By Coincidence by Cathleen Faye

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38,000 Words

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Set 1995, following End Game. As Mulder recovers from his brush with death, across town, Scully uncovers a moment from his past. Is it just coincidence that draws Mulder and Scully to the same place at the same time on a lazy Sunday – or it fate lending a hand? Either way, you just never know where the day might take you. This is really an in-depth character study, with angst, humor, love, pain, and the whole damn thing...Oh, and generous helping of smut.

I was so pleased to see that Cathleen (Chimerical) added all her fics to AO3. I've added links to two of the stories I've already posted here as well.

It certainly fits that Mulder hates weekends because Scully isn't there. But things start to look up when he runs into her after she and Melissa visit an old book store... A deep dives into the minds and hearts of Moose and Squirrel early on in their partnership.

Since Scully trashed her copy, I've attempted to recreate the image mentioned in the story. (Spoiler + nekkid Mulder alert.) Click here to see the image.