This piece is all the more poingant when one realizes how very unmaterialistic Jack is. For having lived over a hundred years on this planet, he seems to have acculumulated very little stuff, so for him to want to hold on to anything, even pictures, it must be very special. I can't help but think that Ianto and Gwen must have been wondering if their pictures would ever end up in his keepsake box.
Author's Response: I think they might have had that discussion, actually. Hmm. Maybe I\'ll end up writing it someday.
So sweet! But very sad at the same time.
Author's Response: I get the feeling Jack sees a lot of that in his life. That it\'s worth remembering the people he\'s loved anyway, no matter the sadness, seems like one of his defining characteristics to me.
I love how his frustration with the scanner mirrors his frustration with all his losses and the fear of losing these people completely. And the way Gwen and Ianto tag-team him to help him really captures how close they seemed to become after losing Tosh and Owen. Very touching fic all around.
Author's Response: That closeness as part of what I wanted to capture--the way there is a relationship between the three of them, and also a relationship between each pair, whether those relationships are \"friends\" or \"lovers\" or something more nebulous.
Very nice, :).
Thanks for writing! :)
Author's Response: Glad you enjoyed. :-)
Oh, my ... this is wonderful, letting us see how much Gwen and Ianto care for Jack. It also lets us see Jack's vulnerability in a way that's refreshingly different; his inability to deal with 20th and 21st century tech is a brilliant stand-in for how heart deals with things. I'm so glad I read this!
Author's Response: Thank you for the thoughtful review. :-) I\'m so glad you enjoyed it!