Halloween at the mansion (written February 2012). Costume parties, ethics debates, emotional hurt/comfort, implied sex; slight warning for not-very-explicit mention of abuse in Charles’s childhood.
Notes: Oh my god. I have so many feelings. This is so good. It’s such a detailed look into these characters and relationships–and the ethics! ugh. Amazing. Everything that this fandom can be all in one fic.
Chapter One: Armando/Alex - Strange going on in a library study room. Chapter Two: Charles/Erik - Erik learns to appreciate Halloween with some help from Kurt. Chapter Three: Moira/Nick - The walls are bleeding. Chapter Four: Sam/Steve - Handing out candy to trick-or-treaters in costume. Chapter Five: Charles/Erik - There’s no way that doll is really following Erik around the mansion. Chapter Six: Moira/Nick - A family Halloween costume. Chapter Seven: Charles/Erik - Ghost stories around the campfire. Chapter Eight: Charles saves Halloween. Erik tolerates it.
Notes: an adorable collection of spooky stories (Chapters 1, 3, and 5) and fluffy Halloween traditions, just the way Halloween should be! Very enjoyable reads for the season.