Pairing: Jack/John (unrequited Jack/Doctor)
Notes: Written for tw100. Challenge #246-All That Glitters. Unbeta'd. Comments and concrit welcome.
Summary: John has done unspeakable things. Jack understands completely.
“There's got to be a diamond.”
Jack felt for his old partner. He knew what it was to want something, and to come oh-so-very-close, only to have the illusion shattered before your very eyes. The look in John’s eyes reminded him of how he’d felt on the Valiant, hearing the Doctor offer to spend eternity with the Master.
John had done terrible things to find his treasure, but Jack had done worse, even after he’d reformed Torchwood. And all for what? Jack waited for the TARDIS and John tracked down his elusive diamonds.
In the end, there was no difference.