Title: Let the Silence Speak
Author: Vesper (Regina)
Warnings: none
Category: Drama
Characters: Dean Winchester, Dana Scully
Spoilers: "All Souls"
Summary: Crossover with The X-Files. In which characters meet, and talk about angels and regrets. 234 words.
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Notes: Lyl wanted a crossover.


"An angel?" Scully's tone is quite...unimpressed. She keeps packing salt into shotgun shells.

"Yeah, an angel."

"Uh-huh."

Dean thinks that's the last of that. It's not until later, that he learns from Mulder that Scully once encountered an angel. A seraphim.

"He was claiming the souls of four girls...the Nephilim."

Dean listens, hears something there that makes him ask, "Did you see it?"

"I..."

"Sorry."

"No-it's all right. I don't know what I saw."

"You're still here. Your eyes aren't burnt out."

"I don't know why."

"You know, I don't claim to be a person of faith, but-"

"Mr. Winchester...Dean. It's best not to question some things."

He snorts, and then grows quiet. "It's coming. The end of the world."

"That's what you're telling us."

"Any regrets?"

Her face subtly twists, a flash of sorrow, and Dean knows that face well. A face of loss.

"We all have regrets."

Silence falls. She looks past him, out the window. Sam is outside with Mulder. They are drinking beers and talking. Scully's eyes linger on Mulder. Dean recognizes the look there as well, and looks away. He tips his bottle of beer, reads the label. He looks up again, to see Scully turn her head to look at him again.

She looks back out the window.

"Your brother is very special to you, isn't he, Dean?"

He doesn't answer, just lets the silence speak for him.

End.