As by Dri

184,000 Words

As cover

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

--Stevie Wonder, As

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

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

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

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

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

Iniquity by Vickie Moseley

36,000 Words

Book Cover: Iniquity by Vickie Moseley

While still working on Domestic Terrorism, Scully takes a vacation and Mulder finds himself doing a profile.

! Content Warning: some graphic imagery, not for tender readers.

Scully's in San Diego for Thanksgiving when Mulder's sent there to profile a baby killer.  Once again, Scully doesn't get a vacation and ends up babysitting Mulder.  Vickie has Mulder in full-on psycho profiling mode in this one, with an added degree of physical difficulty, all while staying at Bill Jr's house.

You may have noticed that I haven't been uploading regularly since returning from my time away with the bats. I'm behind in everything at home and struggling to get back into routine. I'll get back on top of it all once I stop beating myself up over it. 🙂

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.

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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.

 

Calendar Girl Series by Jori

160,000 words

Book Cover: Calendar Girl Series by Jori

Calendar Girl I follows Mulder and Scully through season six and seven.

  • BLUE LIGHT SPECIAL- Mulder's real Christmas present comes shortly after Scully hands him that little wrapped package after 'How The Ghosts Stole Christmas.' They spend their first night together under shimmering blue Christmas lights before meeting one of the Scully brothers. NC-17
  • CHIMES- A continuation of my "Blue Light Special" story, this one takes place over New Year's Eve and day, with Bill Scully dropping by for a guest appearance. NC-17
  • GREENHOUSE EFFECT - Mulder and Scully break free from doing background checks to go 'investigate' an exotic flower grower in Florida. Smut follows. This story line would take place after Tithonius, but before Two Fathers. And there is no such person as Diana Fowley. NC-17
  • EVER GREEN - After the events of One Son and Arcadia, Mulder and Scully try to get their relationship back on track. NC-17
  • SPRING AHEAD -Set immediately after the events of Alpha, Scully sends Mulder on an Easter egg hunt with a surprise at the end. NC-17
  • BROKEN SOUND - After the events of Milagro, Mulder and Scully race against time and the elements to find a missing boy. NC-17
  • TREASURED - Mulder explores Scully's past at her mother's house on Mother's Day. NC-17 .
  • KNOWN BUT TO GOD - Over Memorial Day weekend, Mulder is haunted by a mysterious visitor in his 'sleep' who says that only he can help him. NC-17
  • THE VERY BEST -Mulder discovers one of those 'holidays' that seems to be invented by a 'card company,' and makes a mistake which he later tries to rectify. NC-17
  • SUMMER DREAMS - Over the Fourth of July weekend, Mulder is presented with the opportunity to give Scully everything she wants. Can he? And is it what she really wants? NC-17
  • THE SCIENCE OF LOVE - Mulder and Scully spend Labor Day weekend helping a fellow agent out on a case and learn more than they ever wanted about the 'science of love.' NC-17
  • MAKING AMENDS - Mulder and Scully deal with Skinner's discovery of their true relationship. NC-17
  • SIX BILLION -Mulder celebrates his 38th birthday. NC-17
  • HEART OF THE MATTER - Set right before the events of Biogenesis, Mulder and Scully investigate an unusual occurrence in an empty house on Halloween night. NC-17
  • RIGHT VOICE - Set during Sixth Extinction, Mulder is faced with several options. R
  • TIDES - In the last chapter of the Calendar Girl Series, Mulder discovers all the reasons to live this life. NC-17
  • FULL CIRCLE - Mulder and Scully celebrate the new millennium and 'one year' together. NC-17

Calendar Girl II - NOTE: THIS SERIES REMAINS INCOMPLETE. 
I wish it had been finished, but I still enjoyed it knowing that I'd be left hanging. The plot is way better than CC's, and there are flashbacks to Season 7 episodes to keep the smut quota up.  You can choose whether or not to continue with CGII after CGI.

Their relationship survived the first year, but then everything changed. With one of the partners missing, the other goes on a quest of her own. Scully's new partner, Agent Nicole Larson, appeared in only one tiny segment of a story in Calendar Girl I.

  • MARKING TIME - After the events of Requiem, Scully is faced with being without Mulder and with a new partner, a woman Mulder knows and Scully only met once before. NC-17
  • SEEING YOU - As Father's Day approaches, the search for Mulder continues. NC-17
  • EVERYTHING - On the Fourth of July, Scully ponders last year and what she has now that she didn't have then, and most importantly, what's now missing. NC-17
  • ONLY YOU - Scully's quest to find Mulder takes on even more twists and turns. R