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.
So many things conspired to keep me from posting this tonight... now that I've outrun them all, I don't think I have the breath left to go on as I usually do. ^_~ However, I have to thank Ook, JenniferC77, Gerec, sakurazukalori, paralife, avictoriangirl, Little+D, Black_Betty, RJ and Renuki for all their kind and wonderful words of encouragement. I can't thank you enough! You guys made this a better chapter than it would have been on its own.
And thank *all* of you for the kudos, or just taking the time to read this. I can't tell you how awesome that is. If I could bother you just a bit more to comment, I'd be very much obliged. (My muse, she is a whore. It's okay, we just won't tell my mom. ^_~)
TW for this Chapter: Magical influence/intoxication, brief descriptions of fantasy violence, edging towards the dub con button, Erik being very... ahem... *focused* on what's his. But also ridiculously besotted. ^_^
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