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fanfic: The Second Law of Thermodynamics - athene
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fanfic: The Second Law of Thermodynamics

Title: The Second Law of Thermodynamics
Author: Athene
Fandom: Primeval
Pairing/characters: Lester/Connor   
Rating: PG
Warnings: none
Spoilers: 3.5
Disclaimer: Not mine. ITV and Impossible Pictures own them.
Word count: approx 500
Summary: Everyone seemed to have forgotten about Connor. Everyone, except Lester.
AN: Reposted from the Sunday chat in Denial. Just a bit of comment-fluff.  

 

Everyone was so busy running around sealing off the lab and ensuring that no spores had escaped, they all seemed to have forgotten about Connor. Just a foil blanket and a bit of corridor floor and he was supposed to be alright after damn near freezing to death in order to protect the ARC from the spores.

 Lester glanced round to make sure everyone was occupied, and then strode over to where Connor was still a frosty, shivering huddle.

            “Come on,” Lester said, without preamble. He grabbed Connor’s arm and dragged him to his feet and half carried him into the nearest office. It was probably a sign of how frozen Connor was that he didn’t even make a sound, let alone protest at this treatment.

            Lester shut the door behind them, and then pressed Connor against the wall. The boy could barely stand up, but there was confusion in his dark eyes. Confusion, and something else. Hope? Fear? Lester didn’t know, and didn’t want to find out. Instead, before he could think too hard about this and change his mind, he pulled the foil blanket aside and slipped his arms around Connor’s body and pressed close against him.

            God, he was bloody cold! Lester gave an involuntary gasp as the cold penetrated his clothes and sucked away his own heat. He started to rub his hands up and down Connor’s back. The boy didn’t seem to have moved a muscle since the moment that Lester had touched him. Suddenly that changed when he burrowed his face against Lester’s neck, pressing his nose into the warm skin there.

            Lester bit back another gasp, and continued to hold the young man, letting one hand slide up and settle on the back of Connor’s neck, letting the laws of thermodynamics do their work as his own heat seeped into Connor’s body. Connor’s hands wormed their way inside Lester’s jacket, and Lester was supremely grateful that his shirt was very well tucked in, and that Connor’s fingers were still apparently too cold to be able to remedy that situation.

Gradually the shivering subsided, and Lester could see pink skin instead of bluish-white. He eventually let go, trying to ignore the fraction of a second when Connor clung on, burrowing his face closer into Lester’s neck, before he too let go.

Then there was a very awkward moment when neither of them seemed able to meet each other’s eye.

“Right, well. I believe we have a mutant mushroom infestation to deal with,” Lester said in his best I’m-an-aloof-manager-and-I-don’t-care-about-my-staff voice. He walked to the door, and his hand was already on the handle before he heard Connor speak.

“Why?”

He glanced back and allowed himself to meet the confused gaze.

Lester shrugged and feigned nonchalance. “It would take far too long to train someone else how to use that blasted detection device of yours.”

He walked out before he gave anything else away, but the image of Connor’s raised eyebrows and understanding smile stayed with him all the way back down the corridor.    

 

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joereaves From: joereaves Date: December 21st, 2009 07:51 pm (UTC) (Link)
Awww Lester would rather dress in a fluffy bunny suit, in public, than admit to having actual emotions sometimes lol.
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: December 21st, 2009 08:12 pm (UTC) (Link)
LOL. Yep, that's our Lester.
byrons_brain From: byrons_brain Date: December 21st, 2009 07:59 pm (UTC) (Link)
::grins:: love it!
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: December 21st, 2009 08:12 pm (UTC) (Link)
hee, thanks.
telperion_15 From: telperion_15 Date: December 21st, 2009 08:29 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hee! Love it! Also, I'll volunteer to warm up popsicle!Connor on any future occasions of potential hypothermia... *g*
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: December 21st, 2009 08:36 pm (UTC) (Link)
I suspect there may be a not-so-orderly queue of people volunteering to be Connor's hot-water-bottle.

*causes a distraction and queue jumps to the front*
fififolle From: fififolle Date: December 21st, 2009 09:27 pm (UTC) (Link)
This is really very special. It's incredibly intimate, and revealing. Connor burying his nose in Lester's neck, quite a moment. It also leaves us with so many questions. Like Connor. Why? And when will we ever find out? :D

Sheer brilliance.
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: December 21st, 2009 10:20 pm (UTC) (Link)
there is very little bad with sharing-body-heat snuggles. Lester will just deny any hint of fluffiness forever, and possibly shoot anyone who suggests otherwise.
lukadreaming From: lukadreaming Date: December 21st, 2009 11:12 pm (UTC) (Link)
Verry nice *g*.
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: December 22nd, 2009 06:48 pm (UTC) (Link)
I just can't resist a bedraggled Connor in need of a hug.
knitekat From: knitekat Date: December 21st, 2009 11:42 pm (UTC) (Link)
Nice to see Lester showing his caring side, even if he denies it afterwards.
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: December 22nd, 2009 06:49 pm (UTC) (Link)
He wouldn't be Lester if he didn't try to deny it afterwards.
canadian_jay From: canadian_jay Date: December 22nd, 2009 12:21 am (UTC) (Link)
Eee! *is all warm and fuzzy* He's so adorable when he pretends not to care! *ruffles Lester's hair*

Good job. ^^
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: December 22nd, 2009 06:50 pm (UTC) (Link)
heehee, thanks. Lester is warm and fluffy after all, he just hides it very well.
auntypam From: auntypam Date: December 22nd, 2009 01:48 am (UTC) (Link)
And Connor is a first rate cuddler, I bet*G*
Hey! isn't that Mushroom man moving again meep!!!!
*Sneakstoheadofqueuewhileeveryonelooks*vbg*
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: December 22nd, 2009 06:51 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh yes, Connor is definitely a cuddler.

Oi! I saw that queue jumping!
rusty_armour From: rusty_armour Date: December 22nd, 2009 05:24 am (UTC) (Link)
This is lovely! :-) I think it's so sweet that Lester took it upon himself to take care of Connor. Given what happens later in the episode, it actually makes sense. I mean, as far as I can tell, Lester is the only person who seems to notice that Connor is living at the ARC and needs somewhere to stay. Ergo, if he noticed a detail like that and decided to help, I can see him looking after Connor after Connor is pulled out of the lab. Anywaaaay, I love the way Lester warms Connor up by wrapping his arms around him. And it's so typical of Lester to try to make light of it afterwards by claiming he only did it to save himself the trouble of having someone else trained to use the anomaly detector. *g*
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: December 22nd, 2009 06:53 pm (UTC) (Link)
thanks, glad you liked it. Poor Connor, he didn't have a great time that episode, did he? At least *someone* was looking out for him, even if it wasn't the people that you'd expect to be thinking of him.
bigtitch From: bigtitch Date: December 22nd, 2009 08:13 am (UTC) (Link)
Awwww. It's still fluffy and wonderful!
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: December 22nd, 2009 06:54 pm (UTC) (Link)
Fluffy is good, there should be more fluffy Lester.
madcatt82 From: madcatt82 Date: December 22nd, 2009 10:05 am (UTC) (Link)
Awwww, it was lovely on Sunday and it's lovely and fluffy now!
I love how Lester still tries to make everyone believe he doesn't care!
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: December 22nd, 2009 06:54 pm (UTC) (Link)
hee, I think everyone's starting to see through his act by now, though.
fredbassett From: fredbassett Date: December 22nd, 2009 11:29 am (UTC) (Link)
That was cute! Lester does have a heart :)
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: December 22nd, 2009 06:55 pm (UTC) (Link)
of course he has a heart. Just don't say that to his face!
bella_farfalla From: bella_farfalla Date: December 22nd, 2009 06:42 pm (UTC) (Link)
Awwww so cuuuute. Lester I love yoooooou! hehe
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: December 22nd, 2009 06:56 pm (UTC) (Link)
glad you liked. Lester being fluffy is surprisingly fun.
talliw From: talliw Date: December 22nd, 2009 07:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
That was sweet.
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: December 22nd, 2009 09:47 pm (UTC) (Link)
thanks, glad you liked.
ebonyfeather From: ebonyfeather Date: December 22nd, 2009 10:47 pm (UTC) (Link)
That was sweet.
He walked out before he gave anything else away, but the image of Connor’s raised eyebrows and understanding smile stayed with him all the way back down the corridor. - I love the fact that Connor sees straight through his 'I don't care' attitude.
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: December 23rd, 2009 08:11 am (UTC) (Link)
thanks. I think by series 3 they were *all* starting to see through him, but Lester still feels like he has an image to maintain. Silly Lester.
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