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November 28th, 2009
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Secrets and Lies

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From:mattiemogan
Date:November 30th, 2009 01:48 am (UTC)
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Wow, what a great fic! Really mature, unsentimental, and sensitive treatment of delicate subject matter. I really enjoyed reading about the genesis of this relationship and--this is going to sound weird, but--I almost felt edified by this??? Like, sometimes you read stories and you're just entertained, but other times you read stories and you feel not only catharsis but empathy with characters, and with people in general. This is definitely one of those stories. And beyond that, the interactions between characters, especially Jean and Charles, seemed completely natural and plausible and, beyond that, refreshing. Thanks for writing.
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From:mofic
Date:November 30th, 2009 02:25 am (UTC)
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Thanks for the kind words! I'm so glad you liked the story. I feel like I learned something writing it, too :-). I've covered a lot of this territory in broad brush before, but mostly from Scott's POV.

I'm very interested in Charles and how he relates to the early X-Men. I think he truly does love them and want to teach and nurture them. But OTOH, he's sending these kids - kids he thinks of as his own children - into harm's way. He's a really complex guy, I think.

My fiction often deals with the complicated relationship he and Scott have. I wanted to know more about how Jean's and Charles's relationship and I felt like writing about it was the way to find out...
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