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Primeval fic: How Stephen Got His Groove Back (Part One) (Second Life verse)

September 7th, 2012 (09:57 pm)
cynical

feeling: cynical

Title: How Stephen Got His Groove Back (Part One)

Disclaimer: I do not own Primeval; feral Stephen belongs to lena7142

A/N: More in the Continued Adventures of Feral Stephen. Much thanks as always to lena7142 for creating feral Stephen, for letting me write feral Stephen and then beta'ing and putting up with me. It's sort of a full time job. She's awesome like that. I have this as a part one, though the later parts aren't going to come until later on in this timeline.

Summary: Maybe we should work on your ability to walk into a room without scaring the shite out of people before we think about dating.



-o-

Cutter was trying to get some work done, when he looked up and startled.

Because Stephen was standing there, staring at him.

It was a habit Stephen had, apparently well tuned from his time in the Permian. He had the agility of a predator and his ability to walk into rooms without making a noise was quickly becoming legendary about the ARC.

Legendary and positively unnerving.

Cutter took a breath and tried to still his pounding heart. "We're going to have to buy you steel toed boots," he mused.

Stephen gave him a look. "That'd be stupid."

"Not for the rest of us," Cutter said. "Or you could learn to knock."

"The door was open," Stephen pointed out.

Cutter sighed, rolling his eyes. "Did you need something?"

Stephen held out a picture. "Who's Allison?"

Surprised, Cutter took the picture. He recognised it, of course. Allison had been Stephen’s -- his Stephen's girlfriend. It was hard to say how things had changed in this timeline, but by all accounts, they had still been an item. "She was... his girlfriend."

Stephen cocked his head, thoughtful. "Really?" he asked.

Cutter nodded. "You were--" he cut himself off awkwardly. It was still hard to work around the semantics. "They were cute together."

"How long were they together?"

Cutter shrugged. "Hard to say," he said. "Maybe five years? Your clone met her after graduation and they stayed together after she went to the Amazon to conduct research."

"So she was a scientist," Stephen concluded.

"A good one, too," Cutter said. "She's probably having a great career by now. Got a full grant to do her work overseas and has been published a number of times."

Stephen looked genuinely impressed. A little surprised even. "Not bad," he said, approvingly.

"Yeah, until he broke up with her," Cutter said with a snort.

Stephen frowned, somewhat distressed. "Why did he do that?"

Cutter shrugged. "Your clone didn't talk about it much, but I don't think he ever got over Helen."

Stephen's brow furrowed deeply and there was a faint growl in the back of his throat. "Figures," he muttered.

Cutter clapped him consolingly on the shoulder. "Hey, at least you didn't marry her," he said, handing him back the picture.

Stephen grunted his agreement, taking the picture back and studying it. After a moment, he asked, "Do you think Allison's still single?"

Cutter raised his eyebrows. "I think maybe we should work on your ability to walk into a room without scaring the shite out of people before we think about dating," he suggested.

Stephen actually looked crestfallen for a moment. Then he brightened. "What was it you said about steel toed boots?"

Chuckling, Cutter shook his head, not sure which was more frightening: Stephen with more lethal force in each foot or Stephen attempting to woo a woman. Heaven help them all if they were about to find out.

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Posted by: Lena7142 (lena7142)
Posted at: September 8th, 2012 03:07 am (UTC)
feral stephen

Hehehehe... This always cracks me up. I love what you do with Feral!Stephen and Cutter. And Stephen in steel-toed boots amuses me. *g*

Posted by: do i dare or do i dare? (faye_dartmouth)
Posted at: September 13th, 2012 03:17 am (UTC)
stephen's eyes

These two are pretty much a blast to write. You created something amazing.

Poor Stephen. Even with steel toed boots, I think he's due to be frustrated...

Thanks :)

Posted by: goldarrow (goldarrow)
Posted at: September 8th, 2012 03:28 am (UTC)

Oh, ROFL!

Stephen actually looked crestfallen for a moment. Then he brightened. "What was it you said about steel toed boots?"

Feral!Stephen is a winner!
And poor long-suffering Cutter - it must be like trying to tame a lion...

Posted by: do i dare or do i dare? (faye_dartmouth)
Posted at: September 13th, 2012 03:17 am (UTC)
stephen hair

Feral!Stephen is totally a winner :) And Cutter's task is daunting...but worthwhile.

Thanks :)

Posted by: kristen_mara (kristen_mara)
Posted at: September 8th, 2012 08:05 am (UTC)


Awww, Stephen's thinking about dating - poor boy, it's been awhile!

Poignant moments for Nick too, trying to explain Allison and Clone Stephen's love life.

Feral Stephen on the dating circuit - this could be very interesting ;)

Posted by: do i dare or do i dare? (faye_dartmouth)
Posted at: September 13th, 2012 03:18 am (UTC)
stephen shocked

It has been a while. And considering his last relationship was Helen...he's got a lot to overcome.

But yes, Stephen dating is an interesting prospect indeed.

Thanks :)

Posted by: fredbassett (fredbassett)
Posted at: September 8th, 2012 08:41 am (UTC)

Cutter clapped him consolingly on the shoulder. "Hey, at least you didn't marry her," he said, handing him back the picture.

Bloody brilliant!!

I love the moving silently and Srephen's air of faint puzzlement over Allison.

Posted by: do i dare or do i dare? (faye_dartmouth)
Posted at: September 13th, 2012 03:18 am (UTC)
stephen cutter distance

I'm so glad you liked it!

Thanks :)

Posted by: reggietate (reggietate)
Posted at: September 8th, 2012 09:36 am (UTC)
prettyboys

Hee! The thought of Cutter giving dating advice makes me tremble :-D

Posted by: do i dare or do i dare? (faye_dartmouth)
Posted at: September 13th, 2012 03:19 am (UTC)
stephen smiles

LOL, you're right. That he is the more knowledgeable is sort of unnerving. Blind leading the blind.

Thanks :)

Posted by: freddiejoey (freddiejoey)
Posted at: September 8th, 2012 11:36 am (UTC)
Nick -sally

This is both lovely and really funny.

Posted by: do i dare or do i dare? (faye_dartmouth)
Posted at: September 13th, 2012 03:20 am (UTC)
stephen cutter sit

I am always pleased when people are amused by my fics.

Thank you!

Posted by: flaccidduck (flaccidduck)
Posted at: September 8th, 2012 11:43 am (UTC)
Nick and Stephen

"Cutter took a breath and tried to still his pounding heart. "We're going to have to buy you steel toed boots," he mused.

Stephen gave him a look. "That'd be stupid."

"Not for the rest of us," Cutter said. "Or you could learn to knock."

Wonderful!

Posted by: do i dare or do i dare? (faye_dartmouth)
Posted at: September 13th, 2012 03:20 am (UTC)
stephen angsty

Thank you!

Posted by: natchris (natchris)
Posted at: September 8th, 2012 12:44 pm (UTC)
Stephen

Totally delicious!

Posted by: do i dare or do i dare? (faye_dartmouth)
Posted at: September 13th, 2012 03:20 am (UTC)
stephen cutter

Thank you!

Posted by: lukadreaming (lukadreaming)
Posted at: September 8th, 2012 01:50 pm (UTC)
Stephen bruise

Bemused Stephen and the boots are great, as is Cutter giving advice!

Posted by: do i dare or do i dare? (faye_dartmouth)
Posted at: September 13th, 2012 03:21 am (UTC)
stephen cutter sit

Those two have so many issues between them. I love them for it.

Thanks!

Posted by: adafrog (adafrog)
Posted at: September 8th, 2012 02:52 pm (UTC)

Lovely, thanks.

Posted by: do i dare or do i dare? (faye_dartmouth)
Posted at: September 13th, 2012 03:22 am (UTC)
stephen up

Thank you for reading!

Posted by: judithjohn (judithjohn)
Posted at: September 8th, 2012 04:01 pm (UTC)
Fairy

This fic always gives me my groove back *g*

Posted by: do i dare or do i dare? (faye_dartmouth)
Posted at: September 13th, 2012 03:22 am (UTC)
stephen cutter

LOL! Glad to help :)

Thanks!

Posted by: knitekat (knitekat)
Posted at: September 8th, 2012 09:49 pm (UTC)

Lovely addition to the series. Hee over Cutter giving dating advice

Posted by: do i dare or do i dare? (faye_dartmouth)
Posted at: September 13th, 2012 03:22 am (UTC)
stephen cutter

It is something when Cutter is the more experienced one.

Thanks :)

Posted by: joshinator (joshinator)
Posted at: September 9th, 2012 03:07 am (UTC)
Nick - sally

I'm imagining Cutter talking in that gorgeous Scottish accent and Stephen being rather deadpan -and its gorgeous!

Posted by: do i dare or do i dare? (faye_dartmouth)
Posted at: September 13th, 2012 03:23 am (UTC)
stephen smiles

It would be hard for it not to be gorgeous, all things considered :)

Thanks!

Posted by: lsellersfic (lsellersfic)
Posted at: September 11th, 2012 04:27 pm (UTC)
Primeval:Stephen

Ooh! Stephen has a type!

Posted by: do i dare or do i dare? (faye_dartmouth)
Posted at: September 13th, 2012 03:23 am (UTC)
stephen smiles

Heh, he definitely does :)

Thanks!

Posted by: clea2011 (clea2011)
Posted at: September 11th, 2012 10:53 pm (UTC)
stephen monster

Lovely little ficlet :)
And Feral Stephen out dating could be quite amusing! *g*

Posted by: do i dare or do i dare? (faye_dartmouth)
Posted at: September 13th, 2012 03:24 am (UTC)
stephen shocked

Feral Stephen's exploits in the dating world will be explored at a later date :)

Thanks!

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