Seadweller Charles Xavier and rustblood Erik Lensherr though
Seadweller Charles who has underdeveloped fins and a slight build, who avoids conflict and gets squeamish around blood. Seadweller Charles who takes the serum in DOFP to avoid being culled. Seadweller Charles who has to prove that he’s valuable to the empire every single night, has to keep up the appearance of normalcy. Seadweller Charles who uses his power as infrequently as possible to stay off other psychics’ radar, because he’s a mutant. Seadweller Charles who tries to be a voice of compassion in discussions among the highblooded about mutants.
Rustblood Erik who barely survives waves of mass cullings on Alternia, whose blood is a little too bright to fit into Her Imperious Condescension’s neat hemospectrum. Rustblood Erik who’s easily the most powerful recorded ferrokinetic, who could easily power a dozen ships and who could move psionics research a decade forward if they caught him. Rustblood Erik who rescues helmsmen but isn’t afraid to put them down if they can’t be saved. Rustblood Erik who wants to smash the hemarchy and create a new society in which the ones with power—psychics, psionics, mutants—are on top.
(Seadweller Charles who hasn’t aged a night while rustblood Erik ages far, far too fast.)
Seadweller Charles and rustblood Erik who can’t keep their quadrants straight but are drawn together magnetically nonetheless in true troll serendipity. Seadweller Charles and rustblood Erik who flip red, black, red, black, and occasionally ashen. Seadweller Charles and rustblood Erik who, after sweeps of a kismesitude that neither of them are feeling anymore, settle down into a calm moirallegiance.
Seadweller Charles Xavier and rustblood Erik Lensherr.
Bringing this post back because I still really love it and it only got 4 notes before >:T