Heroes: Paire Challenge #1


She remembered a science teacher saying the sun was like a constantly exploding hydrogen bomb. Yet the new star briefly shining overhead felt nothing like the sun to Claire.

Sunshine was warm.

Sunshine brought life.

Sunshine was Peter.

The irony that this starshine too was Peter was not lost on her.

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He fell to Earth, enveloped in a haze of pain. He had churned through every learned power: strength, radiation, flight, healing. He lay, recovering slowly, but too so. He knew she was leaving, heartbroken.

One more power. He thought to her.

She came.

They kissed.

She tasted like sunshine.

Starshine to Sunshine