Christmas 1998

by Erin Blair

TITLE: Christmas 1998
AUTHOR: Erin M. Blair
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DISTRIBUTION: OK to Gossamer, Ephemeral, etc. RATING: PG
CATEGORIES: VRA--Vignette, Romance, Angst KEYWORDS: Mulder/Scully UST.
SPOILERS: How the Ghosts Stole Christmas; Emily. DISCLAIMER: Mulder and Scully belong to Chris Carter. SUMMARY: Scully realized that she wanted to be with Mulder.
NOTES: This is written for Emuse's Secret Santa Challenge. I would like to thank my beta reader, Jen, for helping me with this story.

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Christmas 1998
by Erin M. Blair
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Mulder, you asked me why I decided to come out with you tonight. You wanted to know why I wasn't at my Mom's celebrating Christmas with my family. I had every intention of being there with my family, but somehow my heart wasn't in the holiday spirit. I think you know why.

It was the one-year anniversary of finding Emily - and then losing her. I didn't want to dampen the family gathering with those memories. They understand my pain, but I don't want their pity. It took me a long time to work through the pain, as I know you can attest.

The truth is quite simple: I wanted to be with you tonight. I enjoy being with you, Mulder. Years ago, Melissa told me that I would never know who I would meet when I joined the FBI; I believe she was talking about you. I know that's crazy, but I think there was some truth to what she said at the time. I never once regretted being your partner. I love your antics, Mulder. I love the way you make me feel and the way you make me think.

I hope we will always share Christmases together.

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