Title:Almost Perfect Night
Disclaimer: Mulder, Krycek, Scully, Marita, Spender, Doggett, Skinner, and Kersh are not mine, I didn't create them at all, I just kinda manipulate them :) Bindi Lawson is Ging's... and I hope I've done her character justice :)
Summary: A day in the office and a night out for Scully and Doggett at an amusement park.
INT. KRYCEK/DOGGETT'S OFFICE - DAY
Mulder and Krycek are playing "Super Spies". They are dodging around the office using their hands as "guns". They are making shooting noises with their mouths. Jumping up onto his desk, Krycek aims his hand at Mulder and "shoots"... "POW! POW!"
The elevator opens and John Doggett exits. He is carrying some file folders. He passes Agents Spender and Lawson on their way to the elevator... as usual they look giddy and suspicious.
DOGGETTSpender and Lawson hurry themselves into the elevator. As Doggett continues down the hallway, he stops in Mulder and Scully's office. Scully is sitting at the desk.
Good morning, Agents.
Good morning, Agent Doggett.
INT. MULDER/SCULLY'S OFFICE
Scully looks up from the paperwork she's going through. As she feels Doggett's presence in the doorway:
SCULLYDoggett takes a few steps into the office, he holds a folder out to Scully.
May I help you?
DOGGETTDoggett lays the file folder down on the desk, next to Scully's laptop, which is logged onto "Goofy Spooky Message Board" at Mulder and Alex's website. Scully quickly opens the file to see it's contents, she closes it.
The Assistant Director gave me
this file to give to you. He
said that it's highly confidential.
SCULLYSuddenly they hear yelps coming from Krycek and Mulder, from across the hallway, in Krycek and Doggett's office. Doggett gives Scully a look.
Thank you, John.
SCULLYScully stands up to follow Doggett to his office (in case he needs backup). Doggett opens the door to reveal Krycek and Mulder on the floor. Krycek has got Mulder in a head lock, and Mulder is holding his index finger to Krycek's head, exclaiming "BOOM! BOOM!" as he twitches his thumb as a "gun trigger". They stop playing once they realize Doggett and Scully are watching. Mulder and Krycek get up off the floor and dust off their clothes.
(off his look)
They do things.
Scully stands there, her arms crossed, glaring at Mulder. Doggett stands there, not understanding why two professional FBI agents would be playing around on the job.
He started it! He pointed
his gun (beat) I mean finger
at me first!
Nuh uhh... you wanted to play
James Bond - you said I had to
be the bad guy, and I wanted to
be Bond, but no-ooooo... you disagreed.
Yeah, but when I made it obvious
I was Bond -
-Since when is stating "Bond, James
Bond" mean you are Bond?
As I was saying, when I made it
obvious I was Bond, you wanted
to be the woman -
- I don't need to hear
anymore. Mulder we have work to do.
Doggett carefully passes Krycek, who shrugs his shoulders. Scully and Mulder leave their office. Doggett sits down at his desk.
DOGGETTDoggett nods his head.
So how long did you work with
Agents Mulder and Scully?
Well, I've known them for about
seven years now, but I worked with
them for the past year until you were
assigned as my partner.
DOGGETTThere's a long uncomfortable beat... Doggett seems to be reading through a file.
So you know 'em well?
Better than they know
themselves at times.
Is uh... Is Agent Scully seeing anyone?
Krycek shakes his head "no".
KRYCEKDoggett looks up when asked that question.
Not that I'm aware of, why?
DOGGETTThere is a knock on the door, saves Doggett an explaination.
You're thinkin' of asking her out...
DOGGETTThe door opens and Spender pokes his head in.
SPENDERSpender comes in and closes the door behind him. He sits down next to Krycek, and speaks in a hushed voice. Doggett continues to work ... shuffling through messed up files laying all over his desk that were messed up while Mulder and Krycek were playing. He sits down and tries not to listen into the conversation Spender and Krycek are having.
Agent Krycek, I have to ask you something.
Come on in.
SPENDERDoggett looks up from his paperwork, he heard that comment.
Kersh just caught Bindi and I
in the photocopy room... ya know
(embarrassed) fooling around. We
have to meet with him in 30 minutes
do discuss disciplinary action. What
should we say to get out of trouble?
Well point out what happened with
Scully and Skinner a few months back
that's a more serious problem.
DOGGETTKrycek snorts back a laugh.
Ah... it's nothing (to Spender)
ignore that last comment. Umm...
well the worst thing that could happen
is they give you "beach time", and break
your partnership, transfer you -
- I don't want that to happen.
Just tell Kersh that you'll behave
properly and save your (coughs)
extracurricular activities for outside
the office... and be nice and respectful.
Shouldn't get more than a week suspension.
Are you suggesting I brown nose
the Deputy Director?
SPENDERKrycek holds back more laughter and leans against the wall, very cool. Spender looks at him, appauled.
(trying not to laugh)
"Brown nose"... when I hear that
expression, I see someone on their
knees, shoving their nose in someone's a-
- Sick! Just sick, Krycek!
DOGGETTSUDDENLY, Mulder bursts through the door and slams it shut, he leans back on it to keep it shut. He is in a panic!
(looking up from paperwork)
Krycek. I didn't need to know that.
MULDERAnd with that, Mulder is knocked down as the door flies open, Bindi stands above Mulder, her hands on her hips. She is wet and mad. Mulder cowers on the floor and occasionally glances at Krycek, Spender and Doggett for help.
(out of breath, panting)
BINDISpender stands up and walks over to Bindi, and places his hand on her shoulder. Doggett watches with disbelief at what is going on.
Fox! You are the rudest, most
immature idiot I've ever met! Just
because I'm wearing a white blouse
does not mean you have the right to
water balloon me while I'm walking
down the hall.
I thought you were Scully.
Right. Gee. Let's think about
this for a minute (beat) Oh! I see!
In your mind, Scully has long dark
brown hair, and works in my office, right?
SPENDERAs Spender leads Bindi out of the office, Bindi turns around and sticks her tongue out at Mulder, Spender turns around and mouths off "Thanks man" to Mulder, and winks.
Bindi, let's go. You're
better than this.
Mulder stands up and tries to act like that never happened.
KRYCEKMulder grins an evil grin.
You can be so stupid Mulder.
DOGGETTDoggett shakes his head at them and stands up, he leaves the room.
Let me get this straight. To you,
the FBI is like a playground and
neither one of you are mature enough
to actually do your job while -
- That's why we are in the basement.
Bindi's hot. How do you think
Spender ever hooked up with her?
Who knows... maybe he brainwashed
her when they were at Quantico.
INT - MULDER/KRYCEK/SCULLY'S APT. - EVENING
Mulder and Krycek are out for the evening. Scully is comfortably reading a book, sitting on the couch. Soft classical music is playing in the B.G. The phone rings, Scully picks up the cordless next to her and answers.
SCULLYShe looks over at the clock, it reads 4:30pm ... not late enough for Mulder and Krycek to have gotten into too much trouble.
Hi, it's John.
Is everything ok?
DOGGETTScully gets a cute look on her face.
Everything is fine. I was just
wondering, have you ever gone to
an amusement park?
Yeah... when I was little, why?
Well, I saw in the newspaper
there's one in town, and I was
hopin' you'd like to go with me tonight.
SCULLYShe hangs up the phone and goes to get changed, old sweatpants and an old t-shirt of Mulder's isn't what she wants to be wearing in front of Doggett... not just yet at least.
Sure. I'd love to, John.
How about I pick you up around
six, if that's a good time for you.
See you then.
TIME CUT TO:
AMUSEMENT PARK - 8:33 PM
Scully and Doggett are walking, surrounded by game booths. Scully is carrying a big white teddy bear with a red bow tied around it's neck. Trying to impress Doggett, she chose to wear rather fitting jeans and an untucked white blouse. Doggett, with the same thing on his mind, is wearing jeans and a gray t-shirt, that shows off his muscular arms well.
They both look kind of nervous together outside of the office.
DOGGETTScully smiles at Doggett, he smiles back. There's a beat of silence.
(breaking the silence)
When I was young, my parents would
drive me to Savannah to visit my
aunt and uncle... they'd always take
me to the Savannah Boardwalk (beat) I
never got to go to an actual amusement park
the boardwalk was the closest thing to it.
As a 7 year old boy, a huge water
fountain to run through on a hot
summer day was a lwhole helluva lot a fun.
SCULLYOff Scully's sly, flirtatious smile.
So... you've never ridden on
Not even once.
Doggett and Scully in the front of a roller coaster. It is slowly approaching the top of the first drop. Scully looks like she's having the time of her life, on the other side of her, Doggett looks nervous.
DOGGETTThen the front end reaches the top and slowly, then fast proceeds to plunge to the ground. Scully let's go and throws her arms in the air. Doggett seems to become paralyzed as he screams his head off, not blinking his eyes, not even once.
You know... w-why do
they do this so slow?
So you have time to think
about changing your mind...
I think they succeeded.
SOMEWHERE ELSE - AMUSEMENT PARK - 9:07pm
Mulder and Krycek are sneaking around behind the game booths, they are dressed completely in black. They are crouched down peeking through a curtain.
KRYCEKMulder shakes his head and cocks his gun and moves out.
So this ghost, sabotages amusement
parks because as a child, he was
forced to say "hello" to a clown?
KRYCEKHe cocks his gun (you never know) and follows Mulder.
(re: cocking gun)
What good will that do?
EXT - ROLLERCOASTER LOADING AREA
Scully stands up, getting out of the roller coaster, she helps Doggett out of his seat, he is seemingly in shock. Scully wraps his arm over her shoulder, gets the teddy bear from an employee and leads Doggett away and to a bench close by.
DOGGETTDoggett just kind of sits there, an odd expression on his face, his hair a mess. Scully looks at him, and smiles. She runs her hand through his hair, fixing it from it's wind-blown look.
Remind me... never to
ride one of those again.
I'm so sorry! I honestly thought
you were joking when you said you
had never been on one.
SUDDENLY, Mulder and Krycek run by, screaming their heads off, arms flying every which way in the air. They get odd looks from Scully and Doggett.
DOGGETTSome music in the B.G. gets louder, it's dance music!!
(coming out of shock state)
Was that who I think it was?
SCULLYShe takes Doggett's hand and goes off to find where the music is coming from.
Bon Jovi's "Thank You For Loving Me" is playing. It's completely dark, Krycek has his face to a floorboard, he's looking at something, a breeze moves a rather large curtain.
MULDERA transparent figure moves behind them.
Let me see.
No. I got here first.
MULDERThey get really, really scared. Krycek removes his face from the floor and he and Mulder carefully, slowly, turn around.
It. Just. Got. Really. Cold.
POV - MULDER & KRYCEK
A Scary Ghost face, that screams at them. Mulder and Krycek faint backwards, onto a dancefloor - taking the large curtain down with them. They land at the feet of Scully and Doggett, in the middle of their slow dance, they stop and look down at Mulder and Krycek, then look at each other.
TIME CUT TO:
INT - APT. HALLWAY - 11:12pm
The elevator opens and Scully and Doggett exit, their backs to us. They are dragging the passed out Mulder ad Krycek back to the apartment.
Once inside the apartment, and after putting Mulder and Krycek in their bedroom, Doggett heads toward the door.
DOGGETTDoggett turns to face Scully.
(a bit annoyed, but not really)
I should probably get going now, Dana.
Hey, I'm sorry about those two.
I had no idea they'd even be there.
DOGGETTAnd with that, he gives her a look any woman would die for and enters the hallway, followed by Scully, she watches him head toward the elevator.
Mind if I call you sometime?
Maybe we can go out where
we can be alone...
(lowered voice, sexy)
DOGGETTScully goes back into the apartment and quietly shuts the door behind her, and leans up against it and sighs a happy sigh.
MULDERScully rolls her eyes and goes to check up on the boys, what an ending for an almost perfect night.
(O.S. , pathetic)