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drabble: Rejection - athene
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drabble: Rejection

written for the Primeval 100 challenge 119 - we need to talk

Title: Rejection
Author: Athene
Fandom: Primeval
Characters: Abby/Connor
Rating: 15                    
Warnings: implied abuse
Spoilers: nothing specific, but set late series 3
Challenge: We need to talk
Word count: 100
Disclaimer: Not mine. ITV and Impossible Pictures own them.

 

           Abby felt an aching sadness as she saw the puppy dog hope in Connor’s eyes, even though, deep down, he probably expected another rejection.

It wasn’t Connor’s fault that his innocence reminded her of how her own innocence had been taken from her. She didn’t want to hate him for his childlike optimism, just because she had been forced to grow up so quickly. And, Abby finally realised, she didn’t want to punish Connor just because she no longer trusted any man with her heart and body.

            Connor deserved better. He deserved to understand why.

            “Connor, we need to talk.”

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szychogirl From: szychogirl Date: August 18th, 2009 11:08 pm (UTC) (Link)
*sniffle*

poor abby and connor, they really go through it. glad they have each other, well... at least as friends.
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: August 19th, 2009 07:16 am (UTC) (Link)
It would explain why she keeps rejecting him, even when it's obvious that he wants more. And they'll always be friends, even if nothing else.
cordeliadelayne From: cordeliadelayne Date: August 18th, 2009 11:12 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh, *sniffle*, that's so sad. Poor Abby.
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: August 19th, 2009 07:17 am (UTC) (Link)
Thanks. I really must try to write a non-angsty drabble for one of these challenges. All my recent ones have been dark and angsty.
a1cmustangpilot From: a1cmustangpilot Date: August 18th, 2009 11:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
Poor Abby and Connor! At least Abby is decent to where she won't treat Connor horribly just because he hasn't gone through what she has. But what a devestating loss for Abby all around, losing her innocence and trust.
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deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: August 19th, 2009 07:19 am (UTC) (Link)
That's what frustrated me so much about series 3, the way she kept apparently leading him on, kissing him and such, and then rejecting him again afterwards. If there was a reason why she couldn't commit, then the least she could have done was talk to him and explain why the answer had to be no.
talliw From: talliw Date: August 18th, 2009 11:23 pm (UTC) (Link)
That will be a difficult conversation but Connor will understand. And perhaps it will help Abby to talk about her horrible experiences.
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: August 19th, 2009 07:21 am (UTC) (Link)
Abby always seems like the kind of person who keeps things private, she doesn't want to admit anything that might be perceived as weakness. But Connor would never judge her or think less of her, no mater what, so maybe it would help to talk to him.
knitekat From: knitekat Date: August 18th, 2009 11:57 pm (UTC) (Link)
*sniffs* Poor Abby, but maybe opening up to Connor will help her.
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: August 19th, 2009 07:25 am (UTC) (Link)
If she can force herself to really open up to him, instead of being so defensive and avoiding the real issues, then Connor would listen and understand and offer whatever she needs.
lukadreaming From: lukadreaming Date: August 19th, 2009 12:16 am (UTC) (Link)
That's so sad . . .
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: August 19th, 2009 07:25 am (UTC) (Link)
poor Abby, but at least it might explain her behaviour towards Connor in S3.
raptor_moon From: raptor_moon Date: August 19th, 2009 01:31 am (UTC) (Link)
At least this explains why she hasn't given in to the puppy dog eyes before now...
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: August 19th, 2009 07:29 am (UTC) (Link)
yep, not even the puppy eyes will work on Abby, but at least if they both understand the situation then he might stop unintentionally hurting her with his hope for more.
fredbassett From: fredbassett Date: August 19th, 2009 07:28 am (UTC) (Link)
Very nicely done.

In my mind, it needs something like this to explain Abby's behaviour at times, and it seems like Hannah thought so as well.
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: August 19th, 2009 07:30 am (UTC) (Link)
yes, because her behaviour towards Connor in S3 was just so completely erratic and aggravating, there needed to be a reason, and Connor deserved to know one way or the other rather constantly getting his hopes up and then being let down again and again.
telperion_15 From: telperion_15 Date: August 19th, 2009 07:49 am (UTC) (Link)
*wibbles*

At least she's finally realised that she needs to let him down gently...
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: August 19th, 2009 05:04 pm (UTC) (Link)
yeah, I could cope with them not getting their happily ever after together if she just showed enough respect to at least stop leading him on if she really didn't want a relationship with him.
sunsets_dinos From: sunsets_dinos Date: August 19th, 2009 12:31 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh this was fabulous. I love it.
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: August 19th, 2009 05:04 pm (UTC) (Link)
heehee, thanks. Honestly, you're as bad as me when it comes to loving the angst!
nietie From: nietie Date: August 19th, 2009 05:54 pm (UTC) (Link)
Very brave of Abby!
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: August 20th, 2009 06:15 pm (UTC) (Link)
ttue, it can't be an easy thing to admit to someone else, no matter how close a friend they are. Thanks for commenting.
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