Pairing: Dana Scully/Ethan Minette, Dana Scully/Fox Mulder
Fic Title: Universal Invariants
Genre: Casefile, AU, Romance
Why This Must Be Read: I've been feeling all nostalgic about season 1 Mulder and Scully lately (so young! so bad at basic fashion sense! so into each other from such an early stage!) and oh, I love this fic. It's a long multi-chapter AU of the first season (and some of the second, actually) where Scully is dating Ethan, her boyfriend who was cut from the original script of the pilot. I love the stress that having Ethan around puts on Scully's very rapidly developing relationship with Mulder, there are a few neat twists on canon, and there's a great original casefile woven throughout.
Fandom Category: The X-Files
Pairing: Dana Scully/Fox Mulder
Fic Title: Everywhere in the Dark
Genre: UST, Missing Scene
Why This Must Be Read: Sharing a bed might just be my favorite trope ever, and in this story our two intrepid heroes end up sharing a room in the midst of the season 1 episode Ice (you know, the one where they're all quarantined together up in the Arctic, and Scully stomps around most of the episode wearing either a giant parka or a plaid shirt). I adore this story - it's really, really sexy and perfectly captures both their early working relationship and the latent attraction between the two of them.