26 Shades of Mind and Metal (P-T)

Disclaimer : Characters belong to their respectful owners

Fandom : X-Men: First Class (2011), X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)

Rating : from K+ to M

Pairing : Cherik- Erik Lehnsherr x Charles Xavier (X-Men: First Class and X-Men: Days of Future Past)

Genres : Fanfiction, slash, humor, fluff, angst, dark, AU etc. (depends on each snippet)

Characters : Erik Lehnsherr (Magneto), Charles Xavier (Professor X), Henry Phillip “Hank” McCoy (Beast), Raven (Mystique) etc.

Warnings : spoilers for First Class and Days of Future Past, mpeg, character’s death, violence, shark joke etc. (again, depends on each snippet)

Summary : An alphabetical collection of snippets revolving around the relationship of Erik Lehnsherr (Magneto) and Charles Xavier (Professor X)

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P-Painting pixiv.net
P-Painting pixiv.net

P – Paintings

In many senses, Erik Lehnsherr is a one-in-a-million talent. Fame and wealth beyond imagination would be well in his grasp if only he refused to paint only one single subject in every of his piece.

His subject is an Adonis in the form slender bones, tousled chestnut hair and eyes like the ocean when it welcomes the blazing glory of the sun.

With Erik’s talented skill, the Adonis has come to the world of mortals.

Perhaps, many rich, debauched men and women with money to burn would pay handsomely for Erik’s paintings, provided that Erik tolerated putting them to sale.

Which he never does, even if he’s down to the last penny, even if he starves to death.

Erik toils away hours and hours to perfect his work to the smallest detail; it’s as if he isn’t merely painting a picture but is offering his heart, body and soul to God.

And, in many senses, Erik is a willing slave to his own paintings, to his Adonis.

Rather than a figment of Erik’s imagination, the Adonis in Erik’s painting is real. Was real. Anyone who knows Erik long enough should be aware of this truth.

Years ago, Erik brought him to this backwater town, sharing with him not just his food and bed but also his body and soul. It seemed to many at that moment Erik could go against the whole world just for him.

Then, the young Adonis left their shared cottage for Hades’s embrace and Erik started painting.

Oblivious to everyone’s pity of his lonely and miserable state, day after day, Erik continues to pour his heart and soul into keeping his Adonis alive.

Yes, alive.

Indeed he died and was buried in Gaia’s bosoms; still, unknown to anyone, the Adonis has never left Erik’s side; day after day he has been sharing Erik’s food and bed as well as his body and soul.

As long as Erik keeps painting.

Q – Query

“Are you with baby, Charles?”

Raven arched a perfect eyebrow and nonchalantly asked after seeing her dear brother throw up whatever left in his stomach fourth time in the morning. Her query and possible sudden realization brought to Charles’s normally pale cheeks a shade more fervent than Raven’s hair and a storm of following questions from the other kids.

R – Ready

“I’m ready.”

Erik’s short, firm and solemn reply when being pressed by Raven’s query made Charles blush and laugh hard at the same time. The child of Professor X and Magneto, what would it be? What power would it possess? Charles found it hard to tame his wild, raging anticipation that grew larger each day with the blissful weight in his abdomen. Yet, when he saw with his eyes how “ready” Erik was for their coming baby, steel cradle and countless big and small metal objects for toy, all he wanted was to punch the metal bender in the face.

S – Sanity

Being held in jail in ten years for a crime you hadn’t committed was the surest, simplest way to drive a man crazy, even if that man was an extraordinary individual such as Erik Lehnsherr. Erik hadn’t gone insane, not yet and what had been doing a wondrous job of keeping his sanity intact was something as small and fragile as the smile of Charles Xavier.

T – Teeth

Charles sometimes wondered if Erik’s teeth was part of his mutation: unusually sharp and strong and sure to give people with galeophobia one hell of a nightmare. And Charles was neither galeophobic nor afraid of getting bitten by the shark.

2 thoughts on “26 Shades of Mind and Metal (P-T)

  1. You seem to prefer the scenario where Charles dies and Erik mourns =))
    Btw, you haven’t explain who mutilated Erik and sent the remains to Charles (or did I missed that part?)

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    1. You missed no part. The sender was anonymous.S/he killed Erik, disasssembled him and sent the parts to Charles so that Charles could ‘rebuild’ a new Erik as he liked.

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