Title: The Karoke Bar
Author: Cassie & Kristi
Summary: Mulder, Krycek, Marita, and a karoke bar....
Rating: PG-13 for alcohol use.
Author's Note: 3:17am, three Mountain Dews, and no sleep. Read on....
Spoilers: Yeah right... unless you don't know Krycek has a prosthetic arm....
Disclaimer: We own nothing.
Date: May 20, 2000
INT. MULDER'S APT. - DAY
We are looking into Mulder's apartment looking in from the hallway. We see a rather large cardboard moving box heading somewhere inside the apartment. We hear the struggling grunts from inside.
CUT TO REVEAL:
MULDER & KRYCEK
pushing as hard as they possibly can.
That is for me to know,
and for you to never find
Well, that's unfair.
INT. MULDER'S APT. - LIVING ROOM - EARLY EVENING
Mulder and Krycek are on the couch... exhausted. Krycek is having a beer... Mulder's head is back, looking up at the ceiling.
What are you saying?
I don't have a life?
You're living with me
Fine. (beat;looks inspired)
I'll go call Marita. We'll go
to the local bar.
SUBWAY - NIGHT
They have met Marita... at a subway station. As the tram approaches, Mulder says something on the lines of:"Oh goodie."
They board the tram, and there is only one seat left. So Mulder grabs it, instead of being a nice gentleman to Marita. Krycek glares at him.
Marita rolls her eyes. Krycek takes out a "Rice Krispy" treat, and puts it on his prosthetic left hand... then he puts his left hand on the above handle and waits, remember, it's sticky. Marita gives him the 'what the hell' look. He just smiles. And Mulder chuckles in the background... in anticipation.
The tram engine starts to come to a start. The force of the tram starting makes Krycek lean forward...
After the doors close and Mulder figures out how to start the train again... Krycek stands up, re-attatches his arm, cleaning it from the goo. He puts his arm around Marita (who is embarrassed)...
(tone of disbelief )
TIME CUT TO:
INT. KAROKE BAR - NIGHT
Don't let bar confuse you, this is a nice place... people are casually dressed nicely. We pan through the dim-lighted crowd to find...
SCULLY AND SKINNER
At a table near the middle of the bar. Both are dressed nicely as well. Scully is wearing the dress that the Cigarette-Smoking Man gave her in the season seven episode "En Ami" (7x15). They are in deep conversation... obviously they are very intimate.
The song "Fever" sung by Madonna, is playing... karoke hour is coming up soon...... when...
SCULLY'S POV - BAR DOOR
Suddenly, the door of the bar burst open. In comes Mulder (in first), he is giggling. Then comes in Krycek and Marita... way behind him.
We can see Skinner behind her in the background pulling out a velvet ring box from his jacket pocket. He looks towards the door and sees Mulder. He quickly puts the ring box back in his pocket just as Scully turns her attention back to Skinner.
Uh... I'll tell you
Mulder, Krycek, and Marita pass by them. Marita is the only sane person here, and notices Skinner and Scully. Marita stops, and walks over to Skinner and Scully... Mulder and Krycek are headed to the bar... she thinks that having Mulder sit with his boss... just might calm him down.
Hi Marita. I didn't
expect you to be here.
Do you mind if we
sit with you?
We follow Marita to the bar, which is where we find Mulder and Krycek. Krycek has had three drinks... and Mulder is working on his first glass of water. Bad Krycek... drinking is bad. Remember that. (AUTHOR'S NOTE: Yes, we have good morals.)
CUT BACK TO:
SKINNER AND SCULLY'S TABLE
Marita, Mulder, and Krycek are arriving. Mulder sits next to Scully. Scully looks uncomfortable because she is wearing that dress in front of her partner.
What have I told you
about calling me that.
Krycek... already drunk... or pretty close... he's Russian. He can hold his liquor. As he speaks, he is slurred and leans into the center of the table.
I have a date.
Oh really (beat) where?
Mulder doesn't comment.
(signals a waiter)Twee (3) Vodka
YESSS!!!!(bangs on table)
covers her mouth so only Skinner can see... and mouths off: "Let's go."
No way Skin Mannn. You
know I press buttonnn...
Skinner signals to Scully that it will be a few minutes.
Out of nowhere, Krycek stumbles up... almost falls... catches himself... and winks at Marita...
MARITA - CLOSE
She is covering her face... only wanting to leave.
We see in the background Skinner putting his jacket on Scully and they walk out... Skinner's arm around her shoulder.
Krycek... looks out on the dance floor. He sees... Mulder with Marita.
Jumps off the stage like a flying squirrel... and falls. He runs over and pushes Mulder away... and hugs Marita in his arms tightly.
He holds Marita's face in his hands and looks in her eyes and kisses her on the cheek. Everyone in the room applauds.
Mulder is standing overjoyed in the background smiling. He looks back towards the table like how Paul Rudd (AUTHOR'S NOTE: He went to Kristi's school.) in "Romeo + Juliet" (1996) during the costume party (basically... he's looking back overjoyed with happiness for his buddy with a goofy grin on his face.) Then he is confused because he doesn't see them (Skinner/Scully)... they are gone. "They miss everything." he thinks to himself.
Mulder looks back over to Marita and Krycek... and runs over and gives them both a big hug.