"Fox & Rat" Virtual Series - Season Six

 

Review By: Cerasi J.

"I swear on Grandmama's grave I will. \\ She doesn't have a grave." - John and Monica

Well, it seems that Johnny Jay Doggett has finally confessed his undying love to Dana K. Scully... so now what happens? John decides to take his question to Monica and we all know how that will probably turn out... Meanwhile, in Kersh's office, Mulder is trying to figure out a way to get good old Al to mesh Super Buddies and The Brotherhood, which doesn't turn out too well. Mulder, however, isn't about to give up that easily, so he devises a plan to make Brad a Super Buddy once and for all!!

So Foxy does what he does best and plans a Super Buddies party in Brad's honor. But after all their bickering in the office that afternoon Monica is still mad at Johnny boy and decides to make his evening a living hell. Just as Doggett finally asks Dana the one question she's been waiting to hear Monica pulls her away because it's time to go home. A moment later, a fast car and slick streets might change everything between the Super Buddies... curious? Read and find out in tonight's smashing new episode!

6x22 "Forcing A Super Buddy"

Title: "Forcing A Super Buddy"
Written by:
Cassie
Date: May 17, 2003; August 1-2, 2003; February 17, 2004
Air Date: March 8, 2004
Rating: PG-13
Series: FRVS - Episode #122
Spoilers: Past episodes of FRVS may be spoiled.
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Archiving: "Fox & Rat" Virtual Series only!
Disclaimer: "The X-Files" and its characters belong to 20th Century FOX Broadcasting. If you recognize it, it's not our own creation. Original characters belong to Cassie and Kristi (FRVS).
Author's Note: The personalities of the characters within the world of "Fox & Rat" are not those you know from "The X-Files" television series. We have warped them and given them a common past, immature behavior and a sense of humor. Any horrid behavior should not be mimicked in your every day life.
Summary: Mulder finds a way to make Brad a Super Buddy.


FADE IN:

INT. JANITOR'S LOUNGE - 3:03 P.M.
March 15, 2004

John and Monica are in the lounge sitting on the couch in front of the television, taking a break. They are watching "That's My Baby" on Animal Planet, however they are not discussing the cute baby puppies, they are involved in their own personal discussion.

MONICA
(joking)
So what? You told her you
love her, there's nothing
wrong with that.

DOGGETT
(worried)
Maybe I said it to her too
soon. (beat) We're not even
technically together-

MONICA
- Sometimes relationships
just happen. Maybe you guys
are 'together', have you ever
thought of it like that?

DOGGETT
You know how I am. I like
my settings. I like to make
things like relationships
officially happen. I need to ask
her to be with me.

MONICA
Oh, like you did when
you got engaged with Barbara?

DOGGETT
That was different.

MONICA
Yeah, you knocked her up and
she comes from a good family
so you proposed to her to save
her reputation. You never even
had time to officially call her
your girlfriend. It went from
first date sex to engaged in a
matter of a few months.

DOGGETT
I'm different now.

MONICA
How do you know? When was
the last time you had a girlfriend?

Doggett twists up his face, knowing very well that he hasn't been with anyone since he and Barbara divorced back in 1993.

MONICA
That's what I thought.
(beat/laughs) Though
I wouldn't put it past you
to date a blond psychic.

Monica is referring to the time when Mulder, Krycek, Scully, Skinner and Marita had died and she moved up to D.C. to help Doggett. He doesn't remember the events of that time, but she does since she actually died at one time during that time. She remembers how he sort of hooked up with a blond psychic named Satori.

Doggett looks at Monica, not understand what she is talking about.

DOGGETT
What?

MONICA
So what made you tell Dana
that you love her if you two
aren't 'official'?

Doggett scratches the back of his neck. This talk about him, love and Dana all in one conversation makes him a bit nervous, especially since he's talking about it with Monica. She's likely to make fun of him if he is honest with her. He told Scully he loves her because he does, she's a wonderful person, she makes him happy, gives him a more positive outlook on life, keeps him grounded as best she can, comforts him, understands him... loves him.

DOGGETT
It felt right to say it at the
time that I did.

Monica rolls her eyes and chuckles a bit. This is exactly what he feared she would do, amuse herself with his emotions.

MONICA
(teasing)
What if you scared her
away from you?

DOGGETT
How could I have done that?

MONICA
(teasing)
Telling her you love her
before she is ready to
hear it, what if she ran away?

DOGGETT
I doubt it, Monica. After
I told her, she spent the
night with me.

MONICA
Uh oh! Super Sperm
here we come!

DOGGETT
I did not make love to her!

MONICA
That's what you're calling
it now, huh? What ever
happened to calling it 'sex'?

DOGGETT
You're frustrating, you know that?

MONICA
What do you mean?

DOGGETT
Dana spent the night, nothing
sexual happened between us.

MONICA
So what did happen?

DOGGETT
We talked.

MONICA
About?

DOGGETT
Life... Luke... my marriage
to Barbara... serious stuff.

MONICA
Did you tell her about what
my Grandmama told you
when you were nine?

DOGGETT
No. Why would I do that?

MONICA
Because finally you have
faced the truth of what a
psychic has told you. You're
meant to be with Dana
Katherine Scully for the rest
of your life.

Doggett squirms, he doesn't like to admit it when a psychic is right. When he was nine years old, she told him that he would make many mistakes in his life and have much heartache, but that he would find the one person that would bring joy and happiness into his life and that he would fall in love and spend his life with Dana Katherine Scully. Back then, he told Grandmama that what she said was 'bullshit' and now here he is almost thirty years later and he has met Dana and knows that he will be with her for the rest of his life. There's no doubt about it.

MONICA
What is your mom going
to say about her being a
red-head?

DOGGETT
(scratches back of neck)
I don't know.

MONICA
She hates red-heads.

DOGGETT
She's a natural red-head.
She's insane. She hates
everything I do and that
includes women I like.

MONICA
Does she still think that
we're married?

DOGGETT
Probably. That cow manure
infested air of Texas has
skewed her perspective of
the world.

MONICA
That's not true.

Doggett gives her a look that states that he thinks she hasn't visited his parents for a long time, too long of time. Monica has forgotten how they are.

MONICA
(serious)
Would you do anything for her?

DOGGETT
I'd give my life for her, Mon'.

Monica is quiet, this is the first time he's said this about a woman and meant it. She smiles at him and puts her arm around his shoulders.

MONICA
(happy)
I can see you two now... getting
married, having children, neighborhood
barbeques.... taking too many photos
at your childrens' graduations... (gets
teary-eyed) after twenty years, you'd
both be sappy enough to renew your
wedding vows...

The tears that have welled up in Monica's eyes fall down her face, she turns away from Doggett and bites her lower lip, hoping he didn't see this happen.

DOGGETT
Mon'...

MONICA
(lying)
I'm not crying.

DOGGETT
That's really sweet of you.

MONICA
(appauled)
What is? My crying?

DOGGETT
(serious)
That and how you view Dana
and I. It's nice to see your
softer side for a change.

MONICA
(switching subject)
If Dana were crying, would you cry too?

DOGGETT
I suppose I would. (beat) Guess
it would depend on what she'd
be upset about.

MONICA
I think you would.

Doggett doesn't like that she is talking about him in a Mr. Soft Guy kind of way. He gets defensive.

DOGGETT
I would not.

MONICA
Yes, you would. If she's
hurt, you're hurt. She's
your soft spot.

Monica smiles at him, knowing she is right.

The door to the Janitor's Lounge opens, Spender pokes his head in.

SPENDER
You two might want to
get out of here. The
Janitor is coming.

Spender leaves. Monica and Doggett stand up and leave, heading back to their office.

CUT TO:

INT. KERSH'S OFFICE - 3:14 P.M.

Kersh is seated behind his desk, Mulder stands before him, his hands on his hips. He speaks seriously.

MULDER
What do you mean you don't
want to combine The Brotherhood
with Super Buddies? I love your
buttons. (beat/begs) Please...

Kersh isn't amused so Mulder drops to his knees, begging as he bats his eyes at him.

MULDER
What if I threatened to make
one of your Brotherhood members
a member of Super Buddies?

Mulder stands up really fast and bolts out of the office, knocking down Judy (Kersh's assistant) on his way out. Judy steps into the office and gives Kersh a curious look.

KERSH
I'd rather organize an athletic
competition between The Brotherhood
and Super Buddies. Agent Mulder
thinks making one of my guys a
Super Buddy member is threatening.
I think he forgot that Walter is already
a member of The Brotherhood and Super Buddies.

JUDY
As long as I'm not dragged into
it, I don't care what you do. (beat) Sir-

KERSH
(correcting)
- Alvin.

JUDY
Alvin, A.D. Follmer asked me to
let you know he won't be at the
next Brotherhood picnic next week.
He and Agent Reyes are taking a
trip down to Mexico.

KERSH
They're finally going to tell her
family about their engagement?

JUDY
I can't think of any other reason
why they'd be going.

KERSH
(to self)
I wonder if Brad will let me
stay at his South Carolina
beach house again...

JUDY
Pardon?

KERSH
Oh, a couple years back I took
the wife and kids down to Pawley's
Island for summer vacation. Brad
let us stay at his beach house so
we wouldn't need to pay for a hotel.

JUDY
That must have been nice.

KERSH
Yeah...

The expression on his face changes from fond remembrance to slightly embarrassed. Judy doesn't want to know why so she exits his office.

CUT TO:

INT. DOGGETT/REYES OFFICE - 3:20 P.M.

Scully is sitting at Doggett's desk, she is typing on his computer, it reads:

INSERT - COMPUTER MONITOR

"To whom it may concern. It's about time I had a desk of my own. You may have noticed this particular division of the Bureau lacks in serious cases. Perhaps that is because its agents aren't taken seriously. The sooner this issue is resolved, the better. - Special Agent Dana Scully"

Satisfied with her snarky letter, she hits "print" and watches eagerly as it spits out of the ink jet printer. She picks up a pen and signs her name, and puts it in an envelope and seals it.

Behind her, Krycek stands in the doorway, watching her.

KRYCEK
You're looking awfully
sexy this afternoon.

SCULLY
(cheery)
Hey Alex! Need something?

Krycek lets out his 'sexy' laugh and takes a step toward her.

KRYCEK
Unfortunately, yes. (beat) Mulder
wants to know if Monica and John
have had any fights recently.

SCULLY
None that I've noticed.

Right on cue, Monica and John enter the office, fighting.

DOGGETT
You don't know what
you're talking about!

MONICA
You're just saying that
because you know I'm right!

DOGGETT
She's not my soft spot!
John Doggetts don't have
soft spots! I have no weakness!

MONICA
She is your weakness!

DOGGETT
If she died, I would not mope
around for over a year. Or... or...
obsess over a dead woman!

MONICA
Well, you wouldn't believe
me if I told you how I know
that you would. (beat/cheery)
Hi Dana.

Doggett stifens up, he hadn't noticed Scully and Krycek were in the office.

Scully waves at them happily. Krycek is devastated.

MONICA
Krycek?

KRYCEK
You guys suck! Why do you
have to fight all the time? Mulder'll
want to lock you up again. (beat)
He thinks that next time he'll use
The Love Room because it's a room
he thinks is for making up with friends
after a fight and not for the real reason,
beeping.

Krycek is confused.

KRYCEK
Beeping. Dammit! Why
are they editing me?! The Love
Room is a room meant for beeping!
BEEP!

Krycek starts muttering some Russian obscenities. Then he holds his hand up to us, it is blurred.

KRYCEK
I hate editors!

He storms out of the office.

There's a quiet beat as Monica, John and Dana process what they just heard and witnessed.

SCULLY
I've never heard him say the "F"
word so much in one sentence.

Monica notices the envelope in her hand.

MONICA
You're not trying to resign again
are you? It's ok to date people
you work with.

Doggett whacks Monica on the arm really hard.

MONICA
(holding her arm)
Ow! (beat) You asshole!

Krycek quickly runs back into the office, stumbling angrily.

KRYCEK
(to the editors)
That you don't beep?
You censorship beep-holes.

He leaves again, slamming the door.

SCULLY
John, you shouldn't hit friends.
If Mulder had seen that...

DOGGETT
What's in the envelope?

SCULLY
Oh you know, just something
I've been pestering the Bureau
about since I was assigned to
this division in 1993.

DOGGETT
A transfer?

SCULLY
A desk.

DOGGETT
(flirty)
You should request that
you and I be partners.

SCULLY
But Agent Doggett... the Bureau
frowns upon agents who are
partners that happen to be involved
outside the office.

She smiles at him and leaves the office with a sexy strut. Monica looks at Doggett.

MONICA
Are you happy? I was
quiet through all that.

DOGGETT
I'm going to do it, Mon'.

MONICA
Apologize to me?

DOGGETT
No. (beat) I'm going to ask
her out tonight. I swear on
Grandmama's grave I will.

MONICA
She doesn't have a grave.

DOGGETT
You know what I mean.

He sits down behind his desk, a cute smile on his face.

MONICA
(serious/angry)
Someone should really warn
Dana about your selfishness.

Doggett didn't hear that, he goes about rearranging the contents on the top of his desk.

A few minutes later, the phone rings. Monica answers.

MONICA
(unhappy)
What?

BRAD
(filtered)
Monica... Mulder was just here.
(beat) He's trying to get me to
join Super Buddies again. We're
supposed to be at-

Mulder enters the office.

MULDER
Guys, be at Bella Flora tonight
at 8 p.m. Brad has agreed to
join Super Buddies!

DOGGETT
Actually, Mulder. I was going
to ask Dana out on a date
tonight so-

MULDER
- The rest of your life can
wait. You're going to be the
Guest of Honor since you're
Brad's B.F.

DOGGETT
(confused)
B.F.?

MULDER
Best friend.

He skips out of the office, we hear him yell "Hey Scu-uuuuuuu-llllllllll-eeeeeeee!", and then a loud THUD. No more noise.

TIME CUT:

INT. SCULLY/MARITA/MONICA'S APT. - SCULLY'S BEDROOM - 7 P.M.

Scully is standing in front of a mirror, touching up her makeup. She's ready to go to Bella Flora's Italian Restaurant for Brad's welcome to Super Buddies dinner. She is wearing a navy blue dress, her cross necklace and the silver bracelet that John gave her for Christmas.

There is a knock on her door.

SCULLY
Really, Mon', I think the events
of tonight totally call for something
a little see-through with sexy lingerie.
Brad will need that after-

She opens her bedroom door and it's not Monica, it's John Doggett. He's dressed nicely in a going-out-for-dinner suit, not his work suit.

SCULLY
Oh hi. (beat) Aren't we supposed
to meet at Bella Flora's?

DOGGETT
May I come in?

Doggett feels the intense angry stare of Monica burning him in the back from where she is sitting in the living room. The two of them are still mad at each other since their silly fight earlier that afternoon.

SCULLY
Sure. Something wrong?

DOGGETT
Do you want to-

SCULLY
- If you're thinking of skipping
this Super Buddies meeting, let
me warn you now... Mulder will
make you the Vice President
and you'll have to help finance future
Super Buddies outings. How else
do you think Krycek became Vice President?

Doggett gulps, ok, he won't ask her to have dinner with him elsewhere.

Scully twirls around so John can take a good look at her and what she is wearing.

SCULLY
How do I look?

DOGGETT
Beautiful as always.

Doggett steps forward and takes her into his arms. She smiles at him, this is a pleasant unexpected surprise.

The bedroom door opens, Marita enters. Scully and Doggett part. Marita's mouth is wide open, in shock. She wasn't expecting to see them together in each others arms. Not when she is in love with Doggett.

SCULLY
(coughs)
Yes?

MARITA
Monica told me to tell you
guys that we're leaving.

Marita leaves the room, Scully looks to John. He offers her his arm, she slips hers around him. They enter the living room together, arm-in-arm.

Monica glares at Doggett, she is angry at him still because she has a bruise on her arm from when he hit her and she has to wear long sleeves tonight, she wanted to dress sexy too but bruises aren't sexy. Her evil eye follows him and Dana, how dare he walk out of Dana's room with her on his arm, rubbing it in that he's quite content and how she is miserable. Worse yet, he hasn't even apologized for hitting her.

Marita looks on at John and Dana, she is jealous and pouting about them being together.

BRAD
(from kitchen)
If I cut off my finger, would
I still have to go?

DOGGETT
You'd have to go to the hospital
and I don't want that and I especially
don't think Mulder would.

MARITA
Location has nothing to do
with making someone a
Super Buddies member. Mulder
would do it at the hospital.

Brad comes out of the kitchen, he is bummed.

BRAD
(quiet)
Dammit. First The Brotherhood.
Now this. What horrid thing could
possibly happen next?

MONICA
(angry)
John could get diarrhea at dinner
and forget to go to the restroom.
Like how he forgets to apologize.
A.P.O.L.O.G.I.Z.E., apologize.

Monica glares at Doggett. He leads himself and Scully out of the apartment.

Brad goes to Monica.

BRAD
Calm down, Mon'. It's just
John. Don't let him get you
so worked up.

MONICA
I can't help it, I'm all mood-swingy.

Brad and Monica leave, followed closely by Marita.

MARITA
I wonder if Mulder will make
Brad do the new Super Buddies
initiation dance...

TIME CUT:

INT. BELLA FLORA'S ITALIAN RESTAURANT - 8:20 P.M.

Brad, Monica, Doggett, Scully, Marita, Skinner and Spender are seated at a large table. There are several other empty seats around them. Mulder must have made reservations for a lot of people. However, Mulder and Krycek are nowhere to be seen.

BRAD
Ok. It's been twenty minutes
I say we leave.

SPENDER
That wouldn't be a nice thing to do.

SCULLY
Jeffrey... you shock me.

SPENDER
I shock you? I didn't think
it was possible to shock
Dana Scully.

SCULLY
What do you mean by that?

SPENDER
You've worked in Vegas... I figured
you've seen everything, nevermind
you're worked with Mulder for over ten years.

SCULLY
Ok...

SUDDENLY! Mulder and Krycek run into the restaurant, they are carrying helium balloons (red and green - the Super Buddies colors).

KRYCEK
(out of breath)
Did they follow us in here?

MULDER
(out of breath)
I sure hope not, man!

They take their seats and keep looking back over their shoulders toward the restaurant entry. Worried that they have been followed.

MULDER
Ok. Finally we are here!

He stands up.

MULDER
(speaking fast)
I regret to inform you that Patrick,
Nancy, Herb, Cindy, Karl, Santa Claus,
Barbara, Peter, Fyodor, and Amy weren't
able to make it to this very special
evening. So without any further ado, the
Super Buddies event will commence.

He takes a wine glass from in front of Scully and taps his fork on it. He hits the glass too hard and the wine glass breaks. His eyes bug open and he quickly takes his seat. Then realizing the broken glass is near his seat, he stands up and grabs Scully out of her seat and places her in his. He sits down in her chair, next to Doggett.

DOGGETT
Mulder. Don't you dare try
to frame Dana for what you've done.

Doggett sees a waiter approaching, he goes to him.

DOGGETT
Excuse me, sir... I accidentally
broke my wine glass...

Doggett leads the waiter over to their table and points at the broken wine glass in front of Scully.

WAITER
I'll get something to clean that up.

The waiter walks off, looking strangly at the red and green balloons. Monica rolls her eyes at John, she can't believe he's taking the heat for Mulder.

MONICA
(not nice/to Doggett)
Idiot.

Doggett glares at her. Brad decides that now would be a good time to change the subject to something more joyful.

BRAD
Guys... Monica and I have
some good news to tell you.

Monica grabs his leg hard and digs her fingernails into him. She doesn't want John to know that they are engaged while she's angry with him... or hers and Brad's other little secret.

BRAD
(pained)
Or not.

Monica stands up and drags Brad with her to the ladies room.

INT. LADIES ROOM - CONTINUOUS

Monica presses Brad's back up against the pink tile wall.

BRAD
I thought we agreed to
tell everyone tonight?

MONICA
I'm mad at Johnny so
I think it can wait.

BRAD
Monica...

MONICA
Don't "Monica" me, Bradley.
(beat) Look, you have to help
me prevent John from asking
Dana out... He's been rubbing
it in that he's quite happy and
I don't like it.

BRAD
Do you need to go back to Quantico?

MONICA
What?

BRAD
You're acting like a jealous
fifth grader. (beat) Are you
having doubts about us...
our future together...

She lightly hits him.

BRAD
(kidding)
What? You gaze at
him all the time...

He winks at her.

MONICA
(horrified)
What?!

BRAD
(kidding)
That's why you two are always
fighting... you don't know any
other way to express your secret
little attraction to... John Doggett.

MONICA
(mad)
I'm not attracted to him!

BRAD
(serious)
That's right. Dana is and John
likes her. So we're not going to
prevent them from being together.

MONICA
That's right! (beat) Wait! Don't go
trying to prevent me from working
my Reyes Revenge on him.

BRAD
If you stopped him, wouldn't
it hurt Dana too?

MONICA
(unsure)
No...

BRAD
That means 'yes'.

He takes her arm and they go back to the table. Now everyone is wearing thier Super Buddies red and green t-shirts over their nice, formal attire. They are embarrassed. Mulder is sitting at the head of the table.

MULDER
Oh Bradley Markus Westly Follmer...
I have a special item for you.

Mulder pulls out a Super Buddies t-shirt from under the table. The name "Follmer" is on the back.

MULDER
Put it on!

Brad takes the t-shirt and looks at it.

BRAD
Later.

MULDER
No. Not later. Now.

BRAD
Right...

Mulder stands up and grabs the t-shirt and pulls it down over Brad's head, making him wear it right now.

Mulder laughs. Brad's hair is a mess now and he looks ridiculous, moreso than anyone else.

MULDER
And now to make you an official
Super Buddies member, you must
stand up and repeat after me and
imitate my movement.

Mulder stands on one leg and raises his arm to tickle his armpit. He looks like a flamingo/monkey hybrid.

Brad looks at him blankly and makes no motion to do this. Skinner leans over to speak to him.

SKINNER
Makes The Brotherhood seem
so much better, doesn't it?

Scully leans to speak to Krycek.

SCULLY
What is the point of this?

KRYCEK
To see how serious Brad is
about being a Super Buddy.

DOGGETT
I am so glad I was there before
Mulder came up with this.

Spender leans in from across the table.

SPENDER
Is this why women don't want
to date me? They find out this
nimrod is my brother.

Scully laughs and looks at Mulder, he's still positioned like a flamingo/monkey.

KRYCEK
Ok, let's put some money
on this. I say Mulder stops
posing by 10 p.m.

Doggett looks at his wrist watch, it's 8:45 p.m.

SKINNER
I say 10:30.

MARITA
Nine o'clock!

SCULLY
So are we all putting money in
the middle of the table and whoever
guesses the closest time to Mulder
breaking stance, gets it all?

KRYCEK
Yes.

SCULLY
I'm in! Eleven o'clock.
Mulder is stubborn.

SPENDER
I say 9:13.

MONICA
Midnight.

BRAD
Nine thirty.

Everyone throws in $10 each to the middle of the table. They look at Doggett who hasn't yet said a time.

MONICA
Is Johnny too scared to lose?

DOGGETT
No. I have good luck at
winning money, it wouldn't
be fair to you guys.

MONICA
Oh sure, that totally explains
Las Vegas 1988.

SCULLY
What's Las Vegas 1988?

MONICA
Oh John took everyones money
and lost it all in casinos and
from stuffing money in strippers'
G-strings. (beat) He took our
money because we didn't have
enough money to get back home.
He thought betting all that we had
would help out. He was wrong.

DOGGETT
Vegas is the Anti-Doggett.

SCULLY
Yeah... Vegas isn't the best
place to work either...

SPENDER
You were a stripper once, right?

DOGGETT
Hey, let's not talk about that, ok?

MONICA
AH! HA! See! She is your soft spot!

DOGGETT
Will you shut up about that
already?! It's annoying.

MONICA
(angry)
You know I'm right! You
defend her left and right.

SCULLY
What are you two talking about?

DOGGETET
Nothing-

MONICA
- You.

Scully pushes hair behind her ear, uncomforable.

SPENDER
So... is there always this much
sexual tension between you guys?

SKINNER
Not usually.

MONICA
I am not attracted to John!

Everyone goes quiet and they look at her. No one said Monica is attracted to John Doggett. Brad has his face in his hands, holding back laughter.

KRYCEK
All right, Mon'... you gonna
get it on with John...

MONICA
I am not going to get it on
with him. He wants to get
it on with Dana.

Doggett's face goes red with anger and embarrassment.

DOGGETT
No, I don't!

Scully looks down, saddened.

DOGGETT
I'm a respectful man, I'm not
interested in Dana for... that.

KRYCEK
You're kidding? You really are a monk.

DOGGETT
I'm not a monk.

MONICA
You sure do act like one.

SKINNER
Guys, let's not fight. Though
Mulder is holding his pose, tears
are streaming down his face.

They all look at Mulder and yes, there are tears pouring down his face. His lips are trembling, holding back his cries.

TIME CUT - 11:12 P.M.

Mulder has not moved from the flamingo/monkey position.

Everyone has eaten dinner and dessert. They are quiet now, no more bickering. They are waiting to see who will win all the money in the middle of the table. Right now all they want is for Mulder to make Brad a member of Super Buddies despite the fact that he's not mimicking Mulder's actions.

Scully yawns.

SKINNER
This is ridiculous. Mulder, cut it out.

Mulder puts his arms down and places his foot back on the ground.

MULDER
Whew! Good thing I practice
Yoga. (beat) Oh Brad, either
you pose like I did or I kiss
you on the lips.

Scully reaches out and takes the pile of money from the middle of the table, she won the time bet. Krycek isn't happy, he wanted to win.

Mulder steps toward Brad with his lips puckered up.

Brad's eyes go wide, Mulder is seriously going to kiss him if he doesn't do this! When Mulder threatens to do something, he does it, that's why he was up in his office singing a song about "being a big fat, honkey-dory corn dog" that afternoon, to get him to come to Bella Flora's tonight.

Quickly Brad stands up and lifts his arm over his head and lifts one leg off the ground.

MULDER
(happy)
Oh goodie! Oh boy!

BRAD
(unenthousiastic)
Good.

MULDER
Brad! Congratulations you are
a proud Super Buddies member.

Mulder hugs him and kisses his cheek.

MULDER
Your life will never be the same
again. (beat) Ok everyone, let's
all sing the official Super Buddies
theme song! (beat/sings)
Stand up and cheer!
Stand up and cheer for Super Buddies!
For today we raise
The red and green for the world!
Yu-Rah-Rah!
Our Buddies are friendly
And we are bound to create world peace!
We've got the will!
Yu-Rah!
We've got the way!
Yu-Rah!
For this is Super Buddies winning day!

As Mulder sings the song, everyone else groans in pain, wanting to go home to peace and quiet.

TIME CUT:

EXT. BELLA FLORA'S ITALIAN RESTAURANT - 11:37 P.M.

Scully stands alone at the curb of the road. She just said goodbye to Mulder and Brad. Mulder is taking Brad to a 24 hour toy store in honor of his becoming a new Super Buddies member. Monica will have to get a ride back to their apartment with her and John.

Krycek and Marita left together and Skinner got out of there as soon as Brad was finally declared a Super Buddies member.

Behind Scully, Doggett exits the restaurant. He pauses to watch her for a moment. It's chilly out and she rubs her hands against her arms to try to keep warm. She didn't bring a jacket earlier since it was warmer. She's so beautiful in the dimmed light of the street. He looks up at the sky, rain clouds are overhead.

Doggett coughs to make his presence known. Scully looks behind her and gives him a smile.

SCULLY
Doesn't tonight convince you it's
a good thing to have been one of
the very first Super Buddies members?
(beat) Mulder just took Brad to a toy
store to buy him a big teddy bear.

Doggett takes off his coat and places it around Scully's shoulders. Super Buddies is not what he wants to talk about.

SCULLY
(soft)
Thanks...

They are silent for a beat, both feeling the chemistry between them, knowing that the opportunity is once again presenting itself and that Doggett is going to take advantage of it this time around.

DOGGETT
Dana... I've been thinking
a lot about you and I lately...

SCULLY
Me too...

DOGGETT
I've known you for nearly
four years and after everything
I shared with you the other night I...

Behind them, inside the restaurant, Monica is watching. Mad. She steps outside and starts to quickly walk toward them, her intent is to prevent him from doing what he wants to do.

Scully reaches out and holds John's hand in her own.

DOGGETT
Dana, what I'm trying to say is
that I'd like to be with you... give
us a try... what do you say...?

Scully smiles at him, it's the biggest, most sincere smile we've ever seen her give.

SCULLY
I never thought you'd ask-

SUDDENLY! Monica grabs Scully and pulls her away from Doggett, not allowing her the moment to answer Doggett's question. She leads Scully down the sidewalk away from him.

SCULLY
Monica!

MONICA
I called us a cab, and told
them to pick us up a block
away from here.

Behind them, Doggett is saddened and not very happy with Monica. He watches them walk away and then gets into his truck. He's given up on this for the night. Let Monica ride out her Reyes Revenge. He knows that Dana was going to agree to being in a relationship with him. He'll bring it up with her tomorrow at work.

He starts his truck.

SCULLY
(mad)
Do you have any idea
what was going on?!

MONICA
I'm sorry. I know he was
about to ask you out-

SCULLY
- He did.

MONICA
Damn!

SCULLY
I was going to tell him 'yes'
and then you pulled me away.

Behind them, Doggett's truck pulls out and is REAR ENDED by a speeding car that came out of nowhere. Doggett's truck flips over and crashes into several other parked cars. His truck crashes on its side, smoke coming from under the hood. It's bad, broken glass is everywhere.

Monica and Scully quickly turn around just in time to see a dark blue car speed off. Hit-and-run. Drops of rain have begun falling from the sky. Monica carefully watches the dark blue car speed off, a strange feeling in her gut.

Scully takes off running toward John's destroyed truck, yelling for Monica to call 911.

Monica is in shock at what just happened. If she hadn't dragged Scully away from him, he wouldn't have been hit. This is all her fault.

She watches Scully assess the damage from a safe distance and is heartbroken to watch her friend react to what she sees. Scully covers her mouth with her hand, frightened by what she sees in front of her. Scully turns to look back at Monica, tears obviously in her eyes. Monica slowly makes her way to Scully's side.

In the distance we hear the sirens of an ambulance, someone must have witnessed this horrible accident and called 911. Scully looks at Monica and shakes her head to let her know that this isn't good for John. Monica puts her arms around her in a hug as we...

FADE OUT:

TO BE CONTINUED...


 

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