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Primeval drabble: Smitten (Kept verse)

September 17th, 2012 (09:44 pm)
lethargic

feeling: lethargic

Title: Smitten

Disclaimer: I d not own Primeval.

A/N: This is part of my drabble series. Now that Stephen has a sense of things, he’s going to have to start putting together a plan to get out. Slow but sure :)

Summary: Stephen had mostly given up the idea of love at first sight.



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Stephen never believed in love at first sight. With Helen, it’d taken two terms, intensive one-on-one research, and her not-so-subtle advances before he realized he was helplessly smitten. Afterward, love was hard to find – harder still to hold. He’d mostly given up the idea.

Then Stephen was allowed into the exercise area– weights and futuristic treadmills and bicycles – and his heart fluttered, his entire being buoying with fresh vitality.

This was a chance to move, to heal. To flourish, to hope. For the first time since he’d locked himself in the cage room, Stephen smiled.

Love at first sight, indeed.

Comments

Posted by: Lena7142 (lena7142)
Posted at: September 18th, 2012 04:14 am (UTC)
stephen

Mmm... sweaty Stephen working out... *g*

Poor Stephen, falling in love with Helen (he's at least over that now, it seems). And the part of me that's become a total gym rat is smiling stupidly right now.

Posted by: do i dare or do i dare? (faye_dartmouth)
Posted at: September 24th, 2012 10:41 pm (UTC)
stephen shocked

That is a lovely image of him working out. And you and Stephen would be great gym rats together, I think.

Thanks :)

Posted by: clea2011 (clea2011)
Posted at: September 18th, 2012 08:24 am (UTC)
Stephengreen

Aww. Hopefully a chance to get stronger and escape!

Posted by: do i dare or do i dare? (faye_dartmouth)
Posted at: September 24th, 2012 10:41 pm (UTC)
stephen cutter sit

That's his hope, anyway :)

Thanks!

Posted by: kristen_mara (kristen_mara)
Posted at: September 18th, 2012 10:22 am (UTC)


HE SMILED!!

Yay for Stephen finding a glimmer of hope and a way to start actively fighting back

Posted by: do i dare or do i dare? (faye_dartmouth)
Posted at: September 24th, 2012 10:42 pm (UTC)
stephen up

Poor Stephen; smiling is far too rare.

Thanks :)

Posted by: athene (deinonychus_1)
Posted at: September 18th, 2012 10:22 pm (UTC)
stephen

yey! Good to see he's found something that's given him hope.

Posted by: do i dare or do i dare? (faye_dartmouth)
Posted at: September 24th, 2012 10:42 pm (UTC)
stephen sad

A little hope can go a long way.

Thanks!

Posted by: knitekat (knitekat)
Posted at: September 18th, 2012 10:45 pm (UTC)

Yay for a fix it and for Stephen finding hope.

Posted by: do i dare or do i dare? (faye_dartmouth)
Posted at: September 24th, 2012 10:42 pm (UTC)
stephen blue wonder

He was overdue for a little something positive.

Thanks!

Posted by: she was a work in progress. (dreamer_98)
Posted at: September 19th, 2012 03:22 am (UTC)
primeval: stephen

Nice one. I like the comparisons between the past and present, and how Stephen's beginning to feel hope again.

Posted by: do i dare or do i dare? (faye_dartmouth)
Posted at: September 24th, 2012 10:43 pm (UTC)
stephen and cutter hot

I'm glad you enjoyed the contrast! Thanks :)

Posted by: fredbassett (fredbassett)
Posted at: September 19th, 2012 02:21 pm (UTC)

Nice that he's found something to enjoy :)

Posted by: do i dare or do i dare? (faye_dartmouth)
Posted at: September 24th, 2012 10:43 pm (UTC)
stephen hair

He deserve a small break now and again.

Thanks!

Posted by: lsellersfic (lsellersfic)
Posted at: September 22nd, 2012 10:20 am (UTC)
Primeval:Stephen

Hee! Good take on the prompt!

Posted by: do i dare or do i dare? (faye_dartmouth)
Posted at: September 24th, 2012 10:43 pm (UTC)
stephen goodbye

Thank you :)

Posted by: sophie_deangirl (sophie_deangirl)
Posted at: September 22nd, 2012 05:01 pm (UTC)
Ah, love!

Stephen deserves love so much so much of his misguided decisions were driven by loving and being loyal to the wrong woman, a woman as predatory as any of the creatures he hunted, even more so. He just couldn't shake her and it doom him.

Fave part:

Then Stephen was allowed into the exercise area– weights and futuristic treadmills and bicycles – and his heart fluttered, his entire being buoying with fresh vitality.

This was a chance to move, to heal. To flourish, to hope. For the first time since he’d locked himself in the cage room, Stephen smiled.

Love at first sight, indeed.

Posted by: do i dare or do i dare? (faye_dartmouth)
Posted at: September 24th, 2012 10:44 pm (UTC)
Re: Ah, love!
stephen up

Poor Stephen was doomed from the minute he fell for Helen Cutter. I so wish he'd gotten a more thorough redemption!

Thanks :)

Posted by: freddiejoey (freddiejoey)
Posted at: September 24th, 2012 02:25 am (UTC)
Stephen - kerry

Yes, this seems very real

Posted by: do i dare or do i dare? (faye_dartmouth)
Posted at: September 24th, 2012 10:44 pm (UTC)
stephen blue wonder

Thank you :)

Posted by: Cordelia Delayne (cordeliadelayne)
Posted at: September 29th, 2012 10:40 pm (UTC)
[primeval] claudia brown

Lovely drabble!

Posted by: do i dare or do i dare? (faye_dartmouth)
Posted at: October 1st, 2012 12:13 pm (UTC)
stephen shocked

Thanks :)

Posted by: Evil Insane Monkey (eviinsanemonkey)
Posted at: November 21st, 2012 12:16 am (UTC)
PE: Danny Quinn

Love this!

Posted by: do i dare or do i dare? (faye_dartmouth)
Posted at: November 22nd, 2012 04:32 am (UTC)
stephen skeptical

Yay! Thanks :)

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