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Title: Dark and Stormy Night (Precipitation, part one)
Author: Merri-Todd Webster
Rating: NC-17 for explicit m/m sex
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Dark and Stormy Night
by Merri-Todd Webster
(25 August 1999)
A crack of thunder woke Walter out of a deep sleep. Every muscle
tensed as still-bright lightning seared his open eyes. Jesus!
the storm must be right over the roof. His shoulders hit the mattress
and the whole bed shook.
The bed was empty beside him, covers thrown back, pillow still
dented. The sheets were cool. How long had Mulder been gone? Walter
swung his legs around and got up, grabbing a discarded pair of
shorts to put on. He didn't have Mulder's predilection for walking
around the house naked, as at home in his skin as a cat in its
He found his lover sitting by the big bay window in the living
room, staring into the night. A dark and stormy night, no less.
Mulder was wearing grey boxers and a dark blue t-shirt. He sat
with his legs tucked up, arms around his knees, his body parallel
with the windowpane and his face turned toward it.
There were no lights on, no computer, no television. There'd been
many nights when Mulder, unable to sleep, had crashed on the couch
for a few hours, falling asleep in front of the flickering tv
as he used to when he lived alone. Usually he'd come back to bed
before sunrise, curling up around Walter soundlessly, sometimes
waking him to make love before they both drifted off to another
hour or two of sleep.
Two weeks ago, the news had come from an unimpeachable source,
namely Scully: Alex Krycek was dead. His body had been found in
Alaska, of all places, in one of the last strongholds of the Consortium's
scientists--a last victim of their gruesome experiments. Mulder
and Scully had gone to Alaska together, to identify and to autopsy
the body, respectively. Dana had told Walter, privately, that
the autopsy left no doubt: It was Alex Krycek. Mulder had not
slept through the night since. And he had spent his insomniac
hours waiting, watching by the window as if waiting for someone
At the sound of his name, Mulder's head turned. He gave Walter
a weary smile. "I'm still here. I haven't left."
"I didn't think you would." Walter headed for the windowseat--stopped,
startled, as another huge burst of lightning and thunder together
illuminated the dark street with savage clarity--shook himself
and went to join his lover.
"I can't shake the feeling," Mulder said quietly. He
was looking out into the rain again. "The feeling that he's
going to come. He's going to just show up at the door."
"Mulder." Walter paused, smoothed out his tone. "You
ID'd the body yourself. And Scully did the autopsy. It was Krycek.
The Consortium... the bastards turned on their own, they ate their
own dead, if you like, when they couldn't get their hands on anyone
else for their experiments."
A few months ago, he might have added that it served Krycek right
to be used as a lab rat by the organization he'd worked for. And
Mulder would not necessarily have disagreed. But Walter knew better
now. He'd had to face the fact that he was not Fox's first love
and comfort himself with the thought that he would be the man's
"I know." Mulder's voice sounded dreamy. "There's
no reason for me to feel this way. But I do."
Walter reached out and touched Mulder's arm. "Come back to
Mulder rubbed at his eye, half-smiling. "I'm not sleepy."
"Come back to bed."
In the bedroom, Mulder stood still as Walter pushed up the dark
blue t-shirt and ran his hands over the younger man's chest. The
flat brown nipples budded to hardness under his tongue. Mulder
raised his arms so Walter could strip off the t-shirt. His hands
came to rest on Walter's shoulders as the older man knelt, pulling
down Mulder's boxers, leaving them around his ankles while he
nuzzled the thickening cock and the trimly muscled thighs.
"Walt..." Mulder whispered, clutching at his lover.
Walter licked his way knowingly, lovingly, over Mulder's cock,
nuzzled his balls, flicked his tongue into the crease of Mulder's
groin, then wrapped his hand around the hard flesh and suckled
the head. The thunder and lightning came and went as Walter's
hands and mouth made love to the body he loved, to the man inside
the body, to the drifting soul he had finally, somehow, grounded
here, in his home, their home, their bed.
Mulder stepped out of his shorts and lay down on the bed on his
stomach, spreading his thighs. "No... not like that."
Walter got out lube and condoms from the nightstand and then lay
down on his back, urging Mulder closer. Mulder's mouth was hot
and wet on his cock, unbelievably supple, so tight and clinging,
and he coaxed Mulder around so that he could start opening him
up, stroking in the lube, getting Mulder ready to be fucked while
Mulder sucked him.
It didn't take long. Mulder sank readily, gracefully, onto his
cock, back arched, his belly taut and vulnerable, and Walter groaned.
So good. So absolutely right. A micro-engineered fit, as perfect
as the way their lives had come to fit together. Mulder moved,
controlling the fuck, taking his pleasure and giving it in return,
and Walter arched and let go, arched and let go beneath him in
a slow, wavelike motion, in no more hurry than the tide.
Imperceptibly, the tide came in, and the rain drummed on the roof
as Walter pounded into his lover, thrusting upward wildly while
Mulder, hands braced on Walter's chest, thrust down in a rhythm
as relentless as the rain. Walter came first, groaning, holding
absolutely still for a few seconds as the pleasure crested, then,
when he could think again, capturing Mulder's cock in both hands
and wringing the younger man's climax out of him.
There was a long moment of silence when the rain seemed to have
abated, the lightning was withheld, the thunder was silent, and
their wild breathing slackened off. And then, pounding. Pounding
at the front door.
Mulder raised himself off Walter's chest. They stared at each
other. Disentangling at record speed, Mulder sprinted naked down
the stairs, followed by Walter pulling on the discarded shorts.
Mulder opened the door. The rain blew in on him and sluiced off
Alex Krycek's leather jacket.
"Don't believe everything you see, tovarishch," Krycek
rasped. "Aren't you going to invite me in?"
end part one