Beyond the Pale
Summary: He sat in a ruined temple, on what may be the last night of his life, cold and frightened, and when he caught an echo of the old world teasing his mind, he thought it must be long over-due senility. But it grew stronger and the smells and sounds of another time drifted into his brain with memories of shag carpet, rich coffee, and the sound of Stevie Wonder singing “Superstition.”
Charles has a lot to say to himself, and very little time to say it in, but then what is time when you’re speaking over a gap of fifty years?Rating:
Gen, T for teens.
Tags/Warnings: Angst, Swearing, Dystopia, Hurt/Comfort, Missing scene, Canon Character Death. Lots of introspection. I had thoughts on Charles and wrote them down, then I had a lot more.