Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 2687
Author's Summary: Torchwood is facing a problem and Jack doesn't want to call the Doctor for help. Martha does so anyway.
Characters/Pairings: Tenth Doctor, Jack Harkness, Martha Jones, Sarah Jane Smith, Mickey Smith, Gwen Cooper, Ianto Jones
Recced because: This fic is like the best of Twilight Zone in the way it quietly unfolds, starting with a mystery -- why doesn't Jack want to call on the Doctor for help? -- and then turning on a simple, horrifying reveal. The story was written back in 2008, so it's AU now, but perhaps that just means this happened in an alternate timeline (something else both Doctor Who and Twilight Zone have in common).
“I called him.”
Jack turned around sharply to see Martha standing in the entrance to his tent. He wasn’t even surprised — they couldn’t handle this on their own, and the fate of the world was much more important than his emotions. It didn’t stop him from being angry — anger was an easy feeling to have.
“I don’t want him here!” he hissed.