This First, Missed First: Scully or Mulder Edition

Your challenge, should you choose to accept this mission, is to write a fic set a few months to a few years after the birth of Mulder and Scully's new baby.

Requirements:

If you choose Scully as your main character:
Set your story when the baby is between 10 months and four years old. Have Scully witness a milestone even in the child's life (examples: first steps, first words, first day of preschool etc.) and reflect upon the fact that she missed the same first after William's adoption.

If you choose Mulder as your main character:
Set your story when the baby is between a week and four years old. Have Mulder witness a milestone even in the child's life (examples: first time sleeping through the night, first time sitting up or rolling over, first laugh, first time eating solid food, first steps, first words, first day of preschool etc.) and reflect upon the fact that he missed the same first after after he left Scully and William in Nothing Important Happened Today I.


Or

This First, Missed First: John Doggett Edition

John Doggett's son Luke was seven years old when he was murdered. If you would like you can write your story about Doggett having had another child sometime after The Truth.

If you choose Doggett as your main character:
Set your story when the child is between eight years and eighteen years old. Have Doggett witness a milestone even in his younger child's life (examples: first time having a sleepover, first day of middle school, getting a license, going to prom, applying to college etc.) and reflect upon the fact that he missed the same first for Luke, who didn't live long enough to reach it too.


And

Once you've selected your main character:

  • And then what happens? You can write a brief vignette, or this can be the beginning to a much longer adventure. That, dear writer, is entirely up to you.
  • Regardless of whether you select Scully, Mulder, or Doggett as your MC, you are welcome to include any other X-Files character of your choosing and/or original characters. DRR is welcomed but not required should you choose Doggett
  • And lastly, if you desire, you can write a story with Scully, Mulder, and Doggett each observing different things about their younger children's lives.


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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