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Drabble: In The Service Of Humanity

Title: In The Service Of Humanity

Author: badly_knitted

Characters: Jack

Rating: G

Written For: Challenge 288 – Reverse fandom – Last of the Summer Wine at tw100

Spoilers: General spoilers for Fragments and Doctor Who Army Of Ghosts/Doomsday.

Summary: Jack thinks about the difference between Torchwoods One and Three.

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

A/N: Episode title = drabble title. It’s just easier that way

A/N2: Yes, I’m posting a second drabble today, because I still have one more and I realised earlier today is Sunday – not Saturday. When did that happen?

A/N3: Special thanks to timelordshines who read through three versions of this, helping me to turn it into something good enough to post.

Torchwood One grew too big for their boots, its leaders forgetting the Institute’s true purpose – to protect earth from alien threats – in their greedy quest for more power over the rest of humanity, regardless of the cost. When Canary Wharf fell, Jack felt guilty for momentarily thinking they’d got what they deserved. So many innocent lives lost…

On taking charge of Three, Jack had declared they would cease following One’s lead. They would be better; loyal, brave, compassionate, eliminating threats while defending the innocent, regardless of species.

Now, despite being battle-scarred and broken by life, his team make him proud.

The End


wow that was a powerful use of the prompt! and I am sure that everyone in his team are proud of him too.
I'd like to think they are!

That title just struck me straight away as the perfcect definition of what Torchwood (Jack's version, anyway) are all about. It was a tough one to write though, I couldn't get it to go the way I wanted at first.

Thank you.
This is such a lovley look at Torchwood 3 and Jacks feelings for 1 and his team at 3.
Thank you!

I really had to wrestle this one into submission, it proved a lot harder to write than I expected. The first draft into the Pit of Gloom!
Absolutely - Jack to a tee.
Thank you!

Writing this was like pulling teeth - I don't think I've ever had such a difficult time with a drabble, lol! Got there in the end though.
Very nice. :)
Thank you, glad you liked!
Great look at Jack's view on the two Torchwoods; it seems very true to him. :)
Thank you! I had the hardest time writing this one but I got there in the end, with a little help from timelordshines !
Great use of the prompt
Thank you.nI had a tough time writing this one.
it's true.
Thank you. This one was really hard to write.