dhamphir (dhamphir) wrote,

4 "first line" X-Files ficlets

Over the last couple days, I've been taking prompts and filling them. I've had a blast doing this, and will probably do this again sometime. In each case, the prompter provided the first line and I did my best to come up with something. I decided to organize these.

In this post you will find 4 X-Files ficlets, one of which is a crossover with CSI Miami. While these take please in my "Weak in the Knees" universe, they are not part of the series. Please enjoy.


For [info]widget007: X-Files, Dana/Jess


A Carrot?!


“This is the most bizarre thing I have ever seen!” Jess said, waving her hand at the body on the autopsy table sporting a rather large carrot protruding from his eye socket. She turned her head to hide the smile she was failing to suppress and coughed to cover her snickering.


The brunette cleared her throat and tried to look at the stern pathologist. “Yes?” Her lips were still twitching with a barely contained smile.

“I called you down here because I wanted your opinion.”

“About what?”

“Have you seen this before?”

“What? You think we have a serial killer who kills with vegetation? He was out of celery so he used a carrot! A deranged chef maybe?” She finally burst out laughing. “Oh, I know – it was Chef Gordon Ramsey. He finally lost it during an episode of Hell’s Kitchen when this guy put sugar in the risotto instead of salt.” She bent over double, laughing and wiping the tears from her eyes.

It was a few minutes before Jess was able to stop laughing. She looked at Dana, taking in her crossed arms and sternly arched eyebrow.

“Are you done?”

“Um... sorry?”

“I wasn’t referring to the carrot. I was referring to the damage to his throat.”

Still smiling with amusement, Jess moved closer to the autopsy table and examined the wounds her lover was pointing to. “Well, it wasn’t a vampire. It looks as if some type of weapon was used in a manner to replicate animal bites. If you can, make a cast of the wounds.”

“Alright. Thank you.”

“You’re welcome.” Jess turned to walk out... chuckling.


For [info]jayeindc: X-Files, Dana/Jess


I Was Only Joking


“Mine’s bigger than yours,” she sheepishly replied.

A fine, auburn brow arched in disbelief. “No, it’s not. Besides, this was your idea.”

Jess’s eyes widened. “I was only joking!”

“Time to put your money where your mouth is,” Dana replied. “First one to finish does the dishes for the next month.”

Jess stared down at the extra large pizza and regretted the large lunch she’d had.


For [info]k_icker: X-Files, Dana/Jess


Her Rock


Dana stood silent and tense, her back to her lover, only the trembling of her shoulders as she took a shaky breath indicating her emotions, though Jess could feel the hurt and anger rolling off the redhead in waves.




Without turning, Dana held up a hand, cutting off whatever her lover was going to say. She was too vulnerable, too exposed. She couldn’t handle understanding from Jess, much less comfort... not yet.


Jess’s own blood was beginning to boil. She couldn’t bear to see Dana hurt like this. The son of a bitch was going to pay when she got her hands on him. Despite her lover’s withdrawal, she couldn’t hold back when a quiet sob broke through her control. Jess physically turned Dana around and wrapped her in her arms.


Dana fought against the woman trying to hold her at first. Her control was shattering, the sharp edges inflicting emotional wounds. But Jess didn’t let her pull away. Slowly, eventually, Dana’s arms went around the brunette’s waist and she gave in. She cried and raged, her lover taking her pain and anger like rocks take waves – solid, strong, never moving, breaking the waves and sending them back into the ocean. Jess was her rock.


For [info]k_icker: X-Files/CSI Miami, Dana/Jess, Calleigh

You Never Know


Jess stood quietly to the side, observing her lover's interaction with the blonde Miami CSI agent, a brow creasing her features.


Jess wasn’t a jealous person, but there was no other way to interpret the actions of the blonde officer – Calleigh Duquesne. The CSI was definitely coming on to Dana. Jess was rather used to local law enforcement officers noticing Dana, but few ever really worked up the courage to ask the redhead out. Dana was quite adept at politely declining in a way that let them know it was a lost cause to press things any further, so they would back off.


But that wasn’t happening this time.


The two beautiful women were pressed side-by-side at the microscope, talking quietly with their heads close together, and sharing bright smiles. Jess felt a little like an intruder as she watched them through the glass wall.


Suddenly Dana looked up and sapphire blue met sparkling grey. Dana graced her lover with one of the smiles reserved just for her, and Jess actually felt the love behind that smile. It took her breath away.




“So how long have you been together?” Calleigh asked.


“A few months,” Dana replied with a smile.


“Well, you both have great taste.”


Dana blushed slightly. “Thank you.”


“I don’t know if I could do it – if I could get involved with someone I worked with. There are so many pitfalls with office romances.”


“If it’s the right person it’s more than worth the risk. I’ve never been happier.” Dana looked up and caught Jess’s eyes. Full of love and happiness, she smiled, trying to convey her feelings with that one look.


“It shows,” Calleigh said softly.


Through the glass wall, Dana noticed a brunette walk by the lab and almost stumble as she couldn’t take her eyes off of the blonde. She smiled knowingly and turned to her fellow scientist. “I think you might find someone here that would be very interested.”


Calleigh rolled her eyes and shook her head. “No way! Eric is not a grown up!”


“I wasn’t talking about him.” Dana tilted her head and cut her eyes toward the hallway.


Calleigh looked up and caught a glimpse of the person just turning the corner and passing out of sight. “Natalia?!”


“You never know what will happen if you don’t try.” 

Tags: character: calleigh duquesne, character: dana scully, character: jessica morgan, character: ofc, fandom: csi miami, fandom: x-files, fic, ficlet, pairing: scully/morgan, pairing: scully/ofc, prompt filled, rating: g, rating: pg, xover
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