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October 2019



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Drabble: Taking Over

Title: Taking Over

Author: badly_knitted

Characters: Jack

Rating: PG

Written For: Challenge 325 – Clean Slate at tw100

Spoilers: DW The Empty Child/The Doctor Dances, Army of Ghosts/Doomsday, Torchwood, Fragments.

Summary: Through disaster, Jack finds himself the head of the Torchwood Institute.

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

Meeting the Doctor had turned Jack’s life around. He’d gone from rogue Time Agent and conman to saviour of the universe. It seemed only fitting that he should do something for the Doctor in return.

He’d worked his way through the ranks of Torchwood, enduring the abuse, slave labour and everything else they threw at him.

He’d hoped to change Torchwood from within, guide it into the new millennium from behind the scenes. Instead there’d been a massacre at Three, and Armageddon at One. Through its own actions, Torchwood had wiped itself out, leaving a clean slate.

Time to rebuild.

The End


And rebuild he did,Jack made a fine leader of the new torchwood.
He did! And in my version of Torchwood, they're still doing a great job!

Thank you!

This makes me sad because the Doctor didn't appreciate any of Jack's efforts.
The Doctor had a rather blinkered view of Torchwood, and of Jack too when it comes right down to it. He never showed Jack the appreciation he deserved. *Hugs Jack and gives him to Ianto* Ianto appreciates Jack!
I agree with what the last commenter said. That was one of the few times the Doctor made my truly angry. Frankly, UNIT at the time wasn't any great shakes. Hell, they were willing to go along with giving away 10% of Earth's children! Jack at least was wanting to make Torchwood the way the Doctor would. (And ironically, the Torchwood in Pete's World has the meta-crisis Doctor as a member.)
Exactly! Jack put everything he had into making Torchwood into something that would help the Doctor, and all it got him was another lecture. The Doctor treated Jack like a convenient tool to be used when he had a purpose and ignored the rest of the time. It made me so angry.

Thank you!
Not quite the circumstances in which Jack would have wanted to take over, but a good opportunity to rebuild and get it right this time.
True, Jack had to make the best of a sad situation, but he did a good job of rebuilding.

Thank you.