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fanfic: Just Visiting

Title: Just Visiting

Author: Athene

Fandom: Primeval

Pairing/characters: Ryan, Connor

Rating: PG

Warnings: none

Spoilers: none

Disclaimer: Not mine. ITV and Impossible Pictures own them. Except for Sanctuary, which is entirely the property of Mysteriousaliwz
Word count: approx 500 
Summary: The Sanctuary gets an unexpected visitor. 
AN: Many thanks to Mysteriousaliwz for allowing me to play in the Sanctuaryverse. 

            Ryan was enjoying a leisurely shower when he heard someone knocking on the door. Well, not just someone, given that the only other person here was Stephen. It couldn’t be anyone else. Although the fact that he bothered to knock was a bit strange. Either way, Ryan just called out, “Come in,” and carried on showering.

            “Wait a min- bloody hell!”

            Ryan spun round, and grabbed a towel when he saw Connor standing in the doorway with a stunned expression.

            “What the hell are you doing here?” Ryan demanded.

            “Aren’t you supposed to be dead?” Which, to be fair, was a perfectly reasonable response under the circumstances.

            “Kind of.” Ryan thought for a moment as he wrapped the towel around his waist. “Does this mean you are as well?”

            Connor looked puzzled. “I don’t think so. Last thing I remember I was running away from an entelodon and I think I fell in a river. Next thing I knew I was in a room just down the corridor. And a voice came out of nowhere that called itself the ‘Duty Manager’ and gave me directions to come here.” He suddenly looked quite worried. “Is this the afterlife? Because I have to say, it’s not quite what I imagined.”

            Ryan spotted something that Connor clearly hadn’t, and tapped the small plastic badge that was pinned to Connor’s shirt.

            “You’re probably not dead. Look at this. It says ‘Visitor’, and ‘Temporary Pass’.” Ryan thought for a moment. “It probably means that you’re just having a near death experience or something.”


            “Don’t think about it too hard. It’s probably safer that way.”

“What is this place, anyway?” Connor asked.

            “It’s called Sanctuary. I’d make the most of it while you can.”

He looked at Connor properly for the first time. The young man was soaking wet, and smeared with mud, and starting to shiver, despite the warmth of the corridor and the clouds of steam coming from the shower room. Ryan sighed. He suspected he knew where the Management wanted this to go.

            “You’d better come in and get cleaned up.” He opened the door wider.

            Connor poked his head round the door. “There’s only one shower. I’ll let you finish first.”

            Ryan shook his head, and raised his eyebrows in a suggestive manner. “I don’t think that’s quite what the Management had in mind.”

            It took Connor all of ten seconds to figure it out.


Ryan decided it was almost worth it for the expression on the young man’s face when the penny finally dropped.

“We’d better get a move on,” Ryan said. “The Management can get a bit impatient if we sit around talking for too long.”

            Connor glanced around the shower room, and the corridor that he was still standing in.

            “This ‘Management’? They’re watching us, aren’t they?”

            “Does that bother you?”

            Connor apparently thought about this for several seconds. Then he shrugged, slid into the shower room and started to strip.

            “It’s a bit weird, but it beats being eaten by an entelodon.”

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fredbassett From: fredbassett Date: April 22nd, 2008 06:32 pm (UTC) (Link)
You owe me a new laptop screen! I've just sporfled tea laced with whisky all over it. I shall sue. *waggles ears threateningly*

Love the concept of a Visitor's pass :)

“It’s a bit weird, but it beats being eaten by an entelodon.” *sporfles again*
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: April 22nd, 2008 10:39 pm (UTC) (Link)
*pets the waggling ears*

Hey, it's Sanctuary. Surely the sporfle warning comes as mandatory.

And really... eaten by entelodon v.s shower with Ryan. It's no contest really, is it?
inamac From: inamac Date: April 22nd, 2008 06:50 pm (UTC) (Link)

Love this - baffled Connor and efficient (naked) Ryan. Just what I needed...
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: April 22nd, 2008 10:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks. And who doesn't need a baffled Connor and a naked Ryan?
lil_shepherd From: lil_shepherd Date: April 22nd, 2008 06:52 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh, joy!

That is so funny. You have a real talent for comedy. And it's beautifully written.

Love it to bits...

Edited at 2008-04-22 06:52 pm (UTC)
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: April 22nd, 2008 10:43 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thank you. That's a real compliment, because humour is one of the things I find quite hard to get right sometimes. I'm glad you thouhgt this worked.
lukadreaming From: lukadreaming Date: April 22nd, 2008 07:03 pm (UTC) (Link)
Wonderful! I love this universe, and this is such a clever idea :o)
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: April 22nd, 2008 10:46 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks, glad you liked. I was wondering how to get Connor into Sanctuary without him being dead, and then suddenly this came to me. And knowing Connor he *would* get into lots of near-death scrapes anyway.
joereaves From: joereaves Date: April 22nd, 2008 07:15 pm (UTC) (Link)
Lol I love this universe so much. The concept of a visitors' pass is pure genius.
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: April 22nd, 2008 10:48 pm (UTC) (Link)
Glad you liked. I'm sure Ryan and Stephen are having lots of fun tgether, but they might want a bit of variety occasionally.
telperion_15 From: telperion_15 Date: April 22nd, 2008 07:58 pm (UTC) (Link)

*starts planning ways to get other characters into near-death experiences*
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: April 22nd, 2008 10:51 pm (UTC) (Link)
Connor gets into quite enough near death scrapes already, without having an added incentive! Oh dear, I think I may have started a monster...
steamshovelmama From: steamshovelmama Date: April 22nd, 2008 08:22 pm (UTC) (Link)
ROTFL! Love this series.
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: April 22nd, 2008 10:52 pm (UTC) (Link)
*grin* Glad you liked it.
reggietate From: reggietate Date: April 22nd, 2008 09:45 pm (UTC) (Link)
I like this! And we don't want Ryan and Stephen to too lonely without their old friends, do we?
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: April 22nd, 2008 10:54 pm (UTC) (Link)
Exactly. They might be getting a bit bored just the two of them, and want a bit of a change from the cable ties occasionally!
mysteriousaliwz From: mysteriousaliwz Date: April 22nd, 2008 10:06 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hee! I really like what you've done with this. A wet Connor is always a welcome addition to any situation.

You already know I adore the visitor's pass, but I have to say I love the line about the afterlife. If it's the afterlife it probably has rather more porn in it than Connor might have expected *snerk*

Do write more soon :)
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: April 22nd, 2008 11:01 pm (UTC) (Link)
"A wet Connor is always a welcome addition to any situation."

*snigger* I can think of very few situations where a wet Connor *wouldn't* be a good thing.

Conor probably never expects porn anyway, especially not in the afterlife.

Thanks again for letting me play in Sanctuaryverse. Now we just need to figure out how to get Nick visiting occasionally. Because I can't see him throwing himself into almost certain death situations just to get a bit of hot porn action! Connor, on the other hand...
munchkinofdoom From: munchkinofdoom Date: April 23rd, 2008 11:03 am (UTC) (Link)
I love this universe!

And of course Connor would not be one to look a gift horse in the mouth. *veg*
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: April 23rd, 2008 12:03 pm (UTC) (Link)
*giggle* This universe is fun.

And really, if the alternatives are eaten by entelodon or drowning, of course he's going to see the advantages of Ryan and a shower *evil grin*

fredbassett From: fredbassett Date: December 12th, 2008 08:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
LOL, Sanctuary is just as much fun the second time round as the first!
knitekat From: knitekat Date: August 13th, 2009 10:59 pm (UTC) (Link)
Not sure why it took Connor so long to decide, naked Ryan beats being eated by an entelodon any day.
Love the visitor's pass idea ... so everyone can get involved?
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: August 16th, 2009 12:35 pm (UTC) (Link)
it is a bit of a no-brainer really. Silly Connor, he just took a while to get over the confusion. The visitor pass idea very quickly got adopted by lots of other people and Sanctuary suddenly got a lot more busy for a while *grin*
reggietate From: reggietate Date: January 23rd, 2011 07:45 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm working my way through the Sanctuary fics on Denial (as you do when you're slightly pissed on a Sunday evening, right? *g*). I love Connor's rather matter-of-fact acceptance of the situation :-)
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: January 23rd, 2011 08:31 pm (UTC) (Link)
lol, I did wonder when I saw which fic it was that you'd commented on. I've been having a fic reading catch-up all day, and now I'm thinking of delving into Telperion_15's Nick/Connor series for a while before having an early night.
not_from_stars From: not_from_stars Date: February 16th, 2011 10:51 pm (UTC) (Link)
*sporfles a lot*
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: February 17th, 2011 07:29 pm (UTC) (Link)
hee, thanks.
aunteeneenah From: aunteeneenah Date: February 28th, 2012 01:34 am (UTC) (Link)
What . .wait! Want more! “Aren’t you supposed to be dead?” Which, to be fair, was a perfectly reasonable response under the circumstances. Laughed out loud!
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: February 29th, 2012 07:55 pm (UTC) (Link)
thanks, glad you enjoyed it.
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