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Ficlet: Mating Behaviour

Little ficlet written for telperion_15 , who doesn't seem to be having a good week so far, and it's only Tuesday...

Title: Mating Behaviour
Author: Athene
Fandom: Primeval
Pairing/characters: Nick/Connor
Rating: 12
Warnings: None 
Spoilers: none
Disclaimer: Not mine. ITV and Impossible Pictures own them.
Word count: approx 410
Summary: Nick and Connor spend a quiet night in watching TV. Possibly.  
AN: This bunny has been lurking at the back of my mind ever since this conversation.


           “Anything on TV?” Connor dropped onto the sofa with a bounce, almost spilling Nick’s cup of tea everywhere.

            “There’s a natural history documentary I was thinking of watching,” Nick said, removing his tea to the relative safety of the coffee table. He noticed Connor’s less than ecstatic expression and added, “It’s about dinosaurs.”

            “Cool,” Connor grinned. He took his shoes off, tucked his feet up onto the sofa and cuddled up next to Nick, leaning against his shoulder.

            They were five minutes into the programme when Connor commented, “Well that’s wrong. Raptors don’t hunt like that.”

            “To be fair to the documentary makers, they’ve never actually seen a raptor hunting,” Nick pointed out.

            “Don’t you find it frustrating watching this stuff now we’ve seen the real things?”

            “No. And to be honest, it’s useful to keep up to date with the current research and ideas so you don’t end up looking like an idiot if you happen to meet up with ex-colleagues in academia.”

            All was quiet again for another ten minutes or so before Connor said, “Wrong again,” in response to a statement about T-rex behaviour.

“Connor! Are you going to be doing this all the way through the programme?”

            “Sorry.” Connor didn’t look particularly contrite, but he snuggled a little closer and it was too much effort for Nick to be properly annoyed with him.

            It was less than seven minutes later when Connor started, “That’s a load of rub-”

            Nick twisted round, pinned Connor against the sofa and kissed him until he stopped trying to speak. When Nick finally let go, Connor looked adorably startled.

            “If you wanted me to shut up, you could have just said so.” He flashed Nick a cheeky smile, “Although actually I think I prefer that method.”

            “You’re not going to keep quiet at all, are you?” Nick said with more amusement than annoyance.

            Connor tried to make use of his hurt puppy expression, but he was still smirking too much for it to be in any way effective.  

            Nick pushed Connor back again and kissed him, his lips exploring along Connor’s jaw and down his neck to nuzzle at the young man’s throat. Connor made a low, content purring sound and wriggled a little beneath him, his hands sliding around Nick’s waist and tugging his t-shirt up. In the background, the TV was saying something about triceratops mating behaviour.

            “Well that’s blatantly wrong,” Connor murmured.  

            Nick sighed and reached for the remote control.


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lukadreaming From: lukadreaming Date: July 13th, 2010 07:29 pm (UTC) (Link)
LOL! I can picture Connor doing this *g*. And Nick's idea at the end is the cunning way of dealing with it!
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: July 13th, 2010 08:10 pm (UTC) (Link)
To be honest, I'm not entirely certain whether Nick intended to use the remote to turn the tv off, or whether he was considering using it to gag Connor in some way!
telperion_15 From: telperion_15 Date: July 13th, 2010 07:34 pm (UTC) (Link)
*glomps you* I have the BIGGEST grin on my face right now - they're just so adorable!

Thank you! My week has suddenly improved immeasurably! :D
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: July 13th, 2010 08:11 pm (UTC) (Link)
hee, glad you liked it. You sounded so fed up last night with the latest crap from the neighbours, and this bunny had been lurking for a while, so I thought it was time to do something with it.
fredbassett From: fredbassett Date: July 13th, 2010 07:45 pm (UTC) (Link)
LOL, love the line about the triceratops!

This was cute :)
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: July 13th, 2010 08:13 pm (UTC) (Link)
thanks, the boys decided to be all cute and snuggly on me for a change.
bigtitch From: bigtitch Date: July 13th, 2010 07:46 pm (UTC) (Link)
That's brilliant! Clever Connor!
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: July 13th, 2010 08:13 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hee, Connor is a devious little bugger sometimes, although Nick doesn't seem to mind terribly.
joereaves From: joereaves Date: July 13th, 2010 07:56 pm (UTC) (Link)
LMAO oh Connor, never change :)
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: July 13th, 2010 08:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
I think Nick may be compiling a list of all the things that he never wants to watch while Connor is with him.
textualdeviance From: textualdeviance Date: July 13th, 2010 08:02 pm (UTC) (Link)
Adorable! Love it!
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: July 13th, 2010 08:18 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks, the boys are so cute and snuggly sometimes.
bella_farfalla From: bella_farfalla Date: July 13th, 2010 08:12 pm (UTC) (Link)
Haha so cute!
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: July 13th, 2010 08:20 pm (UTC) (Link)
thanks, I do like a bit of fun snuggles with the boys.
canadian_jay From: canadian_jay Date: July 13th, 2010 08:19 pm (UTC) (Link)

Too funny, even if I was hoping for some mating behaviour between Nick & Connor... ;P

A nice little scenario!
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: July 13th, 2010 08:26 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hee, this actually ended up having slightly more 'mating behaviour' than I'd originally intended, it was just going to be pure cuddles and a bit of kissing in the first draft, but then they got a bit over-excited and I couldn't stop them!
From: madcatt82 Date: July 13th, 2010 08:32 pm (UTC) (Link)
*giggles* How brilliantly and typically Connor!

*denies being anything like that when she's watching a documentary.... honest!*
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: July 13th, 2010 08:47 pm (UTC) (Link)
I bet Connor would be an absolute horror to watch anything involving dinosaurs or sci-fi with. He would just heckle all the way through it. I almost feel sorry for Nick, but he doesn't seem to mind too much.
prehistoriccat From: prehistoriccat Date: July 13th, 2010 08:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
I can so see Connor being exactly like this hehehe. Nice to have something fluffy and light ;)
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: July 13th, 2010 08:49 pm (UTC) (Link)
hee, yeah, never watch tv with Connor, not if you actually *want* to watch whatever is on! I'm in the middle of writing an angst fest uber fic, so this was a nice break and change of pace for a bit.
misura From: misura Date: July 13th, 2010 08:47 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hee! I especially loved how even though they've both seen the same things, Connor's the one who can't keep quiet about the errors, while Nick can just take them in stride as research/preparation.

And ha! Nick really should have known there's no such thing as 'quiet' when Connor's involved.
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: July 13th, 2010 08:51 pm (UTC) (Link)
considering he put together that database of extinct creatures that we saw in series 1, I bet Connor is very picky about the details, and he would *soooo* pick holes in documentaries that get it wrong, even though there's no realistic way that the tv programme makers could know the same things that the team know.

And yes, Nick really should have known better.
mysteriousaliwz From: mysteriousaliwz Date: July 13th, 2010 08:58 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hee! I can so see Connor doing this *g*
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: July 13th, 2010 09:52 pm (UTC) (Link)
Poor Nick, he has to put up with so much from his geek, doesn't he?
evenstar_estel From: evenstar_estel Date: July 13th, 2010 09:34 pm (UTC) (Link)
Not really a slash fan, but even I can't deny this was adorable!
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: July 13th, 2010 09:53 pm (UTC) (Link)
hee, thanks. Glad you liked it, especially since slash isn't really your thing. Thanks for reading.
fififolle From: fififolle Date: July 13th, 2010 09:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
Aw, that was lovely! *giggle*
What a feel-good fic!
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: July 13th, 2010 09:55 pm (UTC) (Link)
Indeed, happy snuggles were needed to cheer up T_15, and the boys were very obliging *grin*.
mulder200 From: mulder200 Date: July 13th, 2010 11:58 pm (UTC) (Link)
LOL! Conner is such a tease but we love him for it.
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: July 14th, 2010 06:01 pm (UTC) (Link)
I think Connor cheats to get his way sometimes!
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