Dark shadows crowded around the empty apartment that belonged to Peter. The room was naked, stripped of any furniture which wasn't needed. The little apartment barely even managed to sustain Peter, but it did it's job after all. Whenever someone came over, they had to find their own way to make themselfs comfortable. The dim lamps in the corner of the room struggled to fight the overwhelming power of the shadows. Silence screamed it's way around the apartment...
Hiro, Ando, Peter, Noah, Claire and Sylar filled the small apartment quickly, Hiro's power allowing them a quick get away. No one dared to move in the apartment as it was too dark and too crowded to even expect to be able to move safetly. Big footsteps echoed lowdly, and the small lamps and lights flickered on at Peters command. Everyone finally allowed themselfs to take in the apartment, no one daring to move. Sylar moved into the only avaliable chair and sunk down into it comfortably. Some glares were thrown his way, resulting in Sylar's signature smirk to once again be worn like a warm coat on a snowy winters day.
Chills shot themselfs down Claire's spine as the realisation of what just happened sunk in. A wave of nausea swept itself across her body, And claire wasted no time in darting away from the crowd of people. Claire darted into the bathroom and made sure to lock the door, muffling the confused whispers of the people that she left behind in the living room. She felt suffocated, trapped. Despite everything, she felt that only Peter and Sylar were the only ones that truly didn't want to kill her right now. As Claire thought about this, a small chuckle escaped her thin pale lips. "Wow.. In five minutes iv'e changed the world and developed a small bit of faith in a man that pulled out my brain..." Claire mumbled, Rubbing her forehead to try and remove the headache growing in her brain slowly.
Peter looked around at the group, and noticed claire wasn't among his friends. Sylar, answering the unspoken question, looked up to peter and said "she made a dramatic run into your tiny bathroom. If i was you i wouldn't bother her, she seems a bit on edge. And trust me i would know." Sylar smirked when the only Bennet left in the room shot him a glare that could kill. Sylar met his eyes, the flame in his eyes would have been hilarious to laugh at if it wasn't for the fact that he would be the reason if Claire left and didn't come back.
Sylar raised his head slowly. " She needs a stable, very secure home now and lets face it... Peters apartment isn't fit for more than one person, Hiro lives thousands of miles away, She can't go back to texas because by now the press will have secured her details of her home and will have ambushed it. So that kicks Noah, Hiro and Peter out of the picture... So i guess that leaves me with the job. Claire can come and live with me!" Sylar smiled, the first genuine smile since his first use of his power. Silence once again swept it's way around the room, The glares of Noah Bennet managing to make the room drop ten degrees in the process. Peters face etched itself into a picture of deep thought as he thought about what Sylar had just said.
The silence grew thick and heavy in the room. Nobody dared to move apart from Noah. Noah stompted towards Sylar, stopping inches from his face. "Now you listen here... And you listen good. My Claire Bear will never ever become dependant on you, you murderer.." Noah snarled. Sylar smirk grew in size at Noah's failing attempt to intimidate him. "Oh yeah because a lying parent who nearly killed his own wife protecting his own lies and pretending that your god is so much better. Poor old Claire bear never really had a stable family... What a shame..." Sylar mocked in a whisper, yet it managed to echo around the room. Anger that boiled like a volcano painted itself onto Noah's face. Noah grabbed Sylars shirt and pulled him up to eye level. Sylar didn't even flinch as the grib around his shirt moved to his throat. "What i would have done to do this many years ago, Mr Grey." Noah mumbled. Sylar's hands moved to his throat to try and remove Noah's big hands, even though he couldn't die.
Noah knew he couldn't kill this man, but the fact that Sylar's vision was failing and he was gasping for breath really cheered him up. Peter appeared, grabbing Noah's hands and tugging them away. Peter managed to remove them from Sylar's throat quickly, Allowing Sylar to fall to the ground in a gasping and laughing mess. Hiro grabbed Noah and held him back whilst Peter gently helped Sylar stand on his feet, not missing the fact he swayed for a moment. Sylar looked at Noah and laughed hard. "Ok you guys, lets not kill eachother just yet. As much as i hate to admit it... Sylar has a point. He is the best one of us to look after her, And she will be hidden away." Peter tried.
"Peter! You too! He murdered your only brother and now your going to let him loose with his daughter! Are you insane?!" Noah shouted, Not caring who heard.
"Look Noah! Don't you think i know exactly what hes done!! Yes he murdered my Brother and dozens other but lets put it this way. I have forgive him. He is not the same person he once was. And if i trust him, Then you should too."
"No way peter!"
"Come on Noah. It's not like he will kill her. And if he even lays a finger on Claire or hurts her i will personally see him out. Trust me on this Noah. She will be safe." Peter said, his hand stretching over and grabbing Sylar's shoulder which was a hint for Sylar to step in and take control of the situation. Sylar however did no such thing apart from sitting back down. "Trust me Sylar. If you even dare hurt Claire you will never ever see her again. I will personally kill you. Don't under estimate what i would do for her." Noah snarled once again.
Sylar rested his head against his hands, attempting to rub away the headache that was slowly brewing in his mind. Noah was starting to really irritate Sylar and Sylar just wanted to be left alone. Sensing this, Peter nodded before moving to the bathroom where Claire was. "Hey Claire can i come in?" Peter knocked loudly. No words were exchanged except for the door opening a fraction and Peter stepping into the bathroom leaving Noah, Sylar and Hiro alone.