Title: Joined At The Soul
Author: Diana Williams
Genre: Slash, Case File, Angst, AU, First Time, Hurt/Comfort
Warnings: Murder and Multilation of Children - Non-Graphic
Spoilers: Not that I'm aware of...
Notes: This AU takes place while Mulder is still in DC's Violent Crimes Unit, before the X-Files. When his subordinates screw up the case of a suddenly high-profile Serial Killer, Skinner takes over, and meets the infamous Profiler Fox Mulder, who has been sent to help clear up the case. As Mulder gets closer to the killer, he and Skinner begin to form a relationship built on mutual need, and respect. The fic is built to dove-tail with canon - the author's idea is that Skinner and his wife were separated more than once before their divorce, and that this case file takes place during one of those times.
Don't be alarmed that on Diana Williams' site, she actually advertises the fic as Part One of a series. Obviously, she changed her mind about that, because there is no Part Two that I can find. But it doesn't matter. This fic stands on it's own. No sequel is needed. It would have been nice, just because I like this world, and Mulder and Skinner's interaction in it. But you don't need to worry about missing anything. It is complete in and of itself.
One thing that threw me all the way through - the name of one of the Serial Killer's last victims? Miguel Alvarez. Which won't mean a thing, unless you happen to watch HBO's Oz. Which you may have noticed from my recs, I do. And not only that , but on Oz? Miguel Alvarez is one of my favorite characters...so everytime they mention him, it kind of throws me right out of the story, for just a second or two, you know? It's weird. But still, I really enjoy this fic, every time I read it...
( Skinner picked up the phone. )
I rate this fic: Pretty Damn Good