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Drabble: Marooned

Title: Marooned

Author: badly_knitted

Characters: Jack, mentions the Doctor

Rating: G

Written For: Challenge 300 at tw100

Setting/Spoilers: Set pre-series. Slight spoilers for Fragments and Doctor Who Parting of the Ways.

Summary: Jack contemplates his broken vortex manipulator.

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

A/N: A second fill for the square Leather/Firmament

The strap was old, its leather well worn and flexible where once it had been stiff and new, scuffed where it used to be shiny.

Back in his Time Agency days, and even after he turned rogue, it had been his ticket to adventure, all of time and space accessible at the touch of a few buttons. But not anymore; its circuits had burned out making the jump to Earth, leaving him marooned here, condemned to spending eternity in one place.

All he could do was stare at the heavens and pray that his Doctor would return for him soon.

The End


That must be a very constricting feeling, one we mere 21st-century mortals can't fully comprehend. Poor Jack.
Yeah, though I doubt even another Time Agent could fully understand because Jack's lifespan is going to be measured in millennia, when he uses the word 'eternity' it's not an exaggeration.

Thank you.
Aww *Hugs poor Jack*

I had an idea to use the wrist strap for one of my leather fills too... you beat me to it :-(
Mine will have a bit of a happier ending for Jack though :-)

Yeah, poor Jack, waiting for so long just to be told he's 'Wrong' and the Doctor can hardly bear to look at him =(

Looking forward to seeing your take on it! Happy endings are good =)

Thank you.
Poor Jack. *wibbles back to work*
Sorry to make you wibble at work!

It's tough to be Jack.

Thank you.
In the end though he found out he was where he belonged.

Great drabble.
Eventually he did, but it took Ianto to make him fully realise that.

Thank you.
Waiting for 100+ years must have been so hard - especially since he hadn't lived for that long ever before.
Yeah, it must have been the most difficult time of his life, suddenly finding himself not just stranded, but immortal and stuck on earth 100+ years earlier than he'd planned, knowing he would have to wait over a century for the Doctor.

It didn't really get any better when the Doctor DID eventually showe up either.

Thank you.
*huggles Jack*
Jack says thank you, he needed that!

Thank you!
Spoiler alert! Spoiler alertL if you have not seen "The day of the Doctor" do not read any further. You have been warned.

Reading this I couldn't help but wonder why Jack would give up his vortex manipulator then I knew it was because he and Ianto and Doctor Donna(I love Donna almost as much as Tosh) are traveling together in the boys Tardis.
I'm finwe, I've seen it twice! Loved it!

Ooooh, I really like your theory! Yes, I'm sure they are! I love Donna too, maybe Tosh is travelling with them as well. And Owen. How about PC Andy for Donna? I think they'd make a cute couple. The TARDIS is plenty big enough for them all. Or maybe Rhys left Gwen for Donna...

Thank you =)

Edited at 2013-11-26 09:18 pm (UTC)
Tosh tames Hart, Donna and Andy, Owen gets Kate back and Rhys and baby meet a cute cat kind, the boys have many adventures.
I like it! You should write it ;)
Thank you, I'm glad you think so =)
I feel sorry for Jack, not knowing if his wish could come true!
It was a difficult time for him, not knowing when, or if, the Doctor would ever show up.

Thank you.