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'. 

EpisodeFallen Angel (S-5, E-1)

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.

Fallen Angel

Okay, I'm convinced that these two women are lovers. I didn't see any passionate kisses but the depths these two go through - heaven and hell, then heaven and hell and then heaven and . . .well . . . you get the picture.

The story opens with Joxer finding the little amazonette (who I believe is Calli's sister but that remains to be seen) who points out dead Xena and Gabby. Joxer says he's taken them back because Xena wanted to be buried with her brother and Gabby wanted to be buried with Xena. Gee, wonder why Gabby didn't want to be buried next to her hubby (LOL) I mean after all isn't that how it goes - you get bury with your hubby; not your 'best friend' (LOL). Anyway. . .

Xena and Gab are sitting on a rock when the angels come to take them to 'paradise' aka heaven. The demons however attack and Gabby gets knocked down to hell. Xena manages to fight off Demon Callisto who, let me tell you, is pretty damn ugly. Archangel Michael saves Xena and tells her Gabby's gone to hell.

Xena won't stand for that because well . . . it's Gabby after all(G). She takes a challenge by walking through a cave of fire and becomes an angel to save her bard. Down in hell Gabby is waking up to find an arm drapped around her. Once more it's not Perdyboy who's in her mind but Xena and she calls out her name. But it's actually Calli who starts tormenting Gabby. Calli wants Gabby to eat some demon food to make her a demon but Gabby isn't going for it.

Back on earth, Eli, amazonette and Joxer cut down the bodies.

Gabby still refuses the food but the demons force feed her and turn her into one of them. And let me tell you again. Gabby can be quite the bitch when she wants to be. She and Calli start getting into a great cat fight. All they need was bikini's and a little mud (VBG). However it doesn't last long.

Xena and her angels attack. Calli and Xena fight as Michael grabs Gabrielle so he can take her to 'paradise' and cure her in the holy waters. Calli then proceeds to tell Xena about how Xena ruined her life. Xena realizes the pain she caused and Xena gives Callisto her light and takes her place in hell.

Back in heaven Gabby gets cured and sees angel Callisto and she ain't too happy about it. Seems calli doesn't remember killing Perdyboy (in fact I'm surprised Gabby even remembered him (LOL)). Calli apologizes but Gabby thinks she's evil.

Back on earth, again, amazonette tells Eli it's all his fault they are dead because of his preaching about love and peace. He wanders off as Joxer and amazonette get ready to head for Greece.

Xena is now 'the master's' henchman (you never hear God or Satan mentioned BTW) and rallies the troops to take heaven. Michael knows this and thinks Xena might be able to beat him but Gabby insists to use her as the bait to trap her. Mike tells Gabby that Xena would have to spend eternity in pieces and Gabby says they gotta do what they gotta do. She wants to be an archangel too but must go through a test Xena did earlier.

No fire for Gabby though. She walks into the cave and sees callisto. They talk, they hug, they make up. Gabby's forgiveness allows her to get her wings.

Back on earth Eli sulks about having a great power and can't help his friends and Callisto suddenly hears his pleas.

Xena and her troops attack. Xena seeks Gabby out as Gabby assumed she would and begs her to come to hell with her because, as Xena puts it, 'their love knows no bounds, not even heaven or hell can separate them' and 'their souls are bonded for eternity' so she should come with her. Gabby refuses. The archangels attack Xena and she fights them off.

Gabby takes flight knowing Xena will follow her and leave the battle giving the archangels the chance to win. They draw swords and trade blow for blow against each other. Gabby almost gets the upper hand but falls to the rock ledge where the battle is wearing down. Xena follows. She caresses Gabby's face, picking her up.

Back on Earth, Eli returns to the bodies and tries to heal them. Callisto shows up and puts her hands on his trying to draw their spirits back.

Back in Paradise, Michael watches Xena carrying wounded Gabby to take her to hell to be with her. Gabby begs her not to do it but Xena jumps off the cliff to the underworld. Michael joins them and Gabby screams for Michael to help her. Xena's response? A sarcastic reply of his name before she pops him in the face.(LOL) Xena is such a jealous creature I tell you (VBG).

Before they can return to hell though Gabby starts to disappear and soon Xena and even Michael do too. Our heroes open their eyes with a jolt and are alive again. Angel Calli and Michael look on and Calli touches her heart and then Xena, giving her back some of her light. As Gabby cuddles up next to Xena, Michael allows Callisto to see her family again. Only her mother and her father are present though - no sister. They all embrace and Gabby declares to Xena that they'll be together through eternity. Xena agrees. Fade to black.

Disclaimer: Hell hath no fury than a woman scorn (LOL) (No I'm not making that up. That was this weeks disclaimer).

I thought this was a really good ep. And believe it or not, I'm actually looking forward to Season Five. Next weeks ep looks pretty good too. Xena gets her chakram fixed but she loses her 'evil side' in the process and gets the crap kicked out of her. But don't worry, I'm sure our warrior princess will be kicking a little fanny again soon enough (VBG). Enjoy.

CN Winters

 

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