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Drabble: Fear Of Falling

Title: Fear Of Falling

Author: badly_knitted

Characters: Jack

Rating: G

Written For: Challenge 313 – Open at tw100. Prompt used is Challenge 94: Falling.

Spoilers: Nada.

Summary: Jack doesn’t fear falling. Or does he?

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

A/N: My second drabble for this challenge.







Jack loved high places; you could see forever if you were high enough. He had no fear of falling from them because really, what was the worst that could happen? He’d smash himself up, die and come back healed. Or mostly healed anyway. Sometimes he came back before everything was completely fixed, which could be unpleasant, but not to the extent that he feared it.



Besides, if the building was tall enough, falling was actually quite enjoyable, at least until he reached the ground. No, falling from a building was fine.



It was falling in love that he really feared.



The End

Comments

Awww! He's not even afraid of dying, but of falling in love! That's so cute! :3 (and sad, kind of.)
It's knowing that he will outlive everyone he ever loves, they'll grow old and die while he never changes. Love can never mean a happily ever after for Jack, losing the ones he loves is inevitable and tears his heart apart every time. =(

Thank you.
poor Jack! he must be really terrified if he can compare to that!
Dying and coming back to life only hurts for a little while. The pain of a broken heart never really goes away and his heart will break over and over as he loses those he loves

Thank you.

Edited at 2014-04-16 07:10 pm (UTC)
Oh, I loved that! How very true.
Thank you! Jack understands the pain of a broken heart.
Dawwwwww. Poor Jackie.
He'll get over his fear once he realises he never has to lose Ianto ;)

Thank you!
Poor Jack, he deserves so much better ...
Yes he does.

*hands Jack Immortal!Ianto* There you go, no need to fear loving now =)

Thank you!

Edited at 2014-04-17 12:59 pm (UTC)
Oh wow, that is so Jack! Well done! :D
Thank you!

Physical injuries heal fast but emotional pain lingers.
Falling in love can be scary.

great drabble.
It can be, especially whrn you know that you will inevitably end up with a broken heart when the one you love dies while you never change.

Thank you.
You make a very important point about Jack's nature, which many people tend to gloss over. I always wondered how he found the courage to keep loving people, knowing that inevitably he would lose them. It's hard enough to give your heart to a cat or dog you'll outlive: just imagine knowing that you'd end up mourning a person you love. My head canon is that his heart has sort of a reset button, so that every time he dies and comes back, his ability to love is restored.
I like that!

Jack is slow to give his heart most of the time, I think, out of fear of losing another loved one, but sometimes love sneaks up on you and you're in love before you can guard your heart. That's what happened in Ianto's case, I believe.

Thankfully, now I've made Ianto immortal, Jack won't have to lose him =)

Thank you!
Poor Jack. A lot of people fear falling in love, but Jack has a better reason than most. Immortal Ianto will fix that problem!
Yeah, immortal Ianto is the solution to all of Jack's problems!

Thank you!
Aww.
Love it :-)
Thank you! There are so many prompts to choose from!
Awww, Jack... *hugs* :(
Jack thanks you for the hugs, they helped a lot.

He'll be happy once Ianto is immortal and he can love without fear.

Thank you!
He's right. with all his experience, he knows that for him love is a sacred and risk great pain.
until he meets Ianto. :-)
The right person makes love worth any cost.

Thank you!