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: Vague Holocaust references, brief period-appropriate racism regarding Romani in Poland, possible abuse of parentheticals.
Summary: "Give him to me," En Sabah Nur intones-- cool, patient, thick in eternity. "This one last loved thing. Surely, if you loved them then this telepath is a small thing to ask. Let go of it, sacrifice it, and all the pain will stop."
An expansion on the scene just prior Charles' abduction in XMA. Erik's most dire choices are motivated by a depth of love, not cruelty. En Sabah Nur knows just how to exploit this to obtain that which will make him truly all-powerful.
[ Peaceable Kingdom 1/1 @ AO3 ]