Romantically, but only in the time they had. They became better people for knowing each other–Newt especially–but they weren’t the best for each other. That’s not to say that they couldn’t have made it work–another time, another place, a little less trauma and a whole hell of a lot less PTSD on both sides–but Jack couldn’t handle being poor and mentally ill and queer AND a poster in the late 40s. His feelings about…well, his feelings were complicated by his powers potentially overriding his partner’s ability to give consent. His background already cast gayness in a negative light, so that doubled up on how gross it made him feel about himself.
But he loved Newt. Jack fought to keep him alive, though he didn’t do nearly as good a job of it as Newton “CTRL+Z” Davis did. Newt was terrified/convinced that Jack ~wasn’t like that~, but it was more that Jack didn’t know how to process everything else life had heaped on him at once.
Fun fact: Jack just assumed that Newt had died of his injuries, so he didn’t bother to ask anyone if he was still around. He didn’t know his favorite egghead was alive until he saw him at Rosario’s
quinceañera. They’ve been exchanging letters ever since.
♦ Financial : wealthy / moderate / poor / in poverty. ♦ Medical :fit / moderate / sickly / disabled / disadvantaged. ♦ Class or Caste : upper / middle / working / slave / unsure. ♦ Education : qualified / unqualified / studying. ♦ Criminal Record : yes, for major crimes / yes, for minor crimes / no / has committed crimes, but not caught yet.
♦ Marital status : married - happily / married - unhappily / engaged or betrothed / partnered / single / divorced / separated / widowed ♦ Children : has a child or children / has no children / wants children. / wants niece/nephew so he call spoil them lmao ♦ Relationship with Family : close with sibling(s) / not close with sibling(s) / has no siblings / sibling(s) is deceased. / close with cousin(s) ♦ Filiation :orphaned / adopted / disowned / raised by birth parent(s).
TRAITS + TENDENCIES
♦ extroverted / introverted / in between. ♦ disorganized / organized / in between. ♦ close minded / open-minded / in between. ♦ calm / anxious / in between. ♦ disagreeable / agreeable / in between. ♦ cautious / reckless / in between. ♦ patient / impatient / in between. ♦ outspoken / reserved / in between. ♦ leader / follower / in between. ♦ empathetic / unemphatic / in between. ♦ optimistic / pessimistic / in between. ♦ traditional / modern / in between. ♦ hard-working / lazy / in between. ♦ cultured / uncultured / in between / unknown. ♦ loyal / disloyal / unknown. ♦ faithful / unfaithful / unknown.
♦ Faith : monotheist / polytheist / atheist/ agnostic. ♦ Belief in Ghosts or Spirits : yes / no / don’t know / don’t care. ♦ Belief in an Afterlife :yes / no / don’t know / don’t care. ♦ Belief in Reincarnation : yes / no / don’t know / don’t care. ♦ Belief in Aliens : yes / no / don’t know / don’t care. ♦ Religious :orthodox / liberal / in between / not religious. ♦ Philosophical : yes / no.
SEXUALITY & ROMANTIC INCLINATION
♦ Sexuality :heterosexual / homosexual / bisexual / asexual / pansexual. ♦ Sex : sex repulsed / sex neutral / sex favourable. ♦ Romance : romance repulsed / romance neutral / romance favourable. ♦ Sexually : adventurous / experienced / naive /inexperienced / curious. ♦ Potential Sexual Partners : male / female / agender / other / none / all. ♦ Potential Romantic Partners : male / female / agender / other / none /all.
♦ Drinking Alcohol : never / sometimes / frequently / to excess. ♦ Smoking : trying to quit / never / sometimes / frequently / to excess. ♦ Other Narcotics :never / sometimes / frequently / to excess. ♦ Medicinal Drugs :never / sometimes / frequently / to excess. ♦ Indulgent Food : never / sometimes / frequently /to excess. ♦ Splurge Spending :never / sometimes / frequently / to excess. ♦ Gambling : never / sometimes / frequently / to excess
*finger guns* sorry for taking so looong ahhhhh idk who is tagged or noooot
if you havent gone, or want to go again (i know you guys have alts lmao) say i tagged you!
‘Mr Rowan, report to the Commander-in-Chief, with my duty, that the transports are in Cephalonia, and that all is well. You need not mention the fact that you saw one of the squadron crammed with women from head to stern; you need not report this open and I may say shameless violation of the Articles of War, for that disagreeable task falls to your superiors; nor need you make any observations about floating brothels or the relaxation of discipline in the warmer eastern waters, for these observations will naturally occur to the Commander-in-Chief without your help. Now pray go aboard our prize and proceed to Malta without the loss of a minute: not all of us can spare the time to dally with the sex.’
'Oh sir,’ cried Babbington, as Rowan darted over the side, 'I really must be allowed to protest – to deny – ’
'You will not deny that they are women, surely? I can tell the difference between Adam and Eve as quick as the next man, even if you cannot; just as I can tell the difference between an active zealous officer and a lubber that lies in port indulging his whims. It is of no use trying to impose upon me.’
'No, sir. But these are all respectable women.’
'Then why are they leering over the side like that, and making gestures?’
'It is only their way, sir. They are all Lesbians – ’
'And no doubt they are all parsons’ daughters, your cousins in the third degree, like that wench in Ceylon.’
’ – and Lesbians always join their hands like that, to show respect.’
'You are becoming an authority on the motions of Greek women, it appears.’
'Oh sir,’ cried Babbington, his voice growing shriller still. 'I know you do not like women aboard – ’
'I believe I have had occasion to mention it to you some fifty or sixty times in the last ten years.’
'But if you will allow me to explain – ’
'It would be interesting to hear how the presence of thirty-seven, no, thirty-eight young women in one of His Majesty’s sloops can be explained; but since I like some decency to be preserved on my quarterdeck, perhaps the explanation had better take place in the cabin.’ And in the cabin he said, 'Upon my word, William, this is coming it pretty high. Thirty-eight wenches at a time is coming it pretty high.’
'So it would be, sir, if there were any guilty or even shall I say cheerful intent; but upon my honour, I am blameless in thought, word, and deed. Well, in word and deed, anyhow.’
Aubrey: You’re truly impossible. Did you really think I didn’t already know last night?
Zach: I guess I was kind of hoping you didn’t. I mean, I didn’t want you to worry too much. You seemed stressed about it, and…well, you know.
Aubrey: I was stressed because you wouldn’t tell me, and I didn’t know it was only a cold then. I was imagining the worst.
Zach: How do you know it’s just a cold?
Aubrey: We share a bed. It was hard to miss you sneezing and coughing early this morning. Besides, I’ve raised four children, and I’ve seen my share of colds. It doesn’t take a medical degree to diagnose one.
Zach: Sorry if I woke you with the sneezing and coughing. I was trying to be quiet.
Aubrey: When you learn the secret of sneezing quietly, do let me in on it, won’t you? Now, why don’t you sit down and rest while I fix us some breakfast? I’ll make you some herbal tea.