The First Nine Times

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When he meets Jenny for the first time it takes a bit to get over the fact she's The Doctors Daughter, and yes, he thinks it in capitals, it's too mind blowing for him not to. The Doctor bounds out of the Tardis, and there she is, all charm and a brilliant smile, a confident bounce in her step. A wave to Martha, and then her eyes do the exploring for her. She shakes Jacks hand, they size each other up, with neither like nor dislike. Jenny takes a shine to Mickey, they share details about their favourite Big Fucking Guns, respectively. Jack winks at her when the Doctor isn't looking. She rolls her eyes, but grins at him secretly when she leaves. A message shared. A dare. The second time he sees her, she promptly starts flirting with him. Jack tries his best to reciprocate in kind, dancing between the Doctor's incredibly dark looks. She's sweet and young and sexy as hell. Despite the fact she beats the crap out of him in an impromptu fight. The Doctor's more than a little proud when she emerges mostly unscathed, while Jack has to lean on Gwen for support as she delivers him to a snickering Martha. That's the last time he brags about his strength and stamina, when GI Jenny's around, anyway. The third time, it's in a crisis. The world's gone to shit thanks to some alien threat or other and the Doctor has to step in to stop the end of the earth, again. Nothing new there. But Jack finds himself taking orders from her. She knows more about military tactics then he would have originally thought. He can't quite fathom why he finds himself submitting to her. Is it the fact she's like the Doctor? That unflinching stare she sets on him? That utterly grim look of determination? He doesn't get a moment to think until after, and even th... ... middle of paper ... it. "What do you think?" It's fairly normal looking, on the outside at least. Much like the Doctor's Tardis, it's a plain looking wooden box, with a windowed door on one side. And yet, there seem to be strands of metal peeking around the entrance, growing into the walls itself, like a a kind of metal vine. "Cool," he says. Jenny is obviously pleased. "But, why emerald green?" Jenny shrugs and says: "It was one of the colours, of the ball of light, the terra forming device, back when I was first born. When I died." Jack nods, remembering the story she told him, of being born to war and Messaline and Hath and getting shot in the chest. "Huh," he says. "So..." Jenny steps back and opens the door. "You ready for an adventure, Captain?" Jack smirks and shrugs his coat closer. "You bet, GI Jenny." And he walks her in, and follows her to the future. The End
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