Here's chapter 2! Hope you enjoy, more to come soon. Comments are always welcome! :)
Disclaimer: I dont own the X files, I just wish I did.
Mulder came into the house later than he expected. He coached basketball and surprisingly the game had gone into overtime. He found that Scully had already put Melissa and William to sleep and was sitting on their old saggy brown couch watching the very small black tv trying to find a channel that had English in it.
"Hey Scully." He said as he shed his coat and sat down next to her.
"Anything good on?" He asked as he leaned over and kissed her cheek.
"Well there's Spanish soap operas on six different stations, and someone cooking something that looks far better than what I make for dinner on and… star wars is on."
"Oh perfect we'll watch that!" Mulder said excitedly.
Scully groaned but changed the channel to show a scene of Han Solo cutting open a tauntaun to save Luke.
"How many times have you seen this Mulder?"
"Not enough Scully. You can never have enough Star Wars."
"If you say so" she laughed as she rolled her eyes at him.
Scully had drifted off to sleep on Mulder's shoulder before they got off Hoth. About halfway through the movie Mulder heard a sound coming from outside their apartment building. Mulder went to look out the window and saw a car parked on the side of the street with a man sitting in it. Crap he thought as he went back to the couch trying to decide whether he should wake up Scully or wait till morning. He ran his hands through his hair, trying to figure out how they were going to get out.
Scully stirred in her sleep and he decided to wake her up. He gently touched her arm and quietly said, "Scully?"
She groaned, "What is it Mulder"
He looked down, "There's a man sitting outside in a car parked on the other side of the street."
Scully immediately woke up, "I'll get the kids." Mulder put a hand on her legs to stop her from getting up.
"Where are we going to go?"
"I don't know Mulder but we'll figure it out. We can't just stay here."
"Why not? We don't know how long he's been here, he doesn't know we know. What if we fought instead of ran?"
Scully paused thinking carefully about what Mulder had suggested. "Mulder, we can't do that. What if we get hurt? What would happen to the kids?"
Mulder sighed realizing that she was right, "Go get the kids."
Scully got up from the couch and kissed Mulder's forehead, "We're going to be okay."
He gave her a weak smile, "I know." He watched the small woman rush off into their child's room.
He slowly got up and went to their room to grab the essentials.
About ten minutes later the couple appeared in the living room. Scully was holding Melissa in her one arm and her purse that was stuffed with Melissa and William's clothes in the other. Mulder was clutching his sons hand and holding a small duffle bag of his and Scully's clothes.
"Where are we going Daddy?" William asked tugging on his father's hand. Mulder looked down at his son and gave him a reassuring smile, "Canada."
"Cool" he said in the way little boys often did when something exciting and unexpected was happening.
Scully couldn't help but smirk at her son's reaction.
"Did you check the other side of the building?" she asked looking at Mulder.
"Yes its only the one guy, so we take one of the older cars and make sure we don't take the street he's on."
Scully nodded and went to go turn off the tv. "No don't." Mulder stopped her, "Leave it on, it'll make it more like we didn't leave. We have about seven hours before he figures out that we're not going to work, that's a good head start."
"Okay, remember William" "As quiet as a mouse" he finished grinning. Scully smiled and Mulder mussed his hair.
Scully looked at Mulder and they nodded to each other. Scully went first, opening the door quietly, walking out into the dimly lit hallway. Mulder followed giving one last sad look at their apartment, knowing he would never see it again.
The family swiftly made their way down the back staircase into the parking lott. "Which one do you like Willy?" Mulder whispered. William pointed a small finger to an old beige Honda accord.
"Alright, that's the lucky one then."
Normally, Mulder and Scully would be opposed to stealing but they would do anything to keep their children safe.
When they had finishing breaking into the car, Scully put William in the back seat and buckled him up, "Try to get some sleep please." She kissed his forehead then closed the car door.
"Yup just finished hot-wiring the thing." He answered standing up to look at her from the other side of the car.
"We'll ditch it when we get into Canada. With any luck the owner will have it back in a week." He said when he saw Scully's face.
"It's not that." She said, "It's just, I thought maybe we could finally stay."
Mulder walked over and hugged her and Melissa since she was still sleeping in Scully's arms.
"We'll figure it out."
Scully nodded and the two got into the car and drove off into the night.
In the corner of the building facing the parking lot a man walked out of the shadows and into the moonlight. His white hair shone brightly. "You can't run forever."