Title: Crime and Punishment
Canon: Black Panther/MCU
Pairing: Erik Killmonger/T’Challa
Rating: Explicit [NC-17]
Word Count: 10,841
Summary: They don’t kill each other at the end. Erik was better with his hands, T’Challa better with his claws. That was the problem. They brawled in the dark until the war above them resolved itself, and then what were they meant to do? Erik had started it, the ceasefire. He hadn’t meant to. He’d laughed, because all the bitterness and hatred and frustration in him had boiled to a point where there was nothing left to do but laugh. “Now what?” Erik asked, days after and not for the first time. They were miles from Wakanda, walking.
Recommendation: It’s May 2018, and I’ve only now gotten to see this wonderful movie. (I was super sick when it was in theaters, URI and it’s sucked so much. I was bedridden) But now it is on demand and it is so awesome. And beautiful. And so fraught with tension from big issues like racism and isolationism, to more intimate issues of family and what it means to be a good man. Gah! So awesome. If you like Thorki there really isn’t a good reason to not be on the T’Cherik bandwagon, and I’ve hopped on gleefully. Manic_intent, as always, brings something extra to the table. I love all of the details of Africa both the Marvel invented countries and the real world ones.