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drabbles: 'Regrets' and 'No Regrets?' - athene
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drabbles: 'Regrets' and 'No Regrets?'

A pair of linked drabbles for the Primeval 100 challenge 103 - "I'm sorry"

Title: Regrets 
Author: Athene
Fandom: Primeval
Characters: Abby/Connor
Rating: PG                    
Warnings: none
Spoilers: none
Challenge: “I’m sorry.”
Word count: 100
Disclaimer: Not mine. ITV and Impossible Pictures own them.


 

            Abby shifted uncomfortably, letting the words of the speeches wash over her. She flexed her fingers, missing Connor’s hand next to hers; the casual touch, the reassuring squeeze, the constant presence. That presence was gone, now.

            There was so much she had never told him, but it all boiled down to one thing:

            I’m sorry I never showed you how I really felt.

            It was too late now.

            Abby pasted a smile on her face when it came to her turn.

            “Congratulations, Connor,” she whispered as she hugged him. “Look at you, married. Wow! I really hope you’re happy together.”


 

 

Title: No Regrets? 
Author: Athene
Fandom: Primeval
Characters: Connor/Abby, Connor/OFC
Rating: PG                    
Warnings: none
Spoilers: none
Challenge: “I’m sorry.”
Word count: 100
Disclaimer: Not mine. ITV and Impossible Pictures own them.

 

           Connor cared for Ellie. He really did.

            She was sweet, they got on well together, she was clearly mad about him, and she was into all the same things he was. They spent many a night discussing the finer details of Star Trek versus Babylon 5 until the small hours of the morning. They made each other happy.

            Connor tried to ignore his doubts because everyone agreed that they were perfect for each other.

            But as he hugged Abby on the day that he got married to another woman, Connor couldn’t prevent the unwanted thought:

            I’m sorry it wasn’t you.  




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lukadreaming From: lukadreaming Date: April 26th, 2009 06:58 pm (UTC) (Link)
*Sniffs*. Oh, that's seriously sad!
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: April 26th, 2009 07:17 pm (UTC) (Link)
*passes tissues*

It's their own fault. If they'd just *talk* to each other instead of dancing around the fact that they love each other, then they wouldn't be in this situation.
madscribbles From: madscribbles Date: April 26th, 2009 06:59 pm (UTC) (Link)
But... but... but... *wails*
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: April 26th, 2009 07:18 pm (UTC) (Link)
*pets Fakey*

I made *myself* cry writing these! Kind of embarassing when one of them was being written on a packed train!
edit for complete spelling and sentence fail

Edited at 2009-04-26 07:24 pm (UTC)
sunsets_dinos From: sunsets_dinos Date: April 26th, 2009 07:04 pm (UTC) (Link)
Awesome drabbles, bittersweet. Loved them.
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: April 26th, 2009 07:20 pm (UTC) (Link)
thanks. I love Connor/Abby, but sometimes I wish they would just admit how they really feel about each other.
reggietate From: reggietate Date: April 26th, 2009 07:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
*sniffs* So sad... Abby should have remembered what happened to Jenny, and told Connor how she really felt before it was too late...
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: April 26th, 2009 07:21 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yep, she should have. She's only got herself to blame, and Connor eventually gave up on waiting for her.
telperion_15 From: telperion_15 Date: April 26th, 2009 07:17 pm (UTC) (Link)
*meeps*

How heartbreaking...
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: April 26th, 2009 07:23 pm (UTC) (Link)
The whole Connor/Abby thing in S3 is heartbreaking at the moment. I keep wanting to shout at the tv, 'Just talk to each other and tell each other how you really feel!'
alyse From: alyse Date: April 26th, 2009 07:29 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ouch. So good and yet so painful.

The really sad thing is that in spite of the glee I've got from Series 3, I can actually see it ending up like this. Poor Connor, so convinced he's not worth Abby, and poor Abby, so afraid of actually needing someone (and I wonder why and if we'll ever find out).

::hugs them both::

::possibly hugs you, too::

::g::
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: April 26th, 2009 07:38 pm (UTC) (Link)
Abby *knows* how Connor feels about her. He's told her he loves her, he wears his emotions so openly she can't *not* know. But I think even Connor would eventually give up waiting for her if she never shows him anything in return, which she seems surprisingly unwilling to do, despite what she said to Jenny in 3.2. As you say, it would be interesting to find out why.

*hugs for all*
sadera992 From: sadera992 Date: April 26th, 2009 08:32 pm (UTC) (Link)
:( that is seriously painful. *is a bit dead*
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: April 26th, 2009 08:37 pm (UTC) (Link)
thanks. I just got hit with the angst stick for this prompt. So I decided to hit Connor and Abby with the angst stick as well...
fredbassett From: fredbassett Date: April 26th, 2009 09:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
Very sad. Poor both of them.
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: April 26th, 2009 10:02 pm (UTC) (Link)
The first one was the one I spent half of Saturday night and Sunday morning trying to edit down. The second one was 88 words on the first draft, and then I had to expand the bloody thing! Typical.
knitekat From: knitekat Date: April 26th, 2009 09:56 pm (UTC) (Link)
These are both sad.. and avoidable if they had talked!
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: April 26th, 2009 10:03 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks. Yep, entirely avoidable, and I suspect poor, innocent Ellie is going to end up being as hurt as both Connor and Abby eventually. What a mess.
cordeliadelayne From: cordeliadelayne Date: April 27th, 2009 02:44 am (UTC) (Link)
*sniffles*
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: April 27th, 2009 09:39 am (UTC) (Link)
*passes tissues*
fififolle From: fififolle Date: April 27th, 2009 07:14 am (UTC) (Link)
Oh gosh! Really good! *flaps a bit*
*flaps more*
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: April 27th, 2009 09:48 am (UTC) (Link)
*ducks to avoid flapping*

All they needed to do was talk to each other honestly, and it could have ended so differently.
missyvortexdv From: missyvortexdv Date: April 28th, 2009 07:00 am (UTC) (Link)
AW, nice pair o' drabbles.
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: April 28th, 2009 07:13 am (UTC) (Link)
thanks. All they needed to do was talk to each other, poor Abby and Connor.
lsellersfic From: lsellersfic Date: April 29th, 2009 12:59 pm (UTC) (Link)
Nicely paired drabbles.
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: April 29th, 2009 05:00 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks. I do enjoy a bit of Connor/Abby angst sometimes.
daxie42 From: daxie42 Date: May 25th, 2009 04:01 am (UTC) (Link)
This is really bittersweet and totally in tone for what's been happening so far - seriously they kissed in 3x08 and it's still a bit weird between them - come on get together already!
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: May 25th, 2009 09:27 am (UTC) (Link)
I know! It's mad how in the heat of an action situation they can communicate so much to each other just with a look, and yet when it comes to actually dealing with their relationship they are completely unable to talk sensibly, or even at all!
insanereality7 From: insanereality7 Date: July 5th, 2009 04:14 pm (UTC) (Link)
*sob* That last line was beautiful. Connor can't marry another girl - that would be wrong!
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: July 5th, 2009 04:28 pm (UTC) (Link)
But unfortunately all too likely if Abby keeps rejecting him like she has been doing all along. Thanks for commenting, glad you liked.
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