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.  
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. 
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'. 

EpisodeTsunami (S-3, E-19)

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.

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I hate to admit it - not much subtext in this one but I did catch a few moments I feel we should share in our sister/brotherhood of subtext (yes even guys can be subtexters too, even straight women, even my cat who often watches Xena with me. No one is excluded from the welcoming ring of subtexters).

Now on to the show. Gabby's busy getting her palm read. Probably trying to find out if Xena is going to flip out anytime in the near future and pull the old drop and drag routine. The 'witch' tells the bard she is going to meet a tall, dark and handsome man when Xena arrives. Xena is 'very adamant' in saying that's not going to happen. Xena's so damn cocky sometimes - just the butch in her I guess. Although I can't say Xena was the only one skeptical because Gabby didn't seem to agree too much either. The 'witch/gypsy/whoever' goes back to reading Gabsters palm playing with her hand (what I wouldn't give to play with Gabby's hand Xena really is a truly lucky woman). She tells the bard she is in great danger. We know it's serious because the woman starts shoutin' and everything.

After Gabby finally leaves because Xena is too damn impatient to do anything that Gabby wants to do, they split up. Xena goes shopping (yes you read that right. SHE went shopping) and Gabby gets into trouble (as usual).

Upon seeing Autolycus on a prisoner ship she jumps aboard. After kickin a little a*s the boat sets sail and she yells. I'll give you two guesses as to who she yells for. . .Okay ya got it. She yells for Xena who does this MaryLou Retton flip (I gave her a 9.5 cause her dismount was a little shaking) and she lands on the ship. She does all this but not before giving that look. Ya know the one. The one that says 'no one takes off with MY bard'.

Xena finds Auto and discovers he was just trying to score some diamonds at the mine where the criminals work. Suddenly a volcano erupts and a tidal wave capsizes the ship.

After things calm down, Xena goes in search of Gabrielle - I should say frantic search for Gabrielle. She's throwing things here and there until she can see her beloveds face. After find out Gabby's in good shape they try to find a plan to get them out if it.

There's also this part about a bad boy criminal nobody likes who always causes trouble, holds Gabby at knife point, yadayadayada. There's a scared young man who's not trouble but trouble because he has 'family issues' and a sinking rich couple who are expecting a baby. Yeah. Whatever. They really aren't all that important to subtext. I could add however that Gabby couldn't seem to keep her hands off the pregnant chick, refusing to take no for any answer. Who knew Gabby could be so forceful? (Actually I did. She's a little firecracker! Wow! - I love Gabby, have I mentioned that?)

The next subtext moment comes as X and G are trying to decide what to do. They are working on the unconscious ship captain when Gabby reaches over and takes Xena's hand in hers (just another scene that makes you go ahhhhhh).

Anyway, Auto is feeling guilty for getting x and g into trouble. They cheer him up and get an idea of using the area geisers and wine skins to float to the top to safety. Xena and Gabrielle, hold hands once more before Gabby takes the plunge to go to the surface. Bad boy and Xena are the last to go. When Mr. Congeniality loses his skin he fights for Xena's. Xena saves him anyway and everyone makes to land okay. Of course Gabby has to comb the beach first but she sees Xena and nearly knocks what little wind she has left out of her body with a ferocious hug. Gabby's just a little to anxious if you ask me. But it is another scene that makes you go ahhhhh as they walk shoulder to shoulder, hip to hip along the majestic splendor of the sea shore.

There is one point though that I would like to make. Xena saves this guy who tried to kill her and who, for all practical purposes, is a real pain. However she tried to kill Gabrielle over Solans death. Her son whom she gave away and rarely saw. Talk about character assassinations - good gods! I can't wait for season four to start. Maybe the characters will start behaving like their true selves. Just thought I'd through that little observation in.

Anyway, that's it in a nut shell. Hope you enjoyed it. Doesn't look like we'll have much next week. Xena is doing funny voices again and trying to help Auto win back his title of King of Theives. But any ep with Auto as his witty self is a good one.

Take care


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