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deinonychus_1
deinonychus_1
fanfic: Happily Ever After
Extremely silly ficlet written for telperion_15  who pouted when I implied I might have death and/or maimage planned for an impending fic. So I wrote happy ending fluff to reassure everyone that I'm really a nice, friendly Cretaceous era theropod, and that the characters are all perfectly safe in my hands.

No, really.

Title: Happily Ever After
Author: Miss Death-and-maiming-gives-me-a-warm-fuzzy-glow
Fandom: Primeval
Characters: Cutter/Stephen, Connor/Abby, Jenny, Lester
Rating: PG            
Warnings: Extreme fluff and gratuitous happy ending
Spoilers: set during that scene in 2.7
Word count: approx 700
Disclaimer: Not mine. ITV and Impossible Pictures own them.

 


          
“Stephen! Open this door right now!”

            Cutter slammed his fist against the door as Stephen backed away into the room full of predators.

            “Cutter!”

            He heard Connor’s voice yelling but couldn’t tear his eyes away from Stephen. The creatures were starting to circle menacingly.

            “Stephen!”

            “Out of the way, Cutter.” Someone grabbed his arm and wrenched him away from the tiny window in the door. Connor and Abby took one glance into the room, and they both swore.

            “What’s going on?” Lester barked as he hurried down the corridor towards them, followed by Jenny and a line of soldiers.

            “Stephen’s in there with a bunch of predators,” Abby said.

            “Well what are you waiting for? Get him out.”

            Cutter was too stunned and incredulous to resist when Connor dragged him out of the way. Lester braced himself, and fired the rocket launcher at the door from frighteningly close range. The explosion nearly deafened them all, but when the smoke cleared they all piled through the ragged hole where the door had been.

            “Here.” Abby pressed a gun into Cutter’s hand.

            “Stephen! Get down!” Connor yelled.

            Stephen hit the floor and covered his head with his arms as firepower filled the room, swiftly followed by the shrieks of injured animals.

            Cutter saw a raptor going for Stephen’s prone body and without thinking he opened fire on it. Beside him Jenny was taking down a future predator with an assault rifle, and on his other side Connor and Abby were stood together covering each other even as they picked off individual targets with their pistols.

            Eventually the last creature stopped moving, and everything became quiet.

            Cutter ran over to Stephen.

            “Stephen! Are you all right?”

            “I think so.” Stephen slowly picked himself up.

            “God, Stephen. What the hell were you thinking? Don’t you ever do anything like that again.”

            “I had to.” His eyes were still wary, as if he expected another argument, even now.

            “No you didn’t. You have nothing to prove to me, Stephen. You never did. This is all my fault. I’m sorry. I know I should have said that a long time ago, but I’m saying it now. I’m sorry, Stephen.”

            “But... what do you have to be sorry about? I’m the one who hurt you.” Stephen’s confusion would have been funny in any other circumstance.

            “I don’t care about what you did any more. I care about you, Stephen.”

            Cutter pulled him into a hug, and Stephen wrapped his arms round Cutter, burrowing his head into Cutter’s shoulder.

            “About bloody time,” Connor called across the room at them.

            “Can I assume he isn’t fired any longer?” Lester said as he surveyed the room. “It would avoid lots of paperwork.”

            Cutter finally let go and stepped back. He smiled at Stephen.

            “You’re an idiot, Stephen. But you’re my idiot.”

            “Same goes for you,” Stephen said with the first genuine smile that Cutter had seen since that day in the Forest of Dean when Helen had tried to destroy everything.

            Cutter glanced across at his team, the best damn team in the world as far as he was concerned.

            Connor and Abby were grinning at him, and even Jenny looked happy, although the assault rifle was a little incongruous with her smart skirt and blouse.

            “Hey Abby, I think this means we saved the day,” Connor said. “High five to us.”

He held his hand out to her. Abby hesitated, and then ignored the hand and pulled him into a bone crushing hug. There was glint of humour in her eyes when she spoke.

            “You know what Cutter said? Same goes for you, Connor. You’re my idiot.”

            Lester rolled his eyes. “Yes, yes. This is all very touching, but I still want an official report from each of you by the end of the day.”

            “Stuff reports,” Jenny said. “Let’s just go to the pub.”

            At that moment Cutter wanted to hug all of them. He had a strong suspicion that with a couple of pints inside him, he would end up doing just that, and damn the jokes and teasing that might come afterwards. For once they had got their happy ending, and right then he was too happy to care.


 

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deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: January 4th, 2009 05:50 pm (UTC) (Link)
heehee, thanks. I can't resist silly random fluff sometimes.
reggietate From: reggietate Date: January 4th, 2009 05:30 pm (UTC) (Link)
*enormously happy dance* Whooo-hoooo! I love it!

At that moment Cutter wanted to hug all of them. He had a strong suspicion that with a couple of pints inside him, he would end up doing just that, and damn the jokes and teasing that might come afterwards.

Somebody definitely ought to write that :-)
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: January 4th, 2009 05:53 pm (UTC) (Link)
The fixit brigade are out in force today. Team hugs ftw!

At that moment Cutter wanted to hug all of them. He had a strong suspicion that with a couple of pints inside him, he would end up doing just that, and damn the jokes and teasing that might come afterwards.
Somebody definitely ought to write that :-)


Is that you volunteering? *grin*
ladydevon From: ladydevon Date: January 4th, 2009 05:35 pm (UTC) (Link)
I absolutely love it. Do you think we could convince the producers of the show to do it your way? Because it seriously a much better ending!
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: January 4th, 2009 05:54 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks. It so should have ended like that. Maybe in an alternate universe it did *sigh*
fififolle From: fififolle Date: January 4th, 2009 05:37 pm (UTC) (Link)
Fantastic!!!
I love it. Lester with his rocket launcher. Yay!

“Stuff reports,” Jenny said. “Let’s just go to the pub."
Genius *g*

I knew you had it in you really. *cough*
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: January 4th, 2009 05:55 pm (UTC) (Link)
I thought people would like Lester and the rocket launcher. *grin*
joereaves From: joereaves Date: January 4th, 2009 05:38 pm (UTC) (Link)
Awwww death and mayhem and warm fuzzies :D
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: January 4th, 2009 05:55 pm (UTC) (Link)
warm fuzzies and happy endings ftw.
fredbassett From: fredbassett Date: January 4th, 2009 05:45 pm (UTC) (Link)
*joins the happy line-dance*

“Can I assume he isn’t fired any longer?” Lester said as he surveyed the room. “It would avoid lots of paperwork.”

Way better ending than the real thing.

OK, you're off the hook. I think we're going to need to dub this Fixit Weekend!
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: January 4th, 2009 05:57 pm (UTC) (Link)
I went from killing them all this morning to the other extreme now. The Sunday chat has certainly spawned some strange fic today.
telperion_15 From: telperion_15 Date: January 4th, 2009 05:49 pm (UTC) (Link)
You know what the best ting about this is? Lester with a rocket launcher! And of course the super-fluffy happy ending! Yay!

Although your adoption of a new penname tells me you might have been LYING about the characters being safe in your hands... *iz suspicious*
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: January 4th, 2009 06:01 pm (UTC) (Link)
Lester with a rocket launcher was just too tempting.

Although your adoption of a new penname tells me you might have been LYING about the characters being safe in your hands... *iz suspicious*

*sulks* I can't win sometimes.
madscribbles From: madscribbles Date: January 4th, 2009 05:50 pm (UTC) (Link)
*glomps you*

See, you had the happy ending in you all along. Yay!
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: January 4th, 2009 06:02 pm (UTC) (Link)
I do write happy endings occasionally. I'm sure I do.

*tries to think of one*

*fails*
quillori From: quillori Date: January 4th, 2009 05:51 pm (UTC) (Link)
Lovely. So much better this way.

And Lester with his rocket launcher! (I love your Jenny, too, with her smart skirt and her assault rifle and her very sensible idea re the pub.)
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: January 4th, 2009 06:03 pm (UTC) (Link)
Well one of them needs to make the sensible suggestions, the rest of them were too busy being soppy or snarky, so it had to be Jenny.
lukadreaming From: lukadreaming Date: January 4th, 2009 06:02 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yay for warm and fuzzy and happy endings and Lester with the rocket launcher and Jenny suggesting everyone go down the pub!
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: January 4th, 2009 06:07 pm (UTC) (Link)
This was probably pennance for having killed them all this morning.

Lester with the rocket launcher cetainly seems to have gone down well with you lot, though.
tempestuousmuse From: tempestuousmuse Date: January 4th, 2009 06:28 pm (UTC) (Link)
Happy endings ftw.

Ha loving your penname :P

“Can I assume he isn’t fired any longer?” Lester said as he surveyed the room. “It would avoid lots of paperwork.”
*vbg*

I love it!
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: January 4th, 2009 10:04 pm (UTC) (Link)
My penname will revert to normal after this, but Telperion decided to call me that in the Sunday discussion on Denial today, so I decided it was appropriate *grin*

Glad you liked. I'm starting to think that Lester was trying to steal the show in this fic.
cordeliadelayne From: cordeliadelayne Date: January 4th, 2009 07:51 pm (UTC) (Link)
Heeee!
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: January 4th, 2009 10:04 pm (UTC) (Link)
*grin* fluff ftw.
aelfgyfu_mead From: aelfgyfu_mead Date: January 4th, 2009 07:54 pm (UTC) (Link)
A great big HUZZAH for the gratuitous happy ending! Thanks for sharing!

I'm not normally too sentimental (I think), but this certainly was occasion for hugs.

And Lester firing the rocket launcher, well, rocks. (Just made a new Lester icon this morning, and now I get to use it again!)
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: January 4th, 2009 10:06 pm (UTC) (Link)
Heehee, thanks. There shoud be more hugs in Primeval, although Lester seems to have trying to steal the show with his rocket launcher.
bigtitch From: bigtitch Date: January 4th, 2009 10:10 pm (UTC) (Link)
That's a fab fixit! And you shouldn't quibble about paperwork when Lester's wielding a rocket-launcher!
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: January 4th, 2009 10:42 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm sure he's put the rocket launcher down by that point. It really would ruin the line of his suit if he was carrying it around too long *grin*
rodlox From: rodlox Date: January 4th, 2009 10:36 pm (UTC) (Link)
oooh, pub!!!
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: January 4th, 2009 10:43 pm (UTC) (Link)
Leave it to Jenny to have the sensible ideas.
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