Sara B. 10/05
wiped her hands on the dishtowel and walked into the living room. This was their
last night in this apartment. Most of the furniture had already been moved to
the new place. Will was staying at her mom’s place during the move so tonight
it was just the two of them.
never thought she’d ever outgrow this lovely old place but she had. First
came Will with all the trappings that come with a child. Then Mulder moved in
and brought his own bits and pieces, or at least what they could squeeze in. What
had once been enough for her to get lost in now felt cramped; hell, it didn’t just feel cramped, it was cramped.
months earlier, Mulder came tromping in and after tripping his way through the maze of toys to kiss her, he announced he'd
sold his mother and father's New England homes, along with his mother's condominium.
It was time to start looking for their home.
kept the family vacation homes in Quonochontaug, Lake Tahoe and Hilton Head. She still couldn’t believe the
wealth he’d inherited.
was the first time he’d touched any of his inheritance. He did tap into
the trust fund his grandfather Kuiper had set up for him to fund his cause and to keep him in expensive clothes. She also suspected the trust fund had been used to help some of the people they’d run into along
the way and she was sure the Gunmen had benefited on occasion. Other than that
he lived on his salary.
was still the case. The only exception was that now his salary was greatly increased
since Kersh fired him. Kersh, himself was fired a month later when certain associates
of his came to light. With Kersh gone, the FBI immediately offered Mulder his
job back but he declined. At Scully’s encouragement Mulder had started
writing and things looked really promising. Also, he found out he loved to be
home with Will.
also agreed to work as a consultant for the FBI when they needed him. Turned
out they needed him a lot and what they used to take for granted they now forked over a cool $1000.00 per day to get. The newly promoted Deputy Director Skinner said ‘A bargain at twice the price.’
found a house almost immediately; it was huge. She’d tried to steer Mulder
to some smaller places but he’d been insistent. Now she was glad he had. They closed on it two days earlier and now Mr. and Dr. Fox Mulder had one hell of
a great house.
worked so hard to get here but they were here and she was going to hold on if she had to kick and scream to do it. For the longest time Mulder was so pessimistic and kept waiting for the ‘other shoe to drop.’ Tonight she was going to drop that shoe, but she didn’t think he’d mind
it at all.
was sitting on the floor when she joined him. “Hey, there pretty lady. How’s about you planting that luscious little rump right here in daddy’s
lap?” She sat down and wiggled her bottom.
“Promises, promises. I hope you plan on keeping them?”
have I ever broken a promise, Mulder?”
was just about to pour the wine when he noticed the ‘wine’ was actually sparkling grape juice. He looked at her with his patented ‘what gives’ look.
She just smiled and leaned into him. “Just pour, Mulder.”
shrugged. He knew Scully and she would tell him when she was darn good and ready,
not a moment before.
stretched a little and Mulder nuzzled her neck, he was rewarded with a low moan. “This
is the last night Scully. Are you sad?”
was a time, not that long ago really, I thought I’d live the rest of my life in this apartment.” She turned and captured his lips. “But sad, not in the
least. I have you and Will. How
could I be sad?” She tucked herself into his neck, sniffed then sighed. Mulder smiled, for some reason Scully always did that and it amazed him how erotic
know,” Mulder placed a kiss on her head, “I always regretted that you didn’t have the wedding you always
wanted. We never got a honeymoon either.
I was thinking that maybe next year we could slip away for a couple weeks. Just
the two of us. Will could stay with your mom.”
mmm, sounds delicious but I’m afraid next year is out of the question.”
Scully kissed his jaw. “And who said I didn’t get the wedding
I wanted? You were the groom and that is all that mattered. You know I was never one for tulle and lace.”
why can’t we get away next year? Will will be old enough to be away from
us for two weeks.”
Will will defiantly be old enough, that isn’t the problem.” Scully’s
hands were starting to work on his shirt buttons.
“Then?” Mulder panted out.
be at the mercy of our latest miracle.”
pushed her back slightly and he had a confused look on his face. “I don’t
. . .” Suddenly the light went on in his eyes. “Scully! When?” He pulled her into a tight hug
you remember that ‘research’ we did for chapter fifteen?”
I can say is thank God you will be here for the second trimester this time.” She
saw the tears tracking down his cheeks and kissed them away. “I love you,
at you, Red, back at you. Now about chapter twenty three. . .”