I'm not going to re-post every story from the Shippers Seasons because there are so many and hopefully the site will be around for a long time to come. If you somehow missed The Shipper Seasons on your search for fanfic get ready to enjoy yourself! Many of the writers I already have posted here contribute on these wonderful stories.
THE JOINING, PART 3 REUNION by LadyKate The story contains some adult language and sexual situations, and is intended for mature audiences.This story takes place in an alternate 2005, in a world where Xena and Gabrielle are well-known historical characters and where modern history has taken a slightly different course (such that, for instance, September 11 and the war in Iraq never happened). Most of the modern-day events mentioned in the story, such as the civil war in the Huandong province of China, are fictional; the war between Ethiopia and Eritrea actually took place in the 1980s. Leave LadyKate a review at Fanfiction.net
RATED PG - 4 pages long The authors of this story are XeniteSally, XenaAmber, Shipper Queen, SerenitySea, LadyKate, Katyrina2004, Deadly Chakram, Carly, Aresdiva, and aeverett at the Talking Xena Forum Shipper Heaven
Tango's take on Season 5, which aims to preserve all of the important developments in that season, but reshuffles them into a new story- Long story 17 chapters Rating: R. Contains adult themes, sexual references, occasional coarse language and some violence.
A very erotic short story about Xena and Ares' first time together when she was an aspiring warlord. Not alot of plot, but very steamy!
Author: Skkye Blue Story Title: Slow Burn Rating: NC-17 This rating is for explicit m/f sex. Takes place during Xena’s warlord years. The heat has been steadily rising between them when the war god and the warrior princess decide to take their relationship to the next level.
Rated NC-17 for the graphic depiction of consensual sex between a man and a woman. The story takes place in Season 6 of Xena: Warrior Princess, after the episode "Path of Vengeance." It is intended as my alternate season and series ending. After helping Ares regain his godhood, Xena believes that he is back to his old ruthless and devious self. But a chance encounter leads to her to see a God of War struggling with the aftereffects of mortality -- and to confront some hard truths about their relationship.
Author: LadyKate Story Title: A Twist of Fate Rating: NC-17 This rating is for explicit m/f sex. Summary: While living as a mortal, Ares suddenly finds himself in an alternate universe where he is a god again and Xena, Empress of Rome, is his mistress. But he soon finds that this new world has its dangers as well as its pleasures. Takes place after the X:WP episode 'Old Ares Had a Farm;' loosely based on the episode 'When Fates Collide.'
What all shippers hope happened at the end of ''Amphipolis Under Seige"- short but very sexy story Title : Amphipolis Interlude Author : Penthesilea Rating NC17 for graphic sex and language Takes place after "Amphipolis Under Seige"
Very touching story about Xena and Ares' child. Title : Second Chances Author LadyKate Rated R- for fairly graphic and disturbing violence and occasional vulgar language The plot of Second Chances presumes an alternate story line that diverges from the official one somewhere in the last five minutes of the Season 6 Xena, Warrior Princess episode, "Coming Home." Besides the very different development of the relationship between Xena and Ares, this version has other departures from X:WP "canon"; for instance, Xena's mother, Cyrene, is still alive when Xena returns to Amphipolis after her 25-year sleep.
This great story is written in screenplay format and would have made an outstanding episode! Title- The Last Prophecy Author - LadyKate Rated PG-13 for sexual references and violence This "episode" takes place in Season 6, some time after "Old Ares Had a Farm." It represents an alternate plot development in which the events of "The God You Know" and "You Are There" have never taken place. Xena still has the power to kill gods, Ares is mortal, and Aphrodite is a goddess.
Excellent story This could basically replace all of season 6. The author explored issues and dynamics between the characters that I always felt the show writers left out. All loose ends are even tied up in this adventure with an amazing ending. Long story - 18 pages Title : Judgment author :is Something Royal at email@example.com. Rated R
Get the tissues!!! Totally heart wrenching and beautifully written. Author: Something Royal firstname.lastname@example.org. Bards are always hungry for feedback; please send a note. Story Title: Twilight's Kiss (Immortal Flame) Rating: PG A life well lived by two people well loved
Part of her wanted that apple That sad longing look Xena gave Ares after he walked away had to mean something.... Author: Thamiris Story Title: Vibrations of a Bell Rating: NC-17 This rating is for explicit m/f sex Summary: Ares finally deals with Xena's rejection. Takes place after the XWP episode 'You Are There.'
Fills in what happened between all the silliness that was "You are There" with sweet, serious and touching scenes. Author: Tango email@example.com. Bards are always hungry for feedback; please send a note. Story Title: Into the Dawn Rating: R sexual references
Xena and Ares both show their nuaghty agressive side! Author: Kristy (Sarsel) Story Title: Night Thoughts Characters: Xena & Ares, Xena & m (Corhonus), Meg & m (Corhonus) Rating: NC-17 Summary: Even the Warrior Princess has needs. This rating is for explicit m/f sex and bdsm.
Different take on "Old Ares had a Farm" Dark and realistic with a touching ending. Title: Skin Tight Author: Juxian Tang Rating: NC-17 extreme violence and reference to rape Timing: Set in season 6. Think Old Ares Had a Farm - just don't expect comedy from *me* :-) Feedback: firstname.lastname@example.org URL: http://juxian.slashcity.net Summary: Ares gets in trouble and Xena tries to help him. That brings inevitable...
Warning!! If you just want lovey dovey romance Xena/Ares stuff don't read this! It is very dark and disturbing, but beautiful....in a twisted way. Author: Juxian Tang Rating: NC-17 Warning: male rape, extreme abuse, het S&M Feedback: email@example.com URL: http://juxian.slashcity.net Summary: An alternative variant of the events in the Bitter Suite. Xena kills Gabrielle and turns to the dark side. Ares takes the hit.
This is probably my all time favorite story. Which is strange because being a hardcore shipper I never thought I would enjoy a story that had Xena and Gabrielle as lovers. I almost passed over this story because of that, but was pleasantly surprised.. So if you are a Shipper (or hey even a Subber) give it a chance. It's the best of both worlds. And the erotic scenes are.....wow! This is a long story - 12 pages, but so worth the read! Author - LadyKate Feedback: CathyYoung1@cs.com Rated NC-17 Author Notes: ). This story shows Xena as being in love with both Gabrielle and Ares, and has scenes depicting both female/female and male/female sexual relations. It also depicts a non-monogamous relationship. If any of this is offensive to you, please find another story to read.
The story takes place in Season 6, starting with OLD ARES HAD A FARM. It adapts and alters plot elements from several other Season 6 episodes, including PATH OF VENGEANCE and WHEN FATES COLLIDE. Readers may also spot a joke at the expense of A FRIEND IN NEED, which never happened according to the Equal to the Gods version of the canon.
There are many versions of the two Sappho poems quoted in Equal to the Gods. The ones used here were written especially for this story by Tango (adapted from a prose translation).