badly_knitted (badly_knitted) wrote,

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Drabble: Failed

Title: Failed

Author: badly_knitted

Characters: Jack, alludes to the Master

Rating: G

Spoilers: Meat, DW Last of the Time Lords/The Sound of Drums.

Summary: Jack mourns the space whale’s fate.

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

A/N: For the prompt ‘Burn’, 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.

Jack stood watching the warehouse burn.

They’d failed, he had failed, and it tore him up inside. He was supposed to protect the helpless, but an innocent creature had been captured, chained and tortured. Exploited as a source of meat, carved up while it still lived.

He’d empathised with it. Not long ago he’d been the one in chains, tortured for someone else’s benefit. True, in his case it had been to entertain an insane Time Lord rather than for profit, but still…

He’d wanted so badly to save this one, but instead they’d been forced to end its suffering.

The End

Tags: angst, drabble, fic, fic: episode coda, fic: g, jack harkness, team, torchwood fic

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