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Primeval drabble: Already Falling

January 20th, 2012 (11:27 pm)

Title: Already Falling

Disclaimer: Not mine.

A/N: Written for primeval100, prompt 246: fall from grace. Vague spoilers for S1 and S2.

Summary: Stephen thinks he’s been given a second chance, a newfound grace, the opportunity to rebuild something better.



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When Stephen falls in love, it’s like freefalling, exhilarating and terrifying. He wants to pull his chute but doesn’t know how.

Then, Helen disappears and Stephen thinks he’s found his footing. Stephen thinks he’s been given a second chance, a newfound grace, the opportunity to rebuild something better.

Sometimes, he forgets that first and only indiscretion. Sometimes, he believes it didn’t happen. Sometimes, he just lets go, flying freer than ever.

Then Helen returns, and Stephen realises that he’s been falling still, not flying, and the ground is finally coming up and it’s far too late to pull back now.

Comments

Posted by: kristen_mara (kristen_mara)
Posted at: January 21st, 2012 06:24 am (UTC)
Stephen Clouds


*Meeeps and races to catch him*

Very evocative!

Posted by: do i dare or do i dare? (faye_dartmouth)
Posted at: January 22nd, 2012 05:47 pm (UTC)
stephen up

I do wish there had been SOMEONE there to catch him and save him from himself. Fans do an admirable job, though :)

Thanks!

Posted by: fredbassett (fredbassett)
Posted at: January 21st, 2012 08:51 am (UTC)

Very nicely done!

Poor Stephen.

Posted by: do i dare or do i dare? (faye_dartmouth)
Posted at: January 22nd, 2012 05:47 pm (UTC)
stephen smiles

Poor Stephen, indeed.

Thanks!

Posted by: clea2011 (clea2011)
Posted at: January 21st, 2012 08:53 am (UTC)

Poor Stephen! Lovely Drabble.

Posted by: do i dare or do i dare? (faye_dartmouth)
Posted at: January 22nd, 2012 05:48 pm (UTC)
stephen cutter distance

It's pretty hard to think about Stephen and not feel sorry for him at least a little bit.

Thanks!

Posted by: freddiejoey (freddiejoey)
Posted at: January 21st, 2012 10:53 am (UTC)

Lovely imagery.

*Cuddles Stephen*

Posted by: do i dare or do i dare? (faye_dartmouth)
Posted at: January 22nd, 2012 05:48 pm (UTC)
stephen angsty

He could certainly use the cuddles :)

Thanks!

Posted by: nietie (nietie)
Posted at: January 21st, 2012 12:14 pm (UTC)
helenstephen

Wonderful use of the prompt, so intense, so sad.

Posted by: do i dare or do i dare? (faye_dartmouth)
Posted at: January 22nd, 2012 05:48 pm (UTC)
stephen smiles

I had fun writing this one :) Thanks!

Posted by: reggietate (reggietate)
Posted at: January 21st, 2012 02:40 pm (UTC)
circleofglass

*meep* Sad and lovely explanation of his feelings.

Posted by: do i dare or do i dare? (faye_dartmouth)
Posted at: January 22nd, 2012 05:49 pm (UTC)
stephen skeptical

Almost anything about Stephen in S2 has to be sad sort of by default. Thanks!

Posted by: knitekat (knitekat)
Posted at: January 21st, 2012 03:49 pm (UTC)

*meep* Poor Stephen.

Posted by: do i dare or do i dare? (faye_dartmouth)
Posted at: January 23rd, 2012 02:11 pm (UTC)
stephen smiles

He really didn't have much chance, I think.

Thanks!

Posted by: telperion_15 (telperion_15)
Posted at: January 21st, 2012 04:45 pm (UTC)
Stephen

Ooh, really great analogy! :)

Posted by: do i dare or do i dare? (faye_dartmouth)
Posted at: January 23rd, 2012 02:12 pm (UTC)
stephen's eyes

I'm glad you liked it! Thank you :)

Posted by: talliw (talliw)
Posted at: January 21st, 2012 07:23 pm (UTC)

Poor Stephen. He will pay a high prize for this indiscretion in the past.

Posted by: do i dare or do i dare? (faye_dartmouth)
Posted at: January 23rd, 2012 02:13 pm (UTC)
stephen cutter distance

It's sad to think but his fate was probably sealed from that moment on.

Thanks!

Posted by: fififolle (fififolle)
Posted at: January 21st, 2012 10:12 pm (UTC)
Primeval - Stephen *DED*

Oh dear. That's really, really excellent.

Posted by: do i dare or do i dare? (faye_dartmouth)
Posted at: January 23rd, 2012 02:14 pm (UTC)
stephen cutter sit

Thank you :)

Posted by: she was a work in progress. (dreamer_98)
Posted at: January 22nd, 2012 02:17 am (UTC)
billy collins

Lovely imagery.

Posted by: do i dare or do i dare? (faye_dartmouth)
Posted at: January 23rd, 2012 02:14 pm (UTC)
stephen hair

Thanks so much :)

Posted by: athene (deinonychus_1)
Posted at: January 22nd, 2012 02:03 pm (UTC)
stephen

meep! Great drabble.

Posted by: do i dare or do i dare? (faye_dartmouth)
Posted at: January 23rd, 2012 02:14 pm (UTC)
stephen cutter sit

Thank you!

Posted by: Cordelia Delayne (cordeliadelayne)
Posted at: January 23rd, 2012 10:52 pm (UTC)
[primeval] abby/connor

Oh, eep, that's really beautiful!

Posted by: do i dare or do i dare? (faye_dartmouth)
Posted at: January 28th, 2012 04:41 am (UTC)
stephen smiles

Thank you :)

Posted by: lsellersfic (lsellersfic)
Posted at: January 29th, 2012 03:30 am (UTC)
Primeval:Stephen

Very evocative - nice use of the falling image!

Posted by: do i dare or do i dare? (faye_dartmouth)
Posted at: January 30th, 2012 04:42 am (UTC)

Thank you :)

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