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25 August 2008 @ 05:36 pm
Doing A Little Research (Skinner Attn: Mulder/Scully)  

This is ridiculous, Skinner scolded himself. Mulder and Scully can look out for themselves. Besides this is what they pay agents for.

No matter how valid the argument, however, here he was on his laptop during lunch going through Agent Morgan's personnel file. Of course Mulder and Scully were going to do this exact same thing, if they hadn't already, but he felt oddly protective of this pair of agents. They had come so close to losing Scully earlier that year, he wasn't about to let anything happen to them. Especially at the hands of that cigarette smoking bastard. Though, hopefully, he really was dead and rotting in hell.

Agent Morgan's personnel file seemed mostly standard. She had grown up in DC, graduated high school at the top of her class, and immediatly went to college for two years of criminal justice before entering Quantico.  Over the summer she graduated and started work in the Violent Crimes Division, where she had shown early potential. It could've been any agent's profile.  

There was no reason to dig deeper, but he kept going for the next twenty minutes, looking up her records on every data base he had access to. Most of it was trivia at best - she was on the equestrian team in college, she had two speeding tickets over the past six years, both of which she had paid on time, and she had written several letters to the editor of her local paper during the last presidental election.

He was about to give up, and decided just to look at her birth certificate before ending his unsuccessful search when a red flag finally revealed itself. According to the database, no birth certificate exsisted for a Kit Morgan. Skinner tried two more methods of accessing the document, each with the same answer. As a last chance, he tried her Social Security records. The number did exsist for one Kit Morgan, but the birthdate was off by three years. According to the record, Agent Morgan would've been twenty-one, not twenty-four. But the FBI would not graduate agents under the age of twenty-four from Quantico. 

Quickly he exited the databases and closed up his laptop. He had certainly found something, but he wasn't sure yet what it meant. Looking at his cellphone, he debated about calling Mulder and Scully with this information or not. After several long moments, he picked up his cellphone and dialed the number for Agent Mulder's cell.

Current Mood: productiveproductive
Fox Mulder: badgemulder1013 on August 25th, 2008 11:04 pm (UTC)
Mulder fished his phone out of his jacket and quickly answered it.

ad_skinner_fbi on August 25th, 2008 11:07 pm (UTC)
"Mulder," Skinner answered. "I took it upon myself to check Agent Morgan's personnel file. I did a little digging beyound that and I've found a few things you might like to know."
Fox Mulder: b&wmulder1013 on August 25th, 2008 11:16 pm (UTC)
Mulder straightened up a little at that. He and Scully had taken a quick look at the personnel file, too, but hadn't found anything out of the ordinary.

"Go ahead, sir," he said, reaching for a pen and paper.
ad_skinner_fbi on August 25th, 2008 11:23 pm (UTC)
"At first everything seemed typical, but then I decided to take a peek at her birth certificate," He paused a moment. "I was unable to find one for a Kit Morgan with the same birthdate on Agent Morgan's personnel file. Even more troubling, when I tried to look up her Social Security records I did find an entry, but the issue date..supposedly her date of birth...is three years later then the date on our records."

Skinner lapsed into silence for a moment, trying to piece everything together. Social Security fraud was a hard crime to pull off, and getting a birth certificate erased from government databases even harder. Now it seemed certain that her being outside the smoking man's apartment at the time of his death was no coincidence at all.

"I'm not sure what it all means," He sighed. "But I wanted to give you the information. Everything is looking less and less coincidental, in my opinion."
Fox Mulder: suitmulder1013 on August 25th, 2008 11:34 pm (UTC)
Mulder had paused at first hearing the information, then quickly scribbled it all down to share with Scully later. His thoughts were along the same lines as far as there needing to be a lot of pull for her records to simply disappear.

"But if she's three years younger, she shouldn't have graduated from the Academy," he said with a frown, mostly talking to himself. "Which would mean someone was extremely eager for her to be in the Bureau." He jotted down a couple of notes for himself before continuing. "Thank you for this, sir. I'll discuss this with Scully the first chance we have."
ad_skinner_fbi on August 26th, 2008 12:03 am (UTC)
"Stay alert," Skinner said in a firm tone. "And keep in touch."

He flipped his cellphone off and looked at it for a few moments before putting it back in his pocket. Hopefully Mulder and Scully could get to the bottom of it all.
Fox Mulder: nameplatemulder1013 on August 26th, 2008 06:19 pm (UTC)
As soon as the call ended, Mulder called Scully. He'd finished his packing and was going to pick her up so they could meet up with Morgan. But he wanted to give her a heads up about the information Skinner had shared with him before he showed up at her place.
Agent Dana Scully: a backward glancediagnosis_truth on September 2nd, 2008 04:27 pm (UTC)

Scully hadn't bothered answering with hello to her partner for years, somewhere along the line they had crossed away from that bit of necessity in favor of getting more quickly to what was the pressing matter. Nor did, this time, she answer with her standard greeting of Scully that came along with the working hours. Instead there was nothing other than curiosity in her tone, the phone tucked into the swan curve of her shoulder and throat.
Fox Mulder: FBImulder1013 on September 2nd, 2008 09:24 pm (UTC)
"I just got a call from Skinner," Mulder said, eyes watching the road as he started driving a little faster. "And you won't guess what he had to tell me about our new partner."
Agent Dana Scully: can't help but wonderdiagnosis_truth on September 2nd, 2008 09:33 pm (UTC)
"What's that?" Her shoulder tucked a little closer to her cheek to bring the phone more near. For a moment she thought she could hear the rushing by of the wind as he drove, and wondered just how heavily he was pressing his foot to the gas pedal but said nothing of it yet. "Mulder, where are you?"
Fox Mulder: Muldermulder1013 on September 4th, 2008 04:52 pm (UTC)
"On my way to pick you up," Mulder said matter of factly as he changed ears. "But this is important. Skinner said Morgan has no birth cerficate anywhere on file. It doesn't exist. And when he looked up her social security number, it shows that Kit Morgan is actually three years younger than she claims to be."
Agent Dana Scully: careful considerationdiagnosis_truth on September 4th, 2008 04:56 pm (UTC)
"Hasn't been in our lives more than two hours and already we're finding lies." The tension in Scully's voice could have been mistaken for irritation in someone that didn't know her as well, but Mulder would recognize the thrum of disquiet. "I'll be ready."
Fox Mulder: iBelievemulder1013 on September 4th, 2008 06:27 pm (UTC)
"Just think what else we'll find once we actually work side by side with her," Mulder said with a clear mixture of sarcasm and unease. "I'm almost there, Scully, and then we get to meet up with our brilliant new partner."
Agent Dana Scully: compassiondiagnosis_truth on September 4th, 2008 08:04 pm (UTC)
"Mulder, you are my partner." She said the words with hard insistence. "Anyone else is just an outsider."
Fox Muldermulder1013 on September 4th, 2008 08:20 pm (UTC)
He couldn't help but smile at the strength with which she said it. It was the absolute truth.

"I don't know, Scully," he said, needing to ease the tension. "I think I'd be amenable to Miss December 1994 joining the team."
Agent Dana Scully: not without a fightdiagnosis_truth on September 4th, 2008 08:25 pm (UTC)
She rolled her eyes and was sure he could see the expression from the other end of the phone.

"She couldn't pass the entrance exam, Mulder. And there isn't enough room for her on the couch."
Fox Mulder: laughingmulder1013 on September 4th, 2008 09:11 pm (UTC)
"Sometimes brains are overrated, Scully," he said with a chuckle, "and I'm sure I could make room." His smiled faded a bit. "Or maybe we could talk to the same person who pulled the strings to get Morgan assigned to the Bureau three years too early." He turned the car onto Scully's street and stopped outside her building. "Okay, I'm here. Want me to come in?"
Agent Dana Scully: rapidly diminishing patiencediagnosis_truth on September 4th, 2008 10:16 pm (UTC)
"I'm not sure I could." Her tone had a touch of irritation - she was protective of Mulder, edging on territorial - but when he arrived, that changed. "Yeah, come on up," she said. "We can talk here."
Fox Mulder: badgemulder1013 on September 5th, 2008 01:16 am (UTC)
Mulder hung up and quickly made his way to Scully's apartment. It would be the last time the two of them would get to discuss anything about Morgan until they got to New Mexico, so he was eager for the opportunity.

"Someone order a pizza?" he called through Scully's door as he knocked.
Agent Dana Scully: taken by surprisediagnosis_truth on September 5th, 2008 01:29 am (UTC)
The door clicked open with a twist of her wrist and she took a step back to let him inside. "No, but I could arrange it," she said. "Hungry?"
Fox Mulder: smilemulder1013 on September 5th, 2008 01:51 am (UTC)
"Nah," he chuckled at his lame joke as he entered. "We don't have much time before we have to meet Morgan."
Agent Dana Scully: bemusementdiagnosis_truth on September 5th, 2008 01:58 am (UTC)
Her eyebrows narrowed into hard, ginger lines at the mention of the name, either voluntarily or not, and she stepped back into the apartment. "You're packed, then?"
Fox Mulder: suitmulder1013 on September 7th, 2008 02:07 am (UTC)
Mulder couldn't help smiling at Scully's reaction. If there was anyone he could count on to hold nothing back, it was her.

"I am. I pretty much keep a bag on standby for these things," he joked, though the humor didn't reach his eyes. "I wonder how our little agent is getting along with her packing."
Agent Dana Scully: speak to mediagnosis_truth on September 7th, 2008 02:17 am (UTC)
"I'm sure she's been packed for this for awhile." Scully's own bag was ready to go, and she turned to lift the strap onto her arm and set the bag on the couch. "This does mean the bureau will have to pop for a third room, though."
Fox Mulder: glassesmulder1013 on September 7th, 2008 03:02 am (UTC)
"I don't know, Scully, maybe you should bunk with her and look at it as an opportunity to bond. Isn't that the sort of things women are good at?" He was being facetitious, but he wondered if Morgan would be quicker to confide in Scully than him.
Agent Dana Scully: careful considerationdiagnosis_truth on September 7th, 2008 03:09 am (UTC)
Scully's eyes flickered in thought. "It does mean that you and I won't have a moment's privacy," she said, her mind slipping elsewhere to think about the way they had spent their necessary trips in the past. She wasn't concerned about her own safety, just Mulder's, but that was the way they were.

"We'll have to compare notes after she's gone to sleep. If she sees me leaving to talk to you, what's to say she won't say something to someone else."
Fox Mulder: looking forwardmulder1013 on September 7th, 2008 06:20 am (UTC)
"You mean we might actually have to be secret agents?" he asked with a rueful smile. "We won't give her any reason to report anything to whoever's pulling her strings," he said firmly.
Agent Dana Scully: bemusementdiagnosis_truth on September 7th, 2008 06:22 am (UTC)
She gave him a sideways, amused look. "In other words, we'll do our jobs," she said, "flawlessly. I think we can handle that."
Fox Mulder: suitmulder1013 on September 7th, 2008 08:58 pm (UTC)
Mulder nodded his agreement. "So, tell me what you think it means that Morgan doesn't have a birth certificate on file. We might as well get in all the theorizing we can before we have to meet up with her."
Agent Dana Scully: i want to believediagnosis_truth on September 7th, 2008 10:39 pm (UTC)
Scully tucked one ankle behind the other and leaned against the couch. "It means that someone isn't very good at covering her tracks," she said. "If they wanted us to trust her, they'd have fabricated that kind of evidence. Anyone that's dealt with us knows that's one of the first things we'd check."