Lost in Translation
By Christine Leigh

Summary: Alternate dialogue for the scene between Mulder and Scully at the end of Elegy. Written for X-Files Drabbles "Language" Challenge.
Rating: PG
Category: 106 words.
Spoilers: Elegy

"I don't want you to lie to me ever, and I sure as hell don't want to be placated."

"Mulder, I've never once told you what you wanted to hear, unless I believed it too. If you don't understand that by now, I don't know that you ever will. And I've never 'lied' as you so kindly put it. Not about anything to do with our work."

"I shouldn't have said 'lie.' I'm sorry. I . . . "

"Mulder, I'm tired. I'm going home."

"I'm afraid, Scully. Do you know that? Do you understand that?"

"The doctor said I was fine."

"Are you?"

"Good night, Mulder."

~ End ~

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