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06 November 2007 @ 01:06 pm
[ficlet] Moral Clarity, Part I (gen, M3, G)  
Posting this because it is sticking in my craw and preventing me from continuing chapter 4. It is *gen* M3. There is no Matthinderness in this.

Title: Moral Clarity, Part I
Author: tiptoe39
Rating: G (PG for mood, maybe?)
Summary: Mohinder seeks moral clarity.

It wasn't just because of the strange heaviness of the gun at his side that Mohinder felt weighed down. He had come here, to the Company, with absolute moral clarity: They had played him for a sap, used Molly shamelessly, spied on hundreds-- maybe thousands-- of people who were guilty of nothing but evolution. It had been easy to say yes to Bennet's plan.

But now everything was confused. If Bennet's daughter was the key to curing Niki-- indeed, she might be the key to curing all of the world's diseases-- wasn't that worth the invasion of privacy? In the end, wasn't the Company just trying to save lives? And yet he imagined himself in Bennet's position and anger swelled inside him. He'd be damned if he'd allow anyone-- be it Bob or Matt or anyone-- to use his daughter, even to save the world.

Perhaps if he saw Molly things would be clearer. There was something about her sweet face that cleansed his soul. But these days it didn't help much even to see her-- she was dwarfed by the enormity of the bed that seemed to swallow her, by the equipment and the electrodes. The sparkling eyes from which he used to draw so much strength could no longer open to inspire him. Still, an unconscious Molly was better than no Molly at all, and Mohinder found his pace quickening as he approached the door to her room.

So with the gun and his doubts already weighing heavily on him, the sinking feeling at seeing the bed empty threatened to take him right through the floor.

He muttered a string of curses. A million nightmare scenarios spawned, snarling, in the back of his mind. The Company had taken advantage of the confusion to snatch her away. Maury had kidnapped her, not just mentally but physically this time. Niki had hallucinated that Molly was her son and fled with her in tow. It was too much. Mohinder punched the doorframe.

"You're gonna break it."

His heart stopped. Then it filled with helium. The weight of the past few days dissolved into nothing. He whirled.

Two smiling faces greeted him. And his sweet child flew into his arms with a giggle, and all was right with the world once more.

Her weight tugging against his chest was more beautiful than anything he'd ever felt. A sense of absolute moral clarity washed over him. Nothing was righter than this, the knowledge that the most important person in his life was safe, happy, and going home with him tonight. He'd protect that, no matter what dark alliances he had to make, no matter what devils he had to deal with.

Matt smiled at him from behind Molly's curtain of strawberry blonde strands, and Mohinder smiled back warmly. There was a confidence to Matt's posture that hadn't been there before, and Mohinder was glad for him, for whatever had happened to make him stand up so straight, smile so readily.

"Shall we?" Even his voice was different.

Mohinder eased Molly back in his arms so he could look at her face. There was the sparkle in the green eyes he'd been searching for. "Absolutely," he answered, his eyes locked into hers. "Let's go home."

There may or may not be a Part ii, and depending how I'm feeling, if there is a part iii, part iii MAY be slash, or it may be gen, depending...
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ilsaluvsrickilsaluvsrick on November 6th, 2007 10:02 pm (UTC)
Fucking A, why didn't this happen on the show?

Seriously, I was yelling at Mohinder "Go check on your daughter before you open your big fat mouth!"
Renée: Mohinder/Molly. HugSquee!rogueslayer452 on November 6th, 2007 10:57 pm (UTC)
This fits so perfectly from last night's episode, so utterly adorable in the end. Nice exploration with Mohinder's inner thoughts and moral conflicts, and so very much like him and you got his characterization down pat. I kind of wished we'd seen a reunion of all three of them, though. But oh well, that's what these stories are for yes?

With Molly and Matt now, all better and their problems resolved, what else does he need? :) Loved it. ♥
Danisummerkins on November 9th, 2007 04:26 am (UTC)
hjdjahf AMAZING. I love it, it's so....canon!