The Ghost in the Gears by torolulu (NC-17)

  • Mar. 28th, 2011 at 11:20 PM
It's that time again... it's Theme Week! \o/ This month's theme: Dark Fic

Title: The Ghost in the Gears
Fandom: Heroes
Pairing: Sylar/Mohinder
Categories: Dark, Future, Amnesia, Repeating Time(ish), Established Relationship(ish)
Length: Medium (~2,600 words)
Warnings: dubious consent, implied character death, dark as hell, brainwashing

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] torolulu
Website: Fic Tag

Summary: The many lives of Mohinder Suresh

Review:
My name is Mohinder Suresh.

I was born April 8th, 2015, in Chennai, India.

My father, Chandra Suresh, was murdered at 11:53 PM on September 28th, 2047, by a man named Sylar.

This fic is short and sweet mindfuck, with a chilling premise and a great execution. The first person perspective and sparse prose hint but never outright state "Zane's" goals, as he makes Mohinder relive that fateful roadtrip with him, over and over. But it's the details of each iteration of Mohinder's trip which paint a delightfully disturbing scene. As you get farther and further into the narrative, you start to doubt even the most fundamental premises of the story- why is Sylar constantly wiping Mohinder's memory? Why does he keep changing the narrative that he's built for Mohinder? Is the narrator even really Mohinder? I've read this story countless times, and each time I take away something new. If you're a fan of Sylar, brainwashing or "The Stepford Wives", mosey on down to the link below.

The Ghost in the Gears

The Ghost in the Gears by torolulu (NC-17)

  • Mar. 28th, 2011 at 11:20 PM
It's that time again... it's Theme Week! \o/ This month's theme: Dark Fic

Title: The Ghost in the Gears
Fandom: Heroes
Pairing: Sylar/Mohinder
Categories: Dark, Future, Amnesia, Repeating Time(ish), Established Relationship(ish)
Length: Medium (~2,600 words)
Warnings: dubious consent, implied character death, dark as hell, brainwashing

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] torolulu
Website: Fic Tag

Summary: The many lives of Mohinder Suresh

Review:
My name is Mohinder Suresh.

I was born April 8th, 2015, in Chennai, India.

My father, Chandra Suresh, was murdered at 11:53 PM on September 28th, 2047, by a man named Sylar.

This fic is short and sweet mindfuck, with a chilling premise and a great execution. The first person perspective and sparse prose hint but never outright state "Zane's" goals, as he makes Mohinder relive that fateful roadtrip with him, over and over. But it's the details of each iteration of Mohinder's trip which paint a delightfully disturbing scene. As you get farther and further into the narrative, you start to doubt even the most fundamental premises of the story- why is Sylar constantly wiping Mohinder's memory? Why does he keep changing the narrative that he's built for Mohinder? Is the narrator even really Mohinder? I've read this story countless times, and each time I take away something new. If you're a fan of Sylar, brainwashing or "The Stepford Wives", mosey on down to the link below.

The Ghost in the Gears

The Ghost in the Gears by torolulu (NC-17)

  • Mar. 28th, 2011 at 11:20 PM
It's that time again... it's Theme Week! \o/ This month's theme: Dark Fic

Title: The Ghost in the Gears
Fandom: Heroes
Pairing: Sylar/Mohinder
Categories: Dark, Future, Amnesia, Repeating Time(ish), Established Relationship(ish)
Length: Medium (~2,600 words)
Warnings: dubious consent, implied character death, dark as hell, brainwashing

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] torolulu
Website: Fic Tag

Summary: The many lives of Mohinder Suresh

Review:
My name is Mohinder Suresh.

I was born April 8th, 2015, in Chennai, India.

My father, Chandra Suresh, was murdered at 11:53 PM on September 28th, 2047, by a man named Sylar.

This fic is short and sweet mindfuck, with a chilling premise and a great execution. The first person perspective and sparse prose hint but never outright state "Zane's" goals, as he makes Mohinder relive that fateful roadtrip with him, over and over. But it's the details of each iteration of Mohinder's trip which paint a delightfully disturbing scene. As you get farther and further into the narrative, you start to doubt even the most fundamental premises of the story- why is Sylar constantly wiping Mohinder's memory? Why does he keep changing the narrative that he's built for Mohinder? Is the narrator even really Mohinder? I've read this story countless times, and each time I take away something new. If you're a fan of Sylar, brainwashing or "The Stepford Wives", mosey on down to the link below.

The Ghost in the Gears

The Ghost in the Gears by torolulu (NC-17)

  • Mar. 28th, 2011 at 11:20 PM
It's that time again... it's Theme Week! \o/ This month's theme: Dark Fic

Title: The Ghost in the Gears
Fandom: Heroes
Pairing: Sylar/Mohinder
Categories: Dark, Future, Amnesia, Repeating Time(ish), Established Relationship(ish)
Length: Medium (~2,600 words)
Warnings: dubious consent, implied character death, dark as hell, brainwashing

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] torolulu
Website: Fic Tag

Summary: The many lives of Mohinder Suresh

Review:
My name is Mohinder Suresh.

I was born April 8th, 2015, in Chennai, India.

My father, Chandra Suresh, was murdered at 11:53 PM on September 28th, 2047, by a man named Sylar.

This fic is short and sweet mindfuck, with a chilling premise and a great execution. The first person perspective and sparse prose hint but never outright state "Zane's" goals, as he makes Mohinder relive that fateful roadtrip with him, over and over. But it's the details of each iteration of Mohinder's trip which paint a delightfully disturbing scene. As you get farther and further into the narrative, you start to doubt even the most fundamental premises of the story- why is Sylar constantly wiping Mohinder's memory? Why does he keep changing the narrative that he's built for Mohinder? Is the narrator even really Mohinder? I've read this story countless times, and each time I take away something new. If you're a fan of Sylar, brainwashing or "The Stepford Wives", mosey on down to the link below.

The Ghost in the Gears

The Ghost in the Gears by torolulu (NC-17)

  • Mar. 28th, 2011 at 11:20 PM
It's that time again... it's Theme Week! \o/ This month's theme: Dark Fic

Title: The Ghost in the Gears
Fandom: Heroes
Pairing: Sylar/Mohinder
Categories: Dark, Future, Amnesia, Repeating Time(ish), Established Relationship(ish)
Length: Medium (~2,600 words)
Warnings: dubious consent, implied character death, dark as hell, brainwashing

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] torolulu
Website: Fic Tag

Summary: The many lives of Mohinder Suresh

Review:
My name is Mohinder Suresh.

I was born April 8th, 2015, in Chennai, India.

My father, Chandra Suresh, was murdered at 11:53 PM on September 28th, 2047, by a man named Sylar.

This fic is short and sweet mindfuck, with a chilling premise and a great execution. The first person perspective and sparse prose hint but never outright state "Zane's" goals, as he makes Mohinder relive that fateful roadtrip with him, over and over. But it's the details of each iteration of Mohinder's trip which paint a delightfully disturbing scene. As you get farther and further into the narrative, you start to doubt even the most fundamental premises of the story- why is Sylar constantly wiping Mohinder's memory? Why does he keep changing the narrative that he's built for Mohinder? Is the narrator even really Mohinder? I've read this story countless times, and each time I take away something new. If you're a fan of Sylar, brainwashing or "The Stepford Wives", mosey on down to the link below.

The Ghost in the Gears

The Ghost in the Gears by torolulu (NC-17)

  • Mar. 28th, 2011 at 11:20 PM
It's that time again... it's Theme Week! \o/ This month's theme: Dark Fic

Title: The Ghost in the Gears
Fandom: Heroes
Pairing: Sylar/Mohinder
Categories: Dark, Future, Amnesia, Repeating Time(ish), Established Relationship(ish)
Length: Medium (~2,600 words)
Warnings: dubious consent, implied character death, dark as hell, brainwashing

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] torolulu
Website: Fic Tag

Summary: The many lives of Mohinder Suresh

Review:
My name is Mohinder Suresh.

I was born April 8th, 2015, in Chennai, India.

My father, Chandra Suresh, was murdered at 11:53 PM on September 28th, 2047, by a man named Sylar.

This fic is short and sweet mindfuck, with a chilling premise and a great execution. The first person perspective and sparse prose hint but never outright state "Zane's" goals, as he makes Mohinder relive that fateful roadtrip with him, over and over. But it's the details of each iteration of Mohinder's trip which paint a delightfully disturbing scene. As you get farther and further into the narrative, you start to doubt even the most fundamental premises of the story- why is Sylar constantly wiping Mohinder's memory? Why does he keep changing the narrative that he's built for Mohinder? Is the narrator even really Mohinder? I've read this story countless times, and each time I take away something new. If you're a fan of Sylar, brainwashing or "The Stepford Wives", mosey on down to the link below.

The Ghost in the Gears

The Last Two Men by Toestastegood (R)

  • Oct. 21st, 2009 at 8:10 AM
Title: The Last Two Men
Fandom: Heroes
Pairing: Mohinder/Sylar (but I would probably call this Mohinder centric gen)
Categories: angst, dark-fic, established-relationship, horror, supernatural
Length: long (~30,000)
Warnings: end-of-the-world, character deaths, zombie-vampires

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] toestastegood
Website: n/a

Author's Summary: On the 13th of November 2010, the dead began to remain undead. Two years later, the last men on Earth struggle to survive.

Review:
I Am Legend Mylar style.

The Last Two Men is not a story for the faint-hearted. If you've seen the movie I Am Legend and loved it (or loved most of it), you might appreciate when I say this story is darker, more chilling, and will leave you with hopelessness and despair. You see the world through Mohinder's eyes and you will have the full experience of his doubts and fears and watch his hopes being crushed.

The writing isn't exceptional, yet the emotions came through raw and painful. I think this story might have temporarily scarred me. Highly recommended to enthusiasts of the zombie genre. Just remember to keep a fluffy story handy to read afterwards.

The Last Two Men (tagged entries; scroll down to the bottom for the first post)

The Last Two Men by Toestastegood (R)

  • Oct. 21st, 2009 at 8:10 AM
Title: The Last Two Men
Fandom: Heroes
Pairing: Mohinder/Sylar (but I would probably call this Mohinder centric gen)
Categories: angst, dark-fic, established-relationship, horror, supernatural
Length: long (~30,000)
Warnings: end-of-the-world, character deaths, zombie-vampires

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] toestastegood
Website: n/a

Author's Summary: On the 13th of November 2010, the dead began to remain undead. Two years later, the last men on Earth struggle to survive.

Review:
I Am Legend Mylar style.

The Last Two Men is not a story for the faint-hearted. If you've seen the movie I Am Legend and loved it (or loved most of it), you might appreciate when I say this story is darker, more chilling, and will leave you with hopelessness and despair. You see the world through Mohinder's eyes and you will have the full experience of his doubts and fears and watch his hopes being crushed.

The writing isn't exceptional, yet the emotions came through raw and painful. I think this story might have temporarily scarred me. Highly recommended to enthusiasts of the zombie genre. Just remember to keep a fluffy story handy to read afterwards.

The Last Two Men (tagged entries; scroll down to the bottom for the first post)

The Last Two Men by Toestastegood (R)

  • Oct. 21st, 2009 at 8:10 AM
Title: The Last Two Men
Fandom: Heroes
Pairing: Mohinder/Sylar (but I would probably call this Mohinder centric gen)
Categories: angst, dark-fic, established-relationship, horror, supernatural
Length: long (~30,000)
Warnings: end-of-the-world, character deaths, zombie-vampires

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] toestastegood
Website: n/a

Author's Summary: On the 13th of November 2010, the dead began to remain undead. Two years later, the last men on Earth struggle to survive.

Review:
I Am Legend Mylar style.

The Last Two Men is not a story for the faint-hearted. If you've seen the movie I Am Legend and loved it (or loved most of it), you might appreciate when I say this story is darker, more chilling, and will leave you with hopelessness and despair. You see the world through Mohinder's eyes and you will have the full experience of his doubts and fears and watch his hopes being crushed.

The writing isn't exceptional, yet the emotions came through raw and painful. I think this story might have temporarily scarred me. Highly recommended to enthusiasts of the zombie genre. Just remember to keep a fluffy story handy to read afterwards.

The Last Two Men (tagged entries; scroll down to the bottom for the first post)

The Last Two Men by Toestastegood (R)

  • Oct. 21st, 2009 at 8:10 AM
Title: The Last Two Men
Fandom: Heroes
Pairing: Mohinder/Sylar (but I would probably call this Mohinder centric gen)
Categories: angst, dark-fic, established-relationship, horror, supernatural
Length: long (~30,000)
Warnings: end-of-the-world, character deaths, zombie-vampires

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] toestastegood
Website: n/a

Author's Summary: On the 13th of November 2010, the dead began to remain undead. Two years later, the last men on Earth struggle to survive.

Review:
I Am Legend Mylar style.

The Last Two Men is not a story for the faint-hearted. If you've seen the movie I Am Legend and loved it (or loved most of it), you might appreciate when I say this story is darker, more chilling, and will leave you with hopelessness and despair. You see the world through Mohinder's eyes and you will have the full experience of his doubts and fears and watch his hopes being crushed.

The writing isn't exceptional, yet the emotions came through raw and painful. I think this story might have temporarily scarred me. Highly recommended to enthusiasts of the zombie genre. Just remember to keep a fluffy story handy to read afterwards.

The Last Two Men (tagged entries; scroll down to the bottom for the first post)

The Last Two Men by Toestastegood (R)

  • Oct. 21st, 2009 at 8:10 AM
Title: The Last Two Men
Fandom: Heroes
Pairing: Mohinder/Sylar (but I would probably call this Mohinder centric gen)
Categories: angst, dark-fic, established-relationship, horror, supernatural
Length: long (~30,000)
Warnings: end-of-the-world, character deaths, zombie-vampires

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] toestastegood
Website: n/a

Author's Summary: On the 13th of November 2010, the dead began to remain undead. Two years later, the last men on Earth struggle to survive.

Review:
I Am Legend Mylar style.

The Last Two Men is not a story for the faint-hearted. If you've seen the movie I Am Legend and loved it (or loved most of it), you might appreciate when I say this story is darker, more chilling, and will leave you with hopelessness and despair. You see the world through Mohinder's eyes and you will have the full experience of his doubts and fears and watch his hopes being crushed.

The writing isn't exceptional, yet the emotions came through raw and painful. I think this story might have temporarily scarred me. Highly recommended to enthusiasts of the zombie genre. Just remember to keep a fluffy story handy to read afterwards.

The Last Two Men (tagged entries; scroll down to the bottom for the first post)

The Last Two Men by Toestastegood (R)

  • Oct. 21st, 2009 at 8:10 AM
Title: The Last Two Men
Fandom: Heroes
Pairing: Mohinder/Sylar (but I would probably call this Mohinder centric gen)
Categories: angst, dark-fic, established-relationship, horror, supernatural
Length: long (~30,000)
Warnings: end-of-the-world, character deaths, zombie-vampires

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] toestastegood
Website: n/a

Author's Summary: On the 13th of November 2010, the dead began to remain undead. Two years later, the last men on Earth struggle to survive.

Review:
I Am Legend Mylar style.

The Last Two Men is not a story for the faint-hearted. If you've seen the movie I Am Legend and loved it (or loved most of it), you might appreciate when I say this story is darker, more chilling, and will leave you with hopelessness and despair. You see the world through Mohinder's eyes and you will have the full experience of his doubts and fears and watch his hopes being crushed.

The writing isn't exceptional, yet the emotions came through raw and painful. I think this story might have temporarily scarred me. Highly recommended to enthusiasts of the zombie genre. Just remember to keep a fluffy story handy to read afterwards.

The Last Two Men (tagged entries; scroll down to the bottom for the first post)

The Ghost in the Gears by Torolulu (NC-17)

  • Sep. 16th, 2009 at 5:59 PM
Bonus rec!

Title: The Ghost in the Gears
Fandom: Heroes
Pairing: Sylar/Mohinder
Categories: angst, suspense, mystery
Length: medium (~2600)
Warnings: dubious consent, implied character death

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] torolulu
Website: n/a

Author's Summary: The many lives of Mohinder Suresh

Review:
Without divulging the plot too much and risk the spoiling the story, The Ghost in the Gears is a chilling tale of Sylar's desire for Mohinder and how things never quite work out every time. This story won't take you long to read but will leave you trembling for a long time after.

The Ghost in the Gears

The Ghost in the Gears by Torolulu (NC-17)

  • Sep. 16th, 2009 at 5:59 PM
Bonus rec!

Title: The Ghost in the Gears
Fandom: Heroes
Pairing: Sylar/Mohinder
Categories: angst, suspense, mystery
Length: medium (~2600)
Warnings: dubious consent, implied character death

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] torolulu
Website: n/a

Author's Summary: The many lives of Mohinder Suresh

Review:
Without divulging the plot too much and risk the spoiling the story, The Ghost in the Gears is a chilling tale of Sylar's desire for Mohinder and how things never quite work out every time. This story won't take you long to read but will leave you trembling for a long time after.

The Ghost in the Gears

The Ghost in the Gears by Torolulu (NC-17)

  • Sep. 16th, 2009 at 5:59 PM
Bonus rec!

Title: The Ghost in the Gears
Fandom: Heroes
Pairing: Sylar/Mohinder
Categories: angst, suspense, mystery
Length: medium (~2600)
Warnings: dubious consent, implied character death

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] torolulu
Website: n/a

Author's Summary: The many lives of Mohinder Suresh

Review:
Without divulging the plot too much and risk the spoiling the story, The Ghost in the Gears is a chilling tale of Sylar's desire for Mohinder and how things never quite work out every time. This story won't take you long to read but will leave you trembling for a long time after.

The Ghost in the Gears

The Ghost in the Gears by Torolulu (NC-17)

  • Sep. 16th, 2009 at 5:59 PM
Bonus rec!

Title: The Ghost in the Gears
Fandom: Heroes
Pairing: Sylar/Mohinder
Categories: angst, suspense, mystery
Length: medium (~2600)
Warnings: dubious consent, implied character death

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] torolulu
Website: n/a

Author's Summary: The many lives of Mohinder Suresh

Review:
Without divulging the plot too much and risk the spoiling the story, The Ghost in the Gears is a chilling tale of Sylar's desire for Mohinder and how things never quite work out every time. This story won't take you long to read but will leave you trembling for a long time after.

The Ghost in the Gears

The Ghost in the Gears by Torolulu (NC-17)

  • Sep. 16th, 2009 at 5:59 PM
Bonus rec!

Title: The Ghost in the Gears
Fandom: Heroes
Pairing: Sylar/Mohinder
Categories: angst, suspense, mystery
Length: medium (~2600)
Warnings: dubious consent, implied character death

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] torolulu
Website: n/a

Author's Summary: The many lives of Mohinder Suresh

Review:
Without divulging the plot too much and risk the spoiling the story, The Ghost in the Gears is a chilling tale of Sylar's desire for Mohinder and how things never quite work out every time. This story won't take you long to read but will leave you trembling for a long time after.

The Ghost in the Gears

The Ghost in the Gears by Torolulu (NC-17)

  • Sep. 16th, 2009 at 5:59 PM
Bonus rec!

Title: The Ghost in the Gears
Fandom: Heroes
Pairing: Sylar/Mohinder
Categories: angst, suspense, mystery
Length: medium (~2600)
Warnings: dubious consent, implied character death

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] torolulu
Website: n/a

Author's Summary: The many lives of Mohinder Suresh

Review:
Without divulging the plot too much and risk the spoiling the story, The Ghost in the Gears is a chilling tale of Sylar's desire for Mohinder and how things never quite work out every time. This story won't take you long to read but will leave you trembling for a long time after.

The Ghost in the Gears

Getting There by missbreese (R)

  • May. 10th, 2009 at 12:59 PM
Recced by [livejournal.com profile] perdiccas :

Title: Getting There by missbreese
Fandom: Heroes
Pairing: gen
Categories: Action/Adventure
Length: Long (~15,000 words)
Warnings: Violence, Temporary Character Death

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] missbreese 
Website: http://missbreese.livejournal.com/4014.html#cutid1

Author's Summary: ROADTRIP! Claire needs Sylar, Sylar needs answers & Luke goes on the journey of a lifetime. AU. Takes place after Building 26 and diverts from there.

Review:
Sylar, Luke and Claire isn't an unheard of combination of characters, but usually it's one that's written with a distinct Sylar/Claire bent, Luke being the wistful, never quite accepted hanger-on. One of the reasons why I love this fic is that each of the characters is given equal attention, and the relationships between each of them is fleshed out. In particular, I really enjoyed the interaction between Luke and Claire (characters who've never met in canon). The banter is enjoyable and realistic, age appropriate given that they're two moody teens cooped up in a car together and with just the right amount tension to both keep things gen and leave readers who want to see more with something to think about.

This fic covers a lot of ground and doesn't gloss over the fact that these three are characters who by rights should all want to kill each other. It manages to present a set of events wherein it becomes not only practical for Sylar and Claire to work together, but a friendship starts to form, without once white-washing their acrimonious past. Luke comes into his own, making his own decisions while still retaining his desire to please and be accepted.

My only caveat is that the style, which is very pared down, can be at times a little confusing, and not to everyone's taste. For me, though, the distinctive style was one of the most enjoyable parts - it takes what could be just a bog-standard roadtrip fic and makes it something unique.

Getting There (pt. 1) (pt. 2) (pt. 3)

Getting There by missbreese (R)

  • May. 10th, 2009 at 12:59 PM
Recced by [livejournal.com profile] perdiccas :

Title: Getting There by missbreese
Fandom: Heroes
Pairing: gen
Categories: Action/Adventure
Length: Long (~15,000 words)
Warnings: Violence, Temporary Character Death

Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] missbreese 
Website: http://missbreese.livejournal.com/4014.html#cutid1

Author's Summary: ROADTRIP! Claire needs Sylar, Sylar needs answers & Luke goes on the journey of a lifetime. AU. Takes place after Building 26 and diverts from there.

Review:
Sylar, Luke and Claire isn't an unheard of combination of characters, but usually it's one that's written with a distinct Sylar/Claire bent, Luke being the wistful, never quite accepted hanger-on. One of the reasons why I love this fic is that each of the characters is given equal attention, and the relationships between each of them is fleshed out. In particular, I really enjoyed the interaction between Luke and Claire (characters who've never met in canon). The banter is enjoyable and realistic, age appropriate given that they're two moody teens cooped up in a car together and with just the right amount tension to both keep things gen and leave readers who want to see more with something to think about.

This fic covers a lot of ground and doesn't gloss over the fact that these three are characters who by rights should all want to kill each other. It manages to present a set of events wherein it becomes not only practical for Sylar and Claire to work together, but a friendship starts to form, without once white-washing their acrimonious past. Luke comes into his own, making his own decisions while still retaining his desire to please and be accepted.

My only caveat is that the style, which is very pared down, can be at times a little confusing, and not to everyone's taste. For me, though, the distinctive style was one of the most enjoyable parts - it takes what could be just a bog-standard roadtrip fic and makes it something unique.

Getting There (pt. 1) (pt. 2) (pt. 3)

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