Challenge: Episode #2 on 50episodes, Death
Characters: Taylor Crane, Sgt. Hugh McAllister
Disclaimer: Primeval and its concepts belong to Impossible Pictures. Hugh, Taylor and Shane belong to me. Finn belongs to fredbassett.
She finds him at the beach, even though he tries desperately to hide, back pressed up against one of the huge black rocks that dot the white sand, knees drawn up to his chest. She might have missed him in the fading light if not for the bright green hoodie he's wearing in defense of the cold. Shane's hoodie...
She sits down next to him on the sand, taking his right hand in her left and kisses his knuckles before twining their fingers together.
“Don't you dare let Finn just walk away from you, Taylor.”
She opens her mouth to protest. She doesn't want to talk about this now. Not when everything is so raw and everything hurts and she misses Shane so much and she knows Hugh's own heart is broken and---
“If you love him, you fight for him. You fight for him like I never fought for Shane.”
He takes the hoodie off when she shivers and helps her put it on. He doesn't take his arms from around her and that's okay because he's solid and warm and alive and she loves him and she doesn't know how many more moments like this she'll get to share with him and she wants to savour what she gets.
He doesn't say anything else. Neither does she. Right now just holding onto each other is enough.