As you have likely heard, there are serious talks about rebooting the X-Files as a television show. Both Gillian and David have expressed interest in returning for the project, so if it happens we'll very likely see Mulder and Scully on the small screen again!

So, in honor of that, we present the Reinstated challenge.

You mission, if you choose to accept it, is to write a post-IWTB fic that illustrates your idea of how Mulder and Scully will (or should) return to the X-Files after so many years away.


* Mulder and Scully return to the FBI. Begin your story before this happens or shortly thereafter, and thoroughly explain how they've decided to go from their unremarkable house in VA back to DC

* Set your story in present-ish day, either now, slightly in the future, or perhaps as early as 2012. We can't know now if the show would start in late 2015 or 2016 or 2017, but it's pretty unlikely it'll be set before 2012 even if they put the timeline slightly in the past

* Your story must include William as a significant character. He doesn't need to live with Mulder and Scully (although he may) nor does he need to be the reason they return to the X-Files (but again, he may be), but he should be part of your story.

That's it. As always you're welcome to include other kids (both character offspring or unrelated); to bring Skinner, Doggett, Reyes and/or Gibson into your story, this story can be a sequel to an earlier post-Truth or post-IWTB fic you've already written; and this challenge is also eligible for the Take Two Challenge as well.

There's no official deadline for this story, but it'd be nice if you submitted it before the first episode of the new season airs - you'll probably have plenty of time =)

Please send your complete story to:
please also include a note saying which two challenges you combined as well

Do you have questions about writing a challengefic before you can begin your story? Look here to see if you can find your answer.

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