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08 June 2012 @ 09:45 pm
Fic: Burned In All The Best Ways - X-Men (First Class), Charles/Erik, Schmoop, Romance, PG-13  
Just spent a lovely evening with ceitfianna, hanging out, watching movies, eating good food and cupcakes! The cupcakes were because it is HER BIRTHDAY!! I got her a comic book, but I also wrote her this story. It is my first X-Men: First Class fic ever! /waves and bows/ This idea, like all my best fic, came to me in the shower.

Dedication: To ceitfianna, for her birthday! I am so glad you needed a paper shredder last summer at the exact time my mother was selling one or else we may never have met. I hope your birthday is wonderful and that the following year brings you all the good things your heart desires. Happy birthday, babe!

Summary: Charles and Erik share a drink. And then another. And then another. And then…
X-Men (First Class), Schmoop, Romance, Charles/Erik, PG-13 with Drunkenness and 953 words.


Title: Burned In All The Best Ways
Author: The Artful Dodger / dodger_sister
Fandom: X-Men (First Class)
Category: Schmoop, Romance
Characters/Pairing: Charles/Erik
Rating: PG-13
Warnings: Drunkenness.
Spoilers: None.
Summary: Charles and Erik share a drink. And then another. And then another. And then…
Word Count: 953 words.
Date Written: 06/06/2012
Disclaimer: Charles, Erik, The X-Men and Marvel Comics do not belong to me. If they did, I would be rolling in a bathtub of money right now, not writing this fic. I did write this fic though and it makes me no money, hence no rolling in the bathtub.
Feedback: Bring it. dodger_sister / TheArtofDodger@comcast.net
Beta’d: By the superbly awesome baylorsr.
Author's Notes: I literally had not a single idea for a birthday story for ceitfianna. I came up with a Narnia fic idea and then realized it was a Christmas story. So I was back at square one. Then this story came to me, as they often do, in the shower. I wrote it all in one go and even though the idea that sparked it all - Charles seeing in his mind’s eyes his own lips and realizing it was Erik fantasizing about them - never made it into the story, I rather like how it came out.
Dedication: To ceitfianna, for her birthday! I am so glad you needed a paper shredder last summer at the exact time my mother was selling one or else we may never have met. I hope your birthday is wonderful and that the following year brings you all the good things your heart desires. Happy birthday, babe!




They had started out slow with some red wine and it had been good and filling and just what Charles had needed after a long day. Erik suggested a game of chess and they closed the doors to the study for a bit of privacy, the first they had experienced all day.

The wine had emptied out fairly quickly and Erik had brought over a bottle of whiskey, not even bothering to use the pretense of glasses.

“I shouldn’t,” Charles said and waved him off. “Too much letting my guard down and I end up letting my guard down, if you follow.”

Erik cocked his head to one side and looked inquisitively at the other man and Charles suddenly felt open and bare, much like he supposed others felt when he was looking at them, searching inside them for what they weren’t saying.

“Maybe that would be a good thing for you,” Erik told him. “Try testing yourself, see how you do when you do not have all your right faculties.”

“You just want to get me sloshed and take advantage of me,” Charles answered with a smirk, letting it shine through in his eyes for Erik to see.

“Perhaps,” Erik said with his own smile and took a swig straight from the bottle.

When he handed it over, Charles hesitated for only a second before swallowing down his own mouthful.

It burned in all the best ways.

***

“No, I am not even kidding!” Charles said and leaned forward, across the table to place a hand on Erik’s shoulder.

The whiskey was burning through them now and both men had long since given up trying to concentrate enough to play the game in front of them and instead were regaling each other with stories of various times in which their powers had caused ‘inconvenience’ in their lives.

“But he was…he was…” Erik gasped out and tried to quell his own laughter enough to finish the sentence, though at this point he wasn’t sure where he was going with it.

“I’m telling you,” Charles cried, “it was an accident. I was fifteen and I didn’t know I could project into people’s minds yet! I just…I was just casually thinking about kissing his mom and then…”

“I can’t believe you put that image in the poor boy’s head,” Erik gasped out. “He must of thought he was a terrible pervert, thinking about his best mate and his mother going at it like howler monkeys,” and Erik tipped the whiskey back again just as Charles replied, “Well, his mom was quite stunning!”

The whiskey sprayed everywhere; down Erik’s chin, across the chess board, little splatters landing on the tip of Charles’ nose.

Their laughter turned to giggles then and had either of them been thinking straight, they would have been glad they had closed the study doors, lest anyone see their display.

Erik took deep, calming breaths and pulled on Charles’ arm until the other man stumbled out of his chair and folded himself on the floor. Erik slid out of his own chair and settled next to him, let his body rest against the table.

“Sometimes I wonder about you in your younger days,” Erik said. “I would have liked to have seen that.”

“I would have liked to have you there,” Charles said and leaned back against the table as well, let his arm press against Erik’s own, shoulder to shoulder.

“What did you want to be when you were a child?” Erik asked him. “Surely this isn’t where you saw your life.”

“Actually, I wanted to be a book binder,” Charles told him with a fond smile.

“Really? Isn’t that an assembly line job? That’s where you saw yourself with your genius mind?”

“I didn’t understand what it was at the time. I think I thought I would get to work in a giant library warehouse where everything smelled like dusty leather books and I could read all day.”

Erik snorted and Charles shoved him playfully.

“Shut it. I was six years old. What did you want to be when you were six?”

“It’s hard to remember sometimes, but I do know I was fascinated with cars. I think I wanted to make them but I had no concept of what that meant. I just wanted to put each piece in, bit by bit, and see how they worked.”

Charles eyes started to fall shut and he leaned against Erik’s shoulder.

“And I wanted to drive,” Erik continued. “I wanted to drive and go and find somewhere better. Even when I was that young, I knew there was something more out there for me.”

“You are never content with where you are,” Charles said but it wasn’t accusatory sounding in the least. “You always want to find something better.”

“Not always,” Erik said softly. “Sometimes I am more than happy with exactly where I am.”

Charles titled his head up then, opened his eyes enough to see Erik’s face, wanted to know the expression that came with such an open statement from this man.

“When I am exactly where I’m suppose to be, I am smart enough to see it,” Erik said and then he was leaning down, pressing his mouth against Charles’ own and it was soft and lazy and buzzed through both of them with warmth and heat.

When Erik pulled away, Charles reached for him, gripped the front of the other man’s shirt with his fingers curled tight.

“I think your experiment was a success,” Charles told him. “Letting my guard down can provide astounding results,” and then he was pulling Erik towards him and pressing their lips together once again and it burned in all the best ways.


The End
 
 
 
Ironlily - Making My Marquevikingprincess on June 9th, 2012 05:30 am (UTC)
So cute! Feel the burn, baby!
dodger_sister: x-men first classdodger_sister on June 12th, 2012 02:40 am (UTC)
Thank you, darling! This was loads of fun to write!
ranua: this is loveranua on June 14th, 2012 01:14 am (UTC)
awww, I love them so much. I love this in all it's schmoopy waffy (warm and fluffy fic) glory. Just perfect. :)
dodger_sister: x-men first classdodger_sister on June 19th, 2012 12:04 am (UTC)
Thank you! I had never heard the word 'waffy' before (or if I had I just didn't know what it meant) but that is exactly what this story was meant to be. Glad you liked it, babe! :)
ranuaranua on June 20th, 2012 11:30 am (UTC)
lol, waff is a throwback to my X-Files days. It was actually a category on some of the mailing lists if you can believe that. I suppose typing out warm and fluffy fic just gets too cumbersome :P
wolfrider89: X dog tags wolviewolfrider89 on August 12th, 2012 05:41 pm (UTC)
First XMFC fic you've written, first XMFC I've read! *fist bump* And I loved it, like I knew I would. I ship Charles/Erik pretty hardcore nowadays, even if I've never joined that fandom. (I watched the X-Men movies the other day and all I could thing of was how sad the Erik and Charles scenes were. That, and how awesome Hugh Jackman is. But mostly there was sadness)

<3
dodger_sister: x-men first classdodger_sister on August 15th, 2012 02:13 am (UTC)
First XMFC fic you've written, first XMFC I've read! *fist bump*

/fist bump/ Yeah-girl!

I ship Charles/Erik pretty hardcore nowadays, even if I've never joined that fandom.

I always kind of shipped them, at least I saw the chemistry between them, even back in my younger comic-oriented days. It was always so clear to me how deep their bond went. The movies really exploded it for me though. I would consider myself in the 'X-Men' fandom overall but not specifically First Class. My urge to read X-Men takes me from John/Bobby, to Darwin/Alex, to Scott/Logan/Jean, to Charles/Erik, to Logan/Storm (unf!) to Hank/Rogue (really I read the best story with this pairing) to all over the place, depending on my mood.

(I watched the X-Men movies the other day and all I could thing of was how sad the Erik and Charles scenes were. That, and how awesome Hugh Jackman is. But mostly there was sadness)

Agreed on all of that! Hotness and sadness. I love, love, love the chess scene between them at the end of the first movie. Oh wait...my friend wrote a story about them playing chess that will make you feel kind of bittersweet-like.

---Chess is a constant thread in Charles and Erik's relationship together--_ Here.

So glad you liked the fic, babe!
wolfrider89: X Storm mohawkwolfrider89 on September 1st, 2012 08:07 am (UTC)
It was always so clear to me how deep their bond went.

I was always so frustrated, because they kept saying that Prof. X and Magneto used to be friends, but I never FELT it. I always ended up annoyed that there wasn't more chemistry between them, but I guess I just couldn't see it, because I see it now, like woah.

Logan/Storm (unf!)

Oh, dude! Dude! Awesome pairing is awesome! I've always loved them as friends, but then I read... some comic which I can't remember right now, possibly Ultimate, and they went on a date, and I was like "HOMG, YES!" So, uh, yeah. Awesome.

I love, love, love the chess scene between them at the end of the first movie.

Me too. The chess set is beautiful (I always stare at it) and their interactions are just... love.

Oh, that sound like a great, heartbreaking fic! *opens new tab for later*
dodger_sister: stormdodger_sister on September 13th, 2012 06:57 pm (UTC)
Your Storm icon always makes me happy. In my pants.

was always so frustrated, because they kept saying that Prof. X and Magneto used to be friends, but I never FELT it. I always ended up annoyed that there wasn't more chemistry between them, but I guess I just couldn't see it, because I see it now, like woah.

Well, I can't speak for the comics since it has been so long for me, but I saw the definite chemistry between them in the movies. In the first movie in particular, at the beginning when we see them both for the first time and Erik is all, "A war is coming" or whatever and Prof X looks so sad when Erik walks away. Plus at the end, when Prof X comes to play chess with him. I totally saw it.

Oh, dude! Dude! Awesome pairing is awesome! I've always loved them as friends, but then I read... some comic which I can't remember right now, possibly Ultimate, and they went on a date, and I was like "HOMG, YES!" So, uh, yeah. Awesome.

OMG, I want to read that comic!!!!! YES!!! I saw it most in the X3 movie, when Logan is going to leave and Storm is yelling at him and I was like, "Omg, shove each other against a wall and DO IT!" But now that I think about it, I think I shipped them even as a kid. I LOVED whenever they did things together in the comics or cartoon - I wanted them to be partnered up all the time. And then at one point in the comics, that one dude comes back from the future and Storm hooks up with him and I was royally pissed - either because I wanted her to be with Logan or because I wanted her to be with me, I'm not sure. ;)

Now I have the urge to go read some Logan/Storm porn. Yes, I do.
wolfrider89: X wolverinewolfrider89 on September 25th, 2012 09:28 pm (UTC)
Your Storm icon always makes me happy. In my pants.

Hehe, me too, dude, me too.

Well, I can't speak for the comics since it has been so long for me, but I saw the definite chemistry between them in the movies.

I guess I was too young to pick up on it in the movies or something? (Or I just didn't have any fangirl experience and thus did not see such things as PEOPLE LOOKING AT EACH OTHER and mostly watched for the cool powers? IDK.) With the comics I started with... uh, what's it called, the old ones where Chris Claermont came in and took over? Anyway, way back, but not from the beginning, and as such Magneto had already been established as a villain and a character, so they just went "yeah, he and Prof X used to be friends, not so much anymore" and that was that. Which, you know, frustrating. :p

OMG, I want to read that comic!!!!!

And I want to read it again! Like woah! I think, actually, that in the Ultimate X-Men verse they end up together. Also, Colossus is gay there. Damn it, now I just want to read comics all night! Not that I have any with me, but still.

either because I wanted her to be with Logan or because I wanted her to be with me, I'm not sure. ;)

Haha, the eternal question.

Now I have the urge to go read some Logan/Storm porn. Yes, I do.

Um, now I want that too. Damn. If you happen to find any good ones, feel free to link. :)