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Fic: Coming Attractions (drabble)

Title: Coming Attractions
Author: Lindenharp
Genres: drabble
Words: 100
Characters: Tenth Doctor, Jack Harkness
Series: none
Spoilers/Warnings: none
A/N: Written for Wendymr who bid on me in the Help_Haiti auction.  Her prompt was "Ten and Jack have a conversation about death."  Thank you for the donation!  Beta-readers: The helpful and patient Yamx and Canaana.


Jack hurls a book to the floor.  "Bullshit!"


"Bit harsh, Captain."  The Doctor stoops, retrieving the book.  "Peter Pan?"

"'To die will be an awfully big adventure.'"  Jack spits the words out.

The Doctor shrugs.  "Perhaps it is.  Not as if we've ever done it."

The immortal stares.

"It's like going to the cinema, walking into the lobby, then out again. Even after a hundred times, you can't claim you've seen the film."

"That is so incredibly stupid.”

"Not my best metaphor," The Doctor concedes.

Jack lets out a rueful laugh.  "I bet it's a really boring film.  With subtitles."


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wendymr
Jan. 29th, 2010 02:54 am (UTC)
Jack lets out a rueful laugh. "I bet it's a really boring film. With subtitles."

Oh, that's Jack's bitter humour, all right. Admittedly, he does get really, really up close to death, and can describe it better than anyone else alive - even the Doctor. But staying dead? The one adventure he can never have...

Thanks for writing this for me!
lindenharp
Jan. 31st, 2010 05:09 am (UTC)
I'm so glad you like it! Thanks again for the donation.
xvmorganalefayv
Jan. 29th, 2010 06:21 am (UTC)
Great job!
lindenharp
Jan. 31st, 2010 05:10 am (UTC)
Thank you!
yamx
Jan. 29th, 2010 06:46 am (UTC)
Awww... poor them.

This both funny and sad at the same time. :( And in only 100 words - amazing.
lindenharp
Jan. 31st, 2010 06:16 am (UTC)
They have both known many lifetimes of sorrow, and they have both learned to laugh at it. It's a defense mechanism, and neither is fooling the other, but it works for them. Mostly.

Thanks for commenting!
kae_nine
Jan. 30th, 2010 10:13 am (UTC)
You know, the way you managed to combine the fun of both their comments with the bittersweet side of Jack's situation regarding death is really, really well done. Love it!
lindenharp
Jan. 31st, 2010 06:17 am (UTC)
Thanks so much!
hab318princess
Jan. 30th, 2010 03:22 pm (UTC)
I love how you pack so much into 100 words! great drabble and good point from The Doctor too
lindenharp
Jan. 31st, 2010 06:19 am (UTC)
Thank you. This drabble fought back, but I think I tamed it in the end.
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