Basically I will reblog any and all variations of this scene, because it informs my characterization of Erik more than pretty much any other particular moment. HIS LITTLE FACE, YOU GUYS. HE HAS NEEEEEEDS. AND EMOTIONS. Eriiiiiiiiiiiiiiik.
That moment in the lower left when Charles says “It’s nearly gotten you killed all this time,” and Erik looks like he has no idea how to react to someone caring whether he lives or dies ;_____;
And the way Erik so freely and easily let’s Charles into his mind after this. Talk about trust. He’s asking Charles to hold a gun to his head and then, right after, he let’s the man into the deepest, most personal part of his psyche. Fuck physical penetration (pun intended)…this is soul sex.