Title: Life After
Characters/Pairings: Sandra/Bennet, Lyle, Claire
Spoilers/Warnings: Through 2x9 “Cautionary Tales” and then AU, implied drug use
Written for:apckrfan in the rare_heroes Sekrit Santa Exchange, with the prompts: 1) Would love to see why Sandra's still loyal to Noah and standing by him after finding out he'd altered her memories for a long while. 2) They clearly care for one another, I'd like to see that come through even if it's a gen fic. 3) And well, what would a fic involving Sandra be without involving Mr. Muggles.
Disclaimer: Heroes and all its characters belong to Tim Kring, NBC, and their affiliates.
Summary: “There are things that we don't want to happen but have to accept, things we don't want to know but have to learn, and people we can't live without but have to let go.” ~Anonymous
A/N: Many thanks to indyhat for an awesome beta.
AN: Heartfelt thanks to fantasticpants, who read at least five drafts of this story and asked the question “Why now?” without which this fic would never have come to be, and to indyhat, who provided both an excellent beta and inspiration.