the x-files fan fiction

recommendations by allaire mikháil

date: 25 May 2011



When the X-Files hysteria started, I avoided getting drawn into it by the simple means of not even watching a single episode. What happened then is what happens every time you say "never" to a new fandom: you fall for it, hard. I discovered Mulder/Krycek slash via a due South author's other work, begged tapes from mareen, read whatever I could get my hands on, and was captivated by the complicated relationship between Fox Mulder and Alex Krycek. From partners to mortal enemies, to reluctant allies, to... lovers? At least that's what fandom said, and I agreed. No matter how little I care for Chris Carter's botching of the mytharc in the later seasons, I'll always be grateful to him for that kiss in "The Red and the Black", and for the tremendous potential inherent in Krycek's character. Fandom was certainly an experience although I avoided the extremes of the spectrum - the Krycek-defenders who excused or denied his crimes, and the people who saw him as a sociopath without a conscience. I prefer the middle ground and am wholly comfortable in denying the events of "Existence". Krycek, dead? I must have misheard.



The main pairing on this page is
Fox Mulder / Alex Krycek.

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Stories


Courtney Gray
e-mail: seagray@mindspring.com Website: Courtney's Fanfic
Title: How to throw a Curve Ball [1],
[2], [3], [4], [5]
Story Length: ~ 527 KB
Series: How to throw a Curve Ball Rating: NC-17
Category: Slash Warnings: graphic m/m sex and violence
Pairing: Fox Mulder / Alex Krycek Time Frame: Season 5
Genres: Action/Adventure, Angst, AU, Character Study, Drama Recommended: 14 Jun 2001
Summary: Following the orders of the Well-Manicured Man, Krycek hands over important information to Mulder, and in the rain storm of this night, the status quo between the two men is irrevocably changed.
Review: This is the best alternate resolution of the Mytharc I've ever seen. Courtney doesn't ignore or excuse away Krycek's actions on behalf of the Consortium, but neither does she make him into a man without regrets. Her Krycek is vulnerable but not innocent, her Mulder is driven but not crazy, and her way of bringing them together is, for me, believable like nothing else before. This is what I would have loved to see on tv. I admire Courtney for her layered character portrayal, her style, her ability to distill the impeding colonization plotline down to its basic points, and of course also the the fact that she dared to run with the one-armed-Krycek - and did it well. Peerless.

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Imajiru Mackenzie (aka ms;)
e-mail: imajiru@mindspring.com
Title: Departure [1], [2], [3], [4] offsite Story Length: ~ 762 KB
Series: The Departure Series Rating: NC-17
Category: Slash Warnings: adult themes, borderline non-con, graphic m/m sex and violence, rape
Pairing: Fox Mulder / Alex Krycek Time Frame: Post-Season 3
Genres: Action/Adventure, Angst, AU, Character Study, Drama, Hurt/Comfort Recommended: 06 Apr 2006
Summary: What if... an act of hostility became something else entirely? Mulder is kidnapped by Alex Krycek.
Review: Imajiru's "Departure" series has always held an unparalleled fascination for me. Part of me is horrified at the storyline, how Mulder falls victim to the Stockholm Syndrome, loses his independence, his life, part of me is utterly captivated by the insight into his and Krycek's feelings and the pure, unmitigated need that drives them together. No, this is not an easy, comfortable story, but it still has a surprising sweetness, especially since Imajiru manages to turn her protagonists' lives full circle again and lets them return to the beginning in a plot twist of fairy tale proportions. This story is disquieting and deeply addictive; once you've started you won't be able to stop reading. Don't miss this.

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KinkyGrrl
e-mail: kinkygrrl1980@yahoo.com Website: KinkyGrrl's Web Page of fanfic and juicy tidbits
Title: Falling Into His Eyes [1], [2] offsite Story Length: ~ 127 KB
Series: Falling Into His Eyes Rating: NC-17
Category: Slash Warnings: rape, references to past rape, violence
Pairing: Fox Mulder / Alex Krycek Time Frame: Season 6
Genres: Action/Adventure, Drama, First Time, Hurt/Comfort Recommended: 20 Jul 2008
Summary: After rescuing Mulder from a warehouse where he was being tortured, Krycek takes him to a motel to question him. There, they unexpectedly gain a new understanding of each other that leads to another meeting in Mulder's apartment six months later.
Review: I have to admit to a secret liking for 'Krycek saves Mulder' stories, and this one's certainly one of the best of its subgenre. KinkyGrrl's Krycek is dangerous and yet safe for Mulder at the same time, and her Mulder is beaten down, but not broken. They both are - and remain - part of their own individual worlds, and yet they meet on a level beyond their ideologies, where they're same and equal and able to share comfort. Unfortunately, that also means that the storyline lacks a nice and easy resolution.

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Ladonna King (aka Sleeps With Coyotes)
e-mail: ciceqi@ciceqi.slashcity.com Website: Blood, Love & Rhetoric
livejournal: ljciceqi
Title: Responsibility offsite Story Length: ~ 142 KB
Series: none Rating: NC-17
Category: Slash Warnings: adult themes, violence
Pairing: Fox Mulder / Alex Krycek Time Frame: "Fight the Future"
Genres: Action/Adventure, AU, Drama, Fix-It Recommended: 06 Apr 2006
Summary: Alex is given one last job by his English employer: the disposal of a very battered piece of merchandise.
Review: There are not a lot of Samantha stories out there, and of the few around, this is certainly the one we'd all have loved to see come true on the show - Mulder is finally reunited with his long-lost sister. In the aftermath of the Well-Manicured Man's death, Ladonna King gives Alex Krycek the unparalleled opportunity to gain Mulder's forgiveness by saving the one person he would do anything for: his sister. The author's grasp of the checks and balances that are essential for a détente with the Consortium are very believable, and the touch of fairy tale dust that lies over this story makes it all the sweeter. This is the happiest ending for Mulder's quest one could imagine - the ultimate feel-good story of this fandom.

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Louise Wu
e-mail: toes@att.net Website: The LZL Slash Factory
Title: Echo Lane [1], [2], [3], [4], [5] (story index | .zip file) offsite Story Length: ~ 235 KB
Series: none Rating: NC-17
Category: Slash Warnings: graphic m/m sex
Pairing: Fox Mulder / Alex Krycek Time Frame: Post-Season 7
Genres: Angst, AU, BDSM/Kink, Supernatural Recommended: 16 Feb 2002
Summary: An unexpected encounter with Krycek sends Mulder on a quest, and he discovers his life could have been very different.
Title: Chemistry Book [1], [2], [3], [4], [5], [6], [7] (story index | .zip file) offsite Story Length: ~ 784 KB
Series: none Rating: NC-17
Category: Slash Warnings: graphic m/m sex and violence, rape
Pairing: Fox Mulder / Alex Krycek, Dana Scully & OFC Time Frame: Post-Season 5
Genres: Action/Adventure, Angst, BDSM/Kink, Character Study, Drama, Hurt/Comfort, Romance Recommended: 16 Feb 2002
Summary: Forgiveness doesn't come in a day. After a sexual encounter changes Mulder and Krycek, both struggle to let go of the past.
Review: I like Louise's stories, I really do, although her experimental style throws me a bit. She likes to use 1st person POV and sometimes the emotions it's intended to convey don't feel very deep or real to me. Still, I have to admit that I was utterly captivated by both "Chemistry Book" and "Echo Lane" and came to visit her website daily in the hopes of a new update when the stories were posted. She portrays very well the various levels of attraction and hostility between Mulder and Krycek and their inability for a long time to let go of past hurts and achieve some sort of middle ground where they are no longer ruled by the Consortium's influences on their lives. Addictive.

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Nicole S. (ms-nerd) & Orithain
e-mail: nicxf@softhome.net
orithain@rogers.com
Website: Infinitum (Fan fiction by Angyl, Orithain, and Rina)
livejournal: ljms_nerd, ljrinaandorithain
Mailing List: [infinitefics] @ Yahoo! groups (Fan fiction by Angyl, Orithain, and Rina)
Title: Hardened Criminal [1], [2], [3], [4], [5], [6] offsite Story Length: ~ 575 KB
Series: Hardened Criminal Rating: NC-17
Category: Slash Warnings: borderline non-con, graphic m/m sex and violence, rape
Pairing: Fox Mulder / Alex Krycek Time Frame: not specified
Genres: Angst, AU, BDSM/Kink, Drama, Hurt/Comfort Recommended: 16 Feb 2002
Summary: Young Alex Krycek serves hard time in jail for gaybashing and manslaughter. One of the guards there is named Fox Mulder - and is a friend of the dead gay man's lover.
Review: I have to confess that my primary reason for reading this epic was its length, and while I like it enough to recommend it here, I must admit that I still have some problems with the issue of consent in this story. I adore Nicole and Orithain's AU setting in which Samantha is still alive, Mulder has nothing to do with the X-Files and can be happier and less driven, and where his relationship with Krycek is not poisoned by the old accusation of Krycek killing his father. The authors make sure that there is still a sizable obstacle that serves almost the same purpose, and their writing is tight, very emotional and captivating. The parallels to "Oz" are undeniable, but most of all, I have some problems with the fact that Krycek entered a happy m/m relationship with Mulder after having been raped repeatedly by him in prison. Despite my ambivalent feelings, the story is definitely a must-read in this fandom.

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Orangy & Satina
e-mail: c_orangy@hotmail.com
themkshrine@yahoo.com
Website: The Mulder/Krycek Shrine :: Satina's Individual Works
livejournal: ljthemkshrine Mailing List: [themkshrine] @ Yahoo! groups
Title: Cauterized Story Length: ~ 76 KB
Series: none Rating: NC-17
Category: Slash Warnings: graphic m/m sex and violence, questionable consent, rape
Pairing: Fox Mulder / Alex Krycek Time Frame: Season 4
Genres: Angst, Character Study, Drama, Episode Related, Hurt/Comfort Recommended: 16 Feb 2002
Summary: Krycek returns from Tunguska a changed man and now he wants his revenge on Mulder. His ounce of flesh.
Review: I read this story at the height of the events at the The Cube/Fight Club archive and had to stop every few paragraphs to scream. Yes, this story is a bit sick - or rather, its Krycek is. But it's also beautiful in its consistent exploration of the psyche and subsequent actions of an Alex Krycek wounded and mad beyond reason. Similarly outstanding is Satina and Orangy's portrayal of Mulder who is a skilled psychologist, although both Chris Carter and the show's fans seem to forget that more often than not. Krycek and Mulder spark against each other, but it is exactly this spark that helps them build a tenuous connection that lets Krycek step back from the precipice before it is too late. I'll always be grateful to Satina and Orange for a truly outstanding story and only regret that they've written no new collaborations since.

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Satina
e-mail: themkshrine@yahoo.com Website: The Mulder/Krycek Shrine :: Satina's Individual Works
livejournal: ljthemkshrine Mailing List: [themkshrine] @ Yahoo! groups
Title: Christmas Carol Redux [1], [2] offsite Story Length: ~ 247 KB
Series: Christmas Carol Redux Rating: NC-17
Category: Slash Warnings: graphic m/m sex
Pairing: Fox Mulder / Alex Krycek Time Frame: Season 3
Genres: AU, Character Study, Episode Related, Fix-It, Hurt/Comfort, Supernatural Recommended: 20 Jul 2008
Summary: On Christmas Eve, Mulder has a revealing experience and ends up traveling to Terma, North Dakota.
Review: Set post episode 3x16 "Apocrypha", Satina's version of Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" tells a story different from canon as to how Alex Krycek got out of the silo. Supernatural intervention finally helps Mulder acknowledge Krycek as a three-dimensional person. After the rescue, the author forces them into rapprochement by means of cooping them up together in a motel room. Seeing Krycek helpless, her Mulder can allow himself to abandon blind hatred, whereas her Krycek is deliciously vulnerable. I might not like all of Satina's stories, but this one is perfect.

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Shannon Kizzia
e-mail: eternaldancer1@yahoo.com Website: The Mulder/Krycek Shrine :: Shannon's Individual Works
livejournal: ljthemkshrine Mailing List: [themkshrine] @ Yahoo! groups
Title: Degrees [1], [2], [3] offsite Story Length: ~ 114 KB
Series: Degrees Rating: NC-17
Category: Slash Warnings: graphic m/m sex
Pairing: Fox Mulder / Alex Krycek Time Frame: Season 5-6
Genres: Angst, Romance Recommended: 20 Jul 2008
Summary: An unexpected meeting in a liquor store on Christmas Eve is the catalyst for a complete change of the relationship between Mulder and Krycek.
Review: Shannon, Satina's "partner in crime", also isn't someone I like every story of, but this series focused on three holidays is outstanding. Years after their partnership ended with Krycek's betrayal, she makes them relive it in an instant of wordless communication and effortless trust. From there, a change in Mulder's behavior towards Krycek is inevitable, and from that truce she lets them come together in one breathless moment that, while written from Mulder's POV, lets the reader experience Krycek's courage and terror more immediately than several paragraphs from Krycek's POV would have managed. Add to that a supportive Scully, and this series leaves nothing to be desired.

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Silvia
e-mail: worldsenough@gmx.net Website: Worlds Enough
livejournal: ljrheasilvia
Title: The Gift of an Enemy [1], [2], [3], [4], [5], [6], [7], [8] (story index) offsite Story Length: ~ 721 KB
Series: none Rating: NC-17
Category: Slash Warnings: adult themes, references to past rape, violence
Pairing: Fox Mulder / Alex Krycek Time Frame: Season 4
Genres: Action/Adventure, Angst, Character Study, Drama, Hurt/Comfort, Supernatural Recommended: 06 Apr 2006
Summary: Mulder gets an alien visitor whose race is interested in an exchange of information by offering, according to their tradition, the gift of an enemy - Alex Krycek. At the same time, Mulder is assigned on a missing persons case in Weimar, Pennsylvania.
Review: This is one of the very few X-Files zines I ever bought, and it's one I'll never sell. I was immensely pleased when the publisher released it to the web, so that even more people could read it. It's beautifully written, and has everything I want in a Mulder/Krycek story - a case suited to Mulder's abilities, tension, anger, lust, danger, protectiveness, mocking, snark, aliens, betrayal, loyalty, fear, trust... all of it building a relationship that I buy completely. The case and Mulder and Krycek's developing closeness are interwoven into one perfect work of art that doesn't drag on at all, despite its length, but rather, at the end, leaves the reader with an acute and painful longing for just one more scene, and another, and another... Addictive.

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Links


fan fiction
  • the Basement - The X-Files Slash Fanfiction Archive
  • is the main X-Files slash archive on the internet. Extensive and up-to-date.
  • RatB Mulder/Krycek
  • maintained by ned&Leny, is the central M/K archive; stories posted to [RatB-K] are archived here.
  • TER/MA (Truly Erotic Ratboy Slash Mulder Association)
  • was the predecessor of RatB and is no longer being updated.
  • All Things Rat - Alex Krycek fanfiction, pictures, sounds and artwork
  • is a Krycek-centric story archive that currently accepts no new stories, but will soon be automated for new submissions.
  • The Gossamer Project
  • The Gossamer sites offer a multitude of fan fiction stories of all pairings imaginable, het and slash.
  • the flambeau factory
  • is home to torch's fan fiction; her X-Files stories, among others her famous novels "Ghosts" and "Lovers", can be found here.
  • Slashing Mulder
  • is an archive for Mulderslash that's no longer being updated.
  • RATales: The Archive
  • is an archive for all fan fiction stories posted to the [RATales] mailing list which focuses on the character of Alex Krycek. It is still being updated.
  • Hegal Place
  • is the home of several established X-Files authors, among others Marcia Elena, Flutesong, and Kashmir.

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