Jack

Feb. 3rd, 2017 06:52 pm
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Coby had things to do, and after borrowing his phone to leave Sunny a message, Anael had let him go, after assuring him that he would be fine. No, really. He meant it. The mark on the top of his sternum still itched when he thought about it, or perhaps Anael itched around it. It felt like his entire being was trying, unsuccessfully, to push it off.

Once he was alone, he spent a long moment praying, then stopped when his stomach rumbled. Needing food, being hungry. These were new sensations for the angel. He had no idea how to cook anything, however, and turned away from Coby's cupboards and fridge, grabbing his boots to go outside.

He was on the lookout as he walked through the streets, every angelic sense focused on his surroundings. If they were going to try anything else, he was going to be ready for them. He was not sure how long he walked before he began to relax, trusting that he was not being followed. He found a street vendor and fished a note out of the pocket of his jeans to pay for a toastie. He ate as he walked, and only realised where his feet had taken him when he saw a familiar someone in just as familiar a coat walk out of a high tower a little way ahead of him.

Anael's feet slowed to a halt as he watched Jack, uncharacteristically unsure whether he wanted to see him or not.

Date: 2017-02-03 11:54 pm (UTC)
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Jack was scowling as he emerged from Torchwood One. He'd do just about anything to not have to deal with the bureaucracy upstairs. He'd loved the freedom he'd had in Cardiff to run the shop the way he saw fit. Now he had to account for things like putting Val on the payroll.

He spotted Hani and his dark mood faded. He smiled as his feet turned toward him and he sauntered over, coat billowing.

"Just what I needed on a day like today. How are you?" he asked warmly.

Date: 2017-02-04 12:01 am (UTC)
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"Ugh, red tape and HR. I've had better. And somehow I think my bad does doesn't compare to yours. You look like shit," he said matter-of-factly.

Date: 2017-02-04 12:07 am (UTC)
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"You want to get out of the cold and tell me about it?" he asked. "My rig's over there. We can go get coffee."

Date: 2017-02-04 12:47 am (UTC)
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"Good. Well, not good, but good," Jack replied. "It's just over here."

He lead him to the SUV and hit the fob to disarm it. They got in and Jack brought it to life and the heater roared to life at full blast. The radio was on, too, but the noise of the blowing air drowned it out, mostly.

"How about we just hit Starbucks and stay in the rig where it's warm?" he asked as he backed out of the space.

Date: 2017-02-04 01:12 am (UTC)
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"You're a braver soul than me, then. The cold gets to me," Jack replied. He cast a sidelong glance at Hani, trying to get a read on him.

Date: 2017-02-04 01:31 am (UTC)
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"Easy for you to say," Jack grinned. He left the behemoth of a building behind and headed for the coffee place that he knew was closest.

"If you're not going to talk about yourself you should talk about something else," he remarked.

Date: 2017-02-04 01:35 am (UTC)
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"I just take it black," he said. "I like simple. And easy. I'm a big fan of easy."

Date: 2017-02-04 02:22 am (UTC)
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"Must be a hell of a weight you're carrying," he said sympathetically.

Date: 2017-02-04 02:34 am (UTC)
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"Eh, everyone has their off days," Jack said. "I'm not going to kick you out in the cold like this. Trust me, I'll like your company just fine."

Date: 2017-02-04 03:38 am (UTC)
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"Why, thank you," he grinned. Jack had to stop for a light. He took the opportunity to reach over and lay his hand gently on Anael's leg.

"Whatever it is, it's going to be alright," he assured him gently.

Date: 2017-02-04 03:47 am (UTC)
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Jack gave him a squeeze before putting his hand on the wheel again.

"How bad can it be?" he asked, sounding rather rhetorical, though it did give Anael and opening.

Date: 2017-02-04 04:03 am (UTC)
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"Yeah? Maybe not. Maybe not in the grand scheme of things, but it's got you down today."

He took a right turn and parked against the curb, the monstrosity of an SUV blocking a clear view for others trying to turn.

"Do you want to go in alone or should we both go in and sit for a bit?"

Date: 2017-02-04 04:23 am (UTC)
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"Chocolate is always a safe bet," he grinned. He'd kept the rig running and now it was toasty warm inside. "Thank you, Hani. I appreciate it."

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