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Anya Lehnsherr | Earth 97400 ([personal profile] fridgetothefire) wrote2012-12-08 09:01 pm

001 ☣ Spam for Charles

[After her conversation with Erik, she's been struggling to deal with what she's learned. Dealing with someone who was and wasn't her father was one thing; dealing with a version of Wanda who got to grow up, who never knew her - it's harder. So she's focusing on other things, browsing the library for good resources about Jewish faith and practice, about the history of Zionism, about Hannukah in particular. It wasn't something her own father ever shared, beyond rants about the holocaust, and she can't stand feeling at a disadvantage for information.]
wedonot: (You'll be standing all alone.)

[personal profile] wedonot 2012-12-09 02:38 am (UTC)(link)
[By now, Charles knew that Erik had spoken to Anya, and that it... hadn't been a complete disaster? Which was something, and he was willing to take it. He'd been sort of waiting for an opportunity to run into her, because he wasn't sure contacting her over the network was the best way to say hi I'm your father's best friend and remember another life where we were both serial killers and I used to babysit for you, thanks Barge.

So, when he spotted the young woman as he was walking through the library, he stopped, recognizing her without reading her mind. She's older, certainly, but she still looks familiar enough to the girl he'd known in another life, and it's so strange to think about.]


Hello.
wedonot: (Fascinating.)

[personal profile] wedonot 2012-12-09 03:00 am (UTC)(link)
No, I was just- [And just like Erik's been acutely aware of how he fucked up with Wanda, Charles can't help but think of that, too, even though so far, it sounds like she's never met him before. Which is strange. He doesn't have all the facts yet, but he irrationally isn't sure he likes the sound of a world where he and Erik had never met.]

I suppose this is a bit awkward, and I'm sorry there isn't really a better way to do this, but my name's Charles Xavier. I'm a very close friend of [Calling Erik her father seemed weird on a number of levels, especially considering... everything.] Erik's.

[He offered her a hand, careful not to infringe on her personal space.] It's very nice to meet you.
wedonot: (What do you mean you don't want to?)

[personal profile] wedonot 2012-12-09 03:23 am (UTC)(link)
[Even if he's not actively reading her mind, he can still sense the mood shift, and while he doesn't let his expression let on that he's noticed, it still makes him more cautious.]

I don't have any expectations, Anya. Have you been settling in alright?
wedonot: (Let's talk literature.)

[personal profile] wedonot 2012-12-09 03:39 am (UTC)(link)
[He is curious, but he had talked to people before about how they really didn't have any idea how the gene for mutation was passed down. It wasn't like their parents had been mutants, and Madga wasn't, either.]

We met while I was helping the CIA track down a dangerous mutant named Sebastian Shaw who was looking to instigate nuclear war between the United States and the Soviet Union. Not to sound trite, but we've been best friends ever since. [Plus or minus the whole you know. Getting shot and abandoned on a beach thing.]
wedonot: (Do go on.)

[personal profile] wedonot 2012-12-09 04:00 am (UTC)(link)
[Charles chuckles, not unkindly, because he's pretty sure basically any of the boys would have teased him about it, except for again, the obvious massive falling out and maybe not Hank.

Alex and Sean, though.]


Are you looking for anything in particular? I know the library can be a bit overwhelming when you first see it, I had no idea where to start.
wedonot: (It's an okay mansion I guess.)

[personal profile] wedonot 2012-12-09 04:17 am (UTC)(link)
Ah. [It's not surprising, although it's still weird to hear people call him Magneto and not Erik.]

I still can't believe those ridiculous nicknames caught on. [Although it's somewhere between joking and self depreciating, really, even if he's definitely never calling Erik Magneto or Raven Mystique. Sorry guys.]
wedonot: (Everything :3)

[personal profile] wedonot 2012-12-09 04:26 am (UTC)(link)
Well, I'm fairly certain I'm never calling him that, regardless of how things end up working out, here. Intimidating people into respecting you only goes so far. Actually fostering respect based on your actions rather than bullying people tends to go a lot farther.

[Which is also being said calmly and casually, even though he's listening and trying to put together pieces of the story.]
wedonot: (Do you mind?)

[personal profile] wedonot 2012-12-09 04:42 am (UTC)(link)
And those are always the regimes that fall, sometimes because their own people rose up in revolt, and they usually aren't exactly remembered kindly in the history books. I'd rather be a part of something that doesn't collapse after forty years of ruining people's lives. [And while he'd never compare Erik to Hitler or Stalin, it wasn't exactly difficult to see where trying to create some kind of militant mutant state wasn't exactly going to create peace or something that would actually last once people got themselves organized and said they weren't going to stand for this kind of existence anymore.]

And call me Charles, Mr. Xavier makes me feel old.
wedonot: (Beer is proof that God loves us.)

NOTIFS o9

[personal profile] wedonot 2012-12-09 05:35 am (UTC)(link)
[Benefits of being a telepath: you can usually tell. And so he's just laughing softly, again not unkindly.]

I'm rather more focused on the idea of helping build people a better future. I don't much care about what people think of me, specifically.
wedonot: (Lecturing like a professor.)

NOOOOO at least it's not a ddos

[personal profile] wedonot 2012-12-09 05:52 am (UTC)(link)
I'm saying they don't work in the long run. It's a short term solution that ultimately causes more damage than it fixes, and anyone who can't see that from the dozens of historical examples proving it is in denial.

[Also hey Anya you know who you sound like right now? >>]
wedonot: (Fine Erik we'll do it your way.)

COME BACK TO US, DW ;;

[personal profile] wedonot 2012-12-09 06:23 am (UTC)(link)
I understand, but none of that's happened for us, yet. I'm hopeful whatever's happened in your world can be prevented by our being here, and that he won't adopt an attitude that will make people feel that he's grinding them into the ground. If we can prevent that, hopefully it won't take forty years to make progress instead of going in the complete opposite direction of equal rights.

[Which is actually making him a little curious about the whole 'are you a mutant or not' issue, but there's a part of him that really doesn't want to know what this other Magneto's done to her because she's not a mutant.]
wedonot: (Hnnn not sure if want.)

[personal profile] wedonot 2012-12-09 06:36 am (UTC)(link)
I'm sorry, I should have been clearer. I meant from the perspective from someone who fancies themselves in charge of a regime, like Stalin, it isn't ultimately going to achieve what you'd hoped it would. Of course it's effective and damaging for the people who have to live under it.
wedonot: (You'll be standing all alone.)

[personal profile] wedonot 2012-12-09 06:47 am (UTC)(link)
So, would you rather live like him, or choose a life that meant fewer innocent people had to die in your name?

[It's an honestly curious question, not accusatory or leading in one direction or the other.]

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