X-Files/Once a Thief crossover M/K/ofc V/M
Archive: Probably, just ask me first.
Series: Sinful V *and* Tulips V
Disclaimer: All XF characters belong to CC, Fox and Universal,
and everything OAT belongs to John Woo and Alliance. But Sin and
her family and friends are all mine!
Note: I have obviously gone insane and am doing a crossover between
two of my own series. Crazy people can't be held accountable --
you've been warned! :) Thanks to Aries, Nic and Sue for smacking
me every so often and dragging me back to reality and to Row for
demanding more of Sin and more OAT on an almost daily basis. <g>
And thanks to them and Lianne, Imsida and Mia for terrific beta.
Spoilers: Small ones for Once a Thief's Mac Daddy
Story Summary: A ghoulish case brings Americans and Canadians
Once again, Vic, Mac and Li Ann sat listening to the Director
brief them on a new case without Jackie. Li Ann could barely restrain
a gloating smile when she thought about the reason for the other
woman's absence. Jackie had disobeyed the Director's order to
stay away from her former associates, and the Director was expressing
her displeasure by putting Jackie on KP for the next four weeks.
Li Ann felt a warm glow whenever she thought of the blonde up
to her elbows in dish suds.
"If I might have your attention?" The Director's cold
purr cut across her thoughts, drawing her back to the present.
Li Ann started and threw her an apologetic look.
"What do you mean, the perpetrator was carrying arms? Isn't
that a given for a murderer?" Vic asked in confusion.
The Director sighed. "You misunderstand. The witness saw
someone run away carrying arms, actual human arms. We are currently
assuming that the...thief, for want of a better word, had nothing
to do with the murder, simply took advantage of an opportunity.
He seems to be in the business of harvesting body parts, not creating
"Eww!" Mac was revolted.
"That seems to be this person's trademark. He keeps pieces,
different each time, of each victim. So far," she tossed
down a folder full of pictures that made even Li Ann turn green,
"he has taken two arms, one foot, a heart, a pair of eyes
and three legs."
"Is the pattern to what he takes from each consistent?"
Li Ann recovered quickly.
"Not that we've been able to discover. And we've found out
that there have been similar crimes in various areas of the States
over the last seven years, each time eight to ten thefts before
they stop, only to start again several months later somewhere
else. When we started looking into these crimes, we discovered
that there is an active FBI case. I've spoken to the agent in
charge, who happens to be a top profiler and whose partner is
a forensic pathologist. The two of them will be arriving in an
hour to work with you on this case."
"Graverobbing and stealing body parts? This sounds like something
out of Frankenstein. How is it any of our business?" Mac
still looked repulsed.
"Because I say it is," the Director replied coolly.
No one had any more to say.
An hour later Vic and Mac were waiting at the airport for the
two agents, Fox Mulder and Dana Scully, while Li Ann had gone
to check out the scene of the latest crime. Vic and Mac wondered
how they were supposed to recognize the Americans. Then they noticed
a tall man, expensively dressed, heading directly toward them
accompanied by a short redhead in a tailored suit. As they approached,
Vic's cell phone rang, and he turned away to answer it, so he
missed the way Mulder and Scully stared at his back. Mac, on the
other hand, noticed immediately and moved closer to Vic, eyeing
Mac's show of territoriality was wasted on Mulder, who was watching
Vic with an expression of increasing confusion. When Vic finally
turned around to find himself the focus of three pairs of eyes,
Scully gasped, and Mulder took a step toward him.
"Alex?" he asked in confusion. Despite appearances,
this man didn't *feel* like Alex, didn't emanate that air of danger
that he'd come to associate with Alex.
Vic looked at him blankly. "Agent Mulder?" he asked,
wondering if these were actually the American agents or two escapees
from the local home for the insane. At Mulder's nod, he continued,
"I'm Victor Mansfield. Mac, our other partner and I are going
to be working with you on this case."
Mulder continued to stare at Victor in disbelief, making the younger
man uneasy. "Is something wrong, Agent Mulder?"
Mulder shook his head slightly. "I'm sorry, Mr. Mansfield
- Victor? - it's just that you look amazingly like a friend of
Mac relaxed slightly at the explanation, but Vic just looked like
Mulder was nuts. "It's always possible to see some resemblance
between any two people, Agent Mulder, but-"
Mulder cut him off. "Just Mulder. And it's not just a resemblance.
It's uncanny; you could *be* him. You could even fool me based
on appearance alone."
Vic didn't seem convinced, so Mulder pulled out his wallet and
offered a photograph to him. Vic found himself staring at a picture
of Mulder, a gorgeous blonde, and -- himself! "What is this?"
he demanded suspiciously. "Some kind of trick?"
"Well, much as I've often considered Alex Krycek to be some
kind of joke on the universe," Scully spoke up finally, "what
you see is quite real, no trick photography involved. As Mulder
said, physically, you seem to be absolutely identical. When this
case is over, we should really get the two of you together to
compare. I'm sure there must be a logical explanation."
Mulder just rolled his eyes at the idea that he would be here
for an unknown length of time without Alex and Sin showing up.
He'd be willing to bet that they were already somewhere in the
city, just waiting for the right moment to let him know they were
Mulder would have won his bet. Even as he and Scully were meeting
Vic and Mac, Alex and Sin were checking out the scene of the latest
crime. They'd split up to cover more ground, so Alex was alone
when he came face to face with an attractive Asian woman.
"Vic? What are you doing here? I thought you were going to
the airport with Mac."
Alex stared at her in confusion.
Alex spun around at the sound of the new voice, finding two odd
looking men staring at him.
"Was there some reason you decided to join us here, Victor?"
Again with the Vic and Victor thing. Who the hell were these people,
and why were they calling him Victor?
"Who are you people?"
"Vic? Are you okay? You're acting really weird." The
woman reached out to touch his arm, and Alex jumped back, pointing
his gun at her.
"Vic, what's wrong? Did something happen?" Li Ann was
getting worried, and she could see Murphy and Camier moving into
position to take him down.
"Look, there's obviously some kind of misunderstanding here.
I don't know you, and my name isn't Vic or Victor; it's Alex Krycek."
Li Ann exchanged concerned glances with Murphy, and she slowly
moved closer to Vic.
"Okay, that's enough! Everyone just stay where you are."
Li Ann and the Cleaners stared in the direction of the new voice,
seeing a blonde woman pointing a gun at them. Taking advantage
of their momentary distraction, Alex moved back, putting his back
against the wall, and covering the three lunatics. Once he was
situated, Sin moved down to his side, both of them staring at
the other three. Sin automatically moved closer to Alex so they
"Vic! What are you doing? Who is this woman? How could you
do this to Mac?" Li Ann was stunned; she'd never have believed
that Vic would cheat on Mac.
"Once and for all, my name is Alex Krycek! I don't know you
or anyone named Mac!!!"
"Oh my god!" The shocked exclamation drew everyone's
attention to the doorway where they saw...Victor. Victor, who
was staring in total amazement at his double. Vic slowly paced
forward until he was standing in front of Alex, whose jaw was
hanging. Sin, still nestled against his side, stared from one
to the other. Even at this close range, they were absolutely identical.
The two men stared at each other, even more shocked than everyone
around them. Weird theories about alien conspiracies and alien
cloning experiments raced through Alex's mind. Vic was too stunned
even to think. Li Ann came up with the most logical explanation.
"Are you guys twins? Were you adopted, Vic?"
Vic shook his head, and when they compared birth dates, it turned
out that Alex was almost a year older than he was. So much for
the simple explanation. Obviously, they weren't going to figure
this out here, so they put the problem aside and tried to concentrate
on the case after everyone was introduced. They soon realized
that there was nothing to be learned in the empty warehouse and
decided to head back to the Agency to inform the Director of ICIN's
interest in their case. Mulder doubted Sin would do more than
announce their presence no one ever really questioned ICIN.
On the way back to the Agency, Vic was nearly completely silent
while Mac drove. Glancing in the rearview mirror, Mac started
to laugh, drawing Vic's attention. "Check it out, babe. We
look like a parade." Vic glanced behind them and had to laugh.
Scully was directly behind them in her and Mulder's rental car,
followed by Sin and Alex, who had been joined by Mulder. Then
came Li Ann, with Murphy and Camier close behind. They *did* look
like a small parade.
"It's a good thing we're not trying to be secretive."
Vic was still grinning, and Mac was pleased that he'd managed
to draw him out of his introspection. Then Vic sighed heavily.
"We really do look alike, don't we? This is so weird. I don't
know what to think or how to act."
Mac reached over, putting one hand comfortingly on Vic's knee.
"You don't have to do anything, Vic. So he looks like you.
He's not you, and he'll be gone soon."
Vic looked over at Mac in frustration, though he did put his hand
over Mac's on his knee. "It's not that simple, Mac. We look
too much alike for it to be a coincidence. There has to be some
kind of explanation, and the only people I can think of who might
be able to provide one are my parents. God! I swore I'd never
go back there, but now I'm going to have to."
"Is it really that important, Vic? It *could* just be a coincidence,
you know. I'll admit it's weird, but I can't see how it could
"That's just it, Mac, I think it could be. Didn't you notice
how Krycek and Mulder reacted? They were surprised, but they were
also suspicious. Hell, for that matter, so were Agents Scully
and Soldat. They obviously came up with a few explanations and
just as obviously didn't like them. I *need* to know, Mac, and
maybe at the same time I'll finally find out why my parents, who
clearly can't stand each other or their children, have stayed
together all these years." Vic threw his head back against
the headrest and stared at the roof of the car.
Mac tightened his grip on Vic's knee for an instant before withdrawing
his hand, knowing that Vic needed some space just then.
The Director surveyed the group before her, noting the cool stares
she received in return from the two American women. This should
be interesting. Her gaze paused when she reached Alex, flicking
from him to Vic and back. When she looked at Mulder moments later,
she found him staring back at her, gaze slightly unfocused, eyes
narrowed. Having read his file, she wondered just what he was
finding out about her. She wasn't left in suspense for long.
"You already knew." It wasn't a question.
"I have no idea what you're talking about, Agent Mulder."
"You weren't really surprised to see Alex. To see him *here*
yes, but not by the sight of him like everyone else was."
"And your point is?" Mulder was treated to the silky
purr that intimidated her agents into silence. Of course, Mulder
was well-known for not respecting authority figures.
"My point, Director, is that you know something about this,
and I will find out what it is eventually." Mulder treated
her to the smug smirk that had infuriated assistant directors
at the FBI for years.
Matching stares with him, the Director decided that this was one
battle she wasn't going to win just then. She turned her attention
back to the case file, telling them to interview the witness before
Li Ann and Scully headed for Nathan to intimidate him into researching
the previous mutilations or thefts or whatever they were. The
other five decided they might as well work together and set off
for the home of the witness.
Mac requisitioned a van from the Agency when it became obvious
that they were going to be spending most of their time together,
and on the drive he and Vic watched the other three curiously.
From what they had seen back at the warehouse, Alex and Sin were
a couple, but right now Alex and Mulder were looking pretty chummy.
Staring into the rearview mirror, Mac met Sin's amused gaze.
Knowing that the two in the front seat were watching, Sin unfastened
her seat belt and slipped back to the seat that Alex and Mulder
were sharing, settling in Mulder's lap with her legs over Alex's.
Ignoring their startled expressions, she started to kiss Mulder,
who didn't actually put up much of a fight. Then she pulled back
with a final nip at his lower lip and shifted over so she could
kiss Alex. Mulder helped her reach Alex by twisting around some
himself until he was angled toward the younger man and putting
an arm around Sin to support her. He leaned his head back, watching
as Sin and Alex kissed.
Sin started to nuzzle into Alex's throat, and Mulder took possession
of his lover's mouth, tracing the damp lips before probing inside.
Alex moaned his pleasure into Mulder's mouth, thrusting his tongue
forward to tangle with Mulder's even as he arched his throat into
Sin's bite. He brought one hand up to Mulder's face, gently cupping
his cheek while they continued to kiss. When they finally had
to separate for air, Mulder leaned into that caressing palm for
an instant before turning his head to drop a tender kiss in the
center. Sin released Alex's throat with a final lick and leaned
to the side to rest her head on both their shoulders, her back
resting against Mulder's chest, and both men's arms around her
and each other.
Alex rubbed his cheek against the top of her head. "What
brought that on?"
"It had just been a while since I kissed you both."
Sin shrugged and snuggled closer.
"Sin?" Mulder sounded less than convinced.
Sin couldn't restrain a grin any longer, and she nodded toward
the front of the van. Both men looked up to find Vic twisted so
far around in his seat that he was nearly falling on the floor
and Mac about to drive off the road while he watched them in the
mirror. Alex snickered and Mulder blushed. Mac returned his attention
to the road barely in time to avoid running over several pedestrians
who hadn't expected to find a van careening up the sidewalk, and
Vic spun forward so fast he almost gave himself whiplash. Sin
buried her face in Alex's shoulder to smother her laughter.
Fortunately, they arrived at the witness's home only moments later,
and they all got out of the car. Vic and Mac kept throwing quick
glances at the other three, so Mulder stopped before they reached
"Do you have something you want to say?"
"Are you... the three of you... " Mac couldn't figure
out how to ask the question politely.
Mulder just stared back inquiringly, not making it any easier
on the Canadians.
Sin sighed and stepped up to Mulder's side, drawing Alex with
her. "Yes, the three of us are. Do you have a problem with
Vic laughed, sliding an arm around Mac's waist. "Hardly."
The other three grinned when they realized that Vic and Mac were
a couple. Li Ann had mentioned something about that back at the
warehouse, but neither Sin nor Alex had really registered her
words, being more concerned with the Cleaners who were circling
around behind Alex.
Alex watched Mac out of the corner of his eye, curious about this
man who was his double's lover. Vic noticed Alex's inspection,
but he wasn't in any position to object since he was checking
out Sin and Mulder for the same reason. They finally looked at
each other and grinned. Alex had to look away as an idea occurred
to him.At that moment, the door of the house opened and a man
peered out, wondering why all these people were standing in the
middle of his walk. Mulder was the first to notice him and stepped
forward. "Mr. Veldin? We're sorry to disturb you, sir, but
we'd like to ask you some questions about what you saw last night."
Mr. Veldin regarded them suspiciously. "I already told the
police everything I know."
"Yes, sir, we understand that, but we're not with the police.
I'm Special Agent Fox Mulder of the FBI, and I've been asked to
work with the Canadian authorities on this case."
"FBI? Why would the Americans be involved." Veldin seemed
to be growing more suspicious by the minute, so Sin stepped in.
"Because this case seems to be connected with one already
being investigated in several states, sir. Would you be willing
to answer our questions?" She smiled sweetly at him.
Mr. Veldin smiled back, motioning for them to come in. He led
Sin into the living room, offering her a drink, and barely even
noticing the four men who followed and who watched in awe as Sin
got every detail of the previous night from the man just by smiling
Once she had gotten every scrap of information from Mr. Veldin,
Sin thanked him and stood up to leave. She was startled when he
leapt to his feet and grabbed her arm to hold her, but not nearly
as startled as he was when Alex shoved him away from Sin and Mulder
punched him. He found himself lying flat on his back in the middle
of the living room floor with five faces staring down at him.
Sin herded her two lovers out of the house, and after a moment's
thought grabbed Vic as well, leaving Mac to calm the man and make
sure he wasn't going to sue any of them.
"What did you grab me for?" Vic wanted to know. "I
didn't do anything."
"No," Sin sighed, "but Alex did. *I* have trouble
telling the two of you apart, so I doubt Mr. Veldin can."
Vic, his mouth already open to argue, subsided at her comment.
This having a double was going to take some getting used to.
Mac joined them after a few minutes, saying that he had managed
to convince Mr. Veldin that it had all been a misunderstanding
and he shouldn't sue anyone. "Of course, mentioning that
Sin could countersue for assault helped."
"Assault? He barely touched my arm!"
Mac shrugged. "It worked, didn't it?"
The five of them piled back into the van to drop the Americans
off at their hotel, then Vic and Mac headed home to change before
meeting Li Ann at their usual bar
When they got home, they found Allegra in the living room with
seven of the nine Henderson children, apparently babysitting,
and they fled to their bedroom for a quick shower.
Locking the bedroom door behind them, Vic glanced over at Mac
wryly. "So much for any plans we might have had. Sorry, Mac,
I know you never expected Alice to end up living with us."
"I happen to like *Allegra*, Vic. I'm just worried about
the missing two kids. They could be anywhere." He looked
around suspiciously. "Let's just hurry up and shower and
get out of here."
After a relatively quick shower where they contented themselves
with washing each other, they returned to the bedroom to get dressed.
Watching Vic reach for his usual jeans, Mac suddenly spoke up.
The other man grunted in response.
"Would you mind wearing something else tonight?"
Vic turned to stare at him. "What's wrong with my jeans?
Just because I'm not a clothes horse like you..."
"A clothes horse?! What do you -- No! Good try, Victor, but
you're not distracting me that easily." He stared mournfully
at his lover. "You know perfectly well you look incredible
in jeans, but I just want to see you in something really nice
for a change. Please?"
Meeting the big brown eyes, Vic sighed, wondering why he bothered
arguing. He could never manage to say no to Mac when it was something
he really wanted. With a last wistful glance at his comfortable
jeans, he put them aside and pulled out a pair of black dress
pants and a green silk shirt that matched his eyes. At least that's
what Mac had told him when he insisted on buying it for him. Then
he had to rummage in the bottom of the closet to find his black
loafers while Mac watched, wondering if they really had to meet
Li Ann. Finally finding the shoes, Vic emerged from the closet,
seeing the look in Mac's eyes.
"No way, lover. We *are* going to meet Li Ann. I refuse to
have any more Vic and Mac jokes going the rounds of the Agency!
Think cold thoughts and get dressed." Vic hurried to follow
his own advice, much to Mac's disappointment.
Half an hour later, the two men were settled in the booth in the
back corner of the restaurant, nursing two beers while they waited
for Li Ann to join them. As usual she was late.
Vic was facing the rest of the bar, and he could see that no one
was nearby, so he decided to have some fun. Sliding one foot out
of his loafer -- he had to admit that they were a hell of a lot
easier to remove than his usual boots -- Vic placed his foot in
Mac froze in place with the beer bottle half way to his mouth,
staring at Vic in disbelief.
Vic began to move his foot around, tracing the hardening outline
in Mac's pants, making the other man gulp and hastily replace
his beer on the table. Vic smiled wickedly, meeting Mac's eyes
and stroked him rhythmically.
Mac bit down on his lip to prevent a moan from escaping. By now,
both hands were clenching the edge of the table, and he had shifted
forward on the seat. He suddenly realized that Li Ann was standing
beside the table watching them -- again! He looked at her helplessly,
unable to say a word as he held back the sounds of his pleasure.
Li Ann shook her head, grinned, and sat down beside Mac, turning
her body slightly sideways to block him from the rest of the room.
Seeing that, Victor suddenly slid under the table after a quick
glance around the room to make sure no one was watching.
Mac's eyes shot wide open when he felt Victor's fingers unfastening
his pants and drawing out his erection. He could feel warm, moist
breath on the head of his cock, and he nearly whimpered when Vic
pulled him forward to the very edge of the seat. He couldn't see
under the table, so he was entirely dependent on his sense of
touch to tell him what Vic was doing. Just as Vic drew the head
into his mouth, suckling on it, the waitress came over to ask
Li Ann what she would like.
Glancing at the empty seat on the other side of the booth, she
asked, "Will your friend be coming back? Shall I bring him
Li Ann chuckled faintly. "Yes, he'll be back in a few minutes.
Something -- came up." She coughed to cover the sound of
the snicker from under the table and hoped that the waitress hadn't
noticed Mac's convulsive jerk at the vibrations of Vic's amusement.
As soon as the woman left, Li Ann leaned toward Mac so she could
watch Vic sucking him.
Vic had the entire length of Mac's cock down his throat, and she
could just imagine what his nimble tongue was doing to it.
Mac didn't have to imagine it; he could feel it. Vic was stroking
his length with his tongue, easing it in and out of his throat,
massaging him with his throat muscles, occasionally backing off
just enough to lap at the head with his tongue, probing gently
at the slit before sinking back down on him. Mac gasped, knowing
that he couldn't last much longer.
Li Ann recognized that gasp and suddenly kissed Mac, covering
his mouth with her own and muffling his cry of completion as he
exploded into Vic's mouth. Vic stayed with him till he had milked
every drop of come from his lover, then licked him clean just
in case he'd missed any and tucked him back into his pants. He
then crawled back up into his seat and was sitting serenely when
the waitress returned with their drinks.
Mac just stared at his lover in disbelief. *He* was supposed to
be the uninhibited one, but Vic kept making love to him in public
places, never seeming to care in the least that they might get
caught. And Li Ann always seemed to be there for the -- climax.
Mac groaned out loud at that thought. They might as well just
offer her a ringside seat beside their bed.
"Vic! Why...what... how could?" Mac sputtered.
"Didn't we already have this conversation? I wanted you.
I like looking at you after you've come and knowing that I made
you look that way." Heavy lashes shielded green eyes for
an instant. "I like knowing that I'm the only one who *can*
do that to you."
Mac just smiled back and covered Vic's hand with his own briefly.
Then both men turned their attention to Li Ann, curious to find
out if she'd managed to pry any information out of Nathan.
Unfortunately, after two hours with Nathan, Li Ann and Scully
had left with little more than they'd arrived with. There quite
simply was no more information to be had. It was going to be up
to Mulder's profiling abilities to help them.
Mulder went up to Alex and Sin's room after Vic and Mac dropped
them off at their hotel, stopping just long enough to cancel the
room he had already reserved. Now that the other two were there,
he had no intention of staying in a room alone, not that they
would have wanted him to. Of course, since Sin had made the reservations,
they had the penthouse. Looking around, Mulder could see that
they were not going to suffer any discomfort from their accommodations
while working on this case.
Mulder headed for the larger of the two bedrooms to put away his
suitcase and unpack. He briefly wondered if they should offer
the second bedroom to Scully, but the thought of an audience didn't
interest him. For that matter, Scully would probably refuse for
that very reason.
Placing his suitcase on the table at the foot of the bed, Mulder
leaned over to unpack, only to find that Alex had followed him
into the room. He could feel the younger man pressed up against
him, his hardening cock nestled between his cheeks. Keeping his
head down, Mulder grinned and decided to have some fun. He pushed
back against Alex and reached both hands back to cup Alex's ass
and pull him in tightly. He straightened up, rubbing against his
lover, and felt Alex's hands clench convulsively on his hips.
Satisfied that Alex wasn't going anywhere, Mulder released his
grip on his ass and leaned his torso just enough forward to shrug
off his jacket. Then he rested back against Alex again, turning
his head to lick at Alex's throat while he unfastened and removed
Alex moaned at the sensation of Mulder's tongue stroking over
his throat, and his hands tightened again.
Mulder hid his grin against Alex as he unbuttoned his shirt and
again leaned forward to take it off. Alex's hands moved up over
the newly exposed flesh, stroking Mulder's torso, tracing his
muscles, lightly scratching ever upward until he reached already
hardening nipples. It was Mulder's turn to moan as Alex teased
his nipples, gently circling around them without ever actually
touching them. Finally, unable to stand it any longer, Mulder
grabbed Alex's hands and dragged them to his nipples, pressing
them against himself.
Alex chuckled into the soft hair pressed against his cheek and
plucked at the rigid buds of flesh, enjoying Mulder's sounds of
pleasure. He kept that up for a little while even when Mulder
removed his own hands, dropping them down to his belt.
Mulder toyed with his belt buckle while he toed off his shoes
and socks and kicked them away. He could feel Alex's fingers hesitate
in their play, waiting to see if he would take the next step.
He paused a moment, teasingly, until Alex pinched his nipples,
making him arch into the touch and gasp. He fumbled at his belt,
taking several attempts before he managed to undo it and his pants.
He pushed his slacks and boxers over his hips, stepping out of
them with a little unnecessary squirming that had Alex rigid as
steel against him.
Once Mulder was naked in his arms, Alex walked him over to stand
in front of the cheval mirror, holding him there until he opened
his eyes. "Look, Fox, watch yourself while I touch you. See
how beautiful you are, what I see when I'm making love to you."
Mulder whimpered at his words, rubbing his head against Alex's
shoulder while he watched one of Alex's hands stroke his cock
and the other one come up to cup his throat, pressing lightly.
Mulder arched into Alex's touch, begging for more with his eyes.
He stared into the reflection of Alex's eyes, watching them dilate
as he touched Mulder. The sight aroused him even more, and he
shuddered. He was so hard he was aching, and he didn't think he'd
be able to hold out much longer. He always wanted Alex, and watching
him like this was making him crazy. He could see Alex's hand moving
faster on his cock, feel it, feel his teeth nip at the side of
his throat which he still cupped in one hand, holding Mulder tightly
to him. A slight motion caught his eye, and he looked into the
mirror again, seeing Sin standing in the doorway watching them.
When she saw that he had noticed her, Sin smiled at him, letting
him know that she was happy just to watch for now.
Mulder turned his attention back to Alex, again meeting his eyes
in the mirror. He could see Alex's total concentration on pleasuring
him, and he felt his balls tighten, knowing that he was about
to come. He pressed his ass back against Alex's denim-covered
erection, whimpering at the feel of the rough fabric against him.
He lowered his eyes, watching Alex's hand moving on him, tugging
at him, his thumb rubbing over the head of his cock and spreading
the fluid that was dripping from the tip. When Alex lowered his
other hand to cup his balls, it was too much for him, and he exploded,
the sticky white fluid meeting its own reflection as it splashed
across the mirror, looking for all the world like two Mulders
coming on each other.
Alex continued to stroke him until the last drop was forced from
him, supporting him when his knees weakened momentarily, then
reaching around him to scoop up some of his semen on one finger,
bringing it to his mouth to suck it clean. Mulder watched in the
mirror as Alex closed his eyes to better concentrate on the flavor,
an expression of sheer pleasure on his face. When Alex scooped
up some more, Mulder intercepted the finger, drawing it into his
own mouth and licking it clean, nibbling on it, sucking it deep
into his throat to show Alex what he wanted to do to him.
Alex moaned and stepped back, tearing his clothes off, heedless
of buttons ripping off his shirt, pressing his naked body against
Mulder's only seconds later. He pressed down on Mulder's shoulders,
urging him to the floor. When Mulder was down on his hands and
knees facing the mirror with Alex kneeling behind him, Alex reached
out and scooped up more of Mulder's come from the mirror and the
puddle on the floor, stroking it into Mulder's ass. He easily
slid a finger inside the pleasure-loosened muscle, hooking it
over his lover's prostate, bringing him arching up against Alex.
He rubbed that pleasure point several times, drawing a series
of moans from Mulder, before pulling the finger out to replace
it with the head of his cock.
Mulder could feel Alex pressing against him, sliding inside him,
and despite his explosive orgasm only a few minutes earlier, his
cock twitched at the pleasure of the feeling. He bucked back,
wanting Alex *now*, needing to feel him deep inside, howling at
the sensation when Alex rammed into him, hitting his prostate
and pulling back to do it again and again. He raised his head,
watching Alex fuck him in the mirror, dropping down to his elbows
so he could see Alex's cock pumping in and out of his ass. He
spread his legs farther apart, trying to let Alex go even deeper
Alex opened his eyes, seeing Mulder watching them in the mirror,
and when Mulder wet his lips with the tip of his tongue, Alex
reached down and yanked him up, seizing that tongue between his
own teeth, then biting down on his lip as the pleasure exploded
through him. With one last jerk of his hips to bury himself deep
inside Mulder, he came, crying Mulder's name. He collapsed over
Mulder's back, and the other man slowly sank to the floor, enjoying
the sensation of his lover draped over him.
After a few moments luxuriating in the feeling and smell of Mulder
under him, Alex pushed up, staggering to his feet and drawing
Mulder up after him. They moved over to join Sin on the bed where
she had settled down to watch them. Alex grinned down at her,
seeing how she was flushed and panting. "Enjoy the show?"
She almost growled as she yanked him down beside her, rolling
against him to claim a kiss. She could only whimper when she felt
Mulder lie down on her other side and both her lovers turned their
full attention on her. Alex seemed determined to kiss her into
unconsciousness, with her full cooperation, while Mulder was stroking
her body, his hands closely followed by his mouth. Within moments,
she was as naked as the two men, and four hands and two mouths
were exploring every inch of her. She gasped when Mulder settled
between her legs, his tongue lapping up her moisture before settling
on the rigid pleasure point while he easily slid three fingers
inside her. Alex had returned to his exploration of her mouth,
his tongue stroking over every surface, and he swallowed her cries
of pleasure. He had one hand clenched in her hair while he supported
himself on that arm, and the other hand was caressing her breasts,
teasing her nipples to aching hardness. After having watched Alex
and Mulder together, it didn't take long for Sin to come under
their combined attentions. When she lay limp again, Mulder slid
up to kiss her, letting her taste herself in his mouth.
Alex pulled Mulder over for a kiss of his own before they all
lay back, soon falling asleep in a tangle of limbs.
~~~~~~~~~~~~Mulder, Scully, Sin and Alex were still having breakfast
in the hotel restaurant when Vic and Mac arrived to pick them
up the next morning. The two newcomers pulled up chairs and ordered
toast and coffee while they waited.
"Where's your partner?" Sin wanted to know.
Mac shrugged. "She'll meet us at the Agency."
"But you two travel together?" Scully asked curiously.
"Well, yeah, since we live together," Vic replied, momentarily
forgetting that Scully hadn't been with them when they explained
that. Her startled blink reminded him. He waited tensely to see
if it was going to be a problem for her, although considering
the relationship her partner had with the other two agents, it
Scully looked from Vic to Mac, then from Alex to Mulder, sighed
and shook her head. "It's really not fair," she muttered
into her coffee cup, prompting a snort from Sin.
"I'll be sure to tell Skinner you said so," Sin teased,
earning a blush and a glare from Scully.
Scully turned back to Vic, ignoring the snickers coming from her
partner and Alex. "So you two are partners?"
Vic grinned and explained the tangled relationships between him,
Mac and Li Ann. Scully decided it was even more confusing than
Mulder's love life.
"So how'd you go from both being in love with Li Ann to living
Vic laughed. "It's a long story involving a leather bar,
a nutcase with delusions of grandeur and tulip bulbs. Let's just
say that we finally realized that we wanted each other, not Li
Ann, and leave it at that."
After that description, Scully wasn't sure that she wanted to
know more, so she was quite happy to drop the subject. Since everyone
had finished eating, they headed out to the van to go to the Agency.
When they arrived, they found Li Ann and the Director waiting
for them. "So nice of you to decide to grace us with your
presence," the Director purred.
Scully simply arched an eyebrow before sitting down. Sin, however,
purred right back, "I'm glad you recognize the honor."
The four men threw hunted glances at the door.
A faint chuckle escaped the Director, and she waited till everyone
was seated before continuing. "There's been another... theft.
This time, our body snatcher raided a local funeral home, stealing
the head of a young woman who was to be buried tomorrow. As you
might imagine, her family is somewhat disturbed by this development.
"There is, however, one positive aspect to all this. The
funeral home, for reasons I do not care to contemplate, has video
surveillance of every room, so once we get the tapes, we'll see
just who we're looking for."
"Once we get the tapes?" Mulder asked. "Haven't
you already confiscated them?"
"Unfortunately, the management is not admitting to the existence
of the videotapes, so we have no official recourse." She
looked at Mac and Li Ann as she said that.
"Then how do you know they exist?" Mulder pressed.
The Director merely looked at him.
The Americans and Vic spent the next hour trying to get some information
from Nathan, a process that wasn't helped by his reaction to seeing
Vic and Alex together. He practically fell to his knees in front
of them, which irritated Vic and amused Alex. Mulder was grateful
when Mac and Li Ann returned with the tapes since he didn't know
how much longer he'd be able to keep Alex from playing up to Nathan's
belief that he was some kind of prince. He forcibly pulled Alex
behind him on their way back to the conference room to view the
Watching the tape, even the Director was momentarily struck speechless
by what they saw.
"Are you sure you didn't steal a copy of the Hunchback of
Notre Dame by mistake?" Vic wanted to know, still staring
Mac just shook his head since that was a pretty good description
of the man they were looking at. About 5'5" in his stooped
over position, with deformed features, mousy brown hair that looked
like it had been cut with a weedwacker, and with abnormally long
arms, the man was hardly someone you'd miss in a crowd.
"How could he get away with this for so long? He'd have to
be noticed where ever he went," Scully pointed out.
"He must live a very reclusive life, have an independent
source of income or work in some field that allows him to work
from home, software design or testing perhaps," Mulder said.
"Human nature being what it is, I doubt that he has much
positive interaction with his neighbors, which probably explains
why he moves so often. I'd guess he remains in one place until
his anonymity is threatened, and then he moves on."
"So he must live in some relatively unpopulated district,
somewhere where it's possible for him to come and go unseen, where
he doesn't have to worry about neighbors dropping by for a friendly
chat," Li Ann added.
"Exactly," Mulder nodded. "This man is a complete
loner, though I'd guess he's starving for human companionship.
We're fortunate that he's essentially nonviolent by nature or
he'd be killing people to get the parts that he wants. I very
much doubt that he's been given much reason in his life to revere
"This is all very nice," Mac said, "but how do
we find this guy? Tell the police to watch for Quasimodo?"
He flinched under the glares he received from all the others.
"What did I say?"
Vic shook his head in disgust. "Sometimes, Mac, you have
all the sensitivity of a turnip."
After discussing the matter fully, the Director set Nathan to
searching through property records for any purchases between the
time of the last theft in the most recent series in the States
and the start of this one, with a focus on out of the way areas.
With nothing to do until Nathan came up with some addresses, Vic
invited everyone back to his and Mac's house for lunch. Scully,
wanting to see the body that had been vandalized, declined, but
everyone else accepted.
Pulling into the driveway, Vic and Mac were amused by the others'
reactions to their neighbors. They'd gotten used to them, but
they supposed the sight of Mr. Zaminsky standing in a crater he'd
dug through the snow and ground, swinging an axe at tree roots
in a treeless yard, was a little startling.
Alex did a double take at the Henderson's front yard, staring
at the Nativity scene with the life-size elf that still stood
Sin's attention was held by the three mewling kittens stuck to
the adhesive outside the Zaminskys' side door.
Following Vic and Mac to the front door, the three Americans glanced
back one last time, just in time to see Katey and her tribe of
children troop out the door. Mulder practically pushed the others
inside in his haste to put distance between himself and the children,
and he wondered if someone had drugged him again. From the moment
he'd met Vic, things had just kept getting weirder. Maybe he'd
wandered through the looking glass without noticing.
They all went into the kitchen where Mac made coffee while Vic
started preparing lunch. Everyone offered to help, but he said
he had it under control, much to the relief of those who knew
Mulder's abilities, or lack thereof, in the kitchen. They sat
around the huge kitchen table talking while Vic chopped vegetables
and grated cheese for omelets.
Alex kept eyeing Mac curiously when he didn't think anyone was
looking, and Vic checked out Mulder and Sin at every opportunity.
Both were extremely curious about the other's lovers, not to mention
each other. Of course, everyone was aware of what they were doing
and was entertained by it.
Finally, Mac decided he'd had enough, stood up and walked around
the table to Alex. He pulled Alex to his feet and into his arms
for what started out as a quick kiss to appease both their curiosity
but which quickly turned passionate. Mac was shocked to find that
Alex even tasted like Vic, but he had a very different style.
Vic was sexy as hell and liked to take the lead as often as Mac
did, but Alex was downright primal. He threw his whole body into
a kiss, turning into a purely sexual being.
Alex slowly leaned back against the counter, maintaining contact
with Mac's mouth the whole way so the younger man ended up sprawled
over him, off balance. Then Alex spread his legs so that Mac settled
into the cradle of his hips, their burgeoning erections pressed
Vic very calmly put down the ingredients he was chopping and the
knife, turned off the stove and walked over to Mulder. Meeting
his eyes and seeing Mulder's agreement, Vic straddled Mulder's
lap and sat down, leaning in for a kiss. He licked Mulder's lips,
nibbling on the full bottom one, as fascinated by it as Alex always
Mulder made the same discovery that Mac had already made, that
Vic and Alex tasted the same. He opened his mouth wider, inviting
Vic in so he could make a more thorough comparison. He reached
down to cup Vic's ass, pulling him in closer, and Vic cooperated
by scooting forward on Mulder's lap. They explored each other's
mouths, exploring every ridge and hollow while pressing close.
Finally, with a last caress of his tongue over Mulder's, Vic withdrew
and stood up to go back to making lunch.
Mac pulled away from Alex, moving behind Vic and wrapping his
arms around the older man while he prepared the omelets. Alex
took Vic's place on Mulder's lap, kissing him to make sure he
remembered who he was supposed to be in love with. Mulder certainly
had no complaints about his lover staking his claim.
Sin and Li Ann had ignored the men, discussing the case over their
coffee while they waited for them to finish their experiment.
Their conversation came to a sudden halt when Alex reached over
and grabbed Sin, dragging her onto Mulder's lap with him. She
laughed and curled into the space between their bodies contentedly.
Vic carried the steaming omelets to the table, eyeing the trio
as he did. Seeing that they didn't seem in a hurry to separate,
he placed their lunches together at one place.
About an hour later, the agents were done eating and had cleaned
the kitchen. Nathan hadn't called yet, so they decided to go back
to join Scully while they waited for his call.
While Mulder and the others headed back to the Agency, Nathan,
trying to help two princes of the Illuminati, was in a taxi heading
for Vic's home with the information he discovered about their
body part thief. Due to his attempts to make sure no one followed
him, backtracking and changing taxis no less than eight times,
it took him well over two hours to get there.
When he rang the bell, he was surprised to see a young woman open
the door. He flinched back, clutching the files to his chest and
staring at her suspiciously. "Who are you?"
"Allegra, who're you?" She unobtrusively grabbed hold
of the marble vase on the table beside the door.
Allegra stared at him suspiciously. "Yeah, and?"
"I work with," he paused, looked around to make sure
no one was near enough to hear, and lowered his voice conspiratorially,
Allegra looked at him like he was nuts. This was a secret agent?
No way. "*You* work with my brother?"
"Your brother? You're one of them? I'm sorry, I didn't know.
Here, I have information that Victor wanted," he brandished
the file, "I came to bring it to him."
//Ah, a research geek. But he's kind of cute.// Allegra stepped
aside, motioning to him to come in.
//She's so pretty. But she's a princess of the Illuminati; I couldn't
dream of reaching so high. But the sunlight on her hair looks
just like light reflecting through a beer bottle.// Nathan followed
her into the living room, sitting on the couch and nearly jumping
out of his skin when Allegra sat beside him.
Allegra leaned toward the cute but jumpy guy. "Would you
like something to drink?" When he nodded jerkily, Allegra
jumped up and went into the kitchen for a beer. She brought it
back to him, but she tripped over a toy that had been forgotten
the day before when she was babysitting the Hendersons' kids.
The beer ended up all over Nathan, who yelped at the cold shower
and jumped to his feet.
When he leapt up, he banged into Allegra, who stumbled back, falling
over the coffee table and landing on her ass. Nathan ran around
to help her, but he skidded on the wood floor and ended up falling
smack on top of her.
The two of them stared at each other in stunned amazement from
their prone position. Neither of them could ever be sure who moved
first, but the next thing they knew, they were kissing.
"Nathan? Are you here? The Director said you came to bring
me a file. Nathan?" Victor's voice was growing more impatient
as he walked into the living room.
Nathan and Allegra turned their heads, staring in amazed dismay
at Victor. Vic stared back, his jaw hanging slack at the sight
of his only sister lying on the living room floor in the arms
of *Nathan*. This was worse than anything the Director could ever
imagine doing to him.
Mac followed Vic, stopping dead at the sight that met his eyes.
He grabbed Vic and the file he saw lying on the table, hustling
his partner out of the house before he could shoot Nathan. Whatever
was going on could wait till later.
"They...she...Allegra...*Nathan*!!" Vic might not be
managing sentences, but his horror was clear.
"Later, Vic. Allegra's a grown woman, and we have a case
Vic subsided, trying very hard to wipe the image from his mind,
but he couldn't. It was *Nathan*! "You saw it too, right?"
"What did *you* see, Vic?" Mac asked cautiously.
Vic glared. "You know damn well what I saw! Nathan lying
on top of my sister, kissing her!"
"Oh. That. Uh, yeah, I saw them, but it looked pretty mutual
Mac decided silence was the better part of valor and pressed harder
on the gas as he drove them back to the Agency.
Everyone eyed the silently fuming Victor curiously from time to
time, but they concentrated on the contents of the file Nathan
had unearthed. Their culprit, Quasimodo as Mac still insisted
on calling him, was one Beau Larkin, originally from a tiny town
in Tennessee. The man was a genius at designing software, and
that coupled with his unfortunate physical appearance had prompted
him to leave home as soon as he could. As far as anyone could
tell, he'd never been back. He also seemed never to have gone
out on a date or even had a friend in his entire life.
"So what's he doing with the body parts?" Alex asked
in total confusion.
"Maybe he's trying to replace his own disfigured parts?"
Li Ann hazarded.
Mulder stood silently, staring at the photograph of a man who'd
been alone his entire life. //Who are you, Larkin? What need do
you think that you can fulfil with these pieces of dead bodies?
Why do you keep trying to do whatever it is you're doing? What
do you need?// He frowned, unconsciously kneading Sin's shoulders
where she stood slightly in front of him and pressing his leg
against Alex's beside him. Suddenly he froze, his automatic touching
of his lovers, his *need* to touch and be touched, consciously
registering. "Love." //Can it really be that simple?//
Mulder blinked and looked around, finding himself the focus of
seven pairs of expectant eyes. "Love," he repeated.
"The one thing Larkin's never had and everyone needs. I'd
say he's seen Frankenstein one too many times."
Li Ann was the first to follow his reasoning. "You think
he's trying to build a lover?" She sounded faintly queasy.
"A friend, a lover, maybe both. This guy has been alone his
entire life. Even his parents tried to hide him away. Maybe he
figures that building a person who belongs to him is the only
way to have a friend."
"But putting dead body parts together is not going to reanimate
them," Scully pointed out logically.
"I doubt he's stopped to consider that." Mulder shrugged.
"Okay," Sin said, "assuming you're right and *Larkin*,"
she emphasized the name with a glare in Mac's direction, "is
trying to create companions for himself, how does that help us?"
Mulder frowned, still trying to get inside Larkin's head. "Well,
we know he's not going to be interested in badly injured bodies."
He hesitated, then continued, "Probably not attractive people
either. I'd bet that if we check all his previous 'victims', every
one of them will have some kind of handicap or disfigurement.
He'd want someone who'd understand how he felt."
"But he's taking pieces of different people! How can he expect
the -- er, finished product -- to understand anything?" Mac
was baffled and repulsed.
"I never said he was sane," Mulder pointed out. "I'm
actually amazed that he manages to function at all in society."
"So what do we do now? We don't even know if he's keeping
the parts at his home. And if he never goes out, how are we supposed
to search the place?"
The Director spoke up finally. "You will watch his house
in pairs until he leaves. Then, one of you will follow him, hopefully
catching him in the act, while the other breaks into his house
and searches it." She split them into pairs, separating all
the lovers. With them being alone in a car for six hours at a
stretch, she had no intention of tempting them to pay attention
to something other than Larkin. So Mac ended up teamed with Mulder,
Vic with Sin, Scully with Li Ann, and Alex got Dobrinsky. That
last pairing had Mac nearly killing himself laughing and wondering
if he could get a camera in the car. The combination should be
Li Ann and Scully got the first watch, so they left right away.
That left the others, except for Dobrinsky who would join Alex
when it was their shift, to research Larkin's victims, which meant
bringing Vic into the same room as Nathan. Mac wondered if he
could steal Vic's guns without him noticing.
They found Nathan cowering in a corner, trying to hide. He absolutely
refused to meet Vic's eyes, scurrying behind Alex and Mac for
protection. Vic glared at him and caressed the butt of his gun,
but he made no other move. First, he knew that the little research
geek was useful, and second, if his sister really was interested
in the guy, she'd kill him if he did anything to him.
Despite frequent fearful glances thrown Vic's way, Nathan quickly
pulled up all available information on Larkin's victims, and they
found that Mulder was right. Each of them had had some kind of
birth defect, injury or disfigurement, and it was the 'defective'
parts that he took. He was obviously trying to create someone
from what society rejected.
Vic paced back and forth, darting the occasional glare at Nathan,
who cringed each time. The Director entered in time to see this
performance. "Why, Victor, you're entering the running for
Most Intimidating." Without waiting for any response, she
sashayed out again, leaving the Americans baffled.
Vic groaned, buried his face in his hands momentarily, then dropped
heavily into the nearest chair. Mac moved to his side, putting
a hand on his shoulder. Vic unconsciously covered the hand with
his own, pressing it into his shoulder.
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they were going to, the agents returned home or to their hotel
until their shifts. Shift after shift was completely uneventful,
Larkin never so much as peeking out a window, never mind leaving
Mac, of course, got bored, but Mulder, used to Alex, either ignored
him or gave back as good as he got. It wasn't quite the reaction
Mac was going for, but at least it wasn't boring and helped pass
Li Ann and Scully discussed many things during their hours in
the car, but they always seemed to return to their partners, how
cute they were together, and how often they had to be bailed out
of trouble by a sensible woman. "Unfortunately, Sin's no
help," Scully added. "She's even crazier than Mulder
and Krycek put together. Nothing fazes her."
Sin and Vic spent their time discussing his amazing resemblance
to Alex and comparing details of his and Alex's life, hoping to
find some explanation.
Alex, however, had fun when it was his turn on stakeout with Dobrinsky.
He spent his time pretending to be putting the moves on the other
man, who reacted with suspicion and dismay. He didn't think the
Canadian was homophobic, but he *was* straight and very uncomfortable
when Alex started touching him. With a few light fingertip touches
on Dobrinksky's knee, Alex had the other man backed into a corner
of the seat like a Victorian virgin defending her honor. He was
hard put not to burst into laughter, especially when Dobrinsky
realized what he was doing.
He moved back to a more comfortable position, but the whole process
was repeated as soon as Alex started leaning toward him as he
spoke. Alex wondered if he could bring the man home with them
for his sheer entertainment value.
Eventually, however, Larkin *did* leave his house one night after
dark while Vic and Sin were on watch. Vic followed the deformed
man while Sin easily broke into his house. She checked out the
ground floor, noting that it was immaculate and nicely decorated.
Larkin apparently liked to surround himself with attractive surroundings
to balance his physical deformities. Nothing appeared out of place,
no spare body parts lying around waiting for her to find them,
so she headed down to the basement next.
Everything looked normal and aboveboard, but Sin noticed that
the room was much smaller than the area of the ground floor. After
a bit of searching, she found a concealed entrance to the other
half of the basement. Walking through, she found herself in what
looked like Frankenstein's laboratory. //Mulder was closer to
right than he knew with that movie reference.// She was startled
when her cell phone rang.
Answering the call, Sin found that it was Vic, calling to tell
her Larkin was heading home again. Before she could make her way
back upstairs, Vic told her that Larkin was at the front door,
letting himself in. Cursing Vic for waiting so long to call her,
she told him what she'd found and told him to call the others.
Then she heard Larkin coming down the stairs, and she hid.
Larkin stopped when he saw the door open, dropping the bag he
was carrying and pulling out a very large knife. Watching from
her hiding place, Sin winced both at the size of the knife and
the two heads that rolled out of the bag.
While Sin watched Larkin uneasily, the various other agents converged
on his home, bursting in and charging down to the basement only
a few minutes later. None of them had been far away, all feeling
that it was going to come to a head soon.
Seeing them come through the doorway, Larkin yelled and started
throwing things, beakers, test tubes, body parts, whatever he
could reach. Mac gagged when a liver hit him in the chest, getting
a sudden flashback to a van full of lungs and other assorted organs
from the time he and his partners were investigating what turned
out to be illegal organ transplants. He hastily shoved the liver
off him, remembering when he and Vic got locked in cold storage
with the harvested organs later. It was a pity that had been before
the two of them got together; they could make much better use
of the time now.
Mulder was the first to get close to Larkin, and he reached out
to grab the man, causing Sin to yell out a warning, too late.
Larkin's hidden hand flashed forward, the knife in it slicing
deep into Mulder's arm.
Alex and Sin both yelled Mulder's name and ran to his side, firing
off a couple of blind shots in the direction Larkin had fled.
They dropped down beside him, relieved that only his arm was wounded,
but still worried by the amount of blood.
"Fox?" Alex sounded terrified.
"I'm okay, Alex. Give me a few stitches, and I'll be good
Alex still maintained a deathgrip on his lover even after pulling
off his shirt and tying it around his arm. Mulder tried to sit
up, but Alex held him down across his lap while Sin stroked his
hair over and over.
"God, Fox, you scared the hell out of me. We almost lost
you," Sin said shakily.
Meanwhile, the others were still trying to apprehend Larkin, who
was now armed -- with an arm. He was laying about with the disembodied
limb, hitting the agents with it whenever they came in range.
The agents were more repulsed than injured, but he was still managing
to hold them off.
Alex looked up, saw what was going on, saw the man who had just
injured his lover holding off the other agents, and completely
lost his temper. He pulled out his gun and shot him in the knee,
dropping him where he stood.
"Why not kill the sonofabitch?" Sin snarled.
"Because he suffers more alive than he ever could dead,"
was Alex's icy response.
Sin nodded her agreement before completely ignoring Larkin in
favor of getting Mulder out of there. She and Alex helped Mulder
upstairs, ignoring his protestations that it was his *arm* that
was injured, not his legs. They took him to the hospital, leaving
the others to finish up with Larkin. Several stitches later, Mulder
was free to leave, his lovers insisting that they go directly
back to the hotel.
Mulder had fallen asleep from the painkillers as soon as he hit
the bed, and Alex and Sin sat on either side of him, leaning against
the headboard, watching him sleep. They were more shaken by Mulder's
injury than he was, having thought they'd lost him when they saw
the bright flash of the knife blurring toward him.
Mulder woke up, wincing at the pain in his arm. His eyes fluttered
open at the sense that someone was watching him. He found both
Alex and Sin watching him unwaveringly. "Have you two been
sitting there watching me all this time?"
Both nodded silently. Mulder frowned up at them, wondering at
the continued silence. "Is something wrong?"
"Why did you rush against Larkin when you knew he had a knife?"
Sin asked sternly.
Mulder blinked. "That's my job. Was I supposed to let the
others go after him while I hung back to protect my own skin?
I won't do that, not even for you. Either of you," he added,
glancing at Alex.
"We're not asking you to shirk your duty, just not to throw
yourself heedlessly in the line of fire. You nearly got yourself
killed unnecessarily today." Alex still hadn't said a word,
and it was starting to make Mulder nervous.
Alex met his eyes directly, and Mulder flinched from the rage
burning there. Never taking his eyes from Mulder's, Alex stood
up and shucked his clothes. Since Mulder had stripped down before
lying down to rest, there was nothing between them when Alex straddled
Mulder at the waist.
Alex had never in his entire life been more terrified than when
he'd seen that knife heading for Mulder, and his fear had turned
to anger when he saw that Mulder would be all right. Now he needed
to release that anger, and where better than on the person who
caused it? He reached under the pillows, pulling out some silk
scarves they'd left there previously. He tied Mulder's wrists
to the two bed posts, then blindfolded him with another.
Mulder gasped at the loss of vision, now concentrating utterly
on Alex's touch. And Alex gave him a lot to concentrate on. As
soon as Mulder was blindfolded, Alex bent down to bite him on
the shoulder, hard. Mulder jerked when he did, a cry escaping
him. Alex continued biting his way along Mulder's body, occasionally
drawing blood. Despite the pain, Mulder was hard under Alex, turned
on by his lover's roughness.
Not to be left out, Sin straddled Mulder's face, pressing his
mouth into her. "Come on, Fox, make me come. If you do, maybe
then we'll let you come. Or maybe not," she laughed.
Mulder opened his mouth, stroking his tongue over and into Sin,
making her squirm as he fucked her with his tongue. He alternated
long, languid strokes with short, hard thrusts, drinking the wetness
he brought from her while she moaned above him.
Alex was still nipping and biting every inch of Mulder's body,
slowly working his way to the straining cock, leaving his marks
everywhere. He retraced his path to the reddened, hard nipples,
biting down on one while he tweaked the other viciously, drawing
a muffled scream of pleasure-pain from Mulder. Alex nipped Mulder's
inner thighs, tugging on the hair there as he had done along Mulder's
belly, then raised Mulder's ass, licking the length of the crevice
between his cheeks and up to his balls in one long stroke. Then
without warning, he withdrew completely.
"Do you like that, Mulder? Huh Fox? Answer me!" He punctuated
his demand with a hard nip on Mulder's belly.
Mulder yelped, arching off the bed, and managed to gasp out a
"yes" despite being muffled by Sin.
"Good boy," Alex praised. "And you'll never put
yourself in danger like that again, will you?" He waited,
then scraped his teeth the length of Mulder's cock.
Mulder cried out and promised to do anything Alex said.
"Very good, Fox. Just for that, I'm gonna give you a reward.
You want your reward, Fox?"
Mulder could only whimper his affirmative, desperate for anything
Alex would give him.
Alex reached under the pillows again, this time pulling out a
tube of lubricant. He applied a very little bit to Fox's ass,
just enough to ease his entry so he wouldn't hurt Mulder, but
little enough that this would still be a rough ride. He slowly
pushed inside, feeling Mulder's heat. As soon as the head of his
cock was past the ring of muscle, Alex started to thrust hard,
taking Mulder roughly. Alex's anger required it, and by now Mulder
wouldn't have been satisfied with anything else.
Sin turned around, remaining on Mulder's mouth but now facing
Alex, able to see his pleasure and anger as he slammed into Mulder.
Sin bent forward, taking Mulder's cock into her mouth, sucking
hard while her tongue fluttered along the ridge beneath the head.
The sudden stimulation proved too much for Mulder, and he screamed
his pleasure as he came, biting down on Sin, making her come too.
As she did, she straightened up, grabbing Alex by the back of
the neck and dragging him into a kiss, sharing Mulder's taste
with him. Alex thrust into Mulder a few more times, pinching his
nipples hard, then came deep inside him, filling his belly. Mulder
groaned in sympathetic pleasure when Alex shuddered against him.
Finally, Alex collapsed on top of Mulder, panting, and Sin rolled
off to lie beside him. Alex reached up a trembling hand to push
Mulder's blindfold off and unfasten his wrists.
"Fox, wake up." Alex's voice grew sharper.
"I meant what I said, Fox. You promised not to endanger yourself
like that again."
Mulder pushed up onto an elbow to stare down at Alex. "I
won't stop doing my job, Alex." He frowned at the younger
Alex stared back unwaveringly. "And I will *not* watch you
die needlessly. I can't do that, Fox. If you don't care about
your own life, care about mine. If you die, so will I."
Mulder stared, remembering that he'd realized that about Alex
when he'd been captured by Cancerman. "Alex --"
"Mulder, I'm not trying to threaten you or to make you give
up your job. Just...don't take *unnecessary* risks. Please."
Mulder nodded slowly. That was fair. He gathered his lovers into
his arms, and all three lay quietly, just enjoying being together.
Scully flew back to Washington the next day, but Mulder put in
for three weeks vacation. Alex wanted to try to find out why he
and Vic looked so much alike, and if they managed to figure it
out in a shorter time, they would take some time away for the
three of them.
Vic and Mac also asked for some time off, and surprisingly received
it. They invited Alex, Mulder and Sin to stay with them, and the
Americans accepted, deciding it would make more sense. So after
seeing Scully off, they brought their bags over to Vic and Mac's
just in time for lunch.
They settled into the guestroom upstairs, then went down to join
Vic and Mac, stopping surprise at the sight of the young woman
sitting at the table with them. That was nothing to her reaction
when she saw Alex. She dropped her glass.
Vic realized he'd forgotten to warn her. "Sorry, Allegra.
This is Alex Krycek, Fox Mulder and Sin Soldat. Guys, my sister
"Sister?" Alex couldn't keep the wistful tone from his
"Who *are* you?" Allegra was still shocked.
"Alex Krycek, like Vic said. If you mean *why* do we look
alike, we have no idea. We hope to figure it out though."
Allegra shook her head in amazement, tossing her bag on the table.
As she did so, her wallet fell out, landing in front of Mulder.
When he picked it up to hand to her, the inside ended up facing
Alex, who gasped and grabbed it.
Everyone stared in surprise, but Alex wasn't paying any attention.
"Where did you get this picture?" he demanded.
"Those are my parents," Allegra replied, eyeing him
"That's impossible! These are *my* parents." Alex inspected
the picture closely, looking more and more bewildered. "But
this can't be. They're too old, and wearing recent fashions. My
parents died when I was nine, more than 25 years ago." He
stared around in bewilderment. "What's going on here?"
Mulder took his hand comfortingly.
Vic sighed in resignation. "I don't know, but I know who
can give us some answers." He hung his head for a moment,
unable to believe he was about to say this. "We have to go
see my parents."
"I'm coming too," Allegra stated emphatically. Since
it was her family involved, no one felt they could deny her.
The next morning, bright and early, the entire group of them arrived
at the Mansfield home, Mac and the others somewhat startled by
the opulence of the mansion they saw. They'd never realized that
Vic came from such a wealthy background.
Vic took a deep breath and moved out of sight of the door. Alex
stepped up to the door and rang the bell, wiping his sweating
palms on his jeans. Mulder and Sin stood to either side of him,
each with a hand on him to calm him. Alex watched nervously as
the door opened, nearly falling over when his mother appeared.
No, not his mother, this woman was older than his mother had been
when she died, but this was how she would look if she were alive
"Victor? What are you doing here?" she asked coldly.
Alex opened his mouth, but nothing came out.
"Well, Victor? Did you have something to say, or are you
just wasting my time again?"
Alex frowned. She might look like his mother, but she acted nothing
like her. This woman was already irritating him, and he eyed her
as he would a target. The woman flinched, gazing at him in confusion,
obviously registering the dangerous aura Alex radiated.
"Victor?" This time she sounded tentative.
"I'm not Victor, I'm Aleksei."
Mrs. Mansfield reeled back, a hand to her throat. "A- Alek-leksei?"
"Yes, Aleksei Krycek."
"Kto ty? Kto *ya*?" Alex pleaded with her to explain.
Vic stepped forward to stand beside Alex, staring at his mother.
"What did you just say?"
"It was Russian. I asked her who she was, who *I* am,"
"You speak Russian?" Vic stared at his mother.
"I *am* Russian." Seeing the stares she got from the
entire group, she stepped back. "You'd better come in."
Once everyone was seated in the living room, Alex between Mulder
and Sin, and Vic with an arm around Allegra and beside Mac, Alex
turned his attention back to Mrs. Mansfield. "You knew who
I was as soon as I said my name. How?"
She sighed and looked down at her hands in her lap. "Because
I saw you born. Your mother was my twin sister, and your father,
my husband's twin brother. We were both identical twins."
"And it was sheer coincidence that two pairs of identical
twins chose to get married?" Mulder sounded less than convinced.
"No. Aleksei's parents fell in love and wanted to marry.
When *he* realized that we were two pairs of twins, he decided
that it was the perfect experiment. He insisted that Paul and
I marry as well and have a child as soon as possible to see how
similar our children would be. When he saw Aleksei and Viktor,
he was amazed. He wanted us to keep having children to see if
it would keep happening, but Irena had difficulty becoming pregnant
again. Then she lost a child, and then the accident. After that,
he decided that it was best to keep Alyosha and Viktor apart,
so we were sent here, and told that we must continue the marriage."
"So that's why you always hated us," Vic realized, "you
never wanted us. You never even wanted to be married."
"Who's *he*?" Mac wanted to know.
"I never knew his name, he was just the man in charge, who
"Cancerman!" the Americans chorused.
"What the hell does he have to do with me?" Alex snarled.
"Don't worry, love. We'll find out," Mulder stated.
"I have answered your questions, now please leave."
Mrs. Mansfield had recovered her composure, and with it her coldness.
Alex, Mulder and Sin left Toronto the next day, promising Vic
that they would keep him posted on everything they found about
his and Alex's births. Sin invited them to come down and visit
whenever they wanted, suggesting Easter as a good time for a family
With hugs shared between newly discovered relatives, the Americans
left to hunt down Cancerman and find out just how he was involved
in Alex and Mulder's lives.