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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

Tags: drabble, fic, fic: g, jack harkness, torchwood fic, tw100

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