Married Series by Angela W

355,000 Words

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All 50 of Angela W's Married Series stories in one volume.

While on a case in Las Vegas, Mulder and Scully achieve some professional - and personal - goals. Basically, this is the way I would like to see the TV series end, then see future movies, etc. take off from this point.

There is no way I'm going to list all 50 summaries here. Angela creates her own little universe that continues to cross paths with season 6 & 7 canon, often as part of a bigger universe including some crossovers.

I'm stuck in the wet tropics for extra time, with the rain pouring down, and since I no longer have my daily bat-feeding chores I'm going to try to do some more uploads.

I had this fic playing in my car using text-t0-speech and I had to turn it off when it started making the cassowaries and crocodiles blush. There is some A-Grade smut in this one.  Although this fic is a little mushy in places for my liking, that's purely my preference, and I know some of you will particularly enjoy this entire series. A few of the individual stories are still standouts in my view regardless of their marital or family status. 🙂

Dogged Determination Series by Rhondda Lake

183,000 Words

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Dogged Determination I - Watched : The Dog Scully takes in is more then he appears to be. Those looking for the animal are willing to kill to get him.

Dogged Determination Interlude I - Linen and Steel : A little erotic interlude.

Dogged Determination Interlude II - The Grapes of Wrath : More total mind candy - breakfast and food fights.

Dogged Determination Interlude III - Icy Hot : At long last we learn what Scully bought with those handcuffs...

Dogged Determination II - Hadinio`gwe'oek : They are gathering.  A dark, Iroquois-inspired tale.   CW: Disturbing imagery

Dogged Determination III - Pandora's Box : Alien DNA, a genius teenager and secrets from the past all end up interrupting Mulder and Scully's life just as Scully discovers some surprising news. Conspiracies, mysteries, some MSR and a dash of the paranormal for extra flavor. CW: Disturbing imagery, Sexual Assault

Dogged Determination Interlude IV - Endless Knot : A brief journal entry.

Dogged Determination IV - Suffer the Children : Horrific murders in Cleveland stall a vacation weekend and Hope's plans to move. CW: Child abuse, child rape, extreme violence.

Dogged Determination V - Watched Over : As Mulder and Scully get settled into a new home and prepare to receive the new arrival they get a call for help from a family vacationing in Colorado. There they must join with Buster and his kin to try and rescue two children in need of help. Introduces the heroes of Dean Koontz's original "The Watchers"

Dogged Determination Interlude V -The Greatest Gifts : Mulder ponders the meaning of Christmas. A short, sappy finale.

Oh, it's lovely being off-grid in the rainforest, but this satellite internet is going to drive me crazy when I have to refresh 3 times to load or save anything. I'll have to see how it goes as far as uploading while I'm here.

I listened to this one during most of the drive up. I had no idea how long it was, but it kept me occupied as I drove and made me drive extra carefully during certain scenes as I didn't want to have to submit dashcam footage with M&S in explicit flagrante delicto if I happened to crash while that was going on.

Anyway, this one is case related, it's actually a crossover at times but you don't need to know the other source/s, and packed full of MSR. Be aware that some parts come with content warnings, which I've tried to add to the descriptions above.

I won't be able to add the web version for this one, due to its size and the internet issues that I'm not up for facing right now. 🙂 I can't add the extra artwork either...

 

Secret World by Bonetree

147,000 Words

Scully goes deep undercover to find the secret behind a mysterious death. But with what she learns, will she ever be able to come in from the cold?

!Please check the content warnings

A Scully-centric fic that plays to Scully's strengths without turning her into a saint. Meanwhile, poor Mulder is struggling with the separation, and Skinner is having headaches trying to keep him out of trouble.

Bonetree writes a compelling story with some fascinating characters. As Scully gets deeper into the case, we feel Mulder's angst and desperation over his lack of control.  There's also some wonderful Mulder-doctoring and caring for an injured Scully, and of course, some considered smut.

Christmas Beginning & New Year’s Slowly by Diehard

10,000 Words

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Christmas Beginning: What were those presents, and how did Christmas Day shape up for out two heroes?

New Year's Slowly: After letting the cat out of the bag, Mulder and Scully spend the week between Christmas and New Year’s together.

Post-eps for How the Ghosts Stole Christmas.

Continuing with the Christmas theme, here's some Diehard.  Season 6, post HTGSC, Bill Scully Jr gives his sister grief about a certain partner, causing Scully to leave and return to said partner. Tried and tested plot with tried and tested results. 😉

Familiar Heart, A by Mish

72,000+ Words

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The Best Years of our Lives meets Magnificent Obsession Mulder and Scully style.  An alternative universe story, set in the 1940s.

This includes the sequel, An Unchanged Soul, which actually brings the word count up to 203,000 words.  This second story is unfinished, so it's up to you whether you embark on the extra 130,000 words knowing that there will be no ultimate resolution.

I don't usually read alternate universe stories, but I started this one without realising and had to keep reading.

This one had enough tension to keep me hooked the whole way. I've included the incomplete sequel. Mish tended to write a lot of stories at the same time, and consequently there are quite a few of hers that were never completed.  I was tossing up whether to include this story here due to the disappointment when I found the sequel wasn't complete, but the original story is worthwhile. You can decide for yourself whether to keep reading.

Santa-Faction Stories by Susanne Barringer

9,500 Words

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Can't Get No Santa-Faction: Holiday fluff. For Christmas, Mulder gets what he asked for, but not what he expected.

Santa-Faction Guaranteed: Mulder goes to Scully's on Christmas Eve and tries again with the Christmas present.

 

 

This is a second Christmas Day release. Releases have happened outside the normal M-W-F this week, so make sure you check the latest releases page to be sure you haven't missed anything.

I certainly hope those of you with religious leanings are up to date with your church/synagogue/mosque/mass etc attendance before you read this year's seasonal selection of smut. Alternatively, you can always try for forgiveness after the fact.

Blue Christmas by Plausible Deniability

4,400 Words

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'Tis the night before Christmas, and Scully's holiday is turning out a little differently than she expected.

!CW: Potentially dubcon if you believe there was an external influence at play

Merry Christmas. PD's gift to us all is some smut, with a case file as a bit of an excuse.

My family Festivus celebration just got cancelled thanks to my sister being in isolation as a close covid contact, so I may have time to add some more later, particularly since this is only a short one...

Lord of Misrule (The) by Dyann Z

22,500 Words

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Mulder and Scully spend the holidays together and discover what they want out of life. Schmaltzy, smut-filled fare.

Scully invites Mulder to the family Christmas celebrations since Bill's not supposed to be there... angst and smut ensues (my favourite phrase).

I hope any celebrations you might have over the festive season go better than the Scully Family Christmas, and that you get just as much excellent smut as our heroes.

I do have a version of the cover without the modesty santa cap. If I get a few likes over at the x-sites facebook page, I'll post an uncensored version for your Mulder-ogling pleasure. 🙂

Whatever it Takes by DanaK35

11,000 Words

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A year after Emily's "death", Scully gets a strange phone call … and must make a decision

 

Scully decides that she's prepared to do whatever it takes to make sure she doesn't miss her last chance. I love a strong Scully who decides she's not going to tolerate Mulder's crap and just goes for what she wants. She should know that Mulder's lost without her.

This one actually has some plot to it, and covers a few holidays as Scully determines her own future.

X-Files Christmas (An) by Fatcat

14,500 Words

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Scully and Mulder are trying to make it back to DC for Christmas, but the most unexpected thing happens.

When Mulder and Scully were unable to get a flight back to DC, they set off by car. Who could possibly have imagined that they'd be sidelined by the weather, and forced to stay in the only room available?

Some slightly fluffy, slightly mushy, and more than slightly tropey Christmas fic from Fatcat.

Angel Scully Works Her Magic by Hindy Z Bradley

4,100 Words

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'Tis the night before Christmas, and Scully's holiday is turning out a little differently than she expected.

Just a quick one. I'd been itching to use the image of Mulder and Scully in their Christmas Sweaters and finally got the chance.

This one has no bothersome plot to worry about. They're just keeping each other company on a lonely Christmas Eve once again.

This is another one where the author references another story in the foreword. I'm not going to make a mess attempting to post the other fic right now. You can find "Snow Under the Tree" by XF Truth here. It's not necessary to read it to know what's happening here.

Mistletoe by A N Turkington

16,000 Words

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“So why do we get dragged to the First Annual FBI Christmas Party? And might I add what a dumb idea that is in the first place. Formal dress, black tie, a bunch of boring federal agents pretending to be interesting for a night. And very convenient, about a hundred of us all in one place. Hope they haven’t received any bomb threats.”

Oh dear. I'm so scatterbrained right now I shouldn't even be allowed on the internet without supervision. This is my brain without drugs. 😀 I am persisting though,  otherwise there'd be no updates until at least mid-January when I start taking my new medication. Wash out periods suck.

Anyhoo, the foreword of this fic mentions Fire and Ice by Jennifer Stoy. I quickly posted it here last night, then just now realised that it's already included in Shippers Digest 6: FBI Ball edition. I'm removing the standalone version, because there's no point having it here twice. However, I'll keep the html version of Fire and Ice here for easy reference, should you be curious.

This is a very early example of smutty MSR, written in 1995. It starts with the ever-popular FBI Ball trope before Scully takes Mulder to a cabin in a ski resort area to avoid being alone for Christmas. There's a little angst mixed in as roughage. Enjoy.

Soap and Eggs by EPurSeMouve

47,000 Words

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Soap And Eggs: A possible future. A might-have-been. A what-if. Or a "There but for the grace of God...."

Soap and Eggs II: An Ivory-White Christmas: A solitary Christmas in San Francisco, California.

Soap and Eggs III: A Grade-AA Valentine's Day: The stage is set for the final conclusion.

Soap and Eggs IV: Suds And Shells: Sometimes, it's hard to decide when to settle for life's leftovers.

*BONUS* Soap and Eggs Happy Ending : This doesn't officially exist. According to EPur "this isn't a part of the Soap and Eggs series. It's just me fooling around, describing on paper what kind of ending the sap in me always wanted." It was exclusive to EPur's website. If you want to remain true to the spirit of the series you can skip it, but if you're human you'll definitely want to read this.

!CW: character death (Not M or S).

If you're after a happy holiday story, look elsewhere!!!

EPurSeMouve stabs you in the heart with this one. Then twists the knife. Then rips it right out of your body and stomps on it. There is a band-aid for you at the end though.

This season 4 end-of-the-X-Files imagining isn't really a whole lot worse than what Chris Carter did to them after "The Truth". It always bothered me when I thought of how difficult their lives would be on the run. The only difference then was that at least they had each other. I'm going to stop now before I cry again. Just make sure you're in a safe place before reading this.

This was one I'd originally intended to release at Halloween, but I was out gallivanting around the country instead. Never mind, it's a late Halloween, almost-Christmas and early Valentine's story.

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. 😀

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. 🙁

Path of Thorns (The) by Smurf

53,000 Words

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

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

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

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...

Regular People + Regular People Still by Cathleen Faye

53,000 Words

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Regular People: Thwarted plans, impulsive decisions & unexpected visitors can sometimes make two FBI agents into regular people.

Regular People Still: We’re back in 1998 where Mulder and Scully are continuing their sojourn. This means talk about issues between them, discoveries large and small, lots of sex, some laughter, some sadness, and a touch of urgency as they are fast running out of time to be regular people.

This first story was just being discussed on Facebook, and I figured I'd upload it with the sequel for people to read. It may not be Christmas, but this is still a gift from Cathleen Faye.

As by Dri

184,000 Words

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

--Stevie Wonder, As

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

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

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

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

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

Laws of Motion by Syntax6

74,000 Words

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Part of the Invariants series:

“Laws of Motion” is a sequel to “Universal Invariants” which picks up in season five with “Redux II.”  Scully barely has time to unpack before a ghost from the past sends her and Mulder down a murderous rabbit hole.

Through the magic of her storytelling Syn gives us another 'first time' in the second book of this pair. More Ethan & more investigations & more MSR. This story takes our heroes through the fifth season, complete with Emily drama & a Halloween parrot.

Universal Invariants by Syntax6

80,000 Words

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Part of the Invariants series:

"This is an AU story in which I play fast and loose with the first season. While I’m just as glad that Ethan got eliminated from the actual show (I don’t think he would have added much on the screen) I thought it would be fun to play out the relationship here as Scully gets dragged deeper and deeper into the X-Files."

Syntax6 is a legend, as this story and its sequel demonstrate.

Syn gives Scully's deleted boyfriend Ethan a big role in the first season as she weaves some extra cases in for Mulder and Scully to solve. This follows the agents from their first meeting to the return of Scully after her abduction. And while this is Scully/Ethan, Ethan doesn't seem to be doing it for her once she starts on the X-Files.

Having a Happy X-Mas by Ten

8000 Words

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Let's continue Christmas morning 1998...

This story continues on from "How the Ghosts Stole Christmas".

I've been convinced that I could probably post another festive fic since one of the fourteen wasn't holiday themed, so here's a short, sweet 1998 post HTGSC fic by a fellow Aussie who hadn't actually seen the episodes yet because we were always months behind the USA.  😀

I've used a collage by Tere for the cover.  Tere was probably the artist who inspired me to experiment a bit more with my own digital art, and she also shared a lot of brushes and textures etc, which are still available from classic.tere-art.com (via the wayback machine).

Week Before Christmas by Rafferty

26,000 Words

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It's the week before Christmas, and Mulder and Scully are realizing that they must have been very, very good this year.

A very possessive Mulder and an FBI Ball. Isn't this what Christmas is all about?

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. 🙂

Twelve Tropes of Christmas by mangokiwitropicalswirl

20,000 Words

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This was a personal challenge for Mangokiwitropicalswirl - to write little holiday drabbles each containing one of the fandom's favorite tropes.

Just a link to a lovely tropey indulgence on AO3 today.  Have a fabulous holiday season. xxx

Normal Holiday, A by XScout

21,000 Words

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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

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

Part of the wonderful Virtual Seasons universe (Season 9)

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

After Eight by DashaK and Plausible Deniability

8,500 Words

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Is it the magic of the Eight Ball, the Christmas spirit, or something that’s been a long time in coming?

Nothing but Christmas cheer, schmoop and smut here. We don't know
nothin' bout no angst.

Fortunately Mulder and Scully's office parties happened before social distancing ruined all the fun, although  I never had this much fun at any of mine.  Put on some Duran Duran and enjoy.

Simple Gifts by Livasnaps

59,000 Words

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

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

Maggie’s Christmas Wish by Andrea

12,500 Words

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12 Tales of Christmas by Anne Haynes

28,000 Words

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Have yourself a merry little Christmas...

A post-ep for "How the Ghosts Stole Christmas" that continues on through the start of Season 6.

Note: This series isn't related to the other "12" series by Anne Haynes.

Sorry I've been derelict in my uploading duties again, but unfortunately it's par for the course when battling chronic illness. I did really want to get some Christmas fics up so I'm pushing myself to get some holiday joy to you, and hoping that it gets me back on track.   I apologise to those lovely people who've contacted me and I haven't gotten back to you. I'll get there.

This story starts as a relationship story, post HTGSC, but morphs into so much more as Mulder and Scully navigate their way through early Season 6.

Wishing you all the best for the holiday season.

Yule Vibrations & New Year’s Buzz by Donnilee

15,000 Words

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

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

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

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

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

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

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New Year's Buzz Cover by the fabulous Donnilee

Weekend Series by MoJo

185,000 Words

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

The Weekend Series includes:

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

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

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

Green Silk by Eowyn Evenstar

19,000 Words

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This version includes the short Christmas fic, The Present.

The Present: Scully receives a mysterious Christmas gift.

Green Silk: Mulder overhears Scully and her sister discussing whether Mulder might be gay. He has to prove her wrong.

Green Silk has some classic fic elements like Jealous!Mulder, Sexy!Scully, a sexist small town cop, and some frenzied season 3-4 smut...

It's been a while since I posted so I hope I remember everything I have to do 🙂 

 

Touched but Never Held by Rachel Anton

16,500 Words

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What happens after the funeral in Emily...

A lesson for CC:  When you give the agents life-changing angst, don't just ignore it the next week, make it count by turning it into a rampant smutfest.   Mulder helps Scully deal with the aftermath of Emily.

Sound of the Shell by K Roch

14,000 Words

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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.

Fumbling Towards Ecstasy by Jenna Tooms

51,000 Words

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Scully comes to Mulder with a wound only he can heal.

Content Warning: non-con (past)

Fumbling Towards Ecstasy was a popular album by Sarah McLachlan back in the day. This time Jenna's used each track as inspiration for a chapter.  This one could be a little implausible, but the same could be said of at least 9/10 of all excuses for smut - plus if plausibility was a problem for you you wouldn't be watching the X-Files or reading its fanfic.  There's some hot monkey loving in Jenna's story, and Mulder is certainly enthusiastic to help.

If you're looking for Ryo Sen's angstfest of the same name, you can find it here.

1-900-OH-SANTA by J LaVa & TBishop

19,000 words

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Scully is finding this Christmas particularly stressful until she takes matters into her own hands. (a little pun intended)

 

The Sisters in Smut, Exalted Queens of Lurid Fiction, Jacquie & Teresa, wrote this exceptional holiday-themed smutmonster. I hadn't planned to post this one yet, but since it's mentioned in tomorrow's 'He Wore a Fedora' I decided to post it today for reference. Just pretend it's Christmas in July.

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: 

Healing Waters Series by xgirl

56,000 Words

Book Cover: Healing Waters Series by xgirl
Part of the Crossing Lines series:

XGirl continues the Crossing Lines universe, taking Mulder and Scully from after Sixth Extinction through most of Season 7 with angst and love.  There are two R rated stories in this section - if you want to skip the smut, XGirl has PG rated versions on her website.  

I: Truths Untold: In the dark hours before the early morning, the greatest truths out there may well be the unspoken ones. [PG]
II: Reconnection: A day at the beach and a story about a boy and his sandcastle spaceship. [PG]
III: Acceptance: Mulder and Scully take a significant personal step forward after a severe blow to his psyche. (Sein und Seit/Closure) [R]
IV: Just Breathe: Scully finds it difficult to deal with a side of Mulder she's never seen before in the aftermath of her adventure with CSM (En Ami). [PG]
V: Truths Revealed: Mulder and Scully realize that they have to deal with the memory of Diana if they want to move ahead. (all things) [PG]
VI: Waters Edge: The end of the road finally arrives for Mulder and Scully.[R]

XGirl's thoughts on the Post-Fight the Future X-Files (and even post Redux) very much mirror my own. It lost momentum. It tried to crush the Mulder-Scully dynamic, before going on to crush their spirits and change their beliefs.  Her website, xgirl's x-files x-perience, has an analysis of each episode, both on the original watch and a rewatch on the 20th anniversary. The Crossing Lines universe is her attempt to fix up some of the wrongs in Seasons 6 and 7.

XGirl's dustjackets, included in the epub & PDF versions.

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

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).

 

What Was Taken, What Was Lost by Sunflowerseedsandscience

26,400 words

Book Cover: What Was Taken, What Was Lost by Sunflowerseedsandscience

Mulder and Scully, still reeling from the events of Christmas, 1997, go undercover as a honeymooning couple at a romantic retreat in upstate New York to investigate a series of suspicious suicides and accidental deaths.

Being undercover as a couple is normally difficult for this pair, but Sunflowerseedsandscience ups the ante in this story, set right after Emily.

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

Human Affairs by Spider

62,000 words

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

Mulder’s Oxford flat mate arrives unexpectedly with a compound mystery; modern dinosaur and human remains are found near a Loch in northern England.

This story precedes Lost Time but it's not essential to read them in order.

18+ months later - I just found some original artwork for Spider's stories. I assume that this was created by Spider (Sonny) as it didn't state otherwise.

12 Degrees of Separation + Lovers Series by Anne Haynes

94,600 words

Book Cover: 12 Degrees of Separation + Lovers Series by Anne Haynes
Part of the 12/12 series:

Sequel to 12 Rites of Passage; repercussions from their last case lead to the shut down of the X-Files and an unwilling separation between Mulder and Scully.

Lovers Series: Expressions of love.  Two short companion stories to 12 Degrees of Separation.

The tags keep falling off this one, not everything is tagged.

There's also an unofficial sequel to 12 Degrees of Separation called Nightscape by Kristel St Johns.