Title: More Than All The World (The Werewolf’s Tale) (chapter 6 of probably 8) (chapter 5 here) (chapters 3 & 4 here) (chapters 1 & 2 here)
Rating: probably R by the end, but PG-13 for this bit, for discussion of Charles's less-than-ideal childhood, and some revelations about Erik's past, and also telepathic first kisses
Word Count: 9,729
Disclaimers: characters are not mine; only playing with them for fun! For sources, see the Notes.
Summary: an Erik/Charles story very loosely based on Marie de France’s 12th-century French werewolf tale, in which Erik is the man transformed into a wolf (he’ll get changed back by the end, it’s not that kind of story, though they very definitely do fall in love) and Charles is a king and eventually there’s a happy ending. Also, a villain’s nose gets bitten off.
Notes: I am using the Robert Hanning/Joan Ferrante translation of Marie’s lais for reference and English translation aid; the title, opening and closing quotes, and all chapter titles, come from that version of “Bisclavret”. Written for the xmen_tales fairy tale fun.
links to my LJ: (chapter 6 part one here) (chapter six part two here)