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fanfic: The Great Protector
Happy Birthday Munchkinofdoom! Sorry this is a little late.

Title: The Great Protector

Author: Athene

Fandom: Primeval

Pairing/characters: Connor/Ryan

Rating: 12

Warnings: implied smut 
Spoilers: none

Disclaimer: Not mine. ITV and Impossible Pictures own them.

Word count: approx 320

Summary: Sometimes, even the tough guys need to be protected.

AN: (slightly late) birthday present for Munchkinofdoom. No smut, I’m afraid, just a bit of fun. 

            Connor was trying not to laugh. He was really trying. If Ryan caught him laughing, it would no doubt lead to some form of creative punishment later. Although they both knew that was less a deterrent and more like an incentive.

            “Stop laughing. It’s not funny.” Ryan did not look happy.

            “No, you’re right. It’s not. Sorry.” Connor attempted to adopt a straight face.

            “You’re still laughing.” He was all outraged accusation and low level panic.

            “Okay. Calm down, tell me where it is, and I’ll deal with it.”


            “Right.” Connor went to investigate.

            In Ryan’s defence, he had to admit it was a quite impressively large spider. In as much as arthropods could have an expression, Connor could have sworn this one was glaring at him as he scooped it up and tipped it out of the window.

            Mission accomplished,” he announced cheerfully as he wandered back into the bedroom. There were definitely brownie points to be earned here. Connor wondered how much he could milk it for a reward later.

            “Did you put it out the window?” Ryan still sounded suspicious.


            “Did you close the window after it?”


            “You didn’t after the last one. It came back.”

            “You’re not going to let me forget that, are you?” Connor knew he was going to start laughing again any moment, and really tried not to. “Look, Ryan, it’s gone. You’re safe. Now go and have a sodding shower.”

            Ryan grumbled his way back to the bathroom.

            Connor waited until he could hear the shower running before he evicted the even larger arachnid that Ryan hadn’t seen lurking in the corner of the bedroom. Entertaining as this could sometimes be, on this occasion Connor decided that discretion was the better part of them both getting any sleep that night.

Besides, he didn’t want any eight-legged interruptions when he claimed his reward later.


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entangled_now From: entangled_now Date: January 28th, 2008 08:23 pm (UTC) (Link)
Lol! Oh Ryan you are so cute, and so is this!

I love the fact that Connor left the window open and the spider got back inside!
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: January 28th, 2008 09:03 pm (UTC) (Link)
It's been a while since anyone played with arachnophobe Ryan, so I thought it was time again.

"the spider got back inside!"

They do! They are evil and they come back if you leave doors or windows open. *shudders at thought of spiders invading*
fredbassett From: fredbassett Date: January 28th, 2008 08:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
“You didn’t after the last one. It came back.”

That statement could be used to define the word "petulant", LOL.

Love the idea of Connor as protector, and I adore sulky Ryan.
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: January 28th, 2008 09:07 pm (UTC) (Link)
Petulant Ryan is so much fun. And Connor would *so* have to tease him. But only a little bit, because it wouldn't be fair to tease an arachnophobe *too* much. And I can see Connor being one of those people whose reaction to a big spider would be, "Oh, cool, look at the size of that!", and then looked slightly surprised at the number of people who shriek and run away.
telperion_15 From: telperion_15 Date: January 28th, 2008 08:36 pm (UTC) (Link)
In Ryan’s defence, he had to admit it was a quite impressively large spider.

Never has one sentence made one girl laugh so much!

Ryan should have swapped notes with Abby - she might have warned him that Connor has a tendency to leave windows open... *g*
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: January 28th, 2008 09:11 pm (UTC) (Link)
Glad I could give you a laugh.

"Connor has a tendency to leave windows open..."

Argh! Yes, I'd forgotten that. He would be a terrible person for an arachnophobe to live with in the middle of summer.
silentflux From: silentflux Date: January 29th, 2008 02:29 am (UTC) (Link)
*grins insanely*


Now that totally made my day :) Thank you so much!
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: January 29th, 2008 01:10 pm (UTC) (Link)
Cool, glad you enjoyed it.
adafrog From: adafrog Date: January 29th, 2008 04:14 am (UTC) (Link)
Very cute. Thanks.
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: January 29th, 2008 01:13 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks. They are cute sometimes, aren't they?
munchkinofdoom From: munchkinofdoom Date: January 29th, 2008 05:11 am (UTC) (Link)
Poor Ryan! I love how the Ryan end of Primeval fandom has taken his reaction to bloody huge 'horrible' spider-scorpions from ep 1x02 and has now declared him arachnophobic for porn purposes!

Which, of course, is a good thing. *nods*

Thank you! *smooches*
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: January 29th, 2008 01:20 pm (UTC) (Link)
Glad you liked it. I couldn't come up with a smut fic for you at short notice, so hoped this might do the trick instead.

Arachnophobe Ryan is so much fun to play with, and Connor likes being a hero, so it just works well, really. I do love the idea of this big, hard tough guy being scared of spiders, and I entirely sypathise because spiders are evil.

Hope you had a lovely birthday yesterday, btw.
werewolflemming From: werewolflemming Date: January 29th, 2008 11:49 am (UTC) (Link)
Hehehe, aww, poor Ryan. Nice fic-definitely made me laugh. :D
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: January 29th, 2008 01:21 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks, glad it gave you a giggle.
byrons_brain From: byrons_brain Date: January 30th, 2008 12:26 pm (UTC) (Link)
::big grin:: love it!
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: January 30th, 2008 01:02 pm (UTC) (Link)

Love your icon, btw.
mysteriousaliwz From: mysteriousaliwz Date: February 23rd, 2008 01:25 am (UTC) (Link)

Connor to the rescue!

Hilarious :D
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: February 23rd, 2008 11:39 am (UTC) (Link)
Thanks. Heroic action!Conor is fun, and should be played with more often. Glad you liked.

Are you working through the fic archives at the moment or something? You seem to be commenting on the older stuff?
knitekat From: knitekat Date: August 12th, 2009 10:15 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh an afraid of spiders sulky Ryan is just so cute.. and brave spider-catcher Connor.
Snort over him leaving the window open and it coming back inside!
Love that he got rid of the one Ryan didn't notice on the sly, though it was for his own benefit..
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: August 13th, 2009 05:58 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh an afraid of spiders sulky Ryan is just so cute..

Oh, he definitely is. And Connor is far too amused by this, there will probably be creative punishment later!

Do you think I could have brave spider-catcher Connor to come round and evict the buggers from my house as well?
aunteeneenah From: aunteeneenah Date: March 10th, 2012 03:55 am (UTC) (Link)

The Great Protector

I'm not going to laugh too loud at Ryan because I'm almost as bad! Love that our intrepid Connor was able to protect the big, badass soldier!
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: March 10th, 2012 11:21 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: The Great Protector

Lol, thanks. Arachnophobe!Ryan seems to have become something of an ongoing theme in the fandom after ep 1.2. And I love the idea of Connor being the one protecting him from the nasty horrible spiders.
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