Edge of Darkness: The Complete XFBandit Collection by Dawson E Rambo

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Dawson E Rambo writing as XFBandit.

THE NOIR COLLECTION

  • Aphasic [R]
    Scully is being interviewed about something that went dreadfully wrong with a case involving Mulder and the disappearance of two boys from a deserted farmhouse. Warning: This is not a "nice" story, folks. Please read with caution. Angst, Story, Relationship
  • Base Secrets [PG]
    A first-person Mulder story that talks about his relationship with Scully. Some parts of that relationship are not what the FBI or the Consortium thinks they are, and this story addresses both how that came to be, and how they maintain the deception. MSR, Angst.
  • Choices [PG]
    Scully dies...or does she? This is a story about the choices people are sometimes forced to make, and the aftermath and fallout of those choices. Angst, MSR
  • Extreme Measures [R]
    An odditity in the fanfic world, this is actually a Scully/Other AND an MSR at the same time, told from the "Other's" point of view. Scully lays near death, and her husband and Mulder team up to track down the cure. Note: Character death (Although not a main character.) Angst, MSR, Scully/Other.
  • Guardian Angel [PG]
    This is a story told from the POV of someone sent by the Consortium to track Mulder and Scully's activities and movement. When he decides that he doesn't want to do his job anymore, and takes steps to reveal the true nature of the Conspiracy, events unfold that have a direct effect on Scully and Mulder. MSR, Angst, Violence.
  • Java Jive [PG]
    Sometimes it takes extreme situations to clarify feelings. After a stakeout turns horribly violent, Scully and Mulder take a moment of downtime to confront the feelings they think they have for each other. MSR, Angst, Violence
  • Night Eyes [PG]
    This is a story told from the POV of an ex-intelligence agent/military special forces operative who is hired by someone close to Scully to gather information on her movements and activities. MSR, Angst, Action
  • Night Whispers [PG]
    A short story about intimacy. MSR, Sexual Situations.
  • Night Whispers II  [T]
    Although the title lends itself to the possibility, this story is not a sequel to Night Whispers. It covers similar ground, but in a seperate universe. MSR, Sexual Situations.
  • Servare Veritas [R]
    A story told from Scully's POV. She's in a cheap motel room, preparing to do something she never thought she'd do. What decision will Scully make? MSR, V, A++
  • WitSec [T]
    Scully is forced to enter the Witness Security Program.

OTHER XFBANDIT STORIES

  • Alliance
    Mulder discovers that Skinner and Scully have a relationship that doesn't conform to his personal expectations of how a superior and subordinate should be interfacing. Angst, MSResque.
  • Before and After The End [T]
    Spoilers for "The End," the last episode of Season 5. If you haven't seen that episode, you may not want to read this story. This is a first-person Scully story about her thoughts leading up to and just after the penultimate scene. Angst, MSR
  • Bounceback [PG]
    Alternate-universe story set in the future after Scully has left the X-Files. She'd told Mulder her feelings for him, and based on his reaction, assumed there was no future for them. She left for the Atlanta FBI Field Office. This story takes place several years of seperation between them. The POV of the narrative switches between Mulder and Scully. Angst, MSR
  • Carnac Obsessons [T]
    This is a humor story about an event that happened between Mulder and Scully in their basement FBI office. Told from Scully's POV. MSR, Humor
  • Hold Music [T]
    A slightly humorous story about a Pendrell-like lab assistant who has a crush on Scully and badgers Mulder to help him woo the fair maiden's heart. Will Mulder help the man "score" with Scully?
  • More [R]
    Mulder shows up at Scully's place asking for...more. MSR, Sexual Situations
  • Porcelain [PG]
    A cliche story about Fox & Dana Sharing The Last Motel Room story, told with...er, typical Bandit Flair. MSR, Angst, V
  • A Posteriori [R]
    During a bank robbery, Mulder saves Scully's life. She runs from him, eager to put space and time and distance between them. Mulder tracks her down, and Scully reveals a side to herself that he's never seen. MSR, Violence, Angst, Sexual Situations.

BONUS EXTRA: 2 ADDITIONAL NOIR STORIES

  • Renegade and Renegade: Los Angeles  [R]
    Alternate universe, XFNoir. Sometime in the near future, Mulder and Scully race against time to prevent the fruition of the project. Along the way, they make a horrific discovery of betrayal at the highest levels of government. Adult themes, violent content. 

In Dawson's own words:

As you should all now know, XFBandit is Dawson E. Rambo's psuedonym.

Bandit allows me to explore certain writing techniques. Most of the Bandit stories don't have any real heft to them. They're (forgive me) gossamer light tendrils of fiction, designed to allow me to test a certain theme, to write a scene I'd always wanted to see, or even just a single line of dialog that I'd made up and always wanted to see in a fic, but could never manage in any of my other stuff. (The line "...and kissing your partner is about six of them..." in Carnac Obsessions is one of those lines.)

I hope you enjoy my Bandit stories. I know I had fun writing 'em.

-Dawson