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drabble: Not Fade Away - athene
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drabble: Not Fade Away

Written for the Primeval 100 challenge 101 - Memories

Title: Not Fade Away
Author: Athene
Fandom: Primeval
Characters: Abby/Connor
Rating: PG            
Warnings: Future-fic, Alzheimers (warned for in case you’d rather not read about it for personal reasons)
Spoilers: none
Challenge: Memories
Word count: 100
Disclaimer: Not mine. ITV and Impossible Pictures own them.
 

 

            Sometimes Abby thinks it might have been kinder if he’d had a quick death, something heroic. Not slowly fading away like this.

            Their daughter had tentatively suggested a home, but Abby wasn’t ready to give him up yet. Even when he didn’t know who she was any more.

            She wonders what is locked up in his head; if he remembers the good times, the adrenaline, the discoveries, the losses, the achievements. Anything at all from their lives together.

            Abby reaches across and holds his hand.

            “I love you, Connor.”

            He smiles at her, and Abby adds it to her memories.

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lukadreaming From: lukadreaming Date: April 10th, 2009 01:38 pm (UTC) (Link)
Meep! That's so sad . . .
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: April 10th, 2009 01:44 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm sorry, this one just popped into my head when I saw the prompt and I couldn't not write it, even though it takes my Connor!whumping and angst to whole new levels.
madscribbles From: madscribbles Date: April 10th, 2009 02:31 pm (UTC) (Link)
*whimpers*
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: April 10th, 2009 02:35 pm (UTC) (Link)
*pets thefakebook* Maybe it's happening in a parallel timeline and won't happen to *our* Connor.
sunsetdawn20 From: sunsetdawn20 Date: April 10th, 2009 02:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh that's so sad. :( But good.
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: April 10th, 2009 02:44 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks. I seem to be stuck in angst mode today.

Edited at 2009-04-10 02:44 pm (UTC)
reggietate From: reggietate Date: April 10th, 2009 03:14 pm (UTC) (Link)
*sobs* that was lovely, and terribly sad...
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: April 10th, 2009 03:44 pm (UTC) (Link)
*sobs with you* I made *myself* cry while I was writing this. Sodding weepie bunny.
telperion_15 From: telperion_15 Date: April 10th, 2009 03:21 pm (UTC) (Link)
*whimpers*

*huggles Connor and Abby*
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: April 10th, 2009 03:45 pm (UTC) (Link)
*pets*

Sorry, angst overload. But at least they had a long and happy life together beforehand, right?
nietie From: nietie Date: April 10th, 2009 04:37 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh, this is so sad! Poor Abby, poor Connor!
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: April 10th, 2009 04:44 pm (UTC) (Link)
thanks. Poor Abby and Connor indeed, I am horrible to them. I feel the need to write happy Connor and Abby fluff now to make up for it.
cordeliadelayne From: cordeliadelayne Date: April 10th, 2009 08:51 pm (UTC) (Link)
*sobs*
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: April 10th, 2009 11:19 pm (UTC) (Link)
*passes Cordy some tissues*
fredbassett From: fredbassett Date: April 11th, 2009 12:36 pm (UTC) (Link)
*sniffles sadly*

Oh god, that's so sad.
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: April 11th, 2009 01:01 pm (UTC) (Link)
*passes tissues*

This one just popped into my head and demanded to be written, but I think I depressed *myself* with it. Sodding bunny.
kristen_mara From: kristen_mara Date: April 13th, 2009 07:39 am (UTC) (Link)

At least there are the echoes of their earlier life together, their daughter, and a new memory for Abby to hold onto. Glad they got together!

I can see Abby torn between wishing he'd died quickly or this way.
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: April 13th, 2009 08:37 am (UTC) (Link)
I can see Abby wanting to hold onto every memory, especially when Connor can't any more. But at the end, that's not how she would want to remember Connor, she would want to keep the important things from the past.
szychogirl From: szychogirl Date: August 4th, 2009 03:53 am (UTC) (Link)
*sniffle* pass the kleenex.
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: August 6th, 2009 07:25 pm (UTC) (Link)
*passes tissues over*. I am mean to them sometimes, sorry.
knitekat From: knitekat Date: August 6th, 2009 10:21 pm (UTC) (Link)
Meep at the bittersweetness of Abby adding the smile to her memories.
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: August 10th, 2009 07:01 pm (UTC) (Link)
At least they had a long and happy life together, even if it's not a very happy ending.
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