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Title: Walter-Watching
Author(s): Xanthe
Length: 13,597
Genre: slash fanfiction, the author rates it "R"
Fandom: The X-Files
External Links: Walter-Watching

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Walter-Watching is a Mulder/Skinner story by Xanthe.

Reactions and Reviews

I love Xanthe. She gives good Skinner. I love how she explores the many aspects of the man, making him come alive for the reader. Oh, as if you haven't guessed from the title, this all revolves around Skinner.

Many Skinner stories that I adore tend to be angst-ridden. And I must admit, this story has its share. But what I like about is that it not as heavy as you would think, since this centers around a murder investigation in Skinner's hometown that involves someone close to him.

There is an undercurrent of fun and whimsy in this fic. This is encouraged by populating the fic with quirky, interesting characters (his family is a hoot!), and creating a backstory for Walter that is both hilarious and poignant. And while this is all happening, Fox Mulder is there; at first a confused, unwilling participant, but soon after, he becomes an involved observer. He sees his boss in a whole new light as he gets a peek into a Skinner that many in the FBI don't know, and he is fascinated. [1]


  1. March 2004 rec at Crack Van