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Primeval Drabble: Clues

February 8th, 2012 (10:26 pm)

Title: Clues

Disclaimer: I certainly don’t own Primeval.

A/N: Written for primeval100, prompt 249 hidden in plain sight.

Warnings/Spoilers: References to S2 through 2.07. And I apologize, it’s not denial friendly. I apparently will never get over the way that episode went down.

Summary: Nick says they’re okay, but truly, he resents Stephen more with each passing day.



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Nick’s made simple pretense, but the truth is hidden in plain sight. He doesn’t go the extra mile to back Stephen up; he doesn’t share his latest ideas or a ride to work. He barely even looks at the man if he can help it. Nick says they’re okay, but truly, he resents Stephen more with each passing day.

At the end, when Stephen’s alone and surrounded by predators, Stephen doesn’t waver, doesn’t flinch; he doesn’t even look away. And suddenly Nick sees the clues he’s missed all along – apology, regret, pain, and more – to the truth that matters more.

Comments

Posted by: kristen_mara (kristen_mara)
Posted at: February 9th, 2012 05:28 am (UTC)
Sparks


Awesome angst, but here's where I start up my whining for a fix-it sequel, which you knew to expect already, right? *G*

Posted by: do i dare or do i dare? (faye_dartmouth)
Posted at: February 10th, 2012 02:29 am (UTC)
stephen hair

LOL, I almost promised to write you one in the A/N but thought maybe, just maybe...

All for naught :) I'll see if I can swing something happier when the next drabble prompt comes around.

Thanks!

Posted by: reggietate (reggietate)
Posted at: February 9th, 2012 09:03 am (UTC)
circleofglass

Waaaaah! *sobs* Oh, Nick, you big plank, you!

Posted by: do i dare or do i dare? (faye_dartmouth)
Posted at: February 10th, 2012 02:30 am (UTC)
stephen cutter distance

If only they'd known that they didn't have time to waste being all angry at each other. In their line of work, they probably should have assumed impending disaster and made amends. Would have saved us all a lot of grief.

Thanks :)

Posted by: lsellersfic (lsellersfic)
Posted at: February 9th, 2012 05:44 pm (UTC)
Primeval:Nick/Stephen

Waaah!

Posted by: do i dare or do i dare? (faye_dartmouth)
Posted at: February 10th, 2012 02:31 am (UTC)
stephen angsty

They are the very definition of tragedy.

Thanks!

Posted by: knitekat (knitekat)
Posted at: February 9th, 2012 07:11 pm (UTC)

Eeek! Great look at them but eek This didn't happen

Posted by: do i dare or do i dare? (faye_dartmouth)
Posted at: February 10th, 2012 03:56 am (UTC)
stephen cutter

I'd rather pretend it didn't happen.

(My muse rather likes dwelling on the fact that it did, though.)

Thanks :)

Posted by: knitekat (knitekat)
Posted at: February 10th, 2012 08:04 pm (UTC)

(bad muse)

Posted by: do i dare or do i dare? (faye_dartmouth)
Posted at: February 14th, 2012 04:11 am (UTC)

(Very bad! Unfortunately, it rarely listens to me.)

Posted by: knitekat (knitekat)
Posted at: February 15th, 2012 11:29 pm (UTC)

(do they ever. I had one which made me rewrite a fic *g*)

Posted by: clea2011 (clea2011)
Posted at: February 9th, 2012 07:16 pm (UTC)
Stephengreen

Meep! But great drabble!

Posted by: do i dare or do i dare? (faye_dartmouth)
Posted at: February 10th, 2012 03:57 am (UTC)
stephen angsty

These two always make me meep a bit. Thanks :)

Posted by: she was a work in progress. (dreamer_98)
Posted at: February 10th, 2012 04:28 am (UTC)
billy collins

So heartbreaking, but wonderfully written.

Posted by: do i dare or do i dare? (faye_dartmouth)
Posted at: February 14th, 2012 04:12 am (UTC)
stephen up

Most of what goes on between these two is heartbreaking, imo. Thanks :)

Posted by: Cordelia Delayne (cordeliadelayne)
Posted at: February 10th, 2012 09:53 pm (UTC)
[primeval] team cutter

Oh, *sniffle* That's a great drabble, but meep!

Posted by: do i dare or do i dare? (faye_dartmouth)
Posted at: February 14th, 2012 04:12 am (UTC)
stephen broken

Much thanks :)

Posted by: fredbassett (fredbassett)
Posted at: February 11th, 2012 06:41 pm (UTC)

Oh fuck, that's powerful! *wails*

Posted by: do i dare or do i dare? (faye_dartmouth)
Posted at: February 14th, 2012 04:12 am (UTC)
stephen broken

I'm glad it made an impression :) Thanks!

Posted by: athene (deinonychus_1)
Posted at: February 13th, 2012 07:43 pm (UTC)
nick and stephen

meep, poor boys.

Posted by: do i dare or do i dare? (faye_dartmouth)
Posted at: February 14th, 2012 04:13 am (UTC)
stephen skeptical

They definitely have some issues to work out. Thanks!

Posted by: ebonyfeather (ebonyfeather)
Posted at: February 14th, 2012 07:55 pm (UTC)
racoon

*smacks Nick for being an idiot*

Lovely drabble.

Posted by: do i dare or do i dare? (faye_dartmouth)
Posted at: February 16th, 2012 02:30 pm (UTC)
stephen cutter

Both Nick and Stephen had their moments during S2.

Thanks :)

Posted by: sophie_deangirl (sophie_deangirl)
Posted at: February 24th, 2012 07:31 pm (UTC)
One word - SOB!

Oh so sad, so devoid of closure what happened to them on the show.

This just kills:

At the end, when Stephen’s alone and surrounded by predators, Stephen doesn’t waver, doesn’t flinch; he doesn’t even look away. And suddenly Nick sees the clues he’s missed all along – apology, regret, pain, and more – to the truth that matters more.

Posted by: do i dare or do i dare? (faye_dartmouth)
Posted at: February 27th, 2012 10:00 pm (UTC)
Re: One word - SOB!
stephen up

The lack of closure at the end of S2 is going to bother me for quite some time! And I know I'm not the only one :)

Thanks!

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