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14 March 2008 @ 11:59 pm
Primeval Fic: Fifty  
Written for primeval100 Challenge #45 – The ARC

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

The ARC is an empty shell, abandoned.

Connor wanders the halls, every limping footfall reverberating in the hollow space.

The pristine white walls, the stainless steel... They're showing their age, looking worn around the edges, much like he is.

He's seen three different ARC buildings in his lifetime, seen timelines where Nick died, where Stephen lived. In one world Abby kissed him. In another, she left him.

Two years ago the scientists figured out how to close the anomalies.

Now Connor has no idea what to do with his life.

And in this timeline, no one to share it with...

Emma DeMarais: BlueEyeemmademarais on March 15th, 2008 07:19 am (UTC)
This is not a sequel to Thirty since this is not a series, but it's certainly kin to it. Call it a remix of my own fic. Hehehe

I had second thoughts about the age, figuring I should make it forty, but for some reason fifty is what resonated here. It's an age where his mortality is settling into his bones and loneliness is a tangible thing, a weight that he carries with him.

I ♥ my poor woobie Connor at any age...


Emma DeMarais
munchkinofdoom: Primevalmunchkinofdoom on March 15th, 2008 08:33 am (UTC)
Re: Confession
This is lovely, in a heartbreaking way. Especially the various timelines he has seen and what he has been forced to leave behind.

But the worst is that the breakthrough has come too late, at least in his eyes, for him to start over. It's like finding a cure for cancer. What do you do then?