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drabble: The Family We Choose For Ourselves - athene
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drabble: The Family We Choose For Ourselves

written for the Primeval 100 challenge 110 - Big Brother


Title: The Family We Choose For Ourselves
Author: Athene
Fandom: Primeval
Characters: Connor, Stephen
Rating: PG                    
Warnings: None
Spoilers: none
Challenge: Big brother
Word count: 100
Disclaimer: Not mine. ITV and Impossible Pictures own them.  

            Connor liked being an only child. He didn’t have to share his room, or his toys, with anyone else when he was little. Besides, a brother would just be another person who would take the piss and think he was an idiot.

            It hadn’t occurred to him that there might be advantages to having a big brother; someone who would look out for him, protect him when he was in trouble, and give him much-needed advice about girls.

            Connor never wanted a big brother, but now he’s got Stephen, it doesn’t seem like such a bad idea after all.



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fififolle From: fififolle Date: June 10th, 2009 06:48 pm (UTC) (Link)
Aw! The lovely boys. *sniff*
Thank you :)
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: June 10th, 2009 07:08 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks. I was thinking of this all day at work, and convinced someone else would have posted something similar already by the time I got home.
fififolle From: fififolle Date: June 10th, 2009 07:35 pm (UTC) (Link)
I hate that feeling! Looks like you beat everyone to it :)
lukadreaming From: lukadreaming Date: June 10th, 2009 06:55 pm (UTC) (Link)
Nice one! Perfect image of their relationship *g*.
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: June 10th, 2009 07:12 pm (UTC) (Link)
thanks. Yes, Connor and Stephen and their very sibling-like relationship was the first thing that came to mind when I saw this challenge.

My favourite scene of these two is in 1.4 when Stephen kicks the football at the sign and they have the exchange that goes: C: "Fluke." S: "Jealous." And then Connor pulls that face at Stephen's back. It tells you so much about their relationship in a scene that lasts less than 30 seconds.
knitekat From: knitekat Date: June 10th, 2009 08:03 pm (UTC) (Link)
Cute Connor and Stephen.. like that Connor considers Stephen his big brother.. sums up their relationship well.
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: June 10th, 2009 08:20 pm (UTC) (Link)
They did have such a very sibling-like relationship, especially in S1, and in some ways Connor was the only one who continued to behave exactly the same around Stephen in S2 as he had done in S1. Their conversations where Stephen is giving him girl-advice are such fun.
reggietate From: reggietate Date: June 10th, 2009 08:05 pm (UTC) (Link)
Awww! yay for Stephen in big-brother mode! :-)
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: June 10th, 2009 08:21 pm (UTC) (Link)
Stephen was definitely the big brother that Connor needed - the downsides as well as the advantages.
telperion_15 From: telperion_15 Date: June 10th, 2009 08:19 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hee! They did work well together, didn't they? Cute :)
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: June 10th, 2009 08:23 pm (UTC) (Link)
They had such a fun relationship, and Stephen was *so* filling the big brother role for Connor, whether he wanted to or not!
sunsets_dinos From: sunsets_dinos Date: June 10th, 2009 08:25 pm (UTC) (Link)
Awwwwwww. Oh I really love this a lot. Very sweet.
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: June 10th, 2009 08:57 pm (UTC) (Link)
thanks. The boys had such a fun, sweet friendship.
bigtitch From: bigtitch Date: June 10th, 2009 08:48 pm (UTC) (Link)
That's really cute. *huggles Stephen*
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: June 10th, 2009 08:58 pm (UTC) (Link)
Stephen did the protctive big brother thing very well.
slashybits From: slashybits Date: June 10th, 2009 11:07 pm (UTC) (Link)
Awwww! Perfect and lovely!
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: June 11th, 2009 07:10 am (UTC) (Link)
thanks. The boys were such fun together.
cordeliadelayne From: cordeliadelayne Date: June 10th, 2009 11:47 pm (UTC) (Link)
Awwwwwww! I adored the brotherly relationship they had.
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: June 11th, 2009 07:11 am (UTC) (Link)
I really liked that brotherly thing they had going on as well. I think it was one of the few relationships that survived the transition to S2 intact.
fredbassett From: fredbassett Date: June 11th, 2009 09:19 am (UTC) (Link)
Nice :)
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: June 11th, 2009 12:03 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks. It was the first thing that came to mind with this prompt.
kristen_mara From: kristen_mara Date: June 11th, 2009 12:45 pm (UTC) (Link)
Lovely - Connor gets to have the best of both worlds there, and his only child reasonings make perfect sense.

I too loved the 'Fluke'/'Jealous' exchange and the looks on their faces. I miss that brotherly bond so much... It was so well done.
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: June 11th, 2009 06:37 pm (UTC) (Link)
thanks. Connor does indeed seem to have had the best of both worlds. Stephen may have other ideas about the arrangement, though!

They really played that relationship well, particularly in S1 - part affection, part exasperation, especially on Stephen's part.
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