With or Without You
5 May 2015
Written for the following prompt:
Charles does well in Erik's class and isn't particularly attracted to his teacher or males.
Erik is helplessly attracted to Charles, his intelligence, his kindness, his looks. He struggles hard with himself but finally calls Charles to his office and threatens to mark down his work if Charles doesn't submit to Erik.
Charles isn't completely without options. But the thing is, any of these actions will unavoidably cost Erik his reputation and job. Despite what he is asking of Charles, Charles still greatly respects Erik as a good though strict teacher and doesn't want to ruin his life.
So when Erik won't budge after Charles tries to talk his way out, Charles gives in.
- Part 1 of With or Without You
29 Nov 2016
O, God, he’d made a terrible mistake. Whatever he’d expected to find here, Erik was still Erik, a man he’d moved continents to avoid. In retrospect, that felt like a rather good idea...
Four years after Charles walked away from Professor Lehnsherr, the two meet again for a drink.
Because things are better the second time round, aren't they?
- Part 2 of With or Without You