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Drabble: Second Best - athene
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Drabble: Second Best

Written for primeval100 challenge 323: The Substitute.

Title: Second Best
Author: Athene
Fandom: Primeval
Characters: Becker/Connor
Rating: PG
Warnings: None
Spoilers: vague 1.6
Challenge: 323 – The Substitute
Word count: 100
Disclaimer: Not mine. ITV and Impossible Pictures own them.




It was never easy taking over command of a unit from a dead officer. Especially one as well liked and respected as Captain Ryan.

Still, even if he was never going to be their best friend, the men followed his orders, and that was all Becker really needed.

Besides, he had made friends among the civilians. More than friends when, after months of increasingly obvious flirting, Connor finally came to his bed.

Still, though, something felt off.

Eventually Becker discovered the treasured photo of Connor and Ryan smiling together.

That was when Becker knew he would always be second best.




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reggietate From: reggietate Date: July 16th, 2013 06:39 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh, poor Becker! I'm sure he's not.
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: July 16th, 2013 07:12 pm (UTC) (Link)
Becker isn't so sure, poor boy.
knitekat From: knitekat Date: July 16th, 2013 07:25 pm (UTC) (Link)
Poor Becker, but I'm sure he's not second best.
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: July 16th, 2013 08:02 pm (UTC) (Link)
He definitely feels second best compared with Ryan some days.
fredbassett From: fredbassett Date: July 16th, 2013 08:21 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh ouch, that would definitely hurt!
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: July 18th, 2013 08:22 pm (UTC) (Link)
He really can't compete with a dead rival.
clea2011 From: clea2011 Date: July 16th, 2013 10:29 pm (UTC) (Link)
Poor Becker! No he's not! Angst! \0/
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: July 18th, 2013 08:24 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yes, angst! I know how much you like the angst! *evil grin*
stealingpennies From: stealingpennies Date: July 17th, 2013 11:08 am (UTC) (Link)

Becker, you clot! Now he'll just angst for about a million years instead of actually asking Connor about Ryan. (While Connor probably thinks that Becker doesn't care enough to ask...)
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: July 18th, 2013 08:26 pm (UTC) (Link)
Lol! You're probably right, because it would be far too much to ask him to actually *talk* to anyone. So both of them are just going to be angsting quietly at each other and getting confused and mixed signals. Poor boys.
stealingpennies From: stealingpennies Date: July 18th, 2013 09:20 pm (UTC) (Link)

Yes, but on the bright side, they're probably managing lots of emotionally-charged sex whilst angsting. :)
dreamer_98 From: dreamer_98 Date: July 17th, 2013 04:56 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ouch. :(
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: July 18th, 2013 08:26 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yep, poor angsty boy.
nietie From: nietie Date: July 17th, 2013 05:08 pm (UTC) (Link)
Great use of the prompt. Poor Becks.
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: July 18th, 2013 08:27 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks. Poor Becker, he does know how to have a good angst.
cordeliadelayne From: cordeliadelayne Date: July 17th, 2013 07:39 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh, meep. Poor Becker.
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: July 18th, 2013 08:28 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks. I couldn't resist the angst!
fififolle From: fififolle Date: July 17th, 2013 07:53 pm (UTC) (Link)
I knew this would be angsty!! But I couldn't stay away forever! It was brilliant. And very sad :(
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: July 18th, 2013 08:29 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks! Poor boys, all sad and angsty.
lsellersfic From: lsellersfic Date: July 20th, 2013 03:58 pm (UTC) (Link)
Poor Becker!
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: July 21st, 2013 03:17 pm (UTC) (Link)
I know, I can't help being mean to him!
samueljames From: samueljames Date: July 28th, 2013 02:11 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh God, poor Becker. I'm sure Connor won't see him as some sort of replacement but it won't stop Becker feeling second best by comparison.
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: July 31st, 2013 07:48 pm (UTC) (Link)
Becker always puts so much pressure on himself anyway, he wouldn't be able to stop himself from thinking he can't compare or compete with the memory of Captain Ryan.
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