They were in the sheriff’s office, arguing over something, when he finally did it...
Some early MSR. This might be the shortest fic I've posted here so just go read it.
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They were in the sheriff’s office, arguing over something, when he finally did it...
Some early MSR. This might be the shortest fic I've posted here so just go read it.
I. Regaining Perspective and Judgment: Mulder needs to use up vacation time or lose it. Scully joins him.
II. Undercover Phase: The vacation is cut short when the agents are called to New Hampshire for a case, working closely with an agent they don't share a lot of fondness for.
III. He Said/She Said: Mulder and Scully attend a National Law Enforcement Conference in Hilton Head...and need some therapy
This early abracadabra story was only available on her homepage. Mulder and Scully begin to get closer when they're sent undercover on a case with an agent they've had issues with in the past.
I was editing this one before I read it (it was a mess of text without paragraph spaces or indents, with the added difficulty of random line-breaks in the middle of paragraphs, which would never have passed through the auto-conversion I usually do) and noticed it was written in present tense. It looked awkward when I was editing it, but I didn't notice it as Microsoft David read it to me. BTW, as I cheated so as not to have to manually edit the entire thing, there may be random breaks in sentences based on quotation marks... sorry. I've added a link to the geocities.ws page so you can enjoy it in its original format if you prefer. 🙂
After her cancer goes into remission, Scully begins to question the direction of her life. Mulder confronts his feelings as she turns to another man. The partners conduct a ‘romantic’ experiment and realize that the answer to Scully’s restlessness may not be farther than her best friend.
Poor Scully's given up on getting anywhere with Mulder after the failed attempt in Detour. After putting her life on hold with the cancer she decided she didn't want any more of life to pass her by, but finds it's hard to date someone else when your interests are elsewhere...
I live for some Jealous!Mulder. It may not be as far along the angst scale as I prefer, but Mulder skirts the edge of assholery as he tries to deal with his bitter jealousy. This story may also skirt the edge of schmaltz, but I'm sure that if Scully can forgive Mulder, a little mushiness can also be overlooked. Admittedly I probably have a much lower mush-tolerance than most people, I like to hurt. 😀
Mulder and Scully pursue a peculiar case in Cornwall and discover things within each other at the same time.
I used to associate Cornwall with wild coastlines, scones with clotted cream, and scrumpy. Penzance always made me think of pirates. Now I can save room in my brain by reassociating those places with MSR. LOL
This is the last in a week of Brit-Fics. I hope you all enjoyed the change of location. I should do theme weeks more often, although reading 20 fics to decide which ones I'll post rather than posting whatever I have ready isn't the most constructive use of my time...
Mulder and Scully face the biggest adventure of all: parenthood.
**NOTE** This is the original story, before a complete rewrite. I would not recommend reading this unless you've already read Truly Madly Deeply I-V.
Happy Mother's Day again. This is the bonus fic for the bonus fic posted last night. This is the original draft of Truly Madly Deeply, which Jenna left on her website as "Truly Madly Deeply - Classic Version" after completing her full revision.
Normally I wouldn't post the original version of a rewritten story but this is an exception for a number of reasons: Jenna retained both versions on her site, they're vastly different stories apart from the underlying premise, and this one is a good story in its own right.
You can safely read both versions without knowing what will happen, however as "TMD Redux" is far richer in detail, action and plot I'd strongly recommend reading the revised version before this one to keep up the level of suspense. This one is a little sappier and possibly smuttier but doesn't have the same level of action and suspense.
The Field Where I Lied: Scully reflects on her relationship with Mulder and how the events of the episode TFWID will change things. This is not a pretty story, nor does it have a happy ending (but it does leave the potential for one).
The Field Where She Lied: Mulder takes a good, hard look at his life and what the events of the episode TFWID have done to it. (!CW - suicidal ideation)
The Field Where Max Fenig Arrived: Mulder and Scully are asked to assist Scotland Yard on a case involving a series of murders and possible alien abductions in Southern England while struggling to cope with their changing relationship.
Post-eps for "The Field Where I Died".
Ginef claims to have considered TFWID one of the best episodes in a long time, but then was compelled to 'fix' it with fanfic. 😛 Sorry, Ginef, that's my own attitude towards the episode coming through. Not that it was that bad, it just wasn't that good either IMHO.
Anyway, as with many, many, many X-Files episodes, it had plenty of plot holes and glitches to inspire fanfic, and Ginef originally took this on the angst route, before shoving them together on a case to sort things out.
They're in the UK again as they attempt to track down mysterious abductors and killers. In fact, after reading around 20 UK fics to decide which ones I'd post, the UK theme is going to carry over to next week so I hope you're enjoying the change in location. 😀
Mulder and Scully are required to go undercover as a couple, risking their lives to catch a fugitive in a small town in Texas.
!CW: offensive verbiage.
Why is it that artists often make covers for other people's fics but not their own? I only have one Tre on Tre cover, nothing for this story, which I find most inconvenient. 😉 Thankfully Woody & Juliette were available as body doubles.
Tre was inspired by Caught In The Act III by Parrotfish and places this case after that story (only you need to pretend the 'deed' wasn't done in CITA). As such she recommends that you read Caught In The Act first, as do I if you haven't read it, simply because it's such a fabulous fic. It's not a prerequisite however.
Blizzard: Mulder and Scully are caught in a blizzard in the middle of nowhere without any shelter.
Transfers: Mulder becomes "possessed" and hurts Scully.
!Content Warning applies for "Transfers" - more info below.
This was originally supposed to be a series but unfortunately only two stories were written. It's a shame because she set up a really interesting scenario that I'd have liked to have seen play out more.
There are lots of the favourite tropes here, despite this being written way back in 1996. If it helps with considering the content warning in "Transfers", the actions warned about are outside Mulder's control and more of an X-File.
I love stories that don't fit into standard tags, but it makes it hard to entice readers with promises of certain events. I've also left off tags so as not to give things away.
Includes parts I - IV.
Scully suddenly remembers some long repressed memories and confronts Mulder.
I promised you smut, and Jori has brought it once again.
I loved how she brings forth circumstantial evidence to back up this story, weaving seemingly insignificant scatterings of canon to bring an extra level of plausibility. She also demonstrates how much they've been affected by what they've experienced in their years together and how it resulted in their attempts to repress their feelings, which just makes the end sweeter. I'm entirely sold that this happened exactly as Jori describes.
The latest victim in a series of brutal murders has a surprising connection to Mulder, but it's Scully who has the connection to the killer. Their relationship might not survive either one.
Another fabulous story from Syn. She's tossed a whole bunch of quality ingredients int0 this one. Although it starts on Scully's birthday, there's no time for cake - they're-ahem- thrust right into the action from the first scene. I also live for a little role reversal from time to time. 🙂
This one was a challenging one for Syn to write. I've linked her website for you to go and give her some love, and while you're there you can follow the link on her home page to get to her original novels if you haven't investigated them already. I don't have a lot of time to read anything other than X-Files fanfic, but when I'm looking for something totally different to read, I turn to novels by former fanfic authors... I'm so tragic. LOL.
It's the side of sexuality very few people understand. Some even call it the dark side. But when life holds you captive, where do you go to escape? Mulder and Scully explore control and trust issues as they delve into a fantasy in which they will discover their darkest passions and deepest fears.
Kristel decided to take up the challenge of portraying Mulder and Scully in a long-term D/s relationship rather than just a simple one-shot. She didn't finish her ultimate goal, but she gave us 7 incredible installments with no massive cliffhanger at the end so I'm grateful for what we have.
I normally have issues with Mulder!Dom in that Scully has been in situations that may trigger her with regards to being restrained, but Kristel has accounted for this and treated the characters and subject matter respectfully.
Out of the Cold: Mulder leaves Scully ‘out in the cold’, literally, and has to warm her up. Let your imagination take it from there,
Little Red Corvette: Mulder and Scully take some time off in sunny California just to enjoy each other, but end up not being able to deny who, and what, they really are.
Making Up is Hard to Do: A fight, a case, a question that may never get asked if the agents can’t make up.
This is like three fics in one. OK, so it is literally three fics in one, so that might be why, but what I mean is that each of the stories has a different feel. It starts out with some PWP-like action, then heads into fluffy territory for the second story, before becoming more of a case file in the third story.
Some fourth season MSR for your enjoyment.
"How I Slept With My Partner (Without Really Trying)" is just the "secret-header-name" for some notes Jose Chung is gathering for his next fiction novel. He's asked me, Jaime Lyn, to conduct a few interviews for him, as he is sick at home with the flu. All personal accounts contained, herein, are the property of Dana Katherine Scully and Fox William Mulder. The names will be changed, of course, but the accounts will most likely remain intact. This story includes the previously authored "How to Blend in With Normal People".
I quite enjoy a deliberate Mary-Sue. This is a long fic, with a complicated Mulder and Scully and all their baggage interwoven with humour. It does get quite angsty in places.
I know it's hard to believe, but this is actually a season 8/9 fic (sans Doggett & Reyes) in which William exists. It must be a Christmas miracle.
One word: undercover. Oh, and some cage dancing.
Mulder and Scully go undercover as a married couple, acting like irresponsible 20-somethings. Moose & Squirrel get closer, but they really have to work on that glitch in one particular frequency of their silent communication...
“That which makes miracles can also make great evil.” —CSM - “En Ami”
Scully gets a tip-off about miracles occurring at a camp for sick girls.
This is an awesome X-File, set after Je Souhaite, but centred on En Ami. It's one of those times where an author cleverly finds an opening in canon to fill with a creation of their own. Way better than CC's retcon.
The remaining members of the Consortium have a new, desperate plan. Mulder and Scully are at the center of these machinations, and they struggle to deal with the intimate relationship that results.
CONTENT WARNING: This story contains mature subject matter, including sexual situations, violence, and imagery that may be disturbing to sensitive readers.
Contains all three books.
This can be quite the dark story at times. It's an often uncomfortable Mulder and Scully, floundering a little to find their place in each other's worlds with all the changes thrust upon them by the consortium, but they do find their stride often enough to satisfy. They do get put through a few trials though, and there are a few twists and turns at the end to keep you on the edge. It's definitely worth a read. I even managed to make it through the pregnancy/baby factor completely unscathed.
Mulder and Scully wake up in bed together… and have no idea how they got there.
A special bonus fic for Mulder's birthday. This is just a silly, fun one, with Moose & Squirrel bickering over the state they found themselves in. I also like an excuse to get Mulder (and Scully) naked... even if it's only in photoshop...
There'll be a smuttier birthday fic for tomorrow's release. If you're one of those people who like to open presents early you can click on the "Mulder's Birthday" tag in the box above and it will display all the birthday stories, including tomorrow's. 🙂
Scully and Mulder investigate a string of suicides, and discover more than they bargained for.
This is another example of a well-written case file that could easily have been an episode. Minus the MSR/smut of course. 😉 They have to evade an intrusive news reporter while trying to preserve the secrecy of their new relationship, causing a little strain between them.
A moral tale.
Mulder and Scully head to a small town for a case where people have killed themselves in rather strange ways. Scully's not in the best of moods, given the whole Fowley situation, but they manage to sort things out...
A series of canon-compliant missing scenes showing that the dynamic of Mulder and Scully’s relationship may have changed much earlier than previously thought.
Xfmaweezy has been a wonderful friend to me while I've been feeling less than awesome, and she sent me this fic to read when I was struggling with reading anything. I'm so glad she did. It certainly cleared me of the lingering angst I was feeling with the heaviness of the Goshen Universe fics. It's humourous, it's serious, and it's hot as hell as it follows the ups and downs of the Mulder-Scully dynamic from Seasons 4 to 7. I love it so much. Thank you K.
The Best Years of our Lives meets Magnificent Obsession Mulder and Scully style. An alternative universe story, set in the 1940s.
This includes the sequel, An Unchanged Soul, which actually brings the word count up to 203,000 words. This second story is unfinished, so it's up to you whether you embark on the extra 130,000 words knowing that there will be no ultimate resolution.
I don't usually read alternate universe stories, but I started this one without realising and had to keep reading.
This one had enough tension to keep me hooked the whole way. I've included the incomplete sequel. Mish tended to write a lot of stories at the same time, and consequently there are quite a few of hers that were never completed. I was tossing up whether to include this story here due to the disappointment when I found the sequel wasn't complete, but the original story is worthwhile. You can decide for yourself whether to keep reading.
Mulder's behavior suddenly becomes erratic, his actions evasive as he forces Scully away from a case that's been given to him under mysterious circumstances. And eventually Fox Mulder is faced with the decision of a lifetime.
This is a hard-to-find story from Writergal2000; a mytharc fic set in season 6 with throwbacks to the DAT tape in Anasazi. There's a bit of unrest between the partners, as Scully gets fed up with Mulder's attempts to protect her. Things work out of course.
Inferno: Mulder gets drawn into a web of guilt and revenge that could rob him of his sanity, even his life. Both Scully and Mulder think they know what they are dealing with, but the truth is something neither of them have ever expected.
Purgatorio: Three months on, and Mulder shows no signs of even attempting to come to terms with what happened to him in "Inferno," and Scully begins to feel the strain of having to constantly sacrifice her own needs to the needs of her desperately unhappy partner. Things come to a head on a murder case when Scully simply can not accept Mulder's theory. Will their partnership survive?
Paradiso: While Scully attempts to undo the damage wrought by recent events, Mulder gets drawn into a web of intrigue that could lead him to the truth, but could just as easily destroy him.
Journey back to a difficult time in Season 3, after Paper Clip, where our agents seemed to have trouble finding a middle ground. They're miles apart when they're sent away for a case, and things don't improve in a hurry.
No MSR, but lots of angst and MulderTorture. Strap yourself in, because it's a bit of a rough ride for Mulder and Scully in this one. One for the angst addicts.
A body fell from a great height. But no one knows who it is or where it came from.
This is a truly magnificent work of fiction, featuring Pissy!Scully and SomewhatObliviousButTrying!Mulder. I guarantee that you'll want to read it more than once.
I've been meaning to post some Julie Fortune fics for so long that I was sure I'd already done so. Apparently not. This is a massive oversight that I'll have to make up for.
Scattered Leaves: This is the third in the Seasons Series; the sequel to Shadows on the Sun. Mulder goes undercover, Scully goes to a conference. Some unanswered questions...
Going Up, Going Down: A smut companion to Scattered Leaves. Yes, I can picture Mulder in almost any setting. And yes, I appreciate his 'backside'.
You do not need to have read the series to read this one.
Outstanding in her Field: A PWP sequel to Going Up/Going Down. Mulder teaches Scully a new game. Not necessary to have read GU/GD, but it helps...
There's still trouble in paradise as Mulder and Scully are sent to Vermont for different reasons. Mulder is the worst deep undercover agent that the bureau has ever seen as his focus keeps shifting from the job he's there to do. 😀
You might be able to gather from the companion fics included that they do sort out their differences. This is the final volume of the Seasons Series.
Mulder and Scully are called to Boston by Agents Mitchell Court and Joani Spark to help investigate a case. An old adversary is involved.
CW! Sexual assault
Mulder and Scully haven't been together long before a regular problem raises its particularly ugly head. My favourite type of fic. 😀
This is Volume 2 or the 3 volume Seasons series, but it's not essential to read "Snowed Inn" first.
Neon: Mulder is welcomed back to work and Skinner immediately sends them out on a case in Reno. They're not the only ones with an interest in the area and the time.
I'm Not Irish, So Why'd You Pick On Me?: Mulder has an unusual St Patrick's Day experience.
The Fox and the Hare: Mulder breaks the news prematurely. To appease Scully's ire, he is talked into a very unusual favor that leads to a series of embarrassing situations. The MacLeod children return, to Mulder's dismay, and Mulder's Easter vacation becomes an exercise in domestic survival.
Once again Mulder faces a multitude of tortures, including one I can definitely commiserate with having had to drive for a week in agony through outback Australia looking for help for an abscessed tooth, eventually having to avail myself of the wonderful Royal Flying Doctor Service dentists. If you are able to support the help they provide to outback communities, please do so. It's easy to take medical services for granted when you don't have to drive 1200km to the nearest dentist... but I digress.
Neon itself is a serious, Mulder-torture filled novel, still set in Season 2, with links to the mytharc. It has my favourite Mulder-in-a-kilt and a few other situations where he finds himself judged appreciatively . The mood changes somewhat with "I'm Not Irish" and chaos abounds again in "The Fox and the Hare".
The PDF & EPUB versions contain some of CAC's original sketches, including the ones below.
Paradise Lost: Mulder is dismissed from the Bureau on trumped-up charges of having had contact with the X-files. Stripped of his driving motivation as well as his job, he's forced to look critically at his life. Scully, reassigned to a teaching position at Quantico, must balance her new responsibilities with her concern about her former partner's well-being. And Alex Krycek insinuates himself into Mulder's life for reasons that are not immediately apparent.
Walking Through Fire: Determined to gain reinstatement at the Bureau, Mulder searches for a way to bring Cancer Man down while also confronting the grim reality of unemployment, and Scully's responsibilities increase as she juggles her new assignment with her continued support of her ex-partner's quest. But Skinner requests her forensic expertise in an ongoing investigation, saddling her with an additional burden that may prove more than she can bear. A ghost from Teena Mulder's past prompts her to finally open up to her son, though the information she offers has the potential to crush him. And Alex Krycek inadvertently provides the evidence Mulder needs to foil the Smoking Man.
The Sanctuary Trilogy+ is a masterpiece of fanfic by Bardsmaid. She appeared to have a real sense of comfort with the characters and not only did she make existing characters her own, she created rich, real characters that could have changed the trajectory of the show post Season 7 if only CC & co had thought of them. I can't help but wonder what S8 would have been like had they introduced a character like Agent Wilkins who was eager to help rather than antagonise.
This series diverges from canon at the beginning of Season 6, so all the usual favourites are involved in a complex mytharc plot. Take some time off and really immerse yourself in this one.
There are 4 parts to this series, which I've spit into three volumes. Whilst the Sanctuary Trilogy itself was completed, Topaz, the sequel Bardsmaid was writing at the time of her passing was not, but is included here as an optional extra.
Bardsmaid's website is still available at bardsmaid.org, and her original images can be found there and in the attached epub/pdf versions. New covers are included here due to the tiny size of the original pics.
PS Leland is a much better name for CSM. He's so not a 'Carl'.
The Reach-Sokol series includes:
Khyber takes our agents to some original and unique places. He also gives the partners a fun and adventurous sex life without overdoing it, with a few short smutfics interspersed with the main stories. The angst is also tempered with the kind of off-the-cuff snark that Mulder likes to make, and Scully sometimes adopts, and all the ingredients are there for a very entertaining series.
This one's a little large for a story page, but the other usual options are available.
I don't know who made the original covers, but they were originally posted in Khyber's part of alanna.net, but I hadn't seen them at khyberfic.net (this could just be a wayback machine archive issue.) I also spent an entire day making one myself before I realised there were pre-existing covers, so I'm going to include that one here too. 😀
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.
Mulder and Scully are sent to a small town in Colorado to investigate what appear to be ritualistic killings.
This is an early, NoRoMo safe story, reminiscent of "Our Town" but with a lot more angsty Mulder-Scully interaction. It feels very much like those early episodes, with more of a horror component that directly involves Scully.
Mulder and Scully investigate a series of abductions.
Another Scully-as-decoy story with all the accompanying Mulder!Protectiveness. Boundaries are pushed and then obliterated. Another great fic from a fellow Aussie.
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.
Mulder & Scully are weathering the storm of loves emotional risks, will they survive the deluge?
Mulder notices that Scully has disconnected from their relationship and encourages her to face what's wrong. Whilst my preference is for first time fics, Exley does magical things in the raising of the angst levels of this one to maintain the intensity.
I decided to go a little full-smut with this dustjacket, sorry. I've attempted to make it artistic though 😀 I admit to going full-smut often, I usually just don't post those images or hide them behind more acceptable things...
By popular demand, I have started a secret page at x-trash for the smutty images underneath some of the covers. You can find it here. The password is "smut".
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...
Scully takes a vacation half way across the country, Mulder finds her, and does what we've all been waiting for.
Pissy Scully takes time away from Mulder. Mulder can't handle it. Smut ensues.
I'm struggling a little to get back into posting after spending weeks wrangling software and attempted hackers. I still have some more stuff here to tidy up since the last wordpress update broke a few things, but I seriously need that vacation I was planning now. I wonder whether Mulder would follow me across the country if I just take off...
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. 🙁
Mulder talks Scully into accompanying him on a long, strange trip. Paradox ensues.
Nascent lures you in with this fic. What starts as a weekend away quickly turns into much more and our agents end up in a deadly situation.
This is the version that was updated by Nascent in 2011.
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: 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.
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. 😉
Mulder's favourite dancer has been murdered.
Oh the angst when Scully discovers that Mulder has been seeing an adult entertainer who is almost her double. Some ever-popular substitution fic from MoJo.
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.
A class lecture with some interesting results.
Abracadabra shows us that a relevant plot can be superfluous with our adventurous agents in this hot little hump day fic.
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...
It was supposed to be a simple investigation of a serial killer... until the mind of the killer was made known. Mulder struggles against truths and lies in the mind of a murderer, while Scully fights against shadows and conspiracies for the sanity of her partner.
Content Warning: Profiler!Mulder is violent towards Scully a number of times in this story.
Tara writes beautifully, so at least while she's putting you through an emotional wringer you can appreciate that she's doing it with such vivid imagery. 😉 This is one for the angst addicts. Be prepared to hurt for a while.
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.
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...
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. 🙂
Yee-haw : Rated NC-17, MSR RST, H : Mulder and Scully go undercover (or is that under covers?) as a married couple working on a ranch. When Mulder is injured in a sensitive place, who will provide the TLC he needs?
Two of a Kind : Rated NC-17, MSR RST, dub-con elements : Post-ep to "Three of a Kind" in which the Lone Gunmen find Scully under the influence of the injected drug and instead of just knocking her out, they call Mulder.
If I Were Her... : Rated NC-17, M/S : Musings of a fellow female agent.
If I Were Him... : Rated NC-17, M/S : Musings of a fellow male agent.
Drawing a Bath : Rated NC-17, MSR, UST, 'bation : Scully draws a bath while talking with Mulder on the phone.
OutFoxed : Rated NC-17, Sc/O, MSR RST : Scully has a boyfriend. Mulder doesn't like him. All is not what it seems.
Rose Petal : Rated PG , MSR : Post-ep to "Never Again" in which Mulder's thoughts during Scully's absence are examined. Sorry, no smut here, just an angst-fest.
Not Everything Is About You : Rated NC-17, MSR, BDSM : Another "Never Again" post-ep. "You know, this is unacceptable. If he's going to treat me like his slave, he's gonna learn to do it right."
This last story includes Krycek non-con with Scully so I've put it at the end should you wish to skip it.
Dark Secrets : Rated NC-17, Sc/K non-con, MSR RST : Post-ep to "Paper Clip" in which instead of Krycek and Cardinal shooting Scully's sister at her apartment, Krycek goes to Scully's apartment, ties her up and makes her call Mulder, who has to watch while he does nasty things to her.
This anthology doesn't include Not an Exercise in Subtlety or Risky Business, which are already available at x-libris.
Before Satina went over to the slash side, and occasionally afterwards, she wrote some extremely satisfying MSR erotica. She had a gift for capturing the intense desire our agents had for one another. These are those stories (plus one PG fic and minus the ones above that I've already posted here.)
If you're interested in reading Satina's Mulder/Krycek fics, they can be found at HegalPlace.com on wayback.
Kacaso made covers for many of these fics, but sadly few of the M/S ones remain.
A series of mysterious deaths aboard its ships leads a cruise line to contact the FBI as rumours of a vengeful ghost begin to fly. Is the killer striking from beyond the grave?
I do like the idea of Mulder & Scully stuck together on a cruise ship, so there may be a few more cruise ship investigations that I'll post. For scientific comparison, of course 😉
This one's set in Season 4, not long after TFWID, and poor Scully's obsessing a little too much about not being a certain person's soul mate.
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.
Imagine that Phillip Padgett is still alive somewhere and typing out a life for Scully and her love, Mulder. Hence, Mulder might be able to see colors -- vivid, hot colors. And Scully might be a little feral. Phil does not make an appearance in this piece, though.
If you like a Scully who knows what she wants and goes get it, you should enjoy this feral Scully who's been taken for granted once too often...
Who says change is all bad?
Strange that although it had been Scully who’d done all the fighting to get the X-Files reopened, it was Mulder who received the late message on his machine.... xfiles to reopen with Mulder, Scully, Fowley & Spender.
While Scully's jealousy is getting the better of her, Mulder's a bit of an asshole, siding with the Fowl One in this, so Scully has to ditch him in order to save Gibson. I would have liked worse things to have happened to Fowley, but QofMush isn't as cruel as me, obviously
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.
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.
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. 😉
It may seem like there’s a plot, but bear with me. I promise it has pretty much no bearing on the true meaning of this story at all. I wrote it to fulfill my personal smut quotient for the week.
Although this is set after the UnNatural, it's more of a post-ep for Milagro.
Hump day PWP. 🙂 Although this is set after the UnNatural, it's more of a post-ep for Milagro. I'm not sure what else to say about this one - maybe don't expect a lot of romance.
A series of stories about how Scully's past has shaped the woman
she is now. There is no such thing as the road not taken.
"I'm grounded and rusty; my dance card is dusty now.
Because I wanted to be what the angels see when they
look down: just a couple on the avenue with their
feet on the ground."
What Happened After That:
There is only one way to recover from a night in New York.
And there are always consequences, though it takes a little
moonshine to loosen lips.
Sabine has a wonderful narrative style. She takes us back to Scully's college days and the one that never was...
I hate it when my covers just don't want to turn out the way I want them to. I've made an adjustment to the text after the initial upload and this version looks cleaner, but just know that the fic is better than the cover!!!!
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.
Enough I: Crucify Me: Post Gethsemane. Our agents are angry. Prepare yourself for a gritty!Scully and pissed!Mulder.
Enough I: Crucify Me (Epilogue): Mulder and Scully make-up. Kinda.
Enough II: Come Play My Game: Ummmm....Sex? Mind Candy? Mulder and Scully at a Ft. Lauderdale Club.
Some hump day PWP. I love it when they have to fuck out their differences 🙂
I actually have a huge number of short fics with classic covers that I'd like to post. I was thinking of a month-long short fic special, but maybe "Hump Day Humping" could be a thing...
Diamonds and Rust: Mutilated cattle in the midwest. A plateful of anger with lust on the side.
An Everlasting Kiss: Mulder and Scully investigate a missing child in the seedy glitz and glamour of Atlantic City. They confront Mafiosi, big hair, and flocked wallpaper in Vegas by the Sea. Oh yeah, there's some sex too.
Mulder's annoyed. Scully's annoyed. Mulder's annoyed that Scully's annoyed. Smut ensues.
It's one of my favourite things ever - angry smut!!!!
The complete Barnyard Series
!Content Warning: Character deaths - everyone dies, often more than once, in multiple ways, but it is humour. There's also slash in "Cockfighting", but nothing graphic.
Have you ever wanted to be immunised against the anguish of character death? Well this is the series for you.
Nascent's evil side takes over and she goes on a rampage of character death, in a multitude of imaginative ways. Both beloved and detested characters suffer at the hands of Dark Nascent, and I found myself laughing out loud quite a few times.
Nascent breaks all the fanfic rules with this series, but she pulls it off magnificently.
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:
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.
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.
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. 😉
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.
A string of suicides leads Mulder and Scully to a sleepy, coastal town in Oregon for the second time—on their return to The X File—as tensions run high and nothing is as it seems.
As evidence that 2020 wasn't all bad, I present this contemporary classic casefic written by FragileVixen for the recent case file fic exchange. A bonus fic (link only) to help get you through the weekend.
FragileVixen has also started making collages to post with some of her stories on AO3. This is the image she put together for this one:
The Lost: Mulder and Scully are trapped in the remote wilderness and the art of surviving was not what they expected.
The Found: In the midst of an explosively escalating serial arson case, Mulder and Scully must come to terms with the changes that six months in the wilderness have wrought in themselves and those around them.
Alphas: Mulder, Scully and the rest of the X-Files Division struggle with new realities and the changing of old relationships when the reopening of a closed murder investigation draws them into a shadowy culture thousands of years old.
This starts with an unforgettable story of Scully and Mulder's survival in the woods having been taken there by a perp. Scully's strength and ingenuity keeps them alive before they're ultimately reunited with civilisation. Once they return they're forced to San Diego to help with a case involving Scully's brother. Then finally they have to face themselves and each other.
Original dustjackets by Windsinger:
Mulder and Scully's plans for a Christmas getaway suffer a setback, and Mulder's life hangs in the balance.
Part of the wonderful Virtual Seasons universe (Season 9)
Finally, another PG rated fic! Kestabrook has kindly rewritten Dickens for Mulder, who needed a bit of a kick in the behind for the way he was treating Scully.
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.
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.
Two very loosely-connected companion fics:
Anniversary: Scully reaches a turning point in her relationship with Mulder.
Birthday: On the day of his 38th birthday, Mulder decides to reveal the truth to Scully and see where it gets him… (where do you think?)
This final Mulder's Birthday story comes with a bonus anniversary fic. Twice the fun!
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.
A horrific investigation leads to unprofessional conduct charges against Scully and Mulder, forcing them to question themselves and each other. When they decide to listen to each other, a rather explosive situation develops at a church with a unique history.
This is a beautifully written, action packed fic in which Mulder and Scully have to defend themselves and their actions on a case before attending the wedding of a friend of Scully's. Sparks fly.
It's rated PG-13 but I've added the higher rating because it's bordering an R in my opinion. Well worth the read.
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.
One Ordinary Day: One ordinary day, with fortune cookies.
Out of the Ordinary: Mulder and Scully continue to explore the relationship started in One Ordinary Day.
Ordinary People: Sometimes love isn’t enough to sustain a relationship.
No case in sight in this one. I realised I've been uploading lots of case stories lately. 🙂
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've now added a PDF version in case FFnet goes belly-up. There have been rumours for a while so best to be sure 🙂
Living, loving……. and learning to let go. Set in the future, post episodic series finale, the X-Files are closed permanently due to unforeseen circumstances. Facing the dissolution of the partnership, Mulder and Scully go their separate ways trying to find a future, unable to see past their history. All the while, evil forces surround them in Washington that threaten the very existence of our nation’s most prized possession….democracy.
LM Control emphasizes the slow in slow burn in this one. While there are tags for /others they try but there's no follow through IYKWIM. There are case files in case files as M&S deal with the closure of the X-Files.
A story of personal demons and the dust of angels. Can Scully help Mulder find his way out of the labyrinth?
Wen can hit Mulder and Scully where it really hurts.
She was also a dustjacket artiste, but very few of hers can be found now. 🙁
Scully and Mulder not only face a monster of a killer, but, even more horrible, must confront their own relationship.
This is another fic that came to mind for buried alive stories (see 34 Hours). In this one they're not deliberately buried though. So much glorious angst. And pissy, jealous Scully gives me life. 😀
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. 🙂
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!
A Splash in Texas: Mulder and Scully return to Texas for vacation fun, improving their relationship has never been so fun or so hard.
Fireworks: After their argument in Texas, Scully comes to terms with what she wants and how to control her controlling side.
There's no shame in shameless smut. There should be more of it in this messed up world we live in. 🙂
I'm still plugging away at Donnilee's "Other Author" sites, and I've done Michelle/xfimnotdone's now, twice, and decided that this 4th July fluff was appropriate to post here given the date.
Donnilee's Fireworks dustjacket is MIA, so I've done a replacement for the site. There are a few yet to replace on Michelle/xfind's pages once I get the rest of the sites updated.
If your eyes hurt too much at the web link to the left, I'm trying a new version at https://donnilee.xf-redux.com/xfind/.
xfimnotdone, I haven't shown you the new version yet to decide between them because you're supposed to be studying and I don't want to be a bad influence... I'll be in touch...
Yule Vibrations: Mulder buys Scully a naughty Christmas gift and they take it to work.
New Year's Buzz: Mulder and Scully attend the annual FBI New Year's Ball and Scully's payback's a bitch.
No, it's not Christmas (but I do have a gift for you) and 2020 isn't over with yet (unfortunately), but it is yule downunder.
The gift I have for you is the completed renovation of Donnilee's section of her website. You'll notice I added a web link. It just took a little extra time to complete this section after I discovered how bad the original colours looked on mobile screens and had to tone it all down by 1000%.
There's still more to go - the added author sites aren't yet converted for mobile-friendly browsing, nor is the OTC recs section but I have to slow down a bit due to my advancing age... 😉
These ones are total out-of-character smut-romps, but they're way more enjoyable than the out-of-character anti-smut we get from the Anti-Chris (Carter) 😛 😀
Variety is the spice of life.
Includes 6 POE stories:
A humourous romp to make up for the intense fics I posted earlier this week.
There are too many images to display for this one... go to the website link to see this production in its entirety. These are just the two individual dustjackets I know of.
If you want to read more tales of Dr Scully working on Mulder's embarrassing situations, try the "Fixing the Family Jewels" Shipper's Digest.
The world of MSR fanfic has many wonderful stories about the "first time." Here's one about the changes and adjustments that follow. Mulder and Scully suffer through their own insecurities as they take on the Consortium. Some jealousy for Mulder.
Kel isn't one of those author's names that you hear spoken of reverently in the XF fanfic world, but by the gods she can write some intricate plots. Not only that, but this one is interlaced with the kind of humour that almost borders on the ridiculous at times, and just makes you feel good.
There are bonus cameos from Bill Clinton, Al Gore, and Newt Gingrich to add to the fun.
First Time Jitters: In the middle of a fight, Scully makes a stunn