Title: The Climb
Timeframe: Let's just say this takes place somewhere before Season 8.
Author's note: Okay this is my 3rd fic. I've written What The Future May Bring and The Proposal.
For the first time, in a very long time, Scully and Mulder had decided to take some time off of work. Scully needed a break from the x-files, just for a while. Mulder decided to take a break because Scully did, if she wasn’t there, there was no use in coming to work. After they had told A.D. Skinner that they would like some time off of work they took the elevator to the basement. "Hey Scully? What are you doin’ tomorrow?" asked Mulder.
"I don’t know, maybe for once sit down and read a book. Why do you ask?"
"Oh I don’t know, maybe you would wanna do somethin’ tomorrow?"
Scully stopped short in her tracks and turned to face him, "Agent Mulder, are you asking me on a date?" she said jokingly.
"Not on a date per-say…" started Mulder.
"You’ve got a date." Said Scully in a very un-Scully like way.
"Okay, I’ll pick you up at your house around 1. Oh and Scully? Wear something that you can work out in."
"What? Mulder where are we going?"
"That’s for me to know and you to find out."
"Fine. My house 1 o’clock. And Mulder? Don’t be late." She said as she walked off in the other direction.
Mulder looked surprised when Scully actually started to flirt with him, he would flirt with her but she usually never really reacted to it.
*~In Scully’s Car*~
He is everything you want
Scully reached up to turn off the radio when the realization hit her she was going on a date with Mulder. *MULDER* Oh shit what the heck did I get myself into?! Oh my god! Thought Scully. Suddenly she felt like a teenager again, butterflies in her stomach and everything. "What the heck am I going to wear?!" she said out loud almost screaming.
~*Down At Mulder and Scully’s Office*~
All of this time guess I must’ve been blind not to see you and me we’re picture perfect
You know the one of you and me from way back
And when I told them all that you were not my guy
They couldn’t see it
Couldn’t understand why
Everyone thinks it so romantic they say we’re two of a kind
And the more that I think about it the
More that I realize
What I’ve been missin’
All of this time guess I must’ve been blind
not to see you and me are picture perfect
I should be urs and u should be mine
Meant to be can’t you see
We’re picture perfect
My heart keeps telling me
Make up your mind your yeah my love is what you need
You’ve been holdin’ back for too long
You know it makes good sense
The best lovers are the best of friend
I guess that we should’ve known all along
"Hey Mulder, it’s Frohike."
"Hey Frohike, what’s up?"
"We wanted to know if you would like to come over and do somethin’ with us."
"Sorry Frohike, I’ve got a date."
"A date?! With who?"
"Uhhh… umm… Scully."
"You’re goin’ out with Scully?!"
"Sorry Frohike but-"
Then Frohike hung up. The realization hit Mulder as well. He was actually *going out* with Scully. It wasn’t one of his little fantasies he was actually going out with her. The women of his dreams… "Geez what am I gonna wear?!" he screamed as he almost fell off his chair. He knew where he wanted to take her. A place where there was a whole lot of fun. Where she could get her mind off of the X-Files. He got packed up and then left.
~*At Scully’s House*~
She was a nervous wreck. She loved Mulder with all her heart. He had always made her feel so special. His love was something that she treasured. After the incident with Donnie Pfaster it made her realize that she wouldn’t have forever with Mulder her life could end as soon as she had started to live. She made a promise to herself then and there to be more open with her heart and let Mulder in. She needed him so much. She took one look at herself in the mirror she looked okay, she hoped Mulder would like it. He had told her to wear something to work out in, so she wore black Nike spandex pants and a Nike t-shirt over a Nike warm-up jacket. She made sure her hair was just right and looked at the clock yet again, 5:55. Then there was a knock on the door. *Wow, Mulder’s early!* she was actually flattered by the fact that Mulder would be early for her. She opened the door to see Mulder with a red rose in his hand. She was touched. "Mulder…" she said as he handed it to her, "it’s beautiful."
Instinctively she reached up and hugged him. "Thank you."
Mulder was happy to have his arms around her and he said, "Ready to go?"
"Yeah let’s… where are we going?"
"It’s a surprise. Let’s go." He said as he led her out the door putting his hand on the small of her back.
In the car…
"Mulder can you please tell me where we’re going? Please?"
"Scully, I’m not telling you."
"C’mon… I’ll do anything."
"NO! I’m not crazy!"
"Well, it takes one to know one."
"Ha, ha. Very funny!"
"Are we there yet?"
"Fine, I’ll wait."
"Can I turn on the radio?"
"Why would you ask?"
"Because it’s not my car. Duh."
She reached over to turn on the radio and then the music fills the car. Head Over Feet by Alanis Morrisette came on.
I had no choice but to hear you,
Scully looked over at Mulder and smiled thinking how much she really did love him
Mulder smiled thinking of Scully
They both simultaneously looked over at each other, their eyes connecting for a moment. Smiling at each other
::Mulder,:: Scully thought, ::I can’t help but love you::
It's all your fault
"Wow…" Scully started.
"Nothing, really, nothing."
"Scully, we tell each other everything. Tell me."
"Mulder, it’s nothing really."
"Whenever you say nothing it means you’re keeping something from me."
"Look, I’ll tell you later. Now let’s get back to our date."
"Look Scully! We’re here!"
"Where is here exactly?"
"A rock climbing gym."
"What? Mulder, I’ve never rock climbed in my whole life!"
"Well there’s gotta be a first time for everything right? C’mon I’ll teach you." He said getting out of the car. He ran over to her side and opened the door before she could and took her by the hand and led her in. When they walked in the first thing they saw was a huge tall wall with climbers starting to climb on them.
"I’m never gonna be able to climb them." Said Scully.
"Let’s go over there." Said Mulder as he pointed to a smaller wall.
When they had gotten their gear on Mulder got her hooked up on the rope. "Okay Scully. Grab the one closest to your hand." She did as he said, "Good, now pull yourself up and push yourself up with your legs." As she did that Mulder watched her.
"Earth to Mulder... hey Mulder?" Said Scully as she tried to get his attention.
"Yeah? Right. K, now keep finding those pull things over top of you."
She kept doing this till she got up to the top. "Hey Mulder, I’m at the top! Now what do I do?!"
"I don’t know… I do like it up here. For once I am taller than you, but on the other hand… you’re down there."
"How do I get down?"
"Hold onto the rope and straiten your legs on the wall as if your walking."
She did as she was told, "Now what?"
"I’m gonna bring you down slowly." Mulder let the rope give a little as he brought her down. After she was down Scully walked over to a different rock wall where they could rock climb freely without any ropes. "Now how the heck to I climb this?"
"It’s easy Scully, let me show you."
Mulder went over to the wall and pulled himself up and began to climb. As Mulder climbed Scully saw how swiftly he climbed as if it were no trouble at all. "I’m impressed Mulder. I never knew you rock climbed."
"Well I do and I think that you should give it a try."
"Okay. I just don’t have a lot of upper body strength."
"It’s okay, I’ll give you a little boost."
Scully walked closer to the wall and started to pull herself up when she felt Mulder’s hands go around her waist helping her up higher. She was pulling herself up when she lost grip of one of the rubber rocks. As she fell Mulder caught her in his arms. All Scully could manage to say was, "Uh… thank you." She was gazing into his eyes that were looking deep into hers. Her arms were already around him so all she did was pull him closer. When their lips finally touched she felt something that she had never felt before. Suddenly that wall around her heart that had taken her a long time to get down started to build right back up. She started to feel fear. Fear of losing the friendship that was most precious to her. The man who is her best friend. Her soul mate. So she pulled back hesitantly. Mulder’s eyes looked at her questioningly. "I’ve… I, um, I forgot… no, um I’ve got to go." She said trying to find a way to tell him.
"Scully… I’m sorry. Let me take you home."
"No, you can stay here." She said quickly as she ran off out the exit. Scully hailed a cab and when she was in it she realized what a mistake it was to leave without telling Mulder the real reason she left. For the first time in a long time she was afraid. Afraid to have the heart ache. If she would ever loose him her heart would break, into a million pieces. Tears started to form in her eyes. When she had kissed him, it was the reassurance that he felt the same way, but she left. He probably wouldn’t want to talk to her. He had planned this for her to be happy and she had completely ruined it.
When Scully finally got home she sat down on the couch and turned on the radio. She listened to it until she fell asleep. When she woke up an hour later the radio was still on. It was one of those talk shows about love and people could call in and make dedications. Then a familiar voice filled the room. She knew that voice. Mulder. The person on the radio was Mulder. "Hi, I wanted to make a dedication to a very special person."
"And who would you like to make it to?" said the lady on the radio
"The person who makes me complete, the person who I know loves me and I love her too. Dana Scully. I love her with all of my heart and I always will. She is my best friend and a year ago I realized I loved her. I don’t how or why I just do."
"And what song would you like to dedicate to her."
"How Did I Fall In Love With You."
"Well Dana, wherever you are, you have a very special man here who loves you. Here’s your song."
Remember when we never needed each other
(edited copyright lyrics)
Scully was crying. She wanted to hug Mulder. Tell him that she felt the same way. She wanted him to hold her. Tell her that they will be together forever. Though he had never told her this she knew it. He had been there when no one has. And he loved her. It was just the fact that FBI policy came in the way. Then she thought instantly *Screw policy Dana this is Mulder we’re talking about, he loves you. Now tell him exactly how you feel. Go over to his apartment and say it! NOW!* Scully got up and ran to her car to go and talk to Mulder.
"Yeah… uh… sure come in."
Scully stopped halfway through the door and grabbed his arm and kissed him. He kissed her back full of passion. When she pulled back he said, "That’s not talking."
"Funny. I just… I’ve wanted to do that for so long."
Mulder flashed her a smile and they walked into his apartment. They sat down on his couch and Scully faced him, "I heard what you said."
"Yeah… Mulder, do you really feel that way about me?"
"Yes, Scully, I meant every single word I said. I didn’t even think that you would hear that. I just had to say that out loud."
Scully took a deep breath and said, "I love you too. I’ve loved you forever and I can’t think of a day that goes by that I don’t think of telling you this."
Mulder moves closer to her and hugged her. "I love you so much Dana Katherine Scully. I always will. You are my everything and nothing will ever keep us apart."
They both leaned closer to each other and started to kiss passionately. After a few moments there was a knock on the door. They both ignored the knocking until a voice was heard from the other side. "Agent Mulder? Are you there? It’s A.D. Skinner."
"Oh shit!" said Mulder, "What in the hell are we gonna do? You’re not suppose to be here Scully."
"Thanks… um, just say that I am here because we’re going over a case."
"Yeah… okay…" said Mulder still standing there.
"Your hair and the door."
"Your hair is all messed up. And answer the door."
Scully stood up and brushed his hair quickly, and Mulder quickly ran to the door and opened it. There stood Skinner giving him a questionable look. "Agent Mulder? What took you so long?"
"Uh… I was looking for something for Scully in the closet but then the light went out and I couldn’t find my way out."
"Agent Mulder, you and Agent Scully have got a problem. A.D. Kersh heard your dedication on the radio tonight."
"Mulder, you’ve gotten yourself into a lot of trouble. This is the thing that Kersh needs to close the X-Files and break up your partnership."
"No buts, you and Scully have to decide what is more important to you, your job or each other. Kersh needs an answer tomorrow at 11:00."
"Okay… thank you for telling us."
Skinner nodded and walked out. Half way he paused and said, "Mulder? You’ve got lipstick on your cheek."
"uh… thank you sir."
Mulder closed the door to his apartment and turned to see Scully next to him. "We’ve got to make this decision tonight."
Scully took his hand and said, "I don’t want to lose my job, but I won’t live without you either. I just found out that you loved me, I won’t give that up. Not now."
"Scully, I love you with all my heart. I can’t imagine going to the office and not sharing it with you. I won’t do that. I can’t bare to be partnered with another person."
"But on the other hand, this is your life. Everything that you’ve worked for is in those files. Samantha’s abduction. The death of your family. Everything. Don’t tell me all of what we’ve worked for was for nothing."
"You’ve got a point but I won’t risk losing you. I couldn’t live without you not for a moment. I think that we should move on. I found out what happened to my sister."
"Your serious? What about the future? You can’t seriously want to move on."
"I don’t really but I know what my future will hold if I stay with you. I’ll wake up every morning with you beside me. Scully, you’ve made me feel something that is incredible."
"That’s what I want to, but I don’t want you to give up your dream because of me. You’ll end up regretting it."
"No, I won’t. Your my dream and it came true. I want to be with you."
"Then where will you work?"
"I could go back to the violent crimes unit."
"Then I could go back to working as a doctor."
"Okay, then it’s settled, tomorrow we will go and tell Kersh what we have decided."
"With no regrets?"
"No regrets." Said Mulder hugging Scully smiling down at her, "Come on, I’ll go and buy you a late dinner."
~*The Next Morning at Kersh’s Office*~
"Yes sir." They both say.
"And that is?"
"We have decided that you may close the x-files, we want to be together."
"This is your decision not mine, but may I say that this comes a quite a shock, Agent Mulder, this I know has been your life’s work."
"Agent Scully what is your view on this?"
"Sir, I would like to suggest transferring me back to Quantico so that I can teach there again and transferring Mulder to the Violent Crimes Section he’s the best analyst the bureau has."
"Okay, we’ll I thank you for your time. I suggest that you go down to your office and pack up."
"Yes sir." They say.
~*Back At the Office*~
"On what? Being together?"
"No, I want to be with you, only you, but this is your life’s work your giving up on. Are you really ready to sacrifice
what you’ve accomplished for me?"
"Yes. Scully I would give the world to be with you. I think that it’s time. I haven’t come any closer to finding my sister, you’ve made sacrifices for me and now I’m doing something for you. Scully, you’ve lost so much from my quest. I can’t lose you now, not ever."
"Mulder, I knew the sacrifices that I would have to make when I was partnered up with you. I took those chances, not you. I just don’t think that I could carry that burden that I somehow made you stop doing what you love to do."
"Scully, I love you. I do love what I do but for some reason I think it is the right decision. You wouldn’t be carrying around this burden because I made this choice and you agree with me."
"yes but I think I’ll always feel like… I don’t know, like I’ve let you down. Mulder, I think that we should go upstairs and re-open the X-Files. I’m not leaving you, but I’m making a sacrifice for you. I love you and that’s one of the things about love, making sacrifices for each other."
"I don’t want to not be with you."
"Look, I’m not going anywhere. Never. I just feel like this is the right thing to do. We’ll just keep our relationship a secret. Act like nothing happened."
"But something did happen."
"Yes, but I will still be by you side when you wake up in the morning. They just won’t know that."
"I know. Thank you. You are the most incredible person in the whole world. I hope you know that, you’ve given me a gift that no one else could give me. I’m so thankful." Says Mulder as he embraces Scully.
"No Mulder, I should be thankful for having you by my side. Through thick and thin."
"For richer and poorer." Mulder whispered.
"Till death do us part." She said quietly.
"But even when we die Scully, you’ll still be with me. I never want to be without you."
"I promise you with all my heart that you won’t."
"Umm… will you go out to dinner with me on Friday?"
"Sure. I’d love to."
Suddenly there were foot steps coming closer. Mulder and Scully both quickly separated from each other’s arms and went to separate sides of the room.
There was a knock on the door. Kersh was standing there. "Agents I was coming down to tell you that I’m going to re-assigning you tomorrow, so be at my office 9:00 sharp."
"Sir? We both were actually coming to talk to you about that." Said Scully quickly.
"What about it?"
"Um, we’ve decided that our jobs are what are important to us now. We both agree that our work on the x-files is more important then a relationship and we would like another chance." Said Mulder.
"Well, I’ll have to think about this. You confessed your love for Agent Scully on the radio. I’m not sure even if you were to be assigned back to the x-files it would be a good idea. You both obviously have feelings for each other and I don’t think it would be a good idea for you two to be partnered together."
"But sir, we’ve decided not to explore our relationship. Now it will be a totally professional relationship. Nothing more." lied Scully.
"Yes, I know. It should be. Be in my office at 9:oo and I will give you my decision."
They both nod and Kersh walks out. After they see that Kersh had went up the elevator Mulder was the first to break the silence, "Scully, I don’t know if we’re going to be able to pull this off. I don’t know how long I can keep my love for you a secret."
"That’s very sweet Mulder but if we also want to work together on the x-files we’ve got to do this."
"You’re right…" said Mulder as he walked over to her and softly kissed her on the lips. Then he realized that they were still at work so he pulled away.
"Why did you have to do that?" said Scully with a disappointed look on her face.
"Do what? Oh that… I just remembered what you said." Said Mulder as he walked over to his desk and put things back into the drawers.
::Stupid Stupid:: Scully thought as she walked over and sat down on a chair. "so… Mulder…"
Mulder turns and looks at her with a smile on his face, "So… Scully…"
"Very funny. So, where are you taking me this Friday?"
"That’s for me to know and you to find out this Friday."
"Please tell me?"
"Let’s not start that again." Said Mulder remembering their date to the rock climbing gym.
They both looked up from looking at each other to see Skinner standing at the door, "I thought you two had decided to end your new found relationship for the x-files?"
"Yes sir we have… um…" started Scully
"I’ve… got a cousin flying in… from California and I wanted her to meet Scully because… she is a doctor and I just thought that maybe they’d like to meet and talk medical stuff ya know?" lied Mulder.
"It’s true," said Scully, "she’s pretty much all the family Mulder has left so he suggested me come and meet her."
"I don’t know if that’s such a wise idea agents."
"Because if Kersh finds out that your spending time outside the office together he might get suspicious, but for now I’ll just keep this between you guys and me."
"Thank you sir."
Mulder and Scully continued their secret relationship for a long time, but then there was a turning point in their lives together.
Scully was coming down the elevator to her office which she shared with Mulder. "Scully? Where have you been? I’ve been lookin’ everywhere for you, why did you leave my apartment so early?"
She just looked at him for a moment. Taking in everything that had happened. "I… um… I had to go to the doctors."
Mulder’s expression changed for curious to frightened. "Is your-"
"No. No, it’s not that. I uh… I went to the doctors to see if…" She took a deep breath in, "I decided that I don’t want to give up on the chance that I can never have children."
Mulder was speechless. He knew that she had always wanted children but never this much. He could feel the pain that was inside her. "Scully, there’s something that I haven’t told you."
She looked up at him trying to control her emotions.
"When you first went into the hospital and they diagnosed you with cancer I found something. I found clones. They had Betsy’s and Penny’s and all those abductees’ ova." Scully looked down at her feet. "I also found yours."
"Mulder, why didn’t you ever tell me?"
"Because, you were already in too much pain. I couldn’t… no I wouldn’t let you suffer any more. Scully, I sent it to a specialist. He said it wasn’t viable. I’m sorry. I should have told you."
"it’s okay… I think though that I want a second opinion on this." She says trying not to show that there are tears falling down her face. Mulder embraces her as if to tell her that everything will be alright and that he will always be there for her.
~*The Next Day*~
"Sorry about that. I was… thinking… I went to the specialist to get another opinion."
"And what did he say?"
"Mulder I have got to ask you a question."
"I really don’t know how to ask you it… you don’t have to agree right away… I can understand if you don’t want to… it’s just that…"
"Would you consider… being the father of my baby?"
"I know you’ll need some time to figure this out and I understand, but I need to know soon."
"Okay… um… I’ll give you my answer tomorrow."
Scully nods and kisses him softly on the cheek and walks off.
Later that night, there was a knock on Scully’s door. A flower deliverer was standing there holding a dozen roses. "Dana Scully?"
"Yes. That’s me."
"These are for you. If you’ll just sign here."
She signed the paper as he handed her the flowers, and walked off. As she closed the door she noticed there was a card. She opened it and it read.
She quickly laid the roses on the table and walked to the door. "Mulder…" she said as she saw him standing there.
"I have got your answer."
She looked up into his eyes trying to figure out was he was going to say.
"But first I want you to close your eyes."
"Close your eyes."
Scully closed her eyes as Mulder pulled a box from behind his back.
She slowly opened them and took the present from his hands and opened the present. Inside the box was a baby bib with read "Spooky Jr." Scully looked up at him with tears in her eyes which were now falling down her face.
"Scully," he said, "I would be honored to be the father of your child."
Scully pulled Mulder into a warm hug, "Thank you… you don’t know how much this means to me."
"I can’t wait to be a dad." He whispers into her ear.
They both look at each other for a moment wondering how their child will look like. Scully kissed him on the forehead and then on the lips softly as she cried of happiness. Everything seemed right in the world. Both of their dreams were finally coming true.
~*Two Days Later*~
"Mulder… it didn’t work… I’m sorry I’m so sorry."
"Oh Scully…" he said as he hugged her, "This will just have to take time. I won’t give up on this chance. Never."
"Never give up on a miracle." He whispers to her.
"I won’t." she whispers back, "I promise that I won’t."
"Maybe I should go." Mulder says.
"No… please don’t. I just want you to hold me tonight. Please. I don’t know if I could stand you not being here."
The next morning Scully was the first to wake. She felt Mulder’s arms around her and then she remembered what had happened. It hadn’t worked. Tears came to her eyes as she also remembered Mulder’s presence was the only thing that had kept her sane. She had felt lost. Her only chance to have children had slipped through her fingers like grains of sand. She had cried tremendously that night. Mulder was there. He held her as they both let their emotions get the best of them. Mulder’s dream was to be with Scully, and have children. Both of their souls had been burdened. Scully had just then started to pull herself together. She could get another chance, somehow. That incident had given her the power to believe. If Mulder had somehow found her ova in a government lab there could be chances that it was somewhere else too. "Never give up on a miracle" she said to herself.
Mulder started to wake up as she said this, "Never" he whispered back to her.
Mulder got up off the bed and said "Get up, I’ll make you breakfast."
"Mulder, since when have you been able to cook?"
"Well then maybe we should go out to breakfast…"
Scully smiled but then looked down. "I really don’t feel like going out."
"Okay, maybe later tonight we can go out. I’ll just make you breakfast. Or at least attempt to." He said walking out
of the bedroom.
"Mulder?" she said, "Thank you."
He smiled as he walked back to her and gave her a hug, "I love you and I just can’t stand you feeling any pain. This will be hard for both of us but we’ll get through this."
"I love you too… so much."
After Mulder had attempted to make breakfast he remembered what he had been wanting to ask Scully for some time now. He walked over to his jacket and reached into one of the pockets revealing a small velvet box. He opened it to make sure the thing that was in it was still there. He knew that this little box would change their lives. If Kersh had caught onto anything that was happening he would close the x-files and partner them with other people. But now if Mulder could get up the courage to ask Scully then they would have to be partnered with other people. Tonight was the night he would ask Scully. He shut the box and placed it inside his coat. Later that evening after Mulder had pulled Scully out of her apartment to go to a restaurant he brought her back to her apartment. When they got inside Mulder was preparing himself to ask Scully the question. They both sat on the couch in silent for a moment. ::This is it:: thought Mulder. "Scully?" he asked.
"You and I have been through so much these past few years. We’ve been through hell and back, I’d say. The thing that has kept us together through all this was and is our friendship. I just can’t imagine my life without you."
"Mulder…" she interrupted him sensing what he was getting to.
"Scully," he said, "Will you-"
Suddenly the phone rang
Scully got up and answered it. "Scully."
"Agent Scully? This is Assistant Director Kersh. I want you and Mulder here pronto. We’ve been looking over your files and expenses and we’ve got some problems with them."
"Uh, yeah sure. We’ll be there as soon as possible."
"good." He said as he hung up.
"What is it?" asked Mulder.
"Kersh. He wants us down at his office now."
"something about our expenses."
"Okay, let’s go."
They grabbed their jackets off the chair and walked out. At the doorway Scully turned to Mulder, "What were you going to ask me?"
"Uh… it can wait."
Scully nods as they walk out to the car.
When they got to their office they were asked to individually go and talk to an Auditor. When they both were done they got a call from Billy Miles, an abductee from their first case together. "More alien abductees Scully." Mulder said after he hung up.
"I don’t know how we could justify the expense."
"We’d probably just turn up nothing"
"Let’s go waste some money."
The plane ride to Bellefleur, Oregon was surprisingly quiet. Both of them pondering over the thoughts of their first case. From the moment Scully had walked into Mulder’s office he had sensed and felt something between them. A feeling that he hadn’t felt, ever. Scully on the other hand was thinking about what they both had gone through in the past few months. And with the possibility that the x-files were closing gave her no comfort what so ever. Scully had started to feel a little ill on the plane ride there. She had never been fond of flying so she assumed that it was her fear taking over her. After a while she feel asleep on Mulder’s shoulder. In her dream she saw a house with two children playing in front of it. She looked around at her surroundings seeing Mulder walking up the drive way. The two playing children looked up and one yelled "Daddy!!!!" with glee. They both ran to Mulder who picked them both up. "Mommy!" the young girl said to Scully "Daddy’s home."
"Hey Scully?" said Mulder as he woke her up
"Mulder… where are we?"
They went straight to Billy Miles’ house. Scully noticed the ring on Billy’s finger and was thinking about her dream but said, "Your married Billy."
She nodded as she snapped back into reality realizing what she had said.
After they had finished talking they went to the crime scene where again Scully was thinking about her dream, "Was the deputy a good cop?"
"Yeah sure I guess." Answered Billy
"Married, single?" she asked feeling a little nauseous still thinking about the dream. ::What’s gotten into me?:: she thought
"Married, new baby." He answered again.
They both got up and walked to their separate cars. "Hey Scully?" Mulder asked as she got in.
"Is there something wrong?"
"No, nothing’s wrong."
"Are you sure… I mean, you seem… I don’t know… distracted."
"No, I’m fine. Just a little jetlag."
"So where are we going?"
"To the missing deputy’s house."
Scully nods as they drive off.
When they get there Mulder remembers that the wife of the deputy is really Theresa Nemman. After finding some things out about her husband she gets up to get Mulder the photos of her husband’s scars. As she gets up she hands Scully her baby. As Scully holds the baby as the thoughts come to her mind of her possible future. The future that she yearned to have so bad. Mulder looked at Scully now with the love he always had for her. The feelings that he had kept inside of him for so long, the feelings that she returned him. She loved him as well. A smile crept onto his face thinking that this was his future. Spending the rest of his life with the woman of his dreams. What had he done to deserve such a wonderful, loving person. Later that night when they had went to separate hotel rooms Mulder was looking at the photos of the deputy’s scars. He thought of what pain a person must go through. Then his thoughts drifted to Scully. She had probably gone through those exact things. Who knew what they had done to her in those 3 months she was missing. Now he wanted to see her, hold her like all the times in the past he had done. Feel her loving embrace around him. Suddenly there was a knock at the door. "Who is it?"
As Mulder opened the door he noticed Scully looked pale. Something was wrong, he sensed it. "What’s wrong, Scully? You look sick."
"I don’t know what’s wrong."
Scully walks over to the bed as Mulder still looks at her with worry.
"I, um… I was starting to get ready for bed and I started to feel really dizzy- vertigo or something… and then I just… I started to get the chills."
*Oh gosh, something’s really wrong…* thought Mulder
Mulder walks over next to Scully and pulls the sheets over as Scully sits down and takes off her shoes, "You want me to call a doctor?"
"No, I just… I just want to be warm."
Mulder, really worried now, lies next to her in the bed holding her, wanting to protect her.
"Thank you." She says
They lay there in silence. Scully was thinking about her dream, how it probably would never come true. But Mulder was thinking about her holding the baby and realizing all of the sacrifices she had made for him and their quest.
Scully was startled by those words wondering what Mulder was thinking
"I want you to go home."
"Oh Mulder, I’m going to be fine."
"NO, I’ve been thinking about it. Looking at you tonight, holding that baby… knowing everything that’s been taken away from you. A chance for motherhood and your health and that baby. I think that… I don’t know, maybe their right."
"The FBI. Maybe what they say is true, though for all the wrong reasons. It’s the personal costs that are too high."
He touches her face softly as tears come to his own eyes. "There has to be an end Scully."
Scully grabs his hand, trying to tell him that this can’t be the end, not now. Not ever.
"I love you Mulder." She whispers
"I love you too, that’s why I want you to go back."
"I can’t leave you, I won’t leave you. Not ever."
"Scully, if you leave now then you can have that baby, live your dream."
"Mulder, if I leave then my dream will be gone. I want to be with you. We came here together and that is how we’re leaving. I won’t break up this partnership because you think that I’m in danger."
"I drew that line once for you Scully because I knew that what I would do could put your life in danger."
"But then your life will be in danger too. I’m staying."
"Fine, but as soon as we close up this case we’re going back as fast as possible."
In the morning there was a call from Billy Miles informing them that Theresa Hoese had been taken. When they got there Scully saw the baby taken out of the house. She began, again, to feel sick. She felt dizzy, but didn’t say anything knowing that if she did Mulder would send her on the next flight home. After checking out the house she went outside to the car where Mulder was sitting in the car. Right as she was about to open the door she noticed he was looking at someone. He got out and walked quickly over to the boy. She followed wondering why he was watching him. "Hey, hey what are you doing?"
"I was just standing there. Is that against the law?" the boy said.
"Do you know this guy?" Mulder asks Billy.
"Yeah. What are you doing Richie?"
"They took him, Billy. They took Gary. He was just gone."
"Relax slow down."
"They’re out there. I don’t care what your dad says Billy."
"He was out there too. He knows."
Billy runs off leaving Mulder and Scully with Richie.
"I need you to take us to where you lost Gary." Says Mulder
Richie nods and takes them into the forest. He tells them what happened as they walk through the forest. Scully walks in another direction then the other two. As she walks she suddenly gets picked up by an energy field. For a second it shakes her rapidly. Then falls to the hard ground. She tries to call for Mulder but can’t. Mulder suddenly gets this feeling that something is not right. "Scully?" he says out loud. He runs trying to find her. He sees her lying on the ground and panic arises in him. He knells down next to her and picks her up gently *Oh god no please* Mulder thinks. Scully opens her eyes and looks confused as she looks around "Get her some water." He says to Richie.
"I just… I just… I just hit the ground." Says Scully
"Here, lie still."
"Why is this happening to me?" she says with fear in her eyes.
Mulder knew that he should have sent her home. "It’s okay. It’s okay." he murmurs to her.
"What the hell’s going on, Mulder." She says confused.
"I don’t know. But these aren’t just random abductions Scully. We’ve got to warn Billy Miles of that."
"Warn him of what?"
"These abductees aren’t just systematically being taken. They’re not coming back."
Richie comes back with the water as Mulder helps Scully to her feet. "Are you going to be okay or do you want me to carry you?" says Mulder in a worried tone.
"No, I’ll be fine… thank you."
"Are you sure?"
"Yes, let’s just go warn Billy."
When they get to Billy’s house Mulder notices that the door is slightly opened. The motions Scully to take out her gun. As they both pull their guns out Mulder slowly opens the door, "Billy?" he says
"Billy?" Scully yells.
She looks over at Mulder knowing what he’s thinking. He shakes his head, "Let’s get out of here."
She nods as they go out to the car and drive to the hotel to get packed.
The plane ride back home was tiring. Scully still felt nauseous. Something wasn’t right. She knew that she should go to the doctors to see what was wrong but knew if she did Mulder would get really worried. She knew Mulder was very protective of her, and she knew why, but sometimes Mulder was just… Mulder. She smiled knowing how much he did love her and how much she loved him. She took Mulder hand and said, "I love you," quietly.
"I love you too." He whispered back.
Back at home Scully decided not to go to the doctors. The next day when she went down to their office she heard voices. For some reason she sensed that something was up. As she walked to the door she saw Mulder, Skinner, Krycek, and Marita. ::What the hell?:: she thought. "Mulder?" were the only words that came out of her mouth.
"Scully, Krycek came here to help us find the UFO from Oregon."
"I don’t know. But we’ve got a chance to find it. The only way I know how to even come close to finding it is with the Lone Gunmen. Scully, I need you to go and get them."
"Okay… um… I’ll go now."
She said as she ran down the hallway. With the Lone Gunmen in her car she drove off to find Mulder. ::Why is this happening now? Krycek has a secret agenda…:: When they met up with Mulder they started to search for the UFO. "Listen it is not going to be there forever." Said Krycek.
"As we all stand here talking it’s rebuilding itself." Added Marita.
"If it is, or if it isn’t I want you to forget about it, Scully."
Scully looked at him for a moment and then still puzzled said, "Forget about it?"
Mulder looks her in the eyes with all the love he has for her and says, "You’re not going back out there. I’m not going to let you go back out there."
"What are you talking about?’
"It has to end sometime, and that time is now."
For a moment Scully didn’t know what to say, her chest got heavy and she couldn’t find the words to say anything but, "Mulder…"
"Scully you have to understand, they’re taking abductees. You’re an abductee. I’m not going to risk…"
Scully looks back up into his eyes as he finishes with his voice starting to break, "Losing you."
Tears start to form in both of their eyes. They knew that eventually this day would come but prayed that it wouldn’t. Mulder couldn’t risk losing the love of his life, not over something like this. Scully knew that when he would come back Kersh would shut down the x-files leaving them with new partners. Scully just rushed into his arms and as they held each other close she whispered into his ear, "I won’t let you go alone."
"Promise me, that if I-"
"No, Mulder, you’ll be fine. Just go back out there and do your thing. And when you get back we can finally be together."
They walked back into Skinner’s office hand in hand, "Sir, can we please speak to you?"
"Sure, I’ll be right back." He said to the Lone Gunmen, Krycek, and Marita.
"What is it?"
"Sir, I have to ask you a favor," said Scully
"I need you to go with Mulder back to Oregon."
"Why aren’t you going?"
"Mulder…he decided that it wouldn’t be wise for me to go." Said Scully
"Um, I guess I could if that’s what the two of you want."
"Yes." Said Mulder firmly.
"so when do we go?"
"As soon as Frohike can get us the exact way to find this thing."
"I’m going back to my apartment to get packed and I’ll meet you back here in 2 hours."
Mulder and Scully walked into the parking lot to go to his apartment.
"Mulder, are you sure you should go back out there? I mean… the bureau won’t be too thrilled that you’ve went out there twice."
"Scully? what’s wrong?"
"I don’t know… I’ve just go this horrible feeling about all of this."
"Everything is going to be fine. I’ll be back before you know it."
"Just promise me that you won’t do anything stupid."
"Scully, when was the last time I did something stupid."
"You really want me to answer that?" she said with a laugh.
"I just don’t want you to… I don’t know… fight an alien bounty hunter or something."
"I would never do that."
"Just be safe."
"Of course… ‘mommy’"
At Mulder’s apartment he got packed for Oregon. When he was ready to go Scully felt dizzy again, but didn’t say anything again. When they met up with Skinner at the office it was time for them to say their good-byes.
Scully looked up at him with tears in her eyes, "I just have a really bad feeling about this."
They hugged and then softly kissed. "Bye Scully."
"Bye Mulder…" she said as they walked off.
Two hours later Scully was looking at some information on the abductees from Oregon. Her heart started to pound harder as she looked into the files with more detail. The Lone Gunmen were there with her looking to. As she looked for a while longer she started to feel really dizzy. "This just can’t be." She said.
Frohike walked over to her, "What are you looking at?"
"Medical records- Billy Miles and other known abductees in Bellefleur Oregon. They all experienced anomalous brain activity" her breaths became heavier as she realized the truth.
"Electro-encephalitic trauma." Said Byers
"Which is exactly what Mulder experienced earlier this year." The words she just spoke became clearer. ::oh my god!:: she thought
"I don’t understand" said Langly
"When it’s Mulder who’s in danger."
Scully felt her body get limp and everything start to go black but her thoughts lay with Mulder. Then everything went black.
When she woke up she was in a hospital. ::MULDER:: her mind screamed. "Nurse!" she said loudly. "Nurse! I need to make a phone call."
The nurse came in, "Miss Scully?"
"I’m sorry I can’t let you."
"Why the hell not?"
"The doctor needs to speak to you about some things."
"Things? What things? Look, I need to phone my friend. It’s an emergency. His life may be in danger." She says standing up and walking towards the door
"Look, the doctor will be here in a moment. After you talk to him then you can make your phone call."
The doctor comes in. "Dana Scully?"
"I’m sorry to inform you but…"
"But what? What’s wrong?"
"We’ve just got informed by your boss that your partner has disappeared. They are looking for him at this very
"No…………" she started to say as tears fell from her eyes. "No… this can’t be happening. Oh god…" she said through tears as she tried to make her way back to the bed
"I also have some other news."
"What? I don’t know if I can take any more news."
"This is actually very happy news."
"That won’t make me feel any better."
"Dana, have you been trying to get pregnant?"
"Dana you are pregnant."
"Oh my god…" she said as tears still fell.
"We are going to have to keep you over night for observation. Just to make sure your baby is okay." he said as he left the room
Scully sat there in her bed and cried softly until she fell asleep. When she slept she dreamt the dream she had in Oregon. With Mulder and… their children. But then in her dream everything went black. In the darkness she heard Mulder scream her name. She woke up with a jolt. ::oh my god… Mulder…:: she thought. Tears silently fell from her eyes suddenly there was a knock at her door. She looked up to see Skinner opening the door to her room.
"Hi." She said softly.
"Hi. How are you feeling?" he asked
"I’m feeling fine." She said holding back tears, "They’re just running some tests on me."
"Well… um…" Skinner said
Scully tried her hardest to hold back tears as she said, "I already heard."
Skinner also started to get misty eyed as his voice started to break, "I lost him. I don’t know what else I can say. I lost him."
Scully looks up tears yet again falling from her eyes.
"I’ll be asked what I saw. And what I saw. I can’t deny. I won’t." he adds
"We will find him." Says Scully "I have to."
Skinner, understanding her feelings nods as he turns and walks out the door trying to control his emotions as well.
"Sir, um… there’s something else I need to tell you., Something that I need for you to keep to yourself."
He turns and looks at her with a puzzled look on her face. Scully is trying to smile through all the tears, "I’m having
a hard time explaining it. Or believing it. But um…"
She starts to smile but tears keep on flowing, "I’m pregnant."
Skinner looks at her with astonishment. Scully almost laughs at what she said but sobs instead.
"Agent Scully… I… uh… congratulations."
"Scully, we will find him. No matter what."
"I know. We just can’t give up. Mulder…" she started but tears fell again for the millionth time that day, "Mulder would never give up. He didn’t even when my own mother gave up. I won’t give up on him. not ever."
Scully sits there in the bed watching Skinner go. ::Oh my god, this cannot be happening…:: She laid down on the bed and thought of Mulder. She started to dream of Mulder, he was in a dark cold room having procedures done on him. She got this strange sensation in her dream that she was there with him, connected with him spiritually. She felt his pain, felt his fear, and felt everything else he felt. Especially his yearning to see Scully, feel her touch. Scully woke up fast. She felt dizzy, a little sick, her vision was fuzzy. All she saw was a silhouette of a man lying his head on her bed asleep. ::Mulder!!!!!:: her mind screamed. Her vision cleared and she did in fact see a man sleeping there. Mulder. He was there in the flesh. ::Could it have all been a dream? No, it couldn’t have, it was so real::
"Mulder…?" she said her voice trembling in fear of it actually not being him.
"Scully? Scully? Are you really awake?" said Mulder with hope in his voice.
"How did you get here?"
"What do you mean?"
"Don’t you remember?"
"Accident? What accident."
"Scully we went to stake out a killer. We all were ready to go into the house and the killer… he shot you."
"He shot me?"
"Yes, and you went into a coma."
"No, no… how long was I out?"
"Almost a week and a half."
"Oh my god… this just can’t be. It felt so real."
"My… dream… you were there with me. We went rock climbing, and… I asked you…"
"Scully, that happened all of it. And you asked me to be the donor for your baby."
"But then after a while we went to Bellefleur Oregon."
"Yes," she whispered as she got tears into her eyes, "And you… you left me."
"Oh Scully…" he said as he hugged her tightly, "I would never do that to you… never."
"But it felt so real, I felt so alone and abandoned." She said as tears fell from her eyes.
Mulder pulled back from their hug and looked her in the eyes, "I will never leave you, I promise, you are my
Scully smiled knowing how true what he said was. She leaned forward and kissed him softly on the lips. In her dreams she thought she would never get to feel Mulder’s lips on her, now she could. She never wanted to leave his side. She pulled back a little and whispered, "I love you."
"I love you too." He whispered back as he leaned back in to kiss her but with more passion.
"That’s me." Said Scully looking a little embarrassed.
"Dana, the nurse just informed me that you just woke up. You’re going to need to stay here for a few more days, but there is something else we need to talk about."
"It isn’t bad news is it?" asked Mulder worried thinking of Scully’s cancer.
"No, no. It’s actually very, very good news."
Scully looked confused until she thought of something ::My dream:: she thought.
"Dana, have you been trying to get pregnant?"
She sat there with astonishment and a smile crept onto her face and started to laugh.
"Oh my god…"
She looked over at Mulder who was also smiling and had this astonished face on his face. He just jumped up and wrapped Scully in his arms. "I love you Scully."
"And I love you. I can’t believe this is happening. This is to good to be true"
"But it is and you deserve it." Said Mulder who’s voice was filled with joy
"I’ll leave you two alone." Said the doctor, "I’ll be back a little later so we can sometime soon take an ultrasound."
"Yes of course. Thank you."
After the doctor left the room they hugged again. "We’ve got to tell everyone!" said Scully excitedly.
"Yeah, your mom, Skinner, The Lone Gunmen-"
"Let’s call them later…" said Scully with a mischievous look in her eye as she pulled Mulder closer to her and kissed him long and hard.
"Why Agent Scully are you puttin’ some moves on me?"
"oh yeah…" she said.
"Hello?" said Margaret Scully as she knocked on the door of Scully’s hospital room.
"Mom!" said Scully very much awake with Mulder sitting on her bed
"Dana! How come you didn’t call me? The doctors did!"
"I’m sorry mom, I had to get some things done."
"Things? What’s wrong? Oh my god is it your cancer? Is it back."
"No Mom. No. I’m fine."
"Then what is it?"
"Uh, I was trying to call you. I… uh… I’m… well… I’m pregnant."
"Oh my god! This is incredible! A miracle!" said Mrs. Scully as she raced over to Scully’s bed and hugged her. Then she hugged Mulder. "I’m going to be a grandmother again!"
Everyone was smiling and trying to think of baby names. Then there was another knock at the door.
"Sure come on in." said Mulder happily.
The Lone Gunmen and Skinner walk in.
"Mulder? What’s up man?" says Langly.
A lot actually." Says Mulder in reply.
"Like what?" says Byers.
"Well…" says Mulder walking over to Scully
"I’m pregnant." Says Scully with a smile on her face.
"Wow! Congratulations!" says Skinner "You two really deserve your happiness."
"Thank you sir." they both say
"Who’s the father?" says Frohike out of the blue.
"I am." Says Mulder
"You were puttin’ moves on my Scully!" says Frohike in almost a little kid voice.
"Since when was she yours? No one owns Scully!" says Mulder annoyed
"Thank you Mulder!" says Scully
"Of course! Mulder’s always the hero!"
"Okay! Okay! That’s enough you two!" said Skinner, "Cool down."
"Okay, fine. Mulder… I’m sorry." He mumbled.
"Apology accepted." He mumbled back.
After the Lone Gunmen, Skinner and Maggie had gone home Scully and Mulder were sitting in the room just taking in the moment when feelings were finally out and their love shined brighter than ever. Everything, every moment seemed so perfect. After a while the doctor came in to schedule an ultra sound in two weeks. They probably wouldn’t see much but Mulder and Scully just wanted to make sure their baby was okay.
Later that week at a romantic restaurant over looking a river. They are sitting on the outside of the restaurant. There are strings of lights along the railing of the porch. As they sat down on the table they saw that it was lit by candle light. Mulder thought that Scully looked so beautiful. She was wearing a long black dress and had these small pearl earrings on. "Mulder, this place is wonderful."
"Thank you, you deserve it."
"So, ah… what’s the occasion?"
"Because I love you, and you are going to be the mother of our child."
Scully smiled at him. "This is really sweet. Very romantic."
She was thinking to herself *Why do I deserve this incredible man?* as Mulder was thinking the same thing about her. After they had eaten they started to talk. They talked about everything, then Mulder brought up the topic of Scully’s dream.
"Scully, when you woke up, you said something about me leaving you. What did you dream about?"
"Mulder, it was horrible… you had been taken… I was so afraid, for you, for me and our baby. I felt so alone… like I was dying."
Mulder got up from the table and hugged Scully and kissed her forehead.
"Scully… Dana, I have been wanting to ask you something for a very, very long time," he said looking into her deep blue eyes and taking her hands in his, "From the moment you walked into my office, I knew you were someone special. We’ve been through a lot together. We’ve shared the tears and now we are soon going to have a child together. I don’t know what I’ve done to deserve you, but…" he said getting down on one knee and opening a velvet box enclosing diamond engagement ring, "Will you marry me?"
Scully started to get tears in her eyes, "Yes, yes Mulder I will marry you." she said smiling up at him. He slid the ring onto her finger and they kissed passionately. Little did they realize the whole restaurant was watching them and after they stopped kissing the whole restaurant burst into clapping and everyone smiling at them. The waiter walked up to them and said, "The checks on me. Congratulations."
"Thank you very much," said Scully smiling.
"Yes, thank you." said Mulder.
"Lets go back to my place," whispered Scully into Mulder’s ear.
Mulder’s face smiled brightly as he lead her to the car.
And they fell back to sleep for another hour. When Mulder finally got up he saw Scully in the kitchen making coffee. Mulder walked out to her after getting changed and wrapped his arms around her waist, "Hey hon, whatcha makin’"
"Hon?" said Scully with a laugh.
"Yup. Ya like?"
"Like what? Being called hon?" she said.
Mulder kissed her and asked, "can I have some coffee?"
"Uhuh. Here." She said handing him a cup
"I like your ring." He commented
"Thank you. The man I love the most in the whole world gave it to me." She said smiling.
"Oh, I dunno. He’s tall, handsome, smart, everything I want in a man."
"Yes, why else would I marry you?"
As they sat on the couch and turned on the tv Mulder got a really stupid idea. He put both of their cups of coffee on the table and hit Scully with a pillow that was on the chair. At first she didn’t know what had just hit her then she looked over to Mulder who was smiling devilishly at her with two pillows in his hands.
"Mulder! You’re gonna regret you ever did that!" she yelled picking up the other two pillows.
"Yeah!" she said running over to him and bopping him on the head with a pillow.
"Pay back time Scully!!!!" he said chasing Scully around the couch trying to hit her with a pillow.
Suddenly she felt Mulder’s strong arms around her waist and felt herself being lifted off the ground and put over his sholder, "Mulder let me down!"
"Not until you tell me I’m the Pillow Fighting Champion!"
"I’m going to have to tickle you!"
"You wouldn’t dare!"
He carried her over to her bed and pinned her down and started to tickle her. After tickling her she gave in.
"I give I give!!!" she yelled.
"Positive! Now stop please!"
"Okay, okay!" he said lying next to her on the bed.
"I love you," she said kissing him
"I love you too, soon to be Mrs. Fox Mulder."
Suddenly there was a knock at Scully’s door. Scully got up off the bed to answer the door but Mulder pulled her back and kissed her before she left the room. She opened the door to see Skinner. A little startled, "Sir…?"
::Shit:: thought Scully.
"Agent Scully?" asked Skinner questionably.
"Uh… sir… Mulder and I are going to… uh… get married."
"Mulder and I are getting married."
"Ah… I don’t know what to say, except congratulations. You both really deserve to be together. After everything
you’ve been through…"
"Thank you. but I, we want you to keep this to yourself for a while. Just until we find out what, how we are going to tell Assistant Director Kersh."
"yes, of course."
Mulder walked up to Scully not looking to see who was at the door. He looked up and saw Skinner standing there. "Oh crap." He said out loud.
"Don’t worry Agent Mulder, I won’t say anything." Said Skinner.
"I came by to tell you both that Kersh has found out about your pregnancy, Scully." said Skinner
"What? How? That was to stay confidential between all of us and the doctors for now." Said Scully
"However he found out he wants to meet with both of you. Right away."
"uh… yeah. We’ll be there as soon as possible." Says Scully
Skinner nods and walks off
~*At Kersh’s Office*~
"Yes, sir, I am. Is there something wrong with that?" says Scully.
"No, not at all, in fact I’m glad that you have been blessed with such a miracle."
"Thank you sir. That means a lot to me."
"But there is something else. There have been rumors flying that the both of you… well, you’ve become more than
"Honestly sir," starts Mulder, "I don’t think that you have any right to tell us how to live our lives if it doesn’t interfere with out jobs."
"You are right, Agent Mulder, but the FBI has strict policies about out of office relationships."
"Yes we know." Says Scully.
"I would hate to ruin a partnership like yours. You both are probably the bureau’s finest pair of agents and I don’t think that you should split up."
"You can’t split us up based on speculation and rumors." Says Mulder.
"Your right, and I can’t and won’t. I know that you both are ‘together’, but let’s say that until I find solid proof or some one complains of it, I won’t spilt you two up."
Both smiling they say, "Thank you sir."
"Let’s just keep this conversation between the three of us. I don’t want anyone to think that I favor any pair of agents."
They nod and walk towards the door.
"Oh and Agent Scully?"
She turns and looks at him
"Congratulations on the engagement."
"What- How’d you know about that?"
"I was at that restaurant with my wife."
"You must have one heck of a fiancé," says Kersh almost with a smile.
Scully looks over at Mulder and smiles, "Yeah, I do." She says and then turns to leave his office.
On their way out of Kersh’s office, Kersh’s secretary stops Scully, "Agent Scully?"
"Yes?" she says turning to face her.
"Are you engaged?"
A smile crosses Scully’s face and looks at Mulder, "Yeah I am."
"I just noticed your ring, it’s beautiful."
Scully holds out her hand for her to see the diamond ring, "Thank you."
Scully smiles and walks off with Mulder.
In the elevator Mulder says, "This day is getting better by the minute."
"Yeah, it is."
"You know what we should do?"
"Go to the park, pack a picnic lunch, and roller blade."
"Isn’t that just a little too normal for you Mulder?"
"Nah, I feel like a kid again."
"Sure, I guess so, why not? Of course I haven’t roller bladed in the longest time."
"you can hold onto me for support."
"When do I not?" she says with a smile.
Scully phone starts to ring, "Scully." she says.
"Dana? It’s mom, I was wondering if you wanted to come over for dinner tonight, Bill is coming with Tara because Matthew’s playing over at his friends."
A thought enters her mind ::I never told my mom about the engagement!::
Uh mom? Can I call you back in a minute. I just forgot to… uh… call you back."
"Okay, no rush."
"Bye." She says
"Mulder! I never told my mom about our engagement and Bill’s been out of town so I couldn’t tell him about my pregnancy!"
"Scully, it’s okay, tell her now."
"I should really tell her in person."
"Okay, then we’ll go over to her house and give her the good news."
"Good! That’s good. Just as long as you don’t mind Bill being there."
"Scully!!!!" he whines, "You know your brother hates me, he’ll kill me once he finds out."
"Which is why we’ve got to tell him now and not our wedding day!"
"Fine. We’ll go."
Scully smiles at him. "Good. I’m going to call her as soon as we get to the car."
In the car Scully calls her mom, "Hello?"
"Hi mom, it’s me."
"Dana, so can you come?"
"Uh, yeah. I was just wondering, did you tell Bill yet about my pregnancy."
"No, I haven’t, you should tell him, he needs to know."
"Yeah, we’re coming to dinner tonight."
"Mom… there’s something else I need to tell you."
"What is it?"
"Well… last night, Mulder took me to a restaurant… and well… he uh.."
"Oh my god! Dana! That’s fantastic!"
"Mom, I didn’t even tell you."
"Your engaged! Fabulous! You must come over as soon as possible! We should talk about the wedding! We must start planning."
Scully started to laugh, "Mom, I just got engaged last night. I think that this can wait for a week."
"No, no! We can’t."
"Because if we start now the sooner you two are married, I don’t know about you but I wouldn’t want to get married when I’m 8 months pregnant."
"Oh my god, I didn’t even think about that."
"Think about what?" asks Mulder.
"The baby, and how I can’t get married when I’m like 8 months pregnant." Says Scully
"would you want to get married then?" says Scully starting to panic.
"Look, we’ve got to start planning this wedding." Says Scully.
"Mom, we’ll be over as soon as possible." She tells her mom
"Cya." She says
"Mulder, turn around and let’s go to my mom’s."
"Scully, you're turning into a maniac like me! Calm down."
"Okay, your right. We’ve just got to start planing this wedding. Let’s go to my mom’s"
"In our work clothes?"
"It doesn’t matter."
"Look, Scully, I just want you to calm down and enjoy today, don’t worry about the wedding until tomorrow. Just enjoy today like you don’t have to plan or do anything. Okay?"
"Okay… I love you so much."
"I love you too."
After driving for a while they finally pulled up to Scully’s mom’s house.
Scully looks over at Mulder who is hesitating to get out of the car seeing that Bill’s car is in the driveway as well.
"Everything will be fine. Maybe there will be a miracle and he’ll be happy."
"I sure hope so."
"come on." Scully says getting out of the car.
They walk hand in hand up to the door. Scully opens the door "We’re here." She calls into the house.
"Dana!" says Maggie walking down the hall opening her arms to hug Scully
"hey mom" she says hugging her back.
"Fox," says Maggie hugging Mulder, "How are you?"
Then looking at Scully she says, "How are you? Is the baby okay?"
"Everything is perfect, you didn’t tell Bill about ‘this’, did you?"
"Tell me what?" says Bill walking out of the kitchen with Tara behind him
"Bill. It’s good to see you." Scully says hugging her older brother.
"Hey little sis, how are you doin’?"
"I’m doing fine."
"Oh my gosh," says Tara walking up to Scully, "Congratulations!"
"What?" both Scully and her brother say
"Your getting married!" she says happily
"Uh… yeah… actually Bill, I was just going to tell you that."
"your getting married? To who?"
Scully looks over to Mulder who looks back at her.
"That guy?" motioning toward Mulder
"Yes, Bill, I’m getting married to Mulder. I don’t care what you say."
"No! No, congratulations. You both deserve it." He says hugging Scully again and walking over to Mulder and shaking his hand. Scully and Mulder looked at each other like Bill had just gone completely crazy.
"Ah… uh, thank you." says Scully, "Bill? What’s gotten into you? I mean, last time you had seen Mulder you hated him. You didn’t want me working with him. Now you’re glad I’m marrying him."
"Yeah, after your cancer was in remission I realized that Mulder had done everything in his power to save you. Even when your family had given up. He was there not giving up. He saved you. And for that I am thankful. I was mad because I thought I was going to lose my baby sister."
Scully looked over at Mulder and walked over to him and hugged him, "He saved me in more ways than one."
"Well, I think we should all sit down for dinner." Says Maggie
"Wait." Says Scully, "Bill, there’s something else."
"What? Is it good news?"
"Yeah. It is good news. Remember when I was returned and the doctors told me that I was never going to be able to conceive, well… it’s not true. I’m pregnant."
"Oh my god, it’s a miracle. You both have been truly blessed."
"Thank you, you have no idea on how much this means to me. To us."
After dinner Maggie brought the wedding up, "So, what kind of wedding do you guys want?"
"I don’t know, nothing too fancy." Says Scully.
"Mulder, I just want this experience to be magical, I want all of my family and friends with us."
~*One Day Before The Wedding*~
Early that morning Scully woke up to see that Mulder wasn’t lying next to her. Then she smelled the scent of pancakes and bacon coming from the kitchen. She got up and put on her clothes and walked out to the kitchen. "Hey beautiful." Said Mulder hearing her walking up behind him. She hugged him around his waist and laid her head on his back while he finished cooking. "What’s cooking?" she said kissing him.
"Your favorites." He said with a smile.
"Awwww… your so good to me."
"Am I? Then I think that I deserve a reward."
"I think that you do too."
"But… save it for the honeymoon!" he says with a grin
"Okay…" she says
"Oh, there’s something I want to give you over breakfast."
"No, I have something that I really want you to have."
Five minutes later both of them had sat down for breakfast but before Mulder sat down he reached down into a bag to reveal a rectangle shaped velvet box. Before Scully could open her mouth to say anything he started, "Scully, I want you to have this…"
She looked at him with curious eyes then took the box slowly from his hands and slowly opened it. Lying on dark black velvet laid a pair of pearl earrings and necklace. She quickly looked up at him with astonishment in her eyes, "Oh my gosh… Mulder… they’re beautiful. I don’t know what to say…" she said getting up from the table to kiss him softly filled with passion.
"There’s more meaning that goes with this. My grandmother wore these at her wedding, she passed them down to my mother who also wore them at her’s. My mom would have given them to Samantha on her wedding day." He said with tears coming to his eyes remembering his sister, "She gave them to me after they closed the investigation. She told me that she wanted me to give these to my wife on our wedding day. I want you to wear them."
"Yes, I will." She said with tears welling up in her eyes. "I ah… I actually have something for you, it may not be as valuable, but here…" she said handing a wrapped present to him. Mulder opened the present to see two pictures, one of them holding each other in their arms at Maggie’s house and the other of an ultra sound, "Yesterday at the doctor’s I got this, Mulder, this is our son." She said softly pointing to the ultra sound.
"I love you too." She said also crying.
"Thank you for making me a dad." He whispered in her ear
"And thank you for making me a mom." She whispered back
"Oh my god, Scully, this is our son. Our son."
"Yes, it truly is a miracle."
"What are we going to name him?"
"I don’t know, we’ve got some time to think about that."
"How about… um… geez this is harder than I thought. It’s gotta be perfect."
Suddenly the phone rang, Scully got up and dried her tears of joy and picked up the phone, "uh, hello?"
"This is your doctor calling, I’m calling because I think we may have made a mistake on your ultra sound yesterday."
"Oh my god… what is it what’s wrong?" she said starting to panic as Mulder got up sensing her fear walking up next to her listening to the conversation.
"No, no, nothing’s wrong technically."
"Then what is it?"
"Dana, your having twins."
"What? Twins?" she said barely capable of saying those words in astonishment, "Oh my god." She said hugging Mulder.
"Yes, I just wanted to inform you. I didn’t mean to cause you to worry."
"No, that’s okay. Thank you."
"I’ll have to schedule another ultra sound to see how the other baby is doing."
"Okay, but not for around the next two weeks, I’m getting married."
"Sure, I’ll call you then. Oh, and congratulations on both occasions."
"Thank you." she said hanging up.
After she did she was in a daze. "There’s two of them." She said looking at Mulder with astonishment.
"This is so incredible." He said hugging her almost lifting her off the ground.
"Oh my god!" the concept finally hit her, she was going to have two babies, "We’ve got to call my mom! Oh and Bill and Skinner!"
Scully picked up the phone and dialed her mom, "Hello?" said Maggie
"Mom? It’s me."
"Dana, how are you? Are you ready for your big day tomorrow?"
"Yeah, I am, but I’ve just gotta tell you something, it’s about the baby."
"What? Oh my god is there something wrong?"
"No! No, oh my gosh I still can’t believe it! Mom, we’re having twins!"
"OH MY GOD! DANA! THIS IS FABULOUS!"
"It is! I’m still in shock! I can’t believe it! Look, I’ve gotta call Bill, I’ll see you tomorrow before the wedding."
"Okay Dana, this is fabulous news. Bye."
Scully looked over at Mulder and handed him the phone, "Mulder, I want you to call Bill, I think that it would be good for the both of you."
"Are you sure?"
"Yeah. Please do this."
"Uh, yeah," Mulder said picking up the phone, "Sure."
He dialed Bill’s number and he picked up the phone, "Hello?" said Bill’s voice over the phone.
"Bill? Hi, it’s Mulder."
"Oh hi. Is something wrong with Dana?"
"No, no. Actually I called to tell you that Dana’s going to be having twins." He had said it. And the realization hit him as well.
"Oh my god!!! Congratulations! This is fabulous! I can’t wait to tell Tara! Look, I’ll see you tomorrow at the wedding."
"Bye, oh and again, congratulations. And send Dana my love."
"Sure thing." He said hanging up the phone.
"Hey Scully, your brother sends his love and he also says congrats."
Scully smiles at Mulder and she walks close to him as he opens his arms to her. She walks into his open arms and she laughs softly thinking that they will be having two babies instead of one. "This is so perfect, I couldn’t ask for anything more."
"I love you, I guess we should go shopping later and start to get more stuff for the babies."
"Mulder, we have around 6 more months to get ready."
"I know, but I think that we should, I’m in the mood to shop for little baby things."
"Is there such a mood?"
"I dunno. I’m just very happy, tomorrow I’m getting married to the most beautiful woman in the world and now I find out we’re going to be having twins! How much better can it get? Of course I could use a raise in my salary, but who’s complaining!"
Scully laughs and kisses him. "You talk way too much." She says softly.
"Scully, shouldn’t we save some for the honeymoon?" Mulder jokes
"I’m game." He says pulling her closer kissing her again and moving to the couch. After kissing for a while there’s a knock on the door, "Oh god! People come at the worst times." Says Mulder annoyed.
"I’ll get it." Says Scully getting up and straightening her shirt as she stands.
As she opens the door there is a delivery man standing there. "Mrs. Dana Mulder?" Scully smiles and looks back at Mulder who’s smiling back at her, "Yeah, that’s me."
"We’ve got some boxes for you. Could you please sign here?"
Scully takes the pad from the man and signs for the boxes.
The man nods and motions for two other men carrying boxes inside. They lay the boxes on the table and walk out. After they leave Scully says, "Oh my gosh, what are all these?"
They both walk over to the wrapped boxes. On all of them are cards. "They are wedding presents." Says Mulder
"Who are they from?"
"Hold on, let me see. Oh, they’re from my friend Ellen."
"Send her a really, really nice thank you card."
"Open one." Says Scully
"Okay." he says picking one up. "Wow, a silver tea set. Geez, maybe we should get married more often."
"Okay, here’s one from the Lone Gunmen. Okay, maybe you should open it… I’m not sure I want to see what’s inside." Says Scully handing the gift to Mulder
"Fine," he says opening the gift, "Wow, these are actually normal…"
"Look," he says pointing to the beautifully colored candles.
"Wow… these are beautiful." Says Scully, "Are you sure that they are from those guys?" she said laughing.
"No… please… anything but that."
"Come on. Just do it for me."
"Sure, fine. For you, I do it all for you."
After the movie was done they went to bed knowing that the next day they would be turning a page in their story together. The next day Scully woke up in the arms of Mulder she looked slowly at the clock to see the time it read 9:31. "Oh my gosh! Mulder! We’ve got to be at the church in an hour!"
"What? Scully… let me sleep for just ten more minutes… please."
"No, you’ve got to get up," she said getting out of bed pulling the covers off him.
"Get up now. Come on… it’s our wedding day."
"I know, let me just lay here."
"Up Mulder, we’ve got to get ready. The wedding is at 11:30."
One hour later they got to the church. Scully and Mulder went their separate ways, Scully walked up to see her mother and Ellen waiting for her. "Ellen! It’s so good to see you! Thank you for coming." She said hugging her friend.
"Hey, it’s the least I could to. I knew you’d one day end up marrying him."
"This is going to be so fabulous. Gosh I’m so nervous."
"Don’t worry, oh Trent’s here. He says hi, but he wanted to go and sit down. Now let’s go get you ready."
Inside the dressing room, 45 minutes later, Scully is putting the finishing touches on her makeup and Ellen is fixing her hair. "Oh wait," says Scully rushing to find her bag laying next to her wedding gown. She pulls out the box containing the pearl necklace and earrings. She opens it up for Ellen to see, "Oh my gosh! They’re beautiful! Where did you get them?"
"Mulder gave them to me, as a wedding present. They were is mother’s."
"Wow, you’ve really got one heck of a man."
"Yeah, I do. I really do." She says reaching over for her wedding gown and going towards the bathroom to put it on.
"I know, I’m sorry, I can’t help it. I’m just really nervous."
"It’s okay, just don’t pace. You’re making me dizzy."
Mulder nods and sits down but he starts to tap his fingers on the table.
Now Scully is coming out of the bathroom with her wedding gown on, "How do I look?" she says seeing that her mom has come in. Her mother looks up at her wearing the long flowing white gown.
"Dana, you look so beautiful." Say her mother coming over to hug her with tears in her eyes.
"Put on the pearls." Says Ellen
"Okay." she sits down and puts them on. Ellen comes behind her and puts on her veil, "Ready for the happiest day of your life."
"Yeah, if I could get the butterflies out of my stomach."
"Eight minutes Dana." Says her mother.
Scully nods and gets up and walks out to see her brother Bill waiting for her.
Mulder and Skinner walk out in front as the guest start to get seated. Mulder quickly says, "Do you have the rings?"
"Yeah right here. Don’t worry."
Mulder nods and takes a deep breath in. The candle lights aligning the pews glow brightly as the wedding march starts to play. Scully takes Bills arm and starts to slowly walk to meet Mulder. She looks up to see him standing there. She smiles knowing that there is such a thing as true love. The sight of Scully walking down the aisle takes Mulder’s breath away. He could see her deep blue eyes focusing on him. He can’t help but think of what he did to deserve such love by this woman. As they finally stand next to each other, Father McCue says, "We are gathered together in holy matrimony to unite these two people, Dana Scully and Fox Mulder. They have both decided to recite their own vows. Fox."
"Dana." Says Father McCue
"Fox, you have been with me for seven years. My life was incomplete until I met you. I never really thought of there being someone out there for me, but when I met you, you changed everything. You brought out a side of me that no one could. You taught me the meaning of love and laughter, the knowing of real true joy. I don’t know what I have ever done to deserve such love, the love that you have given me, but I promise to stand by you and love you for as long as we are on this earth and beyond. I love you Fox Mulder, and I always will."
"Does anyone here see a reason that these two should not be married?" says Father McCue
"The rings please," he says to Skinner. Skinner holds up the rings.
"Fox put the ring on Dana’s finger and repeat after me, with this ring I the wed."
"With this ring, I the wed." says Mulder smiling at Scully
"Dana put the ring on Fox’s finger and repeat after me, with this ring I the wed."
"With this ring, I the wed." says Scully tears in her eyes looking up at Mulder.
"I proudly pronounce you husband and wife. You may kiss the bride."
They both smile and Mulder lifts the veil off of Scully’s face and kisses her.
"May I present to you all, Mr. and Mrs. Fox Mulder." Says Father McCue
The whole room smiles as Mulder and Scully - a.k.a. Mrs. Mulder- walk down the aisle arm in arm. "You go Mulder!" says Frohike standing next to Bill, Langly and Byers, "I mean Fox Mulder! Wait! Both of you Mulders."
The people standing near Frohike laugh. After everyone is out of the church everyone heads over to the local country club for the reception. When everyone had sat down at the table to start eat crab and pasta Skinner raised his glass to propose a toast to the lovely couple. "This is truly a momentous occasion. Fox Mulder and Dana Scully or should I say Dana Mulder are two people that I already knew were destined to be together. From the moment I met these two I knew that they shared something special, a bond. And I am glad that they have gotten the chance to share with all of us the love that is inside them and that will continue to grow with each day that passes us," Skinner raises his glass as the rest of the people do the same, "To Fox and Dana."
After everyone was done they all gathered into the dance hall. The first song, Mulder and Scully’s song, started to play as they went out onto the dance floor. The song filled the room as Mulder and Scully started to dance to From this moment on by Shania Twain.
I do swear, that I’ll always be there. I’d give anything and everything and I will always care.
Mulder and Scully’s eyes are focused on each other and the rest of the room seems to disappear around them
Scully looks up into Mulder’s eyes with his arms holding her close, she feels almost ready to cry, thinking of the beautiful life that lay in front of them. A life where they have a child, two actually.
Mulder looks at Scully feeling her arms around him. Thinking of their kids, what they’ll look like, the joy that they will have in the future when they raise their children together. He smiles pulling her closer to him. Feeling so much love and Scully lays her head on his shoulder.
As the song fades out Mulder and Scully kiss softly and the crowd surrounding them claps happily. They hug and Mulder kisses her on the head wiping the tears from her eyes. Another song comes on and everyone starts to dance.
Mulder dances with Maggie, his mother in law and Scully dances with her brother. After hours of dancing, talking and laughing the last song comes on. Mulder and Scully again for about the billionth time that night dance together in each arms as the music again fills the room. (Celion Dion’s Because You Loved Me) Sadly the reception ends and the people start filing out of the room, saying their good nights and congratulations. Mulder and Scully are the last to leave and as they walk outside to their car they still hear people talking and laughing. Scully walks over to her mother and says goodbye. Before they get to the car Bill comes over to Scully. "Dana," he says in a wobbly and drunken voice.
"Bill? How much have you drank?"
"I dunno, all I know is that you made a mistake in marrying this bastard."
"What? What the hell are you talking about?" says Scully
"Bill, your drunk, really drunk I want you to go home." Says Scully getting angry.
"No, I’m not. Your my sister and I won’t have your life thrown away by this ass."
"Bill," says Mulder, "I’ll walk you to your car, go home." He says trying not to be angry by what he is saying.
"No!" he says punching him in the jaw
"Bill, I don’t want to fight you." says Mulder
Bill punches him again but twice as hard.
"That’s it!" says Mulder punching him in the stomach
"Mulder!" yells Scully "Bill! Stop it!"
They continue to throw punches and kicks. Suddenly Mulder throws Bill to the ground and starts to hit him in the face. Bill fights back hitting Mulder in the eye really hard
Skinner comes rushing over and pulling Mulder off of a punching Bill
"That’s enough you two. Both of you go home, now!"
"Mulder? Why would you start punching my brother?" says Scully mad
"He started it! If I didn’t hit him back I’d be almost dead by now." Says Mulder
"Look, let’s go home and get you cleaned off so we can go on our honeymoon."
At Mulder’s apartment
"Ow! That hurts!" says Mulder whining about his cut above his eye
"Mulder, let me clean your cut and we can go."
"But it hurts."
"Well, maybe that will teach you not to fight."
"I didn’t want to but I had no choice, your brother would have killed me on the spot, I’ve never seen anyone so drunk."
Scully laughs, "I love you Mulder." she says kissing his cut and then kissing him on the lips
"I love you too Mrs. Mulder."
Scully got up to get their bags from the bedroom but when she did she suddenly felt weak and also saw the room spinning around her. "whoa." She said to herself reaching for their bags and starting to walk out of the bedroom. As she walked near Mulder standing, waiting for her she felt her legs suddenly get weak and give out on her. She tried to cry out to Mulder but her world went black. All she could hear was Mulder’s running foot steps to go to her.
"My wife just fell to the ground after she got up to get something. Oh my god, you’ve got to hurry, she’s pregnant. Please don’t let anything happen to our babies."
"Sir, we’ll do our best to make sure nothing happens. Let’s go guys, lift her up."
As they piled into the ambulance Mulder said a silent prayer this was suppose to be the most wonderful day of their lives. Nothing was suppose to happen. After waiting for the doctors to run tests and everything one doctor came out,
"Yes, that’s me. How’s my wife? Is she okay? Is something wrong with the babies?"
"Dana just woke up. She’s resting fine now. But I’m afraid… that she’s going to have to be under a lot of supervision. The babies are fine but another thing like this and they might not survive. She can’t be under a lot of stress, I suggest that since I know she works at the FBI that she take a leave of absence."
"Okay, thank you. Can I see her?"
"Sure, this way," he says leading Mulder to his wife.
Mulder gets to the door and walks in. "Scully?" he says
"Mulder." She says as he runs over to her kissing her then hugging her.
"Don’t ever do something like that to me again."
"What happened? The doctor told me that I fainted and that it… it almost cost us our babies lives."
"It’s okay, everything is okay now. You’ve just gotta take it easy for the next six months or so."
"You honestly believe that I can take it easy for 6 months? That’s half a year!"
"Scully, we can’t risk their lives."
"I was joking, I know that you couldn’t take it easy for six months."
"Yeah, true…" he says laughing.
"So when can I get out of here?"
"when the doctor says you can. and no earlier."
"I really hate hospitals…"
"I know you do."
"Can we still go on our honeymoon?"
"I’m not sure. I really do, but I think that you should get your rest. Make sure the babies are okay."
"Yeah, you're right."
"We’ve got the rest of our lives to spend with each other."
"Yes, forever." She says kissing him on the forehead. They smiled at each other just taking in the moment of being together.
Just then there was a knock on the door. They look up half expecting to see the doctor, but standing there was…
"What the hell are you doing here Krycek?" says Mulder astonished to see him standing there.
"I needed to tell you something. Something that concerns the both of you."
"What? How the hell am I suppose to trust you? You’re a liar and a thief, you’d do anything to get your way."
"It’s about your children."
"What about them?" says Scully afraid.
"There are people that will come after you if they knew how special your children are."
"Special? What do you mean?"
"both of your children will both be one of the first successful alien/human hybrids."
"You met Gibson Praise a few years ago, that is what your children will be like, able to read peoples minds. But they will also be able to heal."
"Are you telling me that my children will be alien."
"No, they will be human, just genetically they will be part alien."
"Why are you telling us this? What does this have to concern you with?"
"If what is left of the syndicate knew that you were pregnant, Agent Scully, then they’d come after you. This is the break that they’ve been waiting for, for more than 50 years."
"A break for what?"
"This is crazy, Scully and I stopped that from happening when Cassandra died."
"No, no you didn’t. You just paused it. With the birth of your two children it will be the start of colonization on Earth."
"So, what are we suppose to do?"
"The only thing that I can think of for you to do is to go into hiding until your children are born. The syndicate don’t know yet that your pregnant as I’ve said if they find out then they’ll send alien bounty hunters to kill you and your babies."
"Where can we hide so that they can’t find us?"
"The safest place is somewhere isolated. Where it takes miles till the nearest town."
"Why are you helping us? For all we know your with them. You could be tricking us to leave and then kill us." says Scully
"I don’t want to. I gave up that life."
"How can we trust you? You’ve lied to us countless times before."
"Just trust me on this."
"Why? Give me one reason that we can trust you."
"I’ve already gotten you a cabin in the woods of Pennsylvania."
"Okay… so we go. Then what?"
"I’ll come and get you a half week before the babies are suppose to come."
"Okay, look, can you give us a minute to think about this?"
"Sure." Krycek says walking out the door but as he get there he turns around. "I just want to do a good thing for once in my life."
Mulder nods as he leaves and turns back to Scully, "What are we suppose to do Dana?"
"I don’t know, the only thing that I know is that we must keep our children safe."
"Yes. Your right. For some reason, I think that we can trust him."
"Do you really think so?"
"Yeah, as weird as this sounds I think we can."
"I trust you, so if you think we can trust him then we should go."
Mulder nods and hugs Scully and kisses her on the forehead, "I promise you that I won’t let anything happen to our children."
"I know you won’t. I love you."
"I love you too." He says kissing her on the lips.
Mulder walks to the door and tells Krycek to come in. He does and locks the door so no one can come in. Mulder takes a deep breath in, "We’re going."
Krycek nods, "As soon as Scully gets discharged we’ll go. Mulder I need you to get the things you’ll need for the next 5-6 months. You can’t tell anyone about this. If you do you risk their lives and yours."
"I’ll be the only one that will know where you are. I’ll come by every other week to give you food and other things."
"Tell her that your going some where. A long over due vacation. Something. Don’t make her think anything is wrong."
Scully nods and looks over to Mulder who takes her hand and squeezes it softly.
"What happens after our children are born?"
"You’ll have to make sure no one knows about them for the first month or so."
"Why?" says Scully
"Because, they need your children when they are newborns?"
"Because, it’s at it’s earliest stage of living. They’ve researched everything else. This is their final stage. They have no use for your children after they are older than one month."
"This doesn’t make any sense."
"It shouldn’t. It makes sense to me because I’ve worked with these men, I know how they think and what they’re capable of."
The next day after Scully had been discharged…
Mulder had packed up all of the things they would need and went to pick up Scully from the hospital. When he got there he saw Krycek waiting for outside. "You ready?"
"Yeah, I’ve just got to go tell Scully."
"Krycek, I just wanted to say… thank you. wow, I never thought I’d ever say that."
When Mulder had gotten Scully out of the hospital they walked over to the jeep that Krycek was driving. After driving for 5 hours they finally got to their destination. They were going to stay in a log cabin in the Appalachian mountains. Krycek took them inside. The log cabin was beautiful. There was a stream running by inside there was a homey feel to it. There was a big den and with a kitchen connecting to it along with a loft and bedroom. The cabinets were filled with food and other essentials. Mulder walked over to the table and saw that there was a big bag of sunflower seeds. He smiled.
"This is where you’ll be staying." Says Krycek, "There’s a gun in the closet next to the book shelf. And there’s a knife to kill an alien bounty hunter in the drawer in the den."
"I thought that you said no one would know we were here." Say Mulder
"Yes. It’s only here for precautions."
"If you need anything call me. I put my number on speed dial. Number 2."
"I’ll be back in two weeks." He says walking out the door
"Hey Krycek! Do we get cable here?"
"Yeah." He says over his back
After he’s gone Mulder walks over to the couch and sits down. Scully walks over to him and sits next to him laying her head on his shoulder. "I love you." she says softly
"I love you too."
"This will be nice. We’ll have sort of a vacation."
"Yeah. For the first time in almost 10 years I’ll relax."
"Oh," he says getting up to get something, "I got you something." Scully looked up at him smiling "It’s sorta for our children." He says.
"I want them to believe."
"I know they will."
"I’ve got an idea, I’ll make you dinner."
"Okay, just don’t make a mess."
"me? Make a mess? Never!"
"Yeah, right. Our office looks like a bomb went off."
"Have a little faith in me."
Scully laughs and nods and Mulder turns to the kitchen, ::What the hell am I gonna make?:: he thinks.
Scully slowly woke up an hour and a half later to the smell of cooking pasta and sauce. The smell was heavenly. She pulled herself off the couch and walked to the kitchen to find Mulder standing there cooking. "What are you making?" she asks.
"Just the fact that your trying to cook is good enough for me, I know I’ll love it."
Mulder gets a spoon and dips it into the sauce, "Taste it."
Scully gives him a ‘is it going to kill me’ look. "And it won’t kill you," he says
She tastes it, "Oh my god, this is incredible."
"How’d you learn to make something like that?"
"So when is it gonna be finished?! I’m starving."
"In a couple of minutes."
A Couple of minutes later…
"This is so incredibly good!!! You’ve gotta make more soon!"
"I dunno, I make this once and a while. Not something I enjoy doing every week…"
"Oh please Mulder…" she said giving him puppy eyes, "Please, I’ll do anything for some more of that once a week…"
"Anything?" says Mulder raising his eyebrow.
"Possibly…" says Scully
"Anything for some more spaghetti?"
"We could do anything now…"
"Hmm…" he said getting up and grabbing Scully’s hand kissing her
"No, no you didn’t. I just woke up and didn’t see you next to me so I came looking for you."
"Is there something wrong?"
"No, not at all, I just wanted to know where you were."
"Okay, well… you found me."
Scully walks up to him and hugs him tightly. After a moment she turned around to see what he was looking at. He slid his arms around her waist and hissed her on the cheek. "So, what were you looking at?" she said softly.
"The stars, sky."
"They’re so beautiful out here. It’s so different then in the city."
"I was thinking…"
Scully sensed something, "Samantha…"
"Yeah, I just wish that she would have had the happiness that I have now. I mean, I’m married to the most beautiful woman in the world, the woman who is going to make me a father, but Samantha will never ever have that. The joy to see her children grow up. She’ll never got the chance to experience what it was like to find her soul mate and true happiness, like I have."
"Mulder, whatever took her from you had a reason. We might not be able to see the reason, but I want to believe that it was a good reason."
Tears started to form in both of their eyes. Mulder took Scully’s hand and kissed it softly and whispered, "I love you so much."
"I know you do, and I love you forever and always."
Scully smiled at him, "You once told me that souls reside in those stars. I think that’s where your sister is. She’s there watching over us and our children."
"Yeah, I hope your right. Let’s go to bed."
"Okay." she said taking his hand and walking back to their bedroom.
The next few months went by slowly, every night they would sit on the deck of the house just watching the stars loving every minute that they spent with each other. One night just before Mulder fell asleep on the chair with Scully sleeping softly beside him. Suddenly there was a rustle in the bushes below the deck of the house and footsteps crunching on the leaves.
Mulder heard this a quickly woke Scully up and told her to get into the house. Fear swept through is thoughts thinking of all the possible things that could be out there in those woods. Mulder quickly ran in the house and grabbed the gun that was inside of the drawer. He ran out onto the deck pointing the gun out into the forest. "Stop!!!! Who’s there" he cried. The footsteps began to run closer to him. He was about to pull the trigger on the gun when he heard a woman’s voice call out, "Please, don’t shoot. I don’t mean any harm, you’ve got to help me."
Mulder walked down from the porch to where the woman was standing with Scully right behind him.
"What’s your name?" he asked before he could even see her face.
"My name is Samantha."
Scully looked at Mulder through the darkness thinking exactly what he was.
"You’ve got to help me. They could be coming back." She said with a frightened voice.
"Who?" asked Scully
"The men." She said.
Scully could almost feel the woman’s fear. For some reason Scully felt that she could trust this woman. "Come inside." She said.
The woman nodded walking behind Scully and Mulder. When they got inside Mulder was able to get a better look at her. She had brown hair that was down to her shoulders and light brown eyes. Scully knew what Mulder was thinking. "Uh… Samantha, could you tell me your last name? Maybe we could get one of your family members in contact."
"I don’t have any family, except for my father… he was the one who let them take me."
"What was his name."
"But I do have a brother. I haven’t seen him since my father took me away."
Scully looked at Mulder who had a shocked look on his face. "Could you tell me his name?"
"I don’t know, I can’t remember, they took my memories from me. I’m afraid that they’ll take me again."
"Then what is your fathers name?" she asked.
"Spender." She said, "CGB Spender."
"And your last name is Spender…" said Mulder
"I don’t know what my last name is. My father, CGB Spender takes care of me, but I can’t trust him anymore."
"He let’s them do those tests on me."
"I know that he was trying to not let me ever see my brother. But I need to see him."
"Why?" asks Mulder.
"Because he is in danger."
"What kind of danger?" asks Scully
"My father found out that my brother’s wife is pregnant. I over heard him last night talking to a man he works with. That’s when I knew that I had to find him. Warn him about what’s happening. Can you help me find him?"
"Samantha… could you give us a moment." Says Mulder
"Yeah sure." She said.
Mulder and Scully got up and walked into their room, "Scully… Dana, I don’t know what to believe. This can’t be happening. I don’t know whether to believe her or not. I thought that she died."
Scully looked at him for a moment, "I think that you should believe her…" she said.
"I have this strange feeling that she’s really looking for her family."
"But it doesn’t seem right. Her just now realizing who CGB Spender is."
"Muld- Fox, she’s been living a lie. You’ve got to tell her that you are her brother. She risked her life to find you. Just trust my instincts on this."
"Okay… I just can’t believe that I thought that she had died but now she’s here."
"You told me never to give up on a miracle. Maybe she is."
They walked out to see Samantha sitting there on the couch.
"Samantha," he said, "I need to ask you a few more questions."
She looked up at him, "Go ahead."
"Why did you really start looking for your brother."
"I never knew I had a brother until a few months ago, when I had a dream of the night that my father took me away when I got the first test preformed on me."
"Can you tell me about that night?"
"I can only remember bits and pieces… but… I was with my brother. I guess he was babysitting me. We were arguing over what TV show to watch. The next thing I know I’m floating in the air. I can hear voices. My brother’s calling out to me but then I hear my father’s… telling me that this is for my own good. That he won’t let anything to happen to me."
Mulder looked at Scully with tears in his eyes and she also had tears in her eyes too. Samantha looked up at them,
"what’s wrong?" she asked
"Samantha, I don’t know how to tell you this… but I think… I think that I’m… your brother."
"What? You’re my… brother. Oh my god."
Mulder got up and hugged her, both of them now crying.
"I’ve spent my life looking for you… I thought that you were dead."
Samantha’s memories started to come back to her. "Fox…" she said.
"You remember?" he said.
Suddenly she started to shake almost like she was having seizures. "Samantha? What’s wrong?"
She slowly collapsed onto the couch. A few minutes later she woke up. "What… what happened? Fox?"
"Samantha, you started to shake then you fell down."
"I don’t remember… I think I know why I started to shake, they do that to their abductees. When they start to remember what actually happened to them, their wiped memories it causes them to work their brain to hard. If I keep remembering everything that has happened to me, most likely I will die." She said softly. Trying to sit up on the couch.
"You should lay down and get some rest."
"No, I’ll be fine."
After a few weeks, Samantha was back. She remembered things, about her abductions, her brother, her life before she was taken. Sometimes she’d have nightmares, but whenever she’d start to cry out her big brother would always be there for her. Mulder would tell her about his life after she disappeared and about how he met Scully and how he proposed to her. Samantha enjoyed it because she felt almost complete, like she was experiencing these things. Scully showed her the pictures of her soon to be niece and nephew. Mulder gave her the photo album of their wedding.
Scully was already showing and started to get morning sickness bad. Mulder was there to help her through all of it. Every other week Krycek came by with food and other things. Two weeks before Scully’s due date Krycek came back to take Mulder, Scully and Samantha back to Washington DC. When they got to Washington, Krycek took them to Mulder’s apartment. When they got inside Mulder looks around "You cleaned my apartment?"
"No, I hired a maid to come by and clean it every other week."
"Hey Fox, for the first time in the eight years that I’ve known you, your apartment is finally clean."
"You mean he’s still like that?" asked Samantha remembering her brother and her in their dirty room.
"Yup. Was he like that when you were growing up?"
"Yes he was, I can barely remember it but what I can he was. He is and I’m assuming he always will be."
"Hey girls, I’m still here you know." Says Mulder watching his little sister and wife talking about him.
"I’d advise you to not go outside as much as possible, the safety of your children are still in danger."
"thank you," says Mulder and Scully.
Krycek nods and walks out but Samantha follows him out the door motioning to Mulder and Scully that she’ll be right back.
"Excuse me, Krycek?"
Krycek turned around and looked at Samantha, "Yes what is it?"
"I… I uh I wanted to thank you, for looking out for my brother and his wife. It really means a lot to me. Thank you."
Krycek almost smiles but he nods and turns around and starts to walk off. And for a minute he started to feel something that he hadn’t felt in a long time. It was a funny feeling in his stomach like he was a little kid again after talking to Samantha. Samantha was almost in the door when she stops. "Uh Krycek, wait."
He stops at the elevator and turns to face Samantha again.
"I wanted to know… um, if you wanted to stay for dinner, I’m just making some pasta that Fox taught me to make."
"Meet me back here at around 6."
They awkwardly smile at each other then Samantha walks off towards Mulder’s apartment.
"Hey." She says cheerfully as she walks back in.
"What are you so happy about?" asks Mulder in that big brother way
"Nothing. Can’t I be happy?"
"You can be happy but you seem happy-happy not just happy."
"What’s the difference. Look, I decided to make dinner tonight."
"Okay, something’s really up" says Scully.
"What?" says Samantha feeling like a little child under interrogation.
"I haven’t known you that long, but I do know that your a Mulder and Mulders don’t just smile like that on every other good day."
Mulder laughed hearing Scully say that.
"Krycek, he’s coming back for dinner."
Mulder and Scully looked at each other in the corner of their eyes and Samantha saw the glance.
"Look you guys, I’m not a child any more. I just asked Krycek over here because I wanted to thank him for taking care of you guys." said Samantha sternly.
"Sure fine whatever." Says Mulder laughing at his sister, he still saw her as the little girl he last saw her before she was abducted.
Two hours later, Krycek knocked on the door of Mulder’s (and Scully’s) apartment. Samantha walked over to the door to answer it. She opened it to see Krycek standing there.
"Hey." She said.
"Hey." He said uncomfortably seeing Mulder and Scully.
"Come in." she said.
"Hey" they both say in union.
After a few minutes Samantha started to serve her spaghetti. Krycek, just like Scully had was very much impressed with the taste.
"Wow, what’s in this?" with food in his mouth
Samantha smiled at him and looks over at Mulder, "I can’t say, family secret."
They all laughed softly. Suddenly there was a loud noise, it was the fire alarm ringing loudly over and over again.
"What’s that?" asked Scully to Mulder
"I think it’s the fire alarm. Okay let’s get out of here even if it is a drill or something."
They all quickly got up and ran to the door right as they stepped near the door they saw smoke starting to come through under the door.
"Oh my god! How are we gonna get out of here?" says Samantha.
Panic struck all of them. Mulder and Scully immediately thought of the welfare of the unborn children. Krycek stepped forward and tried to feel the door, "It’s starting to get hotter. There must be a large spreading fire." He slid his hand to the door knob, "OW!!!!! Shit!!!!!" he cried.
"What happened?" asked Samantha with fear in his voice starting to cough with the room filling with smoke.
"My hand. I burned it." He said showing it to them.
"We’ve gotta find someone fast to help you." says Scully in her medical tone.
"First we’ve got to get out of here, NOW." Says Mulder pulling Scully over to the window. "Take the fire escape." He says opening the window.
Scully went out first following by Samantha then Krycek and then Mulder.
When they finally got out coughing and trying to get some of the clean oxygen in their lungs. "Are you okay you guys?" asks Mulder.
Samantha nods taking Krycek’s hand and examining the burn mark on it.
"Sc-Dana?" asks Mulder walking over closely to his wife.
Scully nods and continues to cough. They could hear sirens in the distance coming closer. Scully keeps coughing now rapidly now. "Mulder" she says through her coughs.
"I’m" cough "having" cough "trouble" cough "breathing"
"Hold on, helps coming."
"The" cough "babies" cough "now they" cough "can find us"
"Everything’s going to be okay." says Mulder as the paramedics come running up to them and the rest of the people that had escaped from the fire.
"Sir? What’s wrong with your wife?" asked one of the paramedics.
"I think that she inhaled too much of the smoke."
"I need an oxygen tank over here now!" yelled the paramedic over to the other paramedics in the ambulance.
"What happened sir?" he paramedic asked Krycek
"I burnt my hand trying to open a door knob."
"We’ll take care of this now ma’am" he said to Samantha
"No, I’m staying with him." Said Samantha, knowing that Mulder was with Scully and she didn’t want to be by herself.
"Okay, sir you and your girlfriend are going to have to come with us in the ambulance, we are going to take you to the hospital to get this burn checked out."
"She’s not my… never mind. Sure fine whatever, do you have anything that could take away the pain?" asked Krycek wincing in pain.
"Not here but we’ll get you some as soon as we get to the hospital." the paramedic, Krycek, and Samantha all got into the ambulance and drove off towards the hospital.
Back at the burning apartment Scully had started to breathe again without the oxygen tank. "Mulder, where’s Samantha?"
"She went off with Krycek to the hospital to get that burn taken care of."
"I think she’s got a little crush on him."
"Yeah, I kinda thought that too." He said with almost a worried tone.
"Mul-Fox she’s not a little girl anymore. I know that you still see her as that little eight year old but I guess now she’s grown up."
"Yeah, your right, but she’s my sister. If I had been looking out for her when we were young she never would have been taken away."
"You still blame yourself? Fox, you didn’t know, you couldn’t have and if you had you still couldn’t have done anything."
"But there’s still a feeling that I could have."
"Look, by some miracle you found her. You can’t treat her like a little baby, she has a life now, I know that my brother never wanted anyone to come close to me because he was trying to protect me but I had to make him realize that this is my life now not his or anyone else’s."
"You’re right. But she just had to fall for Krycek didn’t she? She could’ve fallen for anyone, like Frohike!"
"Anything is possible…" said Mulder, "I got married to the most wonderful and beautiful woman in the whole entire world."
Scully smiled at Mulder and kissed him softly on the lips when suddenly they heard voices behind them while kissing
"Hey lovebirds come up for air once and a while." Said Frohike.
"Frohike…" warned Byers
"Hey, so he’s jealous, jealousy is no crime." Said Langly standing next to Jimmy Bond.
"I’m not jealous, I just think that the lovely Dana Scully made a partial mistake when marrying Mulder."
"Frohike, I did not make a mistake marrying Mulder. And that’s Dana Scully Mulder, for your information. Now what do you want?"
Frohike was about to open his mouth when Jimmy spoke for him, "We came to tell you that the fire at your apartment was no accident. Someone was trying to kill you."
"Who are you?" Mulder and Scully asked at the same time to Jimmy.
"I’m Jimmy. Jimmy Bond."
"Is your real name James Bond or did you make that up?" asked Mulder
"Nope real name, now we’ve got a serious problem. You both are in danger."
::Samantha and Krycek:: thought Mulder in a flash.
Byers nods and he and Langley get into the car and drive off.
"Take us to your place." Says Mulder .
In Mulder’s car the cell phone was ringing.
"Mulder." Mulder answered.
"Mulder, it’s Byers, we’ve got a serious problem down here." Scully sensing something is wrong puts her ear to the phone next to Mulder.
"What? What happened is Samantha okay?" asked Mulder in a rush.
"She’s okay, but Krycek got shot in the arm. He’s going into the operating room now to get the bullet out of his arm."
"Look, as soon as he’s able to walk get the out of there."
"I’m sending Samantha with the car back to our place then Frohike and Jimmy can come and pick us back up."
When they got to the Lone Gunmen’s place Samantha was already there waiting for them. Mulder got out of the car and rushed over to his sister. "Are you okay?" he asked.
"Yeah I’m okay, I’m just really worried about Krycek. He took that bullet in the arm because of me. He saved my life." She said starting to tear up.
"I’m sure he will be just fine. I know Krycek, he won’t go out without a fight, sis." Mulder said trying to comfort his sister.
She nodded trying not to show her true feelings, trying to stay strong, just like Mulder use to. Scully walked over to Samantha and said, "I’m sure he’ll be okay, look, just like Fox said, Krycek’s a fighter."
"Yeah, and Dana’s a medical doctor too. Come inside and you can call the doctor to see if he’s out of surgery."
Everyone walked into the Lone Gunmen’s place. Jimmy was already inside, "So, what are we suppose to do while we wait for Krycek?"
Scully looked at him strangely for a moment "What?" Jimmy asked, "Is something wrong?"
"Why are you wearing different clothing?" she asked curiously
"Hey… I’m a fast changer I guess…" he said quickly avoiding the question walking over to the computer where Langly and Frohike were standing working on the computer.
"When I say go, run. Something’s not right here. I don’t think that’s Jimmy, I think it could be an alien bounty hunter."
"What about Samantha and the Lone Gunmen?"
"I’ll get her and warn them, you go outside and get the car started."
Scully nods as her heart starts to rapidly beat.
"Hey Jimmy, can I ask you a question?"
"Yeah sure." He says walking over to Mulder
Mulder gives Scully a look to tell her to go to the car as he walks to meet Jimmy in the middle of the room turning him away from the door so Scully could slip out. Mulder takes Jimmy into the bedroom, "Hey, I was wondering, oh wait, I forgot something out there in the room. I’ll be right back, you stay here and I’ll be right back." He says as he walks out the door casually pulling it shut on his way out.
As he walks quickly into the other room where the Lone Gunmen and Samantha are standing in front of the computer. He starts to pick things up and slam them down loudly, everyone gives him weird looks as he starts to talk under the noise. "You guys get out of here now, Jimmy is an alien bounty hunter, he probably attacked him and has him somewhere. Samantha you go out to Scully waiting in the car and you guys go and pick up Krycek at the hospital and take him somewhere safe. Get me on my cell phone after you get him."
They all nod in panic and start to go out the door. After they are out Mulder goes back into the room, "Okay, here’s what I was going to show you," as he ‘accidentally’ drops a paper on the floor slowly picking it up he reaches to get his gun, "What the hell are you and why are you after us?" he says pointing it at Jimmy.
"Mulder? What the hell? Why are you doing this? Are you okay?"
"You can cut the crap now. I know who you are just do that change form thing and show me who you really are."
"Mulder-I-" stammered Jimmy
Mulder quickly grabbed some rope laying on the floor (for whatever reason) and pulls Jimmy to a chair and ties him tightly to it.
"Mulder, don’t do this!" yells Jimmy.
"And why am I suppose to trust you?! You were sent to kill us! I won’t let you hurt anyone ever again! You know what? Save it. I’ll be back for you." says Mulder angrily turning to run out the door locking it on his way out.
"Mulder!" yells Jimmy
"Cut the crap!" yells Mulder as he shuts the door.
Mulder runs out to the car to see Scully waiting for him, "You okay?" he asks her.
"Yeah I’m fine, I’m just starting to feel a little dizzy that’s all."
"Okay, we’ll check into a hotel and grab a bite and take a nap."
"That sounds-OW!!!!" yells Scully
"I think-Ow!- I’m going-OW! Damn it! I’m going into labor- OW!!!!" she yells
"Okay, were going to the hospital."
Right as he is about to push down on the petal to start the car Samantha whips out a gun pointing it at Mulder. He hears the click of the gun and he turns to see the gun in his face, "TURN AROUND!" She yells
"What the?!" says Mulder
"Ow!!!" yells Scully to Mulder to busy thinking about the pain to see the gun, "The contractions are getting closer." Then she sees the gun and starts to panic, "Samantha?!" she asks
"SHUT UP!" Samantha yells to her.
"Why are you doing this?!" says Mulder to her
"IT’S THE ONLY WAY! DANA’S BABIES HAVE TO DIE!"
"Are you even my sister?" yells Mulder
"Why are you trying to kill my unborn children?!" says Scully breathing heavily.
"It’s the only way that I can get my son back!" Samantha screamed. Tears coming to her eyes.
"What in the world are you talking about?" said Mulder
"What? Did you think I would tell you everything that had happened in my life as soon as I saw you? Well, I didn’t. I didn’t know if I could trust you! You knew my father so I knew you could be on his side. I have got to do this! I need my son!"
"But if you kill my wife or our children, sister or not I will hunt you down and kill you! Dana isn’t even suppose to be able to have children! This is our only chance!"
"THAT’S EXACTLY WHAT HAPPENED TO ME! I WON’T LET MY SON DIE! THEY HAVE HIM AND WON’T GIVE HIM BACK UNLESS I KILL HER!" screamed Samantha pointing the gun at Scully’s head.
"You’re turning into them! You said you tried to run away so that you could help but all you did was follow their orders. You say you don’t want to be anything like your father but you are now! A LIFE FOR A LIFE! THIS CAN’T BE THE ONLY WAY TO STOP THIS! YOUR BROTHER, MY HUSBAND, GAVE EVERYTHING TO FIND YOU AND THIS IS THE THANKS HE GETS? WE GET FOR HELPING YOU?" says Scully yelling at Samantha, trying to convince her to put down the gun as she winces and tries not to yell as her contractions go on and she knows that she should be in a hospital right now.
"Samantha, we can help you. Your son will be fine, if you put down the gun and let Scully go to the hospital, we need you to do this. We WILL help you. We WILL find him!" pleaded Mulder to his sister.
"I CAN’T THIS HAS TO BE IT, IT’S THE ONLY WAY." Samantha said as she slowly started to pull the trigger of the gun when there was a crash through the car window, one bullet that hit Samantha in the shoulder letting her drop the gun to the car floor. Mulder opened the car door and ran to the passenger side of the door to see his sister laying there in a pool of blood. He looked up to see who had shot that one stray bullet, it was Krycek. His hand had been wrapped in gauze and with the other had fired that shot to save Scully and her babies. Krycek ran to the car to see how Samantha was, "it was the only way." He said seeing Samantha lying there on Mulder’s lap, shoulder bleeding from the bullet wound. "Krycek, Scully’s going into labor, get us to the hospital!" he said
Krycek nodded and got into the front seat next to Scully who was breathing heavily.
"You okay Dana?" asked Mulder.
"No, I’m not. This kills!!! I need to be at the hospital soon! Unless you two want to deliver this baby right here and now I suggest you get this car going as fast as you can!" said Scully fast breathing fast in and out.
"You heard her Krycek! Put the gas on!"
Krycek nodded and stepped on the gas petal and drove out of the Lone Gunmen’s place and to the hospital that was five minutes away. When they got there they parked in the emergency parkway. "I’m going to go with Scully," says Mulder.
"Good, I’m going to go with Samantha," says Krycek picking Samantha up in his arms.
"She losing a lot of blood." Says Scully between breaths.
Samantha starts to wake up, "What…" she says realizing she’s in Krycek’s arms.
"Don’t worry, you got shot in the shoulder you’re going to be okay." says Krycek.
Mulder and Scully head towards the doors to the emergency room, "I’ve got a pregnant woman here about to give birth." He says to the receptionist.
The receptionist nods and gets a wheel chair for Scully. She sits down and keep breathing, "Come on Scully, breathe in and out. In and out. Just like you and I learned."
"Shut up! I know!" she says getting angry and trying to control her emotions that were going all wild on her.
They got Scully all set up with all the medical equipment set up to see how her and they babies were. Mulder was right next to her coaching her. "In and out, come on Scully. In-out-in-out-in-out-in-out."
"Mulder, if you don’t stop telling me that I swear I will hit you so hard you’ll fly across this room!" Scully screamed in pain.
"Okay, scratch that." Mulder said.
"AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!" Scully screamed as the contractions got worse. She squeezed onto Mulder’s hand so tightly that his hand started to turn white, Mulder winced in pain ::shit, girl’s got arm power:: he thought.
The contractions began to lighten up as she let go of Mulder’s almost broken hand. "Ahhhh, my back is killing me!" she screamed
"I’ll go ask the doctor if you can have some pain medication." Says Mulder trying not to think about his hand.
"NO! No, the medicine could go into the baby’s systems."
"Okay, yeah, your right." he says turning around and coming back to her.
They sat there peacefully until another contraction came, "GOSH!!!!! AHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!" she screamed, "Mulder!!!!!!!!!!"
After it ended Mulder decided it might be nice for Scully to have a back rub. As soon as he started to misusage he back she hit him very hard, "Don’t touch me!" she screamed.
"Because that’s what got us into this lovely place in the first place!!!! DON’T YOU DARE COME NEAR ME!"
"Dana! Now are you going to help me here or not?!"
"GIVE ME YOUR HAND SO I CAN BREAK IT AGAIN!" she screamed as loud as she could, the nurses run in to see Mulder’s hand in Scully’s but Mulder’s face looking very painful.
"Are you okay ma’am?" said one of the nurses.
"When the hell am I going to be able to get these babies out of me?" she screamed in pain as the contractions keep coming.
The doctor comes in, "Hello Dana." He says
"Hello, am I going to be able to give birth soon?"
"Yeah, in about 5-10 minutes they should be ready to come out."
"Okay." she said squeezing Mulder’s hand tightly
7 Minutes later…
"Dana? When I say go I want you to give the biggest push you can manage, okay?"
"Let’s get it on then." Says Scully
"Okay Dana… push." Says the doctor
"AHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!" she screamed holding onto Mulder’s hand squeezing it as hard as possible
"AHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!" said Mulder feeling the pain Scully was squeezing on him
The two nurses looking at him laughing.
Suddenly in the silence there was a small baby cry. Both Scully and Mulder’s eyes immediately filled with tears. "Congratulations Mr. and Mrs. Mulder, you have a lovely baby girl."
"Oh my god." Said Scully tears flowing down her face.
"I love you." said Mulder tears coming down his face
"I love you too." Said Scully kissing him on the lips.
"Okay, Dana, the second one is coming now, one last push then you two can hold your two children. Okay… push!!!"
"Ahhhhhhhhhh!!!!!" she screamed one last time gripping Mulder’s hand one last time. One last moment of silence then there was a second baby cry, "Congratulations again, you have a handsome baby boy."
They both hugged and then kissed softly. "I love you." said Scully
"Would you like to hold your children?"
"yes" they both said in union.
The nurses walked over with the cleaned up babies. They both reached out their arms and took the babies into them, both Mulder and Scully with tears flowing rapidly down their face.
Scully was holding the little girl and Mulder the boy, "Hi there son," whispered Mulder through tears, "I’m your daddy, and that’s your mommy, and we both love you so much."
While Mulder was talking with his newborn son Scully was talking with her daughter, "Hey beautiful, I’m your mommy. And him over there is your daddy and he’s holding your brother. And up in heaven looking over us is your aunt Melissa and your granddaddy."
Mulder moved to sit on the hospital bed next to Scully and kissed her softly, "Thank you for making me a dad." Said Mulder tears coming in a never ending flow
"Thank you for making me a mom."
The babies cooed at their proud parents. Both Mulder and Scully half laughed and half sobbed as they looked down at the precious little babies in their arms.
After a few quiet moments with their newborn children there is a knock on the door. A nurse comes in, "Mrs. Mulder, you have a guest waiting outside for you and your husband, do you want me to send her in?"
Scully wipes her eyes and sniffs softly, "Okay, please let them come in."
"Sure," the nurse says
The nurse holds open the door as Margaret Scully walks through the door, "Dana…"
"Hi mom." Says Scully
"Fox… how are you two?"
"You mean four, mom, I’d like you to meet your grandchildren." Says Scully as Maggie walks over to the hospital bed.
"Oh my god Dana… they are beautiful, what are their names?"
"That we haven’t figured out yet." Says Mulder looking at his son and then to his daughter with proud smile on his face.
"You both are going to make wonderful parents." Says Maggie looking at her grandchildren then to Mulder and Scully.
"Thank you mom." Says Scully
"Just don’t spoil them too much, that’s what grandma’s are for." Says Maggie with a laugh
Suddenly there was an opening of the door, they looked up to see Krycek, "Samantha is okay, she’s lost a lot of blood, but the doctors have her stabilized now."
"Thank goodness." Says Mulder leaving out a sigh of relief
"Samantha?" Maggie asks
"Oh, Fox’s sister, Samantha, she’s come back, we found her."
"She wanted to know if she could come up. She’s been asking to talk to the both of you." says Krycek
"Sure… I guess." Says Mulder
"Oh Mulder," says Krycek, "Sam had a computer chip in her neck, it was activated. Whatever it was, it made her do and say those things in the car, it wasn’t really her."
"I thought there had to be a plausible explanation for all that." Says Mulder
"Fox, never in my wildest dreams have I ever thought that I would hear ‘there has to be a plausible explanation for all this’ out of your mouth." Says Scully.
"Actually I said ‘for all that’ not ‘all this’."
"Oh, I’m so sorry!" says Scully with a laugh.
"Anyway, the doctors removed it, but when they did it almost killed her." Says Krycek.
"Are you sure she’s okay?" says Mulder his voice turning serious.
"She’s fine, she just wants to see you and Scully and her new niece and nephew. I don’t know if she remembers all that happened in the car."
"You can go and get her Krycek, it she’s up to it." Says Scully
"Krycek nods and leaves to the door to go and get Samantha, "Wait, Krycek," says Mulder, "I just wanted to really thank you for looking out for Samantha, it means a lot to me and I guess I wanted to say thank you."
"Wow, he’s got a thing for her." Says Scully out of the blue.
"I never ever thought that I would hear you say that."
"Dana?" asks Maggie
"Yeah mom?" says Scully cooing to her daughter.
"I’m gonna go and find a hotel and get something to eat. I’ll be back sometime later tonight to see my grandchildren. Plus I’ve gotta go and call Bill and Charlie."
"You can stay at my place," said a voice behind them.
They all looked up to see Skinner standing there. "Sorry about coming unannounced but The Lone Gunmen called me.
"How do they know? We never told them."
"I think right about now they can find anything about anyone or anything." Says Mulder smiling thinking of his three goofy friends.
"I think I might take you up on your offer." Says Maggie.
Mulder and Scully look at each other trying not to say anything or laugh.
"Okay, do you have your stuff here?" says Skinner.
*oh my gosh, my mom is spending the night at my boss’s apartment* thought Scully
"Yeah it’s in my car, I’ll go get it." Says Maggie
"I’ll help you get it. I can take you to get a quick meal then you can call your sons." "Okay, that would be great. Thank you."
"Bye Dana, bye Fox," she says walking over to them, "And good bye my new grandchildren. I love you all."
"Bye mom," says Scully
"Have fun you two!" says Mulder as Maggie and Skinner walk out of the room
Scully bursts out laughing, "Oh my gosh, say it isn’t so. Please tell me that Skinner just tried to hit on my mother!"
"It’s very true my dear! Skinner and your mom, who would have thought that?! To bad we don’t have a video camera!" says Mulder laughing.
The babies start to coo at their parents when they hear them laughing. "Mulder I love you so much." says Scully
"Yup a miracle. A true miracle." Scully says smiling at her children.
"Yes, of course." she laughs.
::This is a wonderful life:: she thought watching Mulder hold his son in his arms her looking down at her new daughter, thinking of the precious moments in life in front on them.
In the middle of all the laugher Krycek sticks his head in the door, "Hey Mulder, Samantha is here."
"Come in." says Mulder
"Hi." says Samantha as she came through the door
"Fox I just wanted to apologize for my actions in the car, I don’t know what happened. It was like something was controlling me, making me do those things. I don’t know what I can say that will make you understand how sorry I am about all of this." She says getting tears in her eyes.
"Samantha, I know you didn’t mean everything. They found a metallic computer chip in the back of your neck. It was turned on. I believe you."
Samantha smiled at them, "And Dana, I’m so sorry for what I’ve did, endangering your life, your babies, I don’t know if you can ever forgive me with what’s happened."
"I believe you, let’s just put all of this aside. It’s some time for happiness. I’d like you to meet your new niece and nephew."
Samantha got up and hugged Mulder and Scully, "Oh my gosh, they are so beautiful. I’m so happy for you, I know how much this means to the two of you. After everything I’ve heard you guys have went through you truly deserve all the happiness you get."
"So what are their names?"
"That we haven’t thought of yet, any ideas?" says Mulder
"The boy, he should be named Zachary." She says instantly
"Why Zachary?" asked Scully
"Because, it just seems to fit him. When I first saw him I saw him as a Zach."
"Really? Fox any other ideas?"
"No, she’s right, he does look like a Zach." Says Mulder with a smile holding his newborn son
"Then Zachary it is. Zachary Fox Mulder." Says Scully
"Fox?" says Mulder almost in a whining voice
"Yes, it sounds right. You're his father, he should have your name in it." Says Scully
"I agree." Says Samantha
"Now, how about our daughter, what should we name her?"
"I think you should name her Nicole."
Before Scully could open her mouth to ask why Krycek responded, "I had a niece that looked exactly like her, she was so beautiful. The perfect baby, but my sister’s husband only let me see them once, right after she was born. Something was wrong with him. The day that they left the hospital he got drunk and he…" Krycek started to trial off. Everyone in the room know what he was going to say. Mulder pulled Scully closer to him and for the first time ever he saw Krycek for the man he was. He was a man who had went through pain his whole life, maybe just as much as him. He lost his sister, Mulder had found his. Pain swept through is mind almost as if he was feeling Krycek’s pain.
Samantha on the other hand really and truly felt his pain. She felt a connection to him the first moment she met him. She knew all of the bad things that he had done in his life but she for some reason she never thought about it. She slowly reached down and took a hold of his hand as if to say that she knew his pain, she could feel it.
"I’m sorry." Krycek said out of the blue.
"For what?" asks Mulder.
"This time should be a time of happiness not a time of sadness. I shouldn’t have said anything."
"No," said Scully, "I’m glad that you did say something. I agree, Nicole would be a perfect name. Nicole Melissa."
Krycek smiles, "Thank you."
"For what?" asks Scully
"for keeping the memory of my sister’s baby alive."
"No, thank you for thinking of the name. Would you like to hole her?" she asks Krycek
"I’d be honored to." He says as she hands him Nicole wrapped in a pale pink blanket.
Mulder hands Zachary to Samantha smiling.
Mulder and Scully look at each other and smile. They finally have a family, a beautiful baby girl named Nicole and a handsome son named Zachary. This was something that they both never thought they could never have. Everything was perfect, nothing could ruin this moment. Life was perfect.
Later that night after Krycek and Samantha had left, Scully was sleeping but Mulder was awake holding his son and daughter. Scully woke up slowly as she heard Mulder’s voice talking to his children in the darkness. She listen quietly to what he was saying, "I love you guys so much. Your mommy and I will soon be able to take you home. And when you’re older we’ll get you a doggie, but first we’ll move to into a big house in the suburbs where you’ll have a big yard to play in. The dog will be a big dog, and you’ll be able to ride it around on it. And Zach, when your older I’ll teach ya how to play basketball. I’ll show you how to play baseball too just like I showed your mommy, and now she likes it. And when your even older I’ll show you how to win the girl of your dreams just like I did even though I don’t know what I did to deserve her and I’ll be there for your first broken heart. And your graduation. Then your college graduation, then for your marriage. And the birth of your children. And Nikki, you, I’ll be there for you when you take your first steps. I’ll teach ya too how to play basketball. You’ll be a star player. Maybe you’ll even beat me or you brother. I’ll be there to chase off your boyfriends if they’re not good enough for ya cause you deserve the best. And I’ll comfort you through broken hearts. I’ll be there for you when you come home with straight A’s on your report cards. And when you graduate I’ll be there to give you a big hug. And then for your college graduation I’ll be there. And on your wedding day I’ll give you away. And when you a baby I’ll be there. You both probably grow up to be doctors like your mom. Geez Nikki, you already look like her, such a beauty. But Zach, you looking like me isn’t such a bad thing according to your mom."
"Yes, and I love you for it. Your going to be an incredible father."
"But I’m afraid I’ll turn out like my dad. He never was there for me or my sister."
"Fox, you can’t help who your father was, but I know and love you and I know that you would never ever do anything like what your father did."
"I love you so much Dana." Says Mulder kissing her softly on the lips. The babies cooed in Mulder’s arms. They both looked down at their children, "Nikki looks so much like you." says Mulder
"Zach is as handsome as you, he’s gonna have to fight off the girls when he gets older," says Scully with a laugh.
"Life is so wonderful."
"yeah it is… so when are we going to move into a big house in the suburbs?"
"As soon as we can, I hope." Says Mulder
"We should look after I get out of here in a day."
The next day after Mulder and Scully got out of the hospital and went back to Scully's house. They had a wonderful day that they would never forget, walking in the park with their children in the baby carriages. People would stop and look at them telling Mulder and Scully what a wonderful family they have. Later that night Scully and Mulder were ready to go to bed and thought that the babies should go to bed because they were starting to cry. "Here, let me put them to bed." Says Scully taking Nikki out of Mulder’s arms.
"Okay. I’ll be here if you need me."
Scully smiled, "Okay ‘Daddy’." She said walking into their room where the babies cribs were.
She laid them down and they still softly cried, "Come on Zach and Nikki, it’s okay, Mommy’s here. Settle down and get some rest." She whispered to them softly.
They still cried. Scully didn’t know what to do for a second then she figured out how to get them to sleep, she started to sing in a whisper,
"Sorry, I didn’t mean to…"
"I heard you singing."
"No, actually you sounded wonderful…"
Scully smiled and gave him a look.
"No, seriously, you did. You sounded as beautiful as you look. I never knew that you sounded like that."
"I love you so much. You are the most wonderful person." he said kissing her.
"I love you too." she said kissing him again and then hugging him.
"You know what a wonderful life we are going to have?" he said looking down at their children sleeping in the cribs.
"Yeah, and I don't want to miss a thing."