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Drabble: A Suitable Role Model - athene
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Drabble: A Suitable Role Model


My first fic posted in 2013, and it's yet another drabble about Becker's past. Predictable? Moi? ;-)

Written for the primeval100 challenge 297 - Role Model


Title: A Suitable Role Model
Author: Athene
Fandom: Primeval
Characters: Becker
Rating: PG
Warnings: none
Spoilers: none
Challenge: 297 – Role Model
Word count: 100
Disclaimer: Not mine. ITV and Impossible Pictures own them.
AN: Another drabble about Becker’s past. At some point I will gather them all together and give them a tag, because there’s so many of them now!


Becker’s father had very definite ideas about what sort of man an officer ought to be. Birthday gifts to his son often included books about great generals, kings and war leaders from history, the world’s greatest tactical and strategic minds.

On his first tour of Afghanistan, Becker saw Private Jones, a man apparently educated on the backstreets of a Bradford council estate, pull two soldiers and five civilians from a burning building, risking his own life again and again to go back in for more.

On that day, Becker finally learned what sort of soldier he really wanted to be.



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telperion_15 From: telperion_15 Date: January 14th, 2013 08:12 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ooh, very nice - you go, Becker! \o/
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: January 14th, 2013 10:03 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks. Becker just needed to get out from under his father's shadow to work out what he wanted.
lukadreaming From: lukadreaming Date: January 14th, 2013 08:20 pm (UTC) (Link)
This works really well - love the contrast between Becker's father and Private Jones.
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: January 14th, 2013 10:06 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks. Becker's father probably wouldn't approve if he knew!
clea2011 From: clea2011 Date: January 14th, 2013 08:42 pm (UTC) (Link)
A much better role model than his father. Great drabble :)
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: January 14th, 2013 10:09 pm (UTC) (Link)
Many, many people are better role models than his father! Luckily, Becker managed to work that out sooner rather than later.
freddiejoey From: freddiejoey Date: January 14th, 2013 10:46 pm (UTC) (Link)
oh, well done!
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: January 15th, 2013 09:52 am (UTC) (Link)
Thanks!
adafrog From: adafrog Date: January 15th, 2013 12:17 am (UTC) (Link)
Very good.
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: January 15th, 2013 09:52 am (UTC) (Link)
Thanks!
judithjohn From: judithjohn Date: January 15th, 2013 02:24 am (UTC) (Link)
that's powerful!
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: January 15th, 2013 09:53 am (UTC) (Link)
Thanks!
joshinator From: joshinator Date: January 15th, 2013 04:53 am (UTC) (Link)
That's poignant
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: January 15th, 2013 09:53 am (UTC) (Link)
Thanks!
dreamer_98 From: dreamer_98 Date: January 15th, 2013 02:59 pm (UTC) (Link)
That's the sort of role model Becker needs: one who thinks not just with the head, but with the heart. Very nice!
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: January 15th, 2013 08:35 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks! I don't think Becker was ever *entirely* convinced about his father's approach to things, he just needed to get out there and see the alternatives for himself.
nietie From: nietie Date: January 15th, 2013 04:06 pm (UTC) (Link)
Wow! Very powerful.
Go, Becker! Every soldier is a hero and makes history.
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: January 15th, 2013 08:37 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks! Becker's father might not approve, but I think Becker knows who he would rather be like.
fififolle From: fififolle Date: January 15th, 2013 05:17 pm (UTC) (Link)
Jolly good show, Jones!! :D
Nice one.
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: January 15th, 2013 08:37 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hee, thanks!
knitekat From: knitekat Date: January 15th, 2013 06:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
Go Jones. He's a much better role model for Becker *nods*
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: January 15th, 2013 08:38 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yes, definitely. No doubt Becker's father won't approve, but I don't think Becker cares about that any more!
cordeliadelayne From: cordeliadelayne Date: January 15th, 2013 09:48 pm (UTC) (Link)
Aw, very nice!
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: January 15th, 2013 10:29 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks!

I was trying to write a Connor drabble for this challenge as well, but I can't get the word count down to 100 - it's stuck at 125 at the moment, and I'm off to bed soon, so I've run out of time. Oh well, it might turn up as a mini-ficlet at some point instead. :-)
stealingpennies From: stealingpennies Date: January 16th, 2013 01:01 pm (UTC) (Link)

Yes. Becker knows what's really important.
Love reading about Becker's past - I want to gather him up and give him a cuddle.
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: January 17th, 2013 08:21 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks! Yes, baby!Becker does need lots of hugs, bless him.
lsellersfic From: lsellersfic Date: January 20th, 2013 03:01 pm (UTC) (Link)
Neat idea!
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: January 20th, 2013 04:20 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks!
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