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Never Gonna Happen

Title: Never Gonna Happen
Author: [info]merlottetrollop
Characters: Jack Harkness, mention of Gwen
Prompt: "Barking Up the Wrong Tree" @ tw100
Rating: PG
A/N: Beta'd by the incomparabletardisjournal

Jack circled the Hub many times, his brown boots leaving a trail that only a fairy or Doctor might find. 
Gwen Cooper was on his mind, and he feared that she desired the very obvious.  Yes, he brought her on for her humanity, but not to make love to her.  Though she was obviously attractive to the 51st Century Captain.  She was nearly a damn puppy dog with her moist eyes and honest expression.  But she was missing the obvious, ignoring the undeniable.

He was not looking to bed the recent P.C., only to remind himself that he was not… human.


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May. 15th, 2012 03:41 am (UTC)
I like how he contemplates Gwen's behavior and his reactions to it.

But I do have to ask at the end, the last sentence it says that he wanted to her remind him he's NOT human? I thought she was supposed to remind him of his humanity. Or I may have totally missed the point, lol. Sorry if I missed the point.
May. 15th, 2012 08:21 pm (UTC)
Not the O.P., but my understanding is that it meant that between Jack's immortality and the nature of the job that he's been doing so long, he'd come to lose touch with his "humanity", so much so that he didn't see himself as human anymore. When Gwen told him off on her first day for being so clinical, he realized this and so hired her on to help rectify this. (That's what he tells Rhys, anyway.)

I also thought it might be an interesting play on the fact that technically Jack is from another planet and might not be human at all, and therefore his perspective might be askew in other ways that he wanted Gwen to compensate for. But I think I was reading too much into it. :-p
May. 16th, 2012 01:46 am (UTC)
I get it now. I dunno if you are reading in too much but that just means I am doing the same. Sometime these 100 words can hide many deep layers.

On Jack being from another planet, I think he is from a human colony and I think his ancestry is mostly human. Although I think that maybe he thinks his immortality made him something other than human because his experiences range in that outside the normal human experience.
May. 15th, 2012 08:04 pm (UTC)
Welcome. Thanks for your sharing your maiden voyage with us.
Well written, but knowing Jack he's protesting just a bit too much.
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yumm cpt. jack

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