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Meredith Bronwen Mallory
Title: The Future Starts Slow 2/?
by Meredith Bronwen Mallory (garnettrees)
Rating: M
Disclaimer: X-Men, all associated characters and imagery are all property of Marvel Comics. I make no money by writing this, and intend no disrespect.
Trigger Warnings: Serial Killer!AU (further details within)
Summary: Charles Xavier has survived abuse, the murder of his parents, and the car-cash that almost cost the lives of both himself and his cousin, Tony Stark. Now almost eighteen, Charles is distinguishing himself in the Behavioral Psychology department at MIT, determined to make his name into a symbol of what he is and what he knows, not merely of what's happened to him. His world has entered a predictable pattern, until a prison break and childhood promise converge to remind him that no man may dictate his own future, and the seeds that persist most strongly often start out slow.


This story is dedicated to Carly, who suggested The Kill's "Future Starts Slow" in relation to The Singer, Not The Song. It was perfect, but it also inspired this story, too.



[ The Future Starts Slow 2/? @ AO3 ]


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Emotional Temperature: relaxedrelaxed
 
 
Meredith Bronwen Mallory
Title: Peaceable Kingdom 1/1
by Meredith Bronwen Mallory (garnettrees)
Rating: PG-13
Disclaimer: X-Men, all associated characters and imagery are all property of Marvel Comics. I make no money by writing this, and intend no disrespect.
Trigger Warnings: Vague Holocaust references, brief period-appropriate racism regarding Romani in Poland, possible abuse of parentheticals.

Summary: "Give him to me," En Sabah Nur intones-- cool, patient, thick in eternity. "This one last loved thing. Surely, if you loved them then this telepath is a small thing to ask. Let go of it, sacrifice it, and all the pain will stop."

An expansion on the scene just prior Charles' abduction in XMA. Erik's most dire choices are motivated by a depth of love, not cruelty. En Sabah Nur knows just how to exploit this to obtain that which will make him truly all-powerful.



[ Peaceable Kingdom 1/1 @ AO3 ]


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Emotional Temperature: listlesslistless
 
 
Meredith Bronwen Mallory
Title: Afterimage 2/?
by Meredith Bronwen Mallory (garnettrees)
Rating: Mature
Disclaimer: Star Wars, all associated images and characters are the property of corporate entities possessed also of a great many lawyers. I intend no infringement.
Summary: The body of Senator Naberrie never made it to Naboo, seized en route by the newly minted Imperial fleet. With all vows broken save one, Vader intends to collect upon the very debt that swayed him to the Dark Side and uncover the power Darth Plagueis once knew.
This is the cautionary tale of Padme's second life.



Afterimage 2/?


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Emotional Temperature: hopefulhopeful
The Band Plays:: "Liebestraum" by Franz Liszt
 
 
Meredith Bronwen Mallory
Title: The Future Starts Slow 1/?
by Meredith Bronwen Mallory (garnettrees)
Rating: M
Disclaimer: X-Men, all associated characters and imagery are all property of Marvel Comics. I make no money by writing this, and intend no disrespect.
Trigger Warnings: Serial Killer!AU (further details within)
Summary: Charles Xavier has survived abuse, the murder of his parents, and the car-cash that almost cost the lives of both himself and his cousin, Tony Stark. Now almost eighteen, Charles is distinguishing himself in the Behavioral Psychology department at MIT, determined to make his name into a symbol of what he is and what he knows, not merely of what's happened to him. His world has entered a predictable pattern, until a prison break and childhood promise converge to remind him that no man may dictate his own future, and the seeds that persist most strongly often start out slow.


This story is dedicated to Carly, who suggested The Kill's "Future Starts Slow" in relation to The Singer, Not The Song. It was perfect, but it also inspired this story, too.



[ The Future Starts Slow 1/? @ AO3 ]


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Emotional Temperature: sleepysleepy
The Band Plays:: "Love Me Again"-- by the Muses
 
 
Meredith Bronwen Mallory
Title: Underneath Your Tide 5/?
by Meredith Bronwen Mallory (garnettrees)
Rating: NC-17. I'm serious.
Disclaimer: X-Men, all associated characters and imagery are all property of Marvel Comics. I make no money by writing this, and intend no disrespect.
Trigger Warnings: Abduction/kidnapping, mind control, light D/s, sub!Erik, dub con, captivity, non-pairing character death, drugging. And the kitchen sink.
Additional Warnings: (is is that enticements?) dark!Charles, Beach AU, service submission, fluffy D/s, feeding kink, collaring, mind fuckery like whoa.
Summary: Sequel to Night Ocean. A year after the altercation on the beach-- subsequent capture by his supposedly-pacifist best friend-- Erik waits for Charles to come home from a scientific conference. On the outside, they are two like-minded individuals building a school for their kind.

Privately... Erik belongs to Charles-- absolute and non-negotiable.

Trigger Warnings: collaring, begging during sex, discussion of hostile interspecies tactics and Erik's general blood-thirsty nature, vague references to medical/scientific ethics violations ala DoFP, PTSD, psychic bondage, condescending sweet-talk and pet names during sex.

Additional Warnings(/Enticements): service top, mentions of fisting, discussion of poetry and quantum physics during sex (don't look at me like that! ^_~), anal fingering, prostate massage, forced orgasm, possessive behavior, general oral fixation.


[ Underneath Your Tide 5/? @ AO3 ]


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Emotional Temperature: sleepysleepy
 
 
Meredith Bronwen Mallory
Title: Love Like Winter 8/?
by Meredith Bronwen Mallory (garnettrees)
Rating: Mature
Disclaimer: X-Men, all associated characters and imagery are all property of Marvel Comics. I make no money by writing this, and intend no disrespect.
Trigger Warnings: Captivity, obsession, depictions of battle (mostly with fantasy elements)
Additional Warnings: author's questionable world building
Summary: "Once, when all the world was green and young, there lived two very different little boys..."
Now these boys have grown, thrust onto a political battlefield filled with long-held grudges and secret motives. Charles has spent the majority of his adult life studying and teaching the finer points of spell casting.
Erik... Erik fights for what is his.


[ Love Like Winter 8/? @ AO3 ]





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Emotional Temperature: hopefulhopeful
 
 
Meredith Bronwen Mallory
Title: Afterimage 1/?
by Meredith Bronwen Mallory (garnettrees)
Rating: Mature
Disclaimer: Star Wars, all associated images and characters are the property of corporate entities possessed also of a great many lawyers. I intend no infringement.
Summary: The body of Senator Nabarrie never made it to Naboo, seized en route by the newly minted Imperial fleet. With all vows broken save one, Vader intends to collect upon the very debt that swayed him to the Dark Side and uncover the power Darth Plagueis once knew.
This is the cautionary tale of Padme's second life.



Afterimage 1/?


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Emotional Temperature: nostalgicnostalgic
 
 
Meredith Bronwen Mallory
Title: And Shame The Devil 3/?
by Meredith Bronwen Mallory (garnettrees)
Rating: NC-17.
Disclaimer: X-Men, all associated characters and imagery are all property of Marvel Comics. I make no money by writing this, and intend no disrespect.
Summary: After Charles' strange pardon in D.C., Magneto's primary goal is to lie low and educate himself on the political changes during the time he lost. But no man endures a decade of confinement without side-effects, and Erik is not prepared to handle his own reactions, nor can he fathom Charles' intentions when the telepath summons him back to the only place he has ever been tempted to call home.
(Or, two men both bloody-minded and still in love, and a talk-- among other things-- ten years delayed.)


Quick Note: I've revised the summary a little bit in hopes of giving a better idea of what the story is about. I also tend to err on the side of caution for trigger warnings, but I do want to clarify a bit. The dub-con in this story is not as serious as that in 'Night Ocean', and it definitely segues from a high-handed way of making a point to consensual dynamic sex.
Additional Warnings(/Enticements?): Service!Top, feeding, grooming, dom/sub behavior, emotional manipulation, Erik's fantasies, Erik's Logic[™], oral sex, nipple play, and much more to come. (You know, that kitchen sink. ^_~)


And Shame the Devil 3/?


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Emotional Temperature: thoughtfulthoughtful
The Band Plays:: "Shut Up And Dance"-- by Walk the Moon
 
 
Meredith Bronwen Mallory
Title: And Shame The Devil 2/?
by Meredith Bronwen Mallory (garnettrees)
Rating: NC-17.
Disclaimer: X-Men, all associated characters and imagery are all property of Marvel Comics. I make no money by writing this, and intend no disrespect.
Summary: After Charles' strange pardon in D.C., Magneto's primary goal is to lie low and educate himself on the political changes during the time he lost. But no man endures a decade of confinement without side-effects, and Erik is not prepared to handle his own reactions, nor can he fathom Charles' intentions when the telepath summons him back to the only place he has ever been tempted to call home.
(Or, two men both bloody-minded and still in love, and an talk-- among other things-- ten years delayed.)


Quick Note: I've revised the summary a little bit in hopes of giving a better idea of what the story is about. I also tend to err on the side of caution for trigger warnings, but I do want to clarify a bit. The dub-con in this story is not as serious as that in 'Night Ocean', and it definitely segues from a high-handed way of making a point to consensual dynamic sex.
Additional Warnings(/Enticements?): Service!Top, feeding, grooming, dom/sub behavior, emotional manipulation, Erik's fantasies, Erik's Logic[™], oral sex, nipple play, and much more to come. (You know, that kitchen sink. ^_~)


And Shame the Devil 2/?


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Emotional Temperature: accomplishedaccomplished
The Band Plays:: "Kill All Your Friends"-- by My Chemical Romance
 
 
Meredith Bronwen Mallory
Title: The Singer, Not The Song 3/? and 4/?
by Meredith Bronwen Mallory (garnettrees)
Rating: Mature
Disclaimer: X-Men, all associated characters and imagery are all property of Marvel Comics. I make no money by writing this, and intend no disrespect.
Trigger Warnings: alpha/omega dynamics (yes, I know), the thinly veiled gender commentary that comes with said, accidental bonding, space opera, the fic equivalent of comfort food.
Additional Warnings: author's questionable world building

Summary: At thirty five, Erik Lehnsherr is a successful (if unbonded) alpha, with a well-established engineering firm. He has good business partners, an interesting profession, and an omegan confidant. Of course, societal conventions have ensured they know one another only through letters, but Erik still considers Charles his closest friend.

Xavier's gender merely puts an interesting twist on their political debates.

... That is, until Charles decides to forsake all outside contact for the relative freedom of an all-omega scholar's monastery, sending Lehnsherr into an emotional tailspin.
The audience knows where Erik's bad life choices will lead him, even if he doesn't.




[ Chapter 3/? @ AO3 ] | [ Chapter 4/? @ AO3 ]


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Emotional Temperature: coldcold
The Band Plays:: "Memories"-- by See-Saw