Love & Ecstasy (6/?)
Title: Love & Ecstasy
Subtitle: The line between love and lust is blurry
Authors: lifeisnotragedy and carelesshands
Pairings: Peter/Claire and Isaac/Claire
Spoilers: Up to episode 1.9 (Homecoming) – the rest is AU
Summary: AU. They say it was destiny. One girl capturing the hearts of two men. But when three hearts are in play, heartache is always near. And when the heartache gets too much… she realizes she has to make a choice. Between the two men that has her heart. Between love…and ecstasy.
In this chapter: Peter is back…but not everything is moonshine and roses between him and Isaac. And what happens when Claire comes into the picture?
Disclaimer: We own nothing…it’s all Tim Kring’s!
Author’s note: This is a Peter/Claire/Isaac love triangle story. Obviously there will be Isaac/Claire relationship…but Gina and I are both Paire lovers at heart…so you all know how it will end… Also note that it is AU and doesn’t follow the storyline of the show…so Nathan is not her father. Xposted at paire_love and heroes_fic
Video trailer: VIDEO TRAILER FOR THIS STORY HERE!
Previous chapters: 1 2 3 & 4 5
”Why do you keep running back to him?”
“Because he is my brother…”
“Your scared…you have no idea what’s going to happen…”
“Yeah, I’m terrified…”
Claire awoke to the sight of two pairs of gorgeous worried eyes staring down at her. Her gaze drifted from Peter to Isaac and back before she sat up quickly. Isaac was the first one to stick out his hand to help her up – and Claire was surprised to realize that even after all that time she still wanted it to be Peter who helped her up.
She wished she could have kept lying unconscious on the floor, though, when Isaac attached his lips to hers in an almost possessive manner and Peter’s face fell. Claire had no idea what the relationship between her ex and current lover was…she already knew that it was going to cause heavy strain on the three of them – her being there.
Claire sighed, letting Isaac take her in his arms as she turned to Peter and above all else, tried not to let her true feelings show.
“Hey Peter, how are you?”
For a second it seemed to Claire that he wasn’t going to answer her question – but pretty soon his face returned to a blank, automatic stare.
“I’m fine. You look good.” He commented and Claire just nodded.
“You two know each other?” Isaac’s gaze drifted between them and for a second neither one of them answered.
“Claire was the cheerleader I saved at homecoming…” Peter explained after a while and Isaac nodded.
“Ah – the painting. Save the cheerleader, save the world.” He spoke from memory and Peter nodded. Claire looked down, not even bothering to ask how they knew each other. It was clear to her…crystal clear.
I need to get out of here.
Peter raised an eyebrow as her thoughts swam in and out of his head. Claire grabbed her stuff and placed a quick kiss on her boyfriend’s lips.
“I have to go – it was nice seeing you again Peter.”
Before they could react she was already out of the door. Five minutes later, Peter materialized next to her on the roof of her bosses building. Claire didn’t even react to the sudden intrusion. She just shook her head as she turned to him, leaning heavily against the brick building.
“You shouldn’t have come here, Peter.” She said softly and he shook his head with a disgruntled noise escaping his lips.
“I live here.” Claire turned towards him, her hair flipping in the air.
“That isn’t funny.”
“I wasn’t joking. I live in the apartment at the end of the hall.” Peter’s face was serious and Claire rubbed her hand over her face – giving Peter enough time to memorize every detail of her again.
“How is it possible then that I’ve never seen you here?” Claire challenged a few seconds later and Peter shrugged.
“I stay with Nathan a lot. Or I’m usually traveling around the country. Not home much.” He explained and he could see her distaste for his brother clearly written on her face. However, she didn’t say anything else about the topic.
“Fine, fine… you stay here. But I’m leaving!” she turned from him and in a second his hands grabbed her arm and pulled her back towards him. Claire was not very happy with this and gave him a look over her shoulder.
“Don’t do this Claire – we, we can still be friends.” Peter offered and Claire stayed silent.
“Save the cheerleader…save the world. Was that all I ever was to you? One of your missions?”
“You know you’re the world to me.”
Neither one let it slip that he had used the present tense.