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ficlet: Fault - athene
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ficlet: Fault

Title: Fault
Author: Athene
Fandom: Primeval
Pairing/characters: Cutter, Connor
Rating: PG
Warnings: none. 
Spoilers: none
Disclaimer: Not mine. ITV and Impossible Pictures own them.
Word count: approx 215
Summary: It wasn’t his fault.
AN: Written for the short fic challenge 3 at cutters_lab, for the prompts Nick, Connor and prehistoric creature. I missed the deadline, but decided to write it anyway.  


 

           The rhythmic beeping sounded louder than it actually was in the quiet semi-darkness of the ICU. Nick shifted again, trying to find a comfortable position without putting pressure on any of his numerous cuts and bruises.

            He was glad the others had finally gone, however reluctantly. He wanted to be alone. He had had enough of their accusing looks; the glares that said in no uncertain terms that they thought this was his fault, even while they were undoubtedly relieved that he was alive.

            It wasn’t his fault. It wasn’t even the creature’s fault. Surely they had to see that?

The triceratops was just a confused animal, it didn’t mean to hurt anyone. It was lost and alone and frightened. It didn’t know that they hadn’t wanted to hurt it, that they were trying to help. It couldn’t possibly understand that right up until the last second Nick had been telling his people not to shoot it. No one could have predicted that it would have lashed out like that.

            It didn’t deserve to die.  

            Nick shifted again and reached out to touch his young friend, lying motionless amidst the machines that were keeping him alive.

He could only hope that Connor would understand all that when he woke up.

            If he woke up.




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tay_21 From: tay_21 Date: November 4th, 2010 07:45 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh *meep meep meep*

Little Miss Maim and Kill strikes again.

Poor Connor.

Poor Nick.

*Sniffles*
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: November 4th, 2010 09:18 pm (UTC) (Link)
*evil grin* He's just so breakable, I couldn't help it. It's all extra angst for Nick.
mulder200 From: mulder200 Date: November 4th, 2010 08:20 pm (UTC) (Link)
Conner would probably understand but I don't think that would help Nick's guilt any.
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: November 4th, 2010 09:19 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yes, Connor would probably forgive him, although I'm not sure Abby would forgive him if anything permanent happened to Connor.
tli From: tli Date: November 4th, 2010 08:37 pm (UTC) (Link)
Meep! I hope Connor does wake up! This was lovely.
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: November 4th, 2010 09:21 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks. I'm sure he'll wake up eventually, but not before Nick has had lots of time to angst and feel guilty.
mysteriousaliwz From: mysteriousaliwz Date: November 4th, 2010 09:01 pm (UTC) (Link)
Eek!
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: November 4th, 2010 09:21 pm (UTC) (Link)
*evil grin*
lukadreaming From: lukadreaming Date: November 4th, 2010 09:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
Eek! Very powerful . . .
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: November 4th, 2010 10:15 pm (UTC) (Link)
Poor Nick, more angst.
canadian_jay From: canadian_jay Date: November 4th, 2010 10:03 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh dear! D:
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: November 4th, 2010 10:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
They should probably have shot the triceratops a little earlier in the proceedings!
telperion_15 From: telperion_15 Date: November 4th, 2010 10:32 pm (UTC) (Link)
Waaaaaaah! That was Angst-tastic! *eg*
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: November 5th, 2010 06:28 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yep. Can't beat a bit of Nick and Connor angst sometimes.
evenstar_estel From: evenstar_estel Date: November 4th, 2010 11:13 pm (UTC) (Link)
Guh! Heartwrenching! I think Cutter really had strong fatherly feelings for Connor - clearly looked upon him as the one to pick up where he left off.
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: November 5th, 2010 06:29 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yes, the Cutter and Conor relationship is fascinating, there was clearly some sort of substitute father figure thing going on from Connor's side, even if not from Cutter's.
cordeliadelayne From: cordeliadelayne Date: November 4th, 2010 11:19 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh noes!
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: November 5th, 2010 06:30 pm (UTC) (Link)
*evil grin*
reggietate From: reggietate Date: November 4th, 2010 11:30 pm (UTC) (Link)
*meep* Poor Nick and Connor. I'm glad you decided to post; sod the deadline! Great ficlet. :-D
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: November 5th, 2010 06:31 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm sure I originally had a timey wimey bunny for that prompt, and then this came along and it was all angsty and I couldn't resist!
knitekat From: knitekat Date: November 5th, 2010 01:21 am (UTC) (Link)
Eek and meep. The angst is just so Nick.
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: November 5th, 2010 06:32 pm (UTC) (Link)
Poor Nick, how far do you go to protect the creatures before you have to put the lives of your team first?
casy_dee From: casy_dee Date: November 5th, 2010 02:29 am (UTC) (Link)
Oh. Not my boy! Oh!

Lovely and very well written :)
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: November 5th, 2010 06:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hee, thanks. He's just far too breakable, I couldn't help it *evil grin*
fififolle From: fififolle Date: November 5th, 2010 08:32 am (UTC) (Link)
You're leaving it there??? HEE
I love it. Poor Nick...
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: November 5th, 2010 06:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
LOL. I can be evil as well, you know!
echo_fangirl From: echo_fangirl Date: November 5th, 2010 09:20 am (UTC) (Link)
Sure, Nick, just keep telling yourself that... *hugs for the angsty boys* (even if Nick is clearly in denial about his own involvement)
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: November 5th, 2010 06:34 pm (UTC) (Link)
Poor Nick, he probably knows he was in the wrong, but he's too stubborn to admit it to anyone.
fredbassett From: fredbassett Date: November 5th, 2010 10:29 am (UTC) (Link)
Poor boys! And poor triceratops.
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: November 5th, 2010 06:35 pm (UTC) (Link)
I know! Poor lost triceratops.
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