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Primeval drabble: Fossils (Kept verse)

October 29th, 2012 (07:16 pm)
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Title: Fossils

Disclaimer: I do not own Primeval.

A/N: This is part of my ongoing Kept drabble series. With thanks to lena7142. Who basically keeps me sane AND helps me with fic. You can decide which is more important.

Summary: Helen chased after the wrong things: control, ideas, theories, relics.



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When Stephen met Helen, he’d been young; stupid; impulsive. The evolutionary biology course was a whim.

But then, Helen. She offered no preamble; she didn’t cover the syllabus. She held up a fossil and lectured with such passion Stephen could only stare.

She still had that passion. But she was still just talking about fossils.

Forms etched in stone, inanimate and empty. No amount of passion could bring them back. Helen chased after the wrong things: control, ideas, theories, relics.

Not people: not friends or relationships.

Stephen wasn’t young, stupid or impulsive anymore.

He knew what he needed to do.

Comments

Posted by: freddiejoey (freddiejoey)
Posted at: October 30th, 2012 01:17 am (UTC)
Stephen - kerry

Very vivid and I love the imagery.

"Forms etched in stone, inanimate and empty. No amount of passion could bring them back."

Posted by: do i dare or do i dare? (faye_dartmouth)
Posted at: November 6th, 2012 02:41 am (UTC)
stephen sad

Thank you so much!

Posted by: 47eleven (47eleven)
Posted at: October 30th, 2012 01:38 am (UTC)
Stephen

Great drabble. Stephen is one of my favourites.

Posted by: do i dare or do i dare? (faye_dartmouth)
Posted at: November 6th, 2012 02:41 am (UTC)
stephen shocked

I'm quite fond of him myself :)

Thanks!

Posted by: reggietate (reggietate)
Posted at: October 30th, 2012 09:12 am (UTC)
worriedstephen

Ooh, nice one! :-)

Posted by: do i dare or do i dare? (faye_dartmouth)
Posted at: November 6th, 2012 02:42 am (UTC)
stephen cutter sit

Thank you :)

Posted by: nietie (nietie)
Posted at: October 30th, 2012 04:20 pm (UTC)
helenstephen

Excellent look at Helen and at Stephen.

Posted by: do i dare or do i dare? (faye_dartmouth)
Posted at: November 6th, 2012 02:42 am (UTC)
stephen cutter distance

They are a complicated pair.

Thanks!

Posted by: knitekat (knitekat)
Posted at: October 30th, 2012 09:15 pm (UTC)

Nicely done.

Posted by: do i dare or do i dare? (faye_dartmouth)
Posted at: November 6th, 2012 02:43 am (UTC)
stephen blue wonder

Thank you :)

Posted by: joshinator (joshinator)
Posted at: October 31st, 2012 01:48 am (UTC)
Stephen

ooooo powerful!!

Posted by: do i dare or do i dare? (faye_dartmouth)
Posted at: November 6th, 2012 02:43 am (UTC)
stephen cutter

Thanks :)

Posted by: she was a work in progress. (dreamer_98)
Posted at: November 1st, 2012 08:06 pm (UTC)
primeval: jenny

Great look at Helen from Stephen's perspective. The same things that attracted him to her are now the things he's trying to get away from.

Posted by: do i dare or do i dare? (faye_dartmouth)
Posted at: November 6th, 2012 02:53 am (UTC)
stephen cutter distance

I am fascinated by their relationship in the way people are fascinated by train wrecks. I always imagine Stephen as too young and too smitten when they first met, so he never really grasped the enormity of his mistake.

And he never fully coped which was why it all fell apart when she came back. Which is also why I always feel so sorry for him. It is his mess, but I don't think he had much chance.

Thanks!

Posted by: kristen_mara (kristen_mara)
Posted at: November 4th, 2012 12:09 am (UTC)
Hair!


Great look at how Stephen's views on Helen have changed, and great imagery

Posted by: do i dare or do i dare? (faye_dartmouth)
Posted at: November 6th, 2012 02:54 am (UTC)
stephen hair

Poor Stephen. He's never had much luck with Helen. Let's hope this time goes better...

Thanks :)

Posted by: lsellersfic (lsellersfic)
Posted at: November 4th, 2012 04:56 pm (UTC)
PriWriMo: Stephen (Comments)

Great comparison!

Posted by: do i dare or do i dare? (faye_dartmouth)
Posted at: November 6th, 2012 02:56 am (UTC)
stephen cutter

Thank you!

Posted by: Cordelia Delayne (cordeliadelayne)
Posted at: November 10th, 2012 12:01 am (UTC)
[primeval] anomalies

Lovely imagery!

Posted by: do i dare or do i dare? (faye_dartmouth)
Posted at: November 20th, 2012 12:59 am (UTC)
stephen goodbye

Thanks :)

Posted by: athene (deinonychus_1)
Posted at: November 18th, 2012 04:37 pm (UTC)
helen

Great drabble.

Posted by: do i dare or do i dare? (faye_dartmouth)
Posted at: November 20th, 2012 12:59 am (UTC)
stephen cutter distance

Thanks :)

Posted by: Evil Insane Monkey (eviinsanemonkey)
Posted at: November 21st, 2012 12:22 am (UTC)
PE: Danny Quinn

very nice look at the two of them.

Posted by: do i dare or do i dare? (faye_dartmouth)
Posted at: November 22nd, 2012 04:27 am (UTC)
stephen cutter

They have such a messed up dynamic. Fascinating, but messed up.

Thanks :)

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