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So here is a list of recommendations, with no common theme except for the fact that they were all posted to the AO3 in the past six months or so. I don't know what percentage of people who read XF fic are doing it on the Archive, as opposed to Gossamer/LJ, so I thought we should give these fics some love. Some of these are likely people reposting things written Back In The Day, but I can't bring myself to care too much about that.

Oh, and if you're not a regular user of the Archive--if you like a story, there's a button at the bottom called "kudos" that you can click, and it tells the author that "a guest" liked their work. You can also leave a comment with your name and email. Authors like feedback, even if it is just the kudos button!



off like a gun (414 words) by chavahrishonah
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: The X-Files
Rating: Mature
Warning: Graphic Depictions Of Violence
Relationships: Marita Covarrubias/Alex Krycek
Characters: Marita Covarrubias, Alex Krycek
Summary:

He first meets her in Yugoslavia, in a village that doesn't exist, a small dark room where he's tied to a chair and spitting teeth.



Dark meets dark, gets darker. It's great.

The sunlight that leaks out of your darkness (and into my world) (1984 words) by bayloriffic
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: The X-Files
Rating: General Audiences
Warning: Author Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings, No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Fox Mulder/Dana Scully
Characters: Dana Scully, Fox Mulder
Summary:

The Friday after Scully gets back from Philadelphia, she disappears from the office. Post-Never Again



A wonderful gasping moment in the space between Never Again and Memento Mori (though it's not clear that Scully knows already in this story--again, the Leonard Betts/Never Again/Memento Mori ordering problem crops up). Good for those lovers of UST among us.

Country of the Crepescule: Local Boy (11337 words) by Dryad
Chapters: 6/6
Fandom: The X-Files
Rating: General Audiences
Warning: Author Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Characters: Fox Mulder, Dana Scully
Summary:

Can you ever really go home again?



This is a better-than-average take on the "Scully-and-Mulder-go-to-the-Vineyard" story, and really captures the UST-vibe of season 6.


Capacity (1022 words) by tree
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: The X-Files
Rating: General Audiences
Warning: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Dana Scully, Fox Mulder, Margaret Scully
Summary:

Character is what you are in the dark.



I'm sorry, I'm just having Daddy Issues Feels, don't mind me.

The Act of Observing (1736 words) by Sab
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: The X-Files
Rating: General Audiences
Warning: Author Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Fox Mulder/Dana Scully
Characters: Fox Mulder, Dana Scully, Daniel Waterson
Summary:

I'm here, Mulder, because the girl with the hat told me to be. Post-"all things."



An all things post-ep that's not a PWP?!?!?! This is a story about what it means to be a grown-up, at least in part.

can you hear my call? (1001 words) by aphrodite_mine
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: The X-Files
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warning: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Monica Reyes/Dana Scully
Characters: Dana Scully, Monica Reyes
Summary:

Five phone calls Agents Scully and Reyes have while [spoiler?] is dead. Takes place during season 8.



Ah, Scully/Reyes. I could get so into you if I weren't a monoshipper. This is a great bit of developing relationship, and gets Monica's voice in a really great way. (This reminds me that I've actually made her like seventy million times less awkward when I write her--which I don't mind, but it's a little OOC.)


Comfortably Disreputable (473 words) by JaqofSpades
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: The X-Files
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warning: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Fox Mulder/Dana Scully
Characters: Fox Mulder, Dana Scully
Summary:

Mulder's couch looked disreputable, but was bone-meltingly comfortable.



A bit of early-season cuteness, wherein Scully doesn't know what she's getting into when she falls asleep on Mulder's couch.


Pythagorean Warfare (1055 words) by Maidenjedi
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: The X-Files
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warning: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Diana Fowley/Fox Mulder, Diana Fowley/Alex Krycek, Cigarette Smoking Man/Diana Fowley
Characters: Diana Fowley, Fox Mulder, Cigarette Smoking Man
Summary:

Ways of waging war. Diana Fowley in five parts, conjecture and imagination. Partially AU.



Uf. I adore this Diana--cold because she has to be, determined and focused, breaking and remade in equal parts. Badass.


These Things Happen to Other People (they don't happen at all, in fact) (521 words) by azurelunatic
Chapters: 1/?
Fandom: The X-Files
Rating: General Audiences
Warning: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Fox Mulder/Dana Scully
Characters: Fox Mulder, Samantha Mulder, Teena Mulder, Bill Mulder, Jeffrey Spender, Cigarette Smoking Man, Dana Scully
Summary:

Mulder doesn't like this family reunion very much at all.



OK, including this one both because it's hilarious, and because I gave the initial prompt for it (there's a link in the headers). The World's Worst Family Reunion.





Crossovers:

Pay No Attention to the Men Behind the Curtain (1373 words) by JeziBelle
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: The X-Files, Lone Gunmen, The Avengers (2012)
Rating: General Audiences
Warning: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Phil Coulson, Richard Langly, Melvin Frohike, John Byers
Summary:

Phil Coulson died to save the world. Now he needs a place to start over, a cold beer, and some eggs.



I haven't seen Avengers, but this is just fabulous. A wonderful portrait of where the Lone Gunmen might be, and what they might be doing, if Jump the Shark had never happened.


Lonely Hearts (300 words) by redeem147
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: La Femme Nikita, The X-Files
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warning: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Jeffrey Spender, Nikita (Nikita)
Summary:

Section gets a new member.



(Tagged wrong, I think--this reads to me as Nikita, the current TV show.) I love the idea of an overlap between Division and The Consortium--it's all Teh Evilz anyway. Quick, someone get Alex Krycek and Alexandra Romanov in a room.


Take Me To Your Leader (834 words) by Cody Nelson
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The X-Files
Rating: General Audiences
Warning: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Spike (BtVS), Alex Krycek
Summary:

Spike makes a new friend.



Totally plotless crack, but now I want Spike-with-the-chip to find out he can punch aliens, and turning into an anti-alien crusader.


Except When It Wasn't (2523 words) by tarie
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Harry Potter - J. K. Rowling, The X-Files
Rating: Explicit
Warning: Author Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Remus Lupin/Fox Mulder
Characters: Remus Lupin, Fox Mulder
Summary:

It's November 1981 in Oxford. It was always about Sirius, except when it wasn't. (Remus/Mulder, mention of Remus/Sirius, Mulder/Phoebe Green)



Oh hiiiiiii there, Oxford-era Mulder-slash, how you doin'.

Date: 2013-01-04 06:52 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] szgrey.livejournal.com
Damn it, I cannot handle all these fics I clearly have to read! Seriously, I'm at a conference, it took me a day and a half stealing little bites of time between panel sessions to read & respond to bugs' fic, and now I want to read all of these but I know I won't have time until I go home. *sadface*

This should not be taken to mean that I am not super psyched and grateful to you for making the recs. :)
Edited Date: 2013-01-04 06:52 pm (UTC)

Date: 2013-01-04 11:22 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] szgrey.livejournal.com
SO MUCH FIC is good news too, though. :)

Date: 2013-01-05 12:30 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] write-out.livejournal.com
Oooh, recs! I can't wait to dive into these. I've been so into Sherlock that I've neglected my XF fandom roots.

Date: 2013-01-05 12:35 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] charlottetrips.livejournal.com
thank you so much! i look forward to reading this

Date: 2013-01-05 05:03 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mosinging1986.livejournal.com

'Take Me To Your Leader' -

Oh, Spike and Krycek together in the universe!

I think the hotness melted my brain, just like the aliens melt!

I am nearly done watching 'Buffy' for the first time. (I know, I'm slow.) This was a treat, thanks!

Date: 2013-01-05 07:04 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] wendelah1
Thanks for these. I am making my way slowly through the list. I just finished Dryad's fic, which I had read back in the day. I'd forgotten how much I liked it. I just realized that I've been in this fandom officially now since 2007. I guess that means I'm not a newbie anymore.

Date: 2013-01-05 07:20 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] memories-child.livejournal.com
Yay recs! I'm sure I've read some of these but I'll look forward to reading them again. And I can definitely see Lupin/Mulder.

Date: 2013-01-06 01:34 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] memories-child.livejournal.com
Yeah I think knowing Potter canon adds to it but you can certainly enjoy it without that. I want more now though!

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