SYNOPSIS: Erik is a high-command soldier and after a battle he takes in Charles, a Prince as his prize and ‘spoil of war’. Charles resists at first, but he finds Erik to be quite charming, and protects him from all other soldiers and is nothing like he first assumed.
Key Words: Charles/Eric, AU, non-powered, NC-17.
Word Count: 26, 000+
SYNOPSIS: Erik M. Lehnsherr is a private man, a jeweler that’s just looking for a studio to work in. But floorspace in New York is limited, so he ends up sharing a space with a beautiful mutant painter named Raven. Above them is a huge furry blue physicist, i.e. Mad scientist, and a glassblower that breaks half of what he makes when he starts laughing.
Drawn into their intricacies, Erik finds himself not only with friends but something that’s starting to frighteningly resemble a family. Then enter one, Charles Xavier; geneticist, lecturer, telepath, and mutant rights activist. Suddenly Erik is faced with dealing with a past he’s trying to forget and feelings he’s never had before.
Key Words: Charles/Eric, Modern AU, NC-17.
Word Count: 21, 000+
SYNOPSIS: Hank McCoy is in love with the perfect woman. One day, he’s certain, they will fall in love and be married. It would be a grand plan if they’d ever met. When she falls into a coma, Hank tries to look after her and is thrown into the topsy-turvey world of her family. And he can’t help but be drawn to her rude and infuriating foster brother Alex.
Key Words: Hank/Alex, AU, coma, M.
Word Count: 23, 000+
SYNOPSIS: Wherein the world decides to deal with mutants with utter segregation. All mutants are placed on Genosha, and all children are tested at birth for the mutant gene, and sent to Genosha if they have it, to be adopted by other mutants. Years later, Charles Xavier’s parents bribe officials to keep their child, and he grows up utterly alone in a human world. But all that changes …
Key Words: Charles/Erik, AU, M, child abuse reference, death, segregation, drama.
Word Count: 44, 000+
SYNOPSIS: Ten years ago, Charles and Erik split up, dividing their six kids between them. None of them expect them to meet at summer camp. And no one could have predicted the results.
Key Words: Charles/Erik, AU, M.
Verdict: Good blend of the Parent Trap and X-Men, with everyone quite in character. The kid’s interactions at camp are written well and are pretty adorable. I love the side of Hank/Alex. The tie-in of Charles paralysis was pretty brilliant.
Word Count: 33, 000+
SYNOPSIS: Erik had been warned, to be fair. The realtor was very explicit that the last seventeen tenants had run from the premises screaming about the Exorcist or The Ring or some other terrible horror show. Erik gets a new apartment.Charles haunts this apartment. They fall in love.
Key Words: Charles/Erik, AU, NC-17, haunting, Shaw.
Verdict: Creative and interesting plot idea, which is well executed and well written. I loved the detail of Erik’s relationships with everyone, and the development of his and Charles character. Good sense of humour in an otherwise serious story and everything was just handled beautifully.
Word Count: 29, 000+
SYNOPSIS: He had been following Xavier’s career for years. He had read and reread and reread again everything the man had written. He had tried, on more occasions than he could count, to recruit Xavier into the Brotherhood, but each request for a meeting had been denied. Aside from his work, no one knew anything about Xavier. Not what he looked like, not the full extent of his power—though from what little they did know, he was by far the most powerful telepath in existence—and not what his intentions were.
The man was a recluse. As far as Magneto knew, Xavier had never once stepped foot outside his impenetrable Westchester manor. And now he was scheduled as the keynote speaker for the largest pro-mutant conference in the world.
Key Words: Charles/Erik, AU, NC-17.
Verdict: Wow. The world created in this fic is rich, detailed and amazing, as each of the characters. The interactions…Wow. Plus there’s an overall plot amongst the romance. The relationship developed pretty quickly, but Erik and Charles balance each other so well, each with their own demons and pasts. Loved the realism of Charles condition, even the uncomfortable parts, which really added another layer. Plus there is telepathic sex.
Word Count: 117, 000+
SYNOPSIS: Basically, Charles Xavier needs a date to his tenth high school reunion. Enter Erik Lehnsherr, Raven’s best friend, who happens to be a model and the new face of Calvin Klein.
Key Words: Charles/Erik, AU, NC-17, model, humour.
Verdict: Wonderful and cracky, including angst and obliviousness, and a decent plot. Brilliant inner monologue of babbling from Charles. Mediocre writing in parts, but overall, good to read.
Word Count: 29, 000+