Fandom: X-Men (Movies)
Relationships: Erik Lehnsherr/Charles Xavier
Characters: Charles Xavier, Erik Lehnsherr, Raven | Mystique, Hank McCoy, Original Character
Additional Tags: Alternate Universe - Modern Setting, Alternate Universe - No Powers, Espionage, Assassins & Hitmen, Dark Charles, Protective Erik, Seaside, Redemption, Dark, Angst
Summary: For the last ten years Charles has been working as an assassin for the government. On a mission in Russia he leaves behind witnesses for the first time, twins who watch as he kills their mother. Returning from the mission Charles ends up in a downward spiral, unable to sleep. Sent on holiday by his handler, Charles ends up in a seaside village in North Wales in an effort to find some peace.
A/N: So many thanks to eriknocherikyes for the beta and the wonderful feedback.This fic would not be what it is without my dear leafeylocket who helped me with the setting and the Britishisms, as well as endless headcanons on how all this was going to play out. Oh, and literary devices in French.Thank you to everyone for reading.