Title: 3500 Miles Away
Author's page: https://www.fanfiction.net/u/748940/
Disclaimer: The X Files are the exclusive property of CHris Carter and 1013 productions. Raining in Baltimore is the property of Counting Crows and affiliates.
Summary:But what would you change if you could? One birthday wish changes things.
It was her birthday, but to her it was another day running. Mulder remembered though. He had managed to get a cake for two and candles; he never ceased to amaze her.
"Make a wish," he had whispered in her ear
8 Hours Later
She woke up to the sound of William's quiet snores. They were a comfort. A selfish comfort, that few things could compare to. She knew she shouldn't have brought him along. It would have been better if she had just put him up for adoption. Yet deep down, she knew she could never have done that. Then it struck her. She HAD done that.
She turned over and woke up the man sleeping next to her. He looked at her groggily, as if he wanted to go back to sleep.
"Mulder I have to ask you a very serious question."
He just groaned in response.
"Is William really asleep next to us?"
He looked between them. His eyes grew joyful, and confused simultaneously. Then he nodded at her.
"Okay I just had to make sure I wasn't hallucinating."
"Scully, what did you wish last night?"
"I wished that Will was here with us and that I had never given him up."
"That would explain it."
"Mulder? You can't be serious."
"How do you explain it?"
"We're both dreaming."
Almost on cue, William snuggled closer to her.
"This is a dream?"
"No…but it seems at the same time too sweet and cruel to be true. I'm not sure I can protect him in our current life. Always running, always in danger; what kind of life is this for him?"
To this, he just reached over their son's sleeping form, and took her hand.
"Just enjoy the moment. Don't worry. We'll figure something out."
Despite the worry flooding through her mind, she did.F/ins