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fanfic: Slippery When Wet - athene
fanfic: Slippery When Wet

Title: Slippery When Wet

Author: Athene

Fandom: Primeval

Pairing/characters: Connor/Ryan, Stephen, Cutter, Abby.

Rating: 12

Warnings: implied slash

Spoilers: none

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

Word count: approx 1000

Summary: Sometimes creature hunting is a messy business.

AN: Birthday present for [info]mysteriousaliwz  . Belated happy birthday, sorry it’s a day late.


            Connor was running like his life depended on it. Ironically, on this occasion his life didn’t depend on it. But that didn’t mean he was going to slow down any time soon. The creature, a small, prehistoric ferret-creature thing, was fast, and if he stopped even for a second he was going to lose sight of it in the long grass.

            This was all Ryan’s fault, Connor was sure of it. Ryan has jinxed a perfectly nice, quiet anomaly by saying he was bored. In which ‘bored’ was almost certainly a euphemism for ‘randy’. But since all this frantic running and shouting and adrenaline was clearly all his fault, Connor was already thinking of suitable ways for Ryan to make it up to him later. There was no point wasting all that perfectly good ‘boredom’.

            The ferret-creature darted left into the hedgerow at the edge of the field. Connor didn’t hesitate, and plunged through after it.

            He hadn’t realised there was a slight dip in the field on the other side of the hedge. Or that the dip had become a huge great muddy puddle after all the rain recently.

            Connor almost managed to leap over it, but his foot caught up in the tangle of the hedgerow and he plunged face first into the puddle, arms flailing. He emerged a second later, spluttering and shaking water out of his face and hair. There was movement in front of him, and he saw the ferret-creature scampering around the edge of the puddle, avoiding the water.

That’s just showing off, Connor thought as he pushed himself up and dived to grab it. He was about as surprised as the ferret-creature when he actually succeeded. The ferret-creature started struggling wildly, and Connor needed both hands to hold onto it. He realised a fraction of a second too late that meant he had no free hands to keep himself upright, and gravity dropped him back into the puddle.


            Thank god, the cavalry had finally arrived.

            “Here,” he yelled, still struggling with the ferret-creature. He shoved himself up onto his elbows and tried to pull the ferret-creature closer to his body to prevent it moving around so much. That, and the sound of more people crashing through the hedge, seemed to drive it into even more of a frenzy to escape. The creature was now wet and slippery, and so were Connor’s hands, and he realised he couldn’t hold onto it at the precise second it slipped out of his grasp.

He expected it to race off across the field. Unfortunately, its instinct to hide was stronger than its instinct to run when faced with so many threats. And at that moment, the nearest small, dark hiding place it could see was straight down Connor’s collar and inside his shirt.


            In the part of his brain that wasn’t currently fixated on the fact that there was a prehistoric ferret down his shirt, Connor decided he should probably move to avoid crushing it, and managed to turn over onto his back. The ferret-creature scrabbled frantically around his stomach, making the shirt bulge and squirm.

            God, it looks like I’ve got an alien chest-burster, he thought.

            Out loud he yelled, “Somebody bloody help me.”

            “Stephen, get ready to catch it,” Ryan ordered.

He dropped to his knees at Connor’s side. Stephen took position on his other side. Ryan grabbed a handful of Connor’s shirt in both hands, and in one fluid movement ripped it apart in an explosion of stitching and buttons. The ferret-creature squealed and made a desperate bid for freedom. Stephen pounced, a blur of lightning reflexes and grabbing hands.

            “I’ve got it,” Stephen yelled triumphantly, somehow managing to get to his knees in the mud even while he held the struggling creature firmly in both hands. Abby appeared with a blanket, and quickly wrapped the ferret-creature up in it.

            “Quickly, we’ve got to get it back through the anomaly,” Cutter urged, and the three of them sprinted off back through the hedge.

            Connor slowly sat up, wincing as the mud squelched beneath him.

            “Cheers guys. I’m okay, by the way,” he muttered.

            Ryan was still standing there watching him with an amused smirk. Connor ignored him, and attempted to stand up, but his shoes hadn’t been designed with this kind of surface in mind and his feet slid out from under him when he tried to move.

            “You could help, you know,” he said to Ryan after a few moments of futile flailing.

            Ryan wandered over, still smiling. He ignored the hand that Connor held out, and instead moved round behind him, got his hands under Connor’s arms, and hauled him to his feet in one easy movement.

            “Are you okay?” Ryan finally asked, moving a discreet distance away as Connor flapped his arms in an attempt to get rid of some of the weight of water.

            “Yeah. I mean, you know, terminally embarrassed and completely out-cooled by Stephen. The usual.”

            He tried to pull the remains of his shirt closed, but only succeeded in smearing more mud over his now exposed chest.

            “I hear there’s a very good shower block at the leisure centre down the road,” Ryan commented helpfully.

            Connor started to squelch his way back towards the anomaly, and Ryan fell into step far enough away to avoid the occasional sprays of water when Connor flailed in his sodden clothing.

            “You should probably take those clothes off,” Ryan added as they walked. “You might get hypothermia or something standing around all wet like that.”

            Connor stopped and glared at Ryan from under a curtain of dripping hair.

            “I’m starting to suspect that this is all just a particularly unsubtle plan to get me wet and naked.”

            Ryan’s answering grin said it all, really.



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mysteriousaliwz From: mysteriousaliwz Date: May 2nd, 2008 05:27 pm (UTC) (Link)
*squees delightedly*

You realise I have just this very minute finished rereading Five Days/Three Years as a birthday treat (well it was my birthday when I started rereading *g*) and wondering if you'd ever do any more Connor/Ryan or more in that verse. And then I refresh my flist and find this!

I adore this! So very Connor (especially the 'That's just showing off/Cheers guys. I'm okay, by the way/terminally embarrassed and completely out-cooled by Stephen' lines. And the ferret going down his shirt and him floundering around in the puddle doing the impression of John Hurt in Alien, lol.)

And Ryan was just perfect too. Bored = randy *snorfle*

I love it. Thank you :D

deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: May 2nd, 2008 05:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
Cool, I'm glad you enjoyed it.

I was wondering what to write for you, and had this mental image of soaking wet and muddy action!Connor, and the look on Ryan's face, and then this fic happened. And as long as Connor isn't actually in any real danger, I can *so* see Ryan just standing back and enjoying the show *grin*.
bigtitch From: bigtitch Date: May 2nd, 2008 06:47 pm (UTC) (Link)
Lovely! Great fun and definitely Connor. Do we get the sequel? Shower!porn?
*makes kitten eyes*
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: May 3rd, 2008 07:56 am (UTC) (Link)
I have no current plans for a shower!porn sequel, but sometimes sequels creep up on me when I don't intend it and demand to be written. I'll see what happens.
fredbassett From: fredbassett Date: May 2nd, 2008 06:49 pm (UTC) (Link)
Brilliant! I adore ferrets, and this was just gorgeous.

It's great to see more R/C, and I love the comfortable closeness of the two of them here, and bored=randy Ryan is just too, too gorgeous. So is wet, messy Connor.

*happy sigh*
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: May 3rd, 2008 08:09 am (UTC) (Link)
It was a lot of fun writing R/C again, and I can't resist an opportunity to get them both wet and messy. Especially when Connor looks so yummy when he's bedragled!
telperion_15 From: telperion_15 Date: May 2nd, 2008 08:44 pm (UTC) (Link)

“I’m starting to suspect that this is all just a particularly unsubtle plan to get me wet and naked.”

Of course it is, Connor! And you're complaining why, exactly???

Also, this seems to be becoming a pretty popular fic title around here! *g*
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: May 3rd, 2008 08:12 am (UTC) (Link)
Of course Ryan wants to get him wet and naked. Who wouldn't, really?

I thought I'd seen that title somewhere recently, but I couldn't remember where, and it just fitted so well that I had to use it for this fic.
steamshovelmama From: steamshovelmama Date: May 2nd, 2008 09:12 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yayyy! Ryan/Connor! More to the point *Your* Ryan/Connor. I loe this pairing. Sweet and funny and so in character.
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: May 3rd, 2008 08:13 am (UTC) (Link)
Gald you liked. I love this pairing, and I certainly haven't finished playing with them just yet. I think i just needed a break after the epicness of 5D/3Y.
lukadreaming From: lukadreaming Date: May 2nd, 2008 10:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
LOL! I adore this! Some great lines -- my favourites are “Yeah. I mean, you know, terminally embarrassed and completely out-cooled by Stephen. The usual.”


“I’m starting to suspect that this is all just a particularly unsubtle plan to get me wet and naked.”

And a shower!porn sequel would be ever so nice. *vbg*
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: May 3rd, 2008 08:22 am (UTC) (Link)
Cool, nice to know you liked. Connor is so funny when he's disgruntled.

No plans for a shower!porn sequel right now, but I'll see if the shower!porn plot bunny lands.
reggietate From: reggietate Date: May 3rd, 2008 04:22 pm (UTC) (Link)

“Yeah. I mean, you know, terminally embarrassed and completely out-cooled by Stephen. The usual.”

That's so Connor! Brilliant.
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: May 3rd, 2008 06:27 pm (UTC) (Link)
Cool, thanks. Poor Connor, trying to compete with the likes of Stephen. Luckily for him, in my ficverse Ryan has a thing for geeks, not blue eyes *grin*
enchantersnight From: enchantersnight Date: May 3rd, 2008 06:02 pm (UTC) (Link)
Marvelous :)
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: May 3rd, 2008 06:28 pm (UTC) (Link)
glad you enjoyed it.
fififolle From: fififolle Date: May 3rd, 2008 07:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
Wonderful! *grin*
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: May 3rd, 2008 07:44 pm (UTC) (Link)
thanks, glad you liked. The boys need to have a bit of fun occasionally, as a break from all the angst *grin*
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deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: October 7th, 2008 10:34 pm (UTC) (Link)
Heehee, thanks. Connor is 'cool' in his own sweet, geeky way. Just not in any action-man type sense.
fredbassett From: fredbassett Date: June 19th, 2009 10:55 am (UTC) (Link)
LOL, the prehistoric ferret-thing is just as funny second time around!
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: June 19th, 2009 09:06 pm (UTC) (Link)
heehee! Poor unsuspecting ferret. No, hang on, it it got inside Connor's shirt! *Lucky* ferret more like!
bigtitch From: bigtitch Date: June 19th, 2009 06:13 pm (UTC) (Link)
a particularly unsubtle plan to get me wet and naked
Yup, Connor. And that's the universe's unsubtle plan!
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: June 19th, 2009 09:07 pm (UTC) (Link)
It's a good plan, I approve of this plan *grin*
fififolle From: fififolle Date: June 19th, 2009 08:39 pm (UTC) (Link)
Now *this* is a bodice ripper, LOL!!! Mmm, Ryan ripping his shirt open, ahahaha. I so loved this the first time around, and I swear it's got better. *pets prehistoric ferret*
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: June 19th, 2009 09:09 pm (UTC) (Link)
I do like that bit with Ryan ripping his shirt open. Poor Connor, I hope that wasn't his favouite shirt. Maybe Ryan will buy him a new one? A new figure-hugging silk one, perhaps? *drools slightly at the mental image*
knitekat From: knitekat Date: June 20th, 2009 10:10 pm (UTC) (Link)
LOL. Love the line about the ferret being about as surprised as Connor when he caught it! and the ferret during an impression from 'Alien'.
And Ryan not being very subtle in his bid to get Connor wet and naked..
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: June 21st, 2009 08:24 am (UTC) (Link)
cool, glad you liked. I'm not sure which one of them was having the worst day - Connor or the ferret!
aunteeneenah From: aunteeneenah Date: March 10th, 2012 04:07 am (UTC) (Link)

Slippery When Wet

“I’m starting to suspect that this is all just a particularly unsubtle plan to get me wet and naked.” Laugh My Ass Off! This was laugh-out-loud funny! Thank you, needed that.
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: March 10th, 2012 11:28 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Slippery When Wet

lol thanks, glad you enjoyed it. Connor is just far too much fun when he's wet and bedraggled and getting himself into trouble like that. And Ryan is enjoying it far too much!
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