Dark Water by Suzanne Schramm

17,000 Words

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Prehistoric insects. Mothmen. Now it’s a publicity-shy tribe of murderers. Just another nice trip to the forest with Mulder.

Another nice trip to the forest on a questionable quest leads our agents into danger. Although there's no smut in this one, there's a lot of other action, and a little insane jealousy on Mulder's part that distracts him, leaving them more vulnerable.

Sunflowers in the Rain by Scullys_laughter

15,000 Words

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As Mulder and Scully’s longing for each other is getting more and more unbearable a case file and Scully’s dreams take them to an isolated hotel in the mountains. Amid a missing persons’ investigation, a family mystery resurfaces, leading to discoveries, adventures, and revelations.

This week's link to AO3 is another from last year's fabulous case file exchange.  There are still some I haven't read, but I'm getting there.

Bigfoot by PC Rasmussen

27,500 Words

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Mulder goes hunting after fairytales again and Scully tags along. Things don't turn out the way Mulder hoped they would and things go wrong... Wanna know more? Read the story. :o)

 

A lesser known story by PC Rasmussen, this one's possibly heavier on the Scully!Torture than the Mulder!Torture for a change. 🙂 Although it's rated R by the author, I'd put it closer to a PG-13.

Delta S by Nicole Mason

30,000 Words

Delta S NC-17 cover

“Your mom and Charlie can come, too.” He saw her actually start to listen to the suggestion. “The only thing for miles around is a lodge. They have a barbeque planned and some fireworks. There’s a lake and several miles of trails and —” 

“Just an everyday, ordinary vacation?”

“Yep. Is that so hard to believe, Scully?”

She grinned and opened the door. “Mulder, with you around that’s just about as likely as aliens landing tomorrow.”

I've also included a PG-13 version of this one.

Mulder decides to take some of the Scully family members away for a vacation. Maggie decides that Mulder and Scully should vacation alone. She does end up joining them in Vegas though, and the real action begins there. While this is a crossover, Nicole doesn't want to give anything away too early, and it's not necessary to have knowledge (or memory) of the other situation.

Although they're in Vegas for a specific reason that's not noromo friendly, I've included a PG-13 version because that reason doesn't dampen their bantery relationship at all, and thought some people may enjoy the other action.  Click on the PG dustjacket below to read the smut-free version.

Delta S PG13 cover
LINK TO PG-13 VERSION

 

Invisible Games by 19

26,000 Words

Book Cover: Invisible Games by 19

Another not-so-nice trip to the woods.

Teamed up with an alphabet of other agencies, Mulder and Scully once again prove their strength in the face of both a challenge and hostility from other participants.

I love a third-party POV, and this one looks at Mulder & Scully through the eyes of the project overseer, an experienced General.  This is a non-stop drama-filled action story from 19. Although it's officially rated R, I think it's more the PG-13 end of the scale.

Imperishable by TaraW

19,500 Words

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Strange occurrences cause Mulder to use past X-Files to solve a new one, which sends he and Scully spiralling toward a truth they were *meant* to discover.

Another nice trip to the forest. I'm happy to be reviving this intriguing case file, which fell off the internet a long time ago. This one's set in Season 7 but fixes a Season 3 episode.

Seraphine by MonikaFileFan

36,000 Words

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Another forest; another cryptid; another moment of life-changing clarity in which Mulder and Scully embark on a journey of the heart, and other improbable things.

This is definitely a better trip to the forest than they had in Detour. 🙂

Monika's packed this full of the all-important smut, whilst maintaining the UST for as long as possible with this original tale.

Mobius by ShipperX (LA Ward)

50,000 Words

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While investigating the disappearance of a physicist, Scully finds someone she didn’t expect—Mulder.

This is a post-Requiem fic, with Scully working alone after Mulder's disappearance.   It's a very clever story about our agents and their fight to reunite.

Some very early visitors to this page may have noticed the change of cover - Once again, I stumbled across the original cover right after uploading the story here so I've replaced it in the files.  I assume this cover was made by the author but please let me know if you know otherwise. 🙂

Lost Series, The by Wintersong

204,000 Words

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The Lost: Mulder and Scully are trapped in the remote wilderness and the art of surviving was not what they expected.

The Found: In the midst of an explosively escalating serial arson case, Mulder and Scully must come to terms with the changes that six months in the wilderness have wrought in themselves and those around them.

Alphas: Mulder, Scully and the rest of the X-Files Division struggle with new realities and the changing of old relationships when the reopening of a closed murder investigation draws them into a shadowy culture thousands of years old.

This starts with an unforgettable story of Scully and Mulder's survival in the woods having been taken there by a perp.  Scully's strength and ingenuity keeps them alive before they're ultimately reunited with civilisation.  Once they return they're forced to San Diego to help with a case involving Scully's brother.   Then finally they have to face themselves and each other.

Original dustjackets by Windsinger:

Au Naturel & Aux Etoiles by abracadabra

20,000 Words

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Au Naturel: Mulder and Scully spend the day together. In a state forest.

Aux Etoiles: Just what is it that makes a moment magic?  This story takes place in the Au Naturel Universe, but they work as stand-alones.

This is the nice trip to the forest we've all been waiting for.

I'm currently ploughing through some depression/anxiety issues. I'm trying to keep the posts up but also attempting to take some pressure off by not feeling as though I have to post, if that makes sense. I'm hoping it will be business as usual but please bear with me if I don't get 3 weekly releases for the next couple of weeks.  It's nothing i haven't dealt with before, it's just a matter of harnessing limited energy and brainpower to use where it's needed. 🙂

Simple Complication, A by Sally B

47,000 Words

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Mulder suffers what he believes is a minor injury during stakeout duty.  Ignoring it, he convinces Scully to accompany him to New Jersey to investigate what he hopes is an X file. Mulder realises too late that his minor injury may not be as trivial as he first thought.

Some major muldertorture and anguish for Mulder to work through.

Last Chance Falls by Slippin’ Mickeys

25,000 words

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A man. A women. A forest. A hit squad. An adventure.

(Inlcudes Last Chance Falls Interlude by Pam Gamble.)

This is certainly an adventure. Slippin' throws in plot aplenty as our agents try to keep out of trouble.

Slippin' is a talented writer with heaps of new stories still coming out, so go read her stories on AO3 if you haven't already done so.

Oops, I forgot to upload this, and i'm on a social-distancing vacation on Fraser Island, where internet is hard to get. I got the alert when I was out for a drive down the beach, so i've uploaded them all with my patchy phone internet.  It's a hard life.  This is me updating files right now. Shame about the rain:

If they're not fixed I can try again tomorrow  when I drive past the island's mobile phone tower. 😉

Up In Your Arms by Admiralty

29,000 Words

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Post-Closure, Mulder's search for his long-lost sister has finally come to an end. What does this mean for his relationship with Scully? And where do they go from here?

I was inspired by Echo & the Bunnymen's "Killing Moon" compilation album cover when creating a dustjacket for this Killing Moon inspired fic. I'm a big fan of Admiralty's writing, and this angsty season 7 fic with its clever use of canon got my proverbial juices flowing.

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Acadia by RivkaT

40,000 Words

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Acadia:  Mulder and Scully track a killer in the woods, while struggling with the various issues unresolved between them. Fourth season, between Demons Gethsemane.  [The main story is rated T. The smut is in the deleted scene only.]

Into the Woods: A deleted scene from Acadia; a direction the story didn't ultimately take. [E/NC-17 Rated]

Ordinary Life Series, An by Paige Caldwell

33,000 Words

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Scully leaves the Bureau for what Mulder believes is an ordinary life. A year later, fate brings them back to together, but her “ordinary life” threatens to tear them apart.

True Lies - Sequel to “An Ordinary Life”. The ordinary life Scully left the Bureau for was a lie. Reunited with Mulder, they flee the danger created by her role as a CDC operative, only to discover the truth isn’t what they believe it to be.

To Bee or Not to Bee - A third installment to the series known as “An Ordinary Life”. Scully and Mulder continue to fight for mankind’s survival as the threat of an alien plague takes flight.

 

Tempest Series by Missy P

80,000 words

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Includes: Tempest, Distance, Wild Places & Escape Me Never

Mulder and Scully survive a plane crash to find themselves injured and stranded in the Appalachian wilderness.

There's no need to talk this one up, there's an Anne Haynes recommendation on the cover!

Second dustjacket by Analise

Trolling by Vickie Moseley & S Proto

16,700 Words

Book Cover: Trolling by Vickie Moseley & S Proto

The partners investigate a case of a missing child and run into a couple of obstacles along the way.

 

This feels like a Darin Morgan-type story, with Scully operating the slide projector and having the theory, while Mulder questions its validity as an X-File.  It was originally written for Virtual Season 8 (episode 23).  If you like case files, I can highly recommend the Virtual Season X site as a treasure trove.  They also made dustjackets for each 'episode' so the odd virtual episode will end up here.  This project continued the series with virtual episodes when it was unknown whether there would be a Season 8.  It branches off after Season 7's Je Souhaite, meaning the revelations and events in Requiem and official Season 8 onwards never happened.  Mulder and Scully are a couple, but the focus is on the case files rather than the relationship.  [This is a different project from the Alternative Season 8 that's previously been posted here.]

Flights of Fancy by Pebbles

55,000 words

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Flights of Fancy Series, includes:

Fancy Dance : PG-13 :  Scully faces another Valentine's Day alone - until she gets her Irish up.

Fancy Footwork : NC-17 : The morning after the night before as last seen in "Fancy Dance"

Fancy Three: PG-13 : Season Six, a little later on the morning after the night before seen in "Fancy Dance" and "Fancy Footwork"

Tickled Fancy: NC-17 : Season Six, after the events of Milagro

Fancy Toppings : R

Midsummer Night's Fancy : R

Fancy Harvest :  PG-13

Fancy Fall:  PG-13 - um, okay, R - but I still maintain this is not smut. No matter what Ropo says. 😉

Fancy Foreplay :  Robbie *made* me rate this NC-17; no bad language, tho. Still say it ain't smut.

Fancy Haunts :  NC-17. But *I* wouldn't call it smut.

Fancy Phone : R for racy language, implied smut : Set sometime in Season Seven, obviously pre-Requiem :  extra fic, not in Collector's Edition from the annex.

My head is in full on anxiety mode and I can't quite remember what happens in this one.  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.

Shipper’s Digest 02: Two Agents, One Tent

14,000 words

Another collection of tropey fics - this time it's two agents consorting in the one tent.  There are only three in this edition, but they're all longer PWPs, and some even snuck in a little plot. 

Circumnavigation by Suzanne Schramm
Sometimes you don't know where you're going until you
get there.

Wildcats by Sheryl Martin (Nantus)
You're not getting anything more than
sex, sex and romance... oh, did I mention sex?

He Otter Known Better by Manik
Mulder's fiendish plans for an erotic weekend go awry when a large weasel launches himself at Scully. A certain portion of Mulder's anatomy suffers several indignities, but in the end, everyone lives happily ever after.

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

Brightwater Bunyip by FrangipaniDownunder

6,700 words

Book Cover: Brightwater Bunyip by FrangipaniDownunder

Set after season 11, Mulder and Scully are private consultants investigating an Australian cryptid legend, the Bunyip, in Queensland.

 

I can't say I've ever seen a bunyip, but there's rumoured to be a yowie not far from here.  I do enjoy FrangipaniDownunder's writing, and this short cryptid-fic is probably the closest Mulder and Scully have ever been to my house.  Maybe I could invite this freelance post S11 Mulder and Scully to visit my house and hunt for my yowie.  Just a note, I'm not a fan of the 'beyond impossible' pregnancy storyline so I appreciate this version of Moose & Squirrel, but baby-fans may be sad.

Tam Lin by Pequod

42,000 words

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Myth and murder combine in a remote Scottish village and Mulder and Scully investigate.

Pequod gives us that ever-infuriating Mulder who withholds important details but gets away with it because he's adorable.  The plot is strong, as is the UST, until PartyDress!Scully tips that over the edge.  It's a well-written tale with the humour and banter that made me fall in love with Mulder and Scully, set in the beautiful Scottish countryside. And Kilt!Mulder even makes a cameo. 🙂 

Complicity by Promise64

95,000 words

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A journey through the shadows of guilt, regret, and responsibility, as a horrific case teaches our heroes about the fragility of trust and the cost of a promise broken.

Brief Note: In its way, this story has become my homage to the world of XF fanfiction; it has evolved into something of a pastiche of all my favorite "cliched" fanfic scenarios-Profiler!Mulder occupies a central place in this fic, as does the traditional casefile; Mulder-and-Scully-in-the-Wilderness tm., figures prominently, and it's even a "First Time" fic; Injured!Scully and Injured!Mulder both make cameos, and there's angst aplenty. I did, however, leave out the kitchen sink . I have tried, in my attempts to honor all that I have so dearly loved about XF fic (my very first fandom, ::sniff::), to render these scenarios in my own way, to challenge (or subvert) the genuine cliches while, at the same time, embracing what I adore about XF fanfic, and I have endeavored to give each of these scenarios my own proverbial "spin." Even as I have branched out into other fandoms, and left XF behind for a considerable amount of time, this creative universe has
remained my "touchstone," the fandom by which all other fandoms have
been judged. My sincerest hope is that my affection for this universe
and its characters can be discerned within the content of this story.

Promise64 indulges us in all we love about XF Fanfic in a story that took her eight years to complete, for which I'm very grateful.  I have a note on this one that says !Dubcon bad sex, but I can't quite remember the exact scenario involved.  Don't worry, it's tagged as having great sex too, and angry sex in particular.  I think it's time I re-read it.

Backtracking by Kel & Scetti

59,000 Words

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What do Charlie Scully, the Alien Bounty Hunter, and Jesse “the Body” Ventura all have in common? Last April you could have found all three of them in Minnesota.

The mysterious Charlie Scully gets to come out and play in this one, set around an icy waterfall and steamy hot springs at Temperance Creek State Park in Minnesota.  It's a nice trip to a cabin in the snow... that ends up in hospital.

Tootsie Pop I-III by EvieLouise

43,000 words

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CONTENT WARNING: The following story is contrived, cliche-ridden, unrealistic, and unhygienic. And really, really smutty. ~Sap alert~ as well. Don't venture further unless you dig that kind of thing

Tootsie Pop
After returning from an assignment where Mulder inadvertantly caught sight of Scully in her underwear, a cliched evening of boring paperwork was made more interesting by Mulder seeing even more of Scully.

Tootsie Pop II: Marshmallows & Mints
Summary: Mulder and Scully go on another nice trip to the forest, or thereabouts, share conversation and confections, and engage in other fun adult activities.

Tootsie Pop II: JellyBellies and Twang
SUMMARY: Mulder and Scully travel to Austin, Texas, for a boring conference, but they manage to accomplish a whole busload of fun and naughty stuff CC never lets them do. A fluffy smut biscuit—with gravy.

EvieLouise lets them have a bit of fun.

I also discovered, when editing the table of contents in this fic, that the copy on annex-files.com is missing TPII chapter 5, which is definitely in this  version.

EvieLouise also mentioned some visual elements in her story.  These are in the ePub and PDF versions, but I'll put them here for .txt people.

Playing Goddess by Shalimar

5,000 words

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Mulder and Scully go camping.

S'mores, skinnydipping & smut.

I really wanted to share "Five Years and One Night" by Shalimar but as I was preparing it I noticed it had a Do Not Archive request.  I still don't know whether I should post those ones; I kind of figure that it's 20+ years later and the care factor is probably no longer there, but I want to comply with the authors' wishes.  Let me know what you think so I can blame you all 😉 Or if you know how to contact Shalimar can you please beg her for me?  Thanks.

 

 

Additional cover art by Dantzi Jean

Antidote by Rachel Howard & Karen Rasch

69,000 words

Book Cover: Antidote by Rachel Howard & Karen Rasch

Strange doings in a tiny western town bring Mulder and Scully out to investigate. Once there, they uncover a deadly experiment that may cost both of them their lives.

Additional Dustjacket by Karen

Camping by Amperage & Livengoo

25,000 words

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Fox Mulder and Dana Scully have survived abductions, serial killers, mutants and aliens but the Partner Cooperation Program Wilderness Encounter may finally do them in. After poison ivy and catfish, who wouldn't long for a nice, safe killer mutant?

Old Growth Forest by Andrea

102,000 words

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Editions:Original Version

While following up a case of disappearing homeless, Mulder and Scully are pulled into the mystery.

This is the revised/updated edition.

 

Patty has provided a link to the original version in the comments below. Thanks Patty.

I suggest ficsave.xyz if you'd like to download from fanfiction.net.

Lost Time by Spider

59,000 Words

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Part of the Human Affairs series:

Diana continues to interfere after One Son. Our agents couldn't be any more distant when they're sent out of the country on a case.

Author's Notes: For almost 20 years I have lived in a country with a 5,000 year old culture, spending months in villages that count years since the last white person was seen. I was once an academic and thus am still more skeptic that believer. But I have also seen things... On my last trip to Ambrym volcano, I was stuck in a leaky hut with dead bodies from black magic littering the area. . My helicopter pilot companion thought I was screwy reading Xfiles when we lived the damned things. So a bottle of tequila and an annoyance about the M&S relationship post One Son in hand, I sat down with many battery changes, incorporated real life to fiction and ended up with this.

 

This is one of my favourite fics. I can't get enough Fowley-induced-angst, and she's at her evil worst in this one.  It does reference Human Affairs, a previous story by Spider, but  it's not necessary to read that story before this one. You might notice that I've tagged both stories as UST to RST, but there's a reason for that so just go with it. 🙂

Spider is clearly a gifted writer. She's actually an international bestselling author in her own right. The book referenced under the Lost Time image below is a science-fictional look at the results of climate change and the subsequent breakdown of society that's already quite frightening in 2020. The author has released it as a free download if you'd like to Ecosia it (alternative to Google with more trees and fewer data collectors).

18+ months later - I just found some original artwork for Spider's stories. I assume that this was created by Spider as it didn't state otherwise. I've also mocked up an image to direct you to the author's other work without search engines being able to associate that  work with this fanfic (I hope).

 

Tantric by Jacquie LaVa & TBishop

66,700 words

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"Honest to God, I meant to ease her into it; I never meant to blurt it out like that. You’d think, after seven years and countless bizarre cases, I would have learned my lesson. But I was so excited; so anxious to get my teeth into this one, I forgot to be diplomatic – forgot to use my head instead of my heart. I had spent the weekend going through all the files and the plethora of information I’d found, on the Web and in B. Dalton’s; I’d taken notes, collected documented testimonials from folks who had decided to talk about what they knew of this particular organization… by the time Scully hit the basement on Monday, I was so wired that she never had a chance.

Posing as my little wifey, and involving herself in what could be considered 'deviant sexual cultish situations…'”

This one has some delicious "keeping it real while undercover" smut in it.  I had a little trouble imagining Scully losing control to the extent she does, but I'm willing to forgive these writers this once; they're two of my all-time favourites. And like I say, OOC is perfectly acceptable when there's intense sex involved...  which is why I hate it when CC takes them out of character.

Please be aware that there are many disturbing elements in this fic, and Scully bears the brunt of a lot of the coercive behaviour, so proceed with caution.