I have read your works! And I love 'The Stars Incline us, they don't bind us' so muuuuuch. If this is not too much to ask, can you make cherik fic rec? Thank you! Keep writing, awesome!
thank you very much, i’m glad you enjoyed my stuff! :3
since this blog is exactly 5 years old today, what better occasion is there to do cherik fic rec post, as lurking around cherik fic rec tumblr posts waaay back in the day is actually what originally brought me to tumblr in the first place. the following list is in no particular order, and odds are i like multiple fics by the authors included but i was determined to limit myself to one from each (though in some cases, this was a veeeery close call, haha).
anyway, the actual title of this list is coincidentally the main criteria i used in the interest of not having it stretch on for miles, which is to say:
Cherik Fics Pan Has Reread An Embarrassing Amount Of Times Throughout Her XMFC Fandom Tenure:
About the Cain waking Apoc idea, I keep picturing him bringing ESN back to the mansion. It's night, ESN feels Charles immediately and tells Cain clearly that he is going alone. Charles is sleeping as ESN enters his bedroom, and sits on his bed. ESN lets his hand hover above Charles' face for a while before finally starting to touch him....
Omg I LOVE the idea of this SO MUCH. The image of ESN sitting all creepy like next to Charles asleep on the bed. Is this Oxford!Charles? Maybe he’s home to deal with some legal stuff to do with his mother’s will and that’s why he’s at the mansion? And ESN is attracted to his power but also to how young and malleable he thinks Charles must be and he starts planning how to groom him to be his lead Horseman (yes of course there’s one that’s more powerful/most trusted, ESN had one in the Ancient Egypt timeline).
And instead of ‘roar let’s kill everyone and remake the world’, ESN actually takes the time to just chill and learn more about the world he’s in now, with Charles as his enthusiastic guide. (ESN is the first adult mutant Charles meets in this scenario yes? One that is incredibly powerful, and supposedly has answers to their beginnings). And slowly, ESN slowly seduces him with his honeyed words and promises to gather others like them, appealing to the scientist in Charles and I’m just:
- I can’t stop thinking about the others out there. All those minds that I touched. I could feel them. Their isolation, their hopes,their ambitions.I tell you, we are at the start of something incredible, Erika. We can help them. - Can we? Identification, that’s how it starts. And ends with being rounded up, experimented on, eliminated. - Not this time. We have common enemies. Shaw, the Russians. They need us. - For now.
When I was 17, I met a young man named Erik Lehnsherr.
what if that throwaway line in X1 was actually canon though and in 1949 seventeen year old charles met erik the baby nazi hunter at oxford (maybe erik was tracking down some nazi party benefactor in the british aristocracy) and they had a whirlwind secret romance which ended so badly charles had to wipe erik’s memories of the whole event
and then 13 years later charles is on a boat in miami in the middle of the night and hears a familiar mind screaming out in pain?????????
Mutation: it is the key to our evolution.
lt has enabled us to evolve into the dominant species on the planet. This process normally takes thousands and thousands of years.
But every few hundred millennia, evolution leaps forward…
I collected all the letters I’d ever meant to send to you, if I’d have ever made it to the mainland but had instead collected at the bottom of my rucksack, and I spread them out along the lost beach. Then I took each and every one and I folded them into boats. I folded you into the creases and then, as the sun was setting, I set the fleet to sail. Shattered into twenty-one pieces, I consigned you to the Atlantic, and I sat here until I’d watched all of you sink.