Keywords: Mulder/Scully romance.
Summary: Say what you mean and mean what you say. The regrettable result of too much fanfiction and too many years of English classes brought together in one pet peeve.
Disclaimer: They ain't mine, though I'm not sure CC and 1013 would recognize them as theirs, either.
Notes: Okay, I know I said there wouldn't be any MSR here (wait, Alex, don't go!), but if you read this, you'll see that it's not really about romance at all. It's not even really about Mulder or Scully. It's... well, you'll see.
8 Feb. 1999 - I just discovered that I Don't Want To Loose You Now was archived, all unbeknownst to me, on an MSR website. I suppose it must have been collected from Gossamer at some point by a blind keyword search. Now I am listed as an MSR author. Thus do my youthful indiscretions return to haunt me! The MSR site, I might add, has been abandoned by its archivist and is no longer being updated. Observe and learn, mes amies.
I Don't Want To Loose You Now
Mulder regarded Scully attentively. She was sitting on a chair across from him, and her shoulders were trembling a bit. "Scully, you know I don't want to jeopardize what we have together, what we've been to each other up to now, but I'm ready for a change," he said.
"I know you are," Scully said, "but I just don't know if I'm at that point yet myself. I need more time."
"Well, I can be patient," he said, "but I'm only human."
"I'm afraid, Mulder...what if I do what you want and all that happens is more distance between us? I don't think I could stand that."
"That won't happen, I promise. I'm here for you, no matter what. You know that." Mulder shifted his hands a little, beginning to feel uncomfortable.
"Oh, Mulder, I want to believe that, but I--I've had bad experiences with other guys in this situation. Sooner or later, they all just walk."
"I'm not other guys, Scully. I want to spend the rest of my life with you. Just give me a chance to prove how I feel about you--to prove that love is what will keep me with you." Scully bent her head and took a deep breath. Mulder saw her press her lips together. He lowered his voice to a husky urging. "Come on, Scully. It's up to you now. The key is in your hands."
A long moment passed while she hesitated. Then finally she nodded. "You're right, Mulder. It's time."
She got up, walked over to the headboard, and barely had time
to unlock the handcuffs before he pulled her down onto the bed
with him. "Next time," his voice was low in her ear, "it's your