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Stories By Date (1996-2001)

This is some of my older work. In reality, most of it is from the period 2000-2001. With a couple of exceptions, the 1996-2000 work can be found in The Wastelands, which is an area for work I feel represents me less well. I did some really good work in 1996, and then plateaued for a while, and then I had a growth spurt, so to speak, in 2000. Do be aware that some of the work on this page is really showing its age - I feel that I've come a long way since then. Some of it stands up reasonably well now, but a lot of it is somewhat uneven.

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At Least The Brunette Is Smiling
X Files Truly Appalling Post-Existence Humour

This William POV on the events of Existence is bad, bad, bad. And I bet you think I'm kidding. Huh. Don't say I didn't warn you. PG.

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Cover art?  For this?  You must be kidding.

Christmas Reunions Series
X Files Standalone PG Christmas Stories

Four post-Existence stories for Christmas 2001 (two are in progress). All four allude to the customs of the locale, as well as past anguish, present growth, and hope for 2002 and beyond. For everyone who has to spend Christmas away from those they love. PG. 2002 Spooky winner (second place, Marita Characterisation, third place, Krycek/Marita).

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General cover art for Christmas Reunions.  Each fic has its own image on the page that loads.

Searing Snow
X Files Krycek/Marita PG Christmas Story

This post-Requiem Christmas story was written in 2000 and revised in 2001. For Christmas, Alex and Marita want the thing they fear the most: Each other. Enigmatic Doctor recommended.

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Searing Snow cover.  Nicholas Lea as Alex Krycek, Laurie Holden as Marita Covarrubias.  The Laurie pic was from January 2002 Vogue.  Isn't it gorgeous?

Walk In Darkness, Not In Light
X Files Krycek/Diana, Krycek/Marita R Angst Vignette

One Son post-ep. Sometimes, when the world is upside down, you have to take whatever comfort you can get. Diana POV. This one is new ground for me, and a little darker than my usual fare. 2002 Spooky winner (third place, Krycek Characterisation, third place, Other Series Character Romance).

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Walk In Darkness, Not In Light cover.  Nicholas Lea as Alex Krycek, Mimi Rogers as Diana Fowley, Laurie Holden as Marita Covarrubias, David Duchovny as Fox Mulder.  I love the Mimi pic, which comes from a magazine photo shoot.

X Files Krycek/Marita PG Vignette

Dark vignette, set after Requiem. Just a short piece, in which Alex demonstrates self-delusion.

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No artwork for these fics

Waiting In Tangier
X Files Krycek/Marita PG13 Angst
Spooky Winner

"He says that he loves her, but maybe it was just the breeze." This short post-Existence piece represents a departure from my usual style. Marita promised she would wait for Alex in Tangier, and she does. Because he always comes back. 2001 Spooky winner.

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Waiting In Tangier cover.  Nicholas Lea as Alex Krycek, Laurie Holden as Marita Covarrubias.  Nick appears in an Earth Angels promo - one of my favourite images of him - and Laurie in Magnificent Seven.

Like Sunlight To Prism
X Files Doggett Angst Vignette

Just a splash of thought by a manly man. Some underlying Doggett/Reyes in this Empedocles-based mood piece. 2001 Spooky finalist. PG.

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Like Sunlight To Prism cover.  Robert Patrick as John Doggett and Annabeth Gish as Monica Reyes.

Dream A Crystal Moon
X Files Krycek/Marita Angst Vignette

Alex and Marita are caught in a dance that can only lead to one outcome. This spoiler-free vignette is somewhat experimental, and was written for the Purity "What's Your POV?" challenge. See also Trace A Random Star. Recommended by A Quiet Place To Read. R.

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Dream A Crystal Moon cover.  Nicholas Lea as Alex Krycek, Laurie Holden as Marita Covarrubias.  Not one of my favourite artworks.

X Files Krycek/Marita Mythology S8

When Fox Mulder is found tortured, TIME magazine track down Alex Krycek and Marita Covarrubias to get their side of the story. Written for the TIME Magazine Mulder Project and edited for the Purity challenge. Spoilers to TINH. PG. Enigmatic Doctor recommended.

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Traitors cover.  Nicholas Lea as Alex Krycek, Laurie Holden as Marita Krycek.

Four Minutes
X Files Angst, Vignette, FTF Missing Scene

SAC Darius Michaud has four minutes to live. Funny how that changes your point of view. This story was written for, and won the Purity "What's Your POV?" challenge. Recommended by Lara's Favourites, A Quiet Place To Read and YMMV. 2001 Spooky finalist. R.

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Four Minutes cover.  Terrence O'Quinn (?) as SAC Darius Michaud, Gillian Anderson as Dana Scully, David Duchovny as Fox Mulder.

X Files Krycek/Marita, S8 Mythology

Four factions. Three species. Two men. One woman. What if Jeremiah Smith eluded capture in DeadAlive? Placed in the Purity Virtual Season "What If?" challenge, and featured in the multi-fandom quarterly zine, Worlds Away And Time in October 2001. PG13.

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Healer cover.  Nicholas Lea as Alex Krycek, Laurie Holden as Marita Krycek, Ray Thinnes as Jeremiah Smith.

Silent/Mark Of Cain
X Files Krycek/Marita Vignettes

Silent: Requiem missing scene. Alex contemplates Forj Sidi Toui, Fort Marlene, and Marita. R.
Mark Of Cain: Requiem missing scene. Alex contemplates gloves, hands, and deeper things. Companion piece to Silent, but stands alone. 2001 Spooky finalist. PG13.

|Silent| |Mark Of Cain|
Silent cover art.  Nicholas Lea as Alex Krycek, Laurie Holden as Marita Covarrubias.  Mark Of Cain's cover is a colour variation of the same image.

The Wrong Man
X Files Krycek/Marita PG13 Vignette

Jeffrey reflects on Krycek and Marita. This fic arose from a discussion on glass_onion about the merits or otherwise of outsider, or bystander POV. This One Son missing scene was given the Stamp Of Approval at HOF and won the 2002 Harold Award for Fanfic of the Year.

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The Wrong Man cover art.  Nicholas Lea as Alex Krycek, Laurie Holden as Marita Krycek, Chris Owens as Jeffrey Spender.

X Files Krycek/Marita NC17 Romance
B.I.T.T. Award Winner, Harold Winner

Vignette. Marita reflects on what the loss of Alex's arm means to her. Very dreamy and introspective. This story is another of my favourites. Recommended by A Quiet Place To Read, Museans, and Lara's Favourites. Placed in the B.I.T.T. Awards and Purity. Spooky 2001 finalist. Winner, 2002 Harold Awards, NC17 Fanfic of the Year.

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Hands cover.  Nicholas Lea as Alex Krycek, Laurie Holden as Marita Covarrubias.

Not My Lover
X Files Krycek/Marita NC17 Romance
2000 Spooky Finalist

In a world of changing allegiances, it will take the strength and permanence of a husband and wife to lead the Russian project. But can they survive the American agenda? 2000 Spooky finalist. Commended, 2001 B.I.T.T. Awards.

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Not My Lover cover art.  Nicholas Lea as Alex Krycek, Laurie Holden as Marita Krycek.

On The Outside
X Files Samantha NC17 Romance
1996 Spooky Finalist

Not surprisingly, the return of Samantha Mulder is not what it seems. But it is not her brother who will be most betrayed, but her lover. This 1996 mini-novel was a Spooky finalist for Outstanding Drama Story, and remains one of my favourites. It placed third in the "Minor Characters" challenge at PURity in 2001. Enigmatic Doctor recommended.

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On The Outside cover.  David Duchovny as Fox Mulder.

A Teletubby X File
X Files G Crossover, Humour

Humour. Crossover. The Teletubbies invite Mulder and Scully to Teletubbyland to investigate a crime. Sheer silliness. This short story was recommended by Beaker's Reading Corner and When Worlds Collide, and was Fic Of The Week at Primal Scream in late 2000.

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Teletubby X File cover art.  David Duchovny as Fox Mulder, Gillian Anderson as Dana Scully, some people who must have a really hot sweaty time in those suits as the Teletubbies.

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17 November 2013: In The Limits Of Perception, the world is seen through the eyes and stolen thoughts of young Tom Riddle, while in Real, the complicated marriage and friendship between Rodolphus and Bellatrix is explored.

4 November 2013: In Not Loveless and Dark Knight, Bella's return from Azkaban in the Biophilia universe are explored, while in The Edge of Reality, Tom is intrigued when Bella sees through his manipulations - and doesn't seem to mind.

8 September 2013: In Biophilia and Chameleon, Voldemort's complex and flawed relationships with his mother, his Horcruxes, and Bella are explored, while in One's Station In Life, Bella's father asks the Dark Lord to get her under control, and plays unwittingly into their hands.

6 July 2013: In Proxy, Lucius does the unthinkable to spare his wife, while Bellatrix and the Dark Lord are caught in a web of lies, manipulation, and their own twisted brand of love in The Kings and Queens of May, Into The Donacon, and Damnable.

27 February 2013: In Mark of Cain, Narcissa Malfoy learns a secret about her husband that turns the tables on their lifeless marriage, and in Garden of Memories, she and Lucius defend each other and their marriage from the Dark Lord, risking everything they've worked to save.

20 December 2012: In Witch Break A Vow, Astoria Greengrass learns that sometimes there are no good choices, only ones that contain the damage.

23 October 2012: In Silver Starlight and Golden Wine, Narcissa's wedding night is a journey of trust. It's a standalone moment in the Blue Vial universe, but it can be read on its own. Meanwhile, in Folie A Deux (Madness of the Two), Voldemort and Bellatrix lead each other deeper into madness.

14 October 2012: In Under Your Skin, a small piece of unashamed Hallowe'en fluff, seventeen-year-old Tonks flirts shamelessly with her Potions Professor. Snape gives as good as he gets. Also added Want You To Want Me, a standalone Sons of July missing scene, in which Tonks seduces a willing Lucius for her own ends - but both get more than they bargained for.

22 September 2012: In Of Vials Blue and Shades of Grey, Narcissa knows there is another woman, but learning who and why makes for hard choices to bring them all through. Narcissa POV on The Blue Vial. Also, in Spoken For, we meet the Pureblood children of Hogwarts whose marriages have already been arranged when they arrive.

8 September 2012: In The Blue Vial, Lucius offers Tonks a choice between an easy death and the means to endure the torture he has been instructed to inflict on her. The resulting revilement/sympathy between them will be both their comfort and their imprisonment for the rest of their lives. Also posting a major update to The Substitute (half as long again) and minor edits to Two Of A Kind: Yule Interlude.

12 June 2012: In The Substitute, Lucius and Tonks enter a marriage of convenience to facilitate Narcissa and Draco's escape, and facilitate her infiltration of the Death Eaters. It soon becomes a folie a deux - for them, and for Snape as well. Tonks is torn between who she is and who she pretends to be.

8 May 2012: In Sons of July, the arranged marriage and deep friendship between Lucius and Narcissa sets the scene for the Dark Lord's last stand. They and their private loves, spies Nymphadora and Severus, all have secrets, and sacrifices will be needed along the way. Meanwhile, in Awake, Narcissa draws on her every reserve to help her imprisoned husband hang on to his mind.

7 April 2012: In Kill To Be Kind, an AU battle scene set at Malfoy Manor, Lucius and Tonks debate the relative merits of loving and killing one another. Also, I've revived an old story, Between Worlds, which I took down at one time in response to fandom developments that no longer appear to be at issue. In this crackpot Chamber of Secrets missing scene, Moaning Myrtle meets a ghost who isn't quite dead yet. Non-explicit underage fumblings and humour ensue.

4 January 2012: In Two Of A Kind: A Yuletide Interlude, Andromeda comes to terms with her flight from her family of origin, against the backdrop of Nymphadora's and Lucius' growing attachment. Meanwhile, in Fair Fight, a humour SSHG piece, Snape is a reluctant war hero, and the witches come a-courting. To his bemusement, Hermione is one of them.

8 December 2011: In Part 4 of Two Of A Kind, Tonks allows herself to see who Remus really was, while the final chapter sees both Lucius and Tonks make their peace with their lost loves and face their future together.

15 October 2011: Part 3 of Two Of A Kind sees Harry Potter's Lucius torn between the wife he lost and the woman he loves now.

2 October 2011: A site overhaul, a new Harry Potter theme, and special pages for some of the other collections (especially TSCC, which is on the backburner but not forgotten).

1 October 2011: I've restored my translations page, and added a Chinese translation of I Enjoy You with thanks to Joanne. :)

26 September 2011: In the postwar ficlet I Enjoy You, Hermione uses a willing Snape to make Ron jealous, only to find she's happy right where she is. Meanwhile, Two of a Kind Part 1 and Part 2, an AU postwar novella, sees Lucius and Tonks widowed and finding their way through grief together. (Work in progress).

28 August 2011: In Vigil, Hermione takes a moment by a lonely grave, to reflect on the schoolgirl crush who became her hero.

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Literatti design and content © Deslea R. Judd 1996-2015. More creatives: http://video.deslea.com. The X Files, Harry Potter, CSI, Haven, Tin Man, Imagine Me and You, and the Terminator franchise are the property of various commercial entities that have nothing to do with me. The stories found here are derivative works inspired by those bodies of work, shared without charge, and are intended as interpretation and/or homage. No infringement on the commercial interests of any party is intended.