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Title: Man That I've Become
Fandom: Doctor Who
Pairings: Jack/Ninth Doctor, Ninth Doctor/Rose, Jack/Rose
Rating: PG
Wordcount: 100
Notes: Drabble-a-Day 2011. Day 276. Prompt from dw100. Challenge #368-Colour. Written for joanne_c, who suggested the Ninth Doctor and Green. Beta by hllangel. Comments and concrit welcome.
Summary: The Doctor faces an unpleasant fact.



This time was different; he was different.

It was hardly his first regeneration and certainly not the first time he’d had tender feelings for a companion, even two of them.

He’d chosen to hold himself back from Rose in spite of how much it hurt. Why put them both in an impossible situation? It was Captain Jack Harkness who forced him to face the truth. The Doctor wasn’t completely immune to Jack’s allure and clearly neither was Rose. He could imagine them together all too vividly.

That’s when he realised just how different he was.

He’d never been jealous before.

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unfeathered
Sep. 25th, 2011 08:13 am (UTC)
Aww, poor Doctor. I can truly believe that Jack's presence in the TARDIS could bring him to a realisation like that. *g*
karaokegal
Sep. 25th, 2011 07:22 pm (UTC)
Thanks! I really wish we'd gotten a few more Jack/Nine/Rose episodes with Boom Town style flirting before everything went horribly pear shaped.
aeron_lanart
Sep. 25th, 2011 09:56 am (UTC)
Those two would have been enough to make a stone jealous, never mind a poor, lonely Time Lord! *hugs the Doctor*

Good stuff.

Edited at 2011-09-25 09:56 am (UTC)
karaokegal
Sep. 25th, 2011 07:23 pm (UTC)
I know. It's so unfair. :( Glad you liked.
damigella_314
Sep. 25th, 2011 12:01 pm (UTC)
Jealousy is something an immortal time traveler can ill afford.. and yet, in the case of Jack (and, I take on your trust, Rose) so understandable. Poor Doctor, indeed.
Do you think Jack could ever be jealous?
karaokegal
Sep. 25th, 2011 07:27 pm (UTC)
Jack is definitely jealous, but only of the ones he can't have. In the Utopia arc, he's clearly jealous of the Doctor's attachment to Rose and in Torchwood, he spends a lot of time pining for Gwen, while she's supposedly being all happy and domestic with Rhys. (While Ianto goes into brooding, whining, clinging and possessive mode about Jack.)

The dynamic between the Ninth Doctor, Jack and Rose had so much potential. It's really sad we didn't get more of it.

jenab
Sep. 25th, 2011 01:16 pm (UTC)
I couldn't imagine this Doctor unable to resist those two.
karaokegal
Sep. 25th, 2011 07:27 pm (UTC)
Exactly. I think that really is reflected in how much he does give Rose after the regeneration, although never as much as she wants/needs.
joanne_c
Sep. 26th, 2011 02:25 pm (UTC)
Oh I love this. Not the use I'd have expected of green - but then you always do surprise me in the best ways.

It's very plausible and IC too, and I could so see this pre-Boomtown (I just can so see the Doctor's "buy me a drink first" coming after that so it would be pre-Boomtown).

Thank you! :)
karaokegal
Sep. 27th, 2011 06:21 pm (UTC)
Thanks! I thought this approach MIGHT be too much of a cliche, but I love the Jack/Nine/Rose dynamic so much. It just drives me crazy that we ONLY got Boomtown and a little bit of Bad Wolf where we got to see the playfulness that Jack and the Doctor had.
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karaokegal
Sep. 28th, 2011 11:43 pm (UTC)
And vice versa! I wish we'd gotten more Jack/Nine/Rose time.
ladygray99
Oct. 1st, 2011 03:44 pm (UTC)
Very nice. Jack would be one of the few people to stir up feelings like that in the Doctor.
karaokegal
Oct. 2nd, 2011 12:51 am (UTC)
Exactly. There was so much interesting chemistry between Jack and Nine. I think it really spiced up the Rose/Doctor situation. Thanks for reading and commenting.
canaana
Oct. 15th, 2011 01:55 am (UTC)
Ooo, very sharp. :-)
karaokegal
Oct. 16th, 2011 08:14 pm (UTC)
Thanks, sweetie! For some reason the Ninth Doctor is the easiest one for me to write.
photoash
Oct. 17th, 2011 09:20 pm (UTC)
:D what a fun fill <3 I love how jealousy is new and how he can clearly imagine them all together!
karaokegal
Oct. 27th, 2011 05:44 am (UTC)
It really comes down to just a few scenes, such as the very end of the Doctor Dances and the Jack/Doctor stuff in Boomtown, but there was a really interesting three-way chemistry there. It's just unfortunate that Eccleston always had a foot out the door, and that changed everything.
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