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04 May 2018 @ 08:54 am
April Cherik Fic Recs  
Last month I decided to read a super long Charles/Erik fic that I've had on my "Marked for Later" list for literal years. It was amazing and, predictably, inspired an intense need to find and read ALL THE CHERIK FIC. This happens to me pretty regularly, these intense obsessions with specific pairings, often spurred on by reading a long and amazing fic that reminds me why I love them. Anyway, I read a bunch of Cherik fic last month, so here are some of my favorites!

Title: it's all right (I know it's right)
Author: [archiveofourown.org profile] Red, [archiveofourown.org profile] firstlightofeos, & [archiveofourown.org profile] pearl_o
Pairings: Charles/Erik
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: 14,464
Content/Warnings established relationship, bottom!charles, implied switching, rough sex, face-fucking, dirty talk, face slapping, D/s dynamics, spanking
Summary: When Erik and Charles happen across some new kinks, Erik has qualms. Charles helps him work through them.
(or: how Erik learned to stop worrying and rough up his pushy boyfriend)
JFC this was just insanely hot!

Title: From Westminster With Love
Author: [archiveofourown.org profile] thehoyden
Pairings: Charles/Erik
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: 16,152
Content/Notes AU: Still Have Powers, AU: Crossover, Sherlock Holmes Crossover (barely), bottom!charles
Summary: NATO intelligence says there’s an omega-class telepath who sleeps under Westminster. Major Erik Lehnsherr is about to find out the truth for himself.
Lovely and fascinating AU with Charles as a sort of recluse working for the British government, and Erik assigned to help him with a case. I liked how the characters were incorporated here and the build was lovely.

Title: Your soul is a chosen country
Author: [archiveofourown.org profile] aesc
Pairings: Charles/Erik
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: 16,818
Content/Notes AU: Still Have Powers, AU: Historical, epistolary!fic, dirty talk, D/s dynamics, bottom!charles, rimming, bondage
Summary: He sends letters, of course, because out in the sticks there's not much to do except tend to Westchester's endless affairs. And, of course, avoid tending to those affairs by going on walks, riding, and writing letters that make him hard and thrill secretly when he hands the properly-sealed, addressed envelope to the butler.
Gorgeous historical AU with some fabulously steamy and sensual scenes.

Title: Sprich Mit Mir | Talk To Me
Author: [archiveofourown.org profile] papercutperfect
Pairings: Charles/Erik
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: 23,134
Content/Notes AU: Still Have Powers, implied switching, bottom!charles
Summary: When Charles meets Erik on a midnight train to London, it’s like all of his Christmases and birthdays have come at once – until Erik opens his mouth, and reveals he cannot speak a word of English.
It isn’t easy to pursue a relationship with someone you need to play Pictionary with just to chat to, but with a little help from Charles’ telepathy, the two language-barrier lovers are determined to make it work.
Really lovely, sexy fic. I really enjoyed the characterizations and the idea of Eric and Charles not speaking the same language and how they might overcome that.

Title: No Longer in Silence
Author: [archiveofourown.org profile] Black_Betty
Pairings: Charles/Erik
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: 26,254
Content/Notes AU: No Powers, AU: Historical, AU: Fusion, Persuasion fusion, period-typical homophobia, military!erik
Summary: It has been eight years since Charles has seen Erik. Eight years since they parted under unkind circumstances and Erik went off to sea. The boy he once knew is Captain Lehnsherr now and they are as known to one another as strangers, and yet--Charles finds that eight years has done nothing to diminish the feelings he had when he was 16 and in love.
It's unfortunate then that Erik doesn't feel the same way.
(Persuasion AU)
Really fabulous historical fusion. Beautiful build and characterizations, and the emotion on this was lovely.

Title: Plain Sight
Author: [archiveofourown.org profile] aesc & [archiveofourown.org profile] pearl_o
Pairings: Charles/Erik
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: 37,000
Content/Warnings AU: Still Have Powers, cop!erik, shared bed, age difference
Summary: When he was eleven years old, Charles ran away and disappeared. Eight years later, as a curious detective begins to notice his traces, Charles thinks he's finally ready to join the real world once more.
But as it turns out, learning to be among people again isn't easy -- and his relationship with Erik is perhaps the most complicated of all.
Lovely fic that's sort of an AU of the Tough Little Baby Telepath AU Series, though you definitely don't need to have read that one to understand this. But I recommend them both, because they're just delightful. I loved the age difference here and the living together and how the love and trust developed between them both. Gorgeous fic.

Title: With pulses that beat double
Author: [archiveofourown.org profile] aesc & [archiveofourown.org profile] pearl_o
Pairings: Charles/Erik
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: 39,418
Content/Warnings AU: Still Have Powers, AU: Historical, artist!erik, non-linear timeline, dirty talk
Summary: It has been thirteen years since Charles watched his beloved childhood companion walk out of his life. Now, in fin-de-siècle Paris, a chance overheard remark may lead them to each other's sides once more.
Really gorgeously written historical AU. I loved the flashbacks to Charles and Erik's childhood together, and the strength of their connection was just lovely.

Title: One Second and a Million Miles
Author: [archiveofourown.org profile] madneto
Pairings: Charles/Erik, background Irene/Raven & Alex/Armando
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: 47,823
Content/Warnings AU: Still Have Powers, bottom!erik, dad!erik, doctor!charles
Summary: Between being a parent to the best baby in the history of man-kind and co-running a Mutant Center in Hell's Kitchen, Erik Lehnsherr has his hands pretty full. Too full, certainly for romance; something that has never really been on his radar to begin with.
All that changes, however, when he meets Dr. Charles Xavier. Handsome, intelligent, capable, kind, an Omega level telepath, and one of the best pediatricians in the state, he's everything Erik didn't know he was looking for. But he's also Lorna's pediatrician which means, of course, he's off-limits. Except how is Erik supposed to try and forget his crush when he and Charles keep running into each other as if fate is trying to tell them something? When, as Charles says, they seem to want the same thing?
Really sweet AU with single dad Erik falling for pediatrician Charles. Gorgeous build and characterizations here.

Title: Politics and Prose Series (2 Fics)
Author: [archiveofourown.org profile] cygnaut
Pairings: Charles/Erik, background Alex/Armando, past Erik/Magda
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: 67,108
Content/Notes AU: Still Have Powers, politican!erik, office!sex, bottom!charles
Summary: A modern politics AU set in Genosha.
Super fun and well written AU with Erik being involved in politics and finding Charles via a dating app. The plot was captivating and the characters were beautifully captured.

Title: Mutant Operative Division Series (2 Fics)
Author: [archiveofourown.org profile] madneto
Pairings: Charles/Erik
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: 84,847
Content/Warnings AU: Still Have Powers, bottom!charles, CIA!erik, fake/pretend relationship
Summary: Erik is a CIA agent who has been tracking down black market dealer and occultist Sebastian Shaw for the past ten years with no real end in sight. When he stumbles upon an unexpected lead that will put him one step ahead of Shaw at last, archaeology professor and Templar enthusiast Charles Xavier becomes unwittingly entangled in the fray, and Erik suddenly finds himself with a brand new partner who is the only one who can truly help him on what's become a quest to find the Holy Grail. But Charles is even more than Erik bargained for, especially after they're forced to pretend to be a married couple as a cover while racing to find the Grail before Shaw does, and both Erik and Charles find they've possibly bitten off more than they can chew.
Powered AU vaguely inspired by Indiana Jones and James Bond movies.
Gorgeous AU with secret agent Erik and professor Charles having to work together to stop Shaw. Great plot and world building, and the characterizations and relationship development here were both wonderful.

Title: Backseat 'verse Series (19 Fics)
Author: [archiveofourown.org profile] tahariel
Pairings: Charles/Erik, background Moira/Emma
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: 91,160
Content/Notes AU: BDSM, AU: Still Have Powers, Dom!Erik, sub!Charles, switching, bottom!erik, mostly bottom!charles, sex toys, bondage, face-fucking, role play, praise!kink, dirty talk, arranged marriage, first time, collars, spanking, intercrural, phone sex, caning
Summary: “Charles has a very sweet nature,” Raven is saying, her hand falling to the back of his head and stroking his hair very gently, carelessly affectionate. “He doesn’t need someone to force him down, he’s very happy to go there himself. If Erik is the sort to need a fight, then there’s no way I could let him have my brother.”
Really sexy and interesting BDSM AU where everybody is either a Dom or a sub. I really liked the world-building here and the whole 'verse is really fascinating! There's also a threesome fic included in the series that is technically an AU of the 'verse, so you can skip it if that's not your thing.

Title: The Associates Series (8 Fics)
Author: [archiveofourown.org profile] ikeracity & [archiveofourown.org profile] Pangea
Pairings: Charles/Erik
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: 176,796
Content/Notes AU: Still Have Powers, AU: Mobster, mob boss!erik, established relationship, bottom!charles, car!sex, blindfolds
Summary: Being a mob boss' associate has its ups and downs. Having sex in the back of a limo on Valentine's Day is definitely one of the ups.
Really fantastic AU with Erik as a mob boss and Charles as his professor boyfriend. The world-building is really fantastic here, and I loved how in-character everybody felt. The connection between Charles and Erik was amazing, and it's rare that an established relationship AU so completely grips me, but this one was fantastic!

Title: White Nights Series (2 Fics) (Locked on AO3)
Author: favicon spicedpiano & favicon tahariel
Pairings: Charles/Erik, background Shaw/Emma, past Erik/Magda
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: 203,129
Content/Notes AU: Historical, AU: Royalty, Au: Omega!Verse, Alpha/Beta/Omega dynamics, Alpha!Erik, omega!charles, heat cycles, first time, knotting, bottom!charles, rimming, arranged marriage, MPREG, sex toys, age difference
Summary: Duke Erik Lehnsherr of Ironhold needs an omega to carry on his line, and Earl Charles Xavier of Westchester needs an alpha to give him the political leverage he needs in order to make his sister Queen. An arranged marriage brings them together, but Erik's lust for war and Charles' hidden agenda threaten to tear them apart. In the frozen Northlands of Ironhold life is hard and cold, and both Charles and Erik must give up their pretense and see each other as they really are: perfect for each other, if only they'll acknowledge it.
Seriously AMAZING historical fantasy omega!verse AU with Charles and Erik having an arranged marriage, advantageous to each for political reasons. The world building was really fantastic here, as were the characterizations. Fabulous plot, searing chemistry, and honestly just a really wonderful read. I was on the edge of my seat the entire time, unable to stop reading yet not wanting it to come to an end.

Title: Tough Little Baby Telepath Series (5 Fics)
Author: [archiveofourown.org profile] pearl_o & [archiveofourown.org profile] aesc
Pairings: Charles/Erik
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: 221,490
Content/Notes AU: Still Have Powers, cop!erik, age difference, switching, bottom!erik, mostly bottom!charles, dirty talk, rimming, shower!sex, barebacking
Summary: Teenage telepath Charles Xavier takes a job as a consultant, working with prickly police detective Erik Lehnsherr. Charles is used to being on his own and taking care of himself; he has no reason to think that his relationship with this stern, icy man is going to change any of that. (Also known as: Tough Little Baby Telepath.)
Really fabulously written AU with Detective Erik and consultant Charles. I loved the characterizations here and the age difference worked really well. The whole thing was just a delight to read.

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