Walking the Cage by Deborah Wells

49,500 Words

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A strange sequence of events are put into play after a heated argument between Mulder and Scully.

Scully is kidnapped again, and Mulder is forlorn, which makes for a happy reunion. A very happy reunion.

Boundless by Meredith

5,000 Words

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Under extreme emotional circumstances, no one’s actions are predictable.

This week's hump day fic isn't a straight PWP. Still, it's a shorter fic, with an angst that builds with increasing pressure until the release at the end.  It's a compact fic for those who like a side of pain with their MSR.

Puppets Trilogy by M Partous

54,000 Words

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Mulder, driven by a need to understand what really happened to his father, decides to head back to the silo (Piper Maru/Apocrypha) to find Alex Krycek, who he's convinced he heard crying out when he and Scully were there.

!CW: consent is freely given, but under circumstances that could be considered duress.

As stated in the author's notes, her wish was to explore the M/S relationship in a way that it "gives them a kind of mystical strength, one that frightens the powers that be, one that could actually help them in their quest for the truth"

Whilst their first time is under less than perfect circumstances, it connects them in a special way that continues through the challenges they face in the rest of the stories. I do have a special love for an early connection between our agents, and this one feels right for them.

Therapist by LiviaB

33,000 Words

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Mulder and Scully are on loan to the VCU, on the trail of a couple killer.

!Content Warning: M/S forced

This fic puts our agents into a situation where they are forced to make what they can of an otherwise unbearable situation, and in doing so strengthen their trust.  Livia treats them with love and compassion and has them come out on top as only Mulder and Scully can.

I often anguish over whether to publish an author's name where google can find it. It usually comes down to  how common the name is. I was on the fence with this one as so much fic comes up on google anyway, but I couldn't be sure that it wasn't a unique name, so I chose to be cautious. Whilst I've edited the name displayed on this site, it's still on the image where google can't see it, and in the downloadable documents.

However, I did find this entry in the urban dictionary that I found amusing and thought I'd share.

Freeze I & II by KRoch

5,200 Words

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Mulder and Scully struggle to keep warm overnight in their broken down car as they wait for help to arrive.

A very early proponent of "mind candy", KRoch, demonstrates that a sleeping bag is optional when it comes to keeping warm in this hump day smut.

Keeping it in the Family I & II by Gemma Kingsley

39,000 Words

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Keeping It in the Family: Believe the Lie, but how deep does the deceit run? What will Mulder and Scully do after Gethsemane and how is Bill Scully involved in all this?

Keeping It in the Family II: Even when on vacation in Hawaii and trying to adjust to their new relationship, Mulder and Scully find themselves investigating another case.

More Bill Jr angst for Scully, post Gethsemane. Poor Scully's been through the wringer lately in the fics I've uploaded. I'll have to give her some mindless smut next to make up for it.

Once again, Scully's family have been used against her, and Gemma is particularly cruel with her storyline. 😉   Fortunately Mulder has returned to life to keep her safe, and satisfied...

 

Anamorphosis by Eponine119

106,000 Words

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Assigned to find a horrifying serial murderer, Agent Scully discovers things about herself and her past that she never suspected.

Anamorphosis - Greek, to form anew. "the unfoldment of destinies follows ...upon the fall of outer circumstances...[a] substantial event was actually but a veil, a tissue of circumstance, conjured forth or the realization of a plot already formed." [Joseph Campbell, Creative Mythology]

!Numerous content warnings apply: child sexual abuse, recovered memories, rape (not described), suicidal ideations, dissociative disorder.

I know some of you like Scully!Torture, alongside Mulder!Caring of course, and Eponine119 certainly delivers in this one. She throws everything imaginable and worse at Scully in this story. Eponine does take some liberties with the Scully family, but they're entirely believable and usually make more sense than canon. If you like some pain with your MSR, this story will give you plenty of that.

Once upon a time there was a cover created by Mystic, but I can't get my hands on it. 🙁

Complications Trilogy by Sarah Kiley

308,000 Words

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Complications: After Mulder is in a car accident, Scully continues her investigation in an effort to save him.

Second Chances: Four months after being arrested, Mulder breaks out of prison and seeks Scully's help in clearing his name. To do so, they must make a cross-country trip on the run from the law while Scully has second thoughts about marrying another man. Could this be Mulder and Scully's second chance?

Last Dance: Mulder's messing with something he shouldn't be.

This is an epic early story, beginning in Season 2, so it involves some characters  who never made it far into Season 3.  It's quite a complicated story, to match its name, as it involves time travel and parallel universes, which always make my head spin. It can get quite concerning MSR-wise at points, but you have to trust that they'll find a way.  But I admit to being very glad that an epilogue was added...

All covers are by Sarah.

 

Rumor & Bartering Contentment by Beduini

11,000 Words

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Rumor: It started like many rumors do - in the ladies room on the sixth floor. This time it happened to be during the five-minute break between departmental speakers in the first quarterly review of the new Millennium.

Bartering Contentment: Turning fledgling physical intimacy into a relationship you can wear every day.

Two glorious stories from Beduini. Some Scully/Mulder violence is involved in our agents' first frenetic coming together.

We’re Married Now by Skinfull

60,000 Words

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Mulder and Scully go undercover as a married couple to infiltrate a cult in Arizona.

"Look, this was supposed to be a short fic for a 6k word count challenge, but here we are about 60k+ words later, and half way through it basically just turned to smutty smutty smuttness. The case is weak, please don't come here looking for resolution on a casefic. Its contrived, all the tropes, set up for sex. Sorry not Sorry. ¯_(ツ)_/¯"

Skinfull has been churning out novels recently; this is the only one I've had a chance to read so far, but she's an author who's been providing great content for 2 decades so head over to AO3 and read them all! 🙂

Path of Thorns (The) by Smurf

53,000 Words

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Through a tragic experience, Scully learns that the path of thorns cannot be walked alone.

This is another fic that seems to have fallen into the black hole of the internet, and only it's dustjacket remained to let me know of its existence.

Smurf goes all out on the angst and the Scullytorture in this one. Scully battles with her human frailty, and Mulder's there to support her when she eventually allows it.

Camp Hero by McKab

118,000 Words

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Part of the Old Friends series:

A continuation of Requiem. Mulder is abducted and Scully receives some incredible news... naturally she reaches out to some friends for support.

Scully teams up with people she can trust, Susan and Michael who were introduced in "Old Friends". It's much nicer to think that Scully had people to support her during Mulder's absence.

Vox Series by Catwoman

17,000 Words

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Vox: This story’s been running around in my head since I first saw ‘All Souls’, and when I watched it again tonight I knew I had to write this down. See, as with many of this seasons angst-infested episodes, ‘All Souls’ made me feel physically sick, just because of the general unfairness of it all. We know from the episode that the events in the episode also made Scully sick, emotionally if nothing else. I would guess that Scully was haunted by the events of the episode, and will continue to be haunted by them, for quite some time afterward. Well, I think it’s about time Mulder sees what losing Emily has done to Scully, and what he’s doing to aggravate the hurt.

Wait: Nobody ever forgets where a hatchet is buried. Sequel to ‘Vox’.

Ice: Basically Mulder and Scully are just going to spend this entire story just bitching and moaning at each other angrily. If you’re not into that sort of thing, back out now. I’m warning you–MAJOR ANGST!!!

Red: Final story in the Vox Series. Mulder and Scully get a clue.

Although not a direct post-ep for 'All-Souls', this fic details how the chronic ScullyTorture in Season 5 may have affected Scully and impacted the relationship between Mulder and Scully.

Last Gift (The) by Promise64

55,000 Words

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The damage even a deception made out of love can create, the importance and resurrection of hope, and the journey back from the edge of despair.Mulder disappears, presumed dead, until he returns years later to rescue Scully from imminent danger.

You can imagine how Scully would feel to have the person she's mourned for 3 years suddenly turn up and take her away.  Scully has understandably mixed feelings about the whole thing, and they have to process those feelings whilst stuck together, heavily reliant on one another. Lots of delicious angst...

In Vino Veritas by Dawson E Rambo

10,000 Words

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Mulder and Scully drown their sorrows after a particularly gruesome case.

I'm surprised they didn't need this kind of comfort more often. 😉

Drunken consent is involved with both parties, but there are no regrets...

To Kill a Nightingale by Phoenix99

72,000 Words

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A mysterious tip leads Mulder and Scully into a web of danger and unexpected twists. Have they found what they had always wished for? ... or is the price too high?

There was a cover made for this once upon a time, but alas, it's not on Wayback. If anyone has a copy it would be appreciated. 🙂

An adventure-filled story set just before "all things" in Season 7.

Gates of Hell by AlienQueequeg

54,000 Words

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In the first case after her remission from cancer, Scully is forced to confront a disturbing time in her past. Ten bodies are found buried outside an abandoned hospital in Northern California, all desecrated in a way that is reminiscent of horrifying medical experiments that took place there almost fifty years ago. While navigating the complexities of a changing relationship, Scully and Mulder work to uncover a long-buried evil and hope to solve a cold case that has haunted Scully for years.

CW: violence, death, medical stuff, smut

A Sunday bonus fic just because it's a relatively recent fic from AO3 and I loved it.

Alienqueequeg sounds like she had to research an entire paper or two to write this one. The flashbacks to life with Melissa gave it extra depth as well. As a bat carer and having rabies first aid drilled into me I kept wanting to yell at my screen to flush out the wound rather than band-aid it and had to keep reminding myself that that's probably irrelevant when someone's not bitten. I can however confirm that it's hard to miss the feel of those little batty teeth when they bite... but I suppose they could just spit into an open wound. 😉   OK I'm rambling again.  Just go read it if you haven't already.

 

Forget to Remember by Parrotfish

15,000 Words

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Mulder realises that he's lost his memory of Samantha's abduction.

I felt it was only appropriate to post this fic today, on its 25th anniversary and the day Mulder underwent hypnotic regression in 1999.

This has more plot than the usual hump day fic, but I'll find something plotless to make up for it on Friday.

Mid-Winter Thaw by Lydia Bower

6,000 Words

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How far will Scully go to save Mulder from the mind of a madman? Occurs anytime after the fifth season episode Detour.

Lydia brings the profiling angst and smut together in a way that will make you melt.

Sound of Wind Chimes (The) by Sarah Stegall

22,000 Words

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Mulder and Scully disappear after a stakeout.

!non-con Mulder on Scully

 

 

This classic, 1995 fanfic is a bit of a rite of passage. There are some disturbing aspects to this fic, but but there are also some good points - it got 2nd place in two 1995 Spooky Awards, for Best Sci-Fi Story and Best Mulder/Scully NC-17 Romance.

Risqué (and other Magik) by Pywacket

12,000 Words

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An anthology of Stories from Pywacket:

  1. Impure thoughts: A man walks into a bar.
  2. Exorcism in Blue: By all rights, this should have been an excruciating weekend. He had been reeling from his mother’s death, still coming to grips with Samantha’s fate, when he received a call from the realtor who usually handled the summer rental of the house.
  3. All the Time in the World: Most people live their lives as if they had all the time in the world. She and Mulder are not like most people.
  4. That Kind of Girl: “I can’t believe you want to watch this movie.”
  5. Risqué: For days, he’d watched a half naked Scully shiver with the cold.

I'd planned to upload Risqué for this week's hump day PWP, but when I checked to see who'd made the dustjacket I found that Pywacket only had 5 stories, so I threw them all in, including the two with covers made by ktblle. 🙂   Enjoy.

500 Days by Noelle Leithe

8,000 Words

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The Big Easy in February, a tiny little cabin on the bayou, and the most pleasurable way to generate some heat.

Some S9 PWP for Hump Day.  Mulder and Scully meet up.

As by Dri

184,000 Words

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As around the sun the earth knows she’s revolving
And the rosebuds know to bloom in early May
Just as hate knows love is the cure
You can rest your mind assured
That i’ll be loving you always

--Stevie Wonder, As

Book One: Mulder and Scully have to fight for their positions on the X-Files.

Book Two:  Part One - Thanksgiving + Part Two  - Christmas (to Chapter 14 - last updated Dec 12, 2004)

Although this edition has an additional part to those available at Gossamer, it comes incomplete. While it didn't make it to its final destination, it does have a satisfactory ending.

Book One of this series is a doozy. Full of delicious angst and heartbreak after Mulder and Scully are caught in a compromising position.

It does lose momentum in Book Two, probably because it never made it to where it was going; Book Two and the planned Book Three were never completed. You may want to stick with Book One only, but it's worth adding the opening of Book Two as an epilogue, both for the humour and to know where things ended up after the preceding angstfest. 😉

Hallowed by OnlyTheInevitable

70,000 Words

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In order to get a dangerous, misogynistic cult shut down, Mulder and Scully have to go undercover as a married couple to destroy it from the inside. When they get a little too involved, how will they manage to come out alive?

Can you imagine Scully being subservient and obedient in a misogynistic cult? Neither could OnlyTheInevitable. 🙂  This is another of the wonderful stories written as part of last year's case fic exchange.

Mulder enjoyed Scully's nightwear so much that I felt obliged to have her model it on the cover 😉

Surfacing by Leyla Harrison

2,000 Words

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Summary withheld by author.  This story takes place in the Gethsemane/Redux arc.

This Hump Day PWP is brought to you by the letter C. I'm currently recovering from yesterday's regular cancer screening.

The good news is that I'm now over 7 years cancer free.  The bad news (for me) is that I didn't have Fox Mulder to personally help me through it in the way Scully did in this fic.  The worst news is that so many others haven't survived. Leyla's writing came from that perspective, and she will always live on in her stories, just as her name is now canon in The X-Files universe.

Please do regular checks and screenings and see your doctor if you have concerns. Listen to your body.

ELS by Dawson Rambo

207,000 Words

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While waiting on the outcome of an OPR investigation Mulder and Scully are assigned to the ISU. Mulder is forced to profile again.

According to Dawson's webpage: The question most often asked by first-time visitors to this page and this novel is, "What does ELS stand for?" It's an acronym. Saying more than that would spoil this novel beyond repair. So, you'll have to read to find out.

This fandom is so blessed to have writers of the calibre of Dawson E Rambo. This is another of his epic fics that meanders through a lot of angst and UST  as they deal with their feelings towards each other and solve multiple cases.

 

Common Fate of All Things Rare, The by Scarlet Baldy & Aloysia Virgata

45,000 Words

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Ever wonder what happened between the silence of Never Again and the flowers from Memento Mori? Ever wonder if Scully's night with Ed Jerse affected her relationship with Mulder in any way? Ever wonder what pushed Scully to go to the hospital and find out about her cancer in the first place? Ever wonder how her illness might have affected her work or if she ever thought about Leonard Betts' words?

Well we did...

This is an impressive case file set during that wonderful time of peak angst in Season 4.

I didn't plan t0 post two post "Never Again" fics in a row.  I'd mistakenly tagged this fic as Scully's Birthday but after a re-read discovered it definitely wasn't and it lost its planned Feb 23 release, slotting in after 'Dust' instead.

After you've done reading this fic, you have to indulge yourself in the hilarious outtakes, originally posted at undertherug.net. I've attached them as a PDF file for your added enjoyment:

Obesa Cantavit - The Common Fate Gag Reel     

Dust Series by Blue Samutra

17,000 Words

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Dust: It’s a long road back from Philadelphia

Yellow Light: It’s like Groundhog Day

Snow: Since we lost the X-Files I’ve had a lot of time to think about my priorities, and I’ve realized that you’re one of them. I think you have been for a long time…”

Feeling: Scully struggles to come to terms with her changing relationship with Mulder

Complicated: Things like this happen to other people. they don't happen to Dana Scully.

Dust Out the Demons: Elton solves all ills

This starts with a jealous Mulder immediately following "Never Again". I got a little confused timeline-wise after that as it seemed to go to Season 6 before heading back to season 4 and 5. Just to with it and enjoy the angsty smut. 🙂

Haunted Moon by Stephanie K

29,000 Words

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Mulder and Scully find themselves lost and in trouble one night under a haunted moon. But when it's all over and done, can they find love?

Of course they can!

Stephanie has a twisted mind and tortures our agents accordingly. They deserve all the smut they can get after this.

Three Months I & II by Rachel Anton

14,000 Words

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Three Months:  A story about self-doubt and desperation.

Three Months II - Reverence and Reconstruction: Mulder faces the consequences of his actions and they are not what he expects

This is a Mulder/Other encounter, not a relationship. Please check the content warning in the first story header.

I have this habit of posting angst when there should be celebrations, so I'm not even going to mark this one as a Scully Birthday fic - it's incidental to the story really.

It's angst with a happy ending though, which is the best kind of angst.

Verlassen Series by TexxasRose

67,000 Words

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Verlassen: The knowledge Mulder receives from an informant is more dangerous than ever before. How much will he sacrifice to guarantee Scully's safety?

Guarded Secrets: It’s been two months since Mulder’s return from Verlassen, and he is almost fully recovered. Just as things seem to be working out for the happy couple, danger strikes again from unexpected sources.

Once again, TexxasRose brings on the Muldertorture, then she ups the stakes when things are starting to go well and tortures them both. There's a little actual torture involved as well as the beginnings of sexual assault, but nothing too graphic. Mulder gets a kitten, so that should make up for the unsavoury events. 😉

Arcadiafics: Dividends, Seven Year Itch & CC&Rs by Suzanne Schramm

19,000 Words

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Dividends: A late night conversation as Scully takes stock on the last six years.

Seven Year Itch: Sequel to "Dividends." Another late night conversation as Mulder and Scully sort through their feelings.

Covenants, Contracts & Restrictions: Missing scene from Arcadia. Night 1: they spoon like baby kittens (shyeah!). Night 2: Scully tosses Mulder out of the bedroom. Night 3: Anyone’s guess. All I know is Mulder was looking pretty chipper the next morning. And Scully was acting downright wifely when she asked him to give up playing in the mud on Night 4.

How's this for a special edition? Double the Arcadia smut!!!

I was making a cover for the Dividends universe when I remembered I had to make another for CC&Rs and didn't know how far my creativity would extend... this is the result.

Dividends is set earlier in Season 6, but its follow-up, Seven Year Itch is set during Arcadia.

Covenants, Contracts & Restrictions is a completely separate story, giving you double the happy ending. 🙂

Necessary Evils by Hannah Mason

82,000 Words

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Part of the Evils Universe series:

Just why the #@!& is Mulder still alive, anyway? Would Scully really do it all again? I wonder.

This could be considered a continuation of the world created in "Lesser Evils", but the two stories are not explicitly linked.  If you're going to read both, it's best to read them in order.

Hannah/Syn has Scully hit Mulder where it hurts the most in this one.  Multiple hearts are ripped out with almost surgical precision, but she also knows how to make us whole again. 🙂

Lesser Evils by Hannah Mason

42,000 Words

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Part of the Evils Universe series:

Mulder thought that no one could ever want Scully as much as he did. He was dead wrong.

The two stories in this universe were written by Syntax6 under her earlier alias.  As excited as I am to post these fics, it doesn't come close to the excitement I'm feeling at being given permission to post a number of Syntax6's stories.  Stay tuned.

If, like me, you can't get enough of Syntax6's writing, she's just released her 4th novel.  I don't want to give details here, where her "legit" writing can be associated with her fanfic, but if you love the way she manages to pull twists out of nowhere, you'll want to follow this link to her webpage for more information.

After Midnight by Jenna Tooms & KellyC

72,000 Words

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Mulder and Scully move through the events of season six, carefully changing from friends to lovers.

Once upon a time there was a vignette. And when the vignette was posted, there were pleas for a sequel. However, the author had no ideas for a sequel, so she let a friend write it. The sequel then inspired the original author, so she wrote more. And so it went, back and forth, until the original vignette became . . .   After Midnight.

 

Mulder is repentant after Two Fathers/One Son.  Scully forgives him, a little at a time.  They have to rebuild trust.  This series takes you through season six from One Son onwards.

Jenna's made an illustration for each story in the series. There are too many to attach here, but they're included in the ePub & PDF versions.

Compass by Nascent

52,000 Words

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How Scully and Mulder got their groove back after One Son.

 

I don't know how I managed to upload the wrong version of the text file, but it's fixed now. 🙂 

This is a beautifully crafted case file set after One Son, with all the angsty fallout of agents who'd been bed-mates in this fic since season 4 but never actually confessed their deep abiding love in that time. Diana is still doing her thing and Mulder still trusts her, leading to an annoyed Scully having to set him straight.

"So this was talking. They’d never tried it before. He didn’t think he liked it much."

The x-file itself is one that I couldn't for the life of me work out how they were going to get out of it, but Nascent got us all through it.

Necessary Roughness by agoodwoman

40,000 Words

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Mulder and Scully investigate some deaths during the Season 4 cancer arc, post Elegy and pre-Demons.

This is one of my favourite authors and stories. It hits the ground running, and keeps up the pace through the whole marathon.

Just as a sidenote, if you're undergoing chemotherapy, please seek your doctor's advice regarding the use of condoms before you and your partner do the wild thing in the morgue.  😉

Seisdeadh by IndigoMuse

79,000 Words

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Scully's getting stalked, and when she disappears, Mulder finds their relationship under suspicion, whilst he searches for her. Meanwhile, she's not inclined to just sit back and wait to be rescued.

This is a fic I came across whilst I was searching for another story, and I'm very glad I did.  I usually avoid established relationship fics because I like a bit of excitement, IYKWIM, but there's no lack of that with this pair, despite them being together almost 2 years at the time this is set.

There's the angst of Mulder and Scully both being in danger, then more angst when nobody would believe Scully had been kidnapped, thanks to some bruising left by Mulder. 😉 After Mulder is sidelined by the bureau, our agents have to each rely on their wits to get back to each other.  A++++

Nightscape by Kristel St Johns

60,000 Words

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This story is an unofficial sequel to Anne Haynes' 12 Degrees of Separation but can be read on it's own. Our duo are married and getting on with their lives together when the unexpected happens.

!Content warning for reproductive issues

This one's Kristel's first fanfic.  I'm not a massive fan of M/S Married stories, but there's nothing mundane about this. Kristel keeps the angst all the way up throughout.  Be prepared to have your heart strings vigorously tugged on.

Desideratum by Rachel Anton & Larua Blaurosen

108,000 Words

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How far is too far to go in the name of love?

Desideratum I: Lost   Desideratum II: Found   Desideratum II: After

Some more Scully Torture. This one can get rough at times, and there are a couple of awkward Mulder moments, but I think it's worth it for the climax 😉  Desideratum III felt a little OOC for my liking, but it's pretty much just smut so it doesn't matter too much.

Ensky by viXen

37,000 Words

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Mulder and Scully investigate a string of mutilation cases in Northern Arizona while Scully deals with a mystery closer to home.

Mulder and Scully go to Flagstaff for a case during some trying times in their personal relationship - it's the kind of thing I live for.

A Visit to Venus Springs by Destyshell

24,000 Words

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There's something mysterious in a picturesque Colorado mountain village where romance is rampant and the birthrate is astronomical.

I was reminded that it's not easy to download from ff-net so I've added a PDF version for this one.  I download them through calibre but before that I used to use ficsave.xyz to download in my chosen format.

This one's a sweet story with Mulder trying to do something nice for Scully. He's not always a self-consumed jerk. 😉

Covenant by Rhondda Lake

27,500 Words

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Covenant:  Mulder & Scully have to come to term with some changes.  Takes place before Leonard Betts.

Covenant II: Monsters: Sequel to "Covenant". While exploring all the levels of their 'new' partnership Scully takes on a case involving deaths strange enough no one can deny they are X-Files. Their only link, abused children. Their only lead. A child who can see Mulder. Not all Monsters live in closets.

Covenant III: Death and the Maiden: This is a bonus extra for those who can't get enough glowing blue Mulder, but it WAS NEVER COMPLETED. The extra 7,000 words are not included in the overall word count.

This is a classic fic by Rhondda, but I never knew it continued after the original story until it was mentioned recently on facebook.  I then discovered a part 3, but sadly it was shelved so Rhondda could finish other ongoing stories and never picked back up. Consequently you won't find it online.

I'm pretty sure JJ (cover artist) is Julie Jekel, but I'm too tired to delve into confirming that right now.

Normal Halloween & Winter by Branwell

45,000 Words

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A Normal Halloween: This is a stand-alone story of Mulder's and Scully's
'normal' 1999 Halloween. Set after "The Sixth Extinction" but is a prequel for "Winter I: The Riddle"

Winter I: The Riddle:  Mulder finds an X-file to distract him from the pain of Thanksgiving memories and Scully unexpectedly agrees to join him in investigating it. The experience turns into more than the simple diversion they planned. A darker mystery presents itself and threatens to expose more of their own emotions than they want to reveal.

Winter II: More than Glass:  Mulder and Scully find themselves dealing with the issue they have successfully avoided for seven years -- their exclusive attachment to each other and their mutual physical attraction.

 

With this Halloween fic you get an extra Thanksgiving story, so keep that in mind when I forget to do one for Thanksgiving. 🙂

Branwell gives us a Mulder and Scully who have been worn down both from years of fighting malevolent forces and being unable to share the repeated trauma with anyone else without ridicule and disbelief.  They're reluctant to trust anyone, including each other for fear of inflicting more pain.  They're ruled by their own insecurity and question whether they can even trust themselves.

I don't mean to put you off at all; it's actually a very real Mulder and Scully considering what they've been through, and there is such beauty in their tragedy.  Branwell doesn't put them through too much torture in these stories, but their actions and reactions are those of tortured souls.  There is real feeling in the way they treat each other, and underneath it all there's their deep abiding love. Eventually they find what they need in each other.

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Theresa at Mind's Eye has also done a couple of illustrations for Winter, which can be found on her website.

 

Truth and Consequences by Raine & Marsha Taylor

55,000 Words

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After Gethsemane, Scully and Mulder decide to pay a visit to their friend Dr. Scanlon.

Post Gethsemane stories are usually quite intriguing, and this one is no exception. Scully meets up with Mulder after his apparent suicide and after discovering some clones, they have to effectively go undercover to find out what Dr Scanlon is up to.  The Lone Gunmen also help out with some trouble-making clones.

Queen’s Gambit by Suzanne Schramm

37,000 Words

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Queen’s Gambit: A chess strategy in which a player sacrifices key pieces in order to win.

Another fic set during the uncomfortable Kersh era in Season 6, with some juicy relationship angst.

Surprising Who You Meet in Hell by HateBeingAbducted

13,500 Words

Suprising Who You Meet In Hell cover

After a heated argument, Mulder and Scully find themselves in a living hell, not literally, thankfully. This story is about self-indulgence, drowning sorrows and somehow, reaching salvation after all. Set during "One Son".

"One Son" fic is my all time favourite.  On top of the Fowley angst I love the intensity of the seething feelings of betrayal after Mulder's "making it personal" comment.   This fic takes advantage of that and it's nothing if not personal.

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

Between Two Truths by Anne Haynes

37,000 Words

Between Two Truths cover

This is Anne's response to "Gethsemane", written over the long summer break while waiting for season 5.

This version is rated NC-17. There is a version with the final chapter rated R instead available at annehaynes.xf-redux.com

 

The cover for this one was made from the collage "Contemplation" by Anne Haynes.

Another reminder that neither Teena nor "Carl" had first names at this point and are Caroline and James in this story.

That Night Series by EBE

35,000 Words

That night series cover
  • Part I: Sex
  • Part II: More sex
  • Part III: They decide to open up emotionally
  • Part IV: Even more sex
  • Part V: Mulder ditches, Scully threatens to split
  • Part VI: Mulder ditches, Scully splits
  • Part VII: Reconciliation

Those summaries don't do this fic justice. This began as a bit of a first-time smut vignette but it then runs the gamut of emotions as it explores the establishment of their relationship with its ups and downs. It's one of those favourite fics that I forgot was a favourite until I re-read it.  

It's weird how when re-reading fics I've found that some memorable ones haven't had the same impact on a second read, and others I couldn't quite remember have me pleasantly surprised.  That could be a lot to do with expectations, so I try not to let that affect what I post here.  🙂

Book of Acts, The, by Brandon D Ray

25,000 words

Book of Acts cover

This is a series of thematically-connected stories in which I attempt to stretch the limits of our heroes' sexuality. Just a little; not too much, and I am striving to stay at least within shouting distance of a reasonable extrapolation of character.

  1. Act of Faith
  2. Act of Acceptance
  3. Act of Indiscretion
  4. Act of Desperation

 

Partners, Friends & Lovers by Wildafox0619

47,000 Words

Partners Friends & Lovers cover

An alternative journey following Mulder and Scully from the beginning of Season 2 to Season 5. An exploration of their changing relationship through the years and the ordeals they had to face.

This story was being sought after recently in a facebook group, and I've just recoded  Wildafox's website, so it was begging to be posted here.

Wildafox has kindly provided a new email address for feedback or to hear from old fandom friends:

No More Demons by Penny D

37,000 Words

No More Demons cover

Mulder and Scully find a way to keep the nightmares away.

Penny uses an extended scenario of bed sharing to extend the drama in this beautiful story and I just lap it all up 😀

Road (Going Nowhere) Series by Nicole Perry

165,000 Words

Road Series 1
Part of the Road Series Universe series:

Scully is injured in a blast in which lives are lost. She was the target, so she and Mulder take off, knowing also that that they will be blamed. The pair travel the width of the country in an effort to escape those who are after them.

This starts as a short story, set in Season 3, but it quickly gets out of hand and ends up as an epic series.

From Nicole (in Goin' Nowhere): This is a dark story that I love.  It was wild -- the idea literally leaped into my mind this morning and plagued me all day. It was all I could do to get home and write it down.

The stories include:

  1. Goin' Nowhere
  2. Passing Through
  3. At the Blue Hotel
  4. Down the Tracks
  5. A Divided Highway
  6. City Limits*

*City Limits is an incomplete WIP. I've put a note at the end of the completed stories so you can decide whether or not you'd like to leave them in a happy place or continue on. City Limits has only 5 chapters posted, and remains eternally incomplete.

It's sad that this epic series remains unfinished, but I can't even imagine what it would be like to work on a project for this many years, so I'm totally surprised that Nicole managed to put out as much as she did.

I'm not really a fan of the premise of this fic, but this is well written and didn't bother me for some reason.

I'm uploading another story, written by Wendy Wiliams, called "Cul-de-Sac" for anyone who needs something light hearted when they get to the end. This story is in the Roads Series universe, and is a humourous meta-based fic with a cameo from Nicole and a cast of characters from the Order of the Blessed Saint Scully the Enigmatic. It was authorised by Nicole, so could technically be considered canon...  It begins at the end of A Divided Highway.

Grief is the Price We Pay For Love by SarieFairy

27,000 words

Book Cover: Grief is the Price We Pay For Love by SarieFairy

Mulder has just pulled up at Scully's apartment after they returned home following Emily's funeral.

I really like how Scully didn't need to wait for Mulder to 'save' her in this story, she knew what she needed. 🙂

I liked the idea of naked Mulder out on the couch, so that's how this dustjacket began.  I did originally do it for SarieFairy with less Scully, but it didn't feel right so I later reconfigured it to make sad Scully more prominent. This was the original shared on tumblr.  Welcome to fandom, SarieFairy!

Up In Your Arms by Admiralty

29,000 Words

Book Cover: Up In Your Arms by Admiralty

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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Omens by Lepus-Arcticus

63,000 Words

Book Cover: Omens by Lepus-Arcticus

Mulder and Scully are called to Horizon, Montana to investigate a mysterious and gruesome death.

Lepus Arcticus has to be one of my all-time favourite authors and I really need to include more of her fics here.

This one is a case file set in the cancer arc, and it's full of feels and truly mindblowing.

"Fuck me like I'm not sick." Just fuck me. 😉

1,000 Rainy Days by RL Montoya

43,000 Words

Book Cover: 1,000 Rainy Days by RL Montoya

When Scully begins experiencing a strange form of
empathy, it affects her work on an abduction case. Mulder reacts
oddly, becoming more and more attracted to her because of it, but
the consequences of and reasons for her new ability are more far-
reaching than either of them realize.

Although the author rated this R, it's probably at least borderline NC-17.

RL took three years to pen this X-File with MSR, set in Season 3-4.  While the agents know what they want, the uncertainty about changing their relationship keeps the UST churning for a while.  After some ups and downs they do work it all out. Oops. Spoiler alert. 😉

Thanks to the person who whispered in my ear that I'd forgotten to upload the files... I've done that a few times lately but usually caught myself... hopefully this will make me remember!

Victim Soul by Prufrock’s Love

7,700 Words

Book Cover: Victim Soul by Prufrock's Love

The case of a purported victim soul - one who suffers for and heals others - sends Mulder & Scully, still coming to terms with her cancer,  to New Orleans.

I won't post Pru's actual stories here as she likes to retain control over the publication of her works, which I appreciate. However, I can post links to existing files she has authorised.   Unfortunately the ones I have covers for and the ones that are posted in multiple formats are very scarce.  This is the only standalone fic of Pru's that I have both a cover for and multiple formats to link to, so enjoy.  🙂

Whiteout by Evan Black

20,000 Words

Book Cover: Whiteout by Evan Black

Mulder and Scully survive a plane crash - but can they survive the aftermath?

I made the dustjacket for this a while back, as I'd planned to post this fic here, but found it on a routine scan through AO3 just now. Thanks for posting it, EB. : )  Bonus weekend fic!

Not an Exercise in Subtlety by Satina

22,600 Words

Book Cover: Not an Exercise in Subtlety by Satina

Not an Exercise in Subtlety: Mulder does something he normally wouldn't, while under the influence of the psychotropic substances in his water supply, as well as the grief and confusion over his father's death.

Finding a Way: Mulder remembers, and tries to find a way to make things right.

Good Medicine: Mulder and Scully make things right.

 

Touched but Never Held by Rachel Anton

16,500 Words

Book Cover: Touched but Never Held by Rachel Anton

What happens after the funeral in Emily...

A lesson for CC:  When you give the agents life-changing angst, don't just ignore it the next week, make it count by turning it into a rampant smutfest.   Mulder helps Scully deal with the aftermath of Emily.

Caught in the Act series by Parrotfish

40,000 Words

Book Cover: Caught in the Act series by Parrotfish

I: A secret is revealed, threatening to permanently dissolve the partnership between Scully and Mulder.

II: No Win Situation: Their affair revealed, Mulder and Scully have been given new partners. His is bad, and hers is worse. Together, they must suffer through the power games of their professional lives while learning a very different lesson about power in their private lives.

III: Sub Rosa: Mulder and Scully go undercover to rescue a kidnapped child from a white supremacist militia group. Success could mean the salvation of the duo’s partnership — if it doesn’t destroy them first.

Note - the third story in this series is far heavier than the others and concerns an undercover situation that Mulder and Scully find abhorrent, causing much angst. Viewer discretion (and expectation adjustment) is advised.  Please read the author's notes for more information.

Some character exploration/erotica with angst, glorious angst.  Particularly in the last story.  

You know you're dealing with very old text files when you have to mess with the editing of line breaks to force paragraphs to show.  Normally unnecessary carriage returns are removed when it converts to epub (and then pdf) but when it's been written on a particularly old computer all carriage returns are removed and you just get a huge block of text.  It's not pretty, and hopefully I've noticed others before posting.  Occasionally I know there's the odd orphan end of a sentence, but that really can't be helped because manually proofreading is above my paygrade! 😀 

Primal Sympathy by Lydia Bower

57,000 Words

Book Cover: Primal Sympathy by Lydia Bower

In order to find a cure for Scully’s cancer, Mulder fakes his own death without her knowledge. Once reunited, they embark on a journey of discovery that may end up costing them their lives.

This cancer-arc fic from 1997 had a fandom all of its own.  It's exquisite Scully-torture, but she's comforted with some hot horizontal mambo.  You can even choose to skip the smut if you're not into that kind of thing.... well I suppose it's remotely plausible that someone might not be here for the smut....

Additional Dustjacket by Jennifer

Shipper’s Digest 712: X-Copulation

25,000 words

I've been screencapping for the new xfphotos archive and happened to catch sight of this episode as it was autocapturing, which inspired me to do a post-ep anthology.  The first story is only PG rated, but it's a good laugh and a reminder of some of the events in the episode.

  1. Bill Scully Meets The X-Cops by Girlie_Girl7 (a smut-free appetiser)
  2. Inversion Layer by Blackwood
  3. Inevitable by Flynn
  4. The Thing With Feathers by Diana Battis
  5. Willow Park: Aftermath by Kelly Moreland

I've used the cover made for The Thing With Feathers in the dustjacket. This was made by Sofia J.

Five Years and One Night by Shalimar

83,000 Words

Book Cover: Five Years and One Night by Shalimar

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.

Wonderland Series by Karen Rasch

47,000 words

Book Cover: Wonderland Series by Karen Rasch

Contains: Of Cabbages and Kings, Impossible Things, More Than Nothing, & Joining the Dance.

Cancer Arc: As Scully's cancer worsens, Mulder and she grow closer together, both learning that the only chance they have to survive is to draw strength from each other.

This one begins as a really sweet romance, with Mulder and Scully opening up to each other during Scully's cancer. It ends the same way, only with some (initially awkward) smut.

Risking Everything by Cathleen Faye

13,400 words

Book Cover: Risking Everything by Cathleen Faye

During the events of Pine Bluff Variant, we find that Mulder has risked his relationship with Scully for his assignment and as things begin to go bad he fears that he's fast running out of time to set it right again. But Scully has more faith in him than he realizes. This is an expansion on the events of Pine Bluff Variant, an XF episode with more layers (IMO) than it's given credit for. The title is taken from Mulder's line in the episode.

PBV is a favourite episode, and the Scully doctoring scene absolutely went this way, you just didn't see it all on screen 😉 .

The original image is from Cathleen's website, I only had this little version though, so I've expanded it a little for the cover 🙂 

Damage Wrought by a Trip to Philadelphia by JHallmark

28,500 words

Book Cover: Damage Wrought by a Trip to Philadelphia by JHallmark

Mulder reacts to the events in "Never Again."

Part I: Mulder Comes to a Conclusion - R for language and slight sexual
imagery
Part II: Scully Finds Some Cardboard Boxes and Her Key - PG for angst
Part III: Dead Men Don't Feel Regret - PG-13 for slight sexual imagery
Part IV: He Didn't Know about the Drops of Blood - R for angst and language
Part V: All's Fair in Love and War - R for language and slight sexual imagery
Part VI: Her Mother Called Him Fox - PG for Angst
Part VII: Memories of a Florida Vacation - R for language, slight sexual
imagery and verbiage
Part VIII: The Contemplation of One Word Not Spoken - R for language
Part IX: The Sound, the Feel of Breathing - NC-17 for language and sexual
situations
Part X: The Importance of Understanding - NC-17 for language and sexual situations
Part XI: Never Again - R for language

 

Some more wonderful post Never Again angst.

Shipper’s Digest 413: Never Again

26,400 words

SIX SMUTALICIOUS 'NEVER AGAIN' POST-EPS

Skin Against Skin by para8Dice
Visceral by Danielle
Cold Night Warm Bed by Atticus
Never Never by Crash
Two Steps Forward by Soodohnimh
Expiation by Johnie

In celebration of my brand new tattoo I thought I'd put together a few angsty first time fics involving Scully's tattoo. I know many don't like this episode, and I admit that I was in the 'Scully didn't do it' camp for a long time, but I've switched to the 'Scully really wants Mulder but he's being a total jerk so she can go have whatever fun she needs without him' camp.  The jealousy angst made for good post eps regardless.

Healing Waters Series by xgirl

56,000 Words

Book Cover: Healing Waters Series by xgirl
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.

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.

Reflections of a Rainy Night & Morning’s Promise by DLynn

25,000 words

Book Cover: Reflections of a Rainy Night & Morning's Promise by DLynn
  1. An innocent question at a crime scene leads Mulder into a contemplative night.
  2. “Hmm…chocolate and moonshine. There’s got to be a song in there somewhere.”

I imagine that doing the naked pretzel in the rain and the mud would be quite uncomfortable, but I love that Mulder and Scully just can't resist that urge.  There might be a case file in here somewhere, I can't quite remember the non-smut content that well. 😀 

The main dustjacket is a combination of the original Reflections of a Rainy Night cover by Tracy DC below, and the Morning's Promise mud scene cover I made which is in the ePub & PDF version.

Sex and Loathing by MalibuSunset

16,500 Words

Book Cover: Sex and Loathing by MalibuSunset

Time Frame: Seasons 4 & 5. Starts out post-Paper Hearts. Ends post-Pine Bluff Variant. Some malarky in between.

Warning – bad, bad sex. But that’s not the end, so keep reading.

One of those times that things don't go right, which has to resolve itself. MalibuSunset is always a pleasure to read, even her bad sex is good. 😀 

Goodnight Newton by Rachel Howard

43,000 words

Book Cover: Goodnight Newton by Rachel Howard

A bizarre case in Las Vegas leads Mulder and Scully deeper into the Consortium's secrets than they've ever gone before.

As excruciating as the mytharc can be, it does inspire fics like this that attempt to repair the problems. Rachel considerately ties up the season 5 mytharc loose ends in this well-written story.

I finally managed to excavate the original dustjacket by Michaela from the ashes of AOL.

Michaela's Goodnight Newton cover

In the Ruins by Lydia Bower

10,000 words

Book Cover: In the Ruins by Lydia Bower

Some fires destroy. Others cleanse. Mulder and Scully experience both.

The office isn't the only thing sizzling in this The End post-ep. 🙂

Erlona’s Heart by MD1016

79,000 words

Book Cover: Erlona's Heart by MD1016

Mulder takes Scully on her dream vacation but things don't quite go to plan.

 

If you haven't figured it out yet, MD1016 is one of my favourite authors, and possibly even the one who got me sucked in to the world of XF fanfic to begin with .  She combines the angst and UST and unleashes the smut in a way that I find most appealing.  This is a vacation fic set during the cancer arc, with all its tenderness, angst, love, and seasickness.

Seeds of Synchronicity by Mountainphile

91,000 words

Book Cover: Seeds of Synchronicity by Mountainphile
Part of the Synchronicity Universe series:

Six years after the events of "Aubrey," Scully and Mulder revisit the Missouri town to confront old demons and lay new ones to rest.

Mountainphile takes us back to the town of Aubrey late in Season 7,  where murders continue despite their solving the case way back in Season 2.  She also manages to tie some mytharc-related Scully angst in, all while Mulder and Scully are attempting the navigate recent changes to their relationship.  I'm in awe of authors who can write complex plotlines whilst keeping our heroes in character and tossing in some angsty sexytimes, and  Mountainphile is definitely awesome.  It's this clever use of the characters that I wish we'd seen more of on screen at the time in place of episodes like Fight Club. Whilst in canon the mytharc got out of control with as much as possible crammed into double- or triple-eps, I would have liked to have seen the occasional monster of the week eps include a little aspect of it here and there in the way Mountainphile's done it, rather than a massive dump of ever-changing overly-complex mytharc a few times each season.  But that could just be me. 🙂 

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Legend of Hope by Ms31x129

35,500 words

Book Cover: Legend of Hope by Ms31x129

An ancient legend could be the key in saving humanity.

This is a post-col story with a rather intriguing beginning, which didn't take long to suck me in despite my usual post-col reluctance.  All your favourite characters get a part in this story.  I'll just warn you though, you might need to drink some strong coffee before you read it to keep up with the changing points of view.

 

This story was first posted in June 1999, 20 years ago now. I'm sure Ms31x129 doesn't need that reminder of how much time has passed, especially since she was kind enough to make me a new dustjacket.  The old dustjacket, which I only had a thumbnail for, is included below for nostalgic purposes.  Unfortunately many of the dustjackets I have from the old days are of a similar quality to this and just aren't usable 🙁 

Eden Series by Jacquie LaVa

66,000 words

Book Cover: Eden Series by Jacquie LaVa

Part One: The Other Side of Eden - If you had your memories torn away from you... the very essence of what made you human... what would you become? Mulder and Scully are about to find out...

Part Two: Eden in the City - As Mulder and Scully attempt to make a life for themselves and their new child, the creator of the deadly serum just won't let them be...

Part Three: Re-Inventing Eden - Mulder and Scully are forced to send their child into hiding to save him from the threat of a monstrous threat...

Part Four: To Keep Eden Safe - Upon the receipt of yet more threatening notes, and the enforced protection of our Agents' only child... Mulder and Scully must face the evidence at hand, and find a way to trap a monster...

Part Five: Regaining Eden - It's time to get it back, all of it... and Mulder and Scully are ready to kick ass...

I wanted to find a daddy!Mulder fic to post for US Fathers' Day, but I'm allergic to kidfic.  I've made it through the thoroughly enjoyable first book in this series before my kidficphobia set in and I couldn't go on. It's nothing to do with the actual fic, which is by an author I adore and comes recommended by others, it's my own issue which I wish I could overcome...

In The Other Side of Eden Mulder and Scully are dumped on a deserted island, having been given a serum to erase all their memory.  Angst & smut ensues, and I assume continues on into the remainder of the series.  The tags cover the first book, but I can't confirm whether or not they apply to the rest.

Original Cover Image by Foxsong

First Time Series by Lolabeegood

56,000 words

Book Cover: First Time Series by Lolabeegood

A series attempting to establish their first time together...

These fics have been compiled in the order in which they were posted to Ephemeral, but the PDF & ePub versions should have a table of contents so you can read them in whichever order you like. They are all pre-eps, post-eps or missing scenes.

First Time - SR 819
First Time - The Beginning
First Time - Terms of Endearment
First Time - Drive
First Time - Milagro
First Time - Orison
First Time - Agua Mala
First Time - Sein & Zeit
First Time - all things (A)
First Time - One Son
First Time - all things (B)
First Time - Goldberg Variation
First Time - Signs & Wonders
First Time - En Ami
First Time - Quagmire

How I love a first time.  It's the build up and climax (so to speak) of their relationship.  These are a bunch of short fill-in stories for Season 6-7, with one more that goes back to Quagmire.

Illusions by Spooky’s Girl

60,000 words

Book Cover: Illusions by Spooky's Girl

Post-Arcadia. Mulder loses his memory after an accident and believes himself to be Rob Petrie.

 

I'm a sentimental old phile. I just happened to notice that it's 20 years since Arcadia was broadcast in this part of the world (26 May 1999), so that sounded like a good excuse for this Arcadia fic and cover by Spooky's Girl (Denise). 

Second to Last Seven Eleven by Punk & Sab

20,000 words

Book Cover: Second to Last Seven Eleven by Punk & Sab

Across the street, a bank clock proclaimed it was 99 degrees, and the sky was black from another fire.  Written as V. Salmone.

 

Punk has conveniently put this one on AO3 for us.  This is an angsty tale with some unexpected twists and the clever appropriation of absent family members... 

Original IOHO image

Ship Building by Jess M

20,000 words

Book Cover: Ship Building by Jess M

When THEY set out to break Scully, Mulder steps in.
CONTENT WARNING: Sex, Angst, child murders, molestation references,
ickiness.
AUTHOR'S NOTE: This one is dark, folks. This ain't "Hog Heaven", put it that way. I'm not an FBI agent or a murderer, so my details may be off, but my heart's in the right place. I wish you could buy what Mulder gets Scully, but I've never seen one. It does have a happy ending and it's LONG, but complete.

Jess proves to have a truly evil mind in this fic beginning the morning after 'Millennium'. .

Theresa also did an illustration for this fic.

Ship Building illustration by Theresa - mindseye.tcjahn.com

Fifth Column by Kemystre

89,000 words

Book Cover: Fifth Column by Kemystre

Fifth Column - (noun) - a secret or subversive group that seeks to undermine the efforts of others and promote its own end. --- Encarta World Dictionary

After the events of Sixth Extinction: Amor Fati, Mulder and Scully come to a crossroads in their relationship. The decision that Mulder makes will forever change their path together and quite possibly cost Scully her life.

 

This is an action-adventure fic, fuelled by Fowley-Folly, that is an absolute must for angst lovers.

Additional artwork from justduckies.org - artist unknown.

Erosion by Annie Sewell-Jennings

40,000 words

Erosion cover by Analise

After being terribly defeated by the enemy, Mulder and Scully struggle to  beat the game.

This is a passionate and emotional tale.  Be prepared to shed a tear or two (million).

I've discovered a second dustjacket for this fic, this one created by Kris:

Erosion cover art by Kris