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fic rec friday

Topic of the Day: World War II. Strictly speaking, when people ask me what my favorite genre of literature to read is, my answer is World War I/II novels. I will definitely be making a WWI reclist in the future.  Find anything I missed over at AO3. There are some that I left off intentionally to go on future rec lists.

Warnings: these fic are all about war and include references to violence, injuries, PTSD, homophobia, and the Holocaust. Make sure you read all tags and authors’ notes.

snow like silence, everywhere falling, even in the trenches - T - 3k - ninemoons42

Erik Lehnsherr is in a foxhole at the Siege of Bastogne. He doesn’t know what he’ll do without Charles Xavier.

Notes: Amazing crossover with Band of Brothers. It has the feel of a war novel or movie that really adds a unique lens on the Charles/Erik dynamic.

Photographs and Memories - M - 4.5k - tirsynni

When war-battered Erik Lehnsherr met Charles Xavier, the man kneeling in the dirt and whispering to a lost refugee child, Erik feared his days of running from his deviance was done.

Notes: I absolutely adore this story. Fantastic relationship building and absolutely beautiful.

a fish hook; an open eye - 7.5k - M - fabeld

Charles Xavier’s wealth protects him from mandatory service in the British Armed Forces, but he refuses to sit idly by when his telepathy can be used to assist the Allied Powers. As a British spy, Charles gains the Nazi Party’s trust and is sent to Paris to complete one last mission. His plan is disrupted when he runs into someone he never thought he would see again. WWII AU with nods to Atonement.

Notes: omg this fic. This fic is amazing. And heartwrenching. I’m not going to say anything more about it but you should read it.  Now.

Stirb nicht vor Mir - M - 3k - ravenoftheninerealms

A squad of Allied Forces, led by Charles Xavier, liberates the Nazi concentration camp where Erik was being held prisoner.

Notes: Charles leading a bunch of mutants on a mission to free Erik is just an amazing concept and it’s done so well here!

Hier steh ich an den Marken meiner Tage - NR - 19k - MonstrousRegiment

Erik Lehnsherr is a spy in the SS, and his British liaison is strategist Charles Xavier. Their relationship from the moment they meet to a year after the end of the war. - “You’re the only person in the world who knows what I am.”

Notes: This fic is just bursting with feelings! Their relationship is so dynamic, especially in the setting of the war.

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