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The Oncoming Coat

Drabble: Coming Back

Title: Coming Back

Author: badly_knitted

Characters: Jack

Rating: G

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

Spoilers: Every time Jack dies.

Summary: Jack thinks about the pain of resurrection and the one thing that can make it less of an ordeal.

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

A/N: Title is the prompt.







Coming back was as painful as getting killed in the first place; Jack always likened it to being dragged across broken glass, but that didn’t do the searing agony justice. It never got any easier.



He’d grown accustomed to enduring the pain, to making wisecracks that concealed how much he suffered each time. He’d had to, there were too many occasions when he’d resurrected only to confront whoever had killed him. Showing weakness was never a good idea.



But he’d finally found the one thing that made coming back better: waking up in the arms of the man he loved.



The End

Comments

Poor Jack, nobody ever appreciates what he has to go through every time he comes back :'(
Nobody except Ianto anyway =(

Thank you!
Oh wow, that was wonderful!
Thank you! The longer version was better, but it had too many words ;)
Waking up in Ianto's arms would make just about anything better.
That's true - though I'm sure Jack would prefer not to die to do it.

Thank you!

Edited at 2014-06-16 05:33 pm (UTC)
I love that icon; it makes me laugh.

I read the top and summary and my heart clenched and throbbed. I forgot that metaphor he uses, and this made me think again about the whole resurrection business. It makes me want to cry for Jack.

And then I read the last sentence and it made everything better. Ianto Jones saves the day (again).
Awww! *hugs*

Yeah, it's really rough on Jack, but Ianto eases the pain just by being there.

Thank you!

(It's a good icon!)
Poor Jack, at least he has the comfort of Ianto's arms every time
Being in Ianto's arms makes everything better!

Thank you!
This was beautiful and sad, I am glad Jack now has Ianto to help him through his coming back every time
Jack will never take that for granted, and he'll return the favour when Ianto becomes immortal!

Thank you!
Ianto never took Jack's pain for granted. It's no wonder he was so good for him.
Exactly! Everyone else just shrugged it off - Jack's fine because he comes back from death. They never seen to take into consideration the pain of dying and coming back. How can anyone be 'fine' after that? Ianto understands though.

Thank you!
Ouch! Poor Jack, but being with Ianto does help ;)
Being immortal is not as much fun as it sounds, what with having to endure both the pain of death and then resurrection. But waking up in loving arms must help.

Thank you!
Poor Jack.
Ianto will always be there to hold him though (in my head at least)
He will, and Jack will return the favour.

Thank you!
so true
Poor Jack, but Ianto makes everything better.

Thank you!