Rating: NC-17 for m/m sex (as if I ever write anything else)
Archive: Okay to TER/MA, The Complete Kingdom of Slash, Archive/X
and All Things Rat. Anywhere else please ask me first. Series:
Challenges of Everyday Life 4.1
Status: New, complete
Disclaimer: We all know that they don't belong to me, and I promise
to put them back when I'm done. Note: Since I was the one who
reminded Row that she was supposed to do this challenge, I guess
I'd better write the story I said I had in mind. It's not quite
what *you* expected, Row, but when do I ever do what I'm supposed
to? ;) This one's for you.
Story Summary: An ad in the Personals catches Alex's eye.
Mulder jumped when Alex choked and spat his coffee out. After
drying off his cheek with a tissue, he looked over at his still
"Something wrong, Alex?" he inquired dryly.
Alex finally managed to catch his breath, still staring at whatever
had shocked him in the paper. "I do *not* believe this! Listen
to this, Fox.
"'Looking for m/m couple last seen outside Dreams Realized
tattoo parlor. Also seen to play near The Edge. If you know where
the next show will be, please let me know.' Fuck, Fox, it has
to be those kids who saw us in the damned phone booth, then *again*
in the alley! Shit, this kinda stuff never happened to me before
I got involved with you."
Mulder just stared, his jaw hanging open. After a moment he blinked,
shut his mouth, and reached for the paper. "Let me see that."
It was exactly as Alex had read it. His only comfort was that
no one could possibly know that he and Alex were the men referred
to. The sound of the computer powering up caught his attention.
"What are you doing?"
"Answering the ad, of course."
"What?!" Mulder wondered if Alex had finally gone completely
"Oh, not as myself. I'll start up a correspondence with this
nosy bastard, get his confidence, then tell him that I know where
his mystery men will be. I'll send him on a wild goose chase around
"Why not just let it go? It's not like they can find us."
"I don't like being spied on."
Mulder bit his lip hard to prevent himself from replying to that.
Alex glared but didn't bother to comment before turning his attention
to the flashing cursor. After a moment he grinned and started
typing. When he was done, he read over it and snickered.
"Hey, Fox, what do you think of this? 'Hotwatch: The species
you're looking for is very shy in displaying their mating habits.
You might get lucky at the Mall. Be careful not to scare them
away. -- A Fellow Aficionado.' "
"I think you're nuts. And I'm not having sex with you at
"God no!" Then Alex glanced up at him through his lashes.
"But you would if I really wanted you to, wouldn't you, Foxy?"
"No, I would not," Fox lied, knowing perfectly well
that he could never say no to Alex.
"Sure you would," the green-eyed fallen angel breathed,
hitting send to submit his ad to the paper and standing up to
come over to Mulder. He insinuated himself between his lover's
thighs where he sat on the couch, sinking to his knees and pulling
Mulder's robe open. He licked his lips when he saw that Mulder
had already started to stiffen. He leaned forward, his tongue
just touching Mulder when they heard a knock at the door. Both
men jumped, Alex settling back on his haunches while Mulder cursed.
"Come on, guys, you invited me over for brunch, so open the
door," came Scully's voice.
Mulder's head dropped back against the couch as Alex stood up
and headed for the door.
Scully blinked when the door opened revealing Alex wearing only
a pair of jeans. Looking again, she noticed the button was undone
and the zipper straining, and she wondered if it might not give
way. Alex's chuckle brought her eyes back up to meet his, a blush
staining her cheeks.
"'Sokay, Dana, you're allowed to look. But be careful, I
have a really jealous lover who doesn't like anyone to touch,"
he warned with a straight face.
Scully snorted. But he'd put her back at her ease, and she followed
him inside only to stop dead again at the sight of Mulder sprawled
on the couch, his robe hanging open at his sides, his rather impressive
erection giving her a good idea of what she'd interrupted. Mulder's
eyes opened at her gasp, and it was his turn to flush while he
fumbled to close his robe.
Alex snickered. "We were discussing what to eat," he
offered, ignoring the looks he got from both of them.
"Hopefully you decided on something I can have too?"
Scully replied sweetly.
Mulder groaned and fled the room, mumbling something about getting
dressed. Scully smiled victoriously, then raised an eyebrow at
"Aren't you going to get dressed too?"
"Nah, I'm fine like this. Besides," he smirked, "if
I follow him in there right now, brunch is going to be delayed
indefinitely." He paused to smile at her. "Unless you'd
rather watch us?"
Scully's eyes glazed over momentarily, picturing that, before
she managed to reply. "I'm hungry and I have a gun. You decide."
Alex laughed and headed for the kitchen, his hands raised over
his head. Scully chuckled as she followed him, wishing his other
offer had been for real.
Over a delicious meal of chicken-broccoli-cheddar crepes, Alex
told Scully about the personals ad he spotted and filled her in
on the background, leaving out the minor details of the phone
calls to her. Like Mulder, Scully thought he should just ignore
it, knowing even as she spoke that Alex had the bit between his
The following weekend, Alex eagerly scanned the Personals again,
wanting to see if their little fan club had responded to his ad.
"Aha, check it out, Fox!
"'Aficionado: Tried your suggestion but no sightings to report.
Will keep you posted. Do you have an inside track on future locations?
"Told you they'd buy it!" He turned his attention to
composing his next reply while Mulder just shook his head.
The exchange continued for several weeks, with Alex occasionally
showing up for a few minutes at one of the locations he'd suggested
just to keep Hotwatch's attention. He didn't realize that Mulder
had been reading the ads too and getting more interested by the
whole thing as time passed.
One day while Alex was writing his latest response, Mulder perched
on the edge of the desk beside him, distracting him.
"What's up, babe?" Alex was surprised since Fox hadn't
seemed to want to have anything to do with his little hobby.
"I was just thinking," Mulder said, running a finger
over Alex's shoulder.
Alex stared up at him suspiciously. "*What* were you thinking?"
"These people you've been teasing, who want to watch us..."
"Why not give them what they want?"
Alex was speechless. He could only gape at Fox, his jaw hanging
"Don't try to tell me you haven't thought about it. What
would it hurt? I think it would be a turn on to know that people
are watching us, that they're getting off on it."
Alex blinked. "Uh, Fox, you're a federal agent. If we got
caught or someone recognized you or got pictures, you'd be in
deep shit. How could we guarantee that no one took pictures?"
Fox bit his lip before admitting, "I already thought of that.
We could get Scully to come along and keep an eye out, stop anyone
from taking pictures."
"Now you want *Scully* to watch us too?!?"
"Oh, come on. You know damn well she's been fantasizing about
us since Thanksgiving. And don't think I don't know you've been
teasing her. She'd pretend not to want to at first, but she'd
"Strangers and Scully watching us?" Alex mused. His
eyes met Fox's, and they knew that they were going to do it. "We
must be nuts."
Mulder grinned and slid off the desk onto Alex's lap. "That
makes us perfect for each other." He squirmed to get comfortable,
finally settling down and grinning at Alex. "So, when and
"Next Friday night, somewhere near that damned phone booth."
"Why not *at* the phone booth, returning to the scene of
the crime, so to speak?"
"No way, there were way too many people around there. I don't
want the whole damned city watching us. Someone might try to participate
instead of just looking. I'd hate to have to kill people; it'd
ruin the mood."
Mulder burst into laughter. "Okay, baby, you set it up, and
I'll get Scully."
They grinned at each other.
"You want me to *what*?!?!?" Scully couldn't have looked
more shocked if an alien had walked into the office and shaken
"I could really use your help here, Scully. We want to do
this, but we need to make sure no one takes any pictures of us.
Since it'll be planned, that could be a problem."
"There are laws against this sort of thing, Mulder. Not to
mention that you're a federal agent. Do you have any idea how
quickly you'd be fired if anyone found out about this?"
"That's why I need your help, Scully. Are you going to tell
me you haven't thought about watching us?"
A deep blush was his only reply.
"It's okay, Scully, we don't mind. We kinda like it, actually."
After a few more rounds of Scully protesting and Mulder coaxing,
she gave in, as they both knew she would, and agreed to follow
them as backup.
All day Saturday Mulder was jumpy, unable to settle down for more
than a few seconds. Alex watched him for a while, then dragged
him down to sit beside him on the couch.
"Babe, we don't have to do this if you don't want to. We
can just stay home tonight."
"No." Mulder groaned and threw his head back. "I'm
not having second thoughts, Alex, I'm just impatient to actually
get to it. I want this."
Alex laughed. "Hold that thought, Foxy."
"Why don't we take a few minutes of R&R right now?"
"'R&R'?" Oh, Fox. But the answer's no anyways. I
want you needy later, hot and wanting me. Just like I want you."
Mulder groaned. He was going to die before this night was over,
he just knew it.
"Alex, let's go out. For a walk, a drive, something. I can't
just *sit* here anymore."
Watching his lover roam restlessly around the apartment, Alex
thought that going out was a very good idea. He also thought they
needed to do this more often. He liked Fox like this.
"Just don't forget we have to meet Scully at 10:00. We have
to make sure that she's there," Mulder reminded needlessly.
"I know, babe. We'll meet Scully, then I'll make you forget
your own name."
Mulder wasn't going to let Alex get away with a challenge like
that. "You wish! We'll see who does who in. Thank god there
was a park not too far away. Grass is a lot easier on the knees."
Alex just grinned and grabbed his leather jacket as they headed
out the door.
After a few hours of driving around and teasing each other the
whole time, they met up with Scully and she went to hide nearby,
making sure she had a good view of the spot where they would be.
Watching Scully move away, Alex turned to Mulder with a grin.
"You up for this, baby?"
"If I were any more up, I'd have to be hospitalized! Come
here." Mulder grabbed Alex and pulled him in to kiss, their
tongues immediately tangling together familiarly. A sudden thought
crossed Mulder's mind, and he chuckled, pulling back to grin at
Alex. "Did I ever thank you for being my birthday present
Alex grinned back. "I got the idea." He put his mouth
back to better use, licking at Mulder's, then nibbling his way
along his jaw to his ear, tugging at the tender lobe until Mulder
moaned. He slowly licked the length of Mulder's throat, shuddering
at the feel of stubble against his tongue, nipping at sensitive
skin while Mulder thrust against him, faint moans escaping him.
Neither of them knew if anyone was watching, and just then, they
Still kissing Mulder, Alex pushed his shirt off, then yanked his
own off as well. He licked at Mulder's chest, wetting the hardened
nipples then blowing on them, satisfied by Fox's shudder of arousal
when he did. Meanwhile, he was unfastening Fox's jeans, shoving
them over his hips and down, barely giving Mulder a chance to
step out of them before he was back at him, nuzzling against the
straining flesh, licking at the rigid staff and fuzzy sac.
Mulder groaned and clutched Alex's shoulders to stay on his feet.
He moaned at the sensation of Alex's mouth on him, but it wasn't
enough. He whimpered and pulled Alex away from him, sinking to
his knees, kissing Alex briefly before dropping to all fours.
After their prolonged teasing of the last several hours, Mulder
couldn't take a long, drawn out session. He wanted Alex inside
him, and he wanted him there now.
Alex dropped a quick kiss on Mulder's ass, which was wriggling
practically in his face, then got back to his feet long enough
to strip off his own pants. He sank back to his knees between
Mulder's spread legs, moving forward so his cock rubbed against
Mulder. Although Mulder was ready for him, Alex worked his fingers
into him just for the pleasure of seeing Fox push back onto them.
He fleetingly thought about what would happen if some cop on his
beat came across two naked men making out in the park, but that
wasn't enough to stop him. He also thought about Scully watching
them, and that turned him on even more.
"Dammit, Alex, stop teasing and fuck me!" Mulder snarled
Alex leaned over his lover, sucking on the side of his throat
to mark him and sliding into his ass at the same moment. Mulder
barely held back a scream at the rush of pleasure, and he pushed
back hard, trying to take Alex even deeper.
Alex immediately set a hard, fast rhythm, neither of them wanting
gentle lovemaking tonight. Holding one of Mulder's shoulders,
he reached around with his free hand to grasp his lover's erection,
pumping it in counterpoint to his thrusts. Mulder moaned nearly
continuously, matching Alex's rhythm. Within a few minutes, the
pleasure overwhelmed him, and he exploded over Alex's hand and
his belly, the rippling contractions driving Alex into orgasm
as well after only a few more strokes.
They sank down to the ground, still joined, and lay spooned together
for a few minutes. Then, much as they would have liked to remain
there, they pushed up and got dressed again, remembering that
they were in a public place. Once up and clothed, they looked
around, wondering if they had had any audience other than Scully.
Alex spotted a small group behind a bush and grinned, discreetly
pointing them out to Fox.
"Maybe we should do this again," Fox mused.
"Let's talk about it at home," Alex suggested. After
making sure that Scully was leaving too, they headed home.
A few days later, Alex laughed as he read the personals. "Hey,
Fox, we have a fan club! Listen to this: 'Aficionado: Thanks for
the tip. We spotted our mating pair the other night thanks to
you. Keep us posted on any further developments. Want to get together
to compare notes? -- Hotwatch.'"
Mulder laughed. "What are you going to reply?"
Alex grinned and nodded at the monitor. Mulder leaned over to
read it and started to laugh.
'Hotwatch: Glad we could help. Sorry, no get togethers, but we'll
let you know when we're looking for another nest. CYL -- Aficionado
AKA One of a Pair'