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fanfic: Hindsight

for Primeval 100 challenge 88 - Hunger

Title: Hindsight
Author: Athene
Fandom: Primeval
Characters: Cutter, Connor.
Rating: PG      
Warnings: none
Spoilers: none
Challenge: Hunger
Word count: 100
Disclaimer: Not mine. ITV and Impossible Pictures own them.

   

         With hindsight, Cutter should have known that it wasn’t their Connor who came back through the anomaly. He looked the same, had the same creative intelligence, but something was different.

            With hindsight, Cutter should have recognised the signs. He should have seen Connor’s relentless slide into single-minded, almost obsessive, research. His new ruthlessness and hunger for knowledge.

With hindsight, it reminded him of Helen.

            Not that the work hadn’t borne fruit. It had given them the first Anomaly Control Device. The single greatest breakthrough since they had started.

With hindsight, Cutter tried to convince himself it was worth the cost.

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lukadreaming From: lukadreaming Date: January 11th, 2009 05:50 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oi! You can't leave it there, madam! This is brilliant, and it would make an awesome longer story!
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: January 11th, 2009 05:55 pm (UTC) (Link)
This one started as a drabble idea last Wednesday, then morphed into an evil-future-Connor-in-leather fic with Cutter pleading with him not to create the device in case it fell into the hands of people who would use it as a weapon. But then I tried to write said fic this afternoon and discovered the sodding bunny had well and truly buggered off and wasn't coming back, so it went back to being a drabble, I'm afraid.
lukadreaming From: lukadreaming Date: January 11th, 2009 05:59 pm (UTC) (Link)
Waaaah! *Stamps not very tiny foot and sends humungous supplies of lettuce to the sodding bunny*
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: January 11th, 2009 06:08 pm (UTC) (Link)
If you find the little bugger, I'd quite like that one back!

*leaves trail of carrotts to tempt the bunny back*
reggietate From: reggietate Date: January 11th, 2009 06:03 pm (UTC) (Link)
That's a real shame, because it sounds like an awesome idea!
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: January 11th, 2009 06:06 pm (UTC) (Link)
It was kind of a crossover between the Big Bang prompt about Connor the evil genius and the drabble prompt 'hunger', and hung on the phrase 'hunger for power' which then never actually made it into the final drabble version anyway!

It's really quite annoying.
reggietate From: reggietate Date: January 11th, 2009 05:54 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oooh, that's scarily good :-) Definitely deserves to be a longer fic!
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: January 11th, 2009 05:57 pm (UTC) (Link)
see above comment to Luka - it was going to be longer, but the bunny has hopped off to pastures new and won't come back. Sodding bunny *shakes fist at errant fluffy mammal*
reggietate From: reggietate Date: January 11th, 2009 06:01 pm (UTC) (Link)
Bunnies can be absolute buggers! I had a wonderful Seigefic all planned out, then my bunny legged it to pastures new, damn him!
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: January 11th, 2009 06:09 pm (UTC) (Link)
It's annoying when that happens. Especially when you're being beset by other bunnies, but the one you want is nowhere in sight.

lol to your icon!
reggietate From: reggietate Date: January 11th, 2009 06:11 pm (UTC) (Link)
lol to your icon!

Thanks :-) I decided I needed a plotbunny icon, and the Curse of the Were-Rabbit seemed a perfect choice for it. And I finally managed to see the film this Xmas, too!
fredbassett From: fredbassett Date: January 11th, 2009 06:17 pm (UTC) (Link)
That was awesome drabble, and I sooo hope you capture that bunny again sometime. It would make a great fic.
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: January 11th, 2009 06:22 pm (UTC) (Link)
glad you liked. It is a shame, I liked that idea, espeically the evil-Connor-in-leather part of it *evil smirk*. I've been trying to write it all afternnon, though, and it just isn't working.
alyse From: alyse Date: January 11th, 2009 06:52 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ooooh, interesting. I'm dying to know more about how much Connor has changed. ::hint hint::

ETA: Oops. Didn't read the other comments first. ::shakes fist at bunny:: Pesky wabbit.

Edited at 2009-01-11 06:53 pm (UTC)
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: January 11th, 2009 07:49 pm (UTC) (Link)
I did want to play with this idea much more, but I tried to write it this afternoon and it just wasn't working at all. I hate it when that happens with a good idea.
telperion_15 From: telperion_15 Date: January 11th, 2009 07:23 pm (UTC) (Link)
You mean we're not getting evil-future-Connor-in-leather now? And I was getting all excited... :( Still, awesome drabble!

But now I'm going on a quest to find that bunny for you. If I'm not back in a month you may assume I found it, and decided to keep evil-future-Connor-in-leather all to myself... *veg*
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: January 11th, 2009 07:54 pm (UTC) (Link)
I wanted there to be evil-future-Connor-in-leather as well *pouts*. You're not the only one who was quite excited about it.

*sends out search parties for the bunny*

If I'm not back in a month you may assume I found it, and decided to keep evil-future-Connor-in-leather all to myself

Meanie!
cordeliadelayne From: cordeliadelayne Date: January 11th, 2009 07:42 pm (UTC) (Link)
*shivers* Ooh, very good!
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: January 11th, 2009 07:56 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks. I like the thought of obssessive ruthless!Connor.
fififolle From: fififolle Date: January 11th, 2009 11:02 pm (UTC) (Link)
Wow! Oh Connor! Nooooo! That's really powerful, and I mourn for the sodding bunny that refuses to play :(
One day, one day.
This is fabulous though. I love a little insight into what is clearly a much, much bigger world. With leather. And ACDs. And angst. See? A drabble can keep us going for a loooong time :)
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: January 12th, 2009 08:16 am (UTC) (Link)
This definitely wanted to be something bigger. I may have to hunt that bunny down and tie it up to make sure it doesn't get away again. That's if telperion hasn't found it and kept it for herself before then!
mysteriousaliwz From: mysteriousaliwz Date: January 11th, 2009 11:19 pm (UTC) (Link)
Wow, slightly-scary Connor.

Impressive drabble.

(No fair though, taunting us with the prospect of evil-Connor-in-leather and then informing us that the bunny has buggered off! We'll have to get Connor to invent radio-tracking devices for plotbunnies.)
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: January 12th, 2009 08:20 am (UTC) (Link)
I like slightly-scary!Connor. He can come out to play more often *evil grin*

I think the bunny was taunting me as well, sitting there looking all fluffy and innocent and tempting, and then doing a runner as soon as I wanted it. There was much stamping of feet and pouting and muttering from me as well about it, so if it's any consolation you're not the only ones who are bemoaning its loss!
knitekat From: knitekat Date: August 6th, 2009 10:11 pm (UTC) (Link)
Now this would make a good longer fic... and Cutter, no it isn't worth the cost!
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: August 10th, 2009 06:44 pm (UTC) (Link)
It originally was going to be a longer fic, but I just couldn't get it to work and in the end gave up and just did the drabble. Cutter really doesn't like the thought of scary!Connor.
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