Summary: The last two years had been building to this fateful day in August.
Spoilers: None apart for basic character backstory.
A/N: Written for primeval100 Connor Challenge. Betaread by fififolle.
Computing – A, Maths – B, Biology – B. Phone rings; his mum, who proclaims cheerfully those results are “just good enough”.
It starts to sink in an hour later, at the arcade with his mates celebrating. He's playing Time Crisis when he realises he's really going to leave home, go where he wants. Not that he'd set his sights high. Prospectus after prospectus, visits with boring tours and only one captured his attention – fossils filling the glass cabinets lining the halls. Careers had said he'd be better doing computing or engineering, but those bored him compared to evolution. Now, it scares him.