Title: 18 Years And 1 Day
Author: Starbuckmsr
Rating: PG-13
Spoilers: None
Keywords: M/S/R
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Disclaimer: CC, 1013
Fox

Summary: After 18 years he has finally found them, but it doesn't go as planned.


Dear Mr. and Mrs. Lewis

My name is William and I'm 18 years old, I was born on May 17, 2001. I'm writing to you because I was giving up for adoption when I was nine months old. My adoptive parents told me that my biological parents gave me up because my father was not there to help my mother take care of me and that it wasn't safe for me to be with them. I tried to fine then on the Internet and but the adoption agency said they changed their names and couldn't fine then, but then about 3 years ago they found then and they gave me this name. Please if you are my biological parents I would love to meet you and to try and understand more of why you gave me up.

If you are not my biological parents I'm sorry for wasting your time with this letter.

Sincerely,
William


Lewis Residence
June 23 2019

"Hey mom you have a letter."

"From who, Paris?"

"I'm not sure all it says is to Mr. and Mrs. Lewis."

"Here let me see take your sister."

Laura opened the letter and started to read it.

"Rob come here hurry."

"Laura what is it?"

"Read."

Rob started to read it then stopped.

"You don't think it could be him do you?"

"The date matches. I don't know it could be, lets write him back and see if he knows anything about his biological parents or what they look like just to make sure."

"Okay I'll write it."

"Hey Mom, someone here for you."

"Okay thank you, Paris. I'll go see who it is Laura and you can write the letter."

"Thanks, and Rob, I love you."

"I love you too."

Laura started the letter while Rob went and answered the door.

"Yes can I help you?"

"Yes I'm from an adoption agency, and I understand they you gave a baby boy up for adoption in 2002, is that right?"

"Yes."

"Well, he has been looking for you for about 3 years now and would like to meet you and your wife if you would also like to meet him?"

"Um, is his name William?"

"Yes."

"We just received a letter from him and my wife is writing back, but I'll talk to my wife a little more and you'll get back to you."

"Okay, um, you can take as long as you like and then get back to me and then I can set up an appointment and then you can reunite."

"Thank you."

"You're welcome and I hope to hear from you soon."

"I'm pretty sure you will, have a good day now."

"You too, sir."

Rob walked back into the kitchen and just looked at Laura. "It's him, Scully."


July 12, 2019
12:20pm

"How are we going to tell Paris that she isn't the oldest anymore, that she has an older brother that she never knew about?"

"I don't know, but we will figure it out somehow."

"You think we should bring the girls with us?"

"No don't this time let's just meet him today and then we can tell him and Paris at the same time if he wants to come to our house to visit."

"Okay let's go."

"Okay you get in the car and I'll tell Paris that we're leaving."

"Okay."


Starbucks Cafe
1758 Washington Ave.
1:12pm

Mulder and Scully pulled up to the front window and sat there for a minute before going in.

"You ready?"

"No but I can't wait to see him, and find out who he looks like."

"Let's go."

They got out of the car and walked together up to the building, they saw the Adoption Agent and she came to meet then half way.

"Mr. and Mrs. Lewis I'd like you to meet your son William. William, this is Rob and Laura Lewis."

"Hello, it's nice to meet you."

"Hello William, you're so tall."

"Yes well I'm guessing that I take after my father then. They told me that my parents names were Dana Scully and Fox Mulder, so how could you be my parents?"

"You want to tell him?"

"Sure. William after you were born I had to leave because if I didn't you wouldn't be here right now and so I went into hiding and almost a year and your mother Laura, um, Dana gave you up so it would be okay for me to come back. Giving you up wasn't supposed to be permanent but then some things went wrong and we both had to go into hiding. We both knew then that it would never be safe for you to come back to us. We're sorry for not being here for you and for it taking so long before you met us, but it wasn't safe."

"I understand it a lot more now, thank you. So can I ask where you are living now?"

"We own a house over on Richard Street."

"Wow that's pretty cool. Do you have any other kids?"

"Um yes we do, we have two girls. Paris and Mandy."

"Wow so I have two sisters then? That's awesome."

"Yes it is."

"So do you live in Washington?"

"Well, a little outside in the country. Not a lot of people around so I don't meet a lot of friends, but I do have some. I mean I'm not a loner or anything."

William, Scully and Mulder sat there for about 2 more hours. They talked about what he has done and what is plans on doing with his life, if he has a girlfriend or not.

"Um William Fox and I were wondering well more of me I guess umm if you would maybe like to come over and meet the rest of your family?"

"Um I'll have to call and make sure it's ok with my mom and dad and to see if it's okay with Anne, that's the agent, but I'm pretty sure it will be okay."

"I'll be right back."

"Okay we aren't going anywhere."

Scully smiled at William then turned to Mulder.

"God Mulder, he looks just like you besides his blue eyes and almost red hair, but everything else his height, his noise, his face, his hands they're just like yours. Do you think we're going the right decision bring to our house to meet Paris and Mandy?"

"I don't know and don't care. We can see him now and even though he haven't been there for him for 18 years we're here now for him."

"Mulder I missed him all those years when I wasn't able to hold him and tell him that everything was going to be okay when he was scared, when he was young or when he went on his first date with a girl I wasn't there to say that I'm proud of him. Mulder I missed that with him."

"But look now, he's here with us and we can see him now and talk to him about all kinds of stuff like what he wants to do with his life and if he plans on getting married or whatever, we can share that with him now. But let's talk about this later. Let's just enjoy the time we have with him okay?"

"Okay. I'm sorry."

"Don't say that. You don't have anything to be sorry."

"You're right. Well welcome back. Is it okay with your parents and Anne, that's her name right?"

"Yes, that's her name and yes it's okay."

"Alright then let's get going then. We have about a forty-five minutes of drive a head of us so let's go."


While they drove they talked about everything, Scully told him about Paris and Mandy and told him their ages and what they liked and what they didn't like. When they pulled up to the house William's mouth dropped.

"Wow. You guys didn't tell me your house was so big. I mean, wow, it's huge."

"Well it may look big on the outside but in the inside it's small. But let's go in and meet the girls."

They all walked together up to the house and walked in together. Scully told William to make himself comfortable and that she will be right back with the girls.

"So Rob, where do you work?"

"I work in the university. It's pretty cool."

"What does Laura do?"

"Umm she is a doctor. She does like autopsies and stuff. Wow umm, Paris, I would like you to meet William, your big brother."

"What do you mean big brother, Dad?"

"Umm, me and your mom had him a long time ago. It wasn't safe for William to be with us then so we gave him up for adoption."

"And you never thought to tell me that I had a brother before now??"

"We didn't know how to tell you and we didn't really know where he was. We didn't want to try and find him because we didn't know if it was still dangerous for him to be around us or not, but it is okay now."

"So that's makes it okay for you to just bring him home and expect me to welcome him with open arms? I don't think so. William, I have nothing against you, but I don't know you and probably never will. I'm sorry, but I don't want you here our life is pretty complete, my parents are happy with their jobs. I'm sorry that you can't see that, but you're not welcome here."

"Paris Rose, don't you ever say that ever, this is my child. He was way before you. Even though he doesn't live with us it doesn't mean he is not welcome. He can come and visit any time he wants to. Now go to your room."

"You know, I always thought they were keeping a secret but I never knew what it was. Now I do, I'm probably not even really your child but that's doesn't matter to me and if I am, great, but I don't need a new person in my life. My life is fine the way it is and always will be and if you can't accept that then... I'm sorry, William, but I'm not your sister and you are not my brother. It was nice to meet you anyway, but good-bye."

"William, please don't listen to her she doesn't mean it and I'm sorry for the way she acted please don't be mad."

"Mrs. Lewis I'm not mad and I'm not upset either I knew this was going to happen that's what my other brother went through with his biological family he sees then know through but only on Christmas for a little while then he comes back home with us. I'm sorry for bothering you and your family it was nice meeting you again and I hope that we can get together again but just as friends? Good-bye and I hope you have a nice life."

"William, please you don't know what's going to happen, and I don't want to lose you again I lost you once... please don't make me go through that whole thing over again I love you and so does your father."

"Laura, just let him go."

"I'm sorry Mr. and Mrs. Lewis, but I just wanted to meet you once that's all I ever asked for. I didn't want to be brought back into the family because this isn't my family Nancy and Bob are and so are David and Mary. They are my family now. I'm sorry and again it was nice seeing you again. Good-bye."

"Will, just remember that I love you and always will and have."

William didn't say anything he just got up and walked to the door and walked out back to his family that he knew and that he trusted not the Lewis the family - they could say they are his family but he doesn't belong to them now and never would again. He was a Van de Kamp now and would always be one.

The End

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