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by Beth

This was one of the first ones I ever wrote. Sorry to Skinner lovers. Feedback:

by Beth

I did it for you, Mulder.

You understand that, don't you?

I know you loved him. I couldn't understand, but I knew.

And you knew I hated him. You tried to hide your feelings from us, but I knew.

I know you better than he ever could.

I didn't do it because I hated him.

I did it because I love you.

I guess you know that too.

Can you learn to love me? Can you ever forgive me?

Perhaps, in time.

I didn't want to do it, you know. If they could have taken me instead, I would have gone.

But they only wanted him. Especially cancer man.

I couldn't let them take you, Mulder. Not after what happened to Scully.

I won't let you go.

And so I gave them him instead. In return for your safety.

You should thank me.

AD Skinner walked away from the alley, flinching as a single gun shot rang out. He bowed his head against the guilt he felt, the guilt he deserved, and wished that he could take it back.

But it was too late for regrets.

He hunched his shoulders and walked on into the night.

I'm sorry Alex.


Sorry. That was a challenge from a friend to write a fic in 200 words. She no longer talks to me, but :P to her.

Beth xxxxx

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