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15th-Nov-2010 09:33 pm Angel / Heroes (NC-17)
Title: Signing Bonus by Elisabeth
Pairing: Nathan/Lilah
Length: 3,900
Author on LJ: [Bad username or site: @ livejournal.com]
Author Website: When Dragons Dream
Why this must be read:

They're just such an intriguing pairing, Nathan and Lilah are two very strong personalities on their respective shows and the thought of them together is just hot. I love pre-series stories, and this piece fits in perfectly with the Lilah and Nathan we know from canon.

NC-17 rated Excerpt )

Signing Bonus
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15th-Sep-2010 06:06 pm Iron Man / Bones / The Office / Heroes / X-Men (PG)
Title: Five Women Pepper Potts Has Shown To The Door by amazingly_me
Pairing: Tony/Pepper, with mentions of Tony/Cam, Tony/Kelly, Tony/Elle, and Tony/Jean
Length: 2,547
Author on LJ: [Bad username or site: @ livejournal.com]
Author Website: N/A
Why this must be read:

It's very difficult to do multi-fandom crossovers well, but this author does an excellent job showing Pepper's interactions with each of these very different women. I loved how she saw aspects of herself as well as her fears in all of them and eventually decides to take the next step with Tony.

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Five Women Pepper Potts Has Shown To The Door
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31st-Aug-2010 09:13 pm Voices by Selena (PG)
Fandom: HEROES
Pairing: Gen; Matt Parkman
Length: 1,184
Author on LJ: [Bad username or site: @ livejournal.com]
Author Website: Collected Fanfiction Post
Why this must be read:

I loved how this author shows how Matt's interactions with other people have changed since the day he discovered he was a telepath. The small character details of what people sound like in his head from the cold preciseness of Angela Petrelli to Ted Sprague's never ending grief were very well done; I loved looking at them anew through Matt's eyes.

Matt believes that Molly's voice was the first that he ever heard in his head.

Voices
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29th-Aug-2010 06:42 pm On the Subject of a Lack of Knowledge Leading to Contentment by futuresoon (PG)
Fandom: HEROES
Pairing: Nathan/Peter
Length: 12,339
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] futuresoon
Author Website: 'this is a fic' tag
Why this must be read:

This is amnesia!fic at its best, with Nathan and Peter after the near explosion of New York ending up in the cold with the faint sense that they somehow know one another. I loved how easy their relationship is in this piece as they survive together out in the wilderness and hilarious little conspiracy theories on how exactly they got their powers and ended up there.

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On the Subject of a Lack of Knowledge Leading to Contentment
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27th-Aug-2010 04:14 pm VID REC: HEROES - Goodnight Moon
Vidder: bradcpu
Musical artist: Shivaree
Pairing: Gen; Ensemble
Vidder on LJ: [Bad username or site: @ livejournal.com]
Vidder's website: Bradcpu.com
Why this vid kicks ass:

This fanvid is just so wonderfully creepy, from the song to the clip selection, it's a very twisted lullaby and great tribute to Season 1 Heroes.

Goodnight Moon
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26th-Aug-2010 03:02 pm Canons & Fugues by airspaniel (PG)
Fandom: HEROES
Pairing: Sandra Bennet-centric, Noah/Sandra
Length: 2,177
Author on LJ: [Bad username or site: @ livejournal.com]
Author Website: [Bad username or site: @ livejournal.com]
Why this must be read:

Oh, Sandra. Reading this piece you just can't help but feel sympathetic towards Mrs. Bennet, she loves her family and trusts her husband and even with these flashes of memory of something not being right really has no idea what is going on.

Tuesday was lasagna night. Always had been. Even before the kids, Noah never could get enough of her lasagna. It was his absolute favorite.

Canons & Fugues
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23rd-Aug-2010 05:55 pm they hung us from shooting stars by nitro26 (PG)
Fandom: HEROES
Pairing: Gen; Nathan Petrelli
Length: 1,700
Author on LJ: [Bad username or site: @ livejournal.com]
Author Website: fic master list
Why this must be read:

This piece is a wonderful character study of Nathan Petrelli, his loves and failures, the people that have helped shape he into the person he is. I love the flow of this story, it's poetic and lyrical, a heartbreaking view of Nathan that definitely deserves a read.

But there are chinks. Chinks in his armor, holes in his story full of people and faces and things.

they hung us from shooting stars
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20th-Aug-2010 11:36 pm one minute past (five times eden and sylar never met before) by falseeeyelashes (PG)
Fandom: HEROES
Pairing: Sylar/Eden
Length: 1,069
Author on LJ: [Bad username or site: @ livejournal.com]
Author Website: Master List of Fanfic
Why this must be read:

This pairing is one of my guilty pleasure ships, I mean he killed her, not really the makings of your average romance. But I love AUs, and this piece with its five what if scenarios of how Sylar and Eden could have possibly met hits all my buttons just right.

She meets a guy, a boy, a man. They don’t dance and she nurses a rum and coke she really doesn’t have a taste for. There’s a booth, slick leather, there’s sweat (the back of her neck) and eventually there’s one kiss and then another.

one minute past (five times eden and sylar never met before)
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17th-Aug-2010 10:18 pm and i'll be so alone without you, maybe you'll be lonesome too by mumblemutter (PG-13)
Fandom: HEROES
Pairing: Nathan/Peter
Length: ~7,600
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] mumblemutter
Author Website: Stories at Archive of Our Own
Why this must be read:

Because this the fix-it fic that so many Nathan/Peter shippers dreamed of after the heartbreak of season 4. Peter Petrelli wouldn't just let his brother die, not if he had anything to say about it; this piece and the way the author writes Nathan and Peter's relationship is just perfect in its execution, and a must-read for every fan of this pairing.

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and i'll be so alone without you, maybe you'll be lonesome too
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15th-Aug-2010 06:58 pm Heroes / Doctor Who (PG)
Title: how she will stand by jeanne_dark
Pairing: Gen; Hiro Nakamura, Rose Tyler
Length: 1,212
Author on LJ: [Bad username or site: @ livejournal.com]
Author Website: Fics
Why this must be read:

Time travel is the one troupe that can open up an infinite amount of doors when it comes to crossovers, and this author uses that fact to her full advantage in this wonderful little one-shot where a post-Doomsday Rose Tyler meets another time traveling man.

There is a man standing next to her desk. A short Japanese man with a round face and a grim expression. And a sword, her mind notes, don't forget the sword. She knows, somehow, that he is connected to her dream.

how she will stand
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14th-Aug-2010 11:35 pm (now you don’t) by Regala Electra (PG)
Fandom: HEROES
Pairing: Gen; Claude
Length: 1,000
Author on LJ: [Bad username or site: @ livejournal.com]
Author Website: 'fic' tag
Why this must be read:

Claude was such an amazing character in the first season of Heroes and this character captures his voice perfectly here. A loner and misanthrope who for whatever reason gets roped into helping Peter, he's just so intriguing and one of characters that the tv series really left me wanting more. Great piece, that captures Claude in all his invisible glory.

Call him Hawley or Jack if it suits you. Neither suits him and he’ll go by Claude before you’ve wasted your precious time figuring out his name and no, it isn’t as obvious as Rumpelstiltskin or anything quite like that. As you like. Pick a name and he'll say it's his.

(now you don’t)
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12th-Aug-2010 06:39 pm Want. Take. Have. by toestastegood (NC-17)
Fandom: HEROES
Pairing: Mohinder/Eden
Length: 892
Author on LJ: [Bad username or site: @ livejournal.com]
Author Website: [Bad username or site: @ livejournal.com]
Why this must be read:

It's dirty, and hot, and so very, very wrong. The way that Eden justifies taking advantage of Mohinder to herself really makes sense from the hints we saw from canon about the darker implications of her power. Reading this piece sent shivers up my spine and made me a fan of the pairing.

You kiss him like you'll drown if you pull away.

Want. Take. Have.
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10th-Aug-2010 10:34 pm You’ll No Longer Burn by linaerys (NC-17)
Fandom: HEROES
Pairing: Nathan/Peter
Length: ~11,000
Author on LJ: [Bad username or site: @ livejournal.com]
Author Website: Linaerys's Fan Fiction
Why this must be read:

Because this piece is an exploration of Peter's powers and the relationship between these two brothers, [Bad username or site: @ livejournal.com] does an amazing job showing the struggles Peter has trying to gain control of his abilities as well as figuring out where he stands with Nathan after everything that has happened. A very satisfying story, that everyone should read.

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You’ll No Longer Burn
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6th-Aug-2010 08:00 pm Cutting Room Floor by anythingbutgrey (PG-13)
Fandom: HEROES
Pairing: Zach/Claire
Length: 2,207
Author on LJ: [Bad username or site: @ livejournal.com]
Author Website: Fic Master List
Why this must be read:

If there is one character that I missed most after Season 1, it would have to be Zach. He and Claire's friendship was so great to see in those earlier episodes, the trust she has in him was just so heartwarming; I can't get enough of these two.

She comes to him with a proposal. They haven't spoken since sixth grade when he thinks he might have helped her carry a big box of something and she smiled at him. Now, she comes to him with a proposal and she looks about as confused about it as he does.

Cutting Room Floor
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3rd-Aug-2010 11:06 pm Somewhere A Clock Is Ticking by Troll Princess (PG)
Fandom: HEROES
Pairing: Gen; Hiro Nakamura
Length: 1,500
Author on LJ: [Bad username or site: @ livejournal.com]
Author Website: N/A
Why this must be read:

Because this author does an excellent job showing Hiro's travels through time and space. He's older and wiser, trying so hard to fix things to make sure the apocalyptic future he lives in never comes to pass. Hiro's interactions with Nathan and Claire are just perfect, as are his views on his past self. Bleak and tragic, yet oddly hopeful in the end, this piece is the kind of character study I love reading in fandom.

-- and he's in New York again.

Somewhere A Clock Is Ticking
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1st-Aug-2010 09:11 pm def•i•ni•tion [ dèffə nísh'n ] by hackthis (R)
Fandom: HEROES
Pairing: Nathan/Peter
Length: 1,482
Author on LJ: [Bad username or site: @ livejournal.com]
Author Website: dysfunctional
Why this must be read:

Watching how badly Nathan took Peter's death after season 1 was pretty much the final push in my conversion to this ship. So much of their lives revolve around one another, to an almost unhealthy degree, that after Peter was gone Nathan's entire world just collapsed around him. [Bad username or site: @ livejournal.com] does an excellent job of showing how much their lives are interlinked, creating a wonderful piece that all fans of this pairing should enjoy.

Nathan is a father and a husband and a potential congressman. Nathan is in love with his wife and in love with his life, and today, when his younger brother died, all of it ceased to matter.

def•i•ni•tion [ dèffə nísh'n ]
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31st-Jul-2010 08:43 pm VID REC: Heroes - People Get Ready
Vidder: heresluck
Musical artist: The Frames
Pairing: None
Vidder on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] heresluck
Vidder's website: heresluck.net
Why this vid kicks ass: One of my favorite things about the first season of Heroes its scope and ambition. This is a gorgeous vid, and it captures the feel of the entire season splendidly, all the joy and darkness and anticipation and interconnectedness of the Heroes universe.

People Get Ready
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30th-Jul-2010 12:01 am What It Is and What It Is Not by mandysbitch (NC-17)
Fandom: HEROES
Pairing: Nathan Petrelli/Peter Petrelli
Length: ~23,000 words
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] mandysbitch
Author Website: N/A
Why this must be read:

This story starts with Peter in college and ends shortly before the first episode. It's long, satisfying and frequently hot (that's what she said), while never shying away from the unfortunate truth: with all the love and devotion and inappropriate touching between them, Peter and Nathan are exceptionally bad for each other. It about sums up the appeal of the pairing for us and will be our last rec this month. Thank you for reading, and if you liked a fic, don't forget to tell the author! -A.

"I wish I'd been around more," Nathan says. "When we were kids."

"I would have liked that," Peter says. When Peter was growing up, Nathan was an enigmatic stranger who made messiah-like appearances at Thanksgiving, Christmas and summer vacations at Cape Cod. Peter has vague memories of throwing his arms around Nathan's leg and begging him not to leave.

"Must have been lonely," Nathan says.

Peter shrugs. "I had Grace," he says. "And Leah, and Darlene, and Shandra, and Ilsa." Peter had nannies whose names he can't remember. His mother didn't want him to become attached to one nanny in case she left and broke his heart. As it turned out, he became attached to all of them, and they all left.


What It Is and What It Is Not
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25th-Jul-2010 08:35 pm The Memory of Trees by fiorediloto (NC-17)
Fandom: HEROES
Pairing: Nathan Petrelli/Peter Petrelli
Length: 5,726 words
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] fiorediloto
Author Website: Fiction Masterlist on Livejournal
Why this must be read:

In a deleted scene in the Heroes DVD, Nathan mentioned at one point a treehouse where he got Peter drunk for the first time. This is the story about what happened. It's a lovely, melancholic look at the brothers, at a Peter that's different from Nathan but still a Petrelli, and a Nathan that can't find it in himself to truly say no. -cm

Peter’s got his eyes closed and his breath is regular, so much so that for a moment you suspect he’s fallen asleep on your shoulder. Peter can sleep anywhere, can doze off in the time normal people devote to relax the mind thinking about large open spaces and flying in the sky. You’ve seen him fallen asleep in no longer than a minute or two in your car’s passenger seat, back from a dinner together and once from school, in the middle of the afternoon. That time you surprised yourself looking at him for so long, from the slightly parted halfmoon of his lips to the hand languidly resting on his thigh, that just for a well-trained reflex you didn’t crash into the car before you. When Peter woke up with a start, bouncing back against the seat because of the seat belt, your heart was pounding so hard in your ears you feared he could hear it too, and understand.

The Memory of Trees
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25th-Jul-2010 01:21 am House Arrest by seaouryou (PG-13)
Fandom: HEROES
Pairing: Peter Petrelli and Adam Monroe, Molly Walker/Micah Sanders
Length: 6,488 words
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] seaouryou
Author Website: Fiction Tag on Livejournal
Why this must be read:

So at some point Adam Monroe escapes from his prison, and is put under Peter Petrelli's charge. Naturally, things don't turn out so well. I enjoyed this because it was fun, and funny, and the cameo appearances by all the other Specials also amused. -cm

"This is an adjustment for both of us." Peter went on, "Since you're going to be living here, I got something to make the transition easier." He reached into one of the bags. "Ta dah! A chore wheel!" he said with a flourish.

Adam stared at him. "This is my hell," he whispered.

"Oh, come on," Peter said, clearly put out the chore wheel hadn't put a smile on Adam's face. "I know you haven't gotten a chance to be out in civilization since the seventies. Aren't you excited about all the amazing new technology? Cell phones, digital television, the internet..."

"I was excited about indoor plumbing, the cotton gin, and refrigerators," Adam said blandly. "But after a while humanity stops 'amazing' you."


House Arrest
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16th-Jul-2010 06:30 pm No Flying in the House by tangleofthorns (PG)
Fandom: HEROES/THE WEST WING
Pairing: None
Length: 1,100 words
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] tangleofthorns
Author Website: Fiction Tag on Livejournal
Why this must be read:

One of my favorite genres of Heroes crossovers is "Character X's powers are revealed to someone else," and because the Heroes verse is ostensibly set in the same universe as most other non sci-fi verses are, the chances of that happening is at the very least plausible. This story is a perfect example of that genre. Will Bailey from The West Wing meets Nathan Petrelli, Junior Congressman. It's funny, and the perfect length, and very charming. -cm

Incrementally: Will notices the way Rep. Petrelli looks one Tuesday morning in December, when the Armed Services committee is in session. He looks great, perfectly pressed and dressed and healthy and handsome, like a man who slept eight hours in a warm bed and ate a balanced breakfast. This isn't something Will would find objectionable, except that he happens to know that every airport on the East Coast was snowed under until two a.m., and Will and the other 400 members of Congress who had to fly in from their districts all look, feel, and smell what C.J. Cregg once called rode hard and put away wet.

No Flying in the House
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15th-Jul-2010 10:42 pm 6e by sparky77 (R)
Fandom: HEROES
Pairing: Nathan Petrelli/Peter Petrelli
Length: 2,700 words
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] sparky77
Author Website: Q's Fic
Why this must be read:

There's a bit of a sub-genre in Heroes fic that basically goes, "Peter is a weapon to be wielded and somewhere along the way world domination is achieved or not." (Cf. the Adam storyline in S2, and the Carnivale recruitment attempt in S4.) One example was already posted here some time ago. This one is just as wonderfully dark, with added hilarity and crazy to round it all off. -A.

He remembers that Linderman had ignored Nathan and the gun pointed at his head to stare at Peter, and he remembers thinking to himself: "My little brother is scarier than a loaded gun." And he had paused a moment to contemplate that because he knew that he should find that thought horrifying and terrifying, but all he really thought was: "Neat."

6e
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9th-Jul-2010 10:57 pm Baby One More Time by shati (G)
Fandom: HEROES
Pairing: None
Length: around 2k
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] shati
Author Website: Fic tag on livejournal
Why this must be read: Because Peter is pregnant, and it's funny. That's pretty much it, really. -cm

"It appears," Mohinder said, and tried a pause for dramatic effect. No one looked impressed, although Hiro gave him a small encouraging wave. "It appears that what you absorbed from Claire was not -- precisely -- the ability to heal."

"But --"

He held up a hand for silence. "What you actually absorbed was the ability -- possessed by Claire as well -- to regenerate Claire's body."


Baby One More Time
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6th-Jul-2010 08:30 pm All Things That Move and Breathe by anansie_s (NC-17)
Fandom: HEROES
Pairing: Nathan Petrelli/Peter Petrelli
Length: ~7,500 words
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] anansie_s
Author Website: Fic tag on LJ
Why this must be read:

I love stories in which introspection and sex intermingle and feed off of each other - character insights through porn, if you will, and this story is a fine example of that. It paints an utterly believable picture of who Nathan and Peter Petrelli are, and what they are to each other, while also being blindingly hot. Oh and it's about watersports. (But you should read it anyway.) -A.

But a tiny, paranoid voice in him wondered if this desire of Peter's – a new one? – was genuine, or just a part of his addiction to challenging his own limits. An addiction that they shared. They'd become used to receiving back-handed compliments about how unlike each other they were, but their similarities ran dark and close to the bone: in the extremist fervour that showed itself in their uncompromising instincts, in their ability to talk anyone into almost anything. An extremism that had been either trained into them or passed down in the blood; it didn't matter which.

All Things That Move and Breathe
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2nd-Jul-2010 08:12 am The Making of Nathan Petrelli by 47_trek_47 (NC-17 overall)
Hi, we are [livejournal.com profile] mumblemutter, your drivers for July for Heroes. Get ready for a whole lot of incest, for we like the Petrelli brothers, and we like them lots.

Fandom: HEROES
Pairing: Nathan Petrelli/Peter Petrelli
Length: ~58,000 words
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] 47_trek_47
Author Website: Unexpected Places
Why this must be read: The Petrelli brothers are twenty-six and thirty-eight when we meet them for the first time in Season One of Heroes. That means they have a lot of history behind them, one that doesn't include saving the cheerleader and being able to fly or teleport. This story, or rather collection of stories, traces back to the beginning of their lives onwards, with great care towards characterization of Nathan and Peter, both individually and in relation to each other. This is essentially about Nathan's life, but much like in canon you can't tell his story without also telling Peter's.

I love slow burn stories, where the relationship progression unfolds slowly and the characters change along with it, find their place in the world. Not gonna lie, okay: this story is pretty much our Petrellicest canon and our happy place, and we think you should read it. (And if you do, please heed the individual warnings for each part.) -cm

The Making of Nathan Petrelli
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24th-Jun-2010 09:51 pm Living Forever Is Easy With Eyes Closed by futuresoon (R)
Fandom: HEROES
Pairing: Gen; Adam, Claire, Peter, Hiro
Length: ~1500
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] futuresoon
Author Website: Their fic tag. The heroes tag.
Why this must be read: This fic does a masterful job of exploring a fairly common scenario in Heroes fic - how the possibly immortal characters would actually deal with, well, being immortal. Told from Adam's already off-centre perspective, we get a plausible view on what would happen, since the author has a clear grasp on the characters in the present.
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21st-Jun-2010 12:22 am I Sing the Body by saathi1013 (NC-17)
...well this is a long time between recs! Um. More coming in the next few days.

Fandom: HEROES
Pairing: Elle/Sylar, but also Elle/MEN
Length: ~3800
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] saathi1013
Author Website: Fic Masterlist
Why this must be read: This is a fantastic character study of Elle, featuring her twisted emotional and sexual development. It was written before season three, so the Elle/Sylar is considerably different than in the show. (Their first meeting actually makes sense, for example.) I enjoy how the author uses the Haitian's sudden appearances to her advantage


I Sing the Body
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9th-Jun-2010 07:22 pm It's What All the Post-Post-Modern Supervillains are Wearing by hackthis (R)
I'm [livejournal.com profile] streussal and I'll be reccing Heroes this month. Sorry for the late start - this honestly slipped my mind. There should be a reasonable variety in my recs.

Fandom: HEROES
Pairing: Sylar/Mohinder, Mohinder/Matt
Length: One Shot
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] hackthis
Author Website: Their Memories
Why this must be read: When I was checking to make sure this hadn't already been recced, I realized that there are already a few [livejournal.com profile] hackthis stories recced here. Despite that, I still stand by my selection: it's the only Sylar wing!fic I've seen. If an early season two Sylar with wings tracking down Mohinder doesn't make you smile, I don't know what would.

It's What All the Post-Post-Modern Supervillains are Wearing by [livejournal.com profile] hackthis
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22nd-May-2010 10:39 pm Mind Sex by nowhack [NC-17]
Fandom: HEROES
Characters: Matt/Peter
Length: 1,800 words
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] nowhack
Author Website: [livejournal.com profile] nowhack
Why this must be read: This story was written for one of the Heroes Anonymous Kink Memes, and I keep coming back to read it again and again. After Peter rescues Matt, they end up winding down by using telepathy is a rather unorthodox, yet extremely pleasurable manner. The way nowhack describes Matt and Peter pushing into each other's mind, making something completely non-physical into a wonderfully visceral experience, is incredibly hot to read! Short, hot, and sweet.

Mind Sex
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19th-May-2010 10:16 am Taskforce by kethni [R]
Fandom: HEROES
Characters: Audrey/Nathan, some Matt/Mohinder, Peter, mentions of others
Length: 18,856 for all three parts
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] kethni
Author Website: [livejournal.com profile] kethni
Why this must be read: One of Kethni's talents is to make these wonderfully believeable AUs. This one is no exception, as FBI agent Audrey Hanson is in charge of the Special Crimes Taskforce, a small unit of both normals and specials that handle crimes committed by those with abilities. With Matt Parkman as the most normal special you'll ever meet, Peter as the delightfully clueless all-around helper, and Mohinder as the most talented, horny nerd on the planet, and you have a truly awesome team. Add in Nathan as the "special" prosecutor, and a tough case where diamonds are being stolen and bodies being left behind by the robbers, and you have yourself a top-notch "cop show" that you wish you could watch every week.

Kethni weaves in the background of specials being suspected of any and all wrongdoing, giving this story some depth and heft even in the midst of the plentiful banter. And as a point, if swearing offends you, this is not your story. Told from Audrey's point of view, it's clear this woman has never met an f-bomb she didn't like and isn't afraid to employ any and all swear words in every single situation possible. Yes, those too. And those. And that one. But it completely fits in with how Audrey is written, and makes the story just that much funnier.

Taskforce, Part 1
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