Sucker Love by Faile Neume

Summary: Jack reflects on the ones he's loved.
Rating: Teen
Categories: Torchwood
Characters: Jack Harkness
Genres: Angst, Hurt/Comfort, Slash, Standalone, Vignette
Warnings: None
Challenges: None
Series: None
Published: 2008.11.16
Updated: 2008.11.16

Sucker Love by Faile Neume
Chapter 1: Every You Every Me
Author's Notes:

Sucker love is heaven sent. You pucker up, our passion's spent. My heart's a tart, your body's rent. My body's broken, yours is bent.

Jack presses his lips to Ianto's and their hands wander hungrily on each other's bodies. Jack's died twice today and it makes them desperate.

Carve your name into my arm. Instead of stressed, I lie here charmed. Because there's nothing else to do. Every me and every you.

He had slowly watched John go mad, with anger and fear and hate, in the end, it was one of the reasons Jack fled the Time Agency to become a conman.

Sucker love, a box I choose. No other box I choose to use. Another love I would abuse. No circumstances could excuse.

Jack hears the sound of the universe and runs, only to see the Tardis disappear. He can't remember what happened, only that the last thing he heard was Rose's voice, laced with gold, telling him she brought life.

In the shape of things to come. Too much poison, come undone. Cause there's nothing else to do. Every me and every you.

Martha had that haunted look in her eyes and Jack pulled her into a hug, he knew there was more that one way the Doctor could ruin a life.

Sucker love is known to swing. Prone to cling and waste these things. Pucker up for heaven's sake. There's never been so much at stake.

The real Jack Harkness, condemned to death by fate and all Jack can do is kiss him and walk away.

I serve my head up on a plate. It's only comfort, calling late. Cause there's nothing else to do. Every me and every you.

Jack realises that all the Doctor ever does is sacrifice, himself and others for a cause. If he could die, Jack would happily die a martyr.

Like the naked leads the blind. I know I'm selfish, I'm unkind. Sucker love I always find someone to bruise and leave behind.

Beautiful, wonderful Estelle, telling him about his "father" and Jack has to fight back tears and fight back the truth because this fragile human could never understand.

All alone in space and time. There's nothing here but what here's mine. Something borrowed, something blue. Every me and every you.

Gwen dances with Rhys and Jack sighs for all the things he should have said to her and all the moments he lost.

Every me and every you

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