Mod Favorites of 2015
It’s a few days later than expected, but we wanted to ring in the New Year with a list of our personal faves from 2015!
(All fics were posted or finished in 2015, unless otherwise noted.)
“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.
Mod Note: Light, light-hearted and fun to read, with hilarious bits that made us laugh out loud!
In 1939 Erik and his sister Ruth are sent to Devonshire, England, during
the Kindertransport refugee program to live with Kurt and Sharon Marko
as foster children just before the start of World War II. Angry, upset,
and wishing he could return home on the night of his seventeenth
birthday, Erik meets a boy alone in the forest who is cursed to
transform each day into a swan, only taking his true form by night.
Mod note: It is a WIP still, but waitfornight’s poetic writing will put you under an unshakable spell and you just have to love it. Check out her other WIPs too, it was so difficult to choose a fave amongst them!
In which Charles and Erik meet for the first time at the urinal, and somehow years later end up basically co-parenting Erik’s baby daughter.
Mod note: This hilarious HIMYM AU is one of the funniest and sweetest modern AUs written last year and deserves a lot more love!
In the sharp, unforgiving plains of the Canadian Arctic, Erik is since
long adapted to solitude and silence. Separated from civilization,
dedicated to nothing but his research, he has formed a life that suits
him. There is nothing he would ever want to change. So, naturally, the
arrival of grad student Charles Xavier upends everything Erik ever
thought he wanted, for better or for worse.
Mod note: The unusual setting in the Arctic ice wastes will haunt you as much as the tender and confused feelings that arise will warm your heart. This is fic is slow-burn indeed and it might not take the most obvious fanfic turns but it’s this much more interesting for it.
There is a vampire in Westchester Castle and experienced vampire hunter Logan has come to kill it. Or that’s the plan until Logan meets the vampire who can control him with a thought, has a not so unusual request and leaves him a choice. Or does he really?
Because there needs to be some Xavierine on this list and issabella’s dark and twist-y vampire story just blew us away.
Erik has a really brilliant idea and a proposition for his friend Charles.
Mod note: We highly welcomed the increase of interesting poly fics and more Magda and Gabby ships this past year. This fic is one of the hottest and cheekiest of the bunch.