heroesvs week 6 : character vote : Peter Petrelli
Peter dies for the first time in Odessa, Texas, bones broken and splintered. It’s a quick death, not one he wanted, but he thinks the sacrifice is worth it.
Save the cheerleader, save the world. The words become engrained in him after that, even after she learns to save herself.
He puts a gun in her hand so she can kill him again if she has to. Then he sees a vision of the future where she does. The irony of it doesn’t escape him, but he’s not laughing about it. He just does his best to change it.
When his father dies, he’s the one behind the trigger. But Sylar is the bullet, and it’s the second Petrelli he’s killed, even if the first is still walking around.
The third is Nathan.
Peter’s died more times than he can count, he’s watched people he loves die over and over again, he’s watched strangers and friends die slowly while he wears a nurses uniform, he’s seen strangers die fast while he wears the white polo of an EMT.
But he doesn’t think he really understands it until he buries his brother.