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

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: 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

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