Title: Wishful Thinking
Author: Caz the Beeslayer
Written: October 2000
Rating: PG-13 just some tiny tiny bad words
Classifation: MSR
Spoilers: Je Souhaite

Disclaimer: Okay Mr. Chris Carter. I've just untied Mulder and Scully. They are okay, well apart from some mild rope burn, but that's it. They will be returned to you very soon. so there is no need to sue me, anyway, I'm a student and you know what they say about us Students. But to set things straight Mulder and Scully and the X-Files belong to you, not me.

Thank: To my old and dear friend Abs who sort of give me this idea And also to my friend Jen the genie (not this Jen the genie) who told me to get this on-line.

Before I start I would just like to say that this is my first piece Of fan fiction, so please be nice to me

Plus I never saw Je Souhaite because my video went all-nasty on me and recorded an hour of fuzz!!!!!!

Okay here goes.


"Okay, so make your first wish, Mulder," Jen said.

Mulder looked at her. "So all I do is make a wish and you grant it for me, and it comes true?" he asked skeptically.

"Just like in the fairy tales," Jen said. "So what do you want to wish for?"

"Just let me think for a moment, " Mulder said, walking over to the office window. He gazed down at the people below going about their own business. He saw a young woman with a baby in her arms...the women had flame red hair. Mulder now knew what he wanted as a wish.

He turned and faced Jen. "I know what I want," he said.

Jen smiled and stood up. "Okay Mr. Mulder wish away."

Mulder took a deep breath. "Okay, I wish my partner Dana Scully would have a baby. My baby," he said, looking at Jen who, blinked and nodded.

"Done," she said.

"Where?" Mulder asked, looking around the room, as if he was expecting Scully to be standing next to him, holding a baby in her arms.

"Out there," the genie said pointing to the double doors of the office.

Mulder opened them to see Scully standing near by, looking over some reports. Suddenly she let out a gasp and dropped to her knees. Her hands pressed against her stomach as if she was in great pain. Mulder rushed over to her and fell to his own knees beside her.

"Scully you okay?" he asked putting his hand on her back, but Scully couldn't speak; she let out a scream and her hands pressed tighter against her stomach.

"Scully?" he asked concerned. Scully grabbed his hand. "What's wrong?" he asked.

"I don't know! I just got really bad shooting pains in my stomach," she said looking down at her stomach. Mulder followed her gaze and they both gasped. Her abdomen had expanded as if she was nine months pregnant.

"Jesus, Mary and Joseph!" Mulder said his eyes wide.

"You took the words right out of my mouth," Scully said.

"It worked," Mulder whispered.

Scully frowned. "What worked?"

"Nothing, just forget it. I think we should get you to a hospital."


Mulder drove the car out of the FBI car park and headed towards the nearest hospital, He glanced at Scully who was still staring at her new bump.

"You okay?" he asked her.

"Hell no! I've got a stomach the size of a sumo wrestlers'. What is wrong with me?" she asked.

Mulder cleared his throat and went back to the road.

Scully turned to him, he could feel her eyes burning into him. "Some how I have a feeling that you know why I'm like this, don't you?"

"Me? No!" Mulder said, lying though his teeth.

"Come on Mulder, I know you're lying. What have you done, or don't I want to know?" she asked.

"You don't want to know," he said reaching forward, switching on the car radio to try and stop the talk.

Scully flicked the radio off. "Spill" she said.

Mulder sighed. "Okay, I asked Jen, or more like I wished, that you would have a baby," he said.

Scully looked at him mouth opened in a gape. "YOU DID WHAT?" she asked, "You've got to be kidding me, YOUCH!" Scully finished off her sentence with a yelp.

"What's wrong?" he asked turning to her.

"I think that this wish-pregnancy's water has just broken."

"OH SHIT!" came Mulder's answer.


Mulder helped Scully walk into the ER department of the hospital his arm around her supporting her weight as they walked up to reception.

"Can I help you sir?" The guy asked behind the desk.

"Yeah, you can." Mulder flashed his ID. "My partner here, her water just broke." The man nodded, passed Mulder a clipboard with sheets of paper clipped onto it.

"Sir, if you could just fill in this form, I'll get someone to see you."

Ten minutes later Scully was lying on a hospital bed, while a female doctor checked her out.

"How long ago did you say your water broke?" the doctor asked.

"About 15 minutes ago but I don't believe it," Scully said glaring at Mulder.

"What?" the doctor asked puzzled.

"That I'm pregnant."

The doctor laughed. "If I had a dollar for every time I heard a women say that, I would be a semi-rich person! Some women don't even know they are pregnant until they go to the toilet and deliver a baby on the bathroom floor. It's just lucky that you've got your partner here," the doctor said smiling at Mulder

"Yeah very lucky," Scully said sarcastically.

"Okay Dana, you're about half a centimeter dilated, which means you won't be delivering this baby for quite a while. We could send you home, but it would be best if you stayed here. We'll move you up to the maternity ward. you will be in the best hands there, before you go up there is there anyone we can contact for you?" the doctor asked while making notes on her clipboard.

"Yes, my mother."


Mulder made his way back up to the maternity ward with the New York Knicks t-shirt that he used for jogging, in his hands. It was big enough for Scully to wear, much nicer than a standard hospital issue gown. Mulder knew she would be more comfortable in this.

Someone called his first name; he turned around, it was Mrs. Scully, she was heading towards him.

"Hey Mrs. Scully," he said. "You got the call."

"Hello Fox, what's wrong?" she asked.

Mulder could hear the fear in her voice. For Mrs. Scully to get a call from a hospital it usually meant someone was very ill. "It's okay, Mrs. Scully, there is nothing wrong with Dana."

"Then why was I called to come to the hospital?" she asked.

"Maybe you should see your yourself, " he said evasively.

Mulder entered Scully's private room with her mother behind him. Scully was sitting up in bed, with a monitor measuring the baby's heartbeat across her stomach. Mulder could hear a tattoo of a small but fast heartbeat. "Is that normal?" he asked.

"Yes. Is that your t-shirt?" Scully asked, eyes on his hands.

"Yup! Mind, it's my favorite one, so try and not get it dirty," he said handing her the t-shirt. "I've brought someone else too," he said standing aside to let Mrs. Scully see her daughter.

"Mom" Scully said nervously.

"Dana." Her mom said rushing up to her and giving her a hug. She pulled away and stared at Scully's large stomach.

"Is that what I think it is?" she asked her daughter. Scully nodded and Mrs. Scully blinked in surprise. "I mean... How...When?"

Scully smiled. "Mom, it's a long story, I tell you later."


Two hours later the doctor came back to check on Scully. Her contractions still hadn't started. The doctor said that it was okay. first time babies usually took their time making their appearance into the world. Mulder was sitting in a chair next to the bed, flicking though the channels of the TV that hung on the far wall of the room.

The doctor was making more notes on her clipboard. while Mrs. Scully was sitting on the edge of her daughter's bed, just staring at her, still in a state of shock. The doctor turned to Scully. "I'll be back in an hour, if your first contraction happens before then, just press the red call button okay."

Scully nodded and the doctor walked towards the door, she had just opened when- "OUCH!" Scully yelped, the doctor turned around and raced back to Scully's bed. Mulder jumped to his feet, the control for the TV hit the floor forgotten.

"Scully?" he asked.

Her face was screwed up in pain, she looked at the doctor. "I think that was finally my first contraction."

The doctor moved Scully into a delivery room. Her mom said that she was going to go call Scully's brothers. The doctor also left to get a midwife, leaving Mulder and Scully alone. Scully glared at him.

"What in the world were you thinking when you wished for this?" she asked, pointing to her stomach.

Mulder shrugged his shoulders. "I did it for you, so that you could be happy! I was only thinking of you," he said.

Scully shook her head. The door opened and the doctor and another lady entered.

"Dana, this Alison, she is going to be your nurse midwife , and she's going to help you thought the labour."

The women walked up to Scully and shook her hand. "Hi Dana."

"Hi."

"I was talking to the doctor and she said that you had your first contraction about 15 minutes ago."

"That's right."

"Have you had anymore in between then and now?" Alison asked. Scully shook her head.

"Great, I'll give you a quick check over, then we'll talk about the good stuff called pain relief." The midwife had just replaced the hospital sheets' back over Scully's legs, when Scully sat up and yelped.

"Dana, just squeeze my hand hard until the contraction passes." Scully gripped Alison's hand and squeezed. A minute later it was over and Scully let go of the midwife's hand.

"That was easy wasn't it," Alison asked.

"Yeah right!" Scully said.

"The contractions from now are going to be closer together and more painful."

"Great," Scully said sourly.

Mulder stood up. "I think this where I make my exit. I'll be outside," he said, heading towards the door.

"You stop right there, Fox Mulder!" Scully barked. "You got me into this mess so you're staying right here," she said throwing daggers at him. Mulder grimaced and sheepishly went back to his seat.

"That's it Dana, push, push, push," The midwife said as Scully went thought another contraction. They were getting much closer together.

"Good Dana, now relax and lean against Fox." Scully sighed, flopped against Mulder, She was squatting on her knees, a position she found most comfortable. Mulder was taking her weight, supporting her left side, her mother was to her right.

"Here," Mulder said passing Scully the O2 tube. Scully took a few breaths then leaned her head against Mulder's shoulder.

"How are you doing?" her mother asked as Mulder wiped Scully's sweat covered forehead with a damp cloth.

"It hurts," she said moaning loudly as another contraction came.

"Push Dana," Alison urged.

"EYHEA!!"Mulder complained as Scully gripped his hand hard, her nails dug into his skin.

"SHUT UP!" said Scully, when Mulder cried out loud. Mulder shut his mouth and bit down on his lip, as Scully's grip got stronger.

"That's it Dana, just bare down and push, the head's crowning, just a few more pushes and we'll bring this baby into the world."

"I can't!" Scully complained.

"Yes you can," the midwife said, but Scully shook her head.

"I'm too tired," she said.

"Dana, just a couple of more pushes."

"I can't."

"Scully you can," it was Mulder speaking, he reached forward, tucked a damp strand of her hair behind her ear. "I know you can, you're a strong person, Scully," he said kissing her on the forehead.

Scully give a small smile and then screwed up her face as she bared down and pushed.

"That's right Dana, keeping pushing. Just a little more, that's it," the midwife coaxed. Suddenly the room was filled with the cry of a newborn baby.

"Well done Dana, you have a baby boy," Alison said wrapping something up in a blue blanket. Scully flopped against the pillows thankful that it was all over. Mulder let go of her hand as the midwife handed over the blue blanket. Scully parted the blanket and Mulder got his first look of his son.


Hours Later

Scully was sitting up in bed bottle-feeding Ben William Scully. He was wearing a tiny Winnie the Pooh romper suit, which Mulder had brought from the hospital gift shop. Mulder now sat on the edge of the bed, looking at the baby feeding greedily, his little hands were wrapped around the bottle above his mother hand.

"I'm sorry about your hand, Mulder," Scully said.

Mulder looked down at his bandaged hand. He'd needed three stitches thanks to Scully's nails. "It's okay I'll live."

Scully smiled and went back to feeding Ben. Mulder watched her, she had a grin on her face from ear to ear as she watched her baby drinking. She looked back up at Mulder. "Mulder?"

"Yes Scully-"

There was a knock on the door, Mulder got up and answered it and the doctor came in.

"The blood work came back, the results show that Fox Mulder is the father of Ben William Scully."

Scully blinked she didn't know that Mulder had wished that she would have his child, she just thought that Mulder had wished for her to have a child. Mulder had gone bright red.

"I think I'll leave you three alone," the doctor said walking out of the door and closing it behind her.

Scully looked at Mulder and then at Ben and back at Mulder. She stood up with Ben in her arms. She wrapped him, then placed him on his back in the clear plastic basinette that sat against the end of the bed. She walked back to Mulder, raised her hand and slapped him across the face.

"Ow!" Mulder said feeling his cheek starting to tingle.

"That's for not asking me if I wanted to have your child," she said, eyes dark.

"I'm sor-" Mulder didn't finish.

Scully's lips closed over his and then they were kissing. Her lips were soft but hungry against his own. He wrapped his arms around her body pressing her closer to him. They kissed for what seemed like a lifetime, until Scully pulled away breathless, her eyes were hooded. Mulder reached out and traced her cheek.

"Scully I wished that wish for you and only you. I did it because I love you, " he said, softly unshed tears shinning in his eyes.

Scully reached up and pressed her palm against his cheek. He lent his face into her palm and a tear traced a path down her own cheek.

"That was a thank you, Mulder. Thank you for making that wish for me." She stood on tiptoes and kissed him again. That is a thank you for loving me."

She took a hold of his hand and guided him over to the basinette. Mulder looked down at Ben who was staring straight back up at him with blue eyes. Scully lifted Ben out of the basinette and placed him into Mulder's arms, she stood back on tiptoes and kissed Mulder on the forehead. "And that was for making my wildest dream come true."

The END


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