Characters: Jack, Ianto, Myfanwy, Tosh, Owen, Gwen.
Summary: The team run away leaving Ianto alone in the hub.
Rated: PG 14
Disclaimer: I don’t own Torchwood, the characters, ideas, music, anything, I just like to write about it. I like to write because I like to dream. I’m not making money whith this fic.
Owen went to the fourth level. He was going to put in the cellar some boxes with old samples he no longer needed. Suddenly, Owen saw him "Shit, oh no, it can’t be. No, Teaboy." Owen fled in horror from the cellar.
Owen came into Jack’s office, still in shock from the terror he felt. Jack stared at him alarmed, "What is it, Owen???" Owen could barely stammer "Teaboy, RGW code." Jack gasped "No, it can’t be. What day is today??" Jack saw the calendar "Oh my God!!! Is it this day again?" Owen nodded, "Jack, we must flee." Jack strongly agreed "Go tell the girls, I look for the note." Owen ran to warn the girls. Jack found the note and left it taped to his door. Owen and Toshiko ran to the door, Gwen was coming from the greenhouse with a frightened face "What???" Jack replied, "Run for your life." Tosh added "RGW code”. Gwen poped out "No way" and she ran well. When the four were in the SUV, Tosh said, "Ianto is going to kill us when he noticed we run away." Owen agreed "And we'll be on decaf for a while". Gwen said "Yeah, but I prefer that to the torture that awaited us.” Jack sighed "I bear the brunt, because apart from be on decaf, I think he’s going to leave me without sex, too" Owen snorted “Jack, what do you prefer, a little abstinence or having to clean the hub and put the Christmas decorations???" Jack thought "It's a very difficult decision, but I prefer to resist the urge rather than have to listen Ianto telling me how to put the lights, ornaments and all the decoration." Tosh giggled "I prefer that when we came back everything will be Red, Green and White.” Everyone laughed. Gwen said, "When we came back, we'll take Italian food, Ianto likes it very much, maybe he will forgive us for running away and leaving him alone."
Ianto went to the workstations with a box in his hands "Tosh, where you are??? Gwen???" There was nobody there. "Owen???" No one answered either. Ianto went to Jack's office, there he saw the note taped on the door. "Ianto, baby. We went hunting. It was an emergency, something very dangerous. We don’t know at what time we will return. Kisses and hugs. Yours, Jack."
Ianto got angry "But how did they know???" He put the box on Tosh's desk. Ianto suddenly felt sad "They like that I prepare the coffee, the food, to keep everything in order. That I make soup when Owen has a hangover. Hot chocolate for the girls in “those days” of the month. And from Jack, that I am always ready for him, but when I need their help to clean and decorate the hub, once a year, they leave me alone." Myfanwy was watching him "SQUEAK." Ianto looked at her "Princess, at least you don’t leave me alone. Could you help me cleaning and decorating???" Myfanwy down towards him as if she had understood, she lowered his head sideways and stared at him, awaiting orders.
Ianto laughed, "You're my girl. Of course you can help me." Ianto turned on the radio, some music would help him and Myfanwy to clean the hub and put the Christmas decorations.
Ianto swept the floor while Mayfanwy was holding the trash bag with his paw. "Very well, beauty. Now, shake your wings and remove all the dust from the walls so I can suck it."
“(oo) What you want (oo) Baby, I got (oo) What you need” Ianto heard the song "You listen, princess, Aretha is quite right in that song, they should respect us. We are doing all the work, but we are also having fun." Ianto began to sing the song and dance, for fun, Myfanwy did too. Ianto was singing "Is for a Little Respect When You Come Home (SQUEAK) Baby (SQUEAK) When you get home (SQUEAK) Yeah (SQUEAK).” They two were having a great time and the hub was getting clean. "Ooo, your kisses (SQUEAK)
Sweeter Than Honey (SQUEAK) And guess what? (Squeak) So is my money (SQUEAK) All I want you to do (SQUEAK) for me Is Give it to me when you get home (SQUE SQUE SQUE SQUEAK) Yeah baby (SQUE SQUE SQUE SQUEAK).
Ianto could not believe it, they sang to the last sentence "When you come home (SQUE SQUE SQUE SQUEAK) Or Might you walk in (SQUEAK) And find out I'm gone (SQUEAK) I got to have (SQUEAK) A Little Respect (SQUEAK).
The hub was clean. Now they had to decorate. Myfanwy helped Ianto to hang the wreaths in the highest places. Ianto was amazed, the hub was beautiful "We did a great job, honey. We are going to take a chocolate and cookies to celebrate." Myfanwy flied happy "SQUEAK."
Late at night, the others returned to the hub. Gwen began "I feel a little guilty for being bowling instead of helping Ianto. But Ianto gets very heavy with those things." Owen snorted, "Not me, that's his job." Tosh replied "It's a nice thing to do, but it's true, Ianto is too strict, it is best that he did the work alone." Jack was worried “I hope he is not angry.”
When they entered the hub, they all gasped, it looked beautiful. It had lights, wreaths, bows, ribbons, a wonderful Christmas tree, all was decorated in gold and green. "Wow, this year Ianto changed the colors of the decoration, we will have to change the code too" Tosh laughed. "Everything is very beautiful," said Gwen. Owen came to a wall where there were six stockings hanging "Why did Teaboy put a gremlin in mine??" Jack turned to look at him "Cause you look like one of them." Everyone laughed. Tosh’s stocking had an angel, Jack’s a snowman, Ianto’s was a reindeer with a red nose, Myfanwy’s a Christmas tree and Gwen’s was the Grinch. Gwen frowned "Why did he give me the Grinch, I like Christmas." But the others made no comments, they knew that Ianto was sometimes jealous of Gwen.
Ianto was suddenly "Good evening." Jack smiled at him a little embarrassed "Yan, baby, you made a work of art." Ianto grinned "Myfanwy help me, without her I could not make it." Tosh said, "We brought Italian food." Ianto replied, "I dine." Owen spoke "Well, we still not. You would make us coffee, please." Ianto smiled maliciously "Of course." Everyone went to the boardroom. At twenty minutes, Ianto appeared in pajamas, carrying a tray with four cups "Here, four cups of hot water, a jar of instant coffee, decaffeinated, sugar and milk." All sighed sadly, but did not claim. Jack asked, "Why are you wearing pajamas?" Ianto smiled, "Tonight Mayfanwy and I are going to have a sleepover, I promised her I would read “A Christmas Carol” to her. So I'm going to spend the night in her nest. I’ll see you tomorrow." Tosh said sadly, "Decaf" and Gwen continued "Instant" Owen sighed "That's not coffee." Jack looked at them "You should not complain, it’s me who was changed by a Pteranodon.”
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NOTE: The gremlin in Owen’s Christmas stocking is for my friend zazajb. The original idea of using a gremlin Owen is hers. Thank you very much, my friend.