Chapter 1

Ira was standing in front of his large class. His students were hollering something about forgetting the bell curve and he began his next science lesson. One of his students threw a paper ball at his head and he turned around quickly.

"Alright who was tha-" Ira's words faded as his eyes fell upon a woman. She was a small woman, she had red hair, and she stood in the back, leaning against the wall. She looked familiar, and he couldn't seem to pull his eyes away from her. Some of his students turned around, a few even whistled at her. The woman had a small smirk but she just bowed her head down.

"Can I help you?" Ira asked. The woman just looked up with a smile and shook her head. Ira had a difficult time focusing back on his class, and finally he dismissed them.

"Go Dr. Cain!" one of his male students nudged him but he wasn't paying attention to anyone but her. After the students left the room the woman made her way down to his desk.

"Do I know you?" Ira asked with a frown. The woman giggled, "Of course you do, Mulder."

Ira looked away with a frown, "I'm sorry, my name is Ira, Ira Cain. What's your name?"

"It's me Mulder, Dana… Dana Scully," the woman looked at him like he was crazy. Ira frowned at her for awhile.

"They really got to you, didn't they…" Scully looked away disappointed.

"Who? Who got to me? Who are you?"

"I worked for the FBI, we were partners, Mulder."

"I'm sorry, you have the wrong person," Ira smiled softly.

"I've missed that smile. You really don't remember do you?"

"I'm sorry?"

Scully signaled for him to sit, and he did obediently. She sat on the side of his desk, "Mulder, Fox Mulder is your name-"


"Yes, Fox. We were on assignment, well per say. You always led me on these goose chases, and as it happens we actually found evidence, the evidence you were looking for. Do you remember Samantha? You're sister? We finally found the evidence that she was abducted."

"Samantha?... abducted! Aliens!" Ira looked at her like she was now crazy. Scully smiled, "yes Mulder. Little green men."

"Are you sure you're talking to the right person?"

"Mulder I know things about you that no one does, ask me anything, anything at all!... come on, ask me."

Ira looked away, then thought of a question no one knew, "What do I like to do in my spare time?"

Scully let out a little giggle, "if you haven't changed, you like porn, or sometimes even an occasional B-movie."

Ira frowned, "how did you know that?"

"Mulder I came for you as soon as I was able to find you. I have important news."

"What kind of news?"

"Mulder, before we were brainwashed, I was trying to tell you something."

"What?" Ira stood up next to her.

"I have a son."

"A son?" Ira gulped. Scully stood closer to him, "he's yours." Ira's eyes opened widely.

"you probably think I'm crazy, but meet him, come with me and I'll show you. I have pictures, I have some of our old things. I can even take you back to D.C. I want you back in my life Mulder. I miss you so much."

"I don't know…" Ira looked away.

"Please. Just give me one weekend. If I don't have you at all convinced, then… then I'll leave, and you won't see me again," Scully said with water building up in her eyes.

Ira put his hand lightly on her cheek, he was studying her, he knew she looked familiar. A tear dripped down her cheek and he removed it with his thumb. He'd done this before, it was almost like dejavu for him. He rested his hand on her cheek, just staring into her eyes. She clasped her hand around his and bowed her head down like she always had.

"I've missed you all these years, I've missed you so much."