The next part of Growing Pains is on its way to the Teaspoon mods, and here's the now customary teaser...
He wanted to call the Doctor. His Doctor. His ancient, wise, dependable Doctor. The one person in the Universe he could always rely on to know what to do.
But for the same reasons he had not too long ago forced a clearly traumatized man to tell him what had just happened in his personal timeline, Jack knew that calling his current Doctor was not an option. The situation was fragile enough just with one Doctor here, out of his own time. To bring another would be irresponsible. He’d learned better than that from the man in question.
But that left him on his own with the past come to life before him, looking to him for a safe haven. A past that was currently trying to crawl into a nearly empty mug of tea to escape the demons that were clearly hounding him.