They exist as bodies in the space between heartbeats now, as lifelines adrift in the reckoning.
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10 Oct 2018
How Erik saved Charles's life, on a cold night in the ocean. For the "backwards" challenge at fan_flashworks.
“There’s nothing down here,” Erik says, the words vibrating up from within the depths of his chest beneath Charles’ ear and cheek, “nothing but death.”
After Magneto of an X2-ish future succeeds in the unthinkable, Charles sends his consciousness back to 1962 to guide Erik away from the path that will lead to the genocide of the human race forty years hence.
Charles knows that Erik has always loved him, and intends to use this knowledge + sex to seduce Erik away from his ideals in his youth.
There's no way this well-thought-out, sensible, debugged and 100% bulletproof plan can possibly go wrong.
- Part 1 of Timeline
Magneto dies on a Wednesday afternoon. He's come to terms with what he's been and what he's done, but as he follows his guide through the underworld towards his final destination, he's forced to confront the figures of his past and answer the question they all have for him: if he could do it all again, would he do things differently? And even if he would, does he have it in him to trust Charles Xavier enough to get the second chance he's being offered?