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From a prompt by [livejournal.com profile] wishfulaces, who asked for an X-Men: First Class fic about Charles Xavier and privileged liberalism.

Title: Declarations
Fandom: X-Men: First Class
Characters: Charles, Erik
Rating: All ages
Warnings: None needed
Word count: 100
Summary: Daring to tell the truth.


"I'm a Jew," Erik says.

It's such a random announcement, coming from a shivering man whose wet hair drips onto a borrowed coat, that Charles almost laughs. But then, if Erik's faint accent is European, he probably had a bad time during the war.

"All right," Charles says gently. "I don't actually care, you know."

"Some of your best friends are Jews?"

"Well, yes, as it -"

Erik raises an eyebrow. Charles shuts up, as subject to Erik's mysterious force as the submarine was.

"No. Not really," Charles admits.

Erik nods, and Charles knows he has somehow earned something worth having.

on 2011-06-25 03:55 am (UTC)
st_aurafina: Rainbow DNA (X-Men: Charles)
Posted by [personal profile] st_aurafina
Oh, wow, it's so fascinating to see Charles at the start of a very, very steep learning curve. He's so keen not to hurt people, but he's clueless about so many things.

Yay!

on 2011-06-25 04:42 am (UTC)
lilacsigil: 12 Apostles rocks, text "Rock On" (12 Apostles)
Posted by [personal profile] lilacsigil
Oh, Charles. At least when something contradicts his experience, he listens. He doesn't always go out to find it, but he listens.

I've been quite surprised at the meta that class Erik as "a white guy" just the same as Charles, when his status is really a lot more complicated than that and the movie was quite clear about it. He does, sometimes, have the ability to pass, but it's not a given.

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