Summary: Drabble. Nick POV drabble on Helen's manipulations.
Spoilers: Season 1 and 2x01.
A\N: Betaread by fififolle. Inspired by the Helen challenge on primeval100 but I didn't write it in time for it officially.
It's a game she plays with them, isn't it? She pulls the strings. Even after he's quit paying attention, she's shaping events around him, inescapable.
Stephen believes easily, wants to think well of her - it's only because he knows no better. Nick remembers how the game goes. Helen acting up, like a child, petty and wounded when he got tired of it. There's no rejecting her ideas, with Helen you take everything - or you have nothing.
After eight years he's finally happy with that option, except Helen's version isn't simply losing just her but having nothing at all of his own.