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Drabble: A Long Awaited Sound

Title: A Long Awaited Sound

Author: badly_knitted

Characters: Jack

Rating: G

Written For: Challenge 276 – Sound at tw100

Spoilers: End Of Days, Captain Jack Harkness.

Summary: Jack’s been waiting for so long.

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

It had been a rough few days, Jack thought. Dragged back to 1941 with Tosh, he’d thought they might be trapped there but they’d made it back, only for time to start splintering.

Rhys died, the team mutinied, Owen killed him and he’d revived as the Hub began to crumble, courtesy of the now dangerously unstable Rift.

Then he’d sacrificed himself to defeat Abaddon, returning to life days later, his team guilt-ridden over their betrayal.

He needed a vacation.

As if on cue, he heard the sound he’d waited over a century to hear.

Somewhere above, the TARDIS was materialising.

The End


The TARDIS sound sends chills down *my* spine. I can only imagine how Jack must have felt!

And then that dream turned into a nightmare of epic porportions. :(

Great use of the prompt!

Yeah, Jack was overjoyed at first, but he was soon wishing he was home in bed with his nice hot Welshman.

I felt I should do something canon with the prompt but it took a while to come up with a sound from the series that would work. While I waited for inspiration to strike, I wrote three other drabbles, lol! I'll have to post one a day....

Thank you =)
Really liked this, so much put across in so few words, excellent use of the prompt, and poor Jack with his vacation about to turn into the Holiday from Hell !
Thank you!

Yes, I'm sure he was soon wishing he'd just stayed home where there was a hot Welshman bearing coffee!

I bet JAck wishes he didn't hear that after the year from hell.
Yeah, he wishes he'd gone on the coffee run with Ianto instead of staying in the Hub. The result would have been much more enjoyable.

Thank you.
One vaction spent in "Hell"!
Yep! If Jack had known that in advance, he would have stayed home.

Thank you.
Vacation ? You must be joking ! No doubt, If he had known what to expect, he would have stayed where he was. Well done ! I love it.
Well, Jack thought so when he heard the TARDIS. He soon learned how wrong he was though, he was soon wishing he'd just stayed home.

Thank you. I have three more drabbles for this prompt, so I'll post them over the next three days. I'm nearly back on schedule for writing 100 drabbles this year. Hopefully the next few prompts will be kind to me as well so that I can get a bit ahead.

Poor Jack!
The sound of his dreams heralded his mightmare.
Yeah, he looked so happy, thinking he'd be reunited with the Doctor and Rose, and that the Doctor would be able to fix him, but instead it's a different Doctor who can't stand the sight of him, doesn't want anything to do with him if he can help it and then Jack spends a year being tortured and killed. No wonder Jack turned down the Doctor's offer to travel with him - he had people at home who really cared about him.

Thank you.
Yeah, not quite a vacation with the Doc there... that made me feel really sad. Briliant though!
It was sad. Jack looked so excited and hopeful when he heard the TARDIS, but then it all turned into a nightmare instead of the fun he'd been expecting. I bet he wished he'd just stayed home.
Ooh yes. THE sound.
Really HAD to use that - though it took me a while to realise that was the most obvious sound to use in the whole Whoniverse....

Thank you!
Brilliant use of this prompt, great drabble.
Thank you. It actually took me a while to realise that the most appropriate sound to use what that of the TARDIS, lol. It's only the most recognisable sound in the whole Whoniverse. *rolls eyes at self* Sometimes my brain fails to notice the obvious...
Very powerful
Thank you. I wanted to write something canon-based for the prompt and the TARDIS makes the most iconic sound in the Whoniverse. Had to do a fair bit of editing though!
vacation?!! argh
poor Jack if he knew ....
Yes, poor Jack needed a vacation, but what he got was even worse than what he'd already been through. If he'd known, I think he would have ignored the TARDIS and probably hidden under his bed.

Thank you.

(Love your cute dragon icon!)