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Three Connor/Abby drabbles - 'Trust', 'Willpower' and 'Breath' - athene
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Three Connor/Abby drabbles - 'Trust', 'Willpower' and 'Breath'

originally posted at the Primeval Canon drabble tree, these are three Connor/Abby-centric drabbles. All rather angsty, I'm afraid.


Title: Trust
Author: Athene
Fandom: Primeval
Pairing/characters: Connor, Abby
Rating: PG
Warnings: none
Spoilers: none
Disclaimer: Not mine. ITV and Impossible Pictures own them.
Word count: 100
Summary: Connor is alone and afraid.  

He can’t see anything. His face burns where the lizard venom hit him, but it’s his eyes that hurt most and he can’t bloody see.

            He knows how loud his breathing sounds in the black and he tries to stamp down on the terror. There’s something else moving in here and he has no idea what it is. He reaches out into nothingness, fingers searching for something, anything to anchor himself.

           “Connor.”

            Abby’s hand is there, stopping him from falling.

           “Abby, I can’t...”

          “Shush,” she presses a finger to his lips. “It’s okay. Just trust me.”

           It’s Abby. Connor trusts without question.

 

Title: Willpower
Author: Athene
Fandom: Primeval
Pairing/characters: Connor/Abby
Rating: PG
Warnings: none
Spoilers: vague series 3
Disclaimer: Not mine. ITV and Impossible Pictures own them.
Word count: 100
Summary: Connor can’t take this any more. 
 

Connor packs his bags and leaves while Abby is out. He feels like a coward, but if they talk, he knows his willpower will fail in the face of her false hope and promises.

He loves Abby, but he can’t take this any more. He can’t keep waiting for her to make her mind up. He can’t keep begging for scraps of affection, waiting for the inevitable rejection again. It hurts too much, and he doesn’t want to live that way any more.

Connor loves Abby. That’s why he has to stop her from hurting him, for both their sakes.

 

Title: Breath
Author: Athene
Fandom: Primeval
Pairing/characters: Abby/Connor
Rating: PG
Warnings: none
Spoilers: none
Disclaimer: Not mine. ITV and Impossible Pictures own them.
Word count: 100
Summary: All she can do is hold on.


Abby couldn’t move. Wreckage of the explosion continued to creak and settle around her. The air was cold but she felt surprisingly warm, especially when breath tickled against her cheek.

“Connor?”

His eyes remained closed.

Abby tried to wriggle free but he was a dead weight pinning her down.

She remembered now. He had thrown himself onto her, protecting her body with his own. Stupid bloody heroic idiot.

“Connor! Wake up!”

Her clothes were becoming sticky and she knew it wasn’t her blood.

Abby screamed for help that never came, and held his hand as the breath on her cheek became weaker.



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a1cmustangpilot From: a1cmustangpilot Date: June 10th, 2009 09:30 pm (UTC) (Link)
I definitely loved the first one, especially the part where you wrote: "It’s Abby. Connor trusts without question." That is definitely Connor and shows a great insight to how much he trusts her. It's part of the unconditional love, isn't it?

The second one was good, though sad, because it seems almost inevitable! Poor Connor and Abby. :(

Okay now the last one... ahhh you got me to sniffle! That was beautiful and sad! It's very moving to say the least; Connor protecting Abby with himself. Outstanding work here!
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deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: June 10th, 2009 09:49 pm (UTC) (Link)
Glad you liked. I think the first one is my favourite out of these, Connor does just just trust her absolutely, with his life, with his heart, with everything.

Given the way Abby's been behaving in S3, there is a horrible inevitability about the second one, if only Connor could find the strength to confront her about it rather than just accepting it as if he thinks he doesn't deserve better.

Connor wouldn't think twice about throwing himself into danger to protect Abby, no matter what the consequences.
a1cmustangpilot From: a1cmustangpilot Date: June 10th, 2009 10:13 pm (UTC) (Link)
That's really sweet! And yes, I have the same worry that in season 4, if one of them doesn't step up, that it's going to be a missed romance. Yes, I definitely agree there. There is no hesitation with him on that.
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telperion_15 From: telperion_15 Date: June 10th, 2009 09:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh my god, these are all horrible! In the best possible way, of course! *g* I think the last one's just stopped me breathing for a moment...
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: June 10th, 2009 09:52 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks. I don't know where the third one came from! These drabbles seemed to be getting angstier as they went along. I didn't mean to have to him dying in the last one, but I was struggling to find a suitable last line and suddenly that came to me and it was perfect. Nice to know it had a suitable impact.
knitekat From: knitekat Date: June 10th, 2009 09:37 pm (UTC) (Link)
Aww loved the first one.. yes, Connor totally trusts Abby.
The second one.. Abby certainly seemed to be hot/cold in the series.. poor Connor, protecting both of them by leaving.
*sniffles*.. the last one's just sad.. and so Connorish to throw himself in the way of danger.. meep over the last line.
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: June 10th, 2009 09:57 pm (UTC) (Link)
Connor completely trusts Abby, and I love that dynamic to their relationship. He doesn't even think about it, he just trusts her.

I do wish Abby would make her mind up about Connor. One of them needs to do something decisive, even if it is walking away rather than letting the situation continue.

*passes tissues for the last one* Typical Connor - doing something brave, heroic and stupid to save someone he cares about, regardless of the risk.
fififolle From: fififolle Date: June 10th, 2009 10:02 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh no..... no, he can't be... oh. Oh God.
*whimpers*

These were brilliant... *wanders off in a daze*
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: June 11th, 2009 07:16 am (UTC) (Link)
I wouldn't be Little Miss Maim and Kill if I didn't do things like that occasionally! *pets Fifi* Glad they made you whimper *evil grin*
fififolle From: fififolle Date: June 11th, 2009 06:29 pm (UTC) (Link)
That is a very good point. Glad to see you growing into your natural nature with such ease *veg*
sunsets_dinos From: sunsets_dinos Date: June 10th, 2009 10:48 pm (UTC) (Link)
Awww for the first one.

Oh, darling Connor. I'm proud of him, you know. That's such a grown-up decision. Cowardly and probably stupid but still very grown-up.

And the last one... *sniff* noooooooooooooooooooooo.
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: June 11th, 2009 07:19 am (UTC) (Link)
I couldn't resist a bit of hurt!Connor for the first one.

Much as I'd like to see Connor taking control of the situation like that, I suspect really he never would. He's too desperate for attention and affection and he will just keep hoping, no matter how many times Abby kicks him in the teeth. Poor boy.

*passes more tissues* Yes, because I iz evil!
talliw From: talliw Date: June 10th, 2009 11:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
The last two are so heartbreaking.*snivels*
Great work.
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: June 11th, 2009 07:21 am (UTC) (Link)
Thanks, glad you liked. I do like a bit of Connor!angst occasionally.
auntypam From: auntypam Date: June 11th, 2009 04:27 am (UTC) (Link)
All were great,but especially liked the first one. all angsty, and comfort:)
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: June 11th, 2009 07:22 am (UTC) (Link)
Thanks. I think the first one is my favourite out of these - hurt, the promise of comfort, and the inherent trust in their relationship all at once.
fredbassett From: fredbassett Date: June 11th, 2009 09:18 am (UTC) (Link)
Very nicely done, all of them, but the last one was very sad.
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: June 11th, 2009 12:06 pm (UTC) (Link)
The angst bunnies savaged me with this lot, I think! Hmm, the last one seems to have worked particularly well.
bigtitch From: bigtitch Date: June 11th, 2009 09:55 am (UTC) (Link)
*meep!*
These are so sad!
*sniffles*
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: June 11th, 2009 12:08 pm (UTC) (Link)
*passes tissues*

I didn't think the first one was too sad, but they are all very angsty. Poor Connor, I'm living up to my LMM&K name again.
reggietate From: reggietate Date: June 11th, 2009 06:21 pm (UTC) (Link)
Nice trio of drabbles. The last one is scary - poor Abby.
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: June 11th, 2009 07:08 pm (UTC) (Link)
thanks. They both got their fair share of angst in these, but the last one was particularly nasty to Abby.
bella_farfalla From: bella_farfalla Date: June 11th, 2009 09:39 pm (UTC) (Link)
The first one was beautiful and the other two were absolutely heartbreaking, *sobs*
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: June 12th, 2009 07:09 am (UTC) (Link)
*passes more tissues* Thanks, glad you liked. I think the first one is my favourite out of the three, and it's the least angsty.
szychogirl From: szychogirl Date: August 4th, 2009 03:40 am (UTC) (Link)
aww really "feelin" the first one, but i'm hopelessly addicted to connor/abby ;)

loved the line in Willpower..Connor loves Abby. That’s why he has to stop her from hurting him, for both their sakes. so, so true, unfortunately for connor. liked to see him taking some action, but awww :(

the last is heartbreaking, but very noble of our dear connor.

more please!! :D
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: August 6th, 2009 07:08 pm (UTC) (Link)
I do like writing angsty Connor, he's so very breakable, poor lad. Glad you liked them, I'm a complete Connor/Abby shipper as well (if you hadn't already guessed!).
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