With that one sentence, he broke his own son’s heart, he spat in his face, he took all his dreams and ripped them right in front of his face. He didn’t even bother to look back, he tuned out Johnny’s pleading.
BE WARNED: There are spoilers!
Note: Because Johnny’s father doesn’t really have a name, I decided to dub him ‘Pete’! It fits fairly well, and it’s a callback to his voice actor!
every time I see the scene with Stephen and Christine before he leaves the hospital for the last time I just remember Rachel McAdams saying how emotionally available Benedict was and how he cried for EIGHT. HOURS. to film that. He is such a phenomenal actor and the results are all right there. That whole movie though is like…. rip my heart out and trample all over it. That scene is one of the ones that hurts the most.
It’s been a week and a half and I’m just now feeling a bit less emotionally wrecked over ‘Logan’, and am finally able to string words together that don’t want to make me rip my own heart out haha (though I still can’t handle any fix-it’s yet sorry). So for my darling @lachatblanche (who I know loves this ‘verse) and @thea-polis (who is sick, and hopefully will enjoy some completely AU Xavierine goodness), here is a little follow-up to my Actors AU From Lovers to Friends and Back Again.
(It’s not really necessary to have read the previous fic to understand what’s happening here…just know that ‘First Class’ in this verse was a Merchant Ivory type movie where Charles and Erik played teachers at an all-boys school set in 1902.)
“No, no way. Not gonna happen.”
He doesn’t know what he’s done to deserve this, to have the Xavier siblings conspiring against him, sitting side by side and grinning at him from across the table. He looks from the contract in his hand, to Raven’s confident smirk, and finally at the soft smile playing across Charles’ lips…
…lips that Logan wants very desperately to taste, and would happily do so if they weren’t in a room full of other people. People who happen to be enjoying the restaurant’s quiet and romantic atmosphere, which is what Logan was doing with Charles until Raven showed up out of the blue to crash their anniversary dinner.
“You can’t be serious,” Raven says, plucking the champagne glass out of Logan’s hand and taking a long sip from it before licking her lips. “This role is perfect for you. It was written for you. It’s the long awaited sequel to an Oscar winning movie, a movie that won Charles a Best Actor Oscar, you remember don’t you? And you get to play his new love interest! All while getting a nice paycheck, and the chance to work with one of the best directors in Hollywood! Seriously, Howlett this is a no brainer. As your agent, I’m going to have to insist that you do the movie.”
Logan shakes his head, though he smiles when Charles reaches over and squeezes his hand. “Let me ask you something…is Lehnsherr in the movie?”
Raven rolls her eyes. “Well yes, of course he is! It’s a sequel to ‘First Class’, and the story is about his character’s unexpected return to the School ten years later so yeah…he kind of needs to be a part of it.”
“And he’s okay with it? He signed on, to do a movie…this movie? With Charles?”