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The Sixth Extinction

Character(s): Gabriel "Sylar" Gray and Claire Bennet
Summary: Building 26 is never shut down. No one convinces the president that it's best to just drop the matter of evolved humans, and Danko is given cart blanche to deal with the super-powered threat as he sees fit. In the next century the Evolved are hunted to the brink of extinction, either out-right exterminated, or imprisoned and exploited for their ability. The number of specials used in this way grows fewer and fewer as time and mishaps progress, but one type is still coveted above all. Exterminating a regenerator is exceedingly difficult, anyway...
Status: In progress/PRIVATE

...all my foolish, fuckin' wishing...Collapse )

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i_can_fix_it
Jan. 6th, 2010 01:24 am (UTC)
"Im right here and not going anywhere, for as long as you need. Frankly, I need this, too, so don't worry," he nuzzled the top of her head gently. "And if anything needs doing, well, I might be a bit rusty, but I can handle it from right here."
invincibleblond
Jan. 6th, 2010 01:35 am (UTC)
That was all the girl needed. Her sniffles eventually tapered off and she quietly breathed in until her tired mind started to drift. One arm made sure to circle itself around Sylar's waist and on leg between his own. She easily drifted off, warm and safe, knowing that the monster would fight off the demons for now.
i_can_fix_it
Jan. 6th, 2010 04:27 am (UTC)
The brunette was quick to nod off not long after Claire, comfortable in the position and with the company. He was exceedingly glad to not be alone now, and in his own soft bed. Though his dreams were troubled by the memories gleaned from Claire's body, all that betrayed as much was a soft and persistant knitting of his dark brows.
invincibleblond
Jan. 6th, 2010 04:34 am (UTC)
If Claire was anything, she was a smuggler. She remained tight up against Sylar's torso for most of the evening. Her dream reflected those terrible memories of Shenoy and the wonderful moment when the brunette saved her from the evil conglomerate's clutches.
i_can_fix_it
Jan. 6th, 2010 05:58 am (UTC)
Sylar slept for quite a while, exhausted in mind if not body. It was dark by the time he woke again, confused at first by the weight still rested against his body before remembering Claire. He smiled softly and pet her curls again reflecting that THIS is what he had always missed out on, a friend.
invincibleblond
Jan. 6th, 2010 06:10 am (UTC)
Claire rustled with the petting of her hair. She let out a soft moan and then nuzzled her head against Sylar's hand, her eyes prying open slightly. She blinked a few time before looking up, a slightly stunned face before a smile slowly took over.

"Hi." She said, her voice slightly thick from all the sobbing that had been done before.
i_can_fix_it
Jan. 6th, 2010 06:32 am (UTC)
"Hi. How are you feeling?" he asked, his own voice thick with sleep. "Any better?"
invincibleblond
Jan. 6th, 2010 06:40 am (UTC)
"I think better is discribing it loosely, but yea, I'm better." Claire smiled up at him, remaining right where she was at the moment.
i_can_fix_it
Jan. 6th, 2010 06:58 am (UTC)
"You don't have to feel better. You can feel however you need to, okay? No plastic smiles, okay?" he traced her cheek with the back of one knuckle. "You felt it when I read the latent impressions of your time in Shenoy, didn't you?"
invincibleblond
Jan. 6th, 2010 07:06 am (UTC)
Claire's smile fell away and her eyes closed. She nodded slightly and then placed her head back on Sylar's chest. "Yeah."
i_can_fix_it
Jan. 6th, 2010 07:21 am (UTC)
"I didn't know it would do that. I haven't really used it on people. It's tricky and I don't usually get what I'm looking for, but I knew you were focused. Still, it's surely overwhelming to really know what was only a concept before. So whatever you need to square with that, I understand. You don't have to bury your feelings. Or bare your soul, either, but I'm here," he was glad he could be, too. The more they were able to lower the masks and admit who they truly were to someone else, the more he fell in love with that honesty and freedom. He could never hurt in front of anyone else. He and Claire could peel back each other's bloodsoaked bandages and let the old wound breathe.
invincibleblond
Jan. 6th, 2010 07:29 am (UTC)
"They really hurt me." The blond said, her voice distant. "Even when I couldn't feel the pain, it hurt."
i_can_fix_it
Jan. 6th, 2010 10:53 am (UTC)
"I know," he pet her hair again gently. "That part hurts more. It's a form of rape and I remember it well. You and I are similar in at least one aspect, we like to be in control of ourselves at least. Masters of our circumstances and our destinies. It's devestating, and an outrage, when anyone takes that away."
invincibleblond
Jan. 6th, 2010 02:33 pm (UTC)
"I almost killed her." The blond whispered, her eyes still closed. "I can't believe I almost killed her." She shook her head, her curls bouncing slightly. "I've only gotten close to killing someone once, and that was my father." Claire referred to Nathan in that sense, the Italian serving as guidance later in her life.

"And the only person I've ever been that angry with is you." Now Claire looked up at Sylar, her eyes shining. "You felt it through me, Gabriel. How am I supposed to move on from this?"
i_can_fix_it
Jan. 7th, 2010 02:36 am (UTC)
"Time," he told her, gently. "It's going to hurt for a long time, and it will always be a part of what makes up your mind, but you'll get distance from it. The feelings will change with you. And I'll be here to help. I'm sorry I can't make it better, faster though. I would if I could. If I'd known where you were? I'd have come find you so much sooner."His voice was sincere as his brandy gaze.
invincibleblond
Jan. 7th, 2010 02:51 am (UTC)
Claire smiled, a better more real smile than before leaning in closer and pulling him Ito a tighter hug. "Thank you. I know you will be."
i_can_fix_it
Jan. 7th, 2010 03:25 am (UTC)
"For like, ever, or something," he smiled in return, and tucked a bit of hair behind one of her ears. "So you take all the time you need. Whatever you feel, whenever you feel it, happy, or sad, or angry. I'll be there through it."
invincibleblond
Jan. 7th, 2010 04:10 am (UTC)
Claire grinned and without very much warning, leaning up and planted a quick, very chaste, kiss on the brunette's lips before dropping back down to her pillow that was Sylar's chest.

"Thank you..."
i_can_fix_it
Jan. 7th, 2010 05:52 am (UTC)
Sylar starred at the crown of Claire's head, stunned. For a moment he was completely silent, then murmured with astonishment in his voice, "I think I just had a tactile halucination..."

Edited at 2010-01-07 12:25 pm (UTC)
invincibleblond
Jan. 7th, 2010 06:01 am (UTC)
"No." Claire blushed and smiled wider, her face still very hidden from the brunette. "You didn't."
i_can_fix_it
Jan. 7th, 2010 12:31 pm (UTC)
He was quiet another couple beats before his own grin broke across his face. "Oh, good. Good to know, y'know, cause I can barely trust even my own senses anymore." He teased, good naturedly, giddy bubbles rising in his chest. Even a chaste kiss was something. She was that comfortable with him now.
invincibleblond
Jan. 7th, 2010 08:50 pm (UTC)
Claire felt much better now. She was still blushing when she eventually, slightly reluctantly, pulled away from the brunette and disappeared into the bathroom, but not before pulling out her pajamas and giving Sylar a bright smile.

When she returned, her hair was pulled back into a ponytail and her face was freshly washed, the tears-stains and running make-up all gone.

"I feel much better now." She grinned, certainly looking the part, plopping herself back down on the bed in a much more bouncy fashion.
i_can_fix_it
Jan. 8th, 2010 04:55 am (UTC)
"Me too," Sylar smiled as he pulled his own soft, close fitting v-neck tee over his head to go with the yoga pants he now wore. "Are you hungry? I thought maybe grilled cheese and tomato soup for lunch, and maybe we could watch one of those new action flicks while we eat."
invincibleblond
Jan. 8th, 2010 06:41 am (UTC)
"Oh, that sounds wonderful." Claire gushed, moving to stand. "Shall I cook?" She asked, but before the brunette could respond, bounced off as quickly as she'd bounced in. How easily her mood changed, Claire attributed to her age. There were still things that got to her, but in the grand scheme of things, they were quite trivial.

Sylar was the only one that left her emotions lingering...

Him and Shenoy...

The blond moved about the kitchen like a pro, most designs the same now. All appliances usually accounted for. Grilled cheese and soup were a simple matter. Once Sylar had joined her, she smiled brightly at him as she went about preparing their meal.

"Do you like scallions in your tomato soup?"
i_can_fix_it
Jan. 8th, 2010 11:11 am (UTC)
"Basil, actually," he nodded to the little herb garden that occupied the long sil of the spacious window which allowed sunlight to stream into the kitchen. "Just a few leaves cut into shreds."

The brunette watched the blonde move about his kitchen with such comfort and grace, a light smile ever present on his cupidsbow lips. He liked that she was at least a little domestic, willing to pitch in and make a meal to share with him.

After today he knew he was no longer just taking care of her while she recovered. They were now, at least for a while, roommates. She might eventually decide she wanted space of her own, but he expected she'd at least stay in the same neighborhood.

"So I'm curious. How were you avoiding background checks before this? For renting and such?"
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