Sent: Saturday, August 05, 2000

Title: Where the Aliens Are
Author: Susan Frankovich
E-mail: susanf@ticnet.com
Classification: vignette, humor
Spoilers: Requiem
Archive: Anywhere, just ask first please.
Disclaimer: This character isn't mine, but I sure
like playing with him.:) The book "Where the Wild
Things Are" was written by Maurice Sendak.

Author's Notes: If you have children or even if
you don't, most likely you're familiar with the
classic children's book "Where the Wild Things
Are". It is a beautifully written and illustrated book
about a boy named Max and his adventures in a
place where the wild things are. In this story, I
simply took Mr. Sendak's clever concept and
applied it to Mulder's situation at the end of
Requiem. I hope you have as much fun reading
my story as I did writing it.:)

More author's notes at the end...

Summary: And Mulder the king of the aliens was
lonely and wanted to be where someone loved him
best of all.
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Where the Aliens Are
by Susan Frankovich
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The night Mulder stuck his hand where it didn't
belong and let an energy force lure him into a
spaceship's beam of light,

the Bounty Hunter said, "We've got you and we're
not letting you go."

And so they traveled through time and space and
in and out of the stars to where the aliens are.

And when Mulder came to the place where the aliens
are they tested him and studied him and wrote down
everything they could about him until Mulder said,

"ENOUGH!"

and stopped them by telling them about the Flukeman
and Pusher and Tooms and Donnie Pfaster and all the
other strange creatures he's defeated and they were
frightened and called him the scariest human being
of all

and made him king of all the aliens.

"And now," shouted Mulder, "release all the people
you've abducted!"

And they untied everyone and let them up from their
tables and apologized for all the tests they had
done on them.

"You're finished!" Mulder said and sent the aliens
off to bed without their dinner. And Mulder the
king of the aliens was lonely and wanted to be
where someone loved him best of all.

All the way from earth he could feel how sad and
lonely and scared Scully was and he knew that he
had to go back and be with her

so he gave up being king of where the aliens are.

But the aliens cried, "Oh, please don't go - we
want to learn from you - we admire you so!"

And Mulder said, "No!"

The aliens shouted strange words and made scary
faces and grabbed at his arms, but Mulder stepped
into the spaceship which was now his and waved
goodbye

and traveled through time and space and in and out
of stars and into the night of his very own apartment
where he found Scully waiting

and she still loved him.


~the end~


If you would like to find out more about Maurice Sendak,
go to: http://falcon.jmu.edu/~ramseyil/sendak.htm

If you are interested in finding out more about "Where
the Wild Things Are" or any of his other books, go to:
amazon.com

~All my poems and stories can be found at:
http://members.tripod.com/sfrankovich/index.html