COVER by Theban Band
Maria originally made a wonderful
page for this story, back before I knew how to make web pages. Now to give her a
break from Geoshitties messages I'm taking over and putting it up on my own site.
I'm copying most of her files
shamelesly, including her blurb and html.
From Maria's Page: A
long twisted (in every sense of the word) novella, picking up after "Apocrypha,"
referring back to Krycek's first appearance in Mulder's life, and onwards to
"Tunguska," "Terma" and beyond.
Willingly and otherwise, Mulder and
Krycek team up to fight: against mutual enemies; against each other, and against
This is not a 'skippy' story. Krycek
is a tortured and desperate man, betrayed by his country and beliefs, and willing to do
anything necessary to survive and destroy those who destroyed him. Mulder as bitter and
obsessed, and as perverted as he ever is.
This is the stuff I put in the
editorial of the fanzine
To get the most from
this novella, and its spin-off, see the X-Files episodes: "Jose Chungs
From Outer Space" and "Gender Bender" (starring Nicholas Lea),
as well as the Krycek episodes.
referred to, e.g., "Fearful Symmetry" (with the same actor who played Lois
Cardinal) are not necessary to understand whats going on.
I would also advise
getting hold of a copy of John Woos Once A Thief (called Violent
Tradition in the UK), also with Nicholas Lea as Victor Mansfield, as I drew on these
characters when I had to fill in some time at the end of this story. If you havent
seen this, contact the publisher, well try and arrange a copy for you. If you
dont want to see this, dont worry, its not important to the story.
Before you ask, yes,
I have seen Tunguska and Terma although I wrote this before those episodes came out
and then adapted certain parts but I didnt particularly like pulling the
wings off of butterflies as a child: Deny Everything: especially Terma!
Because Im a newbie writer and not too confident, I forced a lot of people to beta
read and proof read this story for me. I owe a debt of gratitude to: Gloria Lancaster,
Edwina, Kezia Barns, and Cody Nelson. Id also like to offer thanks to Gillian
Middleton, Quill, and Katy Deery their encouragement gave me the courage to get
this out there (and they had to listen to me blather until their ears bled!).
Characters: Barbara Elkins, Chairman Pickering & Ms Getzloff are all characters from
Date with an Angel, Wiseguy. Cody by Cody Nelson, Gil by Gillian Middleton,
Jack by Quill. Mr. & Mrs. Emby, names borrowed from Mr. & Mrs. Emby.Victor
Mansfield by Nicholas Lea, Mac Ramsey by Ivan Sergei, Li Ann Tsei by Sandrine Holt, The
Director by Jennifer Dale ¾ characters from Once A Thief.
War Of The Roses: My dear friend
Quill was inspired by sections of Sympathy for the Devil and wrote a spin-off story. Can
you say flattered? She follows the further adventures of our delicious boys, and I
hope you enjoy her take on the characters! Of course, now I want to write a sequel to her
it never ends.
On to Chapter One