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07 March 2008 @ 10:33 pm
Primeval Fic: Thirty  
Written for primeval100 Challenge #44 – Connor Temple

Title: Thirty
Pairing/Characters: Connor
Rating: PG13
Word Count: 100
Spoilers: Seasons 1 and 2
Summary: Connor Temple at age thirty
Notes/Warnings: Read the disclaimer on my LJ

It's just him now.

He slides a tranquilizer dart into his rifle with practiced hands.

Stephen's a distant memory, but the loss of his mentor still stings. Nick should be here leading the anomaly team - not him.

Abby had been apologetic yet firm, saying goodbye before she left for the States with her American fiancé.

"I just can't do it anymore," she'd said, her hand rubbing over her softly rounded belly. "You understand, don't you?"

The thing is, he does understand.

He's not a lowly student any longer.

He's in charge.

Yesterday he turned thirty.

Today he's hunting sabre tooth.

Emma DeMarais: BlueEyeemmademarais on March 8th, 2008 06:33 am (UTC)
I love Connor's youthful naivety and enthusiasm.

A decade of creature hunting is likely to do a very good job of crushing that spirit in him.


Emma DeMarais
iolsaiiolsai on March 8th, 2008 07:14 am (UTC)
Very sad. /sniffs/

While I'm happy for Abby to start her own family away from everything, I feel really bad for Connor for having been left by everyone...

He really did mature, though.
munchkinofdoom: Primevalmunchkinofdoom on March 8th, 2008 09:35 am (UTC)
Ouch! *hugs Connor*

I love the way Connor has come full circle. His first major stuff up with a rifle had been with a sabretooth, and how he's in charge of catching one. Alone. *sigh*
fredbassettfredbassett on March 8th, 2008 10:56 am (UTC)
There are some drabbles that make you feel like you've just read a major series, not 100 words and this, without a shadow of a doubt is one of them.

I love the way you've conveyed the passing of time, and so much experience, in such a simple, powerful way.

And a competant, hard-edged Connor aged thirty would be hellishly sexy.
athene: s2 connor3deinonychus_1 on March 8th, 2008 09:05 pm (UTC)
"And a competant, hard-edged Connor aged thirty would be hellishly sexy."

OMG yes.

*goes to happy visual place and intends to stay there for some time*
Purpleyin/Hans: cybergothicmissyvortexdv on March 8th, 2008 01:23 pm (UTC)
Very moving and surprisingly deep for a drabble.
Karen: primeval connor its clearbyrons_brain on March 8th, 2008 01:43 pm (UTC)
::shivers:: This is fantastic!
telperion_15telperion_15 on March 8th, 2008 05:48 pm (UTC)

Sorry, but this is just so...brilliant. Brilliantly poignant.

*seconds Fred's thoughts on a thirty-year old Connor*
athene: s2 connor3deinonychus_1 on March 8th, 2008 09:04 pm (UTC)
Wow. Captures so much loss and loneliness and hard-won maturity in so few words. Brilliant.
Cordelia Delayne: stephen and nickcordeliadelayne on March 8th, 2008 11:11 pm (UTC)
Aw, very nice. Poor jaded Connor.
butter_cup27 on March 9th, 2008 03:15 pm (UTC)
Poor Connor :(

All alone but still fighting. This is amazing, you captured the mood perfectly in just 100 words, fantastically done.

doodlesquiggle on March 9th, 2008 05:41 pm (UTC)
Whow! That's deep!
It's kinda sad yet it's nice to see him as the team leader...
reggietate: geekboyreggietate on October 18th, 2008 05:59 pm (UTC)
Recced at Denial. This is a powerful, sad drabble. Brave Connor, alone but still fighting.
Emma DeMaraisemmademarais on October 18th, 2008 06:02 pm (UTC)
I got recced? /blinks/

What's Denial? And where is it?

If you like this one you should read Fifty which is kind of a companion to Thirty.

Thank you for letting me know!
reggietate: geekboyreggietate on October 18th, 2008 07:56 pm (UTC)
I got recced? /blinks/

What's Denial? And where is it?

Indeed you did - not by me, mind you, though I was glad for the pointer. You were recced in primeval_denial which is a comm for those who like to ignore or deny certain parts of the show - specifically the 'deaths' of Ryan and Stephen (also the disappearance of Claudia and any characters who the producers decide to kill off in the future; you'll even find Leek lurking about somewhere!). It's slash-heavy, but anyone is welcome, and there's het, gen, and slash fic, plus chat, news and fun involving all the characters in just about any pairing combination you can imagine.

And I read Fifty. Really good drabble, in a shivery kind of way.
Emma DeMaraisemmademarais on October 18th, 2008 08:09 pm (UTC)
Very cool! I'm in massive denial over the loss of Claudia so I may have to join just to revel in the idea this Jennifer Lewis is just a bad nightmare. ;-)

Thanks for letting me know!
fififolle: Primeval - Connor *faints*fififolle on October 19th, 2008 02:11 pm (UTC)
Jeez, that's brilliant. Thirty and Fifty were recced at Primeval_Denial on Friday. So glad I have read this. Wow. *loves*