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drabble: Twisted Together - athene
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drabble: Twisted Together

written for the Primeval 100 challenge 131: New Pairings

Title: Twisted Together
Author: Athene
Fandom: Primeval
Characters: Helen/Connor (Helen/Nick and Connor/Nick implied)
Rating: 12                    
Warnings: none
Spoilers: 3.3 implied
Challenge: New pairings
Word count: 100
Disclaimer: Not mine. ITV and Impossible Pictures own them.

 

            He hates the ways she reminds him of Cutter. Helen has the same fascination with nature, the same determination. The same stubbornness.

            Sometimes they argue long into the night; about the past, about the future, about Nick Cutter. Sometimes they hold each other in the darkness. Fear, comfort and pain twisted together. Afterwards, they both try to pretend they don’t care.    

            They are the last two people alive, searching for a way to prevent the future, and united in their love for a dead man.

Connor wonders if this is why he can’t leave Helen, even when he hates her.

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sunsets_dinos From: sunsets_dinos Date: November 4th, 2009 01:28 am (UTC) (Link)
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!! I am totally blaming you for my fierce love for Connor/Helen. It's incredibly beautiful in its twisted way. and this drabble wonderfully captures it. (But damn you beat me at it lol)
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: November 4th, 2009 01:35 am (UTC) (Link)
LOL, I thought you might like this one. I just commented to Cordy, I'd been thinking of writing Connor/Helen lately anyway, and then this challenge popped up just before I was about to go to bed, and then I had epic going-to-bed-fail.

I saw that you had posted a drabble just before I started posting mine, so I thought for a minute that you might have beaten me to it!
sunsets_dinos From: sunsets_dinos Date: November 4th, 2009 01:40 am (UTC) (Link)
LOL I was thinking about Connor/Helen but I wanted to start with pairings I've never written before. And yay for going-to-bed-fail, same here, it's nearly 3am here and I'm half-way through my 4th drabble for this challenge. *facepalm*
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: November 4th, 2009 01:44 am (UTC) (Link)
wow, you're doing well. It's nearly 2.00 here, and I *am* going to bed now, otherwise I'll be a zombie at work tomorrow. Actually, I suspect that will happen anyway at this point!
cordeliadelayne From: cordeliadelayne Date: November 4th, 2009 02:52 am (UTC) (Link)
Wow, very creepy and desperate :D
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: November 4th, 2009 08:13 am (UTC) (Link)
heehee, somehow I couldn't see those two being all fluffy buinnies...
rodlox From: rodlox Date: November 4th, 2009 05:23 am (UTC) (Link)
swweeet (in their own way)

very good, quite nice!
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: November 4th, 2009 08:15 am (UTC) (Link)
thanks, Helen/Connor is a strange pairing.
szychogirl From: szychogirl Date: November 4th, 2009 05:35 am (UTC) (Link)
Oh wow, I like this pairing! The 'hate you' but 'need you' thing really works between them. You could really go on with this, very interesting :)
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: November 4th, 2009 08:18 am (UTC) (Link)
I'm strangely fascinated with this pairing. It shouldn't work, especially in a series 3 context, and yet I can't help wanting to dabble in the angst.
szychogirl From: szychogirl Date: November 4th, 2009 08:47 am (UTC) (Link)
It would hurt deeply to need someone you despise so strongly. Or for Helen needing someone at all. Now you've got me really thinking about this!
bigtitch From: bigtitch Date: November 4th, 2009 08:02 am (UTC) (Link)
Eeeep!
That was really nice.
Don't mind me while I go and hide behind the sofa for a while...
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: November 4th, 2009 08:19 am (UTC) (Link)
LOL, I got an 'eeep'!
fififolle From: fififolle Date: November 4th, 2009 08:08 am (UTC) (Link)
OMG. It's horrific... and yet oddly alluring. :D
Well done!
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: November 4th, 2009 08:20 am (UTC) (Link)
heehee, this pairing is wrong and disturbing, and yet I can't help poking it with a stick occasionally to see what happens *grin*
lukadreaming From: lukadreaming Date: November 4th, 2009 08:11 am (UTC) (Link)
Yibble! That's one scary pairing. But I love the way they've ended up reliant on each other.
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: November 4th, 2009 08:22 am (UTC) (Link)
I can see them both hating the thought that they might need the other, but it's scarier to be alone than to stay together.
echo_fangirl From: echo_fangirl Date: November 4th, 2009 08:42 am (UTC) (Link)
Well that's delightfully disturbing!
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: November 4th, 2009 01:22 pm (UTC) (Link)
hee, thanks. Disturbing is good.
madcatt82 From: madcatt82 Date: November 4th, 2009 10:35 am (UTC) (Link)
Wow, that's just kinda wrong and disturbing and strangely brilliant all at the same time!

A proper love/hate relationship.
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: November 4th, 2009 01:24 pm (UTC) (Link)
LOL, thanks. I love how the one word that keeps coming up in the comments is 'disturbing'. Given that I was aiming for wrong and angsty, it sounds like it worked.
nietie From: nietie Date: November 4th, 2009 11:55 am (UTC) (Link)
It seems so wrong and so right at the same time.
I can so imagine that she reminds him of Nick in those ways.
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: November 4th, 2009 01:25 pm (UTC) (Link)
I suspect in some ways they would both remind each other of Nick, so it probably hurts both ways.
bella_farfalla From: bella_farfalla Date: November 4th, 2009 06:38 pm (UTC) (Link)
Wow so twisted and emotional, love it, :)
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: November 4th, 2009 10:12 pm (UTC) (Link)
thanks, glad you liked. This pairing is broken from the start, it can only get more wrong and broken as it goes along!
telperion_15 From: telperion_15 Date: November 4th, 2009 07:45 pm (UTC) (Link)
Aha, I knew you wouldn't be able to resist it forever!!!! *g*

This is wonderful and twisted! I think the dynamic between these twp we got the glimpse of at the end of S3 would be fascinating to explore...
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: November 4th, 2009 10:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
LOL, I'm now trying to think of any characters that I *haven't* paired with Connor at least once. But Connor/Helen is a special kind of wrong and broken and twisted, and was no doubt going to happen eventually *evil grin*. Nice to know you liked, I suspect there might be a little more from this pairing...
telperion_15 From: telperion_15 Date: November 4th, 2009 10:39 pm (UTC) (Link)
I suspect there might be a little more from this pairing...

So you got my subtle as a brick in a sock without the sock hint then... *g*
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: November 4th, 2009 10:45 pm (UTC) (Link)
LOL! It was a particularly sock-lite hint *grin* Some may even go so far as to say it was anvil-like.
telperion_15 From: telperion_15 Date: November 4th, 2009 11:04 pm (UTC) (Link)
*surreptitiously tries to push the ACME anvil behind the sofa*

*fails because it's too bloody heavy*
fredbassett From: fredbassett Date: November 4th, 2009 08:09 pm (UTC) (Link)
Fascinating pairing! I really like the dynamic with these two.
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: November 4th, 2009 10:18 pm (UTC) (Link)
those last couple of conversations in 3.9 and 3.10 did rather encourage the bunnies for these two, and I'd been thinking of doing something with them for ages. Then this challenge came along.
knitekat From: knitekat Date: November 4th, 2009 11:12 pm (UTC) (Link)
Love and hate binding them together is very effective, Purrs happily at fic.
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: November 5th, 2009 01:26 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks, glad you liked. I have a sneaking suspicion that any relationship with Helen would be a bit like that, regardless of who it was. But I don't think Connor would ever really forgive her for what she did to Nick (and Stephen, for that matter).
reggietate From: reggietate Date: November 5th, 2009 11:40 am (UTC) (Link)
Eeep! That's a bit scary :-)
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: November 5th, 2009 01:31 pm (UTC) (Link)
Excellent, scary is good. It's quite a worrying pairing, really.
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