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fanfic: Safe

Written for the Primeval_100 challenge: Comfort

Title: Safe 
Author: Athene
Fandom: Primeval
Characters: Abby, Connor
Rating: PG             
Warnings: occasional mild language
Spoilers: 2.4
Challenge: Comfort
Word count: 100
Disclaimer: Not mine. ITV and Impossible Pictures own them.


           
Abby doesn’t like needing to be rescued. She’s strong, she’s resourceful, she’s tough. She hates the thought that the others might see her as a damsel in distress. And when the scary shit does happen to her, she sure as hell doesn’t need to be comforted afterwards.       

Near death experiences come with the job. If you can’t take the heat, quit chasing the dinosaurs, right?

She can handle this.

            So it surprises her how grateful she feels when Connor puts his arms around her, his expression still pale and scared, and whispers over and over, “It’s okay, Abby, you’re safe now.”

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lukadreaming From: lukadreaming Date: August 27th, 2008 07:56 pm (UTC) (Link)
Great drabble! Yay for Abby and Connor!
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: August 27th, 2008 08:21 pm (UTC) (Link)
I was thinking of that conversation I had with you and Reggie when I wrote this one - especially the 'damsel in distress' bit.
lukadreaming From: lukadreaming Date: August 27th, 2008 08:24 pm (UTC) (Link)
The whole drabble rings absolutely true!
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: August 27th, 2008 08:32 pm (UTC) (Link)
I was actually a bit worried that the last little bit would spoil the effect of the first part, by contradicting Abby's belief that she is tough and independent and implying that she is just a girl who needs comfort. But I think (or at least I hope) the two parts work together rather than being mutually exclusive.
lukadreaming From: lukadreaming Date: August 27th, 2008 08:48 pm (UTC) (Link)
They worked perfectly. Even tough gals like Abby need a hug now and then!
fredbassett From: fredbassett Date: August 27th, 2008 08:00 pm (UTC) (Link)
Nice. It's always good to see more of Abby.
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: August 27th, 2008 08:22 pm (UTC) (Link)
The more practice I get, the more I enjoy writing Abby.
telperion_15 From: telperion_15 Date: August 27th, 2008 08:06 pm (UTC) (Link)
Awwwwww. You've captured her so well.
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: August 27th, 2008 08:27 pm (UTC) (Link)
Being all tough and brave is all very well, but I'm sure that after a near death experience Abby would appreciate a hug. In fact, they all probably would.
bigtitch From: bigtitch Date: August 27th, 2008 09:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
Aw, bless them both.
Great drabble.
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: August 27th, 2008 09:21 pm (UTC) (Link)
Who wouldn't want to be huggled by Connor after a near death experience?
reggietate From: reggietate Date: August 27th, 2008 09:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
Aww, lovely. Spot on Abby - and if the likes of Stephen and Nick can be comforted after a near-death experience, so can Abby :-) She's certainly no wussier than they are!
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: August 27th, 2008 09:56 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yep, they should have post-traumatic-experience team hugs more often.
reggietate From: reggietate Date: August 27th, 2008 09:59 pm (UTC) (Link)
Definitely!
verito295 From: verito295 Date: August 28th, 2008 02:34 am (UTC) (Link)
Aww I love this. Abby is strong but she doesn't need to be all the time. (Even thought I agree TFIC should stop making her look like a bloody damsel in distress)
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: August 28th, 2008 07:15 am (UTC) (Link)
Abby is great. Me, Reggie and Luka had a long and involved discussion about Abby-in-danger last week, and I certainly don't think she comes across as a damsel in distress. It's easy to get that impressin from episodes like 1.4 or 2.4, but if you look at the series as a whole, *all* the team end up in danger and need to be rescued sooner or later, not just Abby. Although I did take Luka's point that perhaps it seems more annoying when it is Abby because in Series 2 she was so severely underused as a character that it was just more obvious because the only time she got any decent action scenes was when she was in danger.

Fingers crossed for a more competent and better rounded Abby in series 3.
cordeliadelayne From: cordeliadelayne Date: August 28th, 2008 11:28 pm (UTC) (Link)
This is excellent. I think you did a good job of capturing Abby. Sure she can look after herself, but everyone needs a bit of comfort now and again too.
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: August 29th, 2008 07:05 am (UTC) (Link)
I'm glad it worked, I'm really starting to enjoy writing Abby pov recently.
mysteriousaliwz From: mysteriousaliwz Date: August 29th, 2008 12:30 am (UTC) (Link)
Even the toughest needn't pass up on offered comfort. Lovely :)
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: August 29th, 2008 07:06 am (UTC) (Link)
Yep, sometimes they all just need a hug, no matter who they are.
fififolle From: fififolle Date: August 31st, 2008 02:38 pm (UTC) (Link)
Aw! Yay :D Love it. Well done Connor. Poor Abby. *hugs her too*
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: August 31st, 2008 07:01 pm (UTC) (Link)
team hugs FTW!
daxie42 From: daxie42 Date: May 27th, 2009 05:55 am (UTC) (Link)
Awwww after reading that last fic this one makes me feel so much better! Cute drabble!
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: May 27th, 2009 07:22 am (UTC) (Link)
heehee, sometimes I do write fluff in amongst all the angst, honest!
knitekat From: knitekat Date: July 31st, 2009 09:50 pm (UTC) (Link)
Awww.. Abby, you can be brave and still need a hug, esp. if from Connor!
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: August 2nd, 2009 11:28 am (UTC) (Link)
definitely. Everyone knows she's probably tougher than most blokes anyway, but everyone needs a hug occasionally, no matter who they are.
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