Title: The Loser
Characters: John Hart, mentions Jack, Ianto, team
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.