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.

Boundless by Meredith

5,000 Words

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

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

Cunegund’s Restoration by LiviaB

39,000 Words

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Despite the "hard news" angle taken by his correspondent Christiane Amanpour, CNN Washington Bureau Chief Frank Sesno finally got to the point and asked the question everybody had been silently asking themselves. "So, Agent Mulder, how did the spacecraft handle?"

A Post-Requiem Mulder-Returns-in-the-happiest-possible-way fic.

After the comparative angst of Livia's "Hem Ben Ik" I thought you might like a happy ending story.  This has to bring a smile to your face, and it's surprisingly light on sap as Livia ties up more loose endings than CC did in 11 Seasons and 2 movies. 🙂

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...

 

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. 🙁

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.

 

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. 😉

Camp Hero by McKab

118,000 Words

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Part of the Old Friends series:

A continuation of Requiem. Mulder is abducted and Scully receives some incredible news... naturally she reaches out to some friends for support.

Scully teams up with people she can trust, Susan and Michael who were introduced in "Old Friends". It's much nicer to think that Scully had people to support her during Mulder's absence.

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...

Bigfoot by PC Rasmussen

27,500 Words

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Mulder goes hunting after fairytales again and Scully tags along. Things don't turn out the way Mulder hoped they would and things go wrong... Wanna know more? Read the story. :o)

 

A lesser known story by PC Rasmussen, this one's possibly heavier on the Scully!Torture than the Mulder!Torture for a change. 🙂 Although it's rated R by the author, I'd put it closer to a PG-13.

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.

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. 🙂

Everlasting by Donna

10,000 Words

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Everlasting includes the series beginning with Returning Home.

  • Returning Home: She needs him to come home
  • At Last: At last
  • Lasting: Reuniting
  • Everlasting: Completeness

 

 

A tribute to Mulder for Father's Day.

Dad!Mulder can be a beautiful thing, if it doesn't remind you of how badly the whole William thing was handled in canon. This is just a short series set some time after William's birth.

Fortunately Donna's made an attempt to make things right in this one, and there's even some bonus Skinner!Torture 🙂

Risky Business by ShannonK & Satina

11,500 Words

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While at a boring pathology convention out of town, Scully receives a friendly hello from her partner. Things get friendlier...and friendlier.

PWP as promised. 🙂

Our agents definitely missed each other while Scully was out of town.

Gatsby Trilogy by Nicole Perry

16,000 Words

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

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

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

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

Fish on the Hook by Writergal2000

24,000 Words

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Scully, Skinner and agents from DEA search frantically for Mulder, knowing he's been beaten and is in the hands of a mobster.

Mulder's kidnapped and tortured in this one, but it focuses more on Scully's angst as they try to find him, then her concern as she gives him some of her special Scully doctoring. 🙂

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.

500 Days by Noelle Leithe

8,000 Words

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The Big Easy in February, a tiny little cabin on the bayou, and the most pleasurable way to generate some heat.

Some S9 PWP for Hump Day.  Mulder and Scully meet up.

Exploring Desires by K Benton

100,000 Words

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

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

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

Wish Series by viXen

39,000 Words

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THE WISH: On St. Patrick's Day, Scully is given the opportunity to see how life could be different had alternate paths been chosen.

THE WISH II: ALL THE COLORS: Mulder takes a drive that sends him on an unexpected journey.

THE WISH III: A DREAM IS A WISH:  Mulder and Scully face implications

Happy St Patrick's Day. I believe smut is the traditional  St Patrick's Day gift, so please enjoy.

Mobius by ShipperX (LA Ward)

50,000 Words

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While investigating the disappearance of a physicist, Scully finds someone she didn’t expect—Mulder.

This is a post-Requiem fic, with Scully working alone after Mulder's disappearance.   It's a very clever story about our agents and their fight to reunite.

Some very early visitors to this page may have noticed the change of cover - Once again, I stumbled across the original cover right after uploading the story here so I've replaced it in the files.  I assume this cover was made by the author but please let me know if you know otherwise. 🙂

Verlassen Series by TexxasRose

67,000 Words

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Verlassen: The knowledge Mulder receives from an informant is more dangerous than ever before. How much will he sacrifice to guarantee Scully's safety?

Guarded Secrets: It’s been two months since Mulder’s return from Verlassen, and he is almost fully recovered. Just as things seem to be working out for the happy couple, danger strikes again from unexpected sources.

Once again, TexxasRose brings on the Muldertorture, then she ups the stakes when things are starting to go well and tortures them both. There's a little actual torture involved as well as the beginnings of sexual assault, but nothing too graphic. Mulder gets a kitten, so that should make up for the unsavoury events. 😉

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.

Necessary Evils by Hannah Mason

82,000 Words

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Part of the Evils Universe series:

Just why the #@!& is Mulder still alive, anyway? Would Scully really do it all again? I wonder.

This could be considered a continuation of the world created in "Lesser Evils", but the two stories are not explicitly linked.  If you're going to read both, it's best to read them in order.

Hannah/Syn has Scully hit Mulder where it hurts the most in this one.  Multiple hearts are ripped out with almost surgical precision, but she also knows how to make us whole again. 🙂

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.

Shadow Series by TexxasRose

82,000 Words

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Somebody loves Mulder a little too much...

All hail, TexxasRose, Queen of Muldertorture!

I'm surprised that it's taken me 2 years to post some TexxasRose fics, as she was quite prolific in her writing, although she had numerous name changes at the time in an effort to avoid her own personal stalker.  She was also a long time keeper of Mulder in Jeopardy.

This stalker series focuses on Mulder this time, and has lots of twists and turns for your enjoyment.

Seisdeadh by IndigoMuse

79,000 Words

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Scully's getting stalked, and when she disappears, Mulder finds their relationship under suspicion, whilst he searches for her. Meanwhile, she's not inclined to just sit back and wait to be rescued.

This is a fic I came across whilst I was searching for another story, and I'm very glad I did.  I usually avoid established relationship fics because I like a bit of excitement, IYKWIM, but there's no lack of that with this pair, despite them being together almost 2 years at the time this is set.

There's the angst of Mulder and Scully both being in danger, then more angst when nobody would believe Scully had been kidnapped, thanks to some bruising left by Mulder. 😉 After Mulder is sidelined by the bureau, our agents have to each rely on their wits to get back to each other.  A++++

Nightscape by Kristel St Johns

60,000 Words

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This story is an unofficial sequel to Anne Haynes' 12 Degrees of Separation but can be read on it's own. Our duo are married and getting on with their lives together when the unexpected happens.

!Content warning for reproductive issues

This one's Kristel's first fanfic.  I'm not a massive fan of M/S Married stories, but there's nothing mundane about this. Kristel keeps the angst all the way up throughout.  Be prepared to have your heart strings vigorously tugged on.

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.

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 🙂

Merry Christmas, Scully by Stephanie K

12,000 Words

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Merry Christmas, Scully: Mulder and Scully exchange gifts, dreams and love at Christmas, post Redux II.

Merry Christmas, Scully 2: Making Snow Angels: Mulder remembers spending Christmas day with Scully as he fights a blizzard to return to her at the cottage to make snow angels.

Another Christmas, another cabin in the woods. 🙂

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.

Abandoned & Apart by ML

54,000 Words

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One day, the Gunmen just disappeared.

This was ML's wish for how the X-Files would end.

A Season 9 Fic with William in it. Not the usual fic you'll find uploaded here but there was a request in a facebook group for Mulder secretly meeting with Scully while he was on the run in Season 9 and this one kind of fitted the bill.   This includes the original story "Abandoned" plus the subsequent story, "Apart" which details the events of Season 9 from Mulder's POV.

It's been so long since I've read these that I can't think of tags to add, sorry.

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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. )

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. 🙂

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.

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.

Idylls by Bugs

8,500 Words

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It all seems to be over, but the Smoking Man has information that will change how Scully sees herself.

 

*epub version should be working*

I'm not a huge fan of the chaos of post-col fics, but This one's an unusual one in that the aliens came and went and things are back to 'normal'. It's difficult to categorize. I've added a few tags but left off a few as well to keep the intrigue.

Road (Going Nowhere) Series by Nicole Perry

165,000 Words

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Part of the Road Series Universe series:

Scully is injured in a blast in which lives are lost. She was the target, so she and Mulder take off, knowing also that that they will be blamed. The pair travel the width of the country in an effort to escape those who are after them.

This starts as a short story, set in Season 3, but it quickly gets out of hand and ends up as an epic series.

From Nicole (in Goin' Nowhere): This is a dark story that I love.  It was wild -- the idea literally leaped into my mind this morning and plagued me all day. It was all I could do to get home and write it down.

The stories include:

  1. Goin' Nowhere
  2. Passing Through
  3. At the Blue Hotel
  4. Down the Tracks
  5. A Divided Highway
  6. City Limits*

*City Limits is an incomplete WIP. I've put a note at the end of the completed stories so you can decide whether or not you'd like to leave them in a happy place or continue on. City Limits has only 5 chapters posted, and remains eternally incomplete.

It's sad that this epic series remains unfinished, but I can't even imagine what it would be like to work on a project for this many years, so I'm totally surprised that Nicole managed to put out as much as she did.

I'm not really a fan of the premise of this fic, but this is well written and didn't bother me for some reason.

I'm uploading another story, written by Wendy Wiliams, called "Cul-de-Sac" for anyone who needs something light hearted when they get to the end. This story is in the Roads Series universe, and is a humourous meta-based fic with a cameo from Nicole and a cast of characters from the Order of the Blessed Saint Scully the Enigmatic. It was authorised by Nicole, so could technically be considered canon...  It begins at the end of A Divided Highway.

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. 🙁

Up In Your Arms by Admiralty

29,000 Words

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Post-Closure, Mulder's search for his long-lost sister has finally come to an end. What does this mean for his relationship with Scully? And where do they go from here?

I was inspired by Echo & the Bunnymen's "Killing Moon" compilation album cover when creating a dustjacket for this Killing Moon inspired fic. I'm a big fan of Admiralty's writing, and this angsty season 7 fic with its clever use of canon got my proverbial juices flowing.

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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.

 

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

48,000 Words

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

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

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

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.

Behind the Looking Glass by Wendiae

48,000 Words

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

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

Aftermath by Zuffy

71,000 Words

Book Cover: Aftermath by Zuffy

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

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

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

Blinded by White Light by DashaK

58,000 Words

Book Cover: Blinded by White Light by DashaK

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

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

 

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

Not an Exercise in Subtlety by Satina

22,600 Words

Book Cover: Not an Exercise in Subtlety by Satina

Not an Exercise in Subtlety: Mulder does something he normally wouldn't, while under the influence of the psychotropic substances in his water supply, as well as the grief and confusion over his father's death.

Finding a Way: Mulder remembers, and tries to find a way to make things right.

Good Medicine: Mulder and Scully make things right.

 

Full Circle to the Truth by Des

50,000 words

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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 . 

Ordinary Life Series, An by Paige Caldwell

33,000 Words

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Scully leaves the Bureau for what Mulder believes is an ordinary life. A year later, fate brings them back to together, but her “ordinary life” threatens to tear them apart.

True Lies - Sequel to “An Ordinary Life”. The ordinary life Scully left the Bureau for was a lie. Reunited with Mulder, they flee the danger created by her role as a CDC operative, only to discover the truth isn’t what they believe it to be.

To Bee or Not to Bee - A third installment to the series known as “An Ordinary Life”. Scully and Mulder continue to fight for mankind’s survival as the threat of an alien plague takes flight.

 

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! 😀 

Primal Sympathy by Lydia Bower

57,000 Words

Book Cover: Primal Sympathy by Lydia Bower

In order to find a cure for Scully’s cancer, Mulder fakes his own death without her knowledge. Once reunited, they embark on a journey of discovery that may end up costing them their lives.

This cancer-arc fic from 1997 had a fandom all of its own.  It's exquisite Scully-torture, but she's comforted with some hot horizontal mambo.  You can even choose to skip the smut if you're not into that kind of thing.... well I suppose it's remotely plausible that someone might not be here for the smut....

Additional Dustjacket by Jennifer

From the Ashes by J Greco

60,000 Words

Book Cover: From the Ashes by J Greco

When Mulder is accused of sexual assault by a confused young girl, it begins an odyssey which will cause him to doubt every aspect of his life. But as Scully works to find out the hidden truth behind the events, Mulder realizes that she is the one truth upon which he can always rely.

 

Jamie finds a number of imaginative ways in which to torture Mulder, and Scully is the only one he can trust to help him through an extremely difficult time.  There's lots of love in this one - no smut - but it doesn't seem to be lacking.  It's a sensitive, heartwrenching (but somehow at the same time heartwarming) novel that draws our agents closer together.  Note - there are references to sexual assault but no gory details.

Jamie's Mulder is spot on with his comebacks.  His ability to make light of a situation with lines like “I have to admit, Scully, punching me in the face seems to be more than the passing fad I had originally hoped” adds some levity to  an otherwise angsty fic.

Kinesthesia by Amy (Spookey247)

38,000 Words

Book Cover: Kinesthesia by Amy (Spookey247)

As members of a domestic terrorism task force, Mulder and Scully
investigate a series of bombings linked to a traveling carnival show. Set
early season six.

Mulder and Scully are carnies. It's been a while since I've read this one, but from what I remember Scully is initially undercover on her own, and Mulder (who can't be without her of course) joins her.  There's some jealousy involved, leading to an insecure Mulder who needs a little reassurance.   And Scully does a great job of reassuring 😉

Never by A Kinney (Sue Schramm)

9,400 Words

Book Cover: Never by A Kinney (Sue Schramm)

No clever summary. Smut biscuit, pure and simple.

To summarise it, in a still non-clever way, Mulder is on a deep undercover assignment, and a concerned Scully just happens to find him at the right time.  It falls under the irresistible 'fake sex gets out of hand' trope.  The company Mulder's been keeping start to question his manhood when after three months he's never hooked up on one of their regular drinking excursions, so Scully helps him regain some credibility. 😉 

My memory is hazy so I can't remember whether Allison is the author's real name or another pseudonym. While I'm leaning towards them both being pen names, I've posted it as Sue Schramm just in case.  (I just don't want people's smutty fanfic to show up when a potential employer is googling them, for example.)

Bone of Contention by Kel & Michelle Kiefer

42,000 Words

Book Cover: Bone of Contention by Kel & Michelle Kiefer

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

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

All Things Bright and Beautiful by DLynn

39,000 Words

Book Cover: All Things Bright and Beautiful by DLynn

“Scully, have you ever asked yourself what kind of man would quit his job, leave his family, follow you across the country, and never contact you the entire time he was here. Never once, in ten years, did he call you, or write you, or contact you in any way. What kind of man is that, Scully?”

Daniel is a creepy stalker, and lives are at stake.  This is a wonderful thriller based around Scully's ex, set at the end of the seventh season.

Original cover art by Galia

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.

Preponderance by Alanna

45,000 words

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Preponderance (Books 1 & II)

Guilt is painted in shades of grey. When Scully is involved in a serious crime, how will Mulder react?

This fic is a meal of angst and emotional torture, with a side order of smut.  Alanna sets our agents on an extremely emotional journey, with a divide that seems impossible to bridge.  But have faith.

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.

Diametrically Opposed by Mountainphile

108,000 words

Book Cover: Diametrically Opposed by Mountainphile
Part of the Synchronicity Universe series:

Mulder and Scully investigate the mysterious disappearance of a college student in Ohio.  Circumstances demand that they work from divergent ends of the spectrum, unearthing old wounds while opening new doors to the truth.

This isn't so much a sequel to Seeds of Synchronicity, but it is set in the same universe. They can be read independently.

Mountainphile's come up with another story that puts Ten Thirteen to shame with 'Diametrically Opposed'.  Not only does this have an intricate plot and heaps of action, it also questions Mulder's uncharacteristic acceptance of the walk-ins as Samantha's fate in Closure.  Plus, I LOVE a story where Scully's right in the action while Mulder's caught up following questionable leads.  Although technically set in Season 8, it assumes Requiem never happened.

Mulder Dream Series by xgirl

15,500 words

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The final pieces of xgirl's Crossing Lines universe.  Note, if you want to think they lived happily ever after at the end of Healing Waters, you might want to reconsider reading this.  It's a bit of a rollercoaster, but it does end up in a good place.  Xgirl does give Mulder his sister back, but it comes at a price.

Xgirl notes:

All Our Yesterdays takes place after Mulder's abduction in Requiem and the premise is that he is having these visions from his past. The first mini story is a "prickly" encounter in the immediate aftermath of The End, when emotions are raw from the fire and from the circumstances surrounding the x-files division. It is the end of that famous run during S5 in which I interpreted much chaos in their relationship, all of it unvoiced at the time. It is the part of the story that provides the requisite angst.
The second encounter is from far more innocent days: Mulder and Scully's first Christmas as partners. No ghosts or mystery gift giving here, just some early UST.
The third part is a continuation of The Unnatural. Didn't you wonder what else was said after "Shut up, Mulder, I'm playing baseball"?

The Sum of My Tomorrows
Is our present defined by our future? This story was dedicated to Mulder, who deserved better than he got in Closure.  As he lies in a state of suspended animation, Mulder gets a vision of a future that involves Samantha.  The relationship in this story is given as "MS friendship post-MSR".  This story is a direct continuation of All Our Yesterdays.  Mulder is still "wherever" he is after being taken at the end of S7.

My headcanon may differ from Xgirl at this part of Crossing Lines, but I'm much happier with her resolution of Mulder's ultimate truth than the crap we were served onscreen.  I'm yet  to find my post S7 headcanon in a story...

The final two dustjackets from xgirl: 

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

61,000 words

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

Dawson E Rambo writing as XFBandit.

THE NOIR COLLECTION

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

OTHER XFBANDIT STORIES

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

BONUS EXTRA: 2 ADDITIONAL NOIR STORIES

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

In Dawson's own words:

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

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

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

-Dawson

Revelations Series [Volume 3] by Windsinger

207,000 Words

Book Cover: Revelations Series [Volume 3] by Windsinger

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

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

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

VOLUME TWO:
3. REVELATIONS 3: THE VACATION
4. REVELATIONS 4: THE ABDUCTEE
5. REVELATIONS 5: MILE HIGH
6. REVELATIONS 6: MEMORIES

VOLUME THREE:
7. REVELATIONS 7: JUST THE TWO OF US
Book I - What really happened on the plane in Colorado?
Book II - Scully goes missing, and Mulder and Evan have to find her.
Book III - Nothing's ever easy, but they get there in the end.
8. REVELATIONS EPILOGUE: SKUNKED AGAIN
A lighter epilogue to round out the series and recover from a major angst trip.

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

*Note - some tags belong to the complete series

Revelations Series [Volume 2] by Windsinger

194,000 Words

Book Cover: Revelations Series [Volume 2] by Windsinger

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

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

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

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

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

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

*Note - some tags belong to the complete series

Revelations Series [Volume 1] by Windsinger

146,000 Words

Book Cover: Revelations Series [Volume 1] by Windsinger

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

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

1. REVELATIONS 1: DAWN
(This has been mislabelled as "Revelations" at the top of each volume) Let us return to the days of yesteryear when Scully's abduction, bounty hunters, clones and cancer are still far in the future. It's the morning after the Jersey Devil case, Scully is dismayed to be given a temporary reassignment while her new partner, Fox Mulder, does some work for VCS. Lots of FIRSTS in this one for these two. PG13 for some violence and occasional adult topics.
2. REVELATIONS 2: THE BOX
Still feeling the affects from a hellish case, Mulder and Scully are handed a little administrative task that develops into something both sinister and dangerous as a grumpy pair of agents are forced to endure each other's company under VERY confined conditions.

VOLUME TWO:
3. THE VACATION
4. THE ABDUCTEE
5. MILE HIGH
6. MEMORIES

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

This is a truly epic series.  It began as one relatively short story, which was then combined with another, and then the complete series was built around them.  Sue often had multiple parts being written at once over the four years it took to complete. It all came together in the end, and due to the fact that only some parts are novel-length in their own right, it's hard to find the full series compiled in the one place.   It's been split into three volumes for size, and since I found three covers so that worked out well. 

This series is smut-lite.  It has lots of UST and romance, but it's not explicit. That doesn't mean it's not good. 😉 According to Sue, "... the whole series is rated PG-13 for adult themes and some violence and a few bad words. The very last chapter (of Revelations 7) pushes the edges of PG13 all the way to 'R' but is suggested rather than graphic. " In this part of the world it would probably be given an MA-15+ rating overall.

Because of its length - the entire series is about 550,000 words - I've split the 8 parts over three volumes.    If you're bandwidth-restricted, the ePub files are the smallest (each under 500kb), the PDF files are the largest (1.5 - 2mb each) and the txt files each hover around the 1mb mark.  I've included a zip file of all three volumes with this one so if you're short on bandwidth you can download all three text files for just over 1mb and convert them to another format yourself if  you want.  Many of the stories can be read as stand-alones so you don't need to read the whole series at once.

*Note - some tags belong to the complete series

Tam Lin by Pequod

42,000 words

Book Cover: Tam Lin by Pequod

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

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

I’ll Be Seeing You Series by XScout and Fox’s Gal

76,000 words

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  • I Know Someone I & II by XScout
  • I'll Be Seeing You by Fox's Gal
  • Not Without Permission by Fox's Gal and XScout

Agent Scully receives letters from a psychopath regarding
AgentMulder.  Held captive by a madman, Mulder must stay alive long enough for Scully to find him. He may not have a choice.

I admit that I haven't read this one yet, but I was looking for a fic set around the Fourth of July, and this one has beautiful covers by XScout.  It's a little confusing because the longest fic, 'I'll Be Seeing You' is based on the original 'I Know Someone' series, but then the final part, 'Not Without Permission' says "Reading ‘I Know Someone’ is unnecessary as it is including in ‘IBSY’. "   I can't advise what's best, so it's up to you.   I'm also unaware of whether there's any smut in this one... sorry.  I might set it for my night time reading tonight... 

 

 

Collages for all parts of the series by XScout.

Backtracking by Kel & Scetti

59,000 Words

Book Cover: Backtracking by Kel & Scetti

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.

Pythagorean Harmonics by Vesalius

39,000 words

Book Cover: Pythagorean Harmonics by Vesalius

What if Pythagoras was right and all IS number, and the universe is indeed harmonious? Post-episode study of the human condition.

This is a post-Biogenesis treatment of the mythology that seems to make sense. I have to admit that The Third Extinction/Amor Fati left me clueless, despite trying to read many post-ep analyses. There seemed to be so much in it that was unresolved or unexplained and I had to admit that I'd finally lost the plot of the mytharc.

This fic is the action/adventure story we should have had after Biogenesis.  Scully's trip to Africa has a purpose, and with what she learns she's able to rescue Mulder so they can both go after the truth.  It's the kind of writing that highlights just how wrong CC got it.

Hide and Seek by SpearmntXP

147,000 words

Book Cover: Hide and Seek by SpearmntXP

Scully's inexplicable and sudden departure forces Mulder to make a decision.

This one's a Scully-centric mytharc x-file with a touch of foreign intrigue. There's some separation anxiety but it leads to a satisfying reunion.

This is the cover by Michaela from the annex-files included with the PDF version.

Eleventh Hour by Rachel Anton

36,000 words

Book Cover: Eleventh Hour by Rachel Anton

Some feelings defy the confines of time.

Rachel notes that "This story deals with time travel in a completely illogical and scientifically inaccurate way. Scully would shudder at this."  I don't know if it's possible to deal with time travel in a logical way; I can never get my head around it. 😀   Nevertheless it's a love story, with a character death that needs to be made right.  The time travel doesn't go exactly as planned, but does result in hot monkey lovin' so that's all that really matters.

Butterflies All Tied Up Universe by bugs

40,000 words

Book Cover: Butterflies All Tied Up Universe by bugs

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.

After the Future by Donna

270,000 words

Book Cover: After the Future by Donna

An epic post-colonization series. This includes the complete story and the bonus extras.

I'm not big on post-col, but I really enjoyed the way Donna threw all the characters into the destruction and rebuilding of their worlds in this one.  It's a long one, written over about 10 years.

Unnatural Disaster by Michaela

98,000 words

Book Cover: Unnatural Disaster by Michaela

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

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

*files reuploaded with quotation marks fixed*

Believe by FrangipaniDownunder

17,000 words

Book Cover: Believe by FrangipaniDownunder

What if it wasn't Mulder that was abducted in Requiem?

FrangipaniDownunder is a standout author in a fandom of talented authors.  This story indulges in a little Scully!Torture (and Mulder!Torture by proxy) as Scully is the one abducted in the Season 7 Finale.

Ship Building by Jess M

20,000 words

Book Cover: Ship Building by Jess M

When THEY set out to break Scully, Mulder steps in.
CONTENT WARNING: Sex, Angst, child murders, molestation references,
ickiness.
AUTHOR'S NOTE: This one is dark, folks. This ain't "Hog Heaven", put it that way. I'm not an FBI agent or a murderer, so my details may be off, but my heart's in the right place. I wish you could buy what Mulder gets Scully, but I've never seen one. It does have a happy ending and it's LONG, but complete.

Jess proves to have a truly evil mind in this fic beginning the morning after 'Millennium'. .

Theresa also did an illustration for this fic.

Ship Building illustration by Theresa - mindseye.tcjahn.com

Cellphone by Marasmus

4,600 words

Book Cover: Cellphone by Marasmus

A conversation. A game. All is not what it seems.

This is one of those fics that sticks in your mind long after reading it. It's widely recommended and received a couple of mentions in the 2000 Spooky Awards. 

This fic can be found on a number of recommendation pages.  These are a couple of other illustrations I've managed to collect for it.

Alternative Season 8 – Volume 4

46,000 words

The final volume of the Alternative Season 8 project contains:

Vienen by Tiffany & Jo
Alone by Juliettt
Essence by Kristel St Johns
Existence by Kristel St Johns
Evolution by Kristel St Johns
Extras: About the Authors & Secrets of AS8 Special

Note: These episodes are in a different order from the aired episodes, and should be read in the AS8 order to get the most enjoyment from them.  Please make sure you read Volumes One,   Two and Three before embarking on Volume Four.

Kristel and the AS8 crew wrap things up and tie it all in a neat little bow for us in this final installment of Alternative Season 8.  There's an extra episode that gives the original run (and any subsequent outings for that matter) more of an ending that Chris Carter could dream of.  

If you haven't visited the website, each episode not only had cover art but  an animated trailer, so it's worth a visit.

The final batch of Kimberly's dustjackets

Alternative Season 8 – Volume 3

60,000 words

Volume Three contains the episodes:

Via Negativa by Jaz
Salvage by Heather
Surekill by Sam
Empedocles by Jo & Hazel
Dead Alive by Nancy
Three Words by Tracy

Note: These episodes are in a different order from the aired episodes, and should be read in the AS8 order to get the most enjoyment from them.  Please make sure you read Volume One and Volume Two before embarking on Volume Three.

Again major improvements were made to these episodes, but the one that blew me away most was "Salvage".  It was completely replaced with a mytharc episode, which is full of action and makes the mess of mytharc so much better.  It was one of those (many) moments reading fanfic where I was gobsmacked at just how good the idea was and how it made so much sense to do it that way.  It's disappointing that it's not the creator showing this much love and respect for the characters, their development, and the stories, but fans of the show.  Thank any an all deities for fan fiction writers of this calibre.

Dustjackets created by Kimberly:

Alternative Season 8 – Volume 2

60,000 words

Volume 2 of Alternative Season 8 contains the following episodes:

PerManum by Kristel St Johns
Roadrunners by XochiLuvr
This Is Not Happening by Jo & Tracy
Patience by MaryAnn
Badlaa by Elizabeth & Alicia
Redrum by Lara Means

Note: These episodes are in a different order from the aired episodes, and should be read in the AS8 order to get the most enjoyment from them.  Please make sure you read Volume One before embarking on Volume Two.

These talented writers managed to improve all these episodes exponentially, and believe it or not actually managed to pull a decent story out of Badlaa. 

The very creative Kimberly produced the following art work for these episodes:

Alternative Season 8 – Volume 1

54,500 words

Alternative Season 8 is a retelling of the episodes aired during the eighth season of The X-Files, utilizing the same starting point (the 7th-season finale, "Requiem") and the same essential story premises. We do this in hopes of demonstrating that, given the same basic storylines, there was a better way this season could have been handled, a higher road the producers could have taken. Departures from characterization will be rectified, needless and senseless continuity errors will be fixed, and bad storytelling and plot devices will be eliminated.

These are not "novelizations" of the episodes, as such, nor are they screenplays. They are written in the third person, present tense, but with a minimum of narration. This eliminates the more distracting elements of reading a screenplay, while still focusing on the dialogue and actions. Everyone reading these episodes is aware of show, the actors, and how what happens would have been portrayed. Beyond the essential elements of action and dialogue, we leave the fans to supply the rest--the spirit and emotion of the story--with their imaginations and preexisting knowledge of the characters and situations of "The X-Files."

Some text from aired eighth season episodes will be used directly, and some will be discarded or edited to suit the spirit of Alternative Season 8. The idea is not to claim that the eighth season of "The X-Files" never happened, but to demonstrate that it could have happened better.

We do this because we love the show, and we are distressed by the direction it has taken. Because we want to renew our faith in these characters who have become a part of ourselves. Because we want to make the show better, to recreate the show we loved once again.

The AS8 writers also provided a complete zip file of .txt versions which I'll attach as a download option with this volume.  There's also a link to their website in the download area.  I'm getting intermittent 404 errors so if it disappears you can view it via archive.org.

It's important to note that in addition to rewriting the episodes, the authors have re-ordered them to have the season flow better, so episodes may not be where you expect them to be.  There are 22 episodes in the Alternative Season 8, which I've split into 4 volumes.  The first contains:

Introduction: About VS8
Within by Kristel St Johns
Without by Kristel St Johns
The Gift by ga
Invocation by Jo
Medusa by Samantha Wilkinson

Alternat(iv)e Season 8 was arguably the best thing to come out of Season 8. These talented authors turned a season which was rather problematic into a much more palatable one, which unfortunately for TenThirteen really highlights  just how poor the efforts by CC et al were.  This is my replacement canon for season 8. Actually I have very little acceptance of any seasons after season 7 so it's quite a compliment to these authors that I'm willing to begrudgingly consider that it may have happened 😀 

I can't remember whether they treated Mulder's ridiculous brain disease as a real thing or a hoax (or just ignored it), but I do have AS8x03 "The Gift" marked as a fic I really enjoyed, so I'm confident they fixed it somehow.

 

Kimberly made all the dustjackets for the series (except the consolidated volumes - please don't blame her for those!).  Original covers are included in the downloaded volumes and on the webpage.

Fidelity by Suzanne Schramm

29,000 words

Book Cover: Fidelity by Suzanne Schramm

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

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

Path of Salt, A by Analise

40,000 Words

Book Cover: Path of Salt, A by Analise

After taking their relationship to a new level, Mulder ditches Scully yet again to help an old friend solve an unusual murder in the Southeast deserts of Utah.

 

I love a good ditch. This is a classic Mulder!Ditch, but I'm an equal opportunity ditchist.  It brings with it all the associated angst, along with our heroes being in a rather perilous position where lives are at stake.  

Carpe Felis Mortuus & Perforance Art? by Heathers and NicoleVanDam

21,700 words

Book Cover: Carpe Felis Mortuus & Perforance Art? by Heathers and NicoleVanDam

Carpe Felis Mortuus: How far would Mulder & Scully go for a little nookie?

Performance Art?: Mulder and Scully delve into the world of Modern Art… Some might call that kinky

According to Nic, this is 265.98% SMUT.  CFM is a rampantly smutcentric fic involving a frustrated Scully, a teasing Mulder, a beach, a rental car, and the line: "We're going to wash this car like you've never washed one before in your life."  It's early in their physical relationship and Scully's at a convention, so the sexual tension is extreme and they're both a bit desperate when Mulder turns up.

I've also added Performance Art? which is described by the authors as an homage to CFM. Unfortunately the "Carpe 2" mentioned in the headers for this fic has never eventuated to my knowledge.

I actually tried a few different illustrations of the car wash scene for this cover over the years, and thankfully I finally managed to make one that wasn't too porny!  😀 

What Doesn’t Kill Us… by K Benton

83,000 words

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

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

It includes:

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

Some extra angst for the Easter break.

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

 

Touching Jericho by Ford & Ursula Luxem

63,600 words

Book Cover: Touching Jericho by Ford & Ursula Luxem

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

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

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

Insight Series by Joann Humby

52,000 words

Book Cover: Insight Series by Joann Humby

Suppose Scully arrived at the hospital two minutes later in Folie a Deux. Imagine after having worked apart for two years, Mulder and Scully need to work together again.

Joann's Insight Series includes

Insight
Insight II - Dark Fire
Insight III - Wake Up Call
Insight IV - Shut Down
Insight V - Overload
Insight (Missing Scene) - PastTense*

*The ePub & PDF file contain Insight I-V, with Insight: Past Tense inserted chronologically.  Go to the Web version if you'd like to read it in a different order. Hopefully I haven't messed it up too much.  If you'd like to download an ePub file with Past Tense placed at the end of Insight I, I've uploaded one here.  You can use the table of contents to skip back and forth as you wish anyway.

Full image - Insight by Joann Humby

What Happens in Vegas by Malibu Sunset

25,000 words

Book Cover: What Happens in Vegas by Malibu Sunset

This is an alternative ending to the episode Three of a Kind. What might have happened if Scully had reached Mulder when she called him and he had met her in Vegas? Maybe this….

Another  "I was drugged" story, where our heroes were both under the influence and resistance was low. Wild abandon ensues.

Rarity of the Human Connection by MD1016

34,000 words

Book Cover: Rarity of the Human Connection by MD1016

Scully in jeopardy, Mulder in mourning, and their connection.

This is a fic that stuck with me for a long time.  It's angsty; full of Scully torture - and Mulder torture by proxy, and it has a devious little twist at the end...

Update: I just found some cover art made by X-Rae from X-Plicit Disclosures, including one for this story.

And Death Shall Have No Dominion by Jean Helms

180,000 words

Book Cover: And Death Shall Have No Dominion by Jean Helms

Mulder and Scully, off the X Files for now, investigate a possible bioweapons facility. What they find there puts their partnership, their investigative skills, their love and even their sanity to a test neither could ever have imagined.

!non-consensual sex, suicidal thoughts

*Aug 2021 Update: Jean has now republished this story on AO3 with a few little edits, so I've added the link to take you there.*

This is another dark and angsty one, but well worth the pain.

I somehow missed the original dustjacket despite the hundreds of them in my collection, and it wasn't until I went to get the link for this post that I discovered there was one.  After adding the one I made to the epub and pdf files I wasn't about to delete it all, so I've posted the original dustcover from The Annex below.

ADSHND cover from The Annex

Falling by Emma D

62,000 words

Falling cover

Mulder knew why he was losing her. But to admit it would make it true. And he sure as hell wouldn't do that.

This is the third story in Emma's Quantum universe. Quantum and The Road Less Traveled are linked under 'series' below.   This is another story that appears to be missing a chapter on Gossamer - the full text file is available here.

Quantum by Emma D

54,500 words

Book Cover: Quantum by Emma D

Is the grass really greener?

A big thank you to xphilernj for compiling this one.  It was originally posted to Ephemeral in around 2009 but missed being archived at Gossamer, and had to be laboriously put together from various sources following the Ephemeral glitch.   This is the first story in Emma's Quantum Universe.  Links to the other two stories, The Road Less Traveled and Falling, can be found below.