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Drabble: I Promise To Pay The Bearer On Demand... - athene
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Drabble: I Promise To Pay The Bearer On Demand...

Written for primeval100 drabble challenge 319: Money, Money, Money.

Title: I Promise To Pay The Bearer On Demand...
Author: Athene
Fandom: Primeval
Characters: Matt
Rating: PG
Warnings: None
Spoilers: None
Challenge: 319 – Money, Money, Money
Word count: 100
Disclaimer: Not mine. ITV and Impossible Pictures own them.




It took Matt a long time to get used to money. These coins and notes merely represented arbitrary values, not even worth the metal they were made from. There had been no use for it in the future.

He pitied the people in this century who spent so much of their time chasing money, hoarding it, always looking to increase their wealth. People who fought and stole for wallets full of meaningless paper.

Where he came from, water and food and safety were the only things of real worth. And all too often, they were paid for in human lives.



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knitekat From: knitekat Date: June 18th, 2013 08:49 pm (UTC) (Link)
Great use of the prompt, and of course, Matt is right.
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: June 24th, 2013 06:57 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks! Matt certainly has a different way of looking at things.
clea2011 From: clea2011 Date: June 18th, 2013 09:03 pm (UTC) (Link)
Poor Matt, it's all so confusing for him. Nice one.
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: June 24th, 2013 06:58 pm (UTC) (Link)
It is! There are far too many things about modern times that he just doesn't get.
telperion_15 From: telperion_15 Date: June 18th, 2013 09:22 pm (UTC) (Link)
Wow, this is really poignant. And Matt makes a good point that we don't often think about...
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: June 24th, 2013 07:02 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks! When you really think about it, even coinage isn't really 'worth' what it's made from these days (I think it at least *used* to be a few hundred years ago, but not now).
adafrog From: adafrog Date: June 18th, 2013 10:55 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ouch. Well done.
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: June 24th, 2013 07:02 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks!
kristen_mara From: kristen_mara Date: June 19th, 2013 11:05 am (UTC) (Link)

Great look at Matt's view on money and a lot more!


deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: June 24th, 2013 07:03 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks! Matt's viewpoint on the modern world is always interesting.
bigtitch From: bigtitch Date: June 19th, 2013 11:10 am (UTC) (Link)
Very true - nice to see Matt's perspective on things.
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: June 24th, 2013 07:04 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks! Matt must have some very definite 'opinions' on the modern world.
dreamer_98 From: dreamer_98 Date: June 19th, 2013 04:58 pm (UTC) (Link)
Very stark look at the real value of money from someone who knows how worthless it turns out to be in the end. Really nice drabble.
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: June 24th, 2013 07:06 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks! I'm sure money would be completely meaningless in Matt's time. Only things that genuinely contributed towards survival would be valued in such a society.
fififolle From: fififolle Date: June 19th, 2013 05:20 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ouch! Great 'twist' to that.
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: June 24th, 2013 07:07 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks! Poor Matt and his horrible world.
cordeliadelayne From: cordeliadelayne Date: June 22nd, 2013 12:08 pm (UTC) (Link)
Great use of the prompt.
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: June 24th, 2013 07:07 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks!
lsellersfic From: lsellersfic Date: June 22nd, 2013 04:22 pm (UTC) (Link)
Nice look at Matt.
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: June 24th, 2013 07:08 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks!
stealingpennies From: stealingpennies Date: June 23rd, 2013 09:59 pm (UTC) (Link)

Matt's values are literally life affirming - no wonder he has no use for possessions and the trappings of wealth.
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: June 24th, 2013 07:11 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks! Yes, that kind of attitude would explain his rather spartan flat.
ebonyfeather From: ebonyfeather Date: June 25th, 2013 05:24 pm (UTC) (Link)
Matt would need a bit of time to get used to things like this.

Great use of the prompt.
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: June 25th, 2013 07:49 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks! It would definitely be strange for him at first.
celeste9 From: celeste9 Date: July 21st, 2013 02:29 am (UTC) (Link)
I love things that look at how Matt would find so much of what we're concerned with really stupid. This was great.
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: July 21st, 2013 03:18 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks! It's always interesting trying to get inside Matt's head and imagine what his life was like.
samueljames From: samueljames Date: July 28th, 2013 02:09 pm (UTC) (Link)
Sad but practical look at Matt. I can imagine him having a tough time with people being wasteful.
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: July 31st, 2013 07:45 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh, yes, he would hate the amount of things that people throw away without a second thought in this time.
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