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drabble: Better

Written for the Primeval 100 challenge 116 - TLC

Title: Better
Author: Athene
Fandom: Primeval
Characters: Ryan, Connor
Rating: 15                    
Warnings: Points to icon in lieu of specific warnings.
Spoilers: none
Challenge: TLC
Word count: 100
Disclaimer: Not mine. ITV and Impossible Pictures own them.
AN: Thanks to telperion_15 for the second opinion when I wasn't sure about this one. 

 

           Ryan wanted to promise that it would get better soon, but they both knew it would be a lie.

He cradled Connor’s broken body in his arms as the fever raged, stroking his hair and talking him through his fear when the pain became too much. The incoherent whimpering had started on the sixth day. Ryan thought he preferred the screaming. At least that meant there was still some fight in him.

In his increasingly rare lucid moments, Connor begged him to make the pain stop.

Eventually, Ryan promised it would get better soon.

Then he reached for his pistol.


 

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lukadreaming From: lukadreaming Date: July 28th, 2009 06:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
Eek! Yibble!

*Runs off to snivel under the desk*
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: July 28th, 2009 06:30 pm (UTC) (Link)
*sends Stephen under the table to offer comfort*
bigtitch From: bigtitch Date: July 28th, 2009 06:25 pm (UTC) (Link)
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!
*runs and hides with Lukadreaming*
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: July 28th, 2009 06:31 pm (UTC) (Link)
Stephen should already be under there comforting Luka, I'm sure he can hug you as well.
fredbassett From: fredbassett Date: July 28th, 2009 06:28 pm (UTC) (Link)
OH. MY. GOD.

*yibble*

*runs and hides in ma basket*

deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: July 28th, 2009 06:32 pm (UTC) (Link)
I have a reputation to keep up here, and I hadn't maimed anyone for ages!
fififolle From: fififolle Date: July 28th, 2009 07:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh dear. Oh dear, oh dear. I don't think I wanted that :(
*wail*

BUGGER IT ALL TO HELL.

This was amazing.
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: July 28th, 2009 10:35 pm (UTC) (Link)
*pets Fifi* Are you *sure* you didn't want it? It did have our favourite boys huggling. (let's just ignore the other things that were happening, eh? We'll just concentrate on the huggling)
nietie From: nietie Date: July 28th, 2009 07:53 pm (UTC) (Link)
OMG, that's TLC in a twisted way. *huggles both boys and dials denial for them*
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: July 28th, 2009 10:37 pm (UTC) (Link)
indeed, it possibly skirts a wee bit close to borderline of TLC, but the fluffy bunnies just weren't happening for this challenge.
telperion_15 From: telperion_15 Date: July 28th, 2009 08:57 pm (UTC) (Link)
My gut reaction was OMG WOMAN!!!

My reaction after several hours consideration is OMG WOMAN!!!!

*wails*
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: July 28th, 2009 10:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
Do you need Stephen to comfort you as well? You may have to fight Luka and Bigtitch for him, but I'm sure he'll oblige.

Hmmm, I know I have this reputation to uphold, but I should probably stop killing Connor in drabbles and ficlets. It's happening rather a lot now *looks worried*
edited for icon fail

Edited at 2009-07-28 10:41 pm (UTC)
talliw From: talliw Date: July 28th, 2009 09:09 pm (UTC) (Link)
At least he will not have to suffer any longer.
Great drabble.
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: July 28th, 2009 10:42 pm (UTC) (Link)
thanks. I suspect once Ryan knew there was no hope he wouldn't want to let him suffer any more.
reggietate From: reggietate Date: July 28th, 2009 09:52 pm (UTC) (Link)
*meep* What a gut punch of a drabble. Well done! :-O *runs off to wibble in the corner*
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: July 28th, 2009 10:44 pm (UTC) (Link)
thanks. Poor Ryan, what a horrible decision to have to make. But I suspect once he'd decided that there was no hope he wouldn't let it go on any longer than it had to.
joereaves From: joereaves Date: July 28th, 2009 09:59 pm (UTC) (Link)
OMG. It's very well written but you are evil.
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: July 28th, 2009 10:46 pm (UTC) (Link)
Excellent! I aim to be evil *grin*.

It was one of those ideas that had been in the back of my mind for ages but I couldn't decide whether it wanted to be a drabble or a ficlet or part of something longer. Then I suddenly realised it fitted the drabble prompt and spent three days beating it down to the required word count!
cordeliadelayne From: cordeliadelayne Date: July 29th, 2009 12:16 am (UTC) (Link)
Eeeeek!
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: July 29th, 2009 07:14 am (UTC) (Link)
*looks shifty*
munchkinofdoom From: munchkinofdoom Date: July 29th, 2009 04:46 am (UTC) (Link)
YES! Yes yes yes yes yes!

And, no, not because Connor's about to cop it, but because this reminds me of how the Hound still owes us a scenario much like this one. *serious nod*

Beautifully done with so few words, my dear. Definitely a credit to your icon and reputation...
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: July 29th, 2009 07:20 am (UTC) (Link)
thanks I wondered if this one might be right up your street, if you could be persuaded to read drabbles again!

Not a nice scenario, but one that's all too likely if people get trapped on the wrong side of an anomaly for too long.
echo_fangirl From: echo_fangirl Date: July 29th, 2009 10:58 am (UTC) (Link)
Eep! But Connor! And Ryan! Eep! :( *hides from the scary*
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: July 29th, 2009 12:06 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yey for getting another 'eep'! Thanks. Poor boys, I do like breaking them sometimes.
lsellersfic From: lsellersfic Date: July 29th, 2009 04:05 pm (UTC) (Link)
Wah!

Good drabble.
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: July 29th, 2009 05:08 pm (UTC) (Link)
thanks.
knitekat From: knitekat Date: August 6th, 2009 10:34 pm (UTC) (Link)
Eeek. What a horrible choice to have to make.. meep!
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: August 10th, 2009 07:08 pm (UTC) (Link)
It's a truly horrible choice, but if anyone can bring themselves to do it, it would be Ryan.
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