Nine Eleven Ten

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Title: Nine Eleven Ten
Author(s): Subtilior
Date(s): 12 September 2011 - present
Length: 621,112 up to part (45/68)
Genre: slash fanfiction, dystopia, AU
Fandom: X-Men: First Class
External Links: Nine Eleven Ten (AO3)
Fanfic cover by Sandeyes (2012). One of the many pieces of fanart inspired by this story.

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Nine Eleven Ten is a Charles/Erik story by Subtilior, written for a 1stclass_kink prompt. As of 2016, it's still a WIP, with the most recent chapter posted in 2015.

The story has inspired an incredible amount of fanart[1] and some discussion.[2]


Years later, Charles would remember that day. Sometimes he would wonder if he could have changed anything; other times he would despair over what he had since become. But he would always hold the image in his mind: Raven, laughing, and his thoughts flying alongside her on strong wings, silver-gold through the winter air. Once upon a time.

Recs and Reviews

Probably the most popular fic in the entire fandom, you need to read it a) to acclimate yourself to what kind of people you’re going to be associating with b) people judge you if you haven’t read it and c) to realize the extent of world building that can done with a premise such as X-Men: First Class, or Marvel Fandom if you want to be really broad."[3]
I have major issues with a lot of it, but other parts of it nail my id to a tree. It's deeply flawed, but I always find myself re-reading it and thinking about it once it's over. If I ever wrote fanfic-of-a-fanfic, it'd probably be fix-it fic for all the problems I have with the original (which is what fanfic really is, isn't it?), and I think that says a lot about how compelling and engrossing the fic itself really is.[4]



  1. ^ Nine Eleven Ten - Art, Craftwork, Music
  2. ^ giandujakiss. What am I supposed to do???, 12 January 2012. (Accessed 13 March 2012)
  3. ^ thedogstar. Part 1 – a list of highly acclaimed authors, all who have written 3+ XMFC fics, 17 January 2012. (Accessed 13 March 2012)
  4. ^ Anon comment on FFN February 20, 2014