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August 2019



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Drabble: A New Dream

Title: A New Dream

Author: badly_knitted

Characters: Jack, mentions the Doctor, Rose, Ianto

Rating: G

Spoilers: Doctor Who: Last of the Time Lords, The Sound of Drums. Torchwood: End of Days.

Summary: He’d waited for the Doctor, only to find he no longer belonged.

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

A/N: For the prompt ‘Stay’, one of the prompts I didn’t get around to using for tw100’s challenge 292: Billboard Hot 100 last year. I’ve dug them out again to supplement the prompts I got from my f-list, just because there are still loads I wanted to use.

He’d waited over a century for the Doctor to come, imagining how it would be, travelling through space and time again with the two people he loved most, his Doctor and Rose.

Only it wasn’t like that. The Doctor came, but not for him. It wasn’t his Doctor, Rose was gone, and he spent a year chained and tortured, his dream turning into a nightmare.

So he dreamed a new dream, of his Cardiff home, and of Ianto, his beautiful Welshman, who loved him despite his faults.

And he promised himself if he made it home, he’d stay there forever.

The End


Thank you! Poor Jack, he really needed as dream to hold on to while the Master tortured him!
That was lovely. I kinda wish we'd gotten more of the Year that Never Was in the series, but since we didn't it's stuff like this that fills in the gaps.
Torchwood just sort of glossed over events, but then again, there never seemed to be much in the way of continuity anyway. Thank goodness for fanfic writers, filling in the gaps!

Thank you!
Ouch! What a poignant reminder that when we finally get what we want, it's often not what what we thought it would be.

Luckily Jack will get a chance to keep his promise!
He's found that what he thought he wanted isn't what he really wants, hopefully that'll teach him not to take what he has for granted in future while wishing for something else.

Thank you.
Thank you! Jack's finally figuring out what he really wants =)
It must have been a shock to realize that it was not his dream anymore ... luckily he has another dream to look after!
Jack put too much hope on the Doctor, but he found he has someone better to base his dreams for the future on.

Thank you!

Edited at 2014-05-11 10:23 am (UTC)
This was sad and Beautiful at the same time.
Thank you!

Yeah, Jack had his dreams shattered by the Doctor, until he realised that there was someone better than the octor to share his future with.
*hugs Jack tight* I was sad that things didn't turn out that Jack hoped, but at least it put things in perspective about where and with whom he belonged.
On the whole, I think Jack is glad to be where he is now, he's not torn between two people and two lives anymore.

Thank you!
it took this year non-existent for Jack realized he had everything he needed right next to him.
poor Jack.
Poor Jack indeed, but no he knows how much Ianto means to him so at least one good thing came out of that terrible year.

Thank yiou!