This is a fill for this prompt at the 1stclass_kink meme on Livejournal. I just finished writing it so I thought I’d share… Involving Alex who desperately wants to woo Sean and Hank the long-suffering scientist who just wants Alex to leave him alone.
I mean look at Alex, completely ignoring Charles because he blamed him for Darwin’s death. How defeated Charles looks because he knows he screwed up. They just shared a nice moment all together and Alex is still so sad and feels so betrayed that he can’t forget it.
First of all, James is an amazing actor (obviously) because he acts all the way to his toes. I remember in the “Atonement” behind the scenes interviews, someone talked about how he carries himself differently when he’s a gardener and when he’s a soldier, which I totally agree with. He’s very careful with how he holds himself. So when I see him sitting like this-
-I do not think he is a heterosexual guy trying to get into the hot lady’s pants. I think he is a flaming homosexual who just passed his lust object in the hallway and can’t get the image of a sweaty Erik in PT gear stripping for the shower out of his head, so he is trying to prove his own masculinity (he seemed more desperate than impatient when he said “I’d rather read your lips”) by flirting hopelessly with a woman who clearly KNOWS he is gay because she has eyes and sends him images of his own gayness to turn him off (I legit think she was sending him some nasty Erik-porn when she made his eyes cross. NOTHING gets anyone him more flustered than an Erik!boner).
Oh dear, that Alex-scene… Charles was doing so well with the kids and now he acted like a prick when he knows Alex has major issues with his powers and life in general. Geez. The only scenes I didn’t have issues with was the ones with Erik, haha.
I agree with every word, especially in regards to Alex. He treats Alex so flippantly, so callously. He doesn’t for a moment pause to think about what he’s saying, and the second time? He makes Alex feel like shit again. Yes, Alex has a chip on his shoulder—but its for good reason. In the B roll we saw that Charles is told about Alex’s past (about the sister, about the kidnapper, about the attempted rape). Even if you leave the B-Roll out, Charles *knows* about Darwin.
On top of this, Charles is the one who says that all the mutants have to go home after Shaw’s attack—meaning Alex would have to go back to jail. Now he wasn’t thinking when he said that—but on top of all the other shit he says to Alex later in those scenes?
In contrast to how nicely Charles treats Sean, and how he tries to help Hank? It leaves a really bad taste in my mouth. I mean a *really* bad one.
I’m starting to think that the only reason Alex stayed with the X-Men was for Hank and Sean.
Because as it is? I don’t see how Charles would have been a reason for him to stay. Erik clearly treated him better than Charles ever did.
this is sooo bad. i apologize now. i should just never write porn again! honestly :/ just be honest in your reviews, please!
this is for Julia who is very persuasive! girl, you are now in my Evil League of Enablers with the Lindseys! (i think i can have an Evil League of Enablers now that i have three of them!)
also, important fact - this is an AU of the angel!fic. so when i do the next update for that story, this never happened! if you want you can just pretend this is a really vivid dream of Alex’s or something.
this got long, because apparently i just do not know how to shut up.
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So I was watching X-Men: First Class for the third time last night, and I realized something that I had known while watching it the first time, but just now had to say out loud. The movie was good; certainly better than X3 or Origins: Wolverine, better than the first X-Men, still a…