An Archive of Our Own, a project of the Organization for Transformative Works
Pairings: Erik/Charles, Hank/Raven, Alex/Darwin, Azazel/Janos, Erik/Raven (slight)
Summary: Charles loses a high-stakes bet to Raven and is required to get a tattoo. However, when he makes a disparaging remark about the art form, Raven’s acerbic mentor, Erik, steps in.
Or, the one where Erik and Raven are tattoo artists.
Rec notes: I’ve been reading a lot of in-progress fics lately which is a first for me. I also believe this is the first fic I’ve ever read by euphorbic, and I really wish I’d have discovered them sooner. Not only is their writing gripping but the story is well thought out and well researched. There are all sorts of minor details and anecdotes that really make this fic shine.
Another rarity about this fic is just how much Erik and Charles really dislike each other in the beginning and just how well that intense dislike is portrayed. The only thing I wish is that I’d have started reading it sooner. (75k is lengthy and once you finish you still have to wait for updates!)