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Onset

October 20th, 2012 (06:50 am)

Story Info



Title: Onset

Author: Del Rion (delrion.mail (at) gmail.com)

Fandom: Heroes

Era: Season 1

Genre: General

Rating: K / FRC

Characters: Peter Petrelli

Summary: Peter realizes it is only the beginning of something new.
Complete.

Written for: Heroes_Contest’s (heroes_contest) Drabble Challenge 36: New

Warnings: None.

Beta: Gamebird (game_byrd)

Disclaimer: The show, its characters, the places and everything else belong to Tim Kring, NBC, and the other respective creators and owners of the TV show ‘Heroes’. I have made no profit by writing this story and make no claim over the show.

Feedback: Much appreciated.


About Onset: An itty-bitty drabble to break my dry streak with something that isn’t related to Iron Man or Avengers…

Not my best piece of work but I hoped to capture some of that optimism Peter had in the very beginning of the show; the thrill of something new which would raise him above his old life and expectations.


Story and status: Below you see the writing process of the story. If there is no text after the title, then it is finished and checked. Possible updates shall be marked after the title.

Onset



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Written for Heroes_Contest’s Drabble Challenge 36 (New).





Onset



Peter’s current life is filling with things that are new and wonderful; his dreams have evolved into reality. He is also faced with encounters and facts that fill him with fear. He has no way to understand them yet, but they are unlikely to veer him off the course he has chosen – that may have been chosen for him, but which he is happy to accept either way.

Not too long ago his life was… ordinary. It didn’t feel like that at the time, but now, in comparison, that’s the only word he can think of. He would also call his prior existence ‘meaningless’ but he tries not to get ahead of himself and nullify the things he has done in his life because some of them are important and still have meaning.

He doesn’t question what started this; he looks forward, to see what lies ahead.

The people he is meeting are extraordinary, just like him – battling the same recognition that they didn’t choose this, but they have to find a way to embrace the path before them as they all seem to be pulled in the same direction as if by an unseen force. Not all of them see it, or want to believe it, but Peter has a confidence this all happens for a reason. Each new power and chance meeting back up that theory, moving him forward on a road that will lead to something unexpected yet important.

Something new.





The End

Comments

Posted by: amles80 (amles80)
Posted at: October 20th, 2012 09:03 pm (UTC)

I like this. I can feel his optimism. :)

I like this part: He would also call his prior existence ‘meaningless’ but he tries not to get ahead of himself and nullify the things he has done in his life because some of them are important and still have meaning. Peter really wants the new, the exciting, important things in life, doesn't he! But it's good that he can see that even the "ordinary" things meant something. That's important. If only he can hang on to that idea...

Posted by: Del Rion (del_rion)
Posted at: October 21st, 2012 06:13 am (UTC)
Peter Petrelli 2 liberate

Good old Peter, full of optimism yet happy to embrace that he might now be part of something greater and capable of extraordinary things. I think he hung onto all of it for a while, but forgot a lot of things over time, although he did migrate back to certain things every now and then, not completely dismissing his past...

Glad you liked! Thanks for reading and commenting :)

Posted by: means2bhuman (means2bhuman)
Posted at: October 20th, 2012 11:11 pm (UTC)

I was entranced by your icon!

"He would also call his prior existence ‘meaningless’ but he tries not to get ahead of himself and nullify the things he has done in his life because some of them are important and still have meaning." -- That was an interesting piece of characterization there. I like the human instinct to deny and belittle the 'old.' But its in character for Peter to remember that he has accomplished important things in his past and, like he says, they still have meaning.

He really didn't question how it started, did he? Peter's religious so it seems fitting he would see that as God's plan as well as this: "Not all of them see it, or want to believe it, but Peter has a confidence this all happens for a reason."

You really went far back for this one! I liked that. It's a great little summary of his mindset back then.

Posted by: Del Rion (del_rion)
Posted at: October 21st, 2012 06:18 am (UTC)
Peter (hope)

The icon? :D lol, it could be better quality for sure, but I'm glad you followed it here, sort of...

I totally keep forgetting he's religious. Then again, I think they didn't bring it up until on the later seasons, am I right? Season 3, possibly? I seriously need to re-watch this show! Not being religous myself, my brain is happy to forget that little fact about him, apparently :/

Glad you liked this little "old" piece!

Posted by: DD3 (dancingdragon3)
Posted at: October 22nd, 2012 08:49 pm (UTC)

Very nice and thoughtful reflection back to season one, when Peter was full of hope. You show that well here and what a positive change he thought abilities were at first before he started losing control.

And let me apologize for getting behind on reading ur Avengers fic. I promise to get back to soon. Cheers!

Posted by: Del Rion (del_rion)
Posted at: October 23rd, 2012 07:36 am (UTC)
IM3

Aww, thank you, glad you liked this one! (I guess we all tend to forget the beginning when we get too absorbed by the end...)

And no worries, I'm posting... well, slowly at times, so falling back on reading is a good way to ensure there's stuff available when you pick up again! (and super-big thanks for reading, naturally - I assume you're enjoying the fics?)

Posted by: Maddy (meredithleon)
Posted at: October 24th, 2012 02:24 pm (UTC)

*Your icon <3*

I love this little insight into Peter's mind when he was so young and hopeful! It's great and exactly how I thought it would be. I always thought Peter sees God's will and a reason in everything that happens around him. He tries to find 'meaning'.

Posted by: Del Rion (del_rion)
Posted at: October 24th, 2012 02:27 pm (UTC)
Milo *thoughtful*

It's awesome this rings true to people (especially when I didn't even think this really went the religious way, because I don't usually pay attention to that stuff...) But yay for good Peter insight and that you liked this! :D Thanks for reading and dropping a comment ^^

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