Title: Marking Time
Characters: Jack, mentions Ianto & Lucia
Spoilers: Slight CoE for characters
Summary: Jack’s life is on hold while he waits or the Doctor.
Disclaimer: I don’t own Torchwood, or the characters.
A/N: For mahmfic’s quote prompt:
“To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.”
― Oscar Wilde
Over a century on earth, waiting for his Doctor and it never occurred to Jack that he wasn’t really living, just marking time.
Oh, there were moments he felt alive, like when Lucia told him she was pregnant, or the first time he held their daughter in his arms, but they were like flickers of lightning, there and gone almost before he could register them. A match struck in the night, giving a moment of light before the darkness rushed in again.
Day after day he drifted, merely existing, until an unassuming Welshman brought him to life with a kiss.