cherik bunnies plaguing me while I’ve been suffering with
#1: Wildly Canon-divergent / ‘Dark!Charles’ First Class Fic.
Where Charles accidentally pulls Shaw’s consciousness into himself with the result that instead of being killed Shaw possesses him.
So when Erik comes out of the sub, having just ‘killed’ Shaw, ‘Charles’ is there ready with a round of applause, beaming at him, encouraging him to turn the missiles on the humans and kick off the war, agreeing with Erik that this is all for the best. etc, and Erik is over the moon thinking Charles has finally come around to his way of thinking.
Aaaand it’s basically just a horrifying thriller type fic where Charles is trapped in there, inside his own body, being forced to watch as ‘he’ does terrible things, and no one realises he’s being possessed by Shaw…
But of coursethose closest to him do start to realise that something is off about him… something gives him away… maybe his accent slips into an American one, maybe he starts treating Raven misogynistically (or worse, makes a pass at her), or he says something Schmidt said once and Erik remembers it and feels a shiver down his spine and that’s the moment he realises…
AND, LIKE, HOW DO YOU GET SHAW OUT OF CHARLES’ HEAD??
TERRIFYING, TERRIFYING IDEA. o_o
that in the Chinese version of Disney’s Mulan, the fake name she gives is “Ping”, but her family name “Fa” in English is “Hua” in Chinese, therefore her full name is “Hua Ping”, which is literally “Flower Vase”, and that’s why Shang is so bewildered because it’s a silly name.
but OP how could you not tell them the best part
“hua ping”/flower vase is chinese slang for “camp gay”