Archive: Probably, just ask me first.
Series: Challenges of Everyday Life V
Disclaimer: They still belong to CC, though I'm not sure he'll
recognize them when I'm done.
Note: The "Trio Infernale" has grown to a Quartet, and
we decided to celebrate with a new challenge...
Story Summary: Alex gets a new image.
"Mulder?" Scully's tone indicated that this was not
the first time she'd tried to get her partner's attention.
"Hmm? Oh, sorry, Scully, I was just thinking."
"About Alex, I know. Actually that's kind of what I wanted
to talk to you about."
"What about Alex?" Mulder's tone turned wary, despite
Scully's apparent acceptance of his relationship with Alex. He
still found it difficult to believe that she had believed Alex's
explanations for the various crimes he was accused of. *He* believed
Alex, but he was in love with him. Scully had given every indication
of despising him. He didn't realize that Scully would probably
have accepted the devil himself if he made Mulder smile like Alex
"My brother Bill and his family are coming to town next weekend
for my mother's birthday, and Mom wanted me to bring you . . .
as my date. I finally had to tell her that you were involved with
someone, a man. So now she wants you both to come. I couldn't
talk her out of it."
"You want me and Alex to have dinner with your family?"
Mulder asked incredulously. "Scully, your brother's favorite
hobby is baiting me! Alex'll kill him!"
Scully sighed. "It wasn't my idea, Mulder. Can't you keep
him under control for a few hours?"
"This is Alex Krycek we're talking about, not some puppy
we're trying to housetrain! He makes some effort to be law-abiding
because he loves me, but that's also why he doesn't react well
to anything he thinks threatens me. It's like having a pet wolf:
He cares about me, and he'll protect me against any perceived
danger, but he'll never be domesticated. And I wouldn't want him
to be. Those instincts kept him alive, and I want him to stay
Scully glared at Mulder in frustration. She couldn't argue with
anything he said, and truthfully, Alex's desire to protect Mulder
made her sleep a lot better at night. But she didn't want to have
to explain him to her family or to have him scare them to death.
And heaven forbid anyone should mention Missy.
"Look, Mulder, I don't have a choice! My mother told me to
invite you; I invited you. Now it's up to you."
"I'll ask Alex if he wants to go. It's up to him, Scully.
I'm not going to hide him away as if I were ashamed of him. I'm
proud and happy to be with him and that he wants to be with me,
and I want to show him off."
Neither agent realized that Alex had decided to surprise Mulder
for lunch and was right outside their office door, listening to
the entire conversation. He smiled widely. Sure Mulder had told
him that he loved him and wasn't ashamed to be seen with him,
but he just told *Scully* the same thing when he didn't know Alex
could hear him. It had to be true. Alex waited a couple of minutes
till their conversation turned to other topics, then walked in.
Mulder's face lit up when he saw Alex, and he stood to greet his
lover with a kiss. As usual, Alex was dressed in black denim and
leather, and he looked good enough to eat. Mulder wished they
were alone so he could act on that idea.
When Mulder released him, though still keeping an arm around his
shoulders, Alex smiled over at Scully, who returned his greeting.
He was still uneasy around her, always expecting her to shoot
him or something, but he was gradually relaxing as it became clear
that she was absolutely loyal to Mulder and would even put up
with him if it was in Mulder's best interest.
"Alex, Scully wanted to know if we were interested in having
dinner with her and her family next weekend? You up for it?"
"Sure," Alex shrugged. "I'm always up for anything
that saves me cooking and doesn't involve letting you loose in
the kitchen." He grinned at Mulder, who glared back.
"I have a certain amount of sympathy for that position,"
Scully joined in. "While I'm sure I could get an excellent
paper out of the results of eating Mulder's cooking, I don't particularly
care to be one of the objects of the experiment."
"Well, if you're going to gang up on me," Mulder sniffed,
starting to head for the door. In an instant, Alex had him immobilized
in his chair and was leaning over him.
Scully laughed and left for lunch, telling them that she'd be
back in an hour. "But I'll knock before I come in!"
Mulder blushed, and Alex just grinned at her as she shut the door
behind her. As soon as she was gone, Alex climbed onto Mulder's
lap, squirming till he was comfortable...and Mulder wasn't.
Mulder laughed breathlessly. It looked like Alex was in a playful
mood, and he was going to make Mulder's lunch hour very interesting.
Alex captured his mouth for a moment in a teasing kiss, grinning
when Mulder clenched long fingers on the back of his skull to
hold him in place for a deeper kiss. He quickly lost the smile
as he concentrated on the kiss, on the sensation of Mulder's tongue
in his mouth, on Mulder's unique flavor. No matter how long they
were together, he didn't think he'd ever get used to being able
to touch Mulder whenever he wanted to.
"God, Alex!" Mulder gasped when they were forced to
separate for air. He smirked at the man on his lap. "I thought
you came for lunch?"
Alex licked his lips. "I did." He pushed off Mulder's
lap and moved between his legs, ending up under the desk.
Mulder watched through heavy lidded eyes as Alex unfastened his
belt and slacks and freed his cock, giving it a quick lick as
he did. Because Scully would be back soon, Alex knew he didn't
have time to tease Mulder the way he wanted to, but he was still
going to make sure Mulder couldn't think of anything but him for
the rest of the day. He drew the head of Mulder's cock inside
his mouth for an instant, just letting it rest on his tongue before
releasing him again. He slowly licked his way down the underside,
tracing the prominent vein there till his nose was buried in Mulder's
sac, smelling Mulder's musky aroma. He took one ball then the
other into his mouth, rolling them around on his tongue, aware
of Mulder's moans above him. He pulled Mulder to the edge of his
seat so he could reach behind the balls and flick his tongue over
the sensitive skin, drawing the loudest groan yet from his lover.
He smiled and shifted, slowly sinking Mulder's entire length into
his mouth. Just as Mulder's balls came to rest against Alex's
lips, the office door opened and Jeffrey Spender came in.
"Is everything all right in here, Agent Mulder? I thought
I heard someone cry out."
Mulder stared at him in horrified disbelief before trying to respond.
His voice cracked, and he had to try again. "Everything's
fine, Ag-gent Sp- spender. No need for alarm. So-sorry to have
//Fuck, he's doing it to me again! First the phone call to Scully,
now this! Every damn agent in the bureau is going to be intimately
aware of our sex life before he's done!//
Krycek grinned to himself, listening to Mulder stutter at Spender.
He wondered if Spender would actually go away. The thought that
someone was watching Mulder while he sucked him off excited him,
and he increased the suction and drew Mulder even deeper.
Mulder's eyes shot wide open, and his mouth worked soundlessly.
He didn't think he was going to be able to hold back much longer.
Spender stared at him in disgust. //Christ, look at that. Old
Spooky's having some kind of fit. Hey, he's clawing at something
under the desk! What the hell? I'd better check it out. Shit,
it's probably some fake demon or something from one of his so-called
Spender stepped around the desk and leaned down to get a better
view just as Mulder lost his battle to maintain any semblance
of control. Alex couldn't resist and let Mulder slide out of his
mouth as he exploded. His come spurted over Alex's cheek and his
belly, but mainly it pulsed out across Spender's startled face,
covering him, some even landing in his mouth.
Spender swallowed involuntarily, and a strange look came over
his face, what was visible of it beneath Mulder's come. Unseen
for the moment, Alex glared at him. //Don't get too used to that,
you little weasel! You're not going to get another chance to taste
my Foxy.// He slid out from under the desk, quickly licking Mulder's
belly clean and tucking him back into his pants. When Mulder was
covered again, Alex settled on his lap facing Spender, who was
wiping his face clean. //Stick one come-covered finger in your
mouth, and you're a dead man!//
"Sorry, Foxy, I hate to waste it, but I really don't think
I can get all your come this time." Alex was blatantly staking
his claim, and Mulder glanced down at him, amused until he caught
Spender eyeing Krycek. Now it was Mulder's turn to glare at the
"That's okay, love, I wouldn't want you to have to go there
to get it." Mulder nuzzled against Alex's throat possessively,
sucking on it when Alex tilted his head back to give him better
"Agent Mulder! This is completely inappropriate behavior,
and I intend to see that you're censured for it!"
Krycek's glare turned dangerous, and he shifted as if to get off
Mulder's lap. But Mulder tightened his grip and held him still.
"You must do as you see fit, of course, Agent Spender, but
I don't see how announcing to the entire bureau that you got your
face covered in come will help your career," Mulder remarked
Spender sputtered angrily. "And what about this person? He's
not even wearing a visitor's pass!"
"That's okay, I can find my own way in and out," Alex
"Oh, that's right, you haven't been introduced. Agent Jeffrey
Spender, Alex Krycek."
Spender froze in sheer terror when he realized that he was baiting
Alex Krycek, former Consortium operative, the man who actually
freed himself from the Consortium when he chose to. Alex just
smiled coldly, the deadly expression not negated by the fact that
he was rubbing his head against Mulder's shoulder. Spender bolted
out of the office, and the two men burst into laughter. They were
still chuckling when Scully returned a few minutes later, and
she joined them after they explained what had happened.
The following Saturday, Mulder watched anxiously as Krycek prepared
to go out for the afternoon. "Look, Alex, if you didn't want
to have dinner with the Scullys, you just had to say so. You don't
have to make something up."
Alex sighed in exasperation. "Mulder, once and for all, I
am not skipping out on you. I will meet you at Scully's apartment
at 5:00 for dinner. I just have some things I have to do first.
I'm looking forward to this, so would you please calm down!"
Mulder looked sheepish. "Okay, sorry. I'll see you later
Alex dropped a kiss on the tip of his nose, and he was gone.
45 minutes later, Alex Krycek stared into the mirror in a unisex
hair salon and decided that the kid did know what he was doing,
despite the green and purple spikes in his own hair. Alex's hair
was neatly cut, the top long enough for Mulder to run his fingers
through, and he looked damned good if he did say so himself. Another
customer tried to pick him up, but a cold stare convinced the
man to try his luck elsewhere.
From there Alex headed for a department store where he bought
himself a new outfit from the skin out. It took him a little while
to find just what he was looking for, so by the time he made his
last stop, he was running a little late when he pulled up in front
of Scully's apartment.
Scully was getting exasperated, and so was her brother, though
for different reasons. She couldn't believe that Mulder was so
insecure that he kept checking for Alex every two minutes or so,
and Bill was annoyed that Mulder was completely ignoring his insults.
He didn't even seem to hear them. Mulder nearly jumped out of
his skin when the bell rang, then he froze, afraid to go to the
door. Alex had disappeared too often in the early days of their
relationship for him to be sure that he was coming back when he
Bill muttered something under his breath that fortunately no one
understood, and he went to answer the door. He stared at the man
Green eyes gazed back. "Bill Scully? I'm Alex Krycek, Mulder's
Bill stepped aside, but his face showed his confusion. "My
sister is Mulder's partner. That's where all her troubles start."
Alex looked back over his shoulder wryly. "Scully is his
work partner. I'm his life partner."
"His li-" Bill stared, suddenly understanding.
"Hi, Scully," Alex greeted. "I thought your family
knew about us?"
Seeing the expression on her brother's face, Scully understood
immediately. "Oh, no, just my mom. Sorry about that."
Mulder was still staring in amazement at Alex. Gone was the slightly
dangerous looking operative dressed all in black. Instead he was
looking at the stereotypical yuppie prepared for a casual weekend
at a friend's. Cotton shirt, pullover, twill pants and loafers
completed the picture that started at the top of his neatly combed
head. Even his earring was gone.
Mulder wondered if he'd wandered into a parallel universe. This
version of Alex seemed even more unlikely that the eager-to-please
rookie agent he'd first met several years ago. He'd always assumed
that was Alex's first assignment and that was why he'd been able
to appear so nondescript, but he was having to rethink that conclusion.
It seemed that Alex was a much better actor than he'd given him
Shooting a grin at Mulder and Scully when none of the others could
see, Alex set out to charm her family. By the end of the evening,
Mrs. Scully was telling him to come visit her so she could feed
him up, and Bill had confidentially told him that he could do
a lot better than Mulder. Scully spent half the evening trying
not to howl with laughter, and Mulder just stared at Krycek in
near total silence.
After they walked Mrs. Scully and Bill and his family out to their
cars, Mulder and Krycek got into their own, Mulder as usual in
the driver's seat. He turned to Alex with total bewilderment on
his face. "What was all that about? And when did you turn
into a yuppie?"
Alex laughed. "You wanted me not to scare them to death.
Isn't that what you and Scully said? So I didn't. I just got used
to the other style, but I can do this too."
Mulder frowned. "But which is the real you?"
Alex had to think about it. "I suppose the way I've been
lately with you is about as close to the real me as exists anymore.
I've been able to relax with you."
"Then that's how I want you to be."
"Even if it's like having a wolf in your bed?"
"Oh. You heard that, huh?"
Alex nodded, staring at him.
"Then you know that I have no desire to change you. I just
want you to stay with me."
Alex smiled finally. "I did one other thing today, Fox."
Mulder looked at him questioningly.
Alex grinned widely, twisted around on the seat, and dropped his
pants. He peeled off a bandage, and there on his ass was a tattoo.
It said, "Property of Fox Mulder."
Mulder opened and closed his mouth a few times without managing
to utter a single intelligible word. Alex settled back in his
seat, clothes back where they belonged and smirked. He leaned
forward to kiss Mulder, pausing just before touching him to murmur,
"Sometimes you can domesticate a lone wolf."