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Title: All I Want For Christmas

Author: Pattie

Rated: G

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suggestions or comments, good or bad.

Category: Mulder POV, AU, K

Summary: Mulder takes note of his wishes for
the holiday.

Archive: Gossaamer. Anybody else just ask

Disclaimer: Not mine, as everybody knows,
except for Will's siblings I was generous to
provide. He even has a pair or new aunts. Hey,
he's alive and well, Chris Carter.

Author's Note: Written mostly in narrative.

NOVEMBER 28, 2016
10:16 PM

Well, here I am in my home office, as cluttered as
my dear wife Scully says. She tells me it's just like
our office at the Hoover. Since Meg and Sammy Ann,
as well as James are in bed, William is busily studying
hard, Alison and Mandy are tuckered out after a long
day's work at their respective stores, and my dear wife
is in San Diego begging Bill to settle Maggie's estate
before he goes back to sea around Christmas,
(praise the Lord), I have some time to myself for once.

I gave thanks a few days for Scully, Will and the others,
newly found niece and Scully's unique look-alike
sister. At least dear wife was here for Thanksgiving sans
her brother, with whom I've made some peace and
headway. Brother Jeffery doesn't care much for him

Hold on. Phone.

"Mulder. Yes, Sir. On your desk tomorrow. She's fine
and will be here probably Wednesday. Yes, you have a
good night, too." Kersh. Has he nothing better to do at
this hour? Must be lonely.

As I was saying, since Christmas is coming up, there
are a few things I'd like, but since tomorrow is another
day at the salt mines, I should close this file and watch
the late news, then go to bed. More tomorrow.

NOVEMBER 29, 2016
10:00 PM

The youngest are in bed, the older girls are playing their
music, and William has a night class. He should be home
by news time.

It's been a long day even with Jeffery to help out. Writing
up five cases for eight straight hours. One thing I want is
a new coffee maker since ours is kaput and coffee runs
with line ups are wasting our damn time. Maybe for
Christmas since we're pissing Kersh off. What else is
new? At least Scully's back tomorrow. Everything was
settled, she's angry with Bill, and I have to calm her
down around eleven at Dulles before bringing her home.

I must admit, I have everything a man could ever hope
for, most importantly Samantha. Chemist and best
selling artist. Her paintings are highly rated and going
for mucho dinero overseas. She might be here for
Christmas, but can't promise.

Forgot something. Didn't open the mail since I came
home. Too busy breaking up Meg and Samantha Ann

Give me a few minutes.

10:31 PM

I never thought I'd get this in the mail. After the bills and
glossy flyers, an invitation to spend Christmas with John,
Monica, Anna and Juan Doggett. We can do it if we just
rearrange our festivities here. Can't take them all to
Doggett's apartment. Dude, save up for a house! Much
as I love to kid the guy, I'm not kidding. Monica might
wanta big family. Anna's eleven and looks like her

Hang on. Knock at the door.

"Come in."

"I'm home, Dad." William.

"Thanks. I'll alert the media. Anything else?"

"Just wanted to tell you I aced that chemistry exam and
ask if I can have a sandwich with tea."

"Congratulations. Your Mom will be happy, go ahead, and
have a good night."

"Thanks, Dad. Sure glad she's home tomorrow. 'Night."


Now I'm getting sleepy. Before I close the file, another
thing I want is a bigger water heater. Yeah, both the older
girls. Tomorrow.

NOVEMBER 30, 2016

As Mulder watched his wife walk down the stairs from the
plane, she looked tired, annoyed and frazzled. She ran
into his arms. "I've had it up to here witth Bill and then
some. Charlie had to pull me away before I strangled the

"I told you so. The kids are fine, your neice and sister
helped out a lot. I'll see if I can buy you some time from
Kersh. Rest up." He grabbed the baggage. "Let's
have an early lunch and get you home."

"You're the greatest, Mulder. Let's just eat and go home."

"You wait out front and I'll get the car." How he hated to
see his children's mother so stressed.

After Scully was safely home and in bed, he called Mandy
and Alison at work, and begged their bosses to let them
go home to care for their mother. He even called Kersh to
ask for the remainder of the day to be by her side.

1:13 PM

As Scully was sleeping, the girls unpacked her toiletries
and ran the laundry, He returned to his home office and
asked the girls not to disturb him. Reason: workload.

Well, I'm back. Scully, too. The older girls are looking
in on her. Should we accept the Doggett's offer or
not? Lots of Christmas shopping coming up, guess
I'll be doing some of the cards. Jeffery advised me there's
nothing much for us as I write. Hopefully things will stay
slow for the time being. Another thing I want for Christmas.
Time off for everyone would really help out.

I asked Susan to visit and do some baking since break
is coming. She'll be fine. Helen has time off as well.
Yes, when Scully sees them she says "It's like looking
in the mirror." I agree.

Later. I need a break. All I want for Christmas is some time
away with my lovely wife.

4:00 PM

Scully was awake and Mandy made tea. "Mom, just
drink it and Alison and I can make dinner, after I pick
up James. Alison did your laundry and put it away.
You didn't even hear her."

"Yeah, thank you."

Mulder sat at the table sipping coffee. Then he excused
himself to continue writing.

4:15 PM

She's gonna love this. The girls helping out for a before
Christmas Christmas dinner and gift opening. Then
off to Doggett's. Next on the agenda, vacation in San
Diego, her hometown. Should go. Almost dinner.

7:17 PM

This is turning into a book, I believe.

My excuse for wanting to be down here again was doing a
rewrite on a case. I hate lying to the woman I love.

Scully agreed to do an early Christmas with the help of
Mandy and Alison. Tara and Matthew can't make it since
they're still heartbroken over Maggie's death. Tara is
taking Matthew and Sarah to her parents for Christmas.

Two Christmases and we chose Will, Meg, James and
Sammy Ann because it would be a burden on Monica for all
our kids in a small apartment and their kids as well. Alison
and Mandy are spending a few days with Alison's adoptive
family. They even welcomed Susan and Ellen, but they declined.
They'll be together in Susan's new apartment.

I want less shopping for Christmas.We're dealing with an
army now. Note to self: Shopping list time.

As well, although I understand sibling rivalry, another thing I want
for Christmas and forever is peace between the pair. It's
a dream.

All of us can't stay at the Doggetts', so we'll just invite them, do
the dinner and gift exchange here, invite Jeffery over for a while,
then plan our vacation. Susan and Ellen will makes things run
smoothly for the youngest.

Imagine having an aunt who is a younger version of Mom. Yes,
another thing I wish hadn't happened, but I've accepted that as
has Scully. Excuse me a minute. "Sculleee! Separate those two
nuts, please?"

Ah, peace at last.

Another thing I want for Christmas is Samantha, but she's on
overdrive with an art show plus her phamaceutical factory. At
least she air mailed us a gorgeous framed painting. No idea
how in the world she finds the time.

That's it. Yes, my unpublished book. Now, time to discuss
our parents only vacation.


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