Another one for the Primeval 100 challenge 176 - bad romance.
Challenge: Bad Romance
Word count: 100
Disclaimer: Not mine. ITV and Impossible Pictures own them.
Abby didn’t want romance. Abby wanted tough guys. Bad boys. No strings sex and fun.
Connor was the antithesis of tough guy. Connor was safe. Connor tried so hard at romance; fumbled gestures, stammered words, well meant hugs.
Abby didn’t want love. Love was pain and hurt, and inevitably led to betrayal and loss. ‘Forever’ was always a lie.
Connor said he loved her. Connor wanted ‘happily ever after’. Connor offered everything that Abby was afraid of.
Abby didn’t want to be afraid. She didn’t want to be hurt again.
Better for both of them if she didn’t want Connor.