ebonyfeather (ebonyfeather) wrote,

Drabbles (x3): A beginning, a middle and an end

Fandom: Primeval
Pairing: None
Rating: PG
Notes: For primeval100 challenge 226: Sarah Page.
Spoilers: Series 3.1 / webisodes
Warnings: Character death.

First day nerves

Sarah looked around in awe as Connor showed her around the ARC. She had thought what happened at the museum was an unusual day for them, but no. This place, the animals in the menagerie, what they did… It was amazing.

“Dr Page, are you alright?”

Sarah smiled. “Call me Sarah. I’m just a little overwhelmed.”

“It is pretty cool,” Connor agreed. “Come on, I’ll introduce you to everyone else.”

She had worried about not fitting in, but the team offered a warm welcome, making her feel comfortable with them immediately.

Sarah smiled; she was going to like it here.

Practice makes perfect

Sarah watched Becker demonstrate how to hold the weapon, where to put her hands, how to fire it. She had no intention of ever using a gun on a living creature but it was ARC policy that everyone have the training.

Besides, it meant a few hours alone with Becker. Granted he seemed more excited about the gun, but she found that rather adorable.

When he stood behind her, leaning closer to position her hands, she fought the urge to snuggle in. God, he smelled good.

She fired, missing the target. Oh well, she’d just have to have more practice.

Maybe one day

Becker yelled at Sarah to retreat through the anomaly as the creatures advanced. They had him trapped, unable to get back to the anomaly, but at least she would be safe.

Then he heard a shout.

The creatures rushed Sarah as she tried to distract them, to let him get away. He saw the creature strike at Sarah with razor sharp claws, watched her fall, screaming.

Becker woke with a start. The nightmare was always the same, reliving those last moments yet still unable to reach her in time.

Maybe one day he’d save her, if only in his dreams.

Tags: fiction: drabble, fiction: gen, kink/warning: character death, tv: primeval
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