|Fandom:||The X-Files, HtLJ|
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Cupidity (The Compound)
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This story was a response to the grand Te's Dark-and-Deadly Challenge for happyfic. Her dictates included: no one's love life is hopeless, nothing bad happens to anybody, and authors get in touch with their inner schmoopster. Note on Timing: This story takes place between TWO FATHERS and ONE SON. Because that's when the challenge was issued. And because that's when I wrote the entire rough. On Valentine's Day, 1999, before 9pm. And I'm not rewriting it to make the events of ONE SON fit.
Recs and Reviews
Ok, a bet with Ares has Aphrodite sending Cupid out to hit our sweet little unsuspecting Alex with an arrow that will make everybody he comes across love him for like half a day. Of course Ditie give the spell a little push to make it an even more wild ride for our dear Rat Boy. It's really not that corny, though I swear. The story has an element of humor to it that keeps it from taking itself too seriously and falling into a bad pit that so many other X-Overs tend to. From the first time I read it I've loved this one. Went back and read it several times after I first found it. Poor Alex is just like so lost when this first happens to him. He keeps running into various X-files characters who immediately start falling all over themselves in love with him. Which creeps him out big time. No there are no multiple pairings or multiple partners in this story. [...] This one is basically a cute little story that never fails to make me smile. I think the characterizations of Cupid and Aphrodite were pretty accurate from the show. [...] The story is great though. A bit of sweetness and not much angst at a point in time when I think all of us who love Alex need that.