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December 2020



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Drabble: The Domino Effect

Title: The Domino Effect

Author: badly_knitted

Characters: Ianto, Gwen, Tosh, Jack, Owen… and Nosy.

Rating: G

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

Spoilers: Nada.

Summary: It’s amazing how much chaos can be caused by one tiny mishap…

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

A/N: Episode title is (obviously) Whoops. (I just had to use that one).

A/N2: Apologies for the tense this one’s written in, it refused to be written any other way!

One quiet day at Torchwood, Ianto’s carrying a tray of coffee for the team’s afternoon caffeine fix, when he trips over Nosy.

Nosy squeaks and shoots forward, knocking Gwen off balance, sending her stumbling backwards. Tripping over her own feet, she lands in Tosh’s lap, her elbow hitting the computer keyboard and turning Tosh’s programming into gibberish.

Meanwhile, five mugs of coffee arc through the air, spraying their scalding contents over Jack, who staggers backwards, hits the railing above the autopsy bay and tumbles over, landing on Owen and the corpse he’s dissecting.

Ianto regards the chaos, wide eyed.


The End


hahahahahaha! and the knowledgeable Ianto could only think to say Whoops!

awesome and the tense fits so well!
What else is to be said after such a catastrophe? It's quite amazing how much chaos can be created by something so simple.

Thank you!

Thank you =)
yep, i agree, whoops!
great job
Thank you! The 'Whoops' prompt was just made for me to be purely silly!

I'm enjoying the variety with all the different titles to use as prompts. It's allowed me to do quite a range of drabbles this week. I'm looking forward to checking out the ones we can use for the next week - haven't looked yet because a little corner of my mind tells me it would be cheating, lol!
Whoops ! Indeed ;) What else could he said ? *giggle*
Well, Ianto's a man of few words, lol!

Sometimes one little thing sets off an unexpected chain of events and there's really not much you can say. Poor Ianto may have to put himself on decaf after that.

Thank you!
Thank you. I laughed so hard I was rubbing tears off my face. :D
My work here is done!

Thank you! The title I used as my prompt (Whoops) just seemed tailor made for something on the cracky side - I needed to write something silly after several serious drabbles! Glad it tickled your funny bone!
Whoops, indeed! But what a terrible waste of good coffee...
Yes, Ianto is horrified! Jack didn't even TRY to catch any of it in his mouth o.O

I'm sure Nosy will clear up what it can, so that less goes to waste.

Thank you!
*grins* Thank you for your enthusiastic response!
Lol I would have loved for that sort of thing to have happened in the series. JUST ONCE!!

Great drabble.
There really should have been a slapstick episode, lol! They're as human and prone to clumsiness as the rest of us, I'm sure!

Thank you!
AS you said once before, "Oh Nose!" :-p

Don't worry guys, one day you'll be laughing over the CCTV footage of this. Probably. ;)
We can only hope! Poor Ianto will have to put himself on decaf as punishment, lol!

No Fluffs were harmed in the writing of this drabble, but one has learned that personal dignity is always Torchwood's first casualty.

Thank you!

Oh my god.

See, that's what happens when you don't look at your Nosy feet when you're walking!
*grins* Exactly - gotta watch where you're putting your feet when there's a Fluff about - poor Nosy is so long that its head end rarely knows exactly where its tail end is!

Thank you!
Hehe brilliant!
Glad to see you found a prompt to fit in the Nosy verse :-)
And I like the tense, it gives it a sense of momentum. As soon as Ianto trips over Nosy there is nothing that can be done to stop the ensuing chaos. Whoops indeed!

Edited at 2013-07-07 11:32 am (UTC)
Thank you! No Nosy this week though, sadly. It's a Fluffless week.

Sometimes, all you can do is say "Whoops", lol. I just hope everyone forgives Ianto.
Hee! I would pay to see that.
It would be entertaining, wouldn't it?

Ianto doesn't think so though...

Thank you!
Love that - reminds me of a bit in Torch Song Trilogy when a character says whoops and Harvey Fierstein does a whole speech in reply. Great stuff.
Thank you!

I had fun figuring out the sequence of events =)
Nice one!
Thank you! It was fun to write!