3 Works in Benny (Legion)
Fandoms: Legion (TV), X-Men - All Media Types
26 Oct 2021
In his attempt to save the world, David forced Switch to bring him back in time to before he was abandoned. If he could just change one little thing, it would all work out just fine. But it didn't go that way.
Appearing in the past alone, David was unable to support his own existence, forcing his body to explode into a swarm of goldfish. His mind, on the other hand, was able to survive only by taking refuge within the mind of his infant self. A mind which already had another suitor. But David isn't one for sharing, and within this other reality, he finally - finally - had his revenge on that parasitic monster. Leaving him to do as he pleased with his younger self.
In this case, he was very interested in taking over his body to, well, Save The World, but as it turns out, his younger self isn't too interested in being overtaken by some foreign body. But that can be changed, right?
In short, David went into the past to Fix things but instead accidentally took Farouk's place as the Demon In His Head. What follows is a story I'd called a Fuck-It, which branches into an AU-ish.
David always does whatever Benny says, and he always feels good when he does. And when Benny’s not around, Amahl takes what’s always been his.
- Part 1 of David/Farouk Fics
David, to despair and back again; or: the true story of how David ended up in Clockworks.
Spoilers for season 1, but set before the series starts. TW: canon attempted suicide, lots of bad thoughts.