Disclaimer: I own nothing but the fic idea bunnies. The X-Filesseries, films and characters belong to Chris Carter & Co. This fic is merely for entertainment purposes and not profit. The first few lines in italics, are direct quotes from the new film I Want To Believeand inspired this fic.


"As far away from the darkness as we can get?"

"I'm not sure it works that way. I think maybe the darkness finds you, and me."

"I know it does."

"We'd let it try."

The sun had set hours ago as she pulled up outside the house, killing the engine she got out making her way to the front door and let herself inside. Locking the door behind her, she deposited her keys on the table just inside the foyer, slipped out of her thick coat and draped it over a chair in the living room. The silence coupled with the darkness both soothed and unnerved her as she walked through the house. She stopped in the doorway of the bedroom, watching silently as the moonlight grazed his features –which even in sleep held a slight troubling quality. Quietly she entered the room, grabbing a long sleeved jersey-knit shirt and matching pants from the dresser. She then slipped off her shoes and crept quietly into the adjoining bathroom to change.

Having finished changing, she tossed her dirty clothes into the hamper, then pulled the elastic band from her hair; freeing her red locks from the tight ponytail. Brushing her teeth she took a moment to really look at herself in the mirror, what caught her attention most were her ice-blue eyes. The forest green color of the clothes she wore seemed to make them pop and drastically so –revealing every memory, be it good or bad. Sighing she broke her gaze from the mirror and returned to reality, finishing up in the bathroom before slipping into bed beside her 'literal' other half.

She felt him sigh then shift in bed as he snuggled closer to her. Wrapping an arm around her waist, his voice was soft at her ear. "I thought you weren't coming home tonight."

Scully sighed, lacing their fingers together where they rested on her abdomen. "You and I both know that's an empty threat after all this time." Slowly she shifted onto her back so that they were nearly face to face.

His blue eyes met hers, "Is it?" His tone wasn't accusatory, it was almost as if he were stating a fact and waiting for her to confirm it.

She reached up, slowly caressing the left side of his face with her hand. "You said we can't outrun the darkness, and you were right Mulder. We're tethered to it, as much as we are to each other."

Mulder gave her a ghost of a smile, turning his head to place a kiss to her palm, then her lips and pulled back after a moment to meet her eyes again. "Thank you for being my light Scully."

She smiled, her eyes sparkling with tears at the depth of meaning behind his words. "Thank you for being mine."


A/N: This is my first X-Files fic (as I've just gotten into the fandom thanks to I Want To Believe) so I hope you liked it. If yes, let me know by leaving met a review (I've got a few more fic ideas floating around.)

Here's hoping for another film in the future :)