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: 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.
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