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X-Men Preference: How they react to being saved by you

This time around the gifs are a bit different. Hope you don’t mind.


Logan Howlett (Wolverine)

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On the outside Logan pretends to be completely unaffected by your unusual show of strength and intelligence. He probably makes a few sarcastic remarks about you showing up “late” and he might even chastise you for putting yourself in danger. In reality though he is impressed and more attracted to you now than he was before you saved him. He also won’t say thank you and unless you demand it from him. It’s not that he isn’t thankful, but he is very much a “manly man” and having to be saved by anyone at all makes him feel weak. 


Charles Xavier 

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Before this moment he’s never seen the full extent of your powers, and he’s never seen someone look so determined and angry.  He was expected someone like Logan or maybe even Hank to chase after his captors, but he never considered the possibility that you would be the one shattering the wooden door. For a moment the danger of the situation drops away and all he can do is watch your movements. To him it seems like every move is perfectly calculated and the fight is over in seconds. In reality you’re just so mad that Charles was taken that you’re lashing out at everything that moves. 

Immediately after the two of you are in a safe place he tries to convey his appreciation in a way that wouldn’t freak you out. What he really wants to do is enthuse and rave about how amazing he thinks you are, but instead he tells you that you’re an amazing person while staring directly into your eyes. To be honest it’s still a little intimidating, because no one has ever praised you so much before but the compliments are still very appreciated. 

Erik Lehnsherr (Magneto)

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This is the moment that Erik has been waiting for. He’s known the full potential of your powers since the moment he met you and he’s been pushing you to explore the full extent of your powers ever since. When he finds himself in danger of being killed and you’re the one who comes to his rescue he couldn’t be more thrilled. 

Much to your annoyance, he eggs you on from his compromised position. Every now and then you’ll spin around and snarl at him to “Stop it, Erik!” 

Even days after the fight he continues to refer back to it if you ever mention your powers. For the most part you just roll your eyes at him. After all, you don’t want your existence to be based off of your ability to fight. But the look of excitement on his face every time he talks about it makes you feel just a bit warmer on the inside.

Peter Maximoff

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He’s so surprised! He’s always known you were a badass, but not this much of a badass. He stares at you in awe during the entire fight. In all honesty he probably could have helped out a little, but he’s captured by your skill. He’s already in love with you, but somehow he’s even more in love with you in this moment. 

Back at the mansion you stay with Peter while he get’s his wounds treated. “How come you were just standing on the wall looking stunned while I was beating everyone up.”

“You were just so amazing I forgot there was a fight going on. I didn’t know you could fight like that.”

“I’ve been fighting longer than you have, Peter. Why wouldn’t I be good at fighting.”

He shrugs wincing as he pulls a sore spot. “I’ve just never seen you fight before. You were just so amazing.”

“You’ve already said that.

Alex Summers (Havok)

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When you show up as a part of the rescue team, Alex wants to sink into a hole. He’s been trying to flirt with you and impress you for almost a year and now you’re watching him get his ass handed to him. In any other circumstance he’d love to watch you fight bad guys, but for now the only thing he can think about is how embarrassed he is. 

He isn’t too badly hurt at the end of the fight. He only has a few scratches and bruises that you help bandage when you get back to the mansion. But while you’re helping him, you notice that he’s strangely silent. Normally Alex would be eagerly telling you about the mission. What went right and what went wrong. You suspect that when you’re not on the same mission he exaggerates his involvement, but it makes you smile to hear him speak with so much excitement. However, this time the two of you sit in silence. 

“Is something wrong, Alex? You’re not normally so quiet after a mission.”

“Well normally I’m not the one messing up and having to get saved.” 

“Aww Alex are you embarrassed?” you tease. “Don’t worry everyone has to be saved at some point.” You stand up from the couch that you and Alex have taken over. “If it makes you feel any better I still think you’re one of the best X-Men.” There was something in your tone to suggest that you were still joking around, but Alex could tell that you meant what you said. 

Scott Summers (Cyclops)

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Scott is annoyed with the entire world. He can’t tell if he’s annoyed because he’s the one being rescued or because he inadvertently put you in danger. In fact, he’s so annoyed with the situation that he doesn’t realize the fight is over until you’re standing in front of him looking at him with concern. 

“Are you ok, Scott? You seem a little out of it. Did you hit your head or something.” 

“No I’m fine,” he answers curtly before roughly shoving past you towards the extraction vehicle.

You call after him several times before giving up and jogging to catch up with him. Hours later while the two of you are eating a late dinner you mention Scott’s strange behavior for the second time. 

“It’s nothing. I was just irritated because you had to come save me.” 

You laugh softly. “Scott you shouldn’t be annoyed because you’re not the perfect fighter. Everyone has to be saved at one point or another. It’s just how it works.”

“No it’s not that,’ he answers. “I’m annoyed because I was in danger and that put you in danger. And I don’t want you to be in danger.” 

The confession surprises you and for a few seconds silence hangs in the air. 

“I appreciate that, Scott, but I can take of myself and you know that.” 

Despite your attempt at making him feel better, Scott doesn’t talk much for the rest of the night. But the next morning he’s back to his normal self.  

5

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“I’m Charles. Charles Xavier.” He held out a hand. Something must have clicked because the man’s face seemed to soften.

“Erik Lehnsherr.” Mr. Lehnsherr balanced the books on one arm and shook his hand. It was firm and warm and Charles had to remind himself to exhale quietly. He once again focused his attention on the books instead of what was actually happening, and he froze.

“Wait a minute.” Charles picked up the first book. The cover had a very simple drawing of a country and some people smiling, as well as the title Suppertime in Germany.

And underneath the title was: by Erik Lehnsherr.

X-Men au where Charles Xavier, soon to be kindergarten teacher, runs into children’s book author Erik Lehnsherr in the crowded kids’ section of a Barnes & Noble. while Erik happens to be in the midst of buying a collection of his own books. (it’s not an ego thing)

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Charles and Erik can’t leave the past behind. A tribute to one of the most heartbreaking and complex relationships ever.