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Welcome to [community profile] xfilesficrecs. Most of these recs were originally posted at [tumblr.com profile] 201days0fxfiles during the global rewatch.

Mulder and Scully in the rain

Compared to later seasons, there wasn't much fic written for the first season of The X-Files. It wasn't yet a hit, and internet fandom was still relatively new. Here are a few of my favorites for the pilot.

Dana Scully's Senior Thesis (4521 words) by Athene.
Fandom: The X-Files
Rating: Teen
Warnings: None
Characters: Fox Mulder, Dana Scully, the Lonegunmen
Summary: "I need you to find me everything you can on a Dr. Dana Scully, a goddamned forensic pathologist out at Quantico. And I mean everything. I wanna know what kind of toothpaste she uses, where she gets her hair cut, and the name of her first boyfriend..." He slammed the phone down, leaned back in his chair, and fired off a Ticonderoga at the ceiling with a snap of his wrist. It had been a hell of a day, and the evening was not looking promising.

I love everything about this missing scene fic except for its implication that Frohike didn't think Diana Fowley was an attractive women. "Good-lookin'" was the phrase he used to describe her to Scully in "The End." Whatever. Diana-haters are ubiquitious in this fandom. It's still a fine story, probably Athene's best. You can find her other fic at Gossamer.

Eight Things That Could Have Happened in Oregon (1264 words) by Stephen Greenwood
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: The X-Files
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Fox Mulder/Dana Scully
Characters: Fox Mulder, Dana Scully
Summary: Eight ways in which events in the Pilot could have differed.

These vignettes pack a wallop.

Untold (1300 words) by Thuvia Ptarth.
Fandom: The X-Files
Rating: G
Warnings: None
Characters: Fox Mulder, Dana Scully, Assorted Consortium Members and their FBI Stooges, and many of their victims.
Summary: Just names they'll never recognize, stories they'll never hear.

Technically a post-ep for the pilot, "Untold" is a series of interconnected vignettes about the Consortium, featuring some familiar names and places, and introducing a few new ones as well. It is chilling and unforgettable. The link is to her website but you can also read the story at Gossamer. Look under the title as the author has changed her penname.

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