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Drabbles: Making Mistakes (9 Drabbles)

Fandom: Primeval
Pairing: Matt / Becker, Matt / Philip
Rating: R-15
Notes: For primeval100 challenge 200: Past challenges / using # 131- New pairing (one that hasn't been written before), 7- Betrayal, 180- persistence, 96- Tea, 119- we need to talk, 46- Trust, 30- Forgiveness, 12- friends, 178- Happy Ever After

 

 

New pairing

 

Becker stopped dead in the doorway, stunned, as he took in the sight before him. Though shielded by the numerous plants in the office, there was no mistaking Matt’s body pressed back against the filing cabinet, or Philip’s mouth covering his, locked in a deep kiss. Matt’s hands on Philip’s arse pulled him closer, bringing a soft groan from Philip’s lips as their bodies ground together.

 

Matt’s head fell back as Philip’s lips teased at his throat, teeth gently nipping at the soft skin there.

 

Suddenly, Matt looked up, his eyes meeting Becker’s.

 

“Oh fuck! Becks, wait!”

 

Becker just left.

 

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Betrayal

 

He couldn’t believe it, couldn’t believe that Matt would do this to him. And with Philip. His fucking boss. The image was burned into his brain; if he closed his eyes he could see them, touching, kissing. How long had it being going on for? Behind his back while he remained completely and stupidly oblivious. He felt like such an idiot. How could he not have noticed? He wondered how many other people knew, how many were laughing at him.

 

Storming back to his office, he ignored everyone who spoke to him. He just couldn’t face them, not right now.

 

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Persistence

 

“Becker, please wait!”

 

Becker paused, turning to see Matt hurrying toward him.

 

“Damn, you walk fast!”

 

Glaring, Becker asked, “What do you want?”

 

“To talk,” Matt said hopefully.

 

“You have nothing to say that I wish to hear.”

 

Matt followed Becker into the staffroom, glancing at the others sitting there. He would prefer to do this in private, but he’d take what he could get.

 

“Please, Becks-”

 

“So?” Becker demanded. “Let’s hear your excuses for why you cheated on me. It fucking hurt, walking in on you, seeing you,” he said, quieter.

 

“I’m sorry, Becks. Could you ever forgive me?”

 

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Tea

 

Becker didn’t see Matt for the next few days, the other man keeping away, just as he’d asked. The thing was that Becker missed him, more than he should, he knew. He still wanted Matt despite what had happened and part of him hated that. 

 

He walked into the staffroom one morning, stopping when he saw Matt sitting there. Matt got up to leave but Becker stopped him.

 

“It’s okay; you don’t have to go.”

 

As Becker sat, Matt made more tea, placing a mug in front of Becker.

 

“I think it’s time we talked,” Becker said eventually.

 

Matt nodded.

 

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We need to talk

 

They both sat in silence for what seemed like an eternity, before Matt said,

 

“I’m sorry I hurt you. That’s the last thing I would ever want to do, and I know I’ve fucked things up.” He glanced up at Becker. “I won’t make excuses- it’s my fault- but I want you to know I’m sorry, and that I still care about you.”

 

Becker sipped his tea, wishing there was something stronger in his mug.

 

“Why?”

 

“Honestly? We’d had a rough day, commiserating at the pub. I was drunk and Philip was there… It was just once, then the kiss.” 

 

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Trust

 

Work wasn’t the place for this and so, that evening, Matt came to Becker’s house. Though they had talked earlier, Becker still didn’t know if he would take Matt back. If he was being honest with himself, he wanted to, he just didn’t know if he could. Could he ever trust him in the same way?

 

Listening to Matt tell him the details earlier had been bad but he’d needed to know. He had to give Matt credit; he hadn’t made excuses or tried to pass the blame.

 

“How do I know it won’t happen again?”

 

“It won’t, I promise.”

 

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Forgiveness

 

Matt didn’t push Becker, letting him decide on his own, though he made it clear that he was still hoping. When Becker called him, asking him to come to his office, Matt went. Since that day, Becker hadn’t set foot in Matt’s office, not even looking at the door as he walked past.

 

“Becks? Sorry, I know I should stop calling you that.”

 

“I kind of like it, actually.” He took a deep, calming breath before continuing. “I have one condition,” he said. “If you ever lie to me again, that’s it. No more chances.”

 

Matt didn’t hesitate to agree.

 

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Friends

 

The next day, Matt found himself being cornered by Abby, Connor and Jess in the Menagerie. They had ambushed him and brought him here on his way back to his office.

 

“I don’t mean to be rude, but I’ve got things to do,” he told them.

 

Connor nodded. “Fine, then we’ll get straight to the point. Becker.”

 

“It’s no secret, what happened and why,” Abby said, “Or that you’re together again.”

 

“So, you’re warning me off, are you?”

 

Abby shook her head. “No, but we don’t want to see you hurt him again. We care about him.”

 

“So do I.”

 

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Happy Ever After?

 

They couldn’t go back to the way things were; too much had happened. So, Becker suggested the begin again, a fresh start, and Matt took it, just grateful to have the chance. When they arrived back at Becker’s flat after an evening out, he said goodnight, surprised when Becker stopped him.

 

“You don’t have to go home.”

 

Matt hardly dared to ask. “Are you sure?”

 

Becker nodded. “Yes.” He lead Matt along the once-familiar route to his bedroom. “I want you to stay.”

 

“I’ve missed this,” Matt said later, content and curled up in Becker’s arms.

 

“Me too,” Becker replied.

 

 

 

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Comments

( 21 comments — Leave a comment )
lukadreaming
Mar. 6th, 2011 10:01 pm (UTC)
That's a really neat sequence. The idea of a fucked-up triangle with Burton, Becker and Matt really appeals. And I like Abby, Connor and Jess as the warning party *g*.
ebonyfeather
Mar. 6th, 2011 10:19 pm (UTC)
Thanks.

I'm glad it worked- it was meant to end with them broken up but I felt bad for being mean to Becker and had to give him a happy ending!
jooles34
Mar. 7th, 2011 12:39 am (UTC)
Great group of drabbles; lovely gentle, believable sequence. Interesting trio too!
ebonyfeather
Mar. 8th, 2011 10:53 pm (UTC)
Thanks! Not too sure about Burton / Matt but needed an unwritten pairing!
lsellersfic
Mar. 7th, 2011 11:25 am (UTC)
Neat little sequence!
ebonyfeather
Mar. 8th, 2011 10:53 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
telperion_15
Mar. 7th, 2011 03:44 pm (UTC)
Very nice! And I liked the trio giving Matt a warning! *g*
ebonyfeather
Mar. 8th, 2011 10:53 pm (UTC)
They're rather protective of Becker...
fredbassett
Mar. 7th, 2011 06:05 pm (UTC)
That worked really well!
ebonyfeather
Mar. 8th, 2011 10:54 pm (UTC)
Thanks!
knitekat
Mar. 7th, 2011 10:02 pm (UTC)
Lovely interconnected drabbles. Matt's lucky Becks forgives him.
ebonyfeather
Mar. 8th, 2011 10:55 pm (UTC)
He's forgiven for now, but I hate to think what would happen if he did it again!
knitekat
Mar. 9th, 2011 12:07 am (UTC)
He'd be a very silly boy if he did it again *nods*
elamae
Mar. 8th, 2011 09:54 pm (UTC)
Nooo!! Cheating Matt *hyperventilates*

I adored the idea of Connor, Abby and Jess cornering Matt. That flowed really well.

Burton and Matt....eek
ebonyfeather
Mar. 8th, 2011 10:57 pm (UTC)
I know. Bad Matt!

As for Matt and Burton- I needed an unwritten pairing. I think I second that 'eek'!
tay_21
Mar. 8th, 2011 11:13 pm (UTC)
Oooh, I hope he can keep his act together. The others would kill him if he hurt Becker again. LOL! I think that the Friends one, because of that, was my favorite. :-)
ebonyfeather
Mar. 9th, 2011 07:55 pm (UTC)
Thanks.

They might not look much of a threat, but they're very protective of Becker!
deinonychus_1
Mar. 8th, 2011 11:14 pm (UTC)
good set of drabbles, I liked Becker's friends giving Matt the 'if you hurt him' talk.
ebonyfeather
Mar. 9th, 2011 07:56 pm (UTC)
Thanks!

They're just looking out for him.
cordeliadelayne
Mar. 19th, 2011 12:47 am (UTC)
Great set of drabbles!
ebonyfeather
Mar. 19th, 2011 10:46 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
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