His appetite returned when he realized that Danny would be okay. Snatching a greasy burger from the tray in front of him, nearly sighing in ecstasy as the cheesy goodness reached his mouth. He ate three burgers before he knew how to reply to Danny's question.
"Yeah," Jack mumbled, wiping his mouth with the back of his still-bloodied hand. "Yeah I-I saw you." He trailed off for a moment, his mind flashing back to his time overseas, when bloodied stumps were a rather common occurrence. "I um... yeah.. Danny I don't know how it happened, b-but I'm not complaining, ya know? I've seen the aftermath of shit like that. It ain't easy and I'm glad you ain't gotta deal with that."
"I just wish I knew how!"
Visibly confused, Jack reached for another burger, unwrapping this one rather gingerly and hesitating before speaking again.
"I-I didn't see Ness, Danny. I... I tried to look at everyone, ya know? Trying to make sure they weren't you b-but I didn't recognize anyone. Do you think she got away or..."
He couldn't even bring himself to finish the sentence. Those people in the white lab coats weren't up to any good and if he had to guess, probably some kind of government agency. So no help from the authorities even if they wanted to go that route. Taking another bite and letting his shoulders cave for a moment, Jack closed his eyes and chewed solemnly, thanking whatever benevolent forces that allowed him to not only save Danny, but for his miraculous healing abilities, and the fact that he was still safe and out of the clutches of the lab coats.