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Drabble: Holding On - athene
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Drabble: Holding On

Written for the Primeval100 challenge 195 - James Lester

Title: Holding On
Author: Athene
Fandom: Primeval
Characters: Lester (Lester/Connor if you squint)
Rating: PG                 
Warnings: None
Spoilers: 3.10, vague series 4
Challenge: James Lester 
Word count: 100
Disclaimer: Not mine. ITV and Impossible Pictures own them.

 

            Lester stood in the doorway of his spare room and surveyed the mess yet again. Connor’s clothes still lay strewn across the floor. His laptop was gathering dust.  

            Lester yet again contemplated throwing it all out. At the very least he ought to put it into storage.           

Connor wasn’t coming back. He didn’t need reminding of that at home as well as at work.

            Lester sighed and closed the door on the mess yet again. If there was still no word in a month he would throw it all out then.

            He vaguely remembered thinking that last month, as well.

 


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jooles34 From: jooles34 Date: February 1st, 2011 11:20 pm (UTC) (Link)
EXACTLY how it happened. Lovely
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: February 1st, 2011 11:55 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks. Poor lonely Lester.
canadian_jay From: canadian_jay Date: February 1st, 2011 11:49 pm (UTC) (Link)
LESTER!

Great drabble.
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: February 1st, 2011 11:56 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks. Also, I'm sure this drabble was gen when I started writing it.... *pokes drabble*
knitekat From: knitekat Date: February 1st, 2011 11:56 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yep, that's what happened. *hugs Lester* Connor will be back.
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: February 1st, 2011 11:57 pm (UTC) (Link)
hee, thanks. Poor Lester, he doesn't want to admit he misses Connor.
taricha From: taricha Date: February 2nd, 2011 12:32 am (UTC) (Link)
"He vaguely remembered thinking that last month, as well. "

Oh, so sad! A perfect depiction of how Lester would cling to hope even as he knew the rational thing was to get rid of the reminders and move on.
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: February 2nd, 2011 09:05 pm (UTC) (Link)
thanks. Poor Lester, he still doesn't want to admit how much he cares about them.
tay_21 From: tay_21 Date: February 2nd, 2011 02:45 am (UTC) (Link)
Lovely, angsty, sad drabble. :-)
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: February 2nd, 2011 09:05 pm (UTC) (Link)
thanks, I can't resist a good bit of angst!
lukadreaming From: lukadreaming Date: February 2nd, 2011 07:06 am (UTC) (Link)
Yep, I can see Lester telling himself that's the thing to do, but never quite being able to do it!
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: February 2nd, 2011 09:06 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm sure he can come up with all sorts of perfectly rational sounding excuses not to throw away Connor's things, without having to admit the truth.
fififolle From: fififolle Date: February 2nd, 2011 08:11 am (UTC) (Link)
Oh god!! That's a killer. *wibble* Superbly constructed to rip my heart out.
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: February 2nd, 2011 09:07 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oops! *picks up Fifi's heart and carefully puts it back again*
jaynedoll From: jaynedoll Date: February 2nd, 2011 08:22 am (UTC) (Link)
Poor Lester, he would definitely do something like this. After all in the show, he'd kept their lockers and even moved them to the new building so I certainly think he'd keep Connor's stuff in his flat.
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: February 2nd, 2011 09:09 pm (UTC) (Link)
thanks. Poor Lester, I'm sure he just wouldn't be able to bring himself to get rid of everything as long as there was still some hope.
sallymn From: sallymn Date: February 2nd, 2011 09:05 am (UTC) (Link)
That's sad and sweet... and still very him.
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: February 2nd, 2011 09:09 pm (UTC) (Link)
thanks, poor Lester misses him really.
echo_fangirl From: echo_fangirl Date: February 2nd, 2011 10:31 am (UTC) (Link)
This. Exactly this.
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: February 2nd, 2011 09:10 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hee, thanks. Glad you liked it.
telperion_15 From: telperion_15 Date: February 2nd, 2011 11:46 am (UTC) (Link)
*wibble*

I'm perfectly content for James to keep deluding himself like this, just so you know! *g*
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: February 2nd, 2011 09:12 pm (UTC) (Link)
*pets* I'm sure he is convinced there's no deluding involved at all. There are several very good practical reasons why he can't throw Connor's things away, clearly...
lsellersfic From: lsellersfic Date: February 2nd, 2011 01:12 pm (UTC) (Link)
Poor Lester! I half imagine he did as well, even without imagining slash.
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: February 2nd, 2011 09:13 pm (UTC) (Link)
lol, thanks. I'm sure if you squint the other way it's gen! (or at least, it was gen when I started writing it...)
slashybits From: slashybits Date: February 2nd, 2011 01:42 pm (UTC) (Link)
*wibble*

Oh Lester!

Great drabble!
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: February 2nd, 2011 09:14 pm (UTC) (Link)
thanks, glad you liked it.
reggietate From: reggietate Date: February 2nd, 2011 03:55 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh, Lester! That's so sad.
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: February 2nd, 2011 09:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
thanks. Poor Lester, I'm sure he would have wanted to hold on, no matter how little hope there might have been.
cordeliadelayne From: cordeliadelayne Date: February 6th, 2011 01:24 am (UTC) (Link)
Aw, poor Lester!
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: February 6th, 2011 08:05 pm (UTC) (Link)
I couldn't help a little bit of angst, for some reason!
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