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Drabble: Trial and Error - athene
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Drabble: Trial and Error

Written for primeval100 challenge 265 - "Is It Meant To Look Like That?"


Title: Trial and Error
Author: Athene
Fandom: Primeval
Characters: Connor, Becker
Rating: PG
Warnings: none
Spoilers: none
Challenge: 265 – “Is It Meant To Look Like That?”
Word count: 100
Disclaimer: Not mine. ITV and Impossible Pictures own them.



“Is it meant to look like that?”

After a week in the Oligocene, Connor was used to Becker’s scepticism.

“It’s a fish trap. It’s not meant to be sexy.”

“It’s all... wonky.”

“That’s what you said about the shelter as well, but that works.”

Becker snorted. “It fell down after three days.”

“Trial and error,” Connor muttered defensively.

“More error than trial, if you ask me.”

Fine!” Connor stood up and hurled the pile of branches and twine at Becker. “You bloody do it then!”

Three hours later, Becker came back with a thoroughly mangled botch job, and an apology.



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fredbassett From: fredbassett Date: June 5th, 2012 08:00 pm (UTC) (Link)
LOL, I can't say I blame him for being cross!
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: June 5th, 2012 08:23 pm (UTC) (Link)
I don't blame him either! You'd think Becker would have learned to just let him get on with it by now.
ebonyfeather From: ebonyfeather Date: June 5th, 2012 08:15 pm (UTC) (Link)
Poor Connor- he's trying his best! *smacks Becker*
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: June 5th, 2012 08:24 pm (UTC) (Link)
He is, poor thing. I suspect Becker won't be complaining when they're eating tasty fish for dinner!
clea2011 From: clea2011 Date: June 5th, 2012 08:29 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hee! And he fiddled around with it for three hours before admitting he was wrong! :-)
\o/ We need more Connor/Becker stuck in the past fic! :-)
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: June 5th, 2012 08:53 pm (UTC) (Link)
I suspect Becker is too stubborn to admit defeat easily, even when he knows he's in the wrong.

We do need more C/B in the past fic! Got any bunnies? :-)
clea2011 From: clea2011 Date: June 5th, 2012 08:57 pm (UTC) (Link)
He probably stomped around and sulked a LOT. I bet those sticks have big soldier boot marks all over them! :-)

If I can get the C/B thing I'm doing finished (record, cracked, etc) then it has some in flashback form. But no, I wasn't thinking so much of ME writing it... *looks pleading*
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: June 5th, 2012 09:48 pm (UTC) (Link)
He probably stomped around and sulked a LOT. I bet those sticks have big soldier boot marks all over them!

Lol, probably. He's just frustrated at being stuck in the past, but that's no excuse to take it out on Connor.

Me? But... but... I've already done the whole Connor + soldier stuck in the past epic! Much as I like the idea, I have this odd fear that if I do another one with that dynamic it'll be too similar.
clea2011 From: clea2011 Date: June 5th, 2012 10:02 pm (UTC) (Link)
But Becker's much more grumpy than Ryan. And he'd have hair issues, which would complicate matters. There's no Shockwaves wax in the Oligocene... Okay, now I've just bunnied myself for another little set of Becker vs Stephen so that's not helpful.
I know what you mean. I was worrying about that when I was plotting out what I was doing and worrying about if it was going to be too similar. That's your fault for writing such an epic classic! :-) But Becker and Connor do deserve their own epic. I'm sure it would be different and lovely! :-)
knitekat From: knitekat Date: June 5th, 2012 09:09 pm (UTC) (Link)
Poor Connor, he was doing his best. Love that Becker took 3 hours before admitting defeat.
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: June 5th, 2012 09:42 pm (UTC) (Link)
He was doing a good job as well, teething problems aside. Becker is far too stubborn for his own good sometimes.
kristen_mara From: kristen_mara Date: June 5th, 2012 11:41 pm (UTC) (Link)

Hee - love the sexy line, and Becker's apology!

deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: June 7th, 2012 07:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
You have to push Connor quite hard to make him snap. I think Becker has just realised this... Also, he's probably hungry enough to want Connor to finish what he started!
reggietate From: reggietate Date: June 6th, 2012 04:25 am (UTC) (Link)
Becker should know by now, Connor's gadgets always look wonky ;-)
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: June 7th, 2012 07:42 pm (UTC) (Link)
true, they usually look like something built by MacGyver in a garage full of car parts and miscelaneous junk. But they do normally work!
nietie From: nietie Date: June 6th, 2012 07:19 am (UTC) (Link)
Yay for the apology!
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: June 7th, 2012 07:43 pm (UTC) (Link)
I think he finally realised he'd pushed Connor a bit too far that time. That, and he was probably hungry...
telperion_15 From: telperion_15 Date: June 6th, 2012 07:06 pm (UTC) (Link)
Nobody ever has faith in Connor - I hope Becker's learned his lesson!
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: June 7th, 2012 07:45 pm (UTC) (Link)
And they really *should* have faith in him, because his gagets and inventions pretty much *always* work, even if they look like something out of Robot Wars!
fififolle From: fififolle Date: June 6th, 2012 07:32 pm (UTC) (Link)
LMAO!! Oh, that's too funny :D
More error than trial, hahahahaha.
Absolutely wonderful.
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: June 7th, 2012 07:49 pm (UTC) (Link)
hee, thanks. Poor boys, I think Becker has learned his lesson now, and hopefully Connor has calmed down a bit and made more fish traps while Becker was faffing!
dreamer_98 From: dreamer_98 Date: June 12th, 2012 03:46 am (UTC) (Link)
Serves Becker right!
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: June 12th, 2012 07:15 pm (UTC) (Link)
lol, it does a bit. He should know better than to mock Connor's inventions - they might look like an overzealous Blue Peter experiment, but they usually do the job!
cordeliadelayne From: cordeliadelayne Date: June 17th, 2012 12:58 am (UTC) (Link)
Heh, poor Connor.
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: June 17th, 2012 08:22 am (UTC) (Link)
Becker should have more faith in Connor.
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