A post-series / before IWTB / on the run ficlet below the cut. The manicure theory came to me in a dream. A weird dream. I wrote it all out in one fell swoop and it went in a sad/funny direction, as these things often do. I’ll probably toss it up on AO3 when I finish a couple other drabbles I’m working on.
In which Mulder says:
“When we were in that gas station outside of Fort Collins I noticed that the latest cover of J-14 was touting the laurels of glitter nail polish.”
“I think that where we find Mulder and Scully perfectly delivers us into a similar dynamic that we’ve had before, which is huge intimacy and appreciation–and yet frustration–but still love and care and… potential.” –Gillian Anderson, The X-Files Re-Opened