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Drabble: Traces

Fandom: Primeval
Pairing: None
Rating: PG
Notes: For primeval100: challenge 286: Fossils.




Traces



Lester held the phone silently, barely hearing a word. It was four months since half of his team vanished through the anomaly, pursuing Helen, never to be seen again. He’d maintained the belief that they’d survived but now… It couldn’t be coincidence.

The skull fragment had recently been unearthed in the Rift Valley, close to the site where the first Hominid remains had been discovered, but this was clearly modern Homosapien.

“…definitely female,” Harry continued. “It’s an extraordinary find! Everything we thought we knew could be rewritten- James, are you still there?”

Female, Lester thought sadly. That left two possibilities.





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( 44 comments — Leave a comment )
fredbassett
Oct. 30th, 2012 08:36 pm (UTC)
Oh no, poor Lester! That must have hurt.
ebonyfeather
Oct. 30th, 2012 10:55 pm (UTC)
At least he'll find out later that it wasn't Abby.
knitekat
Oct. 30th, 2012 09:19 pm (UTC)
Eek! Poor Lester, he does care. *purrs*
ebonyfeather
Oct. 30th, 2012 10:50 pm (UTC)
He cares, he just hides it well most of the time.
knitekat
Oct. 31st, 2012 07:59 pm (UTC)
*nods* Very, very well.
tli
Oct. 30th, 2012 09:30 pm (UTC)
Poor Lester!
ebonyfeather
Oct. 30th, 2012 10:51 pm (UTC)
He'll get them back soon enough.
lukadreaming
Oct. 30th, 2012 09:53 pm (UTC)
Eek! Ouch!
ebonyfeather
Oct. 30th, 2012 10:52 pm (UTC)
It would have been as tough on those left behind as it was on those who were trapped.
freddiejoey
Oct. 30th, 2012 10:37 pm (UTC)
Oh, very powerful!
ebonyfeather
Oct. 30th, 2012 10:53 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
telperion_15
Oct. 30th, 2012 10:41 pm (UTC)
Eep! Although James shouldn't give up hope!
ebonyfeather
Oct. 30th, 2012 10:54 pm (UTC)
He won't, I'm sure.
clea2011
Oct. 31st, 2012 12:00 am (UTC)
Oh no! Poor Lester! But it wasn't Abby. Great drabble!
ebonyfeather
Oct. 31st, 2012 06:39 pm (UTC)
He'll find out soon enough that it wasn't Abby.
judithjohn
Oct. 31st, 2012 01:16 am (UTC)
This really touched me!
ebonyfeather
Oct. 31st, 2012 06:39 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
joshinator
Oct. 31st, 2012 01:35 am (UTC)
Very poignant.
ebonyfeather
Oct. 31st, 2012 06:40 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
nietie
Oct. 31st, 2012 09:06 am (UTC)
Eek! Powerful drabble. I hope he finds out soon *hugs him*
ebonyfeather
Oct. 31st, 2012 06:41 pm (UTC)
He will.

Thanks!
flaccidduck
Oct. 31st, 2012 10:11 am (UTC)
*sniff*

But it's lovely

Edited at 2012-10-31 10:11 am (UTC)
ebonyfeather
Oct. 31st, 2012 06:40 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
aunteeneenah
Oct. 31st, 2012 01:04 pm (UTC)
Oh no! Poor Lester. As much as he hates to admit it, he adores Abby and Connor so the thought of that being Abby...**meep** Well done.
ebonyfeather
Oct. 31st, 2012 06:42 pm (UTC)
He likes them all really, no matter how much he denies it!
fififolle
Oct. 31st, 2012 05:19 pm (UTC)
Oh my! The thought is just horrible :(
Poor James.
Great drabble.
ebonyfeather
Oct. 31st, 2012 06:42 pm (UTC)
It would be awful not knowing, but he'll find out that it's not Abby soon enough.
natchris
Nov. 1st, 2012 02:29 am (UTC)
Fabulous!
ebonyfeather
Nov. 6th, 2012 07:12 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
dreamer_98
Nov. 1st, 2012 08:09 pm (UTC)
Ouch, heartbreaking. :( Thankfully we know which possibility to eliminate.
ebonyfeather
Nov. 6th, 2012 07:13 pm (UTC)
We do, and Lester will find out soon enough too.
stealingpennies
Nov. 3rd, 2012 10:38 am (UTC)

Poor Lester - I never thought that of course Helen's remains would be all out of time in an area that has been thoroughly excavated. Love his refusal to give up hope.
ebonyfeather
Nov. 6th, 2012 07:14 pm (UTC)
He won't give up, and soon he'll see them again.
kristen_mara
Nov. 4th, 2012 12:02 am (UTC)

Brill! Poor Lester...


ebonyfeather
Nov. 6th, 2012 07:15 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
celeste9
Nov. 4th, 2012 04:53 am (UTC)
Oh, poor Lester! That would have been a terrible thing to hear, having to wonder if it's Abby.
ebonyfeather
Nov. 6th, 2012 07:16 pm (UTC)
He'll find out soon that it isn't her, though.
lsellersfic
Nov. 4th, 2012 04:32 pm (UTC)
Poor Lester!
ebonyfeather
Nov. 6th, 2012 07:17 pm (UTC)
At least he gets them back soon.
goldarrow
Nov. 5th, 2012 06:56 am (UTC)
*sniffle*
Poor Lester! The pain of uncertainty was beautifully written.
ebonyfeather
Nov. 6th, 2012 07:18 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
cordeliadelayne
Nov. 10th, 2012 11:36 pm (UTC)
Oh, poor Lester!
deinonychus_1
Nov. 18th, 2012 04:40 pm (UTC)
Meep, that's not something Lester ever wanted to hear.
basched
Dec. 12th, 2012 08:02 pm (UTC)

Oh heck. :( Poor Lester finding out this way and even then not knowing for sure!

Very well written Ebs. Excellent stuff.
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