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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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invincibleblond
Jan. 8th, 2010 07:54 pm (UTC)
"Basil, check." Claire grinned, finishing up by slicing up some of the herb and sprinkling it on Sylar's soup. As she set up the bowls and the grilled up sandwiches on a tray, she thought about the question the brunette asked.

"I had a few connection before." She clarified, putting the tray on the living room table. "Why don't you pick out a movie?" Honestly, the people she used to get her identification were, to say the least, shady. "The people I used to forge my identity weren't always on the up and up. I'm actually surprised none of them caught on to what I really was."
i_can_fix_it
Jan. 9th, 2010 01:02 am (UTC)
Sylar nodded taking his tray and leading the way to the living room and setting his meal aside to find a film. "Yeah, I have to be careful about that, too, whenever I'm setting up a new life, but it helps that my face never has to go on any of it. Hmm... Ah, here's one, a serviceable plot and excellent special effects. Plenty of disasters and explosions."
invincibleblond
Jan. 9th, 2010 01:06 am (UTC)
"Nothing like a good bang." Claire smiled, completely unaware that Sylar knew the slang that would have made that phrase sound quite naughty. So the blond happily dipped her sandwich in her soup and but in without a word, just an unwitting, pleasent smile on her face.
i_can_fix_it
Jan. 9th, 2010 07:51 pm (UTC)
Sylar's slightly immature snort and chuckle were sure to reveal his knowledge of the unintented innuendo however, as he loaded the file in the surround vision program. "Thats true," he agreed neutrally.
invincibleblond
Jan. 9th, 2010 07:56 pm (UTC)
"What's so funny?" The blond scowled, looking up at the brunette for a moment before what she'd said dawn on her, her face breaking into a wide-eyed realization.

"Ohhh..." For a moment, she flushed pink, but she quickly burst into laughter, trying not to spill the bowl of soup she was holding. "Well, that is always nice too." She laughed, leaning back straightening her pony-tail. "Perv."
i_can_fix_it
Jan. 10th, 2010 12:00 am (UTC)
"Yeah, well," Sylar shrugged and came over to join her on the sofa, tucking his feet up Indian style on the cushion as he picked up his sandwich and dipped it, too. "I am still a guy, after all. I could be two hundred, or two thousand, and part of me will still be twelve."
invincibleblond
Jan. 10th, 2010 12:10 am (UTC)
"Don't change that. It's charming. And kinda cute." Claire smiled, returning to he grilled cheese and tomato soup. She said nothing further, know that her words were already toeing a line she promised herself she should stay very far away from.

No matter how handsome and friendly Sylar was... He was Sylar.
i_can_fix_it
Jan. 10th, 2010 07:01 am (UTC)
"No intention. It's definitely been a factorin my longer, happier relationships. They evaporated in a matter of weeks or months at first, when I still had too many walls up, but I was determined," he shook his head and shrugged it off. Nevermind all that. It wasn't important now and the film was starting, so he shut up and ate.
invincibleblond
Jan. 10th, 2010 07:27 am (UTC)
Claire watched the movie, finishing up her dinner and settling into the couch. Even with the surround sound and picture, she still managed to begin to fade. She thought that since she'd had that nice nap, she'd at least be able to make it through dinner and a movie. As it was, the blond's head slowly began to loll, drooping ever closer to Sylar's shoulder.

If she had been more awake, Claire would have thought her ponytail gently falling so that the ends rested upon the brunette was terribly cheesy and cliche.
i_can_fix_it
Jan. 10th, 2010 07:46 am (UTC)
Sylar eventually became engrossed in the film, not noticing the blonde nodding off at first until she was nearly upon him. He didn't do anything until she WAS upon him, and then his only action was to shift just a bit, carefully, so that she was nestled against him.

Maybe it was a bit shady, but they'd both been better for the cuddle earlier, and he wanted to be the sort of friends where physical contact was acceptable. She'd kissed him after all. That little detail still setttled on his mind, as did the compliments before the film.
invincibleblond
Jan. 10th, 2010 07:55 am (UTC)
And Claire didn't seem to mind. At least not at the moment. One arm found it's way around Sylar's waist and her head snuggled itself against the taller man's shoulder contently. He was warm and friendly, not to mention comfy...
i_can_fix_it
Jan. 10th, 2010 08:09 am (UTC)
Sylar smiled at the arm around his waist and rested his own about her, however it fell naturally. He finished the film and after that picked out some mellow music, Beirut, Of Montreal, Snow Patrol and the like. He cat napped now and then but mostly just contemplated Claire and how far they'd both come to get here.
invincibleblond
Jan. 10th, 2010 08:24 am (UTC)
She was just so worn from the day's events. The pleasent morning followed by a stressful and emotional afternoon left Claire a drained young lady. After a little while, she shifted and blinked up at Sylar drowsily. "I think it's time
for bed. It's been a long day."

She didn't move away nor did she mention their proximity... Or point out that she should be alone in sleep.
i_can_fix_it
Jan. 10th, 2010 08:42 am (UTC)
"Okay," Sylar nodded, not thinking he might be able to share his bed with this girl yet, chastely or otherwise. He just shifted so she could uncurl from him and moved to clean up their dishes. He was thinking about it though, what it would be if they could grow that close. He always did this... He felt too deeply too quickly. He was ever in danger of disappointing himself.
invincibleblond
Jan. 10th, 2010 08:50 am (UTC)
Claire watched Sylar and frowned only slightly. She wouldn't ask for him to stay, not now. She was far too proud to tell him she feared nightmares. How silly would that sound.

"Well, g'night then." Claire gave a small smile and made heelr way to bed.
i_can_fix_it
Jan. 10th, 2010 09:30 am (UTC)
The way she said her good nights... There was something in it that touched an ability, not that there was any sort of lie there... Just a glimmer of insincerity. If he thought back on the tone... Was she disappointed...?

He gave it a moment, mulled over it as he put the dishes away, then walked to the door of the bedroom and leaned in it. "You sure you're gonna be alright, tonight?" he asked, expecting to get a brave face from her, but the strength of the tremor would tell him just how much, and if he thought she was protecting her pride at the expence of herself, well... He had an idea on that, too.
invincibleblond
Jan. 10th, 2010 03:36 pm (UTC)
Claire had just situated herself under the covers when the brunette entered. She actually had one of the spare pillows and held it tight against her, like a child would a teddy bear. Her grip in it tightened when Sylar gave her the opportunity to speak her worries. She knew she would not be alright, but she was also not a child.

"I'm fine." Claire smiled sweetly. "Just tired."
i_can_fix_it
Jan. 11th, 2010 06:47 am (UTC)
"Yeah," he nodded, but lingered, scratching the back of his head a but as he mulled about the portal. He knew she was lying, that she was about as far from fine as a person could get who couldn't be physically harmed.

He didn't challenge her on it though. Pissing her off or breaking her down would be fruitless and just more painful, potentially for the both of them. So he took the bullet instead, mumbling still loud enough to be heard across the room, but all pride stripped from his voice. "...I don't think that I am..."
invincibleblond
Jan. 11th, 2010 07:23 am (UTC)
"What's wrong?" Claire jumped right on it, concern pooling in her voice as her brow furrowed. It was exactly what she was hoping for, the ability to get comfort in disguise as comforting another. "Is there anything I can do?"
i_can_fix_it
Jan. 11th, 2010 07:34 am (UTC)
"I..." He smiled ruefully and shook his head. "Look at me, I managed brave words in the sunlight, now that it's night I know I'm just going to dwell on everything, and... None of that is comfortable to dwell on. My memory's far from perfect, but that's all etched pretty deeply right now."
invincibleblond
Jan. 11th, 2010 07:53 am (UTC)
"Well, you just have to focus your thoughts elsewhere." Claire shrugged, simply. "You want me to stay up with you a while? We can play a game if you have any, of chat a bit." She would like that a great deal. "I don't have to go to sleep now." Though her dropping lids and the stifled yawn at the end of her sentence spoke otherwise.
i_can_fix_it
Jan. 11th, 2010 08:08 am (UTC)
"Actually, I wondered if you wouldn't mind just... Well, it was a real comfort, earlier..." he had no sleeves long enough to fidget with, so he plucked at the leg of his yoga pants instead. He didn't know how to suggest cuddling without coming off as inappropriate.
invincibleblond
Jan. 11th, 2010 08:12 am (UTC)
"You want to stay here with me...?" Claire asked, raising an eyebrow. That was precisely what she wanted, but it would certainly be far to strange for her to just outright suggest it. Thankfully, Sylar saved her the trouble. "I suppose that would be alright... if you think it will help."

NOT because she desperately did not want to be alone.
i_can_fix_it
Jan. 11th, 2010 08:24 am (UTC)
His eyes rose and brightened instantly. "I promise, I'll be nothing but a gentleman," he assured, turned and shut off the rest of the house lights before coming in. He slid his long limbs beneath the covers, then asked, "Would it be alright if I used that pillow?"

He didn't mind if she didn't bare her soul to him yet and reveal her need for contact openly. He just hoped she wouldn't count it a deception that he played up his own weakness a bit to getthem both what they wanted. After all, he wasn't trying to take advantage. He just wanted comfort for the both of them.
invincibleblond
Jan. 11th, 2010 08:29 am (UTC)
"Um... sure." Claire relinquished her inanimate cuddle buddy to her new bed mate. It was slightly odd. She could feel the warmth coming off his skin even thought he was almost a foot away from her. She could smell him, his scent earthy and familiar. Once the brunette had his pillow, the blond settled herself back down, wrapping her arms round the pillow beneath her head.

"I'm sorry you had to see what I went through. It wasn't pretty." Of course, Claire had thought Sylar had used telepathy. She had no idea how deep his imprint of what had been done to her went.
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