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Drabble: Shelter

Title: Shelter

Author: badly_knitted

Characters: Jack

Rating: G

Written For: Challenge 316 – Reverse Fandom – How I Met Your Mother at tw100

Spoilers: Adrift.

Summary: It doesn’t look like much, but in Jack’s opinion, it’s ideal.

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

A/N: Title used was ‘Shelter Island’

It was an unprepossessing island, stuck out in the Bristol Channel, exposed to the elements and frequently battered by storms. Small, windswept, barren of trees, the only things that seemed to thrive there were the hardiest of plants and several species of gull.

But it was isolated, not easily accessible, and still had some more or less intact buildings that could be restored for use. In short, it was just what Jack needed.

With the blessing of the Crown, Flat Holm Island became a sanctuary for the victims of the Rift, their shelter from a world that wouldn’t understand them.

The End


so sad but true
I prefer to think it's sad but hopeful. all the Rift victims have a safe place away from the world where they can be cared for as well as possible, snd Jack has given them that. They may never completely recover, but they're better off than they were.

Thank you!
Well if that prompt doesn't fit perfectly, I don't know which promt does! ;D
Good drabble! ^_^
Thank you! I flipped through the long list of episode titles available for use as prompts andf that one just leapt out at me - I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it. So far I've written 6 drabbles for this challenge - I love the challenges where we have multiple prompts to choose from, there's something for everyone and they inspire such variety =)
Nice. It's really a shelters place, nice away from everything. Unless you get an insane boat driver like timelordshines and I got b

It's isolated enough to provide peace and quiet as well as safety, the best place for people who have been so damaged.

Thank you!
So poignant. Nicely done.
Thank you!

When I saw the prompt I knew exactly what to write =)
Its quite sad but unfortunately so true.

Great drabble.
He found what he was looking for to build a sanctuary for the Rift victims, so at least they're better off than they had been.

Thank you!
Perfect use of the prompt. Well done.

I dare anyone who knows anything about Jack Harkness to say he's lost his humanity. Yes, I'm looking at you, Gwen Cooper.
Exactly! He has more humanity and compassion than anyone, he does the right things for the right reasons, but sometimes he has to do terrible things for the greater good and that weighs on him unbearably. I don't know how Gwen can NOT SEE what such things cost Jack.

Thank you!
So simple yet deep, loved it :)
Thank you! =)

Jack must have hasd to hunt for a suitable place to set up the sanctuary, the isolated island must have been a godsend.
Aww, lovely.
Thank you! That prompt just jumped out at me =)
It's little glimpses of things like this that make it so appalling what happened to Jack in CoE (the blowup); he may have been alien and from the future, but he was far more human and compassionate than anyone in that farce of a government could ever call themselves. Jack could have used a better 'bedside manner' in dealing with the local LEOs but even that is excusable, considering what Torchwood dealt with but this just beats out even that. Its just too bad that no one really knew what Jack was really like when he did things like this.

This goes with your LIbrary drabble... :D
He did his best to help those he could and to protect those who nothing much could be done for. That's why he set up Flat Holm to give them a place of safety where they could be cared for.

I have a theory about why Jack behaves the way he does with the police. It's a distraction technique. If the cops are annoyed with Jack, they're more likely to go away and leave Torchwood to it. If they go away, they're less likely to see things they shouldn't or get hurt. Being nice isn't always the best approach.
Thank you!