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Drabble: The Loser

Title: The Loser

Author: badly_knitted

Characters: John Hart, mentions Jack, Ianto, team

Rating: G

Spoilers: Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, Exit Wounds compliant.

Summary: John wanted to win Jack back, but he just drove his former lover further away. He only has himself to blame.

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

A/N: For the prompt ‘When I Was Your Man’, 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.







John kept hidden, watching the ragged remains of Jack’s team lay their friends to rest.



He was mostly to blame for their losses. He’d let himself get conned, all because he’d wanted to return Jack’s lost brother to him; maybe win Jack back in the process. By the time he’d realised he was being played, he was trapped, a bomb bonded to his arm, compelled to help Gray carry out his insane vendetta.



Once upon a time, Jack would’ve turned to John for comfort; now Eye Candy had taken his place.



There was nothing left for him here.



He’d lost.



The End


Comments

Poor John! He played the part of the villain so well it was shocking to find out that he in turn had been played. It's hard not to feel at least a little sorry for him by the end.

Well-done!
I think Hart IS a villain, but maybe not as black as he's painted. Obsessed exes are a pain, and Hart was worse than most, but I did feel bad for him. At least he didn't mean to do what was done, even if only because he couldn't profit from it.

Thank you.