Author's Notes:
My 6th drabble for Challenge 288 – Reverse fandom – Last of the Summer Wine at tw100. There will be one more, to be posted tomorrow.

Summary: Jack thinks about the difference between Torchwoods One and Three. (After several re-writes, I managed to rescue this one from the pit of gloom it had sunk into, thanks to my good friend timelordshines. This version is much closer to what I wanted, and hopefully not gloomy.)

General spoilers for Fragments and Doctor Who Army Of Ghosts/Doomsday.

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