Boundless by Meredith

5,000 Words

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

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

Dark Water by Suzanne Schramm

17,000 Words

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

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

Scene of the Crime by Donnilee

6,500 Words

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Mulder reacts to a Scully outfit and starts an emotional avalanche.

 

I'm a sucker for the decoy!Scully trope, and this fic is an all-time favourite. Mulder's tongue can't help itself when faced with Scully's under-dressed cleavage, and to be totally honest, even as a straight woman  I can appreciate the temptation that naked Scullyboobs would present.  Slight dubcon (but not unwanted) Mulder!tongue action.

Complications Trilogy by Sarah Kiley

308,000 Words

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

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

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

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

All covers are by Sarah.

 

No Title by The Alexandria Trio

19,000 Words

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Love knows no national boundaries or gender differentiation: Everyone loves Scully.

The Alexandria Trio are Lucy Marchmont, kmom, & bcfan

Some absolute silliness for the end of the July Frenzy of Fanfic. If nothing else it should make you smile.

As I only had a tiny version of the cover for this one, I've taken the liberty of playing with it a little in versions where it's going to be blown up bigger. 🙂

Shred of Doubt by Jo-Ann L & Vickie Moseley

68,000 Words

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Scully gets called out to San Diego to help on a case and Mulder, though still recovering, tags along. Detective John Kresge wasn’t expecting the extra baggage.

 

This is an all-time favourite fic that I was reminded of recently.  I just love the characterisation embraced by these two long-standing XF fanfic authors: Mulder is constantly tortured but still tries to play at Alpha Male -being very possessive of Scully whilst feeling threatened and vulnerable, Scully is caught between Mulder and the rest of the civilised world, Kresge is an overbearing sexist pig, Maggie is the all-knowing peacemaker, and Bill Jr is at his belligerent, blustering best.  This all adds to the humour and makes this case file an extremely entertaining read.

Girl 77 by MoJo

5,800 Words

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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.

Old Friends by McKab

93,000 Words

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Part of the Old Friends series:

‘He looked up at her, his expression unreadable. “Ever wonder why things happen?” At Scully’s confused look, he continued, “I mean, why things happen at specific times? Why people show up when they do?” Mulder leaned in toward her as he spoke.’

This was the oldest outstanding story on by  "to read" list as I was a little worried about the Mulder/other factor, but I finally read it and it's definitely MSR. Mulder's ex-girlfriend is in the story, and there's some sexual tension between them, but they're both with other people now. 🙂 I have a feeling that I'd read the interlude, which is Mulder/other, and that gave me the wrong idea. Although the interlude isn't part of the original story,  it was written before Part 21 but I've placed it at the end as an optional extra.

The woman at the centre of this story is a likable, interesting character, who works with Mulder and Scully on a case, before working on their personal relationship.

I haven't managed to get my hands on the original book cover created by Nessa, so if you have a copy I'd love to include it here.

There is a sequel to this one, available under 'series' below the downloads.

DK’s Secret & Scully and the Gap Man by AliciaK

19,000 Words

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Mulder takes Scully out on a long overdue date, and discovers what little secret she has hiding underneath her staid suits.

Smart-ass smut and general silliness.

Some first date fic, then Scully family gathering fic by AliciaK. Double the hump day fun.

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. 🙂

Yee Haw & Much More by Satina

61,000 Words

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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.

Gatsby Trilogy by Nicole Perry

16,000 Words

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Nicole pays homage to F Scott Fitzgerald in this AU third party observation of our beloved characters.

Thank you to Nina (xphilernj) for suggesting this one and for providing Gatsby III, which had long ago fallen off the internet.

This isn't the sort of thing I normally read, but I really enjoyed it. Nicole's writing is on point and puts you right in there amongst all the action. I had to pause after reading it to absorb it all.  Kudos to Nicole..

Cruise by M Partous

37,000 Words

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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.

Veritas Nullus by Janet

31,000 Words

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Scully is raped in Mulder's apartment and Mulder is shot by her gun. Is he the assailant?

!Content Warning - Rape. (Actually it's quite graphic so I've marked the particular scene should you wish to avoid it.)

Mulder has to fight for his innocence after being accused of serial rape in this intriguing and angsty plot by Janet.

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.

Changing Tides by QofMush

25,000 Words

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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

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.

Laws of Motion by Syntax6

74,000 Words

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Part of the Invariants series:

“Laws of Motion” is a sequel to “Universal Invariants” which picks up in season five with “Redux II.”  Scully barely has time to unpack before a ghost from the past sends her and Mulder down a murderous rabbit hole.

Through the magic of her storytelling Syn gives us another 'first time' in the second book of this pair. More Ethan & more investigations & more MSR. This story takes our heroes through the fifth season, complete with Emily drama & a Halloween parrot.

Universal Invariants by Syntax6

80,000 Words

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Part of the Invariants series:

"This is an AU story in which I play fast and loose with the first season. While I’m just as glad that Ethan got eliminated from the actual show (I don’t think he would have added much on the screen) I thought it would be fun to play out the relationship here as Scully gets dragged deeper and deeper into the X-Files."

Syntax6 is a legend, as this story and its sequel demonstrate.

Syn gives Scully's deleted boyfriend Ethan a big role in the first season as she weaves some extra cases in for Mulder and Scully to solve. This follows the agents from their first meeting to the return of Scully after her abduction. And while this is Scully/Ethan, Ethan doesn't seem to be doing it for her once she starts on the X-Files.

Exploring Desires by K Benton

100,000 Words

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When Mulder and Scully work with a new agent, his entry into their lives causes months of intense angst for everyone involved.

Content Warning: non-consensual sexual situations, deviant sexual situations, physical control, coercive control, violence. Some scenes are marked, including a court scene which may be especially distressing for rape survivors.

This starts with Scully dating another agent before discovering it's Mulder she really wants. From there things get dark.  Unless you're particularly sensitive, you shouldn't let the content warning put you off - just be prepared to hurt a little.

April Fool’s Day Series by GirlGone

12,000 Words

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  • April Fool's Day 1 - 101 Uses For Jumper Cables: Scully plays a practical joke on Mulder that leaves him speechless.
  • April Fool's Day 2 - Please Leave a Message : Mulder feels compelled to retaliate, pulling out all the stops for this practical joke.
  • April Fool's Day 3 - Sex, Lies and Microcassette Tapes: Geez, will Scully give up? Think not. She's got another trick up her sleeve for Mulder in the practical joke war.
  • April Fool's Day 4 - Move and Counter Move : Mulder thinks he's got Scully now. But does he?

Scully and Mulder play a few April Fool's Day pranks on each other. GirlGone is known for her humour. This is just a little silliness, set in early seasons. No MSR sorry, just some friendly fun with a garnish of jealousy.

Dance Card Series by Sabine

22,500 Words

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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.

Dance Card: 
"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.

Moonshine:
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!!!!

Barnyard Series by Dark Nascent

49,000 Words

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The complete Barnyard Series

  • Lambs to the Slaughter: Your strongest enemy is one who has nothing left to lose. You know how important Agent Mulder is to the equation. You don't want to turn one man's fight into a crusade. Excuses, excuses.
  • Said the Spider to the Fly: The truth about Samantha Mulder. Or: Nascent develops her split personality.
  • From Ass to Zebra: Okay. So what if, like, Vince Gilligan was me, and I was Vince? I am he, and he is me, and we are all together! Step aside, Vinzeno. Let D.N. show you how it's DONE.
  • Cockfighting: Guess
  • Swine of the Prodigal Son: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday's gonna be all right.
  • Cattle Chutes:  You remember that game "Chutes and Ladders?" If not, you're old. I bet Mulder and Scully play really well.
  • EIEIO: The truth is out there.

!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.

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

45,000 Words

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

Well we did...

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

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

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

Obesa Cantavit - The Common Fate Gag Reel     

Dust Series by Blue Samutra

17,000 Words

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Dust: It’s a long road back from Philadelphia

Yellow Light: It’s like Groundhog Day

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

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

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

Dust Out the Demons: Elton solves all ills

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

Flea Market Economy by Punk Maneuverability

11,000 Words

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She gets the feeling this is Mulder's fault, because these things usually are.

!There's a dubcon warning on this one despite their relationship not being consummated.  It's labelled as "comedic genderswap", if that helps.

This is stuck!fic of a totally different kind, but Punk Maneuverability's specialty is writing fics that are difficult to categorise. This is an awkward but fun Mulder/Scully bodyswap trope story.

Overnight Sensation by Syntax6

88,000 Words

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Set post Two Fathers/One Son, Mulder and Scully struggle to get back on the same page as a serial killer stalks couples in the Boston area.

It was fortuitous that permission to share some of Syntax6's stories came just in time to share this Valentine's Day fic.  Don't expect any sappy romance though, it's set immediately after One Son before Mulder and Scully start back on the X-Files.  Scully needs some alone time before the X-Files reopen and accepts a case in Boston. Naturally her alone time doesn't last long.

There aren't a lot of hearts and flowers in this one.  Pissy Scully is on point with her snarky thoughts about Mulder and Fowley. Mulder is on his toes, and Fowley is peak Fowley.  Of course, Mulder ends up on Scully and vice versa by the end.

I'll take this opportunity to surreptitiously plug Syn's original novels again.  Find out more at her web site.

Lesser Evils by Hannah Mason

42,000 Words

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Part of the Evils Universe series:

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

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

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

Compass by Nascent

52,000 Words

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

 

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

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

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

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

Necessary Roughness by agoodwoman

40,000 Words

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

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

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

Dares Series by Eponine119

21,000 Words

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Eponine119's Dares series has our agents messing around and exacting revenge on one another, with some fun and games sprinkled into a very drawn out game of Truth or Dare.  A bit of a flippant, humourous tale, that finishes as they realise that they don't need the games after all.

Since I already had this one combined and ready to go, I figured an extra day of PWP for world peace won't go astray.  This is one of those fics that I remembered being better than I found it on my recent re-read. Eponine119 has a lot of magnificent stories, but I'm not sure this early fic, written in 1995, quite reaches that standard.  It could just be that my expectations were higher, so if I lower yours you might enjoy it more. 😉  It's a little on the juvenile side, but if you're after total escapism it might be just the thing...

 

Magic Shell Stories by the Sister Spooky Gang

34,000 Words

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Magic Shell: Brick Wall by Jacquie LaVa - wherein it is discovered just how much Mulder likes giving Scully history lessons...

Magic Shell: Motel Room by Tess - Scully takes control

Magic Shell: The Woman Who Knows Everything by Xenith - Scully feels bad about hurting Mulder in the throes of passion and decides to make it up to him.

Magic Shell: At the Races by Foxsong - M & S are investigating a missing racehorse, and the tackroom seems to be full of interesting clues.

Magic Shell 5: Caroling by Wylfcynne - FTF Missing scene - the summary would be longer than the story

Magic Shell 6: At the Movies by Ravenwald - M&S watch one of the movies that aren't Mulder's.

Magic Shell: Breakfast by RoseMN - Mulder brings Scully breakfast.

Magic Shell: Rest Stop by Sue Ann - A difficult drive.

Magic Shell 11: Oral Hygiene by Ravenwald - Mulder accidentally cc'd an email.

Magic Shell 15: By Touch by Wylfcynne - Smut, luridfic, whatever you want to call it. Playing with toys.

NOTE: These last 3 stories in the anthology are Mulder/Scully/Krycek threesomes

Magic Shell: Snack by Evielouise - An M/S/K continuation of the first story - "Brick Wall"

Magic Shell 10: Ice Cream Sandwich by Wylfecynne - an M/S/K sequel to Snack

Magic Shell 14: Alien Technology by Ravenwald - an M/S/K sequel to Ice Cream Sandwich.

The Magic Shell series is so bad it's good. It's shameless PWP, most of it written as a distraction by Sister Spooky list members whilst awaiting season 8.

I've tried to group stories together where they're connected, but I may have lost track somewhere in there.  I did however move the three M/S/K stories to the end to save MSR purists from having to close their eyes and scroll through them.  (There are links in the ePub & PDF versions.) There's more of an explanation at the beginning of the file.

Personally, I don't mind the very infrequent M/S/K fic as a total escape from reality, and I can understand why Krycek would want to join in. 😀

I hope you enjoy this PWP distraction.  I figured there was enough angst in the world right now and hope this helps.  Regular programming will resume shortly.

 

Sexually Repressed Guide to Defining Forever, The by Trixie

35,000 Words

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My version of M&S go to an island.  Just your average Angsty, Humor filled MSR Story

Mulder takes his disillusioned, winter-weary partner away to Catalina Island for a supposed case after Tithonus. There's no case, but there are ghosts... 

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Shipper’s Digest 06: The FBI Ball

41,000 Words

One time M&S didn't make it to the FBI Ball and six times they did, an anthology of FBI Ball smut:

  • Fortunate Misfortune by OkayVal
  • Three's a Crowd by AnnK
  • Fire and Ice by Jennifer Lyon
  • One Shameless Night by Eponine119
  • FIfteen Minute Window by WhiteRaevyn (Nikki LeF)
  • Your Place or Mine by Bidie Mc
  • Worth the Wait I & II by Atticus

This collection should well and truly cure  you of any residual angst from the Lost series. 🙂

N is for NYE & New Year’s Resolution by Donnilee

28,000 Words

Mulder bails Scully out of an embarrassing situation by posing as her date for New Year’s Eve.

Mulder helped Scully save face. Then they sucked face. Now they have to deal with the morning after. Sequel to “N is for New Year’s Eve.”

Happy New Year!!!  Wishing you all much health and happiness for the coming year.

There are a couple of extra covers for this one.  The first is Donnilee's cover for New Year's Resolution, and the second is Kimpa's N is for NYE cover.

Isosceles by Dr Ambuguous

8500 Words

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Mulder puts on his shining armor, but his plans are upset when he finds out about what happened in the elevator in Triangle!

I interrupt the current holiday story post-fest to upload this post-Triangle story for reasons. 🙂

Week Before Christmas by Rafferty

26,000 Words

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It's the week before Christmas, and Mulder and Scully are realizing that they must have been very, very good this year.

A very possessive Mulder and an FBI Ball. Isn't this what Christmas is all about?

Twelve Tropes of Christmas by mangokiwitropicalswirl

20,000 Words

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This was a personal challenge for Mangokiwitropicalswirl - to write little holiday drabbles each containing one of the fandom's favorite tropes.

Just a link to a lovely tropey indulgence on AO3 today.  Have a fabulous holiday season. xxx

Unscrupulous by Narida Law

2,500 Words

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Mulder’s haircut is, quite simply, the result of one woman’s possessive nature. A lot of people have speculated on Mulder’s “for the love of God, WHY?” haircut. Here’s my excuse.

This one's just a cute little piece because I'm away at the moment and haven't had much of a chance to read.  Another PG rated fic as evidence that I read the occasional non-angsty-smut. 😉

The Vanishers by mommieburger

19,000 Words

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The Vanishers (or Stinkwort and Buttercups)

Mulder and Scully get called into a kidnapping and one of the suspects is an invisible being. Both agents deal with the concept of true love, but Mulder gets caught indulging his base desires. Scully must make a choice, but can Mulder convince her to make the right one?

Mulder takes his video obsession a bit too far, but at least he solves the case.

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

Eat it Too by Rachel Anton

13,500 Words

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Will Mulder ever get his cake? And if he does, what will he do with it?

 

*links fixed*

Mulder's birthday is coming up so I figured it was time to start getting in the mood....

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.

You He Did Not Fail by Extraordinarily_ordinary

85,000 Words

You He Did Not Fail cover

Five months after recovering from cancer, Scully abruptly left Washington — and Mulder — for a position at the LA field office. Mulder never understood why. Two years later, he'll have his chance to find out.

This is a fabulous brand new fic by a first time author. It combines a case file with some intense relationship angst and some likeable (and loathable) original characters.

There is some artwork at the end of the fic on AO3 but I won't post it here because it might be a bit spoilery. 🙂

Darkness and the Light by Humbuggie

37,000 Words

Book Cover: Darkness and the Light by Humbuggie

After involvement with another man and an argument with Mulder, Scully goes her own way. But when Mulder finds out the real reason behind her move and goes after her, he threatens to become the victim of what was meant to happen to her.

Separation anxiety, then MulderTorture. You'll have to use your own imagination when it comes to smut.

Tremors & Aftershocks by Gerry Hill

19,000 Words

Book Cover: Tremors & Aftershocks by Gerry Hill

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. 😀

Volition Unbound by Rachel Anton

23,000 words

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The return of a man from Scully's past forces her to make some decisions

Some classic angsty jealousy-induced smut from the fabulous Rachel Anton.

The refurbishment of the Orange Tabby Cat Recommends archive is finally finished and you can find this story among others on the Orange Tabby Cat recommends Jealousy list.. 🙂

Dressed by Armani by Caroline

12,000 Words

Dressed by Armani cover

When Mulder poses for a GQ calendar, Scully realises how many women are after ‘her’ man, and decides its time to take some action.

I do like it when Scully makes a move.

Hunter’s Moon, The by Amber

15,000 Words

Book Cover: Hunter's Moon, The by Amber

Scully goes on a girl's night out.  Mulder gets a hobby.

Another fic uploaded as part of the Orange Tabby Cat Recommends archive restoration.

More escapism, less substance. I think I'm subconsciously trying to balance out all that intense MulderTorture I posted a few weeks back. 😉

Possessions Series by Angel

33,000 Words

Book Cover: Possessions Series by Angel
  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!

Bare Truth in BeXar County (The) by FatCat

16,000 Words

BaeTruth in BeXar County (cover by Donnilee)

What really kick-started their relationship?

Mulder is in all his glory in this tropey goodness on an out of town case, with lots of jealousy thrown into the mix.

I'm pushing through the pain to get Donnilee's website completely restored and online and I'm pleased to say I now have half of the 'other author' sites done! FatCat's is 100% complete - no missing stories to track down or missing images to recreate!!!!!  You can check the progress at https://donnilee.xf-redux.com.

Parabiosis by Penumbra

59,000 Words

Book Cover: Parabiosis by Penumbra

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.

Recycled Virgins by Kel

24,000 Words

Book Cover: Recycled Virgins by Kel

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.

 

Impulse by Suzanne Schramm

16,000 Words

Book Cover: Impulse by Suzanne Schramm

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...

 

Walking Away Series by ScamBeliever

25,000 words

Book Cover: Walking Away Series by ScamBeliever

Walking Away I: Big Mistake: Regretting One Night

Walking Away II: Stolen Shots: Bridging the gap has been painfully trying. Something else makes it even worse.

Walking Away III: Unexpected Visitor: Scully gives in at the wrong time.

Walking Away IV: Passing Torches: Things might never happen.

Walking Away V: Repress, Restrain, Deny: "I won't follow you anymore, Scully. I can't. Not in this." - Mulder

This one opens the morning after their first time together. Scully questions whether changing their relationship was a mistake, before assumptions, jealousy and insecurity take over.

Fox’s Book of Martyrs: Crucifying Scully by Ktblle

22,400 words

Book Cover: Fox's Book of Martyrs: Crucifying Scully by Ktblle

Your end is your beginning is your end.

Oh the angst. What's a girl to do when her new lover decides to push her away to save her from himself? Go to Hawaii and setlle, that's what. But is that what she really wants?  Maybe, maybe not.  Spoiler: the answer isn't yes.

Well colour me surprised. I thought I'd uploaded this one ages ago.

There was a cover for this one by Kimpa, but only the thumbnail remains, which I've quadrupled in size here so you can see it.  I wish images saved better on the wayback machine. 🙁

Jitters Series by Donnilee

53,000 Words

Book Cover: Jitters Series by Donnilee

First Time Jitters: In the middle of a fight, Scully makes a stunning confession that prompts Mulder to act on his feelings.

Jitters 2: M/S embark on married life and Mulder sets out to teach Scully about all the things she's been missing.

Jitters 3: Scully's education continues. Wedding bells are in the air.

D'oh. I finally upgraded the site to https the other day, so I had to type these book URLs in from scratch... and I got the site URL wrong... 😀  I've now corrected this.  Sorry for the inconvenience.  I was actually expecting the whole site to break when I did that so I'm glad it was such a simple error!

You can thank Lacy, who requested this series.  I'm planning to add more of Donnilee's fics since she's kind enough to have made dustjackets for most of them.... and I assure you that's not the only reason! 😀

There are 3 stories in this series, so 3 dustjackets are included in the epub and PDF versions.

Omens by Lepus-Arcticus

63,000 Words

Book Cover: Omens by Lepus-Arcticus

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

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

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

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

Remember Me? by Caroline O

56,000 Words

Book Cover: Remember Me? by Caroline O

Mulder and Scully have been forcibly separated from each other for fifteen months. Scully has a new life, but no knowledge of her previous one.

Happy Mother's Day to mothers of all descriptions. A bonus fic for the occasion: this fic is one that's even enjoyable for those of us who don't do kidfic.  Scully has a baby, and a partner, but it's not all as it seems. There are many twists and turns to keep you reading.

 

Not Without You & Chained to You by Spooky’s Girl

48,000 Words

Book Cover: Not Without You & Chained to You by Spooky's Girl

Not Without You: Mulder and Scully vs the wild west.

Chained to You: 18 months after Scully leaves the bureau, fate intervenes, and Fowley tries to...

It's bothered me that I don't have many smutless fics here, so much so that I'm seriously considering combining G and PG rating tags to obfuscate that fact a little.  I've guesstimated these fics as PG, as they're not rated, nor were they summarised.  They came from the dark, cobweb-infested basement of the wayback machine as I'm pretty sure these are from Denise's pre-ATXC writings which never made it to Gossamer.   Spooky's Girl is one of my regular dustjacket providers, but unfortunately she hadn't done any for these two stories  and all my efforts were a little underwhelming.  There are days when nothing seems to work... I should post a couple of the rejects for a laugh... it was that bad.

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.

Whole Truth (The) by Admiralty

95,000 Words

Book Cover: Whole Truth (The) by Admiralty

Fox Mulder and Diana Fowley, a partnership of like minds. Fox Mulder and Dana Scully, a partnership of perfect opposites. A journey beginning pre-XF and throughout the series exploring these relationships. (Includes Mulder, Diana, and Scully POVs)

Chaps 1-5: pre XF- Pilot
Chap 6: S2-S5
Chap 7: The End
Chap 8-9: Fight the Future/ The Beginning
Chap 10: Drive/ Triangle
Chap 11-12: Two Fathers/ One Son
Chap 13: Arcadia-Field Trip
Chap 14-17: Biogenesis arc

Although this fic examines the Mulder/Fowley relationship, it is MSR. It gives a lot of insight into the behaviour we see on screen, and adds so much depth to all of these characters.  Admiralty  even made Diana almost actually likeable. Or appreciable anyway.  It gives a whole new understanding of the motivations and events of seasons 5 to 7.

 

Sounding the Depths Series by ML

19,000 Words

Book Cover: Sounding the Depths Series by ML

Sounding the Depths: In which Mulder gets Lesson One in Regaining Your Partner’s Trust. A series of missing scenes from “Agua Mala.”

Interval: Bridging gaps and redefining partnership. A
conversation after Agua Mala and before Monday.

Do Overs: Continuing work on partnership. A series of missing
scenes from "Arcadia."

The Nature of the Beast: Mulder and Scully continue to work on their partnership in the aftermath of Two Fathers/One Son

ML takes us for an emotional ride from Two Fathers/One Son to Alpha, lovingly exploring the ups and downs of their relationship intertwined with the added emotional toll that came with each case.

Yet again, I found images post-posting. 🙂  These ones were the work of Circe Invidiosa (The Interval image is missing).

Behind the Looking Glass by Wendiae

48,000 Words

Book Cover: Behind the Looking Glass by Wendiae

After returning from Philadelphia Scully is unsure of her reaction to Mulder's anger and takes an assignment away from him unintentionally placing herself in grave danger.

This is an all time favourite fic.  I have no idea how Wendiae came up with this case; it's extremely twisted and keeps you on the edge of your seat. The UST is also intense throughout as Mulder roleplays in order to preserve Scully's cover.

Aftermath by Zuffy

71,000 Words

Book Cover: Aftermath by Zuffy

This series began with the devastating effects One Son had on Mulder and Scully's partnership, and continued through their desperate attempt to understand the alien threat and the complex loyalties of Diana and other players. Parts 3 and 4 take place after Biogenesis as Scully and Mulder try to come to terms with his mysterious illness. There's a shippy end for believers...

I've been having a bit of a post One Son indulgence lately so there may be some more juicy One Son fics coming...

In this one Zuffy weaves an elaborate mytharc story around the canon from Two Fathers/One Son to Amor Fati, and challenges our beloved heroes to save each other, not knowing who they can trust.

Blinded by White Light by DashaK

58,000 Words

Book Cover: Blinded by White Light by DashaK

Blinded by White Light: What are we, but the sum of our memories?

Open to White: We shall see the sky sparkling with diamonds.

 

Blinded by White Light and Open to White find Mulder and Scully in a vastly different post-col world. 

Full Circle to the Truth by Des

50,000 words

Book Cover: Full Circle to the Truth by Des

Special Agent Diana Fowley. Special Agent Dana Scully. What do they mean to Fox Mulder? Does he know? If not, how far do you have to go to find the truth? I thought it was time to find out.

This was a last minute substitution so again tags have been added from my appalling doddery old woman's memory. 

This is more Fowley-induced angst. I can't remember much of the specifics, but I do remember the smut. 😉   I'm pretty sure Kersh's office is involved at some point.

Apologies to these awesome authors that it's the smut that stays with me rather than the plot they put all that time and effort into; it's not you it's me. I'm going to post some non-smut soon just to prove that I do remember some stories for their storylines.

Sal From 4C by Dianora & MD1016

12,000 Words

Book Cover: Sal From 4C by Dianora & MD1016

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 😀 

Green Silk by Eowyn Evenstar

19,000 Words

Book Cover: Green Silk by Eowyn Evenstar

This version includes the short Christmas fic, The Present.

The Present: Scully receives a mysterious Christmas gift.

Green Silk: Mulder overhears Scully and her sister discussing whether Mulder might be gay. He has to prove her wrong.

Green Silk has some classic fic elements like Jealous!Mulder, Sexy!Scully, a sexist small town cop, and some frenzied season 3-4 smut...

It's been a while since I posted so I hope I remember everything I have to do 🙂 

 

Kinesthesia by Amy (Spookey247)

38,000 Words

Book Cover: Kinesthesia by Amy (Spookey247)

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 😉

Colombian Exchange by Taylor

32,000 Words

Book Cover: Colombian Exchange by Taylor

It's a story about coffee, terrorism, love, sex, and families, though not necessarily in that order. What happens when a third agent is assigned to the X-Files - a female agent? What happens when Mulder starts dating that agent? What happens when Scully requests a transfer? Cancer rears its ugly head, as does Bill Scully, Jr.

 

Mulder's a complete arsehole in this story, but it makes for juicy angst, and if Scully's willing to forgive then who am I to judge?  He likes to push her away to protect her from himself.  This is a Mulder/other to MSR but there's nothing graphic for the /other.

Kimpa originally did a cover for this, but the thumbnail is all that remains of it.  I've increased it to more than twice the size so you don't have to squint quite so much and it's still tiny.

Miles to Go Series by MD1016

22,500 Words

Book Cover: Miles to Go Series by MD1016

Mulder and Scully in the desert, talking to each other through tin can phones.

This is a nice 'n' angsty jealousy/betrayal story involving the incredibly dislikable Diana Fowley.  Scully issues an ultimatum and a proposition.  Mulder considers the options.   

Bone of Contention by Kel & Michelle Kiefer

42,000 Words

Book Cover: Bone of Contention by Kel & Michelle Kiefer

When an investigation in the middle of nowhere opens old wounds, 2000 miles away becomes too close to home. Can Mulder and Scully unravel the puzzle before they fall apart?

Another gripping case file. This one puts our agents in the perilous position of investigating a cloning facility.  I can't quite remember if it's mytharc related, I might have to read it again - all I remember is the Dr Scully awkwardness after Mulder's hurt.

Hardball by Missy P

19,500 Words

Book Cover: Hardball by Missy P

Summary withheld at author’s request.

It's enough to say that it's a ball fic, with gossip and jealousy, misdirection and  misunderstanding. 

Note: I'm unsure whether Missy has used her real name so I've just used her last initial on the site.  Her full name is on the dustjacket where it can't be googled.  

 

As often seems to happen, I found Missy's dustjacket after making a new one.  Hers is so much better than mine. 

X-trash now deleted cover. I never was 100% happy with this one so I wish I knew there was another before I uploaded...

Butt, Montana & Hellhole, Idaho by Jess M

8,900 Words

Book Cover: Butt, Montana & Hellhole, Idaho by Jess M

Scully goes on a date. Mulder is incensed! Comedy and Love ensue.

I thought I'd lighten things up with some jealousy smut. The Scully/Other is no more than a plot device, therefore it could be argued that there is some plot involved.

Damage Wrought by a Trip to Philadelphia by JHallmark

28,500 words

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

Mulder reacts to the events in "Never Again."

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

 

Some more wonderful post Never Again angst.

Shipper’s Digest 413: Never Again

26,400 words

SIX SMUTALICIOUS 'NEVER AGAIN' POST-EPS

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

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

Healing Waters Series by xgirl

56,000 Words

Book Cover: Healing Waters Series by xgirl
Part of the Crossing Lines series:

XGirl continues the Crossing Lines universe, taking Mulder and Scully from after Sixth Extinction through most of Season 7 with angst and love.  There are two R rated stories in this section - if you want to skip the smut, XGirl has PG rated versions on her website.  

I: Truths Untold: In the dark hours before the early morning, the greatest truths out there may well be the unspoken ones. [PG]
II: Reconnection: A day at the beach and a story about a boy and his sandcastle spaceship. [PG]
III: Acceptance: Mulder and Scully take a significant personal step forward after a severe blow to his psyche. (Sein und Seit/Closure) [R]
IV: Just Breathe: Scully finds it difficult to deal with a side of Mulder she's never seen before in the aftermath of her adventure with CSM (En Ami). [PG]
V: Truths Revealed: Mulder and Scully realize that they have to deal with the memory of Diana if they want to move ahead. (all things) [PG]
VI: Waters Edge: The end of the road finally arrives for Mulder and Scully.[R]

XGirl's thoughts on the Post-Fight the Future X-Files (and even post Redux) very much mirror my own. It lost momentum. It tried to crush the Mulder-Scully dynamic, before going on to crush their spirits and change their beliefs.  Her website, xgirl's x-files x-perience, has an analysis of each episode, both on the original watch and a rewatch on the 20th anniversary. The Crossing Lines universe is her attempt to fix up some of the wrongs in Seasons 6 and 7.

XGirl's dustjackets, included in the epub & PDF versions.

Edge of Darkness: The Complete XFBandit Collection by Dawson E Rambo

61,000 words

Book Cover: Edge of Darkness: The Complete XFBandit Collection by Dawson E Rambo

Dawson E Rambo writing as XFBandit.

THE NOIR COLLECTION

  • Aphasic [R]
    Scully is being interviewed about something that went dreadfully wrong with a case involving Mulder and the disappearance of two boys from a deserted farmhouse. Warning: This is not a "nice" story, folks. Please read with caution. Angst, Story, Relationship
  • Base Secrets [PG]
    A first-person Mulder story that talks about his relationship with Scully. Some parts of that relationship are not what the FBI or the Consortium thinks they are, and this story addresses both how that came to be, and how they maintain the deception. MSR, Angst.
  • Choices [PG]
    Scully dies...or does she? This is a story about the choices people are sometimes forced to make, and the aftermath and fallout of those choices. Angst, MSR
  • Extreme Measures [R]
    An odditity in the fanfic world, this is actually a Scully/Other AND an MSR at the same time, told from the "Other's" point of view. Scully lays near death, and her husband and Mulder team up to track down the cure. Note: Character death (Although not a main character.) Angst, MSR, Scully/Other.
  • Guardian Angel [PG]
    This is a story told from the POV of someone sent by the Consortium to track Mulder and Scully's activities and movement. When he decides that he doesn't want to do his job anymore, and takes steps to reveal the true nature of the Conspiracy, events unfold that have a direct effect on Scully and Mulder. MSR, Angst, Violence.
  • Java Jive [PG]
    Sometimes it takes extreme situations to clarify feelings. After a stakeout turns horribly violent, Scully and Mulder take a moment of downtime to confront the feelings they think they have for each other. MSR, Angst, Violence
  • Night Eyes [PG]
    This is a story told from the POV of an ex-intelligence agent/military special forces operative who is hired by someone close to Scully to gather information on her movements and activities. MSR, Angst, Action
  • Night Whispers [PG]
    A short story about intimacy. MSR, Sexual Situations.
  • Night Whispers II  [T]
    Although the title lends itself to the possibility, this story is not a sequel to Night Whispers. It covers similar ground, but in a seperate universe. MSR, Sexual Situations.
  • Servare Veritas [R]
    A story told from Scully's POV. She's in a cheap motel room, preparing to do something she never thought she'd do. What decision will Scully make? MSR, V, A++
  • WitSec [T]
    Scully is forced to enter the Witness Security Program.

OTHER XFBANDIT STORIES

  • Alliance
    Mulder discovers that Skinner and Scully have a relationship that doesn't conform to his personal expectations of how a superior and subordinate should be interfacing. Angst, MSResque.
  • Before and After The End [T]
    Spoilers for "The End," the last episode of Season 5. If you haven't seen that episode, you may not want to read this story. This is a first-person Scully story about her thoughts leading up to and just after the penultimate scene. Angst, MSR
  • Bounceback [PG]
    Alternate-universe story set in the future after Scully has left the X-Files. She'd told Mulder her feelings for him, and based on his reaction, assumed there was no future for them. She left for the Atlanta FBI Field Office. This story takes place several years of seperation between them. The POV of the narrative switches between Mulder and Scully. Angst, MSR
  • Carnac Obsessons [T]
    This is a humor story about an event that happened between Mulder and Scully in their basement FBI office. Told from Scully's POV. MSR, Humor
  • Hold Music [T]
    A slightly humorous story about a Pendrell-like lab assistant who has a crush on Scully and badgers Mulder to help him woo the fair maiden's heart. Will Mulder help the man "score" with Scully?
  • More [R]
    Mulder shows up at Scully's place asking for...more. MSR, Sexual Situations
  • Porcelain [PG]
    A cliche story about Fox & Dana Sharing The Last Motel Room story, told with...er, typical Bandit Flair. MSR, Angst, V
  • A Posteriori [R]
    During a bank robbery, Mulder saves Scully's life. She runs from him, eager to put space and time and distance between them. Mulder tracks her down, and Scully reveals a side to herself that he's never seen. MSR, Violence, Angst, Sexual Situations.

BONUS EXTRA: 2 ADDITIONAL NOIR STORIES

  • Renegade and Renegade: Los Angeles  [R]
    Alternate universe, XFNoir. Sometime in the near future, Mulder and Scully race against time to prevent the fruition of the project. Along the way, they make a horrific discovery of betrayal at the highest levels of government. Adult themes, violent content. 

In Dawson's own words:

As you should all now know, XFBandit is Dawson E. Rambo's psuedonym.

Bandit allows me to explore certain writing techniques. Most of the Bandit stories don't have any real heft to them. They're (forgive me) gossamer light tendrils of fiction, designed to allow me to test a certain theme, to write a scene I'd always wanted to see, or even just a single line of dialog that I'd made up and always wanted to see in a fic, but could never manage in any of my other stuff. (The line "...and kissing your partner is about six of them..." in Carnac Obsessions is one of those lines.)

I hope you enjoy my Bandit stories. I know I had fun writing 'em.

-Dawson

Women’s Intuition by J Greco

18,500 words

Book Cover: Women's Intuition by J Greco

Mulder is targeted by a woman who has allegedly killed four men in a mysterious and undetectable way. They attempt to gather evidence against her, hoping to break the hold she has on Mulder before she takes everything from him.

Jamie gives us that irresistible territorial Scully, whose mission is to keep this dangerous woman away from Mulder.  There's also plenty of opportunity for Dr Scully to give her special touch therapy.  This is a fic I only discovered because it had a striking dustjacket by Anne Haynes.

Revelations Series [Volume 2] by Windsinger

194,000 Words

Book Cover: Revelations Series [Volume 2] by Windsinger

The Complete Revelations Series
This series takes place during the first season of The X-Files, beginning the morning after the last scene in The Jersey Devil and ending prior to the Season One finale,  The Erlenmeyer Flask.

The full series is split into three volumes, as follows:
VOLUME ONE:

1. REVELATIONS 1: DAWN
(This has been mislabelled as "Revelations" at the top of each volume)
2. REVELATIONS 2: THE BOX

VOLUME TWO:
3. REVELATIONS 3: THE VACATION
Angst (of course), developing M/S relationship. Occurs towards the middle of the first season. There is even a tiny bit of foreshadowing of the seventh season here.
4. REVELATIONS 4: THE ABDUCTEE
Mulder takes on a special assignment when a woman from one of his earliest cases reenters his life and Scully learns to follow her insticts. Note: There's a warning for dubcon/non-con in this part, with Mulder as the victim.
5. REVELATIONS 5: MILE HIGH
Mulder deals with recovery from a severe injury and with his developing feeling for Dana.
6. REVELATIONS 6: MEMORIES
Mulder has been gone for two weeks on a case. As a homecoming, Scully arranges a romantic dinner at his apartment but has an unexpected visitor.

VOLUME THREE:
7. JUST THE TWO OF US
8. SKUNKED AGAIN

A general introduction and a zip file to download the complete series can be found in Revelations Series [Volume 1].

*Note - some tags belong to the complete series

Tam Lin by Pequod

42,000 words

Book Cover: Tam Lin by Pequod

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

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

One Belief Away by Laura Blaurosen

20,000 Words

Book Cover: One Belief Away by Laura Blaurosen

Mulder and Scully are called out on an investigation involving a supposedly haunted house with a murderous ghost. They also find out a few other things (unrelated to the case) while they are there.

This one's a brief Mulder/other, resulting in some intense Scully jealousy.  Don't worry, it ends as it should ;-).  I'm still excited that I got to go on a paranormal investigation last night, complete with EMF Meters and heat and Kinect cameras and everything, so I figured a ghost hunting fic was in order.  Unfortunately my experience didn't end up NC-17 rated though...

Smoking & Patch by Alanna & Michaela

25,000 words

Book Cover: Smoking & Patch by Alanna & Michaela

Includes

Smoking: Oh, the trials and tribulations of jealousy and frustration
Patch: The sequel

Jealousy may be unbecoming but it makes for great smut.  Scully has dinner with an old boyfriend while they're out of town on a case, resulting in an irresistible dark and brooding Mulder.  Michaela and Alanna also toss a good serve of humour in this smoking hot fic and its sequel. 

Erlona’s Heart by MD1016

79,000 words

Book Cover: Erlona's Heart by MD1016

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

 

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

Assumption of Guilt, An by Gerry Hill

24,000 words

Book Cover: Assumption of Guilt, An by Gerry Hill

Scully makes an assumption about Mulder and it nearly derails their partnership.

The stress of back to back profiling cases results in some friction between our agents.  A series of misunderstandings doesn't help things until they finally work out where they're supposed to be. 😉 

I was looking for a solstice fic, but because I'm on the wrong side of the world it's Yule here, and in the X-Files world Yule is at Christmastime, so nothing quite fit.  I gave up and got one set around the northern Summer solstice in season 7.

Tootsie Pop I-III by EvieLouise

43,000 words

Book Cover: Tootsie Pop I-III by EvieLouise

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

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

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

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

EvieLouise lets them have a bit of fun.

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

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

Unnatural Disaster by Michaela

98,000 words

Book Cover: Unnatural Disaster by Michaela

It's hard enough when your mistakes come back to haunt you. Harder still when you're a federal agent. Hardest yet when your partner's help is the first thing you need, but the last thing you want ...

Glorious angst.  18 months after Never Again, Ed Jerse returns to taunt Scully in this gripping tale. It's one that's hard to put down so free up some time to indulge yourself.  There is a character death, but it's not one most people would cry over. I can't remember whether it's before or after Fight the Future, so I guessed.

*files reuploaded with quotation marks fixed*

Beauty in the Breakdown by Neytirijade

8,800 words

Book Cover: Beauty in the Breakdown by Neytirijade

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. 😉

Professional, The by DashaK & Plausible Deniability

56,000 words

Book Cover: Professional, The by DashaK & Plausible Deniability

A woman from Mulder’s past returns, desperately needing his and Scully’s help.

This one's a 'Mulder's caught hiring a substitute-Scully' fic, with all its associated revelations and complications.  Don't let the Mulder/other freak you out, think of it more as a faux-Scully to genuine-Scully fic.

Another fic with an abundance of dustjackets. One came from each author's site and without evidence to the contrary, I'm assuming that each author made one.

Gradual Precipitation by Narida Law

19,300 words

Book Cover: Gradual Precipitation by Narida Law

Mulder gets in hot water with an agitated Scully.  A post Brand X fic.

Mulder and Scully in a laundromat.  What more can I say?  Spin cycle!

Trixie also made a cover for this fic, as did I.  As usual, everyone else does nice romantic collages, and I just do smut...

First Time Series by Lolabeegood

56,000 words

Book Cover: First Time Series by Lolabeegood

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

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

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

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

Fidelity by Suzanne Schramm

29,000 words

Book Cover: Fidelity by Suzanne Schramm

A Scully ditch provides the opportunity to get some real answers in the quest for the truth.  Takes place right after Two Fathers/One Son.

I puffy heart this story so much.  It fulfills my post-One Son need for Mulder to have to suffer for his treatment of Scully in that episode (even if it's Scully who's feeling most of the pain). I can be rather masochistic in my enjoyment of the pain of the rift caused by Mulder's unwillingness to believe that Fowley would betray him.  I'm like a mutant who feeds off the intense Mulder-Scully feels, and this story has plenty of calories to burn off.

Girls’ Night Out & As Good As It Gets by Jenna Tooms

8,500 words

Book Cover: Girls' Night Out & As Good As It Gets by Jenna Tooms

Girls' Night Out: Scully has a girl's night out that does not end exactly as planned.

As Good As It Gets: Sequel to Girls Night Out, Mulder accompanies Scully to a wedding.  Mulder learns fulfilling his obligations has its benefits …

And though my views may be wrong, they may even be perverted,
She will hear me out, and won’t easily be converted
To my way of thinking, in fact she’ll often disagree,
But at the end of it all, she will understand me…”

Yes, the Depeche Mode might be a little schmaltzy, and the M & S in these stories are a little overly verbose in their gushing expressions of love, but there's wedding sex.  While I prefer them to have to deal with a few bumps on the road to realisation and tiptoe around their feelings a little more, I can make exceptions when I'm given sex at a wedding reception.  😉  At least they don't unnecessarily call each other by first names.

Girls' Night Out is another hard to find fic.  I ended up reading the German version when I couldn't locate a copy of the English one, which my High School German didn't quite do justice to, so I'm glad to have found this, and wanted to make it available again. If you'd like to read it auf Deutsch you can find it at http://worldofx.de

What Doesn’t Kill Us… by K Benton

83,000 words

Book Cover: What Doesn't Kill Us... by K Benton

Mulder and Scully struggle with issues of trust and betrayal during and after the events after Fight the Future.

It includes:

  • Betrayal From Within
  • Betrayals From Without
  • The Ultimate Betrayal
  • Even the Strong Will Crumble

Some extra angst for the Easter break.

This is a masterful series by Katherine Benton that sees some major changes in Mulder and Scully's personal and professional lives, and tugs on the heartstrings a little. This is the only fic I've read that deals, among other things, with Mulder's discovery that his body was used for sex without his consent during Dreamland.  It's a deliciously angsty fic, with far better use of the Mytharc than the show gave us (not that that's difficult).

 

XII by FragileVixen

270,000 words

Book Cover: XII by FragileVixen

A killer romanticizes each and every victim, leaving behind symbols of his "love"...but who is his intended target?

Sometimes I'm not sure whether to be impressed or concerned about the minds of authors who create horrific case files.  This is one of those stories 🙂 This is an epic fic which I haven't finished reading yet, so further tags may be added as I go. This is only the first story in the Into the Shadows series. The second story in this universe, Dance in the Dark, is currently underway. 

Lifeguard by ML & Jacquie LaVa

4,200 words

Book Cover: Lifeguard by ML & Jacquie LaVa

A beach, the sun, some brief swimwear, a locked cabana and our Agents... who could ask for anything more?

After Touching Jericho I figured some PWP was in order.

Touching Jericho by Ford & Ursula Luxem

63,600 words

Book Cover: Touching Jericho by Ford & Ursula Luxem

Sometimes one man’s faith is all that stands between revelation and destruction.

Scully/Other, M/S UST, Angst, Mytharc

I was surprised to enjoy this one as much as I did given that it's a Scully/Other. The story sucks you in, and it's set during the time of Mulder's disillusionment in Season 5, a few months after The Red & The Black, when Mulder's trying to deliberately push Scully away. While Mulder's playing up his asshole side, Scully's still trying to come to terms with the whole cancer/chip/Emily thing, so it's understandable that she'd seek comfort with someone who's going through a similar ordeal. Mulder's attitude makes Scully gladly go off on her own, but I'm sure you can guess what happens once she arrives there and decides to take a week's vacation...

Til Stars Align by MonikaFileFan

22,400 words

Book Cover: Til Stars Align by MonikaFileFan

Mulder and Scully are currently stuck under Kersh’s thumb and banned to the bullpen. It’s the week of Valentine’s Day and Scully also finds herself under romantic admiration from another.

Scully has a secret admirer, Fowley's messing with them, and there's an FBI Ball.  I'm a trope tragic.

There's an additional NSFW illustration I did for this one as well, I'll add a thumbnail here that you can click on to view if you're so inclined.

!Warning NSFW

Price of Truth I & II by E Livingstone

26,000 words

Book Cover: Price of Truth I & II by E Livingstone

Price of Truth: Scully puts her life and beliefs on the line to get Mulder his truth.

Tangled Web: After trying to find Mulder his Truth, Scully has to face the consequences of having seen too much.

E weaves quite a complex web with these stories.  After Scully ditches Mulder to prevent him getting hurt, angst and jealousy arises.