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FIC - Two Birds With One Stone - April - U
Title: Two birds with one stone
Focus character:  April
Word count: 453 ish.
Spoilers: None.   
Summary:  April plays her part .  
Author's note:  Written for the primeval_denial  challenge team fest. I used  two prompts from [info]lsellersfic  and [info]telperion_15
Actually, April is the one manipulating Philip and Hero Worship.   Beta'd by[info]fredbassett . This was originally supposed to be a oneshot, but when I thought about it more, it became a lovely twist for my Past/Present/Future story. If you've read the recent chapter I've put up...well...it might make more sense. Not complete, but more... :) Enjoy. 

April watched from the doorway.

He had no idea. Neither of them had.

She fingered the cap that covered the small needle, hidden in the pocket of her cardigan and watched the two men converse. All it would take is a single prick of the skin and he would be completely susceptible. A tiny amount of the serum would have him under her control, but too much could kill him. April thought it wouldn’t be such a terrible setback if it did.  She smiled, mainly to herself and waited for that opportune moment.

Philip and Anderson had finished talking and Matt came walking in her direction. April immediately headed towards him, taking her hand out of her pocket but keeping her palm wrapped around the tiny syringe as she brought it out. She strode along, pretending to be engrossed in a conversation on her mobile phone, and allowed herself to collide with him, whilst at the same time digging the needle in his arm, giving him the full dose.

Of course it was so quick and the needle was so tiny, he didn’t feel it.

“Oh! I’m so sorry!” she gasped, gently rubbing the spot she had injected on his arm.

The smile he gave was so damned patronising. He had never trusted her even when they’d first met and April knew what he was trying to do. It didn’t matter now. Eventually he would lose it and then the high and mighty will certainly fall.

Philip Burton’s ideas for the future were pitiful and redundant, as well as inconsequential. Philip might have thought he was doing this for Helen or himself or the entire human race, but the truth was April was the one manipulating him. She had injected Philip with the same serum as Matt and funnily enough it was from the same needle, and she had been ‘controlling’ him after all these years. She was the one guiding him toward New Dawn and the fool had no idea just what it would do.

April smiled again as she looked at the tiny needle resting in her palm. Two birds with one stone. It was all so simple. 

And she did this all for one man, her hero, the man she knew as father, who had rescued her from the hell of a poisoned earth and given her hope in this new era. She would do anything for him, because she loved him. She would kill and she would die for him.

But not before she saw Matt Anderson fail. Not before she saw Matt Anderson die and take his beloved ARC with him.


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From: sandyleepotts Date: April 15th, 2012 08:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
Wonderful little story.

I loved how it turns out that April is the one manipulating Philip.

Just one question...

Will there be more to this fic?

I hope so...
basched From: basched Date: April 17th, 2012 09:56 am (UTC) (Link)
Thanks very much for reading.

And yeah....there will be. Working on it now.
From: sandyleepotts Date: April 17th, 2012 01:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
Look forward to it.
tli From: tli Date: April 15th, 2012 09:14 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ooh, very intriguing and I love the take on the prompt. There definitely needs to be more to this though! :)
basched From: basched Date: April 17th, 2012 09:58 am (UTC) (Link)


There is going to be more, I reckon another couple of shorts. It fits in with my P/P/F story and will make more sense if you read it, but you don't have to. The two other shorts will make it more clearer.

clea2011 From: clea2011 Date: April 15th, 2012 09:39 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ooh, very interesting. I agree with the others that there needs to be more of this fic please :-)
basched From: basched Date: April 17th, 2012 09:58 am (UTC) (Link)

Thank Clea!

And don't worry, there will be more! :)
adafrog From: adafrog Date: April 16th, 2012 01:30 am (UTC) (Link)
Very interesting.
basched From: basched Date: April 17th, 2012 09:59 am (UTC) (Link)
Cheers. :)
judithjohn From: judithjohn Date: April 16th, 2012 03:22 am (UTC) (Link)
Very nice!

And its crying out for an even nicer sequel!
basched From: basched Date: April 17th, 2012 10:00 am (UTC) (Link)

Thank you!

And there will be two others to go with this story! XD
joshinator From: joshinator Date: April 16th, 2012 03:29 am (UTC) (Link)
I love your take on April and her motives!
basched From: basched Date: April 17th, 2012 10:01 am (UTC) (Link)

Thanks Joshinator! :)
freddiejoey From: freddiejoey Date: April 16th, 2012 03:39 am (UTC) (Link)
Wonderful groovy girl!
basched From: basched Date: April 17th, 2012 10:06 am (UTC) (Link)

Thanks gal! :)
celeste9 From: celeste9 Date: April 16th, 2012 04:45 am (UTC) (Link)
I love April being way more devious and clever than we got to see on the show! And you even gave her a motive! Nice fic.
basched From: basched Date: April 17th, 2012 10:07 am (UTC) (Link)
Thanks!! There's going to be more! :)
fredbassett From: fredbassett Date: April 16th, 2012 12:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
Very devious! And now I want to know who rescued her from the future.
basched From: basched Date: April 17th, 2012 10:12 am (UTC) (Link)

Cheers Fred. I have two more to go along with this. :) They're just not finished yet.
knitekat From: knitekat Date: April 16th, 2012 07:05 pm (UTC) (Link)
Very interesting and who rescued her? More, yes?
basched From: basched Date: April 17th, 2012 10:13 am (UTC) (Link)
There will be more. Thanks! XD
dreamer_98 From: dreamer_98 Date: April 22nd, 2012 04:02 am (UTC) (Link)
Ooh, April is so sinister here!
basched From: basched Date: April 23rd, 2012 09:47 am (UTC) (Link)
Ain't she just?! :)

Thanks for reading!
samueljames From: samueljames Date: April 22nd, 2012 10:33 am (UTC) (Link)
Poor Matt doesn't know how much danger he's in.
basched From: basched Date: April 23rd, 2012 09:48 am (UTC) (Link)
Oh he seriously hasn't got a clue! XD

Thanks for reading.
deinonychus_1 From: deinonychus_1 Date: April 29th, 2012 04:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
oooh, interesting take on April. Meep for Matt, though!
basched From: basched Date: May 1st, 2012 09:55 pm (UTC) (Link)

Thanks very much! And yeah....meep indeed. I am so nasty to Matt. :)
lsellersfic From: lsellersfic Date: May 6th, 2012 09:34 am (UTC) (Link)
basched From: basched Date: May 8th, 2012 10:41 am (UTC) (Link)

Thank you! :)
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