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Drabble: The Coming Of The Beast

Title: The Coming Of The Beast

Author: badly_knitted

Characters: Jack, mentions the team

Rating: G

Written For: Challenge 288, Week 3 – Reverse fandom – Last of the Summer Wine at tw100

Spoilers: End Of Days

Summary: Jack reflects on Abaddon’s release as he goes to confront the beast.

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

A/N: Episode title = drabble title. It’s just easier that way.

Abaddon the devourer, freed from his prison to walk the earth, bringing death wherever his shadow touched.

And it was their fault. His team, the people he’d picked, the ones he’d trusted the most. Somehow he couldn’t find it in himself to blame them.

They’d been used, manipulated, tricked into believing that only by opening the Rift could they save the world from certain destruction and get their loved ones back.

Manger had played them all, one monster bound and determined to release another.

Jack could only pray that his overabundance of life would be enough to defeat the beast.

The End


awesome! so much tensión in so few words!
Manger was the real monster behind that mess!
I agree! Abaddon was perfectly harmless as long as he was chained up beneath the Rift, but he was determined to release the demon so everything bad that happened was entirely his fault.

Thank you!
Me too, he was a very creepy man. Apparently the actor who played him was a real sweetheart and nothing like Bilis, but he did a really good job with the character. i'd run a mile if I saw him!

Thank you.
Excellent drabble! You captured the essence of the whole episode in 100 words.
Thank you! *blushes* That's high praise indeed!
Wow, very powerful...
Thank you!

Must admit I'm rather pleased with this one, it turned out better than I thought it would when I first had the idea.
Brilliant drabble, so filled with emotion. it brought the whole episode back to me.
Thank you, I'm honoured!
Oooo creepiness.
It was a creepy episode!

Thank you, that's my one and only nod to canon this week, lol!
That sure is my fav. TW episode. I loved how Jack didn't blame his team and took responsibility for the; it shows what a great leader he is, even though some people think that, for him having allowed for it to come that far, that he is a bumbling fool and his team laughingstocks. - Couldn't disagree more with those people!
Thank you.

I agree with you. Jack didn't know how to fix the problem, and he wasn't even there (through no fault of his own) when Owen opened the Rift in the first place. The second time, he was dead and couldn't have stopped them. Jack's not perfect and he doesn't know everything, but his team should still listen to him when he tells them that the action they're planning to take is a very bad idea. I don't think he should be blamed for the fact that they disobeyed orders and killed him, but he should be respected for the fact that he forgave them afterwards.
Exactly! :)
Very good.
Perfect episode for this prompt.
(Though I think I might have to use the prompt in a very different way to continue my drabble series...)
LOL! That would certainly be a different take on the title!

Thank you, the moment I saw it I knew I had to do Abaddon.
This sums it all up nicely, and explains how Jack was able to forgive their betrayal--even Owen's. Manger somehow knew just what buttons to push and no one could stand against him, and Jack realized that. Very perceptive on his--and your-part! :)

Thank goodness he did have enough life energy!
It really would have been the end of the world if Jack's energy had run out before Abaddon was defeated.

Thank you. Bilis was such a manipulator he even got to Jack by dangling the real Captain Jack in front of him. I think he would have understood how his team had been tricked.
Really great
Thank you, I was quite pleased with the way this one turned out.