film: x-men first class

Teacher Charles headcanons

Because my heart keeps bursting with feels about that stuff I can’t hold on anymore.

  • like seriously he’s just an over exhausted teacher who only wants what’s best for his students, and who’s always plagued with worry for their future and if whether or not his teaching is great for them
  • he ALWAYS writes long encouraging comments on the papers he grades  such as: “you can do better Alex, just read again the methodology!! =)” or “I know that you prefer your philosophy class with Mister Lehnsherr Angel, but please you need to stay focused on the litteray subjects with me! ^^”
  • YES obviously he always uses smileys because he thinks it makes him look cool and groovy, but let’s be honest the students usually make fun of him because of those.
  • Charles who’s worried sick when finals hit and who does everything to soothe his students by telling them that everything is going to be fine because they are the best.
  • sometimes he stays late after his classes in order to tutor the ones who have a hard time understanding stuff
  • I also need Charles who goes to his theatre students’ final representation and who cries because they are all so talented and wonderful, and at the end he rushes backstage and just hugs them all with sparkling eyes
  • AND Charles who fucking falls sick all the time during winter but who never wants to miss a day, so he comes to school all shaking and cold and he has to seat the whole time during his lecture but he swears he’s ok, so his students have to bring him hot chocolate and go fetch the special blanket reserved for these occasions, because they can see that he needs help
  • and also because he does the same for them
  • When his students graduate, he always tries to keep up with them, and one day he learns that Cassidy entered the army which is very angst worthy
  • SO  CHARLES IS LIKE “I CANT  STOP YOU FROM DOING THAT BUT PLEASE BE CAREFUL AND NEVER BE AFRAID TO KEEP ME UPDATED”
  • And he receives so many emails with pictures of Cassidy’s travels for months and months  and they all make him so happy and he even hangs one in his office, but then one day it stops and Cassidy’s fucking brother comes to him a bit later after a class, so Charles has some free time before the next lecture which is fine, and then he learns that fucking CASSIDY DIED IN DUTY AND HE TRIES NOT TO CRY BUT THERE ARE FUCKING WHIMPERS COMING OUT OF HIS THROAT BECAUSE ONE OF HIS KIDS DIED AND HE LOVED HIM LIKE A SON AND HE EVEN HAD BOUGHT A FUCKING CHRISTMAS SWEATER WITH GINGER LEPRECHAUNS FOR CASSIDY
  • AND MR LEHNSHERR ARRIVES AND HUGS HIM AND BLBLBL THERE’S A COMMEMORATION
  • and charles gives a shaky speech and tbh everyone fucking cries because he says beautiful stuff and Jean bursts in tears and leans against Scott’s shoulder, because he was her classmate and she loved him like a little brother and blblblbl
  • the end result is: sad sad, exhausted, sad, beard, over-exhausted, feeling guilty, bleh. RESIGNING

Thanks for reading. It helped. Even though now I only want to write the hell out of it. 

  • (also this one is curtesy of @croatoanmary​ genius) Charles having open door policy and people initially come for class tutoring and questions, and eventually he’s having crying students coming to him about stress and personal problems and everyone knows he’s the supportive one they can go to for help and trying to encourage their interests even about other topics and on quizzes, giving points for attempts and advice about what to study for next time and ah his students being supportive back to him