Rating: All Ages
Word Count: 7367
Author's Summary: The dangers of running into oneself had been drummed into Jack Harkness from his first days at the Academy.
Characters/Pairings: Jack Harkness
Recced because: This was written a year and a half ago so quite a bit of it has been jossed. But it doesn't matter, because it's still a really good story. I think I prefer this version of what Jack got up to while waiting for the Doctor to the one they showed us in Torchwood series 2. Having more than one version of Jack in it is a good way of showing how he's changed.
Then again, Captain Young And Eager back there was armed and authorised to use lethal force. Jack’d never been a bad shot. Running away with his younger self aiming a sonic blaster at him from this distance was almost certain death as well.
Still, it was a choice between almost certain death and definite certain death. So running it was. There was a ditch about half a mile back that was overgrown enough that it could hide him for a while. If he could reach it, that was his shelter. Now all he needed was a little distraction so that that ‘almost’ could be converted to a ‘maybe’. Those were probably the best odds he’d get.