c: james lester

Assorted James Lester Headcanons I may eventually make into fics
  • When Connor and Abby were trapped in the Cretaceous, not even Becker and his most skilled team of troops could extract Rex from Abby’s flat.  Lester asked to give it a go, walked in with nothing but a 3-piece suit, and came out with the lizard in tow.  He never told anyone his trick–he retrieved one of Connor’s old waistcoats from his flat and wore it underneath his jacket.
  • He kept all of Connor’s personal effects from the flat in dedicated storage, and simply left a key in Connor’s old locker.  He never gave up hope that one day Connor would retrieve them.
  • He ends up officiating the weddings of nearly every one (of the “rather astonishing number”) of inter-ARC couples that hook up.  He always protests loudly and with much sarcasm, but he’s secretly honored every time they ask.
  • The only couple he doesn’t marry is Jess and Becker.  Jess’s parents are no longer alive, so she asks him to give her away instead.
  • The next time creatures are being returned to the Permian era, and it’s time for Abby to say goodbye to Rex, Lester “accidentally” closes the anomaly before they can put Rex through, and then insists that no creatures be brought back to the bestiary.  He winks at Abby as she wraps Rex in her coat and brings him home to Connor.
You’ll be dealing with a highly strung and and temperamental team of rank amateurs who just happen to be brilliant at what they do. Your job’s to stop them getting themselves killed…Oh, by the way, Professor Cutter won’t like you, and he’ll go out of his way to make your job as difficult as possible. Don’t take it personally
—  James Lester
(Primeval)