Title: Heroes of Tomorrow
Author: Del Rion (delrion.mail (at) gmail.com)
Era: Post season 4
Genre: Action, drama
Rating: M / FRM
Characters: Claire Bennet, Noah Bennet, Edgar, Ando Masahashi, Hiro Nakamura, Peter Petrelli, Micah Sanders, Mohinder Suresh, Sylar, Molly Walker (+ various other Heroes characters)
Summary: The road from hero to superhero isn’t easier or less bumpy than the one from citizen to becoming a hero in the first place. With the will of the many and injustice to fight, there are those who will stand up and do what others cannot – whether it means saving the world, or getting burned while trying.
Work in progress.
Warnings: Violence, slash (m/m).
Written for Heroes_Contest’s (heroes_contest) Drabble Challenge 29 (Renegade).
Micah had long since noticed that Hiro had the tendency to stop by unannounced. Perhaps it had to do with the teleportation and time traveling ability; Hiro didn’t seem to have any idea what ‘calling ahead’ meant. He just appeared suddenly.
Ando was with him when Hiro appeared and both gave their usual bow, greeting Micah and everyone present, then asked what was new – which meant Hiro didn’t have any pressing issues to tell him, which he would have launched directly into had there been such a thing.
“Business as usual,” Micah smiled, then turned on the TV monitor on the wall. He knew that something interesting was going to be on the news: Claire was having another one of her moments in the spotlight today, and someone always reported on location.
As the reporter launched into the story, it was clear something unusual had happened:
“Claire Bennet was supposed to speak to a crowd today in Kansas. Instead, two men from the group called ‘specials’ caused a disturbance on stage which panicked the crowd and ended in a shooting. No fatalities have been reported, and any injuries we know of are minor. However, this is only one of many accidents following Ms. Bennet around, who is regarded by some as a renegade to her own cause, and many ‘specials’ have spoken out against her.”
Micah shook his head. He could see Peter and Sylar with Claire on the stage in some of the clips, and Sylar did seem rather pissed.
“What is a re… ren… the r-word?” Ando frowned.
“A renegade,” Micah repeated the word while part of his mind focused on the laptop beside him. “It’s what some of us think Claire is. That she is betraying us. A traitor…” He stopped for a bit, looking at the laptop, windows flashing open on its screen without anyone touching it. “On several discussion boards people are already commenting on the accident. They say a man in the crowd was the one to open fire, and that the specials… I think Sylar… took a hit, but didn’t attack anyone.”
Hiro nodded. “He has become a hero.”
For now Micah agreed, and he hoped it would stay that way. Being repeatedly shot at had a way of messing with people’s ideals, and the constant abuse from the surrounding world wouldn’t help any of their struggles to stay on the good side.
to be continued…