Fandom: X-Men (Captain America/First Class)
Warnings: canon character death, some language, some mild Holocaust imagery, sexual content, period compliant light misogyny (Howard Stark)
Summary: Doktor Karl Scmidt(Sesbastian Shaw) worked closely with other Nazi scientists such as Johann Schmidt, the Red Skull. It is in his care that the Doktor leaves Erik for further "experiments" and "training" when he cannot continue the work personally. Being in the grip of the Nazi's nightmare subdivision, HYDRA, puts Erik in place to be found by a recently made Captain America on his first rescue mission. Now instead of being trapped by his tormentors, Erik finds himself cared for by a different sort of human in the forms of Howard Stark, Peggy Carter, and Steve Rogers as he discovers his powers and himself.
Notes: Done for xmenbigbang 2011
Thanks: dancinbutterfly for being amazingly patient with me. <3s
It's horrible to watch. Erik wishes he had anything to say. He doesn't. He knows all too well that there
is not a single thing anyone could say that will make any impact. So he does what he wishes someone,
anyone, could have done for him when his mother dropped to the floor of Herr Doktor's office dead. He
places a gentle hand on Steve's shoulder and squeezes. He hopes it's enough to help this man who had
saved him because a kind touch is all Erik had wanted and he'd been denied it.
It seems to be good because Steve pulls him off the bucket and into a crushing embrace. Erik hears
Steve's choked off cries up close now, feel his tears through his shirt and the trembling through every
part of his body. The whole thing is invasive, almost claustrophobic but Steve is so strong that Erik is
powerless to do anything but let go and allow himself to be hugged unless of course he wants to send
the bucket flying at Steve's head.