What The Future Holds
(Part 3 of 3)
Time-Line: December 21st, 2012
Disclaimer: I do not own the X-fles, this is written for fun not profit.
As the Super Soldiers neared the Magnetite area of their quarry, they started to spasm and shake. They're faces turned a black metal as they're entire bodies turned metallic and were drawn into the stone like a gun shooting off. As soon as one of them shot into the rock, another Super Soldier replaced them. Skinner determined that this was their strategy. The aliens were using the Super Soldiers to try to break down their structure. The walls were shaking as each Super Soldier shot into the stones, weakening it.
Maggie, Scully, William and Monica were all crouched together near the back escape door. Both Scully and Monica were armed, ready to shoot. Mulder and Skinner were positioned near the six-inch thick steel front door, watching out the window while Doggett viewed the surveillance screens. Every position he pointed the camera, he could see flames from where the alien ships had fired, burning whatever structures they could find. What he couldn't see was blocked by the mother-ship that was still overhead. Doggett looked back at the women and young William and he sighed. "It's already begun...", he said.
William could hear high-pitched shrieks of misery from all over the world in his mind and in his ears. He could see sky scrapers falling over and massive swarms of bees traveling across farm lands attacking humans and animals alike. He saw walls of water washing away people and towns with UFO's flying in front of the flood-waters, controlling their path of destruction. His trance was deep as he saw images in his mind. He turned and wrapped his arms around his mother's waist and Scully held him close. "All of the world, its dying...there isn't much left."
"We're still here," she said, as another load thump rocked their structure. "We're here..."
"They're trying to get in," William said. "They want you dead. They want me to join them."
"Don't join them," Scully said, holding her son tightly. "Daddy and I need you. We love you."
"I love you," William said, his blue eyes clouded with tears. "Mom. They want me to choose."
"I know," she said, with heartbreak in her eyes. "Please, honey, please...choose me and daddy."
William nodded. "I see them...", he began. "They will be awakening the ones underground...after they are sure all the humans are dead."
"Are they're a lot of survivors?", Scully wondered.
He shook his head no. "They're telling me, 'This is a mass extinction'."
"That's right, William," Scully said. "They want to wipe out all of us."
"I have to stop them!", William said.
"Daddy and I and all of us will help keep you safe. You don't have to do it by yourself."
William didn't respond. He moved past them to where Doggett sat, staring at the screens until he saw something out of the ordinary and then he'd yell to Mulder and Skinner warning them. William looked at the Super Soldiers who were purposely sacrificing themselves in an attempt to weaken their structure and he could see Billy Miles standing in the midst of them. William concentrated on Billy Miles and as he did, Billy Miles stared up at the camera responding to William's glare. Billy Miles then walked up towards the Magnetite and unlike the other Super Soldiers, he did not spasm or shake. Billy climbed up over the rocks and smashed the cameras. "How is he able to do that?", Doggett said, looking at William.
William looked frightened as he watched the remainder of the cameras go static. Doggett grabbed his shot-gun and rounds and ran to the thickly protected steel front door where Mulder and Skinner were positioned looking out front the heavily protected window. "Billy Miles isn't like the other Super Soldiers. Magnetite doesn't affect him. We've got all these magnetite bullets and it's not gonna work."
Mulder could feel his stomach churn. Doggett could see that he was more than frightened by looking in his eyes though from the outside, he had a cool exterior.
"And our camera's are down."
Mulder turned to see Scully standing in the doorway. He walked past the men and wrapped himself in her arms. "Help me face this Scully," he said, holding her as she smoothed her hand over his massive back.
"I'm here," she said, as her voice cracked. "Let's fight so we don't have to fight ever again," she said.
Just then, apart of the ceiling in the living room splintered sending stones down on top of the couch, just missing William. The boy stood up and with his finger, he patched the hole effortlessly. But another crack was created. "Billy is on top trying to find his way in!"
"Billy is trying to get in?", Scully said, as her eyes bulged from fear. "Oh GOD! Mulder!"
He touched her cheek and kissed her lips. "No matter what happens, Scully. I will always love you. Whether I'm here or not, I could not love you any more than I do!"
Her tears streaked down her cheeks. "I love you too, Mulder. You are my heart and soul."
"And you are mine," he sighed heavily. "No matter what happens, we'll always be together. Whether on earth or on the other side."
"GET ARMED!", Doggett screamed out. "They're trying to breach our enclosure!"
Monica grabbed up two guns and bullets. She handed a gun to Maggie. "Point and shoot, ask questions later."
Maggie nodded. She had never expected to shoot a gun but she knew that she would if she had too, just as her daughter had. She needed to stay strong even though her heart was racing a mile a minute.
They could hear footsteps above them as Billy Miles tried to find an entrance to their in-ground fortress. They were armed and ready to defend themselves to their deaths, a real possibility. William shook his head. "I can't sit here and not doing anything."
"Son," Mulder said, resting a hand on his shoulder. "It's okay. We have it."
"No," William said, removing his father's hand off his shoulder. "This is for me to do."
"No," Mulder said, shaking his head. "You're just a boy."
"Not any more," William said, backing up towards the door.
Scully moved forward. "William? What are you doing?"
He didn't answer as he edged his way towards the door that led outside.
"MULDER!", Scully said, as she ran towards their son. William turned and disappeared right in front of her. "OH MY GOD!", she said, staring at the empty hallway. "Where did he go?"
Mulder placed her in his arms, holding her tightly as she fought against him. "NO!", she screamed. "NO! Where is he? Mulder? Where's our son?", she said, walking all the way up to the front door and back. "NO!", she said, disbelieving. "Where is he?", she said, searching Mulder's eyes as he tried to corral her. She pushed at his chest. "No, get away from me! NO!", she repeated.
"Scully," Mulder said, reaching for her.
"NO!", she said, turning to remove the steel latch. Mulder and Doggett both snatched her fingers away.
"Stop it!", Mulder said.
She shook her head vigorously. "Mulder," she said, looking at him as if he could bring their son back.
Scully suddenly collapsed on the floor. Maggie and Monica rushed to her side. Mulder picked her up, being careful of her head as he navigated past doorways and furniture as he entered their bedroom. He laid her down in the bed as Maggie wet a cloth and laid it on top of her forehead.
"Watch her," Mulder said, to Mrs. Scully.
"Of course," she said, with pain in her eyes and shoulders.
He turned to Monica. "Come on, let's get back to it."
Monica looked shocked. "What about William?"
Mulder swallowed and closed his eyes. "I think our son sacrificed himself."
"For our side?", Monica questioned.
"I think it remains to be seen," Mulder said.
He looked back at Scully who was still out-cold and he turned and walked off. But not long afterwards, he wasn't surprised to find Scully awake and armed standing by his side. He touched her cheek gently. She turned to him. "Okay, it is what it is, Mulder. We have to fight."
He nodded. "You're right."
William stood outside the steel door. He could see Billy Miles standing a few yards in front of him, surrounded by fresh Super Soldiers. Some had blood on them from fresh kills of humans while others remained pristine. He looked up to the UFO above him and a blinding beam came down surrounding him. He shielded his eyes as he felt light-weight as he was transported up into the ship.
The blinding white light he saw was brighter than any light he had ever seen or imagined. When his eyes could adjust he saw that he was standing in a massive rounded room. When his eyes adjusted even more, he could see figures coming towards him. He instinctively backed up as they neared him. He noticed there were aliens of different heights. There were 4 ft tall grey mechanical-like aliens he felt were robotically controlled. Then there were the ones that looked human except for their strange eyes looking no differently than he did. But, he could feel that they weren't human; they were hybrids used to infiltrate the human population. He could sense that they were being used all over the world right at that very moment to turn against humans and wipe them out. But the aliens, he was even more afraid of were the 8 ft tall grey aliens he knew that were very much alive and very devilish. He could feel a dark coldness from them and it made him shiver. He didn't like them nor did he like their close proximity as they stared back at him. They felt evil and he looked around noticing that they were moving closer to him on all sides. "How do you know me?", William asked.
"You're parents were touched," he heard in his head.
"What do you mean?", he asked.
There was no answer. He watched as the room he was in began to spin slowly. "What are you doing? Are you trying to take me?"
"Come with us," the voice said. "We won't harm you. We will show you everything you've ever wanted to know."
"What about my parents?", he said, looking around him. "What about people? You're trying to kill them."
"You were chosen," the voice continued. "It's your destiny. With you we can build a new world."
William's eyes narrowed. "I liked the old one."
"The old world is no more. They are all dead."
"No," he said, shaking his head. "I can feel them. There are survivors. They aren't all dead."
"They are all gone."
The room began to spin even more. "STOP!", William said, which made the ship shake.
"You belong with us. You are one of us!", multiple voices said in his head.
He could see the ship began to spin again and he raised his voice even higher. "STOP!"
He could see the Aliens coming towards him and he stretched out his hands, blocking them. "You don't belong here!", he said, calmly. "You can't destroy us!"
"You are one of us," he heard.
"No!", he said. "I am human!"
"A perfect human. A perfect human hybrid. A combination of Us and Them. Your powers are proof of that."
William's lips narrowed and his eyebrows raised. He stood there determined. "You will not win this war! You cannot! You will go back to wherever you came from and leave us alone!"
"Humans have been wiped out many times. We created humans but this time we will not recreate them. They're time on this planet has come to a permanent end."
"NO!", he said, as the enormous mother-ship shook around him. "I will destroy you!"
"You will join us."
"I WILL DESTROY YOU!", William said, his voice so loud that cracks began to appear in the ceiling of the ship.
William concentrated and the ship began to shake even more. He could feel them grow angry. He watched as they sent a pulsating shock wave towards him but again he blocked them. They surrounded him and he stretched out his hand knocking over the robotic aliens as if they were pins. Suddenly he was overtaken by the flesh and blood aliens who had him covered over on the floor. He screamed and watched as they caught on fire from the sound of his voice. He could see the hybrids coming towards him and he stretched out his hand sending a blinding bolt through them. The hybrids collapsed dead.
He ran to the door and walked out into the hallway of the ship. He could see even more aliens coming towards him. He backed up as they neared him. "GO AWAY!"
"We cannot," he heard them say.
"I'm getting mad," William said.
With a wave of William's hand, they fell over crushed. He walked on from room to room, searching for Aliens and destroying them as if they were toys. He came to the last room and stood there in disbelief. There in front of him stood a 12 foot Alien with enormous dark eyes with the universe and other stars swirling around within the lenses.
"You have done nothing," the alien said telepathetically, angered. "You cannot do anything to us. You are weak!"
"I will destroy you until you leave and never come back."
The alien grabbed William's arm and he could feel intense heat and the screams of millions of people as they had died. The alien stared at William and he watched as its starry eyes changed to images of his parents dying. He could see Mulder bloodied taking his last breath with Scully by his side, gasping for air.
William's eyes grew dark. He snatched his arm away and grabbed both of the aliens arm. With all of his strength, he squeezed sending bone-crushing pain into the non-human entity. He watched as the creature turned to ashes in his hands. He stepped back and gazed out at the images in front of him from the core of the ship. He could see fires and the bloated dead human bodies from the control panel. He walked over to the controls and with a flap of his hand over the panels, he watched as the small flying alien ships fractured and fell apart on to the ground, exploding into flames causing a rumbling all over the earth. He passed his hand again over the panels and moved over to the portal outlined on the ground. He watched as the white light enveloped him and he was returned back to the ground. He watched as the ship took off in the direction he'd sent it and as it shot out of the earths atmosphere, he could see in his mind's eye the ship implode sending parts of it falling back to earth. He turned to see the Super Soldiers were riddled with magnetite-filled bullets he knew were from his parents. There was one Super Soldier still alive though, Billy Miles. Billy Miles ran towards him and William's heart began to race.
"HEY!", he heard his mother's voice ring out.
At that, Billy Miles turned to look in her direction. William could see is parents, Mulder and Scully standing with their guns aimed at Billy's head. Doggett, Monica and Skinner were standing armed behind his parents. He heard Billy growl as he looked from them to William. A barrage of gunfire rang out. Billy shook himself off as the bullets went through him but were of no affected. The holes closed over and he was good as new. William looked to his family and spoke. "He is a different kind. You can't destroy him. Don't waste your bullets. You still may need them. There are still Super Soldiers out there but the Aliens are now gone."
Billy growled again and started racing towards William but he held up his hands, creating a bubble around Billy. An intense fire was created within the bubble nearing three thousand degrees melting Billy into a pool of liquified metal. William then dropped the bubble onto the ground and it shattered into tiny pieces. He then ran into his parent's arms. "Oh my boy," Scully said, her eyes closed as she held him. "Oh my son," she sighed.
"It's over," William said, smiling up at them. "They are gone. They won't be back."
Mulder kissed the top of his head and then kissed Scully's red lips. "It's over, Scully and we're still alive."
"Yes," she said, as tears fell down her cheeks. "We did it."
"Yes we did," William added.
Mulder rubbed his son's head and then turned to shake hands with Skinner, Monica and Doggett. Just then Maggie walked out and Scully hugged her mother tightly. "I love you mom."
"Is it over?", Maggie asked.
"It's all over."
Maggie smiled and then wrapped William in her warm arms. "I'm proud of you," she said
He smiled back.
"Now we have to rebuild," Mulder said, looking at the smoke and fires that burned all around them unchecked with the majority of people laying dead in the streets or torched in their homes.
"Now, we look for survivors," Scully said. "I need to grab my medical supplies. We need to search them out and heal them, if we can."
"I'll help you," William smiled.
Mulder grabbed her arm before she retreated back into their structure. He wrapped his arms around her and held her close to him. His nose rubbed against hers and he kissed her, their tongues swirling around teeth and into the depths of each other's mouths. Mulder broke the kiss and stared into her eyes. "This all began and ended with us, Scully."
She smiled a wide generous smile. "I would do it all over again."
"Me too," he said, kissing her lips again.
"Alright you two," Monica. "Jeez, even at the end of the world, you two can't stay away from each other."
"That's right," Mulder said, winking at Scully as she and William re-entered their home.
"Come on," Doggett smiled. "Let's get back to work. Let's arm ourselves."
"We need to make sure that if we run into any more Super Soldiers on our way that we have enough special ammo," Skinner added.
They gathered their supplies and then marched on, their guns pointing in each direction as they began their search for survivors.
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