Beating the Darkness Back

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Title: Beating the Darkness Back
Author(s): Anjou
Date(s): Originally posted in October 2008, later uploaded to Ao3 in December 2014
Length: 38,820 words
Genre: MSR
Fandom: The X-Files
External Links: Beating the Darkness Back

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Beating the Darkness Back is an X-Files story by Anjou.

Reactions and Reviews

This is set after the second movie, "The X-Files: I Want to Believe" and is a more satisfying conclusion for Mulder and Scully. It answers questions about Mulder and Scully's lives together, brings William back into the picture, and sets them on the path to a life together now that Mulder has been exonerated. Anjou is one of my favorite fan fiction authors. Mulder and Scully are in character and the story is beautifully written.[1]

There has been so many deliciously angsty drabbles and ficlets flying around lately, thanks to all of the amazing prompts and challenges, that we felt it was our duty to provide you all with the complete opposite to help take the edge off. Some glorious AU fluff.

Penned by the Anjou, the author who brought us the insanely beautiful Aquinnah, today’s story is set post-IWTB and kicks off basically right after the movie, before the credits started rolling. Enjoy the rec, philes, and make sure to leave a kudos and/or comment on the at Ao3 after you’ve finished! [2]


  1. ^ "het reccers". 
  2. ^ X-Files FanFiction Sommeliers, Archived version (2016)