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fanfic: Hopes and Dreams - athene
fanfic: Hopes and Dreams

I blame[info]lukadreaming  for this one. We were having a perfectly reasonable chat yesterday, and she mentioned that two of her major squicks are het and kid!fic. So I threatened (in a friendly, light-hearted way, of course) to write a het-future-kid!fic drabble. Then this happened. It's not actually a drabble, and strictly speaking it's het-future-almost-kid!fic, but it's still Luka's fault. Apologies in advance for the excessive angst.

Title: Hopes and Dreams
Author: Athene
Fandom: Primeval
Characters: Abby (Abby/Connor implied)
Rating: 12       
Warnings: Character death, pregnancy, angst, (implied sex).
Spoilers: none
Word count: 200
Disclaimer: Not mine. ITV and Impossible Pictures own them.


     The other expectant mums with their fussing partners give her pitying looks as she sits in the waiting room by herself. Abby doesn’t care. They probably think she’s a stupid young thing, pregnant from a one night stand, a boyfriend who took off as soon as he found out. Stuff them, let them think what they want. 

The other mums had probably planned their new families down to the last details. Painted nurseries and mountains of toys already. Names all picked out. Months of planning. Abby didn’t have months, or plans. Abby only had memories, brief snapshots of time. Six days trapped with him in a distant era. One night of desperate fear and love and truth under alien stars. And one moment when he hung back, caused a distraction to give her time to get to the anomaly. One moment when he was ripped away from her. One moment that lasted for a lifetime when his dark eyes held her gaze until the very last second before those eyes closed forever. 

            The other mums have so many hopes and dreams for their children. Abby only has one. She hopes her baby has dark eyes, just like its father.

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verito295 From: verito295 Date: September 11th, 2008 06:23 pm (UTC) (Link)
*sniffles* You made me tear up in the office hon and that's not nice but this packs such a punch!
Love it!
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: September 11th, 2008 07:36 pm (UTC) (Link)
*passes tissues*

Sorry. Once I had the idea I just had to write it, even though it seems to have used up my angst quota for the entire week!
fififolle From: fififolle Date: September 11th, 2008 06:30 pm (UTC) (Link)
OMG. This is... You can't... OMG. Connor! Noooooooooooooo.....!

*Warning: Too much angst. Explosion of brain imminent.*

deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: September 11th, 2008 07:37 pm (UTC) (Link)
meep! *ducks to avoid being splattered by brain explosion*


You can't... OMG. Connor!

I can and I did. Because I'm evil like that.
alyse From: alyse Date: September 11th, 2008 07:18 pm (UTC) (Link)
Awww! And oh noes!
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: September 11th, 2008 07:39 pm (UTC) (Link)
You defintely can't complain about the angst after your Abby/Connor epic. Although admittedly this was a bit excessivley angsty, even for me.
telperion_15 From: telperion_15 Date: September 11th, 2008 07:22 pm (UTC) (Link)


*reaches for the tissues*
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: September 11th, 2008 07:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
*passes more tissues*

Sorry. Angst seems to be the default setting for this week.
bigtitch From: bigtitch Date: September 11th, 2008 07:23 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh that's so sad!
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: September 11th, 2008 07:45 pm (UTC) (Link)
*reaches for tissues, realises they've all been used already by Lucas and Telperion*

I'd been trying to write more for a few weeks, and finally got some bunnies this week. Unfortunately they were all mega-angst bunnies.
mysteriousaliwz From: mysteriousaliwz Date: September 11th, 2008 07:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
*weeps into hanky*
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: September 11th, 2008 07:47 pm (UTC) (Link)
*finally locates more tissues, passes them across*

I couldn't help it. He had to die for this to work. *ducks and hides from other Connor fans*
reggietate From: reggietate Date: September 11th, 2008 10:15 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh. My God. Angsty, angsty fic :-) Really good, angsty fic. But.... waaaah! Killer last line.
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: September 11th, 2008 10:17 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thank you. That was pretty much the response I was hoping for with this one.
madscribbles From: madscribbles Date: September 11th, 2008 10:39 pm (UTC) (Link)
Anyone have any brain bleach? I want this fic and idea wiped completely from my memory and Athene's as well!

Brain bleach! Brain bleach! My kingdom for a large vat of brain bleach!

This is excellent m'dear, but, just... *pouts*
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: September 12th, 2008 07:05 am (UTC) (Link)
Meep! sorry.

*passes brain bleach*
fredbassett From: fredbassett Date: September 12th, 2008 08:27 am (UTC) (Link)
Ouch !!

Angsty, but lovely.
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: September 12th, 2008 12:05 pm (UTC) (Link)
I think someone turned my angst dial to maximum this week. I may have to write fluff or angst-free smut over the weekend to compensate.
arianedevere From: arianedevere Date: September 12th, 2008 11:20 am (UTC) (Link)

You made me make a new avatar just cos of this!
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: September 12th, 2008 12:07 pm (UTC) (Link)
*passes tissues*

Glad you liked, they are just so sweet together.
ellymelly From: ellymelly Date: September 12th, 2008 01:25 pm (UTC) (Link)
awwwwwwwwwww so sad, but beautiful last line.
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: September 12th, 2008 05:08 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks. Poor Abby, at least she'll have something to remember him by.
lukadreaming From: lukadreaming Date: September 12th, 2008 06:13 pm (UTC) (Link)
Waaahh! This made me cry. You've just totally convinced me with het and kidfic *bg*.

And we can't even blame Fred for this one.
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: September 12th, 2008 07:11 pm (UTC) (Link)
Nope, this one definitely isn't Fred's fault.

And thanks for having a look at the first draft for me.
xlondonferryx From: xlondonferryx Date: January 19th, 2009 10:43 pm (UTC) (Link)
Aw, so sad! ♥
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: January 20th, 2009 07:30 pm (UTC) (Link)
yep, but I do have a bit of a reputaion for writing angsty fic.
daxie42 From: daxie42 Date: May 27th, 2009 05:53 am (UTC) (Link)
Nooooooooooo poor Connor! This is beautifully written, the last line in particular is so heartbreaking :( :(
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: May 27th, 2009 07:20 am (UTC) (Link)
glad you liked. Poor Connor, even by my usual standards of angsty fic, this was angstier than usual.
szychogirl From: szychogirl Date: August 4th, 2009 04:10 am (UTC) (Link)
i can't get this one outta my head, no matter how hard i try :(
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: August 6th, 2009 07:32 pm (UTC) (Link)
ooh, thanks. It was a very angsty idea, but once I had it I just had to write it.
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