Another to the theme of the previous Cherik I drew.
Imagine Charles’ hitched breaths, groaning sobs; “Please not again” keeping the other ear pressed to Erik’s neck. Hank rushes in once they’ve returned and offers the syringe only to have to take it back when Charles’ trembling hand cant even hope to line it up to a vein.
All the while Erik looks on, devastated both by the fact that Charles wilfully gives up his powers but also at how his powers have turned on him. He may not like it but he’s coming to understand it and that coil of guilt tightens in his belly, because if Charles had greater support - would it have come to this?
Perhaps even a hint of jealousy at the gratitude pouring off Charles in Hanks direction. Charles won’t even meet Erik’s eyes after, falls on his side on the sofa and drifts into a restless sleep.