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17 November 2012 @ 11:59 pm
Primeval Fic: For the Love of Strangers  
Written for varietypack100 Multi-Fandom Challenge
Emma DeMarais VarietyPack100 Prompt Table
Crossposted to primeval_fanfic

Title: For the Love of Strangers
Pairing/Characters: Nick/Claudia
Rating: PG13
Spoilers: 1x01 - 2x01
Summary: Prompt - Strangers
Notes/Warnings: Read the disclaimer on my LJ

He's home, or at least they think he is.

Nick walks in a world foreign to him, yet filled with the most perfect copies of everything down to the tiniest detail.

His favorite mug is chipped in the exact same spot.

The tree outside his office window is missing the same branch lost in a winter storm five years back.

Even his still blank inside birthday card to Helen – the last he bought yet never got to give – is still hidden in the same book on the same shelf in his home library.

Yet it's all changed; this is the world of some other Nick Cutter, one who came to this point in time via a different path – a path where Claudia Brown never walked beside him.

He doesn't know this Nick's history or that of his friends, doesn't know if their shared memories happened or if they exist only in his mind.

So he goes on living, the only thing he can do, surrounded by those who care for him but will never know he considers all of them strangers.

Yet none more so than the woman he struggles to call Jenny Lewis.