommy - it seemed tailor-made and it's been a while since I managed an episode-based drabble.

Tomorrow it's back to the light-hearted and silly.
Talk about a bad bedside manner!
Yeah, Owen's not exactly renowned for tact! Tosh will set him straight this time though.

Thank you!
Tosh lets Owen get away with a lot, but when it really matters she's ready and willing to put him in his place!

Thank you.
Bad bad Owen. He needs to bite his tongue.
He's not the most tactful person, but Tosh is there to let him know when he's crossed the line!

Thank you!
Good of Tosh to knock Owen down a peg! Poor Tommy, that episode really broke my heart. It's is horrible that back then, PTSD/shell shock was mistaken as cowardice in combat *shudders*
It was awful. poor Tommy had no chance when he returned to his own time. At least he had Tosh on his last few awakenings to stand up for him and make sure he got the respect he deserved while he enjoyed his one day a year.

Thank you.

Edited at 2013-06-29 12:09 pm (UTC)
Owen ....
Tosh is just
She is. Owen doesn't think before he speaks, he needs Tosh to put him right about things.

Thank you.