Title: Are You OK?
Author: Erin M. Blair
written on September 30, 2003
E-mail: eblair@sonic.net
Classification/Category: SRA--Story, Romance, Angst
Content: Mulder/Scully UST
Rating: PG
Disclaimer: Mulder and Scully belong to Chris Carter
Archiving/Archive Statement: OK to Gossamer, Ephemeral, After the Fact, MSRfanfic Cheerleaders Archive, and etc.
Spoilers: Kill Switch
Setting: Season Five

Summary: Scully checks on Mulder after he's having nightmares.

This was rewritten and edited several times until a final draft was finalized on March 23, 2004.

Acknowledgements: Thanks to Jen for beta reading this story. Written originally for After the Fact's Kill Switch Challenge, but released for Beyond the Sea's Post Episode Challenge *

Mulder was having nightmares after being trapped in the artificial intelligence mobile home. His hand was burned slightly and was still in pain. When he was there, Nurse Nancy told him they had amputated his both arms.

He froze, thinking about how horrible he felt. He had been so relieved when Scully came in to beat the crap out of Nurse Nancy.

He heard the phone ring - it was Scully. He heard her low, throaty voice: "Mulder, it's me."

"I know," said Mulder.

"Are you OK? You looked like you were --"

Mulder interrupted Scully. "Oh, I was just thinking of the case, Scully."

"It bothers you, doesn't it?"

Mulder sighed. "How did you know?"

"Lucky guess," said Scully. "I just knew you'd be thinking about it. If you want to talk about it - just let me know. Mulder, I care about you. You know that, right?"

"Yes, I do, Scully. I...care about you, too." He paused. "Thank you for caring for me."

"Just get better, Mulder. I want you to be OK."

"I will, Scully."

They said their goodbyes and Mulder was still holding the phone after she hung up. He was lucky to be alive, considering what happened to Esther Nairn's lover, David.

More than lucky.

He was blessed to be with Scully. Her quick thinking had saved his life and he knew how much he loved her.

-- the end --

Feedback: Yes, please. Send to: eblair@sonic.net

Author's Notes:

This story was originally written for After the Fact's Kill Switch post ep challenge, but I missed that week's deadline. I worked on it for months, but I decided to finally release it in time for the Beyond The Sea's Post Episode Challenge.

I hope you enjoyed this story as much as I had writing it.

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