Title: When All Are Demons, Who Can Find the Light?
Characters: Sylar, Peter, Mark (OC), Barbara, Molly, Hiro; with Angela, the German, Dr. Zimmerman, and others in the background.
Length: ~ 8500 words
Genre: dark fic, horror, hurt/comfort, romance
Warnings: Dark Fic! Graphic violence and murder, gore, mention of underage rape, coerced self-mutilation, medical mutilation, vomiting
Contains: Believe it or not, there is some humor in here as well.
Summary: Everyone has demons. The hard part is when you are
the demon. Takes place in the 5YG universe, two months after the episode and the day after “What Sylar Is, Isn't, and Will Be”. Sylar and Peter work on their first mission together – rescuing Angela from a Homeland Security hospital. During the course of the day they start to bond, join minds with Barbara, and share parts of their violent and disturbing pasts with each other. What happened at the National Science Center in Raleigh, North Carolina is finally revealed, showing the most gruesome side of the Rebellion. Horrifying things are also revealed about the government's actions against specials.
Note about the National Science Center: Matt mentions that Hiro led an attack there in the episode “Five Years Gone”. Here in my 5YG series, I have mentioned that what happened there is what caused Peter to leave the Rebellion and seclude himself at Niki's club. That's all you need to/should know about that at this point.
Written for heroes_contest
One shot #37: “Demons”.
Beta by game_byrd
For frame of reference for Peter's emotional arc this story is a part of, see Festering Wounds
and Hot and Cold
from the original 5YG series, and After the Dust Settles
. What Sylar Is, Isn't, and Will BeThe Future is Unwritten Masterlist( Here Be Demons... )
Note: For what is technically the next chapter in this series, stay tuned to sylar_peter
for DD3's Crossover Event! Otherwise, this series will be concluded next month with the heroes_contest
prompt response for “Endings”.