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Title: Standby

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

Fandom: Heroes

Era: Pre-show

Genre: General

Rating: K / FRC

Characters: Nathan Petrelli, Peter Petrelli

Summary: Nathan knows how to handle his electronics.

Written for: Heroes_Contest’s (heroes_contest) Drabble Challenge 13: Reset

Warnings: Mild swearing

Beta: Mythra (mythras_fire)

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: Appreciated and cherished, con-crit and all.

About Standby: Random little story in the aftermath of Season 3 finale, which made me crave for some Petrelli brother closeness. This is a silly little piece, but hope you enjoy.

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.


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Written for Heroes_Contest’s Drabble Challenge 13 (Reset).


They had been planning to have a movie night. Nathan was free, Peter had done relatively well in his latest exams and wasn’t grounded, and there was a new movie on DVD that they both wanted to see. Nathan had just got a new TV set, and until now he hadn’t had time to use it.

Peter was reclined on the couch, candy, bottles of coke, and his feet on the table, a bowl of popcorn in his lap. He kept tossing pieces of popcorn into his mouth, and whenever Nathan was looking it seemed he missed more than he actually caught. “Is it working yet?” Peter asked for the umpteenth time, another popcorn flying through the air, hitting his cheek by his nose and bouncing off to the couch. Peter shifted, his hand diving after it, and Nathan debated if telling him to keep his greasy fingers off the couch would help or not.

“I’m working on it,” Nathan responded like each time before that.

“Don’t you have a manual?” Peter asked.

Nathan waved the papers in his hand for his brother to see, then went back to consulting them. For the first fifteen minutes he had tried to make the DVD picture show on the television screen, but so far, he hadn’t been successful. Then he had tried looking at the manual to see what it was saying. According to the text and various pictures, he was doing it right.

“Maybe you should just reset the player,” Peter suggested. “You know, back to the factory settings and then try again.”

“I know how to operate a damn DVD player,” Nathan snapped.

“Just a suggestion,” Peter huffed, and went back to his popcorn. Nathan wondered if there would be any left for him by the time they got the movie started.

Nathan went back to it, checking all the cables, and then switched the channels of the TV. Nothing. With a sigh, he tossed the remotes to the side and went to sit by Peter, opening his coke to take a sip.

Peter put the bowl of popcorn on the table, moved to the floor in front of the TV, and turned the DVD player in his hands a couple of times. Then, after two minutes, he restarted it and… “Voilà,” Peter grinned, sliding the disc in and settling beside Nathan on the couch. “I told you to reset it.”

“Shut up, Pete, and watch the movie.”

The End


Posted by: sarkywoman (sarkywoman)
Posted at: May 2nd, 2009 11:10 am (UTC)
'I love you' Nathan Peter

Ha! Cute.

Posted by: Del Rion (del_rion)
Posted at: May 2nd, 2009 11:44 am (UTC)
Milo&Adrian darlin'

Isn't it? :D After all this let's-kill-Nathan-business, I think we need a little cuteness XD

Thanks for reading!

Posted by: kirara3345 (kirara3345)
Posted at: May 2nd, 2009 01:20 pm (UTC)

Dear Del,

I absolutely agree with your opinion. We really need to share the cheerful and peaceful Nate-Pete moment after such a tragic event of the last episode.
Thank you so much for warming my heart with the cuteness of your lovely story! It's such a treat reading this cute fic in this depressing time.

And thank you very much for your kind words. I'm really glad you appreciated my message. See you soon, Del,

Love and hugs,


Posted by: Del Rion (del_rion)
Posted at: May 2nd, 2009 02:07 pm (UTC)
Milo&Adrian always

I'm fine with any form of Nathan&Peter - the angst, the romance, the bromance, or just fluffy comedy XD This was a totally random fic and not written on purpose, really (so I'm just being smart afterwards :P), but yeah, it does give us something else to think about other than that NathanIsDeadAGAIN!!!

thanks for reading, as usual, and for dropping a comment! Both are very, much, and a lot appreciated =)

Posted by: Rachel (shaun_duckie)
Posted at: May 2nd, 2009 10:23 pm (UTC)

this.is.so.cute. i love it!

going to my memories it is ;]


Posted by: Del Rion (del_rion)
Posted at: May 3rd, 2009 05:26 am (UTC)
Milo *smirk*

haha, glad you liked XD I wouldn't have thought anyone would want to mem this random piece of... fun ;)

Posted by: Rachel (shaun_duckie)
Posted at: May 3rd, 2009 03:20 pm (UTC)

i think i have said this before but...i LOVE ur icon!!
aw milo<3
teehee.. i think u were gonna say something else there...its a random piece of cuteness! thats what it is ;) and thats why i memd it! :D


Posted by: Del Rion (del_rion)
Posted at: May 3rd, 2009 03:23 pm (UTC)
Milo *smirk*

LMAO WOT? Hidden meanings after triple dots... XD Nevah!

And yeah, Milo is kind of adorable when he smiles, sometimes, isn't he? That icon is so... obvious. And I'm not sure, but it may have been among the very first ones I made of him. Perhaps even the first(Heroes icons not counted)

Glad you liked the fic, though, like I said :D Cute fics are needed sometimes, I guess.

Posted by: Rachel (shaun_duckie)
Posted at: May 5th, 2009 02:23 pm (UTC)

haha....yes! XDD
i think hes adorable ALL the time :D but even more so when he smiles... :)
wooow,first icon huh...(kinda)...its real good for a first icon ;)

i'm glad i liked it and that you're glad that i liked it. hehe,did i confuse ya? xD yess they are ^^


Posted by: Del Rion (del_rion)
Posted at: May 5th, 2009 02:35 pm (UTC)
Milo 11

Well, only my first icon of Milo... ;) Had been doing plenty of those by then ^^

*wanders off to be confused by her onesies*
XD I fail to mimic Captain Jack Sparrow, don't I?

But yes, I'm glad that you're glad, and of course I'm glad... haha

Posted by: Rachel (shaun_duckie)
Posted at: May 5th, 2009 06:19 pm (UTC)

oooh...is that one of yours you're using now? nice. O_o
i bet you have xD

*wanders off smiling
just a bit...but at least you tried XDD

NOW its getting confusing haha


Posted by: Del Rion (del_rion)
Posted at: May 5th, 2009 06:30 pm (UTC)
Milo young&reckless

All my icons are made by me (all but one animated one made by a friend, since I couldn't be bothered to do caps when my comp was being an ass ^^) I'm weird that way; I want to do my own icons, no matter how crappy they are. :D

Posted by: Rachel (shaun_duckie)
Posted at: May 7th, 2009 11:47 am (UTC)

oooh really...haha! they're very nice ;)
computers ARE ass's aren't they? i get so annoyed with mine.
teehee,i'm thee opposite,i like to see other peoples icons...but i also do not have the resources to make icons,so yeah :P


Posted by: Del Rion (del_rion)
Posted at: May 7th, 2009 12:23 pm (UTC)
Milo 12

Yeah, comps are that way at times... :D

Well, I have the programs and the skills/training to make icons, graphics, whatever... so, there I go ^^

Part of the time I don't get the results I want, but hey, you can always go and edit later...

Posted by: Rachel (shaun_duckie)
Posted at: May 7th, 2009 08:13 pm (UTC)

they are! rawr >:)

haha,there you go! xDD

yes.you.can. i feel like an advert for something.... XD


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