Alternative Xena Stories


last updated: June 8, 2011

... A Beginning....- Grit Jahning available in ebook format
Just as the title says.....this is a beginning. Taking a day off Xena and Gabrielle use this opportunity to enjoy some quiet time together.........and sometimes all it takes is a kiss..........

...And From a Grape - Lead Fox available in ebook format
Summary Pending

...Came a Seed - Lead Fox available in ebook format
Xena and Gabrielle are called to Corinth, to act as character witnesses in the trial of Autolycus. When facts prove hard to come by, devine intervention is suspected. Gabrielle comes to terms with her love for Xena, at the most inappropriate time.

25 Years Without - Jaden available in ebook format
Another Plot? What Plot? story about Xena and Gabrielle's need to be close together following the season 5 ender "Motherhood".

55 Words - Killing Joke
Summary Pending


A Bard's Fury - Bardbaric

A State Of Grace - SyrenSoul_Red [Incomplete]
Set a year-and-a-half post-FIN. Gabrielle, the warrior, has made her way back from Egypt to see Sappho perform in Thebes. Xena's ghost is at her heels. But this will not be a ghost story...

A Day in Our Lives - Minerva
New installment in R place series. A Tara/Gab story.

A Different Night - Xenabrielle
This is my first attempt at a fan fic, it's not set after any particular episode but can be interpreted by the reader to be set after pretty much any battle which they desire. The story is a 'first time' tale of Xena and Gabrielle admitting their true feelings for one another.

A Million Ways - Xena's Little Bitch aka Julia Goldman
An explicitly erotic first time story taking place sometime during the fifth season. Xena just can't stop fantasizing about getting it on with Our Gabrielle. Will she have the nerve to act on her fantasies? Hmmmm...

A Nation's Pride - Kennedy Northcutt
This story takes place several months after the events of the third season of Xena. It includes references to the episodes The Bitter Suite, One Against an Army and others that touched on Britannia, Chin, Velasca and the rift that developed between Xena and Gabrielle.
When Xena and Gabrielle arrive at the Amazon village, they are in for more than they bargained for. When a sudden illness takes Gabrielle down, Xena must help the Amazons deal with a threat that could undermine their chances for a peaceful future. Will Xena's efforts on behalf of the Amazons end in disaster? Will the gods interfere, once again? Or will past prejudices and present animosities change the landscape forever?

A Solstice To Remember - Akiela Xal

A Weekend With Aphrodite - Norsebard
On their way to Athens, Xena and Gabrielle decide to take a rest in the temple of the Goddess Of Love - perhaps they shouldn't have! The three of them soon find themselves on an adventure unlike any they've ever been on

"ABCDEFG" or "A Bard's Convenient DIY Erotic Fiction Generator" - Claire Withercross
This is not really a story but a joke tool to help bards write sex scenes. It's as simple as ABC, or to be more precise, it's as simple as ABCDEFG. Bards, do you struggle when it comes to writing that passionate and erotic sex scene? Yes? Then struggle no more. Claire Withercross Productions in association with Claire Withercross International Conglomerate Enterprise Associate Consultants bring you the ABCDEFG! Yes, the ABCDEFG! The tool all writers of erotic fiction in the Xenaverse have been waiting for. Twosomes! Threesomes! Lonesomes! With multiple usage of the tool you can create orgies with up to 17, (YES 17!!!), of your favourite characters in the Xenaverse in the most dirty, explicit, disgusting sex scenes you can imagine, (and I know how much some of you bards can imagine!). Never be stuck for making your sex scenes original, sexy, passionate, or bizzare ever again with the ABCDEFG. A Bard's Convenient DIY Erotic Fiction Generator.

Abandoning Hope - Nut56
What starts off as a regular Solstice for the two companions turns into a nightmare when they're split apart by the appearance of Hope. Mistaking Gabrielle for her daughter, Xena finds herself making mistakes that she has somehow to find a way of making up to her grieving friend. A visit to Poteidaia then Amphipolis goes some way to mending their relationship, but it proves to be more complex for them both than Xena expects.

About Artemis - BL Miller available in ebook format
Winner of the Second Xenite Bard Contest in 1997, this story features Artemis, Goddess of the Moon and protector of the Amazons, losing her godly powers after violating a sacred rule. Now mortal, the former deity is forced to depend on Xena and Gabrielle to help her solve the three mysteries and recover her godhood before time runs out...for all of them.

About That Kiss... - BardGirl available in ebook format
In a story taking place following the quest, Gabrielle wonders about the kiss until finally questioning Xena about it.

About Time - Jessica Hudson
Xena and Gabrielle visit their long time friends the Amazons. Where Xena and Eponin find them selves in the middle of Ephiny and Gabrielle's search for love.

Above and Beyond - Annemaart available in ebook format
The story is written in the form of a letter, left behind on Christmas day. And that's all I can say about it, really,†without giving away parts of the plot, so you'll just have to read it if you're curious ;).†

Adventures Of Gabrielle (and some other person) (The) - Claire Withercross available in ebook format
This is a parody of how the dynamic duo first got together. It's likely to be the first in an occasional series. A young woman ventures into the big bad city and applies for a job as a sidekick. However, the hero may not be all she at first seems!

After the Siege - UDK_Bard available in ebook format
A playful little vignette where Gabrielle wants Xena to explain her comments at the end of the episode "Amphipolis Under Siege". PG 13-15 maybe.

After the Volcano - Mary Morgan
A Swollen Bud winner, this story is about a father seeking revenge against Xena meets a bard looking for a loved one lost in a natural disaster.

Afterwards by Adam Chiron
Over one year after the events of A Friend In Need , Xena's spirit has moved on and Gabrielle is alone for the first time since joining the warrior princess. Confused and moving down the wrong path she finds enemies from the past closing in to use her for their own desires.

All For A Moment's Memory Loss - Cheeyah available in ebook format
To make amends for having forgotten Gabrielle's birthday, Xena agrees to do something she absolutely dreads.

All Hallow's Eve - L. Crystal Michallet-Romero available in ebook format
On All Hallow's Eve, Gabrielle plans a very special night with her warrior, in hopes of pleasing the spirits. But their night of camping under the stars doesn't go as planned as the spirits play some good old fashion tricks on the two lovers. All Hallow's Eve will never be the same for the Gabrielle and Xena.

All Or Nothing - Spheeris
Set during Season 5 - Aphrodite cares more for a friend than she does for family, but her love doesn't change facts.

All the Time in the World - Ri available in ebook format
Xena and Gabrielle try to figure out how the events of Between the Lines will affect the rest of their lives.

Always - Grit available in ebook format
Taking place after Never. Gabrielle is still on the ship that is headed to new beginnings. But sometimes waking up alone is the hardest part...

Always - Spheeris
Xena is back among the living and on a mission, which Gabrielle is being hunted down. Who is pulling the strings? And will love win out?

Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 5 Part 6 Part 7 Part 8 Part 9 Part 10 Part 11 Part 12

Part 13 Part 14 Part 15 Part 16 Part 17 Part 18 Part 19 Part 20 Part 21 Part 22 (Conclusion)

Alpha and Omega - Acidburn
People never refer to Xena by her given name when Gabrielle mentions her in passing, only 'The Chosen' – εκλεκτο?! – in the rare villages she visits in search of food or supplies.

The Amazon Queen Series - L.M. Townsend

Amazon Queen Series
  Part I : A God-Thing available in ebook format
Ares asks Xena to help his Amazon daughter
  Part II : The Rite of Caste available in ebook format
Ares' Amazon daughter helps Xena realize that letting Gabrielle follow her heart will not disturb the fact that they are soulmates.
  Part III : Family Matters available in ebook format
Ares goes after his sister's daughter to make her into Xena's 'Successor'.
  Part IV : Battle Cry available in ebook format
Old enemies are out to destroy the Amazons and with the help of Xena, Gabrielle, and Ares, Melyse must face the darkness of her own past to defeat them
  Part V : The Unveiled Truth available in ebook format
Xena takes Queen Melyse to Amphipolis to visit her son, and receives a surprising revelation about Cyrene's past.
  Part VI : Destiny's Children available in ebook format
Xena receives an even more startling revelation in Themiscyreia, capital city of the Amazon Nation, where Melyse fights to get her cousin on the Throne, despite heavy opposition.
  Part VII : The Dragon's Curse available in ebook format
Gabrielle does the "bard thing" to help Melyse get her cousin on the throne, while Xena's bid to add "Dragonslayer" to her list of many skills is thwarted by Melyse's desire to save the Dargons.
  Part VIII : Amulet of Persephone available in ebook format
Gabrielle fends off Romans in Ephesus, while Xena and Melys meet with Persephone in Eleusis to obtain an Amulet which will protect the Amazons from Rome.

Part IX : The Centaurs' Tale available in ebook format
Ephiny and Selen fight Dahak's evil in the Amazon Village while their mothers face him in Rome.


Part X : The Solstice Taleavailable in ebook format
The story takes place between "Battle Cry" and "The Unveiled Truth". Xena and Gabrielle are back on the road to try to save Amazons from being sold as slaves, while good news awaits Xena back at the Amazon village.


Part XI : Malatyra
Selen' is kidnapped and the three queens travel to Britannia and the Land of Fa∆rie to rescue her, encountering new adversaries - and at least one old friend. (Explicit maintext) (Co-authored with Becky Love)


Part XII : Malatyra (2) available in ebook format
"Non-Explicit " version of previously posted Part XI.


Part XIII : The Totemavailable in ebook format
After 'Ryn and Tecmessa's Joining, Melys's Totem spirit takes her on a soul searching journey, while a worried Xena and Gabrielle go searching for her.

  Part XIV : Warriors and Mothers available in ebook format
While Aryn adjusts to being Joined, the Three Queen's find themselves having to make adjustments of their own.

Part XV : Legaciesavailable in ebook format
While visiting her father, Tecmessa is held hostage by Pharoah, and Aryn finds out just what she inherited from her mothers. Meanwhile, Ares may be up to his old tricks and itõs up to his sister to get him back on track.

  Part XVI : Warrior...Bard...Priestess available in ebook format
With the babies' impending birth, Melys is troubled by some unfinished business in Britannia - and even more troubled by secrets from her own mother's past.
  Part XVII : Warrior...Goddess of War? available in ebook format
Summary Pending
  Part XVIII : Cyrene's Tale available in ebook format
Summary Pending
  Part XIX : Source of Darkness available in ebook format
The Amazons are dying of a horrible plague which Melys discovers is caused by a curse. Only by releasing the soul of an ancient warrior can this Darkness be lifted - but the Amazons most ancient enemy is afoot - can the Three Queens lift the curse before the Nation is destroyed?

Part XX :Daughters of Ares available in ebook format

  • Part I
  • Part II
    This is the longest story yet - and it still isn't finished - so I have decided to "serialise" it. In other words, I will send a part of this story as I finish it. So far, Joxer has returned from the dead with a message for Xena and gabrielle - The Destroyer isn't dead! A mysterious message to Xena and Gabrielle sends Melysë into the spirit realm where Hekate has devastating news for the three queens. In this part, two mysterious visitors come to the Amazon Village - one of whom looks exactly like Xena - and for good reason; she's Eve's daughter and she's pregnant - but that's not all she's carrying. According to her daughter, Lucina, Eve has been "embellishing" on Eli's message.
  • Part III
    Centaurs are attacked in the Amazon Forest and more secrets are revealed all around, while Xena tries to figure out a way to thwart Hekate's plan for her children.
  Part XXI: Once and Future Queen available in ebook format
Summary Pending

Amazon Way (The) - Barderella available in ebook format
So just what were Ephiny, Solari and Eponin like when they were younger? Let me put it this way....Ephiny was not always so diplomatic, Solari was not always such a tease, and Eponin was not always....well ok, yes she has always been sorta stoic and grumpy, but she's sensitive too! (hehe) Follow their adventures as they learn all about life, love, friendship and "The Amazon Way".

Part 1    Part 2    Part 3    Part 4    Part 5

Amulet (The) - D. J. Belt available in ebook format
Xena and Gabrielle are enlisted by the goddess Artemis to join an old acquaintance of Xena's on a mission to unravel a dark mystery involving the missing remnants of the Amazon nation. Along the way, Xena is assailed by deep remorse and self-doubt, Gabrielle suddenly vanishes, and her old friend may offer the key to the puzzles which plague her.

Anandante for Two - Lori A. Meyers [post-FIN]
Xena is pondering her decision to admit her feelings for Gabrielle after the events in FIN.

And Baby Makes ... - Carole Giorgio available in ebook format
This new story is Not a continuation of the New Beginnings series - even though it seems like it is because it starts where the series left off, but this will be either a stand alone or a mini series in and of itself (if I continue on after the birth.)

And It Continued With A Skunk - Alexiares available in ebook format
Thraso is as hapless as ever, this time travelling with her girlfriend Eumache to Arboria on a diplomatic mission. The little Party soon picks up not only Xena and Gabrielle, but also Cyrene with her supply of pastries and mischief. No meeting between Thraso and Xena can be an ordinary one, and revelations and mayhem are the result.

And It's Only Love - Kamouraskan available in ebook format
Xena and Gabrielle attempt to return a child kidnapped by his father 8 years later. Hanky Alert.

And There She Went - Azul Bard
Xena's thoughts after Gabrielle marrying Perdicus in Return of Callisto.

Angel in My Eyes - Paully Adams available in ebook format
It is a love story told from Gabrielle's point of view.

Angry Man (The) - Rab Donald available in ebook format
Xena and Gabrielle have to deal with an angry Spartan soldier.

Animal Instinct - Stacey X
A short story in where Xena and Gabrielle spend time in a tavern, see what they get up to.

Annals of the Queens - Pysta [classic/alt/complete]
Part 3 of a Series
Gabrielle, Xena and the remnants of the Amazons of Thessaly make their way across Aegea's Sea to the Isle of Lemnos - their new home. On the way, Gabrielle shares more about her adventures in Egypt, and she and Xe discover more about themselves than even they had guessed. Xena adds something mysterious to her "many skills" - and Gabrielle does, too.
And a new life begins to be shaped by their capable hands.

Another Amazon Princess - MyOsage available in ebook format
Let's step back again to a time where Gabrielle is a content, competent Amazon Princess and Xena is every amazon's fantasy. Can they can ignore their instant mutual attraction? I think not∑..

Another Chance - Nalysia available in ebook format
The sequel to Welcome Home. Taking place after Motherhood

Another Day In The Life - Jay available in ebook format
What happens when a grouchy Warrior Princess with insomnia and her long suffering sidekick stumble across some alternative XWP fanfic? Set after the end of season five.

Another Day in the Life (How Gabrielle got her Pink Nighty) - Barbara Davies available in ebook format
In which Xena and Gabrielle face yet another giant ... and Gabrielle acquires a new nighty.

Another Kind of Quest - Kate Kane
This story takes place immediately after Destiny and The Quest (2.12 and 2.13). A lthough Xena has been brought back to life, Gabrielle is haunted by what happened and unable to sleep, until Xena comforts her. As the trauma slowly subsides, other emotions previously undealt with begin to surface... First time story, and then some. This is part 1 of a story, but it can also be read independantly.

Another One of Those Nights - Rab Donald available in ebook format
Summary Pending

Another Time, Another Solstice Eve - Beowolf available in ebook format
Already responsible for two of my favorite Solstice stories ever, Solstice Eve and Solstice Morning Beowolf brings us an absolutely BEAUTIFUL new offering set exactly one year after those two earlier stories. This time Solstice finds the warrior and bard in a very different place under very different circumstances with Xena feeling horribly guilty at the life she is giving Gabrielle. The little bard, however, has different thoughts on the matter, knowing full well from where her happiness truly comes. This story is very much based on the sense of love and family and hope the Solstice season celebrates. It is reaffirming and deeply poignant. VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!! [PLEASE make SURE to read afterwards Beowolf's story Crossings] 12/25/97

Anybody Listening? - Harpy available in ebook format
Xena and Gabrielle are snowed in and avoid talking about what's on their minds.

Anybody's Girl - Iseqween
Meg recounts the highlights of her checkered journey from lowlife to midlife.

Aphrodite's Gift - My OSage available in ebook format
To appease Artemis, Aphrodite agrees to bring Gabrielle and Xena together romantically. But when her plans go awry as Xena refuses to cooperate, Aphrodite decides to give the stubborn Warrior Princess a unique gift.

Aphrodite's Got A Secret - Lena available in ebook format
This little story takes place after the ep. Motherhood. It's one of those "What if....." stories.

Are We There Yet - Del Robertson [Winner Academy Challenge No. 21]

Ares a La Mode - Smenzer (Gabrielle/Ares)
Ares tries to rescue Gabrielle from the cannibals' cooking pot, only to get caught himself. Can Xena rescue them in time? Ares/Gabrielle story. Rated PG

Ares Gift Series - Lena

  Ares' Gift
This is a hurt/comfort story, dealing with rape and its aftermath. And, how love can turn a horror into a blessing. I would rate it an NC17 story.

Part 1     Part 2     Part 3     Part 4

  Three Weeks does not a Lifetime Make...Oh Yeah
Xena and Gabrielle learn just how frustrating motherhood can be. Rated R for content.

  Just The Beginning
The strain is affecting our girls relationship in more ways than one. Rated NC17 for sexual content.
  Return of the Warrior
Xena must revert to her warrior ways to save her family from raiders.

Ares Goddess of War - Murphy available in ebook format
Is where finally the other Gods and Xena get even with him. Humor/Alt

Ares' Last Sword - Patricia Winterburn available in ebook format
A tribute to Kevin Smith. This is Xena and Gabrielle's last favour for the God of War.

Ares’ Plan - Black Dragoon & Amyavailable in ebook format
Ares thought he had a brilliant plan to get Xena back but that plan backfires with some humorous results.

Ari Speaks Out by Crystal Michallet available in ebook format
The sequel to Sins of the Mother

Arrival of the Future - Mary G
What happens when a modern woman is sent to the ancient world and meets up with the Warrior Princess and her Battling Bard?

Artemis Complex - JLynn and BM Morgan [unfinished]
While on the way to the Amazon village for the sacred festival of Brauronia, Xena and Gabrielle encounter several bizarre (and seemingly unrelated) occurrences drawing them into a series of events and comedies of error that may spell the doom of the Amazon Nation and possibly the world.

The goddess Artemis has had the source of her divine powers stolen and, without it, the laws of Nature are spiraling out of control. To make matters worse, the thief is nowhere to be found and time is running out. As they struggle to solve the deepening mystery, Gabrielle and Xena must face armies of slavers, in-fighting Amazons, crazed animals, and most importantly their own divisive struggle when deepening passions and suspicions threaten to tear their friendship apart.

Set in the second season between The Execution and Blind Faith, the story is both a comedic and dramatic race against time, as Gabrielle and Xena struggle to discover the identity of the thief and restore Artemis' belt before the Nation and its goddess are destroyed.

As I Am - Iseqween
Based on her near-fatal experiences in the third episode DREAMWORKER, Gabrielle questions which has more value her “blood innocence” or the weapons Xena warned her against wielding.

As If - Wakar available in ebook format
Vignette of a swim by Xena in a river.

Ashes to Ashes - Cherokee available in ebook format
Leaving the land of the Pharaohs and making that long journey homeward to return her fallen warrior's ashes to their final resting place in Amphipolis, Gabrielle meets a stranger and finds answers to questions she didn't ask, and questions to answers she didn't expect.

As the Camera Turns - Claire Withercross available in ebook format
Ted Raimi introduces a short programme of out-takes from the filming of my story "As The Stomach Turns". See the actors have trouble with their lines, props, and flatulence. Discover how Kevin Smith gets paid; be amazed by the eloquent use of the words and in the same sentence; and find out which of the stars forgot their underwear. Also features footage of a scene that never made it to the final version of "As The Stomach Turns".

As The Stomach Turns - Claire Withercross available in ebook format
Gabrielle, convinced that she is dying, recounts one last adventure. A mission where she and Xena unite two nations through the love of a prince and princess. A tale of love, a tale of gods, a tale of vomit!

As the Xenaverse Turns - Jenny D. Mahler [unfinished]
Xena, Gabrielle, and the rest of the characters from the show are all living in the same town after the series has ended. In my story the characters have played themselves in the series. Some things that happened on the show are real and some are not. This is a lighthearted take on some of those events and Xena and Gabrielle's new life. In my Xenaverse anything goes!

Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 5 Part 6 Part 7

Ashes - Firefly available in ebook format
Cyane's story

Ashlocke trilogy - David Duncan

  Zero Factor - David Duncan
In the conclusion to the Ashlocke trilogy, Xena, Gabrielle, and Eve must help Dave and the students face Ashlocke and the Strand. (R)

Astarte in your Life - Rab Donald available in ebook format
Xena and Gabrielle become lost in thick woods and find shelter in an abandoned Temple of Astarte. (Phoenician Goddess of Love) Trapped by an old adversary, Xena discovers that her companion has resourcefulness and skills well as love.

At Charon's Dock - Kate available in ebook format
A sensual tale of love, longing and sacrifice; set after 'The Rift' - as an alternate end to the tragedy of "Maternal Instincts."

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At the Crossroads - Medora MacD available in ebook format
A chance encounter with a traveling medicine show and a clash with slavers make an already complicated situation even more challenging when Gabrielle issues an ultimatum to Xena regarding their relationship. Set early in Season Three, before the Rift, this PG-13 tale is the first in what bard Medora MacD anticipates will be a four-story arc.

Auspicious Beginnings - Bobbie Stewart
Xena and Gabrielle have only recently begun to travel together.  A short blurb on what they're both thinking one night soon after Sins of the Past.

Awakening Series - Hunter Ash

  Amazon Bonding: An Awakening III  
  Healing - An Awakening IV  

Awakening in the Woods - Katie Burnett
Find out what Lila, Hecuba, and Herodotus see when they stumble onto the camp site of our favorite traveling duo.

Awakening in the Woods - Katie Burnett [classic/alt/short story/complete]
Find out what Lila, Hecuba, and Herodotus see when they stumble onto the camp site of our favorite traveling duo.

Bacchae Night - Jim Yuen available in ebook format
This has been kicking around my head for two years, so I decided to put it to paper in time for Halloween. For background, this is post-Japa. Mistophene, aka Myst, is a young a mazon traveling with Gabrielle from a prior story.

Bacchus Remembers - Annazon Fox
Gabrielle and Xena are separating their belongings in preparation for Gabrielle's upcoming marriage to Perdicas. Meanwhile, Gabrielle can't stop thinking about when she and Xena were Bacchae. Having written about the Bacchae Incident in the Xena Scrolls, she can't shake the feeling that she has left out an important part of that story.

Backup Plan (The) - Beowolf available in ebook format
Your face may permanently freeze into a grin after experiencing this marvelously delightful little tale. Fed-up with Joxer dotting on her like a love-sick puppy, a VERY frustrated bard comes up with the perfect solution to discourage him - one destined to prove PURE torture for a certain Warrior Princess >:) This is well-written, a ton of fun and just BEYOND cute! VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! 12/29/97
AWARDS: "Fooling Around" Swollen Bud Award (May 1, 2000)

Bad Dreams - TheGuardian
Gabrielle catches a high fever after a fight with some bandits. She is sent to a dream world where she sees terrible, heart braking nightmares. Xena and Exl have a fall out because of what has happened, but they must find a cure for Gabrielle. Can they put aside they arguments and save Gabrielle? What is Gabrielle's worst nightmare? This is a story about the meaning of "in sickness and in health"

Bard in a Cage - Barbara Davies available in ebook format
Gabrielle discovers that fame as a bard brings its own problems - an obsessive fan.

Battling Herodotus - Lindsey available in ebook format
After a visit to Potadeia goes wrong, Xena and Gabrielle visit the Amazons. When Herodotus decides to pay a visit in attempts to force Gabrielle to return to the village with him and start a normal life with a man she barely even knows things start to get a little hectic. What ensues is a little bit of violence, an Amazon Queen who lays down the law and Xena on her knee in front of a whole lotta women.

Beaver Hunt - LZClotho available in ebook format
The Florida Everglades comes alive with the magic of a millenial-old bond.

Because I Love You - KnightSkye
A short, romantic tale

Bedtime Story - Brian Davis available in ebook format
What happens when a certain blonde bard runs out of stories to tell.

Beginning Again series - Paully Adams

1. Fitting In - Paully Adams
After the events of "Sins of the Father," Lila has to gain the respect of the Nation - passing her Rite. But to do so, she has to rely on a not-so-friendly Amazon.
2. Discoveries - Paully Adams
Gabrielle learns about her new powers from Apollo. This story takes place around the same time frame as "Fitting In."
3. Love Contest - Paully Adams
Cupid challenges Sophia in a contest of hearts. Which is stronger: Cupid's arrows or love between soulmates?†
4. Family Ties - Paully Adams
Sophia interferes in the plans of a minor god and gets zapped--forcing her to speak the truth only. It is during this time, she tells Ares the truth about family ties that they share.

Beginning of Forever (The) - Nanaabelle available in ebook format
If FIN didn't happen or if it did and a way was found to bring Xena back, how would it all end? This is a kinder, gentler ending to the greatest love story of all time.

Being Everything - Xena's Little Bitch aka Julia Goldman
A kinky first time story taking place directly after "Eternal Bonds." Protecting Xena and Eve brings out Gabrielle's butch side... Sigh...

Best of Intentions (The) - XFBARD
Xena and Gabrielle arrive back in the Amazon village after their honeymoon. Xena is recruited to help with a hunting party and leaves the bard to her own devices for two weeks. A stranger comes to the village, but all is not as it seems. Xena arrives home to find her wife the object of another's affections and her protective streak kicks in, is it warranted? We shall see.

Bet (The) - Verrath available in ebook format
This was inspired by the infamous "Triple XXX Review", performed by Alexandra Tydings and Claire Stansfield at the 2001 Pasadena Convention. Let's just say that Aphrodite finds herself compelled to seduce a rather unlikely person... Classic Xena, Alt, therefore rated PG13

Betrayed - Fantasy available in ebook format
A blurb about the episode Friends In Need. I imagine there are spoilers but I kept my eyes closed while I coded it <g>.

Better Than Ruling The World - Xena's Little Bitch aka Julia Goldman
In this slightly alternate timeline, Xena avoids Caesar's original betrayal and focuses on pirating, causing her to meet Gabrielle a few years earlier than she otherwise would have. They sail the seas and get to know each other, until Gabrielle decides she wants to study at the Athens City Academy of The Performing Bards...

Between the Lines - Linda Crist
Xena: Warrior Princess ended its six-season run in June 2001, and has been released on DVD. I am re-watching the entire series, and after each episode, writing a short story, usually told in the first person from the viewpoint of one or more characters. The stories may focus on what happened during the episode, or they may reveal th1.1 - Looking for Trouble (post "Sins of the Past")oughts and events that take place between episodes.

While you can probably enjoy these without re-watching the corresponding episodes, to get the most from these stories, I strongly suggest you do re-watch them, or perhaps go read the transcript or synopsis for them. One good source is the Episode Guide at Whoosh <> .

1.1 Looking for Trouble (post "Sins of the Past")
1.2 Finding Trees (post "Chariots of War")
1.3 Stones in the Pond (post "Dreamworker")
1.4 Teamwork (post "Cradle of Hope")
1.5 My Friend (post "The Path Not Taken")
1.6 Until Next Time (post "The Reckoning")
1.7 The Virgin Goddess (post "The Titans")
1.8 Of Gods & Thunderbolts (post "Prometheus")
1.9 One for Death the Hard Way (post "Death in Chains")
1.10 Fit for a Queen (post "Hooves & Harlots")
1.11 Influence (post "The Black Wolf")
1.14 The Greater Good Begins (post "A Fistful of Dinars")
1.15 The Wedding Party (post "Warrior … Princess")
1.16 The Strongest Power (post "Mortal Beloved")
1.17 No Fool (post "Royal Couple of Thieves")
1.18 Taking Risks (post "The Prodigal")
1.19 About Nutbread (post "Altared States")
1.20 Brick by Brick (post "Ties That Bind")
1.21 Foreshadows (post "The Greater Good")
1.22 Every Day, Every Day (post "Callisto")
1.23 What Matters Most (post "Death Mask")
1.24 Warrior…Princess…Amazon (post "Is There a Doctor in the House?")
2.12 Death Be Not Proud (post "Destiny")
2.13 A Mile in Your Boots (post "The Quest")
2.14 A Matter of Trust (post "A Necessary Evil")
2.15 Lucky Stars (post "A Day in the Life")
2.16 Baby Love (post "For Him the Bell Tolls")
2.17 How the Mighty Have Fallen (post "The Execution")
2.18 If You Could See What I See (post "Blind Faith")
2.19 Shades of Meaning (post "Ulysses")
2.20 Path Taken (post "The Price")
2.21 Wings of Love (post "Lost Mariner")

Beyond Melosa's Shadow - MyOsage available in ebook format
Melosa is gone, leaving a beautiful, grieving lover behind. When the amazon turns to Xena for solace, and possibly more, Gabrielle realizes she doesn't want Xena to find another lover. And Ephiny hopes for Xena and Gabrielle's happiness. But what about her own unfulfilled desires?

Beyond the Rain - Nut56
When an ordinary day goes very wrong, Xena struggles with guilt over her inability to protect Gabrielle, and both women find themselves in a harsh jail where justice is not highly regarded. When they manage to escape, Xena tries to support Gabrielle in a decision she disagrees with as the two have to face the consequences of their time spent in the prison.

Big Fight (The) - Rab Donald
Xena becomes involved in a contest that worries Gabrielle...the bard's intervention may prove telling...

Birdie Series - OneSockBard

If the Warrior and Bard had a twelve year old trying to be just like them. A little muse who visited and who will stay with me I hope



Birdie's Song
A history and continuation of the warrior and bard's twelve year old offspring

Part 1    Part 2    Part 3    Part 4    Part 5 & Epilogue

3.) Birdie's Song II - The Little Warrior
Continuation of Birdie's Song

Part 1    Part 2    Part 3    Part 4

4.) The Nightmare
Birdie is the young adolescent daughter of our favorite warrior and bard. She has many of the talents and the flaws of her parents and a few interesting characteristics of her own. Thanks for keeping her aflight.

Part 1    Part 2    Part 3    Part 4

5.) Birdie's Day In The Life
A little lighter faire for our Birdie after the heavy drama of Dahak and Hope of "Nightmare". Just a day in the life, but never dull.

Part 1    Part 2    Part 3    Part 4

6.) Rachelle
Birdie's story continues...

Part 1    Part 2    Part 3    Part 4

7.) Invasion
The adolescent daughter of Xena and Gabrielle is growing up and it's no easier for her than it was for any of the rest of us. On this plate of adventure there is conflict with the Romans on the horizon, every day skirmishes with her parents, and a new love becoming more and more important to her.

Part 1    Part 2    Part 3    Part 4

8.) Talus

Part 1    Part 2    Part 3   

9.) The Road Trip

Part 1    Part 2    Part 3   

10.) Gone

Part 1     Part 2     Part 3     Part 4


Black Jar (The) - Dreamweaver available in ebook format
This is a post FIN fiction (which I swore I would never do), can't say too much without giving it away as it is so short. A 'what if' story. It won't depress you, I don't think. No more subtext than the show.

Blades of the Red Sun - Saul Trabal
In Africa, Xena and Gabrielle set out to stop Marc Antony's supporter Lepidus from obtaining a powerful weapon he will use to defeat Octavian and take over the world. In the process, Xena and Gabrielle encounter a second group of warriors who are also after this weapon-and who may prove to be far more dangerous than the Romans. IMPORTANT NOTE: This story was written a year BEFORE Friend In Need.

Blessed - Onesockbard [post FIN] available in ebook format
After the events of "Friend in Need II" Gabrielle sacrifices herself to regain Xena's life, leaving Xena to do some soul and soul mate searching. A happier ending.

Blind Faith - Ken Rogers available in ebook format
Gabrielle's near death injuries, during a conflict with slavers, leave Xena to show the way. (Post FIN).

Blind Faith Revisited - Mikki Hibbens available in ebook format
A First time romantic alt-fic epilog to the episode Blind Faith.

Blue in Your Eyes (The) - Aleria
Resurfacing memories better forgotten during a typical fireside conversation, Xena and Gabrielle discover that coming to terms with the past can help them come to terms with the future... Post Gabrielle's return from the tragic events in "Sacrifice." 

Bonding - Rab Donald available in ebook format
Xena and Gabrielle exchange some rather revealing little stories from their younger days.

Body Heat - Annaria
A first time story in which the warrior gets her bard all heated up.  

Bracelet - Brandie available in ebook format
This short story is about what happens when Callisto makes a threat Xena can't refuse. Gabrielle is made to bear the consequences! Please see intro before reading :)

Braving the Inner Storm - Saul Trabal
This story takes place one month after Joxer's murder of Criton. Overwhelmed with guilt, Joxer is on the verge of a nervous breakdown. Meg finds him unconscious near her brothel, and tries to nurse him back to health, physically and mentally. This story is meant to show Meg and Joxer in a more serious light and as three-dimensional characters-something that was lacking in the television series. It is a dark piece-not meant for children.

Breaking the Ice - Mary Morgan
On a rescue mission to a remote northern outpost, the Bard and Warrior must put their skills to the test to help a starving people who are being stalked by a malevolent, vengeful force. 

Bridge over Troubled Waters - IseQween
Cyrene has sensitive chats with Xena and Gabrielle near the end of SINS OF THE PAST, after she's forgiven her warrior daughter and before Gabrielle appears unbidden at Xena's camp.

Bringing Down the Barriers - Janine Hilltop
Barriers of the heart aren't the only troubles Gabrielle and Xena have to overcome by the next dark moon. 

Burning Candle (The) - AH-Ladis available in ebook format
Xena is on a mission in Syria when a sudden injury changes her into a woman with a mind of a child. Gabrielle finds her and soon afterward they are both captured to be sold as slaves in Baghdad. This is a total Gabfest as the spunky bard must find a way out of their predicament and help bring back the Xena she knows and loves. Contains violence. Read warning first as some scenes are disturbing.

Butyrm Arachis Hypogaea et Quilon Acinus - Absinthe Angel 777
Gabby's Latin isn't all that great. I'll blame any grammaritical errors on her. *s* Probably should have asked Livia but she was off with her wacky cult. Xena got it in her head to ask for a peanut butter & jelly sandwich and this is what resulted.

Cabin (The) - BL Miller available in ebook format
Xena and Gabrielle are kidnapped and tortured by an old enemy of the Warrior Princess. After being rescued by Hercules and Iolaus, the pair are left alone in a private mountain cabin to recover. Their time alone is the catalyst to the opening of their hearts and feelings, but just when they think that happiness is theirs, Gabrielle's duties as Amazon Queen threaten to separate them forever.

Cabin Fever - Smenzer (Gabrielle/Ares)
Xena, Gabrielle and Ares are stuck on the farm during a winter blizzard. To avoid cabin fever, Gabrielle comes up with a unique solution. A Christmas story based on "Old Ares Had a Farm". Rated PG

Callisto's Challenge - MyOsage available in ebook format
When she switches bodies with Xena, Callisto cleverly issues a challenge that will test the love between the bard and her warrior.

Camping with Joxer - Oversoul available in ebook format
This story had been lost and thanks to Lunacy, we've brought it back to the web. "A story which CLEARLY reveals why the warrior-wannabe should NOT be traveling with a certain Warrior Princess and her bard. Lots of humor in this and lots of heat - none of it due to a campfire mind you ;-) Do not even THINK of glancing at this at work - don't do it! I warn you! >:-)" (synopsis courtesy of Lunacy as well)

Candle In the Distance - Kerry Hurley [unfinished]
Sequel to Finding My Way Home. Xena and Gab continue their relationship while trying to deal with the Amazons.

Cards Anyone - BL Miller available in ebook format
One of BL's 'naughty little romps' (see also The Show and The Cloak) about Gabrielle and Xena admitting their feelings. A cave, a rainstorm, a deck of cards, and nothing to bet with except their clothes. This story earned Lunacy's famed "Do not read at work" warning.

Cause of Rage - Crystal Mills
With Solstice and Xena’s birthday on the way, Xena and Gabrielle are both excited to make it to Amphipolis to spend the time with the warrior’s family. After everything works out wonderfully in the duo’s lives, terror strikes, only because of a mishap of the God of War and his sword. Will these events ruin the perfect Solstice?

Centaur's Tail (A) - Alexiares
Life is never dull for the weaponmasters of Ankitheas. Dealing with Eumache's pregnancy and struggling with home improvement projects has Thraso's hands full, a situation Artemis can relate to. An unfortunate argument with Cyrene has led to the home improvement project of all improvement projects in Amphipolis... and their own joining arrangements besides. Throw in a centaur and the remainder of Gabrielle's labours and... ummm... well, the author has no idea, but will keep you posted.

Part 1    Part 2   Part 3   Part 4    Part 5    Part 6

Careful What You Wish For - R. D. Elliott available in ebook format
Xena wants Gabrielle to keep quiet and do what she says and gets that wish with devastating results for both of them.

Chakram - Aurelia [Alt Timeline]
Shipwrecked on a remote island, Xena and Gabrielle try to come to terms with their new relationship, and the inquisitive nature of active nine year-old. Is this idyllic setting as perfect as it seems, or is it the home of something more sinister?

Chakram and Scroll - Cheza Yumi Usagi [postFIN]
Heading to Amphipolis to bury Xena's ashes, Gabrielle meets up with Aphrodite and Virgil. Together they head out for Egypt. What will await them in the Land of the Pharaohs?

Chakram & the Dragon (The) - Pysta
Returning to the Amazons is one thing - leading them is another. Gabrielle demonstrates her strength of character, and her wisdom. Her hopes and plans for the future of the tribe are strong. But life is full of twists and turns, and the reality of their chaotic world sets challenges that they must endure, and overcome - if the Amazons are to escape oblivion. 

Chakram Toss - Stacia Seaman available in ebook format
A night of fun and games ensues when the bard has a little too much wine.

Chalice (The) - The Norm available in ebook format
Takes place after the India Arc.(Spoiler alert) Xena & Gabrielle must find the Chalice of Hemera.

Chained - Lariel available in ebook format
Gabrielle and Xena's relationship has taken a sudden and unexpected turn - Gabrielle's reactions to the after effects.

Charon's Troubles - BL Miller available in ebook format
Sysiphus throws Charon, keeper of the ferry that transports the dead over the River Styx, out of the underworld. Hades asks Xena and Gabrielle to help him find his missing ferryman while at the same time they're being forced to deal with souls released from Tartarus back to the Overlord. The problem? They're all people who died at the hands of one Warrior Princess and it's her blood that they want now. Even after finding Charon, it proves to be difficult to keep him out of trouble, especially in places where dancing girls and gambling may be found. As if this wasn't enough, Gabrielle gets injured and Xena has to care for her.

Cherished Second Chance (The) - Chancercmp
synopsis pending

Child (The) - WordWarrior
Summary Pending

Choice (The) - Jan V. available in ebook format
A post-Friend In Need piece that brings Xena back to life.

Choice Weapons - Julia Swan available in ebook format
This is a post-FIN tale. In debt to Aphrodite for a favor, the spirit Xena must find a way to get rid of Ares forever. She gets a little help from Gabrielle and an unwitting Aphrodite. The story fills in some holes in the XWP mythology.

The Chosen Path - Adam Allison [Incomplete]

Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 5 Part 6

Chosen's Prerogative (The) - romansilence
This story starts about one year and a half after Bitter Suite. Gabrielle is ruling the Amazons and Xena is married to Hercules. Hera interferes, Xena snaps, and Gabrielle has to deal with the fall-out, also involved are Ares, Artemis, and Athena.

Christmas Solstice (A) - Lena available in ebook format
A new Xena/Gabrielle short story. It follows shortly after Return of the Valkyrie. It is Winter Solstice, Xena and Gabrielle return home to Greece in search of Eve. Rate this a strong R or weak NC17 for Sex.

Circle - Brian Davis available in ebook format
What if Xena and Lao Ma's relationship had not fallen apart, and Xena had reformed at that time in her past?

Circle II - Brian Davis available in ebook format
A sequel to the author's original alternative timeline story.

Circle of Stones - Mary Morgan
The only way Gabrielle can save Xena is by solving the riddle of a mysterious circle of stones.

Clever Too - Wakar available in ebook format
Xena has a little heart-to-heart with her mother after the events in THE FURIES.

Cloak (The) - BL Miller available in ebook format
A short little story (I'm sure it'll remind you of Cards Anyone? and The Show) that pays tribute to that old saying "Some women look great in anything". A cool evening finds Gabrielle in her cloak and Xena discovering why sometimes less is more.

Clones Alone - Aah Shee available in ebook format
Xena and Gabrielle face the 21st Century as clones and try to adjust to their new surroundings. But, just as they begin to settle into a peaceful existence, old adversaries rear their ugly heads and wreak havoc upon their lives. A soulful vampire, named Angel, must come to their assistance. In the process, Gabrielle and Xena must reflect upon their past relationship and try to forge a new bond in this "Brave New World"! This is a first time story, within a story.

Clonefic series - Phantombard

1. Clonefic Part 1 - Phantombard
(44 pages, part 1 of 3, Revised Version). The TV series, Xena Warrior Princess gave rise to a number of memorable characters. First are Xena, the Warrior Princess, and her soulmate, Gabrielle, the Amazon Queen. Perhaps the most popular variations on their characters are Janice Covington and Melinda Pappas. Beyond these four archetypal figures stand Annie and Mattie and the Clones. The episode settings imply that Annie and Mattie are contemporaries of the Clones, with all four living in modern times, but the souls of Xena and Gabrielle seem to reside with Annie and Mattie. So, what of the Clones? Who are they, really? Are they merely simulacra, or the closest things to Xena and Gabrielle in the modern world? Consulting "Bring In The Clones" for their backstory leaves some gaping holes and suggests some answers. It is from those answers that this story grows. The story demands a more plausible history for the Warrior Princess and the Bard of Potidaea. Previously, all we knew about Xena and Gabrielle came from the TV series. Their adventures were dramatized by the production company from translations of scrolls found by Covington and Pappas. Only now can the truth be told, by those individuals who can lay claim to it in the first person. Meet the real soulmates. (Revised Version 11/30/2003, original contest version, 2/27/2003).
2. Clonefic Part 2 - Phantombard
(124 pages, part 2 of 3). The TV show, Xena Warrior Princess provided a few glimpses of the Destroyer of Nations. She was portrayed as a creation of Alti, and was, perhaps, a more extreme version of the Dark Xena, who had existed since her betrayal by Caesar and the killing of M'lila. Like much else, the TV show misrepresented those accounts of the Destroyer of Nations that actually appeared in Gabrielle's scrolls. In fact, this "alter-ego" was a product of the increasing attentions of the God of War. He gifted Xena with a superior ability to harness her battle-mania, her katalepsis, to become an unrivaled killer. After becoming Ares' Favorite, Xena allowed this full-blown aspect of herself free rein on the battlefield, making her a terrifying celebrant of war. She complimented and outlived the "Evil" Xena, and then persisted, submersed by the will of the "Good" Xena, the Warrior Princess. Still, the Destroyer of Nations peeked out of Xena's soul, making brief appearances to exercise her wrath. Perhaps the truest test of who the clones were lay in whether or not Xena still hosted the Destroyer of Nations. Had Alti succeeded and recreated this aspect of the warrior? (Completed 12/20/2003).

Clonefic Part III by Phantombard [unfinished]
Part 3 of the Clonefic series. This will be 12 chapters long.

Part 1    Part 2    Part 3    Part 4    Part 5    Part 6     Part 7     Part 8     Part 9     Part 10     Part 11 

Clueless - BL Miller.available in ebook format
Set after the events in the episode FINS, FEMMES, & GEMS, this story gives the ladies a chance to relax and recuperate after foiling Aphrodite's plans. The go to the local town, not expecting to run into a relative of Gabrielle's...or the secret she's kept hidden for so long. A secret that will forever change the relationship between Xena and her bard.

Cold Winter Night - Nickie available in ebook format
Gabrielle is as stubborn as ever. She doesn't listen to Xena and ends up sick in a cave.

Coming Home for a Coming Out - Foxfire
Xena and Gabrielle are soul mates and lovers, but what happens when they return to Potedia as a couple for the first time?

Confession - Sais2Cool
Gabrielle charts her passionate relationship with Xena, which leads her to reveal a secret that has tortured her conscience for years. ***Warning: This story contains a non-graphic sex scene which can be interpreted as non-consensual.***

Confession by Firelight - Cheeya
Determined not to repeat the sins of her past...Xena spends a soul searching evening tormented by her emerging feelings for a certain young woman from Poteidaia.

Confessions - Kim Pritekel available in ebook format
And who said sitting around a campfire telling stories can't get you anywhere?

Conversation in the Elysian Fileds (A) - Rab Donald
Summary Pending

Constancy - Xena's Little Bitch available in ebook format
Ever wonder what Gabrielle was thinking that year she was lying on the rock, protected by Grunhilda's flame? Or what might have happened if Xena and Gabrielle had their first time just after "Return of The Valkyrie"? Look no further!

Conori's Rise - Irish Bard
When her Queen dies under mysterious circumstances, placing her immoral Second in command, Conori must decide to challenge her rule. Obstacles include fellow Amazons and an evil Shaman. With her loyal friend Teneis, and beloved Cylene, she confronts potential death for her Tribe's future. Note from Author - I picture Conori as Susan Sarandon.....I'm sure she's be flattered to be an Amazon Warrior!

Courting the Amazon Queen - Annaria
Courting the Amazon Queen is a first time story in which the Warrior has to stay ahead of the competition. Not very explicit.

Creative Accounting - Mazrat available in ebook format
Xena and Gabrielle have some fun with numbers after the Warrior Princess's embarrasing little secret is discovered in a very public place. Gabrielle demonstrates her surprising prowess at figure-handling after some interesting Amazon University study courses.

Cross Words - Claire Withercross
An epic tale of love, set against the backdrop of ancient Greece. Two women, one, a tall dark and menacing warlord, the other, a short, naive young bard. Thrown together by the horrors of war, they forge an unlikely partnership to fight for the greater good. Sounds good? Unfortunately my story is just a little campfire scene.

Crossing the Fire - Linda Crist available in ebook format
(Xippy and Bard's Challenge winner) to quote MaryD, "Gabrielle ponders what went wrong in her relationship with Xena as she watches her warrior play with the baby Eve. Xena also wonders what happened and with a little help from the Goddess of Love, a mystery is solved. Xena and Gabrielle finally have that talk about what went wrong in their relationship."

Crossings - Beowolf  available in ebook format
This was posted long ago in the NetForum as a separate story but in fact it is part of the series Beowolf began with Solstice Eve and later continued with Solstice Morning . CROSSINGS is one of my favorite vignettes ever - a simple yet incredibly powerful little tale that with only a few lines will make you feel more than novels hundreds of pages long. It is plainly put - a story about a love that cannot die and will endure forever. VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! This story contains no explicit scenes. 7/11/97

Crossroads of Destiny - Saul Trabal [post-FiN]
A series of circumstances put Gabrielle in a position where she must face one of her most challenging, dangerous missions ever. It will push her to the brink of her abilities, and the fate of milllions hangs in the balance.

Crouching Dragon, Hidden Xena - Spike available in ebook format
Want to know what happened after FIN I & II? I like to refer to this tale fo grief, love and resurrection as the "lost" final episode. (1st Place Winner of the Bards of the Xenaverse Writing Award for the "Restoration Project")

Crucible (The) - Pysta
In this, the conclusion to the Lemnos Quartet, Gabrielle and Xena learn that the path to righteous rule is fraught with complexity. They follow the precepts of Lao Ma, however, and fulfill their destiny, and learn that 'all good things come to those who wait.'

Cry Wolf - Mary Morgan
Gabrielle is forced into a very uncharacteristic role and Xena must control all her natural impulses under threat of tragic loss.

Curse of Higuchi (The) - L. Crystal Michallet available in ebook format
Gabrielle, alone and mourning the loss of her soul mate, finds herself amongst a group of people whose language and culture is very different from her own. Misconceptions and differing social beliefs lead the bard into troubles which only she can get herself out of. Now alone and making her way back home, the bard must either learn to live without her soul mate, or find a way to bring Xena back from the dead.

Part 1    Part 2    Part 3    Part 4    Part 5    Part 6    Part 7    Part 8    Part 9    Part 10    Part 11    Part 12    Part 13 (conclusion) 

Cyrene ex Machina - Annaria
The two women, who can handle almost anything together, need the help of a mother in this first time story.

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