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This is a combined file of both general and alternative fiction reviews. The alternative stories are designated as such with an [Alt] at the end of the title line.


**ALMOST by Fathom - [Alt]
A touching short story that has Gabby finally confessing her feelings for the Warrior Princess after Xena almost dies.
Used to be available at: Universal's Xena: Warrior Princess Netforum
URL was: http://netforum.universalstudios.com/netforum/read/mca.tv.xena/5bc2jb$ng1@www4.mca.com
Reason for removal: One of the many stories lost during the periodic purge of old postings on the NetForum.

BARD'S THOUGHTS (A) by TwoCan - [Alt]
Sweet vignette that has the warrior trying to understand why Gabrielle seems so distant - and then getting the surprise of her life when she investigates. - 5 pgs., 5/30/98
URL was: http://scrollsociety.simplenet.com/fanfiction/alt3/twocan/bardsthoughts.htm
Reason for removal: Site closed.

BLIND by Sarah Miller - [Alt]
Simple, yet surprisingly effective, Sarah's latest contribution is reminiscent of the early years between warrior and bard as Xena leaves her partner behind to go on a mysterious mission. Not long afterwards, the bard hears some devastating news and sets out on her own to discover the truth never suspecting how successful she will be in doing just that for herself...and her warrior. Sarah has a very subtle style that recalls real life in how it merges significant scenes with every-day moments. A compelling read. [unfinished] - 17 pgs., 11/18/99
URL was: http://www.whitefearn.com/miller/blind1.htm
Reason for removal: Site disappeared.

BREAKING THE SILENCE by Circe - [Alt]
Nicely written first-time story set after the events in RETURN OF CALLISTO which has Xena worried at how withdrawn Gabrielle has been and the bard realizing that she can't continue to hide her real feelings from the warrior. - 11/24/97
URL was: http://members.aol.com/xenatales/missgabs/tales/silence.html
Reason for removal: Site closed.

**CHOSEN (THE) by Verda - [Alt]
Set in a mythical, medieval world where a sadistic Sovereign rules the land, slaves serve the whim of their masters and women have little say in the course of their lives, Verda's new story is an intriguing, action-packed, fast-paced tale about two very different women from opposite ends of this society who against all odds find in one another the inspiration to change their world and themselves. Daughter of the Sovereign, Lady Roslin is resigned to accepting an arranged marriage to a man she hardly knows when fate intervenes, wrenching her from the comfortable, protected, controlled existence she's known all her life to bring her face to face with the handsome rebel leader leading a slave revolt. An accomplished, fearless warrior, Brice can command thousands but behind the cold blue eyes and warrior garb hides a secret. Forced since birth to live a lie and scarred by a cruel rejection, Brice is committed now to bringing freedom to the land but the sudden appearance of a beautiful little blonde will complicate things - opening old wounds and making the rebel leader vulnerable when Brice can least afford it. In a world of extremes where you are either slave or master and inequalities define the differences between men and women, Brice and Roslin will struggle to find a middle ground, fighting to create a society in which both they and their people will be free to love and be happy and most of all...be themselves. Verda delivers a very entertaining story here with nerve-wracking twists and some very poignant challenges to the relationship. A treat for uber fans, this one comes HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! - 91 pgs., 10/17/99
URL was: http://www.amazontrails.com/xena/chosenone.htm
Reason for removal: Story now only available commercially.

DAO ON A SOLSTICE EVE by J.C Wilder
A heartwarming vignette set on a Winter evening that finds Xena and the Gabster staying with the Amazons as they recuperate from their ordeal in Chin...and help an old friend deal with a little problem :) A perfect Solstice tale about the good that can come from even the darkest of times. - 2 pgs., 9/17/98
URL was: http://story.simplenet.com/dao.htm
Reason for removal: Story was available during the Holidays 1999.

DARK OF NOON (THE) by Jacqueline
A nicely written, serious story that has Xena going up against a warlord in possession of a deadly weapon given to him by Ares. Motivating her in part is the chance to avenge a hero who's face she saw only in passing years before. Meanwhile Gabrielle tries to come to terms with the possibility of loosing the friend she loves, feeling powerless to do anything about it. - 10/20/97
Used to be available at: Tom's Xena Fan Fiction Page
URL was: http://xenafan.com/fiction/content/darknoon.html
Reason for removal: Unknown - no longer available at the site

**DEATH'S BEAUTIFUL DAUGHTER by Nene Adams - [Alt]
Already known for her masterful uber characterizations, Nene tries her hand this time at more traditional Xena fanfic, bringing us a fast-paced, emotional, romantic adventure which features the original warrior and bard and introduces us to a fantastic new character - a young woman named Keriset, raised by devotees of Hades and now the finest assassin in his service. It is an assignment, in fact, that brings her into the lives of Xena and Gabrielle in one of their darkest moments as all three soon find themselves fighting a very determined enemy. Featuring the ever-dashing King of Thieves - Autolycus himself, plenty of Amazons, bad guys, and Olympians this is an entertaining, suspenseful read ultimately grounded in the power of love to overcome and flourish. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! - 67 pgs., 2/18/98
URL was: http://web.archive.org/web/20010606234709/http://xwp-altfic.simplenet.com/Death-wynna.txt
Reason for removal: Removed at author's request.

**DISCOVERY by Rooks -- [Alt]
Rooks continues the contemporary uber-story begun in SEARCH with an OUTSTANDING sequel set in Athens where former college student Denise Alexander and artist Rachel Perry are now making a life for themselves and growing ever closer, surrendering to feelings that are both new and at the same time strangely familiar. When a beloved family member presents them with the opportunity to further solidify things between them, Denise couldn't be happier but for the brooding artist a lifetime of fears and insecurities and guilt can't be exchanged for happiness quite that easily. Rooks does a fantastic job with the relationship here, developing the trust and the friendship into a very passionate, endearing partnership. Flashbacks contribute to the characterizations and help to flesh out an intelligent storyline about two people from very different worlds discovering in one another the strength to find themselves. VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! - 63 pgs., 12/7/98
URL was: http://njdingle.hispeed.com/xena/fanfiction/discovery1.html
Reason for removal: Site closed.

**DOMESTICITY by Friend
Set after the episode IS THERE A DOCTOR IN THE HOUSE, this first-ever contribution from a talented new bard is the perfect story for those of us who tend to get nostalgic for those earlier Xena seasons. The story describes a quiet time in the lives of Xena and Gabrielle as the warrior, still anguished over how close she came to losing her young partner, insists on taking particularly good care of the bard - and Gabrielle, seeing the guilt and worry in Xena's gaze, tries to reassure her. All the while, the two are moving closer emotionally - Xena realizing just how deeply her feelings for the bard now run, and Gabrielle realizing that her traveling companion has become the only home she ever really wants. Nicely written, this story wonderfully captures those season one characterizations. A great feel-good tale. DO NOT MISS! - 13 pgs., 7/29/00
URL was: http://www.xenaeyes.com/Domesticity.html
Reason for removal: Site closed.

DREAMWAKING by Alex - [Alt]
Very touching vignette which has Xena remembering the horrors of her past and desperately trying to take comfort in the arms of the bard who loves her. - 10/9/97
URL was: http://members.aol.com/xenatales/missgabs/tales/wake.html
Reason for removal: Site closed.

DRIVEN by Docgirl - [Alt]
This bard's first fanfic effort gets off to a solid start capturing the frenetic energy and drama of a big city hospital ER as surgery resident Joanna Cameron struggles to save a shooting victim. Looking on Detective Lauren Burke finds herself quite impressed with the young doctor - a reaction which Joanna herself shares later when she's introduced to the striking detective. Well written and very atmospheric, this one shows terrific potential. - 9 pgs., 5/7/99
URL was: http://members.tripod.com/~Trag_88/fanfic/nbards/docgirl/driven.html
Reason for removal: Removed by author. Author plans to eventually make it available again.

**FARMER'S TALE (THE) by Rooks
A deeply touching story with a very original perspective, Rooks' latest is the tale of a struggling farmer trying to put food on the table for his family when he suddenly finds himself at the brink of tragedy. Amidts the horror of that moment, a stranger enters his life, changing it forever with a selfless act of heroism and inspiring a young soul to discover the courage within. This is a beautifully written, memorable tale about the impact one moment, one choice can have on the rest of our lives...and beyond. A MUST READ! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! - 3 pgs., 6/24/98
URL was: http://ausxip.com/fanfic3/farmer.html
Reason for removal: Removed at author's request.

FIENDE'S STORY by Fiende
I wanted to let you guys know of this story for a few different reasons. First of all, it's a nice little mystery, as yet unfinished, which has Xena and Gabrielle following the clues in a dream the bard has been having and meeting up with a couple of Norsemen who strangely enough seemed to have been waiting for them to embark of a voyage. Second, this story is located in a new site for Xena Fan Fic, WITE DWARF'S XENA PAGE. Third, the author has added an additional creative touch including artwork with his tale. Is there anything these Xenite bards CAN'T do! ;-) This story maaaay be of the interactive type since the author challenges you to guess what may happen next. - 3/24/97
URL was: http://ansa.simplenet.com/wd/fiende.htm
Reason for removal: Site closed.

**FINDS by Della Street - [Alt]
Janice Covington, the spunky archeologist from XENA SCROLLS and Mel Pappas, her Southern belle of a partner, are back in this tale of discovery that has the two dealing with Mel's jealous fiancee, the antiquities authorities, and their own fears as they learn what their ancestors discovered long ago - that two souls meant to be together will find a way... Well-written and passionate with solid characterizations. DO NOT MISS! - 29 pgs., 5/1/97
URL was: http://www.obsession14.com/XenaRotica/Della/della.htm
Reason for removal: Removed at author's request.

**FOUR NIGHTS, THREE DAYS by L. Graham - [Alt]
L. Graham continues the story she began in THE SWEETEST DREAMS and later continued in HOMECOMINGS with a new tale that is just as much of a delight to read. This time around the bard and a VERY reluctant warrior travel to Amphipolis where Gabrielle is hoping Xena will be able to reconnect with her mother. Amidst the family reunion, the friends also find themselves dealing with other issues as Gabrielle encourages her partner to come to terms with the past and both begin contemplating some appealing possibilities for the future. As in the earlier stories, L. Graham delivers outstanding characterizations in this, giving us a very human Warrior Princess with doubts, fears, regrets and hopes. Her Gabrielle is equally well done as a devoted, determined, and perceptive young woman who knows what she wants and has the courage to go after it. This is a beautifully executed story about the healing power of love and the peace that comes with listening to one's heart. Including some wonderfully fresh dialogue and some very vivid exchanges, L. Graham's latest is a MUST READ folks! VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!! - 52 pgs., 7/1/98
URL was: http://ausxip.com/fanfic3/fournights1.html
Reason for removal: Removed at bard's request.

FURIES' HAND by Jacqueline
A tale of vengeance and redemption that has the Warrior Princess haunted by a mysterious figure sent to return her to the place where she once committed a terrible wrong - there to finally face justice for her crimes. - 4/22/97
Used to be available at: Tom's Xena Fan Fiction Page
URL was: http://xenafan.com/fiction/content/furieshand.html
Reason for removal: Unknown - no longer available at the site.

**GENRE PREFERENCE by Joanna - [Alt]
Joanna is at it again...lets rejoice folks! :) This time she brings us a little exchange between the warrior and bard as they try to agree on a a bit of role-playing - and end up coming up with all sorts of strangely familiar possibilities. Big grin alert on this devilishly funny skit that is a MUST READ! DO NOT MISS! - 4 pgs., 7/29/98
URL was: http://ausxip.com/fanfic3/genre.html
Reason for removal: Removed at author's request. Expected back on the Web in the coming months.

GET YOUR KICKS...ON ROUTE 66 by Miss and Aisa - [Alt]
This is an alternate timeline XWP story based in the present day. Meet Zina, a tall raven-haired beauty on a Harley who is at the right place and the right time to save a young strawberry blonde when she's attacked on a lonely Arizona road. On her way to L.A., a grateful Bree finds herself fascinated with the leather-clad biker but soon realizes she may not get a chance to learn more about the stranger. Clever and promising tale. - 6/27/97
URL was: http://members.aol.com/xenatales/theater/kicks.html
Reason for removal: Story removed by authors - never completed.

**HIGHER EMOTIONS by J.C. Wilder - [Alt]
This story will not only put a grin on your face but will likely have you speaking in a VERY strange tongue by the time you're finished :) It begins at the Temple of Hestia where that ever-so-dedicated Priestess Leah is shocked to discover that the injured young woman just brought in is none other than her friend, Gabwielle! Suffering from amnesia, the young bard can't remember who she is much less who Xena is so on Leah's advice she decides to become a Hestian vuhgin ;-) Soon enough though a slight wrinkle appears in Leah's righteous plans for the young bard when a 6 foot, blue-eyed Wawwia Pwincess shows up looking for her partner and making the new Hestian virgin think...impure thoughts :) Be warned that J.C.'s Leah is gonna have you spitting liquids all over that keyboard. A HYSTERICAL fanfic ride with some nicely touching moments too, this is a MUST READ! VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! [unfinished] - 33 pgs., 4/27/99
URL was: http://members.xoom.com/jcwilder/Higher1.htm
Reason for removal: Story removed by author - never completed.

**HOMECOMINGS by L. Graham
In this terrific sequel to THE SWEETEST DREAMS Xena and Gabrielle return to Poteidaia to spend time with the bard's family. It is an enlightening experience for both of them as the warrior gets a glimpse of the life that led Gabrielle to her and the bard, in coming to terms with her past, feels more certain than ever about her choices in the present. L. Graham does a wonderful job here of fleshing out Gabrielle's life in Poteidaia prior to Xena, giving us an insightful look at the experiences that combined to produce the young woman who would change the life of an ex- warlord. Meanwhile, she's also telling Xena's story - showing the insecurities beneath the tough exterior, showing the vulnerabilities that only a bard is ever made privy too - showing how much these two women have come to mean to one another and how devoted they remain in spite of what they've recently survived. This is a story full of heart with outstanding depictions of our two heroines and the very real, solid bond that glues them together. VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! [Note: aspects of the story can be considered subtext] [See the alternative fan fiction sequel FOUR NIGHTS, THREE DAYS] - 57 pgs., 5/17/98
URL was: http://ausxip.com/fanfic2/homecomings1.html
Reason for removal: Removed at bard's request.

HOPE by Rooks -- [Alt]
Poignant, nicely written offering by a brand new bard which has Xena and Gabrielle meeting a young man with a tragic past whose presence and story will at last motivate the two friends to be honest with one another about feelings they've never expressed before. Clever use of imagery with a good depiction of the evolving relationship between warrior and bard. Note: This story is not explicit. - 29 pgs., 12/27/97
URL was: http://ausxip.com/fanfic2/hope.html
Reason for removal: Removed at author's request.

HOW DID I GET SO LUCKY? by Anonymous - [Alt]
The warrior and bard sizzle as they marvel at the wonder of each other. Have that Amazon ice ready :) [Note: the vignette contains rough language]. - 2 pgs., 2/17/98
URL was: http://www.obsession14.com/XenaRotica/BTinker/lucky.htm
Reason for removal: Site closed.

**HUNT FOR RED ULYSSES (THE) by James Fadden - [Alt]
A HUGE threat to the well-being of your funny bone, this hilarious XWP parody was posted on some of the XWP mailing lists around the time the episode ULYSSES first aired. It is now finally available through the Web and it is an absolute MUST READ!!. It has the A.N.S. Artemis, a fleet attack submarine belonging to the Amazon Nation, on a search-and-destroy mission to locate and annihilate the Red Ulysses - a serious threat to all-things subtext on XWP! Commanding the proud A.N.S. Artemis is Captain Ephiny with a loyal crew of the finest amazons. No matter what they do, however, the Red Ulysses just seems to keep on - er - coming...SO, the XADIC - The Xenite Air Defense and Innuendo Command decides to call on a certain "Mad Dog" for assistance! This is a GEM guys!! You don't need to have seen the movie which inspired the title either - this stands all on its own! It does get a DO NOT READ AND DRINK warning because you are going to be spilling and chocking on everything in sight! VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!! Note: This parody is not explicit although it is highly suggestive ;-) - 8/4/97
URL was: http://xena.cosom.co.nz/takaro/macgab/clulyss.htm
Reason for removal: Story lost when site moved.

**I DO by Katherine Colson - [Alt]
A delightfully original new uber-Xena story set in modern day Denmark which finds American Quinn Andersen trying to escape a troubled past in the States by moving to Copenhagen. With an offer of marriage from a male friend, Quinn hopes to make the move legal but with time running out on her visa she heads for the immigration office and a fateful encounter with a beautiful young Dane named Lisbet. After running into one another again, Lisbet is soon smitten with the stunning foreigner but very much aware that she's only going to get hurt if she opens her heart to a straight girl - much less one about to get married. Katherine does a terrific job of bringing Denmark and its people to life, making the reader feel at home in Copenhagen and the surrounding areas. Featuring very contemporary uber renditions with histories cleverly drawn to recall the warrior and bard, this is a sweet story of love discovered in unlikely places. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!! - 25 pgs., 6/10/98
URL was: http://ausxip.com/fanfic3/ido.html
Reason for removal: Removed at author's request.

INVISIBLE CHILD (THE) by Gillian
Gabrielle and a stranger she meets at an inn tell a story about true courage, sacrifice and the need to be remembered. Nicely written and poignant. This one is for the whole family. - 9/22/97
URL was: http://members.aol.com/xenatales/missgabs/tales/child.html
Reason for removal: Site closed.

IT'S A KIND OF MAGIC by Beaugrnt
A very clever XWP/HIGHLANDER crossover tale that has the warrior, Gabrielle and some of the other characters from XWP living in an Ancient Greece where the immortals from HIGHLANDER are a reality. In these first two chapters, the immortal Xena of Amphipolis, former Warrior Princess, comes upon a young girl desperately fighting the raiders who have already decimated her village. Recognizing what the young woman, named Gabrielle, is and why the raiders want her, the warrior becomes determined to save her from a fate she knows all too well. Beaugrnt does a nice job of integrating the characters of XWP with the elements of the two series. This should be a fun read for fans of both XWP and HIGHLANDER. - 25 pgs., 8/31/97
URL was: http://www.tiac.net/users/beaugrnt/fanfic.htm
Reason for removal: Site closed.

**KIND (THE) by L. Graham
The Xenaverse bards have GOT to be some of the most creative people involved in storytelling today. If in doubt, seek out this latest gem from the keyboard of L. Graham. It is a really delightful retelling of the episode SINS OF THE PAST...from a "canine point of view" ;-) This one will warm the old ticker and plaster a big grin on your face. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! - 6 pgs., 5/27/98
URL was: http://ausxip.com/fanfic3/thekind.html
Reason for removal: Removed at author's request.

**LAST SCROLL (THE) by Rooks -- [Alt]
I sat speechless for about fifteen minutes after reading this story just trying to compose myself. This is one of those rare pieces of fanfic that will make you feel the gamut of emotions, leave you contented and happy, drained and in tears. This is an absolute must read folks. It is actually a story within a story which begins with two youngsters visiting an old woman who tells them a tale from the unfinished scroll in her hands...a tale of a warrior and a bard - the most unlikely of friends - who became so much more. It is the story of two hearts coming together to conquer a storm within and ultimately discovering a love that would persevere in the darkest of times, against every adversity, across the greatest of obstacles - a love unending. MASSIVE kleenex alert on this one but worth EVERY sob! <:) VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! - 25 pgs., 2/17/98
FANFIC ART: Ciegra Story Cover
URL was: http://njdingle.hispeed.com/xena/fanfiction/lastscroll.html
Reason for removal: Site closed.

LOOK IN HER EYES (THE) by Bamaxena
Long, epic saga set after the events in SACRIFICE II which has Xena immersed in a devastating anguish as the forces of darkness conspire against her. Meanwhile friends try to help and in another, distant place, the soul of a bard struggles against its own darkness. Compelling look into the psychology of these characters [unfinished]. - 62 pgs., 9/28/98
URL was: http://www.geocities.com/SoHo/Coffeehouse/7625/looknf1html.html
Fanfic art was at: http://www.geocities.com/SoHo/Coffeehouse/7625/xsilhos.html
Reason for removal: Unknown

**LOST IN TRANSLATION by L. Graham - [Alt]
One of the most delightful Mel/Janice stories I've read in a long time, L. Graham's latest features a seriously frustrated Melinda Pappas, trying to enlighten a rather clueless archaeologist on the finer aspects of their ancestors' life in Ancient Greece. Relying on somewhat unconventional characterizations of Mel and Janice, this story is guaranteed to charm the heck out of you. Just plain CUTE! VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!! - 13 pgs., 8/10/98
URL was: http://ausxip.com/fanfic3/lostintranslation.html
Reason for removal: Removed at author's request.

**LUCKY by L. Graham - [Alt]
A while back L. Graham released one of the sweetest, most romantic stories written this year - THE SECOND TIME. Since then she has been understandably besieged by requests for a sequel SOOOOO she now brings us LUCKY which is a PREquel...although she recommends you read THE SECOND TIME first. Got that? ;-) GOOD! Now, as to the story - like the first (or second as the case may be) - EXCEPTIONAL! LUCKY in effect is the tale of HOW a certain bard manages to get Xena into the little predicament the warrior finds herself in at the beginning of THE SECOND TIME. It features a hysterical depiction of a heavily inebriated Warrior Princess and a desperate bard who with some godly assistance is determined to at last reveal feelings too long denied! A MUST READ! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! - 12/11/97
FANFIC ART: Ciegra Story Cover
URL was: http://ausxip.com/fanfic/lucky.html
Reason for removal: Removed at author's request.

MIDNIGHT MUSINGS by Rooks -- [Alt]
A perfect companion piece for LN James' MIDNIGHT LETTER, Rooks' newest is a little vignette about regrets and the comfort the human heart can find in a feeling called hope. Well-written, thoughtful piece. DO NOT MISS! - 2 pgs., 11/16/98
URL was: http://njdingle.hispeed.com/xena/fanfiction/musings.html
Reason for removal: Site closed.

MINES OF CORINTH (THE) by Hawk35
This new story has Xena and Gabrielle trying to stop a vicious warlord who is at the center of an insidous plan to create a war and gain wealth. Well-written with some good action. - 39 pgs., 2/14/98
URL was: http://www.Geocities.com/TimesSquare/Fortress/1684/Corinth.html
Reason for removal: Removed by author who plans to make it available again eventually.

MY WORD by Fathom - [Alt]
A short vignette that looks at what Gabrielle's life may have been like had Perdicus not been killed. Thoughtful, well-written and chilling... - 6/11/97
URL was: http://members.aol.com/missgabs/word.html
Reason for removal: Site closed.

OF TWO MINDS by Katherine Colson - [Alt]
The debut of this new bard on the Web is marked by a passionate story of secret longings set immediately after the events in the episode ONE AGAINST AN ARMY. Still weak from her wound and the poison, Gabrielle dreams of revealing the true feelings in her heart while the object of those dreams, exhausted herself, is of a similar mind... Sensual piece. [See the sequel STUNG] - 6 pgs., 3/25/98
URL was: http://www.amazontrails.com/xena/twominds.htm
Reason for removal: Removed at author's request.

PAY ME NO HEED by Katherine Colson - [Alt]
Wonderfully erotic, passionate piece woven around the need to possess and the true power hidden in surrendering. Avoid at work and have some COOL lemonade handy ;-) - 4 pgs., 3/29/98
URL was: http://www.amazontrails.com/xena/payme.htm
Reason for removal: Removed at author's request.

**PRELUDE TO A DIG by L. Graham - [Alt]
A *MUST READ* for all of you out there who enjoyed Bat Morda's story IS THERE A DOCTOR ON THE DIG, this little tale acts as a prologue to Bat's now classic piece of fan fiction. Featuring Mel prior to the Mediterranean trip which would change her life forever, Graham's story depicts a southerner who is lonely, who is searching for something - or someone that can make her feel complete. Here at last we get to see the first instance in which a love from the Ancient past touched the ancestors of Xena and Gabrielle. VERY nice! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! - 10/10/97
URL was: http://web.archive.org/web/20010606234709/http://xwp-altfic.simplenet.com/lgraham-prelude.html
Reason for removal: Removed at author's request.

PROMISES TO KEEP: A TALE OF SHERWOOD by L. Graham - [Alt]
A poignant, nicely written sequel to L. Graham's first uber-Xena story SHERWOOD which finds Xan of Locksley and her beloved Gabrielle happy at last, awaiting the birth of Gabrielle's baby. Unfortunately it is a happiness they wont be able to enjoy for long as Xan gets word of an impending attack and must go off to fight the forces of Prince John, including a valiant knight who is determined to bring the Butcher of Sherwood to justice. Featuring some wonderful flashbacks and a few VERY amusing references to the lives of a certain warrior and bard, this is a rousing tale with some surprising twists and a very sweet love story. - 33 pgs., 2/2/98
FANFIC ART: Ciegra Story Cover
URL was: http://ausxip.com/fanfic2/promisestokeep.html

**REALITY TAKES A BITE OR, THE HONEYMOON IS OVER by Nene Adams - [Alt]
An absolutely PRECIOUS little vignette that reveals what happens to a warrior and bard when they start to become aware of certain...limitations in their relationship. This one will have you grinning ear to ear! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! - 2/9/98
URL was: http://ausxip.com/fanfic2/realitytakesabite.html
Reason for removal: Removed at author's reequest.

**REGRET by Extra22
A wonderful little story set about six months after Xena and Gabrielle's first meeting, this is told through the warrior's perspective as the two struggle through some very cold weather and the ex-warlord finds herself at odds about her companion's presence - convinced that going back home will be best for the girl...yet feeling strangely saddened by that likely possibility. Soon the two are joined by a fellow traveler, with a story to tell - and a lesson to teach. Extra22 does an excellent job here in capturing Xena's "voice" presenting us with a warrior who is amusingly blunt, ever cautious about strangers and about those walls around her heart, yet quietly vulnerable as well. A fine read with a nostalgic feel to it. DO NOT MISS! - 5 pgs., 9/19/00
URL was: http://www.casaloco.com/crysanium/bards/extra/regret.phpl
Reason for removal: Site closed.

**RESOLUTION by Perager - [Alt]
This is a VERY timely new story set after the events in DEBT II - THE BETRAYAL which has Xena and Gabrielle once again facing the dangers of life on the road as they make their way back from China. Adding to Xena's worries is the emotional stress the bard seems to be in - a stress reflected in constant nightmares and fatigue. Before they can try to deal with those, however, the two friends find themselves in the middle of dangerous situation as they try to help a town Xena once raided defend itself from another warlord. Perager does a skillful job of capturing the characters of Xena and Gabrielle as the two struggle with the challenges their friendship is now facing while never forgetting the love that binds them together. HIGHLY RECOMMEDED!! Note: This story is not explicit. - 76 pgs., 11/30/97
URL was: http://members.aol.com/Perager/resolutn.htm
Reason for removal: Site disappeared.

SACRIFICE, SURVIVAL, SALVATION collaborative effort by the bards from The Bard Cafe (Kaiser, Maven, XXXLBadboy and Dancyer)
Set immediately after the events in the episode SACRIFICE II, this collaborative tale suggests an interesting premise as a broken-hearted but very stubborn Xena sets out on a dangerous journey to rescue her soulmate while Gabrielle realizes that she's once again being used to try to destroy her partner. The story flows quite smoothly despite the different writing perspectives. Good sense of suspense. [unfinished] - 13 pgs., 7/7/98
URL was: http://www.freeyellow.com/members3/carmi/
Reason for removal: Unknown.

SEARCH by Rooks -- [Alt]
This is the latest in a growing trend of very original, highly entertaining new uber-Xena stories we've been seeing lately. Rooks' latest is set in modern-day Canada where Engineering student Denise Alexander is busy working on her degree but not feeling very happy with the way her life is going. She dreams of traveling like her beloved Aunt Janice has done with her partner Mel - both now in their eighties. She wonders at the lonely existence she's been living and finds herself yearning for more. Then one day a mysterious young woman moves into her apartment building - a tall stranger with pale blue eyes who seems as lonely as she is. Despite the odds, the two will find themselves drawn to one another by a connection neither understands as the legacy of an ancient warrior and her bard once again works to bring soulmates together. This is very nicely written with some truly heartfelt kleenex moments and rather original uber renditions. DO NOT MISS!! [Note: Story is not explicit, see the sequel DISCOVERY] - 47 pgs., 5/31/98
URL was: http://njdingle.hispeed.com/xena/fanfiction/search1.html
Reason for removal: Site closed.

**SECOND TIME (THE) by L. Graham - [Alt]
This is one of the most delightful, passionate and sweetest XWP story you will ever read. A WONDERFUL debut for a new bard that is fantastically well-written and extremely CLEVER! It is the morning after an evening spent drinking and Xena awakes to the shock of her life - a little development which quickly changes everything for the Warrior Princess but which deep inside she refuses to believe, fearful that her darkness played a part and never suspecting the true extent to which a heart has welcomed her in. Absolutely beautiful tale meant for the romantic in us all. [See also LUCKY]. VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!! - 7/22/97
FANFIC ART: Ciegra Story Cover
URL was: http://web.archive.org/web/20010606234709/http://xwp-altfic.simplenet.com/lgraham1.txt
Reason for removal: Removed at author's reequest.

SHERWOOD by L. Graham - [Alt]
This is both an uber-Xena story and a crossover of sorts. Set in medieval England, it places many of the characters that have appeared on XWP in the world of Robin Hood with some changes here and there. In this tale Robin never lived long enough to face the forces of oppression in Nottingham - but his sister did. It is she who turns a band of thieves and peasants into a force to be reckoned with in Sherwood forest, never forgetting the childhood friend she left behind nor the feelings she was desperately running from. Years later, that friend now comes back into her life, reawakening those feelings and firing a passion for justice that will give birth to a legend. [See also the prequel WHEN THE BOUGH BREAKS and the sequel PROMISES TO KEEP: A TALE OF SHERWOOD] - 9/14/97
FANFIC ART: "Xan" by Barbara Maclay
URL was: http://web.archive.org/web/20010606234709/xwp-altfic.simplenet.com/list-al.htm
Reason for removal: Removed at author's reequest.

**SIMPLE MEMORY (A) by Rooks -- [Alt]
A TRULY heart-warming, poignant, beautiful little vignette that will leave you with a smile, a tear in your eye, and an appreciation deep inside for the gift that is love and friendship. This little tale looks at the warrior and bard through the eyes of another - a very special friend who treasures them both and is content to stand in the shadows as the two create history. A great piece that just pulls the emotions right out. VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! - 2 pgs., 2/16/98
URL was: http://njdingle.hispeed.com/xena/fanfiction/memory.html
Reason for removal: Site closed.

SLEEPLESS IN AMPHIPOLIS by J.C. Wilder - [Alt]
A true comedy of ERRORS, this delightful new tale by Kristo has the warrior and bard traveling to Amphipolis where Xena hopes for a reconciliation of sorts with her uncle Argolis who's son was among those who rallied behind her when she was a warlord and died in the process. Trying to lighten Argolis' mood is the village healer who, certain that the widower loves her but is just too stubborn to admit it, has obtained a love potion that will hopefully do the trick. Unfortunately - or perhaps fortunately ;-) - not all goes as planned as that potion unleashes a set of unexpected events that will give NEW meaning to the title of this little story! This is a very nicely written combination of romance and humor sure to put a BIG grin on your face! - 13 pgs., 7/16/97
URL was: http://ausxip.com/fanfic3/sleepless.html
Reason for removal: Removed at author's request.

SOMETHING ABOUT THE EYES by Birdmom
A sweet little uber tale about a grandmotherly type and some very pretty eyes... This one will put a grin on your face. - 3 pgs., 12/22/98
URL was: http://www.houseofbards.com/StoryTime/something_about_the_eyes.htm
Reason for removal: Site closed.

SOMETHING I NEED by Rooks -- [Alt]
In a departure from his usual fiction, Rooks explores the darker side of the Xena/Gab relationship. Set just after the events in the episode CRUSADER, the story has Gabrielle thinking about the past few days with her partner, and accepting her attraction to all the different aspects of her warrior's personality. Rooks delivers a fascinating portrayal of two women with fierce passions who complement one another in ways they cannot deny even if these sometimes blur the line between love and fear. Well-written story that wont be everyone's cup of tea but certainly caries quite an emotional wallop. DO NOT MISS! - 5 pgs., 1/5/99
AWARDS: "Instant Gratification" Swollen Bud Award (July 15, 2000)
URL was: http://njdingle.hispeed.com/xena/fanfiction/need.html
Reason for removal: Site closed.

**STUNG by Katherine Colson - [Alt]
A very sensual, beautifully written new offering set after the events in the episode ONE AGAINST AN ARMY which acts as a sequel of sorts to Katherine's earlier work, OF TWO MINDS. The story chronicles the thoughts of Xena and the bard as they set off from the armory where they fought the Persian army towards Thessaly, each very aware now of feelings for the other but still afraid to reveal those until a hostile little bee helps to expedite matters ;-) Very nice. DO NOT MISS!! - 10 pgs., 4/20/98
URL was: http://www.amazontrails.com/xena/stung.htm
Reason for removal: Removed at author's request.

SUITOR (THE) by B L Miller - [Alt]
Another EXCELLENT offering by B L Miller, albeit a cruel one!! If you're like me, you're going to be squirming while you read this story which features a serious challenge of the heart for Xena from a beautiful Amazon with many skills of her own who is determined to win the affections of a certain bard. This is a different sort of tale in which Gabrielle is forced to examine her feelings for the Warrior Princess even as Xena is faced with the incomprehensible possibility of losing the love of her life. - 5/28/97
Used to be available at: B.L.'s Stories
URL was: http://members.aol.com/IQ139/Page2.html
Reason for removal: Story removed by author.

**SWEETEST DREAMS (THE) by L. Graham
An absolutely DELIGHTFUL story featuring a truly beautiful, tenderly poignant interpretation of the relationship between warrior and bard. Fulfilling an old promise, Xena surprises her best friend with a trip to Thessaloniki to attend the reknown play festival held there every autumn. For the young bard it's a dream come true but for the warrior a nightmare in the making as she anticipates loosing the most precious thing in her life. Graham skillfully captures the sweetness, the fun and the frustration of the Xena/Gab exchanges. Her characterizations of both women is on the money in a story that will leave a warm spot in your heart. VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! [See also the sequel HOMECOMINGS] - 42 pgs., 10/8/97
URL was: http://ausxip.com/fanfic/sweetdreams.html
Reason for removal: Removed at bard's request.

TANGLED WEB: LOVE'S CONFUSION by Dreiser - [Alt]
A wonderfully different new series which in addition to Xena and Gabrielle, will be focusing on the Amazons as well. In this first part, the warrior and bard return to the Amazon village where Gabrielle hopes to get her companion to finally open up a bit. To their surprise, the village is abuzz over the return of another Amazon royal - the daughter of Queen Melosa who left her people long ago to follow her heart but now claims to be back permanently much to the delight of Ephiny, whose own heart broke the day the princess left...Featuring some great characterizations of all the Amazons we love from the series, this series is well-written, and promises to be a lot of fun! - 6/13/97
URL was: http://members.aol.com/missgabs/confuse.html
Reason for removal: Site closed.

TELEPATHY by Steve Mulligan
A few wise words from a certain bard calm Xena's troubled soul. This vignette is set after the events in the episode THE FURIES. - 10/16/97
URL was: http://www.geocities.com/Area51/5038/telepa1.html
Reason for removal: Site closed.

THAT WHICH FOLLOWS by Hudson Montgomery
Hudon's first XWP offering is a good character piece set the day after the events in ONE AGAINST AN ARMY which has Xena thinking of how close she just came to losing her best friend and facing an old temptation with renewed strength. Nicely written. - 3 pgs., 10/11/98
URL was: http://www.zoomnet.net/~kg8rj/xena/genfic/hudson-follows.html
Reason for removal: Site closed.

TRICK OF THE MOONLIGHT by DJWP - [Alt]
This is one of the entries from the recent Halloween Bard Contest - a poignant, haunting story about a love lost and the tragedy of war. Xena and Gabrielle are visiting the bard's uncle when he tells them a story about the battle which took place on a nearby meadow where amidst the fighting a young woman was cut down as she tried to reach her lover. Local legends has it that her spirit still haunts the area, forevermore trying to pull warriors into the safety of her arms. This is nicely written and spooky. - 6 pgs., 11/6/97
URL was: http://ausxip.com/fanfic/trickofmoon.html
Reason for removal: Unknown.

UNKNOWN ROADS by Katherine Colson - [Alt]
A thoughtful vignette offering an intriguing insight into the mind of the Warrior Princess as she struggles with a darkness within that even love cannot completely conquer. Very nice lyrical writing style in an emotionally compelling piece. - 2 pgs., 5/9/98
URL was: http://ausxip.com/fanfic2/unknownroads.html
Reason for removal: Removed at author's request.

WHEN THE BOUGH BREAKS: A TALE OF SHERWOOD by L. Graham - [Alt]
A very sweet prequel to L. Graham's SHERWOOD set during Xan and Gabrielle's early years. A rebellious teenager working at her mother's tavern, Xan puts up a brave front hiding the emotional vulnerability beneath. Her heart is something few are allowed to touch and yet ironically one precocious nine year old has had little difficulty stealing. For Gabrielle, the older Xan is more than just a best friend - she's her ultimate hero - a hero who's determined to validate the girl's faith in her - no matter the cost. L. does a great job with the characterizations in this - depicting in Xan a poignant combination of strength and insecurity while Gabrielle personifies the honesty and tenderness of an innocent heart. Chronicling the beginnings of a beautiful friendship, this one is a MUST READ! DO NOT MISS! [Note - this story is not explicit] - 20 pgs.
URL was: http://ausxip.com/fanfic4/whenthebough.html
Reason for removal: Removed at author's request.

WIND by Draven - [Alt]
Poetic vignette about two soulmates discovering one another. [Note: This is the third installment in the GABRIELLE'S SCROLLS SERIES] - 1 pg., 10/29/98
URL was: http://www.zoomnet.net/~kg8rj/xena/altfic/da-wind.html
Reason for removal: Site closed.

**YOU CAN'T JUDGE A SCROLL BY ITS CASE by Rooks -- [Alt]
An absolutely OUTSTANDING new story from this very talented bard that you will not be able to put down! On their way to assist a village recovering from a vicious raid, Xena and Gabrielle unknowingly anger a god who takes his revenge by switching their bodies. It is a little development that could not have come at a worse time as they soon learn the Amazons have need of their queen. Deciding to pursue one another's obligations, the bard in Xena's body goes to help the villagers while the warrior now much shorter and less intimidating than usual, goes to the Amazons. Meanwhile, a series of events is unfolding that will bring other players into the picture as a sacred artifact is stolen, young hearts stir restlessly, and a couple of VERY inept bad guys device a plan to capture a certain Warrior Princess. This is a true comedy of errors that has everything - humor, adventure, suspense, romance and a number of chapter breaks that can only be described as hysterical! In addition to the main story, Rooks also includes a couple of subplots that will keep you just as captivated. The characterizations are solid, colorful and well-rounded in a long tale guaranteed to keep you entertained. VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!! - 169 pgs., 3/29/98
URL was: http://njdingle.hispeed.com/xena/fanfiction/judge.html
Reason for removal: Site closed.

YOU NEEDED ME by Julee Kay
Long adventure saga set after the events in SACRIFICE II that has Xena trying to deal with the loss of Gabrielle and fighting Ares' latest efforts at bringing her back into his fold while in a distant place another of the God of War's many victims cares for the gravely injured bard. Some nicely emotional moments in this - particularly toward the end. - 91 pgs., 10/6/98
URLs were:
Pt.1 - http://www.zoomnet.net/~kg8rj/xena/genfic/julee-need1.html
Pt.2 - http://www.zoomnet.net/~kg8rj/xena/genfic/julee-need2.html
Pt.3 - http://www.zoomnet.net/~kg8rj/xena/genfic/julee-need3.html
Pt.4 - http://www.zoomnet.net/~kg8rj/xena/genfic/julee-need4.html
Reason for removal: Site closed.

YOUR NAME by Katherine Colson - [Alt]
A very poignant vignette and a fitting tribute to a selfless act of love. DO NOT MISS!! - 2 pgs., 5/24/98
URL was: http://xenafan.com/fiction/content3/yourname.html
Reason for removal: Removed at author's request.


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