Jade (X-Files story)
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Jade is a Mulder/Krycek AU by Aries. It is a response to the June 1999 TER/MA challenge The Alexian Nights. The Theban Band made a story cover that made first place in the 2000 FOX Awards in the category 'Outstanding Fantasy/AU Fanfiction Cover Art'.
Summary: "A long time ago in a land far, far away, there lived a handsome genie prince who, much to his father's consternation had a fascination for humans. This fascination turns to obsession and then true love when one day an amazingly beautiful human catches his eye. As if you couldn't guess, the path to happiness is hardly a smooth one and the star-crossed lovers must endure much pain before they can earn the key to the land of eternal bliss."
Recs and Reviews
This is an AU. It was in response to a TER/MA (which is now known as RatB) challenge called 'The 1001 Alexian Nights Challenge'. [...] This is AU as I said, way AU. Think the X-files characters meets Arabian Nights. This is set in the world of the middle east, doesn't state exactly where. I'm just assuming. It's probably late 1800's or early 1900's I'd say. It's a world where the Djinn are alive and well, watching our world from afar. Our lovely Fox is a school teacher in this one and Alexei is a Djinn prince who has quite a fascination with humans. This gets him into no certain amount of trouble with his father, since he has declared that the Djinn will have nothing to do with humans. Alexei never pays this much mind, however, and one day while he is people watching he cast eyes on our poor unsuspecting Fox that his world changes forever. Narrows down to an obsession with one human in particular. I just love this story. It is so sensual, truly a delight. I always just get sucked into it. Drawn into this world of magic that seems to unfold around you so smoothly it almost seems real. A world where anything is possible and Fox is slowly seduced into. It's a real old time epic love story. Filled with angst, romance, and a mysterious secret about his past that Alexei must uncover to truly begin to understand his father. I love this. One of my favorite AU's in the X-files universe. Definitely my favorite among the Alexian Nights challenge stories, not that the others aren't good too. They are. This one just happens to be my favorite. [...]