Title: A Place to Fall
Canon: X-Men (Filmverse)
Pairing: Erik Lehnsherr/Charles Xavier
Rating: Teen [PG]
Word Count: 71,367
Summary: While being tasked to protect Charles Xavier, the annoyingly charming CEO of Xavier Pharmaceuticals, SHIELD agent Erik receives further orders to use Charles as a source of information to find and capture Professor X, the elusive leader of the renegade band of mutants called the X-Men. Of course, that’s a rather difficult proposition, given that the man he’s hunting is the same as the one he’s trying to protect. And the fact that Erik’s starting to find Charles more than a little attractive complicates everything.
Recommendation: Oh wow, Erik working for SHIELD is six kinds of hilarious as is his interactions with Fury (irresistible force meet immovable object). This story seems to be pretty evenly split with the first part being something of a romcom with ducks and kittens and everything, while the second half of the story is pure X-Men. All in all I love all the little changes that seem to stem from Charles’ father being around and how that affects what and how Charles operates.