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fic: More Than I Can Stand

Title: More Than I Can Stand
Author: fengirl88
Fandom: X-Men: First Class
Pairing: Erik/Charles
Rating: NC-17
Warnings: none
Wordcount: 609
Disclaimer: These characters are not mine.
Summary: "He wanted you," Charles says, low and furious.
A/N: Written for temporalranger as part of the Five Acts Meme for the prompt "claiming or establishing ownership: private and/or public; by gesture, word, or ritual; with sex; with a collar and leash; with scent-marking or by biting".

The cigar-smoking mutant's Go fuck yourselves is still ringing in Erik's ears as they leave the bar. It echoes louder because of the song of the metal welded to the wild man's skeleton. The things Erik could have done with that...

"Pity," he says, as they walk back to the motel room.

Charles doesn't answer. He's tight-lipped and pale, and looks as if he's struggling with something. Odd. It's not as if this is the first rejection they've encountered - though usually the mutants who don't want to join them aren't quite so direct in making their feelings known. But it's hardly worth brooding over. Usually Charles tells Erik he's the moody one –

"He wanted you," Charles says, low and furious.

Erik's about to make a joke about metal skeletons and magnetic attraction, but he's caught off-balance by an image so hard and sharp it feels like a punch in the gut: himself face down on the bed, being fucked into the mattress by the wild man as Charles looks on. The fantasy's cut with Charles's jealousy but Erik can feel the tang of metal in it, knows it's not just Charles's imagination.

"That was his price," Charles says. "He'd join us if he could have you while I watched."

"Oh, and you get to decide that for me, do you?" Erik says, feeling a tickle of rage that threatens to become something more.

"No," Charles says, and he slams Erik against the bedroom wall. "I get to decide it for me. I'm not going to stand by and watch you with someone else."


Erik's not sure if Charles said it out loud or in his head, but the kiss that follows the word is more like a bite than a caress, and the mental image that goes with it takes his breath away.

There's no metal on the collar he sees reflected in the mirror; the plaited leather around his throat is handsome enough to pass for decoration, fine enough not to spoil the line of his turtleneck sweater. Erik's mouth is dry with lust at the thought, and that's the last straw.

"I'm not your dog," he says furiously, holding Charles at arms' length. "I'm not some - animal that you can keep on a leash."

The vision's gone as suddenly as it appeared, but that pulsing sense of possession is still there, coming off Charles in waves.

"So what now?" Erik says. He's dizzy, torn between lust and anger, and he can smell Charles, a scent that feels like staking a claim.

Charles breaks his grip as if it was nothing and pushes Erik back against the wall. He kisses Erik and Erik tastes the metal in it: Charles's blood, a different taste from his own.

"Setting your mark on me, is that it?" Erik snaps. "What are you, thirteen?" He imagines his neck bruised and bitten and –

"No," Charles says. He's breathing hard, trying to regain control of himself. "Not like that. Not a collar, not a bite. But you'll know, just the same. Tomorrow, when we're on the road again, you'll feel it."

The image catches Erik by surprise again: he sees himself on his back, naked, legs over Charles's shoulders, crying out as Charles thrusts into him. He doesn't know whose fantasy it is any more and he's past caring.

This time the kiss starts slow and builds till Erik's groaning into Charles's mouth, aching for more, trying to pull Charles impossibly closer.

"Should have done this days ago," Charles says fiercely. "Weeks ago."

"No time like the present," Erik says, with what little breath he has left, pulling Charles down onto the bed.


Title from El Tango de Roxanne, Moulin Rouge

Also posted at http://fengirl88.dreamwidth.org/79338.html with comment count unavailable comments.


( 16 comments — Leave a comment )
May. 3rd, 2012 10:26 pm (UTC)
Ngh... *dies and iz ded*
May. 3rd, 2012 11:35 pm (UTC)
thank you very much - I'm glad you liked it!
May. 3rd, 2012 10:34 pm (UTC)
Oh my, yes. There is little I like better than possessive!Charles and submissive even though he doesn't want to be!Eric. This was hot and all kinds of perfect. Thanks for sharing it with us.
May. 3rd, 2012 11:37 pm (UTC)
thank you! temporalranger wanted top!Charles and I couldn't resist putting that together with this prompt. I'm very glad you liked it!
May. 4th, 2012 12:48 am (UTC)
May. 4th, 2012 04:49 pm (UTC)
thank you!
May. 4th, 2012 02:55 am (UTC)
Hey, I finally saw this movie three days ago. Some parts were dry; it was really long. But every time McAvoy was on screen, I wanted to climb into my laptop. He's so pretty.

No one can convince me that wasn't canon slash. It was dripping homoerotica at every turn. They wanted and loved each other. sniffle

Now there's those two pretties and Wolverine. Good night, nurse, that is some fine imagining.

Will def. be revisiting the fur rug now that I know who is on it, lol.

Beautifully written as always.
May. 4th, 2012 04:50 pm (UTC)
thank you! I have liked McAvoy for a long time but it took this film to alert me to the glory of Fassbender... *grins*

"Good night, nurse" made me laugh out loud.

very glad you enjoyed this!
May. 4th, 2012 05:09 am (UTC)

Short, intense, and pretty...and I'm not talking McAvoy.:)
May. 4th, 2012 04:51 pm (UTC)

thank you very much - glad you enjoyed it! the prompt seemed to fit these two...
May. 4th, 2012 08:11 pm (UTC)
Mmm. Not enough top!Charles in this fandom--and this felt very in-character for both of them. Well done!
May. 5th, 2012 01:53 pm (UTC)
thank you very much - glad you enjoyed it, and very glad you felt it was in character for both of them! *beams*
May. 8th, 2012 11:06 am (UTC)
I'm not a big fan of top!Charles, but this-! This changed my mind. Amazing job! ♥
May. 8th, 2012 07:26 pm (UTC)
thank you very much - I'm delighted you like this, especially as it's not your usual cup of tea!
May. 8th, 2012 07:59 pm (UTC)
a little short, but nice to see Charles being the dominant/possesive one for a change ;D
May. 8th, 2012 08:07 pm (UTC)
thank you - I'm glad you liked it!
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