Written For: Challenge 541: Hero / Heroic at tw100.
Summary: Jack doesn’t see himself as a hero.
Disclaimer: I don’t own Torchwood, or the characters.
A/N: Double drabble.
Contrary to popular belief, Jack doesn’t see himself as a hero. He’s good at playing the part, but then he’s an experienced conman; he can take on any role he’s required to and come across as believable in it.
Deep down inside, however, in the mind and memories of the boy he once was back on the Boeshane Peninsular, he’s a failure. He father gave him one job, to look after his younger brother, but he let Grey get taken by those marauding monsters, and ever since that day he’s been trying to make amends.
He spent years searching for Grey, should have searched for the rest of his life, but he failed in that too. Met a man with a time machine and instead of asking to go back to that fateful day and rescue his brother, he went off on adventures, having fun until he found himself stranded on the planet where his distant ancestors evolved, three thousand years before his own birth.
Immortality is his penance; he’ll have to live his way back to his own time and begin the search for Grey anew. In the meantime, he’ll help as many people and aliens as he can.