Fandom: The X-Files (Caseyverse)
Pairing/characters: gen; Mulder/Scully, Casey/Monica
Rating: PG-13 (rude language, grownups talking)
Universe: Mulder-containing, in the AU where there are 2 Caseys rather than 1 at the end.
Angst Level: Moderate
Summary: "I think I want to believe that I am who I am."
Written for queer_fest
2012, for the prompt "Any Fandom with Alternate Universes, any characters, Character X learns that an alternate version of them is/was in a same-sex relationship and begins to question their sexuality."
For new readers: This fic takes place in the Caseyverse, which is the spin-off universe to my story Machines of Freedom
. The basic plot of the Caseyverse is this: ( spoilers )
Too complicated? YOU'RE RIGHT, SORRY. Don't worry--you can just read this, and probably follow along!
You know what's actually hard about writing this? Believing in straight!Casey. In my preferred version of the Caseyverse story, both Caseys are queer. A Casey who only dates men is confusing.
I hope I've done straight!Casey justice here.
Also: Bryn Mawrtyr is actually the proper noun for an alumna of Bryn Mawr College. I know this because I'm related to a couple. BEST ALUM NOUN Y/N.
I don't speak any South Asian languages, and I haven't done fieldwork in the region, so thanks to this post
for a bit of appropriate phrasing. ( I'm such a fucking cliche. )