Making It Personal: An X-Files Novel
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"Because it is personal, Mulder. Because without the FBI, personal interest is all that I have. And if you take that away then there is no reason for me to continue."
--Dana Scully

This wasn't meant to be a series; honest. It started out as a standalone: "A Slight Miscalculation." But then I started getting rather a lot of email from various folks demanding to know how the "miscalculation" came to be. So I thought about it, and started writing -- and before I knew it, I had yet another series going. *sigh* Oh, the embarrassment ... ;)

NOTE: After some consideration, I'm putting "A Slight Miscalculation" first, even though it is near the end if you take the stories in chronological order. But I've received some email which suggests that this is the best reading order, and I agree. Consider it a prologue .... ;)

This series is rated PG-13 for the most part.  Some chapters are rated NC-17, and have been appropriately marked. Contains spoilers through "Biogenesis" -- especially for the second half of Season 6.


Prologue

A Slight Miscalculation
A number of people have taken a crack at the question of why Scully was so willing to leave Mulder behind when she went to Africa. This is *my* take on it.


There But By the Grace of God
Mulder's in a deep, deep funk over the events at El Rico Airbase.

Making It Personal
"Because it is personal, Mulder. Because without the FBI, personal interest is all that I have. And if you take that away then there is no reason for me to continue." -- Dana Scully, "One Son"

Objects in Motion
Objects in motion tend to remain in motion, unless acted upon by an outside force. 

Sin of Omission
It isn't all hearts and flowers for Mulder and Scully -- but when has it ever been? 

Fallout
Their first fight. :(

All the Myriad Ways
Scully has some disturbing dreams. Or are they just dreams?

A Little Comfort
Scully's finally ready for the next step -- or at least, she thinks she is. 

Declarations
In the aftermath of the Pinker Rawls case, Mulder and Scully have dinner with her mother in hopes of patching things up. Scully reaches an epiphany. 

Cherish
Conflict, catharsis, cleansing ... and consummation.  NC-17

Outfield Interlude
Every relationship has its ups and downs. This is one of the ups. ;)   NC-17

TMI
The conversation Frohike and Scully had on the way from the bar to the Gunmen's hotel room -- and things get a little intense, even for Frohike. 

Flashback
Mulder and Scully are back from their near-death experience in North Carolina, and all is well. But not everything is as it seems ...   NC-17

Out of Africa
Scully is on her way home from Africa. But what will be waiting for her upon her return? 

Into the Night
Scully arrives home from her trip to Africa, and is reunited with Mulder. But all is decidedly not well, and Scully is finally forced to make an irrevocable decision.  NC-17


Epilogue

The Last Day of Summer
Four months after their escape from Baltimore, our heroes are ready to return to the fray.


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