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fanfic: Ignorance is Bliss - athene
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fanfic: Ignorance is Bliss

Title: Ignorance is Bliss
Author: Athene
Rating: PG
Characters: Connor, Abby
Challenge: Surprise
Disclaimer: not mine. ITV and Impossible Pictures own them

            This was the third time that FutureConnor had visited. Apart from an interesting new scar, he wasn’t much different. He always refused to tell them anything about their futures, though, no matter what.

            But ever since that terrible day in the summer, Abby wondered if maybe he had been wrong to keep this from them.            

“Why didn’t you tell me?” PresentConnor yelled. He had been crying again, and they all knew it.

            “I’m sorry,” FutureConnor said. “I didn’t want to spoil the surprise.”

            PresentConnor just glared at him, still hugging his copy of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. 

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fredbassett From: fredbassett Date: July 16th, 2007 09:46 pm (UTC) (Link)
Scary ....then funny!! :)
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: July 17th, 2007 05:29 pm (UTC) (Link)
Scary? Cool, I wasn't expecting that.

Thanks for the comment, glad you liked. I'd been trying all week to think of something for this challenge, and then this happened at the last minute.

And now my mind keeps playing with possibilites for FutureConnor.
fredbassett From: fredbassett Date: July 17th, 2007 06:19 pm (UTC) (Link)
My first thoughts were that something awful had happened. I mean really awful! Hence the scary. Then I laughed. And yes, FutureConnor has definite possibilities!
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: July 17th, 2007 09:52 pm (UTC) (Link)
Excellent. I wasn't sure it was going to be long enough for people to really start thinking that something terrible had happened.

I think of all of them, Connor would understand enough about sci-fi time travel physics and paradox that he would refuse to tell them anything about the future. Not that he wouldn't be *really* tempted. But he probably wouldn't be able to resist visiting himself if the opportunity happened. So far the show has only shown us anomalies to times millions (or at least thousands) of years removed from the present. But that's not to say that there can't be anomalies closer in time that the team might wander through and meet themselves or their anscestors.

I feel a lot of interesting fic potential coming on. If only I can get my head round the paradox loops.
fredbassett From: fredbassett Date: July 17th, 2007 10:11 pm (UTC) (Link)
Time paradoxes have given me nosebleeds for more yours than I care to remember ever since I read a wonderful sci-fi short story called "By his Bootstraps" (can't remember the author). Then my nose bled copiously through Anne McCaffrey's time loop stuff in the Dragonrider books and so on to present day. Not sure I've ever got my head round it!
telperion_15 From: telperion_15 Date: July 17th, 2007 08:00 pm (UTC) (Link)
Just found this. Very funny and very topical!

And I'm intrigued by FutureConnor's interesting new scar...
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: July 17th, 2007 09:45 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks. As I said, I'd been having trouble coming up with something for the challenge, and then with all the Harry Potter mania building over the weekend I suddenly thought of this.

I'm sure if Connor stays with the anomaly team and keeps doing randomly mad and/or heroic things, he's going to end up with a few new scars one way or another. They all are. In fact, Stephen already has since episode two.
rodlox From: rodlox Date: July 18th, 2007 01:09 am (UTC) (Link)
is, perchance, the scar lightning-shaped? :)
fun drabble!
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: July 18th, 2007 07:12 am (UTC) (Link)
Thanks.

Heehee, I hadn't thought of that!
mysteriousaliwz From: mysteriousaliwz Date: May 31st, 2008 09:03 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hee! Future Connor sticking to the spoiler-free stuff! :)

(I realised I'd read most of your stuff but not commented, so I'm going through and having a general rereading session. In case you were wondering where the comment blitz was coming from :))
daxie42 From: daxie42 Date: May 26th, 2009 04:40 am (UTC) (Link)
LOL! This is brilliant - loved how it started as something ominous and turned in something light - genius!
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: May 26th, 2009 07:18 am (UTC) (Link)
I think I wrote this one not long before the last HP book came out, and the weekend that it was published I didn't turn the tv or the internet on for about three days until I'd read it so I didn't get accidentally spoiled. Poor Connor, his future self must have forgotten how much it upset him the first time round!
knitekat From: knitekat Date: July 20th, 2009 10:35 pm (UTC) (Link)
LOL. Loved it! Connor and HP!
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: July 21st, 2009 06:06 pm (UTC) (Link)
heehee, I wrote this a few weeks before the final HP book was due out and rumours were rife about which characters might get killed off. And I think Connor is the sort of person who would enjoy the books (but possibly not where anyone can see what he's reading!)
tia198 From: tia198 Date: February 13th, 2010 01:44 pm (UTC) (Link)
“Why didn’t you tell me?” PresentConnor yelled. He had been crying again, and they all knew it.

LOL you totally caught me out here - when I read this I thought it was about Cutter's death! Good one :)
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: February 14th, 2010 12:11 pm (UTC) (Link)
heehee! No, this is from so far back it was way before series 3, and was written just before the final HP book came out. Glad you liked.
From: imjustanerd Date: June 19th, 2010 07:51 am (UTC) (Link)
So I'm really late (like almost 3 years? Wow) but I had to comment

I LOVED THIS! ^__^v
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: June 19th, 2010 09:13 pm (UTC) (Link)
thanks, glad you enjoyed it.
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