Title: Body Swap: Girls and Boys, Chapter One
Rating: T for now. May go into Adult, don't know yet.
Spoilers: Seasons 4, 5.
Description: The team is switching bodies again, this time Connor, Abby, and Becker, Jess wake to a shocking surprise.
Disclaimer: I don't own Primeval or the characters. This is just for fun.
Author's note: Thanks for all the reviews and comments. I thought about having the Lesters and Matt/Emily switch, but decided to just concentrate on these two couples. This story starts off in the middle of the action, so you may want to read the story this is sequel to: Body Swap: Matt and Lester.
Update: Edited for spelling and some grammar. I like to use fragmented sentences to resemble real speech. I know it's not quite correct.
Chapter One, Body Swap: Girls and Boys
"What are we going to do?" asked Jess, in Becker's body. She was startled by the deep voice that came out of her. "Whoa, that's strange," she said, "and not nearly as sexy."
Becker stared at her, or that is, him, his body. "This is a nightmare," he said, cringing at the high, girly voice he heard as he spoke. "Why does this keep happening?"
Connor, in Abby's body, shrugged. "Don't know. Very weird. I feel short."
"You are short, Connor," said Abby, in his body. "This isn't happening; we're all just having a really bad dream. Maybe we got some bad alcohol or something."
"We weren't drinking," said Connor.
"I was," said Becker, "but it's worn off. I know I'm not hallucinating, damn it."
"We didn't spend the evening all together, either," said Jess, towering over them in her new tall body.
"Some of it," said Abby, "Once Conn and I arrived at the Opera to join you and the others."
Jess gasped. "Matt, Emily, and the Lesters," said Jess, her eyes widening. "You don't suppose..."
They all got her shocked expression.
"Where's my phone!" yelled Abby, tripping over Connor's feet. "Connor, you have no coordination!"
"I do so. You just don't know how to work my body."
"Yeah, do you have an owner's manual?" she asked, with a grin.
"How can you make jokes? We're in chick bodies!"
"Don't call me a chick, Becker!" cried Jess.
Abby picked herself up. "Calm down. Let's see how the others are," she said, managing to find her phone. "Lester's not answering. I'll try Matt next."
Connor went in the bathroom, leaving Jess and Becker alone. Jess sat on the sofa, not knowing what to say or do. She began to cry.
Becker sat beside her. "Hey," he said, with her gentle, sensitive voice. He laid a delicate hand on his shoulder. "Connor's getting to be a pro in switching bodies back. He'll figure this out too."
She nodded, still sobbing. "It's...just...so weird."
He laughed, and instead of his deep chuckles, Jess' cheerful giggles came out. "Yes, it is. Very strange."
Becker put her arm around his body, but couldn't reach all the way around.
"I didn't realize my shoulders were so broad," he said.
Jess managed a chuckle. "I'm not used to being so big and tall." She had to bend down and scrunch her new body to fit into the embrace of her old one.
"Boy, you are tiny," he said. "Not that it's bad. To be honest, I always liked that." He chuckled. "I liked having excuses to hold you."
"Oh, excuses like a prehistoric creature wanting to eat us, or future beetles taking over the ARC and sending me into allergic shock?" she asked with a teasing tone.
"Yeah, like those," he said.
She laughed. "I always felt safe, like you had me wrapped in a cocoon. I guess now, I get to do the wrapping." Jess held Becker, now small and delicate, in her new muscle laden body. "OK, so this isn't so bad."
He chuckled. "Talk about experiencing life in someone else's shoes."
She laughed. "Yeah," she said. "Thank you, Becker. I think I'm over the panic now."
He smiled. "Not easy to do when your body is staring at you."
She smiled, pulling slightly out of the hug, but staying close to him.
Connor came out of the bathroom, looking kind of sheepish. "I have a truly beautiful woman," said Connor.
"What were you doing in there?" asked Becker.
"Don't answer! I don't want to know!" cried Jess.
Connor smirked, making Abby's face look odd with his mischievous grin.
Abby finally reached Matt, who was pretty grumpy. "Do you know what time it is Connor?"
"Yes, I do, and I'm not Connor."
"What? This better be a joke. Don't tell me you and Becker switched again."
"Sorry, Matt. In fact, we have, but not just with each other. Becker switched with Jess, and Connor and I switched."
"Oh my God!"
"So I take it you're still you?"
"Yeah. Emily is herself too."
"Wonderful," she said sarcastically.
Matt chuckled. "So...what are you going to do?"
Abby sighed. "We haven't got passed the panic yet."
He chuckled again. "Well, we've managed to change everyone back so far, just hang in there. In the morning we'll try to switch you again."
"OK. Morning, that's a long ways away."
"I know. Sorry, Abby."
"Yeah," she said, and hung up. "They're OK."
"Typical," said Connor, crossing Abby's arms in front of him. "I'm getting sick of looking at myself."
Becker smirked. "Now you know how we all feel."
Connor glared, but wore Abby's grin. "Funny."
"He wants us to wait till morning? We can't stay like this!" cried Jess. "I can't sleep in a man's body!"
Abby smiled Connor's goofy grin. "Even if it's that man's?" she asked, gesturing at Becker.
"Stop it," Jess said, blushing. Becker just smiled.
Connor shrugged. "At least we're both couples. It would be really embarrassing if we weren't. At least I've seen this body 'au naturel."
Abby laughed and nodded. She noticed Jess and Becker had gone pink. "It's OK, you two. We know what you were doing in her room."
Jess and Becker turned red. "But we weren't!" cried Jess.
Becker nodded, and said. "It was late, and I was a little smashed, so Jess wouldn't let me drive home. I slept on the floor."
"Honestly!" cried Jess, putting Becker's hands on his hips. "Really, you think I'd sleep with someone so soon?"
Connor chuckled, and Abby apologized for them both.
"So I guess it is a bit embarrassing for you then," said Connor.
"A bit," said Becker. He looked at Jess, who was still red. "No offense, Jess, but I like you better in your own body."
Jess chuckled, relieving some stress. "I'm glad to hear that, thank you."
Connor yawned. "OK, well, I'm off to bed."
Abby nodded, and followed.
"They're not freaked out, like we are," said Jess.
"No. It's kind of a scary thought, seeing so much strange stuff that it doesn't shock you anymore," said Becker.
"Well it shocks me," she said, frowning and jerking her head.
Becker had to laugh; her animated expressions looked odd on his face. "Look, they're right. Tomorrow we'll switch back, until then, let's try to sleep."
"OK," said Jess. "I'll take the couch."
"Because I'm in the butch, he-man body. You need your, uh, my...beauty rest."
Becker laughed. "It's your bed, and you're still you. There's no way I'm letting you give up your bed."
She smiled. "We'll share."
Becker cocked Jess' eyebrow, which made her giggle. "Share?"
"Yes, but just sleeping. And don't get curious about my body. You're not allowed to go looking underneath my clothes, or feel around," she said, blushing.
He laughed. "Ditto, Jess."
She giggled. They went back to her room, and crawled into bed. They just laid there.
"I can't sleep, it's too weird."
"I know, plus, how the hell do you sleep in this gown? It keeps riding up."
She giggled more. "I guess you get used to it, but don't."
He smiled. 'Promise."
They laid a bit longer in quiet, until Jess rolled over toward him. "It's so weird, looking down on people."
He laughed. "Yeah, looking up at the world is strange. It makes me feel small and kind of...helpless. Do you feel like this?"
"No! Well, maybe occasionally, and sure, with this job, I get scared. But most of the time, I'm fine. I may be small, but I can stomp plenty loud, especially in my heels. So I have to stretch and jump a little, big deal. I'm good at what I do, and I think I'm a good person."
"You are, Jess. You're worth three or four of some big oafs I've met."
"Thank you, Becker."
"You're welcome," he said. Then he giggled like Jess. "I'm Jess Parker, hear me roar."
Jess laughed his deep, throaty chuckled. "Absolutely," she said, looking at him.
They stared at each other, until Becker draped her arm around her, pulling her to him. It was a bit awkward: he was used to holding her into him. Now, she dwarfed him.
"I don't mind being tiny when you hold me."
He laughed. "Yeah, I kind of miss wrapping you up in my arms."
She winked. "My turn," she said, and easily scooped her tiny body into his large arms.
They lay like that, both sighing happily.
Jess yawned. "I think I might actually fall asleep."
"Goodnight." She smiled, relaxing as she listened to him breathing. "Becker?"
"I still want my body back."
He smiled. "Me too."
She kissed him on her head, and he snuggled closer into his own chest.
They drifted off, lying happily entangled.
End of Chapter One