“Charles,” Erik says, and if his voice hits a pleading note then who can really blame him, “Charles, it’s me.”
It takes several longer moments before Charles musters up the strength to answer, breath stuttering horribly as he tries to breathe. He’s shaking, entire body trembling.
“Erik,” Charles says, his voice cracking, “Erik, I want to die.”
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08 Sep 2021
14 Sep 2021
The Xaviers, it was clear, were witches, and witches, the stern mothers of Graymalkin Lane told their wide-eyed children, were most definitely to be avoided.
Charles and Raven Xavier grow up knowing they are different from the people around them. For a long time they just have each other and that's enough. But being different can be a lonely thing - and sometimes, it also brings trouble.
An AU loosely based on Practical Magic.
Fandoms: X-Men (Alternate Timeline Movies), X-Men - All Media Types, X-Men (Movieverse), X-Men: First Class (2011) - Fandom
24 Jul 2021
How deep does Charles go when he sees into someone’s mind? How deep did the coin go when it went into his?
Deep enough to break him.
Erik has a purpose, a duty. But he can't stop dreaming of Charles. His search for answers can only lead back to the source... But what will he find when he gets there?
A tale of two monsters. A tale of redemption.
More detailed summary here. (Spoilers)
Charles is the son of Greek God Poseidon and Greek Goddess Aphrodite. He was to be known as the new God of the Sea and God of Beauty, but an act to save the love of his life takes his title.
After disrupting the natural order to save Erik’s life, Poseidon curses them. Every 18-35 years Charles will meet a reincarnation of Erik and the curse will take his life away after confessing his love. Charles tries to avoid their meeting but Fate keeps bringing them back together, and Erik always dies at the hands of Charles.
It’s the year 1962 and it’s been 32 years since Erik’s last death. Charles doesn’t meet him again until he hears about the powerful mutant fighting for mutant rights. This time, Erik is different. He was always human in his past lives, but in this life, he’s a mutant. It only proves Charles must stay away. He can’t take Erik Lehnsherr away from the mutants who need him.
Unfortunately, you can’t deny Fate. It’s beyond your control.
15 Sep 2021
He had never thought, even for a moment, that Jordie might be alive. And so he had never imagined what this might be like. The miracle. The return. He supposed he was dimly aware of the fact that it should have been joyful. It should have been a cause for celebration. It shouldn’t have felt like it was tearing him apart at the seams. Like all of his work — on himself, with Inej — was coming unravelled in the span of a single day. Like he might drown in it all, finally, dragged down in its undertow and swept out on the tide.
Or, Kaz and Jordie each believe the other to be dead. When they're proved wrong, it's less a joyful reunion and more an opening of old wounds. Kaz holds his sanity together with both hands. The Crows do what they can to help. But the Barrel never sleeps, and they still have enemies out in the dark.
//A fic dealing with Rietveld brothers angst & healing, Dirtyhands, vengeance, & backstory trauma, and Kaz's relationships with the other Crows and feelings of loneliness after the end of Crooked Kingdom.
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17 Aug 2021