A Companion Piece to 'Forget The Present Tense'
by Meredith Bronwen Mallory (garnettrees)
Disclaimer: X-Men, all associated characters and imagery are all property of Marvel Comics. I make no money by writing this, and intend no disrespect.
Trigger Warnings: Non-specific Holocaust references, PTSD, Erik's Dubious Mental State, themes of imprisonment.
Additional Warnings: Grudgingly-in-Love!Erik. Charles is adorable. Inter-dimensional romance, comics-level quantum physics, pseudo-science, doubles, time travel, Erik never learned to share. Even with himself. X_x
Summary: Erik Lehnsherr will spend ten years as the CIA's only living mutant prisoner, isolated deep below the Pentagon. Which is not to say nothing happens in that decade. Choices not yet made are echoing backwards, and Erik's touchstone will always be Charles. In any lifetime.
(Or: the one where Erik manages to travel in space and time without ever actually leaving the CIA's dubious clutches, and bb!Charles is way too adorable for anyone's good.)
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