||The Gift of an Enemy , , , , , , , 
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||adult themes, references to past rape, violence
||Fox Mulder / Alex Krycek
||Action/Adventure, Angst, Character Study, Drama, Hurt/Comfort, Supernatural
||06 Apr 2006
||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.
||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.