everything's gotta burn to get back to its purest state;

all the best has yet to be laid to waste

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[rl] everybody's lookin' forward to the weekend
even if i wanted to.
intuitivelyapt
[Sylar had to execute his plan perfectly. First he had to wait until Friday, which was a trial considering how he'd rather just hop back to Claire's world (His? Was it really his anymore?) and grab her any old time.

But he told her Friday, so he waited. Besides, she had to appreciate the humor of it. Even if she pretended not to when he sent her the video.

Next was waiting for the perfect moment to "borrow" Spike's world-hopping device. Swiping things from his roommates wasn't always easy, but he'd learned to be sneaky and subtle about it. (Or at least, he thought he did.)

Then it was a matter of finding Claire. Luckily, she was in Costa Verde. Easy as pie. Pie she'd soon be baking for him.

In the middle of his house-wide search for Claire, Miss Moppet found him, pouncing on his shoe. It was almost disappointing to see that she was slowly but surely growing up from her original kitten size. Picking her up off the ground, Sylar opted to wait on the living room sofa while entertaining the cat on his lap. Claire would reveal herself sooner or later.]

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Everything is wrong with you. [ When he moves next to her, she gets up off the couch and decides soap operas are no longer her thing. Getting away from Sylar is her thing. Maybe she'll barricade herself in Spike's room ... he should have a coffin or something, right? That sounded nice and safe. ]

[He nods for her to go back up the stairs, moving towards Sylar like he might a spooky wild animal.]

But she didn't want to see you, mate.

[He grits his teeth and gives Spike a very clearly irritated, impatient face. SHE IS GETTING AWAY GOD DAMN IT.]

So?

[ Obediently -- for once -- Claire scurries towards the staircase, climbing up to the top and ... just sitting. So that she can listen in like a creeper. It's her secondary mutation. ]

So, [He circles, blocking Sylar from the staircase.] you're going to leave her be. You put all this behind you, huh? That's why I believe in you. Are you gonna prove me wrong?

[He could easily shove Spike out of the way and bound upstairs, but he won't. BECAUSE HE'S A GOOD GUY NOW. Do you see that Claire? A GOOD GUY. He's really proud of himself for not ransacking her for ~answers~ right now. That's the best he can do. ]

I can't just leave her be. She's -- we're meant to be together.

[Miss Moppet hops out of his arms and runs away to the living room, because even she is done with this shit.]

[ And eventually Miss Moppet wanders around to the staircase and stumbles her way up into Claire's lap. But the staircase is like a mountain for her so it's like she rock climbs her way into Claire's lap. And Claire just holds her tight, resting her chin on the top of her little kitten head and continuing to listen in. ]

She doesn't seem to agree there. [He's never seen Sylar like this, and yeah he may have texted Peter about what the hell was happening. He'd be a lot more ~sympathetic~ to Sylar if he could get Claire out of the apartment.]

That's because she doesn't understand yet.

[ Unadulterated loathing reaching critical mass. Claire may very well explode with frustration. This dumb mentality of Sylar's is seriously grating on her nerves but she's just going to force herself to stay put for her own good. Self preservation -- better than pride. ]

Understand.. what exactly?

That we're supposed to be together. We're the only ones who can regenerate on our world. The only ones who can live forever. [that's ... probably not true but sylar's not going to admit that right now. it does not fit into his thesis 8| ] She can try to avoid me as long as she wants, but eventually we're gonna be all that's left. And then? She won't have any other choice.

[ And this is the part where Claire tries to block that out and go into denial about it. Because there have to be other regens eventually or something and it's not like she can't have non-regen friends ... even if they're all going to die eventually ... :( Eternal sadface. She even tears up a little, huffing, because he can't see her so she doesn't need to turn that frustration and sadness into rage right now. ]

Still, right now, mate? You're freaking her out a little bit. Maybe I could take her for a breather, and you two could reconnect when she's calmed down? [He tries to force more empathy into his voice, but honestly - most of it's pretty genuine.]

I just wanted to see her. [Now he's considerably calmer and just ... sounds sad and kind of pathetic. ]

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