Beta: My darling friend and muse phionique and cyeager (who has yet to read it but who I am sure will do an amazing job)
Rating: PG-13 (Though some parts may be slightly offensive to people who don't like gay kisses in churches)
Warnings: Mentions of child abuse, angst, period specific homophobia, slight internalised homophobia, homosexuality in a church (though very very low key; the chaste kind), and colourful German swearing :D
Disclaimer: NOT MINE. NEVER MINE, GODDAMMIT. I could never be trusted with them; there'd be unicorns and big gay weddings EVERYWHERE.
Summary: Erik had always grown up with the shadows that marred his features; Shaw had said so from the day Erik had first shown any real interest in leaving his tower. But there was one blue eyed angel who believed otherwise. In his presence, Erik's cold dark tower seemed so bright. It almost seemed like Heaven's light.
From the Beginning
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