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Primeval Drabble: The More Things Change

January 29th, 2012 (10:23 pm)

Title: The More Things Change (The More Things Stay the Same)

Disclaimer: Not mine.

A/N: Written for the prompt “Odd Man Out” at primeval100. Set mid S2.

Summary: Stephen always knew this would destroy everything: that’s the thing that’s not different at all.



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It’s different.

Connor doesn’t joke with him; they talk, but Stephen’s advice doesn’t mean much.

Abby’s entirely professional; there’s just silence, and it’s more awkward than asking her out on his deathbed.

Lester never paid him much heed, but Stephen’s got everything to prove and no justifiable means to do so.

Jenny Lewis doesn’t know a thing about him; she fancies Cutter, though, so she seems to know Stephen’s the expendable one.

Cutter says they can forget, move on. Stephen wants to believe him, but he always knew this would destroy everything: that’s the thing that’s not different at all.

Comments

Posted by: kristen_mara (kristen_mara)
Posted at: January 30th, 2012 05:23 am (UTC)
Hottie Nick/Stephen


Argh - very true and full of angst, but fix it, please!? *batters eyelashes*

Posted by: do i dare or do i dare? (faye_dartmouth)
Posted at: January 31st, 2012 04:36 am (UTC)
stephen hair

LOL, but saving Stephen is your job! Right?

Posted by: kristen_mara (kristen_mara)
Posted at: February 1st, 2012 11:50 am (UTC)

Posted by: do i dare or do i dare? (faye_dartmouth)
Posted at: February 1st, 2012 12:57 pm (UTC)

Posted by: kristen_mara (kristen_mara)
Posted at: February 2nd, 2012 10:07 am (UTC)

Posted by: do i dare or do i dare? (faye_dartmouth)
Posted at: February 2nd, 2012 01:26 pm (UTC)

Posted by: freddiejoey (freddiejoey)
Posted at: January 30th, 2012 08:41 am (UTC)

*Cuddles Stephen*

Lovely drabble. Can we have a follow up? Pretty please?

Posted by: do i dare or do i dare? (faye_dartmouth)
Posted at: January 31st, 2012 04:37 am (UTC)
stephen cutter sit

Stephen really does need a cuddle or two.

And I will have to contemplate that :) I'm open to ideas...

Thanks!

Posted by: clea2011 (clea2011)
Posted at: January 30th, 2012 08:44 am (UTC)

Great Drabble, poor Stephen

Posted by: do i dare or do i dare? (faye_dartmouth)
Posted at: January 31st, 2012 04:37 am (UTC)
stephen hair

Whenever I think of Stephen in S2, the main comment I have in mind is "Poor Stephen." He had some of it coming, but still. Poor Stephen!

Thanks!

Posted by: talliw (talliw)
Posted at: January 30th, 2012 09:11 am (UTC)

A great look at how Stephen must be feeling after Helen's charming revelation.

Posted by: do i dare or do i dare? (faye_dartmouth)
Posted at: January 31st, 2012 04:39 am (UTC)
stephen angsty

Ugh, I hate Helen so much for purposefully destroying every bit of happiness in Stephen's and Nick's lives.

But yeah. Thanks :)

Posted by: nietie (nietie)
Posted at: January 30th, 2012 02:54 pm (UTC)
Sad

Great look at Stephen. Poor man.

Posted by: do i dare or do i dare? (faye_dartmouth)
Posted at: January 31st, 2012 04:39 am (UTC)
stephen smiles

He definitely did not have a good go of things. Still makes me get all angsty inside when I think about it.

Thanks!

Posted by: fredbassett (fredbassett)
Posted at: January 30th, 2012 04:13 pm (UTC)

*sigh* there are times when I really hate what Helen did.

Very nice look into Stephen's head.

Posted by: do i dare or do i dare? (faye_dartmouth)
Posted at: January 31st, 2012 04:40 am (UTC)
stephen skeptical

Yeah, I tend to hate Helen most of the time, really. Fascinating character, though, but just not one that is very likable.

Thanks!

Posted by: eriah211 (eriah211)
Posted at: January 30th, 2012 07:33 pm (UTC)
Becker

Oh, poor Stephen, he does really feel left aside, doesn't he?

Posted by: do i dare or do i dare? (faye_dartmouth)
Posted at: January 31st, 2012 04:41 am (UTC)
stephen cutter

Yeah, he didn't have a lot of places to turn toward the end. Some of it is his own fault, of course, but I do feel for him.

Thanks!

Posted by: knitekat (knitekat)
Posted at: January 30th, 2012 08:28 pm (UTC)

*meep* Poor Stephen *hugs him*

Posted by: do i dare or do i dare? (faye_dartmouth)
Posted at: January 31st, 2012 04:41 am (UTC)
stephen up

He does seem in need of comfort. Though I'm sure there are plentiful volunteers around here :)

Thanks!

Posted by: fififolle (fififolle)
Posted at: January 30th, 2012 08:37 pm (UTC)
Primeval - Stephen stare heart

Ack. So awkward. Very good, very intense!

Posted by: do i dare or do i dare? (faye_dartmouth)
Posted at: January 31st, 2012 04:41 am (UTC)
stephen angsty

Thank you!

Posted by: lsellersfic (lsellersfic)
Posted at: January 31st, 2012 03:16 am (UTC)
Primeval:Stephen

Poor Stephen!

Posted by: do i dare or do i dare? (faye_dartmouth)
Posted at: January 31st, 2012 04:42 am (UTC)
stephen hair

Indeed. Thanks!

Posted by: she was a work in progress. (dreamer_98)
Posted at: February 2nd, 2012 03:08 am (UTC)
billy collins

:( Poor Stephen. One stupid mistake was so costly.

Posted by: do i dare or do i dare? (faye_dartmouth)
Posted at: February 3rd, 2012 05:52 pm (UTC)
stephen angsty

Indeed. And he was so young when he made it and it ruined everything. I always feel bad for him.

Thanks!

Posted by: Cordelia Delayne (cordeliadelayne)
Posted at: February 2nd, 2012 10:21 pm (UTC)
[primeval] abby maitland

Oh, *sniffle* Poor Stephen. *hugs him tight*

Posted by: do i dare or do i dare? (faye_dartmouth)
Posted at: February 3rd, 2012 05:52 pm (UTC)
stephen cutter

He definitely didn't catch any breaks as it all went down.

Thanks!

Posted by: athene (deinonychus_1)
Posted at: February 5th, 2012 12:12 pm (UTC)
stephen

oh, poor angsty Stephen.

Posted by: do i dare or do i dare? (faye_dartmouth)
Posted at: February 6th, 2012 02:40 pm (UTC)
stephen skeptical

He really is a rather angsty character. Thanks :)

Posted by: SamuelJames (samueljames)
Posted at: February 8th, 2012 08:43 pm (UTC)
Primeval-Stephen Hart

Poor Stephen, though at least he's self-aware enough to realise why.

Posted by: do i dare or do i dare? (faye_dartmouth)
Posted at: February 14th, 2012 04:20 am (UTC)
stephen hair

Yeah, which makes me think he could have changed it if he hadn't gone and gotten himself killed.

Thanks :)

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