Waiting for the Axe to Fall

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Title: Waiting for Axe to Fall
Author(s): Tarlan
Date(s): 30 September 1998
Length: 48,679 words
Genre: slash fanfiction
Fandom: The X-Files
External Links: Waiting for the Axe to Fall (The Annex)
Waiting for the Axe to Fall (RatB)
Waiting for the Axe to Fall (AO3)
fanfic cover by X

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Waiting for the Axe to Fall is a Mulder/Krycek story by Tarlan. The fanfic cover by X won in 2000 the FOX Awards in the category "Outstanding Mulder Fanfiction Cover Art".

Summary: M/K Slash. This story starts after 'The End' and finishes after the XF movie 'Fight the Future'. It is one of many possible futures for our boys but, I sincerely doubt it will be the one has chosen. Mulder and Scully are assigned some 'help' on a new case.

The story has sequel called Walking Razor's Edge where CSM's obsession leads Alex into mortal danger.[1]

Recs and Reviews

Describing these stories isn't easy. There's a whole lot going on with them. There is an actual case in here, not just hot sex. Though there is that and plenty of it. Hell, there is one scene of Alex early in Walking the Razor's Edge naked and on a bed that has haunted many of my fantasies. I've really got thank Tarlan for that. Thank You! It seems and are working on a case that WMM has an interest in. So he sends Alex out to act as an informant to make sure that they find out what they should and only what he wants them too. It's really hard to describe these stories because so much goes on in them. There is a really good case file part of the story that I won't tell you to much of because I don't want to spoil it. Then there is the progression of the boys feelings that eventually have to be expressed before they both explode. Both stories are just so good, so well-written that I don't know what to say about them. That is part of why I haven't rec'd them before. They are hard to pin down in a way. The boys aren't just boffing like bunnies, there is actually a plot that their getting together revolves around. It's like the side dish or the dessert that just adds to the whole package. Finishes it off, with something really sweet. These are a definite must read in this fandom and if I'd just decided to say these stories have to be read to understood long ago I would have rec'd them sooner. Both are long, so settle in for a lengthy read. Like that is ever a bad thing. I love a good long read. These are definitely good too. So put them on your must check out list. You won't be sorry. I'd tell you more about them, but I have no idea where to start. Too much happens in them. Oh, I will mention that apparently has some warm fuzzy feelings for Alex in second part, that Thank God never get resolved. [...] is only one is fucking though. Promise. [...][2]

Waiting for the Axe to Fall (Axe I & Axe II) by Tarlan: Someone's been experimenting on Alex. R: I really loved this story. I just wish that there were more focus on Alex's powers. I'm a bit fanatical about powers of any kind. / **** [3]


  1. ^ Tarlan. Walking Razor's Edge (RatB), 07 April 2000. (Accessed 29 March 2015)
  2. ^ The Slash Slut's Recs: X-Files Recs. (Accessed 29 March 2015)
  3. ^ Slash Recs of ScarletFBL: X-Files Recs. (Accessed 02 April 2015)