I caught Scully coming out of the shower room behind the cabins. she was talking to herself, not a habit that she ever had before.
"We have a plane to catch in four hours Scully..lets hurry and get breakfast"
She gave me a whithering gaze. "Well, at least those showers wake you up Mulder"
She pushed past me and opened the door to her cabin.
Well, I'm not shy, so I followed her. Without turning around she said,"have you looked at your plane ticket yet?"
She turned then, and gave the kind of look reserved for teachers, principles, mothers, and,..the occasional police officer.
That in mind, I dipped my hand into my inside pocket and produced the ticket.
"It's still here, if that's what you mean. " I said, hopefully.
"Mulder, check where we came from and where we are going back to."
I did just that.
"It says Washington." I thought that was difinitive.
"no, Mulder, it says Washington DC...DC Mulder!"
She went on, "I have a DC address on my drivers license, I am a special agent with the FBI!" Straight faced and without missing a beat I said,
It was then she slapped me. Hard.
It was then we sat, quietly for a while.
Apparently, we had somehow become a case.
We, Mulder and Scully, were somewhere else.
"Look, Mulder, somehow, as much as I hate to admit it, we have gone somewhere else."
She was fiddling with her buttons, unable to button up her jacket.
I rose and helped without thinking.
"Remember not being able to find the Abrahms place?"
"Of course I DO!" she said in an irritated tone, "How could I possibly forget?"
"Well, you remember the storm, the weird color of the sky?"
She stared at me for a moment, "Do yo think, "she said,"that one of your theories is right, because if you do, and it is, I want no 'I told you so's" she brushed hard at my hands, "I can DO it, damn you" she said.
"Well, considering the nasty turn of events here, perhaps my alternate realities idea is right, you know?" I watched as she brushed her hair hard enough to make it fall out.
"You know how sometimes people just go missing and no one knows how it happened, there one minute gone the next, no clues, no paper trail, just walked off the earth?"
"Perhaps, "she said,"they came here?"
My head in my hands, throbbing, "yes".
I looked up at her, she was staring off into space."Perhaps."