X-Men Fic Recs Jan 1-5
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.
“Apple Seeds” by pprfaith - a short fic which paints an image of what it means to have telepathy as a power whilst simultaneously having Erik Lehnsherr as a boyfriend. Angst.
“Work of Progress” by ecarian - an AU fusion which has Erik as a vigilante and Charles as the artist who patches him up when he’s injured. Feautures absentminded!Charles and ridiculouslycynical!Erik.
“Souls” by trolllogicfics - a gen fic which is gen like the movie was. Which is to say probably not. Erik steals souls, until it comes time for him to steal Charles’. And then Charles decides to steal Erik. A very cool fantasy parallel to the movie.
“Replay” by Unforgotten - a hi-la-rious fix it where an older Charles places his consciousness on his younger self’s body and decides to seduce an equally young Erik Lehnsherr to the side of good by softening him up with sex and bludgeoning his ideals during the cuddling time. Except they just keep having sex. (Note: I kept typing chess instead of sex wtffff)
“So Don’t Be afraid To Let Them Show” by citizenjess - Trans!fic where Charles Xavier was born Charlotte Xavier. Plays along as if this was the movie was behind the scenes, and beautifully lays out the kind of person Charles is as a result of being truly different in a time bludgeoning people to be the same.
“Chronognosis” by abiotropy - fusion with The Time Traveller’s Wife, where Erik meets Charles in different times, but nothing changes for the both of them. The ending is a killer, both in terms of awesomeness and soulcrushingness. Be warned, but still tread, ‘cause it’s worth it.
“Omega” by apokteino - an AU where all mutants live in Genosha, a state more powerful, it seems, than all the world combined, and mutants born in other places are sent off there after they are tested for the mutant gene. Charles’ parents, who love him so, make sure he stays with them, and Charles grows up without knowing any other mutant. Until…
“Little Birds” by anonymous - an AU where Charles is a dove and Erik is a falcon, and when they first meet, Erik wants to eat Charles up… literally. To accurately describe: X-Men: First Class if everyone lived as birds.
“Guilty by Association” by Regann - WIP - an AU where Erik Lehnsherr is a detective and Charles Xavier is the investigative journalist Erik thinks is an escort… but still falls in love with. There’s a murder, and Erik really wants to know why Charles has a picture of the rich and famous Brian Xavier in his house.
“The Fine Print” by minarchy - WIP - an AU where Charles runs a rare bookstore (and repairs books) and is not as financially secure as he usually is, living with his sister and people they have LITERALLY picked up off the streets. Erik Lehnsherr has two children, no wife, and is gorgeously German, and Charles so wants to hit that.
and that’s it for this week! I hope you guys enjoy the recs. I’d like to point out that dates are indicative of when I read them, not when they were published. Follow my twitter for daily updates (as well as fic recs from other fandoms) and my DW for bi/tri weekly updates!