This was LAME. That was all that came to her mind. She insisted that they split up, they should have stayed together, and then they would have been lost together. Instead she was alone in the middle of nowhere on Thanksgiving.

She turned on the flashlight. She could have been home with her family eating turkey, ham.something rustled in the bushes. She twirled around, but saw nothing. *Turkey, ham, mash potatoes*

Okay now she was getting scared. She heard something rustle in the bushes again. This time she drew out her gun. She was ready for anything.

*turkey ham mash potatoes yam*

She saw a light and heard a familiar voice.

"Scully?" she sighed with relief and put her gun back into her holster. "Is that you?"

"Mulder it's me." Relieved, Mulder. She was praying silently to herself. Thank god for Mulder. She stayed close to him.

"Mulder do you know were we are?" "NOPE." He said like it wasn't a big deal.

"Oh great were lost." She said as they walked through the thickening forest. *turkey, ham, mash potatoes, yam, corn*

"Were not lost Scully. I know where you are and you know where I am. I wouldn't say that were lost we just.don't know were we're heading."

"UGHH." She hated being lost or.whatever.

"Remember Scully, it was you idea to split up." He reminded her.

"Yeah, but it was your idea to come up here and drag me along on Thanksgiving. AND..YOU wanted to chase after that.thing when I could be with family eating." She wanted to be right.

"UH HUH." He left it at that and kept on walking. All of a sudden Scully let out a scream.

*did she just scream?*

"Scully what's wrong?'

"I thought something grabbed my arm." She told him as she pulled a twig off her arm.

He chuckled.

"It isn't funny Mulder." She mumbled as she kept on walking.

Hours passed and they seemed like they were getting nowhere. It waas cold and her jacket was barely warm enough for the freezing night.

"IT looks like we are going to have to camp out here tonight Scully."

"ARE you serious?"

He shook his head yes. He cleared away some debris and laid down. He patted the ground next to him.

"It's not that bad Scully."

She reluctantly laid down next to him. *It isn't that bad*

It got colder and she began to shiver.

"Here Scully." Mulder wrapped his arm around her and pulled her close. She was spooned up against him. He was warm, really warm. He nuzzled his nose into her hair. Even walking through miles of forest her hair still smelled good. He sighed with satisfaction.

"So what are you thankful for Scully?" He asked.

"I don't know Mulder." The truth was she was thankful for this moment. Right then and there. Him wrapped up against her and she loved it. Though, she wasn't going to tell him. She never did. It was against her morals. That was the type of relationship they shared. Secretive.

She felt safe next to him warm. She was liking the way he was nuzzling her hair. Closing her eyes Scully fell asleep.

She woke up with the sun streaking through the trees. She looked next to her, Mulder was still sleeping; holding her with a huge smile on his face. She smiled contently to herself.

Quietly, she got up and looked ahead of her. There was their car on the road. She smiled.

*Maybe Mulder had planned this all along*