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Drabble: Shadow - athene
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Drabble: Shadow

Written for primeval100 challenge 291 - The Telephone

Title: Shadow
Author: Athene
Fandom: Primeval
Characters: Becker
Rating: PG
Warnings: none
Spoilers: none
Challenge: 291 – The Telephone
Word count: 100
Disclaimer: Not mine. ITV and Impossible Pictures own them.
AN: Yet another drabble about Becker’s childhood. I may be slightly obsessed...



The phone hadn’t rung.

His mother and grandparents were politely not mentioning it, everyone ignoring the unopened presents under the tree. By lunchtime they could have cut the tension with one of the antique bayonets that decorated the library.

It wasn’t the first time his father had been stationed abroad on Christmas Day. Christmas, birthdays, anniversaries; nothing was immune.

Truth be told (although he would never, ever, say it out loud), Hilary actually preferred it when his father wasn’t there, casting his formidable shadow over everything and everyone.

Still, for his mother’s sake, he wished the bloody phone would ring.



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lukadreaming From: lukadreaming Date: December 4th, 2012 10:27 pm (UTC) (Link)
This is a fab scene - it says so much about the family tensions in so few words!
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: December 7th, 2012 08:59 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks. Poor Becker, I'm even horrible to his younger self!
freddiejoey From: freddiejoey Date: December 4th, 2012 10:29 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yes, very vivid and rings really true.
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: December 7th, 2012 08:59 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks!
joshinator From: joshinator Date: December 4th, 2012 10:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hilary actually preferred it when his father wasn’t there, casting his formidable shadow over everything and everyone.

So sad
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: December 7th, 2012 09:00 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks. Poor baby Becker, I'm horrible to him.
knitekat From: knitekat Date: December 4th, 2012 10:55 pm (UTC) (Link)
Aww, lovely look at Becker's family life.
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: December 7th, 2012 09:00 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks. I'm being mean to mini!Becker again. Bad me.
stealingpennies From: stealingpennies Date: December 4th, 2012 11:57 pm (UTC) (Link)

Poor little rich boy. *pets mini Becker* Event days are awful for bringing out family tensions.
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: December 7th, 2012 09:01 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks. Poor mini!Becker, I just enjoy being mean to him far too much.
adafrog From: adafrog Date: December 5th, 2012 12:20 am (UTC) (Link)
Very good.
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: December 7th, 2012 09:01 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks!
47eleven From: 47eleven Date: December 5th, 2012 01:29 am (UTC) (Link)
I may be slightly obsessed too....

Nicely done!
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: December 7th, 2012 09:02 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks. He's so prety when he's angsty, it's easy to get obsessed with him!
fififolle From: fififolle Date: December 5th, 2012 08:32 am (UTC) (Link)
Gah. What an amazing scene.
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: December 7th, 2012 09:03 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks! Poor little mini!Becker.
nietie From: nietie Date: December 5th, 2012 12:01 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yes, I can see Becker's Christmases like that, especially preferring his father not to be there.
:(
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: December 7th, 2012 09:03 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks. Poor boy, we all seem determined to give him a horrible childhood and a nasty father. Well, I am, at least *evil grin*
fredbassett From: fredbassett Date: December 5th, 2012 04:01 pm (UTC) (Link)
This is great. It's a really penetrating glimpse into the Becker family.
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: December 7th, 2012 09:05 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks. Poor Becker, we all enjoy giving him an angsty background far too much.
reggietate From: reggietate Date: December 5th, 2012 04:55 pm (UTC) (Link)
Nice one!
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: December 7th, 2012 09:05 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks!
telperion_15 From: telperion_15 Date: December 5th, 2012 08:44 pm (UTC) (Link)
Meep! Still, I sort of almost sympathise with Becker...
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: December 7th, 2012 09:06 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks. Poor mini!Becker and horrible sad childhood.
clea2011 From: clea2011 Date: December 6th, 2012 11:29 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh, poor baby Becker! That's sad. Great drabble :)
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: December 7th, 2012 09:08 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks. This is definitely teenage!Becker rather than baby!Becker, and I'm sure we'll have no problem imagining teenage!Becker, since we know what he looked like when he was twelve! ;-)
cordeliadelayne From: cordeliadelayne Date: December 7th, 2012 09:25 pm (UTC) (Link)
Excellent drabble!
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: December 7th, 2012 09:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks!
lsellersfic From: lsellersfic Date: December 8th, 2012 08:55 pm (UTC) (Link)
Great! So much said in so few words!
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: December 9th, 2012 11:05 am (UTC) (Link)
Thanks!
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