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Some Assembly Required by manic_intent
Summary: "Alex and Hank were two teenagers who frequently fight in school. One fight got so bad that the principal called in their fathers (as both came from single-parent families)/ guardians for a conference. This was how Charles and Erik meet."
Excerpt: "Oh, oh yes," Charles seemed to extricate his hand with reluctance. "Hank, you never did tell me that both, ah, Erik and young Alex here were also mutants."
"I'm sorry, what?" Hank blinked.
"What do you mean, mutants?" Alex growled, eyes narrowing, but Erik held up a hand and he subsided, with a grumble.
"You mean that you're a..." Erik trailed off as Charles locked eyes with him and brought the fingers of his left hand up to his temple, a playful smile toying on his lips. Hank knew that smile. It meant that the Professor was about to show off. It also usually ended in tears.
After five minutes of crawlingly disconcerting silence, Alex pinched at the bridge of his nose even as Hank fought the urge to rest his forehead back on the desk. Possibly by slamming his head down on it. It was, admittedly, vaguely amusing how of all the twenty-two different scenarios he had come up with where the Reconciliation could go awfully wrong, this had nowhere been any one of them."