Title: Age Difference
Characters: Nathan Petrelli, Peter Petrelli
Rating: PG
Warnings: None
Word count: 100
Setting: Pre-season. Peter is 17, Nathan is 29.
Summary: A nosy stranger watches Peter and Nathan interact, coming to the wrong conclusion.

Nathan rolled his eyes and let his expression fall to bored as the teenaged Peter walked off to the concession stand. An older woman leaned against the boardwalk railing nearby and observed, "You're really good with him."

Nathan fixed his face immediately and turned. "Oh? Yeah, thanks."

"I don't see that often. You two have a real connection." Nathan nodded with a polite, leave-me-alone smile, but she continued, "My husband never did have that with our son."

Nathan blinked, realizing what she was insinuating. "He's not my son. We're brothers!" Do I look that old? Jesus, I'm not even thirty!