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drabble: Wanting - athene
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drabble: Wanting

written for the Primeval 100 challange 121 - Want, take, have

Title: Wanting
Author: Athene
Fandom: Primeval
Characters: Connor/Abby
Rating: 15                    
Warnings: none
Spoilers: general S3, particularly 3.8 and 3.10
Challenge: Want, take, have
Word count: 100
Disclaimer: Not mine. ITV and Impossible Pictures own them.

 

            Connor wanted Abby. He wanted her friendship, her respect, but most of all he wanted her love.

            He savoured every touch or smile, and, eventually, every kiss.

            Afterwards, Abby always brushed it away, said it didn’t mean anything. Just good friends, right?

Didn’t stop him from wanting, though.

They made love on their tenth night in the Cretaceous. It was just comfort, Abby insisted. Nothing more.

Connor pretended he was okay with that as he held her close. He had finally stopped believing he would ever have what he wanted. Now he was prepared to take whatever he could get.

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alyse From: alyse Date: September 1st, 2009 06:14 pm (UTC) (Link)
Awww. Bless Connor. Let's hope Abby finally comes around and stops running scared!
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: September 1st, 2009 06:30 pm (UTC) (Link)
Let's hope Abby finally comes around and stops running scared!

Didn't look likely the way things were at the end of S3, unfortunately. I have a horrible suspicion that Connor will spend a long time wanting but never actually getting when it comes to Abby.
telperion_15 From: telperion_15 Date: September 1st, 2009 06:57 pm (UTC) (Link)
Waaaaaaaah! Connor, you can do better than that!

*snuggles Connor*
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: September 1st, 2009 10:20 pm (UTC) (Link)
He so could do better, but he has no self confidence in himself and he's too wrapped up in the one thing that he wants that he can't have. *snuggles Connor as well*
fredbassett From: fredbassett Date: September 1st, 2009 07:28 pm (UTC) (Link)
Very nicely done.

My suspicion is that this is pretty much how it would go down.

*sigh*

Poor Connor.
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: September 1st, 2009 10:22 pm (UTC) (Link)
yeah, poor Connor. I like Abby, but I hated what she was doing to Connor in S3, and that Connor was so smitten that he *let* her do it to him as well.
lukadreaming From: lukadreaming Date: September 1st, 2009 07:57 pm (UTC) (Link)
I have the feeling that this is uncannily accurate . . .

Poor Connor. And a really good drabble.
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: September 1st, 2009 10:24 pm (UTC) (Link)
yeah, kind of encompasses their relationship in S3. I just wish the show's writers had actually given us a clue about *why* Abby was treating Connor the way she did in S3, rather than just making it look like she was leading him on all the time.
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szychogirl From: szychogirl Date: September 1st, 2009 08:38 pm (UTC) (Link)
*sobs* Now he was prepared to take whatever he could get.

Wow, this was very good. It made me hurt for Connor, as I often do. Abby frustrates me to no end. And with no fourth series -- meh, who knows. Just more questions. Thanks for the sobering drabble, I get so love-drunk on these two.
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: September 1st, 2009 10:28 pm (UTC) (Link)
thanks. I love the Abby/Connor pairing so much because you can do so much with them - fun and cute stuff, or angst and pain. Unfortunately I tend towards writing the angst! I just felt so sorry for Connor in S3, the way he kept believing and wanting Abby even after she kept rejecting him every time it looked like they were straying out of the purely platonic relationship.
knitekat From: knitekat Date: September 1st, 2009 08:47 pm (UTC) (Link)
Aww poor Connor, this is just so season 3. Abby needs to wake up and see what she's losing out on with Connor.
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: September 1st, 2009 10:34 pm (UTC) (Link)
The frustrating thing with Abby in S3 was that she obviously knows how Connor feels about her, and at the start of the series she gives the impression that she wants to take their relationship further, but then backs off with no explanation every time she makes a move. She either wants him or she doesn't, but one way or the other she needs to make her mind up and stop messing him about. She *must* know it's hurting and confusing him the way she's acting.
talliw From: talliw Date: September 1st, 2009 09:00 pm (UTC) (Link)
Poor Connor. He's still hoping for some sign of affection from Abby.
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: September 1st, 2009 10:35 pm (UTC) (Link)
Connor is ever the optimist, even when most men would have given up and moved on to someone new after all the rejections and mixed signals for so long.
bigtitch From: bigtitch Date: September 1st, 2009 09:06 pm (UTC) (Link)
Awww. That's depressingly realistic.
*hugs Connor*
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: September 1st, 2009 10:36 pm (UTC) (Link)
yeah, depressing pretty much covers it, unfortunately. I must write more fluff for this pairing instead of just angst.
*hugs Connor as well*
reggietate From: reggietate Date: September 1st, 2009 09:25 pm (UTC) (Link)
Abby really needs to make up her mind about Connor... Good drabble.
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: September 1st, 2009 10:39 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, even if she eventually decides that she just wants to keep it platonic, the least she could do is tell him that for definite. He might not like it, but he'd probably eventually see that it's better than constantly getting his hopes up and then having them dashed again and again.
6th_dr From: 6th_dr Date: September 1st, 2009 09:48 pm (UTC) (Link)
Very well written, Poor Connor, and Poor Abby for not seeing the good thing right in front of her.
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: September 1st, 2009 10:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
thanks, they really don't make things easy for themselves, do they?
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deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: September 2nd, 2009 07:13 am (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, or at least, every time he does get a break it just gets thrown back at him straight after.
wilemina_29 From: wilemina_29 Date: September 1st, 2009 11:06 pm (UTC) (Link)
Awwww Connor!

*huggles*

That was sweet and then sad and then sweet and then sad and so well written. Did that make sense lol?

Loved it anyhow. :-)
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: September 2nd, 2009 07:16 am (UTC) (Link)
That was sweet and then sad and then sweet and then sad and so well written. Did that make sense lol?

Thanks, yeah, that toally made sense! And kind of describes the Connor/Abby relationship as a whole as well.
sunsets_dinos From: sunsets_dinos Date: September 2nd, 2009 01:03 pm (UTC) (Link)
Awwwwwwwwwwww. CONNOR!!! *sniff* I love how you write Connor/Abby! :)
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: September 2nd, 2009 09:54 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks. Connor/Abby is actually my absolute favourite pairing in Primeval, even more so than Connor/Ryan, which is a close second. But Connor and Abby can do both fun and fluff or angst and pain so very well (and Connor is very pretty when he's broken and hurting, of course...)
kristen_mara From: kristen_mara Date: September 3rd, 2009 11:11 am (UTC) (Link)

Yes, these two did have quite the up/down relationship...

Great end line!
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: September 3rd, 2009 05:06 pm (UTC) (Link)
up, down, sideways, diagonal... they never managed to be on the same page at the same time as each other, did they!

thanks, glad you liked.
cordeliadelayne From: cordeliadelayne Date: September 4th, 2009 01:33 am (UTC) (Link)
Aw, *sniffle* Poor Connor.
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: September 4th, 2009 05:06 pm (UTC) (Link)
thanks. Oops, bad me, I broke him again...
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