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10 July 2017 @ 09:25 pm
For a master post of all my fiction please see My master-list on DreamWidth.
16 November 2017 @ 08:24 pm
Fandom: Primeval
Title: Philip Burton
Word Count: 100
Character: Burton
Rating: U
Challenge: 550

Richard Carswell, head technical scientist at Prospero Dorset was bright, ambitious and most importantly resourceful. Burton's secretary had mentioned that the Dorset lab had been closed because of a gas leak and Burton had dismissed the information from his mind. Now he was reading a very interesting report from Carswell which suggested an entirely different exxplanation involving creatures, special forces and, most importantly, some extremely interesting anomalous readings from several pieces of equipment.

Burton googled sightings of dinosaurs in the Home Counties. Less than an hour later he emailed an associate at Whitehall to ask about the Anomaly Research Centre.
12 November 2017 @ 05:22 pm
Fandom: Primeval
Title: Convergence
Characters: Jenny/Lester
Challenge: 549
Word Count: 100
Rating: U

Following convergence, there was an enquiry. In fact there were multiple enquiries, both internal and external, but only the first threatened reputations and careers. Jenny gave evidence at that first one and was impressed that Lester got out of it with a commendation and continued control of the ARC. She could recognise a stitch up when she saw one, and Lester was intended as scapegoat.

She met him at an art gallery opening several weeks later and said as much.

Lester smiled blandly. "Over a long career, I somehow fell into the habit of documenting my objections to ministerial decisions."
04 November 2017 @ 03:52 pm
Fandom: Primeval
Title: Remember
Word Count: 100
Rating: U
Character: OC
Challenge: 548

Jamila did her best to close the ARC securely. She made copies of the most vital files in as many different media as she could, placing them in sealed metal boxes.

At one point, the names of the dead had been inscribed on a wall in the entrance foyer. Jamila had neither the time nor resource to update it. She left a written record in another box at its foot.

She bolted the doors and turned South. There were rumours of clearer air and fewer predators in that direction.

She would remember and hoped that, in time, others would too.
26 October 2017 @ 09:18 pm
Fandom: Primeval
Title: Mammoth
Challenge: 547
Word Count: 100
Rating: U
Characters: Lester, Abby

Lester generally paid attention when Abby asked for a meeting for it happened rarely. Once upon a time she would have slouched casually in his office, but her clenched hands would have betrayed her nerves. Today she stood tall and composed. Lester quietly marvelled at the woman she had become.

"Connor has predicted an anomaly to Pliocene Columbia."

Lester saw the determined set to her jaw and recognised she was prepared for a fight. He had one of those moments where he wondered if he overplaying his capriciousness.

"Well," he said, "we should all be there to send Monty home."
24 October 2017 @ 04:42 pm
Fandom: Primeval
Title: The Anomalies
Word Count: 100
Rating: U
Character: Nick
Challenge: 546

Nick often dreamed of the anomalies, particularly after he started mapping them. He dreamed of them spiralling off into space on paths all their own, like comets eliptically moving out and then returning to the Earth. He sometimes wished he had more of a talent for mathematics. He could plot their progress, like a mariner with a compass and a chart, but the formula for describing their motion or predicting the paths of those not already mapped eluded him. At other times he was glad he could simply enjoy the dream of their vast cosmic ballet for its aesthetics alone.
13 October 2017 @ 08:36 pm
Fandom: Primeval
Title: Abby Maitland
Word Count: 100
Challenge: 545
Characters/Pairing: Connor/Abby

Jess had told Abby about Connor's backdoor password. The words `Abby Temple' clerly meant a lot to him. And yet...

And yet when a hapless administrator dropped by her desk to ask about changing the ARC records she took a deep breath, smiled and said, "No, actually I'll be keeping my maiden name."

The woman just nodded, smiled and moved along until Connor called out.

"But actually, I'll be changing my name," he caught Abby's eye, "if that's alright with you."

"It's not the name that's important" he said later that night, "just that it's the same. That we're family."
05 October 2017 @ 08:12 pm
Fandom: Primeval
Title: Jess Parker
Word Count: 100
Rating: U
Challenge: 544
Characters: Jess, Lester

ARC level 1 was for all security clearances. It wasn't really a problem, but people on level 1 did tend to assume Jess was Lester's PA.

"You should tone down your look," one of the receptionists told her. "It looks unprofessional. Could hold you back."

Jess bit back the urge to tell him she ran incredibly complex operations for an elite team so he could stuff his conservative attire where the sun didn't shine.

She did derive some private satisfaction when Lester sauntered over and said, "Not as much as being late three times this week will hold you back."
30 September 2017 @ 04:24 pm
Fandom: Primeval
Title: Evan Cross
Characters: Ange Finch, Evan Cross
Word Count: 100
Challenge: 543
Rating: U

Angelika Finch privately thought of her job as "genius wrangling". Evan Cross made the technology but she made the company. Without her, Evan's baby company would have gone bust then been taken over. Evan would have fallen out spectacularly with the new management and stormed off.

Evan told her that he understood and appreciated all she did, but she wasn't certain that he really did. She was one of his team who he needed to look out for, protect and rescue not an equal partner. The more she felt like that, the more she felt she needed to get away.
22 September 2017 @ 08:52 pm
Fandom: Primeval
Title: Helen Cutter
Rating: U
Characters: Danny, Helen
Word Count: 100
Challenge: 542

Danny did a double-take when he saw the woman propping up the bar. She must have been in her sixties but it was clearly Helen Cutter. She grinned and winked.

"You look surprised to see me," she said.

"A little."

She smirked. "The records in the abandoned ARC were very clear about what happened to me. It didn't seem wise to mess with history too much, or at least not with what got recorded."

Danny thought about that. "What about Nick and Stephen?"

Helen raised an eyebrow. "Well, you'll have to ask them, but I do like to be thorough."