Over the years, I have written many Christmas vignettes. I have written so many that for the past several years, I’ve been choosing one each holiday season to repost to Ephemeral and my mailing list. This year I chose “Work of Art”, which I wrote way back in 2006. I could picture the entire scenario as I was writing it, and I not only like it because of the way that Mulder and Scully interact with each other, but because it depicts a different kind of relationship with Mulder and his mom than what we saw on the show. I hope it warms your heart when you read it, and I hope you have a fabulous Christmas with your loved ones.:)
I originally wrote this story seven years ago a couple months after seeing I Want to Believe. I have always seen Mulder and Scully as leading a quiet and rather solitary life together and being content with that. This vignette is a brief glimpse into what the Thanksgiving after the events of I Want to Believe might have been like for them, and although it’s not written in first person, it is written from Mulder’s perspective as I just can’t resist poking around in his head.<g> This gentle little moment in time in their lives always makes me smile when I read it, and I hope that it makes you smile too.:) Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
I have always had strong feelings about DeadAlive, but especially about the aftermath of Mulder coming back from the dead. IMHO, the writers did not do that scenario justice at all, and I have written many stories about Mulder’s emotional and physical turmoil during his recovery from that ordeal. However, I have not written much about the time before he opened his eyes in that hospital bed and asked, “Anybody miss me?” nor have I written a whole lot from Scully’s point of view about how she felt after he was literally brought back from the dead. Out of the Fog is a vignette written from both their points-of-view during Mulder’s time in the hospital.
So, I haven’t written anything new for a month and work has been crazy busy the past couple weeks…
Well, imagine my surprise when the idea for this vignette hit me while I was out walking my dog this morning. Man, did it feel great to write! Of course, now I’m behind on some work I need to get done for tomorrow, but that’s okay because I got my thoughts down on paper and I feel better. 🙂
This vignette is about Unruhe and explores what Mulder might have felt after Scully’s ordeal with Gerald Schnauz. She was obviously very shaken up by what happened with him, but I thought it would be interesting to delve into what Mulder might have been feeling afterwards.
Thank you for taking the time to read my story. I do appreciate it.
I have a huge X-Files songs and scenes playlist for all nine seasons and the movies on my iTunes, and I haven’t played through the whole list for years. However, with the show coming back soon, I decided to listen to it and am currently on songs from season seven. Well, when I heard Moby’s “My Weakness”, I couldn’t stop thinking about the emotional reunion scene with Mulder and Samantha at the end of Closure. That led to me re-watching that scene and the scene with Mulder reading from Samantha’s diary to Scully in the diner, which in turn led to this story.:) I know a lot of people didn’t care for that resolution to Mulder’s search for his sister and didn’t think it made sense, but for me, David and Gillian’s acting was so amazing in this episode that emotionally it worked for me.
As I watched season seven, I felt that there was a definite shift in Mulder and Scully’s relationship, especially after Mulder got the “Closure” he needed with Samantha and Scully got the closure she needed in “all things.” Awakening is a romantic little introspective piece written from Scully’s point of view as she ponders her newfound intimacy with Mulder.:) Enjoy…
I don’t know about you, but I sure am getting excited about seeing the characters I love in some brand new episodes. I haven’t watched any episodes in quite some time, but I was feeling nostalgic and wanted to take a trip back to the office where it all began. I actually wrote Scully’s opinion of Mulder a long time ago, and then I decided to add Mulder’s assessment of her today.:)