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24 November 2010 @ 03:54 pm
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Peter turns on the heel of his foot quickly. Okay, he was trying to use Hiro's power at Claude's behest but this wasn't where he was trying to go. At least he's been here before and he knows what to expect with a sigh he starts walking down the street toward the coffee shop.

"At least no one is likely to throw me off the roof here."

[ooc: have a mid s1 Peter]
Claire Bennet: [pain] that kind of hurtautophoenix on November 25th, 2010 04:03 am (UTC)
"That sounds great," she replies quickly on the subject of the chance to fly, her own thoughts moving along a similar line that even if he did lose control or find that he couldn't do it properly, they'd both be fine. Other than that, though, she just shuts up to let him explain and listens intently, gearing up for her own return explanation.

"Stop it? No. I mean, if I can, I haven't figured out how to yet." Claire shrugs a little bit, biting down her tongue for further questions until after she's answered his. "But there is one thing. Say for instance I break something." She looks around for something to make a kind of diagram with but finds nothing. Looking down at her empty hands, she gives a kind of shrug and then exchanges a glance with him. Why not, right?

After making sure that nobody's looking too closely at them, she wraps one hand around her opposite hand's pointer finger and cracks it, grimacing at the feeling but biting down on her lip to keep from vocalizing the pain. She lays her hand on the table for him to see, the middle of the joint bent at an awkward angle where the break is.

"It stays broken until I," while she speaks, she picks her hand back up off the table and uses her other to slowly pop the bone back into place, cringing at both the sensation and the cracking noise, "put it back to how it's supposed to be." Once the bone's back in place, she holds up her hand. The bruising that had been around the break heals up first, and then the swelling goes down, indicating that the bone itself has sealed back in the appropriate structure. She flexes her fingers.

"That's all though, I think." Except for the spot in the back of her head, of course. That's not really coffee shop talk, though, and it's kind of different. The morgue and Brody aren't really the kind of things she wants to touch on ever, regardless of how relevant it probably is to Peter knowing what he can now do.

"So, this dreaming thing." She prompts quickly to make sure and stop herself from brooding on it any longer. "Is that how you knew to come find me? Did you dream about me, too?" It sounds more vain and self-important out loud, but Claire doesn't seem to notice. They're both pretty regular traits for her, anyway.
Peter Petrelli: Huh...mybrothershadow on November 25th, 2010 04:45 am (UTC)
He doesn't flinch much at the way she breaks her finger. Any horror from her doing that to herself is replaced with curiosity. "That makes sense. When I tackled that guy off the roof, my feet were pointing the wrong direction. I put them right and they healed quickly."

The back of the head would be relevant but it's something he'd rather her skip and not brood over as traumatic as it is.

He shakes his head at her question. "Hiro told me about you. He said I had to save the cheerleader. Then there's this guy who can paint the future. He painted one of you running up the steps from someone then he painted one of me that night at your high school." He pauses because he knows this part sounds crazy. He gnaws a bit on the edge of his lip.

"I was dead in the painting."
Claire Bennet: ✓ but i'm a cheerleader.autophoenix on November 26th, 2010 02:57 am (UTC)
"But, you're not dead now." Duh, Claire. She shuts her eyes, looking like she realizes how stupid that sounds and shakes her head a little. That whole lack of filter thing can be kind of embarrassing at moments like this. "I mean, if he paints the future, shouldn't he paint it … right? You lived." It doesn't exactly make sense, and even for the girl who can survive a woodchopper, painting the future seems like a stretch.

"He really painted me?"
Peter Petrelli: I believe I can flymybrothershadow on November 27th, 2010 07:40 pm (UTC)
"No but the paintings just show snap shots rather than the whole picture." He doesn't mind. He's just really happy to be talking to someone about this who isn't threatening to put him in a mental institution.

"Yeah." And then he pauses because admitting Isaac painted her is one thing. Admitting he painted her, dead none the less, is more awkward. "I--sort of painted you too. I borrowed Isaac's power because he was having--he couldn't finish a painting. I finished it and you were...his painting was better."
Claire Bennet: [neutral] drinkingautophoenix on November 28th, 2010 10:19 am (UTC)
"You painted me," she repeats, a slow and subtle smile working over her lips. Sure, he made it sound like it's a bad thing, but she can't help being a little flattered and amused that she's important enough for that. "Can you still do it? The painting, I mean. I know you mentioned you were trying to get all your powers under control …" Assuming he can't control one probably won't get her anywhere, and neither will the inverse, so she decides it's better left as a question.

The waitress comes back with their order and Claire gives her a thankful smile and a nod, sipping her cocoa and keeping her eyes intently focused on Peter. In five minutes he'd already made her realize that she still has a lot to learn about the world around her, and the world this stupid ability is forcing her into.
Peter Petrelli: smirkmybrothershadow on November 29th, 2010 02:12 am (UTC)
"I don't know. I haven't tried since." He thinks about it, brow furrowing under his bangs. If Claude is right--if evidence of his other powers are right--he doesn't need Isaac in the room. He doesn't need one of Isaac's half finished paintings. He just needs to have a vision about the future.

"I'm not sure how to trigger it. Isaac always got high to trigger his visions. When I painted you, he'd already started the painting. I just looked at it and saw the future then finished the painting. When Claude was teaching me he was more concerned with powers that would keep me alive immediately." Like healing, flying and turning invisible.

Once the waitress is gone, Peter takes a sip of his coffee then glances over his shoulder. This is showing off a little but he can't help it. She might be the only person in the world he can show off too. "I can control this though."

With a little bit of concentration he goes entirely invisible, coffee cup still held an inch or so above the table.
Claire Bennet: ✓ shit just got real.autophoenix on November 29th, 2010 02:59 am (UTC)
The cocoa mug nearly slips out of Claire's hands when he disappears, but she catches it in time and manages to only spill a little on the table, immediately grabbing a napkin to clean it up. The shocked look on her face doesn't budge, though, and she just keeps staring at where she knows Peter is, wondering how it can be possible that it looks like he was never there.

"Oh my God!" She blurts it out because she's not really sure what else to say, but her surprise slowly turns to a disbelieving kind of laughter, looking more at ease than she's ever been. "And you learned how to do it just from being around that guy?"
Peter Petrelli: [Claire] hugmybrothershadow on November 29th, 2010 03:29 am (UTC)
Peter fades back in once she laughs and shrugs a little at the question. "Sort of. He had some very...capitol sort of ideas on how to get me to use my powers. They worked at least. I figured out that I have to think about the person I got the power from. Or at least that helps me."

He takes a sip of his coffee and tries to decide whether his next words are going to sound creepy or not since he's so much older than she is. "Just before I hit the ground after Claude threw me off the building, I thought about you."

Why the hell he didn't think about Nathan he has no idea. Okay well he has some idea. Ideas that include pretty and blonde but he's not saying that. It would be creepy then.
Claire Bennet: [peter] makes a good bedautophoenix on November 29th, 2010 06:35 am (UTC)
It's impossible to hide the flattered look of surprise at that and she tries to dismiss it with a chuckle. Unfortunately, that's about as helpful as trying to hide it and eventually she just ducks her head a little.

"You thought about me. You were plummeting to your death -- why me?" Slowly, she looks back up at him, appearing genuinely confused. "I mean ... I'm just a cheerleader."
Peter Petrelli: crazy crooked grinmybrothershadow on December 1st, 2010 06:32 pm (UTC)
"I just...I was supposed to save you. I did save you and I couldn't help but think that if I was going to die now, it was okay. I'd saved you and I thought about the way you healed."

He takes a sip of his coffee and grins crookedly at her. "Then there was just a lot of pain."
Claire Bennet: [cheer] well that was weirdautophoenix on December 2nd, 2010 08:06 pm (UTC)
She laughs at that, nodding a little and staring down into her hot chocolate.

"Yeah, the pain's pretty normal, I guess. At least it goes away pretty fast. I mean, as far as super powers go, I guess the ability to get hurt is pretty lame. Especially when you've got stuff like invisibility to just dodge bullets with." She shrugs.

It's not like she's going to blurt out how grateful she is for the pain, because it's the only thing that reminds her that she's not a total freak. Calling herself a freak would mean calling him one, and considering he's just about the only person ever that she's felt this comfortable talking to about this stuff, she has a feeling offending him might not be the best route.
Peter Petrelli: I believe I can flymybrothershadow on December 3rd, 2010 01:56 am (UTC)
"The invisibility isn't fool proof though. I think the ability to get hurt and get back up is pretty cool. It's one of my most useful powers. Invisibility didn't help when I was thrown off the roof."

Mostly he would just try to convince that she's not a freak. She's amazing. Peter's outlook on his (their) powers is entirely positive. He likes being a super hero. He's wanted to be one since he was a little kid reading comic books. Complaining about it now would be like betraying that.
Claire Bennet: ✓ breaking my neck isn't sexy.autophoenix on December 3rd, 2010 10:39 pm (UTC)
"Useful, but not really practical when you wind up needing to replace all your clothes because they're covered in blood or holes or ... nuclear radiation." Yeah. That was an interesting one. That was her favorite jacket, too, she realizes with a slight frown that dissipates as soon as it appears.

"I'm just glad I have someone I can talk to about it, I mean, I've had to keep it a secret for ... well, I mean, since I found out about it." Okay. So it's only been a few months. But it's felt like an eternity of forced silence and total freakout.

Oh. Right. She blinks a little, realizing it might be a good idea to stop focusing selfishly on what she wants to think about and instead realize that he looked pretty confused when she found him. The frown returns.

"So, you just got here, right?" A sip of her cocoa before she continues, "I've been here for like a week or two; I was just thinking, I've got an apartment if you need a place to stay or something."
Peter Petrelli: Huh...mybrothershadow on December 5th, 2010 04:27 am (UTC)
"You heal against nuclear radiation?" He sounds impressed rather than freaked out. "Still cheaper than a hospital visit. You can always talk to me about it. It's nice that someone doesn't think I'm crazy or screaming at me."

He takes a sip of his coffee and nods. "Yeah. Where is here? It's not Texas or anywhere near New York."
Claire Bennet: ✓ wanna see me stab myself?autophoenix on December 5th, 2010 06:55 am (UTC)
"Yeah," she replies with a slightly breathless smile. "I haven't really found anything yet that I can't heal from." Not that she hasn't tried. She's tried over and over again, with little success. But suicide isn't on her top lists of things to do.

"Anyway. The city's called Roanoake. As far as I can tell, it's kind of ... hit or miss on people understanding how they got here. I guess some people came on purpose, but I just ... woke up. I don't know how to explain it." She shakes her head. "I learned about Roanoake in history class, though, so I at least know we're in Virginia."
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