Absolute Beginners by Diehard

43,000 Words

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Part of the Absolute Beginners series:

BOOK ONE: ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS

Our heroes finally decide to do the dirty deed. Sex, love, all the rest. What might have occurred before the last two thirds of Season 7.

BOOK TWO: BETTER WITH PRACTICE

Two Weeks after Book One.

BOOK THREE: COMES THE MORNING

Mulder and Scully have been together for about two weeks after the events in Absolute Beginners, and it’s now the day after the events in Better With Practice.

This is a binge-worthy classic from Diehard as our agents embark on a new relationship.

The images were all done by Circe Invidiosa for her website, which hosts a number of excellent authors, so I've set the web link to go there. You can admire all the work she's done getting her old website back up and running and the amount of effort she's put in, not just for her own fics, but for heaps of other fabulous authors.

Once you've finished reading this one, you can head to the sequel, "The Whole Catastrophe" in the series link.

Light from Shadows by Writergal2000

79,000 Words

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Waking up in a deserted park in the middle of the night, Mulder's mind is a blank. As he and Scully struggle to put the pieces of his memory together, evidence builds into a criminal case against Agent Mulder. While the partners search for the truth, Mulder begins to doubt his own innocence.

(I know, reminiscent of Demons, but too great an episode not to parallel.  This is different in its own right -- trust me.)

!Content Warning: There are quite detailed descriptions of sexual assault by or of Mulder, (depending on the POV).

It's not hard to think of Demons when the story begins, but it soon takes you to a whole 'nother place.  Mulder has a hard time fighting accusations against him, not knowing how much of it's true. But, honestly, either Mulder needed a better lawyer or I watch too many true crime shows. 😉

Like a Turtle on its Back by Jo-Ann L

25,000 Words

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After several blows to his male ego, Mulder begins to question the equilibrium of his relationship—both professional and personal—with Scully.

Poor Mulder feels emasculated and tries to be one of the boys. It goes about as well as you'd expect.

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...

Truth (The) by Eponine119 & Jessica Taylor

114,000 Words

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Mulder & Scully, undercover as a couple on a honeymoon cruise. This story riffs off just about every fanfic cliche we could think of.  We did this on purpose, and hopefully it will be obvious we wouldn't have been able to write this if we didn't love fanfic enough to have read lots and lots of stories over the past few years.  It's also very long. We hope it's amusing enough to justify both of these things - it sure cracked us up!

This is the cruise fic to end all cruise fics. Actually, this could be the tropey fanfic to end all tropey fanfics.

The first time I read this story I think I was a little impatient to get to the RST, and completely missed so much of the journey. The UST goes well past any healthy person's frustration levels, but bear with it and just try to enjoy the wild ride.

While Mulder and Scully are undercover on a honeymoon cruise for couples who postponed their wedding 3 or more times, they're subjected to Julie from the Love Boat and the indignity of many couples seminars before accidentally getting married  and becoming living legends. I don't have enough tags to do this story justice, (although admittedly I left a couple off and I have to force myself to stop typing now so I don't spoil everything in it. ) It's also funny how prescient some of their humorous suggestions are. For those of us who love a good fanfic trope, this is the holy grail.

There is a second image for this one, which I believe was made by eponine119.

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The X-Libris link above left is just a little thing I'm trying to work on. How usable it is depends on whether I can find a plugin to do what I want...

Fade In by E Livingstone

27,000 Words

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Giving in to a night of temptation was the easy part... but what happens when the sun comes back up?

The 'other' for Scully isn't anything to worry about. She forgets him so you should be able to as well...

Sometimes, rarely, I have a dustjacket for a story I can't locate. I'd been looking for this fic for a while until finally stumbling across a Palm Pilot edition.  I've managed to convert it to usable formats for us all to enjoy, so please enjoy this fabulous "Mulder and Scully fall apart without each other thanks to meddling Fowley" fic. Whilst our agents sometimes let their heads overrule their hearts, and their silent communication can fail, they know where they belong.

The "X-Libris" download option will take you to the story posted in another section of the site. It's something I'm trialing at the moment. And you get a .docx file instead of a .txt file because I got tired of converting it to different formats. 🙂

Way I Saw It (The) by JaimeLyn

65,000 Words

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The Way I Saw It: Scully has had an awful day, Mulder is drunk, and Diana Fowley thinks its all Scully's fault. Who is right? Who is wrong? And what the heck happened?

The Dish and the Spoon: Rain, wind, Mulder, Scully, Diana and... a meteor shower? What the heck is going on? Who will emerge victorious in a game of love and war? It all happened just the way they saw it.

JaimeLyn tells this story from Diana, Scully & Mulder's points of view alternatively, and it's a thing of beauty, particularly the Fowley-Scully hate.

Hearts on the Mend Series by Bellefleur

47,000 Words

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After a personal tragedy has torn them apart, Mulder and Scully wonder if their relationship is broken beyond repair.

This is an AU in that it makes no reference to Season 8 or 9, but William exists. Lots of angst. I like it to hurt 😉 But there is a happy ending.

Also, Mulder is as bad a psychologist as he is in canon.

Awakening (The) by Jeylan

22,000 Words

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Mulder & Scully, younger and less world-weary, make an unplanned journey to a remote ocean beach. Forget the relentless way series TV has ground them down, this story is an invitation to turn back the clock. For incurable Romantics only.

Reading the headers had me smiling - Jeylan appears to share my opinions about a certain creator, but at least she turned this into a positive by writing this awesome story in response to her gripes. Just watch out for that crack in the fourth wall that Jeylan throws in.

Mulder and Scully need all the vacations they can get, even if they have to gatecrash the other's...

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     

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++++

After Eight by DashaK and Plausible Deniability

8,500 Words

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Is it the magic of the Eight Ball, the Christmas spirit, or something that’s been a long time in coming?

Nothing but Christmas cheer, schmoop and smut here. We don't know
nothin' bout no angst.

Fortunately Mulder and Scully's office parties happened before social distancing ruined all the fun, although  I never had this much fun at any of mine.  Put on some Duran Duran and enjoy.

Birthday Stories by Syntax6

32.000 Words

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Take a tour down birthday lane, seasons 1 through 7

With Mulder's birthday coming up soon, the bonus Sunday fic link is going to Syntax6's website where she keeps all her fabulous stories.

Update: I've now been given permission to post Syn's stories here and have added the usual downloading choices for you to select from.

Surprising Who You Meet in Hell by HateBeingAbducted

13,500 Words

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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.

That Night Series by EBE

35,000 Words

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  • 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.  🙂

Possessions Series by Angel

33,000 Words

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  1. Nothing more than smut…. And a little cuddling.
  2. A little friendly bondage & more.
  3. Mulder is in a bad mood and Scully must punish him.
  4. Scully is creative.
  5. A housewarming party
  6. Wet and wild sex… some sugar… playing dress up… some more sex…
  7. Mulder and Scully enjoy a quiet evening in the park =)
  8. A climactic finish.

 

I'm pleased to say that I have all the webpages finished of the Orange Tabby Cat Recommends archive. There's just the chasing up of 250 missing story files left to do. I'm cheating a little by linking things that I've already uploaded here, so today's fic is one that I need for the OTC recs site.

All i can remember about this one is one certain scene, and that it's high in smut content. I'll have to have a skim through before I tag it properly. 🙂

... having now re-read it I'm surprised I only remembered one scene.  Hoo-boy!

Parabiosis by Penumbra

59,000 Words

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Science and Mysticism conjoin. A detailed look at season 7. (Rated R)

This story is supplemented by an NC-17 'addendum to casefile' 'Upsidaisium', which is included.  Upsidaisium is set around Gethsemane which is a bit confusing but smut is smut. 

Scully dared herself to give in to this life, to call this enough - dire middle-of-the-nights with this unbelievable parabiosis arcing between them, and the daytime eternities of pretending there was nothing new.

And now when he wanted to lie with her, kissing and talking, she thought of how they would act tomorrow, of the subsequent days until they could be like this again, and she felt a certain level of bitterness at the sham of her life, bitterness he dispelled with his hands and mouth, and with his unspoken assurance that the only certain thing we have is now.

Penumbra really has a way with words. I was really surprised that I had to create a dustjacket for this one because it's such a legendary fic.  There must be one somewhere that I don't know about. I did, however, find this fanart for it by skuuri at deviantart/ankathehuman at tumblr:

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Impulse by Suzanne Schramm

16,000 Words

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Mulder and Scully investigate some strange doings in a little town where people seem to have no control over their actions.

! If you 're particularly sensitive you might briefly contemplate whether this is dubcon. If it actually hits the dubcon scale, it's nowhere near as dubcon as the actual show.

I love the opening line of this one. "Scully, have you ever wanted to kill me?". Mulder's obviously concerned about being sent to investigate the death of an agent previously sent to investigate a crime in this town at the hands of his partner...

 

Shipper’s Digest 313: Syzygy Convergences

28,000 words

Syzygy smut, including

  • Improbability - Fran Hartman
  • Syzygy Causes Lust - Paradise
  • Hey Jealousy - Eponine119
  • Syzygy Smyzygy - Mystic & Angela
  • Game - Eponine119
  • Stars Misaligned - Donna
  • BONUS: Links to more Syzygy goodness at AO3

 

It's been a while between digests, so I thought I'd dip the proverbial back in with this smut companion for that beloved Season 3 episode, Syzygy. Enjoy.

Sal From 4C by Dianora & MD1016

12,000 Words

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Mulder and Scully have a fight to end all fights, then discover that making up makes it all worthwhile.

I don't know what it says about me that this is one of my favourite stories.  I love that Mulder and Scully's fight was so low down and dirty. I love that they're both still fuming. I love that Scully heads out in search of satisfaction, and I love the awkwardness of her chosen beau. I love the intensity of their passion, bordering on love/hate, and  I love that things don't quite go right.  I'd love to have seen this one on TV 😀 

Kinesthesia by Amy (Spookey247)

38,000 Words

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As members of a domestic terrorism task force, Mulder and Scully
investigate a series of bombings linked to a traveling carnival show. Set
early season six.

Mulder and Scully are carnies. It's been a while since I've read this one, but from what I remember Scully is initially undercover on her own, and Mulder (who can't be without her of course) joins her.  There's some jealousy involved, leading to an insecure Mulder who needs a little reassurance.   And Scully does a great job of reassuring 😉

Fumbling Towards Ecstasy by Ryo Sen

46,000 words

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Scully and Mulder argue over the Ephesian case and come to a new understanding about their relationship.

This is a bit of an angstfest from Ryo Sen, who keeps us teetering on the edge. The ending is probably a little bit on the sappy side for my taste, but for those into more of a smutfest than an angstfest, I've also posted Jenna Tooms' "Fumbling Towards Ecstasy" for you. This one's set after "The Field Where I Died", an ep that needed a little fixing. It's also a reminder that Teena Mulder didn't actually have a name for a very long time meaning authors had to make one up, and Ann, being Samantha's middle name, was a popular choice. Mulder's mother is also rather out of character considering what we knew of her later, so put on your Sarah McLachlan CD and get your mind to shift back to early season 4...

PS There is a character death but it happened in canon too.

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.

Inebriation Series by BarenakedBostonian

25,000 words

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Some more trashy smut with no plot to concern yourself with. Probably best enjoyed drunk.  I've included a link to the fanfiction.net version, however it's missing the final chapter. 

Heineken: The first in the series, Mulder and Scully go out for some post-case drinks, primarily beer.
Merlot:  Mulder and Scully discuss the happenings of the previous story, drink wine and eat salad and chicken.
Smirnoff: Another night with our two favorite agents. Substitute the wine for some vodka and shake...
Cuervo Gold: Mulder and Scully go to a Halloween party? With the Gunmen? Yes and yes, but it's believeable! With tequila, now we're getting  somewhere!
Courvoisier: Mulder and Scully go out to dinner and don't get drunk! Okay, so they're a little tipsy, but he shows her how much she means to him.
Mike's Hard Lemonade*: A power hour and some Mike's hard lemonade... on a hot and sticky night.
Jello Shots*: Jello is just so jiggly! How much fun can Mulder and Scully have with it?
*written with TriplePirouette

My depression and anxiety have been troubling me for the past week or so, so I'm trying to self-medicate with some mindless drunkfic.

Sex and Loathing by MalibuSunset

16,500 Words

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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. 😀 

Wine Series by Dianora

28,000 words

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Alcohol consumption and sex.  Pure mind candy with little redeeming social value.

Smut. Drunken, wild, crazy smut. Dianora lets them loose in the office,  at a renaissance fair, and on a pier by the lake, among other places.  Not only that, but there's more fun to do with board games and the mile high club.  What the story may lack in social value, it delivers in hot sexy times for this extremely dynamic and enthusiastic duo. The smut tags on this one rival those on One-Upmanship,  You're welcome. 😀 

One-Upmanship by TBishop & Jacquie LaVa

47,000 words

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Includes the prequel: Dormi Con Mi Socio by TBishop: Translation is roughly 'I Slept With My Partner' or so I am told.

One-Upmanship: To keep a great relationship going requires imagination and creativity - and our erstwhile FBI agents become a little too successful for their own good...

This is pure, unabashed smut, with a little bit of story thrown in for good measure. These two magnificent authors pool their depravity in an effort to raise the bar with regards to smutfic.  While the premise of this fic may not be entirely realistic, it's a fun fantasy (until it's not) - I particularly love Jacquie LaVa for her willingness to go anywhere for the sake of a satisfying experience. This one garnered more smut tags than any other fic I've posted.

You might recognise Jacquie LaVa's work as originally being published under a different name.  Unfortunately she withdrew a lot of her fics when she began publishing her own novels. Only the stories she co-authored remained on gossamer , reassigned to this pen name. I'm hoping to contact her to beg her to be allowed to republish the ones she wrote alone when I have the time to dedicate to giving that special little project all I have. 🙂 

Butterflies All Tied Up Universe by bugs

40,000 words

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Butterflies All Tied Up: Mulder and Scully are back to work at the X-files, but a madman in their midst finally sends their relationship in a new direction, and someone is watching.

Orchids in Bloom: A fluffy bit of smut, so those persons who are on a higher plane should fly away. Mulder comes home drunk from a bachelor's party and gets the third degree.

Even Doves Have Pride: In the three whirlwind months since M/S have become involved, you'd think they would be entwined in a congenial
union. Perhaps, but suddenly things are moving too quickly for Scully.

Even Doves Have Pride II: The moment of truth has arrived for Mulder and he's suffering from some anxiety.

This is bugs' first foray into fan fiction, which she acknowledges may be a tad unrealistic.  That thought did cross my mind on occasion, but it's not too difficult to go with it.  The entire story is told through the eyes of a third person, giving it a voyeuristic feel.  But I do love a third party perspective on the complicated Mulder-Scully relationship.

I'm now re-releasing this one as I've added the remaining stories in this universe to the file.  Bugs kindly created artwork for each of the stories, which you can find in the ePub & PDF versions.

Stiff One, A by ShannonK

10,000 words

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A Stiff One is Shannon's first time at a first time fic.  Some bar-inspired smut.

ShannonK* is legendary for her writing of rather steamy fics.  Try not to groan too loudly and her choice of dance tunes (i don't know how many fics I've read over the years with these songs played) and just go with it.  Lick. Drink. Suck. Hot damn.

*I've obfuscated Shannon's full name because I'm under the impression she no longer wants it used.  Please correct me if I'm wrong.

Dance With Me Series by Char Hall & MKR

31,000 words

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Dance With Me Series:  Mulder and Scully meet before being assigned to work together.  Author's note: This is totally unrealistic, and yes, I know it couldn't have happened given the X-Files chronology that Carter has created, but I had to write it. I hope you do enjoy it. It's a romance and it's also an alternate universe story.  A sequel to the original story by Char Hall was written by MaryKate, and they continued to write alternating stories, ending with Dance With Me 10.

Dance With Me - Trust of Ice by Char Hall & Amy Schatz - Char teamed up with Amy Schatz to write this continuation of the Dance With Me universe set during the episode "Ice".

 

Games by Lydia Bower

23,000 words

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Games are only fun for a little while.

This story takes its inspiration from The Field Where I Died but it doesn’t contain a lot of spoilers or a lot of angst. It takes place months after the events depicted in TFWID. This is not a plot-driven story, but what I like to think of as a character study.

Additional cover image, artist unknown. Both images from Lydia Bower's fanfic site.

All the Children are Insane by MustangSally

3,800 words

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The Fan-Fiction Writer's Union (NJ Local #527) required post
'End' vignette.

I'm very glad Mustang Sally complied with the union rules to write this hot little drunken mutual comfort fic. I prefer this to Mulder drinking on his own in FIght the Future...

Sex, Violence & A Complicated Fable by Beduini

19,200 words

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Sex, Violence & Filling in the Gaps:  Hello! It’s me! (dancing on pointe) Here to ply you with more shameless fantastical MSR! (demi-plie) In this episode, a conversation goes slightly off topic. (sissonne fermee) Enjoy!  Post episode for FPS.

Sequel - A Complicated Fable: A very smutty romp through Los Angeles. Post episodic for all things, Brand X, and Hollywood A.D.

I love the way Beduini's dirty mind works. She begins this pair of stories with some intense UST, then takes us to its natural conclusion, and beyond.

Closet Doors by Narida Law

11,600 words

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A third party finds himself observing some pretty personal happenings between his best friend's little sister and her partner.

The unintentional  voyeurism that happens when Bill Scully tries to set his sister up with his best friend is described by said friend.  I do love a third party perspective on MSR.

Sore Luck at the Luxor by RivkaT

12,000 words

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Not enough plot to summarize. I only wrote one story as Anubis. As for the rest, I'm not sayin'.

What happens in Vegas doesn't always stay in Vegas.  Anubis was a shared pseudonym used by a number of authors. Rivka T has claimed this short, smutalicous tale set while Mulder and Scully are undercover as a couple.