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10 December 2007 @ 11:46 pm
day nine: three families claire doesn't have and one she does - claire bennet - heroes - fanfiction  
Title: three families claire doesn't have and one she does
Rating: G
Fandom: Heroes
Pairing: n/a
Characters: Claire Bennet (Molly Walker, Mr Walker, Mrs Walker; Mohinder Suresh, Chandra Suresh, Mrs Suresh; Matt Parkman; Noah "HRG" Bennet, Nathan Petrelli, Peter Petrelli)
Word Count: 969
Spoilers: none.
Summary: she truly couldn't ask for a better family
Note: Day nine of my 25 Fics In 25 Days Challenge. Written for me (again)! It had to be done people, it had to be done.
Dedicated to: twistdmentality - this is the closest you'll get to the Petrelli/Bennet meeting for now hon.
Warnings: FLUFF.
Originally Posted: 10th December, 2007

The Walkers

“Look at me Claire! Look at me!”

Claire Walker placed her magazine down on the countertop and turned around to face her sister. Six-year-old Molly grinned up at her, dressed in her new school uniform that Claire remembered owning herself just a few years ago.

“Well hey there Molly-Golly, look at you!” she teased, flashing her own wide smile. Molly scrunched up her face, glaring at the older girl.

“Don’t call me that!” the brunette exclaimed, and Claire laughed in reply. She squatted in front of her sister and tugged on one of her piggytails.

“How you gonna stop me, huh?” Claire continued, “huh Molly?”

“Claire, stop teasing your sister,” their mother piped up as she entered the kitchen, their father on her heels. Claire rolled her eyes and straightened up, flattening out the creases in her top. Molly stuck her tongue out at Claire, who stuck out her own in retaliation.

“You two are clearly very mature for your age,” their father chuckled, squeezing Claire’s shoulder lightly as he passed her to reach the coffee machine. Claire shrugged, sharing a grin with her sister before quickly shoving her magazine into her backpack.

“Alright girls, we need to get a wriggle on,” Mrs Walker said, picking up her keys and kissing her husband fondly on the cheek. Molly squealed, bouncing on the spot and reaching out to grab her sister’s hand.

“Let’s go Claire! I call the front seat!” Molly shouted, tugging her sister out the front door. Claire groaned, but couldn’t help smiling at her sister’s antics. She couldn’t ask for a more loving family after all.

The Sureshs

“Claire, come back here this instant!”

Claire Suresh spun on her heel and glared at her father, who was practically sputtering in outrage. Her mother stood slightly behind him, a comforting hand lying on his shoulder.

“Or what? You’re going to ground me? I don’t care! I hate it here!” Claire shouted, her hands clenching at her sides. Her mother murmured her name, but Claire paid her no heed. “I want to go home. I’m sick of your crazy, never-ending theories; and I’m not the only one who is!”

Mohinder sighed from the couch and rolled his eyes, “don’t drag me into this.”

Claire turned to face him, her glare now fixed on her older brother. “Why not? It’s true! You’re sick of this insanity just as much as I am!”

“That’s enough,” Chandra cut in, “whether you like it or not, we’re staying in New York. You may think that my theories are insane, but they’re not. I have a nice young man named Gabriel Grey coming to visit in an hour and you will be on your best behavior. Do you understand miss?”

Claire ground her teeth together and crossed her arms over her chest. “Yes, sir.” With a flounce, she stomped back into her room. Why did she have to have such a crazy family?

The Parkmans

“What’s up Claire?”

Claire Parkman glanced up from her book to find her brother Matt standing over her, a dopey grin on his face. She smiled back, placing her book to the side and sitting up slightly straighter.

“Um, nothing Matty. What’s going on? You look like you won the lottery or something,” she giggled, pushing aside her blonde hair when it flopped into her eyes. Matt’s grin widened as he sat down beside his sister on her bed.

“Oh nothing much,” he replied, chuckling when the pre-teen shot him an incredulous look, “okay, maybe something. Something really, really big.” He paused for a moment before continuing, “well, I asked Janice to marry me last night.”

Claire scrunched up her face in distaste. “Really? But why? She’s so mean!”

Matt sighed, well aware of the bitter rivalry between his sister and his now-fiancé, “look, Claire, I really love Janice. And she loves me. She’s going to move in with us soon, and you need to be okay with that.” Claire grumbled under her breath, so Matt pulled her into a small hug.

“But what if she ruins everything?” Claire whimpered into his shoulder. “What if she moves all my stuff and makes me do all the chores like Jackie’s new mommy does?” Matt laughed lightly, pulling away from the insecure girl to look her in the eye.

“Don’t worry Claire, I won’t let that happen,” he assured her with a wink. Claire smiled brightly – she definitely had the coolest brother anyone could ever ask for.

The Petrelli/Bennet’s

“Claire, you have a visitor!”

Claire Bennet glanced up from her math homework, her eyes lighting up at the site in front of her. “Nathan! Peter!” she gasped, stumbling to her feet to crash into her biological father’s arms. His hands smoothed over her hair as she breathed him in.

“It’s good to see you too sweetheart,” he murmured in her ear; and when she pulled away, she smiled up at him.

“Hey! Where’s my hug?” Claire turned to her uncle to find him mock-pouting at her, so she laughed and hugged him tight too. When she moved out of his arms, she took a moment to bask in the sight of her family, her biological family, standing in front of her.


Claire turned around to see her dad standing on the edge of the stairs, glancing down at them quizzically. Her grin widened - now the moment was perfect. She moved to tug him into the hallway, bringing him to her father and uncle.

“Dad, meet Nathan. Nathan, meet my dad,” she said, glancing between the two men hopefully. Noah and Nathan watched each other silently, seeming to appraise the other wearily. Finally, Nathan held out his hand and Noah shook it warmly.

Claire smiled brighter than ever before; she truly couldn’t ask for a better family.
Current Mood: weirdweird
Current Music: cry me a river - the cliks
Danielle: [H] Familyatomic89 on December 10th, 2007 03:34 pm (UTC)
Noah and Nathan watched each other silently, seeming to appraise the other wearily.


The Claire-as-a-Walker section was especially cute and has now got me wanting some Claire and Molly interaction on the show. And of course I loved The Petrelli/Bennet's section.
sugarpuss sourlemon: [H] hp/ap; stripes of coloursparkfading on December 10th, 2007 08:23 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much! I'm glad you enjoyed it. :D
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sugarpuss sourlemon: [H] c/hrg; always by your sidesparkfading on December 10th, 2007 08:23 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much hon!
The Enabler: <Heroes> Brighter Than Sunshinetwistdmentality on December 10th, 2007 10:38 pm (UTC)
Hee, I got a fic dedicated too me! It makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside!

I think it's pretty obvious what my favorite section was. My second favorite would have to be the Parkman section. Greg Grunberg just gives off this warm teddy bear vibe so of course he would be the perfect brother.

In the Suresh section as soon as Chandra mentioned the "nice young man named Gabriel Grey", I let out a groan and wanted Claire to flee the building.

And of course the Petrelli/Bennet combo of awesome! First off, yay for Nathan & Claire having an established, positive relationship. I'm sure the show is going to have angst up the wazoo so the fluff is nice. And I liked the Peter hug too. I ship Peter/Claire but I'm totally able to take their interactions in a platonic uncle/niece manner but I like when people show there is some kind of connection there.

And I loved the HRG intro with his "Claire-bear". I always go "awww" when he calls her that.

Noah and Nathan watched each other silently, seeming to appraise the other wearily. Finally, Nathan held out his hand and Noah shook it warmly.

I like amidst all the fluff there still is a little bit of tension there. Which I think will never go away because HRG and Nathan are both pretty alpha personalities but it's awesome that Nathan does give and HRG gracefully takes.

she said, glancing between the two men hopefully.

Glancing between the two men gets to me. I get this image of her standing on the edge of both these worlds hoping that they can merge peacefully and that everything is going to be okay. Because, let's face it, Claire hasn't had that easy of a home life for a while now.
sugarpuss sourlemon: [H] bennets; to love and protectsparkfading on December 10th, 2007 10:44 pm (UTC)
Haha, you sure did. You were so fun to talk to that I felt you deserved it. :p ♥

Hee, he does give off suuuch a teddybear vibe. You just want to give him a big hug. :D

Haha, poor Chandra and his very bad affiliation with Sylar. I had to include it.

The Petrelli/Bennet's deserve a little slice of happy, and happy they got. I want Nathan and Claire to work through their issues and have a more solid reletionship, cos they're sooo alike!

Haha, they are definitely alpha personalities. I'm dying for them to actually get a real scene together (one where he isn't chasing Nathan around Vegas in his pyjamas, LOL).

Anyway, really glad you liked it hon. :D Thanks for your comment, it means alot. ♥
made_in_inkmade_in_ink on December 10th, 2007 11:01 pm (UTC)

I think the way you have altered Claire's character slightly with her different families is perfect. I loved her as Claire Walker that was so damn cute!!!!

Also Matt would be the perfect brother! He is just so awesomely awesome who wouldn't want him as a brother. He would be one of those brothers she could really turn to in a crisis but trust enough not to try and manipulate/interfere her life in some way *cough*Nathan/Peter1stseries*cough*. I also loved how she hated Janice...hell, doesn't everyone?

All in all, fan-freakin-tastic my friend. I loved it.
sugarpuss sourlemon: [H] bennets; standoffsparkfading on December 10th, 2007 11:04 pm (UTC)
YAY! I'm sooo glad hon. :D:D

Haha, thanks so much, I'm glad there was a notable difference since we all know family is what makes us who we are. ;)

He sooo would be! Too bad we didn't get more Matt/Claire interaction on the show. :( Haha, everyone totally hates Janice, poor Matt was blinded. *huggles him*

YAY AGAIN! Thanks soo much. ♥
made_in_ink: HRG's power is revealedmade_in_ink on December 10th, 2007 11:09 pm (UTC)
Am I the only one who thinks Matt/Claire could be kinda sweet. Between them (well until recently) I think they are the two nicest people in the show (except perhaps Hiro and Peter). Their love would be very sweet dinner-and-a-movie, old fashioned flowers and door opening love! Sometimes fluffy, romantic love is awesomesauce, yo!

As a random note I'm totally gonna icon the scene in your icon saying 'Do I have to pop a bullet in yo ass?!'

Sandra FTW I say!!!!!! FTW!!!
sugarpuss sourlemon: [H] c/j; hate is a strong wordsparkfading on December 10th, 2007 11:12 pm (UTC)
I've shipped Matt/Claire in silence for sooo long! OK, maybe not entire silence, I did vid them once. I LOVE THEM! They'd be sooo sweet. ♥

YAYAY, DO IT! And then share. Because it's caring. ♥
made_in_ink: Goodwin with Applemade_in_ink on December 10th, 2007 11:18 pm (UTC)
I've shipped Matt/Claire in silence for sooo long!

Thank fuck! So have I!!! Now I have someone to discuss it with. I thought people would think I was wierd for whoring Claire out so much (like she doesn't have a touch of a whore about her :P ) We can now discuss this most wonderous of ships openly!!! Yayzles!!!

Doesn't Matt look like he would be the best hugger in Heroes. I mean if they were handing awards around for such things I think Matt would totally win it. Nathan would be the king of the shoulder clasp/pat. Clearly, I have WAYYYY too much time on my hands!

I will do! :D I'm accumalating a Heroes Icon batch; I've made about 12 the last few days. Some are sucky though where haven't made icons since the dawn of time!!!! Also the mumps of doom seem to get pissed when I sit at the computer for too long.
sugarpuss sourlemon: [H] m/m; makeout timesparkfading on December 10th, 2007 11:20 pm (UTC)
Oh pfft, this is me you're talking to - I ship Claire with everyone and I've practically vidded her with everyone too. Hell, right now? I'm making an Elle/Claire video. THERE IS NOTHING I WON'T GO FOR, LOL.

Oh my god, he sooo is. If I had a Matt all for me, I'd always be hugging him, LOL. And it just fits with his personality, cos he's such a sweetie. ♥

YAY! I can't wait to see them. :D Aww, stupid mumps. I hope they die soon. -_-
made_in_ink: Thats Mr Haitian to you!made_in_ink on December 10th, 2007 11:26 pm (UTC)
Lol, touche! I should know by now that if anyone will get my ship quirks it is you! lol

Elle/Claire would be really kinda hot. I was watching it a while ago and Elle was wearing lip gloss and her lips looked very much like Claires not because of the gloss but the shape of the bottom lip.

First reading of your comment I thought you'd said you would always be humping him. Not that I wouldn't but it made me lol non-the-less! lol. Matt is soooo sweet. When he starts doing bad pheonix things he totally needs Claire to bring him back to his sweetness like Ale-cackpants did with Maya.

Me too! The buggers have been clinging to my face for dear life for 8 days now and it is getting OLD!!!!!

Hopefully will have a decentish batch to post at inky_splotches before Christmas. If I don't get too distracted that is! lol. So far there is HRG/Niki and HRG/Elle ones!
sugarpuss sourlemon: [H] gg; i'm supersparkfading on December 10th, 2007 11:28 pm (UTC)
Most definitely. :p

Haha, that's kinda hot. It's a shame they're not sisters though, I was hoping they'd go that route. But since they're not, it just means I can ship them without any guilt. :p

LOLLOL, well sure, but I was trying to keep it PG here. ;) Aww, wouldn't that be awesome! Haha @ Ale-crackpants. I can never spell his name.

Aww, stupid bitches. *glares at them*

YAY! I can't wait!! :D:D
made_in_ink: Beastmade_in_ink on December 10th, 2007 11:33 pm (UTC)
I'm holding out hope that they could still be sisters (or half-sisters). I'm assuming Bob adopted her/had her thrust upon him by the company so she could have the same mother as Claire in theory. I mean Claire's mum didn't exactly seem 'maternal' so wouldn't put it past her to give her away, espiecially if she had her young.

Well at least this is how I delude myself until it is proven, emphatically with bloody and dna testing to be otherwise. Lol!
sugarpuss sourlemon: [H] kbell/hp; streak of lightningsparkfading on December 10th, 2007 11:35 pm (UTC)
Nope, alas, it won't happen. They've already quashed that hope. They've explictly said that they planned to do that (and West was actually going to be Bob's son originally!) but they changed their mind and had Elle related to Bob instead. :( That would explain the stalker vibes from West originally though. He was such a little stalker.

Hee. And this is part of why ily. ♥
made_in_inkmade_in_ink on December 10th, 2007 11:40 pm (UTC)
NO WAI!!! I didn't know they'd said that gimpoids!!!!!

Unless....they are trying to throw us off the scent. OR if they mean it now doesn't mean they won't change their mind again by the end of the writers strike (it will end right?)
sugarpuss sourlemon: [H] e; electricitysparkfading on December 10th, 2007 11:42 pm (UTC)
It was released just the other day with the other information about their original plans for season two, like Nathan was supposed to contract the virus in 2x11, not be shot, etc.

That's possible, and if so, yay! I'd love if they were related, so I have no qualms about a changed mind. ;)
made_in_inkmade_in_ink on December 10th, 2007 11:46 pm (UTC)
Ohhh! I didn't know they released the original plans! I shall go look tomorrow morning when my googling skills are at their pinicle! lol. *brain is mushy*

Nathan could be saved from the virus just like he's gonna be saved from the shooting. *happy dance*

Delusion is a very fun place.
sugarpuss sourlemon: [H] n/p; don't leave me againsparkfading on December 10th, 2007 11:49 pm (UTC)
There was a few little tidbits, I think I found them over at ninth_wonders. :) Haha, my brain is always mushy!

I sure hope so! NO NATHAN DEATH PLZ.

WORD. Me likey delusion. ♥