Five Years and One Night by Shalimar

83,000 Words

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This story was originally a short post-Kitsunegari vignette. Then by request, Shalimar kept adding parts until it became this masterpiece.  One of the (multitude of) big plot holes of The X-Files that was never addressed by the 1013 writers was the fetus, created from Scully's egg, that Mulder discovered during the episode "Emily." Nor was the emotional fallout of that episode, and its startling revelations, on their partnership ever dealt with during the series.  "Five Years and One Night" addresses both of those issues, through the creation of an alternative universe that begins in the aftermath of "Kitsunegari", then takes off into its own complicated plot-line six months later, when Mulder arrives to disrupt the carefully reordered life that Scully has created for herself across the continent, away from him and the X-Files. An emotional tale, set in the exotic surroundings of Singapore.

I decided that I just had to post this story, but I'm happy to remove it on request.  I'm counting on the fact that it's 21 years old now and if Shalimar ever even thinks of the story any more, she'd be happy to know that it's still being enjoyed.  This is super-angsty Emily fallout fic, with loads of action including some wild and frenzied adult action. It's definitely a classic.

Fumbling Towards Ecstasy by Jenna Tooms

51,000 Words

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Scully comes to Mulder with a wound only he can heal.

Warning: non-con (past)

Fumbling Towards Ecstasy was a popular album by Sarah McLachlan back in the day. This time Jenna's used each track as inspiration for a chapter.  This one could be a little implausible, but the same could be said of at least 9/10 of all excuses for smut - plus if plausibility was a problem for you you wouldn't be watching the X-Files or reading its fanfic.  There's some hot monkey loving in Jenna's story, and Mulder is certainly enthusiastic to help.

If you're looking for Ryo Sen's angstfest of the same name, you can find it here.

Diametrically Opposed by Mountainphile

108,000 words

Book Cover: Diametrically Opposed by Mountainphile
Part of the Synchronicity Universe series:

Mulder and Scully investigate the mysterious disappearance of a college student in Ohio.  Circumstances demand that they work from divergent ends of the spectrum, unearthing old wounds while opening new doors to the truth.

This isn't so much a sequel to Seeds of Synchronicity, but it is set in the same universe. They can be read independently.

Mountainphile's come up with another story that puts Ten Thirteen to shame with 'Diametrically Opposed'.  Not only does this have an intricate plot and heaps of action, it also questions Mulder's uncharacteristic acceptance of the walk-ins as Samantha's fate in Closure.  Plus, I LOVE a story where Scully's right in the action while Mulder's caught up following questionable leads.  Although technically set in Season 8, it assumes Requiem never happened.

No Greater Love by Karen Rasch

57,000 words

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Mulder and Scully travel to a small town in Missouri to investigate a series of deaths involving a faith healer. Along the way, questions are raised concerning their relationship and their feelings towards matters of the spirit.  Winner of multiple 1996 Spooky awards.

I feel a bit dirty after posting so much smut during my recent brain-fog issue, so now that I'm feeling a little better I thought I'd continue with some fics with a little more substance (ie plot).  This one is an USTy classic from Karen.  The tension is almost at breaking point.  There's lots of Scully-angst, thanks to the Emily arc, and therefore Mulder-angst-by-proxy, plus some more angst thrown in for good measure.  You might need tissues for some of the angsty but sweet MSR moments.

Flights of Fancy by Pebbles

55,000 words

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Flights of Fancy Series, includes:

Fancy Dance
Fancy Footwork
Fancy Three
Tickled Fancy
Fancy Toppings
Midsummer Nights Fancy
Fancy Harvest
Fancy Fall
Fancy Foreplay
Fancy Haunts
Fancy Phone* extra fic, not in Collector's Edition from the annex.

This one comes without a summary, and my head is in full on anxiety mode and  can't quite remember what happens in it.  All I remember is that I was pleasantly surprised by this fic, and I've given it the following tags: ^, >, 1, 1>, Bch, CabW, P°, Pg, Sinit.  They might not mean much to you, but they tell me that they go to a forest, Scully runs out, there's first time sex, someone has regret after the first time, there's a beach, a cabin in the woods and outdoor sex, not necessarily in that order. Also, someone gets pregnant (probably not Mulder) and Scully initiates the romance.  I did enjoy it and it was hailed as one of Fred and Ginger's Smut Classics, so I hope you enjoy it regardless of my inability to remember what actually happens in it.

Healing Waters Series by xgirl

56,000 Words

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Part of the Crossing Lines series:

XGirl continues the Crossing Lines universe, taking Mulder and Scully from after Sixth Extinction through most of Season 7 with angst and love.  There are two R rated stories in this section - if you want to skip the smut, XGirl has PG rated versions on her website.  

I: Truths Untold: In the dark hours before the early morning, the greatest truths out there may well be the unspoken ones. [PG]
II: Reconnection: A day at the beach and a story about a boy and his sandcastle spaceship. [PG]
III: Acceptance: Mulder and Scully take a significant personal step forward after a severe blow to his psyche. (Sein und Seit/Closure) [R]
IV: Just Breathe: Scully finds it difficult to deal with a side of Mulder she's never seen before in the aftermath of her adventure with CSM (En Ami). [PG]
V: Truths Revealed: Mulder and Scully realize that they have to deal with the memory of Diana if they want to move ahead. (all things) [PG]
VI: Waters Edge: The end of the road finally arrives for Mulder and Scully.[R]

XGirl's thoughts on the Post-Fight the Future X-Files (and even post Redux) very much mirror my own. It lost momentum. It tried to crush the Mulder-Scully dynamic, before going on to crush their spirits and change their beliefs.  Her website, xgirl's x-files x-perience, has an analysis of each episode, both on the original watch and a rewatch on the 20th anniversary. The Crossing Lines universe is her attempt to fix up some of the wrongs in Seasons 6 and 7.

XGirl's dustjackets, included in the epub & PDF versions.

The Crossing Lines Series by xgirl

51,000 words

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Part of the Crossing Lines series:
xgirl's introduction to the Crossing Lines universe:

(For a Glimpse of "What Could Have Been")

For those of you unfamiliar with my work, all of my stories take place in what has become known as the "Crossing Lines" universe. It was the name of my first fanfic, an "unplanned" effort that ended up paving the path for my version of Mulder and Scully following their 1998 big screen adventure.

This first set of stories — beginning with Crossing Lines and ending with Two Steps Back — essentially take place during the TV series' sixth season.  It continues in the Healing Waters series.

CROSSING LINES: Released March 1999 — PG — Spoilers for Fight the Future — Our favorite long suffering couple deal with their continuing and changing relationship after the "events in the hallway" and finally acknowledge the existence of the "L" word. Along the way, they establish closure on some important issues of the past year, including Mulder's unresolved guilt over Scully's illness.

WHEN: Released September 1999 — PG-13 — Spoilers for Fight the Future — Scully and Mulder each reflect on an eye-opening night of discussion.

REPARATION: Released March 1999 — PG-13 — Spoilers for One Son — After being a big-time jerk to Scully, Mulder must make amends.

IN MY LIFE: Released April 1999 — PG — Spoilers for Arcadia — Mulder celebrates life with Scully on a very special day.

SOUL ON SOUL: Released July 1999 — PG — Spoilers for Field Trip — In the immortal words of Eddie Van Blundht, "What's stopping us?"

TWO STEPS BACK: Released August 1999 — PG-13 — Spoilers for Rain King — The strange wackiness of the Rain King encounter takes a serious turn when Mulder and Scully are faced with revisiting an old fear.

xgirl fixes some of the post FTF faults in this series of series.  For more information on her writing, as well as episode reviews, you can still visit xgirl's x-files xperience  at http://xgirlsfanfiction.blogspot.com.

XGirl has kindly provided her 10th Anniversary Edition of the complete series for download if you prefer.  Along with the 14 stories in the Crossing Lines universe, there are also some updated author notes etc.  Download the pdf file here.

stolen from xgirl's site

 

xgirl's original dustjackets

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

61,000 words

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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

Revelations Series [Volume 3] by Windsinger

207,000 Words

Book Cover: Revelations Series [Volume 3] by Windsinger

The Complete Revelations Series
This series takes place during the first season of The X-Files, beginning the morning after the last scene in The Jersey Devil and ending prior to the Season One finale,  The Erlenmeyer Flask.

The full series is split into three volumes, as follows:
VOLUME ONE:

1. REVELATIONS 1: DAWN
(This has been mislabelled as "Revelations" at the top of each volume)
2. REVELATIONS 2: THE BOX

VOLUME TWO:
3. REVELATIONS 3: THE VACATION
4. REVELATIONS 4: THE ABDUCTEE
5. REVELATIONS 5: MILE HIGH
6. REVELATIONS 6: MEMORIES

VOLUME THREE:
7. REVELATIONS 7: JUST THE TWO OF US
Book I - What really happened on the plane in Colorado?
Book II - Scully goes missing, and Mulder and Evan have to find her.
Book III - Nothing's ever easy, but they get there in the end.
8. REVELATIONS EPILOGUE: SKUNKED AGAIN
A lighter epilogue to round out the series and recover from a major angst trip.

A general introduction and a zip file to download the complete series can be found in Revelations Series [Volume 1].

*Note - some tags belong to the complete series

Revelations Series [Volume 2] by Windsinger

194,000 Words

Book Cover: Revelations Series [Volume 2] by Windsinger

The Complete Revelations Series
This series takes place during the first season of The X-Files, beginning the morning after the last scene in The Jersey Devil and ending prior to the Season One finale,  The Erlenmeyer Flask.

The full series is split into three volumes, as follows:
VOLUME ONE:

1. REVELATIONS 1: DAWN
(This has been mislabelled as "Revelations" at the top of each volume)
2. REVELATIONS 2: THE BOX

VOLUME TWO:
3. REVELATIONS 3: THE VACATION
Angst (of course), developing M/S relationship. Occurs towards the middle of the first season. There is even a tiny bit of foreshadowing of the seventh season here.
4. REVELATIONS 4: THE ABDUCTEE
Mulder takes on a special assignment when a woman from one of his earliest cases reenters his life and Scully learns to follow her insticts. Note: There's a warning for dubcon/non-con in this part, with Mulder as the victim.
5. REVELATIONS 5: MILE HIGH
Mulder deals with recovery from a severe injury and with his developing feeling for Dana.
6. REVELATIONS 6: MEMORIES
Mulder has been gone for two weeks on a case. As a homecoming, Scully arranges a romantic dinner at his apartment but has an unexpected visitor.

VOLUME THREE:
7. JUST THE TWO OF US
8. SKUNKED AGAIN

A general introduction and a zip file to download the complete series can be found in Revelations Series [Volume 1].

*Note - some tags belong to the complete series