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"I Believe" and "Left Standing"

Claim: The X-Files: General Series
Title: I Believe
Author: Deslea R. Judd (deslea)
Characters: Marita Covarrubias, John Doggett, Barbara Doggett, Jeffrey Spender, William Scully-Mulder, Kim Cook, Sharon Skinner, others, mentions of others
Prompt: 14. Loss
Rating: PG
Length: 1000+
Brief Summary: The Great War--the war against colonization--has been won, and at the dedication of a special memorial, Marita Covarrubias delivers a speech to the survivors. It's a story about honoring the past and those who fell on the battlefield by living to enjoy the peace they died for. Told in Deslea's usual concise, moving prose with little nods to all of the main 'ships--Krycek/Marita, Mulder/Scully, Doggett/Reyes--and a few lesser-known ones too.
Link to the story: I Believe

Claim: The X-Files: General Series
Title: Left Standing
Author: Maidenjedi (maidenjedi
Characters: Monica Reyes/Fox Mulder, the metaphorical ghosts of John Doggett, Dana Scully and William
Prompt: 03. Angst
Rating: R
Length: 1000+
Brief Summary: Mulder/Reyes as a pairing in fanfic is almost nonexistant. *Good* Mulder/Reyes...well, you get the picture. ;-) For someone like me who has a not-so-closet fondness for the pairing, a story like this is a treasure to say the least. Of course, the MSR and DRR are extremely present in their absence--to put it bluntly, it's a mutual comfort fic set after both John and Dana have died, along with most of the world's population, and Mulder and Monica's memories are not censored--but in all honesty, that's probably the only way it would realistically happen. What makes it not only bearable but compelling despite my own personal distaste for DRR in particular is the compassion Maidenjedi has for the characters, and how well she knows them, even to the point of knowing that Monica would eventually move on and cease to be haunted by her dead lover, but Mulder never would.
Link to the story: Left Standing
Tags: prompt: angst, prompt: loss, x-files: general series
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