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Primeval Drabble: Promises

June 12th, 2012 (06:37 am)
drained

feeling: drained

Title: Promises

Disclaimer: I do not own Primeval.

A/N: The prompt was to the ends of the earth. My take is actually not Stephen/Nick for once! Rather, this is pre-series Nick/Helen.

Summary: “I’ll go anywhere with you. Anywhere at all.”



“Marry me,” Nick said.

Helen was young and in love, but she wasn’t stupid. “No.”

“Oh, come on,” he cajoled. “It’ll be fun.”

“I want a career,” she said.

“I want you to have a career.”

She eyed him skeptically. “You say that now…”

“We’ll have careers together,” he enthused.

“But expeditions…”

“We’ll go together!”

She was dubious.

“To the ends of the earth,” he promised. He was earnest now. “I’ll go anywhere with you. Anywhere at all.”

But in the following years, Helen went and Nick didn’t follow. She broke promises, but, to her, Nick broke that one first.

Comments

Posted by: lukadreaming (lukadreaming)
Posted at: June 12th, 2012 11:42 am (UTC)
Helen and Nick

Ooh, this rings *very* true!

Posted by: do i dare or do i dare? (faye_dartmouth)
Posted at: June 19th, 2012 11:58 am (UTC)
stephen skeptical

I'm really glad it seems to fit them! Thanks!

Posted by: reggietate (reggietate)
Posted at: June 12th, 2012 11:52 am (UTC)
alone

Good one! :-D Alas, I fear it was doomed from the start...

Posted by: do i dare or do i dare? (faye_dartmouth)
Posted at: June 19th, 2012 11:58 am (UTC)
stephen up

It probably never did have a chance. Thanks!

Posted by: kristen_mara (kristen_mara)
Posted at: June 12th, 2012 12:35 pm (UTC)
Blurred


Love the punch this one packs! Poor earnest Nick and Helen being cynical - I can really see this

Posted by: do i dare or do i dare? (faye_dartmouth)
Posted at: June 19th, 2012 12:00 pm (UTC)
stephen smiles

It would be interesting to have seen them before things went so horribly wrong. The breakdown of a marriage is rarely just one person's fault, although Helen makes a compelling case to the contrary. Thanks :)

Posted by: nietie (nietie)
Posted at: June 12th, 2012 03:03 pm (UTC)
helen

Such a powerful drabble. Wow! And so true.

Posted by: do i dare or do i dare? (faye_dartmouth)
Posted at: June 19th, 2012 12:00 pm (UTC)
stephen cutter distance

Aw, thanks! I'm glad you liked it :)

Posted by: clea2011 (clea2011)
Posted at: June 12th, 2012 04:22 pm (UTC)
Helenlight

That's a great drabble! :-)

Posted by: do i dare or do i dare? (faye_dartmouth)
Posted at: June 19th, 2012 12:00 pm (UTC)
stephen hair

Thank you!

Posted by: lsellersfic (lsellersfic)
Posted at: June 12th, 2012 06:21 pm (UTC)
Primeval:Helen/Nick

Cool drabble! I've always thought that professional tensions must have played into their split!

Posted by: do i dare or do i dare? (faye_dartmouth)
Posted at: June 19th, 2012 12:01 pm (UTC)
stephen smiles

It certainly seemed like it had to have some impact -- they were both so focused, so sure they were right. They probably never had much chance.

Thanks!

Posted by: knitekat (knitekat)
Posted at: June 12th, 2012 07:30 pm (UTC)

Good one and I can see this happening (happened?)

Posted by: do i dare or do i dare? (faye_dartmouth)
Posted at: June 19th, 2012 12:01 pm (UTC)
stephen angsty

I'm glad it seems plausible! Thanks :)

Posted by: athene (deinonychus_1)
Posted at: June 13th, 2012 06:22 pm (UTC)
helen

ooh, great drabble.

Posted by: do i dare or do i dare? (faye_dartmouth)
Posted at: June 19th, 2012 12:02 pm (UTC)
stephen goodbye

Thank you!

Posted by: she was a work in progress. (dreamer_98)
Posted at: June 17th, 2012 07:02 pm (UTC)
james lester

Great look at the start of Helen and Nick's relationship, and how naive they were (at least Nick was).

Posted by: do i dare or do i dare? (faye_dartmouth)
Posted at: June 19th, 2012 12:02 pm (UTC)
stephen and cutter

It's always interesting to think about how things started when we've seen the less than ideal ending. Thanks!

Posted by: Cordelia Delayne (cordeliadelayne)
Posted at: June 17th, 2012 10:59 pm (UTC)
[primeval] series 5 team

Oh yes, I can definitely see this.

Posted by: do i dare or do i dare? (faye_dartmouth)
Posted at: June 19th, 2012 12:03 pm (UTC)
connor smile

I'm glad it seems to fit :) Thanks!

Posted by: ebonyfeather (ebonyfeather)
Posted at: June 19th, 2012 10:32 pm (UTC)
sun

Great drabble!

Posted by: do i dare or do i dare? (faye_dartmouth)
Posted at: June 20th, 2012 11:55 am (UTC)
stephen goodbye

Thanks so much!

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