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Primeval Drabble: Split Second Decisions

April 30th, 2012 (03:53 pm)
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Title: Split Second Decisions

Disclaimer: I do not own Primeval.

A/N: For primeval100 and the prompt shoot to kill . It looks like I’m back to angsting over 2.07, this time canon based (sorry kristen_mara! I'll try to make next week happier!). Also, thanks to sendintheklowns for giving this a look-see. Not my favorite drabble, but hopefully it's okay.

Summary: When a predator charges, taking aim for the head is an essential split second decision that makes the difference between walking away intact and not walking away at all.



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It’s Stephen’s nature to shoot to kill. When a predator charges, taking aim for the head is an essential split second decision that makes the difference between walking away intact and not walking away at all.

Cutter wants restraint, though. He’s worried about the creatures; worried about the timeline. He has reasons, ones Stephen understands, but someday they’re going to have to pick their priorities.

In the end, when the predators surround him, Stephen’s armed but doesn’t pull his gun. Cutter’s always right, after all, and Stephen closes his eyes and hope the predators aim better than he does.

Comments

Posted by: SamuelJames (samueljames)
Posted at: April 30th, 2012 09:08 pm (UTC)
Primeval-Stephen Hart

Beautifully sad drabble. Poor Stephen.

Posted by: do i dare or do i dare? (faye_dartmouth)
Posted at: May 3rd, 2012 03:32 pm (UTC)
stephen skeptical

Poor Stephen is a recurring theme in my writing.

Thanks!

Posted by: reggietate (reggietate)
Posted at: April 30th, 2012 09:48 pm (UTC)
circleofglass

*meep*

Posted by: do i dare or do i dare? (faye_dartmouth)
Posted at: May 3rd, 2012 03:32 pm (UTC)
stephen goodbye

Indeed!

Thanks :)

Posted by: knitekat (knitekat)
Posted at: April 30th, 2012 09:52 pm (UTC)

Eek *closes eyes so it doesn;t happen* Great drabble.

Posted by: do i dare or do i dare? (faye_dartmouth)
Posted at: May 3rd, 2012 03:33 pm (UTC)
stephen goodbye

I know. I still wish it really hadn't!

Thanks :)

Posted by: kristen_mara (kristen_mara)
Posted at: April 30th, 2012 10:55 pm (UTC)
Blurred


Very powerful, even though I'm shrieking inside... Good reference to the gun which Stephen had on him but didn't use!

Posted by: kristen_mara (kristen_mara)
Posted at: April 30th, 2012 11:50 pm (UTC)
Whisper


Forgot to point out: in this, Stephen's not dead yet, so I can imagine him being saved at the (very) last moment *G*

Posted by: do i dare or do i dare? (faye_dartmouth)
Posted at: May 3rd, 2012 03:34 pm (UTC)
stephen cutter

And LOL! You're right! So I technically could still save him!

(Although this week's drabble lends itself to an unhappy ending, too!)

Posted by: do i dare or do i dare? (faye_dartmouth)
Posted at: May 3rd, 2012 03:34 pm (UTC)
stephen cutter

I always think of you now whenever I put Stephen in mortal peril -- and I feel guilty about it (but sometimes still do it!).

Thanks :)

Posted by: clea2011 (clea2011)
Posted at: April 30th, 2012 10:56 pm (UTC)
Stephengreen

Meep! But gorgeous sad drabble.

Posted by: do i dare or do i dare? (faye_dartmouth)
Posted at: May 3rd, 2012 03:35 pm (UTC)
stephen cutter sit

Thanks so much :)

Posted by: nietie (nietie)
Posted at: May 1st, 2012 08:35 am (UTC)
Dial Denial new

Meep! *dials Denial*

Posted by: do i dare or do i dare? (faye_dartmouth)
Posted at: May 3rd, 2012 03:35 pm (UTC)
stephen skeptical

Hopefully you have it on speed dial....

Thanks :)

Posted by: fredbassett (fredbassett)
Posted at: May 1st, 2012 09:57 am (UTC)
Stephen -gun

Use that bloody gun, Stephen!!

Powerful drabble.

Posted by: do i dare or do i dare? (faye_dartmouth)
Posted at: May 3rd, 2012 03:35 pm (UTC)
stephen's eyes

Poor Stephen didn't always make the smartest choices...

Thanks!

Posted by: lsellersfic (lsellersfic)
Posted at: May 1st, 2012 04:50 pm (UTC)
Primeval:Stephen

Oh! Devastating!

Posted by: do i dare or do i dare? (faye_dartmouth)
Posted at: May 3rd, 2012 03:36 pm (UTC)
stephen cutter distance

Yeah, I still can't quite get over the way this ep went.

Thanks!

Posted by: athene (deinonychus_1)
Posted at: May 5th, 2012 02:32 pm (UTC)
stephen

Meep, poor Stephen. Great drabble.

(also, I think you may have just bunnied me for this week's drabble challenge! Yey!)

Posted by: do i dare or do i dare? (faye_dartmouth)
Posted at: May 9th, 2012 12:57 pm (UTC)
stephen cutter sit

(I'm always happy to spread the plot bunnies around!)

Thanks :)

Posted by: Cordelia Delayne (cordeliadelayne)
Posted at: May 17th, 2012 10:52 pm (UTC)
[primeval] abby/connor

Oh, eek! Very powerful.

Posted by: do i dare or do i dare? (faye_dartmouth)
Posted at: June 6th, 2012 12:28 pm (UTC)
stephen smiles

Thank you!

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