Dana didn't have to because Maggie Scully had come to him later and told him. She had been so looking forward to going to visit her son and her new grandchild, to finally having some happiness that she hadn't been able to deal with her daughter. It took a wonderful human being to admit weakness and deal with it, and Maggie was nothing if not that. Suddenly curtains appeared where none had been before. Later she had laid on top of him on the couch beneath an afghan purring like a kitten and asked him where he had learned to make love like that. I made it a point to scream really loud and to create a great deal of creaking from the furniture. Anyway, if that is what it did for you, then I wanted more...a lot more...frequently. When I cried out he was there in 10 seconds or less looking for his weapon. If I moved out the following week the bright yellow leather sofa he gravitated towards immediately wouldn't have been a problem, but if I stayed forever as I wanted too, it would drive me insane. My heart was in my mouth when suddenly something caught his eye and he left me standing there. It was forest green, velvet, modern with a high back...a sectional and he was like a kid in a toy shop. We haven't been able to think of a damn thing to do with that hutch though except put things in it so I guess it is safe for now. Zuckerman's and before we got home I took Dana out to dinner and I asked her to marry me. I'll never forget the way she came to my defense when Dana was in the hospital and Billy got started on me. I wanted to rush right to the toy store and go hog wild but Dana wouldn't let me. I think he was pleased for both of us and wanted us to be happy. When they were all looking at us much to my horror, she gave her audience a big smile. I'll say this much, I know now who as the balls in the family and it sure as hell isn't me. Dreams of a New Father Author: Macspooky Disclaimer: The X-Files still belong to Fox, Ten Thirteen, Chris Carter, etc. It occurred to me in a sudden flash of insight that Fox Mulder... I thought I was being logical in suggesting that we give you a bottle. That only made her cry harder because she claimed it made her feel inadequate. Next thing I knew, my hand was in hers and we were running down a quaint alley which was lined with beautiful pots of hanging plants. I grabbed her by her rediscovered waist and lifted her off and away as gently and firmly as I could. Once his needs were met, Daniel sensed all was well and zapped back to sleep. Then I blasted apart into about eight zillion atoms anyway. When I could see again, Dana was lying there with this 'where the hell did that come from and have you been holding out on me since we became lovers' look. Disclaimer: The X-Files and the characters of Mulder and Scully, and all others recognizable from the episodes belong to Chris Carter, Ten Thirteen Productions and Fox Broadcasting, and are used without permission. I stop clinging to the pillow and roll over, wanting to cling to him. Am I a lonely woman dreaming I'm married, or a married woman dreaming of the time I was lonely? Not even the body of the mothman sent him into such raptures. And I'm sure that the fact that I still wanted him, wanted him very much, had a lot to do with it. On Fox and my first night as lovers, things had just reached the most amazing climax on that couch and under Mulder when our neighbor decided that enough was enough and banged on the wall. Let's just say that no inch of that apartment was safe. I talk to him softly about his Mommy and basketball and rock 'n' roll. But I'm going to do something constructive while I'm being scared - I'm going to look after you as best I can. Her arms are full and her face is pressed to Daniel's head, but then she turns towards me, pressing into my neck, lips on my jaw. He's perfect." "That's one thing that we agree on without argument." "Apart from sex," she reminds me with a chuckle. Daniel, displaying even better timing than a ringing cellular phone, then needs a change and demands another feed. We have to get the nurse in to guide Dana with the feeding. Finally the plane touched down at Dulles and she made her way to her car, glad that she had insisted on leaving it in the parking garage.Maggie hadn't wanted to forgive herself, but she had cried in Fox's arms and he had told her that there was nothing to forgive. Maggie and Dana had worked things out as he had known they would. Still, six weeks after they had returned home and Dana's building had caught fire because some idiot had been smoking in bed and had a heart attack, and Dana had lost everything, she hadn't wanted to go stay with Maggie. Closer to work had been her excuse and he had believed it. Of course, he wasn't living in the same apartment anymore. A pretty matching set of dishes miraculously ended up in the cupboard in place of his cracked thrift store crockery, and for whatever crazy reason, the domestic arrangement had worked between them. Well, he didn't feel he'd done anything particularly great except spend a lot of time with her in the early stages. Amazing, what I thought was big when I was on the bottom felt even more so from on top. Then again, I could never really remember sex that good. Fox Mulder's beloved leather couch was, basically, no more. It had an armrest that came down the middle and he pointed out to me that it even had a phone jack for the laptops built in. She'll probably throw up every thing she ate later, but I know she enjoyed it while we were there. Tomorrow we will go to her mother's house for dinner to break the good news. She thumped him right up side the head and he is 6'4" tall. Ever the logical one, she pointed out that the apartment was too small to buy a ton of toys right away. Anyway, I found myself following my soon to be bride. "I have an announcement to make," she said in a loud voice. Spooky Mulder..domesticated..a father, and I didn't have the slightest idea of what the hell I was doing. Alright, so I lost it and I told her I was going to give you the goddamed... In no time the alleyway was filled with clear, running water and we were soaked to the skin. " She sat up and used a wrestling throw to shove me down on my back. Dana hugged and rocked him for a little, whispering to him, then returned to me. No copyright infringement is intended, no profit will be gained. Summary: It is Scully's turn to think back over all the much prayed for changes that have occurred in her life since she and Mulder ended up in each other's arms on his couch. He said I looked beautiful, even in the morning-sickness stage. The bigger I grew, the more creative we got with ways to keep the earth moving. He's the one who lived in the apartment right up against our living room. Fresh from the first real orgasm of my life, I was not shy in informing him that there would be more to come and set about getting my next. Fox and I wrecked the couch..got a lovely new one though..I digress. Well, apart from that hutch that Fox bought me to put pretty things in. I'll never forget the first time that our neighbor realized I was pregnant. Drawing strength from me even as she gives it to me, and in a way that is much more open than we ever used to allow ourselves to be. She smiles up at me, tears in her eyes, then looks down at Daniel. "And buttered popcorn with cheesy movies." Then her amusement is gone. After that I tell my wife about her mother's reaction and how the Gunmen think that Daniel is better than the autonomous bots programmed into Ninjitsu Princess, the most gnarliest piece of entertainment software ever. Fox had wanted to drive her to Dulles, but her flight to Denver was in the middle of the work day.Everybody who has ever lived in the Netherlands or has dated Dutch men, seems to have an opinion about Dutch men.On websites, forum and blogs, complaints about the boys from Holland are running wild: They lack necessary skills in flirting, let their agendas rule their (love)lives and are so enthusiastic about feminism, a girl is likely to pay her own bill when on a date with a Dutch guy.But honestly, flirting–like marriage–can be about so much more than just physical intimacy.
The same research concluded that Dutch men are vain.The vacation had turned into a nightmare for her, and when she had finally called him, it had been for him to come and act as a witness on her behalf so she could adopt a very sick little girl named Emily. Her little girl had died a few days later leaving Dana empty and alone, her only chance to have a child gone. It had been a surprise to him that she had let him. He had been watching a Charlie Chan Festival on a Friday night on AMC. It was pretty damned tame in retrospect, but God it had been good. "Yeah..kind of hurts..." Her eyes drifted shut again. He had always heard of my reputation as the Ice Queen and I sure as hell hadn't been acting like any freakin Ice Queen on that couch. "We'll turn the cushions over." Then I was sure he'd like it..we'd done last night I mean. He hadn't even said he loved me although I knew he did. I guess it is a woman's thing wanting to keep the furniture nice. The chairs aren't bad either...great for serving dessert if you know what I mean. The interview with Skinner was over, you know the one where you have to tell your boss that you are pregnant. Her 24 hours were up and everyone thought that because she was a doctor I could handle it. I have her convinced that I think that the King still lives and I don't want to disillusion her. She yelled to the neighbor that he'd better get the hell... Anyhow, your mom has faced down murderers and monsters and flukemen, but she told me nothing scared her more than the idea of shopping for a couch with Fox Mulder. We made our purchase and began walking again when suddenly it clouded over. I recounted the all-time best Knicks plays - held the kid enthralled. But there was no way that I'd been prepared for th IS! And I'd done the right thing and as a result I was in the doghouse... Dana came storming out and deposited a howling bundle in my arms. Dana insisted on getting up to him, and this time she wasn't tense at all. She kept them cut short to handle Daniel, otherwise it would have been much worse... "I'm just begging for one..." Present Yep, I'm domesticated now, but feeling pretty wild nonetheless, because what Dana and I just did was anything but tame. Dana and Daniel will be checking out Old Town townhouses so we can buy ourselves a home; and I'll put up with idiot Spender in the office and get phone calls from my wife every so often to defuse me and provide calm and to make sure that I'll still have the x-files in my possession when she comes back. Hmmmm, looks like Dana is showing interest in the dining room table again. Disclaimer about "Places where you can get married the same day" - there was conflicting information published in newspapers about what the rules really are for the Virgin Islands: whether it is same day or if you have to file eight days ahead for a marriage license, and also about what you do need in order to get married. The rational side of my brain is trying to shake me awake and search for evidence to reassure my heart. Still, women would kill for a man like Mulder and God knows that I have in the line of duty. When I was pregnant, I had been worried how Fox would react to my changing body. Though surely the ample breasts I suddenly found myself with would be a dream come true for the man. She sits up and stares at the empty crib and chair and then claps one hand to her deflated belly and the other to her mouth and makes a sound like her arm has been cut off. She holds him as the nightmare dissipates, rocking him and herself, and I enfold them both, whispering reassurance. The delays had commenced the moment she had walked into the airport at Denver.She hadn't even wanted to stay with her family anymore. Dana didn't talk a lot about it, but he knew none of her kin had been very supportive of her. Scully had thought her daughter was having emotional problems. And, when it had happened it hadn't happened in a particularly romantic or passionate way. She had brought him a bowl of popcorn and sat with him and they had settled in to watch the cheesy old racist murder mysteries. He hadn't known it was possible to love a woman so much or to be loved so much, to feel so as one with another human being. Somehow or another we managed to switch places so that I was on top. I think he kind of wanted me to just lay there except that not very long after that I detected some stirrings that I hadn't expected. I mean he should have been on empty and I should have been on full if you know what I mean, but apparently there was more in the old gas tank so we started all over again. Last night had been an earthquake of 10 on the Richter scale a fact that had shocked Mulder and would probably make him impossible to live with. He makes one fantastic pan of scrambled eggs, and I could see that he felt really good too....really good. I wanted to catch the morning news show so while he sat at his ugly dining room table with the paper I took the rest of my coffee into the living room. If he thought it was worth sacrificing this couch for, he must have thought it was great. For all I knew I could end up moving out the following week or staying for ever. He snorted and headed toward a purple one that made the yellow one look like the epitome of loveliness. When I want something though, I usually find ways to get it, and I really wanted us to do it on that new couch. They also match which I know makes her happy although I personally don't give a shit. Scully doesn't put up with much nonsense from her kids and never did. I would have preferred a baseball mitt, but how could I have refused her when she fell in love with it? Epilogue - Fox's Thinks Aloud I am sitting in my office and my mouth is still hanging open. I went along, but Dana did most of the talking, thank God. I can't recall ever seeing him smile like that before. Of course, maybe he was just happy that he would have to split us up now and we might be less of a pain in the ass, but I don't think so. Then before I could even process the sight of her on the desk, she clapped her hands loudly three times attracting the attention of every one there. Scully may be little, but she is also pretty damned intimidating. All I can do is sit here with my mouth hanging open. Besides, when you think about it, it's kind of funny. I am making no money and don't intend to infringe on anyone's copyright. I forgot half the things she said to bring because it suddenly occurred to me that we had insisted on Grandma Maggie going to visit Uncle Charlie in Denver. So, instead of having the person I needed...really needed most to get me through this, I was on my own. Normally, mommy would have been the one to calm me down only you screamed all the way home in the car, and then she burst into tears because you nursed and nursed and didn't get enough milk. Then I had kissed her and stroked her hair and dried her eyes and she fell asleep. I couldn't resist getting a dig in about how I'd told her that if she dragged me shopping it would rain, but before she got done telling me that I could shove it up my ass, the sky opened up and it began to pour. My eyes had adjusted enough to the lack of light for me to see her expression. She said I'd gotten rid of every last bit of tension in her body. But what we were doing was so intense that I didn't care if she cut me into eight strips. Somehow I was able to hear it over the ringing in my ears. Well, we went for the most convenient for our story! Making It II: Making It Legal Authors: Macspooky and Ten Category: V, absolutely MSR, A, H Rating: R because Mulder and Scully just couldn't keep their hands off each other (we're SO sorry. Utterly.) and one or two words that all six-year-olds would know. He was fascinated, and not just by my expanded chest. And I had just the man willing to give it to me and receive it over and over. Dana has moved in her sleep and her hand is no longer in the crib, so I reach in and pick my boy up. I walk around the room with him, getting used to the weight and feel of a baby, practicing for all the nights to come. " We've sort of wandered over into a corner, then Dana mumbles and moves restlessly. I want to step forward to wake her up, but my hands are full and the crib is on the other side of the bed - where do I put Daniel down? Once again I've created panic when there was no need. 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