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drabble: Shadows of the Past - athene
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drabble: Shadows of the Past

Written for the Primeval 100 challenge 162 - Shadows

Title: Shadows of the Past
Author: Athene
Fandom: Primeval
Characters: Abby/Connor
Rating: PG                   
Warnings: none
Spoilers: 3.10
Challenge: Shadows
Word count: 100
Disclaimer: Not mine. ITV and Impossible Pictures own them.

   

         Connor liked to cuddle.         

Abby would lie awake for hours, staring out into the Cretaceous night while Connor slept, his arms wrapped around her, holding her close. It was more than mutual warmth, and they both knew it. He was trying to offer safety, comfort and protection against the shadows of the night.  

            Abby wished she could believe in that safety. Wished she could return his comfort and affection. But she couldn’t.  

            Oh, she trusted Connor completely, there was no question of that.

But even now, his cuddles were never quite enough to chase away the shadows of her past.



 


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telperion_15 From: telperion_15 Date: June 15th, 2010 08:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ooh, that was a bit shivery...

Neat explanation for Abby's behaviour :)
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: June 15th, 2010 09:08 pm (UTC) (Link)
thanks, I like 'shivery' as a response.
alyse From: alyse Date: June 15th, 2010 08:49 pm (UTC) (Link)
Awww. Poor Abby. Hope that one day she realises that Connor is enough.
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: June 15th, 2010 09:10 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm sure she'll get there eventually. Maybe after a *lot* more cuddles...
fredbassett From: fredbassett Date: June 15th, 2010 08:53 pm (UTC) (Link)
Nice one. That's a view of Abby that I can get behind. It makes sense of her inconsistencies.
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: June 15th, 2010 09:11 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'd been trying to come up with a drabble for this prompt all week, and Connor pov wasn't working. As soon as I switched to Abby it suddenly all fell into place!
fredbassett From: fredbassett Date: June 15th, 2010 09:23 pm (UTC) (Link)
*g* I'd been pretty stumped too until you mentioned wanting more Connor/Lester.
prehistoriccat From: prehistoriccat Date: June 15th, 2010 09:36 pm (UTC) (Link)
*meep* this is so sad :( "his cuddles were never quite enough"
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: June 15th, 2010 09:52 pm (UTC) (Link)
I seem to have defaulted to 'angst' setting with this pairing again. There has to be some reason why Abby can't bring herself to accept what Connor is offering, even though she does seem to want him.
fififolle From: fififolle Date: June 15th, 2010 09:48 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh, bugger it. Poor Abby :((
Maybe in time...
*wails at the angst*

:D
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: June 15th, 2010 09:53 pm (UTC) (Link)
*pets Fi*

Yep, the angst bunny landed again when I was trying to come up with something for this prompt. Poor Abby. Poor connor, as well for that matter.
mysteriousaliwz From: mysteriousaliwz Date: June 15th, 2010 10:38 pm (UTC) (Link)
That's sad ...
You've conveyed the existence of a whole load of emotional baggage in just a few words - well done.
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: June 15th, 2010 11:03 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks, glad it worked well.
bigtitch From: bigtitch Date: June 16th, 2010 07:19 am (UTC) (Link)
Awww poor Abby. And poor Connor!
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: June 16th, 2010 08:59 pm (UTC) (Link)
I appear to have gone all angsty on them again.
lukadreaming From: lukadreaming Date: June 16th, 2010 06:56 pm (UTC) (Link)
Fabulously angsty -- and makes sense of Abby's behaviour!
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: June 16th, 2010 09:01 pm (UTC) (Link)
thanks, there has to be something going on why she can't seem to make a decision when it comes to Connor.
knitekat From: knitekat Date: June 16th, 2010 09:57 pm (UTC) (Link)
Aww poor Abby and poor Connor.
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: June 16th, 2010 09:59 pm (UTC) (Link)
yep, I'm in angst and breaking mode again *iz evil*.
canadian_jay From: canadian_jay Date: June 17th, 2010 03:21 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ooooh. Poor Abby! Very nice, quite shadowey.
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: June 17th, 2010 07:04 pm (UTC) (Link)
hee! Thanks. If Abby doesn't want his cuddles, I can think of several fangirls who probably wouldn't object *grin*.
lsellersfic From: lsellersfic Date: June 29th, 2010 11:44 am (UTC) (Link)
Oh dear Abby!
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: June 29th, 2010 05:53 pm (UTC) (Link)
thanks. Poor Abby, maybe one day...
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