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drabble: Tough

Another one for the Primeval 100 challenge 176 - bad romance.

Title: Tough
Author: Athene
Fandom: Primeval
Characters: Abby/Connor
Rating: PG                 
Warnings: Angst
Spoilers: None
Challenge: Bad Romance 
Word count: 100
Disclaimer: Not mine. ITV and Impossible Pictures own them.

 

Abby didn’t want romance. Abby wanted tough guys. Bad boys. No strings sex and fun.

Connor was the antithesis of tough guy. Connor was safe. Connor tried so hard at romance; fumbled gestures, stammered words, well meant hugs.

Abby didn’t want love. Love was pain and hurt, and inevitably led to betrayal and loss. ‘Forever’ was always a lie.

Connor said he loved her. Connor wanted ‘happily ever after’. Connor offered everything that Abby was afraid of.

Abby didn’t want to be afraid. She didn’t want to be hurt again.

Better for both of them if she didn’t want Connor.  

 


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tay_21 From: tay_21 Date: September 18th, 2010 04:42 pm (UTC) (Link)
*meep* Poor things.

Sometimes I wonder if Abby best lies are to herself.
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: September 18th, 2010 05:03 pm (UTC) (Link)
I think she does lie to herself all the time where relationships are concerned. *Something* in her past has made her scared of commitment and relationships, otherwise why would she keep denying her blatantly obvious feelings for Connor?
tay_21 From: tay_21 Date: September 18th, 2010 05:32 pm (UTC) (Link)
Do you think they will *ever* give us a backstory on those two. Oh I wish! But, I have a sneaking suspicion that that will be left up to us fic writers to continue to produce. *sigh*
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: September 18th, 2010 08:35 pm (UTC) (Link)
Do you think they will *ever* give us a backstory on those two.

I don't know, I doubt it, to be honest. Or if they do, it will probably just be some vague reference to abuse, or a bad relationship in the past, and it'll all get hand-waved away within an episode or two. *also sighs*
tay_21 From: tay_21 Date: September 18th, 2010 08:50 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, that's what I figured to. It's too bad because Andrew at least, and probably Hannah, can do the dramatic so well. Is it 2011 yet? Agh! Keep in mind, I'm an American and I won't be able to see it right away. :-(
telperion_15 From: telperion_15 Date: September 18th, 2010 04:42 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ouch. Very very ouch.
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: September 18th, 2010 05:04 pm (UTC) (Link)
the angst bunnies ambushed me big time last night!
lukadreaming From: lukadreaming Date: September 18th, 2010 04:52 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yep, that's them! Spot-on.
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: September 18th, 2010 05:04 pm (UTC) (Link)
I just wish we knew why...
reggietate From: reggietate Date: September 18th, 2010 04:54 pm (UTC) (Link)
That's sad :-( But it fits.
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: September 18th, 2010 05:07 pm (UTC) (Link)
I seem to be incapable of writing happy drabbles for this pairing since series 3 aired :(
reggietate From: reggietate Date: September 18th, 2010 05:09 pm (UTC) (Link)
Series 3 has rather a lot to answer for! ;-)
canadian_jay From: canadian_jay Date: September 18th, 2010 05:22 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh! Poor Abby. :( This is brilliantly done - and I think you've captured my exact thoughts on Abby's attitude in those 100 words, lol.
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: September 18th, 2010 08:25 pm (UTC) (Link)
thanks. I wrote most of this last night, but the final line gave me so much trouble, I think I went through about six or seven different versions before I was happy with it.
prehistoriccat From: prehistoriccat Date: September 18th, 2010 06:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
*meep* so sad, but probably true as well :(
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: September 18th, 2010 08:27 pm (UTC) (Link)
yeah, we all know she wants Connor, the big question is why Abby seems to fight against that all the time instead of going for it. In all other aspects of her character she seems perfectly sensible and happy, so why is she so scared when it comes to relationships?
fredbassett From: fredbassett Date: September 18th, 2010 06:19 pm (UTC) (Link)
Poor girl obviously doesn't subscribe to the theory that it's better to have loved and lost than never loved at all.
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: September 18th, 2010 08:28 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, poor Abby. *something* has scared her off, that's for sure.
mysteriousaliwz From: mysteriousaliwz Date: September 18th, 2010 06:26 pm (UTC) (Link)
*whimpers*

You're putting us all through the angst mangle again.
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: September 18th, 2010 08:29 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oops? I couldn't possibly let a prompt like that go by without writing angst with this pairing, could I?
bigtitch From: bigtitch Date: September 18th, 2010 07:28 pm (UTC) (Link)
Awww. Poor both of them!
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: September 18th, 2010 08:30 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, they're both making a bit of a mess of it, aren't they?
casy_dee From: casy_dee Date: September 18th, 2010 07:48 pm (UTC) (Link)
Poor thing. *Sigh* Yes, I think she lies to herself. Lovely drabble.
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: September 18th, 2010 08:32 pm (UTC) (Link)
thanks. I do wish we knew what it was that has made Abby act like she does when it comes to relationships, because it's really starting to not make sense after everything that she and Connor have been through together.
casy_dee From: casy_dee Date: September 19th, 2010 02:56 am (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, don't I know it! Good for us fic writers, though. Maybe they'll let us in on a little bit of it someday, I hope. Until then, it's up to us :)
olivia_j From: olivia_j Date: September 18th, 2010 09:25 pm (UTC) (Link)
:wibbles: Lovely but heartbreaking. And so very them!
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: September 19th, 2010 09:32 am (UTC) (Link)
thanks, this pairing do relationship angst so well.
knitekat From: knitekat Date: September 18th, 2010 09:44 pm (UTC) (Link)
Poor Abby, poor Connor. Great drabble.
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: September 19th, 2010 09:35 am (UTC) (Link)
thanks, they just can't seem to get it right these two.
facing_the_wind From: facing_the_wind Date: September 19th, 2010 01:34 am (UTC) (Link)
BRB, crying my heart out. Poor babies. :(
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: September 19th, 2010 09:37 am (UTC) (Link)
*passes you a tissue* They both need to sort themselves out.
cordeliadelayne From: cordeliadelayne Date: September 19th, 2010 02:42 am (UTC) (Link)
Oh, poor Abby :(
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: September 19th, 2010 09:38 am (UTC) (Link)
I couldn't resist writing C/A angst for this prompt.
madcatt82 From: madcatt82 Date: September 19th, 2010 11:48 am (UTC) (Link)
Oh, ouch!! So sad but so very accurate where the pair of them are concerned!
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: September 19th, 2010 01:36 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks. Unfortunately, it's all too like them, and neither of them seems to be capable of changing it.
nietie From: nietie Date: September 19th, 2010 06:08 pm (UTC) (Link)
Eek! Poor Abby is pretty messed up.
Don't give up, Connor!
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: September 19th, 2010 07:20 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hee, thanks. I'm not sure Connor is *capable* of giving up on Abby! Three years of rejections don't seem to have put him off so far.
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