I decided to do a primeval story for once! Slash of course, the story came to me and I couldn't stop thinking about it. I can't promise quick updates but this is just the prologue: proper chapters wil be much longer! It's the story of Stephen and Nick's romance combined with Helen's anger at said romance...I think! Please review and I'll update as soon as I can! Thank you, gaia-x-goddess

Stephen sat slumped against a desk, picking gloomily at a loose piece of wood. Cutter's face kept creeping into his head…how angry he'd be if he knew about Helen…

Suddenly, talk of the devil, the door opened and Nick Cutter walked in. He looked concerned.

"Hey, you okay?" he asked his friend.

'Okay? No, of course I'm not but I can't tell you that…'

"Stephen, talk to me."

"I'm fine. Yes. Fine." Stephen attempted a smile. Nick didn't look convinced.

"Yeah?"

"Yeah."

"Stephen, will you please tell me what's wrong?" Nick came over, pulled up a chair and looked expectantly at his friend.

"No, I can't."

"Is this about Helen?" Nick asked. He saw Stephen stiffen, surprised. "I know you cheated with her, okay, I know and I know you're sorry."

Stephen looked at his friend, his eyes almost overflowing. "All this time?"

"All this time."

"But-I'm sorry Cutter but I can't talk to you right now." Stephen gabbled before running off.

"Well, that was abrupt." Nick murmured before running off after his friend.

"Stephen, please talk to me." Nick whispered. Stephen was huddled in a corner, crying. This was very unlike him…

"Go away Nick."

"Stephen, please. Tell me what's wrong. Is it Alison?"

"No! She's fine, I expect. We're not together anymore, I don't care, don't worry-"

"Then what is it?"

Stephen sighed heavily. "I can't tell you."

"Are you okay?"

"Yes, fine." Stephen snapped.

"No, I mean-you're not ill are you?"

"No, look…just go."

"Stephen, I want to know what's wrong!"

"No!" Stephen shouted, angry now.

"Stephen, stop being stubborn and tell me!" Nick roared, then wished he hadn't.

Stephen stood up, suddenly furious as well.

"Fine, I'll tell you." He grabbed his friend and kissed him fiercely, his mouth searching Cutter's. Abruptly he released Cutter and turned away. Running down the corridor he called back at Cutter, "That's what's wrong!"

Nick stayed against the wall, tears pricking at his eyes. Everything he knew about his friend had just been turned upside down…he felt pity for Stephen and confusion, too, that kissing his best friend had not felt as wrong as it should have done…

Like I said, just a short prologue. Please review! X