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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.


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Sep. 2nd, 2011 06:34 pm (UTC)
Oh meep!! Horribly angsty ending, especially after the lovely snuggle on the shooting range. I loved the detail of him smelling nice!
Sep. 2nd, 2011 08:52 pm (UTC)
I think anyone would be tempted to use having him that close as an excuse to snuggle!

Sep. 2nd, 2011 06:38 pm (UTC)
Oh, *meep meep meep* at that ending, but so excellently written. *Blinks eyes rapidly as I seem to have something in them*
Sep. 2nd, 2011 08:52 pm (UTC)
Thank you! *hands over a tissue*
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Sep. 2nd, 2011 07:09 pm (UTC)
These fit together really well, despite the differences in tone between them :)
Sep. 2nd, 2011 08:55 pm (UTC)
Thanks. The last one came first, but she needed some happy-time first.
Sep. 2nd, 2011 07:25 pm (UTC)
Oh no!! I didn't want to see her heroism, it's too painful. But I adored the middle one so much! *squee*
Sep. 2nd, 2011 08:59 pm (UTC)
Sorry! But if it had to happen, at least she went out fighting.

The middle one is my favourite- I think we'd all trade places with her in a heartbeat.
Sep. 2nd, 2011 07:56 pm (UTC)
*meep and double meep* Lovely snuggles in the middle and than the angst at the end when Sarah is a hero. Lovely, if meep, drabbles.
Sep. 2nd, 2011 09:06 pm (UTC)
*looks apologetic* That one came into my head and isisted on being written. I did give her sunggles first, though.
Sep. 2nd, 2011 08:43 pm (UTC)
Eek! Waah! Lovely set of drabbles with such an angsty ending ...
Sep. 2nd, 2011 09:16 pm (UTC)
Thanks! Poor Sarah at least got to be the hero.
Sep. 2nd, 2011 08:46 pm (UTC)
Lovely sad drabble trio *wipes away a tear*
Sep. 2nd, 2011 09:16 pm (UTC)
Thanks! *passes a tissue*
Sep. 2nd, 2011 08:56 pm (UTC)
Lovely collection of drabbles though very sad at the end.
Sep. 2nd, 2011 09:17 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
Sep. 2nd, 2011 09:16 pm (UTC)
Fantastic. What a wonderful set of drabbles. I hope one day Becker will be able to save her in his dreams or maybe in another timeline.
Sep. 2nd, 2011 09:19 pm (UTC)
Thank you!

And maybe he will find a way to change things.
Sep. 2nd, 2011 11:36 pm (UTC)
Oh jeeze. Just a run through a wealth of emotions. Great glimpse of her though!
Sep. 3rd, 2011 05:15 pm (UTC)

Pretty icon, by the way.
Sep. 3rd, 2011 01:41 am (UTC)
Loved this, so like Sarah. But so sad at the end:(
Sep. 3rd, 2011 05:16 pm (UTC)
Thanks! I didn't want it all to be about the end; I wanted her to be happy there first.
Sep. 3rd, 2011 12:47 pm (UTC)

What a mix of fun and angst! Poor Sarah, but a great tribute to her time at the ARC.

Sep. 3rd, 2011 05:17 pm (UTC)
She enjoyed herself while she was there, and went out as a hero.
Sep. 3rd, 2011 12:57 pm (UTC)
Lovely series of drabbles and loved the tonal shift from the first to the last. Poor Becker.
Sep. 3rd, 2011 05:18 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
Becker would definitely continue to blame himself.
Sep. 4th, 2011 01:03 pm (UTC)
Nice set of drabbles!
Sep. 4th, 2011 07:59 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
Sep. 4th, 2011 01:12 pm (UTC)
Lovely drabbles, but oh that last one! :(
Sep. 4th, 2011 07:59 pm (UTC)
Thanks! Glad you liked them.
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