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Primeval drabble: Gain Enough

April 21st, 2012 (07:04 am)
dorky

feeling: dorky

Title: Gain Enough

Disclaimer: I do not own Primeval.

A/N: Another one for primeval100, with the prompt no pain, no gain. Beta provided by sendintheklowns, though this is not Brit-proofed.

Spoilers: Set post 2.07 (AU)

Summary: Stephen refuses the pain medication.



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Near-weekly surgeries leave Stephen depleted. His skin itches, breaking easily after being stretched too thin over still healing gashes. It’s three weeks before he can sit up properly. It’s two months before his legs bear any weight. Even then, the simple act of standing reduces him to tears.

Stephen refuses the pain medication, throwing out the pills when the nurses aren’t looking. Cutter says he’s being stupid, that he should just accept the help.

“No pain, no gain,” Stephen replies, teeth gritted.

The fact that Nick’s still there, despite what Stephen’s done, is gain enough, no matter what the pain.

Comments

Posted by: kristen_mara (kristen_mara)
Posted at: April 21st, 2012 12:16 pm (UTC)
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I'd go 'eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeek' but at least you've kept him alive! *G*

The suffering, the stubbornness!

Love the end line and I am so very glad that Nick is there for him.

Posted by: do i dare or do i dare? (faye_dartmouth)
Posted at: April 30th, 2012 08:32 pm (UTC)
stephen angsty

Heh, yeah, sometimes my drabbles can go either way. You've been a good influence on me in that regard but sometimes my muse insists on canon (and ANGST!).

I can see Stephen as self-flaggelating in the aftermath. If only he'd survived so we could find out!

Thanks :)

Posted by: knitekat (knitekat)
Posted at: April 21st, 2012 04:01 pm (UTC)

Yay for a fixit and a stubborn Stephen.

Posted by: do i dare or do i dare? (faye_dartmouth)
Posted at: April 30th, 2012 08:32 pm (UTC)
stephen skeptical

Two of my favorite things :)

Thanks!

Posted by: telperion_15 (telperion_15)
Posted at: April 21st, 2012 04:13 pm (UTC)
Stephen2

Ouch, that was rather intense! But silly Stephen, for needlessly suffering like that!

Posted by: do i dare or do i dare? (faye_dartmouth)
Posted at: April 30th, 2012 08:33 pm (UTC)
stephen cutter sit

Sometimes Stephen strikes me as the type who does things the hard way.

Thanks!

Posted by: far_mountain (far_mountain)
Posted at: April 21st, 2012 05:36 pm (UTC)
JamesFreckles

And nice set up for an intense Stephen and Nick scene. I like it.

Posted by: do i dare or do i dare? (faye_dartmouth)
Posted at: April 30th, 2012 08:33 pm (UTC)
stephen broken

Stephen and Nick scenes are my favorite. Thanks!

Posted by: lsellersfic (lsellersfic)
Posted at: April 21st, 2012 06:45 pm (UTC)
Primeval:Nick/Stephen

*hugs Stephen*

Posted by: do i dare or do i dare? (faye_dartmouth)
Posted at: April 30th, 2012 08:34 pm (UTC)
stephen up

He could probably use it, even if he'd be reluctant to accept.

Thanks :)

Posted by: reggietate (reggietate)
Posted at: April 21st, 2012 07:48 pm (UTC)
stephen-neckporn

Super drabble, that last line especially is just perfect :-)

Posted by: do i dare or do i dare? (faye_dartmouth)
Posted at: April 30th, 2012 08:34 pm (UTC)
stephen smiles

Thanks :)

Posted by: athene (deinonychus_1)
Posted at: April 21st, 2012 08:47 pm (UTC)
stephen

eep, poor Stephen.

Posted by: do i dare or do i dare? (faye_dartmouth)
Posted at: April 30th, 2012 08:34 pm (UTC)
stephen skeptical

That seems to be a recurring them in my writing.

Thanks!

Posted by: ebonyfeather (ebonyfeather)
Posted at: April 21st, 2012 09:05 pm (UTC)
sun

Poor Stephen! At least he's recovering, though.

Great drabble.

Posted by: do i dare or do i dare? (faye_dartmouth)
Posted at: April 30th, 2012 08:35 pm (UTC)
stephen shocked

Surviving is most of the battle in Stephen's case.

Thanks!

Posted by: Cordelia Delayne (cordeliadelayne)
Posted at: April 22nd, 2012 11:43 pm (UTC)
[primeval] blue background stephen

Oh, eek, poor Stephen.

Posted by: do i dare or do i dare? (faye_dartmouth)
Posted at: April 30th, 2012 08:35 pm (UTC)
stephen cutter sit

Indeed.

Thanks :)

Posted by: nietie (nietie)
Posted at: April 23rd, 2012 01:05 pm (UTC)
Hurt/comfort

Erk! Why suffer more? *smacks Stephen, inflicting more pain, but hopefully also some sense*

Posted by: do i dare or do i dare? (faye_dartmouth)
Posted at: April 30th, 2012 08:36 pm (UTC)
stephen hair

LOL, he can be rather dense sometimes, even with the best of intentions.

Thanks!

(And every time I see that icon, I want to write an h/c scene for 1.01.)

Posted by: sockie1000 (sockie1000)
Posted at: April 24th, 2012 10:46 pm (UTC)

darn you, Faye.

*repeats to self* "I will not watch primeval. I will not watch primeval. I will not watch primeval...."

Posted by: do i dare or do i dare? (faye_dartmouth)
Posted at: April 30th, 2012 08:37 pm (UTC)
stephen cutter sit

You SO want to. I mean, you deal with ghosts and angels on SPN, how much worse can dinosaurs and insects be?

Plus, ANGST!

LOL, thanks for reading, though :) I can recommend some longer fics if you want to get acclimated....

Posted by: sockie1000 (sockie1000)
Posted at: May 4th, 2012 12:27 am (UTC)

worse. much worse. ;)

*mumbles to self* "I refuse to get sucked in. I refuse to get sucked in. I refuse..."

Posted by: SamuelJames (samueljames)
Posted at: April 30th, 2012 08:18 pm (UTC)
Primeval-Stephen Hart

Ouch, stubborn Stephen. I'm glad Nick is being there for him.

Posted by: do i dare or do i dare? (faye_dartmouth)
Posted at: April 30th, 2012 08:38 pm (UTC)
stephen goodbye

He does have sort of a stupidly stubborn streak.

Thanks!

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