Reach + Sokol by Khyber

99,000 Words

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The Reach-Sokol series includes:

  • reach: Mulder and Scully are called off an X-file to an emergency assignment where they have some time alone together. Their reflections and thoughts about the events of the past year lead them both to make certain decisions…
  • day 17: The slipperier part of the seventeenth day of The Great Adventure. Two words—Tattoo Story. Erotica with character insight
  • day 19: Skinner discovers the agents’ relationship through a mysterious package.
  • eldorado bones: Old times and old friends.
  • sokol: A boy, a girl, a girl, a spaceship, and how things end.
  • day 51: Mulder and Scully have sex in the back of a Datsun 260Z… no, seriously, that’s it.
  • dancing skeleton day: Takes place at Christmas 1998, six months after “Reach” and “Sokol,”
  • terminus post quem: Whatever happened to…? Takes place in summer 2002, four years after “Reach” and “Sokol”.

Khyber takes our agents to some original and unique places. He also gives the partners a fun and adventurous sex life without overdoing it, with a few short smutfics interspersed with the main stories. The angst is also tempered with the kind of off-the-cuff snark that Mulder likes to make, and Scully sometimes adopts, and all the ingredients are there for a very entertaining series.

This one's a little large for a story page, but the other usual options are available.

I don't know who made the original covers, but they were originally posted in Khyber's part of alanna.net, but I hadn't seen them at khyberfic.net (this could just be a wayback machine archive issue.) I also spent an entire day making one myself before I realised there were pre-existing covers, so I'm going to include that one here too. 😀

Walking the Cage by Deborah Wells

49,500 Words

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A strange sequence of events are put into play after a heated argument between Mulder and Scully.

Scully is kidnapped again, and Mulder is forlorn, which makes for a happy reunion. A very happy reunion.

Distortions by Liz

15,000 Words

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Mulder and Scully are sent to a small town in Colorado to investigate what appear to be ritualistic killings.

This is an early, NoRoMo safe story, reminiscent of "Our Town" but with a lot more angsty Mulder-Scully interaction.  It feels very much like those early episodes, with more of a horror component that directly involves Scully.

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.

Puppets Trilogy by M Partous

54,000 Words

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Mulder, driven by a need to understand what really happened to his father, decides to head back to the silo (Piper Maru/Apocrypha) to find Alex Krycek, who he's convinced he heard crying out when he and Scully were there.

!CW: consent is freely given, but under circumstances that could be considered duress.

As stated in the author's notes, her wish was to explore the M/S relationship in a way that it "gives them a kind of mystical strength, one that frightens the powers that be, one that could actually help them in their quest for the truth"

Whilst their first time is under less than perfect circumstances, it connects them in a special way that continues through the challenges they face in the rest of the stories. I do have a special love for an early connection between our agents, and this one feels right for them.

Emotional Risk by Exley_61

16,000 Words

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Mulder & Scully are weathering the storm of loves emotional risks, will they survive the deluge?

Mulder notices that Scully has disconnected from their relationship and encourages her to face what's wrong. Whilst my preference is for first time fics, Exley does magical things in the raising of the angst levels of this one to maintain the intensity.

I decided to go a little full-smut with this dustjacket, sorry. I've attempted to make it artistic though 😀 I admit to going full-smut often, I usually just don't post those images or hide them behind more acceptable things...

Keeping it in the Family I & II by Gemma Kingsley

39,000 Words

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Keeping It in the Family: Believe the Lie, but how deep does the deceit run? What will Mulder and Scully do after Gethsemane and how is Bill Scully involved in all this?

Keeping It in the Family II: Even when on vacation in Hawaii and trying to adjust to their new relationship, Mulder and Scully find themselves investigating another case.

More Bill Jr angst for Scully, post Gethsemane. Poor Scully's been through the wringer lately in the fics I've uploaded. I'll have to give her some mindless smut next to make up for it.

Once again, Scully's family have been used against her, and Gemma is particularly cruel with her storyline. 😉   Fortunately Mulder has returned to life to keep her safe, and satisfied...

 

Barely Balancing by Frohike

52,000 Words

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No summary provided, so here's my TV Guide version:

The Lone Gunmen help sort out the whole Diana issue and help play cupid, but just as things are finally working out, Scully is plagued by ever-worsening nightmares.

Frohike wanted to give Byers a chance to cut loose, or as she put it "get that steel rod removed from his ass", and this was the result. Byers plays a big part in this X-File, in which Scully is tortured once again.

This is set after the events of One Son, and it's quite satisfying that Scully's concerns are validated. I also confess to a few little chuckles over place names in this story.

 

Swirling Water by Paradise

3,000 Words

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Scully takes a vacation half way across the country, Mulder finds her, and does what we've all been waiting for.

Pissy Scully takes time away from Mulder. Mulder can't handle it. Smut ensues.

I'm struggling a little to get back into posting after spending weeks wrangling software and attempted hackers. I still have some more stuff here to tidy up since the last wordpress update broke a few things, but I seriously need that vacation I was planning now. I wonder whether Mulder would follow me across the country if I just take off...

Anamorphosis by Eponine119

106,000 Words

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Assigned to find a horrifying serial murderer, Agent Scully discovers things about herself and her past that she never suspected.

Anamorphosis - Greek, to form anew. "the unfoldment of destinies follows ...upon the fall of outer circumstances...[a] substantial event was actually but a veil, a tissue of circumstance, conjured forth or the realization of a plot already formed." [Joseph Campbell, Creative Mythology]

!Numerous content warnings apply: child sexual abuse, recovered memories, rape (not described), suicidal ideations, dissociative disorder.

I know some of you like Scully!Torture, alongside Mulder!Caring of course, and Eponine119 certainly delivers in this one. She throws everything imaginable and worse at Scully in this story. Eponine does take some liberties with the Scully family, but they're entirely believable and usually make more sense than canon. If you like some pain with your MSR, this story will give you plenty of that.

Once upon a time there was a cover created by Mystic, but I can't get my hands on it. 🙁

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

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.

 

Rumor & Bartering Contentment by Beduini

11,000 Words

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Rumor: It started like many rumors do - in the ladies room on the sixth floor. This time it happened to be during the five-minute break between departmental speakers in the first quarterly review of the new Millennium.

Bartering Contentment: Turning fledgling physical intimacy into a relationship you can wear every day.

Two glorious stories from Beduini. Some Scully/Mulder violence is involved in our agents' first frenetic coming together.

Light from Shadows by Writergal2000

79,000 Words

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

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

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

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

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.

Vox Series by Catwoman

17,000 Words

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Vox: This story’s been running around in my head since I first saw ‘All Souls’, and when I watched it again tonight I knew I had to write this down. See, as with many of this seasons angst-infested episodes, ‘All Souls’ made me feel physically sick, just because of the general unfairness of it all. We know from the episode that the events in the episode also made Scully sick, emotionally if nothing else. I would guess that Scully was haunted by the events of the episode, and will continue to be haunted by them, for quite some time afterward. Well, I think it’s about time Mulder sees what losing Emily has done to Scully, and what he’s doing to aggravate the hurt.

Wait: Nobody ever forgets where a hatchet is buried. Sequel to ‘Vox’.

Ice: Basically Mulder and Scully are just going to spend this entire story just bitching and moaning at each other angrily. If you’re not into that sort of thing, back out now. I’m warning you–MAJOR ANGST!!!

Red: Final story in the Vox Series. Mulder and Scully get a clue.

Although not a direct post-ep for 'All-Souls', this fic details how the chronic ScullyTorture in Season 5 may have affected Scully and impacted the relationship between Mulder and Scully.

Demonstrative by Abracadabra

7,000 Words

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A class lecture with some interesting results.

Abracadabra shows us that a relevant plot can be superfluous with our adventurous agents in this hot little hump day fic.

Last Gift (The) by Promise64

55,000 Words

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The damage even a deception made out of love can create, the importance and resurrection of hope, and the journey back from the edge of despair.Mulder disappears, presumed dead, until he returns years later to rescue Scully from imminent danger.

You can imagine how Scully would feel to have the person she's mourned for 3 years suddenly turn up and take her away.  Scully has understandably mixed feelings about the whole thing, and they have to process those feelings whilst stuck together, heavily reliant on one another. Lots of delicious angst...

This Thing of Darkness by Tara Avery

52,000 Words

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It was supposed to be a simple investigation of a serial killer... until the mind of the killer was made known. Mulder struggles against truths and lies in the mind of a murderer, while Scully fights against shadows and conspiracies for the sanity of her partner.

Content Warning: Profiler!Mulder is violent towards Scully a number of times in this story.

Tara writes beautifully, so at least while she's putting you through an emotional wringer you can appreciate that she's doing it with such vivid imagery.  😉  This is one for the angst addicts. Be prepared to hurt for a while.

Truth (The) by Eponine119 & Jessica Taylor

114,000 Words

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

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

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

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

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

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

Fade In by E Livingstone

27,000 Words

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

Dimestore Hooker by Jori

3,000 Words

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Imagine that Phillip Padgett is still alive somewhere and typing out a life for Scully and her love, Mulder. Hence, Mulder might be able to see colors -- vivid, hot colors. And Scully might be a little feral. Phil does not make an appearance in this piece, though.

If you like a Scully who knows what she wants and goes get it, you should enjoy this feral Scully who's been taken for granted once too often...

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

Sound of Wind Chimes (The) by Sarah Stegall

22,000 Words

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Mulder and Scully disappear after a stakeout.

!non-con Mulder on Scully

 

 

This classic, 1995 fanfic is a bit of a rite of passage. There are some disturbing aspects to this fic, but but there are also some good points - it got 2nd place in two 1995 Spooky Awards, for Best Sci-Fi Story and Best Mulder/Scully NC-17 Romance.

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.

As by Dri

184,000 Words

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As around the sun the earth knows she’s revolving
And the rosebuds know to bloom in early May
Just as hate knows love is the cure
You can rest your mind assured
That i’ll be loving you always

--Stevie Wonder, As

Book One: Mulder and Scully have to fight for their positions on the X-Files.

Book Two:  Part One - Thanksgiving + Part Two  - Christmas (to Chapter 14 - last updated Dec 12, 2004)

Although this edition has an additional part to those available at Gossamer, it comes incomplete. While it didn't make it to its final destination, it does have a satisfactory ending.

Book One of this series is a doozy. Full of delicious angst and heartbreak after Mulder and Scully are caught in a compromising position.

It does lose momentum in Book Two, probably because it never made it to where it was going; Book Two and the planned Book Three were never completed. You may want to stick with Book One only, but it's worth adding the opening of Book Two as an epilogue, both for the humour and to know where things ended up after the preceding angstfest. 😉

Contradiction by AmandaRex

3,800 Words

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It may seem like there’s a plot, but bear with me. I promise it has pretty much no bearing on the true meaning of this story at all. I wrote it to fulfill my personal smut quotient for the week.

Although this is set after the UnNatural, it's more of a post-ep for Milagro.

Hump day PWP. 🙂 Although this is set after the UnNatural, it's more of a post-ep for Milagro.  I'm not sure what else to say about this one - maybe don't expect a lot of romance.

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!!!!

ELS by Dawson Rambo

207,000 Words

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While waiting on the outcome of an OPR investigation Mulder and Scully are assigned to the ISU. Mulder is forced to profile again.

According to Dawson's webpage: The question most often asked by first-time visitors to this page and this novel is, "What does ELS stand for?" It's an acronym. Saying more than that would spoil this novel beyond repair. So, you'll have to read to find out.

This fandom is so blessed to have writers of the calibre of Dawson E Rambo. This is another of his epic fics that meanders through a lot of angst and UST  as they deal with their feelings towards each other and solve multiple cases.

 

Enough I & II by Nicole

5,500 Words

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Enough I: Crucify Me:  Post Gethsemane. Our agents are angry. Prepare yourself for a gritty!Scully and pissed!Mulder.

Enough I: Crucify Me (Epilogue): Mulder and Scully make-up. Kinda.

Enough II: Come Play My Game: Ummmm....Sex? Mind Candy? Mulder and Scully at a Ft. Lauderdale Club.

Some hump day PWP.  I love it when they have to fuck out their differences 🙂

I actually have a huge number of short fics with classic covers that I'd like to post. I was thinking of a month-long short fic special, but maybe "Hump Day Humping" could be a thing...

Diamonds and Rust & An Everlasting Kiss by Mustang Sally

13,000 Words

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Diamonds and Rust:  Mutilated cattle in the midwest. A plateful of anger with lust on the side.

An Everlasting Kiss: Mulder and Scully investigate a missing child in the seedy glitz and glamour of Atlantic City. They confront Mafiosi, big hair, and flocked wallpaper in Vegas by the Sea. Oh yeah, there's some sex too.

Mulder's annoyed. Scully's annoyed. Mulder's annoyed that Scully's annoyed. Smut ensues.

It's one of my favourite things ever - angry smut!!!!

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     

Haunted Moon by Stephanie K

29,000 Words

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Mulder and Scully find themselves lost and in trouble one night under a haunted moon. But when it's all over and done, can they find love?

Of course they can!

Stephanie has a twisted mind and tortures our agents accordingly. They deserve all the smut they can get after this.

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.

After Midnight by Jenna Tooms & KellyC

72,000 Words

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Mulder and Scully move through the events of season six, carefully changing from friends to lovers.

Once upon a time there was a vignette. And when the vignette was posted, there were pleas for a sequel. However, the author had no ideas for a sequel, so she let a friend write it. The sequel then inspired the original author, so she wrote more. And so it went, back and forth, until the original vignette became . . .   After Midnight.

 

Mulder is repentant after Two Fathers/One Son.  Scully forgives him, a little at a time.  They have to rebuild trust.  This series takes you through season six from One Son onwards.

Jenna's made an illustration for each story in the series. There are too many to attach here, but they're included in the ePub & PDF versions.

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.  😉

Desideratum by Rachel Anton & Larua Blaurosen

108,000 Words

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How far is too far to go in the name of love?

Desideratum I: Lost   Desideratum II: Found   Desideratum II: After

Some more Scully Torture. This one can get rough at times, and there are a couple of awkward Mulder moments, but I think it's worth it for the climax 😉  Desideratum III felt a little OOC for my liking, but it's pretty much just smut so it doesn't matter too much.

Ensky by viXen

37,000 Words

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Mulder and Scully investigate a string of mutilation cases in Northern Arizona while Scully deals with a mystery closer to home.

Mulder and Scully go to Flagstaff for a case during some trying times in their personal relationship - it's the kind of thing I live for.

Intrigues in the Dark by FragileVixen

47,000 Words

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A string of suicides leads Mulder and Scully to a sleepy, coastal town in Oregon for the second time—on their return to The X File—as tensions run high and nothing is as it seems.

As evidence that 2020 wasn't all bad, I present this contemporary classic casefic written by FragileVixen for the recent case file fic exchange.  A bonus fic (link only) to help get you through the weekend.

FragileVixen has also started making collages to post with some of her stories on AO3. This is the image she put together for this one:

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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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:

A Christmas Peril by Kestabrook

16,000 Words

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Mulder and Scully's plans for a Christmas getaway suffer a setback, and Mulder's life hangs in the balance.

Part of the wonderful Virtual Seasons universe (Season 9)

Finally, another PG rated fic! Kestabrook has kindly rewritten Dickens for Mulder, who needed a bit of a kick in the behind for the way he was treating Scully.

Covenant by Rhondda Lake

27,500 Words

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Covenant:  Mulder & Scully have to come to term with some changes.  Takes place before Leonard Betts.

Covenant II: Monsters: Sequel to "Covenant". While exploring all the levels of their 'new' partnership Scully takes on a case involving deaths strange enough no one can deny they are X-Files. Their only link, abused children. Their only lead. A child who can see Mulder. Not all Monsters live in closets.

Covenant III: Death and the Maiden: This is a bonus extra for those who can't get enough glowing blue Mulder, but it WAS NEVER COMPLETED. The extra 7,000 words are not included in the overall word count.

This is a classic fic by Rhondda, but I never knew it continued after the original story until it was mentioned recently on facebook.  I then discovered a part 3, but sadly it was shelved so Rhondda could finish other ongoing stories and never picked back up. Consequently you won't find it online.

I'm pretty sure JJ (cover artist) is Julie Jekel, but I'm too tired to delve into confirming that right now.

Truth and Consequences by Raine & Marsha Taylor

55,000 Words

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After Gethsemane, Scully and Mulder decide to pay a visit to their friend Dr. Scanlon.

Post Gethsemane stories are usually quite intriguing, and this one is no exception. Scully meets up with Mulder after his apparent suicide and after discovering some clones, they have to effectively go undercover to find out what Dr Scanlon is up to.  The Lone Gunmen also help out with some trouble-making clones.

Anniversary & Birthday by JessM

17,000 Words

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Two very loosely-connected companion fics:

Anniversary: Scully reaches a turning point in her relationship with Mulder.

Birthday: On the day of his 38th birthday, Mulder decides to reveal the truth to Scully and see where it gets him… (where do you think?)

This final Mulder's Birthday story comes with a bonus anniversary fic. Twice the fun!

Birthday Stories by Syntax6

32.000 Words

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Take a tour down birthday lane, seasons 1 through 7

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

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

Legend of the Perfect Union by JRFPatton

33,000 Words

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A horrific investigation leads to unprofessional conduct charges against Scully and Mulder, forcing them to question themselves and each other. When they decide to listen to each other, a rather explosive situation develops at a church with a unique history.

This is a beautifully written, action packed fic in which Mulder and Scully have to defend themselves and their actions on a case before attending the wedding of a friend of Scully's.  Sparks fly.

It's rated PG-13 but I've added the higher rating because it's bordering an R in my opinion.  Well worth the read.

Queen’s Gambit by Suzanne Schramm

37,000 Words

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Queen’s Gambit: A chess strategy in which a player sacrifices key pieces in order to win.

Another fic set during the uncomfortable Kersh era in Season 6, with some juicy relationship angst.

Ordinary Series by Diana Battis

20,000 Words

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One Ordinary Day: One ordinary day, with fortune cookies.

Out of the Ordinary: Mulder and Scully continue to explore the relationship started in One Ordinary Day.

Ordinary People: Sometimes love isn’t enough to sustain a relationship.

No case in sight in this one. I realised I've been uploading lots of case stories lately. 🙂

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.

Never for You by LMControl

157,000

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Living, loving……. and learning to let go. Set in the future, post episodic series finale, the X-Files are closed permanently due to unforeseen circumstances. Facing the dissolution of the partnership, Mulder and Scully go their separate ways trying to find a future, unable to see past their history. All the while, evil forces surround them in Washington that threaten the very existence of our nation’s most prized possession….democracy.

LM Control emphasizes the slow in slow burn in this one.  While there are tags for /others they try but there's no follow through IYKWIM.   There are case files in case files as M&S deal with the closure of the X-Files.

Ariadne Thread, The by Wen

30,000 Words

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A story of personal demons and the dust of angels. Can Scully help Mulder find his way out of the labyrinth?

Wen can hit Mulder and Scully where it really hurts.

She was also a dustjacket artiste, but very few of hers can be found now. 🙁

You He Did Not Fail by Extraordinarily_ordinary

85,000 Words

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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

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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. 😀

That Night Series by EBE

35,000 Words

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  • Part I: Sex
  • Part II: More sex
  • Part III: They decide to open up emotionally
  • Part IV: Even more sex
  • Part V: Mulder ditches, Scully threatens to split
  • Part VI: Mulder ditches, Scully splits
  • Part VII: Reconciliation

Those summaries don't do this fic justice. This began as a bit of a first-time smut vignette but it then runs the gamut of emotions as it explores the establishment of their relationship with its ups and downs. It's one of those favourite fics that I forgot was a favourite until I re-read it.  

It's weird how when re-reading fics I've found that some memorable ones haven't had the same impact on a second read, and others I couldn't quite remember have me pleasantly surprised.  That could be a lot to do with expectations, so I try not to let that affect what I post here.  🙂

Partners, Friends & Lovers by Wildafox0619

47,000 Words

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An alternative journey following Mulder and Scully from the beginning of Season 2 to Season 5. An exploration of their changing relationship through the years and the ordeals they had to face.

This story was being sought after recently in a facebook group, and I've just recoded  Wildafox's website, so it was begging to be posted here.

Wildafox has kindly provided a new email address for feedback or to hear from old fandom friends:

Beast Trilogy, The by Beduini

4,500 Words

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There is tension.

Beduini really captures the early season 6 mood in this short Fowley-era series.

Possessions Series by Angel

33,000 Words

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

 

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

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

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

Splash in Texas, A & Fireworks by xfimnotdone

15,000 Words

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A Splash in Texas: Mulder and Scully return to Texas for vacation fun, improving their relationship has never been so fun or so hard.

Fireworks:  After their argument in Texas, Scully comes to terms with what she wants and how to control her controlling side.

There's no shame in shameless smut.  There should be more of it in this messed up world we live in. 🙂

I'm still plugging away at Donnilee's "Other Author" sites, and I've done Michelle/xfimnotdone's now, twice, and decided that this 4th July fluff was appropriate to post here given the date.

Donnilee's Fireworks dustjacket is MIA, so I've done a replacement for the site.  There are a few yet to replace on Michelle/xfind's pages once I get the rest of the sites updated.

Fireworks cover by x-trash.com

If your eyes hurt too much at the web link to the left, I'm trying a new version at  https://donnilee.xf-redux.com/xfind/.

xfimnotdone, I haven't shown you the new version yet to decide between them because you're supposed to be studying and I don't want to be a bad influence... I'll be in touch...

Yule Vibrations & New Year’s Buzz by Donnilee

15,000 Words

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Yule Vibrations: Mulder buys Scully a naughty Christmas gift and they take it to work.

New Year's  Buzz: Mulder and Scully attend the annual FBI New Year's Ball and Scully's payback's a bitch.

No, it's not Christmas (but I do have a gift for you) and 2020 isn't over with yet (unfortunately), but it is yule downunder.

The gift I have for you is the completed renovation of Donnilee's section of her website.  You'll notice I added a web link.  It just took a little extra time to complete this section after I discovered how bad the original colours looked on mobile screens and had to tone it all down by 1000%.

There's still more to  go - the added author sites aren't yet converted for mobile-friendly browsing, nor is the OTC recs section but I have to slow down a bit due to my advancing age... 😉

These ones are total out-of-character smut-romps, but they're way more enjoyable than the out-of-character anti-smut we get from the Anti-Chris (Carter) 😛  😀

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New Year's Buzz Cover by the fabulous Donnilee

Process of Elimination Series by Mimic117 & XochiLuvr

17,000 words

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Variety is the spice of life.

Includes 6 POE stories:

  • Prequel: Hot Scrunchy Love by XochiLuvr
  • Board FAQ by Mimic117
  • Process of Elimination by Mimic117
  • Breaking and Entering by Mimic117
  • Tat for Tit by XochiLuvr
  • Desk Jockey by Mimic117

A humourous romp to make up for the intense fics I posted earlier this week.

There are too many images to display for this one... go to the website link to see this production in its entirety.  These are just the two individual dustjackets I know of.

If you want to read more tales of Dr Scully working on Mulder's embarrassing situations, try the "Fixing the Family Jewels" Shipper's Digest.

Parabiosis by Penumbra

59,000 Words

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

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

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

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

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

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Recycled Virgins by Kel

24,000 Words

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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

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

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

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

 

Walking Away Series by ScamBeliever

25,000 words

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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

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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

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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.

Remember Me? by Caroline O

56,000 Words

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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.

 

Weekend Series by MoJo

185,000 Words

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There are 19 parts to this epic series, including Nocturne, co-written with Andie, which is a novel in its own right.

The Weekend Series includes:

1: PERCEPTION OF SNOW
2: NIGHT OF THE GUNMEN
3: ORA PRO NOBIS
4: LUCK OF THE IRISH
5: TOUCH OF SPRING
6: PICKING UP PIECES
7: PROFESSIONAL DEMEANOR
8: 58 MINUTES, 15 SECONDS
9: ARTISTIC IMPRESSIONS
10: MELVIN'S TURNING 40
11: HELL OR HIGH WATER
12: MODERN ALCHEMY
13: NOCTURNE (WITH ANDIE)
14: PRAYER FOR THE DYING
15: AFTERBURN
16: PARTIAL ABANDON
17: RESIDUAL
18: LUCIDITY
19: AFFIANCE

It's a long weekend here for Labour Day, so I've added some bonus weekend reading. 😉

I apologise, but at 185,000 words, I haven't had a chance to re-read this one to confirm the tags, and I've guessed a few based on MoJo's general writing style. I hope I've guessed right....

1,000 Rainy Days by RL Montoya

43,000 Words

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When Scully begins experiencing a strange form of
empathy, it affects her work on an abduction case. Mulder reacts
oddly, becoming more and more attracted to her because of it, but
the consequences of and reasons for her new ability are more far-
reaching than either of them realize.

Although the author rated this R, it's probably at least borderline NC-17.

RL took three years to pen this X-File with MSR, set in Season 3-4.  While the agents know what they want, the uncertainty about changing their relationship keeps the UST churning for a while.  After some ups and downs they do work it all out. Oops. Spoiler alert. 😉

Thanks to the person who whispered in my ear that I'd forgotten to upload the files... I've done that a few times lately but usually caught myself... hopefully this will make me remember!

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.

Guardian & Renewal by Amy Vincent

30,000 Words

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Amy notes: "When I first watched "The Ehrlenmeyer Flask," I was still offline and cut off from other Philes -- in other words, I feared I had just seen the end of one of my favorite shows. I was very disappointed -- as good an episode as that was, I couldn't bear to think of it all ending that way. I thought up my own version of how I would have "liked" to see the show wrap up. Later, of course, I learned that the show would return, and tossed this idea out of my mind. A few weeks ago, though, I decided to put a different spin on it and turn it into this story."

This fic assumes that Mulder left the FBI at the end of Season One. He and Scully do find each other again, before Mulder makes a sacrifice that impacts them all. Angst ensues.

Whole Truth (The) by Admiralty

95,000 Words

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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

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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

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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.

Human Credentials by Scarlet Baldy

73,000 Words

Book Cover: Human Credentials by Scarlet Baldy

As both agents decide to forget what almost happened in that hallway, Scully tries to deal with a clinical depression which was just waiting to happen. The fact that Mulder resumed his relationship with Fowley is not helping. A mysterious letter sends him on another wild goose chase in a country far far away. Scully and Fowley ‘try’ to temper their mutual animosity to find him. The agents will find out that travelling can be a mind altering experience, in the true sense of the word.

This story begins right after the movie and gradually evolves into its own alternate universe. A.D Kersh never existed, the Consortium didn’t turn to ashes, and Fowley never worked - or slept - with CSM.

Book II - Lendemains
This is the morning after Human Credentials' last book ended. Mulder, Scully and her clone Faye are on the run. The world is being ravaged by a mysterious and lethal virus. And the bees are back.  NOTE: THIS STORY IS INCOMPLETE BUT INCLUDED HERE FOR THE CURIOUS.  There are only 5 chapters so it barely begins, unfortunately. You might be able to consider it an epilogue. 🙂 

I only have one cover for this one, but I have the thumbnails for the rest.  The HC1 front and back cover are by Pinky and the HC2 front and back cover are by Invisigoth.

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.

Flavours Series by Lilith

18,000 Words

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Includes Bitter and Butter Pecan.

Bitter and Butter Pecan and the four-part Flavours follow up reflect Lilith's anger with Mulder after One Son. Scully receives a series of unusual birthday suprises.

Scully’s birthday present was only the beginning. An offer, an acceptance, and a refusal.

 

Oops, I'm late for Scully's birthday. Never mind, this treat doesn't have a use-by date. 

This is another post One Son angst-o-rama, which I have a bit of a penchant for.  With the way Mulder behaved in One Son, I like to give Scully a pass to do whatever the fuck she wants to show Mulder what a stupid jerk he was. 🙂   

Having Marita come to Scully is an ingenious plot point that you don't see very often, and it reinforces that Scully doesn't need Mulder. On the other hand, Mulder does need Scully, and the Lone Gunmen are there to help things along . 

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 😀 

Drugstore Jesus by Agent Rain

24,000 Words

Book Cover: Drugstore Jesus by Agent Rain

Mulder recalls the events of the most painful encounter of his life from a few months ago on the way towards possible salvation from it.

This one tugs at the heartstrings. Mulder and Scully are a couple, until he pushes her away for her own good. Of course it doesn't do anyone any good.

Once again I've found an author's artwork long after posting... these images were all made by Agent Rain.

Day I Tried to Live, The by XPhylia

17,000 Words

Book Cover: Day I Tried to Live, The by XPhylia

After the fire destroyed the basement office, Mulder and Scully were split up and go separate ways. A year and a half later they meet again and Scully discovers a terrible secret about Mulder. Determined to rebuild their relationship, she must first face her main adversary: her ex-partner himself.

 

Angst-o-rama after the two agents are separated.  Dr Scully has to rescue Mulder from himself. Sadly there's no smut in this one, just intense angst and DAL. I didn't realise this was on ff.net until I went to publish it, so you get a bonus source. 🙂

Caught in the Act series by Parrotfish

40,000 Words

Book Cover: Caught in the Act series by Parrotfish

I: A secret is revealed, threatening to permanently dissolve the partnership between Scully and Mulder.

II: No Win Situation: Their affair revealed, Mulder and Scully have been given new partners. His is bad, and hers is worse. Together, they must suffer through the power games of their professional lives while learning a very different lesson about power in their private lives.

III: Sub Rosa: Mulder and Scully go undercover to rescue a kidnapped child from a white supremacist militia group. Success could mean the salvation of the duo’s partnership — if it doesn’t destroy them first.

Note - the third story in this series is far heavier than the others and concerns an undercover situation that Mulder and Scully find abhorrent, causing much angst. Viewer discretion (and expectation adjustment) is advised.  Please read the author's notes for more information.

Some character exploration/erotica with angst, glorious angst.  Particularly in the last story.  

You know you're dealing with very old text files when you have to mess with the editing of line breaks to force paragraphs to show.  Normally unnecessary carriage returns are removed when it converts to epub (and then pdf) but when it's been written on a particularly old computer all carriage returns are removed and you just get a huge block of text.  It's not pretty, and hopefully I've noticed others before posting.  Occasionally I know there's the odd orphan end of a sentence, but that really can't be helped because manually proofreading is above my paygrade! 😀 

Faith Lost, A by Joylynn

36,000 Words

Book Cover: Faith Lost, A by Joylynn

Mulder and Scully are on the hunt for an elusive X-File. However, in the end, they learn that they are searching for a lot more than just a ghost.

Joylynn's writing is beautifully descriptive. This story has them investigating a bit of an urban legend shortly after Closure. Mulder's decided that Scully is all he has left so he won't risk his friendship with her by wanting more.  As usual, Scully has a different point of view and angst ensues. The UST is strong in this one, but it can't last. 🙂 

Three Times Series by Joann Humby

16,000 Words

Book Cover: Three Times Series by Joann Humby

Three Times: Overture
Scully's missing, having left home with CSM. When she returns, emotions are running high. Post En Ami. Mulder's POV.

Three Times: Overture Mirrored
This is Scully's version of what happens in the closing hours of
"Three Times - Overture"

Three Times: Restart
After a sexual misadventure in the aftermath of En Ami - Mulder and Scully still haven't talked about what happened. Mulder returns from his trip to England to find Scully considering fate.

I love Mulder's angst-level at the end of En Ami, so I love a good post-En Ami fic. 

Snooping Series by Su Barringer

15,500 Words

Book Cover: Snooping Series by Su Barringer

If you had an hour alone in Mulder's apartment, what would you do? And how about Scully's apartment?

A classic series from Susanne. Mulder and Scully just can't help themselves.

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.   

Ruby by Ary GH

34,000 words

Book Cover: Ruby by Ary GH

When your friendly neighbour psychopath starts killing redheads, Scully is requested to go undercover ... as a stripper.

I have a weakness for undercover stripper stories.  This one has been described as an erotic thriller, with sex, violence, angst and misunderstanding.  Mulder is in a world of torture with Scully being in this undercover role and the target of a serial killer.  Our agents end up getting a bit physical in more ways than one.

Shipper’s Digest 712: X-Copulation

25,000 words

I've been screencapping for the new xfphotos archive and happened to catch sight of this episode as it was autocapturing, which inspired me to do a post-ep anthology.  The first story is only PG rated, but it's a good laugh and a reminder of some of the events in the episode.

  1. Bill Scully Meets The X-Cops by Girlie_Girl7 (a smut-free appetiser)
  2. Inversion Layer by Blackwood
  3. Inevitable by Flynn
  4. The Thing With Feathers by Diana Battis
  5. Willow Park: Aftermath by Kelly Moreland

I've used the cover made for The Thing With Feathers in the dustjacket. This was made by Sofia J.

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...

Five Years and One Night by Shalimar

83,000 Words

Book Cover: Five Years and One Night by Shalimar

This story was originally a short post-Kitsunegari vignette. Then by request, Shalimar kept adding parts until it became this masterpiece.  One of the (multitude of) big plot holes of The X-Files that was never addressed by the 1013 writers was the fetus, created from Scully's egg, that Mulder discovered during the episode "Emily." Nor was the emotional fallout of that episode, and its startling revelations, on their partnership ever dealt with during the series.  "Five Years and One Night" addresses both of those issues, through the creation of an alternative universe that begins in the aftermath of "Kitsunegari", then takes off into its own complicated plot-line six months later, when Mulder arrives to disrupt the carefully reordered life that Scully has created for herself across the continent, away from him and the X-Files. An emotional tale, set in the exotic surroundings of Singapore.

I decided that I just had to post this story, but I'm happy to remove it on request.  I'm counting on the fact that it's 21 years old now and if Shalimar ever even thinks of the story any more, she'd be happy to know that it's still being enjoyed.  This is super-angsty Emily fallout fic, with loads of action including some wild and frenzied adult action. It's definitely a classic.

Fumbling Towards Ecstasy by Ryo Sen

46,000 words

Book Cover: Fumbling Towards Ecstasy by Ryo Sen

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

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

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