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)