Summary: This is a Sliders/X-Files crossover story. In an alternate universe, Mulder gets a tip on a vortex sighting in Butts County, Georgia which may hold the clue to four missing persons from San Francisco and possibly lead him to his long lost sister.

Disclaimer: This story uses the characters and situations created by Chris Carter, Ten Thirteen Productions and Fox Broadcasting. It also uses the characters and situations created by Tracy Torme, St. Claire Entertainment and Fox Broadcasting. Although used without permission, no infringement is intended. All other contents are copyrighted to the author.

This story is based on the original Slider characters from the first year or two when the show was on the Fox Network. For those of you who are completely unfamiliar with the show, I've included a description taken from the Fox web page:

sliders1SLIDERS is a one-hour action/adventure series with a touch of black comedy. The series chronicles the cosmic roller coaster ride taken by four eclectic characters who discover a "wormhole" between dimensions that transports them to parallel universes. Led by Quinn Mallory (Jerry O'Connell), a handsome physics grad student who accidentally created the gateway while working on an experiment in his basement, the inter-dimensional travelers include Wade Wells (Sabrina Lloyd), a beautiful computer tech; brilliant but arrogant physics professor Maximilian Arturo (John Rhys-Davies); former R & B singer Rembrant "Crying Man" Brown (Cleavant Derricks).

Each week, the Sliders travel to parallel universes, all of which are present-day alternative versions of earth, where history has created a different existence. At each stop, the Sliders face the jeopardy, surprise and thrill of encountering worlds that may look familiar but are never quite what they appear to be.

Following is the opening intro to the show:

"What if you found a portal to a parallel universe? What if you could slide into a thousand different worlds where it's the same year and you're the same person, but everything else is different? And what if you can't find your way home?"

Now, what if Fox Mulder and Dana Scully resided in a world where the existence of extraterrestrials was never a topic of conversation, but the idea of traveling to parallel universes is an issue for government involvement and cover-up?

What if....