The passage of time has a way of making everything all right.
Don't be too worried about the Character Death or Scully/Other tags 🙂
Seeing as I'm stuck in Tropical North Queensland for a while, I felt it only fitting that I bring you all along with me. This fic is set about 20km (13mi) south of where I am now. It's actually a tiny little village with about 4 streets, and no actual 'downtown' but obviously fictional liberties have been taken. I have included a few photos to give you a feel for it. I actually took some more of the beach itself on my last visit here but they were among the ones I accidentally deleted it seems.
Last time I stopped for Fish & Chips there there was a "Recent Crocodile Sighting" warning sign on entry to the beach. While Scully and William had a nice time on the beach, it's not quite that relaxing when you have to watch out for saltwater crocodiles and cassowaries, and it's also not wise to swim in the water without wearing a stinger-suit because of marine stingers. Typical Australia where everything is out to kill you. It really is a beautiful part of the world though with tropical rainforest coming right down to glorious white beaches, so I'll allow Dyann her artistic license. [SPOILER] I can see why Mulder would want to live there, although I think he might prefer the remoteness of north of the Daintree River, where I am now, where it's off the grid, and where clothing is just a nuisance half the year when it's pouring with rain and/or the humidity is so high that nothing dries, and there are vast tracts of rainforest between h0uses. 😉 You just have to put up with bad satellite internet 😀 [/SPOILER]
As far as the story goes, it's set after Mulder leaves at the beginning of Season 9 - it goes off into its own dimension shortly afterwards, so the further events of Season 9 and everything that follows have all just ceased to exist. I love fanfic. Don't worry about the Character Death warning, this is the X-Files 🙂