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Primeval drabble: The Worst Day (The Best Day)

July 16th, 2012 (03:35 pm)
energetic

feeling: energetic

Title: The Worst Day (The Best Day)

Disclaimer: I do not own Primeval.

A/N: The prompt was the worst day. Even though my instincts were to write about pain and death and unending despair, I figured kristen_mara would never forgive me, so I wrote this instead. Also much thanks to lena7142 for her editing awesomeness.

Spoilers: 2.07, of course. But AU!

Summary: To Cutter, it would always be the worst day ever.



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To Cutter, it would always be the worst day ever. Seeing Stephen ripped apart, skin broken and blood spilled, almost eviscerated. He’d cradled Stephen’s broken body, feeling his stuttering heartbeat, promising himself that if Stephen lived, he’d learn to forgive. He’d give real second chances.

To Stephen, that day was different. Yes, there was pain and horror. There were lingering nightmares and a complicated recovery. He still burned with shame and humiliation, and he bore scars that would never go away. But it was also the day he got a second chance. To Stephen, that would always be the best.

Comments

Posted by: reggietate (reggietate)
Posted at: July 16th, 2012 08:57 pm (UTC)
circleofglass

*fleep* (translation - flail-meep *g*)

Spot on emotions! Superb drabble.

Posted by: do i dare or do i dare? (faye_dartmouth)
Posted at: July 20th, 2012 12:11 pm (UTC)
stephen goodbye

HA! I like the fleep :)

Thanks!

Posted by: lukadreaming (lukadreaming)
Posted at: July 16th, 2012 09:04 pm (UTC)
Cutter and Stephen

Eeeek! Waaaaah! But yay - you fixed them!

Posted by: do i dare or do i dare? (faye_dartmouth)
Posted at: July 20th, 2012 12:12 pm (UTC)
stephen's eyes

Yeah, angst is fun but happy endings are still, well, happier!

Thanks :)

Posted by: fredbassett (fredbassett)
Posted at: July 16th, 2012 09:17 pm (UTC)

Lovely contrast!

Posted by: do i dare or do i dare? (faye_dartmouth)
Posted at: July 20th, 2012 12:12 pm (UTC)
stephen cutter

Thanks!

Posted by: kristen_mara (kristen_mara)
Posted at: July 16th, 2012 10:38 pm (UTC)
Blurred


*kristen_mara is very pleased with your offering* And it feels great to save Stephen AND Nick, doesn't it?

I love the contrast and the fix-it, and there's plenty of angst and meep in there too! The bunker room was a huge wake up call

Posted by: do i dare or do i dare? (faye_dartmouth)
Posted at: July 20th, 2012 12:13 pm (UTC)
stephen and cutter

Haha. You'd better be pleased! I wrote it for you! And it does feel good to keep them alive even if it isn't always my muses first inclination.

Thanks :)

Posted by: knitekat (knitekat)
Posted at: July 16th, 2012 10:43 pm (UTC)

Meep followed by aww.

Great fixit.

Posted by: do i dare or do i dare? (faye_dartmouth)
Posted at: July 20th, 2012 12:14 pm (UTC)
stephen cutter distance

Thank you :)

Posted by: clea2011 (clea2011)
Posted at: July 17th, 2012 06:54 pm (UTC)
stephen monster

Meep! Great drabble, really good contrasts in their views.

Posted by: do i dare or do i dare? (faye_dartmouth)
Posted at: July 20th, 2012 12:14 pm (UTC)
stephen cutter

Thank you so much :)

Posted by: Cordelia Delayne (cordeliadelayne)
Posted at: July 17th, 2012 11:09 pm (UTC)
[primeval] the arc

Aw, *sniffle* lovely!

Posted by: do i dare or do i dare? (faye_dartmouth)
Posted at: July 20th, 2012 12:14 pm (UTC)
stephen cutter sit

Thanks :)

Posted by: athene (deinonychus_1)
Posted at: July 20th, 2012 07:23 pm (UTC)
nick/stephen black & white

meep and awww, in that order!

Posted by: do i dare or do i dare? (faye_dartmouth)
Posted at: July 22nd, 2012 03:54 am (UTC)
stephen and cutter

Thanks :)

Posted by: she was a work in progress. (dreamer_98)
Posted at: July 22nd, 2012 05:02 am (UTC)
stephen hart

Aww, very bittersweet. Great use of the prompt, looking at how a horrible event can lead to something positive on the other end.

Posted by: do i dare or do i dare? (faye_dartmouth)
Posted at: July 25th, 2012 08:30 pm (UTC)
stephen cutter sit

I'm glad that the contrast worked. Thanks!

Posted by: lsellersfic (lsellersfic)
Posted at: July 22nd, 2012 03:58 pm (UTC)
Primeval:Stephen

*sigh* if only!

Posted by: do i dare or do i dare? (faye_dartmouth)
Posted at: July 25th, 2012 08:30 pm (UTC)
stephen cutter

Indeed.

Thanks :)

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