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Mistaken Identity 
Sunday, August 10th, 2008 at 2:12 am
I'm Batman.
Title: Mistaken Identity
Prompt: 25. Strangers
Universe: Newcomer-verse

Another night, another planet, and another bottle sitting in front of me. Alone again, of course, because we had split up for a few days, because I had said something to piss off one of the king's delegates and was therefore blacklisted from the political process. Liana had gone off to the capitol for deliberations, and I was stuck here watching the ship and getting drunk. Not that I really minded, because our current situation didn't really allow me to have anywhere near the alcohol intake I used to back on earth.

"Excuse me, is this seat taken?" a male voice behind me asks. Wait, I think I recognize that voice. I turn around and find myself face-to-face with Jack Harkness himself. He looks younger than when I met him, so I can only assume that it's earlier in his personal time line. "I couldn't help but notice that you're the only other human in the room. I was wondering if you could answer a few questions for me."

"Uhh, sure," I say, trying my best to not stare at him. If he hasn't met me yet, I can't say that I know him. I guess he does the same to me in his own future, my past. This time travel thing makes things very confusing.

He sits down next to me. When the six-armed bartender approaches, he says a kind "No thank you," and turns to look me in the eye. "I heard The Doctor was here. Do you know The Doctor?"

"I might," I say. "How did you find out he was here?"

"Word of mouth. Apparently he's traveling with an android now, working with her."

I laugh. "I'm sorry to tell you, but you have the wrong Doctor. I know for a fact that The Doctor is traveling with a human female at the moment. The Doctor you heard about is someone completely different."

"And how would you know that?"

I extend my hand towards him. "Dr. J. Evan Wilson. Pleased to meet you, Mr..."

"It doesn't matter," he says, waving it off and shaking my hand. "So, how do you know the Doctor?"

"Traveled with him for a while, he's how I met Liana."

"You... wait, did he ever mention someone named Jack?"

"He might have. Why, is that you?"

He looks nervous. "Um, no. Just someone I know. It doesn't matter, anyway. So, The Doctor, where did you go? Did he take you anywhere interesting?"

I need to get rid of this guy, and soon. He's asking way too many questions. Let's see, The Doctor told us that Jack gained immortality after he had met him for the second time. I wonder...

"Say, have you ever heard of the Daleks?"

"Yes, I have. Why?"

"No reason," I say nonchalantly, finishing my drink and standing up. "Now, if you don't mind, I have somewhere I need to be. Sorry I couldn't help you." I start to walk off, but I hear him walking after me.

"Wait!" I turn to face him, palming my holstered gun under my coat. "Why won't you tell me who you really are?"

"Because, Jack Harkness," I say, pulling out my gun, pointing it at him and shooting him square in the forehead, "some things are just best left unknown." He falls to the floor. I walk over, give his body a good solid kick, and exit the bar.

"See you in Hell, Captain."
Comments 
Sunday, August 10th, 2008 at 6:18 am (UTC)
This time travel thing makes things very confusing.
You're telling me! Wibbly-wobbly, timey-wimey!

I love the pseudonym. Both of them. They sort of rhyme. All in time. I'll stop now.

Hm, who could that human female be? Eh? ;)

As I said over Trillian, HAI DER BADASS BETHANY!

Also...respawn in 2 minutes.
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