Hello lovely people!
First and foremost, sorry recs and answers have been few and far in-between. Between black—betty and myself (Kage) we’ve been super busy lately. Hopefully, we’ll find the time to show this blog some TLC! Thanks for being super patient with us!!
Anonymous: Hey darlings may I ask about this time loop fic where Charles keeps dying at the beach in Cuba and erik tries not to let that happen but Charles is only saved when erik doesn't choose to fight against the humans? I think the summary went something like erik waking up to find the taste of sand in his mouth? Sorry, it's horribly vague :( thank you!!
Hi there Nonnie!
I recced this fic a little while ago actually! I believe you’re looking for Try, Try Again by and-backagain (x) Enjoy!
Anonymous: Hi im looking for a story where erik is around his forty? and charles is his neighbor who just move in and at first erik thought raven is charles's wife. i can't remember much but i'd like to read it again Thanks in advance !!!
I think you’re looking for the following:
By Faint Indirections by kianspo
Erik is in his ~50s, and lonely and bitter. He survived the Holocaust and was only ~14 when the war ended; and even ~40 years later, living in a country that helped to end WW2 and the Third Reich, homosexuality is still a taboo topic. Then one day, he stumbles over Charles, who is young(early 20s) and bright and smart and cheeky and full of energy and beautiful. And moving in the same street where Erik lives.
MOD NOTE: This fic is GORGEOUS. Like, achingly gorgeous. It’s romantic, yes, but there is so much layered depth to all of these characters and in their relationships with one another. Even though it’s been a while since I read it, I can still recall scenes from this fic in my mind with perfect clarity. Just…beautiful. Like everything kianspo does <3
In Plain Sight - arcapelago »
Author: arcapelago / arcanewinter
Genre: Fluff, Humour
Summary: A story where Charles and Erik have basically been together from the first time they met. The whole fate, wow we found each other thing. Now I would like the others not to know and try to bring the two ‘oblivious’ guys together. They of course enjoy this quite a lot (1stclass-kink request.).
Mod Comment: I remember reading this one back on LJ and gosh is it still as fantastic as ever. Had me rolling on the floor with laughter. Charles and Erik are such trolls.
Anonymous: Could you link me to any HankxOFC or AlexxOFC fanfic? Or either of them xReader?
I’m afraid that’s not my division. Can any of our followers help?
Anonymous: I seemed to have misplaced a fic, isn't there a caveman AU of some sort out and about?
Erik is revivified caveman. Charles is the anthropologist(?) taking care of him. This is as ridiculous as it sounds. Romcom misunderstandings and prehistoric wooing ensues.
One of my favourites :D
Anonymous: I'd appreciate help finding a fix I was reading earlier this year/sometime last year. it's a modern AU where Charles and Erik are married but there marriage had gotten rocky--the last chapter I read had Charles replacing Moria in a genetics conference at the last minute and Erik got mad at him because he wanted to take him out to dinner for the first time in a long time. Erik was a lawyer and Charles was a professor. Thanks for your help! I really enjoy this blog!
Here you go friend!
After three years of marriage, Charles has to admit that his relationship with Erik has significantly cooled off. These days, they’re barely ever home at the same time and it seems like every conversation they have turns into an argument. Charles misses the way they used to be, misses the spontaneous dinner parties and the surprise morning sex and the wake up calls in the early mornings to catch the sunrise. But it’s going to take two of them to fix this marriage, and some days, it seems as if all Erik wants is to be rid of him.
A fic about rekindling marriage.
Try, Try Again by and-backagain »
Genre: Fluff, Angst
Summary: Except that this has happened before, he thinks with a start, and something in his throat closes up as he revolves on the spot, already knowing what he’s going to see. Charles’ back is arching as he falls, his eyes wide, and the crumpled bullet falls to the sand beside him like a calling card. X-Men: First Class Groundhog Day!AU
Mod Comment: I’m going through my bookmarks and this one is wonderful. The pacing, the timing, the characterisation and the beautiful writing. Let me just lie here and revel in my feelings.
marialexuchiha: hello my friends I wondering if you know any cherik world cup stories?or sports Au ?
I am going to direct you over to our dear friend ikeracity who is the queen of football aus and is in the midst of writing a WORLD CUP AU where Erik plays for Germany and Charles is his doting partner, who plays for England and is therefore already out and cheering Erik on from the sidelines :DDDDD
All her work is catalogued under this tag on her blog. Enjoy!!!!!!!! She writes BEAUTIFULLY!!! And there’s some killer football-au related art from others under that tag as well!!
[EDIT] K sneaks in to add:
From The Start by treasuredleisure
They were once childhood friends who bonded over their love of the same sport.
Years later they reunite, but as competitors.
And Erik’s still harbouring feelings for his old friend that he’s certain he can no longer hide.
Erik and Charles watch the Euro 2012 final together.
Charles is not what you would call a “sports person” - but the promise of free kisses after the game, especially with one Erik Lensherr playing midfield, is a temptation Charles can’t resist.
Erik’s always dreamed of playing football for Bayern, but it’s Arsenal who comes calling. A soccer AU.