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fanfic: 'Running' and 'Necessary' - athene
fanfic: 'Running' and 'Necessary'
Okay, so Five Days: part 4 isn't ready yet, but it felt wrong to let the weekend go by without posting fic of some kind. So here's a couple of Ryan-centric drabbles, for anyone who needs their Special Forces fix. 

Title: Running
Author: Athene
Fandom: Primeval
Rating: PG
Disclaimer: Not mine. ITV and Impossible Pictures own them.
Word count: approx 100

            Ryan has been running all day. So many creatures to chase, so much forest to cover. They’ve finally finished rounding up the prehistoric meerkat things, but he still has a nagging suspicion about the apparent lack of predators.

            “You’re paranoid,” Cutter laughs, but the look on Stephen’s face says otherwise.

            They are herding the last one back through the anomaly when they hear a yell from Connor. Ryan gets a horrible sinking feeling as he realises he’s let the kid wander off out of sight. Abruptly the yell becomes a scream, and Ryan is running again.

Title: Necessary
Author: Athene
Fandom: Primeval
Rating: PG
Disclaimer: Not mine. ITV and Impossible Pictures own them.
Word count: approx 100

            “You killed it,” Cutter shouts.

            “It was necessary.”

            The creature lies between them, a bloodied accusation.

            “It’s a herbivore. It wasn’t a threat.”

            Tell that to your team-mates, Ryan thinks as Cutter storms off in a blur of gestures and expletives. But he says nothing. It’s not his place.

            “Thank you,” Abby says guiltily. “Sorry I couldn’t get out of its way fast enough. I’ll explain to Cutter.” She follows the swearing.

            Connor is the only one who stays to help clear up. He doesn’t say anything, but the look on his face is confirmation, if any were needed, that Ryan made the right choice.



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munchkinofdoom From: munchkinofdoom Date: August 27th, 2007 01:28 pm (UTC) (Link)
Prehistoric meerkats. OMG, prehistoric meerkats. I have this terrible fasination for meerkats. And that much walking snackfood? Ryan - and Stephen - were right to keep an eye and ear out. *nods*
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: August 27th, 2007 04:15 pm (UTC) (Link)
Meerkats are so cute, and you only ever seem to see great big nasty predators come through the anomaly, so I thought it was about time they got the cute fluffies for a change.

And in some ways, lots and lots of small, fast, mammal-like creatures would be far harder to track down and catch than one big, obvious predator.

But then, there's no drama in small, cute fluffies (except if they happen to be parasite infested dodos).
fredbassett From: fredbassett Date: August 27th, 2007 02:15 pm (UTC) (Link)
I always need a Special Forces fix! I'm with munchkin, love the idea of prehistoric meercats :) And nice to see that Abby'll back Ryan up. Like the cure interplay with Connor. Clearly the boys are meant for each other *grins*
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: August 27th, 2007 04:19 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yes, they were meant to be Ryan fics, but somehow Connor slipped into both of them, didn't he? I must have those two on the brain at the moment. Can't imagine why... *evil giggle*

telperion_15 From: telperion_15 Date: August 27th, 2007 02:22 pm (UTC) (Link)
You're so nice to us - what a lovely bank holiday treat!

Great depictions of all the characters - I can just imagine the kind of expletives Cutter would come out with after Ryan's killed something! Although I hope Connor is alright in the first fic *nods enthusiastically* Although I'm sure he'll be fine with Ryan running to his rescue.

And prehistoric meerkats? Genius!

*wanders off to post her own fic*

deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: August 27th, 2007 04:23 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks, nice to know you liked.

I can just imagine all those special forces guys running around trying to round up little meerkat creatures. Possibly with Keystone Cops/Benny Hill type music on the background!

And I think there's something about Connor that's just going to bring out Ryan's protective streak, so of course he's going to run to the rescue (although I suspect I may be biased when it comes to the Ryan and Connor dynamic).

And you've posted ore fic? Must go investigate.
telperion_15 From: telperion_15 Date: August 27th, 2007 06:47 pm (UTC) (Link)
There's nothing wrong being biased - although I personally am currently finding it very difficult to be biased towards one Primeval pairing (oh, who am I kidding? I'm a Nick/Stephen girl at heart!)

Am now picturing a truly hilarious round-up scene - like the dodos, but even funnier! :-D
entangled_now From: entangled_now Date: August 27th, 2007 04:01 pm (UTC) (Link)
Lol, I'm with everyone else, I love the idea of prehistoric meerkats! A Special Forces fix is always appreciated...great drabbles.
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: August 27th, 2007 04:25 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks. There should definitely be more small cute creatures every now and then. If only to see Nick's happy dodo 'they're great' expression again.
hellcats_punk From: hellcats_punk Date: August 27th, 2007 05:10 pm (UTC) (Link)

I just loved the prehistoric meerkats! And a Ryan fix was just what I needed I think thank you! ;)

Hmmm...Ryan and Connor...together, now there's a nice image hehe
Ryan does seem to have a protectiveness about him you can see it in his eyes when someone is in trouble, and Connor always needing protected, a perfect match don't you think! loving the slashy sub-text...or is that just me reading to much into something that wasn't there!?

Now Cutter isn't your teams lives more important than that of a dino, herbivore or not? Ryan was quite right to kill it! Scientists! :insert tutting sound:
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: August 28th, 2007 08:31 am (UTC) (Link)
Thanks, glad you liked.

I don't think I was aiming for slashy subtext in this one, although for me that makes a change with these two, and it probably crept in without me noticing. Not that I'm trying tp plug my own fic (okay, that's a blatant lie, of course I'm plugging my own fic) but if you like Connor/Ryan have you been reading the Five Days series? Lots of slashy subtext there. *grin*

And Cutter can be just a bit... obsessive... about protecting the creatures.
adafrog From: adafrog Date: August 28th, 2007 01:27 am (UTC) (Link)
Great drabbles.
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: August 28th, 2007 08:32 am (UTC) (Link)
bigtitch From: bigtitch Date: August 28th, 2007 06:12 am (UTC) (Link)
Great drabbles. And I *love* a Ryan-fix in the morning! Thank you!
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: August 28th, 2007 08:35 am (UTC) (Link)
Thanks. Who *doesn't* like a Ryan fix in the morning? Or, indeed, at any other time of the day.
byrons_brain From: byrons_brain Date: August 28th, 2007 05:59 pm (UTC) (Link)
Very nice.... ::prods:: where's the rest? I need more.... after a fredbare marathon I'm half way through Devils Crowll... I need more....
byrons_brain From: byrons_brain Date: August 28th, 2007 06:00 pm (UTC) (Link)
What am I on, I meant fredbassett
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: August 29th, 2007 08:45 am (UTC) (Link)

I thought you'd gone quiet for the last day or two. Has fred's Stephen/Ryan saga been keeping you busy?

And... are you *quite* sure you need more fic? It sounds like you may be overdosing already?
byrons_brain From: byrons_brain Date: August 29th, 2007 08:54 am (UTC) (Link)
Yep, I'm now all up to date.... ::tries to stop shivering:: I'm not addicted!
mysteriousaliwz From: mysteriousaliwz Date: May 31st, 2008 10:29 pm (UTC) (Link)
I love the prehistoric meerkats!

And Ryan seems distinctly protective when it comes to Connor, bless him :)
knitekat From: knitekat Date: July 20th, 2009 10:31 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yay for prehistoric Meerkats! Meep for Connor getting into trouble and yay (again) for Ryan running off to the rescue.
Cutter really needs to realise that a herbivore can be a threat, esp if it's big and charging (elephants, rhinos). Yay for Ryan saving Abby, and Connor's look!
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: July 21st, 2009 06:00 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hee, everyone seems to like the meerkats. Connor has a knack for getting into trouble, lucky for him he has Ryan keeping an eye out for him (and also protecting any other oblivious scientists who happen to be around *grin*).
knitekat From: knitekat Date: July 21st, 2009 09:26 pm (UTC) (Link)
Meerkats are cute (even if they can be a bit nasty at times!) - esp with the advert!
tia198 From: tia198 Date: February 13th, 2010 01:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
Two brilliant Ryan fics!

The first one: Typical Connor getting into trouble Ryan should put a tracking tag on him!

The second one: I love how Abby and Connor sided with Ryan!
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: February 14th, 2010 12:06 pm (UTC) (Link)
thanks. LOL, I think Ryan would probably agree with you about the need for a tracking device on Connor!

And sometimes Cutter needs to get his priorities right.
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