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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

I almost feel sorry for Hart in this. He might have a twisted mind, but in the end what he did was only to try to make Jack happy. Sure, he had ulterior motives - and he never would have gotten what he wanted, which was Jack - but in his own head Hart really thought he was doing the right thing.
Exactly! He's still a villain, but he didn't mean for all this to happen. He started out actually with good intentions, but Gray was an even better con-man that John Hart and he got played. I feel sorry for him even though I wouldn't trust him an inch.

Thank you.