warning: very dark, violence, physical, mental and emotional abuse and/or torture, disturbing thoughts and images please proceed cautiously!
rating: nc-17 for male/male sex and extreme violence
author note: this is not a nice story. alex is a criminal and mulder is cruel. please do not read this if you expect love and happy endings
spoilers: canon through season five
thanks: helen & ursula for great, super-fast beta help. alex for helping me get past the first chapter. lorelei for being the voice that kept me going

chapter 1 chapter 2 chapter 3
agony anguish angst
18 june 2004 19 june 2004 22 june 2004
5250 3710 4170
chapter 4 chapter 5 chapter 6
abjuration abeyance anamnesis
25 june 2004 1 july 2004 16 sept 2005
3730 5520 3280
chapter 7 chapter 8 chapter 9
abandon aftermath account
4 oct 2005 tbd tbd
5080 wc wc

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disclaimer:  chris carter and 1013 productions own the x-files series characters. the rest are mine. no revenue is collected. no infringement of rights is intended.

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