athene (deinonychus_1) wrote,

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.

Tags: connor temple, drabble, gen, tom ryan

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