by Marajaykettch (talitha_shipman at tayloru.edu)
Sorry about not posting this sooner, but I couldn't get on last
night. Okay, I want to say a couple of things before I actually write the
beginning. I trust you guys will come up with some great ideas, and I can't
wait to read them. Also, I'm starting out the Mulder/Scully relationship
right where it left off in the last episode, (for those of you who aren't
in the know, Mulder and Scully are the proud parents of a cute little
bundle of 100% human baby. No alien genomes attached, as far as we know).
Geesh, that was a mouthful. So don't be shocked and don't forget Doggett,
whom my college friend has decided has very tempting ears -- for nibbling,
Let's get this show on the road!
It was a dark and stormy night at Quark Industries. Dr. Ericka
Slate was working late on a new computer chip when she heard a strange
noise coming from the lab across the hall. She went to investigate, only
to find one of the lab rats had gotten loose and was chewing on an
electrical wire. She quickly scooped the animal up, seeing as she was
used to handling the lab rats quite often, and took it back to its cage.
"You really shouldn't do that, Fluffy," she said in a kind voice.
"You'll get more of a shock than you bargained for."
She carefully locked Fluffy's cage, and walked back to her own
lab to finish her project. Just as she passed through the door, the lights
"Great," she muttered. "Fluffy must have chewed farther than I
thought." As she made her way in the pitch black to find the breaker box,
a strange light began to glow in the middle of the room. She looked up to
see a pulsating orb of lightning-blue energy forming near the ceiling of
"What the....?" Dr. Slate began, but as she said this, the pale
blue glow intensified into a blinding flash of light that burned her
retinas and forced her to squeeze her eyes shut. Just as soon as it
started, the flash was gone, leaving nothing but a pair of wirerimmed
glasses, and confused and frightened rats, in its wake.
Part Two: The Next Day
Dana Scully hurried down to the office that she and Agent Doggett
shared. It once had been Mulder's office, stacked with books about voodoo
ceremonies and alien encounters. However, Mulder had been fired several
months ago, taking most of his clutter with him. Now it enclosed a very
different kind of personality.
"Agent Doggett," she thought as a wry smile formed on her lips.
"The name describes the man."
She rounded the corner to find John Doggett sitting in the chair
that used to be Mulder's. He was on the phone -- she assumed, with their
direct supervisor, Assistant Director Skinner. He hung up just as she
Scully dropped a manila folder that she had been carrying on the
desk. "We have a case," she said in her characteristic let's-get-down-to-
business manner. "A very strange one."
"Don't tell me," Doggett said. "Aliens and cow mutilations again,
Scully rolled her eyes. "No," she said, ignoring his sarcasm. "We
have bigger fish to fry. Quark Industries took a hit last night.
Apparently, one of their scientists disappeared along with the projects
she had been working on."
Doggett opened the file and browsed through it. "So what's this
got to do with the X-Files?" he said, with a confused look on his face.
Scully took the file from Doggett and turned to the last page.
"Security videocameras picked up an incredibly bright flash of light, and
then, the woman was just gone. Local cops and the F.B.I. team there
couldn't figure out what had happened. So they called us."
Doggett stood and moved from behind the desk. "Well, it must be our
lucky day. Personally, I'd rather do this than deal with grievous and
irreparable injury to farm animals."
(Uncle Sam wants YOU to add on to the story. Go get 'em, tiger.)
On to part 2!
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