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Holiday Fic Recs 2015

So sorry for the delay in responding to the asks for Hanukkah fic; we’ve decided to still include some here in our Holiday rec list though Hanukkah has officially ended. Remember to check out our previous list of Holiday favorites!

Xmas in Connecticut by Yahtzee

In December 1944, the entire nation loves Rebecca Lawrence - “America’s Most Beloved Homemaker.” Her columns about leading the ideal life in the country help lift people’s spirits on the home front during World War II. But when her publisher asks her to host a war hero for Christmas dinner, the world is in danger of learning the truth … which is that “Rebecca Lawrence” is imaginary. Really, she’s a combination of Raven’s snappy writing and Charles’ knowhow in the kitchen.

However, this war hero, Erik Lehnsherr, is headed to Connecticut, so Raven and Charles have no choice but to find a way to make the imaginary real - at least, just for Christmas. Charles thinks they can pull it off, at least until he opens the door to see Erik and falls in love at first sight.

Seasons of Joy by ama 

The Lehnsherr/Maximoff/Dane family celebrate the cycle of the Jewish year. There will be one drabble for each night of Chanukah! Based on a tumblr prompt for Lorna Dane + holidays.

table for three by pocky_slash 

Erik should have known to call ahead to the Chinese restaurant–it’s Christmas Eve and he lives in a predominantly Jewish neighborhood, after all. But before he can go home to mourn the loss of another one of his mother’s yearly traditions, he’s accosted by a teenage girl with a strange proposition–that he should stay and have dinner with her and her mother, instead.

Terrible Hanukkah Sweaters and Other Life Challenges by professor 

“Why am I here again?” Erik groans.

“I need you to lift things and glower at people over my shoulder when I tell people that it’s not ‘politically correct’ or a ‘war on Christmas’ to have a non-denominational winter holiday festival,” says Theresa Pryde.

Well, at least those are two things he’s good at.

Red, Gold, and Green by Yahtzee

Erik’s working late at the coffeehouse on December 24. Why not? It’s not even his holiday, he figures. The evening passes uneventfully–until a beautiful, blue-eyed stranger rolls in. As Erik writes the name “Charles” on the paper cup, he wonders why this guy doesn’t seem to have anywhere to go on Christmas Eve…

Watch the Sun Rise by pearl_o

Charles and Raven have some Christmas traditions, but this is the first year since they all came back from the beach in Cuba, so things are a little different.

and what of the miracle that happened here? by afrocurl

There have been so many Hanukkahs between their first shared one and now, but that didn’t mean that the holiday couldn’t (and wouldn’t) be special in Charles’ mind.

There were just a few new rules and the colliding of one holiday with another.

December, Take Two by mabyn 

Charles has no problem being in the same room as his ex at Emma’s holiday party. They’re adults, after all.

Our Lights, Our Way by shayzgirl

Erik never expected that he’d end up decorating for the holidays.

A drawing for illustrate the very funny and totally crazy fanfiction The proper care of actors written by the quatuor Afrocurl/Clear-liqueur, Clocks and Etharei. In this story Charles and Erik are two actors. We can find in this fanfic delirious scenes where there mixing alcohol, paparazzi, disguised party, festivities with VIP, Pop music, improbable rehearsals…

…And this romantic and peacefull scene which takes place on a bateau-mouche in Paris. Lovely

anonymous asked:

Hey guys, what are your favorite fics featuring Mama Lehnsherr? Erik and Edie (and Charles, heh) are just the best together!!! Thanks!

Anon there are so many great fics out there with Mama Lehnsherr! Here are just a few of our favorites :D

Enigma by Yahtzee

Written for the following prompt: Erik dies, or finds a reversey-time mutant, or a magical time travelling device, and wakes up in the past. This time, though, it’s before he ever met Charles - in fact, it’s before his mother died.

Impulse Decisions by listerinezero

Erik wakes up in Las Vegas with a hell of a hangover, a telepath in his bed, and a ring on his finger. Now what?

Lost and then Found by Gerec

Erik Lehnsherr is a detective in the NYPD, happily married for four years to Charles Xavier, Professor of Genetics at Columbia University. At least that’s what he thinks when he wakes up in a hospital bed, arm broken and head swathed in bandages, his mother Edie holding his hand. A lot of things happened that he doesn’t remember…the most important being the fact that he’s no longer married to Charles. 

Math Reasons by pearl_o, pocky_slash

“Mom says Erik always knows what he wants, it just sometimes takes him a little while to actually realize it,” Ruth said.

Charles fell in love with Erik the first night they met, the first week of freshman year. Two years of friendship, adventures, arguments, hijinks, secrets, and summer visits later, Erik is starting to catch up.

Fools and Their Mamas by LoveSupreme

Charles FINALLY gets to meet Erik’s mother in person! Sure she doesn’t know any English (besides knowing when Erik is cursing and thus requiring a good smack) and sure Charles doesn’t have a great history when it comes to mothers, but Erik is sure everything will be stupendous, when he has brain power left over from trying to find a way to ask Charles to move to the Lensherr estate.

Good manners (will get you far) by ximeria

Charles had been looking forward to the performance at the Met for ages. Little did he know, things would not go according to plan.

Not Another Dick Pic Fic (The Nagging Remix) by afrocurl

Edie has taught her son better than to be secretive about his relationships, so she’s just going to have to take the matter of Erik’s new boyfriend into her own hands.

Daycare ‘Verse by brilligspoons, pocky_slash

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

anonymous asked:

Hi! Sorry I'm sure you are overwhelmed with asks, but I was just wondering if you knew of any Cherik fics where Erik is younger than Charles? Thank you!

Hi Anon,

Here are just a few awesome fics with younger Erik and older Charles!

(wait) they don’t love you like I love you by Anon [Cherik, Age Difference, NC17, Kinkmeme, Complete]

Prompt: Charles is a bad guy (head of some shady criminal organization) and Erik is the kid that grew up in his household (his mother is the help? so they maybe live in the servant’s quarters). Anyway Charles likes Erik a lot and assumes that when Erik grows up he will end up working for Charles (maybe he recognizes some violent streak of potential in Erik). Only then Erik decides, while Charles is away on some sort of shady business deal overseas, to go away to college.

So obviously Charles has to go and drag Erik back because Erik is his and his alone.

Mod’s Note: Thanks to Mod!Widge for locating it on her permanent reclist (or I wouldn’t have found it)! Amazing, super hot and my personal fave older!Charles/younger!Erik fic!

Mutually Beneficial Transaction by Pookaseraph [Cherik, Age Difference, NC17, Complete]

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.

Mod’s Note: Sweet and hot with the slightest touch of angst and a superb happy ending!

Letters for His Majesty by motleystitches (furius) [Cherik, Age Difference, Mpreg, PG13, Complete]

When Charles the Gentle, King of Westchester, was nineteen years old, he killed a man named Shaw and rescued a boy he gave to the MacTaggerts’ to raise. Twenty years later, he has almost forgotten the incident. With a wife he loves as a sister, no heir, and a war going badly, Charles falls quickly and inappropriately in love with the knight Erik Lehnsherr.

Mod’s Note: Gorgeously written and marvellously in character!

Wind and Words by velvetcadence [Cherik, Age Difference, Underage, NC17, Complete]

Lord Charles of House Xavier has been out-manipulated by Queen Emma into a marriage with her cousin. Still, there are worse fates than having to wed a handsome child.

Mod’s Note: Sexy, sexy, sexy. I’ve never read such glorious despoiling (of young Erik)!  

David’s Dad (Has Got it Going On) by afrocurl  [Cherik, Age Difference, Underage, NC17, Complete]

Charles doesn’t know what to do with the crush his son’s best friend, Erik, has on him. At least not until Erik all but forces himself into Charles’ lap one night.

Mod’s Note: Hilarious…and hot! 

Evening on the Ground by ikeracity, spicedpiano [Cherik, Age Difference, NC17, WIP]

After his nervous breakdown last year, Charles is only just starting to adjust to being back in academia. He’s tenured, and he sees his psychologist regularly … but he still can’t manage to get off the serum which suppresses his telepathy, and sometimes he worries the only thing holding the anxiety at bay is a constant state of mild inebriation.

But he’s managing.

Or, he was, before he met Erik, and an illicit relationship with a student threatened to destroy everything he’d worked so hard to reclaim.

Mod’s Note: Only one chapter (20k) but it’s totally worth reading!

The Mysterious Widower’s Nazi-Hunting Virgin Husband by Cesare, motleystitches (furius) [Cherik, PG13, WIP]

In the mid-‘50s, young Erik Lehnsherr uses his position as a traveling companion to track down former Nazis.

Searching for more leads and the money to pursue them, Erik meets wealthy widower Charles Xavier. He’s soon swept into a marriage with an older man he barely knows, journeying to New York, where the mysteries of the Xavier estate, Greymalkin, and memories of Charles’ first wife Raven await him.

After Daphne du Maurier’s Rebecca, with considerable Harlequin-esque liberties.

Mod’s Note: Beautifully written and the premise is interesting. Might be abandoned so read at your own risk. :D

Drunk Night, Sobering Days by issabella [Cherik, NC17, Complete]

Erik is drunk, naked - and standing in the kitchen of Charles’ Xavier.

Yet what comes easy to do and say while drunk to the gorgeous man with the blue eyes, seems suddenly filled with awkwardness the next morning. Erik feels like a fool though the proverbial silence is golden is not always the best advice, especially if one is quickly developing a crush.

Mod’s Note: Super hot PWP with Erik as Raven’s  college friend and Charles as Raven’s older professor brother.

anonymous asked:

The Proper Care of Actors archiveofourown org works 254819 chapters 396313 And its sequel archiveofourown org works 858950

I took this to mean for the fandom favourites page - if not, tell me I’m wrong but it’s definitely going in there either way. Here’s my rec which can be also found in the fandom fav page!

Summary: Erik is an A-list action star who is notoriously difficult to work with, until the day he gets cast alongside Charles Xavier, rom-com darling who can charm the pants off movie audiences the world over and apparently even one Erik Lehnsherr. The paparazzi catch them out and about soon enough, and their real-life Hollywood movie romance becomes instant tabloid fodder.

Warnings/Rating/Word count: AU, modern setting, acting, rom com, sex pollen (almost(, so much sex, drunkenness, fluff, NC-17, 292,409 words (part 1)

My Opinion:  Firstly, I DID MEAN TO ADD THIS ONE and thank you to whoever sent me an anon to add this :) I appreciate it. Secondly, I haven’t read it, mainly due to the length, but it was rec’d to me by a friend and her opinion is as follows: ‘THEY ARE ADORBS’. It’s really popular and a collaboration of some of my favourite authors so it definitely deserves to be here!

I do want to read this but with it being almost 300,000 I can’t really do that at the moment. So if anyone has anything else to add to the opinion section in the interim - let me know!

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we are the gambit

Author: afrocurl and ninemoons42
Title: we are the gambit
Pairing(s): Erik/Charles
Summary: Neither Erik nor Charles could ever be accused of being social; each of them hides from the world in different ways. They make an exception for each other, for a limited definition of exception.

Then one of them asks for an actual meeting.
Rating: R
Warning(s): -
Word Count: 2,668

anonymous asked:

I've recently finished the Harry Potter fic "Prince of the Dark Kingdom and I was wondering if there are any (really) long x-men fics. Preferably complete ones, the pairings don't really matter

Hi Anon,

There are no fics in the X-Men fandom that are quite as long as the one you’re referring to (1 million+ wordcount). However, there are some long ones to explore, depending on your preferences. Here are a few completed ones:

The Proper Care of Actors by afrocurl, Clear_Liqueur, Clocks, Etharei [Cherik, NC-17] is a slightly cracky/romantic modern au with Charles and Erik as actors. 

Unbound by Cesare, helens78 [Cherik, NC-17, Noncon, Underage, MCD] is a soulbonding au and a D/S au.

White Nights by spicedpiano, tahariel [Cherik, Emma Frost/Sebastian Shaw, NC-17, Alpha/Omega, Mpreg] is an a/o, historical/fantasy au with Charles and Erik in an arranged marriage. 

Rumor Has It by blueink3 [Cherik, PG-13] is the only ‘canon’ fic on this list, and also an XMFC post-Cuba fix-it fic.

Anarchy in the U.K. by Yahtzee  [Cherik, NC-17]  is probably my own personal favorite modern au, with Charles as the Prince of Wales and Erik as the journalist he meets (and falls in love with) in Kenya.

Here’s a post with additonal recs for longer fics (i.e. over 80k)

anonymous asked:

Hi, I'm currently in a state that I don't know what to read. I've read some fics like Tuesday Plays the Piper, White Nights, What Can We Do Without You, and I'm wondering if you can recommend some long cherik fics that you love and Charles is bottom? (It would be great if there is a happy ending but I can deal with a not happy one though) Thanks for helping.

Hello, Anon! Based on your previous reads and your preferences, I shall recommend:

Path by a_q [60,867 words]

Charles is a devout server of the omega Goddess Adit, and one act of kindness leads him in the middle of a complicated situation.

The Seventh Tree by Clocks, RaelynnMarie [31,053 words]

Erik has served Shaw, ruler of the desert kingdom Genosha, for years as one of his Elite Knights. His life of unquestioning obedience changes when he meets a man in the strangest of circumstances who is not at all what he seems.

The Proper Care of Actors by afrocurl, Clear_Liqueur, Clocks, Etharei [295,223 words]

Erik is an A-list action star who is notoriously difficult to work with, until the day he gets cast alongside Charles Xavier, rom-com darling who can charm the pants off movie audiences the world over and apparently even one Erik Lehnsherr. The paparazzi catch them out and about soon enough, and their real-life Hollywood movie romance becomes instant tabloid fodder.

Mod note: This is a sugary read from start to finish, with the added bonus of multimedia art to enhance your reading experience.

In Your Honor by Black_Betty [19,569 words]

All his life Erik had fought to overcome the loss of his mother, and his meager beginnings. He had fought for food, for survival, for blood and vengeance, for honor and respect. He had fought for the heart of one boy, and he had given away his own in return. He knew how to fight.

He was entered in the Tournament.

And he was going to win.

anonymous asked:

do you have any recommendations for some good political aus? i read politico and loved it and since then have been hankering for more political fics!

In addition to the amazing Politico by cygnaut [Cherik, NC-17], here are a few more excellent political aus!

irreconcilable differences (make for surprisingly good bedfellows) by pocky_slash [Cherik, PG-13]

Tonight on The Evening Report with Malcolm Stevens, noted geneticist and mutant equality proponent Dr. Charles Xavier faces off with the infamous mutant rights activist Magneto in a live televised debate over the Genetic Nondiscrimination Act.

(At least, if they can stop flirting long enough to stay on topic.)

Nation Building and other Diplomatic Negotiations by Pookaseraph [Cherik, NC-17, D/S, Terrorism]

With the recent passage of a submissive registration law in the United Kingdom, there are now only two industrialized nation with a relatively stable government to have neither a mutant nor a submissive registration law. Erik Lehnsherr, the newly minted King of Genosha, and his Prime Minister Emma Frost intend to take advantage of this turn of events to bring the Xavier Institute to the island nation of Genosha. They both know bringing Charles Xavier, the noted activist of mutant and submissive rights, to the island will necessarily politicize the man, and create all manner of complications. With a constitution not yet finalized and external threats to Genoshan security all around them, Erik, Emma, and Charles will fight for what they believe in to shape Genosha into what it should be.

A Genosha AU with moderate D/s elements.

Word Forward by afrocurl [Cherik, NC-17]

Impassioned Mutant Rights Advocate Erik Lehnsherr will not stand to watch William Stryker Jr ruin the United States as President. Little does Erik know that as he runs for President, he’ll meet a newspaper reporter who will change his focus and desire.

ninemoons42 answered your question: How are you preparing for your RBB?

rereading my reference books, making plans to stockpile chocolate, and dreaming of cherry blossoms :)

Awesome, awesome, awesome. Can’t wait to see your Japanese-inspired RBB. Which reminds me, I need to go and invent a Nutella IV drip.
 

 rozf answered your questionHow are you preparing for your RBB?

I’m thinking of historical moments that connect into my fic and talking to my artist right now. More will be done later I’m sure.

Oh yeah, the brainstorming process is definitely one of the most fun parts of it, (the actual writing and complaining about writing will come later.) I shall prepare the tissues for your prompt, though.
 

 nekosmuse answered your questionHow are you preparing for your RBB?

spamming my artist with ideas. Lots of inspiration pics/songs/poems. Historical research. Plotting. OMG so excited!

I saw you’ve been researching crane migration patterns. NGL, yours is one of the prompts I’m looking forward to the most. I’ve been spamming my poor artist too, I hope I don’t overwhelm her. (Rae, I give you full permission in advance to throttle me at any point.)


 nakereba answered your questionHow are you preparing for your RBB?

What??? I always thought chocolate was brain food.

Let’s just agree that all food is brain food. :D (BTW, was yours the prompt where they switched powers? That was a fantastic one.)

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The Proper Care of Actors

Author: afrocurl, clear_liqueur, clocks, and etharei

Fandom: X-Men

Rating: Explicit

Pairing: Charles “Professor X” Xavier/Erik “Magneto” Lehnsherr

Summary: Erik is an A-list action star who is notoriously difficult to work with, until the day he gets cast alongside Charles Xavier, rom-com darling who can charm the pants off movie audiences the world over and apparently even one Erik Lehnsherr. The paparazzi catch them out and about soon enough, and their real-life Hollywood movie romance becomes instant tabloid fodder.

Words: 295,238

anonymous asked:

Do you know the fic where Charles + Erik go to Germany to visit Erik's mother (also to introduce Edie to Charles) and they go sightseeing. They act really lovey-dovey and I remember they had sex in a museum. Thanks.

Hi there Nonnie! Thanks to velvetcadence for the help with this one ;D

Sounds to me that you’re looking for The Proper Care of Actors by afrocurlClear_LiqueurClocksEtharei [NC17, Cherik, Actors AU]

Erik is an A-list action star who is notoriously difficult to work with, until the day he gets cast alongside Charles Xavier, rom-com darling who can charm the pants off movie audiences the world over and apparently even one Erik Lehnsherr. The paparazzi catch them out and about soon enough, and their real-life Hollywood movie romance becomes instant tabloid fodder.

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anonymous asked:

Hi! Do you know of a cherik fic similar to the myth of Hades and Persephone? I think Charles was Hades, keeping Erik (Persephone) against his will but they eventually fall in love or something and Charles cries when Erik finally has to leave.

There are a few Hades and Persephone fics but I think the one you are looking for is The Bed of Thorns by rozf

anonymous asked:

Hi there! I'm looking for an au fic where erik was once in an abusive relationship with shaw. Raven is his sister and she's dating Azazel but she's also got a lot of issues with trust and stuff. Emma is Erik's therapist and Erik's really protective of raven and doesn't leave her alone with Azazel at the beginning of their relationship. The last chapter has charles going with erik to visit Emma. I can't remember a lot in the middle...:/ I do hope you guys could help! Thank you so much!

Hi there Anon!

The fic you’re looking for is An Ideal Grace by afrocurlnekosmuse as part of The Sonnet Series. :D :D :D~ A most excellent story and series.

Summary: Erik Lehnsherr is a visiting professor at Columbia University, as well as an acclaimed and award winning poet. Charles Xavier is a lead researcher with the Genetics Department who is well on his way to tenure. But what happens when Charles has to cancel a class because half his students abandon him in favour of a mysterious new English Lit professor? Naturally he ends up sitting in in the class, where Professor Lehnsherr mistakes him for a student. It’s really too bad Erik has such a strict policy against dating students. It’s also too bad Erik doesn’t seem to know how to use Google.

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The Proper Care of Actors

Author: afrocurl, Clear_Liqueur, Clocks, Etharei

Pairing: Charles Xavier/Erik Lehnsherr

Rating: NC-17

Genre: Romance, Alternate Universe, All Human

Length: WIP (10/? Chapters)

Summary: Erik is an A-list action star who is notoriously difficult to work with, until the day he gets cast alongside Charles Xavier, rom-com darling who can charm the pants off movie audiences the world over and apparently even one Erik Lehnsherr. The paparazzi catch them out and about soon enough, and their real-life Hollywood movie romance becomes instant tabloid fodder.

Mod Comment: Okay, even though there’s only one chapter up right now, I can just tell that this fic is going to be amazing. So if you don’t read it then damn, you have no idea what you’re missing out on.

Also the UST in the first chapter alone killed me. I’m not even joking.