Primal Sympathy by Lydia Bower

57,000 Words

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

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

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In the Ruins by Lydia Bower

10,000 words

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Some fires destroy. Others cleanse. Mulder and Scully experience both.

The office isn't the only thing sizzling in this The End post-ep. 🙂

Games by Lydia Bower

23,000 words

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Games are only fun for a little while.

This story takes its inspiration from The Field Where I Died but it doesn’t contain a lot of spoilers or a lot of angst. It takes place months after the events depicted in TFWID. This is not a plot-driven story, but what I like to think of as a character study.

Additional cover image, artist unknown. Both images from Lydia Bower's fanfic site.

Dance Without Sleeping by Lydia Bower

46,000 words

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Includes the Into Each Other Sinking series.   

This is a series about how Scully's cancer might conceivably change her life and the way she lives it. Expect a little bit of everything in this baby--from angst to romance. No real X-File though, unless you want to count Scully. This is a character study.

Into Each Other Sinking I - III is a series of vignettes in the Dance Without Sleeping universe and follow the main story.

Contains:
Dance Without Sleeping
Into Each Other Sinking: Liquid
Into Each Other Sinking: Storm
Into Each Other Sinking: Mirror

Additional artwork: Dance Without Sleeping by Tere