Quick post to the Cherik tag and my blog for my XRB fic Shatter, Burn; and thanks to those who deserve it.
Title: Shatter, Burn (Charles/Erik, T)
Art Masterpost: Charles as The Phoenix by Sunryder
Word Count: 21k
Warnings: Some psychological torture, mind manipulation, and captivity
Summary: There is a pulsing, burning force in his head, held back by years of repression and denial, of constructed barriers and walls that push back a power that isn’t quite his. Heat batters his skin and the taste of ashes in his mouth lays heavy on his tongue, but it’s all just as distant to him as the bird rising high in the air, its body made of fire and smoke.
You can do anything, the fire says, sharp in his mind, you could be a god
Thank you to: Austin: I love you. Without your help I never would have finished. Thank you for sticking in there with me. Roz: You were such a life saver to look over this last minute and help me get everything squared away for posting, even if I did end up getting out a little late. YOU’RE GREAT! Ike: Thank you for the Cheerleading. Now go write your goddamn fics. I know there’s something that still needs to be done. You post tomorrow. Chop Chop! Also ILU. Wall: Thank you for the harassment to write, even though half of that time you should have been writing yourself. And Sunryder: Thank you for the prompt and the kind words and being fantastic to work with. I blushed and held my face in my hands after that last email. You were a joy to work with, and as my first fandom challenge, it was a fantastic one. Also a thank you for the the people in skype and mibbit chat. You all should know who you are., thanks for every bit of encouragement you’ve sent along the way.
All of you are wonderful! Carry on ;)