The scorching sun lazily rose over the delapitdated hell-hole that was Cyote Sands. Long abandoned and forgotten it hid from the prying eyes of the outside world, nestling its dark secret away like a precious egg.
But now, after so long, that was about to change.
Perched on a large sun bleached rock next to a dust coated car was a young blonde girl, her troubled gaze scouring the empty horizon as if looking for a distraction.
"Claire," called a voice from behind her "You should go get some rest."
"I'm fine Peter," she replied as she turned to face the thin, dark haired man behind her. "Besides somebody's gotta keep watch."
"So, I'll take over from you."
" I don't need to rest. I can heal,Peter. I don't want to have a rest or go sleep! Cause if I go and close my eyes I'm going to see Sylar and those agents coming after me and everyone I love! I'm going to see all those people who were shot and buried in that hole!" She wailed her eyes filling up with tears as she guestured towards the mound of tangled bones "Just don't want to sleep right now."
"Shh, its alright Claire," he murmured as cradled her against his weary chest,"Its going to be fine" he half lied, pulling her away from him so he could see her face. "You know I still have nightmares about blowing up?"
"Thanks Pete" she murmured as she wandered off amongst the dilapidated watched he walk away til she turned the corner. She had been though so much yet to look at her you'd just think she was like ever other younge woman. Peter turned back to try and turn his thoughts away from her and towards the sun-beaten skyline.
Suddenly,a bright flash caught his eye. Squinting, he looked harder. A cloud of dust was quickly snaking his way down the dirt track towards them.
It took less than second for him to react.
"Nathan, Noah, something's coming!"
"Wait Pete, there's only the one car out there, it might have nothing to do with us." said his brother.
"We're not gonna take that chance." said Noah squinting at the dust cloud through his horned rimmed glasses." Get to cover and be ready to fly out of here. Peter, come on!"
Reluctantly Peter went with them, He hated having to hide away but right now he wasn't powerful enough, not anymore.