luninosity said:

Prompts, you say? Cherik bookshop meeting fluff? either both customers, or someone works there, or whatever you'd like? <3

(Huge family stuff going on right now and I just suddenly no writing or internet time for a few days, but here’s ONE of the promised prompts fulfilled! More will come!)

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So where my brain went this immediately is You’ve Got Mail AU. Charles owns the cute little independent bookstore that he inherited from his beloved… sheesh, Charles doesn’t have many beloved relatives, but we’ll say his father. Raven works there with him part-time but it’s not her life the way it’s Charles’s. And Erik, of course, is the owner of the big soulless corporate bookstore opening up down the block. They’ve been email penpals for ages but never met.

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I’m so glad I have you to talk to about all this, Charles typed, prepared to minimize his latest email to EML152 at the first sign of a customer. My sister’s never loved the store in her bones the way I do. She can’t appreciate the way it feels to wonder if each storytime will be the last, to imagine strangers clearing out the shelves and repainting the walls of what is essentially my childhood home. Since you’re in a family business as well, I feel I can depend on you to understand. And — I add with a mean, shallow chuckle — to join me in insulting the character of a man who tried to befriend me with his right hand while putting me out of business with his left. THE NERVE!

"He’s back," Raven muttered, turning away from the new banner she was hanging to catch Charles’s eye.

Charles minimized the e-mail window and looked up; yes, there he was. Erik Lehnsherr of Helmet Books, walking into his homey little independent bookshop, with its bright colors and rich history, a place he in no way belonged, he with his cold gray eyes and the cold gray soul behind them.

He had his little twins with him again, just like when they’d first met. When he pretended to be just another customer, someone with weekend custody of his kids and possibly — he’d made Charles hope that he possibly — had an eye for blue-eyed bookshop owners. Charles took a deep breath and mustered a warm and cheerful welcome for the children, only turning frosty when they had scampered off to see the pop-up books.

"Look, Charles—"

"My friends call me Charles. You may call me Mr. Xavier."

Erik looked irritated, but underneath — underneath, if Charles didn’t know any better, he would have thought there was something else, some kind of true human emotion. “Mr. Xavier, then. I just… I want you to know that none of this is personal. I have nothing against you or your store. It’s business, that’s all.”

 

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buttinspectorkirby said:

:OOOOOOOOOOOO do it

VERY NSFW

Okay so the request here is basically double penetration Charles also giving oral. so. 

There is, Erik, Brandon from Shame (Fassbender), and David from Prometheus (Also Fassbender)

He wasn’t quite sure how he’d wound up like this… but it thrilled him. 

It thrilled him so much his stomach turned in on itself and his heart hammered almost painfully against his ribcage and he was grinning. Lying naked bound to the bed, flanked on each side by a fully dressed, devilishly handsome man. Erik at his left, running a hand down his side like he was some sort of caged animal.  

A very beautiful caged animal, Charles.’ Erik smirked softly, knowing Charles had heard him. 

On his right, A damn near perfect doppleganger Erik had found once in some seedy bar for this experiment who went by the name of Brandon, so far as Charles could tell from his mind.

And at his feet, cold eyes patiently staring there was a robot covered in flesh, programmed for the time being into Erik’s image, by the name of David. 

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Everything’s in alphabetical order, completed, and has a happy ending because sad endings are a no no. I was joking about it being badass; everything is generally happy. I hate sad fics.

IF YOU ARE A NEW CHERIK SHIPPER RECOVERING FROM XMFC OR DOFP OR JUST ANYBODY THAT NEEDS HAPPY FICS THIS IS FOR YOU.

But please do note that even though I said they’re generally happy, some will make your heart clench a bit, but in a really good way and the ending’s always happy!

This is my Ao3 if anybody is interested and all these are bookmarked there along with a few other stories I have yet to read. Also PM me if there’s anything you want to point out about this list.

* - Really recommend
** - Highly, highly recommend/I’ve read this more than once
crossed out - Shit I have to say about these fics

Chapter Stories

*Charles Xavier’s A+ Guide to Management (or, How to Completely Destroy Your Life Without Even Trying) by fro_baby

In which Charles and Erik run a newspaper, wrangle interns, outrun the feds, outwit multinational crime lord, get royally fucked over (twice), eat prawns, argue over comma errors, dodge (and fail to dodge) airborne projectiles, make many snarky remarks, drive around in the desert, fight, make up, fight again, and slowly (but surely) fall in love.

This may not sound like your kind of story but no matter your type you must read this.

*come as you are by scarlettblush

Hospital AU. The one where Charles unknowingly woos a coma patient with Pride and Prejudice. Years later, they meet again.

The Courtship by dvs

A story about a courtship that began five hundred years ago.

A Curious Carriage of Crystal and Cold by etharei

Charles, a miner from a poor village in the countryside, saves the life of Erik Lehnsherr, scion of a successful business family and the richest man on the planet Eisen. Charles is a telepath and somewhat anxious about it, while Erik abstains from relationships because the lights flicker and doors open and electronics vibrate when he gets too excited.

Also featuring a long-suffering sister, a foul-mouthed bodyguard, and a best friend with a heart that is definitely not gold.

In which there are princes, spaceships, long journeys, and old secrets uncovered. (An AU sci-fi fairytale)

This was thrown in for good measure, I haven’t finished it.

**If You Liked The Book, You’ll Hate The Movie by paperclipbitch

Modern-Day High School AU. It’s not until Hank realises half the class are glancing towards the back of the classroom with something like nerves and something like schadenfreude that he finds out Alex Summers is back.

*in the moonlight, on a joy ride by scarlettblush

Librarian AU. Charles is the young librarian and Erik is the college student who is completely besotted with him.

This is really good, I actually liked Shaw.

In The Punch Line by zamwessell (greencarnation)

Basically, Charles Xavier needs a date to his tenth high school reunion. Enter Erik Lehnsherr, Raven’s best friend, who happens to be a model and the new face of Calvin Klein.

**Lean On Me by SpiritsFlame

Ten years ago, Charles and Erik split up, dividing their six kids between them. None of them expect them to meet at summer camp. And no one could have predicted the results.

I’ve read this over four times. So. Good.

Let’s Go To Prison by mykkila09

Charles wouldn’t last one day in prison with the mouth on him. He leaned against the wall of their tiny cell. “I’m going to die, aren’t I?” he muttered to himself.

"No Charles," Erik said, coming closer, "I won’t let that happen to you," he trapped the smaller man against the wall with his hand and smiled predatorily at him, leaning in even closer. "I’ll offer you my protection," he trailed a finger down Charles’ face, "but you’ll have to give me something in return."

"Okay," Charles said on a whisper, closing his eyes and feeling as the other man brushed his nose past his cheek, almost as if he were smelling Charles—taking in his scent perhaps. A low moan came from the taller man, a rumbling from his throat, and Charles gasped slightly.

He just made a deal with the devil, didn’t he?

Not as serious or scary as it sounds, or how the tags make it sound, honest. It’s mainly humour and it’s actually adorable. Pretty much a black comedy?

**Made To Be Broken by Yahtzee

Charles makes a New Year’s Resolution:

“No more straight men,” Charles repeated as he began scrolling through the apartment directory for Emma’s name. “No more futility. No more pointless hoping and heartbreak. In 2013, I never want to hear the words ‘exception,’ ‘experimenting’ or ‘phase.’ If, God forbid, I hear ‘bicurious’ even once, I may take a hostage.”

Then he goes into the party, and Erik is there.

I’ve read this over and over again.

My Barbaric Darling by baehj2915

Erik is revivified caveman. Charles is the anthropologist(?) taking care of him. This is as ridiculous as it sounds. Romcom misunderstandings and prehistoric wooing ensues.

Our House, In The Middle Of The Street by clocks

Charles is a social worker who fosters troubled kids, and one day he meets Erik, an ex-convict, who reluctantly agrees to stay for only a while, but ends up staying for good and helping Charles to raise the kids. Awkward parenting ensues.

There’s a reason why this is the second most popular Cherik fic on Ao3.

Paper Monsters by clocks

Charles meets Erik Lehnsherr, his favorite novelist of all time at a coffee shop, but doesn’t know it’s him, and Erik just criticizes his own writing in front of his biggest fan.

Same author as above. Just as awesome.

**Shop Space by caradee

Charles and Erik break up but still meet at their favorite coffee shop and manage a completely friendly relationship. The kids who work the coffee shop don’t understand it, Charles’ overprotective twin brother doesn’t understand it, and even Charles doesn’t understand it. Then, Erik shows up with a new date, someone who seems to be everything that Charles is not.

How will the Professor handle the surprising heartbreak that comes seeing Erik with someone else?

I’ve read this over and over again.

*Space Jam by pangea

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.

Even if you don’t like sci-fi this is a really good story and was very fun to read.

Long one-shots

Despicably Yours by Cesare, veryorangecat

Erik Lehnsherr, AKA Magneto, is a supervillain without equal… except maybe one: Charles Xavier, AKA Professor X, AKA Erik’s next door neighbor. When their competition heats up, Erik decides the only way to get ahead is to adopt four mutant orphans to infiltrate Charles’s mansion.

Things don’t go as planned.

This is a fusion of X-Men: First Class with the adorable animated film Despicable Me, but should comfortably stand alone!

Does not have enough recognition. And the art just fits in so perfectly and it’s just as adorable as the fic itself!

**Doing Something for Yourself by Pookaseraph

Erik is a hard working engineer and single dad, Charles runs a local Community Center where Wanda and Pietro spend their time after school. Erik accidentally makes Charles’ acquaintance one Wednesday evening when he’s running late from work. Erik has no idea if he stands a chance with his new acquaintance, but that isn’t going to keep him from falling for the guy.

One of my favourite kidfics.

Drifting Apart Without You by Krasimer

Erik Lehnsherr has been apartment hunting, trying to find that one amazing place. He needs it to be furnished, well lit, with a good view as an added bonus.

He does find a place. Too bad that it’s already got a tenant.

A ghost by the name of Charles.

So good. Honestly, it deserved more hits and comments and kudos and whatnot.

**Finally Moving by zarah5

In which Erik is the son of servants, Charles is the son of aristocrats, and hedgehogs make repeated appearances. — Modern AU that is clearly inspired by Atonement (minus most of the angst, that is).

Barely any angst. I personally don’t think it’s anything like Atonement except maybe for the library sex??

**First Impressions by sirona

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a spouse — or the nearest set of curtains to hide behind, if you were to believe Mr Charles Xavier. Little does he know that he himself will soon put test to that very truth.

A must read for me, but I am slightly biased as I’m a huge Austen fan and P&P is probably my favourite Austen novel.

**Humane Society by smilebackwards

Once Erik finally allows himself to decide that Charles is pretty much the best thing since sliced bread, he spends the next week being incredibly bitter that he’s Charles’ cat and not his boyfriend.

I’ve read this so many times it’s just so adorable.

**Not So Much the Teacup by thehoyden

“Charles is basically the bride whisperer. It’s like he can read their minds.” (wedding planner AU)

Guys, just don’t think and read it. Do it!

**write this number down (you can call it anytime) by pocky_slash

When Erik upsets his children, they have a habit of running away from home—and straight to Charles’ school for cookies and consolation. Charles doesn’t mind the visitors, but as they appear more and more frequently, he realizes that sooner or later, he and Erik are going to have to talk about what happened on the beach and what it means for their future and the future of Erik’s children.

One of the best kidfics in my opinion.

you follow and i’ll lead by pearl_o, pocky_slash

When Charles discovers how frustrated and self-conscious his best friend Erik is about his ignorance about sex, he’s eager to volunteer to help teach him and practice. Charles might not have any more direct experience than Erik, but he does have a telepath’s mind full of accidentally picked-up fantasies and memories, as well as knowledge of a few dirty books - and more importantly, he’s been madly in love with Erik for years. This seems like a brilliant, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that he can’t pass up.

Now he just needs to manage to keep his feelings in check, and not ruin their friendship forever.

*Zweiundachtzig by Dow

Modern AU. Erik M. Lehnsherr is a private man, a jeweler that’s just looking for a studio to work in. But floorspace in New York is limited, so he ends up sharing a space with a beautiful mutant painter named Raven. Above them is a huge furry blue physicist, i.e. Mad scientist, and a glassblower that breaks half of what he makes when he starts laughing.

Drawn into their intricacies, Erik finds himself not only with friends but something that’s starting to frighteningly resemble a family. Then enter one, Charles Xavier; geneticist, lecturer, telepath, and mutant rights activist. Suddenly Erik is faced with dealing with a past he’s trying to forget and feelings he’s never had before.

One-shots

**5 Ways Logan Fixed Everything (Like a Boss) by Starlingthefool

What would have happened if Charles and Erik had managed to recruit Logan?

(In which Logan solves everyone’s problems through snark and BAMFery.)

Best fix it ever. I love this story and I’m not a big fan of fix its.

*Axis On A Tilt by Clocks

In which Erik takes long motorcycle rides and tries to pretend he is not in love with his best friend, who is getting married.

Yes, yes, yes.

*Colleagues by darjeelingsecondflush

Q and James watch with amusement the awkward mutual seduction of consulting Dr. Charles Xavier and agent 004 Erik Lehnsherr of MI6.

Holy shit, I love this crossover.

Diamagnetism by cherryfeather

Erik ran a hand through his hair bemusedly, walking back across the lawn. He’d find the look of mildly crazed confusion on Charles’s face hilarious if what he’d just done weren’t so much more important. “It was like I threw myself away from Alex—and then before I hit the ground, I caught myself. I was hovering.”

Charles groaned in disbelief, burying his face in his hands and resting his elbows on the window casement.

"Stop that."

Erik discovers a new power during a training accident. Charles is really only mildly hysterical, honestly.

Fluff thrown in for good measure.

Feline Persuasion by Unforgotten

When Charles looks down at his wristwatch and realizes he’s been going on about catnip brands for at least ten minutes, he realizes several other things too: he is officially a crazy cat person now. And he is never going to get laid again.

*If You Say the Word, I Could Stay with You by Black_Betty

Erik has a well thought out plan of attack when it comes to marriage proposals.

Of course, the best-laid plans…

One of the best proposal fics, seriously.

*never been so alone; never been so alive (la douleur exquise) by afrocurl

Erik’s wedding was meant to be an ending and then it wasn’t. Then it was a beginning of something else entirely.

Based off of Axis on a Tilt. Both are amazing and obviously a favourite as they both made this masterpost.

Order Up by ikeracity

Charles has a terrible habit of multitasking, and that is probably why he absentmindedly tells the pizza man that he loves him when hanging up.

Then the pizza man says it back. And Charles is pretty much smitten from there.

Popular for a reason. Pretty sure it was based off a popular text post.

**Raven’s Dad Has Got It Goin’ On by kayceeagitate

Erik’s only staring because he likes the car that belongs to the hot young dad of a classmate of his kids’, he swears. Wanda and Pietro don’t believe him for a second. Enter Raven and a plan.

Simple and Uncomplicated by Pookaseraph

Erik and Charles had been fuck buddies for some, but when Charles is in an accident he figured their relationship would be over. Erik’s visit to his bedside in the hospital changes his assumptions even as he has trouble believing Erik is sincere.

Your Father’s Daughter by ConsultingWriter

Wanda proves just how much she takes after Erik.

Pietro reeled back before leaning back in “They didn’t tell you what happened? Wanda got in a fist fight and totally wailed on this guy, I mean, on one hand I feel kinda embarrassed for him, but it was so epic.”

Erik’s eyebrows shot to his hairline. Wanda got in a fight? That was….surprising, to say the least. Wanda tended to take after Charles in temperament and preferred talking to violence.

Oh look, another adorable kidfic,

*Walking After Midnight (Searching For You) by TurtleTotem

Charles likes to talk walks around his apartment complex late at night when he gets caught up with homework and over stressed. Also, maybe, because he likes to lurk a little bit on the insomniac from A32 who sits on his patio/blacony at odd hours with headphones and a cigarette. One day he’ll muster up the courage to talk to him - preferably during daylight.

Gorgeous.

You Won’t Need a Hero by Pangea

Charles is just a regular, boring guy with regular, boring problems—like having a very unfortunate crush on his boss.

As it turns out, his boss isn’t quite who he appears to be.

Series

The kitten!verse by Ren

Modern AU in which Charles and Erik are flatmates. Charles studies psychology and likes tea and chess and keeps bringing home stray kittens, and Erik lets him because he’s maybe perhaps a little bit sort of in love with him.

*Erik Lehnsherr’s Guide to Parenting by keire_kei

Erik is Alex’s father and Charles teaches Hank. (my summary)

*Daycare ‘Verse by brilligspoons, pocky_slash

A modern AU in which Charles runs a mutant daycare and Erik is his long-suffering engineer boyfriend.

There’s a reason why this is so popular. It’s so fluffy!

(change the pace and just go slow) by cm (mumblemutter)

A trilogy of one-shots that depict Erik and Charles over the many, many years they’ve known each other. Slightly bitter, but it’s much more sweet. Mainly fluff. (my summary)

Humane Society by smilebackwards

The first one-shot is already on the list, but there’s a sequel and the two come together as both are equally as adorable. (my summary)

*Life of an Engineer by ximeria

Erik is an engineer working for Tony Stark and Charles is a client, who happens to be a close friend of Tony’s. First in the series is called Building Bridges. I read it right after making this list and knew that I just had to add it to this. (my summary)

Awesome Authors

ikeracity | pocky_slash | pangea | clocks | yahtzee | black_betty | myinfinitethoughts | pearl_o | Unforgotten | nekomuse | Pookaseraph | afrocurl | kageillusionz | smilebackwards | ConsultingWriter | luninosity | thehoyden

I find it very interesting that most people who ship Cherik see Erik as the top & dominant/sexual one and Charles as the bottom & emotional virgin. Let me remind you that Erik spent a great deal of his life knowing only pain at the hands of other people which would not lend itself well to being entirely comfortable with intimacy and Charles was the handsome player hitting on every girl who passed his way in college. He even had an original pick up line.

Rethink your smut!

X-Men: First Class - Cherik Fix-it Fic Recs

(sometimes i rewatch first class and cry a lot so here are a bunch of canon-compliant fics where the cuba divorce never happened, or it did but it’s okay bc they get back together anyway uwu)

requested by thirstforsalt <3

It’s All Coming Back to Me by Regann

[T, 7k, happy ending] When Erik hears that Charles died on the beach where he left him, there’s only one thing left for him to do: take the world down with him as he crashes and burns in his grief. But maybe the world will get its reprieve before he goes too far.

***5 Ways Logan Fixed Everything (Like a Boss) by Starlingthefool

[4k, crack, perfect] What would have happened if Charles and Erik had managed to recruit Logan?

(In which Logan solves everyone’s problems through snark and BAMFery.)

***the right time is the least appropriate moment by chiasmus

[M, 2k, this is how dofp should’ve gone] Someone travels back in time and leaves Charles whisky-flavoured condoms, since they don’t exist in 1962. This is how World War III is avoided.

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Cherik Ficlet: Concerning Dragons.

You people made me read Guards! Guards!. I loved it, and then I wrote these 600 words. You’re all to blame.

Dedicated to Maimo, who didn’t ask for this.

Summary: Charles is a sacrificial virgin, and unhappy about it. The Mighty Dragon Magneto is of the opinion that they don’t make sacrificial maidens like they used to.

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“Now see here,” said Charles sternly, “you can’t just hoard all this gold and…assorted valuables all to yourself.”

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Cherik Fic Rec - Personal Favorites

(because I have been in the x-men: first class fandom for four months now, and I am still amazed by the consistently high quality of all its fanworks, especially the fic! we have so many talented writers in this fandom, it’s wonderful. so, here is a list of my personal favorites.)

(note: please heed author’s warnings/tags before reading, some fics are lighthearted and some are definitely not.)

A Logical Progression by cloudyjenn

[M, 17k, mpreg] Erik and Charles were only together once before doubt and fear ground their romance to a halt. But once was apparently all it took. Now Charles is dealing with a pretty crappy secondary mutation, a brand new career teaching mini-mutants and a stubbornly overprotective Erik. This is the story of how Charles and Erik got from Point A to Point B and what they collected along the way.

A Matter of Convenience by dedkakeluna2k

[M, 19k] Erik manages the small store his late parents left behind and his days bleed together in a tiresome monotony until he touches the hand of loyal customer Charles Xavier. They tip-toe around each other as they struggle with mutant rights and the resurgence of gang violence in the neighborhood.

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X-Men Angsty Cherik Fic Recs

(because we can’t have nice things and we enjoy seeing our favorite characters in pain <333 so here is a bunch of super sad cherik fics, some have happy endings, some don’t. enjoy <3)

requested by the-doctor-to-my-tardis :)

It’s Not About Hurting Him by Romanec

[T, 1k, consensual violence] People stare at them like there’s something wrong. Like there’s something wrong with Erik. Like there’s something wrong with Charles. As though they should be ashamed.

But this is how it works for them.

***Nine Eleven Ten by Subtilior

[NC-17, WIP, 542k, lots of warnings] Years later, Charles would remember that day. Sometimes he would wonder if he could have changed anything; other times he would despair over what he had since become. But he would always hold the image in his mind: Raven, laughing, and his thoughts flying alongside her on strong wings, silver-gold through the winter air. Once upon a time.

(okay reccer note: do not let the length offput you this fic is amazing and wonderful and twisted and heartwrenching and you must absolutely read it. it’s basically a beauty and the beast!au with elements from fallout and yeah it’s stunning)

***Honest Bone and Burning Thought by Black_Betty

[M, 9k, accidental self-harm] And so sometimes, his mind buzzing away, bright and brilliant and humming with pure expansive energy, Charles speaks without thinking at all. Without censoring himself. Without realizing that his brain has reached out and snatched something that was never his to know, or take…

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Ahhh, there’s nothing better than curling up in your blankets and reading a nice happy fanfic of your OTP before bed. But what’s this? You don’t have hours to waste on a long one and you want to read a good completed story before going to sleep? Well don’t worry, I’ve got you covered.

Here’s my Ao3 for those interested and here’s my first fic rec list.

cover insp. (x)

(1k - 5k words) For those who stayed up late and need their nightly shot of gay fanfics…

Axis On A Tilt by Clocks

In which Erik takes long motorcycle rides and tries to pretend he is not in love with his best friend, who is getting married.

(change the pace and just go slow) by cm (mumblemutter)

A series of three short one-shots that take place over the many years Charles and Erik have loved known each other.

i am a beggar always by Black_Betty

In which there are flowers and rainstorms and broken hearts and happy endings.

If You Say the Word, I Could Stay with You by Black_Betty

Erik has a well thought out plan of attack when it comes to marriage proposals.

Of course, the best-laid plans…

never been so alone; never been so alive (la douleur exquise) by afrocurl

Erik’s wedding was meant to be an ending and then it wasn’t. Then it was a beginning of something else entirely.

Resolutions by Black_Betty

Charles ends the year with honesty and courage and by finally telling his best friend how he feels about him.

Or he would have, if Erik had bothered to show up.

Simple and Uncomplicated by Pookaseraph

Erik and Charles had been fuck buddies for some, but when Charles is in an accident he figured their relationship would be over. Erik’s visit to his bedside in the hospital changes his assumptions even as he has trouble believing Erik is sincere.

Walking After Midnight (Searching For You) by TurtleTotem

Charles likes to talk walks around his apartment complex late at night when he gets caught up with homework and over stressed. Also, maybe, because he likes to lurk a little bit on the insomniac from A32 who sits on his patio/blacony at odd hours with headphones and a cigarette. One day he’ll muster up the courage to talk to him - preferably during daylight.

(5k - 15k words) For those who have a bit more time…

A (More) Modern Olympia by Black_Betty

Erik is a burglar who breaks into a house he assumed would be vacant for the night. He creeps into the house and enters a bedroom, only to find a very naked Charles in bed. Charles wakes up from the noise and finds a burglar staring back at him…

Assassination (It’s Not For Everyone) by silverdawn89

In which there are guns, mayhem, cold-blooded torture, more guns, explosions, girls (and boys) in leather, even more guns, knives, chess, and just for a change, a fuckload of guns. Or to put it another way: assassin AU!

Humane Society by smilebackwards

Once Erik finally allows himself to decide that Charles is pretty much the best thing since sliced bread, he spends the next week being incredibly bitter that he’s Charles’ cat and not his boyfriend.

Not So Much the Teacup by thehoyden

“Charles is basically the bride whisperer. It’s like he can read their minds.” (wedding planner AU)

The Internet is for… by firstlightofeos

Of all the things Erik expected to find on tumblr, his newest porn obsession was not one of them.

The Opposite of People by kaydeefalls

In retrospect, it probably didn’t help that the first time Charles met Erik Lehnsherr, the man was up a ladder in well-worn, close-fitting jeans. Modern!nonpowered!AU where they all work in the theatre, Shaw is still a bastard, and Charles is doing his best to get this damn show open with his sanity (relatively) intact.

Took Me By Surprise and Then by thehoyden

After the second surgery in New York, Charles doesn’t anticipate anyone keeping vigil by his bedside — and certainly not Tony Stark.

Walling in or Walling Out by stlkrchck

Erik stifles a sigh. Of course this is Mr. C. F. Xavier. Of course.

For the prompt: Charles and Raven are throwing a holiday party. Erik is the grumpy neighbor who is annoyed by how loud they are being. So he goes to complain, and Charles makes it up to him.

(15k - 25k words) For those who had a bad day and just need a good, fairly long fanfic before bed and still get some sleep…

Building Bridges by ximeria

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.

Excellent Judgment by cimorene

"Your friends go to school while dating," says Charles thoughtfully.

"Lots of people do that, Charles. You’re just a workaholic who owns a speed-dating business."

Charles waves that away. “Speed-dating doesn’t take up any time at all. Once per month. Moira spends more time than that watching Clint Eastwood movies.”

Raven sighs. “Everybody dates. You used to date!”

"That wasn’t dating, Raven, that was drinking," explains Charles.

in the moonlight, on a joy ride by scarlettblush

Librarian AU. Charles is the young librarian and Erik is the college student who is completely besotted with him.

Mutually Beneficial Transaction by Pookaseraph

In his sophomore year at Columbia University, Erik, feeling slowly strangled by his mounting college debt, places an add on a sugar daddies website. He doesn’t know exactly what to expect from it, but when he’s contacted by a man named Charles who seems less creepy than the other people who have responded to his profile, he decides to give it a shot. Charles is nothing like what he expected, and Erik finds himself slowly falling in love with his sugar daddy while trying to find out exactly what caused this amazing guy to buy his emotional and sexual intimacy when he clearly deserves so much more than that.

This is actually 40k words but it’s so worth staying up to read.

Sprich Mit Mir | Talk To Me by papercutperfect

When Charles meets Erik on a midnight train to London, it’s like all of his Christmases and birthdays have come at once – until Erik opens his mouth, and reveals he cannot speak a word of English.

It isn’t easy to pursue a relationship with someone you need to play Pictionary with just to chat to, but with a little help from Charles’ telepathy, the two language-barrier lovers are determined to make it work.

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Erik the guinea pig was highly uncomfortable.

This was not new. It was his nature to be aggressively uncomfortable with things in general, unless they were Charles. The other guinea pig was, quite possibly, the epitome of comfortable, from his placid nature to his plush, curly, brown fur. He was also getting rather plump and squashy, due to Erik’s willingness to run about fetching him food and Charles’ willingness to lie down in a warm corner and be spoiled. 

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