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Drabble: A Dangerous Job

Title: A Dangerous Job

Author: badly_knitted

Characters: Jack, Team

Rating: G

Written For: Challenge 313 – Open at tw100. Prompt used is Challenge 122: The Fallen.

Spoilers: Nada.

Summary: Jack knows that Torchwood agents are likely to die young.

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

A/N: My sixteenth drabble for this challenge.

Working for Torchwood was dangerous. Everyone knew that. Few Torchwood agents lived into their thirties; living long enough to draw their pensions was a distant dream.

Each mission could be their last; it was something they’d learned to live with. The only one who could count on being alive tomorrow was Jack, yet despite the danger they all knew they were right where they wanted to be, doing a job that mattered, and that made it okay.

Jack understood how they felt, but at the end of each day he thanked the gods that his team hadn’t joined the fallen.

The End


I'm sure he thanked each and every god and goddess he knows
And probably a few others, just to be thorough.

Thank you!
Yeah, but they're still alive so far, so that's good! Thank you!
And Jack will do anything to prevent that from happening.
He will. He'd sacrifice himself a million times to keep his team safe for one more day.

Thank you!
it must be so hard for Jack each day to worry about his team knowing he himself cant die but they can.

Great drabble.
Yeah, it's a constant worry for him, especially knowing that if he gets killed he won't be able to protect them until he revives.

Thank you!
And that's why Jack is a better leader than he thinks; he does appreciate his team and is very thankful that those gods are protecting them.
He's not going to let them throw their lives away if he can help it.

Thank you.
I don't know what's worse: Being scared for you own life or worrying about the lifes of others, knowing that you yourself will never die...
Either way, you must be very passionate about your job to work for Torchwood and take that risk every day! (Then again, other jobs can be dangerous too)
Good drabble! :)
Thank you!

It must be so hard being responsible for putting the lives of his team in danger, knowing there's only so much he can do to protect them. They understand the dangers, he just does his best to keep them safe whenever he can.
And let us hope along with Jack that they never fall.
(Of course in our fan-fic world they don't have to!)
They certainly don't in most of mine =)

Thank you!
Aww, Jack. *hugs him*
He appreciates it! It's tough being the oner in charge, having to send people he cares about into danger.

Thank you!
*awww* :(
He lives in fear of losing his team, he's responsible for them yet he has to send them out to risk their lives. It must be a terrible situation to be in.

Thank you!