Je vois ma vie en roseAuthor: lilacsigil
for xmenbigbangArtist: lunatiqueVerse:
X-Men First Class, full cast gendershiftWord Count:
Erika/Charlotte, Raven/Harriet and ensembleWarnings
: Non-spoiler warnings: violence on a level with the movie; mentions of rape, sexual assault and torture; period misogyny, racism, homophobia and transphobia; eugenics; Holocaust imagery. Spoiler warnings: Forced pregnancy and birth, medical torture and murder of an infant
(highlight to read).Author's Notes:
A massive thank you to st_aurafina
for betaing this enormous fic.Summary:
"Je vois la vie en rose" is a full-cast gender change. Canon male characters become female, and canon female characters become male or genderqueer. The only exceptions are real people and background military/government characters.
The CIA's Marcus MacTaggert attempts to recruit newly-graduated Doctor Charlotte Xavier and her sibling Raven to assist in the capture of suspected Communist Sabrina Shaw and her unusual associates. Thrilled at the thought finding of more mutants, Charlotte and Raven agree, but are soon put off by the CIA's misogynist attitude and decide to track down these other mutants by themselves. They do find more mutants, but not the ones they were expecting: ferociously determined Nazi-hunter Erika Lehnsherr and overqualified, underworked CIA analyst Doctor Harriet McCoy are just two of the many mutants out there.
Charlotte starts to build a community of mutants but Raven finds that many of them can't even accept themselves, let alone someone who doesn't belong within familiar definitions of gender. Erika's determination to kill Shaw, Shaw's quest to recruit more mutants, and world-threatening political brinkmanship collide with deadly consequences: Charlotte, Raven and Erika must decide what kind of world it is that they want to create.Link to fic master post: Fic Master Post on LJ
, Fic on AO3Link to art master post: Art Master Post
(coming soon!)Link to fanmix: Fanmix: Underneath the Roaring Sky
by st_aurafinaTo Chapter One