Fandom/Series: X-Files M/K/OFC
Title: In the Cold Light of Day
Rating: NC-17 for explicit m/f and m/m sex
Archive: Yes, anywhere as long as you tell me.
Series/Sequel: Sinful II
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Author Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Story Summary: Mulder, Krycek and Sin try to work out their new
Thanks again to Aries and Nicole, who made me do this and helped
fix what didn't work. <g> Love ya, chicks!
The sound of the door closing behind Mulder woke Sin, and she
rolled over, right into Alex's arms. She smiled when she saw that
the faint sound had woken him as well. They were so much alike
it was almost scary. She looked up, meeting Alex's eyes as he
"Good morning." His voice was even huskier than normal
when he first woke up.
"Morning. Mulder's gone to work."
"I woke up just before he left, but I didn't want to say
anything, or he'd never have made it out of here." Alex grinned
widely just imagining how they'd have spent the morning.
Sin smiled back, much the same image in her own mind. "We'll
just have to make sure we give him a proper welcome when he gets
"It'll be my pleasure. And speaking of home, do you think
we can convince him to move someplace big enough for all three
of us and that the entire world can't break into on a regular
"Definitely. I have an apartment, but I thought it might
be nice to get a place that belongs to all of us." Noticing
a slight expression of discomfort cross Alex's face, she hastened
to explain. "Don't worry about the expenses, I intend to
pay for most of it."
Now Alex looked angry. "Well, I started as a whore; I suppose
it's only natural to end up that way too."
"That's not what I meant, and you know it! I'm not trying
to make either of you kept men, but let's face it - I have more
money than most small countries. It only makes sense that I cover
"Sin, I..." Alex wasn't sure what to say.
"Alex, I understand. I know you want to keep your independence,
but it's crazy to ignore my money. If something really bothers
you, tell me. We'll work something out. I don't want to mess this
up. I want us all to be happy together."
"You have an answer for everything, don't you."
"Not everything, but I'll do my best to find ones for the
questions I don't have 'em for. I can't believe how lucky I got
to find both of you, and I intend to keep you," she finished
with a grin.
Alex had to laugh. "I suddenly feel like a stray. Pull out
a collar or leash, and I'll have to hurt you."
Sin laughed too, moving so that she was fully on top of Alex.
By the time she was settled, she could feel Alex's hard cock pressing
against her thigh. "I think you have that backward, lover.
It's you and Fox who have leashed me. Although I think poor Fox
is going to have a hell of a time domesticating either of us."
Alex grinned back at her. "Who said I intend to be domesticated?"
"Oh, you prefer the savage approach?"
Alex's reply was nonverbal. He bit down on her shoulder, hard.
Sin let out a feral growl, arching into Alex's grip. She dug her
nails into his back, marking him as hers.
Alex rolled them over so he was on top of Sin, slamming into her
with no further warning.
Sin screamed his name, thrusting back against him, begging him
to take her harder.
Alex plunged into Sin as hard as he could with every thrust, driving
them both into ecstasy within moments. They came together, Sin
gouging Alex's back and shoulders with her nails, Alex gripping
her wrists so tightly she'd have bruises for days.
Alex collapsed on top of her, gasping for air, suddenly *feeling*
the claw marks she left on him. He could feel the blood trickling
down his back. He raised his head to ask her what the hell she
thought she was doing, but stopped when he saw the bruises already
encircling her wrists and mottling her hips where he grabbed her.
"Jesus, Sin, we'll be lucky if we both survive!"
Sin was still panting for breath too. "I think we need to
keep Mulder between us till we can control this. Otherwise, we'll
both be in wheelchairs. Holy shit!" Alex had shifted enough
for her to see his back. "I'm so sorry, Alex! I didn't mean
to hurt you!"
Alex kissed her gently. "Any more than I meant to hurt you.
We just got carried away. We are too much alike, I think. This
could be dangerous."
"No, we'll control it most of the time. But just think what
we can do together to Mulder's enemies. And yours."
"Why would you care about my enemies?" Alex was startled.
"They're after me for good reason because of the things I've
done. I know I should stay away from Fox; I just bring him trouble,
and I don't deserve him."
"Of course you deserve him, whatever that means! Fox loves
you and you love him, that's all that should matter to you."
"But it's not right. How can he love me? I killed his father!"
"It doesn't matter."
"Of course it matters. We both know you did it to protect
"I did it because those were my orders. I did it because
that's what I am, a killer who'll hurt even the people he supposedly
"Alex! Would you *please* stop denigrating yourself! Just
because you're not Dudley Doright doesn't mean you don't deserve
to have people care about you! I care about you, Fox cares about
you, hell, we both *love* you! And I think we're pretty okay people,
so if we love you, you must be okay too. Keep repeating that to
yourself until you start to believe it!" Sin finished with
an exasperated yell.
Alex just stared at her. "You love me? How can you love me?
You don't even know me. And if you did-"
"Aleksei Sergeievitch Krycek! Stop it! I have a damn good
idea what you've done, and I really doubt you've killed anywhere
near as many people as I have. I like what I see, and I happen
to believe in love at first sight - it worked for my parents,
it got me together with Mulder, and now it's brought me you. I'm
not going to let anyone take you away from me, not even you."
Alex just stared in shock.
Sin pulled his head down to kiss him softly. "Just remember
that we love you, Alex. Now let's get up so I can take care of
"Why do we have to get up at 7:00 in the morning? *We* don't
have to go to work."
"No, but knowing Mulder we do have to buy food to keep us
all from starving to death, *and* get something from the Center
for Disease Control to kill whatever's growing in the fridge."
Alex grinned. "Good point. I really need a shower anyway."
In the interests of saving water, they shared a shower. It had
absolutely nothing to Sin's enjoyment of Alex's body, which greatly
extended the length of the shower while she washed every inch.
She lost herself in the pleasure of running her hands over Alex's
body for several minutes, leaving him practically purring.
After a quick breakfast of dry toast - they had taken one look
inside the refrigerator and refused to chance even the butter
- Alex and Sin dressed and headed for the grocery store.
Roaming the aisles, they were delighted to discover that they
had similar tastes. Unlike Mulder, they believed that food should
actually have *some* nutritional value, although they'd never
be health food lovers. They were planning a special dinner for
Mulder that night, wanting their first meal together to be memorable,
when a cold voice stopped them in their tracks.
"FBI. Freeze. Slowly raise your hands above your head, Krycek."
Both of them slowly turned their heads to see a petite redhead
pointing a gun straight at Alex's head. "Agent Scully."
Alex couldn't believe it. Why wasn't she at work with Mulder where
she belonged? Then he noticed the salad in her hand and realized
it was lunchtime.
Scully approached cautiously, motioning Sin away from Alex till
she could get the cuffs on him. When Scully started to lead Alex
away, Sin, not wanting to be separated from Alex, pretended to
She allowed Scully to disarm her - or at least to take her visible
weapons - and take both of them to the agent's car.
Arriving back at the Hoover Building, Scully informed AD Skinner
that she had captured Krycek. Contrary to usual policy, Sin and
Alex were placed in a single holding room to prevent word of their
presence from leaking out. Scully didn't intend Krycek to be killed
before she got some answers from him. As soon as Mulder returned
from lunch, they would be able to start interrogating Krycek.
Scully briefly considered calling Mulder to get him back right
away, but she was afraid of the call being monitored.
Sin wanted to talk to Alex, who she could see was sinking into
depression, but they had each been cuffed to opposite ends of
the table. They couldn't talk without being overheard.
Scully and Skinner observed the pair in restraints, surprised
to see the concern in the blonde's eyes when she looked at Krycek.
"Still no information on the woman, Agent Scully?"
"No sir. According to her identification, her name is Tamsin
Martin, but we can find no record of her. The name is obviously
fraudulent, which leads me to suspect she is a confederate of
Krycek's. It is possible Agent Mulder will be familiar with her."
"And where is Agent Mulder?"
Before Scully could repeat that Mulder had not yet returned from
lunch, Mulder himself responded. "I'm right here, sir. Is
someth...something wrong?" Mulder saw Alex and Sin.
"As you can see, Agent Mulder, Agent Scully captured Alex
Mulder swallowed hard. "How did you manage that, Scully?"
"I found him in the grocery store, if you can believe it."
<So much for dinner.> Mulder couldn't help thinking longingly
of the meal he'd been anticipating. Knowing Sin and Alex, he'd
known they wouldn't be able to resist cooking for him. "What
about the woman?"
"She was with Krycek. She pulled a gun on me when I tried
to take him in."
"And you took it away from her?" Mulder couldn't hide
his surprise, having a better idea of Sin's abilities than she
"Of course I disarmed her. I *am* a trained agent, Mulder.
The question now is, how do we keep them alive long enough to
get some answers?"
"Uh, Scully? What exactly have you arrested them for?"
Mulder wanted to know.
"For the murder of your father and my sister for a start!
What's gotten into you, Mulder? This is Alex Krycek we have, the
man who's deceived us all time after time!"
"Scully, we don't have the slightest bit of evidence connecting
him with either of those murders. In fact, we caught the man who
confessed to killing your sister, and Cardinale never implicated
anyone else. We have no grounds to hold these two people."
"Explain yourself, Agent Mulder." Skinner was not amused.
"I thought I was quite clear, sir. We have to release them."
Not giving Scully or Skinner a chance to argue or himself a chance
to reconsider, Mulder headed into the interrogation room.
Alex and Sin looked up in surprise when Mulder walked in and uncuffed
them both. That was nothing to Scully and Skinner's surprise when
Mulder pulled Sin into his arms, kissing her, then with her still
in his embrace moved to Alex to pull him in for a kiss as well.
The three of them clung together.
"Fox, are you sure you know what you're doing?" Although
Alex tried to be quiet, Scully and Skinner heard him, and both
sets of eyebrows climbed upward.
"'Fox'?" they both mouthed.
"Yeah, I'm not hiding you anymore, Alex. I want everyone
to know we're together. I want to be able to go out for a walk
or for dinner without worrying about someone shooting or arresting
Alex fought to hold back the tears swimming in his eyes. "I
love you, Fox." Tightening his grip on both his lovers, he
continued, "I love you both."
"And we love you," Sin and Mulder responded in nearly
They all turned to see Scully staring at them in disbelief.
"Yes, Scully?" Mulder maintained his hold on his lovers
even in the face of Scully's disbelief and growing disgust.
"What are you doing? That's *Krycek*."
"I know who he is, Scully. He's the man I love, the man who's
been my lover for over a year. And now we have Sin with us too.
If you can't accept that, tell me now, and I'll make sure that
you don't have to work with me anymore."
"You're willing to give up the X-Files for this...this rat?!"
Mulder looked surprised. "As you keep reminding me, Scully,
I'm the division chief. If you can't accept my relationship with
Alex, I'll put through the paperwork for your transfer. But I
really hope you won't make me do that. You're my best friend,
Scully," Scully glared at Sin for the younger woman's snort
at that remark, "I don't want to lose you. But I *can't*
lose Alex...or Sin. So what'll it be, Scully?"
Scully found herself the focus of two green glares, both of Mulder's
lovers clearly ready to defend him from harm. She had a feeling
the Consortium might not live long enough to regret their error
the next time they played with Mulder's life. Could she stand
to work with Mulder every day, knowing that Alex Krycek was part
of his life? She wasn't sure.
"I really *didn't* kill your sister, Scully." Alex spoke
up, trying to save the friendship for Mulder.
"As if you would say anything different!" Scully scoffed.
After a quick glance at Sin to reassure himself, Alex looked straight
at Scully, hoping ICIN really could get him out of this. "I
*am* a killer, Agent Scully, formerly in the employ of the Consortium.
I *did* kill that cable car operator, various and sundry people
the Consortium considered to be obstacle, and William Mulder.
I did *not* kill Melissa Scully."
"I'd say that confession gives us sufficient cause to arrest
you," Skinner entered the conversation.
"Don't bother, Mr. Skinner," Sin responded. "When
given the choice of arresting a man whom no one has ever heard
of or maintaining friendly relations with ICIN, I can guarantee
you that the Director of the FBI and his superiors will *not*
choose to hold Alex."
"ICIN? I have seen no indication of their interest in this
matter. And what would you know about it anyway?"
Sin shook her head at him. "You shouldn't make assumptions
based on appearance, Mr. Skinner. I work for ICIN, and so does
"I'm afraid I'll need proof of that."
The sound of leather slapping down on the table startled everyone.
They turned to stare at the newcomer, a young woman who favored
them with a toothy smile. She nodded toward the I.D. case she'd
tossed over, telling Skinner to look at it.
Skinner and the others found themselves looking at a picture of
Alex Krycek, one which was affixed to an ICIN identification.
Skinner sighed, knowing that Krycek was nearly untouchable now.
"How?" he asked. "And who are you?"
"I'm Toren Blake, co-director of ICIN. As for how, my hiring
practices are not subject to your review or anyone else's. Suffice
to say that Mr. Krycek is now my concern." She bestowed another
cold smile on Skinner. "Hands off." She turned her attention
to Alex. "Mr. Krycek...Alex...we'll talk later. Sin knows
where to find me." With a friendly smile for Alex and Fox
and a wink at Sin, Toren left as abruptly as she'd arrived.
Mulder turned his attention back to Scully. "Well, Scully?
What do we do now? Are you still my partner?"
Staring at the man who'd become so important to her over the last
several years, Dana Scully hesitated, torn. At last, she took
a deep breath and spoke. "I can't make you any promises,
Mulder, but I want to try. I'll stay."
The smile that appeared on Mulder's face make her decision worthwhile,
and Alex and Sin relaxed for the first time since they'd heard
Scully's voice in the grocery store. It looked like this might
all work out after all.
After everything that had happened, Mulder decided to take the
rest of the day off, taking Alex home with him while Sin went
to see Toren. At her suggestion, they went to Sin's apartment
instead of Mulder's since they were far less likely to suffer
random and not-so-random break-ins there. Pushing Alex in ahead
of him, Mulder shut and locked the door to the apartment behind
him, falling back against it to stare at his lover.
"What is with you two? I leave you both safely sleeping in
my bed, and the next time I see you, you're both handcuffed to
a table in FBI headquarters! Is this what I have to look forward
to for the rest of my life?"
"It wasn't our fault," Alex whined, trying to make Mulder
smile. "All we were doing was buying groceries! How were
we supposed to know that Scully buys her salads at that grocery
Mulder started to laugh, almost hysterically. "Unbelievable,
Alex. You survive bombs, possession by aliens, being abandoned
in a silo, hanging off a balcony, nearly getting your arm hacked
off by mad woodsmen, and who knows what other attempts on your
life by various members of the Consortium, only to be caught in
a grocery store by a woman a fraction your size! This could only
happen to you!"
Alex wasn't sure, but he thought he should be insulted by that.
If only Fox didn't look so damn gorgeous when he laughed. Eyeing
his lover lustfully, Alex waited till Mulder straightened up again
Startled to suddenly find himself with an armful of Alex, Mulder's
laughter choked off. And when Alex started to kiss him, he had
far better things to do with his mouth.
Alex began thrusting his tongue into Fox's mouth in the same rhythm
he was pressing their erections together. He tangled his fingers
in the older man's silky hair, holding Mulder's head still for
Mulder wasn't trying to get away, in fact he was trying to get
closer. He pulled Alex's T-shirt loose, running his hands over
the other man's back under the soft cotton. He stopped suddenly,
letting out an exclamation of surprise before stripping Alex's
jacket and shirt off and spinning him around.
"Whaa-" Alex was startled.
"What the hell happened to your back?!" Mulder yelled.
"Yes 'that'. What happened?"
"Well, actually, Sin..." Alex wasn't sure how to explain.
"Sin did this to you? Maybe this isn't such a good idea after
Alex was touched that Fox was so protective of him, but he hurried
to explain before Mulder could get too angry with Sin. "No,
Fox, it wasn't like that. She didn't mean to do it-"
"How could she do this by accident, Alex? You've been savaged!"
"Uh, yeah, but, uh, so has she. She had the nails to draw
blood, but I can't believe the bruises I left on her."
"We fucked, Fox. It wasn't making love; it wasn't soft and
gentle; it was wild and savage and incredible, and I never even
felt her scratch me till it was over. But I have to admit I was
shocked when I saw the marks I left on her; I didn't even realize
I was doing it."
Mulder stared, not sure what to say. He stroked a gentle finger
over the massive scabs on Alex's back and shoulders, drawing a
shiver from his lover. He held Alex still in front of him, leaning
forward to kiss each mark, laving them with his tongue as if he
could remove the pain with his touch.
Alex shuddered under Mulder's lips, undone by the older man's
gentleness. No one had ever done anything like that for him; even
as a child, he hadn't had a mommy to kiss his pains and make them
better. He started to pull away, but Mulder held him still.
"Just let me love you, Alex. Please."
Tremors wracked Alex's body at Mulder's words, and he sank to
the floor, unable to support himself any longer. He gave himself
up to his lover's control, trusting Mulder to take care of him.
Mulder accepted Alex's gift of himself, nudging his lover flat
on the floor. He smiled into Alex's eyes, reaching down to unfasten
and remove the younger man's jeans. Alex helped by raising his
hips to allow Mulder to pull them down.
Alex lay naked, watching Mulder look at him. "Please, undress,
Fox. I want to see you too." Alex could hear the naked pleading
in his own voice, but he didn't care.
Mulder smiled and shrugged out of his clothes, moving to drape
himself over his lover. Both men gasped at the feeling of naked
flesh against naked flesh. Fox kissed Alex gently, gradually working
his way downward. He licked and sucked at Alex's throat, leaving
his own mark on his lover. He tasted Alex's shoulders and chest,
tracing each muscle with his tongue, finally pausing at an erect
nipple that seemed to be begging for his touch.
"Please, Fox, you're killing me!"
"You can take it, love. Just lie still a little longer."
Mulder nibbled on the hardened pebble of flesh, prompting a long
moan from the man below him. After teasing Alex for several minutes,
Mulder continued his explorations. He traced the outline of the
younger man's navel, prompting a reflexive flinch and forcing
a giggle out of him. Fox tugged gently at the fine hairs there
with his teeth, drawing a moan from Alex, then followed the line
of hair down.
By now Alex was only capable of whimpers and moans, arching into
Mulder's touch. No one had ever made love to him so...so lovingly...before.
For the first time, he truly knew what it meant to make love.
Mulder slowly licked the head of Alex's weeping cock, enjoying
the taste of his lover. He allowed it to slip into his mouth,
sucking lightly. Alex's cries rang through him, spurring him to
give the younger man even greater pleasure. He took more of Alex
inside him, relaxing his throat so the entire length could slide
in. He pulled back slightly, then sank down onto Alex again several
times, hearing Alex's moans increase in volume each time. Fox
kept this up for several minutes, stopping each time Alex came
close, keeping him on the edge. Finally, when he could hear the
frantic undertone in the other man's whimpers, he swallowed Alex
to the root at the same instant as he slid one finger inside him.
Alex came hard into Fox's mouth with a wordless scream, then collapsed
back onto the floor.
Fox sucked every drop from his lover before releasing him with
one last, loving swipe of his tongue. He slid up Alex's body to
claim his mouth in a deep kiss while thrusting against his lover's
softening groin. It only took a few hard thrusts for Fox to come
After a few minutes of just lying together, enjoying the feel
of each other, Mulder pushed himself to his feet, drawing Alex
up after him. Together they staggered off in search of the bathroom,
where they cleaned up before looking for Sin's bedroom. They collapsed
into the huge bed, bodies entwined and fell asleep.
Sin tripped over their clothes at the front door when she got
home, smiled, and left a trail of her own clothes as she headed
for the bedroom. Her smile broadened when she saw them sleeping
contentedly, and she slipped into the bed beside them.
The men made room for her without ever really waking up, drawing
her into their embrace so they were all tangled together. All
three smiled in their sleep.