An Archive of Our Own, a project of the Organization for Transformative Works
Pairings: Erik/Charles, slight Charles/Moira
Summary: Written for the following prompt: Charles knows everything about Erik, knows how obsessive and self-destructive he is, how Erik would do anything, give anything, in his quest for vengeance against Shaw. But he also knows that Erik loves him in ways that aren’t exactly platonic.
I’d like to see a completely straight!Charles, out of pure love and care of Erik, initiate a romantic relationship with him. It can be because he wishes to give Erik something positive in his life or because he thinks it might help change Erik’s mind about Shaw, the reason is up to author. Also, while Charles finds intimacy with Erik strange and awkward, he does enjoy the new, non-romantic layers that have developed in their relationship.
Rec notes: When I read the summary for the fic I was a little unsure of whether or not I would enjoy it. But I went ahead and read it anyway and I have to say that I’m glad I did. It’s not one of the happiest fics I’ve read, but it’s very bittersweet in the best way.