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drabble: Unwanted - athene
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drabble: Unwanted
Written for the Primeval 100 challange 93 - Valentine/anti-Valentine


Title: Unwanted
Author: Athene
Fandom: Primeval
Characters: Connor, Abby, Stephen. (Connor/Abby implied, Abby/Stephen implied)
Rating: PG            
Warnings: angst?
Spoilers: none
Challenge: Valentine/anti-valentine
Word count: 100
Disclaimer: Not mine. ITV and Impossible Pictures own them.

 

            Connor stared at the card in his hand, his heart racing. Every word written within was carefully chosen to convey his true feelings. Everything that he couldn’t say out loud to her.

Even if it only made Abby smile it would be worth it.

He glanced round the corner, and the world stopped.

Abby and Stephen were laughing together, leaning in close, touches lingering, their eyes locked on each other as they shared an intimate moment.

            Connor walked away, discarding the unwanted Valentine in the nearest bin.

            If only it were as easy to throw his heart away with it.

 

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madscribbles From: madscribbles Date: February 15th, 2009 08:26 pm (UTC) (Link)
Awww poor Conn!
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: February 15th, 2009 08:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
Indeed, all his feelings unrequited. I am being mean to him again, aren't I?
lukadreaming From: lukadreaming Date: February 15th, 2009 08:32 pm (UTC) (Link)
*Sniffs*

Poor Connor!
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: February 15th, 2009 08:35 pm (UTC) (Link)
*hands Luka a tissue*

Wpuld you believe I wrote the first draft of this one on Wednesday morning within an hour of seeing the new challenge, but it's taken me this long to beat it down to a hundred words, and more to the point, a hundred words that I was actually *happy* with.
missyvortexdv From: missyvortexdv Date: February 15th, 2009 08:38 pm (UTC) (Link)
Awww!
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: February 15th, 2009 08:44 pm (UTC) (Link)
thanks.
reggietate From: reggietate Date: February 15th, 2009 08:46 pm (UTC) (Link)
Awwww! *sniffs* Poor Connor! Don't give up, now!
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: February 15th, 2009 08:56 pm (UTC) (Link)
If he thinks he's in competition with Stephen, he's probably thinking that he may as well just give up and go home now rather than wasting everyone's time and making an idiot of himself. Poor lad.
fredbassett From: fredbassett Date: February 15th, 2009 09:09 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh ouch, poor Connor! Don't give up, lad!
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: February 15th, 2009 09:13 pm (UTC) (Link)
Poor Connor indeed. If it helps at all, I've just written another one with a happier ending for him. Now I just have to edit the damn thing.
telperion_15 From: telperion_15 Date: February 15th, 2009 09:36 pm (UTC) (Link)
*wails*

*huggles Connor tight and takes him away from the mean theropod*
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: February 15th, 2009 09:54 pm (UTC) (Link)
Nooooooo! I wrote happy Connor drabble as well. I just haven't managed to make it be 100 words yet. How can I finish happy Connor drabble if you don't give him back?

*also wails*
alyse From: alyse Date: February 15th, 2009 10:31 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh, poor Connor! Bless him.
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: February 16th, 2009 03:11 am (UTC) (Link)
*huggles Connor* it's a valentine challenge, I think Connor!angst was going to be compulsory from me.
adafrog From: adafrog Date: February 16th, 2009 12:07 am (UTC) (Link)
Oh, poor Connor!
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: February 16th, 2009 03:11 am (UTC) (Link)
he's just not destined to get the girl. Not this time, anyway.
cordeliadelayne From: cordeliadelayne Date: February 16th, 2009 04:38 am (UTC) (Link)
Oh, poor Connor :(
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: February 16th, 2009 08:08 am (UTC) (Link)
I'm being mean to the poor lad again. No change from usual, really.
far_mountain From: far_mountain Date: February 16th, 2009 06:02 pm (UTC) (Link)
Very nicely done.

A lot is said in just a few words and you chose just the right ones. Lovely.
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: February 16th, 2009 07:32 pm (UTC) (Link)
thank you, that's a lovely comment. I spent ages trying to get this into just 100 words, it kept wanting to be longer!
fififolle From: fififolle Date: February 16th, 2009 08:39 pm (UTC) (Link)
Awww! *wonders how I missed this*
Poor Connor... *wails*
Very good... *sniff*
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: February 16th, 2009 08:46 pm (UTC) (Link)
*hands over a tissue* I couldn't help it, I just had to write Connor!angst for this one.

Which reminds me, I also have a non-angst Connor drabble for this one, but the first draft is well over 100 words and I probably don't have time to edit it down now. Although, the Tuesday D&D is cancelled tomorrow, so maybe...

squeezynz From: squeezynz Date: February 21st, 2009 11:05 am (UTC) (Link)
nicely done......and great use of succinct writing.

you have my admiration..(from one who only knows how to write epics)
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: February 21st, 2009 11:11 am (UTC) (Link)
thanks. This one really didn't want to be just 100 words, at one point I almost gave up on ever getting it to edit down, and was just going to post it as a mini-ficlet instead. I'm glad I didn't now.
daxie42 From: daxie42 Date: May 28th, 2009 05:46 am (UTC) (Link)
Oh no poor Connor - you wrote this really well I can see Connor's heartbroken expression :(
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: May 28th, 2009 07:11 am (UTC) (Link)
thanks. Poor angsty Connor, I just want to hug him.
szychogirl From: szychogirl Date: August 4th, 2009 04:03 am (UTC) (Link)
aww just when connor got some confidence, abby stabs him in the heart, again. if she only knew what she was missing!
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: August 6th, 2009 07:29 pm (UTC) (Link)
poor Connor, always rejected. Abby was just blinded by the pretty boy Stephen, clearly.
knitekat From: knitekat Date: August 6th, 2009 10:17 pm (UTC) (Link)
*sniffs* .. hugs Connor!
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: August 10th, 2009 06:55 pm (UTC) (Link)
poor Connor *also hugs him*. He'll get the girl one day, I'm sure of it.
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