After her cancer goes into remission, Scully begins to question the direction of her life. Mulder confronts his feelings as she turns to another man. The partners conduct a ‘romantic’ experiment and realize that the answer to Scully’s restlessness may not be farther than her best friend.
Poor Scully's given up on getting anywhere with Mulder after the failed attempt in Detour. After putting her life on hold with the cancer she decided she didn't want any more of life to pass her by, but finds it's hard to date someone else when your interests are elsewhere...
I live for some Jealous!Mulder. It may not be as far along the angst scale as I prefer, but Mulder skirts the edge of assholery as he tries to deal with his bitter jealousy. This story may also skirt the edge of schmaltz, but I'm sure that if Scully can forgive Mulder, a little mushiness can also be overlooked. Admittedly I probably have a much lower mush-tolerance than most people, I like to hurt. 😀