The Tortured Soul
Written by: ?
Written for the Mulder's refuge June challenge
Disclaimer: Fox and CC own the characters and X files.
The night frightened him the most. He remembered how it was on the ship with the
darkness surrounding him. He never told her that the dark scared him now. There was no
use in denying it anymore - he was tortured. When he was on the ship, he went through all
kinds of tests that were so painful that he screamed at top of his lungs.
Now he knew that he would always remember the faceless beings hovering over him. He
would always remember the sharp blade cutting through layers of skin, almost directly through
the bone, while another piercing scream echoed through his prison. He wished these
memories would leave. He wished that it would disappear into the light of the day, but it
only returns when the night comes to call once more.
He realizes why abductees wouldn't talk about their experiences to him in the past. Understanding vividly now the pain that they had suffered throughout the years. He now knows why
Scully would never try to remember her own abduction; it's simply an episode that she
never wanted to explore.
He wishes that he could rewind time and do things differently, wishing that he had
told everyone that he wouldn't return to Bellefleur with Skinner. Instead wishing that he'd been
at Scully's side at the hospital, her voice tinged with wonder, telling him about their unborn baby. He could only imagine the happiness and the planning of their life together would be like.
That was the dream that soothed him, making him forget briefly that he was now an