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drabble: Believe - athene
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drabble: Believe

written for the primeval 100 challange 168 - Head Over Heels

Title: Believe
Author: Athene
Fandom: Primeval
Characters: Connor/Abby
Rating: PG                 
Warnings: none
Spoilers: 2.4, general series 3
Challenge: Head Over Heels
Word count: 100
Disclaimer: Not mine. ITV and Impossible Pictures own them.

  

          Head over heels, love at first sight, ‘The One’ that you were destined to be with forever. Connor believed in all those things. He believed that he felt all those things the day he met Abby Maitland.

            He believed despite the initial rejections.

            He still believed even when nothing changed after his desperate declaration of love.

He only started to doubt when the rejections became harsher and the signals ever more contradictory. Was Abby ‘The One’ after all? Surely love shouldn’t hurt this much?

By the time Abby told him how she really felt, Connor didn’t know what to believe.

 


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canadian_jay From: canadian_jay Date: July 21st, 2010 03:31 pm (UTC) (Link)
D: Poor Connor, you captured the relationship between them quite well.
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: July 21st, 2010 05:20 pm (UTC) (Link)
Poor Connor indeed. He must be rather confused by the whole sitatuation after the way things went in series 3.
fredbassett From: fredbassett Date: July 21st, 2010 04:00 pm (UTC) (Link)
No wonder he was confused from the way the poor guy got treated. Nicely captured.
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: July 21st, 2010 05:22 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks. Poor confused Connor didn't have an easy time of it at all.
spirited_lizard From: spirited_lizard Date: July 21st, 2010 04:03 pm (UTC) (Link)
Awww! :(

Great drabble!
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: July 21st, 2010 05:22 pm (UTC) (Link)
thanks.
madcatt82 From: madcatt82 Date: July 21st, 2010 04:12 pm (UTC) (Link)
Awww, poor Connor! This is a great look at Abby's reactions from Connor's POV!
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: July 21st, 2010 05:23 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks. Poor Connor is easily confused by women, especially by Abby with the way she behaves sometimes.
bigtitch From: bigtitch Date: July 21st, 2010 06:21 pm (UTC) (Link)
You can't blame him for feeling like that. I wouldn't blame him for cutting his losses and leaving.
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: July 21st, 2010 07:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
Can't blame him in the slightest, but somehow I suspect Connor will still want to believe in her right until the end.
evenstar_estel From: evenstar_estel Date: July 21st, 2010 06:24 pm (UTC) (Link)
Aww, poor Connor. I love his idealism - he really is the kind of guy that girls dream about finding, even Abby, but she'd just too obtuse to see it.

I'm going to imagine that after this ficlet she does everything in her power to make him believe it!
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: July 21st, 2010 07:19 pm (UTC) (Link)
yeah, we can hope that she finally sees what a good guy he is and works to get him back again. It would be nice to see Connor actually call her on her behaviour, and to make Abby do some of the work for a change to show that she does want him.
prehistoriccat From: prehistoriccat Date: July 21st, 2010 06:48 pm (UTC) (Link)
She doesn't deserve our Connor after the way she treated him in series 3 grrr!

This is a perfect summing up, and it really would serve Abby right if he walked away ... but he's not like that, poor love.
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: July 21st, 2010 07:23 pm (UTC) (Link)
thanks. In some ways I'd like to see Connor give up on chasing Abby and walk away, maybe it would make her realise how she's been treating him. Unfortunately, though, I suspect Connor would want to believe in her right to the end, no matter how many times he was rejected. Bloody silly idealistic boy.
lukadreaming From: lukadreaming Date: July 21st, 2010 07:11 pm (UTC) (Link)
This captures their relationship really well! I don't blame Connor for being confused with all the mixed messages.
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: July 21st, 2010 07:24 pm (UTC) (Link)
He's not exactly experienced to start with, so interpreting Abby's behaviour must be ridiculously confusing for the poor boy.
tay_21 From: tay_21 Date: July 21st, 2010 07:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
It hurts that much *because* it's love. Poor Connor. Very good snapshot of his point of view.
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: July 21st, 2010 07:27 pm (UTC) (Link)
yep, love hurts, something that Connor has found out on several occasions. He wouldn't be Connor if he let that stop him from loving, though.
telperion_15 From: telperion_15 Date: July 21st, 2010 07:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ouch.

*huggles Connor* Abby doesn't know what she's missing!
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: July 21st, 2010 07:53 pm (UTC) (Link)
Poor Connor. I've been reading uber-angsty Connor/Abby hurt/comfort type fics all this morning, so I'm blaming that for this angsty drabble.
mysteriousaliwz From: mysteriousaliwz Date: July 21st, 2010 08:04 pm (UTC) (Link)
Poor baby, all confused by Abby's on-off attitude. Let's hope she makes up her mind soon.
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: July 21st, 2010 08:08 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hope so, otherwise there might be an angry mob turning up on her doorstep demanding to know why she's hurting the poor lad so much!
misura From: misura Date: July 21st, 2010 09:01 pm (UTC) (Link)
Aw, Connor! And also a bit of 'aww, Abby', really, because there must be a reason why she keeps putting it off for so long and given that it's Abby, it must be a good one.
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: July 21st, 2010 09:14 pm (UTC) (Link)
I really hope we eventually find out why she acts like she does towards him, otherwise it's just going to look like she's messing him aboutand hurting him for no reason.
nietie From: nietie Date: July 22nd, 2010 11:34 am (UTC) (Link)
That captures Connor's relationship with Abby very well.

Somehow I hope he keeps believing though. I would hate it if he loses his idealism. That's part of his charm.

deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: July 22nd, 2010 12:05 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yes, he just wouldn't be Connor if he didn't keep that bouncy optimism, even in the face of everything that's been thrown at him over the years.
cordeliadelayne From: cordeliadelayne Date: July 23rd, 2010 12:47 am (UTC) (Link)
Oh poor Connor. Great look at their relationship!
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: July 23rd, 2010 07:18 am (UTC) (Link)
Thanks. I seem to be incapable of writing non-angsty stuff for these two lately.
knitekat From: knitekat Date: July 23rd, 2010 11:53 pm (UTC) (Link)
Poor Connor, that describes their relationship perfectly.
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: July 24th, 2010 11:33 am (UTC) (Link)
thanks, he does seem to veer wildly between eternal optimism and desperate confusion, poor lad.
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