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.

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. 🙂

Dark Water by Suzanne Schramm

17,000 Words

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

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

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.

Therapist by LiviaB

33,000 Words

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Mulder and Scully are on loan to the VCU, on the trail of a couple killer.

!Content Warning: M/S forced

This fic puts our agents into a situation where they are forced to make what they can of an otherwise unbearable situation, and in doing so strengthen their trust.  Livia treats them with love and compassion and has them come out on top as only Mulder and Scully can.

I often anguish over whether to publish an author's name where google can find it. It usually comes down to  how common the name is. I was on the fence with this one as so much fic comes up on google anyway, but I couldn't be sure that it wasn't a unique name, so I chose to be cautious. Whilst I've edited the name displayed on this site, it's still on the image where google can't see it, and in the downloadable documents.

However, I did find this entry in the urban dictionary that I found amusing and thought I'd share.

Freeze I & II by KRoch

5,200 Words

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Mulder and Scully struggle to keep warm overnight in their broken down car as they wait for help to arrive.

A very early proponent of "mind candy", KRoch, demonstrates that a sleeping bag is optional when it comes to keeping warm in this hump day smut.

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.

 

We’re Married Now by Skinfull

60,000 Words

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Mulder and Scully go undercover as a married couple to infiltrate a cult in Arizona.

"Look, this was supposed to be a short fic for a 6k word count challenge, but here we are about 60k+ words later, and half way through it basically just turned to smutty smutty smuttness. The case is weak, please don't come here looking for resolution on a casefic. Its contrived, all the tropes, set up for sex. Sorry not Sorry. ¯_(ツ)_/¯"

Skinfull has been churning out novels recently; this is the only one I've had a chance to read so far, but she's an author who's been providing great content for 2 decades so head over to AO3 and read them all! 🙂

Itinerant Stasis by Livasnaps

106,000 Words

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Picks up from Biogenesis and tells the story of a long and perilous journey—both inner and outer. All good journeys begin with clarity.

After realising how much smut I'd put in my July Fic Frenzy I'm trying to end with some smut-free fic.  This is ringfic, with Fowley as Mulder's ex-wife. Scully rescues Mulder from the hospital post-Biogenesis before going to a hideout where Mulder details his life after Samantha and before Scully.

Shred of Doubt by Jo-Ann L & Vickie Moseley

68,000 Words

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

 

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

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.

Sunflowers in the Rain by Scullys_laughter

15,000 Words

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As Mulder and Scully’s longing for each other is getting more and more unbearable a case file and Scully’s dreams take them to an isolated hotel in the mountains. Amid a missing persons’ investigation, a family mystery resurfaces, leading to discoveries, adventures, and revelations.

This week's link to AO3 is another from last year's fabulous case file exchange.  There are still some I haven't read, but I'm getting there.

Blood of Angels by LoneGunGuy

68,000 Words

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"History is not written in books, Agent Scully, but in an alphabet of human suffering. Every death leaves its mark upon the aether, burnt into the astral plane, scorched into the very fabric of the universe—a textbook accessible to any man who is willing to annihilate himself in its pursuit. History is a manuscript written on the clouds. Authored by the blood of angels.”

As Scully lies on the sidewalk, dead, Mulder holds the murder weapon in his hands and knows that he must have had a damned good reason for killing her....if only he could remember what it was....A bizarre, labyrinthine mystery with darkly comic overtones.

This is an early X-Files fanfic classic, written by the talented LoneGunGuy in 1996.  This one isn't for the faint of heart, it can get dark. With imaginations as twisted as those of some fanfic authors, I'm so glad they're putting them into good use rather than letting them roam the streets creating havoc. 😉

I can have mixed feelings regarding the mytharc on the show that makes me shy away from reading stories dealing with aliens and cloning and all that stuff, but there are many, like this one, that blow it out of the water.

Sadly, to my knowledge, a sequel to this story was never forthcoming.

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.

Locusts by Syn

29,000 Words

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An unexpected death begins a terrible journey for Dana Scully and Fox Mulder, one that threatens to tear their faith, their beliefs and their partnership apart.

There is a character death or two, but nobody major. Let's just say Bill's lost some of his bluster in this one.

Syn brings us an engaging  mytharc story with twists and turns and up and downs (mostly downs) as Scully is living a waking nightmare of betrayal and emotional torture, while Mulder is fighting to be believed.  An excellent story set shortly after Emily, and featuring a slightly annoying Detective Kresge.

To Kill a Nightingale by Phoenix99

72,000 Words

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A mysterious tip leads Mulder and Scully into a web of danger and unexpected twists. Have they found what they had always wished for? ... or is the price too high?

There was a cover made for this once upon a time, but alas, it's not on Wayback. If anyone has a copy it would be appreciated. 🙂

An adventure-filled story set just before "all things" in Season 7.

Delta S by Nicole Mason

30,000 Words

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“Your mom and Charlie can come, too.” He saw her actually start to listen to the suggestion. “The only thing for miles around is a lodge. They have a barbeque planned and some fireworks. There’s a lake and several miles of trails and —” 

“Just an everyday, ordinary vacation?”

“Yep. Is that so hard to believe, Scully?”

She grinned and opened the door. “Mulder, with you around that’s just about as likely as aliens landing tomorrow.”

I've also included a PG-13 version of this one.

Mulder decides to take some of the Scully family members away for a vacation. Maggie decides that Mulder and Scully should vacation alone. She does end up joining them in Vegas though, and the real action begins there. While this is a crossover, Nicole doesn't want to give anything away too early, and it's not necessary to have knowledge (or memory) of the other situation.

Although they're in Vegas for a specific reason that's not noromo friendly, I've included a PG-13 version because that reason doesn't dampen their bantery relationship at all, and thought some people may enjoy the other action.  Click on the PG dustjacket below to read the smut-free version.

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LINK TO PG-13 VERSION

 

Fireworks at Falls River Every Fourth of July by Jenna Tooms

6,000 Words

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“I’ve always wanted to show you something magical.”

4th of July fluff. An improv challenge fic from Jenna Tooms.

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...

Devil’s Advocate I & II by ImAStinker & FancyKatz

57/000 Words

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Devil's Advocate: After Scully's recovery post-One Breath, Mulder & Scully pose as newlyweds on a Mystery-Solving cruise to catch a serial killer.

Sanctuary: Escaped prisoners come across Maggie Scully's house where Mulder is recuperating with the Scully family after their cruise adventure.

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Not to be confused with another story of the same name, these stories feature a Season 2 Mulder and Scully, posing as a married couple on a cruise ship. I had a bit of a cruise ship binge lately, and there's still more to come...

The second fic features the whole Scully family in peril, as Scully takes Mulder there to recover after the first story.

Gates of Hell by AlienQueequeg

54,000 Words

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

CW: violence, death, medical stuff, smut

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

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

 

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 🙂

Gatsby Trilogy by Nicole Perry

16,000 Words

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

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

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

Cruise by M Partous

37,000 Words

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A series of mysterious deaths aboard its ships leads a cruise line to contact the FBI as rumours of a vengeful ghost begin to fly. Is the killer striking from beyond the grave?

I do like the idea of Mulder & Scully stuck together on a cruise ship, so there may be a few more cruise ship investigations that I'll post.  For scientific comparison, of course 😉

This one's set in Season 4, not long after TFWID, and poor Scully's obsessing a little too much about not being a certain person's soul mate.

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.

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.

Failsafe by Caroline

26,000 Words

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Mulder and Scully are kidnapped and tortured after being sent on case that Skinner hadn't assigned them, leading to a race to locate them before it's too late...

If you like some Scully!Torture and Mulder!Comfort you should enjoy this case, written in 1996 by Caroline.

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. 🙂

Hallowed by OnlyTheInevitable

70,000 Words

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In order to get a dangerous, misogynistic cult shut down, Mulder and Scully have to go undercover as a married couple to destroy it from the inside. When they get a little too involved, how will they manage to come out alive?

Can you imagine Scully being subservient and obedient in a misogynistic cult? Neither could OnlyTheInevitable. 🙂  This is another of the wonderful stories written as part of last year's case fic exchange.

Mulder enjoyed Scully's nightwear so much that I felt obliged to have her model it on the cover 😉

Awakening (The) by Jeylan

22,000 Words

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

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

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

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!!!!

Imperishable by TaraW

19,500 Words

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Strange occurrences cause Mulder to use past X-Files to solve a new one, which sends he and Scully spiralling toward a truth they were *meant* to discover.

Another nice trip to the forest. I'm happy to be reviving this intriguing case file, which fell off the internet a long time ago. This one's set in Season 7 but fixes a Season 3 episode.

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.

Flea Market Economy by Punk Maneuverability

11,000 Words

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

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

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

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. 😉

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.

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++++

Games We Play, The by Wintersong

25,000 Words

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Mulder and Scully participate in an FBI wargame that raises interesting questions about what game is being played...and the identities of the players.

Some more Wintersong adventure.  Mulder and Scully go up  against some other agencies and show them how the experts do things.  Sorry, no smut, just classic, kickarse Mulder and Scully. I'll post something extra smutty on Friday 🙂

 

 

Backseat Ethics by Flynn

5,800 Words

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Cotton candy for the mind. No violence, no guns drawn (and quickly lost) - just all the things I'd want to do if it were ME in that car.

A second weekend PWP distraction from reality fic.  Flynn manages to give us intense UST in an existing relationship. Now that's talent.

A Visit to Venus Springs by Destyshell

24,000 Words

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

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

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

Sexually Repressed Guide to Defining Forever, The by Trixie

35,000 Words

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

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

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Shipper’s Digest 06: The FBI Ball

41,000 Words

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

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

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

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:

Resolutions by JessM

13,000 Words

Resolutions cover

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

Book Cover: Merry Christmas, Scully by Stephanie K

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. 🙂

Normal Holiday, A by XScout

21,000 Words

A Normal Holiday cover

It’s Christmas Eve and Mulder does what any normal person would. He has to stop a terrorist who has taken over the airport, before Scully’s plane runs out of fuel.

A Christmas Eve chock full of action, adventure and Mulder!Torture.  This is a re-imagining of a movie I haven't seen, which was probably a good thing. There are some obvious plot issues to overlook, but it's a compelling story if you can ignore those.  To be fair, they were part of the original plot, and XScout didn't include all the plot holes of the original movie.

 

A Christmas Peril by Kestabrook

16,000 Words

A Christmas Peril cover

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.

Maggie’s Christmas Wish by Andrea

12,500 Words

Maggie's Xmas Wish cover

Melancholia by Jeylan

11,300 Words

Book Cover: Melancholia by Jeylan

A wayward walk on a ghostless, haunted afternoon.

This is a stunningly beautiful fic by Jeylan, which I was inspired to post by KR who likes to receive fic recs for her birthday.  Happy birthday KR, I hope you enjoy this one.

Normal Halloween & Winter by Branwell

45,000 Words

Normal Halloween cover

A Normal Halloween: This is a stand-alone story of Mulder's and Scully's
'normal' 1999 Halloween. Set after "The Sixth Extinction" but is a prequel for "Winter I: The Riddle"

Winter I: The Riddle:  Mulder finds an X-file to distract him from the pain of Thanksgiving memories and Scully unexpectedly agrees to join him in investigating it. The experience turns into more than the simple diversion they planned. A darker mystery presents itself and threatens to expose more of their own emotions than they want to reveal.

Winter II: More than Glass:  Mulder and Scully find themselves dealing with the issue they have successfully avoided for seven years -- their exclusive attachment to each other and their mutual physical attraction.

 

With this Halloween fic you get an extra Thanksgiving story, so keep that in mind when I forget to do one for Thanksgiving. 🙂

Branwell gives us a Mulder and Scully who have been worn down both from years of fighting malevolent forces and being unable to share the repeated trauma with anyone else without ridicule and disbelief.  They're reluctant to trust anyone, including each other for fear of inflicting more pain.  They're ruled by their own insecurity and question whether they can even trust themselves.

I don't mean to put you off at all; it's actually a very real Mulder and Scully considering what they've been through, and there is such beauty in their tragedy.  Branwell doesn't put them through too much torture in these stories, but their actions and reactions are those of tortured souls.  There is real feeling in the way they treat each other, and underneath it all there's their deep abiding love. Eventually they find what they need in each other.

Winter cover
WInter I & II dustjacket by bugs

Theresa at Mind's Eye has also done a couple of illustrations for Winter, which can be found on her website.

 

All Hallow’s Eve series by Windsinger

192,000 Words

All Hallow's Eve cover
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. )

Fifth Day in Paradise by Kate Rickman

44,000 Words

Book Cover: Fifth Day in Paradise by Kate Rickman

En route to the scene of an X-File, Mulder and Scully are stranded in the snowy wilderness after their rental car breaks down on a deserted road. Instead of finding their way back to civilization, they stumble into a treacherous plot that could cost them their lives. Through it all, Scully struggles to accept her deepening relationship with Mulder.

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. 😀

Plague by Eponine119

42,000 Words

Plague cover

Summary in one short sentence: Mulder and Scully are spared from a
plague that sweeps the earth.

Author's note: This is a long story. It is set after Memento Mori, but
before Gethsemane. [Actually, Gethsemane wouldn't have happened if this
had.] Mostly it would fall into the category of angst, but it has a
little bit of just about everything: Mulder/Scully romance including
sex, mythology, a plot, and a [sort of] crossover.

!Plenty of character deaths, but not the two that matter most.

You may not wish to read plague-fic during a global pandemic, but eponine119 couldn't have possibly imagined what it's like for many people right now. This fic bears no resemblance to our current circumstances and might help you appreciate that whilst Covid-19 has been turned into a ridiculous political  soap-opera, at least we weren't all wiped out in days. 🙂

I assume that the cover image (the important part of it, below) was made by Eponine119

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Last Chance Falls by Slippin’ Mickeys

25,000 words

Book Cover: Last Chance Falls by Slippin' Mickeys

A man. A women. A forest. A hit squad. An adventure.

(Inlcudes Last Chance Falls Interlude by Pam Gamble.)

This is certainly an adventure. Slippin' throws in plot aplenty as our agents try to keep out of trouble.

Slippin' is a talented writer with heaps of new stories still coming out, so go read her stories on AO3 if you haven't already done so.

Oops, I forgot to upload this, and i'm on a social-distancing vacation on Fraser Island, where internet is hard to get. I got the alert when I was out for a drive down the beach, so i've uploaded them all with my patchy phone internet.  It's a hard life.  This is me updating files right now. Shame about the rain:

If they're not fixed I can try again tomorrow  when I drive past the island's mobile phone tower. 😉

Road Series: Cul-de-Sac by Wendy Williams

20,000 Words

Book Cover: Road Series: Cul-de-Sac by Wendy Williams
Part of the Road Series Universe series:

Mulder and Scully find themselves in an alternate universe of a well-known alternate universe.

A satirical contribution to the Road Series, authorised by Nicole Perry.

Road (Going Nowhere) Series by Nicole Perry

165,000 Words

Road Series 1
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.

Remember Me? by Caroline O

56,000 Words

Book Cover: Remember Me? by Caroline O

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

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

 

Weekend Series by MoJo

185,000 Words

Book Cover: Weekend Series by MoJo

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....

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

48,000 Words

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

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

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

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

Whiteout by Evan Black

20,000 Words

Book Cover: Whiteout by Evan Black

Mulder and Scully survive a plane crash - but can they survive the aftermath?

I made the dustjacket for this a while back, as I'd planned to post this fic here, but found it on a routine scan through AO3 just now. Thanks for posting it, EB. : )  Bonus weekend fic!

Acadia by RivkaT

40,000 Words

Book Cover: Acadia by RivkaT

Acadia:  Mulder and Scully track a killer in the woods, while struggling with the various issues unresolved between them. Fourth season, between Demons Gethsemane.  [The main story is rated T. The smut is in the deleted scene only.]

Into the Woods: A deleted scene from Acadia; a direction the story didn't ultimately take. [E/NC-17 Rated]

Solitary Confinement by Jean Robinson

19,700 Words

Book Cover: Solitary Confinement by Jean Robinson

Being alone with your thoughts can be worse than sharing them.

Here's a bonus fic for anyone who's self-isolating or social distancing to avoid COVID-19.  🙂 

Jean explores life in the 30 day quarantine that followed 'Firewalker', with the added trauma of Scully still experiencing post-abduction issues.

Once upon a time there was a dustjacket for this fic on the WIPs of Our Lives website (formerly at http://sciencex.tzo.com/xf/solitary.jpg), but alas, no more. If anyone has a copy please send it my way.

Ordinary Life Series, An by Paige Caldwell

33,000 Words

Book Cover: Ordinary Life Series, An by Paige Caldwell

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.

 

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.

Tempest Series by Missy P

80,000 words

Book Cover: Tempest Series by Missy P

Includes: Tempest, Distance, Wild Places & Escape Me Never

Mulder and Scully survive a plane crash to find themselves injured and stranded in the Appalachian wilderness.

There's no need to talk this one up, there's an Anne Haynes recommendation on the cover!

Second dustjacket by Analise

Sound of the Shell by K Roch

14,000 Words

Book Cover: Sound of the Shell by K Roch

Mulder & Scully.  Shipwrecked.

This story was written in 1996 by one of the early giants in the MSR fanfic world.  It's set around the end of season 3, so the UST factor causes issues as Mulder tries to show restraint living in close quarters with a very casually dressed Scully.

Poe Mountain Horror by West Shore

42,000 Words

Book Cover: Poe Mountain Horror by West Shore

While a little Tennessee Mountain town revels in its new-found celebrity status as an alien abduction site, Mulder and Scully try to tell them that they are ignoring the real danger and are caught in the snare of an evil serial killer.

This one's a real thriller, beautifully crafted by West Shore. The mature rating is for the violence/horror themes, it's strictly platonic hurt/comfort.

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

Book Cover: Preponderance by Alanna

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.

Haunted House by Analise

14,000 Words

Book Cover: Haunted House by Analise

Mulder and Scully are forced to spend the night in a haunted house.

Analise does the 'stuck in a haunted house' trope with humour and flair.  My favourite line had to be Mulder's "I've watched Scooby Doo... there should be lever around here somewhere..." (after which Scully finds it by accident).  Analise is also a real proper artist and has the dustjackets to prove it.

Butterfly in China, A by Nicknoc

36,000 words

Book Cover: Butterfly in China, A by Nicknoc

Mulder and Scully slip into an alternate universe where they meet themselves living a happy life together.

 

After being forced to make out so as not to blow their cover, Mulder and Scully end up stuck in a situation that provides further temptation...

Flights of Fancy by Pebbles

55,000 words

Book Cover: Flights of Fancy by Pebbles

Flights of Fancy Series, includes:

Fancy Dance : PG-13 :  Scully faces another Valentine's Day alone - until she gets her Irish up.

Fancy Footwork : NC-17 : The morning after the night before as last seen in "Fancy Dance"

Fancy Three: PG-13 : Season Six, a little later on the morning after the night before seen in "Fancy Dance" and "Fancy Footwork"

Tickled Fancy: NC-17 : Season Six, after the events of Milagro

Fancy Toppings : R

Midsummer Night's Fancy : R

Fancy Harvest :  PG-13

Fancy Fall:  PG-13 - um, okay, R - but I still maintain this is not smut. No matter what Ropo says. 😉

Fancy Foreplay :  Robbie *made* me rate this NC-17; no bad language, tho. Still say it ain't smut.

Fancy Haunts :  NC-17. But *I* wouldn't call it smut.

Fancy Phone : R for racy language, implied smut : Set sometime in Season Seven, obviously pre-Requiem :  extra fic, not in Collector's Edition from the annex.

My head is in full on anxiety mode and I can't quite remember what happens in this one.  All I remember is that I was pleasantly surprised by this fic, and I've given it the following tags: ^, >, 1, 1>, Bch, CabW, P°, Pg, Sinit.  They might not mean much to you, but they tell me that they go to a forest, Scully runs out, there's first time sex, someone has regret after the first time, there's a beach, a cabin in the woods and outdoor sex, not necessarily in that order. Also, someone gets pregnant (probably not Mulder) and Scully initiates the romance.  I did enjoy it and it was hailed as one of Fred and Ginger's Smut Classics, so I hope you enjoy it regardless of my inability to remember what actually happens in it.

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

Reflections of a Rainy Night & Morning’s Promise by DLynn

25,000 words

Book Cover: Reflections of a Rainy Night & Morning's Promise by DLynn
  1. An innocent question at a crime scene leads Mulder into a contemplative night.
  2. “Hmm…chocolate and moonshine. There’s got to be a song in there somewhere.”

I imagine that doing the naked pretzel in the rain and the mud would be quite uncomfortable, but I love that Mulder and Scully just can't resist that urge.  There might be a case file in here somewhere, I can't quite remember the non-smut content that well. 😀 

The main dustjacket is a combination of the original Reflections of a Rainy Night cover by Tracy DC below, and the Morning's Promise mud scene cover I made which is in the ePub & PDF version.

Goodnight Newton by Rachel Howard

43,000 words

Book Cover: Goodnight Newton by Rachel Howard

A bizarre case in Las Vegas leads Mulder and Scully deeper into the Consortium's secrets than they've ever gone before.

As excruciating as the mytharc can be, it does inspire fics like this that attempt to repair the problems. Rachel considerately ties up the season 5 mytharc loose ends in this well-written story.

I finally managed to excavate the original dustjacket by Michaela from the ashes of AOL.

Michaela's Goodnight Newton cover

Erlona’s Heart by MD1016

79,000 words

Book Cover: Erlona's Heart by MD1016

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

 

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

Shipper’s Digest 01: A Collection of Close Encounters

27,000 words

SHIPPER'S DIGEST 1: CRAWL SPACE AND OTHER CLOSE ENCOUNTERS including:
Crawl Space by Gwendolyn
In The Closet by Gwendolyn and DashaK
Heating System by Lizzi Wareham
Not the Call They Were Waiting For by Yonada
Broom Closet by Jacquie LaVa
Tailor-Made by OKayVal
Scully in Black Leather by HavelockXF
Goin' to the Fair by Ficlady

This is my first attempt at an anthology of themed stories by different authors.  There are eight "Tight Quarters" fics included, with each story having between 1500 and 5500 words.  Let me know if you'd like more themed anthologies and if so feel free to make suggestions.

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.

Eden Series by Jacquie LaVa

66,000 words

Book Cover: Eden Series by Jacquie LaVa

Part One: The Other Side of Eden - If you had your memories torn away from you... the very essence of what made you human... what would you become? Mulder and Scully are about to find out...

Part Two: Eden in the City - As Mulder and Scully attempt to make a life for themselves and their new child, the creator of the deadly serum just won't let them be...

Part Three: Re-Inventing Eden - Mulder and Scully are forced to send their child into hiding to save him from the threat of a monstrous threat...

Part Four: To Keep Eden Safe - Upon the receipt of yet more threatening notes, and the enforced protection of our Agents' only child... Mulder and Scully must face the evidence at hand, and find a way to trap a monster...

Part Five: Regaining Eden - It's time to get it back, all of it... and Mulder and Scully are ready to kick ass...

I wanted to find a daddy!Mulder fic to post for US Fathers' Day, but I'm allergic to kidfic.  I've made it through the thoroughly enjoyable first book in this series before my kidficphobia set in and I couldn't go on. It's nothing to do with the actual fic, which is by an author I adore and comes recommended by others, it's my own issue which I wish I could overcome...

In The Other Side of Eden Mulder and Scully are dumped on a deserted island, having been given a serum to erase all their memory.  Angst & smut ensues, and I assume continues on into the remainder of the series.  The tags cover the first book, but I can't confirm whether or not they apply to the rest.

Original Cover Image by Foxsong

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.

Darkness by Donna

5,700 words

Book Cover: Darkness by Donna

Can he keep the darkness away?

What's a girl to do when she's trapped in the rubble with her partner and they're never going to be rescued? Then what's she supposed to do after they're miraculously rescued?

Unquiet Grave by Mimic117

27,000 words

Book Cover: Unquiet Grave by Mimic117

“Death in itself is nothing; but we fear to be we know not what,
we know not where.” John Dryden

A lot of snow, a couple of stranded FBI agents, strained nerves, and some unexpected visitors. How can anyone lie quiet in their grave with all that going on?

You can't go wrong with mimic117 (unless your depravity levels vary, in which case you won't find much to read at this site.)  This one's got a bit of a case file, but more importantly Mulder and Scully are stuck in a cabin in the snow.  Fun and games happen while they try to stay warm and alive...  You can also read it in italian at Mimic's Musings if you're so inclined.

Unquiet Grave cover by Maybe Amanda

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.

Antidote by Rachel Howard & Karen Rasch

69,000 words

Book Cover: Antidote by Rachel Howard & Karen Rasch

Strange doings in a tiny western town bring Mulder and Scully out to investigate. Once there, they uncover a deadly experiment that may cost both of them their lives.

Additional Dustjacket by Karen

Camping by Amperage & Livengoo

25,000 words

Book Cover: Camping by Amperage & Livengoo

Fox Mulder and Dana Scully have survived abductions, serial killers, mutants and aliens but the Partner Cooperation Program Wilderness Encounter may finally do them in. After poison ivy and catfish, who wouldn't long for a nice, safe killer mutant?

Old Growth Forest by Andrea

102,000 words

Book Cover: Old Growth Forest by Andrea
Editions:Original Version

While following up a case of disappearing homeless, Mulder and Scully are pulled into the mystery.

This is the revised/updated edition.

 

Patty has provided a link to the original version in the comments below. Thanks Patty.

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

Lost Time by Spider

59,000 Words

Book Cover: Lost Time by Spider
Part of the Human Affairs series:

Diana continues to interfere after One Son. Our agents couldn't be any more distant when they're sent out of the country on a case.

Author's Notes: For almost 20 years I have lived in a country with a 5,000 year old culture, spending months in villages that count years since the last white person was seen. I was once an academic and thus am still more skeptic that believer. But I have also seen things... On my last trip to Ambrym volcano, I was stuck in a leaky hut with dead bodies from black magic littering the area. . My helicopter pilot companion thought I was screwy reading Xfiles when we lived the damned things. So a bottle of tequila and an annoyance about the M&S relationship post One Son in hand, I sat down with many battery changes, incorporated real life to fiction and ended up with this.

 

This is one of my favourite fics. I can't get enough Fowley-induced-angst, and she's at her evil worst in this one.  It does reference Human Affairs, a previous story by Spider, but  it's not necessary to read that story before this one. You might notice that I've tagged both stories as UST to RST, but there's a reason for that so just go with it. 🙂

Spider is clearly a gifted writer. She's actually an international bestselling author in her own right. The book referenced under the Lost Time image below is a science-fictional look at the results of climate change and the subsequent breakdown of society that's already quite frightening in 2020. The author has released it as a free download if you'd like to Ecosia it (alternative to Google with more trees and fewer data collectors).

18+ months later - I just found some original artwork for Spider's stories. I assume that this was created by Spider as it didn't state otherwise. I've also mocked up an image to direct you to the author's other work without search engines being able to associate that  work with this fanfic (I hope).

 

Tantric by Jacquie LaVa & TBishop

66,700 words

Book Cover: Tantric by Jacquie LaVa & TBishop

"Honest to God, I meant to ease her into it; I never meant to blurt it out like that. You’d think, after seven years and countless bizarre cases, I would have learned my lesson. But I was so excited; so anxious to get my teeth into this one, I forgot to be diplomatic – forgot to use my head instead of my heart. I had spent the weekend going through all the files and the plethora of information I’d found, on the Web and in B. Dalton’s; I’d taken notes, collected documented testimonials from folks who had decided to talk about what they knew of this particular organization… by the time Scully hit the basement on Monday, I was so wired that she never had a chance.

Posing as my little wifey, and involving herself in what could be considered 'deviant sexual cultish situations…'”

This one has some delicious "keeping it real while undercover" smut in it.  I had a little trouble imagining Scully losing control to the extent she does, but I'm willing to forgive these writers this once; they're two of my all-time favourites. And like I say, OOC is perfectly acceptable when there's intense sex involved...  which is why I hate it when CC takes them out of character.

Please be aware that there are many disturbing elements in this fic, and Scully bears the brunt of a lot of the coercive behaviour, so proceed with caution.

Arizona Highways by Fialka

128,000 words

Book Cover: Arizona Highways by Fialka

Anthology containing:
• Arizona Highways Book 1
• Arizona Highways Book 2

Visions of Melissa lead Our Heroes on a case confirming the existence of a series of Emilys. But does Melissa really have a message, or is it all in Scully’s head?

Airport, The (AKA The Chili’s Fic) by JessM

10,000 words

Book Cover: Airport, The (AKA The Chili's Fic) by JessM

SUMMARY: Up, up and away!
RATING: Oh, NC-55? (even I can't read it without feeling dirty)
CONTENT WARNING: Ladies and gentlemen, please return to your seats. The captain has turned on the Fasten Seatbelts sign, as we expect to encounter some turbulent SMUT.
CLASSIFICATION: SMUT, SMUT, SMUT, MSR, SMUT

 

In case that didn't clue you in, this is pure, unadulterated smut.  It's one of those stories that's reached legendary status in the fandom, to the extent that it has even been mentioned by Gillian Anderson.  Thanks to Trelawney there are a few dustjackets for Jess's fics, so there are more to come.