The Hand We Were Dealt

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Title: The Hand We Were Dealt
Author(s): Jane Mortimer
Date(s): 17 March 1997 (posting date part 1)
01 September 1997 (uploaded to author's site)
Length: 33,563 words
Genre: slash fanfiction
Fandom: The X-Files
External Links: The Hand We Were Dealt (author's page, via Wayback)

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The Hand We Were Dealt is a Mulder/Krycek story by Jane Mortimer. It's rated NC17. Slash. The website version is split in half because "Weird things sometimes happen to long files when they download"[1].

Description from the author's site: "This story is my favorite from what's on this page, and I'm not the only one who thinks so. But it's a SEQUEL to the story above ("The Same Everywhere"), and if you know what's good for you, you'll read that one first."[2]

The story and its prequel were the winner of the 1997 Whammy Awards in the category 'Best Series Fanfic'.

Recs and Reviews

Mulder/Krycek. In XF fandom, no one does dark like Jane Mortimer. Sequel to "The Same Everywhere" and one of my favorite slash stories ever.[3]


  1. The Hand We Were Dealt, 01 September 1997 via Wayback. (Accessed 01 June 2013)
  2. Short Stories and Essays of Jane Mortimer, via Wayback. (Accessed 01 June 2013)
  3. Rushlight. Rushlight's Recs: The X-Files. (Accessed 01 June 2013)