by K Daniels

TITLE: Awakening
AUTHOR: K. Daniels
FEEDBACK: Please. Public discussion is okay. ARCHIVING: Sure, but please let me know where SPOILERS: Not really.
KEYWORDS: Scully/Fanfic/Scullyslash
SUMMARY: Short snippet, Scully comes to a realization DISCLAIMER: They don't belong to me, I do not profit from this work.


She has her head turned towards the window, a tear floating gently down her face. The sun reflects brightly off her titian hair and her breath escapes her lips in a long slow sigh. She sits still, almost as though she were frozen in time, and as I step closer she does not look in my direction. I can see she is miles away.

"He'll be back, Dana" I say, stepping behind her and placing my hand on her shoulder. "We'll find him."

She shakes her head and places her hand tenderly over mine. "That's not it."

"Then what?"

She turns her face to mine and with eyes filled with great sorrow she looks at me. "I feel almost relieved." She sobs, "I have you here, and until now I had never noticed that I wasn't living my life."

"Oh," I say, and then I lean in and place my lips on hers. She returns my kiss and as she does so I can feel her tears running down her face and onto our lips.

They taste salty and sweet.

The end.

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