Under the Influence by Ktblle

5,000 Words

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“If you stop, I promise I will fuck you within an inch of your life tonight.”

Note: Special stunt clones were used in this fic. Please don't try this yourself.  CW: Drunken shananigans.

A shoutout to the bartenders of DC who go above and beyond to ensure their drunken clientele make it home safely by calling a trusted colleague. Don't be expecting much more in the way of plot in this one. Your're welcome.

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.

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...

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     

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. 🙂

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.

Undercover by Splodge04

37,000 Words

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Mulder and Scully go undercover to try and gain evidence against a suspect. However, things don't go to plan and something happens to Scully. Both of their lives become endangered. Will things turn out for the best?

The M rating is for drug use and violence. Unfortunately.

There's a lull in cases so Scully volunteers herself to go undercover to catch a drug dealer/murderer, and of course Mulder has to go too.  They have to push themselves to stay in character and it takes a toll, with ever-increasing angst as they put themselves in more danger.

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

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.

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:

Thumbnail only, click for full image.

1,000 Rainy Days by RL Montoya

43,000 Words

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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!

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 😉

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. 🙂 

Beauty in the Breakdown by Neytirijade

8,800 words

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Mulder tries pushing Scully away to protect her. Scully doesn't give up that easily.

Neytirijade delights us with some MSR smut at the Gunmen's on New Years Eve.  There's a dash of Fowley angst, a pinch of idiotic Mulder, and a splash of self-medicating Scully all whipped up into a delicious coming together. 😉

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.

Swizzle Stick by StorybyCorey

12,500 words

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His hand lands on her thigh with a heat that makes her gasp, and he says in a low, soft voice, “I’m just worried about you is all.” She feels herself getting dizzy. It has nothing to do with the alcohol, and everything to do with unpartnerly touches on her couch close to midnight, after too many drinks and the most god-awful night she’s had in probably a decade.

Oh, and also- Scully strips for Mulder.

This one was a fun one that I just had to illustrate. Being an aphant, the only way I can 'see' the images that authors paint with their words is to make up an actual image. Hooboy, there are some stories that I really wish I could see in my mind, hence the time I spend photoshopping...

I'm not the only one who was inspired to create something for this fic.  MSRAfterDark did some drawings in collaboration with StoryByCorey. Thanks to tumblr's prudity I couldn't find them anymore.  Meg has requested they not be posted outside tumblr, but I wanted you to be able to see them, and without being able to link to them my compromise was to post a tiny thumbnail with both.  I'm hoping you can still access them from the fic on AO3. 
The calligraphy is from A January Girl on tumblr.

 

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.