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22 November 2006 @ 01:05 am
Heroes Fic: An Open Field  
Posted to heroes_slash

Title: An Open Field
Pairing/Characters: Nathan/Peter
Rating: R
Spoilers: Genesis
Summary: Nathan and Peter share an idyllic moment far from the city
Notes/Warnings: Read the disclaimer on my LJ

The tall grass is soft between his toes and impossibly green, Peter thinks, walking with his head down for a change. Twilight's fading and he wants to see this place Nathan found before darkness envelops them in the secrecy they both crave. It's a meadow, like out of children's storybooks only without the requisite wildflowers. Trees ring the space, thick enough to block them from view, but not dense enough to get lost in. There's no one around for miles.

Just him and Nathan.

The last slender sliver of sun dips behind the mountains yet the air is warm here, sweet with nature's breath of life. Peter inhales deeply and hears an echoing sigh by his side. The silence is almost startling here compared to the bustle of Manhattan, but Peter relishes it, listens to the sound of their footfall, effortlessly in tandem. The back of his hand brushes Nathan's as they walk and it feels good to be so close, to walk side by side as something more than brothers.

As lovers.

His eyes adjust to the dim light as they approach the center of the grassy circle. He turns to Nathan to ask if this is far enough and is struck by how beautiful he looks, barefoot in a casual white shirt only partially buttoned up and old worn out khakis, soft as children's pajamas from years of wear. Nathan smiles without effort, an expression Peter never sees in the city. The politician is gone, the lawyer is gone, the man with responsibilities is gone. Nathan is just happy to be here.

Nathan is happy to be with him.

Before he can speak, Nathan apparently decides this is the spot and puts out his hand to Peter. Before Peter can take it Nathan is rising into the air, hand still extended in invitation. Peter grins widely and rises up into the air to meet his brother, letting Nathan take his hand and pull him in close. He laughs out of pure joy – at flying, at being in Nathan's arms again, at feeling so loved. They spin slowly in the air, hovering well above the ground yet safely below the tree line.

They kiss.

For a moment the thrill is enough, then he sinks into Nathan's embrace wanting to get closer. He slides his hands beneath Nathan's shirt and nestles his face into the crook of his neck, inhaling the unadulterated scent that he's known intimately since birth. Nathan smells like home and tastes like every dessert he was ever denied for being naughty as a boy. Muscles ripple beneath his fingertips as Nathan's skin warms to his touch. Nathan pulls away playfully and spins him like a top in the air. He sees Nathan's smiling face on every turn and it makes him dizzy with glee.

Nathan has always made his head spin.

Giddy laughter bubbles up out of him as he slows and begins to rotate himself in the opposite direction. Nathan flits in around him, unbuttoning his shirt, pulling off a sleeve at a time, finally sliding behind him so he can undo his pants, letting them fall to the ground so he's naked in the air. He reaches for Nathan next, impatiently pulling his shirt over his head rather than unbuttoning it. Nathan finishes the job, deftly maneuvering, so much so Peter would swear he's been practicing in secret, without him. Only Nathan wouldn't do that.

Nathan only flies with him.

Bare now and entwined, they rise up into the star filled night, disappearing into the darkness where all there is is touch – contact. A breeze caresses their joined bodies, a welcome coolness to stem their fever for each other. They clutch each other as if separation meant falling and kiss as if they both might die on impact. Uncertainty melts away and all that remains is a hunger insatiable in their normal world, a hunger they have come here to indulge, to sate.

To revel in.

Nathan makes him fly, but Peter grounds his brother. He pulls Nathan earthward and they spiral down lazily until the tall reeds tickle their feet and they drop the last few inches, tumbling softly to ground together. They're impatient now – long weeks, months of waiting to be alone, over. Nathan pushes Peter onto his back and covers his body with his own. Peter loves the feel of Nathan's weight on him, solid and eternal, and wraps his arms around him so he can't move away.

So he can't leave.

Nathan thrusts against him and Peter's eyes fall shut even as his mouth falls open. Nothing feels more perfect than their bodies moving together as one. He digs his fingers into warm flesh and arches into his brother's next thrust. It all falls into place: Nathan is force, Peter yields; Nathan is solid, Peter a void to be filled; Nathan yells, Peter is silent. They gasp, shudder and still with one shared breath – the world outside melting away as the lines between them blur and become indistinguishable.

Two brothers walked into an open field.

Now there is only one.

Emma DeMarais: BlueEyeemmademarais on November 22nd, 2006 09:11 am (UTC)
Finally! I have succumbed to Petrecest!

(Like there was ever any doubt. /points to Eppescest and Wincest fic on this LJ/)

This one is rather warm and fuzzy though. In fact, it's so idyllic it borders on the edge of pure fantasy. Still, it's what the muse handed over, so I took it, like I always do.

I was going to say that the only Heroes fic I've written so far is gen, but technically that's not true. I'd had some Heroes slash in my head for a while but I'd fought it off, mostly because my muse was giving it to me while I was desperately trying to sleep. (Seriously, I think she's still pissed at me for the complete with full dialogue Isaac/Nathan fic she gave me that I ignored – with great difficulty – and never wrote down. Shame too, it was pretty good for such an odd pairing. She also gave me a Peter/Simone fic that same night and I don't think the world is missing out on much for me not having written that one down.) ;-) I've had a Mohinder/Charlie fic in progress for a while behind the scenes (Heroes/Numb3rs) that I'm enjoying very much. (If any of you read Like Minds, my Charlie/Spencer Criminal Minds crossover you'll get why slashing these two is enjoyable.) Since the show started my focus has been – almost to the point of having blinders on – Nathan and Peter, but I'm finally on board enough with the other characters (like the smoking hot Mohinder) to start working them into my fic.

Actually this fic was inspired, I guess I'd have to say, by a Mohinder fic. I just spent a bunch of time trying to track down which one it was, only knowing I must have read it on the 16th when I wrote this fic, and I think it's this one, but I'm not sure. The problem is, I didn't really read the fic on the 16th. I kind of glanced over it, caught a vibe if you will off of a few phrases and left to go write fic feeling in the mood for something positive and kind of romantic.

So pleasant inspiration, people bugging me asking when I was going to write Petrecest and a muse who decide she was in the mood and voila! Nathan/Peter Fic!

This one may be a bit unusual for me (I don't normally do visual/descriptive/thoughts type writing), but at least I've crossed that barrier and now can write both cest and slash for this fandom freely. ;-)

So hello to anyone new to my LJ who came because this was my first post to heroes_slash. I hope you give my other Heroes fic a shot as well. For now, never fear. More slash to come...


Emma DeMarais
jakrarjakrar on November 23rd, 2006 12:07 am (UTC)
Re: Confession
This is only the second Heroes fic I've read, and the first bit of Heroes slash, and you gave me my favorite pairing! Thank you -- it's rather dreamlike, but very nicely done.
Emma DeMarais: BlueEyeemmademarais on November 28th, 2006 10:18 pm (UTC)
Re: Confession
That's nice to hear!

There's starting to be some nice fic in the fandom. I didn't think I'd like anything other than Nathan and Peter, but I have to admit the Mohinder/Peter fic has caught my eye more than once now. :-)

I certainly wasn't going for realism in this and I think a bit of dreamlike escapism from time to time is not a bad thing.


jakrarjakrar on November 28th, 2006 11:08 pm (UTC)
Re: Confession
Mohinder/Peter? Mmmmm. I'm really not sure I could get into Mohinder/anyone. Mohinder is certainly very pretty, but in terms of sex appeal, he (like Isaac) does absolutely nothing for me. Nathan/Peter I love, and I suspect I could really enjoy some good Hiro/Ando, but I think that's about it as far as HEROES pairings for me.
Emma DeMarais: BlueEyeemmademarais on November 28th, 2006 11:59 pm (UTC)
Re: Confession
I happen to think Sendhil is hot, even if he plays Mohinder to be a bit asexual. I feel like there should have been some sexual tension with Mira, especially when he brought up pillow talk. (She had a bindi, if I recall correctly, so perhaps she's married now thus making her off limits for flirting.) Still, it took a while but I can see Mohinder in pairings finally.

What's really odd is my muse gave me an entirely plausible Nathan/Isaac PWP a while back. (Yes, I said *Isaac*!) I ignored it and refused to write it and got summarily punished for it. (I won't try that stunt again.)

Still, I might explore some other characters past Nathan and Peter at some point. I have my Mohinder/Charlie in the works (Numb3rs Charlie, not Brainy!Waitress!Charlie), but past that nothing is biting.

Hiro to me is too childlike to be engaged in sex so I can't read any slash or het with him. I think it might just squick me almost like being underage. ;-)

Right now I'm just despairing about all the Paire that's being written. I mean I've come to adore Peter (mostly because I love Nathan so much), but putting him together with Claire just doesn't work for me at all. Het I'm cool with, but those two? No. I'd much rather see Peter/Simone and I'm not even a big fan of that pairing either.

Here's hoping some more Nathan/Peter pops up in my head to save me from thinking about all the unfortunate pairings out there... ;-)
jakrarjakrar on November 28th, 2006 11:11 pm (UTC)
Re: Confession
Well, Nathan/Hiro might be interesting, if handled properly...but only as a momentary diversion while Nathan's away from Peter.
Emma DeMarais: BlueEyeemmademarais on November 29th, 2006 12:00 am (UTC)
Re: Confession
Nathan... Hiro...

Does. Not. Compute.

/brain tweaks/

magus_69: Petrelli'smagus_69 on November 22nd, 2006 09:39 am (UTC)

Petrellicest is goo-ooooooodddd...

This is excellent. I love the description of the field, their relationship, and of course the sex. Very, very well done.
Emma DeMarais: BlueEyeemmademarais on November 28th, 2006 11:07 pm (UTC)
Thank you! It may have taken me a while to manage to write it (odd considering my Eppescest and Wincest history), but I finally managed it. Given this week's episode (the touching! the *kiss*!) I'm guessing we'll see more of it in the future. ;-)


MF Luder: Heroes hold onmf_luder_xf on November 22nd, 2006 11:38 am (UTC)
Aww, very sweet, with some lovely descriptions.
Emma DeMarais: BlueEyeemmademarais on November 28th, 2006 11:08 pm (UTC)
Thank you! Nice to know there's other XF fans in the Heroes fandom. ;-)
MF Luder: Heroes man and Nathanmf_luder_xf on November 28th, 2006 11:43 pm (UTC)
Haha, oh yes. You too? Awesome. :-D
Emma DeMarais: BlueEyeemmademarais on November 30th, 2006 12:06 am (UTC)
Enough to recognize MF Luder without the XF tag. ;-)

But that was in a previous life... /grins/
andi: Heroesadmiralandrea on November 22nd, 2006 03:48 pm (UTC)
Congrats on your first post to heroes_slash, this was the first Heroes fic I've read! I haven't had a chance yet to look up your other Heroes fic, so will do that this evening. Nice story, very warm and fuzzy, which was what I needed after a horrible day in work...
Emma DeMarais: BlueEyeemmademarais on November 28th, 2006 11:10 pm (UTC)
Cool... I hope you do look up my other Heroes fic. I enjoy writing Nathan and Peter very much. The fandom is finally starting to generate some good fic and I'm glad to be a part of it.


Keylaneverbelonged on November 22nd, 2006 06:22 pm (UTC)
I love it! /dances/
Great job.
Emma DeMarais: BlueEyeemmademarais on November 28th, 2006 11:10 pm (UTC)
Yay! Thanks!

/bribes Keyla with a plate of cookies to stick around and dance some more/
Keylaneverbelonged on November 29th, 2006 08:04 am (UTC)
/takes cookies and dances/
Emma DeMarais: BlueEyeemmademarais on November 30th, 2006 12:07 am (UTC)
RinRin Live Action~: Heroes - Nathan/Petehoneyswallow on November 27th, 2006 10:27 pm (UTC)
Hey Emma! We meet again, this time in another fandom! :D And again I have only words of admiration for you.
They really seem to be the other one's missing piece, I think you pretty much nailed their personalities, that's what I liked the most about it.
Emma DeMarais: BlueEyeemmademarais on November 28th, 2006 11:16 pm (UTC)
Hey there! Don't we usually run into each other over at asemic's LJ? I'm always happy to see people from other fandoms. Shows me the people I hang out with have equally good taste. ;-)

I've only been writing multiple fandoms for a few months now. Numb3rs is still my primary one, but I have six fandoms published on this LJ now so it's been fun to see new people come in and people I already knew popping in to comment on new fandoms.

I *love* Heroes and I especially love Nathan, so he and Peter are a delight to write. Now that I saw this week's episode I feel kind of vindicated that Nathan really *does* have this softer more affectionate side, even if it has been buried by guilt and responsibility over the last six months. /pets poor Nathan/

I'm glad you liked it and it's nice to see you around... /grins/