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Primeval Drabble: (Not) the Best Night Ever

March 12th, 2012 (07:39 am)
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Title: (Not) The Best Night Ever

Disclaimer: I do not own Primeval.

A/N: Written for the prompt: Best Night Ever over at primeval100. Some Nick and Stephen pre series speculation. Because my muse loves that stuff :)

Summary: Helen's case will stay open.



The police have no leads. The case will stay open, unsolved.

Nick buys all the alcohol he can carry. Sitting in his lab, he drinks.

It’s night when Stephen comes. He settles, taking a beer from Nick’s stockpile.

Nick grunts. “Helen’s gone,” he says with finality.

Stephen’s expression is pinched but he smiles. “Not the best night ever, then.”

Nick laughs hoarsely. It hurts, but not as much as he expected. “But maybe not the worst.”

Stephen seems to hesitate; he nods. “Maybe not,” he agrees.

They drink together until the morning sun is new and bright through the windows.

Comments

Posted by: telperion_15 (telperion_15)
Posted at: March 12th, 2012 04:51 pm (UTC)
Nick & Stephen

Very nice :)

Posted by: do i dare or do i dare? (faye_dartmouth)
Posted at: March 19th, 2012 12:04 pm (UTC)
stephen hair

Thank you!

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Posted by: do i dare or do i dare? (faye_dartmouth)
Posted at: March 19th, 2012 12:22 pm (UTC)
stephen cutter sit

What I enjoy about drabbles is that you have to fit so much into so few words. I always have to spend more time editing them down than anything else, but I'm usually pretty happy with the end result :)

Thanks!

Posted by: fredbassett (fredbassett)
Posted at: March 12th, 2012 08:20 pm (UTC)

Very nice, and very vivid.

Posted by: do i dare or do i dare? (faye_dartmouth)
Posted at: March 19th, 2012 12:23 pm (UTC)
stephen skeptical

I'm glad you liked it :) Thanks!

Posted by: knitekat (knitekat)
Posted at: March 12th, 2012 08:27 pm (UTC)

Very nice.

Posted by: do i dare or do i dare? (faye_dartmouth)
Posted at: March 19th, 2012 12:23 pm (UTC)
stephen's eyes

Thanks :)

Posted by: kristen_mara (kristen_mara)
Posted at: March 13th, 2012 08:43 am (UTC)
Old Fashioned Stephen


*Hugs them* I love the image of them sitting there until morning

Posted by: do i dare or do i dare? (faye_dartmouth)
Posted at: March 19th, 2012 12:24 pm (UTC)
stephen cutter sit

It's funny of thinking about them mourning together as "happier days" but for these two, it really does seem that way. Thanks!

Posted by: athene (deinonychus_1)
Posted at: March 13th, 2012 07:52 pm (UTC)
nick and stephen

great drabble. It says a lot about both their relationships with Helen and with each other.

Posted by: do i dare or do i dare? (faye_dartmouth)
Posted at: March 19th, 2012 12:26 pm (UTC)
stephen smiles

The dynamic between those three never ceases to fascinate me.

Thanks!

Posted by: reggietate (reggietate)
Posted at: March 13th, 2012 09:03 pm (UTC)
bestmates

Lovely :-)

Posted by: do i dare or do i dare? (faye_dartmouth)
Posted at: March 19th, 2012 12:27 pm (UTC)
stephen angsty

Thanks :)

Posted by: lsellersfic (lsellersfic)
Posted at: March 14th, 2012 08:33 pm (UTC)
Primeval:Nick/Stephen

Another great drabble - captures what must have been the complexity of that moment.

Posted by: do i dare or do i dare? (faye_dartmouth)
Posted at: March 19th, 2012 12:29 pm (UTC)
stephen cutter

The history between these two is so intriguing to me. I'm glad you liked this take. Thanks!

Posted by: SamuelJames (samueljames)
Posted at: March 18th, 2012 01:25 am (UTC)
Primeval-Nick Cutter

Nice drabble.

Posted by: do i dare or do i dare? (faye_dartmouth)
Posted at: March 19th, 2012 12:32 pm (UTC)
stephen cutter

Thanks!

Posted by: Cordelia Delayne (cordeliadelayne)
Posted at: March 19th, 2012 11:55 pm (UTC)
[primeval] trio

Aw, lovely drabble!

Posted by: do i dare or do i dare? (faye_dartmouth)
Posted at: March 21st, 2012 02:51 pm (UTC)
stephen cutter sit

Thank you kindly :)

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