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Set in between season 7

There was a loud pounding on the door, and Scully jumped up at the sound. She took a quick look to her clock and noticed it was only one in the morning. Crawling out of bed, she reached for her robe and made her way to the door, promising herself if it was Mulder she was going to slam the door in his face and go back to bed. When she finally reached the door and opened it she found herself facing a tall blonde woman instead of her partner.

Scully looked across to the woman that stood in her doorway, she had tears in her eyes and her face was a mess. She had been crying and apparently hadn't stopped. In one arm she carried a little girl around the age of five that slept soundly while another girl around the same age stood at the woman's feet.

"Crystal? Is something wrong?" Scully asked moving out of the way to let her friend in, the little girl on her feet stayed closed to the woman and refused to move further than a foot or two away.

"Dana, I know it's late, and I'm so sorry for waking you at this hour." She cried sitting on the couch.

"It's ok, do you want something to drink?" Scully asked motioning to the kitchen. Crystal shook her head no and then Scully asked the child if she was thirsty, she choose not to answer. "Why are you crying? What's the matter?" she asked quickly sitting at her friends side to hold her, though found it hard do to the fact of the sleeping child.

"Can I put the girls to rest anywhere?" She asked frantically noticing a small yawn that escaped the child by her legs.

"Sure, down the hall, first room on your right." Scully said pointing down the hall and watched as her friend disappeared with the two little girls and returned a moment later empty handed. "Here, let me take your jacket." She said taking the leather jacket from her friend. Upon removing the garment Scully noticed a large purple and greenish bruise on her shoulder. "Oh my god! What happened?"

"Jason happened." Crystal said lowering her head in shame. Jason had been her husband of eight years. They had all been the best of friends back in high school and when Scully had been invited to their wedding she was happy to see her best friends finally do something about their love for the other. Three years after the marriage she had been called over to Chicago to help with the birth of Crystal and Jason's twin girls. After they had been born, Scully had been given the position of Godmother and a promise that when she found Mr. Right he could be their Godfather, but a last, that man never came. At least not yet.

"Has he been hitting you again?" She asked. She had received a phone call a year before from a crying Crystal saying her was out late at night, sometimes never coming home, going out and drinking only to come home and beat her. Crystal gave a small nod before crying in her friends arms. Scully had told her to call the cops, but she hadn't. Saying he would only get more pissed and hurt her more. "Has he hit the girls?"

"No, I make sure he doesn't lay a hand on them." Crystal cried moving to look her friend in the eyes. They had once been the best of friends, time and life and pulled them apart, only keeping in contact through phone calls and the occasional get together. "I need to ask a huge favor of you."

"Sure, anything you want, just say it." Scully said hoping to help her lost and troubled friend get out of an unwanted relationship and keep the girls safe.

"I have to leave for a while. Two months or so. I'm running from Jason, I'm positive he didn't follow us here. Can you watch the girls until I get back?" She begged. Scully knew she should say no. That the best thing to do was call the cops, but the friend in her, her gut feeling, made her nod a yes. Crystal threw her arms around her friend muttered muffled 'thank you's in her ear. "I will send you money every week in letters and let you know where I am and when I'll be back. Thank you so much Dana. I really appreciate this, more than you know. They are really good girls and they love you." She said walking into the hallway and into the bedroom where she woke the girls and said her good bye's before walking out the door and disappearing into the night.

Scully sat on her couch and wondered if she had done the right thing. Deep down she knew it was right. Crystal would find the help she needed and Jason would be behind bars, until then she had the opportunity to use her mothering skills, ones she would never get to use, on her Goddaughters. Scully got up from the couch and looked over to the girl's sleeping soundly side by side in the queen sized bed. Beside them were little backpacks that carried their clothes and other belongings.

"Good night Abigail. Good night Audrey." She said before closing the door a bit and continuing her journey back to her room.

"Good night, Auntie Dana." Audrey whispered to the dark. The little girl that had been at her mothers feet was now at her sister's side sleeping soundly.

It was the distant ringing that had woken Scully up early the next morning, when she had heard the ringing stop she assumed the answering machine had picked it up. Looking to her side she saw it was past six thirty in the morning and if she was to get to work by nine she had to hurry and get ready. Jumping out of bed she headed for the shower, but stopped mid-step when she heard a soft pounding on her closed bedroom door. She walked slowly towards it, wondering who was in her apartment before she remembered the night before and her two little visitors.

"Auntie Dana, it's for you." A little girl cried from the other side of the door.

"Thank you, Audrey." She said taking the phone.

"I'm Abby." The little girl said a huge smile on her face.

"Sorry, Abby. Why don't you and your sister get some cereal. You know where it's at right?" She asked and watched as the little girl nodded her head and headed for the kitchen, then as her sister ran from the couch and into the kitchen as well.

"Scully." She said into the phone, leaving the door open to listen for the girls.

"Since when do you have kids? I thought I knew you. Now that I start dating you I find out you have kids?" The man on the other end joked, his laugh lightened her heavy soul.

"Shut up. Mulder." She said into the phone smiling.

"Seriously, who was that charming little girl?" He asked as a loud thud could be heard from the kitchen followed by the sound of dropped cereal.

"Sorry Auntie Dana, I'll clean it." Audrey called.

"That was my goddaughter, Abigail." She said into the phone watching as they both ran into the pantry to grab the broom. "My best friend paid me a visit last night and asked if I would mind watching them for a month or so, she's having a few problems."

"How late last night? I was out of there by ten."

"About one in the morning late." She said over the phone.

"Well, look I'll see you and Abby in a while. I just called to let you know that we have that meeting today."

"Shit!" She said forgetting all about it.

"You forgot, huh?"

"I was going to call in sick, I have no place for the girls." She said starting to panic.

"Calm down, and breath. Just--did you say girls? As in more than one?" He asked.

"Yeah, Audrey and Abigail." She said.

"Well, get them ready and bring them in. I'm sure they won't mind two little girls, I'll stop by the store and get them some crayons and coloring books, just to keep them busy." He offered.

"Thank you, you are a sweetheart. I think I'll keep you." She joked over the phone.

"Thanks, even though you have kids, I'll stick around." He joked back before telling her not to worry and hung up.

After hanging up, Scully rushed into the kitchen to see the broom on the floor, the messed picked up and the girls eating cereal while watching TV from the kitchen table. They looked up to her and smiled before turning their gaze back to the TV.

"Ok, you guys. Auntie Dana has to go to work today and you're both coming with, alright?" She asked and received a nod from both of them. "Great, when you're done eating, get dressed." They agreed to do as they were told and she headed into the bathroom to shower and change before getting ready to leave.

An hour later Scully sat on the couch brushing Audrey's brown hair and braiding it. It would only be a matter of time before she would have to deal with Abby's mess of brown hair as well. Once finished she looked both girls in their green eyes and promised that if they were on their best behavior she would take tem out for ice cream later. Agreeing to be good, the three of them left the apartment and headed to the car. Scully in her black skirt and shirt suit, Abby and Audrey in a small matching pair of jean shorts and orange tops, their hair braided equally so the looked like the identical twins they were.

Ok should I continue? This was just something I thought of earlier and thought to write. Please let me know if I should continue on. There really is no case, just some family time, really pure fluff with Mulder and Scully, some parenting to be done. Mulder screwing up by giving them ice cream at night before bed, having a theory about psychic ability. All that fun stuff. Please review and let me know.