thrillofthechase: (Thompson/Bennet)
247. Write about a mess you've cleaned up.

You'd think a fellow like Bennet, with a wife and a baby daughter, would be more careful, wouldn't you? That given the nature of our job and the need for secrecy, he'd keep certain tools of the trade locked up securely where darling Sandra can't find them...

And, failing that, you'd think he would avoid such things as blaming his sloppiness on said baby daughter, who we gave him to take care of. After all, if he can't keep the job secret from Sandra then how are we supposed to trust him? And if he can't handle taking care of little Claire, then perhaps we should take her away and give her to someone else to raise.

But of course, when I suggest these things to him, he pleads with me to give him another chance. How am I supposed to refuse him when he begs so nicely; when he turns those puppy eyes on me and I get yet another hint of how vulnerable he can be. Hmmn... One of these days...

For now, I have to clean up his mess. Which, fortunately, I can do with a minimum of muss and fuss. I should probably point out to my dear friend Noah how lucky he is. Just a year and a half ago, the only way to fix this would have been for dear Sandra to meet with an unfortunate accident. Now we have my lovely Haitian find to take away those unwanted memories. I should remind Noah that he should be grateful. Very grateful...

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Muse: Mr. Thompson
Fandom: Heroes
Word count: 257 per WordPerfect
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thrillofthechase: (Master)
243. If you could be in the Olympics (summer or winter), what event/sport would you want to do most? Why?

I could be predictable and say shooting since it's a skill I use at work, but I've never liked being predictable. It often has unpleasant results, like permanent disabilities -- or death -- and I don't intend to repeat that lovely experience for a long, long time.

However, there are other skills I use at work; things I keep up with to keep myself fit -- and alive. Not to mention a bit of... sport, shall we say? From time to time. There's always judo or taekwondo, but I'd probably fare better in boxing. There's a lot of tradition there, with a number of military-trained boxers entering the Olympics. Of course, I'd be the old man on the team, but I can think of far worse things...

Yes, I'd probably go with boxing. A lot of the other skills I've honed over the years don't fit themselves neatly into an Olympic sport -- and more's the pity, considering some of the fine specimens of human fitness that populate the games. Hmmn. There's always party time at the Olympic village...

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Muse: Mr. Thompson
Fandom: Heroes
Word count: 174 per WordPerfect
Crossposted to [livejournal.com profile] theatrical_muse
thrillofthechase: (Master)
238. Freudian Slip

ooc: companion piece to this

He turns me down, saying 'we' have other plans. At first, I think that he and Bennet have finally succumbed to their obvious attraction and are -- as he would say -- shagging each other senseless on the weekend.

Except that when I follow Bennet home (because Claude inexplicably stays in the small apartment we gave him for hours after his partner's gone), I find him taking Sandra and the kids out to a family restaurant and the opening of a new movie Claire obviously begged to see.

Even invisible, Claude wouldn't be sitting through that just to turn me down. He'd go with the family, fully visible and grumbling the whole way, cranky Uncle Claude complaining about the girly stuff as usual.

So. 'We' have other plans.

Who is 'we'?

I know for a fact that he isn't close enough to the other employees to be spending time with them. It's not me, and it's not Bennet.

That means he's found himself someone new.

If I were a suspicious person, I might think our Claude was sneaking around behind our backs, doing things he's not supposed to do. After all, it's not like he gets out to play the social scene all that often...

And if Claude's found someone to spend time with and hasn't introduced him to any of us...

Hmmn...

I do believe our Claude has gone native.

Guess it's time to turn in that report I've been holding. The home office isn't going to like this.

Sad, what a simple slip of the tongue can do...

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Muse: Mr. Thompson
Fandom: Heroes
Word count: 259 per WordPerfect
Crossposted to [livejournal.com profile] theatrical_muse
thrillofthechase: (Not Pleased)
Show us where you live

I assume there's something psychological you're actually looking for here. I suppose I could even give you a very interesting response that would give you hours of entertainment analyzing me. However, I'm really just not interested in doing that right now.

Ignoring, of course, the fact that by answering in this manner, I've already given you enough material to start a lovely case study. Believe me, I know how it works. I've been on the other side of this fence for years.

So. Show you where I live. It's a state-of-the-art medical facility housed in the headquarters of a company that shall remain nameless.

It's quite nice, as hospitals and medical facilities go; at least for the people who actually work here. The labs are very clean and have the most modern equipment money can buy. The fellow in charge has a... golden touch, you might say.

The guests have private rooms -- well, single-occupancy rooms would be more accurate, because any privacy we have is nothing but an illusion. Even those of us who do not have observation windows are monitored around the clock. That's just the way things go at the Company.

The rooms are clean, impersonal, and the beds are too damned small. Not that I'd be bringing anyone into mine without some way to shut off the monitors. Or at least the ones connected to the recording devices.

To be honest -- and I know there are those of you out there quite capable of reading between the lines -- the place could actually do with some renovations...

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Muse: Mr. Thompson
Fandom: Heroes
Word count: 260 per WordPerfect
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thrillofthechase: (Not Pleased)
230. Black and White

So many people say they understand that the world isn't black and white -- they claim to prefer things in shades of grey -- and so few of them truly know what they're talking about. So few of them could handle the kinds of things I've had to do working for the Company; the things that have been necessary for the greater good.

Imagine, for example, you've been sent to hunt down a dangerous Special -- someone who has the ability to generate corrosive acid but not enough control to keep from accidentally killing, or at the very least severely injuring or maiming people. Would you take the job, to protect the innocent public?

Would you still take that job if you knew ahead of time that the dangerous Special was a ten-year-old girl?

That is what shades of grey are. That is what the world is really like.

I took that job, fully aware of what I had to do. There were innocents who needed to be protected; the danger needed to be neutralized, and we couldn't exactly lock her away in a facility with an ability like that.

There is no black; there is no white. There is only grey...

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Muse: Mr. Thompson
Fandom: Heroes
Word count: 202 per PocketWord
Crossposted to [livejournal.com profile] theatrical_muse
thrillofthechase: (Creepy Mindfuckery)
226. Name three things that you're looking forward to in the near future and why.

First and foremost, I'm looking forward to getting out of here. I'd really like for it to happen with a minimum of muss and fuss, but something tells me that's just not an option any more. I'm pretty sure that my value as a successful experiment outweighs my value as an employee -- I'm also pretty sure that as long as someone like Bob is in charge, my freedom as a whole will be... limited. I'm... displeased, shall we say, with my abrupt change in status, although I suppose lab rat and project is a step up from dead body.

Second, I'm looking forward to Bennet getting out of here. He'll deal with my problem quite handily, which will keep me from having to actually do anything about it myself. I may have to persuade him not to shoot me, too, but that's still preferable to the current situation.

[Locked] And third, I'm looking forward to getting my hands on the younger of the fabulous flying Petrelli brothers. I'd like to... thank him properly for my newfound enlightenment when it comes to the plight of Specials. I'd like to do a whole hell of a lot more than that, too... I have a feeling it might be a highly... satisfying meeting all around. [/Locked]

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Muse: Mr. Thompson
Fandom: Heroes
The Peter mentioned is [livejournal.com profile] youngerpetrelli
Word count: 214 per PocketWord
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thrillofthechase: (Creepy Mindfuckery)
220. If you could buy a magic potion what would it be?

Well, I suppose the magic potion that brought me back from my untimely... termination would always be useful. Apparently Bob's been keeping it locked up safe and sound in one of the labs and has the key well guarded, and now that Adam has flown the coop we no longer have an unending supply. So there's always that -- but you have no idea how amusing a question this actually is. Well, I find it amusing, at least. It's been mentioned from time to time that others might not find it so, but I'm perfectly happy to agree to disagree on that point.

You see, I already have a magic potion. It's my own recipe, built on the Company's special tranquilizer formula and tweaked to meet my own purposes. Works wonders on people who are just a little too tense and repressed. Inhibitions can be so limiting, and I really do dislike limitations...

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Muse: Mr. Thompson
Fandom: Heroes
Word count: 152 per WordPerfect
Crossposted to [livejournal.com profile] theatrical_muse
thrillofthechase: (Not Pleased)
219. Headlines

Ah yes, headlines. While I was the head of the Odessa branch of the Company, one of my jobs was to keep the things we did and the things we dealt with from showing up in the headlines. It wasn't always an easy job, although having workers under me like Claude and Bennet, who truly understood discretion, certainly helped.

Imagine the panic that could have been caused if a reputable paper published a story about a girl who could spit acid or a man who could generate radiation. If something like that were discovered by the press -- by real journalists -- they would have started digging and soon the entire country would be in a panic as they discovered Specials were hiding in their midst. And if they had learned about Sylar, a super-powered serial killer? No, the general public was not ready for that kind of thing at all.

Of course, every now and then we steered a story towards the Weekly World News. We'd even let them have the truth, or at least as close to the truth as we were willing to allow them to know. How better to discredit something than to let it be printed there?

I know my death didn't make the headlines, because Linderman was killed the same night. Bob hasn't seen fit to let me see the small article on... hmmn. I think it was somewhere around page 12? Anyway, certainly not a headline. And I'm pretty sure that he's hoping I never make it out of here, either, because 'Man Dead for Four Months Comes Back To Life' would be one hell of a coup for a reporter at the Times...

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Muse: Mr. Thompson
Fandom: Heroes
Word count: 281 per PocketWord
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thrillofthechase: (Default)
"There's enough sorrow in the world, isn't there, without trying to invent it." E.M.Forster, A Room With A View.

ooc: warning for hints of rape and violence

[locked from everyone except Claude (and Bob, who probably has all the files). Bennet and the Haitian probably know parts of this.]

Cut for length )

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Muse: Mr. Thompson
Fandom: Heroes
Word count: 584 per WordPerfect
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thrillofthechase: (Master)
Seduction. Have you ever seduced someone or has someone ever seduced you?

What an amusing question... )

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Muse: Mr. Thompson
Fandom: Heroes
Claude = [livejournal.com profile] no_bodyseesme, Elle = [livejournal.com profile] stinglikeabitch, Bennet = [livejournal.com profile] hornrimmed, Peter = [livejournal.com profile] youngerpetrelli, Nathan = [livejournal.com profile] notacargojet; other muses mentioned are not expected to play along and are mentioned without permission from their muns.
Word count: 550 per PocketWord
Crossposted to [livejournal.com profile] theatrical_muse
thrillofthechase: (Default)
What are you afraid of?

You're kidding, right? Okay, some ground rules first. If I find out you've told them any of this, I'm going to make you regret the very day you were born. Are we clear? *smiles* No, I'm not kidding. At all.

What I'm afraid of? I'm afraid of discovering that this 'experiment' has a finite period. That it ends after a month or two months, and that I'm going to be forcibly returned to my previous state of being.

It's not an unfounded fear, either. The Company has been working on this for years. I wasn't involved in most of the earlier experiments because they were handled in the New York facility, but I read the reports. I saw what they'd accomplished, and I saw the results when they failed.

I am not going to be one of those failures.

I'm also not going to be a success that has to be silenced because otherwise it would be too 'difficult' to explain. I guess I'm lucky I have no family to give excuses to. And the thought that I can even say that is a sobering one -- if my wife were still alive, would they let her know I was back? Would they have ever told her anything beyond my death in the first place?

Damn them. I will not spend the rest of my days as a project. Whether they accept me as a contributing employee again, or I have to go rogue, I'll do whatever I have to in order to keep myself in one piece.

Suddenly, Noah Bennet's take on things doesn't seem so out there...

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Muse: Mr. Thompson
Fandom: Heroes
Word count: 269 per PocketWord
Crossposted to [livejournal.com profile] theatrical_muse
thrillofthechase: (Not Pleased)
Four

Spoilers for S2 )

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Muse: Mr. Thompson
Fandom: Heroes
Word count: 405 per PocketWord
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thrillofthechase: (Creepy Mindfuckery)
Note: this is from earlier in his career with the Company.

Talk about a moment in which you wished you had a camera.

One of the perks duties of my job is breaking in the rookies new employee evaluation; seeing whether they'll be able to handle the unique stresses of bagging and tagging specials, possibly dealing with life and death situations and some very... unusual displays of ability working in a big paper company.

I'm sure you can imagine a small amount of rookie hazing teasing goes on -- it's always been my experience that it helps partners work better together if they've been publicly humiliated faced stressful situations together.

And of course, it's good blackmail material vaguely entertaining when a grouchy Mancunian has to find a way out of a locked room, wearing only fishnet stockings, lacy underthings, and a garter belt use every talent and skill he possesses to solve a puzzle. You learn the most colourful language that way...

Oh yes -- and I didn't wish I had a camera. Believe me, the whole thing was recorded...

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Muse: Mr. Thompson
Fandom: Heroes
Word count: 155 words
Crossposted to [livejournal.com profile] theatrical_muse
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