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30 January 2008 @ 02:46 pm
[ficlet] Seduced by Moonshine (PG)  
Title: Seduced by Moonshine
Author: tiptoe39
RAting: PG for tommy guns and pinstriped suits.
Summary: An anachronistic, historically inaccurate AU. Matt pounds the beat in Chicago, trying to keep law in order in a town of gangsters and bootleggers...

Matt awoke to the disconcerting realization that he couldn't move his hands. His arms were bound tight behind a wooden barrel. The whole place smelled sick with alcohol, and the basement concrete was cold and damp beneath his legs.

He vaguely remembered the chaotic shootout and the barrel of his gun going silent and obstinate. Then there was the choke of a strong arm and a growl in his ear, and everything went quiet.

Now, as his eyes adjusted to the dimness, he was able to make out the gleaming silver tip of a cane. He followed the length of it upward to the gentle, dark hand that held it, then to the diamond cufflinks (just one would pay his salary for a year) and pinstriped suit, then up to the deceptively angelic face framed with dark curls and a bowler hat.

"'Moonshiner' Suresh," he muttered.

"My given name is Mohinder," the man said, taking a few steps toward him. "That nickname is one you police bestowed upon me. I rather prefer the one my mother gave me."

"Does she know what you've become?" Matt challenged, hoping the gangster had revealed a weak spot.

No such luck. "And what is that?" Mohinder laughed. His smile was dazzling. "A successful, legitimate businessman?"

"For the love of Pete, 'Moonshiner.' How can you say that in this place? Take a whiff."

"I assure you," Mohinder said, coming to stand just above him and leaning his free hand on the top of the barrel that held Matt prisoner, "this is all purely medicinal alcohol. For sterilization purposes. I am also a doctor, remember?"

That was his other nickname, Matt remembered. Doctor to the Mob. Any number of unsavory characters had been seen entering and leaving his clinic, which he claimed was a public service. Sure, if you had a bullet wound or a knife in your back. He hadn't heard about many cases of mothers taking their kids there when they had the flu.

Matt took advantage of the moment to hook his leg around the end of the silver-tipped cane, yanking hard and toppling Mohinder to his knees beside him. He leaned forward as far as his bonds would allow. "I'm going to bring you down, Suresh," he sneered.

"You just did," smirked Mohinder. Their faces were inches apart, and through his frown Matt felt his heart speed up. He wished he had the use of his hands.

---Why? To punch him out? Or to grab him and kiss him?--

He tossed away the spare thought and glowered. "Mark my words, you'll be in jail when I'm done with you."

"So you've made annoyingly clear," breathed Mohinder, his face flushed by the fall. His eyes kept falling to Matt's mouth. "Why do you think I've brought you here, Officer? Use that detective's mind of yours. Why didn't I just have the Zombie kill you? I know I'm dying to find out if he really eats brains."

"Then it was Gray who grabbed me." Zane "the Zombie" Gray was a notorious hit man. He'd gotten his nickname after one too many corpses had been found with half their heads cut off. "Thanks for the confirmation. I always knew you ran with that crowd."

"Hardly admissible in a court of law, however," Mohinder pointed out. "Truly, I do worry about your qualifications sometimes. However are you to maintain law and order in this town if you can't even remember to get a decent handle on evidence before making your empty threats?"

He touched Matt's face. The hand was not just gentle but warm. Matt flushed. "But I like you, Officer. A good deal." He leaned even closer. Matt's pulse went into overdrive. The smirking mouth was so frustratingly close. "And a good deal," he went on, tilting his head to whisper into Matt's ear, "is what I'm willing to make you."

"And what kind of deal is that?" Matt was barely able to spit out the words. He was breathing in the scent of Mohinder and moonshine so rapidly that he thought he might be drunk already. His head was spinning.

"All this," Mohinder whispered. "Whatever you want, whenever you want it."

The words took their time in making sense. Matt hoped his captor didn't suspect what he'd thought for a shameful moment. "Booze," he sad weakly.

"That's right. For yourself. To keep. To sell at exorbitant prices. A lifetime of happiness, all yours for the taking."

Matt barked a harsh laugh, and Mohinder drew back as if struck. "Sorry, Doctor," Matt said with a triumphant grin. "But I'm immune to that particular temptation."

Mohinder stared at him for a moment, blankly. Matt felt a rush of excitement at his small victory. But then the leering smile returned. "I'll just have to find something else to tempt you with, then," he said as his lips captured Matt's in a hot kiss.

And Matt knew then what it was to be seduced by moonshine.


I have another anachronistic, historically inaccurate ficlet on the way. In this one, Mohinder is a representative of the Company...
a certain Company you probably already know about.

saavikam77: Matt/Mohinder - Minesaavikam77 on January 30th, 2008 08:14 pm (UTC)
Brilliant!! XD I love far out AUs like this; you can do so much with the characters!

"Moonshiner" Suresh. *groans* :p

Sorry I've been remiss in reviewing your other stuff. *is ashamed*
baby_werewolfbaby_werewolf on January 30th, 2008 08:17 pm (UTC)
I am such a retard today, I read "Moonshiner" as "Mohinder" and didn't get why Mohinder was saying he was Mohinder not Mohinder *facepalm*
Samanthorkleenexcow on January 30th, 2008 08:48 pm (UTC)
Moonshiner Suresh! Yaaaay. He's so hot in pinstripes.

A Company I know about? What, like Starbucks? Wal-Mart?

(That was not a zombie fic!!)
ilsaluvsrickilsaluvsrick on January 30th, 2008 09:13 pm (UTC)
Mmmm, Mohinder in pinstripes. I'm imagining Matt sounding like Bogie and looking all trenchcoated and rightously Elliot Ness-like. 'Tis verra, verra nice.

Dammit, I don't want to be a corporate schill anymore.(even though it's all hypothetical.)

Why can't I spend all my time reading and writing fic?
Artsy: Heroes: Mattinderhiddenfantasy on January 30th, 2008 09:30 pm (UTC)
Oooh, yeah. Mob!Mohinder is too hot for his own good. Mmm, pinstripes. And damn, Matt. I can totally see the whole scenario and what a lovely little picture I have in my head.
Carmexgirlcarmexgirl on January 30th, 2008 10:37 pm (UTC)
Ah ha ha ha brilliant! The cane just floored me! More way out AU fics please!
JLB: 1776-lolbaehj2915 on January 31st, 2008 12:12 am (UTC)

Moonshiner Suresh? I couldn't stop laughing. I'm still laughing... oh my god...

hahaha... moonshiner

*wipes away tear*

Also, I'd like to second Ilsa with the Mohinder in pinstripes= unbelievable GUH! Although if you've ever seen Jeeves and Wooster I have an idea of the type of hat he would where. Or at least, I want to see on him.

*loves costumes*

also, The Zombie? LOLZ!

~love from WI
Renéerogueslayer452 on January 31st, 2008 02:33 am (UTC)
This whole story? Made of awesome.

I'm not usually one for extreme AUs but this is an exception, because "Moonshine Suresh" just cracks me up and the Matt/Mohinder in this is deliciously hot. Especially when Mohinder is taking charge and being so dominating and seductions.

Also, Sylar as "the Zombie" is the best nickname ever. So fitting. XD
crystal_mkcrystal_mk on January 31st, 2008 03:38 am (UTC)
Whooo, I so just flashed to The Untouchables here and it was pretty awesome!

Mohinder as slightly bad guy (wherever did you get the idea?) but still so hot!

(Anonymous) on January 31st, 2008 04:28 am (UTC)
Mohinder in a Bowler Hat FTW.

I can't get that image out of my head. With his curls and everything? ya. Just awesome.
boudecia7boudecia7 on January 31st, 2008 05:43 am (UTC)
I have no idea where that came from, but it was hilarious! And still somehow hot at the same time. How do you do that? :D Genius!
carma_baby: goddesscarma_baby on January 31st, 2008 05:52 am (UTC)
imeru on January 31st, 2008 07:54 am (UTC)
Oh GOD, gangsta Mohinder's so hot. And... Moonshiner, that's so appropriate.
Ally, at your service!animegirl07 on January 31st, 2008 08:44 am (UTC)
Ditto imeru's comment. HOT Mohinder (not that he isn't on a regular basis).

Moonshine! Yup, I could get drunk off of that!

*goes off singing "Oh Be Joyful"*