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Little Birds by Winterhill (PG)

Title: Little Birds
Fandom: X-Men: First Class
Pairing: Charles Xavier/Eric Lensherr
Categories: AU
Length: Long (35.995 words)
Warnings: supporting character death, debilitating injury and recovery, bird sex

Author on LJ: misswinterhill
Author Website: AO3 Account

Summary: Bird AU. Erik is a lone kestrel on a mission to destroy the great golden eagle who killed his mother. Charles is an abandoned pet dove with no fear and a dream of making a place where the little birds can fly free. They don’t quite want the same thing, but together they’ll change the world.

For some reason I am eternally fascinated with bird AUs. I don't even like the feathery critters all that much in real life but something about how wholy different the lifes and situations are when the characters we know and love are changed into birds, entertains me thoroughly. Little Birds is a wonderful AU version of a X-Men: First Class fixit.

The characters are recognizable even though they are birds and the world they are living in is so well known since it's our everyday life. There are train stations, backyards, abandoned churches and beaches. The powers the characters have is recognizable with some of the birds but generally it's not about that. It's about the interpersonal (interbird) interactions and relationships.

I absolutely loved Little Birds from the first meeting between Erik the kestrel and Charles the dove, to their ragtag flock of sparrows, ravens, owls, kestrels and pidgeons at the end. This story had me smile the whole time while reading it.

Little Birds


( 2 comments — Leave a comment )
Mar. 24th, 2012 11:09 am (UTC)
Your link leads to an example domain instead of to the fic on LJ or AO3. I still found it of course (nothing gets between me and fic except a lack of time to read, but then I save it for later), but I thought I'd let you know so you can edit the post.
Mar. 26th, 2012 12:01 pm (UTC)
Thanks! I already thought I corrected it. Well, the link should work now. :)
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