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Title: Pitfalls
Author: little_profiler
Fandom: Primeval
Pairing: Becker/Jess
Rating: M (just in case)
Disclaimer: Neither the show nor the characters belong to me, they belong to ITV1. Nonetheless, I love to borrow them from time to time. The idea of the story as well as the story itself – including all possible pre- or sequels published afterwards – are mine.
Summary: Written for the just_kiss_her vanilla kink meme. The prompt was “Pregnant!Jess. With Overly_Protective!Becker. *vbg*” by morrigans_eve.
Warnings: not beta-read
Author notes: Yep, the prompt was just perfect for the sequel to ‘Babysitting’. :)


Becker blinked at her, her words slowly – very slowly – sinking in. Then his eyes widened. “You… You’re… what?”

“I’m… p… pregnant,” she repeated, sobbing even harder this time.

His jaw dropped, and he stared at her blankly for a second. She was pregnant. They were going to have a… baby. Only nine months, maybe even less, and they would hold their baby in their arms…

The image of her holding little Adam popped up in his mind. It wouldn’t be long before it really was their baby she’d be holding in her arms.

A wide grin spread across his face, and he lifted her up to swirl her around, making her shriek in surprise, before catching her in his arms. “Wow,” he whispered into her ear. “We’re going to have a baby.”

Jess pulled back to look at him. “You… You’re… glad about it?”

“Of course, I am,” he told her, leaning down to softly peck her lips. “I mean, after the first shock settled down.”

“Yeah, I know what you mean,” she whispered, sniffling slightly. “I… thought you didn’t want children.”

“Well, that was before I heard you were pregnant,” Becker replied, cupping her cheek with his hand. “And before I saw you with Adam this morning.”

“I… Are you… sure?” she whispered. “I mean, are you sure that you are… that we are ready for this?”

“I don’t know,” he said with a smile. “I honestly don’t know. But I… I can imagine you holding our baby, and the image doesn’t scare me one bit. So, yes, I think I’m ready for this – if you are.”

“I am,” she told him, even though she wasn’t entirely sure. But she knew she wanted this baby so badly.

“Wow,” Becker repeated, smiling widely at her. “We’re going to have a baby.”

“Yeah,” Jess whispered, still not believing he actually wanted this child. The smile on her face was matching his, if not wider. She couldn’t remember the last time she’d been so happy, so overflowing with bliss.

“I love you,” he whispered, leaning down to capture her lips with his.

Jess choked, pulling back and looking at Becker in shock. “Excuse me,” she mumbled, before rushing back into one of the cubicles and emptying her stomach into the loo.

“I’m sorry,” she rasped a few seconds later, leaning over the sink to rinse her mouth.

“Actually, this was a new reaction to me kissing you,” he mumbled.

“This didn’t have anything to do with you,” she told him, looking at him through the mirror. “It’s just the morning sickness – or well, the afternoon sickness in this case.”

“I know,” he told her, wrapping his arms back around her. “Didn’t you get something for that?”

“I didn’t get anything yet,” Jess replied. “I just… freaked out and left the doctor’s office when she told me I was pregnant, I guess.”

“How long exactly have you already known?” he softly asked.

“About a week,” she admitted. “I mean, I haven’t really known until I took the test – and even after that I thought the test might be wrong. But yesterday, my doctor affirmed I was pregnant.”

Becker opened his mouth to ask why she hadn’t told him earlier, but reconsidered it. Instead he softly suggested, “Let me take you home. Maybe you should get some rest.”

“Becker, I’m pregnant, not ill,” she objected. Looking at her reflection in the mirror, she sighed. “But I can’t go back to work looking like this.”

“You should go home,” Becker repeated. “You can get something for the nausea and come back to work tomorrow.”

Jess choked again, but managed to keep the contents of her stomach inside. “Yeah, that sounds like a plan,” she whispered.

They told Lester that Jess was feeling unwell – and he didn’t ask any questions at the sight of her pale face and her red eyes. He just sent both of them home.

Becker took her to the gynaecologist first so she could get a recipe for the antinauseant.

“There are a few more things we have to talk about,” the doctor said with a smile, asking them both to come into her office.

“The morning sickness usually stops after the first three months of pregnancy,” Dr. Jenkins explained. “You should eat smaller meals several times a day, every two or three hours. Avoid spicy and acidic foods. If you’re feeling unwell, I’m going to prescribe a mild herbal antinauseant. Only if the sickness doesn’t get better, we’ll think about stronger medications. But I’m rather sure this will make you feel better.”

“Okay,” Jess said, nodding. She wondered how this was supposed to be consistent with her work. But she knew Becker would make sure she stuck to the strict diet.

“That’s all for today,” Dr. Jenkins said with a smile. “Unless you need to see me earlier, I’d like to see you in three weeks for the first ultrasound test.”

Jess nodded again, taking a deep breath. She just hoped the nausea would be over soon.

After the gynaecologist, Becker drove Jess to the chemist’s and finally home. He made her lie down on the couch, even though she assured him that she was fine.

He cooked for her, a small meal, not too spicy and not acidic, as Dr. Jenkins had suggested, and then sat down next to her on the couch, gently catching her in his arms.

Sighing, Jess snuggled into the embrace as she finished her homemade chicken soup. She could definitely get used to Becker taking care of her.

After the morning sickness was gone thanks to her new eating habits, Jess soon perceived the nice sides of a pregnancy. She was allowed to lie down and rest whenever she felt like it without having to explain herself. Becker was an absolute angel, and technically she was able to make love to Becker every day. Technically.

Alas, she soon found out that this was exactly one of the hateful sides of her pregnancy. While her libido was pretty much exploding and she felt like dragging Becker into the next empty room for some groping the whole day long, his libido seemed to have vanished. He wasn’t even kissing her anymore. In fact, all the physical contact she got was some cuddling.

After three weeks Jess was sure she was slowly going insane, even though she felt physically great. The diet was working well. The morning sickness was gone, except for a slight feeling of malaise about twice a week. But she couldn’t enjoy it. Not with Becker being a pregnancy nut. She was mothered, she was frustrated and she was going up the wall with prurience.

Unfortunately, the only thing that ever happened in their bed was Becker bringing her breakfast – so that she didn’t have to get up. Jess rolled her eyes every time. She was fed up with decaf, she was fed up with spending hours just sitting around… and she was so fed up with taking care of herself when he wasn’t around.

And hell, she was moody. But despite what everyone else thought, it had absolutely nothing to do with the pregnancy or any hormones. It was just Becker driving her insane.

While at work, he checked on her every thirty minutes, asking how she was feeling and if she needed anything. At first it had been cute. But after about four days it had become annoying, especially since it kept her from doing her work.

He kept cooking for her, which surely was cute, but since she wasn’t allowed to get up in her apartment or at work unless absolutely necessary, it soon became annoying as well.

Jess kept telling him that she wasn’t ill, just pregnant, but it was pointless. He refused to stop treating her like she was made of porcelain. When he suggested carrying her to the loo, she was about to scratch his eyes out in frustration.

Jess decided to ask Dr. Jenkins about all this. Maybe she could make Becker understand that she was fine and didn’t need to be… babied.

Not that this was a matter she wanted to address at her doctor’s, but she knew she wouldn’t survive this pregnancy – or maybe Becker wouldn’t – if he didn’t change his behaviour and… well, treated her like a woman again.

The ultrasound test was exciting, even though there wasn’t much to be seen yet. But the mere thought of the small bean at the screen being their baby made a tear of joy run down Jess’s cheek, as she reached for Becker’s hand.

“This is our baby,” he whispered into her ear, gently kissing her temple. He still couldn’t believe this was real. It was… simply overwhelming.

“Do you have any more questions?” Dr. Jenkins asked after the test was done looking at both Jess and Becker.

“Am I allowed to get up?” Jess asked without ceremony.

Dr. Jenkins frowned at her. “Of course, why wouldn’t you…” Seeing Becker’s reaction, she smirked. “Oh, I see. Don’t worry, Mr. Becker, your girlfriend and the baby are perfectly fine. There’s no need to treat them with kid gloves. They are both allowed to do whatever they feel like doing.”

“Does that include…” Jess started, but didn’t seem sure how to finish the sentence.

Dr. Jenkins smiled knowingly. “Yes,” she said. “It is safe for the baby if you have sex whenever you feel like it. As long as there aren’t any problems in your pregnancy – and so far there are none – it is safe. The baby won’t notice anything and you won’t hurt it.”

Jess blinked at her. How could she have known what she wanted to ask?

“You’re not the only parents-to-be I treat,” Dr. Jenkins explained. “Sooner or later most of them come up with this question.”

“Oh,” Jess said, sighing with relief. She hadn’t been sure she could ask Dr. Jenkins such a delicate question, but she had been sure she didn’t want to do without some passionate love-making for the rest of her pregnancy.

“Don’t be afraid to enjoy the time of the pregnancy – without any restrictions,” the doctor told them with a smile. “Your baby will let you know if it doesn’t like anything.”

“Like the smell of raw fish,” Jess said, nodding.

Dr. Jenkins smirked. “Yeah, like that.”

Becker shifted uncomfortably in his seat, but didn’t say anything. He kept feeling uncomfortable for the rest of the talk to the doctor and for the rather silent drive back to Jess’s place. He knew he was driving her insane, but he couldn’t stand the thought of anything happening to her or the baby.

Was it really safe if she went on like before the pregnancy? What if there were any complications they didn’t know of yet? He sighed, not escaping the feeling that he could only do this wrong.

Jess had a mischievous smile on her face when they finally arrived at her apartment.

Becker swallowed. He knew this look – and he knew what it meant.

Walking up to Becker, she leaned up to whisper in his ear, “Why don’t you take me to bed now?” She nibbled his earlobe to make clear what exactly she had in mind.

Becker pushed her away. “Jess, you should get some rest. It’s been a long day and…”

“No,” she almost shouted, interrupting him a little harsher than she had wanted to. “Stop babying me! I’m not ill, I’m pregnant – and right now, I’m really, really hot for you.”

He opened his mouth to argue with her.

“Don’t make me ask Matt to help me out,” she threatened.

Becker grumbled, feeling a strong rush of jealousy washing over him. Why Matt of all people?

Jess sighed with frustration. “Becker, I don’t need to be babied. I don’t want to be babied,” she told him, gesticulating wildly. “As a matter of fact, I am fed up with being babied.”

“I know,” he mumbled contritely. “But I… I just don’t want anything to happen to you or the baby.”

Jess sighed, the expression on her face softening. “I understand that,” she assured him. “And it’s really cute how you take care of me, but… I’m still a woman – and I still have certain… interests I absolutely don’t want to abandon.”

He couldn’t help smirking at that. He had to admit, he missed the feeling of her skin against his as much as the taste of her lips. And he was definitely attracted to her, even more than before she’d been pregnant. It was like there was a new, special aura of sexiness surrounding her. He just feared it would make her feel sick again.

She moved a little closer to him. “I’m fed up with doing this on my own,” she whispered.

Becker’s head shot up and he glared at her. “What?”

Jess rolled her eyes, crossing her arms in front of her chest. Then she brought her mouth next to his ear, hoping to get the desired effect. “So, do I have to call Matt?”

A shiver ran down his spine, and before he could even think about it, his arms were wrapped around her middle pulling her close against him. Carefully, he started nibbling her neck.

Jess moaned. God, it had been so damn long. Pressing him against the wall, she kissed him greedily and started unbuckling the belt of his jeans.

Becker pulled back a little. “I don’t… want to hurt you,” he mumbled.

Jess groaned in frustration. “You won’t,” she assured him, before leaning in closer again. “But if you don’t take me to the bedroom right now, I might hurt you.”

Reluctantly, he gave in, scooping her up in his arms and carrying her to the bedroom.

He was gentle, a little too gentle for Jess’s liking, but it was still breathtakingly amazing to finally feel him again.

“I’m rather sure the baby really enjoyed that,” Jess purred as she snuggled up close against him. “I know her mother did.”

“Her?” Becker asked, raising an eyebrow at her.

Jess shrugged against his skin. “Yeah, I have a feeling it’s going to be a girl.”

Smiling, Becker wrapped his arms around her and kissed the top of her head. “You know, I’ve been thinking about this, us and the baby, I mean.”

“Okay,” she said with a frown, not sure where this was supposed to go.

“Yeah, you know, I… I just want our baby to be born into a real family,” he explained. “Not two people occasionally spending time at the other’s place.”

She raised her head to look at him. “So… You’re suggesting… moving in together?” she asked hesitantly, not sure she was getting him right.

Smiling Becker reached to the floor and into the pocket of his jeans. “Actually, I was thinking about a bit more than that,” he whispered, opening the small velvet box and revealing a diamond ring.

“Oh, my God,” Jess gasped, her heart started pounding like mad.

“Jessica Parker,” he started, carefully brushing his index finger over her cheek to make her look into his eyes. “Will you marry me?”

“Yes,” she exclaimed, throwing herself at him and kissing him passionately. “Yes, yes, yes!”

He smiled brightly at her, as he took out the ring to put it on her finger. “Definitely the reaction I was hoping for,” he said with a grin.

Jess looked at the new piece of jewellery on her finger and then gave Becker a watery smile. She couldn’t believe he had really proposed.

“I love you, Jess,” he told her in all honesty, pulling her down for a soft lingering kiss.

“I love you, too,” she whispered, climbing on top of him, and kissing him passionately, “Very, very much,” she added between kisses she spread over his chest.

“We… shouldn’t get carried away,” he objected.

Jess looked at him with a mixture of hunger and fury. “Don’t think just because I’m head over heels in love with you and overflowing with bliss because you proposed, I won’t slaughter you and hide your body in my lawn if you keep depriving me of this.”

“Okay,” he replied with a chuckle – even though he wasn’t entirely sure this was an empty threat.

She rolled her hips, smiling triumphantly when he moaned. “Does that mean you’re going to oblige?” she whispered.

He knew he didn’t have a chance. There was no way he could keep his hands off of her much longer. Grinning, he tried to turn them so that he was on top.

But Jess pushed his hands from her hips, staying where she was. “I’m going to take the lead,” she stated.

Becker raised an eyebrow at her. He knew how much she enjoyed leaving the control to him and being completely at his mercy. There only had been very few occasions where she had wanted to take over control.

“You were gentle,” she whispered for an explanation.

Becker frowned. “What’s wrong with being gentle?”

“Nothing,” Jess told him with a mischievous grin. “But right now I want something else.” She leaned down, repeating the movement of her lips and at the same time nibbling his neck.

He drew in a shaky breath before croaking, “And what?”

She smiled, letting her tongue trail the outside of his auricle, well aware of what this did to him. “Right now I want fast and good and… a bit dirty,” she whispered, shrieking the next second when he whirled them around.

She complained, trying to fight him, but his arms pinned hers to the bed and he was much stronger than she was. Eventually, she gave in, not without another grumble.

Smiling, Becker leaned down to capture her lips with his again. He let his hands roam her body, making her whimper and beg for more.

But he was going slow again, and she wasn’t in the mood for slow. “Please…” she panted. “I told you what I need.”

He stopped, looking at her with a concerned frown. “Are you… sure?”

She growled. “Becker,” her voice was threatening, even for an experienced soldier like him.

“Okay, okay,” he replied, raising a hand in defence, and rolling them over so that she was on top again.

Her smile was lecherous as she took in the sight of him completely at her mercy. “Much better,” she mumbled.


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Aug. 5th, 2011 08:56 pm (UTC)
No! Oh, well, I don't know... My muse is going crazy right now and I'm far behind everything I wanted to do this week. :P

I have a sequel to this in mind, though. We have yet to find out if Jess is right and it's a girl. :)
Aug. 6th, 2011 12:27 am (UTC)
Ooooooo shiny.....
Aug. 6th, 2011 10:13 am (UTC)
Hehe, thanks! Glad you liked it.
Aug. 6th, 2011 12:53 am (UTC)
This was so adorable! I love that he was HAPPY about the pregnancy. And how he proposed. Oh my god, that whole fic was so beautiful! xD
Aug. 6th, 2011 10:15 am (UTC)
Aw, thank you sooo much! Of course, I had to let him be happy about the baby. I honestly couldn't see him react like 'What? No, no way, you'll have to have an abortion.'

Besides, I have this little follow-up in mind where she gives birth. ;)
Aug. 6th, 2011 10:17 am (UTC)
ooh, there might be more in this little series? Yey! *feeds bunnies*
Aug. 6th, 2011 10:22 am (UTC)
Yep! But please, don't feed my bunnies. They're already fat enough with all kinds of plots. LOL
Aug. 6th, 2011 10:40 am (UTC)
*sneaks in and leaves tempting trail of carrotts for bunnies*
Aug. 6th, 2011 10:16 am (UTC)
awwwwwwwwww!!! Fluffy overload of cuddly, snuggly adorable fluff! And Fluffy smut :-)

This was just utterly adorable. And Becker would be so overprotective, and Jess *would* want to kill him after about a fortnight!
Aug. 6th, 2011 10:23 am (UTC)
Aw, thank you! So glad you liked it. Hehe, yeah, I know I would have wanted to kill him, despite the fact that he's so handsome and cute. Sometimes, I'm up for some fluff. In fact, there are times I really need my dose of cuddly fluff. :)
Aug. 6th, 2011 10:42 am (UTC)
Hee, yeah. Much as I love the angst and hurt/comfort, I do enjoy a nice bit of snuggly fluff sometimes as well :-)
Aug. 6th, 2011 11:49 am (UTC)
Holy cow, girl! You almost had me jumping out of my seat with pure happiness with this one! *Squee*.
Aug. 7th, 2011 07:59 pm (UTC)
Aw, thanks! Glad you liked it. :) Sometimes, I'm up for some happy fluff. And Becker and Jess in bed are always worth a story. ;)
Aug. 6th, 2011 08:42 pm (UTC)
I loved this it was so sweet lol.

I loved that Becker was all excited and being so careful and totally wasn't expecting to read about Jess being so forward and wanting to take control.

It was just awesome - i'm looking forward to the sequel.

R x
Aug. 7th, 2011 08:01 pm (UTC)
Well, maybe it were the hormones? Or the fact that she had to do without Becker for so long. :)

Glad you liked it. The sequel will hopefully be up soon. I'm still woring on it and asking myself if it will be one more chapter or two more chapters. LOL
Aug. 6th, 2011 10:23 pm (UTC)
I love this chapter sooooo much!!!!
I'm looking foward to that sequel.
:) :D :) :D :) :D.
Aug. 7th, 2011 08:03 pm (UTC)
Aw, thank you so much for commenting! I'm glad you liked it. The next part will hopefully be up soon. But there's so much other stuff I have to work on... *rolls eyes* :)
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