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anonymous asked:

I have read your works! And I love 'The Stars Incline us, they don't bind us' so muuuuuch. If this is not too much to ask, can you make cherik fic rec? Thank you! Keep writing, awesome!

thank you very much, i’m glad you enjoyed my stuff! :3 

since this blog is exactly 5 years old today, what better occasion is there to do cherik fic rec post, as lurking around cherik fic rec tumblr posts waaay back in the day is actually what originally brought me to tumblr in the first place. the following list is in no particular order, and odds are i like multiple fics by the authors included but i was determined to limit myself to one from each (though in some cases, this was a veeeery close call, haha).

anyway, the actual title of this list is coincidentally the main criteria i used in the interest of not having it stretch on for miles, which is to say:

Cherik Fics Pan Has Reread An Embarrassing Amount Of Times Throughout Her XMFC Fandom Tenure:

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10 Fics + 1 More That You Should Probably Read

Rules: In a text post, list 10 fics that have stayed with you in some way. Don’t take but a few minutes, and don’t think too hard - they don’t have to be the “right” or “great” works, just the ones that have touched you, Tag 10 friends, including me, so I’ll see your list. Make sure your friends know you’ve tagged them!

Bonus Personal rule: One fic per fandom pairing. 

Thank you @ratbagqueen for tagging me, I shall attempt to follow your rules, but, uh, I may break the personal rule. I shall also avoid repeating the great fics you mentioned, but if anyone’s curious, go check them out HERE cuz, yeah, they were great fics.

My recs are as follows, mostly in order of how I discovered ships:

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anonymous asked:

Can you rec the 10 must read Erik/Charles fics? either canon or AU is fine, but pls no top!Charles included!

Oooh nooooo this is so hard for me, but I will do my best. To clarify, these are my must reads, and I’m a hopeless romantic who lives for pining and happy endings, so please keep that in mind! 

(In no particular order…)

Our House, In The Middle Of Our Street by Clocks (E, 50k) 
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.
Ending’s Comment: Funny, cute, a bit heart-wrenching, plus sexy handyman Erik. This is a great romantic comedy that I’ve gone back to a few times. I especially love Erik’s relationship with the kids. 

Anarchy In The U.K. by Yahtzee (E, 160k) 
Good God, Erik thought. The Prince of Wales is gay.” 
Charles lives in the unceasing glare of the public spotlight, yet keeps his sexual orientation a closely held secret, afraid he could lose his throne and force his deeply troubled younger sister into a role that would crush her. Erik, journalist and world traveler, has been a loner most of his life; he has little patience for closet cases. But a chance meeting in Kenya brings these two opposites together and sets in motion a love affair that will challenge the British monarchy – and their most deeply held beliefs about who they are, and who they should be.
Ending’s Comment: This is my go-to Cherik fic to reread even though it’s massively long - it never feels like it’s long enough. Spot-on characterization, amazingly detailed, and so realistic that I’m always a little confused when I realize that Charles is not in fact the Prince of Wales. Also great fleshing out of side characters.

The Better Men by TurtleTotem (T, 70k) 
“I do believe the two of you were in the same year as boys, were you not?” Headmaster Shaw said. “Charles is the most competent deputy any headmaster could ask for, Erik, and he’s been doing this for years…” He trailed off, as if finally noticing something odd in the way his Potions and Divination masters were staring at each other.
“Of course,” Charles said quickly, his voice only a little hoarse, and stuck out his hand. “Welcome back to Hogwarts, Erik.”
Ending’s Comment: While I’ve only ever been a casual Harry Potter fan, this fic was a dream come true. I love the ex-boyfriend trope when it’s done well, plus this had a great amount of intrigue to go with the painful longing I so adore.

Curve Fitting by kianspo (M, 24k
The weird thing is, Charles always introduces Raven as his sister, but he never calls Erik his brother. Erik would be bothered, except he prefers not to think of Charles as his brother, either. He can’t figure it out for four years, and then suddenly he can. Or. A non-powered AU in which Sharon Xavier never remarries, and Charles ‘adopts’ not only Raven, but Erik too.
Ending’s Comment: This fic makes my heart hurt every time I read it, but it’s the best kind of hurt, so I keep going back to it! This is the kind of pining I live for. Narrator Erik is at once utterly funny and completely sad. 

White Nights by spicedpiano, tahariel (E, 194k) 
Duke Erik Lehnsherr of Ironhold needs an omega to carry on his line, and Earl Charles Xavier of Westchester needs an alpha to give him the political leverage he needs in order to make his sister Queen. An arranged marriage brings them together, but Erik’s lust for war and Charles’ hidden agenda threaten to tear them apart. In the frozen Northlands of Ironhold life is hard and cold, and both Charles and Erik must give up their pretense and see each other as they really are: perfect for each other, if only they’ll acknowledge it.
Ending’s Comment: So before I joined the Cherik fandom, I didn’t really like omegaverse, but this fic is perfect and completely opened my eyes. Arranged marriage, pining, political intrigue, and badass Charles? Hot damn, it’s everything I’ve ever wanted.

Space Jam by Pangea (E, 57k) 
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.
Ending’s Comment: At once hilarious and totally heartfelt, this fic was one of the very first Cherik fics I ever read. I love this Charles, and I love their oblivious pining and SPACE! Also, bonus Deadpool.

X Marks the Spot by thehoyden (E, 20k) 
The year is 1962, and Charles Xavier is a professor of archaeology who knows how his students feel, whether he wants to or not. He spends his spare time researching a mythical artifact, but he knows better than anyone that X never, ever marks the spot.
Ending’s Comment: A bit of a whirlwind Indiana Jones-like adventure complete with intrigue and hot sex. What’s not to like?

Impulse Decisions by listerinezero (E, 41k)
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?
Ending’s Comment: Two words: FAKE MARRIED. I love watching them pine away.

Replay by Unforgotten (M, 13k) 
After Magneto of an X2-ish future succeeds in the unthinkable, Charles sends his consciousness back to 1962 to guide Erik away from the path that will lead to the genocide of the human race forty years hence.Charles knows that Erik has always loved him, and intends to use this knowledge + sex to seduce Erik away from his ideals in his youth.There’s no way this well-thought-out, sensible, debugged and 100% bulletproof plan can possibly go wrong.
Ending’s Comment: The time-travel fix-it of my dreams. It’s laugh out loud funny while also pulling the heartstrings. Both Charles and Erik are super endearing in this one.

A Curious Carriage of Crystal and Cold by Etharei (E, 114k) 
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.
Ending’s Comment: Unbelievably good world-building, an intriguing plot, and Erik unable to have sex without breaking stuff. Bless. Also space! Space is awesome!

Ok, so I got this far and then I realized… there are still at least 10 more I’d like to rec, and most of them are “less known” fics which I don’t see as often on rec lists, so I will be back with a part 2 with some slightly more rare fics! 

(Also, check out my bookmarks on AO3!)

Xmfc fic rec list of DOOOOOMMM

For my friend Ty who has been sucked into xmfc fandom (I kinda went overboard oops)

Curve Fitting by kianspo ** (this broke my heart in the best way idk)

The weird thing is, Charles always introduces Raven as his sister, but he never calls Erik his brother. Erik would be bothered, except he prefers not to think of Charles as his brother, either. He can’t figure it out for four years, and then suddenly he can.

Or. A non-powered AU in which Sharon Xavier never remarries, and Charles ‘adopts’ not only Raven, but Erik too.

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!

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anonymous asked:

Hey I was wondering if you knew some really good Cherik fanfics I could read - anon P.S. I'm dyInG PLs HeLp mEe

I don’t know what kind of fic you are looking for, BUT OH MAN. I will list you some of my favourites, my anon friend:

Hum a Few Bars and I’ll Fake it (E; 13k+) by wallhaditcoming 

Erik Lehnsherr, German transfer student, first sees Charles Xavier when his acapella group performs at freshman orientation. Charles makes an impression, and Erik is determined to work his way into his bed. He succeeds, and the results are so spectacular the two chose to make it a regular thing. Everything is perfect, until emotions complicate something that should be simple.

i guess i should say thanks or someshit (M; 17k+) by zrt

believe it or not, charles has a well-thought-out moral philosophy. he doesn’t follow it. but he has thought it out.

alternatively: charles and erik douche it up in amsterdam.

Curve Fitting (M; 23k+) by kianspo

The weird thing is, Charles always introduces Raven as his sister, but he never calls Erik his brother. Erik would be bothered, except he prefers not to think of Charles as his brother, either. He can’t figure it out for four years, and then suddenly he can.

Or. A non-powered AU in which Sharon Xavier never remarries, and Charles ‘adopts’ not only Raven, but Erik too. 

Confetti in My Mouth (M; 5k+) by paperclipbitch

AU. “I’ve slept with all your models except for the one I’m related to,” Charles responds carelessly. “And so have you, before you make that face at me.”

The Courtship (E; 98k+) by dvs

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

Phase 2 May Need to be Reworked (T; 5k+) by Square_Pancake

Erik had a well thought out plan for courting Charles Xavier. Just because the first phase depended on an arcane artifact selecting him as a champion didn’t make it impractical. It was the second phase- asking Charles to the Yule Ball -that was the problem.

A fusion with Harry Potter’s world, set pre-Voldemort and post-Grindelwald.

A Curious Carriage of Crystal and Cold (E; 114k+) 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)

And basically everything from these amazing authors I will list down below (because I can’t list every one of their wonderful fics, bless them) :

ikeracity - pangea - yahtzee - TurtleTotem - luninosityendingthemes - manic_intent - pocky_slash - velvetcadence - theapolis - dedkake (who does a weekly fic rec on their tumblr so you can check that out too bc I am stalking that religiously)

I don’t know if these are what you are looking for but, nevertheless, ENJOY!!!

In regards to your postscript; SEE YOU IN HELL. :)))

Top Ten Marvel Fics (In No Particular Order)

A Curious Carriage of Crystal and Cold | 115k | NC-17 | [Charles/Erik]

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)

Pantheon | 130k | NC-17 | [Charles/Erik] [Emma/Scott] [Rogue/Logan]

In the year 96 AD, all Rome is aware that their gods have begun to Mark certain people with their gifts – the healing power of Apollo, the metal control of Vulcan, the deathly touch of Pluto, or the mental powers of Minerva. When those gifts fall to slaves or barbarians instead of the Romans themselves, strict control is necessary.

Then a gladiator from Judea meets an enslaved scribe from Britannia, and the repercussions will shake the Empire itself.

Steve Rogers at 100: Celebrating Captain America on Film | 10k | G |[Steve/Bucky]

“Heil Hydra,” the enemy agent shouts.

“Heil this, motherfucker,” says Captain America, shooting off a rocket.

Steve and Bucky find out Hollywood has been busy since they went away. A historical survey, including but not limited to: one set of exploded genitals, a brief interlude in France, Mel Gibson and other masterworks of casting, eight Academy awards, several dinosaurs, and something Tony Stark has ominously dubbed “the masterpiece.” Art included.

The Man on the Bridge | 107k | M | [Steve/Bucky]

Steve Rogers turning up at Tony’s door in the middle of the night might be a bit out of character, but it’s not completely out of the realm of possibility. Stranger things have happened.

Steve Rogers turning up at Tony’s door with an amnesiac assassin - who may or may not have some of Tony’s personally designed hardware attached where his arm should be - well that’s just far too interesting to turn away, even if Tony is trying to avoid all things S.H.I.E.L.D these days.

To The One I’ve Sinned Against | 21k | NC-17 | [Steve/Bucky]

He knelt, touched his fingers to forehead, chest, left shoulder, right, and said more words than the soldier could ever remember speaking together.

They came in a well-worn fluent rush, easier than any post-mission report: “Bless me Father, for I have sinned. It has been a long time since my last confession.”

I’m The Guy That Didn’t Marry Pretty Pamela Brown | 57k | M | [Clint/Coulson]

Agent Phil Coulson of SHIELD is reluctantly heading home for his high school reunion, at the request of an old friend. Natasha Romanov is playing the part of his girlfriend, even though she’s not. Clint Barton’s shown up with his bike, his bass, and a surprising knowledge of bluegrass. To complicate matters, Phil’s parents wish he’d just settle down, Natasha has a hidden agenda, Clint ends up aiding and abetting juvenile delinquency, and the town in general is extraordinarily concerned with alien carp.

Motion Practice | 185k | M | [Clint/Coulson] [Steve/Bucky] [Tony/Bruce]

When Clint Barton takes a job prosecuting traffic offenses and DUIs at the Suffolk County District Attorney’s office, he’s pretty sure his life is finally going in the right direction. But the problem isn’t the direction: it’s where he ends up.

I’ll Be The Rock Star if You’ll Be The Scientist | 10k | T | [Skye/Jemma]

“Wait, wait, wait! Sir, are you telling me the dinosaur escaped our plane in your flying car??

The Lady is a Tramp | 21k | M | [Peggy/Angie]

Angie’s got suspicions on what Peggy does for a living and she’s determined to protect her at all costs…to other people. It’s not like she’s crazy and about to risk her life for a dame that’s more hot and cold than the plumbing on the third floor of the Griffith Hotel.

Us | 75k | M | [Charles/Erik]

“Agent MacTaggert.”  Erik says in his low voice, appraising her silently.  She actually doesn’t know where she stands with him—before, it was easy and straightforward to recognize his intense dislike of humans.  Now, though…

Someone has to keep Charles in check.


thewayhistoryiswritten  asked:

They're pretty open to anything. Although avoiding darker/super angsty fics would probably better because they are trying to avoid those at the moment. (Sorry for the delay, I was spending the last hour debating what fics to send them :P)

No problem! So…really long Cherik fanfic that’s not dark/super angsty? Alright, here are a few of my faves:

The Proper Care of Actors (cracky modern au with Cherik as actors who fall in love)

Anarchy In The U.K. (Charles is the Prince of Wales - must read this fic!)

Strict Machine (not dark or angsty but not particularly fluffy either? But it’s a wonderful read, esp. if you like motorcycles)

A Curious Carriage of Crystal and Cold (Cherik in Space! One of the first fics I read in this fandom it’s a classic)

Friday, I’m in Love (cracky, romcom)

An Ideal Grace (more romcom goodness with misunderstanding trope!)

Charles Xavier’s A+ Guide to Management (or, How to Completely Destroy Your Life Without Even Trying)  (modern au where Erik and Charles run a newspaper)

Math Reasons (a new favorite, it’s heartwarming and hilarious)

The Better Men by TurtleTotem (quinessential Harry Potter au!)

The Winter of Banked Fires (post X3, still one of my favorite fix it fics)

Okay I’m going to stop here, but if you need more ideas (or if there’s something more specific they’re searching for) let me know! *hugs*

anonymous asked:

Some really good Charles/Erik au's? Both long and short if possible. Thank you Xx :)

Ohh man so many! I think all of these are long fics. Most are non-powered AUs because well, if I added mutant!aus it would’ve been twice as long. O.O But you’re welcome to request more XD

Anarchy In The U.K. - Yahtzee is an epic au where Charles is the Prince of Wales and Erik is a reporter. It’s long and wonderful and full of feels and sex and pining and ughhh so good.

The Proper Care of Actors - afrocurl, Clear_Liqueur, Clocks, Etharei this is also an epic series where Erik and Charles are both actors who are working for Director!Shaw.

Our House, in the Middle of Our Street by clocks is a long, amazing AU where Charles is a social worker who fosters troubled kids in his mansion. And then he hires Erik to work on fixing the many problems at the mansion (He’s a great handyman with a mysterious past). It’s so good, one of my favorites.

Paper Monsters by Clocks
Fill for this prompt: 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.

Their Mouths Always Lie - keire_ke Detective!AU In which Charles is a mentalist sort of, and Erik is the new detective with a mysterious hidden agenda and military background. Charles also thinks he’s a serial killer. Based on Lethal Weapon and the Mentalist. :D

Downtown (everything’s waiting for you) - so_shhy where Charles is a rich CEO, Erik is a hooker with a heart of gold… (In other words, Pretty Woman AU). Soo good!

Excellent Judgment - cimorene is the speed dating!au where Charles owns a speed dating business.

Accidentally Welcome to the Rest of Your Lives - kianspo college!au where Erik and Charles have hate-sex at a party. then feelings get involved.

Appropriate Boundaries - Yahtzee
Charles has been having serious problems with back cramps in the year and a half since he’s been in a wheelchair. Erik is his masseur.

Charles’ Killer - luchia where Charles is a detective and Erik is a killer but more like a vigilante. *_*

come as you are - scarlettblush
Hospital AU. The one where Charles unknowingly woos a coma patient with Pride and Prejudice. Years later, they meet again.

Finally Moving by zarah5 inspired by Atonement where Erik is the son of servants and Charles is the son of aristocrats but unlike Atonement, this one has a happy ending. <3

Guilty by Association - Regann Detective!AU where Erik is a detective and Charles is a reporter posing as a prostitute. Long and awesome.

Hum a Few Bars and I’ll Fake it - wallhaditcoming College!AU! Where they become friends with benefits. then feelings get involved. Erik is a transfer student and Charles is part of an acapella group. <3

Into the Fray - miss_aphelion it’s SO GOOD. ONE OF MY FAVORITES.
Every year, two alphas are chosen from each district for a fight to death, and every year, a single omega is chosen to join them in the arena as the prize.

Erik Lehnsherr’s name has been drawn to compete as an alpha tribute and he is set solely on survival, but he hadn’t exactly counted on Charles, the mysterious omega tribute that isn’t playing by any of the rules.

Mutually Beneficial Transaction - Pookaseraph also a great, long au! There’s a little bit of an age difference since Charles is twenty-three and Erik in his late teens I think? Erik places an add on a sugar daddies website. And he meets Charles. Who is adorable and in need of affection. <3

Not So Much the Teacup - thehoyden Architect!Erik and Charles is a wedding planner working on Shaw’s wedding. :D

Spy Games - manic_intent based on Burn Notice with Erik Lehnsherr as the spy and Charles as the trigger-happy ex boyfriend.

The Opposite of People - kaydeefalls Theater!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.

Into the Jungle - madneto the Tarzan!AU. Yes you read that right and it’s still awesome. *_*

Lost and Found - wallhaditcoming, whitebat
When Crown Prince Charles Xavier makes the impulsive decision to rescue a man who leapt into the river from enemy shores, his moment of selflessness ends up coming at a personal cost. In the process, however, he gains an ally and a friend. As Charles finds himself drawn to both Erik and his cause, he must find a way to satisfy both his conscious and his duty, all while separated from his troops and trapped behind enemy lines.

Ornithologies - tahariel where Erik used to be an angel and now…he’s not. Unlike Charles who is still an angel. It’s so good, their love is epic. 

Tale As Old As Time - madneto Beauty and the Beast!AU which I had lots of fun reading. SO MUCH FUN.

The Seventh Tree - Clocks, RaelynnMarie
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.

And the Gunslinger Followed - musical_emjay this is a Supernatural AU where Erik is a hunter and Charles is a vampire. Long and satisfying.

A Curious Carriage of Crystal and Cold by Etharei EPIC SCIFI AU where Charles is a miner and Erik is a very important dude. And rich. Tony Stark also shows up and plays an important part. There’s plot! Political intrigue! Mystery! A mysterious past! It’s powered!au as well and amazing.

Ghost in the Shell - MonstrousRegiment another great SCIFI AU and also powered!au based on Firefly! Erik is the captain of Magneto. Charles is a “priest”. Emma is a companion. You now who Logan is gonna be. >:D

Space Jam - Pangea epic epic scifi series. Where Erik and Charles are pining for each other AND EVERYONE KNOWS EXCEPT THEM. There’s also Deadpool omg he is hilarious. :D (Also Logan/Scott and all they do is fight. and fuck. awesome.)

Start A War - stewardess mutant!au where Erik is a cyborg.
Somewhere between gratuitous sexbot porn and a thoughtful analysis of what it means to be human lies this story. Near-future AU. Mutants have full rights. Cyborgs have none. Featuring genetics expert and telepath Professor Charles Xavier, and Erik, a pleasure model cyborg with a mysterious past.

Synchronicity - manic_intent Pacific Rim AU!!!

The Better Men - TurtleTotem Harry Potter AU where Erik and Charles are teachers at Hogwarts (who used to have a relationship). 

The Starry Sky and the Deep Sea by spicedpiano WIP but updated recently. Little Mermaid AU in Space

Hold Your Own, Stack Your Stones - primetime Alpha/Omega based on Mulan. It’s awesome.

jaggedrain  asked:

Hi! I'm super sorry for asking a stupid question (and it is a stupid question!) but I saw a fic rec on your blog (probably, I think) which involved Charles falling onto Eric's car (from the sky?) and I appear not to have downloaded it, and now I can't find it again, can you remember which one it was?

Hello~ :D And this isn’t a stupid question! I am always open to being asked about fics!

I’m guessing you may be thinking of this fic:
Erik Lehnsherr’s Guide to Saving the Universe By Meeting Your Soul-Mate and Falling in Love in Less than 72 Hours by madneto, Pangea (E, 85k) 

Army Pilot Erik Lehnsherr is just trying to enjoy his day off when a mostly naked person crashes through the roof of his car. Even more alarming, the strange falling naked person—who goes by Charles Xavier when he’s not speaking an ancient dead language—brings tidings of the apparent potential end of the world, and begs Erik to help him put a stop to it.

Well. His mother has been nagging at him to go out and meet new people.

Also, this a bit different than your request, but one of my favorite fics  A Curious Carriage of Crystal and Cold by Etharei (E, 114K)  begins when Charles is injured in a car accident while saving Erik’s life. It’s an awesome read!

Followers or anyone, know any other fic where Charles falls onto Erik’s car?

anonymous asked:

Hello I've followed your avengers recs since the beginning and now i've recently discovered cherik. i haven't read any fics yet and looking at the ao3 cherik section is daunting. could you recommend your favorites?

Welcome to the fandom! There’s a lot of great talent here, and a lot of great fics, so you’ll definitely find something you’ll like. <3 Here are my favorites in no particular order.
Tough little baby telepath - aesc, pearl_o (NC-17 Mutant!AU | 221K)
Charles is 19 yrs old and takes a job as a consultant for the NYPD. Erik is a detective. There’s lots of sex. angst, emotional hurt/comfort and romance.

Anarchy In The U.K. - Yahtzee (NC-17 Non-Powered |195K)
Modern Royalty AU where Charles is the Prince of Wales and Erik is a journalist.

City by the Sea - Black_Betty  (NC-17 Non-Powered |56K+)
Historical Royalty where Charles and Erik are in an arranged marriage. Charles wants love and affection, and Erik is emotionally constipated.

Sprich Mit Mir | Talk To Me - papercutperfect (NC-17 Mutant!AU |23K+)
Where they meet on a train, and Erik doesn’t speak English. Adorable and romantic.

Our House, in the Middle of Our Street by clocks (NC-17 Non-Powered |51K+)
Charles fosters troubled kids at his mansion after quitting his job as a social worker. Erik is a local handyman.

5 Ways Logan Fixed Everything (Like A Boss) by Starlingthefool (PG-13 Canon!AU)
What would have happened if Charles and Erik had managed to recruit Logan? (In which Logan solves everyone’s problems through snark and BAMFery.)

A Curious Carriage of Crystal and Cold by Etharei (NC-17 Mutant!AU |114K+)
Futuristic SciFi where 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.

Better Outrun My Gun - Magnetism_bind (NC-17 Non-Powered Western)
Erik is searching for the man who murdered his parents. Charles runs a saloon with his sisters.

Downtown (everything’s waiting for you) - so_shhy (NC-17 Non-Powered AU)
Charles is an adorable rich CEO, Erik is a hooker with a heart of gold…

Into the Fray - miss_aphelion (NC-17 Non-Powered AU |Alpha/Omega |31K+)
Alpha/Omega Hunger Games AU. Really great.

Daycare ‘Verse - brilligspoons, pocky_slash (PG-13/R |Series |Mutant!AU |185K+)
A modern AU in which Charles runs a mutant daycare and Erik is his long-suffering engineer boyfriend.

Okay, I Feel Better Now - Harleydoll (PG-13 Mutant!AU |35K+)
Erik is sent to a mental health facility after being convicted for Shaw’s murder and pleads insanity, and Charles is his paranoid schizophrenic of a roommate.

Paper Monsters by Clocks (NC-17 Non-powered AU |39K+)
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.

Start A War - stewardess (NC-17 Mutant!AU |Bottom!Erik |34K+)
Mutants have full rights. Cyborgs have none.

Lost and Found - wallhaditcoming, whitebat (NC-17 Historical!AU |23K+)
When Crown Prince Charles Xavier makes the impulsive decision to rescue a man who leapt into the river from enemy shores, his moment of selflessness ends up coming at a personal cost. In the process, however, he gains an ally and a friend. As Charles finds himself drawn to both Erik and his cause, he must find a way to satisfy both his conscious and his duty, all while separated from his troops and trapped behind enemy lines.

Prayers for the Living - Fahye, littledust (PG-13 Canon!AU |29K+)
AU from midway through the film, looking at what might have happened if Azazel had (sensibly) teleported to Russia and Emma had (sensibly) gone recruiting baby mutants. In which Moira is badass, actions have consequences, and Charles and Erik manage to have some feelings when they’re not racing around the country.

a thousand pages (give or take a few) - betweenthebliss (NC-17 Non-Powered Bookstore AU |42K+)
Where Charles owns a bookstore and Erik is his new rival.

Mutant School AU - ximeria (NC-17 Mutant!AU |22K+)
Modern day setting with a school run jointly by Brotherhood and X-men members, with Charles’ father as the leader of one side, Logan the leader of the other, and Charles and Erik, who should be old enough to act maturely, just tend to… not

The Courtship - dvs (NC-17 Futuristic AU |Reincarnation |98K+)
A story about a courtship that began five hundred years ago.

Ghost in the Shell - MonstrousRegiment (NC-17 Mutant!AU SciFi |53K+)
Futuristic SciFi/Space AU based on Firefly/Dollhouse where Erik is the captain and Charles is a preacher only not really. Awesome.

A Very Special Episode and The Secret of Dragon Ranch by winterhill (NC-17 Non-Powered AU |52K+)
“The Secret of Dragon Ranch” is the first prime-time gay cartoon to be made specifically for children’s TV, and Erik wants in. The last person he’s expecting to see when he shows up for work is Charles Xavier, and given how badly they parted, he’s going to take this chance to mend things between them.

‘tis a far far better thing doing stuff for other people - whichisgolden (NC-17 Mutant!AU |26K+)
Clueless AU. Charles is a spoiled Beverly Hills telepath, Erik is his pretentious ex-step-brother.

you follow and i’ll lead - pearl_o, pocky_slash (NC-17 Mutant!AU |52K+)
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. History Repeating - winterhill (NC-17 AU Collection |58K+)
Charles and Erik throughout the ages. They’re all great, but my fav is the pirates!AU. :D
Inevitable Things - madcap_allie  (NC-17 Canon-verse |21K+)
Missing scenes hurt/comfort. In between the nightmares, allusions to self-harm, rough-housing that goes too far, experiments that go awry, and (what we would now recognize as) risky sexual behavior, Charles has to get a handle on his issues before the inevitable happens.

Mutually Beneficial Transaction - Pookaseraph (NC-17 Non-Powered AU |Bottom!Erik |41K+)
Erik is a college student with a mounting college debt. He places an add on a sugar daddies website and Charles answers.

Forgive Us Our Transgressions - PoorMedea (NC-17 Post-XMFC |32K+)
Magneto gets sick and the Brotherhood drops him off at the mansion because they think Hank might help. The fever has a side-effect: Erik gets amnesia, and Charles is tempted. Very tempted.

Replay - Unforgotten (R |Canon-verse)
Charles sends his consciousness back to 1962 to guide Erik away from the path that will lead to the genocide of the human race forty years hence. Charles knows that Erik has always loved him, and intends to use this knowledge + sex to seduce Erik away from his ideals in his youth.

Shout it Out Loud - dreamlittleyo (NC-17 |Canon-verse |30K+)
When Charles forges a telepathic link between himself and Erik, the two men find themselves bound together by more than just destiny.

No Yesterdays On the Road - pocky_slash (PG-13 Canon!AU: No divorce)
Canon!AU where there’s no beach divorce. Everything’s good until Charles disappears, and Erik is forced to team up with Moira to look for him.
Sequel:  Unfinished Business ®
lay down beside me (so still and so soft) - C_Gracewood (NC-17 Canon-verse)
A different take on the events of the film.

Bifurcation - AlchemyAlice (PG-13 Canon-verse)
Charles has a split, bad-ass personality. His name is Wesley.

A Logical Progression - cloudyjenn (NC-17 Canon-verse)
Directly post-cuba, there’s hasty first-time sex. And then Charles gets pregnant. One of my favorites mpreg.

Diamagnetism - cherryfeather (PG-13 Canon-verse Fluff)
Erik discovers a new power during a training accident. Charles is really only mildly hysterical, honestly.

Not So Much the Teacup - thehoyden (NC-17 Non-Powered AU)
Charles is a wedding planner.

Charles’ Killer - luchia (NC-17 Non-Powered AU)
When detective Charles Xavier finds himself hunting down a vendetta-driven serial killer, it doesn’t take long for him to realize he’s in over his head. It only takes a little longer for him to realize his killer is, too.

I’ll see your heart (and I’ll raise you mine) - sirona (NC-17 Mutant!AU)
For Kriminalhauptkommissar Erik Lehnsherr, this case will change everything.

New Beautiful Things Come - Raven (singlecrow) (PG-13 Mutant!AU)
Erik runs a kosher bakery. Charles comes in for baked goods.

The Opposite of People - kaydeefalls (PG-13 Non-Powered 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.

It takes a heap o’ livin’ - Etharei (NC-17 Mutant!AU |15K)
Modern!AU in which they are the superheroes of mutantkind.

Everything you know is wrong - aesc, pocky_slash (PG-13 Mutant!AU)

“I’m sorry if I’m troubled by the fact that, in the past two hours, a strange man has broken into my house, told me my family has taken a hit out on me, and revealed my best friend is some sort of mysterious spy with a dark past who hired me a bodyguard to protect me from assassins,”

Snowed In - dedkake (NC-17 Mutant AU)
Charles and Erik have a one night stand, but a blizzard traps them in Erik’s apartment afterward.

If This Isn’t A Kingdom - jeeps (NC-17 Canon-verse)
The ballroom is located in the east wing of the house.

Frühjahrsputz - acetamide {PG-13 |Post-DOFP |Fix-it | Telepathy |10K}
Erik comes back to the mansion after dofp to help Charles. <3

Assassination (It’s Not For Everyone) - silverdawn89 (NC-17 Mutant!AU |12K)
Where they’re all assassins.

And the Gunslinger Followed - musical_emjay (NC-17 Supernatural AU |58K) Supernatural AU where Erik is a hunter and Charles is a vampire.
No Capes - dedkake (PG-13 Mutant!AU |6K)
OR Five Times the Cape Almost Killed Magneto and One Time It Almost Ruined His Life (Or Did It?)

Rumor Has It - blueink3 (PG-13 Post-XMFC |165K+)
Post-XMFC where Charles finds out he has a kid. Erik is more softer around the edges than canon but I still loved all the fluff. Domestic!

Into the Jungle - madneto (NC-17 Non-powered AU |56K)
Tarzan AU where Erik is Tarzan.

Tale As Old As Time - madneto (NC-17 Powered AU |44K)
Beauty and the Beast AU!

Little Birds - winterhill {PG-13 |Birds |35K}
It’s a bird AU and fabulous.

Space Oddity - Pangea and MonstrousRegiment, (NC-17 SciFi |208K+) Space Opera AU! Also, Deadpool. >:D
Taken By His Majesty - Pookaseraph (NC-17 Historical AU |27K+)
A historical romance set during the early days of Rome’s occupation of Briton.

Also, everything by ximeria, pocky_slash, luninosity, aesc, Black_Betty, helens78 , ikeracity, pearl_o and Unforgotten. :D

anonymous asked:

What is your favourite cherik fic ever which you could recommend to everyone?

I don’t have one really. Mostly because it depends on what sort of fic someone is looking for.

It’s really all in what you’re in the mood for.

Charles Xavier/Erik Lehnsherr

(Categories: Trilogy Era, First Class/Future Past Era, AU - Powers, AU - No Powers.) 

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Trilogy Era

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The O(l)dd Couple | 7k | [Jean/Scott] [Lorna/Alex]

In public, Erik and Charles are immensely powerful and charismatic world leaders. In private, they’re a pair of stubborn old men.

Everything About It Is a Love Song | 20k | pocky_slash |

Erik’s spent fifty years being a figurehead and he’s ready to leave that behind. Luckily, so is Charles.

(aka Old Retired Dudes in Love)

- - - NC-17 Rating

The Winter of Banked Fires | 67k | [Rogue/Logan]

Charles Xavier has returned from the dead – but is lost within his own mind. Rogue has cast aside her own power and doesn’t know where she fits in the world any longer. The production of synthetic Cure means mutantkind itself is newly at risk. And Magneto, turned human against his will, is in despair until the day he feels a familiar consciousness tugging at his own –

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First Class/Future Past Era

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Fathers and Sons | 6k |

“I have an – interest – in Peter Maximoff,” Erik said, somewhat grudgingly, glaring. “A – familial – interest –”

Everybody stared at him.

“In that – mutantkind is one – large – family –” Erik said valiantly, if pathetically.

“Oh, shit,” Alex said. “No way. No way.”

- - - T Rating - - - 

Hope | 9k | 

A near-decade of hatred can’t be wiped out with a single summer, no matter how eventful that summer might be. When Erik shows up uninvited at the mansion, Charles is just barely civil enough to not throw him out, but that doesn’t mean he’ll let him stay.

untie the balloons around my neck and ground me | 10k | [Alex/Darwin]

“It’s better here,” Alex says abruptly, drumming his fingers along his windowsill. With you, he doesn’t say.
Darwin blinks. “Well,” he says, “yeah. Obviously.”

Or: how Alex Summers grew up, got a boyfriend, and survived the Cuban Missile Crisis.

Progression of a Family Portrait | 23k |

“You’re sure we can handle one more?” Hank asks from the sidelines.

Unpaid Overtime | 35k

Erik is a transporter for hire. He’ll deliver any package anywhere with no questions asked, for a price. Until he’s paid a small fortune to move a package in secret across the country. Until he can’t help but stop, open his trunk, and look at the package, against express orders not to. There’s a telepath in his trunk, half-conscious, hooked up to an IV, and shaking from the cold. Now what?

Come Together | 35k 

It’s totally normal in Suburban America for the dad to pick up his rebellious teenager from jail, right? Even when it’s the Pentagon instead of the local police station, and your dad is a Mutant Supremacist Assassin and America’s Most Wanted who didn’t post bail so much as murdered all the guards?

Whatever. Peter will take what he can get at this point, even if it means the most painfully awkward road trip in the history of the universe.

Adventures in Babysitting | 50k | [pairing minor]

When Jean, Scott, and Ororo get in trouble and have nowhere to turn, they call on the last person they probably should—Magneto.

- - - M Rating - - - 

Us | 75k | 

“Charles,” Erik says, and if his voice hits a pleading note then who can really blame him, “Charles, it’s me.”

It takes several longer moments before Charles musters up the strength to answer, breath stuttering horribly as he tries to breathe. He’s shaking, entire body trembling.

“Erik,” Charles says, his voice cracking, “Erik, I want to die.”

Burning Butterflies | 140k |

On a rainy Tuesday evening in March, Charles Xavier tries to kill himself. He accidentally projects his last moments to Erik, thinking this is the way they part.

But Erik is not going to let Charles die just yet. Instead, he hurries to Westchester, setting in motion a breath-taking chain of events.

- - - NC-17 Rating - - -

The Tower and the Hurricane | 41k | 

(Post-movie AU.) Five years after Shaw’s death, Erik’s predictions prove painfully accurate. Violence rages on both sides of the human/mutant conflict. In a world ravaged by war, it doesn’t really matter who’s more at fault. Charles struggles to teach his students a better way, but what choices will he make when peace really isn’t an option?

Afterlife | 42k | 

A year after Washington, Erik wakes up in excruciating pain as sudden awareness washes over him: Charles is dead. Erik has to adjust to yet another future: no extinction, just a world without Charles. But the death of his former friend leaves Erik weak and his powers drained. His quest for answers leads him back to Westchester, where Erik has to face his past with Charles and put together the puzzle pieces of what happened to the man he once cared for.

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Alternate Universe - Powers

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The Vampires Who Drink Tea | 28k |  [btvs]

An obligatory Buffy AU. Features Raven the Vampire Slayer, Charles, the frumpy Watcher to whom nothing interesting should ever happen, and Erik, the penitent ensouled vampire. The preceding statement is 100% true.

Everything You Know is Wrong | 60k | [Moira/Fury] 

When Charles Xavier was five years old, he worshiped his father. When he was eleven, he learned to loathe his abusive stepfather. When he was sixteen, he gave up any claim on the family fortune just to escape. At twenty-four, he’s moved away from home into a crappy, standard-issue graduate student house, and gone through his degree program with his best friend, Moira, by his side.

He’s adjusted. He knows who he is and where he comes from and what his future holds. At least, until a stranger in a bathrobe shows up in his living room, having used his shower, eaten his lunch and, oh yes, broken in uninvited. Suddenly, everything Charles knows to be true about himself may turn out to be wrong, and his future and past both may be more dangerous than he ever could have imagined.

- - - M Rating - - -

The Masked Man (Who Has Everything) | 8k | [Hank/Alex]

The one where Erik is Batman, and Charles is kidnapped roughly once a week.

The Better Men | 71k | Harry Potter

“I do believe the two of you were in the same year as boys, were you not?” Headmaster Shaw said. “Charles is the most competent deputy any headmaster could ask for, Erik, and he’s been doing this for years…” He trailed off, as if finally noticing something odd in the way his Potions and Divination masters were staring at each other.

“Of course,” Charles said quickly, his voice only a little hoarse, and stuck out his hand. “Welcome back to Hogwarts, Erik.”

- - - NC-17 Rating - - -

It Takes A Heap O’ Livin’ | 15k | 

They have their day jobs. And then, they have this. Modern!AU in which they are the superheroes of mutantkind.

Spy Games | 19k | 

Charles Francis Xavier, NYPD, Homicide Squad, Brooklyn North precinct, eyeballed him coolly, then he yawned again and made a futile, absent-minded attempt to smooth down his hair. “Twenty three hours ago, an unmarked gray car dumped you at the doorstep to my precinct. Nothing in your pockets save for a white card in your shirt, which had my name on it. You have no idea how much bowing and scraping I had to do to get you out of there. Care to explain?”

Erik frowned, confused. “The last thing I remember, I wasn’t even in the United States.”

X Marks the Spot | 20k |

The year is 1962, and Charles Xavier is a professor of archaeology who knows how his students feel, whether he wants to or not. He spends his spare time researching a mythical artifact, but he knows better than anyone that X never, ever marks the spot.

Linger | 30k | 

Erik had been warned, to be fair. The realtor was very explicit that the last seventeen tenants had run from the premises screaming about the Exorcist or The Ring or some other terrible horror show.

Epoch! | 40k | NC-17 | [Charles/Erik]

When Erik Lehnsherr decides to answer the sketchy job ad on the very last page of the Classifieds, meeting an insane billionaire who has no concept of reality and troubling memory loss is not at all what he expects. He also doesn’t expect to meet Charles Xavier, who might actually be the love of his life if he could ever get around to admitting it to himself.

He also doesn’t expect dinosaurs, but then again, who really does these days?

This Harbor (that we call home) | 73k 

He remembers the stories his father used to tell, and his grandfather before that. Sailing is in his blood, his father used to say, even when he was landlocked, chained to the dockside factories. It seems fitting Erik ended up here, after all was said and done.

A Curious Carriage of Crystal and Cold | 115k |

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)

Pantheon | 130k | [Emma/Scott] [Rogue/Logan] 

In the year 96 AD, all Rome is aware that their gods have begun to Mark certain people with their gifts – the healing power of Apollo, the metal control of Vulcan, the deathly touch of Pluto, or the mental powers of Minerva. When those gifts fall to slaves or barbarians instead of the Romans themselves, strict control is necessary.

Then a gladiator from Judea meets an enslaved scribe from Britannia, and the repercussions will shake the Empire itself.

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Alternate Universe - No Powers

- - - T Rating - - - 

Little Blue Riding Hood | 3k | 

An extremely serious retelling of Little Red Riding Hood.

Into Your Tar, Honey | 16k | [Hank/Raven]

Really, Alex doesn’t know why he’s in the damn class.

Salem Center Mass | 14k | 

Erik Lehnsherr is a professional hitman and has no intention of attending his ten year high school reunion. But since he happens to have a kill lined up in the same town at the same time, he decides he may as well stop by. After all, his high school sweetheart, Charles Xavier, might be there. And it’s not like he’s spent the past ten years pining over Charles. Not at all.

If You Liked The Book, You’ll Hate The Movie | 58k | [Alex/Hank] [Darwin/Angel] [Emma/Shaw] [Sean/Raven]

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.

- - - M Rating - - - 

Curve Fitting | 23k | 

The weird thing is, Charles always introduces Raven as his sister, but he never calls Erik his brother. Erik would be bothered, except he prefers not to think of Charles as his brother, either. He can’t figure it out for four years, and then suddenly he can.

Or. A non-powered AU in which Sharon Xavier never remarries, and Charles ‘adopts’ not only Raven, but Erik too.

Space Jam | 57k | [Logan/Scott]

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.

Guilt By Association | 62k  | [Darwin/Alex]

While investigating the homicide of a John Doe who he suspects might’ve been murdered while working the streets as a prostitute, Detective Erik Lehnsherr finds an unexpected ally in a hooker named Charles who seems as determined as he to solve the case. As they become more deeply involved both with the case and each other, there’s just one thing that Charles neglects to mention – that he’s really an investigative journalist, one quickly convinced that what they’re dealing with is more than simple murder. cop!Erik, fake-hooker-slash-reporter!Charles, Modern AU.

- - - NC-17 Rating - - - 

An Exercise in Frustration | 4k |

Erik Lehnsherr’s latest critically-acclaimed film Shame features a full-frontal nudity scene. His long-suffering husband Charles is really very peeved about it.

A Study in Advanced Lecherism | 9k |

“Charles. Charles, turn over,” when this raises no response, Erik leans over further, preparing to flip Charles over and strip him himself. “You owe me so, so much. I’m drawing dicks all over your face and sending you to class like that,” he’s ranting now, and he knows he’s ranting, but he just can’t seem to stop.

Watching the Stars Slide Down | 10k | 

The distant murmur of the arriving guests escalated into lively chatter as Charles approached the entrance hall. It would, of course, be sumptuously decorated for the occasion, all glittering chandeliers and gold-dusted holly entwining the banisters. He used to watch the staff fuss over the decorations as a child, assembling the towering Christmas tree and scrutinising colour charts. It hadn’t lost its novelty, but apparently it was unbecoming for a young man to spy on people from the top of a stairwell.

The Amazing Adventures of Cat-Man | 11k | 

Charles is the non-powered, butt-kicking, high-tech teen sidekick of a cheesy superhero. Erik is the sidekick of the corresponding cheesy supervillain, and makes Charles’s life even more complicated than it already is.

Anarchy in the UK | 162k | 

Good God, Erik thought. The Prince of Wales is gay.

Charles lives in the unceasing glare of the public spotlight, yet keeps his sexual orientation a closely held secret, afraid he could lose his throne and force his deeply troubled younger sister into a role that would crush her. Erik, journalist and world traveler, has been a loner most of his life; he has little patience for closet cases. But a chance meeting in Kenya brings these two opposites together and sets in motion a love affair that will challenge the British monarchy – and their most deeply held beliefs about who they are, and who they should be.

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Charles/Erik || Steve/Bucky || Steve/Sam || Steve/Tony || Loki/Tony ||Tony/Bruce || Clint/Coulson || Fitz/Mack || Fitz/Ward || Skye/Simmons ||  Peggy/Angie || Gen || Crossover

anonymous asked:

What are your absolute favorite favorite favorite X-Men fics? I'm looking for stuff to keep me occupied during breaks from studying for finals, and I've read a fair amount of fic already. I prefer long and non-crack, but really anything is fair game :D

OH BOY OH BOY DO I HAVE SOME RECS

Okay a lot of my Serious Faves are from early days of the fandom so I apologize if you’ve read them already? But here is a selection of Serious Faves. Apologies that I cannot figure out links since Tumblr updated.

Everyday Love in Stockholm by Tahariel
http://archiveofourown.org/works/324068/chapters/521968

Boden’s Mate (and sequels) by Kaydeefalls
http://archiveofourown.org/works/256615/chapters/400428

Beloved of Ravens (and sequel) by Khaleesian
http://archiveofourown.org/works/259765

A Curious Carriage of Crystal and Cold by Etharei
http://archiveofourown.org/works/294647/chapters/471450

Pantheon by Yahtzee
http://archiveofourown.org/works/980620/chapters/1930793

Anarchy in the UK (and its various extras) by Yahtzee
http://archiveofourown.org/works/673552/chapters/1232410

As Dark Longs for Day by Yahtzee
http://archiveofourown.org/works/522992/chapters/925085

By Faint Indirections (and sequel/epilogue) by Kianspo
http://archiveofourown.org/works/552804/chapters/985068

Try, Try Again by And_backagain
http://and-backagain.livejournal.com/6669.html

Lucid Dreaming by Listerinezero
http://archiveofourown.org/works/519215/chapters/917366

More Than All the World (The Werewolf’s Tale) by Luninosity
http://archiveofourown.org/works/544752/chapters/969254

In the Sky Tonight by Luninosity
http://archiveofourown.org/works/542277

Okay, I’ll — I’ll stop there. Reluctantly. Hope you enjoy!

anonymous asked:

Hi, I'm going on kind of a long trip tomorrow and I was wondering if you had any lengthier fics to read on a train? Thanks!

Hey anon! These are some of my favorite 100k+ fics:

Anarchy In The U.K. by Yahtzee (E, 160k)
“Good God,” Erik thought. “The Prince of Wales is gay.”
Charles lives in the unceasing glare of the public spotlight, yet keeps his sexual orientation a closely held secret, afraid he could lose his throne and force his deeply troubled younger sister into a role that would crush her. Erik, journalist and world traveler, has been a loner most of his life; he has little patience for closet cases. But a chance meeting in Kenya brings these two opposites together and sets in motion a love affair that will challenge the British monarchy – and their most deeply held beliefs about who they are, and who they should be.

Ending’s Comment: This is my go-to Cherik fic to reread even though it’s massively long - it never feels like it’s long enough. Spot-on characterization, amazingly detailed, and so realistic that I’m always a little confused when I realize that Charles is not in fact the Prince of Wales. Also great fleshing out of side characters.

A Curious Carriage of Crystal and Cold by Etharei (E, 114k)
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.
Ending’s Comment: Unbelievably good world-building, an intriguing plot, and Erik unable to have sex without breaking stuff. Bless. Also space! Space is awesome!

White Nights by spicedpiano, tahariel (E, 194k)
Duke Erik Lehnsherr of Ironhold needs an omega to carry on his line, and Earl Charles Xavier of Westchester needs an alpha to give him the political leverage he needs in order to make his sister Queen. An arranged marriage brings them together, but Erik’s lust for war and Charles’ hidden agenda threaten to tear them apart. In the frozen Northlands of Ironhold life is hard and cold, and both Charles and Erik must give up their pretense and see each other as they really are: perfect for each other, if only they’ll acknowledge it.
Ending’s Comment: So before I joined the Cherik fandom, I didn’t really like omegaverse, but this fic is perfect and completely opened my eyes. Arranged marriage, pining, political intrigue, and badass Charles? Hot damn, it’s everything I’ve ever wanted.

Rumor Has It by blueink3 (T, 166k)
Nearly six months after Cuba, Charles’ life is turned upside down for the second time. Though he’s slowly learning to adapt to the first, he’s not sure he can handle the second. Luckily for him, there are a few people out there more than willing to help.
Ending’s Comment: Awesome canon divergent fic with a badass Charles and tons of hurt and comfort.

Ritual Self-Torture by TurtleTotem (T, 144k)
Shaw is King, Charles is his royal consort and Erik is a Knight/Lord. Shaw is sterile but his kingdom can’t find out, so he asks Erik to impregnate Charles.He doesn’t know Erik and Charles are in love.
Ending’s Comment: Super intense sad fic! But all the years of love and suffering are worth it.

The Courtship by dvs for nel_ani (E, 99k) 
A story about a courtship that began five hundred years ago.
Ending’s Comment: Intriguing fic that’s an arranged marriage on the outside and something much deeper on the inside.

Tessellation by nekosmuse (E, 116k)
He had been following Xavier’s career for years. He had read and reread and reread again everything the man had written. He had tried, on more occasions than he could count, to recruit Xavier into the Brotherhood, but each request for a meeting had been denied. Aside from his work, no one knew anything about Xavier. Not what he looked like, not the full extent of his power–though from what little they did know, he was by far the most powerful telepath in existence–and not what his intentions were.The man was a recluse. As far as Magneto knew, Xavier had never once stepped foot outside his impenetrable Westchester manor. And now he was scheduled as the keynote speaker for the largest pro-mutant conference in the world.
Ending’s Comment: Erik is hilariously smitten in this and Charles is a recluse and of course they end up being perfect for each other. There’s also a ton of plot here, and we even get some action.

All of my fic rec lists are here marked with word count, so hopefully you can find something that interests you if these don’t. My top 10ish (it’s always changing haha) is here :’)

marquisdelafayettey  asked:

Top ten favorite fics! Go!

I also got:

thisishighlyillogical

 said: You probably already answered the question, but I haven’t found the answer in your other posts yet! So I decided to ask anyway! :) What are your absolute favorite top three Cherik fics?

So here’s my top 10 Cherik fics in no particular order (because I can’t pick just 3,10 was hard enough). Hover for summaries.

If you want more you’re welcome to check out my Ao3 bookmarks. Looking though my saved fics I was reminded that I have some longer ones I still need to rec here >__>

RelenaFanel recs Cherik

Keep in mind I was reading these in 2012 and floateron asked for AUs, funny if I had them. (the 2012 thing is important because I’m sure I’m missremembering some, so there will probably be a few that I’m like ‘cute coffee shop au!’ and it turns out to be dark and depressing and with no coffee)

Paper Monsters by Clocks author au. fav

Not So Much the Teacup by thehoyden wedding planner au. totes cute.

From Westminster With Love by thehoyden just read the author’s entire list.

Space Jam by Pangea Space Jam is pretty much my jam.

Made To Be Broken by Yahtzee this might have been after my time, but the summary says read m

In The Punch Line by zamwessell (greencarnation) FAKE BOYFRIIIENDS

A Curious Carriage of Crystal and Cold by Etharei Etharei is my fav of all time. fingers crossed she writes stucky while i’m in stucky.

Mutually Beneficial Transaction by Pookaseraph hooker au

Impulse Decisions by listerinezero Vegas wedding.

Rumor Mill by ikeracity

The Proper Care of Actors by afrocurl Clear_LiqueurClocksEtharei actors au. hilarity.

Accidentally Welcome to the Rest of Your Lives by kianspo college au

Humane Society by smilebackwards turned into a cat.

Linger by waldorph ghost au.

Curve Fitting by kianspo not!siblings (emphasis on not)

The Better Men by TurtleTotem HP au

Guilty by Association by Regann not!a hooker au

The one where Erik owns an antiques shop and Charles is a professor by aesc 

645 Riverside Drive by smilebackwards lolol there’s a scene in this I still laugh at.

Three Kinds of Learning by luchia Charles is secretly badass. secretly from Erik that is. the secret badass thing hits on a lot of my kinks

An Ideal Grace by afrocurlnekosmuse prof! au where Erik thinks Charles is his student. Charles is not.

Daycare 'Verse series. eugh too cute.

Walling in or Walling Out by stlkrchck neighbours au

THIS IS NOT AN EXHAUSTIVE LIST. Cherik fanfic is super duper uber amazing. Read everything. I rec it all.  These are ones that while going through the lists my brain went OH MY GOD THAT ONE before I got bored of scrolling.  I bet I could add 100 more no effort.

Cherik Ultimate Fic Rec, Part 1

General Audiences

Short, but so so sweet. 

Erik has never given much thought to love and the like. After all, it was his love for his mother that made him Schmidt’s pawn, and consequently he has spent most of the years since quelling his somewhat unruly heart’s desire for affection and companionship. There is no-one he cares about, and no-one to care about him, and Erik is fine with that.

That is until a short, tweed-wearing, professor of genetics throws himself off a US military boat in the middle of the Atlantic ocean and begs him not to drown.”

Mature

It’s the classic coffee shop AU, except it’s not a coffee shop AU. Just…you’ll understand, I promise. A coffee shop IS involved. 

“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.”

Explicit

A nice little post-movie AU with some great companion art. 

On a beach in Cuba, Charles manages to talk Erik down from the edge. But even after the missiles have been diverted, compromise is impossible. There are two different futures to build, and Erik and Charles will always be separated by their principles. But when Charles is kidnapped and the X-Men can’t find him, Erik will get him back no matter the consequences.

Meanwhile, trapped alone in his mind for the first time in his life, Charles comes face to face with the truth about what and who he wants. When convictions stand in direct opposition to the heart, which will prevail?”

Explicit 

A beautiful AU with great characterization and heart-wrenching  captive/captor relationship. It’s currently a WIP (hasn’t updated in a while, but I’m holding on hope), but definitely worth a read even unfinished. 

“It’s been five years since the beach, and four years since Charles was captured by the Brotherhood. Since then, he’s been kept in a safe house while Erik finally achieved what Shaw failed to do.

Now that most of humanity has been eradicated, Erik’s summoned Charles back to his side, promising a cure and political influence in exchange for Charles’ help - but Charles knows it’s only a matter of time before he asks for more.”

Explicit 

I fear this fic might possibly be abandoned, but its just too good not to rec. Terrific writing, and Erik and Charles are such beautiful darlings I can’t stand it. 

“Erik is a fisherman who lives in a cottage by the sea; it’s a quiet, secluded life, and he enjoys it that way. Charles has a bump on his head, with no memory of why he was dangling off the side of a dock, unconscious and nearly frozen to death. Based on a kink meme prompt.”

Mature

I have such a weakness for Detective/Police AU’s and this fic hit me where it counts. The Charles/Erik dynamic here is simply mouth watering.  

“Charles adheres to most police protocols like they are a personal code of conduct. Erik gets things done and over with, for better or worse. Raven knows what she’s doing, most of the time. The serial killer kills, regardless. Police AU.”

Explicit

Another Detective AU. I know, I’m hopeless. 

“In 1965, Erik Lehnsherr has infiltrated the NYPD for his own purposes – but his powers make him a brilliant detective. Yet that’s not why FBI agent Charles Xavier has sought him out. It’s because the mysterious killer they’re both trying to find is murdering people like them: other mutants.

Their search for a madman binds them together. Their inner demons may tear them apart. But the greatest danger comes when the killer they’re looking for looks back …”

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Mature

The werewolf AU you never knew you wanted! But seriously, you want it. So bad. The classic ‘I was sent here to kill you but we ended up falling in love’ trope that everyone loves. 

“Charles Xavier is a upcoming geneticist and wildlife biologist who’s next big thesis reveals a little to much about the hidden werewolf community. Now Erik Lehnsehrr is suppose to figure out who it is feeding Xavier the information and put an end to it.

However, things are not what they appear.”

Explicit 

I can’t begin to explain this fic, only that you NEED to read it now. Great story, and great art. (At least for me, the links to all the art have been broken so hopefully that will be fixed soon)  

“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)”

Explicit 

This concept killed me, kinda like this fic. 

“Charles knows everything about Erik, knows how obsessive and self-destructive he is, how Erik would do anything, give anything, in his quest for vengeance against Shaw. But he also knows that Erik loves him in ways that aren’t exactly platonic.

I’d like to see a completely straight!Charles, out of pure love and care of Erik, initiate a romantic relationship with him. It can be because he wishes to give Erik something positive in his life or because he thinks it might help change Erik’s mind about Shaw, the reason is up to author. Also, while Charles finds intimacy with Erik strange and awkward, he does enjoy the new, non-romantic layers that have developed in their relationship.”

Explicit 

What to even say about this fic? The scale of the world building is nothing less than admirable and the story is haunting. It’s less of a fanfiction and more of an entirely new imagining, but terrific none the less. You might need to set aside a couple days to dedicate to reading it, however. 

“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.”

corruth  asked:

omg link me those cherik fics. I reread a bunch of my favorites whenever I have time, xmfc fanfic era was the best

The Engine of Creation series was deleted so I don’t have a link to that anymore :( 

Gahh I know I’ve read a bunch but they’re mostly buried somewhere in the kinkmeme and most aren’t finished. 

mamesjackavoy  asked:

Hi, so i'll be boarding a seven hour flight in a few hours and i need reading material. Can you rec me a bunch of long fics ?

Well first I’d say any of the fics in the 50k-100k or 100k-150k tags are good. Hover over links below for summaries.

I’m particularly fond of:

Also depending on what you mean by “long” there are some great ones in the 25to50k tag.

Here are some others that I don’t think I’ve recced yet for various reasons (mostly lack of time to read):

Sadly there isn’t a lot of Longfic that isn’t AU :/ but these should definitely tide you over  for a long flight. Good Luck!

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The most wonderful time of the year

Dear Maya
It’s almost Christmas! I have gingerbread cookies in the oven and I just iced some reindeer. I finished shopping today. Time to sit down with a cup of spiked cocoa and relax. (already had a glass of wine!) I love all the wonderful news about our favorite girl. She had a nonstop year! I hope she is relaxing too and I know she’s so happy to be at home with her family.


K: hey Santa I need some ginger if you can tear yourself away from the toy store

R: hi honey. I’m leaving now. I got the 5 foot unicorn. Have you started the cookies I asked for?

K: You better be kidding and not yet. And before you ask - NO I am not making anatomically correct gingerbread people. You are so one track even with cookies

R: So I won’t be nibbling a robust gingerbread bottom? It was only a suggestion. I have a surprise for you. There’s a red bag in the kitchen pantry that says Mrs. Claus

K: ?????

R: go open it. It’s an early Christmas gift

K: OK. Hold on

R: I’ll wait :)

K: O.M.G. DUDE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
are you fucking kidding me??? A storm trooper nutcracker?

R: thought you might like that

K: are you kidding? I LOVE IT!!! And the cookbook!

R: I read on twitter that you said your character Maureen was a little nutty

K: I hope your New Year’s resolution is to get off twitter

R: honey you know that’s how I keep up with us

K: yeah whatever

R: they were talking about my guitar case
the fact that you travel with my guitar seems to bother some. Really so fucking stupid. Some insist it’s yours

K: I have my own guitar case. Maybe you need a new one from Santa

R: I like that one just the way it is. I’m glad you like the nutcracker. It was just a little something to get you in the mood

K: the mood?

R: the holiday baking mood

K: ha ha. I know what kind of “mood” you’re in

R: if you are thinking “Christmas nibbling mood” you’re spot on

K: you are ALWAYS in the nibbling mood

R: only because you are so delicious to nibble on

K: did you get the stocking stuffers on my list?

R: I would like to stuff your stocking

K: Shut up

R: don’t be a scrooge

K: never. I’m just sitting here looking at our tree and smiling

R: the tree looks amazing

K: I love how each ornament means something and I love the ones you picked out. That crystal carriage is perfect

R: for my newest princess

K: I love how you’re so sentimental

R: that’s what Christmas is to me. Being sentimental & being with my family. It’s so good to be home

K: I know it’s been a crazy busy year

R: NYC in a couple of weeks and it will start up again.

K: you can read her the NYC books you got last week

R: I can’t wait to read The Night Before Christmas

K: you’re the best Santa ever

R: it’s the most wonderful time of the year

K: you’re wonderful

R: you’re more wonderful. I love you

K: Merry Christmas dude. Love you more

So sweet Maya
I have lots to do in the next couple of days but I’m looking forward to a family Christmas. That’s what it’s all about. Family and sharing the magic together. No Scrooges here! Just love. That’s all we need. It’s going to be OK.