Title: Super Buddies
Date: March 4, 2001
Author's Note: This story is inspired by feedback we were given by Ratgirl, expect to see much more "Super Buddies" outings in the future of the series :) Thank you Ratgirl for the suggestion, it rocks!
Summary:Mulder realizes that his buddies are still a bit mad at eachother so he creates a club.
Disclaimer: Mulder, Krycek, Scully, Marita, Skinner and Doggett are not of our creation, they were created by Chris Carter and are owned by Chris Carter, Ten-Thirteen Productions and 20th Century Fox, all character distortion is my fault and you can view the characters as they are meant to be viewed (and used) Sundays on FOX 9/8 CT.
EXT - TENNIS COURT - NIGHT
Mulder is sitting at a bench, lacing up his brand new athletic shoes. He's got a sweat-band on his head and smaller ones on his wrists. He finishes lacing and stands up and tucks in his white polo shirt into his black shorts, and begins his stretching. As he stands up stretching his right arm behind him, he looks out to the parking lot as if he's expecting someone to show up, he looks at his watch... "Hmmmm", Mulder thinks as he grabs his tennis racket and stands on one end of the tennis court, taking practice swings at the air.
A few more minutes pass, and Mulder is jogging in place, he glances over to the parking lot again... nothing. He looks at his car and then at the tennis ball serving machine at the side of the court, we think we may see a animated lightbulb pop up above his head... an idea!!
INT - MULDER/KRYCEK'S APARTMENT - NIGHT
Scully is seated on the couch with a scowl on her face, she's trying to read a book, something is bothering her. The phone rings, she angrily picks it up.
SCULLYShe hangs up, and throws her book to the coffee table and stomps off to her room (well what is her room for now, previously Mulder's). She slams the door behind her.
Dana, you must listen -
No! I've made up my mind,
I'm not interested!
A few beats later, Marita flies through the apartment's front door, Krycek follows her, they look very pissed off at eachother.
KRYCEKMarita picks up one of Krycek's random vodka bottles and takes a drink.
God dammit Marita! -
Oh shut up, Alex!
It's not my fault.
KRYCEKMarita glares at him, and finishes off his bottle of vodka in one last swig.
Marita, look I have every right
to go out with Stacy -
No, you don't! -
- How can you say such things?!
You said it yourself, that we
will never be involved!
MARITAShe leaves the apartment, slamming the door behind her.
(heading to the door)
KRYCEKHe picks up the vodka bottle to down it, but it's empty, he throws it into the corner of the room, it shatters all over. He looks at it and then goes into the kitchen and emerges with a new bottle of vodka, he takes a swig and wipes his mouth with his sleeve. Angrily, he plops onto the couch and stares up at the ceiling. Scully cautiously comes out of her room.
(yelling after her)
SCULLYKrycek turns his head and glares at her.
Is everything ok?
Oh shut up.
INT - MULDER'S FBI OFFICE - MORNING
Mulder is alone, sitting at his desk, a dumb expression on his face, he looks left and then right. Deciding something, he stands up and walks out into the empty hallway, peeking into Krycek and Doggett's office. All he sees is Doggett, hard at work.
MULDERDoggett looks up from his desk.
MULDERMulder doesn't know what to say, so he ignores that last comment and walks out and toward a drinking fountain and drinks. The elevator doors open and Scully and Krycek quickly exit, pretending they don't see eachother.
Scully and Krycek haven't
been in yet, right?
That's right, Agent Mulder,
haven't heard from either one
of them today, and quite frankly
I wish Krycek would have the
professional decency to call in if
he were going to be late.
MULDERKrycek ignores him and keeps on walking.
MULDERKrycek enters his office, we HOLD ON Mulder, watching Krycek. We hear Doggett greet Krycek with a simple "Good Morning", and nothing said back in return from Krycek, he's ignoring his partner.
Why didn't you show up
for our tennis -
Shut up, Mulder. I'm not
in the mood.
Mulder goes back to his office, he finds Scully there crying. Crap! He gets an odd, confused look on his face, without saying anything to her, he grabs the files he wants to go through and heads toward the Janitor Break Room, taking with him the telephone directory and yellow pages, he smiles.
TIME CUT - A FEW WEEKS LATER
INT - MULDER/KRYCEK/SCULLY'S APARTMENT - DAY
Krycek is drunk to the point of not moving his butt off the couch, it looks as if he hasn't showered in days, and he's got stubble on his face. He sits, watching the TV, it's turned off.
Mulder is walking around, eating yoghurt, in his t-shirt and sweatpants. There's a KNOCK on the door. Krycek ignores it... well, either that or he just can't realize that it happened. Mulder looks toward Scully's bedroom door... hoping she will come out to open the door, he doesn't want to answer dressed like he is. Mulder then glances over at Krycek... just the way he was yesterday at this time... Mulder shrugs his shoulders and answers.
A UPS Delivery man is at the door holding a big box.
DELIVERY MANThe Delivery Man holds out a clipboard for Mulder to sign.
DELIVERY MANMulder shoves his yoghurt spon in his mouth and hands the Delivery Man his yoghurt cup, as he signs. He hands the clipboard back.
Sign here, please.
DELIVERY MANAs Mulder shuts the door on him, the Delivery Man is holding his hand out, trying to get Mulder to take his yoghurt cup. Realizing Mulder isn't coming back to get it, he sets it down in front of their apartment door and leaves.
Have a nice day, sir.
INT - MULDER/KRYCEK/SCULLY'S APARTMENT - CON'T
Mulder walks into the living room, carrying the big box.
MULDERKrycek just looks at him, Mulder picks up the phone to make a call, he doesn't open his package just yet.
Krycek. Get sober.
KRYCEKTIME CUT: - FEW HOURS LATER
(re: get sober)
INT - APARTMENT BUILDING HALLWAY
Skinner steps out of the elevator, and approaches Mulder, Krycek and Scully's door, he's about to knock when he steps right on the yoghurt cup and falls and hits his head on the door across from Mulder, Krycek, and Scully's apartment... he hits his head on the door of the apartment that Marita has taken residence in since Scully left her. Skinner lies there on the ground as Marita opens the door to go over to Mulder/Krycek/Scully's. She looks down at him, they share a look and she helps Skinner to his feet. They knock on door #42. Mulder answers, he's very excited.
MULDERThey enter to see Krycek, Scully and Doggett almost unwillingly seated on the couch.
Come on in guys.
MULDERMarita and Skinner barely are able to fit onto the couch, they are squished! Mulder stands before them all.
(to Marita and Skinner)
Take a seat.
MULDERMulder grabs the box that was delivered earlier that day and pulls out some bright green t-shirts, they've got everyone's name on them (on the back side, in red writing), and "SUPER BUDDIES" (plus the name of the person that the shirt belongs to below that) on the top corner on the front. Behind the text is a graphic of a superhero, in a circle, around the circle the word "Friends" is written over and over again. He continues to talk as he tosses the t-shirts to everyone.
I have gathered you here today -
You sounds like a freakin' wedding.
Guys... we haven't been the same
(to Doggett) this doesn't completely
involve you. (to group) Just because
some old guy that just happens to smoke,
comes in and tries to destroy us, doesn't
mean he will succeed. And do you know why?
(an evil mischevious smile crosses his face)
Because we are The SUPER BUDDIES!!!
MULDERMulder puts on his t-shirt, the one that says "Fox Mulder" on the front. He turns around so they can all read the names on the back: "Alex Krycek, Dana Scully, Fox Mulder, Marita Covarrubias, Walter Skinner, John Doggett". The red text clashes with the bright green shirt.
I can't stand to see everyone
mad at one another any longer,
so from now on, we will all take
one road trip a month, and each of us
gets to personally decide the destination.
MULDERMarita starts to giggle.
If your name is on the back
of the t-shirt, you have to
Agent Mulder -
- Fox. That brings up another
good point, we must start using
our first names. We are friends
first, then colleagues.
MULDERKrycek stands up and puts on his shirt, followed by Scully, Marita and Skinner.
Now, see! That's more like it!
Let's have fun... laugh a little.
Now put on those shirts!
DOGGETTHe looks at her hesitantly, then stands up and puts his shirt on, he looks down at the ridiculous graphic and smiles and shakes his head... it's so ridiculous, yet a real feel-good feeling among everyone. GO MULDER!
Mul - Fox... isn't this
taking it a bit far?
Come on, John.
MULDERMulder gives Krycek a hug and urges everyone to join by waving his hands. Marita joins in, wrapping her arms around both Mulder and Krycek, Scully joins in the hug along with Skinner. Doggett isn't all too comfortable doing this, he stands away, hoping Mulder won't notice. However Skinner does.
Now, I know there are some
personal "issues" going on, but
forgive and forget, people! Life
is too short not to have fun and
SKINNERDoggett joins in on the hug... wrapping his arms around Scully and Skinner.
(to Doggett, whispering)
MULDERThey all stand there hugging, the front door to the apartment slowly creaks open, a young boy (from 2x06 "Bluhp! Bluhp!") pokes his head in, and sees this. He loudly shuts the door.
(eyes closed, smiling)
See... isn't this nice?
YOUNG BOYMeanwhile, Marita wipes a tear from her eye and squirms out, causing the whole hug to break.
Mommy! You were right!
They are sex addicts!
MARITAScully (emotional as well) hugs her and starts crying.
Dana, I'm so sorry for everything...
SCULLYThe guys look on... watching them make up and become best friends again.
KRYCEKScully and Marita part, Scully goes over to Mulder and hugs him.
What is it about two women
hugging that really turns me on?
SCULLYScully gives Skinner a hug now, Marita is hugging Krycek. They look into eachother's eyes.
(still kinda crying)
Thank you, Mulder.
(patting her head)
Awww... it's nothing, Scully.
Nuh-uh... no last names.
KRYCEKMarita grabs his face and passionately kisses him. He's taken aback and she stops abruptly, leaving him wanting more. She goes over to Doggett.
I'm so turned on right now...
Welcome to the Wacky World of Mulder.
She smiles at him, and turns to see Mulder and Scully doing the chicken dance with Skinner.