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: Lifeblood (S-5,E-16)

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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No real subtext or much emotion here between the girls. Gabby says she loves Eve as her own and wants the baby to have her rite of caste. This offer of Gabby's soul to Eve gets her the usually ho-hum response from Xena. At this point I'd tell Gabby to move along and get a life because she can do much better than Xena. I'd hire Salmoneus as a lawyer and sue for custody of Eve because Xena will only end up screwing that kid up in the end.

When they get to the village they learn Yakut and Amerece have died - this in turn lets us, the viewers, know that TPTB can't keep anyone around for long that might be useful to the series (Well Yakut was a sweetie, Army just annoying). Xena and Gabby didn't seem to grief stricken by their deaths either - yet another writing, directing problem if you ask me. Or the simple fact the stars are sick of the show.

Xena journeys to the past to see Yakut's tribe which are just cheesy clips of that ill fated show "Amazon High" - Gods above I can see why that sucker got turned down for a series. Working it into this episode makes so little sense. But on the upside (if you can call it that), we got to see Danielle Cormick and Karl Urben (or whatever his name is) again. Of course it would be better if it were as Ephiny and Cupid. 

Gabby decides to give Eve her rite of caste but refuses to do the gooy horses blood thing. Xena busts into the 'private ceremony' - Xena can save their ass over and over, but she can't come to the ceremony because she's not an amazon. Even though it's HER KID??!! TPTB haven't solved that continuality problem yet<G>.

Anyway, Xena uses the cheesy "AH" clips to show the amazons should let the enemy leave their lands so Yakut and all good amazons can go to heaven - or land of the dead or wherever good amazons go. In the end Xena show's them the light.

They give up on horses blood, 'baptize' Eve with water instead and everybody does the funky chicken in their skimpy clothes. How about that for a report folks?

Next week is the 'funny' ep but it doesn't look funny at all. Xena tells Gabby she doesn't have to worry about killing Joxer because she'll do it. She looks pretty damn serious but I gotta funny feeling that, just like Mary Richards, he's gonna make it after all .(Did I just show my age again with that bad joke?<VBG> )

CN Winters


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