Author: Angela W.
Summary: A brief
glimpse into Mulder's thoughts. First person, Mulder's
Takes place during the events of
"Empocledes" late in Season Eight.
characters do not belong to me. They are the property of
Chris Carter and 1013 Productions.
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I walk down the hospital corridor and quietly open the
door to Scully's hospital room. "You awake?" I
She nods and motions me in. I cross quickly to her
bedside and look down at her. It's a reversal of our
roles from just a few weeks ago. The hospital staff
might as well just go ahead and reserve a room for us.
After she tells me that she and the baby are okay, I
reach out to touch her belly to reassure myself that
he - or she - is still moving. I've had such mixed
feelings about this pregnancy. Scully's told me,
step-by-step, everything she's gone through. Her
initial shock on learning that she was pregnant,
followed quickly by joy from her belief that a miracle
had occurred and the baby had been conceived naturally
during one of those wonderful nights, during the last
few months before my abduction, when we'd made love.
Followed, after a weird encounter with a woman whose
pregnancy bore eerie similarities to her own, by a
dawning dread that maybe this wasn't the normal result
of two people expressing their love for each other, but
the end product of some sort of hideous experiment.
Followed by months of ambiguity and mood swings that
left her joyful one moment and fearful the next. . .all
without me to help her through it.
But now, as I feel the baby kick beneath my hand, I
realize it simply doesn't matter. We've talked about
having DNA testing done once the child is born to
determine whether or not I'm the father, but I now
know I don't have to wait for a lab to tell me whether
or not this is my baby. I can make a choice - out of
free will and love - to accept the child is my own.
I smile into Scully's eyes. I'm going to be a Daddy.