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Primeval drabble: To Shoot or Not to Shoot (Kept verse)

March 18th, 2013 (08:39 pm)
intimidated

feeling: intimidated

Title: To Shoot or Not to Shoot

Disclaimer: I do not own any of this stuff.

A/N: I apologize if it seems like I’m dragging this out. This bit of dialogue was in my head half a year ago and it seemed wrong to get this far and not use it. Part of the Kept drabble series.

Summary: Stephen had never been good at Shakespeare.



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It was positively Shakespearean: to shoot or not to shoot?

Stephen released the safety.

"This is it, then?" she asked unflinchingly. "Was all our time together just a show?"

Stephen wavered. He remembered their first kiss, her lips crushing his protests. He remembered confessing his love, desperate for reciprocation that never came. He remembered how she'd walked away repeatedly, leaving him each time more broken than the last.

"I don't know," he replied. "You tell me."

Her lips curled up darkly.

To shoot or not to shoot.

Stephen had never been good at Shakespeare.

He was even worse with Helen.

Comments

Posted by: 47eleven (47eleven)
Posted at: March 19th, 2013 02:52 am (UTC)
Helen

OOOOOOO!

Nice use of the prompt!!

Posted by: do i dare or do i dare? (faye_dartmouth)
Posted at: March 26th, 2013 12:56 am (UTC)
stephen shocked

Thank you :)

Posted by: joshinator (joshinator)
Posted at: March 19th, 2013 04:32 am (UTC)
Sexy Stephen

*starts to whimper and worry*

Posted by: do i dare or do i dare? (faye_dartmouth)
Posted at: March 26th, 2013 12:57 am (UTC)
stephen goodbye

It'll be okay...eventually!

Thanks :)

Posted by: fififolle (fififolle)
Posted at: March 19th, 2013 08:32 am (UTC)
Primeval - Stephen stare heart

Very nice! I was spellbound :D

Posted by: do i dare or do i dare? (faye_dartmouth)
Posted at: March 26th, 2013 12:57 am (UTC)
stephen wary

Aw, thanks :)

Posted by: kristen_mara (kristen_mara)
Posted at: March 19th, 2013 10:23 am (UTC)
Old Fashioned Stephen


I can't look!!!!

Poor Stephen - at least he answered her back!

The end line...eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeek


Posted by: do i dare or do i dare? (faye_dartmouth)
Posted at: March 26th, 2013 12:58 am (UTC)
stephen smiles

LOL, poor Stephen indeed. And it's about to get worse...

Thanks!

Posted by: nietie (nietie)
Posted at: March 19th, 2013 01:24 pm (UTC)
helenstephen

Intense drabble and great use of the prompt within this series.
But what is going to happen next?! *bites nails*

Posted by: do i dare or do i dare? (faye_dartmouth)
Posted at: March 26th, 2013 01:22 am (UTC)
stephen goodbye

It's going to get worse, I'm afraid.

Thanks!

Posted by: she was a work in progress. (dreamer_98)
Posted at: March 19th, 2013 08:20 pm (UTC)
primeval: abby

Great use of the prompt. Helen would make a great Shakespearean villain.

Posted by: do i dare or do i dare? (faye_dartmouth)
Posted at: March 26th, 2013 01:22 am (UTC)
stephen and cutter

She really would.

Thank you!

Posted by: knitekat (knitekat)
Posted at: March 19th, 2013 09:39 pm (UTC)

Lovely use of the prompt.

Posted by: do i dare or do i dare? (faye_dartmouth)
Posted at: March 26th, 2013 01:23 am (UTC)
stephen's eyes

Thank you :)

Posted by: sophie_deangirl (sophie_deangirl)
Posted at: March 19th, 2013 10:19 pm (UTC)
I love the desperation!

I LOVE the wavering Stephen here. You have his desperation so raw and an open wound here. She doesn't help by goading him and taking advantage of his vulnerability when it's concerning her. She knows what button to push and how to play him.

I giggled at your play with Shakespeare.

Fave part:

Stephen wavered. He remembered their first kiss, her lips crushing his protests. He remembered confessing his love, desperate for reciprocation that never came. He remembered how she'd walked away repeatedly, leaving him each time more broken than the last.

--sigh, I just want to hug him and tell him that I'd appreciate him. HEE!!

Posted by: do i dare or do i dare? (faye_dartmouth)
Posted at: March 26th, 2013 01:24 am (UTC)
Re: I love the desperation!
stephen and cutter

He could definitely use the encouragement. Poor Stephen.

Thanks!

Posted by: freddiejoey (freddiejoey)
Posted at: March 20th, 2013 02:50 am (UTC)
Helen

Fantastic!!

Posted by: do i dare or do i dare? (faye_dartmouth)
Posted at: March 26th, 2013 01:24 am (UTC)
stephen angsty

Thanks :)

Posted by: reggietate (reggietate)
Posted at: March 22nd, 2013 11:52 am (UTC)
worriedstephen

*clings to edge of seat once again*

Super drabble :-)

Posted by: do i dare or do i dare? (faye_dartmouth)
Posted at: March 26th, 2013 01:24 am (UTC)
stephen skeptical

Thank you!

Posted by: Cordelia Delayne (cordeliadelayne)
Posted at: March 24th, 2013 12:16 am (UTC)
[primeval] abby maitland

Excellent use of the prompt!

Posted by: do i dare or do i dare? (faye_dartmouth)
Posted at: March 26th, 2013 01:24 am (UTC)
stephen happy

Thanks :)

Posted by: judithjohn (judithjohn)
Posted at: March 24th, 2013 06:55 am (UTC)
Stephen

Very intense

Posted by: do i dare or do i dare? (faye_dartmouth)
Posted at: March 26th, 2013 01:25 am (UTC)
stephen shocked

Thank you!

Posted by: lsellersfic (lsellersfic)
Posted at: March 24th, 2013 10:58 am (UTC)
Primeval:Helen/Stephen

Aaarrrggh!

Posted by: do i dare or do i dare? (faye_dartmouth)
Posted at: March 26th, 2013 01:25 am (UTC)
stephen goodbye

Indeed. Thanks :)

Posted by: athene (deinonychus_1)
Posted at: March 26th, 2013 07:59 pm (UTC)
stephen

Oooh, great use of the prompt!

Posted by: do i dare or do i dare? (faye_dartmouth)
Posted at: March 28th, 2013 12:03 pm (UTC)
stephen smiles

Thanks :)s

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