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Stories By Date (2003-2007)

The old X Files theme has been adapted to match the current layout. This is due to poor compatibility with newer monitors and screen resolutions. However, you can see the original in the Design History section.

2003-2007 was a good period for me on the writing front, although not a terribly prolific one. I got a lot of my X Files plot bunnies out of my system, and played a lot with the idea of what it was to be immortal and/or not quite human in the Knowle/Shannon dynamic. I also worked with friends on the XFVCU Virtual Series.

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Tell Me A Story
X Files Krycek/Diana Angst

They told each other stories, little lies to make it all okay. Season 6 Krycek/Diana hurt/comfort, shades of Krycek/Marita and Mulder/Diana.

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Tell Me A Story cover art by Deslea.

The Cold White Room
X Files Krycek/Diana Angst

Christmas is cold for the lonely. Angsty vignette set at Christmas during Season 6. Shades of Krycek/Marita and Mulder/Diana.

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Cold White Room cover art by Deslea.

The Slender Line
X Files Cigarette Smoking Man Angst

The descent into madness, marked by fathers and sons and the days of the dead.

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No artwork for this one yet.

[XFVCU-fic] Before I Walk On Fire
X Files NC17 Follmer/Wainwright Angst

An elaboration of a scene in Prism. This can be read on its own, although it does work best in context. "Her longings disturb her, and they mark her with inhumanity more than the ridges on the back of her neck, but when she feels them, she feels alive."

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Before I Walk On Fire cover art by Deslea

[XFVCU] 1x07 Prism
X Files - XFVCU Casefile

A killer with a penchant for games presents a challenge to the entire team - and a crisis for one of their number. Part of the XFVCU Virtual Series, and co-written with CindyET, Emily M, Eodrakken Quicksilver, Lara Means and Maidenjedi.

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Prism cover art by Deslea

X Files Knowle/Shannon 155-word vignette

It seems to her that her life is divided into before and after. 155 words.

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No artwork for this one yet.

[XFVCU-fic] Other Duties
X Files Tiny Follmer/Reyes Catacomb missing scene

New light is shed on an old grief. 375 words.

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No artwork for this one yet.

[XFVCU] 1x04 Catacomb
X Files - XFVCU Casefile

A haunted monastery. A demented mystic. Another agent's mess. A hell of a lot of bodies. Part of the XFVCU Virtual Series.

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Catacomb cover art by Linzee

Like Glowing Embers
X Files Knowle/Shannon R vignette

"You're a stranger. And yet you know me better than anyone." Companion story to Caro de carne mea.

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Like Glowing Embers cover art by Deslea

Caro de carne mea
X Files Knowle/Shannon NC17 vignette

It occurs to you that it was an act of war, an assault waged on loneliness and need. NC17.

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Caro de carne mea cover art by Deslea

The Beginning Of The Long Goodbye
X Files Follmer/Reyes NIHT II post-ep

Brad Follmer was a habit she needed to break.

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No artwork for this one yet.

Midnight In The Firing Line
X Files Post-The Truth casefile/mythology

Eighteen months after The Truth, all the old players are back in a new formation. This story is the premiere episode of XFVCU.

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Midnight In The Firing Line cover art by Linzee

X Files Knowle/Shannon angst. Post-col vignette.

As the lights go out over a dying world, the spark of human life lives on.

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Evolution cover art by Deslea

Don't Stop Swaying
X Files Knowle/Shannon angst. NIHT 2 post-ep.

She thinks she can live with the way the wind keeps changing, as long as she keeps on swaying.

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Sway cover art by Deslea

Act Of Contrition
X Files Knowle/Shannon angst. Eschaton missing scene

She always comes back. Eschaton missing scene, Shannon POV.

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Act Of Contrition cover art by Deslea

I Believe
X Files Krycek/Marita post-col angst

On faith, friendship, love, loss, grief, fear, honour, dignity, and truth. A speech delivered to the tattered remnant.

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I Believe - Laurie Holden as Marita Covarrubias, Nicholas Lea as Alex Krycek.

Three Times A Lady
X Files Doggett/Fowley NC17 Challenge Fic

In which Deslea takes a Season 8 character and a character who died in Season 7, puts them together in Season 9, and foreshadows Season 8's canonical Season 9 pairing, all without breaking the universe's time-space continuum. Also, Doggett gets laid. NC17.

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Three Times A Lady - Robert Patrick as John Doggett, Mimi Rogers as Diana Fowley.

The Lone Hand
X Files The Beginning post-ep

In the early days of their partnership, Jeffrey and Diana reach an understanding.

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The Lone Hand cover art by Deslea.  Chris Owens as Jeffrey Spender, Mimi Rogers as Diana Fowley.

X Files William post-ep vignette

She will wonder. A brief glimpse into the world of Mrs Van De Kamp, the woman who adopted William. An experiment in future tense.

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Wonderment cover.

Hybrid Kisses
X Files Knowle/Shannon Pre-XF Vignette

It's 1983. Good friends. Good wine. The night before the change. Knowle/Shannon UST.

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Hybrid Kisses cover.  Adam Baldwin as Knowle Rohrer, Lucy Lawless as Shannon McMahon.

X Files Knowle/Shannon Mythology Novella

You don't have to be mortal to love. You don't have to be human to feel. Novella spanning the pre-XF period, through the series and beyond. Angst, romance, mythfic, pre-XF, post-col, Knowle POV. Recommended at Musea.

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Eschaton cover.  Adam Baldwin as Knowle Rohrer, Lucy Lawless as Shannon McMahon.

The Visitor
X Files post-col vignette. Birthday fic for KristenK2.

Post-col Skinner-centric vignette for Kristen. Skinner, serving time after the war, has a visitor. Existence spoilers, shades of Krycek/Marita. PG.

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No artwork for this one yet.

A Family Affair
X Files weird-ass Krycek/Marita parody crossover

"Do come in," Morticia said. "Mind the booby-traps." Alex and Marita looked at one another and shared a moment of understanding. Clearly, their neighbours were their kind of people. Enigmatic Doctor recommended. PG.

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A Family Affair cover art by Deslea.

The Hubris Of Theodora
X Files Knowle/Shannon post-series angst

"She was Theodora. He was her Justinian, pure of heart, but weak of mind and spirit." A short, rather strange post-modern legend written for a challenge. The Truth post-ep, PG.

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Hubris of Theodora cover art by Deslea.  Lucy Lawless as Shannon McMahon, Adam Baldwin as Knowle Rohrer.

X Files Krycek/Marita *R* Novella

Sometimes, to face the future, you have to face the past. Novella spanning the period from Herrenvolk to The Truth. Angst, romance, mythfic, resfic, references to rape. Recommended at Museans.

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

Down With The Marked
X Files Knowle/Shannon NIHT II post-ep.

"He doesn't love her - not the way the humans mean it. But he's marked with her, and she with him." A moment between Knowle and Shannon after NIHT II. Knowle POV. Recommended by The Other Side and Bright Shiny Objects.

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Down With The Marked artwork by Deslea. Adam Baldwin as Knowle Rhorer, Lucy Lawless as Shannon McMahon.

X Files Jump The Shark post-ep. Yves POV.

"She watches the world through barred windows and thinks of raising little Jimmys and teaching them a better way. It seems so...inadequate. So miserable a contribution to a fight she can no longer bear to lead." PG.

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whisperjack cover art by Deslea.  Zulheika Robinson as Yves Adele Harlow, Steven Snedden as Jimmy Bond.

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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.