athene (deinonychus_1) wrote,

Drabble: Winners and Losers

Written for primeval100 challenge 279 - Winning

Title: Winners and Losers
Author: Athene
Fandom: Primeval
Characters: Becker
Rating: PG
Warnings: none
Spoilers: none
Challenge: 279 – Winning
Word count: 100
Disclaimer: Not mine. ITV and Impossible Pictures own them.
AN: Can be considered part of the same universe as Expectation

Blood pounding in his ears, lungs screaming, he forced his aching legs to run faster. The others were close behind but that didn’t matter. He was winning.

He hurled himself across the finish line with a ragged cry of triumph.

“Well done, son!”

For a moment he dared to believe it was his own father with such pride in his voice. Then the boy opened his eyes and banished the daydream.

Of course his father wasn’t there. Work always took priority over his son’s sports day.

Hilary Becker swiped away the tears that dared ambush him.

Crying was for losers.

Tags: becker, drabble, gen

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