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drabble: The Old Routine - athene
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drabble: The Old Routine

written for the primeval 100 challenge 128: Promises, promises.

Title: The Old Routine
Author: Athene
Fandom: Primeval
Characters: Connor/Abby
Rating: PG                    
Warnings: none
Spoilers: 3.9, 3.10
Challenge: Promises, promises
Word count: 100
Disclaimer: Not mine. ITV and Impossible Pictures own them.

 

 

            Connor was overjoyed when Abby told him he could come home again. He promised himself the weirdness between them would go away once they were back to the old routine.

            Trouble was, he’d forgotten how much of ‘the old routine’ involved mixed signals and rejections. Kissing one day, distance the next. When he finally found the courage to call her on it, Abby promised she would stop messing him around. In turn, Connor promised himself he wouldn’t let her mess him around any more.

            Promises, promises.

            Within two weeks of getting home, every single one of them had been broken.

 

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telperion_15 From: telperion_15 Date: October 18th, 2009 02:24 pm (UTC) (Link)
*meeps* Oh, that was so angsty! Connor calls her on it, and yet the status quo still doesn't change... *huggles Connor*
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: October 18th, 2009 02:59 pm (UTC) (Link)
I did warn people in the chat last night that it was going to be angsty! Poor Connor, I really do want to write happy fluffy fic about those two, but the bunnies are having none of it.
spirited_lizard From: spirited_lizard Date: October 18th, 2009 02:31 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh, I like that much!
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: October 18th, 2009 02:59 pm (UTC) (Link)
thanks, glad you liked.
fredbassett From: fredbassett Date: October 18th, 2009 02:36 pm (UTC) (Link)
Poor Connor.
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: October 18th, 2009 03:01 pm (UTC) (Link)
I really wish I could write happy fic for this pairing, but it just doesn't seem to be happening lately. In the meantime, angst!
lukadreaming From: lukadreaming Date: October 18th, 2009 02:56 pm (UTC) (Link)
Eek! Poor Connor.
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: October 18th, 2009 03:03 pm (UTC) (Link)
poor Connor indeed. Sodding series 3. I wish I could write a fic that would make it alright between them, whilst still being true to the mess that canon has left us with.
madcatt82 From: madcatt82 Date: October 18th, 2009 03:11 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ooh, nice and angsty... poor Connor.
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: October 18th, 2009 03:17 pm (UTC) (Link)
thanks. We do like a bit of angst round here, especially if it involves Connor getting hurt.
wilemina_29 From: wilemina_29 Date: October 18th, 2009 03:22 pm (UTC) (Link)
Poor Connor bless his heart.

But then some of the dancing around they do is what keeps me on the edge of my seat with these two, the whole 'will they won't they' gets me hooked every time. They really need to address what's holding Abby back in the next series because she obviously cares about Connor a great deal and said she wanted him to make a move. I'll get down off my soap box now lol.

Great work, loved it! :-)
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: October 18th, 2009 03:58 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, I wish they'd do something about what's going on with Abby and why she treats him like that. Maybe in series 4, eh? I do love the UST up to a point, but it's starting to go on a bit too long now, I think. They need to resolve it in some way (preferabley *not* by killing either of them off, which seems to be the way most relationships go in Primeval).
fififolle From: fififolle Date: October 18th, 2009 05:27 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh no! That really is too angsty! *hides*
But, you know, good drabble *cries*
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: October 18th, 2009 05:53 pm (UTC) (Link)
but there's no such thing as too much angst, surely?
szychogirl From: szychogirl Date: October 18th, 2009 05:39 pm (UTC) (Link)
oops! Broken again!

aww Yeah, poor, dear Connor. He really tries sooo hard, doesn't he? I'm still hoping for some resolution in the next series. The 'yes, no, maybe so' with Abby has to stop. It would be nice if they let on why she's so hesitant. Here's hoping anyway.

Great angsty drabble *hugs them both*
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: October 18th, 2009 05:57 pm (UTC) (Link)
oops! Broken again!

Should I be worried that happens to often around me? More to the point, should Connor be worried!

Yes, we so need a proper resolution of their relationship in series 4 or 5.

(PS. I just finished screencapping 3.9 and am about to start on 3.10 for tomorrow's picspam, dedicated to the red hoody and leather jacket. Um... no, that was supposed to be dedicated to Connor hurt and in peril, it just happens to *feature* the hoody and jacket *looks shifty*)
cordeliadelayne From: cordeliadelayne Date: October 18th, 2009 10:10 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh dear :( Poor Connor.
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: October 19th, 2009 12:04 pm (UTC) (Link)
oops, broken again!
knitekat From: knitekat Date: October 18th, 2009 11:31 pm (UTC) (Link)
Meep for Connor. Even knowing whats happening, they still can't stop repeating it. *hugs em both*
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: October 19th, 2009 12:06 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, I kind of wish Connor would just stand up for himself if Abby keeps treating him like she did in S3, but somehow I doubt it. They're both as bad for letting the situation go on like that.
kristen_mara From: kristen_mara Date: October 19th, 2009 09:42 am (UTC) (Link)

Yep, unfortunately I can see them doing just that very thing in Season 4! Didn't they learn anything from Nick and Stephen??
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: October 19th, 2009 12:07 pm (UTC) (Link)
apparently they didn't learn a thing! I really hope they don't do that in series 4, it was frusttrating enough to watch in series 3 without them repeating it all over again.
nietie From: nietie Date: October 19th, 2009 01:37 pm (UTC) (Link)
I can so imagine this. Just like S3.
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: October 19th, 2009 05:14 pm (UTC) (Link)
pretty much, yeah. I hope they manage to work something out in series 4.
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