"Come on Skylar. Time to wake up," Dana Scully said as she pushed on her unruly teenager who was still asleep in their bed.
The older woman stepped back and smiled as she looked down upon her sleeping child. She then gave Skylar another push.
"Mom, leave me alone..." Skylar mumbled as she tried to cover herself up with her blanket. Scully smirked and ripped the blanket off of her daughter's bed.
"No, you need to get up. We need to go pick up your father so we can go on our vacation we've been planning," Scully said firmly. Skylar grumbled and turned away from her mother. Scully sighed.
"Fine. Be that way. I'm going to call your father and let him know how you're acting. You know he's not going to be happy with you when he finds out about this," Scully said to her daughter as she turned and started to leave the room.
"Sorry Mom, I'm coming," Skylar mumbled as she got up from the bed. Scully smiled, went over to Skylar, and hugged her. Skylar yawned and hugged her mother. The older woman kissed her daughter on the head and rubbed her back.
"Be ready in fifteen minutes," Scully said as she left Skylar's room. "The car is already packed abd we will eat after we pick up your father." Skylar nodded, as she closed the door to get dressed.
Fifteen minutes later Skylar opened the passenger door of her mother's Ford Explorer, and got into the vechile. Scully smiled and brushed her daughter's hair out of her eyes. Skylar gently pushed her mother's hand away from her face, and proceeded to buckle herself in for the ride.
Scully watched her daughter with happiness. Skylar had her father's dark hair and green eyes, but she had her mother's looks. Skylar was different though, so to speak. Scully didn't mind, she loved her just the same.
About an hour and a half later, they arrived at Fox Mulder's house. Scully looked over at her daughter and saw she was fast asleep. Mulder knocked on the driver's side window gently. Scully looked up, saw Mulder, and quickly rolled the window down.
"How late do you let her stay up Scully?" Mulder asked with a laugh. Scully smacked his arm playfully and smiled.
"She stays up all night reading about the paranormal and stuff along those lines. I wonder who she got that habit from," Scully replied unenthusiastically. Mulder grinned at Scully. He knew exactly where she got those habit's from, and he couldn't of been more proud.
Mulder then walked over to the passenger side of the car and slowly opened up the door. Skylar stirred slightly from the movement, but did not wake. Her father grinned and gently shook the young girl.
"Mom," Skylar whined, "Let me sleep." The young girl turned away from Mulder and grumbled quietly. Mulder gave Scully an apologetic look. Scully laughed and shook her head.
"Sky, get up and move to the backseat now," Mulder said firmly. Skylar looked up at her father and yawned. When she realized it was actually him standing there, she fumbled trying to unbuckle herself. Mulder smiled and helped her unbuckle and move to the backseat. Skylar yawned again, as she rebuckled herself in the back.
"Morning Dad," Skylar said before yawning again. Scully looked in the rearview mirror, then at Mulder and smiled. Mulder looked in the rearview mirror, then spoke.
"Sky, how many times have I told you, you cannot be up all night reading about the paranormal?" Skylar started to argue, but Mulder cut her off. "Do not argue with me, do you understand?" Skylar started to argue again, but Mulder cut her off a second time. "Well?"
"Yes sir," Skylar mumbled as she looked out the window. Scully smirked and kissed Mulder. Skylar shot her parent's a disgusted look and put her headphones in.
"You ready to let me have her for a while?" Mulder laughed as he looked at Scully. Scully shot him a look and held his hand.
"You know she would be fine for the first couple days, then she would whine and cry to come home to my house," Scully said firmly. Mulder gripped Scully's hand and nodded. He knew she was right.
A few hours later the family stopped at a rest stop, on their way to White Rock, Tennesee. The family got out of their car and went to the rest room.
"Come on smile," Scully said as she hugged Skylar close to her. As they walked into the bathroom. Skylar gave Scully a small smile and kept walking. Scully grinned and kissed her daugher.
When they got back to the car, Mulder grabbed onto Skylar and hugged her tightly. Skylar grumbled and hugged her father back.
"When we get to the cabin, we'll spend some time together, okay Sky?" Mulder asked his daughter.
"Yes Dad," Skylar smiled at Mulder and leaned up against him. "I missed you," she said softly. Mulder smiled and hugged his daughter closely and rocked her. Scully went off to grab a couple drinks so she could give Mulder and Skylar some time alone.
When Scully got back to the car, Mulder and Skylar were sitting on the curb. As she approached the two she saw that Mulder was giving their daughter another book. Scully fully supported her daughter reading even though she didn't always approve of the material she chose to read. When Scully got to the curb, she sat down next to Skylar, and handed out the drinks.
"Look what Dad got me!" Skylar said excitedly as she showed Scully a new book on cyrptozoology. Scully wrapped her arm around Skylar and hugged her close as Skylar flipped through the book. The older woman shot Mulder a look of disbelief. Mulder quickly looked around and pretended not to notice the look Scully gave him.
"Come on Sky," Mulder said softly to his daughter, "We only have a couple more hours to go." Skylar sighed, got up, and proceeded to walk to the car. Mulder leaned in and kissed Scully.
"I think she's depressed Mulder," Scully said sadly. Mulder scooted over to Scully and held her close. Scully leaned on Mulder and let out a sigh.
"She is the last of her kind and she knows that. Watch her around you though, she loves you so much," Mulder said encouragently.
"I know Mulder, I just don't want to lose her like I lost the others." Scully said as she was trying to fight back tears. Mulder held her tighter.
"I don't think she's going anywhere. She's been here a few hundred years and for some reason she's attached herself to you and I mean deeply attached," Mulder said with a smile. Scully smiled and got up.
"Can you drive Mulder?" I wanna sit with Skylar," Scully smiled. Mulder nodded and they walked back to the car together.
Skylar was in the back seat immeresed in her book. Scully opened the door and sat on the seat next to her daughter. Skylar didn't even acknowledge her mother.
"Ready girls? Only about two and a half more hours to go," Mulder said cheerfully as he looked in the rearview mirror. Scully had their daughter hugged up against her as Skylar read her new book to her mother. The older man smiled and started to drive,
A few hours later the car pulled up to a remote cabin. The second the car stopped, Skylar got out of the backseat and walked around. Scully got out right after her daughter did and walked up to the cabin. Mulder followed right behind her.
Scully unlocked the front door, and took a step inside. Mulder quickly followed behind her. As soon as they stepped inside, Mulder grabbed Scully, pulled her close to him, and kissed her deeply. Scully smirked and kissed him back.
"You guys are gross," Skylar said with a disgusted tone as she walked inside. Mulder smirked and kissed Scully again. Skylar rolled her eyes and walked away. Scully gave out a small laugh.
"She gets that attitude from you Scully," Mulder said with a smile. Scully pulled away and went back out to the car.
"YEah but she gets the stubborness from you," Scully shot back. Mulder smiled and helped unload the car. "I wouldn't have it any other way though. She can be anything she wants to be and she chose to be ours." Scully said as she felt herself fill up with pride.
"Glad you could join us," Mulder said as Skylar appeared to grab her bag. His daughter shot him a look, and took her stuff inside. Scully laughed and went inside with Mulder.