by Meredith Bronwen Mallory (garnettrees)
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.
AN: So, remember that story I mentioned-- 'slightly kinky top!Erik' that I was trying to finish before posting? Well, I got to 32k and couldn't sit on it any longer. Pretty much a shameless fantasy pastiche, featuring adorable elf-eared!Charles and warrior!Erik, with dub-con. What is it about this pairing and dub con? *looks at this image* Yeah, never mind.
Inspired by this comment on the kink meme-- I didn't follow the prompt closely enough that I felt it counted, but I still wanted to give credit where credit was due. It'll also give you a better idea of the general premise, if you're in the mood to be spoiled. Heavy inspiration also pulled from the Jewish fairytale, "The Forest Witch". And HP Lovecraft.
If I could bother you for just one more moment to comment, I'd really, really appreciate it. Just a word or a "*#&!xwfh&SBQ" makes my day. (The later, of course, tells me that your cat says 'hi'. ^_~)
Ps. Huge thanks to Ook for the 'erik does what he wants' tag. ^___^
[ Love Like Winter 1/? @ AO3 ]