The Torchwood Drabble Files by badly_knitted

Summary: A collection of drabbles, mostly based on the weekly prompts at tw100. Mostly Jack/Ianto as that's what I write, but no doubt other Torchwood characters will pop in from time to time. All genres are possible, but expect mainly humour and fluff, because that's usually what comes out when I write. All are 100 words exactly in Word, but apparently not here!
Rating: Teen
Categories: Torchwood
Characters: Gwen Cooper, Ianto Jones, Jack Harkness, Lisa Hallett, Martha Jones, Myfanwy, Other Character(s), Owen Harper, PC Andy Davidson, Rhiannon Davies, Rhys Williams
Genres: Mixed
Warnings: None
Challenges: None
Series: None
Published: 2012.09.23
Updated: 2023.02.01

The Torchwood Drabble Files by badly_knitted
Chapter 360: Marking Time
Author's Notes: For mahmfic’s quote prompt:

“To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.”
― Oscar Wilde

Summary: Jack’s life is on hold while he waits or the Doctor.

Spoilers For: Slight CoE for characters

Over a century on earth, waiting for his Doctor and it never occurred to Jack that he wasn’t really living, just marking time.

Oh, there were moments he felt alive, like when Lucia told him she was pregnant, or the first time he held their daughter in his arms, but they were like flickers of lightning, there and gone almost before he could register them. A match struck in the night, giving a moment of light before the darkness rushed in again.

Day after day he drifted, merely existing, until an unassuming Welshman brought him to life with a kiss.

The End

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