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10 July 2016 @ 03:54 pm
"Rumors" by soft_thrills (NC-17)  
Fandom: The X-Files
Pairing: Dana Scully/Ed Jerse, background Dana Scully/Fox Mulder
Title: Rumors
Author: soft_thrills
Link: http://xf-pornbattle.livejournal.com/13460.html?thread=1411988#t1411988
Rating/Warning(s): NC-17
Word Count/WIP?: 800-ish words, complete
Recced on LiveJournal By: blithers

Why This Must Be Read: This is a short, angsty fic with sharp edges, written for one of the XF porn battles a while back, where Scully sleeps with Ed Jerse during the season 4 episode "Never Again". The way Scully's relationship with Mulder filters through her actions makes for a fascinating character study that captures anger, frustration, and loneliness both evocatively and concisely. This is a fic that's stuck with me over the years.