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The Wastelands

The Wastelands is an offshoot page to my main collection, listed in stories by date. The Wastelands is a bit of a mixed bag. It includes a lot of my older work, some experimental pieces that I don't feel worked as well as I'd have liked, WIPs of uncertain status, little throwaway pieces I wasn't too invested in, work about which I have mixed feelings, and so on. I still think most things here have merit, otherwise I'd probably take them down completely, but they're works I would rather not spotlight in the main collection for some reason (for instance, because unfinished WIPs might be disappointing to readers, or because I don't have a lot of personal attachment to them, or they feel uneven in their execution, etc). In other words, reader beware.

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Arrested Momentum
X Files Krycek/Marita not-quite-PWP. R.

A special sexual request leaves Alex annoyed. But why did she ask? Shades of low-key BDSM. This one is here because I never viewed it as a serious work - in fact, I only posted it because the people who did look at it really liked it. I think there's a seed of a really good underlying idea here, but it wasn't fleshed out enough to really meet with my satisfaction.

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No artwork for this one yet.

Power Play
X Files Harem Challenge NC17 Femmeslash

Krycek. Covarrubias. Jeraldine Kallenchuck. Two formidable women. One powerful man. But who, exactly, is running the show? NC17 for f/f sex. This one's here because I think Marita's actions are a bit out of character here. But I'm a huge femmeslash fan, so I just had to write it anyway.

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Cover art by Deslea.  Laurie Holden as Marita Covarrubias, ?? as Jeraldine Kallenchuck.

One Son: Vignettes in 155
X Files Bite-sized One Son post-eps

155-word writers' exercises are a staple of XF fanfic. I always swore I'd never do one...I guess I just needed the right challenge. Three One Son mood pieces written for the haremxf supporting women in 155 challenge. PG. These necessarily feel very bare-bones, so they're in the Wastelands instead of on the main page.

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No cover artwork for One Son: Vignettes In 155.

Dark Half
X Files Krycek/Marita PG Vignette

Dark vignettes, set after Requiem. Mulder contemplates the strange bond between our duo. Character death, a little twisted. This one's here because it was more a moment of personal perversity than anything.

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No artwork for these fics

Pentagon 911
X Files Krycek/Marita R Tribute Novella
Work In Progress - Stalled

Post-Existence, September 11 tribute fic. This story deals graphically with the terrible tragedy of September 11. Please show discretion in your decision about whether to read. I am currently deciding whether to continue this story. This one's here due to its uncertain status.

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No artwork has been made for this fic.

Walt In White Undies And Other Filks
X Files Greatest Hits...Sort Of.

Three very silly, and arguably pretty bad parodies. Walt In White Undies, an ode to Zero Sum, is probably the best of the lot.

|Walt In White Undies| |I Am Mulder| |Twelve Days Of XF|
Artwork? For these? Are you nuts?

Her Sacrifice
X Files Angst PG13 Vignette

When Scully, Marita, and Krycek get caught in the same vortex, anything can happen. This was written for the Surprise Ending challenge at the Purity Virtual Summer Season. This one's here because a couple of readers felt it smacked of anti-Scully polemic. I viewed it more as POV-driven commentary, but I can sort of see why they felt that way. (To be fair, other Scullyists quite liked it, so I don't really know whether it's fair criticism or not).

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Her Sacrifice cover.  Nicholas Lea as Alex Krycek, Laurie Holden as Marita Covarrubias, Gillian Anderson as Dana Scully.

Karmic Ways
X Files PG Badfic Humour

Humour. Krycek, Marita, Mulder and Diana decide to reward the writer who gave them so much nookie. Chaos ensues. Several characters were assassinated to bring you this parody, along with a good dose of my artistic ::cough:: integrity. This one's here just because it's extraordinarily silly, even by my standards (which, when it comes to humour, are pretty warped to begin with).

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Karmic Ways cover.  Nicholas Lea as Alex Krycek, Laurie Holden as Marita Covarrubias, David Duchovny as Fox Mulder, Mimi Rogers as Diana Fowley, Tom Braidwood as Melvin Frohike, Callista Flockhart as Ally McBeal.

And So It Ends
X Files Krycek/Marita PG13 Romance
Work In Progress - Stalled

When Alex discovers that Marita was abducted during a tour of duty in Chechyna, the pieces of the Dmitri puzzle start to fall into place...but before they can make a picture, there's an invasion to contend with. Slated for revision. This one's here because of its long-neglected status.

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And So It Ends cover art.  Nicholas Lea as Alex Krycek, Laurie Holden as Marita Krycek.

Someone I Trusted *NC17*
X Files Scully/Skinner Romance
Work In Progress - Stalled

Scully and Skinner come together in distrust, then in forgiveness and love. But a secret intervention by Skinner, years ago, threatens to come between them. This novel length series has one chapter to go, temporarily on hold but still on the agenda. This one's here due to uneven execution, a deus ex machina, and slight Mary Sue leanings. It's not a bad work, but I've grown beyond it.

|The Blessing Way|Paper Clip|Always|The Apocryphal File|Sharon's Reprise|Interlude|Terma's Shadow|Memento Mori|Susannah|Through Darkened Glass|Ground Zero|Redux|
Someone I Trusted cover.  Gillian Anderson as Dana Scully, Mitch Pileggi as Walter Skinner.

One Endless Night *PG13*
X Files Scully/Skinner Romance

Scully/Skinner romance. Mytharc Colony to Emily. Told in journal/poetic format. Short story. I quite like this one, but no-one much else seemed to, so it's here.

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One Endless Night cover.  Mitch Pileggi as Walter Skinner, Gillian Anderson as Dana Scully.

Marriage Of Convenience
X Files Scully/Skinner 1999 Fluffy Award Winner

Scully and Skinner marry to avoid sending she and Mulder to prison. Short story. This one is not to be taken too seriously, and it has a horrible piece of fanon within it, but not a bad read nonetheless.

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Marriage Of Convenience cover art.  Mitch Pileggi as Walter Skinner, Gillian Anderson as Dana Scully Skinner.

A Soul, Unbound *PG13*
X Files Scully/Emily Angst

Scully journal-type vignette (part dream sequence). Angst. Christmas Carol/Emily. Short story. There is a music video for this story at my video page. I like this one, but no-one much else did, so between that and its age, I put it here.

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A Soul Unbound cover.  Gillian Anderson as Dana Scully, Lauren Diewold as Emily Sim.

Offspring *R*
X Files Scully/Skinner Romance

Scully and Skinner's happiness at her unexpected pregnancy is shortlived when they discover the child is not theirs. But it is Scully, not Skinner, who is not the biological parent. This novel-length saga was my very first fan fiction back in 1996. Actually, it's not a bad piece. Probably its worst failing is a tendency to excessive adverbs.

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Offspring cover.  David Duchovny as Fox Mulder, Gillian Anderson as Dana Scully, Zachary Judd as Melissa Scully, Mitch Pileggi as Walter Skinner.

Eden's Reprise *R*
X Files Scully/Skinner Romance
Work In Progress - Stalled

Scully's tour of duty in the Gulf with Skinner drew them together. But they would leave the killing fields with more than Purple Hearts. Mythology to The End. This novel length story is temporarily on hold, but still on the agenda. This piece has some really good moments, in fact, and it probably would be on the main page if it was complete. The Mulder characterisation is probably the worst part of it. That needs cleaning up.

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Eden's Reprise cover.  Gillian Anderson as Dana Scully Skinner, Mitch Pileggi as Walter Skinner, young Gillian as their child.

Borderline *R*
X Files Unfinished

Mulder/Scully married. When Mulder suffers from chronic mental illness Scully struggles to help him. This one is unfinished for now, but I still get requests for it seven years later, so I hope to finish it when its content isn't so close to home. I like this one, and it's only here because of its unfinished status.

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No artwork for Borderline.

Bermuda Fragments *NC17*
X Files Scully/Skinner Romance

Post-Triangle parable. This is not one of my best works but I like it anyway. I would write this one very differently now, but I haven't had the heart to tinker with it.

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No artwork for Bermuda Fragments.

Pregnant Pause *NC17*
X Files Wirerims Nominee, Best Skinner/Scully Story

Short, wildly implausible Scully/Skinner romance. This one's just here because it's a bit of cheap contrived fluff, but it's good fun, just the same.

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No artwork for Pregnant Pause.

Why Did The Chicken Cross The Road? An XF Primer *G*

Why did the chicken cross the road? Characters answer an age-old question. There were a few of these in 1998-9 and I just had to get on the bandwagon.

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Artwork? For this? Are you nuts?

Kidnapped *G*

Non-XF Humour. What happens when a woman turns on her male. This one's here because it's kind of out of place on the main page.

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No artwork for Kidnapped.

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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.