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Nightmares

  • Jun. 6th, 2011 at 11:17 AM

Title: Nightmares
Author: seraph05
Rating: PG
Fandom: X-Men (First Class)
Pairing: Charles/ Erik
Warnings: Non specific mentions of war camp
Disclaimer: Don’t own them. Must get around to doing that.
Summary: Charles cried out as he woke with a start. He switched his beside light on and sat up heart racing and pyjamas damp with sweat. He knew, he stood throwing off his doona, he ran. It was Erik.





Charles cried out as he woke with a start. He switched his beside light on and sat up, heart racing and pyjamas damp with sweat. He knew, he stood throwing off his doona, he ran. It was Erik.

***

His choked scream echoed through the unlit room. His body arched forcing the back of his head into his pillow. Phantom knives sliced and dug under his skin dragging his powers out from the fire. His lamp smashed against his bedroom door while dishes, fixtures and any other metal objects in his room flung from their place into the walls at a furious pace. He writhed in terror trying to escape the damp sheets that where twisted around his body and limbs like straps holding him down.

Beads of sweat flicked from his face as he finally pulled free falling from his bed. His eyes slammed open as his body smacked against the wooden floorboards. He lay still, heart pounding, disoriented in the black space. He could hear something like a voice, perhaps a speaker; it was saying his name. In the hallway outside he heard someone running towards his room. He scrambled to his feet and bolted to the nearest corner sinking low behind a cabinet. He snatched a silver pen off the ground with a trembling hand before releasing it to hover over his palm. He turned it to aim at the door.

Frantic knocks banged on the other side of the door along with a voice. It was the same as the one from before.

"Erik! Erik open this door!"

"No" he called back though his survival instincts began to calm. He knew that voice. He knew this place and he knew it wasn't where he'd been moments ago. As his disorientation lessened he realized his torturers where gone.

Suddenly a gentle breeze seemed to blow through his mind, he felt as though he remembered it from a summer long ago. His pulse began to slow and he felt someone's presence amongst the gentle wind. He closed his eyes.

"Charles" He breathed out head rolling to lean against the cabinet and pen toppling to the ground. He unlocked and opened the door with a loose wave of his wrist. Charles was across the room and kneeling before him in seconds.

He opened one eye to take in the dishevelled vision of his closest companion. The young man's stripy blue pyjamas lay in disarray, the top few buttons open and shoved to one side revealing pale skin beneath. His hair was clumped and messy. His skin looked clammy. His concerned expression paid no attention to his unkempt appearance, blue eyes almost glowing in the dim light. He let his vision slide closed pain scraping into his heart.

Memories of night terrors from before Xavier Mansion swam into his mind. He'd wake up confused and alone in motels, hostels and inns. Once he'd finally remembered where he was he'd lie bitter with rage and grief in the night. Fury for the things that where done to him, devastation for all he'd lost and isolation from the world would wrack his body and mind till morning. He gritted his teeth.

You're not alone anymore, my friend

Charles voice seemed to come from all around imbued with kindness and understanding. He felt fingers wipe the tears from his cheeks and leaned in resting his fevered forehead against Charles's.

"I know" he spoke quietly voice husky from shouting.

"I know" he thought as he reached out with his mind and drew as much of Charles to him a he possibly could.





A/N: Long Time No Post! Hey all! All yesterday i've been like *waits*...*taps finger impatiently*...*waits some more*...'PEOPLE AREN'T MAKING ART FAST ENOUGH FOR THIS PAIRING!' (i'm pretty used to being spoiled with fanart. i can't think of another time where i've gotten really into a pairing and NOT had a warehouse worth of art to eat through).

So i wrote this. I'd like it to be deeper, i wanted them to have more of a conversation but because i've only seen the movie once i don't have a super great feel for the way they talk to each other and how they converse.

You can probably expect another fic somewhere down the track (once i've seen it again) with cool-ass-proper conversations and kissing. And maybe some hot making out. Yeah there will definitely have to be some of that.

Also, this fic is AMAZING - http://homoerotics.tumblr.com/post/6170831506/between-rage-and-serenity

Comments

genclay wrote:
Jun. 11th, 2011 09:14 pm (UTC)
This is great!

I saw the film yesterday and I can't get these 2 out my head.

Do you know of any comms for them or the film?
lark wrote:
Jun. 13th, 2011 03:16 am (UTC)
If I may interrupt, there are a lot of places to get your Erik/Charles fix! The fandom has really exploded.

oldfriends and erik_charles are LJ communities dedicated to Erik/Charles.

For kinkmemes, 1stclass_kink and the more popular xmen_firstkink have tons of Erik/Charles fics.

If you're into tumblr, there's also:
http://erikandcharles.tumblr.com/
http://fuckyeahcharlesanderik.tumblr.com/
and the related and awesome http://fuckyeahmcavoyfassbender.tumblr.com/ .

Happy reading!
seraph05 wrote:
Jul. 24th, 2012 11:53 am (UTC)
thank you so much! (i don't come on LJ a lot at all so i apologise for such a late reply)
lark wrote:
Jun. 13th, 2011 03:18 am (UTC)
I liked this fic! The contrast you built between his previous nightmares, where he was facing it alone, and the difference that Charles's difference makes was really good. I hope you write more fics for these two!
seraph05 wrote:
Jul. 24th, 2012 11:55 am (UTC)
well thank you very much! i did write a longer one which i featured on deviant art :)
minacoleta wrote:
Jun. 17th, 2011 05:48 am (UTC)
I absolutely love the image of Charles running down the hallway, pajamas in disarray. I really, really love it.
seraph05 wrote:
Jul. 24th, 2012 11:56 am (UTC)
thank you!! i just thought it was a good image of panic :D thank you so much for your comment and i am sorry it took so incredibly long to reply but thank you so much anyway!

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