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Primeval drabble: Signs

January 8th, 2012 (08:11 pm)

Title: Signs
Word Count: 100
Rating: PG
Challenge: 244: you stay, I stay (for primeval100)
Character/Pairing: Stephen, Cutter (mentions of Stephen/Helen and Nick/Helen)
Warnings: None
Spoilers: Just preseries speculation.
A/N: This isn’t Brit-proofed but it’s only 100 words, so I hope I don’t mangle things too much. This also isn’t beta’ed but again, 100 words, so I hope I managed.
Summary: Stephen had his transfer papers ready, his key to turn in.



Stephen was leaving. Helen was married; no matter what Stephen felt, that made everything wrong. When she disappeared, he counted it as a sign.

He was clearing out his lab space when Nick Cutter showed up.

“I’m supposed to move on,” Cutter said, as if Stephen cared. “Let go.”

Stephen regarded him, cautious. “Will you?”

“No,” he said. He looked at Stephen, their eyes meeting. “You?”

Stephen had his transfer papers ready, his key to turn in. Then, something changed. For better, worse – he wasn’t sure. And he replied, “I’m staying.”

As if it’d been the only answer all along.

Comments

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Posted by: kristen_mara (kristen_mara)
Posted at: January 9th, 2012 07:17 am (UTC)
Blurred


*flails* Angsty boys! Great pre-series look

Posted by: do i dare or do i dare? (faye_dartmouth)
Posted at: January 10th, 2012 04:09 am (UTC)
stephen hair

It seems like they will always be inherently angsty. Thanks :)

Posted by: fififolle (fififolle)
Posted at: January 9th, 2012 08:17 am (UTC)
Primeval - Stephen stare heart

Ooh, nice one. Very atmospheric.

Posted by: do i dare or do i dare? (faye_dartmouth)
Posted at: January 10th, 2012 04:10 am (UTC)
stephen up

Thanks :) I had a hard time whittling it to 100 words but I'm glad it turned out okay.

Posted by: fredbassett (fredbassett)
Posted at: January 9th, 2012 10:06 am (UTC)

Very nice!!!

Posted by: do i dare or do i dare? (faye_dartmouth)
Posted at: January 10th, 2012 04:12 am (UTC)
stephen hair

Thank you!

Posted by: nietie (nietie)
Posted at: January 9th, 2012 03:18 pm (UTC)
Nick/StephenBW

Ooh, good one.

Posted by: do i dare or do i dare? (faye_dartmouth)
Posted at: January 10th, 2012 04:13 am (UTC)
stephen cutter distance

I'm glad you liked it :) Thanks!

Posted by: knitekat (knitekat)
Posted at: January 9th, 2012 06:34 pm (UTC)

Nice angsty look at the boys pre-series.

Posted by: do i dare or do i dare? (faye_dartmouth)
Posted at: January 10th, 2012 04:14 am (UTC)
stephen angsty

The angst seems quite inherent to them. Thank you :)

Posted by: ebonyfeather (ebonyfeather)
Posted at: January 9th, 2012 06:54 pm (UTC)
sun

Lovely!

Posted by: do i dare or do i dare? (faye_dartmouth)
Posted at: January 10th, 2012 04:16 am (UTC)
stephen smiles

Thanks so much :)

Posted by: freddiejoey (freddiejoey)
Posted at: January 9th, 2012 07:39 pm (UTC)

This really hits the spot!

Posted by: do i dare or do i dare? (faye_dartmouth)
Posted at: January 10th, 2012 04:18 am (UTC)
stephen cutter

I'm so glad! Thanks!

Posted by: telperion_15 (telperion_15)
Posted at: January 9th, 2012 08:14 pm (UTC)
Nick & Stephen

Very nice! :)

Posted by: do i dare or do i dare? (faye_dartmouth)
Posted at: January 10th, 2012 04:19 am (UTC)
stephen's eyes

Thank you :)

Posted by: clea2011 (clea2011)
Posted at: January 9th, 2012 08:21 pm (UTC)
Stephen

Lovely drabble :)

Posted by: do i dare or do i dare? (faye_dartmouth)
Posted at: January 10th, 2012 04:23 am (UTC)
stephen skeptical

Thank you!

Posted by: eriah211 (eriah211)
Posted at: January 9th, 2012 09:34 pm (UTC)

Very nice look at Stephen's head. Lovely and angsty too.

Posted by: do i dare or do i dare? (faye_dartmouth)
Posted at: January 10th, 2012 04:24 am (UTC)
stephen smiles

Stephen's head is pretty much angsty by default. Thanks!

Posted by: talliw (talliw)
Posted at: January 9th, 2012 10:18 pm (UTC)

Great background story about how their relationship started.

Posted by: do i dare or do i dare? (faye_dartmouth)
Posted at: January 10th, 2012 04:26 am (UTC)
stephen hair

The early days of how they met/got to know each other continue to fascinate me. I'm glad you liked this take. Thanks!

Posted by: reggietate (reggietate)
Posted at: January 9th, 2012 11:22 pm (UTC)
bestmates

Great drabble. And I love your journal header :-)

Posted by: do i dare or do i dare? (faye_dartmouth)
Posted at: January 10th, 2012 04:27 am (UTC)
stephen cutter

I'm glad you like them both :) I had way too much fun making the header, I'll admit. Thanks!

Posted by: lsellersfic (lsellersfic)
Posted at: January 11th, 2012 06:44 pm (UTC)
Primeval:Nick/Stephen

OMG! Brought together by their obsession! I can so see that!

Posted by: do i dare or do i dare? (faye_dartmouth)
Posted at: January 15th, 2012 01:10 pm (UTC)
stephen cutter

I find preseries looks at these two endlessly fascinating :)

Thanks!

Posted by: athene (deinonychus_1)
Posted at: January 12th, 2012 11:11 am (UTC)
stephen

great drabble.

And welcome to the comm. I've made you a shiny new author tag.

Posted by: do i dare or do i dare? (faye_dartmouth)
Posted at: January 15th, 2012 01:11 pm (UTC)
stephen hair

Awesome. And thanks! I enjoy writing drabbles so I'm hopeful I'll be able to participate somewhat consistently.

Posted by: Cordelia Delayne (cordeliadelayne)
Posted at: January 12th, 2012 11:01 pm (UTC)
[primeval] abby/connor

Aw, *sniff* lovely!

And welcome to the comm :D

Posted by: do i dare or do i dare? (faye_dartmouth)
Posted at: January 15th, 2012 01:11 pm (UTC)
stephen smiles

Thanks so much! I'm quite glad the comm's around. I've enjoyed reading for the past few months and finally worked up the courage to join in.

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