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Orchids

Fandom: Primeval
Pairing: Matt / Gideon, Lester / Gideon (if you squint)
Rating: PG
Word Count: 408
Spoilers: Vague references to 4.01/4.02 but nothing major.
Summary: There's a familiar looking pot plant on Lester's desk and Matt's jealous.
Notes: I read a comment, I think in primeval_denial Sunday Chat, about Gideon where someone (I don’t remember who- sorry!) said that it was “like some weird alien mating ritual where he’s wooing Matt with pot plants.”

 

Orchids

 

 

On Tuesday morning, Matt walked past Lester’s office and frowned. Going back, he glanced around quickly to make sure that no one was around before going in. There, in the middle of Lester’s desk, was a plant. In a familiar-looking little brown pot.

 

“Lovely, isn’t it?”

 

Matt almost jumped out of his skin at Lester’s voice. There weren’t many people who could sneak up on him but he hadn’t been paying attention. Lester sauntered into the room and sat behind his desk. Reaching under it, he lifted up a miniature watering can and added a little water to the plant’s pot.

 

“Is that a Cypripedium Calceolus?” Matt asked, still looking at the plant.

 

Lester smiled, pleased that he had known. “Very good,” he said. “It is; otherwise known as a Lady’s Slipper Orchid.”

 

“Aren’t they rather rare? Where did you get it?”

 

Putting the watering can away again, Lester sat back and looked fondly at the Orchid.

 

“A friend.”

 

When Matt left the office, he was still thinking about it. Although Lester hadn’t said anything specific, or mentioned any names, Matt knew.

 

Four days later, Lester received a phone call that had him closing his office door in order to take it. When he re-emerged a few minutes later it was to announce that he would be taking a long lunch and that he was not to be called unless absolutely necessary. Pulling on his jacket, Lester left.

 

Matt was moments behind him.

 

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Matt followed at a safe distance as Lester drove along the familiar lanes toward the large house. Having left his own car in a secluded spot, Matt jogged along the lane to catch up to Lester, getting there just in time to see Lester walk around to the rear of the property. Why was Lester here? He didn’t even realise that he knew Gideon; Gideon had never mentioned it to him when they’d spoken about the ARC staff.

 

Hidden in the trees, observing them, he felt a surge of… not anger, no. Jealousy, maybe? Gideon smiled in welcome to Lester, offering him the empty chair at the table set out on his lawn. He poured tea into the china teacup for Lester and offered the plate of biscuits.

 

Matt frowned. Gideon didn’t give him biscuits.

 

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Later that afternoon when he walked past Lester’s office, Matt saw the new Orchid, in its little pot, on Lester’s desk next to the other one.

 

 

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End.

 


Comments

( 22 comments — Leave a comment )
lukadreaming
Jan. 6th, 2011 11:02 pm (UTC)
Yay for CPPM slash! And LOL at Matt not getting biscuits!
ebonyfeather
Jan. 6th, 2011 11:12 pm (UTC)
See, this is what happens when I get bored at work! I end up writing CPPM slash...

canadian_jay
Jan. 6th, 2011 11:32 pm (UTC)
GIDEON! LESTER! GIDEON/LESTER?

Yay for CPPM! Just... eee! Yay! *twirls about happily* And Lady's Slippers! Love those plants. Such pretty flowers. We had one in our yard, once, IIRC.

Edit: Also, I think that was me that said that line in Chat, lol. And the above squee does mean the fic was awesome, btw. xD

Edited at 2011-01-06 11:47 pm (UTC)
ebonyfeather
Jan. 7th, 2011 06:24 pm (UTC)
Ah, so now I know the culprit... (I remembered that comment from chat while I was at work and ended up half writing this, hoping that my boss didn't notice!)

Glad you liked it!
quoththewriter
Jan. 7th, 2011 12:43 am (UTC)
Matt frowned. Gideon didn't give him biscuits.

*sporfle* poor boy. Hee, this was great! CPPM is as creepy and pot-plant giving as ever, I see!
ebonyfeather
Jan. 7th, 2011 06:29 pm (UTC)
CPPM is going to be fun to play with, I think.

Glad you liked it.
lydia_petze
Jan. 7th, 2011 04:30 am (UTC)
Awww, I am kind of loving the idea of Lester and Gideon having tea parties on the lawn.

Matt frowned. Gideon didn’t give him biscuits.

LOL! ;-))
ebonyfeather
Jan. 7th, 2011 06:30 pm (UTC)
They do strike me as people who would enjoy tea on the lawn.

Thanks for reading.
fredbassett
Jan. 7th, 2011 12:13 pm (UTC)
Intriguing! And I loved the bit about the biscuits.
ebonyfeather
Jan. 7th, 2011 06:37 pm (UTC)
Thanks! Poor Matt; maybe he'll get biscuits next time...
nietie
Jan. 7th, 2011 02:48 pm (UTC)
Now this is intriguing.
And yay for the double CPPM slash. *g*
ebonyfeather
Jan. 7th, 2011 06:38 pm (UTC)
I thought that CPPM needed a bit of fun, too.

Thanks!
telperion_15
Jan. 7th, 2011 03:09 pm (UTC)
Awwwwwww, bless poor ickle Matt not getting biscuits! He should come see me - I'd give him biscuits... *g*

CPPM is mean!

*suddenly realises she lacks a Matt icon*
ebonyfeather
Jan. 7th, 2011 06:41 pm (UTC)
LOL! He should stop by denial- he could have all the biscuits he liked!

Thanks for reading.
knitekat
Jan. 8th, 2011 12:19 am (UTC)
Nice one. Poor Matt, not getting any biscuits. Loved the image of Gideon and Lester having tea.
ebonyfeather
Jan. 8th, 2011 06:33 pm (UTC)
Thank you! Poor Matt's feeling a bit left out...
echo_fangirl
Jan. 8th, 2011 05:47 am (UTC)
Matt frowned. Gideon didn’t give him biscuits.
Oh dear, Matt's feeling just a touch petulant! lol!
ebonyfeather
Jan. 8th, 2011 06:35 pm (UTC)
Matt doesn't like being left out...

Thanks for reading.
wise_n_witty
Jan. 15th, 2011 01:01 am (UTC)
Read this twice and love it even more.
ebonyfeather
Jan. 15th, 2011 11:57 pm (UTC)
Thank you!

It was one of those fics that popped into my head at work and insisted on being written after I remembered that quote.
deinonychus_1
Jan. 16th, 2011 09:56 pm (UTC)
lol at him being jealous about the biscuits, I can almost see him pouting as he thnks that!
ebonyfeather
Jan. 16th, 2011 11:02 pm (UTC)
He probably would pout.

Thanks for reading.
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