out_there: Mycroft Holmes (SH: Prim Mycroft)
This was so wonderful. I loved the magical realism of it, the idea that Mycroft quite literally sees people haunted by their own demons. He sees the world in a way that no one else does but has learned how to effectively hide and smother his own reactions to what he sees. It was a really imaginative and interesting idea.



The Tenth Muse (25365 words) by Vulpesmellifera
Chapters: 10/10
Fandom: Sherlock (TV), Sherlock Holmes & Related Fandoms
Rating: Explicit
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Mycroft Holmes/Greg Lestrade, Mycroft Holmes & Sherlock Holmes, Mycroft Holmes/Original Male Character(s), (past)
Characters: Mycroft Holmes, Greg Lestrade, Anthea (Sherlock), Sherlock Holmes, John Watson, Original Male Character(s)
Additional Tags: Post-Episode: s02e03 The Reichenbach Fall, Canon Divergence - The Reichenbach Fall, Post-Reichenbach, Mycroft Feels, Magical Realism, Greek and Roman Mythology - Freeform, anthea ships it, mystrade, POV Mycroft Holmes
Summary:

It isn't deduction for Mycroft; it's a living nightmare that leads to self-imposed isolation. When Sherlock "dies," Mycroft finds himself reaching out for a golden slice of happiness, just one person to call his own in a landscape of horrors.

out_there: Alex and Michael from Prison Break (PB:  Alex and Michael)
In hindsight, the numbering should have gone the other way -- 1 the latest, 287 the oldest -- since that's how AO3 lists/counts them and would have made it easier.


[personal profile] stonepicnicking_okapi - 50
I'm Somebody's Fetish - 311 words of a gen Sports Night drabble. Man, that's hardly a story. (Clearly, I pad my writing stats a little. Heh.) Okay, things I like:

1) While I have lost the link to the original comic strip this was about, I still like the general idea -- that Dan is cool enough to reference things that Casey doesn't get, but Dan will still find a way to include Casey on the joke.

2) I like the rhythm of the very first paragraph, the humour and ... Casey-ness of it:
[Casey] dressed casually. He dressed neatly. He wore neat, casual clothes and he was presentable.

3) I liked that I could mention Natalie and Dana and Jeremy (and that Casey is uncool, but so is Jeremy so there is some nerdy solidarity there).


[personal profile] jenna_thorn - 99
Days Like Years - 1625 words of Sam/Josh, West Wing.

1) This is a little experimental: first person POV, a very limited description, a lack of names at the start which makes it harder to follow, and the slightly unreal feeling of exhaustion. Parts of it work and parts of it are clumsy, but I really like that I tried something different. Even if it doesn't work together as a story as well as it could do, I'm proud of myself for trying.

And by halfway through, the story does pick up momentum, so I like that. (And, you know, this was written in 2005. So maybe it's nice to see how my writing has improved since then.)

2) I like this bit of description:
"Oh," I say, taking a good look at Sam. His clothes are rumpled and creased; his hair's unruly and sticking out over the edge of his collar; his very blue eyes are also bloodshot. He looks about half as tired as I feel. "It's been a long day."

3) I like the simplicity of this gesture:
Sam doesn't smile. He lays a hand on my forearm, running his thumb over the rolled-up sleeve of my shirt.


[personal profile] misbegotten - 107
In Shades of Indigo and Violet - SGA, John/Rodney, Wing porn.

1) This is the only wingporn fic I've ever written, but I still think it's hot. Go me. I also like that it's sex that follows the idea of "doing what feels good to get off", a little messy and not quite perfect, but hot.

2) "You're surprisingly mean for an overgrown butterfly." Hee!

3) Overall, I find this story very funny. There's Zelenka being snarky ("offend gravity and common sense at the same time"), there's references to pranks-as-retaliation, there's lots of snark between John and Rodney. I really like that sense of humour.


[personal profile] anarfea - 201

The Ill-Advised Backpack - Prison Break AU, Michael/Alex

1) Written for Celli's 2009 taxfic challenge, and therefore a wonderful excuse to talk about the exciting ideas of depreciation as a financial concept vs the real world usage of an asset. (Yes, I am an accountant. And a little bit of a nerd.)

2) I love the pacing of this, the short sharp sections leading to more. The way it's not strictly chronological but it fits together by the end, and how half of the focus is on how a story is told and remembered. It's not just about what happens, it's how you interpret that and assign meaning.

3) As much as I love a happy ending, and the sheer temptation that a super smart Michael would be to teacher-Alex, I also love Alex and Felicia's friendship. I love that she calls him out but also respects his boundaries (I love the "Don't" moment, where Alex doesn't need to actually explain that it's a sore spot). I love the shared history and shared sense of humour, too.

Halfway through the junior pile, he gets a call from Felicia, saying, "Of the many, many themes present in Moby Dick, bestiality is not one of them."

It surprises a laugh out of Alex. "A man's love for his whale? There's got to be a market for that somewhere."


(It was nice to end this meme with a story I'm really, really fond of.)
out_there: Picture of a orange-red tree (: Autumn tree)
I kind of fell into silence last week, but not on purpose. I meant to update and then work was busy and then it was a long weekend (where I enjoyed being offline so much), and then suddenly it's a week later. *waves hands vaguely*

But, since this meme is going around and it looks like fun:

I currently have 287 works posted on AO3. Choose a random number -- no peeking! -- between 1 and 287 inclusive (where 1 is the first work ever posted and 287 is the latest), and I will tell you three things I currently like about that work.

(Okay, to be honest, there are a few translations of fics that pad out that number, but if you randomly hit a translation, I'll talk about the original story.)
out_there: A present for my 25th birthday (SGA: Reading Rodney by Celli)
I don't usually read or rec a lot of meta, but this was a fascinating take on Crowley and Aziraphale as gay and trans men in light of how they experience and relate to their preferred, inhabited human bodies. Really interesting.

Making An Effort: Queer (Trans) Masculinity in the Ethereal & Occult Beings of Good Omens (1990 words) by irisbleufic, elegantidler
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Good Omens - Neil Gaiman & Terry Pratchett, Good Omens (TV)
Rating: Not Rated
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Aziraphale & Crowley (Good Omens), Aziraphale/Crowley (Good Omens)
Characters: Aziraphale (Good Omens), Crowley (Good Omens)
Additional Tags: Essays, Literary Theory, Character Analysis, Analysis, Character Study, Queer Themes, Canon Queer Character, Canon Queer Relationship, LGBTQ Themes, LGBTQ Character, Canon LGBTQ Character, Trans Character, Trans Male Character
Summary:

“[A]ngels are sexless unless they really want to make an effort.”

Good Omens, by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett

out_there: Some days, Peter needs a drink. (WC: Peter by btfl_decadence)
Things I have watched recently and enjoyed:

Sex Education (Netflix)

A well written teen comedy/drama is a thing of joy and this was great. Teens having sex way younger than I did (but there were kids at school hooking up / that one pregnant girl, so it's certainly possible) and trying to figure out sex and relationships and all that teen angst at the same time.

It's funny and honest to the characters, and the teen actors are all great. (And I've never been happier not to be a teenage boy.)

Plus, there's Gillian Anderson!


A Very British Scandal

To be honest, I watched this because I read an interview with Hugh Grant talking about how fun it was to play villains and complicated characters now that he's older (and doesn't fall into the rom-com hero mould any more). It was actually really enjoyable.

Not the accent, which is the terribly posh accent that I could never imagine taking seriously in bed, but the story as a whole. They did a great job of making both Hugh Grant's character and Ben Wishaw's characters intriguing and dislikeable. It's a story of exes, blackmail and attempted murder, and both characters are flawed in their own ways.

It had moments of genuine humour and was a really interesting watch (although I will say that the making-out scene twenty minutes in was not so much titillating as really, really uncomfortable because that amount of patronising / paternalism makes my skin crawl when seen onscreen.1)





1 Weirdly enough, while I can read BDSM fics and find them hot, there's clearly a big line inside my head that says 'this behaviour is a red warning light in reality'. Mind you, that was the kind of story where I watch and realise that if I was either of the characters, I wouldn't have got involved in that relationship in the first place -- this is probably why I'm single. Single, yes, but my life is free from big romantic drama. I'll take single and calm over fraught and frantic, thanks.
out_there: Mycroft Holmes (SH: Prim Mycroft)
I missed more joy day, so instead I'm going to rec two stories that have given me joy this week.

The first is a Erik/Charles XMFC AU, Politico, because sometimes what I really want is a gay mutant version of West Wing, complete with party loyalties and complicated situations that don't have easy answers (no matter how strongly you believe in the principles, the real world is never so easy or clean) and plenty of snark! It's a really satisfying story:

Politico (62531 words) by cygnaut
Chapters: 9/9
Fandom: X-Men: First Class (2011) - Fandom
Rating: Explicit
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Erik Lehnsherr/Charles Xavier
Characters: Erik Lehnsherr, Emma Frost, Armando Muñoz, Scott Summers, Charles Xavier, Hank McCoy, Angel Salvadore, Azazel (X-Men), Irene Adler (X-Men)
Additional Tags: Alternate Universe - Modern Setting, Alternate Universe - Still Have Powers, Alternate Universe - Politics, Genosha, what political system is this anyway, Mutant Politics, Canon Disabled Character, Online Dating, Background Darwin/Alex, gay mutant West Wing, Finished WIP
Series: Part 1 of Politics and Prose
Summary:

Modern Genosha Politics AU. In which Erik is l'enfant terrible of the mutant National Assembly, and his staff just wants to get him laid.



***

Second is a Mycroft/Lestrade story. Full disclosure -- I did help beta this -- but it's an interesting Groundhog Day /time loop type story that I really enjoyed reading and I think you guys will too.

Time Slips (32264 words) by mezzo_cammin
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Sherlock (TV)
Rating: Explicit
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Mycroft Holmes/Greg Lestrade
Characters: Mycroft Holmes, Greg Lestrade, Sherlock Holmes, John Watson, Anthea (Sherlock), Sally Donovan, Sir Edwin (Sherlock)
Additional Tags: Established Relationship, Angst with a Happy Ending, Background Sherlock Holmes/John Watson - Freeform, Protective Greg Lestrade, Protective Mycroft Holmes, BAMF Mycroft Holmes
Summary:

This fic is my response to the question,"What would Mycroft Holmes do to rescue Greg Lestrade from the very determined arms of Death?"

The answer's obvious, isn't it? He'd do anything. Anything at all.

Hence, this is a time-loop fic in which Mycroft is jet-lagged, Eurus is creepy, Greg is quite wonderful until he dies (repeatedly, but also temporarily), Anthea is confused but supportive, the Prime Minister is kind, Sherlock and John are helpful (sort of), it rains an awful lot, Mycroft’s coat is very clean, and tomorrow is a new day.

Until it isn’t.

WIP Poll

Jan. 11th, 2019 05:28 pm
out_there: I *heart* El! (WC: El by  btfl_decadence)
Aha. I remembered how to post this as a poll. Since I've posted my last fic and I enjoyed posting snippets as I wrote, so I figure I'd ask for a popular vote on the next fic.

Poll #21107 WIP Poll
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 19


Should I write:

View Answers

Another Mystrade story in the Sad Divorced Bastards Club series?
9 (47.4%)

Another Mystrade story in the Lydia Chronicles series?
2 (10.5%)

A Clint/Coulson story, because I had this paragraph below sitting in my wip folder and can't remember why
12 (63.2%)



"I thought Shanghai was supposed to be a break," says the note left on the single bed. It's in Barton's scrawled handwriting, a chicken-scratch pattern of lower-case letters, heavily slanted to the left.
out_there: A present for my 25th birthday (SGA: Reading Rodney by Celli)
These things have brought my fannish joy in the last few weeks.


First, a short comic illustrating a poem. The choice of images and styles on different panels is wonderful and the whole thing reads really well. I enjoyed it.

Another Reason Why I Don't Keep A Gun In The House - Illustration (0 words) by catfishofoldin99colours
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Another Reason Why I Don't Keep A Gun In The House
Rating: Not Rated
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Dog, Narrator, Orchestra - Character, Ludwig van Beethoven
Additional Tags: Comic, Illustration, black and white, did i seriously just type ludwig van beethoven as a character tag
Summary:

An illustration of the poem, and a visualisation of what it's like when the neighbour's dog will not stop barking.



***

Community is a show that I love. I love all of the characters and the ridiculousness. I love the fun they have with TV genres while at the same time sidestepping stereotypes and making me laugh. But in a fic, I need some ridiculousness and a whole lot of heart, and this story delivers. It's delightful, a five things fic of naps and friendships.

Pretend Like You're Asleep (2797 words) by scioscribe
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Community
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Abed Nadir, Britta Perry, Annie Edison, Troy Barnes, Jeff Winger, Pierce Hawthorne, Shirley Bennett
Additional Tags: Napping, Fluff
Summary:

Five naps members of the study group took, all of which have dramatic impact and significance and aren't at all just related to my love of sleep-cute.



***

I love the Mummy. I love Indiana Jones. I don't know why I've never before considered how absolutely fantastic a crossover between the two would be. This fic takes two characters that I love and shows how well they'd get along (or, y'know, how terribly annoyed Indy would be at Rick, even as they manage to save each other and occasionally steal artifacts).

This story has great pacing and wonderful build to the payoff, and is so much fun. Read it.

That One Time in Istanbul (6717 words) by thedevilchicken
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Indiana Jones SeriesThe Mummy Series
Rating: Explicit
Warnings:
Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationship: Henry "Indiana" Jones/Rick O'Connell
Characters: Henry "Indiana" Jones, Rick O'Connell
Additional Tags:
Crossover, Crossover Pairings, First Meetings, First Time, Explicit Sexual ContentAction/Adventure, Hijinks & Shenanigans
Summary:

"Is it a sex thing?" Rick asked, when Indy pulled out his whip.

(Or: five times Indy and Rick (sort of) kisseed.)



***

This last one I've held on to for a while, thinking that I'd write up a nice long rec like it deserves, but since I keep not getting there, we'll go with a quick rec instead.

Right from the start, I love this Greg and how down-to-earth he feels, even if he's a bit lost in routine and his job. Right from the start, we have Mycroft as the interferring, orchestrating big brother, posh and powerful but also inherently practical and showing his appreciation in coffee and a bacon sandwich. (For the record, I can totally understand why you'd fall in love with someone who gave coffee and bacon sandwiches.)

I love the slow growth of their relationship. I love that this is very much Greg's story, because anyone who's gone through the trouble of househunting and then found that one place that they adore, that feels like *home* understands how marvellous that feels. (One of the best parts of being an adult, I have to say.) I like the other characters, especially Sally Donovan who feels like such a comrade in arms to Greg -- not someone he'd necessarily befriend by choice, but someone he's worked with long enough to feel some kinship there. I like John and Sherlock and Anthea, and the warmth of memories and worldbuilding in this story.

It really is quite lovely.

A Sense of Home (50401 words) by snorklepie
Chapters: 12/12
Fandom: Sherlock (TV)
Rating: Explicit
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Mycroft Holmes/Greg Lestrade, Sherlock Holmes/John Watson, Greg Lestrade & John Watson
Characters: Mycroft Holmes, Greg Lestrade, Sherlock Holmes, John Watson, Anthea (Sherlock)
Additional Tags: Friends to Lovers, First Time, Greg Lestrade & Sherlock Holmes Friendship, Holmes Brothers, Greg Lestrade & John Watson Friendship, Mycroft Whump, Protective Lestrade, Sherlock is unimpressed, Fluff, Minor Angst, Eventual Smut, a lot of background johnlock, Greg Lestrade gets his groove back, Bisexual Angst, Mycroft Feels, Pretty much non canon compliant after The Blind Banker, Not Canon Compliant, No Mary Morstan, Slow Burn
Summary:

On paper, a bacon sarnie and a cup of good coffee isn’t exactly the kind of thanks one should receive for rescuing someone’s family member from an overdose; but Lestrade thinks that it’s possibly the best one he’s ever received.

out_there: (SH: Lestrade is listening)
The Festive Season (or a Horror of Holmes) (14878 words) by out_there
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Sherlock (TV)
Rating: Explicit
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Mycroft Holmes/Greg Lestrade
Characters: Mycroft Holmes, Greg Lestrade, John Watson, Sherlock Holmes, Siger Holmes, Violet Holmes
Additional Tags: mystrade, Established Relationship, Christmas With Family
Series: Part 2 of The Sad Divorced Bastards Club
Summary:

"Besides," Mycroft says, "you've met Sherlock. The rest of my family is no better."

"A horror of Holmes?" Greg asks, undeniably curious about what a Holmes Christmas would be like.

"Precisely."

***

“So, Christmas Day?”

“You're truly under no obligation," Mycroft says smoothly. "I'd only wish my family upon my enemies.”

Greg remembers Mycroft's description of the day. But he also knows that as much as Mycroft rolls his eyes or scowls at Sherlock, he loves his little brother dearly. For all the condescension and the hyperbole, he suspects Mycroft loves his parents too. “I'd be happy to come.”

“You're curious,” Mycroft surmises.

“You're the one dating a copper. Curious and suspicious come with the territory.”

Fandom

Dec. 6th, 2018 08:55 am
out_there: A present for my 25th birthday (SGA: Reading Rodney by Celli)
Sometimes, fandom is an amazing place. Within days of the tumblr announcement, we've got [personal profile] greywash posting about what the next fannish platform might need and then we've got [personal profile] runpunkrun posting about a shared gdoc to specify what a fandom platorm needs (as Maciej Ceglowkis has shown an interest in a Tumblr replacement).

We've got [personal profile] seperis reminding us that fandom migrations may suck but but we always gain more than we lose every time.

We've got friending memes (and even a Sherlock-specific friending meme) and people popping up all over the place to strengthen those fannish community ties.

It's kind of awesome, guys.
out_there: Picture of a orange-red tree (: Autumn tree)
The traditional way of finding new journals to follow: comment on a friending meme, let other people know your interests and then start following anyone who sounds interesting.
out_there: B-Day Present '05 (: Out_There box by Delurker)
As [personal profile] seperis said:

Anyone new to DW or just returning and doesn't have me friended and we're mutualed there; feel free to do so here and I'll reciprocate.
out_there: Mycroft Holmes (SH: Prim Mycroft)
An Ordeal of Patience (13115 words) by out_there
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Sherlock (TV)
Rating: Mature
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Mycroft Holmes/Greg Lestrade
Characters: Mycroft Holmes, Greg Lestrade, John Watson, Sherlock Holmes
Additional Tags: POV Mycroft Holmes, mystrade, Mystrade on the High Seas, Alternate Universe, Alternate Universe - Pirate
Series: Part 3 of The Lydia Chronicles
Summary:

Mycroft Holmes has found a home aboard the Lydia. He's happy sailing the Caribbean seas with his younger brother, Sherlock, and his spouse, the dashing pirate captain Gregory. But their happiness may be lost forever when some of the crew, including Gregory, are exposed to the plague. Sherlock wants to take action; Mycroft knows how that could cost them all. Knowing there is nothing he can do, can he sit and wait while his entire life may already be destroyed?

out_there: (SH: Lestrade is listening)
Gregory's Coffee (683 words) by out_there
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Sherlock (TV)
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Mycroft Holmes/Greg Lestrade
Characters: Mycroft Holmes, Greg Lestrade
Additional Tags: mystrade, Alternate Universe - Coffee Shops & Cafés, Alternate Universe
Summary:

Running a coffee shop was one thing; he wasn’t going to sink to naming it with bad puns. He’d thought about calling it Lestrade’s – but that sounded like a French bakery. Far too fancy for a shop that sold tea, coffee and the occasional toastie. “Gregory’s Coffee” was the best name he could come up with.

out_there: A present for my 25th birthday (SGA: Reading Rodney by Celli)
As [personal profile] princessofgeeks mentioned, DW posts don't have to be a carefully edited essay of 500 words. They can be short silly things or thoughts or anything, really.

At the moment, my current writing problems are that when I have time to write, I'm tired and don't have ideas. When I have ideas, I'm... usually at work and doing something else. So today's sneaky plan is to try to write at lunch when I'm both awake and not being paid to do other things.
out_there: (SH: Lestrade is listening)
Ooops. Nearly forgot to crosspost this here.

One Friday at a Time (2318 words) by out_there
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Sherlock (TV)
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Mycroft Holmes/Greg Lestrade
Characters: Mycroft Holmes, Greg Lestrade
Additional Tags: Tumblr Prompt
Summary:

One Friday night at a time, Greg thinks. They'll get there one Friday night at a time.

out_there: Picture of a orange-red tree (: Autumn tree)
How To Get Repeat Customers (6448 words) by out_there
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Marvel Cinematic Universe, The Avengers (Marvel Movies)
Rating: Explicit
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Clint Barton/Phil Coulson
Characters: Clint Barton, Phil Coulson
Additional Tags: Remix, Past Clint Barton/Natasha Romanov, Phone Sex, Oblivious Phil Coulson, Clint sometimes has self-esteem issues
Summary:

When they hit a snafu, when a mission goes bad, Coulson calls him a few days later. Well, not him. He doesn't call Clint. ‘Jedidiah’ calls ‘Will’ and pays for someone to talk dirty to him.

It's a weird routine but Clint isn't judging. (Clint fell off his own kitchen counter trying to clear cans out of his top cupboards; he definitely couldn't balance on the moral high ground.)

out_there: Phil Coulson! (Avengers: Coulson)
This story is the start of a delightful AU series (which is 100K in total, but written as 15 nicely sized stand-alone stories) where Clint is an Avenger and Phil is the principal of a high school. Of course, he's still Phil Coulson, so he's far more competent than anyone would expect at first glance and he's willing to defend his students with the impromptu use of a fire extinguisher if needed. He also has a cat called Mittens II (because Mittens I is the name of his taser).

The first story is short and delightful, but I really like this Clint and Phil. There's a lovely humour and maturity to them. It's great to see them finding a way to fit into each other's lives when they're both busy with demanding jobs, and it's a really delightful little series.

Completely Stuffed (807 words) by tawg
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: The Avengers (2012)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Clint Barton/Phil Coulson
Additional Tags: AU - civilian Phil, undead animal horde, tw: violence against reanimated dead animals, tw: violence against museum exhibits, Flirting, First Meeting, civilian!Coulson is still a BAMF, Phil Coulson's taser, Avenger Clint, Principal Coulson
Series: Part 1 of The Dangers of Dating a High School Principal
Summary:

Clint has never been a fan of museums, especially not museums where the exhibits are trying to kill him. But he will admit, it's not a bad place to meet people.




---

This is a modern non-powered AU, Charles/Erik, but I found the approach to Charles and the loss of using his legs very refreshing. Clearly, someone has done a good deal of research because while I intellectually know some of this stuff, it's great to see it used so naturally in a story. To give a huge insight into the difficulties of being in a wheelchair (back pain, which I wouldn't have thought of; callouses on his hands; navigating a wheelchair in the snow; managing bathroom trips) and the differences in Charles' new normal. It worked for me.

Plus, it had one of my favourite things ever. That thing where someone's issues and history dovetail neatly into someone else's. That's not always a positive thing, sometimes it's downright unhealthy (like, say, Harlequinn/Joker -- issues dovetailing in a bad way), but when you can see how someone's past shapes their present choices, how they've developed their value system, why certain things are important to them and other things terrify them, oh, I love that done well. Show me why these two people in particular work well together, show me how they fit together and support each other and why that spark between them could grow into so much more, and I'm a very happy reader.


Appropriate Boundaries (33346 words) by Yahtzee
Chapters: 7/7
Fandom: X-Men: First Class (2011) - Fandom, X-Men (Movies), X-Men - All Media Types
Rating: Explicit
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Erik Lehnsherr/Charles Xavier, Hank McCoy/Mystique
Characters: Charles Xavier, Erik Lehnsherr, Moira MacTaggert, Sean Cassidy, Raven Darkholme, Hank McCoy
Additional Tags: Alternate Universe - No Powers, Canon Disabled Character, Alternate Universe - Modern Setting, Massage, Sexual Tension, Fluff and Angst, First Kiss, First Time, Wheelchairs
Summary:

Charles has been having serious problems with back cramps in the year and a half since he's been in a wheelchair. His doctor prescribes massage therapy. But when Charles meets his masseur, Erik, in some ways they begin to heal each other. So how do you cross the boundaries between professional touch -- and the personal?

out_there: Picture of a orange-red tree (: Autumn tree)
Sometimes, I love vids that give me a clear narrative about a character or a relationship; sometimes, I love vids that do an incredible job of combining visuals to lyrics and beat. This is definitely the second type of vid, the kind of vid that could be used as a fantastic promo for the show itself.

Less gory than a lot of Hannibal vids can be, but such a wonderful link to the beat, right from the footsteps at the start to the smashing glass and mirrors. The editing starts so strongly and works really well.

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