stop me if you’ve heard this before by pinebluffvariant
Post-ep for The Pine Bluff Variant. Scully wants to get Mulder away from the scene of the coverup.
“We’ll deal with this, Mulder, we won’t give up,” she tries to reassure, but it’s a cold comfort. “Come over here, sit on the couch.” They take the few steps into the living room together and he collapses on her striped sofa, sprawls out with his head thrown back against the chenille throw resting there, and for the first time since she saw a tall, thin figure in a vampire mask on the security footage, Scully relaxes.