"Fox & Rat" Virtual Series - Season Seven

 

Review By: Gothic Spook

"Wait! I am a man!" - Alex Krycek

*coughs uncontrolably* Yeah sure you are buddy (please take note of the sarcasm, embrace the sarcasm! Make it your friend!).

So it's nearing Halloween and what better way to spend it than looking for ghosts and gools in a haunted prison. Just be sure it's one that doesnt have tour guides ... that could ruin the whole atmosphere! And if you tie your partner to a chair, make sure they're someplace where no one will find them, otherwise they'll come after you! Read on for a tale of halloween ghost hunting and madness.

 

7x12 "My Agents Left For San Francisco"

Title: "My Agents Left For San Francisco"
Written by: Cassie
Date: May 27-28, 2004, October 13, 2004
Air Date: November 29, 2004
Rating: PG
Series: FRVS - Episode #135
Spoilers: Past episodes of FRVS may be spoiled.
Feedback: E-mail us at foxandratvs@gmail.com (please include the episode name in the subject) Thank you.
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 and Krycek go on a spook hunt.


FADE IN:

EXT. ABANDONED PRISON Ė 10:43PM

It is a dark and stormy night. A gust of wind blows harshly as Mulder and Krycek step into frame. They are drenched as they walk over to the barbed wire fence. They stop in front of it and look up.

MULDER
Take off your leather jacket.

KRYCEK
Why?

MULDER
So we can throw it over
the barbed wire.

KRYCEK
No. Use your jacket.

MULDER
I canít.

KRYCEK
You canít?

Krycek glares at him. Whatís this about?

MULDER
Nope. No can do, buddy.

KRYCEK
Why not.

Mulder dramatically looks at Krycek. He is very, very serious.

MULDER
Because itís the Awesome Leather Jacket.

There is a bright flash of lightening and a threatening crack of thunder as Mulder stares Krycek down.

KRYCEK
Yeah, but my jacket is
the Sexy Leather Jacket.

Mulder leans towards Krycek and yells:

MULDER
BOO!

KRYCEK
(calm)
If youíre trying to scare
me, its not working.

Mulder juts out his lower lip and pouts.

MULDER
Ok. I guess we can dig under
the fence and do the prairie dog thing.

KRYCEK
Maybe being wet and muddy
will make Marita want me.

MULDER
She already wants you anyway,
Alex. Sheís just waiting for
you to grow up so she can be with a man.

KRYCEK
How do you know? (beat) Wait! I am a man!

Mulder rolls his eyes and drops to his knees and begins using his hand to dig into the muddy earth.

MULDER
Itís obvious in the way itís
obvious Skinman is still in
love with Scully.

Krycek joins his friend on the ground.

KRYCEK
Oh. So what do you think of
Walt and Scully? Think theyíll
ever reunite?

MULDER
I hope so. I always wished that I
could have been the Maid of Honor
at their wedding. Scully promised
me once that I could wear a pretty pink dress.

Krycek scrunches up his face.

KRYCEK
What are you? A transvestite?

MULDER
No. I just like being silly.

KRYCEK
I swear if I ever catch you wearing
Dianaís clothes, Iíll bet you to a pulp.

MULDER
I donít like orange juice with pulp.
It makes me think of caviar.

KRYCEK
I like caviar, especially from Russia.

MULDER
Thatís because youíre Swedish.

Krycek rolls his eyes. Mulder continues digging more and more frantically. Wet mud begins splashing up onto Krycekís face.

Mud splat! Mud splat! Mud splat!

Krycek wipes the wet mud from his face.

KRYCEK
Iím not Swedish. Iím Australian.
I used to live in Vienna.

MULDER
(he knows better)
Vienna is in Australia? I doubt that.

KRYCEK
Thatís right. Iím like the Govinator
Arnold Schwarzenegger. (beat) Iím buff.

MULDER
No. Frohike is buff. Now get
your Aussie arse down here and Ė

Mulder giggles.

MULDER
-and help me dig under the fence.
I need to get in and see the ghost
of Charles Manson...

Krycek cocks an eyebrow. Charles Manson is still alive. He wonders why Mulder is saying this. What ďtrickĒ is up his sleeve?

KRYCEK
Ooh... I wonder what will happen.

MULDER
Actually, I read that Charles Manson is
a nice guy, though not a guy who can
function normally outside of a controlled environment.

KRYCEK
John Douglas?

MULDER
Yep. Youíve been reading my books?

KRYCEK
Yes. I figured I should get some
kind of criminalistic education and
I donít want to go back to school so...

Mulder rolls his eyes. Krycek has stopped helping him dig. Now he just wants to talk and let Mulder do all the work.

MULDER
Unless you want me to use your
jacket to break this fence, I
suggest you help me dig in the mud.

KRYCEK
This reminds me of the time
we were in Russia.

MULDER
I donít think weíll be chased
by horses this time around though.

The boys continue digging in the mud until their hole is big enough for them to crawl through. Mulder crawls through first.

MULDER
Why do you always make me crawl
through rabbit holes first?
You just want to look at my butt, donít you?

KRYCEK
Shut up.

Krycek crawls through their hole. He stands up and rests his hands on his hips.

KRYCEK
So this is Alcatraz, huh?

MULDER
Scary, isnít it?

KRYCEK
Kind of.

MULDER
So are we gonna venture further,
or do you want to go home and
curl up and cry?

Krycek sniffles, he is scared. Haunted prisons had never seemed scary before, not until he stood in the rain soaked ground of the most famous maximum security prison of all... Alcatraz.

Mulder gives Krycek a look. Is he crying?

MULDER
How do we know we havenít already
been cursed just by rowing out
to this island?

KRYCEK
I just wanna go back to the beach
to be with the California girls...

MULDER
I hope security doesnít find us.

KRYCEK
That would be bad.

MULDER
Hold me!

Mulder suddenly wraps his arms around Krycek, pretending to be scared.

CUT TO:

INT. ALVIN KERSHíS OFFICE Ė 10:50PM

Kersh is at his desk popping in graphic designs into plastic buttons. Heís in his work clothes and doesnít seem to be thinking of heading home to his wife and kids anytime soon. A red light blinks on his phone, indicating a new message.

The door to his office opens and Skinner enters.

SKINNER
Sir, thereís a problem.

Behind Skinner, Doggett and Brad enter the office. Kersh looks up and grins at them.

KERSH
Gentlemen, itís a pleasure
seeing you here. Have a seat, please.

All three take a seat in front of Kershís desk.

SKINNER
I found Agent Doggett tied up to
a chair in the custodial closet
in the basement.

Kersh looks over at Doggett, who does not look happy. Kersh canít help but smirk.

KERSH
(to Doggett)
Tied up? You? Thatís kind of funny.

SKINNER
Yeah, just a little bit.

The two grown men chuckle. Doggett glares at them.

BRAD
Excuse me, sir?

Kersh stops laughing and looks in his direction.

BRAD
This is serious.

KERSH
Yes. (coughs) It is.

The phone in the office rings. The room falls silent as Kersh ignores the ringing. He twittles his thumbs.

The phone rings again.

Skinner, Doggett and Brad share a look. Why wonít Kersh answer his phone?

BRAD
Sir, are you going to get-

The phone rings again, and the voice mail picks up.

LINDA KERSH
(on machine)
Alvin, this is your wife, Linda. How many
times do I have to call before you pick up?
(beat; angry) Stop making those God damned buttons!
Come home. Know your children. (beat) Donít make
me call a divorce lawyer!

Kershís eyes go wide.

KERSH
(panic)
Hold on guys. I gotta answer
to the wife! Oh no!

Kersh picks up his phone and pleads with his wife to forgive him.

Skinner leans over to whisper to Doggett.

SKINNER
Maybe if Al gets a divorce, you
and I could start the Divorced
Mans Club. Youíre divorced, Iím
divorced. Two people are all we
need. We can create the club anyway.

Brad rolls his eyes, having overheard Skinnerís idea.

DOGGETT
Sir, when was the last time you
had your head examined?

SKINNER
Oh! You think Rogain is working?

Skinner lowers his head and pats his bald head.

KERSH
NO! LINDA! NO!

Kersh slams his head down on his desk and hangs up his phone.

DOGGETT
Sir, is everything all right?

KERSH
(lifts his head)
Whatís the problem?

BRAD
Agents Mulder and Krycek
have gone missing.

DOGGETT
They ambushed me and tied
me up to prevent me from
reporting their inappropriate behaviour.

KERSH
I canít deal with tweedle-dee
and tweedle-dum on top of my
marital problems.

Kersh stands up and turns off the lamp on his desk.

KERSH
(to Doggett)
You and Skinner bring in Fox
and Alex. I trust you two can to this.

BRAD
Why Skinner? Iím their superior.

KERSH
Because while heís doing this, youíll
be covering his work in CID.

Brad sighs. He knows Skinner hasnít been keeping up with all the paperwork that goes into heading the Criminal Investigations Division.

Kersh leaves his office. Skinner looks to Doggett and smiles.

SKINNER
Looks like you and I will be
handling this missing persons case.

DOGGETT
Theyíre not missing persons. Theyíve
purposely ran off for their own entertainment.

SKINNER
Do you know where they went?

DOGGETT
No, but I can call Agent Fowley
to see if she knows anything.

SKINNER
Why donít we go to their apartment.
I hear Diana makes killer peanut butter
and jelly sandwiches.

Skinner turns to Brad.

SKINNER
Oh, and youíll probably want to
work over time tonight to get
caught up with all the paperwork.
Iíve fallen a little behind.

Skinner smiles at Brad. Brad is not amused by this.

They leave the office and Skinner pats Brad on the back as he hands him his office keys.

SKINNER
Good luck.

BRAD
(unenthusiastic)
Right.

CUT TO:

EXT. MULDER & KRYCEKíS APARTMENT Ė 11:17PM

Doggett and Skinner stand outside apartment 42. Doggett knocks three times.

SKINNER
I hope itís not too late.

DOGGETT
If she loves her husband as a wife
should, I donít think sheíll mind
us questioning her about where they
could have gone.

SKINNER
We could go look at all the fast
food restaurants and doughnut shops.
The boys really enjoy sugar highs.

Doggett knocks again.

The door opens. Diana is in front of them in a short pink satin nightgown with a lacy red eye mask on her eyes. Her hair is a mess.

SKINNER
Agent Fowley?

Lazily, Diana removes her eye mask. She squints her eyes.

DIANA
Sir?

DOGGETT
Weíre sorry to wake you, Agent Fowley,
but your husband and Agent Krycek have run off.

SKINNER
We need to ask you a few questions
concerning their whereabouts.

Diana steps aside to let them in. They go to the living room.

PARROT (O.S.)
Peanut!

DIANA
Dammit! The damn bird is awake.

SKINNER
You guys got a pet bird?!

DIANA
Yeah. All it can squak is ďpeanutĒ and
that is what Fox and Alex named him.

Diana sits down on the couch. Skinner sits next to her.

SKINNER
So were they talking recently about
being extremely hungry and wanting french fries?

DIANA
Arenít they always?

SKINNER
Have they discussed feeling the
need to go on an adventure?

DIANA
Fox was saying something about an
idea of holding a FBI Olympics
sometime next year.

SKINNER
Hmm... I bet that wouldnít
have anything to do with today.

As Skinner talks to Diana, Doggett is carefully wandering around the apartment looking for clues as to where Mulder and Krycek have gone. He enters the kitchen and sees a book about haunted prisons. He picks it up and flips through the book.

Behind him, the parrot moves closer and closer to Doggett. Doggett doesnít notice and continues to scan the passages of the book. He turns the page and see ALCATRAZ highlighted in florescent pink.

PARROT
(loud)
Peanut!

Doggett jumps upon hearing the loud squaking of the parrot. He gives the bird a look as he goes back into the living room.

DOGGETT
Diana, your bird is on the loose.

DIANA
Peanut doesnít like his cage. We
try to put him in it and he throws
one hell of a fit.

DOGGETT
Skinner, I think Iíve got a good
clue to where they could have gone.

SKINNER
Really?

DOGGETT
What holiday is coming up
in a couple of weeks?

SKINNER
Halloween.

DOGGETT
So what kind of adventure would
Mulder and Krycek be most likely
to get involved in?

SKINNER
(standing up)
Youíre not saying theyíre
robbing candy stores, are you?

DOGGETT
No.

He holds up the haunted prisons book.

DOGGETT
I think theyíve gone
on a spook hunt.

SKINNER
Ghosts?

DOGGETT
Iím sure thatís what they believe.
I think we need to head out to San Francisco.

DIANA
No need to hurry, Iím enjoying
the peace and quiet.

PARROT (O.S.)
(loud)
Peanut!

Doggett gives her a doubtful look.

DIANA
Maybe I can take this opportunity
to get rid of Peanut.

Skinner and Doggett head toward the door.

DOGGETT
You want us to take the
bird out and let it loose?

DIANA
Iíve tried that. For some reason,
the damn thing has an attachment to
this apartment. I can only hope to
be reassigned sooner rather than later.
(beat) You two have a nice evening and
donít worry about bringing Fox and Alex
back too soon. Thanks.

She pushes Doggett and Skinner out of the apartment and shuts the door.

INT. HALLWAY Ė CONíT

Skinner and Doggett head to the elevator.

SKINNER
So, Alcatraz? Why in the world wouldnít
they tell us they were going out to do
a tour of a prison?

DOGGETT
Because Brad Follmer is their boss
now. Heís not as laid back as you.

SKINNER
Oh.

They step into the elevator and it closes.

SMASH CUT TO:

INT. ALCATRAZ Ė EMPTY CORRIDOR

Mulder is frantically running down the hall, screaming at the top of his lungs. Heís scared shitless. Krycek is nowhere to be seen. Mulder quickly ducks into a corner and covers his head with his arms.

MULDER
Mommy... where are you...?

Elsewhere in the darkness surrounding Mulder there is an eerie moan and an evil laugh.

MULDER
(scared)
Oh my God! Manson got Alex! Manson
has now committed thirty-six murders!
And this one is from beyond...

Another terrifying laugh.

MULDER
Un momento! Manson isnít dead!
(gasps) Rasputin!

EVIL MALE VOICE (O.S.)
I am the ghost of Jack The Ripper!

MULDER
(suddenly not afraid)
Hey yo! Jackie! Whatís your
real name homey g-funk? I wanna
be the one to solve your case!

We pull away from Mulder and into the darkness of the haunted hallway. We stumble upon Alex Krycek. Heís holding his hands by his mouth to speak loudly.

KRYCEK
(evil ghost voice)
No! I will forever be known as
Jack The Ripper. Be afraid, be very afraid!

MULDER
Iím not afraid anymore. Show
yourself Jack. Iím not afraid anymore!

KRYCEK
If you arenít afraid, Iíll
kill your sister, Samantha!

All is quiet.

MULDER
Are you saying that Samantha
is working as a prostitute?
Because you only killed prostitutes.

KRYCEK
(booming voice)
No you silly arcade boy!

MULDER
Wow, Jack. Are you psychic?

KRYCEK
(ghost voice)
What do you mean, you maggot?

MULDER
I love the arcade!

KRYCEK
(ghost voice)
Stop playing these silly games!

MULDER
Iím not playing any games, Jackie.

KRYCEK
(ghost voice)
Stop calling me that!

MULDER
Why because it speaks to your
homosexual side which you were
so afraid of so you murdered whores
because you couldnít perform with them?

Running footsteps are heard coming down the hall, and before Mulder knows what has hit him, he is tackled to the floor.

MULDER
Aah!

KRYCEK
You punk!

Mulder giggles.

MULDER
I so knew that would get
you to break character.

KRYCEK
I like women!

MULDER
I know! I was only profiling
Mr. Jack The Ripper.

KRYCEK
Oh. Who do you think he really was?

MULDER
I donít know, and it doesnít matter
anymore, does it? So lets get back
to our game. I get to do the evil
spirit voice this time!

KRYCEK
All right.

They stand up and Krycek starts running frantically down the hallway passing empty cells. Heís screaming.

MULDER
(ghost voice)
Come back big bum! I am
Jeffrey Dahmer! Bwah! Ha! Ha!

Krycek yelps a scream.

KRYCEK
Leave me alone Jeffrey! Ah!

Mulder runs off after him.

TIME CUT TO: NEXT DAY

EXT. STREET Ė SAN FRANCISCO Ė 11:00AM

Skinner and Doggett are walking uphill. They are dressed casually. John is in a white T-shirt and jeans, and Walter is in a blue polo shirt and tan slacks.

SKINNER
...Then one day Sharon came into my
office and caught Dana and I ya know...
in a very compromising position. I didnít
have time to get dressed and chased after
her. I got home and she didnít even want
to try to work things out.

DOGGETT
Did you two have any kids?

SKINNER
No. Sharon wasnít interested in
having any. Neither was I for
awhile, not until I found out
Dana canít necessarily have any herself.

DOGGETT
Dana canít have kids?

SKINNER
Thatís what she told me. I canít
remember exactly. It was either
she can never have them or itís
a high risk thing. I wasnít
listening that well.

DOGGETT
Well, I can see why you two didnít last.

SKINNER
I was never a very good listener.
At least not after ĎNam. Dana
understood that, Sharon didnít.

DOGGETT
So what youíre saying is that
Dana didnít mind you not listening to her?

Doggett laughs doubtfully.

SKINNER
Whatís so funny?

DOGGETT
Nothing. (beat) So you and
Sharon still talk?

SKINNER
No. (beat) You still talk to your ex?

DOGGETT
I have actually. Mainly whenever I find
a lead on my sonís case, but I actually
had dinner with her a couple months back.

SKINNER
Trying to re-ignite the flame?

DOGGETT
Reconcile our friendship. Iím not
interested in romance at present.

SKINNER
Thatís too bad.

DOGGETT
How are things going
between you and Kim?

SKINNER
Well, ever since I recycled Danaís
old engagement ring with her, things
havenít been going so well.

DOGGETT
I hope you two can work things out.

SKINNER
Me too. (beat) Sometimes I can
be so stupid, you know? (beat) I
donít know what I was thinking.
Only an idiot would recycle an
engraved engagement ring. (beat)
Kim thinks I never wanted to be
with her and that she was just a
ďDana replacementĒ. I donít know
if sheís right or not, but I do
know that I love Kim. (beat) Too
bad I realized how much I love her
after sheís gone and not talking to me.

Skinner walks with his head down.

DOGGETT
Maybe you guys need some time apart.

SKINNER
Maybe. (beat) Letís grab a bite to eat.

DOGGETT
All right, and then we should go see
if Mulder and Krycek are at Alcatraz.

SKINNER
Aw... Iím sure theyíre fine. How
Ďbout we drive out to a beach and
enjoy some time in the sun before
heading back to D.C.

DOGGETT
I donít think so. Remember the last
time you used the Bureauís money for
a vacation and took everyone to Vegas?

SKINNER
(scratching the back of his neck)
Yeah... I uh... and um... We
ended up married to Monica...

DOGGETT
Yeah. Letís go.

Doggett steps toward the street to hail a cab.

CUT TO:

INT. ALCATRAZ Ė ELECTROCUTION ROOM Ė 12:06PM

Mulder is sitting on the electric chair and Krycek is on his lap. They are sleeping. A tour group enters the area.

CHILD 1
(upset)
Mommy! Look at the dead guys!

CHILD 2
Their brains have been fried!

The tour guide leads the tour group out of the room and alerts security to the two intruders.

Within moments, security enters the room and they wake Mulder and Krycek up.

KRYCEK
Where? What? Who? How?

MULDER
(singing)
Itís a beautiful day in the neighborhood.
A beautiful day in the neighborhood.
Wonít you be my neighbor?

The boys open their eyes and see the security guards.

SECURITY GUARD 1
You two need to come with us.

KRYCEK
I didnít do it!

MULDER
Of course he did it!
He made me come!

The security guards pull Mulder and Krycek to their feet.

KRYCEK
Hey you canít place me under arrest!
I know my rights as a civilian!

SECURITY GUARD 2
Sir, youíre not under arrest.

KRYCEK
I know better than to fall for
that trick! You canít repress
the truth! This prison holds
the evidence in which to condemn
the man better known as Jack The Ripper!

MULDER
Heís right! Jack The Ripper is
reincarnated in his body!

Mulder points to Krycek accusingly.

SECURITY GUARD 1
Ok, thatís enough. Come with us.

Meanwhile at the main entry gate...

Skinner and Doggett flash their FBI badges at security.

SKINNER
Iím Assistant Director Walter
Skinner. We have reason to
suspect that two mentally disturbed
individuals may have broken in here
and could be hiding.

SECURITY
What are their names?

DOGGETT
Fox Mulder and Alex Krycek.

In the background, a loud whining scream can be heard.

KRYCEK
Iím Arntzen! Not Krycek! I swear!

Skinner and Doggett look beyond the security guard.

SKINNER
Thatís one of them.

They watch as Mulder is dragged out. Heís knocked unconscious. His shoes are making squeaking noises as they drag on the floor.

DOGGETT
(unenthusiastic)
And thatís the other.

SECURITY
Come with me. From the looks
of it, my guys will be more
than happy to hand them over to the Feds.

They approach the security guards dealing with Mulder and Krycek.

KRYCEK
Iím not resisting arrest! Let me
go buddy, you donít know who you
are dealing with. I could make you
lose your petty little job.

SKINNER
(stern)
Alex Krycek.

The tone of Skinnerís voice shuts up Krycek. Skinner turns to the other security guards.

SKINNER
Weíll take it from here.

He flashes his badge. The guards are more than happy to comply. John stands by, shaking his head in disbelief.

SKINNER
John, Alex Ė carry Mulder out of here.
Letís grab a cab and head back to the airport.

They carry Mulder to the ferry and leave Alcatraz Island and head back into San Francisco.

TIME CUT TO:

INT. BRAD FOLLMERíS OFFICE Ė 4:30PM

Mulder and Krycek sit in front of Brad, who is not happy with them.

BRAD
If I were in OPR, your asses
would be fired. Youíre lucky
that Skinner told them you were
mentally disturbed and saved the
Bureauís face from embarrassment.
(beat) And tying up Agent Doggett?
What the hell were you thinking?

Mulder and Krycek lower their heads in shame.

BRAD
(after a beat)
If you ever pull something like
this again, youíll be fired. Do
you understand?

MULDER
Yes, sir.

Brad looks to Krycek.

KRYCEK
Yes.

BRAD
Good. (beat) Youíre dismissed.

Mulder and Krycek quickly get out of his office before he lectures them again.

Brad picks up his phone and dials Skinnerís extension number.

BRAD
Itís Brad Follmer. (beat) Yes, theyíve
been spoken too. (long beat) Youíre welcome.
But really, keep on top of things in there
so you donít have to work triple over time.

CUT TO:

INT. ALVIN KERSHíS HOUSE

Kersh is sitting at the dining room table. Heís not his typical happy self. Linda is busy making dinner in the kitchen. The sound of video games can be heard coming from the living room.

KERSH
Linda, honey, are you sure
you donít want me to help
set the table?

LINDA (O.S.)
No. You are in time out. Last
night is the last time I catch
you staying up late to make buttons.

KERSH
But the buttons are a hobby-

LINDA
-That interrupts the quality of
work you are responsible for.

KERSH
Itís for The Brotherhood.

Linda steps out of the kitchen with a rolling pin in her hand.

LINDA
The Brotherhood? That is suppose to be
an off-the-clock organization, but
rumor has it, you spend your work time
worrying yourself about The Brotherhood.

KERSH
Sorry.

LINDA
Sorry doesnít cut it, Alvin. What
will you do when someone responsible
is put in to the Office of Professional
Responsibility?

KERSH
Iím a fun guy. Iíll befriend him.

LINDA
It doesnít work that way, Alvin.
What if this guy is out to clean
house, then what? What if you lose your job?

KERSH
I wonít lose my job, Linda.

LINDA
Damn right! Because youíre going
to get your act together and
buckle down and work.

All goes silent. We donít even hear the noises of video games being played in the living room.

One of Kershís sons comes into the dining room. Heís about fifteen years old and is wearing a New York Knicks T-shirt and baggy jeans. His name is Steven.

STEVEN
Dad, are you going to lose your job?

KERSH
(calm)
No, daddyís not going
to lose his job.

STEVEN
Because I just asked Christine
out and I donít want to move.

LINDA
Weíre not moving anywhere, sweetheart.
Now go wash up your hands and help
your father set the table.

The phone rings and Linda answers it as Kersh rises to his feet and walks into the kitchen to get dishes to place on the table.

LINDA
Alvin, phoneís for you.

She hands the phone to him.

KERSH
Hello?

SKINNER
Sir, itís Walter. Just calling to
let you know we found Agents Mulder and Krycek.

KERSH
Thatís good. Whereíd they end up?

SKINNER
Alcatraz. They acted up, but Agent Doggett
and I were able to save face for the FBI.
Told security that they were mentally
disturbed. Do you want me to write up a report
for Ted up in OPR about them ambushing
Agent Doggett and locking him in a closet?

KERSH
Yes. That would be the best thing to do.

SKINNER
All right. (beat) So, any plans for
divorce? John and I were hoping to
start The Divorced Mans Club.

KERSH
No. Things are going well. Iíve
got to go now. Dinnerís ready.

SKINNER
Iíll see you on Monday. Bye.

KERSH
Goodbye.

Kersh hangs up the phone and helps his son set the table.

KERSH
So where are your brother and sister?

STEVEN
Laura went out with her
boyfriend and Michael
is over at Craigís.

KERSH
Have I ment Lauraís boyfriend?

STEVEN
Yeah... She had him over
once for dinner.

KERSH
Oh. (beat) So you asked a girl out?

STEVEN
Yeah.

Linda comes out, carrying chicken.

LINDA
Al, get the mashed potatoes.

She and Steven sit down at the table. Kersh observes her for a moment, he doesnít like to see her angry with him. He nods his head and goes into the kitchen to get the mashed potatoes. He re-joins his family.

KERSH
So, Linda, is it all right for
me to make buttons at home?

Linda gives him a hesitant look. She really hates his obsession with buttons.

LINDA
Why donít you lay off the
buttons for a while, okay?

Kersh nods his head.

KERSH
All right, honey.

He smiles at Linda, but is still a little disappointed. He loves making his buttons. Itís his hobby. Yes, he understands that perhaps his button making has been a bit much and that his family needs to come first over all things.

FADE OUT:

THE END.

 

 

FRVS Home | Close | Next Episode -->