Subtext Reports
Those crazy posts about the episodes originally posted to the nutforum and saved here for posterity in their error riddled entirety (since they were written 'on the fly'). 
Homecoming Series
A series of five (not so short) stories about Xena and Gabrielle building their life together as a couple. 
Magic Series
Janice Covington and Melinda Pappas find love as they uncover more writings of Gabrielle about her warrior princess. 
Conversations by Campfire Series
Set during Season Four, parts of the episodes are worked into chats between Xena and Gab, particularly the subject of Najara and the bard. 
Changes of Heart Series
My take on what happened after Gabby got Chakram'ed upside the head by Xena in the Season Five ender. 
Bonding of Souls Series
This series picks up where 'Changes of Heart' ends with Xena and Gabby back together. Each 'episode' is an expansion of the episodes of Season Six.
Speak Now or Forever Hold Your Peace
How DID Ares get stuck in that tomb from the Xena Scrolls? This story answers that question. 
The Play
Xena and Gabrielle have to play the leads in a performance for a ruthless king to save Salmoneus' neck. Unexpected consequences and confessions are the result. 
The Queen, the Regent, the Warrior
Xena leaves Gabrielle in the care of the amazons, only to have Ephiny and Gabby fall in love. Xena does return and chaos and secret confessions follow.
The Contest
Ares and Aphrodite battle over Xena's spirit. 
Loss of Virginity
Romantic musings from one of our gals. 
Moment of Truth
Gabrielle does anything it takes to keep Xena out of a battle that's foretold to take the warrior princess' life. 
Thank the Gods For Henbane
At an Amazon festival Gabrielle has one too many henbane brownies, which results in a funny and sexy night for Xena. 
As It Should Be
The Queen gets taken by the Warrior Princess at the Amazon Village.
Family Ties
Xena takes Gabrielle back to home to spend a little time with the 'in-laws'. 
Dueling Cousins
Xena's look-alike cousin, Sappho, has always been competitive but now the Tenth Muse wants the ultimate prize - Gabrielle. 
The End
Alternate 'demise' of Xena and Gabrielle based on the Season Four crucifixion. 
Truth or Dare
Sexy romp between Callisto and Gabrielle set during 'A Necessary Evil' 
November 29th, 1942
A little romance fic between Janice and Mel. 
Inside Outside
Set after the events of 'A Family Affair', it's a scene told through the eyes of four people - Gabrielle's Father, Mother, Gabrielle herself and Xena.
Something To Talk About
Xena and Gabrielle's friends are all surprised that the pair aren't lovers so they consider why not.
Henbane, Horsenappings and Other Obstacles
A 'murphy's law' comedy where everything that can go wrong for Xena and Gabby but, of course, they still end up saving the day.
All That Matters
During Gabrielle's birthday party in' Takes One To Know One', Xena reflects on her love for the bard.  
Warlord
What if Gabrielle was actually the one behind all the folks who influenced Xena's journey toward good? 
Have Yourself a Merry Little Solstice
A little Winter Solstice tale that's available in general (not lovers) and alternative (lovers). .
Little Moments: A Day in the Desert
A tale told through the eyes of Janice and then Mel while on a dig.  
Candy or Chaos
'Classic Xena' general Halloween story with Xena and Gabby return for the Potiedaia Harvest Festival.
Conquering Heroine
Gabrielle is the Conqueror in this piece. How exactly? Give it a read and find out. 
Watching and Waiting
Set after FIN II, Xena watches from afar as Gabrielle moves on with her life. 
1971
Police Office Carol and Protestor Erin clash but find they're fighting for the same things. A short story based on my novel, 'One Belief Away'. 

EpisodeIdes of March (S-4, E-21)

Author: CN Winters

Fandom: Subtext report, Xena Fanfiction, Xena and Gabrielle fanfiction

Author Note: Many of these reports are littered with errors because I wrote them quickly and 'on the fly' so I could post them quicker to the 'Nutforum' back in the day.

Feedback: Drop me a line at cnwinters71@yahoo.com.

Ides of March

It opens with Callisto in Hell. Not a very nice place let me tell ya. Fake Gabby and Xena's taunt her and the wig fake Gabby has on looks like the child Hope hairdo - pretty freaky looking. Anyway, she talks with an ugly dude and realizes she could do the devils bidding since he has an interest in Xena. Seems the devil wants bad Xena and he can do this if Xena loses her 'way'. The devil also wants Caesar to do his bidding and placed in ultimate power of the world.

Callisto tells goofy guy she wants to talk to the 'big guy' and help get Xena into Hell. But there's only one rule - Callisto can't harm Xena physically. . .but she can play all the mind tricks in the world.

Ceasar is having an erotic Xena dream when suddenly she stabs him. He wakes up to find Callisto sitting next to him. She's there to see that he becomes Emperor and keep Xena out of his way.

Xena, Gabby and the Amazonette that I'll continue to call Betty (see subtext report on End Game) are on their way to see Eli (whose in Greece now) when they get attacked. Xena finds out Caesar put a 6 million dinar price on her head. She decides to go to Rome and kill Caesar. She asks Gabby to stay put and Gabby agrees - the way of the warrior is Xena's way and she will not interfere.

While Xena is in Rome, Gabby and Betty catch up to Eli who has healed a man who couldn't walk. They chat and Eli does his preaching, however Brutus shows up and takes Gabby as a bargaining chip for Caesar against Xena. He promises Gabby will be unharmed and Gabby doesn't believe it but the group goes peacefully.

Back in Rome Xena is sneaks in and nearly chakrams Caesar but Callisto catches it and Xena gets the "Oh ****!" look on her face and takes off. She runs down an ally to find Callisto twirling the chakram on her finger. Calli tells Xena that she can't win. Brutus has captured Gabby. Xena said she doesn't believe it and Callisto tells her that Brutus is going to be sent to Gaul and she's got info . . .and the conversation drops from there.

When Gabby and the gang come into the Roman compound they see all kinds of crosses being made. Brutus asks who they are for and is told some pirates are being brought in. Gabby tells him he doesn't really believe those crosses are for pirates? And he still says Caesar will keep his word and not harm anyone. But you can see, ole Brutus ain't so sure.

He leaves and Xena walks up and asked where Gabby is so shes could save her. Gabby deserves that much since she saved Brutus. Xena says she has inside info on a trip to Gaul Caesar has planned for Brutus - assassins are waiting for him there. She tells Brutus to beware of the 'Ides of March' because Caesar will proclaim himself Emperor. Brutus still says he doesn't believe her but being a man of honor her tells Xena that she can find Gabby at a compound at the bottom of a mountain.

Brutus heads back to Rome where he learns that Caesar is going to kill Gabby and tells Brutus that he wants him to go to Gaul next. Brutus looks nervous and asks why. He won't tell Brutus. In addition he tells Brutus that he's got an announcement to make before the senator soon. Brutus now knows that Caesar has to be stopped.

Xena is staking out the Roman camp when Callisto comes back offering an eternity of peace if she'd follow Gabby's way of life. Xena sees that Callisto is trying to hard to 'change' her warrior way and declines. She kicks butt all the way into the jail and saves the gang.

Everyone rushes out and Callisto watches the fight below in the square. Xena is succeeding and she's going to get away. Callisto can't have that so she hurls Xena's chakram into Xena's back, cracking the chakram in two pieces. Gabby watches Xena's legs buckle to the ground and screams for her to get up.

When a big guy charges with a sword, Gabby picks up a spear and impales the guy. More guys charge and Gabby picks up Xena's sword and starts slicing and dicing. She keeps screaming for Xena to get up but Xena says she can't, something happened to her spine and she can't move.

Gabby keeps taking the guys out - she head-butts 'em and drives a knife into one. She slices another guys throat. All the while Xena is crying telling Gabrielle to stop. After the 8th guy - yes Gabby killed 8 people - she gets surrounded. She drops the knife and realizes it's over. Eli, Betty and the other followers are fleeing safely into the woods.

Next Xena and Gabby are in a holding cell. Xena can't move and she's resting in Gabrielle's lap. She tells Gabrielle she's sorry for all the times she should have treated her better and she's sorry Gabby gave up her 'way' for her. Gabrielle said she chose the way of friendship and that Xena saw her for who she was and she'd never regret that. Xena said she wished she had read Gabby's scrolls and Gabrielle tells Xena she would have liked them.

The guards come and begin to take them out to the cross. At the same time Ceasar is about to give his speech. Brutus has talked members of the senate into killing Caesar since he's far too powerful. Callisto watches X and G getting dragged and stands catching snowflakes on her tongue<LOL> Gotta love her huh?

The daggers in the assembly start to come out from behind the toga's as Caesar is talking. They tie Gab and Xena up and ready them. AS the first nail goes in, Caesar is struck in Rome. Then again and again. The direction is great because the look of pain for Gab and Xena is the same for Caesar who is dying at the same time. Finally Caesar lay dead. G and X are hoisted up on the cross.

Xena dies first. Her spirit going over to Gabrielle and cradling her face. Next Gabrielles spirit comes out and they hold hands. A bright light comes out and you can see their two little flying spirits get sucked into the air. . .fade to black.

So there you have it. . .was it everything you dreamed of<LOL>. I think this is probably one of my favorites from Season Four, if not the series, so I hope you enjoy it as much as I have.

Of course this isn't the end - ROC's directing debut is next week so stay tuned. It looks like a really funny one so it should be entertaining.

 

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