Characters: Jack, Suzie, Ianto.
Written For: Challenge 522: Read at tw100.
Spoilers: Everything Changes, Cyberwoman.
Summary: After two betrayals in quick succession, Jack is starting to doubt his ability to read people.
Disclaimer: I don’t own Torchwood, or the characters.
A/N: Double drabble.
Jack had always considered himself good at reading people; it was one of the reasons he was so successful as a conman. He could pick the most likely marks out of a crowd of people, lure them close, hook them, then reel them in.
But now he was starting to doubt himself.
First there’d been Suzie. He’d noticed nothing unusual in her behaviour besides her obsession with the glove, and it was hardly the first time she’d become obsessed with a piece of tech. But to find out she’d been murdering innocent people… How had he missed that? He’d thought he knew Suzie so well, they’d been working together for years and yet he’d failed to see what that damned glove was doing to her.
That had been bad enough, but now this?
Ianto. Loyal, dedicated, trusted Ianto, Torchwood’s General Support Officer and Jack’s sometimes bed partner, the man Jack had entrusted with all the Hub’s security codes, and all this time he’d been hiding a Cyberman practically under their noses.
Was there any truth in anything they’d shared, or was it all just clever lies to keep him from discovering the truth? Jack wasn’t sure he wanted to know.