athene (deinonychus_1) wrote,

Drabble: In the Line of Duty

written for the Primeval 100 challenge 115 - Parents

Title: In the Line of Duty
Author: Athene
Fandom: Primeval
Characters: Nick, mention of Ryan
Rating: PG                   
Warnings: None
Spoilers: 1.6
Challenge: parents
Word count: 100
Disclaimer: Not mine. ITV and Impossible Pictures own them.


            Most of the people at Captain Ryan’s funeral were soldiers. Standing unobtrusively at the back, Nick’s gaze was drawn to the few family members in attendance. Ryan’s father remained stiff and stoic throughout, his mother occasionally dabbed her eyes with a handkerchief.

            Nick wondered what they had been told of Ryan’s death. If they knew that he was a hero who had died trying to protect civilians. Or whether they had simply received an automated letter containing phrases such as ‘classified’ and ‘in the line of duty’.

            Whatever they had been told, Nick hoped they were proud of their son.

Tags: drabble, gen, nick cutter, tom ryan
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