Verse: X-Men movieverse
Disclaimer: I don’t own the X-Men. I am not making any money off of this.
Word Count: 124
He ought not to enjoy this as much as he did.
Charles was his ex; a part of his past, before he became Magneto. They were enemies now.
But not in these stolen moments, when they would meet in seedy motels. They had sex as lovers and parted as enemies. Neither slept over till dawn. They never spoke to each other.
It was sex, but it was also something more. A desperate clinging to the past. For Magneto it was deepest root of optimism. An undying belief that one day he and Charles could repair things.
But even Erik knew realistically his dream was foolish. This night when Charles got up to leave the hotel room, Erik rolled over and said, “Thank you, Mystique.”