Author: Queen of the Castle
Word Count: 2641
Author's Summary: It’s not quite a coincidence when the Doctor runs into Jack in a time and place where he shouldn’t be. The Doctor only wishes it was.
Characters/Pairings: Jack Harkness, Ten
Recced because: Two reasons!! =) Either one of these would make this interesting, memorable fic deserving of a rec.
1) Remember in Torchwood Children of Earth Day 5, how Gwen says something about how she thinks the Doctor didn't come because he's ashamed of humans? This is a very different take on his reason for not coming. I haven't seen this explanation before - it's fascinating!
2) This fic is truly a touching meta on the push-pull nature of Ten and Jack's friendship, which seems destined to never have the same closeness as Nine and Jack's friendship back in the trusting, innocent days of s1.