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16 August 2008 @ 07:26 pm
A New Face (Attn Mulder/Scully/Skinner)  

Kit Morgan marched into Assitant Director Skinner's office with her head held high and her insides feeling like jello. She hadn't expected to ever get transfered out of VCU and she couldn't help but feel a mixture of relief and anxiety about the departure. Anxiety because she had busted her ass to be the very best she could be, given herself completely to her cases. But relief because her partner had been an asshole who hadn't wanted to be saddled with a green agent, let alone a petitie female one.

And now to be moved to the X-Files.... She still couldn't grasp why it had happened, especially at this stage in her life. If she started to think about that, however, her knees really would go to jello and that would make her look like a jerk in front of her new colleagues. But some images still wouldn't shake from her mind. The blood. The way it burned her hands. The way everything went black afterwards. Maybe she was coming to the X-Files at just the right time.

When Arlene gave her the nod, Kit knocked on the door once, then stepped inside. She was a small girl, not a hair over five feet outside of her heels, with dark brown hair and large, pale blue eyes. Attractive, but not a supermodel. And she wouldn't want to have been anyways. Being intelligent was more important to her then looks, but her hair and makeup were done immactuately and the beige skirt suit she wore was tailored to show off her small frame. 

She gazed at her new partners with a mixture of curiosity and caution in her eyes. Even as green as she was she'd heard about "Spooky" Mulder...and yet she didn't think he looked spooky at all. In fact, he was very nice looking. So was Agent Scully, whom the Quantico rumor mill said had been driven into Mulder's insanity to the determent of a promising career. Not the crazy looking type at all. And why should they be crazy? She herself had come to believe in recent months that there was alot more in the world then first thought, and she was sane. Or at least, she liked to think so.

The change in division also came with a change of Assitant Directors. When her gaze fell on the bald, bespectacled man seated at the desk in front of her, she felt her  stomach flip flop and it wasn't because she thought he was rather handsome. 

The alley. He was the man in the alley. The one she ran away from when he said something about getting a medic for her. It shouldn't surprise her that much, she had made the call to VCU about the murder herself. But did he recognize her, remember her from that grey afternoon? And did he realize what she had done?

Stop it. She scolded herself. Nothing can be done about that now. Maybe this is happening for a reason. And maybe it's just coincidence. But making a fool of yourself isn't going to help anything.

"Hello Assistant Director Skinner," She approached the desk and offered him a tiny hand to shake, not realizing until his hand touched hers that there was still a thin, diagonal line crossing each palm. "I'm Special Agent Kit Morgan. I was told to report to you about a transfer to the X-Files Division."

Current Mood: nervousnervous
ad_skinner_fbi on August 16th, 2008 11:53 pm (UTC)
Skinner stood and shook the agent's offered hand. If he had had any doubts that the woman he'd met in the alleyway the day the Smoking Man died had not been Agent Morgan, they were erased the moment he laid eyes on her. Those eyes were unmistakeable, and oddly familair though he couldn't quite explain why. And, as if that wasn't enough confirmation, he saw a tiny white line across the palm of her tiny hand.

"Pleased to meet you, Agent Morgan." He sat down and motioned to Mulder and Scully. "These are the agents you'll be working with...Agent Mulder and Agent Scully."

When the Agent turned to greet her new coworkers, he made eye contact with first Mulder, then Scully, giving a small nod to tell them yes, it was her.
Fox Mulder: FBImulder1013 on August 18th, 2008 06:09 am (UTC)
Mulder had stood when the new agent entered the room, and he now extended a hand to her. "Agent Morgan," he said with a nod. That would be about all the welcome she'd get until he knew who she was and why she was there.
Agent Dana Scully: careful considerationdiagnosis_truth on August 18th, 2008 06:39 am (UTC)
Scully had risen to her feet in seemingly perfect time with Mulder, another result of spending the greater part of the past years together. Most often she could anticipate what he was feeling, at least in some respect, and now she felt the radiation of his distrust. It was no coincidence that she was feeling the same way.

"Agent Morgan," she said in turn, taking hold of the other woman's hand after Mulder had released her grasp. "I'm Agent Dana Scully." Her greeting held a bit more kindness than Mulder's, but it wasn't much at all. For the moment she felt nothing other than suspicion.
kit_morgan on August 18th, 2008 05:37 pm (UTC)
"Agent Mulder, Agent Scully," Agent Morgan smiled and nodded at each of the agents as she shook their hands, her eyes still holding a look of nervousness. "It's a pleasure to meet you both."

She cleared her throat slightly and glanced at Skinner over her shoulder uncertainly. Usually she could mask her feelings fairly well, but seeing the man from the alleyway and finding out he was her new boss had rattled her.

ad_skinner_fbi on August 20th, 2008 05:46 pm (UTC)
Skinner caught the wary glance the young agent was giving him, seeing a bit of fear in her eyes. He wasn't sure if that was a good thing or not, but he was relieved she hadn't come in with a cocky attitude. Perhaps the situation would not be as bad as he hoped. But then again, this was the X-Files Division he was dealing with...usually the unexpected result was the standard.

Skinner cleared his throat and handed Scully a thick file folder. "A case came down today. azSD
ad_skinner_fbi on August 20th, 2008 05:49 pm (UTC)
Skinner caught the wary glance the young agent was giving him, seeing a bit of fear in her eyes. He wasn't sure if that was a good thing or not, but he was relieved she hadn't come in with a cocky attitude. Perhaps the situation would not be as bad as he hoped. But then again, this was the X-Files Division he was dealing with...usually the unexpected result was the standard.

Skinner cleared his throat and handed Scully a thick file folder. "Here's your latest case. It'll be a chance for the three of you to get to know each other." He gave Scully a pointed look, hinting that he intended to let them find out whatever they could about Agent Morgan. "You have a flight this afternoon for New Mexico. It seems they've had a rash of cattle mutiliations and they've called in for FBI help to find out what's causing it."
Fox Mulder: suitmulder1013 on August 20th, 2008 05:59 pm (UTC)
Mulder couldn't help smirking at that, wondering how the young agent would react to being tossed the kind of case for which he knew the other agents made fun of him and Scully.

Being petulant wasn't any way for him to handle himself, he knew, but it was nothing new when dealing with a new partner. He looked from Scully to Skinner, then reluctantly at Kit.

"Looks like you'll get inducted into the unit in no time with this one, Morgan. Might even see something interesting."

kit_morgan on August 20th, 2008 11:26 pm (UTC)
"El Chupacabra?" Kit smiled at Mulder with just a touch of shyness.

Ironically, she had done her fair share of reading about the parnormal over the past four years since she left her father's house for Quantico. There had been a time, when she was about sixteen, that she had been caught reading a book about UFOs and that had been the only occasion in her life that her father had struck her. It seemed so outraegeous to her, but she had promised never to read another book like that again. And she hadn't, until she left the little apartment on Georgia Street where she had been raised. Like so many things.

Truth be told, she had alot of questions for Mulder and Scully, providing they proved themselves to be people she could trust. There were things that didn't make sense, and things she had seen or flickers of memories that frightened her when she started to think of the possiblities. Maybe they could help her, if she could muster up the courage to talk to them about those things.
Agent Dana Scully: can't help but wonderdiagnosis_truth on August 21st, 2008 09:54 pm (UTC)
Scully's eyebrows instantly tightened into two, fine ginger lines and held the expression with a look she'd showcased more than once. Still, her eyes were waiting when Mulder looked to her and she accepted the file from Skinner before her shoulder brushed against Mulder's and she opened the file into the curve of her arm. The look Skinner gave her was not lost on her, and she pressed her lips into an expression of understanding, the only tell otherwise that she nodded her copper head once.

"Cattle mutilations," she said in her quiet voice that indicated she was thinking it over, then lifted her eyes to Agent Morgan and then to Mulder's profile. "Then it looks like we should pack." She didn't have any intention of leaving Mulder yet, and even though the fraternizing of agents outside of a working environment was frowned upon, she wasn't about to pass up the chance to talk with him and see what he thought about Agent Morgan.
Fox Mulder: badgemulder1013 on August 24th, 2008 10:25 pm (UTC)
Mulder felt a touch of deja vu when Morgan had mentioned the creature. It was the same sort of surprise he'd felt when Krycek had expressed a certain level of belief he hadn't been expecting. But look at how that had turned out. This could have been an attempt to get into his good graces. He wasn't going to fall for that again.

"Or aliens, vampires, satanic cultists," he said to Morgan, then scanned the open file Scully was holding. "Right. Packing," he said after a few moments. "Thanks for the case, sir," he said to Skinner with the slightest edge to his voice, before turning to leave. He would have to get Scully alone as soon as possible to talk things over.
kit_morgan on August 24th, 2008 10:40 pm (UTC)
"If you two don't mind," Morgan glanced behind at Skinner for a moment. "And if we're free to go, I'm going to have to go clear my desk out over in VCU. The news of the transfer came so fast I haven't had the chance." She gave them a half smile. "I'm sure my former partner has broken out the champagne by now, so if there's time I'd like to just make his day all around."
ad_skinner_fbi on August 24th, 2008 10:44 pm (UTC)
"Yes, you're free to go." Skinner nodded his head to dismiss the agents from his office. He would have to turn Agent Morgan over to Mulder and Scully now and hope they would be able to find out just who this woman was and why she had been sent to them.

"Keep me abreast of any developments," He told Mulder and Scully cryptically before he turned his attention back to the paperwork piled on his desk.
kit_morgan on August 24th, 2008 10:48 pm (UTC)
"I'll meet you both back at the X-Files office in, say, two hours?" Morgan suggested to her new partners. "That should give us all time to pack and then get back together to carpool to the airport."
Fox Muldermulder1013 on August 24th, 2008 10:50 pm (UTC)
"Sounds good," Mulder murmured. That would give him plenty of time to pack and pick apart that file and their new partner with Scully. They were going to find out everything they could about Morgan before this investigation was done.
kit_morgan on August 24th, 2008 10:57 pm (UTC)
"Excellent." Morgan smiled and nodded at her new colleagues. "I'll see you in two hours then..."

She hesitated for a moment, then left Skinner's office quietly. So they hadn't seemed overly thrilled by her prescence, but they hadn't been as rude as her former partner had either. That was fine, she could show them that she was capable. And hopefully, once they knew each other, they could show her some answers to the questions that had been building up inside of her for the past decade.
Agent Dana Scully: the fbi's most unwanteddiagnosis_truth on August 25th, 2008 05:34 am (UTC)

When enough time had passed to let Agent Morgan move far enough out of earshot, Scully lifted her eyes to meet Mulder's gaze. There was room now to disregard the unspoken FBI rule of not fraternizing outside of the workplace, not that she or Mulder had ever placed it into too much account when it came to one another before. But now they had things to talk about, pressing matters that were too sensitive to be discussed inside the federal building walls.

"Let's go," she said, her voice in a quiet and level tone. Her fingers touched to the cuff of Mulder's jacket, just enough to brush her touch against his wrist, a touch that said we're still in this together if there had ever been room for the doubt to take place.

It went without saying that they would be leaving together.

Fox Mulder: frown fingermulder1013 on August 25th, 2008 06:18 pm (UTC)
Once they were in the car, Mulder grasped the steering wheel tightly, then hit it with his hand. "What the hell are they up to now, Scully?" he asked, his voice bitter. His partner was the only person to whom he could show this side, and he knew she'd understand his frustration. "Do you know how hard I had to bite my tongue back there? They're playing with us."
Agent Dana Scully: special agent scullydiagnosis_truth on August 25th, 2008 08:44 pm (UTC)
"Yes, and for the time being it was good that you did." His outburst didn't frighten Scully, if anything she might have been worried if he didn't register any kind of outward physical reaction. Agent Morgan had prompted an immediate sensation of disquiet in her chest, but she had different ways of dealing with it.

"Mulder." Now he had her attention and she reached across the distance between her seat and his, touching her long fingers to the back of his hand. "I know. I know what it looks like. Like I didn't do what was wanted of me to do, so now someone else has come to do it to both of us."
Fox Mulder: MSmulder1013 on August 25th, 2008 10:37 pm (UTC)
He looked at her, struck by how foreign the idea of Scully being sent to spy on him seemed all these years removed from her first being assigned to the X Files. He remembered their first meeting and how little he had trusted her. Now, he knew how fortunate he was that instead of betraying him she had become his biggest supporter. Even when she couldn't fully understand his desire to pursue avenues that would seemingly lead to nothing but despair, she was still there for him. This was a testament to his partner's character more than anything, and it was why Mulder couldn't imagine being this close to or trusting anyone else the way he trusted Scully.

"They tried splitting us up and reassigning us, they tried taking you from me, and now they're trying this." Mulder glanced at the hand touching his and shook his head. "Why not just shut us down? Why go to these lengths?" He turned his eyes to hers. "We've got to find out what she was doing outside the cigarette smoking man's building. That feels way too contrived to be a coincidence."
Agent Dana Scully: can't help but wonderdiagnosis_truth on August 25th, 2008 11:26 pm (UTC)

Her fingers curled against his, tucking into the little crevices of his, for a slightly awkward sort of clasp that brought the fine bones of her hands to tense and hold on a little tighter than she would have otherwise. He needed her support, she knew it, the way that he had for years.

"Mulder, I'm not going anywhere. Do you understand that? No one is taking me away from you. Smoking man or not, new agent or not." It was something she needed him to know, to believe, even if he was confused right now because of the new assignment, and the same way she was, too. But Mulder had been her constant presence for so long, someone she had always known to believe in. Whatever happened, that wasn't going to change.

"And you're right. I'm not sure it's a coincidence."

Fox Mulder: looking forwardmulder1013 on August 25th, 2008 11:39 pm (UTC)
The gratitude in Mulder's eyes when he looked at her would be hard for him to put into words. He had needed to hear that, to be assured that all of the past attempts to destroy him weren't going to work.

"Scully, why does it feel as if that bastard's still pulling the strings even though we know he's dead?" he finally asked, his voice soft as he looked to her for answers neither of them had.
Agent Dana Scully: a backward glancediagnosis_truth on August 25th, 2008 11:49 pm (UTC)
"We don't know that he's dead, Mulder." It wasn't something Scully wanted to admit aloud, to herself and least of all to Mulder, but it had to be said at some point in time. If that man was still alive, there was a good chance Scully might remedy that in the near future.

"How many times have we believed one thing, only to find out that something else is the truth instead?"
Fox Mulder: sunglassesmulder1013 on August 26th, 2008 06:16 pm (UTC)
Scully was only voicing the same doubts that Mulder himself had about the circumstances surrounding the smoking bastard's death, but it didn't mean he wanted to hear them.

"I know, Scully," he admitted. "Unless I see a body for myself, I won't completely believe it. And even then I'd be hardpressed to accept that son of a bitch was really gone. But..." He rubbed his hand over his forehead before finally starting the car. "Skinner was there. He saw the scene."
Agent Dana Scully: can't help but wonderdiagnosis_truth on August 26th, 2008 09:54 pm (UTC)
"...because Skinner was there." Scully's voice rose to a different level, something hard and more thoughtful. "Mulder, think about it. Skinner was there. He saw the scene. Because he was supposed to. I know it's a shot in the dark, and you're probably going to think I'm crazy. But is it any less possible than anything else we've seen?"

Her eyes lifted to his face as the engine turned over and whirred to life, the widening state of her eyes a little more apparent.
Fox Mulder: lone Foxmulder1013 on August 27th, 2008 06:01 am (UTC)
"It's not crazy," Mulder said as he put the car in gear and pulled out. "And that's why I hate it. It's far more plausible than a lot of things we have seen and..." He clenched his jaw as he drove. "I'm not going to let him win. I don't know how the hell Morgan is connected to him, but his plan is not going to work."
Agent Dana Scully: taking fivediagnosis_truth on August 27th, 2008 06:29 am (UTC)
Initially Scully had wondered if she was imagining the fear that was twisting itself in her stomach, that it was nothing other than her own worrisome paranoia. But she wasn't the type to be paranoid for no reason, and knowing that didn't make her feel any better.

"Mulder, we're going to have to be careful of who we trust. She's going to want us to trust her, and I know I can't."
Fox Mulder: b&wmulder1013 on September 2nd, 2008 09:01 pm (UTC)
"I don't trust her," Mulder said flatly. "And until she gives us a reason to trust her, I think we're doing the right thing. Our job is to find out as much as we can about her and determine exactly why she's been assigned to work with us."
Agent Dana Scully: my hand in yours (with Mulder)diagnosis_truth on September 2nd, 2008 09:44 pm (UTC)
"Then we'll do what we always do." Scully let her eyes lift to her partner's face, taking hold with her gaze and keeping her grasp. "We'll do our job, Mulder. Together. And we'll find out what's going on here that we aren't supposed to know about."