Rating: PG-13 now, for violence and war? Later NC-17.
Genre: WW1 AU
Summary: 1917. Craiglockhart, a mental hospital in Scotland. Erik Lehnsherr is a Siegfried Sassoon-esque World War I poet, and Charles Xavier (Wilfred Owen) is a fellow patient at the hospital who turns out to share more than Lehnsherr's gift for poetry. Everyone's still a mutant, but the origins of the mutations are a peculiar form of shellshock, and (given the dates) major hunks of folks' backstories are different.
A/N: What? You didn’t want a World War I poets AU? Well, don’t read this! This can be one of those things like camels doing ballet. You know the story of the camel who did ballet? It was terrible! And everyone was like, “Camel, what the eff, man?” and the camel’s like, “Hey, I do this for my own enjoyment!” I know I'm usually more of a straight-up smut fairy, but I just really wanted to try something different, and it may suck, in which case LA LA LA CAMELS LA LA.
That being said, I hear AUs are in these days, and I promise that there will be smut later, because hey, it’s me. And if you know WWI poets, maybe these parallels that have been eating me alive for ages have also been eating you alive! And if you don’t, there will be smut. Also Mac and Fass look so fetching in their
yes i know non-ww1
period uniforms that something had to happen. Maybe someone else already wrote this in which case I will kill you and marry you in some order that we can determine later.
Uh, there will also be World War I poetry. It won't be written at the time that the author actually wrote it, but if that's your biggest concern, and not the fact that Siegfried Sassoon can bend metal with his mind, you ought to consult someone.
Crossposted at A03( PrologueCollapse )