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06 May 2007 @ 11:23 pm
Hiro arrives in New York  
New York reminds Hiro of Tokyo, though it is a city of steel and stone to Tokyo's steel and wood. He finds himself unconsciously moving with the tide of people, though he doesn't step out into the crosswalks when the sign is red. He wonders if these people are really trying to get themselves run over.

He finds, though, that he's far too short in this city of gaijin and it makes it hard for him to really see anything except when he's right on top of them.

"Mi-te! Mi-te!" he says to Ando. He pulls his friend through the throng of now-annoyed people to the store front he wanted to find. "Forbidden Planet!"

He's peering at the books in the window as Ando says, "Are you sure, Hiro-kun? This doesn't look like a place where we'll find an exploding man."

"The latest issue will be out! Perhaps it will tell us where the exploding man is."

Ando shrugs elaborately and follows Hiro into the store. As Hiro tries to remember his American alphabet to find the latest issue, Ando looks around for girls, only to be disappointed that there seem to be only guys around.

"Yattazo!" Hiro crows as quietly as possible, but still with great enthusiasm. He clutches the current issue of "Ninth Wonders" in hand, trying carefully not to crush it to pulp. Quickly he goes to the counter and pays for it.

"Now where?" Ando asks.

"A place where I can read it. A coffee shop will do."

With a shake of his head, Ando blends back into the crowd with his friend.

So, if anyone wants to play with Hiro, he's sitting at a coffee shop.
 
 
 
vote4nathan on May 7th, 2007 03:55 am (UTC)
Nathan held up a ahnd and winced before putting his index finger to his lips. He shushed Hiro as his gaze darted around the coffee shop and then back to Hiro. "Can we keep that part quiet?" He asked, unable to help the small grin that stayed on his lips.

"I actually just came for coffee. May I?" He indicated an empty seat at the table.
powered_otakupowered_otaku on May 7th, 2007 04:01 am (UTC)
"Mochiron! Of course!" He pulls his chair closer to Ando's to make room for Nathan. "Sorry, I'm not very good at keeping secrets." He says this with a rather exaggerated quiet. "I just went to Forbidden Planet." He rattles the comic. "I am hoping it will tell us where the exploding man hides."
vote4nathan on May 7th, 2007 04:06 am (UTC)
Nathan scooted the chair to the table and nodded a greeting to Ando. He leaned up to look at the page of the comic book that Hiro had in his posession. "The... the forbidden planet? Have you learned anything more about this... supposed exploding man? Are you here in New York to stop him?" He asked curiously, his thoughts immediately going to Peter and ways to hide him. He needed to call him and tell him to stay invisible if more people were after him.

Although Hiro had never seemed the dangerous type to Nathan. For some reason he had taken to the guy from moment one. Surely he wasn't going to hurt Peter.
powered_otakupowered_otaku on May 7th, 2007 04:10 am (UTC)
"We have to stop the exploding man. You, me, Ando... But I have no idea how to stop him or when it will even happen." He looks worried. "So many people will die if we cannot stop him."
vote4nathan on May 7th, 2007 04:13 am (UTC)
An eyebrow arched high on Nathan's brow and he shook his head. "Me? How do you propose we stop him?"
powered_otakupowered_otaku on May 7th, 2007 04:19 am (UTC)
"I don't know. The best way would be to find him. Perhaps you could fly him far away so he can't explode in city. Perhaps if you take him away, he won't explode. I do not know." He looks a little downhearted. "I do not even know who the exploding man is."
vote4nathan on May 7th, 2007 04:23 am (UTC)
"What if this exploding man isn't evil? Shouldn't we work to keep him safe also? Maybe the mission should be simply to find a way for this man to keep from exploding." Nathan offered calmly and then sipped at his coffee. "If we knew who he was, that is. Maybe he's already working on not exploding."
powered_otakupowered_otaku on May 7th, 2007 04:32 am (UTC)
"Yes, that would be good! I don't want anyone to die. I do not think he wants to hurt people unless he is the evil man. It would be good if no one exploded." Hiro takes a sip of his coffee and takes a bite out of his muffin. A few crumbs fall on his shirt and he brushes them hastily off. "How can one teach an exploding man how not to explode?"
vote4nathan on May 7th, 2007 02:54 pm (UTC)
Nathan sipped at his coffee again and lifted his shoulders in another slight shrug. "Perhaps it's simply an issue of control... mind of matter. Like how we... you chose not to do what you can or you chose to do it. Maybe meditation would help or... or I suppose I could take..." He leaned in and lowered his voice. "...take him into the air when he's supposed to explode."

He knew that doing that would kill him, but Peter had told him he could survive anything. He'd seen his brother come back from the dead. And killing just him, Peter would eventually get over. Killing a large amount of New York's population, Peter would have a problem with.
powered_otakupowered_otaku on May 7th, 2007 10:49 pm (UTC)
Hiro nods at all his suggestions. "I hope that exploding man is not brain man. I do not think that brain man would care if he hurt people."
vote4nathan on May 7th, 2007 11:16 pm (UTC)
"Plain man? Blain... brain man. Brrrain man." Nathan attempted to coach Hiro through the word 'brain'.
powered_otakupowered_otaku on May 8th, 2007 02:29 am (UTC)
Ando looks at Nathan rather disapprovingly.

"So dayo! Brain man needs to be stopped before he kills anyone else." Hiro leans towards him eagerly. "Have you heard anything about brain man?"
vote4nathan on May 9th, 2007 02:55 pm (UTC)
Nathan nodded slightly. "I've heard about him. Small details here and there. He almost killed my brother... twice." His tone completely sobers at the last sentence about his brother. "You think that you can kill this brain man?"
claire_rahrah on May 10th, 2007 12:17 am (UTC)
Packed and as ready as she was going to get to go stay with her uncle's kind of girlfriend, Claire was going a little stir crazy. This was her first time in New York and everyone was busy doing something, which left her on her own. Leaving a note for Peter, telling she was headed toward the coffee shop she'd been to a few times. Nothing a good latte couldn't help her with.

She stopped when she entered the door at seeing Nathan there, not sure what she was supposed to do in this situation. Pretend she didn't know him? Walking up to the counter to place her order, she decided on doing just that.
vote4nathan on May 10th, 2007 12:36 am (UTC)
Nathan spotted Claire almost the moment she entered the coffee shop. He bowed his head, not sure what to do. The coffee shop was busy, yes he was recognizable and had already heard and noticed whispers throughout the shop and people pointing in his direction. He didn't want to shun her though. She was his daughter. He quickly reminded himself that no one knew that but himself and Peter, Katherine and Sasha.

He hesitated and then turned to wave Claire down. "Claire." He lifted a corner of his lips in a small, half-smile and then looked back to Hiro. "Friend of the family." He said in explanation.
claire_rahrah on May 10th, 2007 01:05 am (UTC)
Claire paid for her coffee and turned at his voice. Funny, she'd know it anywhere now even if she didn't know him very well. She walked toward the table he was sitting at, taking a sip of her coffee.

"Hi...Nathan." They hadn't really talked about this type of situation, so she went with what seemed normal. If he called out to her in a crowded coffee shop that suggested he knew her. Right? "How are you?"
vote4nathan on May 10th, 2007 01:13 am (UTC)
"In between hoofing it. I'm going door to door today." Nathan told Claire. He glanced at Hiro and Ando. "Claire this is Hiro Nakamura and Ando... I didn't catch the last name. This is Claire."
powered_otakupowered_otaku on May 10th, 2007 01:25 am (UTC)
Both Ando and Hiro stare at her. Then, all of a sudden, Hiro turns to Ando and starts prattling off in Japanese.

"Honto da?"

"Kimi wa cheerl...You are cheerleader, yes?" Hiro bows a bit at her. "You are safe, yes?"
claire_rahrah on May 10th, 2007 01:35 am (UTC)
Claire blushed, tucking some hair behind her ear. "Uh," her eyes darted to Nathan. Who were these guys? How did they know who she was? "I'm fine. I'm not a cheerleader anymore, but thanks. I was just getting some coffee, waiting for your brother to pick me up."
powered_otakupowered_otaku on May 10th, 2007 01:37 am (UTC)
"Peter, yes? He is your brother? You are oniisan?"

"Older brother," Ando translates.
vote4nathan on May 10th, 2007 01:43 am (UTC)
Nathan's back went rigid, immediately on alert when Hiro and Ando began speaking and he didn't understand them. It had to be about Claire and he was immediately on the protective. When they mentioned the cheerleader, his brothers ravings from weeks ago came back to him. "She's safe with me." He said a little more harshly than he'd intended. "And yes, Peter is my younger brother."

Part of him didn't want Claire to have to be anymore a part of this than she already was. He wasn't sure he could stop it though. Mentally he was kicking himself yet again for mot making her go to Paris with his mother. "I guess Peter's late." He added in an attempt to sway the subject.
powered_otakupowered_otaku on May 10th, 2007 01:55 am (UTC)
Ando smiles. She's very pretty, but he also knows she's in highschool. He holds out his hand. "I am Ando Masahashi."
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powered_otakupowered_otaku on May 10th, 2007 01:46 am (UTC)
"Oh! That's good! You are important man. No one will hurt her now."
powered_otakupowered_otaku on May 10th, 2007 01:35 am (UTC)
Hiro shrinks back in his chair. He looks miserable because he really doesn't want to kill anyone, but he may very well have to. "I will do what I must."
vote4nathan on May 10th, 2007 01:44 am (UTC)
Nathan actually smirked at that around a nod. "It seems a lot of us are being pushed to do what we must lately. I can understand that."
powered_otakupowered_otaku on May 10th, 2007 01:48 am (UTC)
Hiro nods. "Important men must make hard decisions."
vote4nathan on May 10th, 2007 01:53 am (UTC)
"So I've been told... more than once." Nathan nodded and eyed the top of the table. He leaned forward on his elbows and lowered his voice. "Let me ask you... what if there is no way to stop this... explosion? We would need to keep the country in tact. I know it would be devastating but..." He shook his head. "I'm not sure what I'm trying to say."
powered_otakupowered_otaku on May 10th, 2007 02:00 am (UTC)
Hiro looks confused. "But we must try. If it happens, many people will die. If we fail, then we must do what we can to help survivors. But we must not fail."
claire_rahrah on May 10th, 2007 01:54 am (UTC)
Claire was glad the subject seemed to have been changed. She took a seat at the empty chair at the table and hoped that Peter would get there soon. In the meantime, she could just stay quiet, sip on her coffee and not do anything to embarrass Nathan.
powered_otakupowered_otaku on May 10th, 2007 01:58 am (UTC)
Ando smiles at her. "How did you get to New York? You were in Texas, yes?"
claire_rahrah on May 10th, 2007 02:23 am (UTC)
"I was. I'm just here for a little while. To thank Peter for helping me in Texas." That was vague enough, right? She should never have come here, she should have just stayed at the house and bided her time until Peter got there. It's not like there weren't parts of the house she could have explored instead.
powered_otakupowered_otaku on May 10th, 2007 03:22 am (UTC)
"That is very nice of you. I'm glad he saved you. The brain man came after you, didn't he?"
claire_rahrah on May 10th, 2007 03:40 am (UTC)
She spilled some of her coffee at the mention of Sylar. That was who he was asking her about, wasn't it? Who else would be brain man?

"Yeah, yeah, he did," she said simply, reaching for a napkin to clean up the mess she made before it dripped on Nathan's suit or something.
powered_otakupowered_otaku on May 10th, 2007 04:05 am (UTC)
"I'm happy you escaped him. It would be very sad to have not met you."