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'. 

EpisodeVanishing Act (S-3, E-20)

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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Vanishing Act

Slim pickin's this week folks.

Here's the set up for those of you that live under a rock. Auto has to get back his title of king of thieves since somebody stole a statue.

Auto gets Xena to help him by whining about how HE had to listen to Gabrielle whine and crying about how much she cared and missed Xena. This is a cute scene and Xena does a good job of trying to shut him up about if before he gets to descriptive (aka the kiss. Remember the kiss? Remember when our girls were very much in love and would do anything for each other. Remember the good ole days before that Dahok garbage and the producers wonderful creation of BS - of course I'm referring to Bitter Suite and not a third season filled with Bullsh*t)

I'm a little ticked. Can you tell? I waiting all season for it to get better and it hasn't. I told people to hang on have faith and I feel as if I've been made a liar. Damn those producers. I think Rob has spent too much time in the sun fishing if you ask me. Anyway back to the story.

Xena and Gabby find the guy that took the statue. They do more bickering it seems than anything else. But its funny to watch how disgusted Gabby is with Xena's fake mole that's part of her disguise. She couldn't wait to rip it off Xena's face to which Xena has an Ouch! reaction (yes the same woman who got hit in the face with a mace in When In Rome and nonchalantly got back up like she was rolling out of bed after a good nights sleep.)

Needless to say, Auto gets his title as the king of thieves back and the original owners get their statue back. Of course this show also has 'family issues' (its been a big 'family' year for X:WP this season. Enough all ready. I don't want to hear about demonic spawns, fathers who try to kill their daughters, sissy boy criminals who inadvertently kill their brothers or Auto's brother who was murdered by this statue thief. Like I said Enough already!)

The last thing I notice that if you twist it and distort it to fit the subtext image (and I do mean stretching it) is the very end. Auto kisses Xena on the cheek but when Gabby moves in for a kiss Auto only shakes her hand. Perhaps he's less frightened by Gabrielle's jealousy instead of Xena's (and boy has he got that mixed up huh? [G] Don't cross Gabby! Even if its a woman you knew while she was still in grade school don't let her know. [G] It could cause you really, really big trouble).

Another reason for this brush off could be for us the views to say see, Auto wasn't taking advantage to Gabby's grief that night so many moons ago. (And he wouldn't even go anywhere near her butt, for the record.) Like I said I'm fishin' for stuff in this ep.

Well I think I yakked enough. I didn't even get a spoiler for the season ender but hopefully we'll get a lot more goodies to report.

Take care


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