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fanfic: Welcoming Committee - athene
fanfic: Welcoming Committee

Title: Welcoming Committee
Author: Athene
Fandom: Primeval
Pairing/characters: Becker/Matt, Connor, Abby, Emily
Rating: 12
Warnings: Occasional mild language
Spoilers: None
Disclaimer: Not mine. ITV and Impossible Pictures own them.
Word count: approx 850
Summary: “You’re an idiot.”
AN: Follows on from Stand
AN2: I appear to have broken my own rule and caved in to popular demand (or possibly just outright demands!) and written a fixit for my own fic. Also, telperion_15 practically dared me, so I suspect it’s partly her fault. And I appear to have written Matt and Emily for the first time, which was... unexpected.

“You’re an idiot.”

“And your toy guns are shit.”

Becker prised his eyes open and squinted up to see Matt smirking at him.

“My guns are perfectly good for the job. It’s not my fault if you broke it in half using it as a club. Which, by the way, probably invalidated the warranty on it.”

“Of course. They always blame user error,” Becker mumbled.

Realising he was in a hospital room, he glanced around and noticed Emily standing at the foot of the bed, and Connor and Abby on the opposite side from Matt.

Wonderful. An audience. Just what he wanted when he was sore, woozy, and in all likelihood drugged up to the eyeballs for reasons that he still couldn’t quite remember.

“How are you feeling?” Matt asked.

Becker knew the man well enough to recognise the genuine concern, even though that smug half smile was still very firmly in place.

He wiggled his fingers and toes, and quickly worked out quite how many parts of his body were now being held together with stitches. Then he remembered why.

“Like I’ve been used as a T-Rex’s chew toy.”

“Actually, I think they were deinonychus,” Connor supplied helpfully.

“Thanks. I’ll be sure to remember that for the official report,” he responded dryly. Then he turned his head to look at Connor properly and found himself staring in horror.

“God, Connor! What happened? Are you okay?”

Connor looked momentarily confused, and then glanced down at the dried blood that covered most of the front of his shirt and trousers.
“What? Oh, this is your blood. And while we’re on that subject, don’t you ever do that again, all right?”

Becker winced at the sudden loud voice. He let his head drop back onto the pillow and sighed.

“I might have known it would be too much to ask that anyone might actually thank me for holding off an entire pack of dinosaurs single-handed. No, I don’t even want thanks. But a ‘well done’ wouldn’t go amiss.”

He had a vague suspicion he was whining, although he could probably blame it on the morphine if anyone said anything about it.

“Well done, it was very brave,” Emily said in that tone that Becker could never quite tell whether she was being serious or not. “It was also very stupid, though, so you shouldn’t feel too smug about it.”

Becker rolled his eyes.

“Of course not.”

“It’s good to have you back in the land of the living,” Abby said. Then she grinned mischievously. “And I’m sure you’ll get round to thanking us for saving you sooner or later.”

A vague memory filtered in, involving Matt and the others appearing in the corridor with guns that actually worked, and Connor pulling him away from the fight and insisting he was going to be all right in a voice that was entirely too panicky to be at all reassuring. Even so, they had, apparently, saved him.

Oh, god. Matt was going to be unbearable for weeks.

“Come on,” Abby said, mostly directing her words at Connor. “I think we should let the heroic idiot get some rest.”

Her grin was still very firmly in place as she waved goodbye to Becker and dragged Connor away.

Emily threw Matt a significant look, and added, “Try to remember he’s injured, won’t you?” Then she turned back to Becker and said, “I hope you get well soon,” before she followed Abby and Connor.

When all the others had gone, Matt perched himself on the bed and reached for him. Becker met him halfway, and suddenly Matt’s lips were on his, Matt’s arms were around him, and Becker surrendered into the kiss that said everything their sarcastic banter tried to hide.

“Connor was right,” Matt said quietly, his breath ghosting across Becker’s lips when they eventually parted. “Don’t you ever do that again.”

“Can’t let you have all the fun,” Becker replied. “And thanks for the rescue. Even if it would have been rather more useful a few minutes earlier.”

“I won’t bother rescuing you at all next time, if that’s the best you can say,” Matt smiled.

Becker realised his fingers were tangled in Matt’s shirt. Somehow he didn’t feel inclined to let go, though.

“Tell you what,” Matt continued. “Why don’t I use my sexy accent and masculine charm on the nurses and see if I can persuade them to let me take you home instead of keeping you in overnight?”

“Masculine charm?” Becker’s eyebrows hitched upwards.

“Don’t sound so surprised. It worked on you, didn’t it?”

“No. That must just have been the sexy accent.”

This time Matt was the one who rolled his eyes.

“You could at least be grateful I’m trying to get you out. I know how much you hate hospitals.” He leaned close and whispered, “Besides, I’m sure I can think of several very nice ways to distract you from all those injuries.”

He closed the distance and they kissed again, lingering until breathing became an issue.

“Fine,” Becker allowed. “But no matter how distracting you are, your guns are still shit.”

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jaynedoll From: jaynedoll Date: October 18th, 2011 05:28 pm (UTC) (Link)
That was lovely & Matt does have a very sexy accent *g*
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: October 18th, 2011 07:05 pm (UTC) (Link)
I do like Irish accents, they're quite sexy. And now Becker gets to listen to that accent all night!
ebonyfeather From: ebonyfeather Date: October 18th, 2011 05:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yay! That was lovely.
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: October 18th, 2011 07:05 pm (UTC) (Link)
thanks, glad you liked.
tli From: tli Date: October 18th, 2011 06:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
That was wonderful! Love your Emily voice.
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: October 18th, 2011 07:07 pm (UTC) (Link)
thanks, glad you enjoyed it. I really wasn't sure if I was *getting* Emily's voice, or Matt's, for that matter.
nietie From: nietie Date: October 18th, 2011 06:20 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yay! Becker survived the deinonychus attack! :D
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: October 18th, 2011 07:09 pm (UTC) (Link)
hee! He escaped the clutches of Litte Miss Maim and Kill on this occasion (even if I do prefer the idea of him dying heroically at the end of 'Stand').
bigtitch From: bigtitch Date: October 18th, 2011 06:53 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yay - fixit!!!!
I'm glad you caved into pressure (and big kitten eyes, no doubt). Matt and Becker are a very pretty couple!
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: October 18th, 2011 07:11 pm (UTC) (Link)
hee, thanks. Everyone was quite insistent that the cavalry was about to arrive, and since he wasn't *technically* dead at the end of the last one, I decided to fixit it on this occasion :-)

Plus, Becker needed to survive in order to berate Matt's guns!

sorry about the multiple edits - I fail at proofreading before hitting the post button

Edited at 2011-10-18 07:13 pm (UTC)
telperion_15 From: telperion_15 Date: October 18th, 2011 07:39 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ooh, you big fibber - I did not!

Still, hurrah for fixits! \o/

Oh, god. Matt was going to be unbearable for weeks.

deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: October 18th, 2011 07:44 pm (UTC) (Link)
lol, yes you did! You said, and I quote, "'this is Little Miss Maim & Kill so there isn't a hope in hell"

Clearly I took this as a challenge!

Hee! I suspect Matt will have teasing material for ages out of this one!
From: mayakitten Date: October 18th, 2011 08:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh yummy! I do have a weakness for Becker/Matt.

And yes, Matt's accent is positively shiver inducingly sexy.
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: October 18th, 2011 09:07 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks, glad you liked it. I'm not sure why it's taken me this ling to write Matt in a fic, but he does have a very nice accent.
cordeliadelayne From: cordeliadelayne Date: October 18th, 2011 09:05 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yay! And hee, lovey fixit :D
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: October 18th, 2011 09:08 pm (UTC) (Link)
thanks. See, I don't *always* kill them! :-)
knitekat From: knitekat Date: October 18th, 2011 09:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
Lovely fix-it (and of course Becker had to survive to moan about the guns *g*).
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: October 18th, 2011 09:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
thanks. And yes, definitely, Becker needed to let Matt know exactly what he thought of his guns - clearly a good motivation to survive!

lukadreaming From: lukadreaming Date: October 18th, 2011 10:02 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yay - fixit! And I like Becker whining about the guns ...
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: October 19th, 2011 09:59 pm (UTC) (Link)
He wasn't going to let Matt of the hook about those guns!
freddiejoey From: freddiejoey Date: October 18th, 2011 10:21 pm (UTC) (Link)
Great Emily!

And that last kiss........swoon.
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: October 19th, 2011 09:59 pm (UTC) (Link)
thanks, he deserved the kiss after that near death experience and bravery, I think.
kristen_mara From: kristen_mara Date: October 18th, 2011 10:23 pm (UTC) (Link)

You saved him! Love the banter, especially the end line ;)

deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: October 19th, 2011 10:01 pm (UTC) (Link)
thanks, the banter as fun, even if it was a bit scary writing Matt for the first time! And Becker really wasn't going to let it go about the guns, bless him.
darkhorse_99 From: darkhorse_99 Date: October 18th, 2011 10:43 pm (UTC) (Link)
That was good, I enjoyed it. Especially the kissing!
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: October 19th, 2011 10:02 pm (UTC) (Link)
thanks, I think Becker deserved the kissing after what he did!
auntypam From: auntypam Date: October 19th, 2011 03:22 am (UTC) (Link)
I didn't complain because I just found stand after opening this one. But am still glad you saved our pretty boy*G*
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: October 19th, 2011 10:02 pm (UTC) (Link)
hee, thanks. That's cheating if you read this one first, though! :-)
fififolle From: fififolle Date: October 19th, 2011 07:39 am (UTC) (Link)
OMFG! You fixed it!! You little beauty *g*
This was lovely!! Perfect. *happysigh*

Thank you.
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: October 19th, 2011 10:05 pm (UTC) (Link)
hee, thanks. See, I don't always kill/maim/break them permanently! Although to be fair, I don't *usually* cave in to demands for a fixit. What can I say, Becker was too pretty and I was in a good mood, lol!

*giggles at your icon* The expression on Becker's face is adorable!
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