XF headcanon where Mulder and Scully are separated but Maggie has no strong son to help her move the furniture to redo the house so she phoned up Mulder and he offers to do all of it for her: the wall painting, the floorboards, the doors,… she names it. And Maggie sees it’s helping him get better because it takes his mind off his depression. They chat over tea and she cooks a builder’s lunch for him but with loads of vegetables still (now he knows where Scully gets her eat-your-greens obsession from). One Sunday afternoon, Mulder is repainting the living room and Maggie greets someone at the door. He immediately recognises her voice and he knows he looks like an absolute mess when Scully pauses in the doorway, a mixture of shock and amusement on her face. Maggie emotionally bullies them into staying for dinner because she claims she never sees her daughter anymore and Mulder is forced to stay because of lack of transportation back to his house. They both know it’s a conspiracy to make them reunite but for once they give in and when Maggie sees them hugging by the sink instead of washing up, Mulder’s soapy hands around her daughter, she knows they will be alright in the end.