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Title: We Gotta Get Outta This Place

Author: Pattie


Rated: PG-13

Category: Kidfic, Mulders Married, AU, Vignette.

Archive: Gossamer. Anywhere else please ask.

Author's Note:Written for The Nursery Files 2009 Moving
Day Challenge.

Disclaimer: Mulder, Scully, William, Maggie Scully, Bill
and Tara Scully belong to Chris Carter, 1013 Productions
and Fox Studios. Raspberries and Eric Carmen belong to
themselves. All other children are MINE, MINE, MINE! I
make no money from this hobby,and intend no copyright

MARCH 2010

There was a time when Mulder and Scully lived in separate
places, alone and secretly longing for each other. That changed
over time, and now they were happily married, with children.

Well, now that they've had William, Meg, Samantha Ann, the new
baby,hybrids Mandy and Alison around a lot, they need a bigger
house! Not to mention a bigger yard and another bathroom. You
know who takes up a lot of the hot water! She's a teenager, and
races her folks to the bathroom every morning, occasionaly
being grounded and having to do extra snow shovelling and

Mandy would be bunking in with Alison, naturally, and as
Samantha was still a snorer, they'd be singing "Let's Pretend" by
Raspberries a lot. Again! "I can't sleep nights... "

One day, on a Saturday morning, sipping coffee, he told Scully,
"We gotta get outta this PLACE!"

"Great song title," Scully snickered, as she readied herself
to nurse the newest addition to the family. "But where? Mulder,
can we really afford a mortgage now?"

"Well, I think so. But it's going to be hard going for a while.
No more pizza nights for a year or two."

"Gee, you sure know how to spoil our fun," William moaned.
"Well, at least I know my baby brother is here! (James Charles
Mulder, D.O.B. November 12, 2009).

"Yes, well, you and I are going to help your mother pack things
up, and I have a couple of places in mind. Please remember your
older sister will be babysitting you little people while we check out
the houses, and DON'T watch Twilight."

"Rather read Moby Dick again anyway. Hmmph! Vampires..."

Mandy walked into the kitchen still in a bathrobe. "We're moving?"

Everyone nodded.

"Hope there's a second bathroom!" Mandy laughed.

"Hope there's a bigger water heater," Mulder said solemnly. "I'll
need to do a lot more overtime for this whole thing. Hey, Maybe
we can get YOU a job!"

Mandy shook her head. "Can't. Calculus is a pain in the butt."

"Well, it's time for your brother's feeding. I hear the call.
This is going to be a stressful time for all of us, but once it's
done, I'm sure things will be a lot more settled. Right,

"Uh huh." Yeah, right. His hybrid sister would still tease him.
He could count on that.

As the process of change of address notices began after Mulder
and Scully had decided upon their new residence, thus began the
usual inspection, assessment, and Scully and her daughter shared
the duties of mailing out all the information people would need, and
Mulder started calculating and dealing with a mortgage agency.
*Should have settled Mom and Dad's estates*, he thought.

Of course, he would take Bill Mulder's antique desk with them. It
was a family heirloom. Then, came the process of packing! It
took two weeks to have everything in order. They were lucky in that
thehouse had been freshly painted. After all, if they wanted to
change the colours, it could happen over time.

"No, I don't want the smallest room again!" William argued.

"I want my computer over there!" Mandy shouted.

"It's OUR computer," William countered.

Mulder's new messy home office was in the basement.

Then there was the billing from the movers. They underestimated
the cost and informed the Mulder family that the fee would be
greater than expected.

The baby was fussy. There weren't enough towels, or so Mandy

After all that stress, Scully had to give up nursing, and regretted

When Alison finally made a visit to the house, she was impressed.
"So, did Uncle Bill put up much of a fuss?" she asked.

Mulder just shook his head, took a Tylenol and went to bed. Wasn't
it enough he had been profiling his butt off? Yes, and it was all
worth it.

Thanksgiving dinner? You bet. Margaret, Bill, Tara and Matthew
were present, and even Bill was impressed. (Talk about an X-File).

Doggett and Reyes even managed a short visit, because they had a
daughter of their own.


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