X-Men First Class Cherik Fic Recs March 1 - April 4
As you all know, I have a twitter feed for daily recs, and a DW for a bi/tri-weekly list. However, for tumblr accessibility, I also have a tumblr rec just for the X-Men fics, because apparently I can’t get enough of this fandom. Jan 1-5 here | Jan 5-10 here | Jan 10-15 here | Jan 15-25 here | Jan 25-Feb 1 | Jan 5-10 here | Jan 10-15 here | Jan 15-25 here | Jan 25-Feb 1 | Feb 1-14 | Genre: Angst | Feb 14 - Mar 1 | Telepathy focus recs | Trilogy verse recs | Top 20 Favourite Fics Part 1
“Everyday Love in Stockholm” - THIS FIC IS COMPLETE OH MY GOD MY LIFE IS GREAT
“I Don’t Want To Wake Up On My Own Anymore” - Erik thinks it’s disturbing how easily Charles lets his guard down. (Or, four times Charles fell asleep on Erik and one time Erik fell asleep on Charles.) [fic summary]
“Paralyzer” - Suddenly one of my favourite fics of all time, this fic is an Alternate Universe where both Erik and Charles are in law enforcement, Erik a jaded detective and Charles an FBI profiler, working together to catch a mutant killer.
“The Feel-Good Drag” - PWP - Erik and Charles have a sort of… bet going on.
“Sacrifice” - PWP - Erik is the sacrificial lamb to a culture who sacrifices in much nicer ways than most.
“More Than You Think You Are” - Warnings: non-con - “You and I, we can help Erik. You can take away his memories. Take away his pain. Make him happy. Together, we can bring the humans to their knees.”
“Trust” - The aftermath of the Cuban Beach in a reality where Erik and Raven stay.
“Wake Up and Smell The Pancakes” - The Erik who left and the one who didn’t, suddenly living each others’ lives.
“The Dating Game” - Charles and Raven have a silly competition at a bar, and Erik saves Charles from being the loser.
“Building Bridges” - When Erik met Charles, it wasn’t love at first sight. It wasn’t love at second sight either. Actually, it takes a hell of a lot of looking before Erik is ready to admit that maybe, just maybe, the guy’s alright. [fic summary]
“Beneath The Surface” - Erik is kind of a wereshark except not really a were because he can transform at will, and Charles is the marine biologist who loves him.
“Sex and Telepathy” - Charles has sex with Audrey Hepburn, but the important part is when he has sex with Erik.
“Winter In July” - Fluff fic featuring little Ororo Munroe holding Erik hostage in the Xavier mansion.
“Downtown” - Pretty Woman AU with Erik as the really really attractive prostitute Charles accidentally picks up. It’s true what they say - romance is literally around the corner!
“Not-so Good Advice” - Charles’ childhood shows itself in tiny ways, but it becomes obvious with time.
“Neither Rhyme nor Reason” - A Stark Trek AU where Erik is a Vulcan and Charles is a half betazoid half human telepath. It is, of course, awesome.
“1 2 3 4 Tell Me That You Love Me More” - Gen -Raven on Charles, and everything he will always mean to her.
“Condonare” - Part of a series - Hannibal meets a telepath named Charles Xavier, who, despite himself, he grows attached to.
“Lightning In a Cloudless Sky” - Part of a Series - Millions of years in the future, Charles Xavier still has a habit of taking in strays. This time, however, instead of a mansion he has a spaceship.
“Exegesis” - WIP - Erik had heard legends of it, Babylon the abomination, the home to those who denied the godhead of En Sabah Nur. Sebastian had gone on endlessly about the City and the heretics who had protected it, loving descriptions from the chronicles and his own imagination concerning the destruction visiting upon it and how the Savieri had been made to pay for their blasphemy and had perished along with the humans they sheltered. [summary from fic]
“No Thanks, Atticus Finch” - WIP - Erik and Charles are two lawyers on either sides of a divorce case. Except it’s not that simple.
“Burn The World and Build On The Ashes” - WIP - Warnings: character death - Erik is brutal, despite having achieved his vengeance, and after Charles is shot on the beach, makes choices that separate him and Charles. When Charles keeps popping up and trying to foil his plans, however, Erik decides he’s had enough.
“The Deconstruction of Falling Stars” - WIP - Erik is a turian, and even though I really don’t know what that means, the fic makes it believable anyway.
“History Repeating” - WIP - honestly one of my favourite fics this fic explores Charles and Erik throughout different time periods, telling their stories, both solemn and heartwarming, humorous or tragic. From their caveman days to what may be 1962.
“Mind The Change” - WIP - Alpha/omega verse where alphas are rare, with absolutely no civil liberties. It’s only natural that most of them try to run. Erik is part of a special task force that retrieves them. One day, he is requested by Raven Darkholme to retrieve her omega brother.
“Omega Online” - WIP - “It’s hopeless,” Charles says. “I’m too distracted. Usually when I feel like this I just go to a bar and get drunk and find some nice alpha—” Charles breaks off as Erik enters the room, his furious expression evidence he’s definitely overheard that last bit. Charles wonders if maybe he’s getting an eye twitch of his own. “And ask him to escort me home,” he continues seamlessly, “as it is of course quite dangerous at night, and I would not wish to be mugged.” [excerpt]
“O Captain, My Captor” - WIP - Charles is sold to slavery by his parents when they can’t pay their debt, and he is given to Erik Lehnsherr, a pirate, who then proceeds to try and beat the fight out of him. Except in the moments where he’s almost tender.
“Space Jam” - WIP - Prince Charles Xavier is Deputy Commander of the TEF Heartsteel and the newest mission they’ve been assigned starts out less than desirable and quickly goes downhill from there. It’s alright, though, he’ll cope. It doesn’t help, though, that he’s in unrequited love with his best friend and Commander of the Heartsteel, War-Prince Erik Lehnsherr. [fic summary]
“Start a War” - WIP - Erik is an adroid whose model was recalled and destroyed years ago, so when Charles Xavier finds him, the least he could do was not turn him in to be destroyed.
“Put on a Slow, Dumb Show For You” - WIP - Charles owns a coffee shop, Erik is a corporate lawyer (and owns some really nice suits). Things get a bit hazy from there. [fic summary] Except of course Charles has trust issues and Erik really shouldn’t be trusted, and coffee shop owner and lawyer is really not an accurate job description.
(*) FUNNY THAT I WAS SO SLOW IN PUTTING THIS REC LIST UP THAT BY THE TIME I WAS DONE SOME FICS WHICH WERE WIP HAD BEEN COMPLETED.
at the table.
Charles always loved the idea of soulmates. He always thought it was wonderful that there might be someone out there that was made just for him. Other than the fact he was trying to forget the pain he endured as a child, he slept with so many women because he was hoping that one of them might be…
10 ships I will go down with:
9. Charles Xavier and Erik Lehnsherr [Cherik] [X-Men]