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Drabble: Children - athene
Drabble: Children

Written for the Primeval100 challenge 200 - past prompts (185 - Children)

Title: Children
Author: Athene
Fandom: Primeval
Characters: Abby/Connor
Rating: PG        
Warnings: None
Spoilers: None
Challenge: 200 – past prompts (185 – Children) 
Word count: 100
Disclaimer: Not mine. ITV and Impossible Pictures own them.


           They can’t have children, Abby said. It’s stupid, selfish, irresponsible, knowing that any day one, or both, of them might go to work and never come home.

            Connor didn’t argue. He never argues.

            But sometimes she catches the happy sparkle of hope in his eyes when he sees small children playing. Until he looks at her and the hope vanishes, replaced by something that Abby can’t stand to see, and that makes her turn away and bury her own feelings deep down.

            Those are the nights when Connor holds her close, but his silence says more than words ever could.

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lukadreaming From: lukadreaming Date: March 7th, 2011 10:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
Eek! Ouch!
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: March 7th, 2011 10:43 pm (UTC) (Link)
yeah, definitely no fluffy bunnies here.
telperion_15 From: telperion_15 Date: March 7th, 2011 10:38 pm (UTC) (Link)
Eek! I know Abby's trying to be practical, but sometimes you just have to leave practicality aside...
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: March 7th, 2011 10:44 pm (UTC) (Link)
I can just imagine them having the conversation, and the hope dying in Connor's eyes as he agrees and fails to argue about it *huggles them both*
prehistoriccat From: prehistoriccat Date: March 7th, 2011 10:39 pm (UTC) (Link)
*meep* Poor Connor, he'd be a great daddy
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: March 7th, 2011 10:47 pm (UTC) (Link)
They'd both be awesome parents, they just need to stop worrying about everything else for a while and think of what's best for *them*, not the rest of the world.
echo_fangirl From: echo_fangirl Date: March 7th, 2011 11:10 pm (UTC) (Link)
Connor would be a great daddy... :(
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: March 8th, 2011 07:23 pm (UTC) (Link)
he would! He'd be all enthusiastic and bouncy and protective and panicky and flaily, but he'd be great.
knitekat From: knitekat Date: March 7th, 2011 11:46 pm (UTC) (Link)
Meep. I can see Abby's reasons, but still... ouch
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: March 8th, 2011 07:25 pm (UTC) (Link)
yeah, it all makes rational sense, but at the same time doing what is sensible sometimes stops you being happy.
tay_21 From: tay_21 Date: March 8th, 2011 01:57 am (UTC) (Link)
*wails in sadness* GUH! You packed so much hurt and hopeless into so few words. *huggles them both hard*
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: March 8th, 2011 07:27 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks. This one *really* didn't want to edit down to 100 words, I've been working on it since last Friday, so I'm glad it works well.
nietie From: nietie Date: March 8th, 2011 04:30 pm (UTC) (Link)
Meep! Intense drabble. A whole world for Abby and Connor in just 100 words. Brilliant (especially Connor didn't argue. He never argues)
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: March 8th, 2011 07:28 pm (UTC) (Link)
poor Abby and Connor, maybe if he *did* argue more often they might be better off? But of course he won't, because it's Abby, and he can't say no to her.
lsellersfic From: lsellersfic Date: March 9th, 2011 04:30 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh Meep! and so true to both of them.
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: March 10th, 2011 06:28 pm (UTC) (Link)
thanks, the angst bunny definitely mugged me for this one.
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deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: April 15th, 2011 08:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
hee, yep, Connor!whumping is far too much fun, and he's pretty when he's hurting.
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