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fic: Work in Progress

Title: Work in Progress

Author: Athene

Fandom: Primeval

Characters: Connor, Nick

Rating: PG

Warnings: none

Spoilers: 2.1, 2.2

Challenge: Connor Temple

Word count: 102

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



The atrium was buzzing. Printouts, diagrams and post-its covered every surface, and half-assembled electronics lay scattered across the floor like discarded lego. 

            Connor bounced around in the midst of his creative chaos, i-pod blaring, wallowing in geeky enthusiasm. His progress was signalled by frowns, flailing arms, grins, even occasional singing. 

            Watching from the balcony above, Nick smiled. Trusting Connor with the creation of the anomaly detector had been a good choice. 

He had told Connor, “some people never change”. But of all his team, Connor had changed the most from what Nick remembered. Maybe this new world wasn’t all bad after all.


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bigtitch From: bigtitch Date: March 6th, 2008 08:28 pm (UTC) (Link)
Awww, bless. That's a lovely affectionate moment.
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: March 6th, 2008 10:38 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks. I can just imagine Connor building the detector, and being both really proud of himself, and really nervous at the same time.
fredbassett From: fredbassett Date: March 6th, 2008 09:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
Aw, gotta love the boy!!!
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: March 6th, 2008 10:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
I loved how Nick's attitude towards Connor changed over the course of series 2, and this kind of came from that. This drabble kept trying to turn into something longer, though. I had to practically beat it into submission to get it anywhere near 100 words.
adafrog From: adafrog Date: March 6th, 2008 09:59 pm (UTC) (Link)
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: March 6th, 2008 10:42 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks. They are kind of cute.
telperion_15 From: telperion_15 Date: March 6th, 2008 10:04 pm (UTC) (Link)

*huggles them both*
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: March 6th, 2008 10:45 pm (UTC) (Link)
meep! I made you melt.

Really, this week's sodding challenge has got my drabble bunnies in overdrive. I'm working on a third right now, trying to cut it down to 100 words from the first draft. And it's only been two days... *meep*
telperion_15 From: telperion_15 Date: March 7th, 2008 08:20 am (UTC) (Link)
More Connor drabbles! There is no bad in that. *g*

Really need to post my own now... *sigh*
mysteriousaliwz From: mysteriousaliwz Date: March 6th, 2008 11:45 pm (UTC) (Link)
*harts Connor and his wallowing in geeky enthusiasm* :)
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: March 7th, 2008 08:23 am (UTC) (Link)
He would, he'd have a complete overdose of geekiness. I can just imagine the grin when Nick tells him it's his job to design it, and all the fun he'd have just playing and trying to make it work.
cordeliadelayne From: cordeliadelayne Date: March 7th, 2008 09:06 pm (UTC) (Link)
Aw, that's a lovely look at Connor.
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: March 8th, 2008 09:11 pm (UTC) (Link)
madscribbles From: madscribbles Date: March 6th, 2009 03:28 pm (UTC) (Link)
I can so picture this in my head! *glomps Connor*

Great drabble. Fred rec'd it on Denial today. :-)
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: March 6th, 2009 06:46 pm (UTC) (Link)
thanks. When Cordy gave us the drabble prompt 'Connor Temple', my drabble muse went into overdrive, and this was one of them.
fififolle From: fififolle Date: March 6th, 2009 09:36 pm (UTC) (Link)
Aw! That's brilliant, and yet a little wistful as well. *hugs Nick* *hugs Connor*
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: March 7th, 2009 10:50 am (UTC) (Link)
Hee, thanks. I love playing with the Nick/Connor dynamic, not necessarily in a slashy sense, but the mentor/student, substitute father figure type thing they seem to have going on. I'd really like to write a longer fic exploring these two, it's just a matter of finding the right bunny and a spare month or two to write it!
daxie42 From: daxie42 Date: May 27th, 2009 05:43 am (UTC) (Link)
Awwww this is so sweet and so believeable since Nick trusted Connor to build the anomaly locker as well!
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: May 27th, 2009 07:10 am (UTC) (Link)
thanks. I really love the relationship between Nick and Connor, how Connor clearly looks up to him as a mentor, and how Nick takes pride in Connor's achievments and progress.
knitekat From: knitekat Date: July 21st, 2009 10:23 pm (UTC) (Link)
Lovely look at a hyperConnor and an affectionate Nick.
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: July 22nd, 2009 08:21 pm (UTC) (Link)
hyper!Connor is so cute, and I just loved the relationship Cutter and Connor had in S2 with the whole mentor/student thing going on even more than in S1 when Connor had *actually* been Cutter's student.
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