X-Men Big Bang

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Challenge
Name: X-Men Big Bang
Date(s): posting start: Round 1: 01 December 2011, Round 2: 14 January 2013
Moderator(s):
Founder: chosenfire28
Type: Big Bang
Fandom: X-Men
Associated Community:
URL: xmenbigbang (LiveJournal)
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X-Men Big Bang is a Big Bang challenge for the X-Men universe. The challenge is to write a 15,000 word story in the span of a few months and have accompanying graphics to it.[1] There have been two rounds so far.

Round 1: Author sign ups for Round 1 opened June 24th, 2011, and Round 1 posting started December 1st, 2011.[2]

Round 2: Author sign ups for Round 2 opened August 1st, 2012 [3] and Round 2 posting is scheduled to begin January 14th, 2012. [4]

Rules (from the profile page):
Writers:
  1. The minimum word count for stories is 15,000.
  2. All kinds of stories and pairings are welcome as long as it relates to the X-Men universe and its characters. Real Person Fiction is also allowed.
  3. No more than two people can co-author a story.
  4. Previously written stories are allowed only if half the words written during the big bang period are new and the complete story is posted to the big bang. If its a story that no one else has seen (not posted anywhere) then it will count as a new story.
Artists
  1. You must make at least one customized graphic for the story (or stories) that you claim. You are of course allowed to make more than one piece, there is no maximum on that.
  2. All types of graphic and visual art are accepted up to and including: photoshop, drawings, videos, fanmixes, etc. If you are unsure what you want to make will count as art please email us with the details.

Masterlist Round 1

Be One Traveler by perryvic & zaganthi

Artist: cerulean_sky
Verse: Comics-verse
Word Count: 78,301
Rating: NC-17
Characters/Pairings: Charles Xavier/Erik Lehnsherr
Warnings Sexual context, violence, non-con, domesticity
Summary: Should he go to Erik tonight? With Moira so close by? That was courting danger. He should go to Moira, because that was what he should do, logic, common sense, instincts pushed him that way. But something thin and persistent pulled him the other way. A whisper that he would regret turning left in the corridor rather than right.

Behind Blue Eyes by Fayolin

Artist: starry_ice
Verse: X-Men First Class with a smattering of other movies
Word Count:35k
Rating:R
Characters/Pairings: Charles/Erik, mentions of Raven/Emma, ensemble cast from XMFC
Warnings dark imagery, reference to past (underage) sexual abuse, medical experiments/torture, troubling language about coping with physical disability
Summary: In the aftermath of Cuba, the team scrambles to cope as Shaw's death-by-coin shakes Charles to the core. As they race towards safety, the situation becomes more dire, because it becomes obvious that Shaw may not be completely gone. As the hours tick on, Erik becomes lost in Charles' increasingly terrifying mindscape, and is forced to face memories long forgotten.

Blood and Steel and Miles Between by dreamlittleyo

Artist: yanagoya
Verse: XFC
Word Count: 29,500
Rating: NC-17
Characters/Pairings: Erik/Charles, Raven, Hank, Azazel, various ensemble
Warnings consent issues, explicit sexual content, medical experimentation
Summary: (Post-movie AU.) On a beach in Cuba, Charles manages to talk Erik down from the edge. But even after the missiles have been diverted, compromise is impossible. There are two different futures to build, and Erik and Charles will always be separated by their principles. But when Charles is kidnapped and the X-Men can't find him, Erik will get him back no matter the consequences. Meanwhile, trapped alone in his mind for the first time in his life, Charles comes face to face with the truth about what and who he wants. When convictions stand in direct opposition to the heart, which will prevail?

A Boy Like That Will Give You Sorrow (The Lions and Lambs Remix) by cm (mumblemutter)

Artist: A. (mumblemutter)
Verse: First Class
Word Count: ~30,000
Rating: Explicit
Characters/Pairings: Charles/Erik, OFC, Ensemble
Warnings: Vampires and werewolves, elements of PTSD, some violence, underage sex
Summary: This would be a Twilight(kinda)/Underworld(also kinda) AU in which Charles is a vampire and Erik is a werewolf and they are somehow in high school together and everything is feelings and blood and also underaged sex.

Breaking Destiny by MelodyofChaos

Artist: drowninglub
Verse: First Class with some comic characters
Word Count: 36, 050
Rating: PG-13
Characters/Pairings: Erik/Charles, Raven/Azazel, Raven/Viktor, Irene, Hank, Alex, Jean Grey, Janos, Selene, Elias Bogan,
Warnings: violence and strong language
Summary: AU, in which Charles is shot, and Erik rushes him to the hospital, with the help of new-found ally, Azazel. Despite the best medical treatment available, the prognosis isn’t good- Charles will live, but he’ll be paralyzed. And for once in his life, Erik puts something before revenge- helping his best friend. Pity Charles doesn’t see things that way. Luckily for Erik though, Raven has some problems of her own and goes with him, because, God knows, Erik needs a baby sitter. Unfortunately for her, she doesn’t realize just how much help Erik will need- his guilt over what he did to Charles isn’t the only thing keeping Erik up at night. Despite everything, everything they've been through, everything they are going through, neither man can let go of the other, regardless of what it means for them or anyone around them. However, despite having the best of intentions, Erik and his new team aren’t the only ones looking for a mutant with the potential to help Charles. Emma Frost has run into some serious trouble, and in doing so has jeopardized everything Erik, Azazel and Raven are working for. But has this threat blinded them to the true danger, lurking in the shadows? And with disguised loyalties and motives, with new enemies and older threats, can Raven and Azazel get Erik back to Charles before it is too late, for everyone?

City of the Dead by swagneto

Artist: thedeathchamber
Verse: X-Men: First Class
Word Count: 18,342
Rating: R
Characters/Pairings: Charles/Erik. Raven, Shaw, Emma, Janos, Remy LeBeau.
Warnings Slight language, minor character death(s).
Summary: The Mummy fusion! Erik is a former member of the French Foreign Legion, saved from the noose by Charles Xavier and his treasure-hunting sister, Raven. In return, he agrees to help Charles locate the Book of Amun-Ra, said to be hidden in the legendary city of Hamunaptra. Meanwhile, Sebastian Shaw and his team of ruthless treasure seekers also find their way to the lost city with the help of Remy LeBeau, an old war comrade of Erik's. Digs are sabotaged and Charles's lifelong dream of finding the famous book seems ruined when Shaw frames Erik for an archaeology crime he did not commit.

Companion to Beasts by chibifukurou

Artist: sparrowshellcat
Verse: X-men Origins: Wolverine
Disclaimer: This story was written for entertainment purposes. No copyright infrindgment is intended
Type: Gen
Word Count: 16,000
Rating: PG-13
Characters/Pairings: Victor Creed, Remy Lebeau, and James Logan
Warnings: Mentions of past Medical Experimentation; Less than Healthy relationships
Spoilers: Mild Spoilers for Xmen Origins
Summary: Victor didn't go looking for anything beyond a quick fuck usually, but he was bored. Centuries had passed since he and Jimmy had first left home, and nothing ever changed. Jimmy was pissed about him giving his inner Beast it's due again. When he went to a Government Center that supposedly offered assistance to people in mental distress he was just looking for a way to pass the time until Jimmy cooled off and enjoying the thrill of sticking it to the system that had left him and his brother at Stryker's mercy. He wasn't expected that decision, and a fateful meeting with one of the Center's employees, a mechanically augmented empath named Remy Lebeau, to change the course of his future.

Crucible: Fire Forged / War Between Four Walls by ilovetakahana

Artist: madsmurf
Verse: Mainly X-Men: First Class and some bits of the comics thrown in
Word Count: approx. 70k words in total
Rating: R
Characters/Pairings: Main pairing is Charles Xavier/Erik Lehnsherr. Secondary pairings include Scott Summers/Jean Grey and Mystique/Azazel. Also includes an ensemble cast of X-Men and mutants past and present.
Warnings: Discussion of physical and mental abuse of adults and children; abduction/kidnapping [mentioned/implied]; torture [mentioned/implied]; battle scenes and graphic violence. At least one character exhibiting symptoms of PTSD. Angst and pining. Low-fantasy crapsack world.
Summary: In a world where people with powerful and unique abilities are condemned to be broken and beaten and treated as little more than unreliable weapons, life can be a grim prospect for a boy who can create and manipulate fire. When an unexpected rescue takes him away from the pain of his old life, Charles must not only plunge into the joys and vicissitudes of freedom, but also embark on a desperate mission to save the only family left to him.

A Curious Carriage of Crystal and Cold by etharei

Artist: celectis
Verse: First Class, minor characters from other 'verses
Word Count: 114,000
Rating: NC-17
Characters/Pairings: Erik Lehnsherr/Charles Xavier
Warnings references to conflict, mild non-explicit violence
Summary: Charles, a miner from a poor village in the countryside, saves the life of Erik Lehnsherr, scion of a successful business family and the richest man on the planet Eisen. Charles is a telepath and somewhat anxious about it, while Erik abstains from relationships because the lights flicker and doors open and electronics vibrate when he gets too excited. Also features a long-suffering sister, a foul-mouthed bodyguard, and a best friend with a heart that is definitely not gold. In which there are princes, spaceships, long journeys, and old secrets uncovered.

A Deeper Season by etirabys

Artist: yellow_tuna
Verse: First Class
Word Count: 36000
Rating: Explicit
Characters/Pairings: Charles/Erik
Warnings: underage (17), teacher/student relationship, sexual context, mild child abuse, strong language, anti-Semitism, sexism, homophobia
Summary: (nonmutant AU) Charles Xavier- rich, introverted, and academic- begins his senior year of high school in 1962. Erik Lehnsherr, despite his own efforts, is the first person to properly reach out to him. Both are astonished to find a human being on the other side. He still had those sharp cheekbones and those weird stony eyes and neatly parted hair. The line of his mouth when someone asked a stupid question remained unchanged. Yet Xavier caught himself watching the man's hand as Lehnsherr wrote down a formula on the board, wondering where it had been. He'd never known someone before finding out they were queer. It was- startling, actually. Lehnsherr didn't look like a fag. But then again, neither did he.

Falling Slowly by flareonfury

Artist: sukiyakiya
Verse: X-Men: Evolution
Word Count: ~16285
Rating: PG-13
Characters/Pairings: Rogue/Scott, appearances and mentions of the other X-men characters
Warnings Season 1 & Season 2. Some language.
Summary: How Scott and Rogue slowly fell for each other...

Five-Minute Flirtations by blumvale

Artist: cylin
Verse: XM:FC – AU
Word Count: 15,909
Characters/Pairings - Alex/Hank, (Raven/Janos mentioned)
Rating – PG-13
Warnings: None that I can think of...
Summary: Raven convinces Hank to try speed dating. Initially, Hank is quite wary about the whole thing. Once at the bar, the first person he meets is Alex, the bartender. While Alex lends his ear to Hank’s dating woes, the two men grow closer until Hank realizes, maybe speed dating was the best idea Raven has ever had.

For a Hundred Thousand Reasons by pocky_slash and hardlyabird

Artist: maaiker
Verse: X-Men: First Class
Word Count: ~51k
Rating: PG13
Characters/Pairings: Charles/Erik, Moira, Emma, Tony, Pepper, Raven, Steve
Warnings Excessively twee.
Summary: The summer is coming to an end, and as the weather begins to change, so does life for Charles and Erik. Erik's starting a new job, Charles is starting a new season at the daycare and life can't get more domestic than looking at real estate listings on lazy Sunday mornings while arguing over which Farmer's Market to visit. A crisis at the daycare, however, proves that Charles doesn't do anything in halves. Suddenly house-hunting and a longer commute are the least of Erik's problems and he and Charles are forced to make some hasty decisions about the future of their relationship. (Also, Tony meets Steve, Steve meets Charles, and Charles' mother meets Erik.)

For I Mean to Conquer Troy by twelve_pastels

Artist: alishatorn
Verse: XM:FC
Word Count: ~34,800
Rating: M
Characters/Pairings: Erik/Charles, Azazael/Raven, Alex/Hank, Sean/Cosmic Oneness
Warnings Drug Use, Allusions To Sexual Assault, Nonspecific Nasty Things Done To Minors, Psychic Bonding, Non-PC Religious References, Non-PC Ethnic References, Emotionally Crippled Erik , Alex Trollin’, Evil Ghosts of Nazi Sociopaths, Overly Pretentious Writing in Sex Scenes, Author Attempts Smut, Author Has a Mental Affliction, Author Does Minimal Research, Author Writes About Things Beyond Her Ken, Improbable Resurrection, Unnecessary Supernatural References, Unrealistic Medicine, Unrealistic Everything.
Summary: Set one year post movie, Charles overloads himself in Cerebro, and his mind goes walkabout; wherever he is (and he’s around), it’s not in his body. Erik temporarily takes over the school in his absence, and finds that there’s little time for resentment or hatred when he’s busy organizing assigned reading for English lit, keeping the youngest children out of trouble, and trying to talk Raven into wearing clothing for the boys’ sake. Somewhere in between taking responsibility for the students and dreaming Charles’ dreams every night, he manages to remember that he’s something rather more than a weapon. In other words: A Love Story between two Gentlemen, told in Prose, Epistles, and Nonsense Rhymes.

from the rivers of our palms by zihna

Artist: xsilverdreamsx
Verse: (First Class, comics, X-Men 1-3, etc) : Post-First Class HDM AU.
Word Count: ~33,000
Rating: PG
Characters/Pairings: Charles/Erik, ensemble, hints at past Alex/Darwin and Raven/Hank.
Warnings: Violence, strong language, intercision and possible connected themes.
Summary: The story of daemons, and intercision, and souls, and how a ridiculously soft, trusting, naive telepath named Charles had an eagle daemon, and how an idiotic, stupidly fearless martyr named Erik had a tiger, and how the world feared them for it.

The Hidden Heart by yahtzee63

Artist: histoirede
Universe: XFC
Word Count: 21,000
Rating: NC-17
Characters/Pairings: Charles/Erik, various original characters
Warnings: graphic depictions of violence, explicit sexual content, ableism
Summary: Set five years after the events of XMFC. When a scientific conference on genetics and mutation turns into a dangerous hostage situation -- led by a team of rogue mutants -- Erik realizes it's up to him to save the day. And the hostages. Most particularly the hostage named Charles Xavier.

I Hate Seagulls by ilcocoabean

Artist: mightofmidgets
Verse: First Class, X-Men 1-3, references to comics.
Word Count: 25000~
Rating: overall R
Characters/Pairings: Erik/Charles, Charles/OFC, Erik/OMC, Raven/Azazel, Alex/Hank/Sean, Jean/Scott, Angel/Darwin, Storm, Shaw, Riptide, Emma, Logan, Sabretooth, Colonel William Stryker
Warnings Masturbation, mentions of off-screen sex, language, off-screen minor character deaths
Summary: In a modernized setting Charles and his foster family of mutants are on the run when they meet Erik and his own foster family. With Charles' inheritance they create a school that becomes a haven for other young mutants and a nearby town protected by telepaths and constant surveillance. When mutants in this sanctuary are suddenly faced with raids, no one knows where to point the blame, until Charles overhears a conversation that could ruin not only his friendship with Erik but also any hope of a relationship.

I'll Take the Force of the Blow by safaiagem

Artist: shiroki_kun
Verse: First Class
Word Count: 25,156
Rating: hard R
Characters/Pairings: Charles, Erik, Angel, Alex, Sean, Moira, Raven, Hank, Emma Charles/Erik
Warnings Sexual content, torture (mental and physical), violence, language
Summary: Moira fired seven shots that day on the beach and Erik deflected five of them with ease. The sixth, however, was the one that made the entire world slow down as blood began to stain Charles' stomach. It was enough of a distraction that he barely felt the seventh bullet nor did he care what happened to it. Charles reached with bloodstained hands to remove the helmet just in time to tell Erik Sleep. When Erik woke up he could no make himself look Charles in the eye and he hid his thoughts behind the helmet. When he finally admitted to himself how much Charles meant to him, he was welcomed with open arms and forgiveness. However, they forget that just because they are hiding they cannot be found and that fear makes rational men do desperate things.

the ice is getting thin by kontrapunkto

Artist: shinysparks (Jaime)
Verse: X-Men: First Class
Word Count: 23000
Rating: R
Characters/Pairings: Erik/Charles, Hank, Emma, Raven, rest of the XMFC ensemble & others.
Warnings: mpreg
Summary: When Emma Frost first senses an unknown consciousness following the Brotherhood, she naturally assumes a threat. Her epiphany comes when she realizes that the heretofore unknown consciousness is the mind of a fetus. But when both Mystique and Angel test negative for pregnancy, Emma is at a loss until she notices that the consciousness is always near to Magneto. Magneto, then, is pregnant. Irritated, Magneto dismisses it as a hoax but against his will, contacts Beast for assistance. Beast confirms Magneto's pregnancy and Magneto admits that Xavier is the father. Worried for their unborn child's safety, Xavier strong-arms Magneto into staying at Westchester until the baby is delivered. Initially resistant, Magneto soon finds himself acting less like Magneto and more like Erik, until Charles points out that their child might be human, thus forcing Magneto to reconsider his sweeping judgement towards humankind. Their child could bring them together or tear them asunder, depending on the random combination of genes. Chance.

If You Still Believe by Shinigami Yumi (shinigami_yumi)

Artist: brilcrist (gikun)
Verse: X-Men First Class, plus some canon-blending with the graphic novels and the first three movies
Word Count: 32,000
Rating: M
Characters/Pairings: Charles Xavier/Erik Lehnsherr; implied Hank/Alex, Azazel/Raven/Irene, Logan/Jean, Bobby/Marie
Warnings Mild BDSM, some language, spoilers for the whole of XMFC
Summary: As Charles Xavier and Erik Lehnsherr learn to control their powers, fall in love, and recruit and train the next generation of mutants while trying to stop a war, Charles realizes that Erik will leave him someday, but can't bring himself to force Erik to stay. Yet, some lessons take decades to learn, and it's never too late to forgive and try again.

Iridescent by zihna

Artist: livelikejack
Verse: (First Class, comics, X-Men 1-3, etc) Movie 'verse AU, First Class through X2 with a dash of comic 'verse.
Word Count: ~38,500
Rating: R
Characters/Pairings: Ensemble cast, Charles/Erik-ish
Warnings: (sexual context, non-con, violence, strong language, characters death, etc) Violence, strong language, character death.
Summary: In which Charles is the mutant terrorist and Erik is the professor.

Isle of Misfit Toys by sparrowshellcat

Artist: rosivan
Verse: Wolverine, X1-2
Word Count: 20,637
Rating: R
Characters/Pairings: Logan/Scott/Remy
Warnings Sexual content - including sexual content with an underaged character and two "adults", language
Summary: Fifteen years ago, Logan stared up at a man he didn't recognize, but when the stranger offered his hand, he took it, and let him save him. And when a blindfolded teenager stumbled upon them as they were going to their plane, they took him with them. One teenaged boy who couldn't open his eyes, who wove himself between the two of them, binding them all together into something none of them could have predicted. One by one, they start collecting others, like them, building themselves a little bubble of safety in an angry world. But something is about to change that. The dam was breaking. And when that dam fell, everything that they had managed to build in the last fifteen years would go with it.

It Takes A Village by kellifer_fic

Artist name: samibee
Genre: AU
Pairing: Charles/Erik (background Raven/Hank)
Rating: Adult
Word count: 15,600
Warnings: Minor violence
Summary: The Afflicted Shall Not Touch / The Afflicted Shall Not Knowingly Use Their Affliction / The Afflicted Shall Listen To The Elders In All Things
The inhabitants of a small, isolated countryside village live in fear that those outside will find them, that monsters called The Sentinels will sense their Afflictions and come looking for them. A village full of children live a suspended existence, their only protection three mysterious Elders that rule over them in all things. Erik and Charles, barely adults themselves, manage as best they can in a place full of secrets and whispers, nightmares and the ever-present threat of discovery.

Je vois ma vie en rose by lilacsigil

Artist: [personal profile] lunatique
Verse: X-Men First Class, full cast gendershift
Word Count: 80,000
Rating: Adult
Characters/Pairings: Erika/Charlotte, Raven/Harriet and ensemble
Warnings: violence on a level with the movie; mentions of rape, sexual assault and torture; period misogyny, racism, homophobia and transphobia; eugenics; Holocaust imagery.
Author's Notes: A massive thank you to st_aurafina for betaing this enormous fic. Thank you also to chosenfire28 for running this excellent fest!
Summary: "Je vois la vie en rose" is a full-cast gender change. Canon male characters become female, and canon female characters become male or genderqueer. The only exceptions are real people and background military/government characters. The CIA's Marcus MacTaggert attempts to recruit newly-graduated Doctor Charlotte Xavier and her sibling Raven to assist in the capture of suspected Communist Sabrina Shaw and her unusual associates. Thrilled at the thought finding of more mutants, Charlotte and Raven agree, but are soon put off by the CIA's misogynist attitude and decide to track down these other mutants by themselves. They do find more mutants, but not the ones they were expecting: ferociously determined Nazi-hunter Erika Lehnsherr and overqualified, underworked CIA analyst Doctor Harriet McCoy are just two of the many mutants out there. Charlotte starts to build a community of mutants but Raven finds that many of them can't even accept themselves, let alone someone who doesn't belong within familiar definitions of gender. Erika's determination to kill Shaw, Shaw's quest to recruit more mutants, and world-threatening political brinkmanship collide with deadly consequences: Charlotte, Raven and Erika must decide what kind of world it is that they want to create.

Lab Rats and Tin Soldiers by dancinbutterfly

Artist: unfrosted_cake
X-Men Verse(s): X-Men First Class/Captain America: First Avenger fusion
Type: (gen, slash or het)slash
Rating:R
Characters/Pairings: Erik Lehnsherr, Steve Rodgers/Bucky Barnes, Peggy Carter, Howard Stark
Warnings movie-compliant canon character death, some language, some Holocaust imagery, sexual content, period-compliant light misogyny(Howard Stark)
Summary:Doktor Karl Scmidt(Sesbastian Shaw) worked closely with other Nazi scientists such as Johann Schmidt, the Red Skull. It is in his care that the Doktor leaves Erik for further "experiments" and "training" when he cannot continue the work personally. Being in the grip of the Nazi's nightmare subdivision, HYDRA, puts Erik in place to be found by a recently made Captain America on his first rescue mission. Now instead of being trapped by his tormentors, Erik finds himself cared for by a different sort of human in the forms of Howard Stark, Peggy Carter, and Steve Rogers as he discovers his powers and himself.

Lar an Lae (In Broad Daylight) by srmarybadass

Artist: openmydoors
Verse: First Class
Word Count: 12.6k
Rating: PG/PG-13
Characters/Pairings: Alex/Sean, Azazel/Riptide, implied Charles/Hank
Warnings None
Summary: In which Alex doesn’t know what the hell is going on, Hank is perpetually grumpy, Sean is a damsel in distress, and Azazel and Riptide are the Defenders of True Love. Or: How Alex's Life Became A Fairy Tale.

Let's Conspire to Ignite by smaragdbird

Artist: obviouslyiam
Verse: First Class and X-Men 1-3 in a steampunk AU
Word Count: 15224
Rating: NC-17
Characters/Pairings:John/Erik, unrequited John/Bobby and Charles/Erik, background Kitty/Piotr and Logan/Rogue
Warnings violence and characters death
Summary: Eight years ago John, under the name Pyro, belonged to a group of engineers and inventors called the New Order that were nearly wiped out by the Church for looking into other technology but the traditional steamtechnology. John managed to build a lifeas a travelling writer but he always comes back to the tavern where Bobby works, for whom he has secret feelings. Bobby belongs to the Keepers, a group that monitors and maintains the status quo between the different factions, especially the escalating situation between the Church and the Pagans. John is forced back into his old life when Erik, the leader of the New Order, long believed to be dead, comes back, having formed an alliance with the Pagans to take his revenge on the Church and resurrect the New Order.

Maze by xxxholiclover

Artist: luna2k
Verse: X-Men First Class, with characters from the other movies
Word Count: 20177
Rating: M
Characters/Pairings: Erik/Charles, Azazel/Raven
Warnings: strong language, child stealing, LOGAN,
Summary: The last thing Erik expected to deal with was a child kidnapping King from another dimension. But that’s what happening. When one night became too much and Erik wished his children gone the Goblin King accepted his wish and stole them away. Faced with a future without his children Erik makes a deal with the King, if he can solve the Maze and make it to the Goblin King’s castle in 12 hours he can have his children back. If he doesn’t…his children will remain in the Goblin’s hands…as too will Erik.

No Direction Home by renata_kedavra

Artist: lick_j
Verse: Movies (Origins: Wolverine and X1)
Word Count: ~59,000
Rating: Adult
Characters/Pairings: Logan/Remy LeBeau, Logan/Mariko, Remy/Belladonna, Remy/various ladies; also featuring Ororo Munroe, Scott Summers, and the rest of the X-Men (including a dash of some comicsverse characters)
Warnings: sex, violence, character death--everything you'd expect in a story about Wolverine and Gambit ;)
Summary: No Direction Home bridges the gap between Origins: Wolverine and the first X-Men film. When Origins ends, Logan is on Three Mile Island with no memories, and Remy is on his way back to New Orleans. Logan ends up in Japan, training with the man who will become the Silver Samurai and falling in love with Mariko Yashida. After a tragedy on his wedding day, Remy finds that he's no longer welcome in New Orleans and he travels the world as a master thief. When he takes a job in Tokyo, his path once again crosses Logan's. The two men again forge an alliance, but can it survive? Will either of them ever again find a place to call home?

Nothing kills more than to know by i_bleed_magenta

Artist: vertrauen
Verse: First Class with visitors from comic verse, and of course Adam Lambert
Word Count: ~21000
Rating: NC-17
Characters/Pairings: Charles Xavier/Adam Lambert/Erik Lehnsherr, background Rictor/Gav (Shatterstar)
Warnings sexual content
Summary: Sequel to The more things change. It had been more than year since Erik had been gone. Gone from Charles’ mind, from his home and from his bed, but never from his thoughts. A year after the beach, Charles has the school up and running, welcoming new students with Adam at his side. Erik has never been far from his mind, but lately he's been closer than ever, clear images of Erik coming to the mansion flashing in Charles' mind. What does Erik want, after all this time? Charles' doesn't know, but together with Adam, Hank and the new students, he has to be ready for anything, as much as it might hurt.
Notes: Title taken from Adam Lambert's Can't let you go. This is mainly in the XMFC verse, however there are a few added characters from the comics verse. Ororo (Storm), Rictor, and Monet St Croix are fairly clear, and I've also introduced Shatterstar, who I've called Gav, taking his name from one of his aliases, Gavandra Seven. Rictor and Shatterstar have a great relationship in the comics, and I couldn't resist bringing it over! And if you're not an Adam Lambert fan, please give this a shot anyways! You don't need to know anything about him other than what I've included, and I think he could be read as an OMC without much trouble.

on smoked ivory by rosivan & stardustcities

Artist: amoralambiguity
Verse: X-Men: First Class AU
Word count: ~16000
Rating: NC-17
Characters/pairings: Charles, Erik, Raven ; Erik/Charles
Warnings: Sexual content, mentions of violence.
Summary: In a smoky bar in the 1920s, Erik Lehnsherr is losing himself in the slide of piano keys under his fingers, drifting from night to night and drink to drink. When a new dancer, Cherry, takes the club by storm, Erik is happy to finally have found someone he can play for. Unbeknownst to him, Cherry is actually Charles, masquerading as a female dancer to help pay for his sister Raven's schooling. Between misunderstandings and secrets, they end up closer than either of them would have ever expected -- but trust is hard to earn and harder to give, and they both have to learn how to truly let each other in.

The Persistence of Memory by st_aurafina

Artist: artmetica
Verse: First Class, Comicsverse
Word Count:19.5K
Rating: PG
Characters/Pairings: Emma Frost/Moira MacTaggert, Natasha Romanov, Sage
Warnings sixties era misogyny, James Bond level of violence
Summary: After Cuba, Moira is left with no memories and a career in tatters. She should know better than to engage with another telepath, but the opportunity to reclaim her life is too great a temptation. When Magneto and his new Brotherhood attack, Moira offers their target, Emma Frost, another option. She is surprised to find that Emma has an agenda of her own: to find and stop the scientists responsible for Shaw's anti-telepathic helmet. This tentative alliance becomes a frantic dash across Europe with the USSR's best agent on their heels. Car chases, lipstick cameras, midnight journeys to Moscow, brainwashing and fighting on top of trains: can a disgraced spy and a vigilante telepath stop world powers from exploiting mutants again?

Real Knights Wear Hoodies by mia6363

Artist: sleighttrick
Verse: First Class
Word Count: 17.7k
Rating: PG-13
Characters/Pairings: Alex/Sean, Charles/Erik
Warnings: minor character death—nothing that didn’t happen in the film, and he's a bad guy. And some violence.
Summary: AU. Modern day. Sean Cassidy is being plagued with dreams about a sleeping Prince waiting for his Dragon to come rescue him. It’s up to Sean to help him—only he works in a video rental store, lives in a crappy apartment in Brooklyn, and has a massive unrequited crush on Alex Summers that the whole world knows about. He doodles, wears converse, and definitely isn’t a hero. Besides, dragons and princes aren’t real… right? Or otherwise known as: That one time when Sean Cassidy saved the world while wearing a hoodie.

Schatten und Stahl by bandearg_rois

Artist: ettoby
Verse: Multiple, Movie and comic
Word Count: ~16820
Rating: NC-17
Characters/Pairings: Charles and Erik, Gen, Raven
Warnings: Explicit Violence, Language
Summary: She screams when she’s taken, loud enough that everyone in the apartments on either side should be able to hear her, but Charles chose this area too well, finding a place that no one investigates their neighbors. No one notices (or at least they pretend they don't, whichever lets them sleep at night), and she's out before the echoes of her screams return to the flat. A story of loss and gain, of finding oneself and losing everything else.

Scream Hallelujah, Darling by fulgaraverde

Artist: elipie
Verse: First Class
Word Count: 17.6k
Rating: R
Characters/Pairings: Charles/Erik
Warnings: violence, some language, depictions of depression
Summary: It's such a small, innocuous thing, a coin. It's hard to believe it could cause so much damage.

Shout it Out Loud by dreamlittleyo

Artist: yanagoya
Verse: XFC
Word Count: 30,400
Rating: NC-17
Characters/Pairings: Erik/Charles, Raven, Various Ensemble
Warnings Explicit Sexual Content, Inadvertent Telepathic Bonding
Summary: (Movie-Concurrent AU.) When Charles forges a telepathic link between himself and Erik, the two men find themselves bound together by more than just destiny. With the world on the brink of war, Charles and Erik struggle to cope with a psychic connection that may well be permanent.

Stem the Tide, Point the Blame by ssstrychnine

Artist: davincis_girl
Verse: First Class
Word Count: 26,657
Rating: R
Character Pairings: Charles/Erik
Warnings: Quite a lot of stong language, some violence and gory/horror type description.
Summary: Maybe he was asking for it, bored and indifferent Charles Xavier. Maybe, by wishing for some new life, something better than the nothing he had, he had brought it on himself. The eerie Green Man with a jokers grin and the sharpest axe in the world. That supernatural thing that kept on laughing even when its head was hacked free of its body. An awful deal that seemed to spell out his death. To make himself feel better he took credit for the good parts too; the perfect jaw line of a crazed pawn shop owner named Erik Lensherr, a real friend, a best friend. It’s wild and wicked bleeding jungles and a house that’s bigger on the inside and a broken girl named Moira and a breaking girl named Raven. It’s the Xavier Home for Troubled Youth and everything that goes with that. Some sort of twisted, half supernatural, no-powers AU where Charles is dropped into something he doesn’t understand and Erik charms his way into it with somewhat shady intentions.

The Stuff National Anthems Are Made Of by luchia13

Artist: avienica
Verse: X-Men: First Class, hints of comics and 90s cartoon
Word Count: ~19,000.
Rating: PG-13
Characters/Pairings: Charles/Erik; everyone in the movie and the Maximoff twins and Omega Red and also the entire 1963 UN General Assembly.
Warnings Violence, politics, mistreatment of the dead, children in peril, discrimination, truly terrible science and statistics, and reads like a kinkmeme fill.
Summary: Sequel to Three Kinds of Learning, which I strongly suggest you read first. Charles and Erik, unintentional co-rulers of the newly-formed Independent Sanctuary of Genosha, have a multi-national navy surrounding their island. Charles takes on the UN, leaving Erik to take on fatherhood and a brand new kind of responsibility, and together, they take on the first true enemy of Genosha.

surrender doesn't have to mean defeat by deacertes

Illustrator: alishatorn
Additional photo-manip: firsttimelady
Beta: alishatorn and minarchy, additional beta for German parts germanjj
Verse: X-Men First Class: non-mutant, au
Word Count:27,972
Rating: NC-17
Characters/Pairing(s): Erik/Charles, and minor Hank/Raven.
Warnings: D/S AU (and the general dub!con that goes with this type of word), arranged partnership.
Author notes; This wouldn't have been possible without the wonderful help of all my beta's, who answered my every question, no matter how strange! Special thanks must go to [info]alishatorn for her unlimited patience and breathtaking artwork.
Summary: In a world where partnerships between Dominants and Submissives take place under the watchful jurisdiction of The Institute of Designation, Charles Xavier is a kindly, cardigan-wearing Dom who opposes many elements of the official system. Meanwhile, Erik Lehnsherr's past has taught him to struggle against his Submissive inclinations. When the two are placed together by the Institute, Charles has to find a balance between his conscience and his desires, whilst trying to teach a conflicted Erik that surrender doesn't have to mean defeat...

These Bridges We've Built by alishatorn

Illustrator: alishatorn
Artist Collaborator: xsilverdreamsx
Verse: First Class, with hints of the comic verse
Word Count: 23,410
Rating: R
Characters/Pairings: Charles/Erik, Azazel/Mystique
Warnings sexual context; mature situations, language and themes; minor character death
Summary: Four years after the events of X-Men: First Class, Charles Xavier finds his X-Men on the losing side of their continuing battle with Erik’s Brotherhood. Azazel and Mystique have a child in secret and, unwilling to raise Kurt in the midst of Erik's war, they give him up to Charles to raise at his school for the gifted. He agrees to do so, on thecondition that they visit their son regularly. This leads to tenuous contact between the Brotherhood and the X-Men outside of the battlefield for the first time in years, and both Xavier and Magneto realize that the lines dividing them are not as clear-cut as they previously thought.

The Tower and the Hurricane by dreamlittleyo

Artist: loobeeinthesky
Verse: XFC, plus trilogy elements
Word Count: 41,500
Rating: NC-17
Characters/Pairings: Erik/Charles (mentions of Destiny/Mystique), Logan, Hank, Raven, Destiny, Alex, Sean, various ensemble
Warnings explicit sexual content
Summary: (Post-movie AU.) Five years after Shaw's death, Erik's predictions prove painfully accurate. Violence rages on both sides of the human/mutant conflict. In a world ravaged by war, it doesn't really matter who's more at fault. Charles struggles to teach his students a better way, but what choices will he make when peace really isn't an option?

Well Kept Boy by tzi & zaganthi

Artist: darlinglileve
Verse: Comics-verse
Word Count: 45,094
Rating: NC-17
Characters/Pairings: Charles Xavier/Erik Lehnsherr
Warnings Sexual context, age-issues, violence, mutilation, slavery-verse
Summary: Being helped into the car was somewhat humiliating, but Charles could live with that. He did, in any case, and accepted the help he needed getting out as well, transferring to his new wheelchair. There were pills in his pocket, pills he needed, but he wasn't going to take them. Not yet, not until they had things straightened out, had Erik safely where he should be. Part of him just expected that Erik would be there, waiting for him to see. He knew what Erik looked like when he was hale and hearty, had a relatively recent picture of him. Benefactors weren't supposed to see their Companions except in pictures until they Went Home, but neither were Companions supposed to be shipped off to service status.

Wings Of A Butterfly by germanjj

Artist: bunny_tofu
X-Men verse: First Class, movie-verse
Genre: slash, first-time, time-travel
Rating: NC-17 (to be sure)
Characters/ pairings: Charles/ Erik, Alex/Darwin, plus the characters from the movie
Warnings: no serious warnings, just angst, heartbreak and angst (plus a hopeful ending!)
Summary: Life is a myriad of moments. But only very few are turning points, made to twist and shape your life completely. Charles has waited decades to get a chance to go back to one of those moments. To get a chance to make something right. And maybe, just maybe, to save lost lives along the way.

You Bring Me Right Back Down To the Promised Land by juurensha

Artist: buhhhfaluffalo
Verse: X-Men First Class/Harry Potter/Marvel Universe
Word Count: 78k
Rating: PG15
Characters/Pairings: Charles/Erik, Pepper/Tony, Raven/Hank, Alex/Darwin
Warnings None really
Summary: During the First Wizarding War, Death Eater Shaw kills Erik's Muggle parents, which makes Erik's magic manifest. Shaw is interested by the affinity Erik has toward metal and kidnaps him for experimentation. Erik manages to eventually get away, and escapes to an Order HQ, the Xavier Mansion. There he meets the pureblood Xavier heir Charles, who is an extremely young but gifted Legilimens. Through Charles' persistence, the two of them become friends and grow up together, going through Voldemort's downfall, Charles' mother's remarriage, and the arrival of Raven together. When they both go to Hogwarts, Charles is sorted into Ravenclaw with Tony Stark, while Erik is sorted into Slytherin with Pepper Potts and Darwin. Erik is still obsessed with getting revenge on Shaw, but Charles manages to convince him to wait and train to be an Auror to catch him. They still hang out though, and after the arrival of Raven who is sorted into Gryffindor, they have a lot of adventures. During 4th year, there's a lot of hormonal mess, but in the end Erik and Charles stop their emotional constipation long enough to get together. During their 6th year, Harry Potter arrives, and the canon HP events begin to occur.

Zweiundachtzig by Ameonna1

Artist: Dailan_i
Verse: X-Men First Class with mentions of comic characters
Word Count: 20k
Rating: NC-17
Characters/Pairings: Erik/Charles, Raven/Azazel, Angel/Janos, and a hinty squint of Hank/Alex
Warnings Sexual context, violence, strong language, light ableism, light xenophobia
Summary: Modern AU. Erik M. Lehnsherr is a private man, a jeweler that’s just looking for a studio to work in. But floorspace in New York is limited, so he ends up sharing a space with a beautiful mutant painter named Raven. Above them is a huge furry blue physicist, i.e. Mad scientist, and a glassblower that breaks half of what he makes when he starts laughing. Drawn into their intricacies, Erik finds himself not only with friends but something that’s starting to frighteningly resemble a family. Then enter one, Charles Xavier; geneticist, lecturer, telepath, and mutant rights activist. Suddenly Erik is faced with dealing with a past he’s trying to forget and feelings he’s never had before.

Masterlist Round 2

TBC

References

  1. xmenbigbang profile page (Accessed 17 December 2011)
  2. FAQs, 18 June 2011. (Accessed 17 December 2011)
  3. [1], 1 August 2012. (Accessed 3 January 2012)
  4. [2], 3 January 2012. (Accessed 3 January 2012)
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