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August 2019



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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


Aww poor John. *hugs him*
I have a bit of a soft spot for him. He's not all bad, he could have just left them to it but he went back to help when Gray released him.
I wish we had seen more of him on the show, maybe joining the team. Would have made for some interesting and fun tension between him and Ianto! :-)
I kinda like John too, I think he's redeemable, he just needs to develop some impulse control. I've written a few bits and pieces with him in and I'm sure there will be more in the future.

He really does feel down in this one. He tried his best to do something nice for Jack and it all went so badly wrong.

Thank you!