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Connor Ficlet

Title: How I Spent My Summer
Word Count: 275
Character: Connor 
A/N: This was written for the prompt over at still_grrr, which was 'new season.'

Connor didn’t know what he had expected out of the Summer in LA. Living in Quor-toth, he’d never noticed seasons before. There was no calendars in Hell dimensions and the weather had never changed from anything other than it’s unceasing heat. 

Holtz had tried to attach days and months to the strange world but had given up in the end. But he had spoken of seasons and years to Connor, and how these were celebrated by mankind. There were birthdays, new year’s eves and something called May day, which to his understanding involved a poll, coloured ribbons and dancing. It had made little sense to him then, because the largest unit of time he concerned himself with were days. 

Connor had found himself over the Summer becoming interested in the passage of time, now that he had it to spare, no longer being obliged to hunt. He wondered what the weather was like in England, where Holtz was born but Utah was his main focus of inquiry. Holtz had intended him to grow up there on a ranch. He had thought about asking Fred to use her computer to find out what it was like there at this time of year but he hadn’t. He couldn’t be certain that it wouldn’t cause them to have suspicions about him. 

When Summer drew to an end, he noticed Gunn and Fred's hope begin to fade. It been three months since Angel’s disappearance and they were still no closer to finding him. Connor secretly celebrated this fact, a whole season had passed and Angel was still down there. It was still his turn to be in hell.

Comments

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woman_of_
Feb. 19th, 2007 02:08 am (UTC)
Oh nice Conner perspective! Nice to hear his voice sometimes.
aurey09
Feb. 19th, 2007 02:17 am (UTC)
Thank you. I keep writing for angsty teens lately - Dawn, River and now Connor. I can hear their voices really well when I'm writing for them. I’m not sure what that says about my state of mind. I think it means I need to cheer up and write something funny.
scarlettlily
Feb. 19th, 2007 03:45 am (UTC)
Wow that was nice.
aurey09
Feb. 19th, 2007 04:35 pm (UTC)
Thank you.
myfeetshowit
Feb. 19th, 2007 04:18 am (UTC)
I like the way you dwell on Connor's new interest in the passing of time, and then tie it, at the last moment, with his punishment of Angel.
aurey09
Feb. 19th, 2007 04:44 pm (UTC)
The dwelling on it seemed like something Connor would do, which helped me fit the fic around the challenge.

Plus, I'm obsessed with the idea of time, it's a major theme in an original piece of fiction I'm working on.

I liked how he seems to adapt really quickly from what we see of him at the end of season 3 and the beginning of season 4. It seemed like time would be important to him.
shinodabear
Feb. 19th, 2007 03:44 pm (UTC)
Well that just hits you there at the end, doesn't it? Very nice.
aurey09
Feb. 19th, 2007 04:48 pm (UTC)
I'm not always sure if what I write will hit people or not. I like doing it with endings, or saying something important that the whole story seems to have lead up to. So, thank you.
stretfordditto
Feb. 26th, 2007 10:17 pm (UTC)
Connor is being nasty! Excellent drabble.
aurey09
Feb. 27th, 2007 03:27 pm (UTC)
Thank you. :-)
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