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'. 

Episode: Eternal Bonds (S-5, E-13)

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

Eternal Bonds 

Our story opens with Xena and Gabby whipping along on their horses in a storm. They got thunder, lightening, tornados, etc. fast on their heels. They see a cloaked figure pointing a way out.

They make it to a cave and once inside meet up with Joxer. Seems he found some three folks that want to pay tribute to Eve (kinda like the Christ child - Tapert wants to piss off all the christians now it seems (VBG).

Xena and Gabby are leery but they don't want to seem too unkind. When the last gift giver offers laurel Xena knows something is up. She kicks the gift away and the gift givers expose themselves has the warriors of Possidon, Apollo and Artemis.

Xena and crew take them out but Apollo's henchmen cuts Joxer with a poison sword. Xena tells them they have to go to this special tree to get the antidote so they split up. Ares reveals himself as the cloaked figure and says he wants to protect Eve. Xena's not buying it and tells him to get lost.

Gabby and Joxer have a conversation about how he needs to think before he acts as she tends to his wounds. Xena nurses Eve and some bad guys show up. She knocks them out with diaper pins and dirty diapers. (Yes X:WP has sunken this low (LOL)). Later that night Xena has a dream about getting it on with Ares. Seems the God of War wants an heir and wants Xena to be the one to give it to him. Xena wakes up next to Eve and gives a sigh of relief that it's a dream.

The next day on the trail Joxer gets worse and he and Gabby have a discussion about why he loves her. Suddenly they are surrounded by Artemis 'amazon' followers. They tell them that they are looking for the temple of Artemis. The priestess sees Joxer's condition and the duo blame Xena for Joxer's deteriorating state.

Xena for her part is making her way to the tree after throwing the Gods henchmen off her trail. She talks to Eve about the dream and we see a few flashbacks. (Note: Tapert feels it's appropriate for 2-11 year olds to see Xena get it on with Ares but God Forbid should they show Xena and Gabby hold hands - he's such a damn hypocrite but I guess we already know that huh? (BG)). Seems the dream isn't sitting very well with Xena.

Joxer get weaker and curls up with Gabby after she fetches some water. He asks why she never loved him the way that he loves her. She says she doesn't understand why people fall in love with who they fall in love with. She says she does love him but just as a dear friend.

Xena makes it to the tree but no Gabby or Joxer. She starts to look around for them. Gabby puts a kite in the air to give Xena their location and Xena makes her way over.

The armies of Artemis, Apollo and Possidon start to close in. Xena and Gabby kick butt and take a few names. More and more soliders come and Ares stops everything.

He tells Xena if she adheres to his request for her to give birth to his heir he'll take the army out. Xena refuses telling Ares that he's not a dream but her worst nightmare.

The battle begins again and of course. Xena and Gabby are victorious. Joxer gets his antidote and is soon on the mend.

The four of them are walking (well Eve isn't walking yet but you get the point (BG) ). Joxer tells Gabby that he'll always love her as more than a friend and that for him her friendship is enough. Xena and Gabby talking about finding a better way to fight the greater good without harming Eve, but no conclusions are drawn.

Fade to black.

That was it. The big Ares/Xena sex scene. For all you Ares/Xena lovers out there I'm sure you'll get a kick out of next weeks ep. Xena tells Ares she'll give him 'her sword and the body that welds it' in exchange for protecting Eve, that of course is before she drops the fur that's around her body. It's all I could do to keep down the pancakes I had for breakfast (LOL).

But on the bright side, Gabby yells 'Charge!!' with what looks like a group of amazons. Maybe Gabby should dump the warrior and find a cute, moderately butch amazon to hang out with. Now that show could be interesting.

CN Winters


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