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Primeval Drabbles: Introductions and Lost

February 21st, 2012 (11:44 am)
depressed

feeling: depressed

Title: Introductions

Disclaimer: Primeval is not mine.

A/N: Written for prompt 250: past prompts on primeval100. Specific past prompt was 1: introductions. I wrote this before writing my drabble series, so this isn’t connected to anything. Also unbeta’ed.

Summary: Stephen meets Nick.



Helen said her husband was a self-absorbed twit. She said he didn’t value her. She said their marriage was nothing but a piece of paper and two gold rings that didn’t mean much of anything anymore.

Stephen had never met the man but hated him all the same. He wondered what kind of man could do that, what kind of man could walk away from Helen, could treat her like she treated everyone else.

Then, one day, a man with wild blonde hair and bright blue eyes showed up, smiling. Helen said, “This is my husband, Nick,” and everything changed.



Title: Lost (and Found)

Disclaimer: Primeval is not mine.

A/N: Also, written for prompt 250: past prompts on primeval100. Specific past prompt was 2: lost. Also unbeta’ed.

Summary: For eight years, they didn’t find Helen.



Helen disappeared in the Forest of Dean. Stephen thought maybe she’d gotten lost there, just like with her research. He thought she’d come back to her life, to her work. To him.

He searched the forest but found nothing. He stayed in the lab but it wasn’t the same. Helen was the one who disappeared, but Stephen felt just as lost as she was.

Sometimes Nick Cutter was there, too. Sometimes they went to the forest together, looking for the same thing but for different reasons.

For eight years, they didn’t find Helen. Stephen often thought he found something better.

Comments

Posted by: fredbassett (fredbassett)
Posted at: February 21st, 2012 08:03 pm (UTC)

Very nice :)

Posted by: do i dare or do i dare? (faye_dartmouth)
Posted at: February 27th, 2012 09:32 pm (UTC)
stephen skeptical

Thanks!

Posted by: clea2011 (clea2011)
Posted at: February 21st, 2012 09:37 pm (UTC)
Stephengreen

Very nicely done :-)

Posted by: do i dare or do i dare? (faye_dartmouth)
Posted at: February 23rd, 2012 04:21 am (UTC)
stephen hair

Thanks so much!

Posted by: kristen_mara (kristen_mara)
Posted at: February 21st, 2012 10:10 pm (UTC)
Blurred


Poor Stephen - nice capturing of the situations he got himself entangled in!


Posted by: do i dare or do i dare? (faye_dartmouth)
Posted at: February 23rd, 2012 04:22 am (UTC)
stephen broken

I really do love writing his POV and just exploring the inevitable angst. Thanks!

Posted by: knitekat (knitekat)
Posted at: February 21st, 2012 10:37 pm (UTC)

Nice look at how poor Stephen got involved with Helen and Nick.

Posted by: do i dare or do i dare? (faye_dartmouth)
Posted at: February 23rd, 2012 04:22 am (UTC)
stephen cutter sit

I find the different takes on their backstory fascinating :) Thanks!

Posted by: ebonyfeather (ebonyfeather)
Posted at: February 21st, 2012 10:54 pm (UTC)
hamster- mine

Nicely done. These are great.

Posted by: do i dare or do i dare? (faye_dartmouth)
Posted at: February 23rd, 2012 04:22 am (UTC)
stephen skeptical

I'm glad you liked them :) Thanks!

Posted by: lsellersfic (lsellersfic)
Posted at: February 22nd, 2012 06:22 pm (UTC)
Primeval:Nick/Stephen (Team Mates)

Nice drabbles!

Posted by: do i dare or do i dare? (faye_dartmouth)
Posted at: February 23rd, 2012 04:28 am (UTC)
stephen skeptical

Thanks :)

Posted by: sophie_deangirl (sophie_deangirl)
Posted at: February 24th, 2012 06:41 pm (UTC)
LOVE these

I LOVE these drabbles. It makes my heart ache thinking about the lost friendship. I have to admit though that the show just doomed itself for me when they not only killed Stephen, but then Helen shot and killed Nick. I was like "what?" A complete destruction of a valued partnership and it was all over for me. Your stories and these drabbles have me yearning for the "what might have beens" in the best of ways.

Fave Parts:

Then, one day, a man with wild blonde hair and bright blue eyes showed up, smiling. Helen said, “This is my husband, Nick,” and everything changed.

For eight years, they didn’t find Helen. Stephen often thought he found something better.


-- These lines say it all. LOVE it!

Posted by: do i dare or do i dare? (faye_dartmouth)
Posted at: February 27th, 2012 09:31 pm (UTC)
Re: LOVE these
stephen skeptical

I still can't fathom the show without Nick (and Stephen, although I still think the loss of Nick is harder to grasp for a lot of reasons). Their broken relationship is at the heart of what attracts me to that show. (Okay, that and JM and his amazing portrayal of hurt in 1.02. But you know how I am!).

Thanks!

Posted by: reggietate (reggietate)
Posted at: February 25th, 2012 11:29 am (UTC)
bestmates

Oh, he definitely found something better :-D

Posted by: do i dare or do i dare? (faye_dartmouth)
Posted at: February 27th, 2012 09:32 pm (UTC)
stephen up

I just wish they could have held onto it!

Thanks :)

Posted by: athene (deinonychus_1)
Posted at: February 28th, 2012 08:56 pm (UTC)
stephen

great look at Stephen's thoughts and feelings about Nick and Helen.

Posted by: do i dare or do i dare? (faye_dartmouth)
Posted at: March 1st, 2012 03:55 pm (UTC)
stephen angsty

Their pre series relationship intrigues me :) Thanks!

Posted by: Cordelia Delayne (cordeliadelayne)
Posted at: March 7th, 2012 01:34 am (UTC)
[primeval] armed stephen and abby

Aw, lovely.

Posted by: do i dare or do i dare? (faye_dartmouth)
Posted at: March 8th, 2012 01:54 pm (UTC)

Thanks :)

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