[b "He had a nickname?"] Alex's lips tugged into a grin, trying to picture his stoic mentor as anything other than Professor.
[i "There's things you don't know about Charles Xavier that would make you lightheaded, boy,"] Erik huffed. [i "Don't let his studious image fool you. The man was a scoundrel when I met him."]
Mystique hugged him softly and said. "You know he still loves you..." She paused and looked at Alex. "Yeah, that was my nickname for him."
Erik's eyes diverted to the floor, the smile leaving his eyes.
[b "Charlie?"] Alex spoke. [b "The Professor?"] His brow furrowed in confusion.
Mystique smiled at him and said. "You're getting that same look you used to have with Charlie."
Erik was quiet for a moment, and even Alex was waiting with baited breath for what he was going to say. [i "I think if anyone is going to succeed in getting the world to see us in a peaceful manner, it will be her."]
"do you think she can get people to accept us, like charles wanted?" she asked and looked up at him.
[i "I know what you're thinking, but I'm not getting soft in my old age. Despite what Charles may think of me, I'm not entirely cold-blooded,"] Erik gruffed, though he gave his longtime companion a small smile. [i "She's got a better head on her shoulders than most people even my age. It's only wise to steer her down a path of progress, seeing as she has the drive to change the world."]
She listened intently and nodded. "Thank you..." She said quietly and curled back up falling asleep again.
Mystique smiled at him and said quietly and almost teasingly. "That was pretty insightful, wonder who that reminds me of."
Erik gave a soft, understanding smile. [i "Then you need to find the proper balance in your mind. It isn't easy, but it has to be done. From what I can tell, you have a support system willing to help you. That's more than some of us have had."]
"but we're still part human... I don't want to forget it..." She said and sighed. "I'm scared to forget what it's like to be human...."
Alex opened his mouth to ask for clarification, but Erik spoke first.
[i "You're a mutant first, Ari. Our DNA is composed of elite genes that are meant to be the next phase of evolution. We are born to be greater than merely humans. Your mutation is pushing to be your dominant side, as your genetics know that it will make you stronger for it,"] he explained.
"Why do I feel myself losing my humanity? I feel alpha trying to take over me... It's been like this since that day..." She asked and looked up at him.
Erik's face flickered with an expression of hesitance. [i "What would that be?"]
She cuddled Alex slightly and sighed. "Hey, Erik. I have one more question..."
Listening to the older mutant speaking so softly threw Alex off slightly. Charles had taught them that Erik was a quick tempered man hell-bent on revenge. Seeing this side of him was unexpected. He spoke with wisdom and pain, and was acting as a mentor for Ari.
He was more willing to help battle their demons than Scott was.
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