November 13th, 2012


Fic: The third who walks always beside you 11/18

Title The third who walks always beside you 11/18
Author apolesen
Fandom X-Men First Class
Pairings Erik Lehnsherr/Charles Xavier/Gabrielle Haller, in all possible combinations.
Beta cicero_drayon
World count of chapter 3286
Word count of entire fic 94 000
Rating/warnings NC-17. Sexual situations, mental illness, professional misconduct, period homophobia, ableism and racism as well as casual misogyny, discussion of genocide and sexual abuse.
Disclaimer Marvels owns it, not I.
Summary After a chance meeting, the recently reunited mutant school-master and leader of the Brotherhood both become fascinated by Gabrielle Haller, a human who has demons of her own to fight. As Erik finds himself pulled between his mutant identity and his human heritage, Charles wrestles with his own ethical code and his attraction to his friend. The innocent distraction between the three of them rapidly grows more complicated and, ultimately, altogether more sinister.
Author’s notes I’m not dead! This chapter is rather short, but there’s two much longer ones being betaed at the moment, so I think it’s safe to say that we’re back in business.

There was spring in the air.

[fic] the recklessness of water - pg

Title: The Recklessness of Water
Author: pocky_slash
Characters: Charles/Erik
Rating: PG
Length: ~1500
Summary: A shared prison, a shared fantasy, and a quiet night. It's been fifty years, but for Charles and Erik, it still all comes down to that beach.

Notes: Based roughly on this image and listening repeatedly to Ingrid Michaelson's cover of REM's "Nightswimming." Thanks to brilligspoons and pearl_o for looking it over ♥
Title from a line from Ingrid Michaelson's cover, which is a slight misquote from the original version of the song. (And if you think I didn't agonize over which to use and change it twice, it's only because you don't know me.)

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