( More about Born Again )
It made me uncomfortable to see how much Mulder's obsessions can blind him. What I wanted from an episode tag was a story that dealt honestly with the tension between Mulder and Scully, a fic that didn't smooth things over too easily. I wanted to see the anger spill over, perhaps affect their working relationship in some way. If that story exists, I haven't read it. But I do have a couple of fics which are set during season one to rec.
A Three Fish Man (762 words) by leiascully
Fandom: The X-Files
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Fox Mulder, Dana Scully
Additional Tags: Pets, Fluff
It wasn't a big change in his life when Scully moved in to the office.
What it says on the label. I've always had a weakness for Mulder's fish. And hey, the aquarium in "Born Again" played an important role as the murder weapon.
Waiting for Agent Right by Kel
Disclaimer: Mulder and Scully aren't mine, unless you count the action figures. [from FTF] In which case I own Mulder, Scully, the alien, and that poor firefighter.
Keywords: MS Friendship, drunkfic
Category: Story, humor
Thanks: To Erin and Trelawney for the beta-reading. Their comments are so good that I'm frequently forced to steal them verbatim.
Summary: Killing time in an anonymous airport. Mulder wants a toaster.
Spoilers: Set in the first season. Definite spoiler for Travelers. Little one for Tooms, and some minor foreshadowing for Tempus Fugit.
Okay, so this fic has no connection whatsoever to "Born Again," but it is set during the first season. I doubt Mulder and Scully drove all the way to Buffalo, New York from Washington D.C. and back again, so you could imagine this as a post-ep. And it's Kel, and she brings the funny like no one else, before or since.
KEL I MISS YOU COME BACK.