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Primeval drabble: Making the Choice

June 19th, 2012 (07:10 am)
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Title: Making the Choice

Disclaimer: I don't own Primeval.

A/N: The prompt was football . Preseries with really minor spoilers for 1.01.

Summary: You have to make your choice.



“I’m sorry, Stephen,” his mother said tiredly. “You have to make your choice. You can stick with your sharpshooting or your football. But you can’t do both any more.”

“But how am I supposed to choose?” he asked, not quite whining, but actually wondering.

She shrugged. “Seems pretty simple,” she said. “You do one, not the other. Now make your choice and quit sulking before your father picks out something else entirely and you end up playing cricket instead.”

Years later, Stephen was holding a gun on a rampaging gorgonopsid, and he knew he made the right choice after all.

Comments

Posted by: kristen_mara (kristen_mara)
Posted at: June 19th, 2012 01:02 pm (UTC)


LOL - I like how he wasn't actually whining!

And a cricket bat was good enough for the hero of 'Shaun of the Dead' against zombies, apparently ;)

Love the end line and the whole concept.

Posted by: do i dare or do i dare? (faye_dartmouth)
Posted at: June 20th, 2012 11:57 am (UTC)
stephen up

Stephen doesn't seem like a whiner :) Which is one of his many attributes.

And hah. You know, I actually know nothing about cricket. Except that it's an English sport that's sort of like baseball. I find most US sports to be pretty boring so I'm particularly poorly versed in sports from around the world.

Glad you enjoyed! Thanks!

Posted by: adafrog (adafrog)
Posted at: June 19th, 2012 01:09 pm (UTC)

Very good, thanks.

Posted by: do i dare or do i dare? (faye_dartmouth)
Posted at: June 20th, 2012 11:57 am (UTC)
stephen cutter distance

So glad you liked! Thanks!

Posted by: lukadreaming (lukadreaming)
Posted at: June 19th, 2012 03:41 pm (UTC)
Stephen looking up

Very neat! Mind you, I do like the idea of Stephen in cricket whites *g*.

Posted by: do i dare or do i dare? (faye_dartmouth)
Posted at: June 20th, 2012 11:58 am (UTC)
stephen smiles

Having virtually no exposure to cricket, I had to google cricket whites to see what you meant. And yes, I like that idea, too :)

Thanks!

Posted by: nietie (nietie)
Posted at: June 19th, 2012 04:22 pm (UTC)
Stephenface

Aww, I would have been happy to give a donation, so he would have been able to do both. But yes, right choice, Stephen.

Posted by: do i dare or do i dare? (faye_dartmouth)
Posted at: June 20th, 2012 11:59 am (UTC)
stephen cutter sit

I'm sure he would have appreciated that as a teenager, though I think his adult self did well with just the shooting.

Thanks!

Posted by: knitekat (knitekat)
Posted at: June 19th, 2012 07:17 pm (UTC)

Very nice.

Posted by: do i dare or do i dare? (faye_dartmouth)
Posted at: June 20th, 2012 11:59 am (UTC)
stephen goodbye

Thank you!

Posted by: telperion_15 (telperion_15)
Posted at: June 19th, 2012 07:31 pm (UTC)
Man With Big Gun

Great drabble! :)

Posted by: do i dare or do i dare? (faye_dartmouth)
Posted at: June 20th, 2012 11:59 am (UTC)
stephen angsty

Thank you!

Posted by: lsellersfic (lsellersfic)
Posted at: June 19th, 2012 07:39 pm (UTC)
Primeval:Stephen

Definitely the right choice!

Posted by: do i dare or do i dare? (faye_dartmouth)
Posted at: June 20th, 2012 11:59 am (UTC)
stephen shocked

Indeed :) Thanks!

Posted by: ebonyfeather (ebonyfeather)
Posted at: June 19th, 2012 10:48 pm (UTC)
Fire

He certainly chose the right one!

Posted by: do i dare or do i dare? (faye_dartmouth)
Posted at: June 20th, 2012 12:00 pm (UTC)
stephen cutter sit

I agree! Thanks!

Posted by: clea2011 (clea2011)
Posted at: June 20th, 2012 05:44 pm (UTC)
stephen monster

Good drabble, he made the right choice :)

Posted by: do i dare or do i dare? (faye_dartmouth)
Posted at: June 24th, 2012 05:50 pm (UTC)
stephen broken

Thank you!

Posted by: athene (deinonychus_1)
Posted at: June 22nd, 2012 07:37 pm (UTC)
stephen

definitely a good choice.

Posted by: do i dare or do i dare? (faye_dartmouth)
Posted at: June 24th, 2012 05:50 pm (UTC)
stephen and cutter

Indeed! Thanks :)

Posted by: she was a work in progress. (dreamer_98)
Posted at: June 23rd, 2012 09:06 pm (UTC)
stephen hart

Aww, poor young!Stephen. Glad his choice ending up working out in the end.

Posted by: do i dare or do i dare? (faye_dartmouth)
Posted at: June 24th, 2012 05:51 pm (UTC)
stephen hair

Poor young Stephen. Poor adult Stephen. He really could have used more in his favor.

Thanks!

Posted by: Cordelia Delayne (cordeliadelayne)
Posted at: June 26th, 2012 11:19 pm (UTC)
[primeval] wrappedup!claudia

Yes, it did all work out okay in the end!

Posted by: do i dare or do i dare? (faye_dartmouth)
Posted at: July 9th, 2012 11:52 am (UTC)
stephen hair

Well, until 2.07 anyway...

Thanks :)

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