Author:  little Alex
Title:  Halloween Fairy-Tale
Date:  November 1999
Feedback:  You kidding?  I live for it (
Summary:  Imagine Mulder, Scully, and Alex as. about three feet tall,
stuffed-toy look, wearing children-sized clothes.
Disclaimer:  None of them are mine.  You know the rest.  Actually, the idea
of the three of them as stuffed toy animal thingie is Mr. Douglas Hathway's
idea.  Have no idea where he is right now, so, this is unauthorized
Author's Note:  I did it during the Rat Chat on November 1, 1999.  All the
lines that actually make sense are KMS'.  All those that don't are mine.


Mulder the Fox and Scully the Squirrel were going trick-or-treating
together.  They walked up to the first house, and looked at the nametag on
the doorframe: Skinner.

Mulder frowned and looked at Scully. "According to this name, the owner of
the house skins.  But what's skinning?  He can't mean-"

Scully sighed and shook her head. "Mulder, you can't take everything
literally.  Obviously, the man..."  The squirrel trailed off, since she
couldn't find a good definition for 'skinning' either.

Then someone tapped both of their shoulders from behind.  Mulder screamed,
girlishly, so Scully kicked him on the shin.  They both turned around and,
standing there, in a gangster costume, was Alex the Rat.  He pointed his
plastic gun at his two friends and cackled, at least it sounded like a
cackle under the atmosphere.

Alex waved the gun at the door of the house.  "Why aren't you two knocking?"

Mulder pouted.  "The door tag says Skinner."

Alex squeaked a giggle.  "So?"

"I don't want to be skinned!"

Scully added, "Whatever that means."

Alex laughed.  "That's just a name, my Foxy Mulder."  He knocked on the
door, saying, "See, nothing is going to happen-"

The door opened, and a giant looked menacingly down at the little rat.

Alex squeaked again.  "Sorry, uh...  Trick or treat?"

The giant growled.  "No candy.  Go away."

Alex mutely nodded and turned around to leave.  Then the giant grinned, his
big, pointy, yellow teeth showing.  He pointed at the fox.  "You, you come
in.  I have some candy for you."

Mulder trembled.  "Uh, no, I don't want candy now..."

Scully jumped in front of the fox.  "Yes, and you can't force him!"

The giant laughed and stepped out of his house.  The three animals tried to
run away but the giant, despite his size, was surprisingly fast.  He grabbed
the three of them up like they're little feathers and threw them into the
house.  The door slammed shut and the three animals, shivering, looked at
the giant.

The giant laughed again and picked up the little fox.  Mulder squirmed and
howled, but to no effect.  Scully and Alex jumped forward to bite on the
giant's legs, but the giant picked them up, too.  He brought the three of
them to his kitchen, and, lo and behold, hundreds of cages were there.  
Each cage has a little animal or a child in it.  All of the caged animals or
children looked blankly ahead, motionless.

The giant put Scully and Alex into one of the empty cages and locked it up. 
He set the fox down onto the table.  Mulder wanted to jump down, but the
table is too high.  He looked at his two friends and pouted more.  Then he
shivered when he noticed the giant carving knives lining the walls.  Both
the squirrel and the rat were scared, but they weren't fazed.  Scully
rattled the bars of the cage while Alex gnawed at them.

Skinner poured water into a large, large pot and lighted the firewood
underneath.  He picked the fox up and took down one of his knives.

Mulder felt paralyzed, caught in the gleam of the sharp blade.  The fox
screamed, "No, no, I'll do anything you want, please don't eat me."

Skinner barked a harsh laugh.  "I'm not going to eat you!"

The fox blinked.  "You're not?"

"No, I'm going to..."  Before Skinner can finish his sentence, Alex and
Scully were upon him.  The two had finally freed themselves and, having
grabbed pieces of wood from the stove, began beating the giant with the
burning sticks.

The menacing giant caught on fire.  Screaming, he ran away to find water,
leaving the little animals behind.  Alex was all for getting out of the
house, but Mulder insisted that they should save the other children.

Alex yelled, "It won't work; let's just go!"

But the fox, turning back to the occupied cages, just yelled back, "I don't
care; I can't let them go!"

Scully, however, stood there for a long time, her head cocked.  Then she
squealed happily.  "The knives!"

Mulder was so happy that he kissed her.  Pouting prettily, the rat simply
looked at them, and they both blushed hotly.  Sighing, Alex jumped onto the
table, grabbed the smallest knife, and started picking the locks.  Both
Scully and Mulder picked up knives themselves and began to work on the other
cages.  By the time Mulder got his first cage done, Alex and Scully had
freed all the other children and animals.

All the former captives, once out of the cage, became very energetic again. 
They all ran out of the doorway, and soon, only the three little animals
were left.

"Now, can we go?"  Alex put his paws on his hips.

"No, you can't!"

Their hearts sinking, all three of them turned around, expecting the scary
giant, but only a little boy was there.

"Thank you so much, you broke the spell!"

Simultaneously, the three animals went, "Huh?"

The little boy smiled.  "The giant was the guise that the evil witch Fowley
and sorcerer CSM forced onto me."  The boy opened his arms.  "And you broke
the spell!"  He was so happy that he kissed all three of the animals.

Scully nodded.  Everything makes sense now.  "So the giant was you all
along.  I knew there's a explanation for all of this."

The little boy grinned and nodded.  And so, the little animals decided to
live with the little boy, to protect him from further invasions of the evil
witch and sorcerer.  And of course, they all live happily ever after.

The End