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X-Files Fic: Au Cafe Pequod, Chapter 3

NOTES: I’m starting to feel a little guilty of misrepresentation, because so far this has been mainly fluff, but soon it’s going to get dark, and then it’s going to get very dark.  If you’re sensitive to violence, I would recommend looking up the bare-bones outline of what happened in Oradour-Sur-Glane in June of 1944 so that you’ll know if this fic might end up being too much for you.  Just remember that we’re talking about Nazis here, and nobody besides Mel Brooks has ever been able to make Nazis anything other than terrifying.

I’d like to suggest, if you can, listening to Artie Shaw’s “Begin the Beguine” and Glenn Miller’s “Moonlight Serenade” while you read the New Year’s scene.  it’s what I played while I wrote it, and those songs set the mood quite nicely.

Previous chapters: One | Two

Chapter 3


The cafe, Mulder finds during the week between Christmas and New Year’s, is an entirely different place by daylight.  Aside from being brighter and warmer, it’s also more crowded.  He’s surprised by how many of the daytime patrons are locals, and when he asks Scully about it (in a quick, stolen moment as she’s bustling between tables), she explains that most of the townspeople prefer not to go out in the evening at all.  Spender wasn’t joking about the punishment for breaking curfew being harsh.  It’s just not worth the risk to be out too close to curfew, should something come up to prevent getting home in time.

Mulder is also surprised that so many of the townspeople can afford the luxury of daily coffee and pastries, but it takes him less than a day to notice that Scully is not taking payment from most of them.  From spending so many evenings here, Mulder already knows she’s doing a decent business off of the soldiers that pack the place every night, and his heart swells with admiration and affection when he realizes that Scully is, in fact, running a de facto soup kitchen, using money from the occupying force to alleviate the suffering of the very people the Germans are trying to starve.

She is, without a doubt, the most amazing woman he has ever known, and if he was at all unsure about his feelings before, being suddenly deprived of their nightly conversations has made everything quite clear to him.

He is absolutely and irretrievably in love with her.

Since being placed on nighttime guard duty by Spender, five days ago, Mulder has developed a new routine.  He is relieved from his post at five o'clock every morning and returns to his tent to sleep for the shortest possible time he needs to remain functional.  Somewhere between nine and ten in the morning, he wakes, washes, and heads straight for Cafe Pequod.  He remains there for the entire day, eating all his meals there (and insisting on paying- he has threatened to return to camp for his meals if she keeps returning his money), and stealing any opportunity to talk to Scully.  By six in the evening, he is back at his post, doing his best not to dwell too much on how much he would rather be elsewhere.

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can we talk about mulder in fire? he’s obviously been destroyed by phoebe in the past, yet falls into her trap pretty easily and then he’s kissing her in the hotel lobby. (i’ll gloss over scully’s jealousy this whole episode, but it’s there). anyway, mulder chickens on out saving the kids bc omg!fire and next thing you know he’s in his boxers in bed with scully taking care of him. dude has no problem getting up barely clothed and talking to his partner, he only ties his robe to cover up when phoebe walks in. then, when phoebe says she’s going back to england and leaves, scully picks up on his feelings immediately and asks if he’s okay. he says yeah and sits down on the sofa, dejected with himself not because phoebe is leaving, but because he fell for her shit all over again. anyway, scully recognizes all of this and she’s like “you at all interested in what i came all the way up here to show you?” and he smiles, genuinely grins, and says yeah in the cutest damn way because look at his little petite partner who isn’t judging him and knows when to change the subject and is totally invested in his work, their work, and wow.


We had a convoy of 399 in yesterday but only 70 wounded. By far the majority of the sick were suffering badly from shell shock.

It is sad to see them – they dither like palsied old men and talk all the time about their mates who were blown to bits, or their mates who were wounded and never brought in.

The scene is burnt into their brains and they can’t get rid of the sight of it.

—  British nurse Edith Appleton, serving at General Hospital No.1 recalling the sight of shell shocked casualties in early September 1916, during the Battle of the Somme.

anonymous asked:

Can we talk about the parallels in gm belief and gm the real world. Maya fake searching for Riley at the "airport" and Maya fake searching for a lollipop. Will literally do any silly thing for Riley. Ok that was a tiny parallel but I don't care.

oh, i hadn’t noticed that! i saw a gifset, too, of the lollipop scene side by side with the scene from girl meets high school part 2, when maya pretended there wasn’t any grape juice left. also relevant: maya playing along when riley was giving her all her luck. maya’s so sweet, and you’re completely right; she’ll do anything to humour riley, it’s cute. they’re so good.

@whatfallsaway I actually really liked the scene in Home Again when Scully calls Mulder, Fox. 

This is the first time in the series when we hear them talking about William. We can hear Scully say: “As parents, we made a difficult sacrifice to keep him safe.” This is the first time, she refers themselves as parents. She doesn’t say that ‘She made the difficult sacrifice!’ She says that ‘They made the difficult sacrifice!’ This is the first time we hear about William being discussed between them, but of course, this is not Their first time talking about him.  

This scene is also a reminder of how many years has passed since we last saw them. It reminds us that they do have an intimate relationship! They had many happy years in the Unremarkable House, where they discussed their life, their fights, their hopes. For years they were not Agent Scully and Agent Mulder. They were two people who came back home at night, to a home where Dana & Fox lived. 

They do have a part of their life which is only theirs, that no one else has witnessed before.This is what we see for the first time, in Home Again. This is what COTL is about. Their private life. And in those private moments - when as lovers they are talking about their feelings when as partners they are talking about their quests in life, and when as parents they’re talking about William  - they are Fox & Dana. 

What do you think? 😊😓

Can we talk about how protective Joyce was of Eleven though please???
You could argue that she was filling a Will-sized gap with Eleven while he was missing but I don’t think that’s it. If that was the case, Joyce would have pushed Eleven to find Will no matter what the cost. She would have treated that scared little girl like her ‘papa’ did, if it meant getting Will back. She would have hated her for opening the gate- we know that the boys told her everything a few scenes beforehand.

But no.

Instead, Joyce was right there with her. She told Eleven that she didn’t have to do anything, she told her how brave she was and how much they valued her- not just as a tool, but as a person, a kid. When Eleven got scared in the pool she immediately held onto her and grounded her so that she didn’t feel alone. All throughout her life, Eleven felt alone in that crappy little isolation tank of an institution and I think Joyce’s mothering instincts kicked in; not because she was missing Will, but because she knew that Eleven had been taken away from her family. She gave Eleven the care and compassion that the poor kid hasn’t received from an adult yet (bar Benny, poor guy.)

Say whatever you want about Joyce, but she is an amazing person who didn’t give up or turn away from people in need even when the world tried to make her think she was crazy.


“You’re a good man. The best I’ve ever known.

I just really need Shallura to lay in the fake Altean grass in the holo room and talk about their home planets or whatever and fall in love while the space mice cuddle up to them and ship it.  Can we have that, please, show?

The Rubber Chicken of Anatevka

My school theatre company has a tradition *bum bum tiss* where one night only per show, we have a random rubber chicken in the scene. This usually happens Saturday nights so people who have seen our shows a lot, usually catch on to this and make it a game. “Who can spot the mysterious rubber chicken first?”

Well. Before our Saturday Night performance of Fiddler on the Roof, we were all talking about where to hide the chicken. And we decided to have it on a crate during “If I Was a Rich Man”. And we had Stage Crew put there and all was well. Mission success and the tradition was fulfilled. Or, so we thought.

A couple scenes later, and it’s when the Russians are destroying the wedding. I’m doing my staged fighting with my Russian friend when all of a sudden, on the corner of my eye- I see our rubber chicken get throw on stage. Everything seemed to happen in slow motion. The chicken flying through the air, the crash of our table falling apart, and then… Our Motel caught the chicken in his hands, looked down at it and looked so scared/bewildered - I almost pissed myself of laughter right there on stage.

Motel ends up tossing it to the ground, the audience is laughing, we’re all laughing and the scene is ruined. The curtains close early and our director runs up to us all backstage and says,

“I’m sorry- I had to.”


The first time I saw this scene I was like “aww, cute, the whole background turns pink, it seems like Rose is talking to them though Steven singing”

But after most recent episodes… my goodness. This is foreshadowing as damn.

Okay, let’s examine the situation here.
We have two characters, which are color coded as respectively YELLOW and BLUE for this precise scene.
They have both lost a really loved one, more precisely a third PINK character, which is…well, practically dead, as a consequence to decisions they can’t fully comprehend (“She always did what she wanted”).
Even though they reacted differently to the event, they have been profoundly shaken by this loss. They both aren’t able to talk with eachother about what happened, and one of them in particular seems unable to truly accept reality (“Why can’t I move on?”).As a consequence , their relationship has been scratched as well.

But Steven understands. He knows that what they truly need is to talk with “someone who knows what you are going through”, to open up with eachother in order to find closure, to find peace.

Now, those were Greg and Pearl and their emotions about the loss of Rose.
But let’s take a moment and imagine…
How do YELLOW Diamond and BLUE Diamond feel about the shattering of PINK Diamond?
Sadness. Disbelief. Anger, probably.
I think that the “Corruption Cannon” was sent off as a consequence of Pink death. They didn’t care about the rebellion anymore, they didn’t care about their soldiers, about the colony, about the whole planet. They just wanted to end it, they were shaken by the tragedy and it was Pink’s colony anyway, now that she ke gone what is the point in keep fighting over it?
But they were still angry. At least… we know that Yellow Diamond was (and still is). She started experimenting on the gem shards that were collected during/after the war. She created suffering monsters out of the gem that rebelled against the authority, against Pink. She initiated the Cluster. She literally wants “that planet to die”.
The war ended thousands of years ago, Pink has been gone since then and yet she still can’t move on. She can’t forgive what happened. And the same goes for many other gems, per sure, just look at Jasper and Eyeball… but still la different, because they were MADE to serve and adore Pink.
The other Diamonds lost a part of their legacy. They lost one of them, a “sister”, to the hands of simple soldier, something nobody could have ever imagined.
That must be really hard to accept.

It HAS been years.
The rebellion, the war… it’s all over.
The Cluster was stopped.
Rose Quartz, the leader of the Crystal Gems, the killer of Pink Diamond, is gone as well.
Peridot and Lapis, two homeworld gems, have found their home on Earth.
Steven is trying to find a way to heal corrupted gems from both parties (Centipeedles was canonically a soldier of the Diamonds).
Homeworld is running low in risources.
Peridot claims to have the solution that will enable both gems and humans to share the planet without destroying it.

It’s clearly the time for a new beginning.
If they don’t want another war to start all over… it’s necessary for the Diamonds to talk to eachother, find closure and move over.

And Steven might just be the one who will help them.

“You really are better than her”

  • what she says:I'm fine
  • what she means:can you believe that they haven't released the shadowhunters season 1 dvd yet?? are we even gonna get one?? I've waited and waited to get the blooper reel. I have been patiently minding my own business hoping that someday soon, I will get my hands on the deleted scenes. did Matt and Harry think that they could casually mention "think of me when you shoot your arrows" and not expect me to pine after that scene??? did Emeraude and Matt think they could tell us in a live stream that they'd be up for doing the commentary on the dvd and then not deliver??? that's so fucking rude. @McG do you realise how long I have been waiting for the dvd release??? Is this your latest form of torture?? I have dedicated my life to shadowhunters and this is how you repay me?? Dishonour!! Dishonour on you, on your family, on your cow (which has probably been stolen by Matt, the resident cow lover) Who do I need to sell my soul to in order to get the blooper reel??? all I want to see is Kat scrunching up her nose as she laughs because Dom fucked up a scene. All I want is to see Alberto being adorable. GIVE ME THE SHADOWHUNTERS SEASON 1 DVD NOW, IM BEGGING YOU.

anonymous asked:

Oh yay! I love when you do Scripted or Duchovny! Can I ask you to do it for these scenes (1) "I don't wanna wrestle" in detour (2) "inheriting your father's sea legs" in Dod Kalm (3) the whole wine emptying scene in Small Potatoes (4) the lean down during the "we'll talk later" in Soft Light when Sully's classmate says she's heard so much about him (5) "Funky Poaching". Thank you!!!

1. I don’t wanna wrestle: I SWEAR I read once that someone from the show said that this in fact WAS scripted, in response to someone’s query as to whether it was an ad-lib. But, it seems so Duchovny that I have a hard time believing that, especially as I can’t remember where I read it anymore. It CERTAINLY looks to me like she was just kind of trying to awkwardly move him as the scene required and wasn’t doing very well and he blurts that out and she laughs. How can that not be Duchovny? Verdict: Duchovny

2. Sea legs: She does make kind of a Gillian face when he says that. OK, I just watched it and I feel like it’s just too long of a thing – with the whole setup and punchline, and then she looks away smiling for kind of a long while so it’s not like she broke and they quickly cut but then left it in – to have just been a spontaneous ad-lib/reaction. So even though it does seem rather Duchovny, I’m going with scripted

3. The wine thing like where he like burps the bottom of it to get the drops out and she interrupts herself to be like “thank you very much”? Hmm. I never thought about that before, really – I love Gillian’s little touches as Tipsy!Scully and that is one of them – but…hm. With the qualification that I think it could have been something that was worked out over a couple of takes, not just done spontaneously at that moment by David, I’m going with Duchovny. I wouldn’t be surprised if that was wrong though. 

4. We’ll talk later from Soft Light: That reads as a classic XF scripted line to me (and it’s Vince Gilligan so having a bit more than average snap in the dialogue is not too surprising). I’m sure the lean-down was a little Duchovny, but no more than like, I mean, they are in their bodies and walking and moving and whatnot. So I’m going to award this one to the scripted side. 

5. Funky poaching: That feels VERY written to me. Scripted

THIS IS FUN. Thanks, anon! Agree/disagree?