Stain of Purity by Nicknoc

42,000 Words

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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.

Pillar of Salt by Nascent

42,000 Words

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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.

Additional Pillar of Salt Dustjacket by Kristena
Additional Dustjacket by Kristena

Like a Turtle on its Back by Jo-Ann L

25,000 Words

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

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

Path of Thorns (The) by Smurf

53,000 Words

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

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

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

Gates of Hell by AlienQueequeg

54,000 Words

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

CW: violence, death, medical stuff, smut

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

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

 

Risqué (and other Magik) by Pywacket

12,000 Words

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An anthology of Stories from Pywacket:

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

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

Awakening (The) by Jeylan

22,000 Words

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

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

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

Weekend in Paris, A by Dani Payson

10,000 Words

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Taking place about a month after their 'encounters' in Henrico County,
Virginia, Mulder decides he wants to take Scully to Paris for the weekend
as a belated birthday present.

Believe it or not, today's bonus Scully's birthday fic is set in Season 11!!!

I know I like to pretend that nothing post Season 7 exists - I mustn't have noticed that this was Season 11 before I read it but I'm certainly glad I gave it a chance.   Happy birthday, Scully. Belated or otherwise.

Bed & Breakfast Series by DavidS, Tess, Jacquie Lava & ga

11,000 Words

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I’ve never been a B&B type of guy. Until now. Until Scully.

Mulder and Scully and a vacation at a B&B.

This fic is the ultimate in escapism; it's  the beauty of what an unencumbered M&S in love look like.   It started as a IWTB Mailing List punishment fic, handed out over grave misdemeanors such as posting a story twice to the list.  There are quite a few really juicy fics resulting from such punishment, and I'm hoping to collect as many as possible and combine in one volume here.

Meanwhile, this is the final story in my daily PWP distraction from US political drama postings, I hope. I'd like to think that as long as Mulder and Scully are doing the wild thing, all is right in the world.  Hopefully we're back to M, W & F posts. 🙂

Hydrotherapy, Water Torture & A Healing Touch by Krikkit

3,000 Words

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Hydrotherapy: What better way to unwind after a long, hard day?

Water Torture: Eavesdropping isn’t always such a good idea.

A Healing Touch: Mulder and Scully finally give in.

Some bonus PWP as a distraction from world events.  Hang on in there.

I've used a cover made by Jamie over at thejfiles.com. I can't say that it belongs to this fic, but I can't say it belongs to any other fic, so it's here. 🙂

A Visit to Venus Springs by Destyshell

24,000 Words

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

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

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

Lost Series, The by Wintersong

204,000 Words

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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:

Twelfth Night by Marigold

12,500 Words

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It was only a kiss.

This fic follows the ups and downs during the 12 days from the post-Zombie kiss in Millennium. Poor Mulder suffers a few indignities, but he's nothing if not resilient.

This story finishes off my 14 festive days of fics I challenged myself to post to get myself in the swing of things again. I'm aiming to get back to posting 3 times a week, but I still haven't managed to get back to reading emails again. Fingers crossed that I get there soon. I have important emails to send too. 🙂

 

Resolutions by JessM

13,000 Words

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After hearing Mr. Carter say that our beloved sexually frustrated agents would indulge in some “traditional” practice on New Years Eve, and the cynical chorus of “what, singing Auld Lang Syne?” from fans, I decided we all know what we WANT them to do. This has no plot, no redeaming social values, lots of sexy Scrabble and some other games. Enjoy.

Jess brings our post-Diana-era agents back together and turns the UST up to 11, hovering there until the much-anticipated Y2K arrival. A sexy fic to counteract the recent PG postings 🙂

Simple Gifts by Livasnaps

59,000 Words

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A week apart following the events of Millennium gives Mulder and Scully a lot of time to think. They come to the decision that a late Christmas is MUCH better than none at all.

This one's a bit of a rollercoaster ride of emotions for Scully as she spends Christmas with her family before returning for Millennium.  It does slip into mild sappiness at the end, although it might have just been that I was getting impatient  waiting for the good bits 😉 but there are plenty of feel good moments along the way.

Maggie’s Christmas Wish by Andrea

12,500 Words

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All Hallow’s Eve series by Windsinger

192,000 Words

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Part of the All Hallow's Eve series:

Driving back to Washington on Halloween evening Mulder and Scully see strange lights in the sky over rural Maryland, stop to investigate, and find themselves spending a night they will not soon forget.

This one started out fairly painlessly, but Sue pushed the angst up each year as she added a new volume and sucked us in further.  But wait, there's more! There's also a shorter story called "The Messenger" that works as an epilogue which I'll post separately as it fits into a few of the different universes that Windsinger was writing at the time.  (There's a Cliff's notes guide to all the series involved at the end of that fic so you can follow it without having to read every story. )

Between Two Truths by Anne Haynes

37,000 Words

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

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

 

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

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

Cold Case by Jacquie LaVa

67,000 Words

Cold Case by Jacquie LaVa

When a "cold case" over twenty years old resurfaces with new victims, Mulder and Scully are called in to head up the investigative team.

University by JessM

14,000 Words

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Mulder and Scully go undercover at a University and come in contact with a whole lot of subliminal messages

Jess has rated this PG-13, but I'd probably rate it a little higher due to Mulder's dirty mind.

Jess turns the Mulder!Innuendo up to 11 in this fic. They're a Mulder and Scully who are very comfortable with each other, but the UST is off the charts, particularly with Mulder. I love Jess's writing, but she's a big tease in this one!

Book of Acts, The, by Brandon D Ray

25,000 words

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

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

 

Wonderland Series by Karen Rasch

47,000 words

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

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

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

Erlona’s Heart by MD1016

79,000 words

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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.

Backtracking by Kel & Scetti

59,000 Words

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What do Charlie Scully, the Alien Bounty Hunter, and Jesse “the Body” Ventura all have in common? Last April you could have found all three of them in Minnesota.

The mysterious Charlie Scully gets to come out and play in this one, set around an icy waterfall and steamy hot springs at Temperance Creek State Park in Minnesota.  It's a nice trip to a cabin in the snow... that ends up in hospital.

Butterflies All Tied Up Universe by bugs

40,000 words

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

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

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

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

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

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

Conversation Hearts by Lara Means

33,800 Words

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Mulder and Scully's first Valentine's Day together after the events of "Millennium". I decided I liked this Mulder and Scully -- playful and romantic, but still carrying lots of emotional baggage -- and I wanted them to play some more in this little world I'd created for them. There are six completed stories in the series, including the prologue, Non-essential Personnel. [There's mention of more - I've searched thoroughly and can't find them, but all stories included are complete so you won't be left hanging.]

Includes:

  • Prologue: Nonessential Personnel - PG - Mulder and Scully have a snow day.
  • Conversation Hearts I: My Funny Valentine - PG - As Valentine's Day approaches, Scully gets a glimpse of Mulder's playful, romantic side.
  • Conversation Hearts II: The Dating Game - R - their first date
  • Conversation Hearts III: Always, Forever - NC-17 - Scully gives Mulder her Valentine's Day gift.
  • Conversation Hearts IV: Taking Care of My Partner - NC-17 - Scully's been working hard on a case, and Mulder plans an evening of pampering. massage, bath, pampering.
  • Conversation Hearts V: Woman's Intuition - R - Mulder comes to terms with his 'spooky' reputation, with a little help from Scully and a new friend.

Naturally, whenever I give up looking for a cover that I know exists and make my own, the original finally turns up.

Conversation Hearts cover by Shawen Greer