talitha78 + rec.all_fanfic   8

The Hired Man - by copperbadge - fandom White Collar [Archive of Our Own]
"This job is important," Peter said, standing in front of him in the bathroom. "I want you to look the part."

"Are you angling for fifteen percent on it?" Neal replied, annoyed by the way Peter was hovering. If a man couldn't put on a three-piece suit in the privacy of his own hotel bathroom without his bodyguard bothering him, what was left to him?

Peter took the tie away from him. Neal reached for it, and Peter held it back, out of his grasp.

"These are bigwigs," Peter said, as Neal tried to reach around him. He pushed Neal back and Neal rolled his eyes and let his arms fall, presenting his throat. "They'll think you're a small-time grifter if you don't do it right."

"Peter, I am a small-time grifter," Neal pointed out, as Peter began to knot his tie.

"You're not. Why would you think that? You're Neal Caffrey," Peter told him. "Cowboy up, admit your destiny is to be the most wanted art thief in the world, and let me make you look the part."
white_collar  fanfic  sfw  het  slash  peter/neal/elizabeth  author.copperbadge  rec.all_fanfic  via:lorem_ipsum 
december 2012 by talitha78
A Very Special Episode - by winterhill - fandom X-Men: First Class (2011) [Archive of Our Own]
Erik Lehnsherr is surprisingly ordinary when he’s not douching it up at an awards night or spilling spoilers to Youtube. He offers me a scotch, and then stretches out on the couch to talk. There’s no sign of a PA or hangers-on anywhere; Lehnsherr infamously refuses to employ assistants unless he’s on a film set, and even then he does so reluctantly.

“I prefer to do things myself,” he says. “And what I don’t want to do, Emma does.”

He’s talking about Emma Frost, his agent and long-time friend. Erik and Emma have been romantically linked dozens of times across his career, a claim which Lehnsherr vehemently rejects.

“I’m gay,” he reminds me. “While I appreciate that Emma has fantastic tits, she’s missing other vital parts of anatomy. Total deal-breaker.”

“You choose very action-oriented roles, and you’ve never brought a boyfriend to anything,” I tell him. “Do you think that’s why people match you with women?”

“I don’t want to play what Hollywood thinks is gay,” says Lehnsherr. “Then I’d have a choice of dying of AIDS; being ashamed of my sexuality until I just find the right guy; or being someone’s sassy best friend. I’d prefer to shoot aliens and bring down terrorists. Fuck you. You want me to bring a boyfriend somewhere? Fine. You’re my date to the Oscars.”

“Done,” I reply, hoping I won’t have to put out. He looks like a biter.

“I could,” he says, leaning forward. “I could do something all about sexuality, but it would have to be the right thing.”

“I hear Hasbro is looking for guests for their new run of My Little Pony,” I tell him, mostly to watch him explode.

He doesn’t disappoint.

"Oh for fuck’s sake. I will work for Hasbro the moment the Sparkly Hooves pony comes out of the closet. Until then, give me a break."

Hank McCoy, "Fuck You, I’m Erik Lehnsherr," Rolling Stone, January 2012
x-men  fanfic  slash  nsfw  charles/erik  author.winterhill  rec.all_fanfic  rec.flawless  via:lorem_ipsum 
july 2012 by talitha78
Have You Met Uncle Charles? - by winterhill - fandom The Avengers (2012), X-Men: First Class (2011) [Archive of Our Own]
Tony Stark has known Charles Xavier since Tony was eight and Xavier was his Uncle Charles. Now that Tony’s all grown up, Charles vets his dates. Well, most of them. Except for the ones where Charles brings someone who should really be in jail, not a fancy restaurant.
avengers  x-men  fanfic  slash  sfw  author.winterhill  rec.all_fanfic  via:lorem_ipsum 
may 2012 by talitha78
etirabys: Sharp Teeth Pretty Teeth [1/1]
"I promise I don't want it," Charles said. "Of course I want you to be free."

The selkie looked hellishly frustrated. He kept holding out his pelt, making little faces at Charles.

He looked all of eighteen years old. He was adorable. Just as adorable as he'd been yesterday, when Charles had thrown him the little fish he'd caught without knowing he was the nine-century old legend you got told about as soon as your stepped into the village and saw all the seal-themed restaurants. You got pamphlets stuffed in your duffel bag. Got invited to the Seal Express. Was told about the environmental protection conventions that were taking place. Hawaiian monk seals and whales, that sort of thing. Was fed the local legend five times a day from different people who wanted to squeeze more money out of a tourist. It might have worked if Charles had been looking to entertain a small gaggle of children that he did not have.

Anyway. The point was- legend. It wasn't supposed to bark at you and roll over in the sand- adorable adorable adorable- and then come up to the front door of your rented cottage the next day and try to seduce you. Ham-handedly.

[Author takes a rather free approach to punctuation and syntax in this fic, but the narrative is full of energy and charm. -L]
x-men  fanfic  slash  nsfw  alternate_universe  charles/erik  author.Etirabys  rec.all_fanfic  via:lorem_ipsum 
march 2012 by talitha78
The Salmon, Downstream - by Cesare - fandom X-Men: First Class (2011), Thor (2011) [Archive of Our Own]
So Charles has a thing for picking up strays, right?

Strays like one tall, lean, sharp-eyed, dangerously driven young man on a quest for vengeance against the cruel sadistic son of a bitch who tore him away from his natural family and turned him into a living weapon with the aim of having his protege destroy the world...

I'm talking about Loki, of course.

[Charles's characterization in this vignette is fascinating. -L]
x-men  avengers  fanfic  slash  sfw  author.cesare  rec.all_fanfic  rec.flawless  via:lorem_ipsum 
march 2012 by talitha78
Enjoying an Indifferent Domesticity - by sinuous_curve - fandom X-Men - All Media Types, X-Men: First Class (2011) [Archive of Our Own]
Erik touches the tips of his fingers to his bottom lip. "Would you have me as your little wife, Charles?" he asks, in that deceptively light tone that shatters Charles. It's so careless, and he only uses it when they're caught up in moments where they are so deeply clawed into each other that separation seems like a nightmare. "I'm not particularly obedient."

"I don't want obedience."

"Liar," Erik says, leaning forward in his chair. He rests his elbows on his knees and looks at Charles with the fondness of a predator circling in for the kill.
x-men  fanfic  slash  nsfw  charles/erik  author.sinuous_curve  rec.all_fanfic  via:lorem_ipsum 
february 2012 by talitha78
Sacrament - by Yahtzee - fandom X-Men: First Class (2011), X-Men - All Media Types, X-Men (Movies) [Archive of Our Own]
From the author's summary:

It's still the early 1960s. Charles grew up devoutly religious, went to seminary and took orders.

And for the few years he's been a priest, he's been a good one. He coordinates volunteering and assistance for several charities in New York City, where his parish is, and doesn't mind the life of poverty he leads ...

Then he meets Erik Lehnsherr, the devout Jew and Holocaust survivor who runs that other charity, who is so fiercely protective of his charges that it moves Charles' heart ...

Charles has powers - he just doesn't know it.

[You might assume this is fetish fuel, but no. It's a tender, thoughtful story of love and faith. Bittersweet but not tragic. -L]
x-men  fanfic  slash  nsfw  charles/erik  author.Yahtzee  rec.all_fanfic  rec.flawless  rec.insightful  via:lorem_ipsum 
january 2012 by talitha78
see with clear eyes - by stickmarionette - fandom Multifandom [Archive of Our Own]
Charles was getting very good - it had been the work of a moment to understand Howard's internal filing system, and then finding what he'd been looking for became a matter of yanking the right strings.

[I want more. -L]
x-men  fanfic  gen  sfw  author.stickmarionette  rec.all_fanfic  via:lorem_ipsum 
january 2012 by talitha78

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