Author's Notes:
Third drabble for my second completion of Challenge 300 at tw100.

Set pre-series. Slight spoilers for Fragments and Doctor Who Parting of the Ways.

Summary: Jack contemplates his broken vortex manipulator.

The strap was old, its leather well worn and flexible where once it had been stiff and new, scuffed where it used to be shiny.

Back in his Time Agency days, and even after he turned rogue, it had been his ticket to adventure, all of time and space accessible at the touch of a few buttons. But not anymore; its circuits had burned out making the jump to Earth, leaving him marooned here, condemned to spending eternity in one place.

All he could do was stare at the heavens and pray that his Doctor would return for him soon.

The End