[X-Men – Erik/Charles] Yahtzee – Father Charles
Title: Father Charles series
Rating: NC-17 || Status: Complete
It’s still the early 1960s. Charles grew up devoutly religious, went to seminary and took orders.
And for the few years he’s been a priest, he’s been a good one. He coordinates volunteering and assistance for several charities in New York City, where his parish is, and doesn’t mind the life of poverty he leads (though his sister Raven sometimes comes in from upstate to ask him if he doesn’t miss champagne at all.)
Then he comes up with the idea of partnering with a Jewish organization that helps the poor, which meets with some resistance from the Catholic brass — but Charles is firm that all children are God’s children and they should do what’s right.
Then he meets Erik Lehnsherr, the devout Jew and Holocaust survivor who runs that other charity, who is so fiercely protective of his charges that it moves Charles’ heart — and the first time their eyes meet, Charles has to confront the greatest temptation he’ll ever know, and the church’s teachings about what love is.
OMG, this series! This is probably something I wouldn’t usually read, but I was curious and so totally hooked when I started. The emotions in Sacrament totally blew me away. I’m not a religious person, but Charle’s devotion to his faith and having to struggle with it — seriously, it made me ache. I also loved Erik’s acceptance of Charle’s beliefs since it’s such a big part of his life. Basically this whole series is so amazing.