Homeward Bound

by Jennie


Title: Homeward Bound

Author: Jennie

Pairing: M&K

Rating: G

Date: 1-27-04

Summary: Alex is bound.

Category: Pre-slash.

Archive: Sure

My site: http://www.fhsarchive.com/jennie/

Disclaimer: Not my characters, no money made.

Notes: Sneaking in here, folks. Didn't want to promise anything, me being so un-fucking-reliable here lately. But, lo, we have a miracle! Not only did I manage to write something, it's only a day late. Whee!

Homeward Bound

by Jennie

You'll probably be surprised to hear this, but I do actually know where I'm bound. Or, more precisely, to whom I'm bound.

The question is, "Why?"

In case you haven't already figured it out? I'm not a huge fan of introspection.

It's not like he even knows I'm alive--and I mean that literally. He actually thinks that I'm dead. That Skinner killed me.

Not a chance.

C'mon, folks. After all I've survived over the years, after I've cheated death again and again, the very idea of Walter Skinner being the bearer of my destruction is, in a word, laughable.

Mulder should know better. 'I want to believe', my cute Russian ass.

You may be wondering what brought this on. Maybe not. Either way, I'm going to tell you. A crossword puzzle. "Held, as by affection"; Seventeen across, five letters, starts with B, ends with D.

You got it. Bound.

I'm bound to him by many things. Belief, respect, desire, need... anger. Lots of anger - on both sides. One might even say 'inextricably bound'.

And suddenly, after two years of letting him think I'm actually dead, this fucking crossword puzzle clue gives me the overwhelming urge to go see him.

To talk to him. Explain why I did what I did. To him, for him, with him.

Imagine that. Me, explaining. Hear that sound? That's Hell freezing over.

Imagine also, if you can, Mulder finally coming to his senses, realizing that he and Scully don't belong together, and leaving her sorry ass. Then imagine me coming across that puzzle clue, being bound to him...

Yeah. You get the general idea.

How do I know he left her? Because I still watch.

What can I say? Once an obsessive rat, always an obsessive rat.

So here I sit, staring at the door to his room. Wondering if I really want to do this. And... fuck all! Here he comes. He's marching across the motel parking lot, heading with unerring accuracy right in my direction.

Okay, Alex. Decision made. Loins girded. Ready to wade into battle once again.

I open the car door and climb out to greet him. "Hey, Mulder."

He stops. Stares at me with the oddest expression. Part disbelief, part mistrust, a complete lack of surprise, and a large dose of acceptance. Well, fuck me.

"Krycek," he says flatly. "What do you want?"

"To talk, Mulder. Wouldn't you agree that it's time?"

A shrug. "Only if you plan to tell me something resembling the truth."

My turn to shrug. "I do."

"Then I agree, it's about time."

"Yeah." Hey, he's the eloquent one. I've always prided myself on being a man of few words.

After staring at me for a couple of beats, he nods once. "There's a good diner up the road, and I'm hungry. Gimme the keys and let's go eat."

My grin just slips out. Some things will never change. I hand over the keys and we climb into the car.

I'll have to get back to you on what happens next.

Provided I survive the next few hours.


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