by Damon Moudry
Disclaimer: All of the characters in this story collectively belong to Jason Katmis, The WB,
Melinda Mertz and all the entities who hold the respective copyrights to both the
Roswell High books, and Roswell TV series.
All of the characters related to The X-Files collectively belong to Chris Carter and
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Summary: A crossover event.
EXT. THE CRASHDOWN CAFE - BACK ALLEY - MOMENTS LATER Michael leads Maria out the back of the cafe. They are followed by Liz and Max. Max stops. LIZ Max, come on. What are you doing? MAX We canít just run out like this. Itís not right. MICHAEL Screw right, Max! We are witnesses to a major crime in there, and if they start asking questions like how the hell did the place start shaking like that, we are in serious trouble! MAX Thatís not what I mean. LIZ Then what do you mean, Max? Max looks at Liz and Michael knowingly. MICHAEL No. Absolutely not! Thatís what got us all into this mess in the first place! MAX I just canít let her... LIZ What are you talking about, Max? (to Michael) Whatís he talking about, Michael? Maria, puffy eyed and sniffling, looks up from Michaelís chest, MARIA When Max saved you, Liz. Thatís why he wants to go back in. To save that woman. Lizís eyes go wide and she turns to Max. LIZ No! You canít go back in there! MAX Why not? I did it to save you, didnít I? LIZ Thatís different, Max. Iím not an FBI agent, and you werenít being hunted down like you are. Thereís too much of a risk! MAX Liz, there is no difference. That woman is laying in there dying. She has a bullet in her that shouldnít be there. LIZ What about what you told me when my Grandmother died? Maybe this is her time, Max. MAX No. Itís not. LIZ How do you know that?! MAX I saw her aura. LIZ Her what? MARIA Her aura. Michael told me on the way back from Marathon, that they can see auras. LIZ Wait a minute. You can see auras? MAX Yes. Hers is strong... Just like yours, Liz. Itís not her time. Max looks at Liz who appears moved. MICHAEL Oh, forget this, Max! Letís go! MAX No. Take Maria home, and meet back at my house. Iím staying. Michael shakes his head. MICHAEL This has gotta be the lamest idea youíve ever had. Michael walks off with Maria. Max walks back toward the cafe as Liz stops him. LIZ Max. What are you going to do? MAX Iíll think of something. Itís gonna be okay. Max smiles at Liz. Liz smiles back. LIZ All right. Letís do it. Max walks into the cafe and Liz follows. INT. THE CRASHDOWN CAFE - MOMENTS LATER The overhead sprinklers have stopped. People are wondering around in post- war shock. Mulder kneels by Scully who lays in a bloody pool of water. Mulder has a towel pressed over Scullyís wound. MULDER Come on, Scully. Stay with me. Helpís on the way. Scully moans slightly as Liz and Max rush up to Mulder. LIZ The paramedics are on their way. Mulder nods. Liz glances over her shoulder and sees GRAY ALIEN slowly waking up against the wall. Liz gently taps Mulder on the shoulder. LIZ Uh... Excuse me, but... Mulder turns and sees Gray Alien beginning to sit up. MULDER Here, keep pressure on it. Mulder puts Lizís hand on the towel. Scully winces a little. Mulder walks over to Gray Alien, and yanks off Gray Alienís mask to reveal a scruffy looking man in his 30s. Mulder slams Gray Alien into the wall with both hands. MULDER You son of a bitch! Are you happy now?! I hope it was worth it you piece of shit! As the patrons watch Mulder scream at Gray Alien, Max comes up and kneels beside Liz. MAX Here. Let me. Max removes the towel and sees blood pouring out of a small entry wound. Max takes his hand and places it over the wound and closes his eyes. MONTAGE: There is a series of quick, lightening fast images: 1) Scully as a child. 2) Scullyís father, dressed in a Naval uniform. 3) Sully meets Mulder for the first time. 4) Scully is abducted by Duane Barry. 5) Scully witnesses Deep Throat being assassinated. 6) Scully and Mulder run out of the FBI building in Dallas, TX (X-Files Movie). 7) Scully and Mulder are about to kiss each other... (X-Files Movie). INT. THE CRASHDOWN CAFE - SECONDS LATER Max tenses up and lets out a sigh as Max removes his hand from Scullyís stomach. The wound is HEALED, leaving only dried blood in its place. MAX (to Liz) Thanks. Iíll see you soon. LIZ You too. Mulder is forcefully slapping handcuffs on Gray Alien. Mulder then leans in close to Gray Alien as Max quietly walks past them both, to the back. MULDER If she dies, you die. Mulder walks Gray Alien to the center of the restaurant and slams Gray Alien down in a chair. Mulder then kneels down beside Scully, who, surprisingly, starts to sit up. MULDER No, no. Stay down, Scully. Youíve been shot. SCULLY Shot? What -- Scully removes the towel Liz has pressed against Scullyís stomach and sees there is no wound. Mulderís eyes go wide as Liz backs away from Mulder and Scully. SCULLY Shot? Mulder, whatís going on? Mulder examines Scullyís stomach. There is a palm print outline in the dried blood. MULDER What the... Scully squints in pain and holds her head. SCULLY Whoa... MULDER Are you all right? SCULLY I guess. All I remember is the guns going off and then I blacked out. I was shot? MULDER Yes! You were shot and laying in a pool of blood! SCULLY Iím fine, Mulder. Mulder looks around frantically and spots Liz. MULDER You, give me that towel. Liz hands Mulder the blood soaked towel and Mulder shows the towel to Scully. MULDER You were shot, and I put this towel on the wound to stop the bleeding. Scully examines the towel. SCULLY You did? MULDER Yes! How else do you explain this pool of water youíre sitting in? Scully looks at the pool of bloody water sheís sitting in as Liz backs further into the cafe. Scully then stands up as Mulder helps her. SCULLY I donít know. Iím fine now, Mulder. Scully looks down at her blood stained blouse and stomach. Mulder looks around the cafe, sees Liz, and walks right up to her. MULDER You. Whatís your name? LIZ Liz. Liz Parker. MULDER Liz, what do you know about this? Mulder holds up the towel. LIZ You told me to put it on her stomach to stop the bleeding when you went and arrested that guy. Liz points to Gray Alien. Mulder looks at Liz suspiciously. SCULLY Mulder. Mulder continues to look at Liz. SCULLY Mulder, she had nothing to do with it. There was this guy. A kid. She didnít know him. Mulder walks back to Scully. Liz gets a worried look on her face. MULDER Kid, what Kid? SCULLY I donít know... He was young, about her age. Mulder turns to Liz who stands there nervously. Mulder then looks past Liz to the kitchen doors which sway loosely. Mulder runs toward the back... SCULLY Mulder! Mulder runs past Liz who looks at Scully. Both Liz and Scully share a knowing glance. EXT. THE CRASHDOWN CAFE - BACK ALLEY - SECONDS LATER Mulder bursts into the alley and looks around. Itís deserted. Mulder then goes back inside. INT. THE CRASHDOWN CAFE - SAME Liz and Scully look at each other. Scully looks down at her stomach and then at Liz. EXT. THE CRASHDOWN CAFE - LATER THAT DAY A Jeep Cherokee pulls up in front of the diner where ambulances, fire trucks, and local law enforcement vehicles have decended. The door opens and SHERIFF VALENTI steps out. Valenti puts on his cowboy hat and walks toward the cafe. DEPUTY OWEN stands on the sidewalk as Paramedics tend to shell-shocked witnesses. VALENTI What have we got here, Owen? DEPUTY OWEN Oh, itís a bad one, Sheriff. Apparently it was a hold up that went south. Two FBI agents... VALENTI Did you say FBI agents? DEPUTY OWEN Yeah... Deputy Owen flips open his note pad. DEPUTY OWEN ...Agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully, just happened to be passing through when it happened. Valenti and Owen watch a coroner snap photos of a chalk outline on the sidewalk where Green Alien#2 landed amid a hail of glass. The front window is completely gone. DEPUTY OWEN Apparently, three gunmen entered and demanded money. Agents Mulder and Scully then revealed themselves and ordered the suspects to drop their weapons. They exchanged gun fire, and this is where one of the bad guys ended up. VALENTI What about the other two? DEPUTY OWEN One took a round in the chest, and heís in critical condition. They airlifted him to Albuquerque, a few minutes ago. The other one is still inside. VALENTI Is that all? DEPUTY OWEN Actually, no. VALENTI What do you mean, no? INT. THE CRASHDOWN CAFE - CONTINUOUS Mulder sits in a chair, exhausted, as paramedics take his blood pressure. Scully sits wrapped in a blanket sipping a cup of coffee as Valenti and Deputy Owen walk in. Mulder immediately stands up as Valenti and Deputy Owen walk over to him. MULDER Sheriff, I have to talk to you right away. Thereís something going on here that I think you need to know about. Liz sits off to the side and watches Mulder and Valenti with interest. VALENTI Agent, Mulder, is it? MULDER Yes. That is my partner, agent Scully. Sheriff, something very strange is going on here. VALENTI And what exactly do you mean by strange, agent Mulder? Mulder leads Valenti over to Scully and Mulder and Valenti kneel down before her. MULDER Scully, this is sheriff...Valenti, was it? Valenti tips his hat to Scully. VALENTI Maíam. Scully blushes slightly. MULDER Scully, if you donít mind Iíd like to show the sheriff what happened to you. Scully nods. Mulder lifts up Scullyís blouse to reveal a SILVER HAND PRINT on her stomach. Valentiís jaw nearly hits the floor. MULDER My partner was shot, but then somehow, miraculously it just healed up. What do you make of that hand print? Valenti and Mulder stand as Valenti searches the diner. Valenti spots Liz and walks over to her with Deputy Owen and Mulder in tow. VALENTI How you doing, Liz? LIZ Uh, fine, sheriff. Just fine. Just a shaken up a bit. VALENTI Well, thatís understandable. It seems youíre always in the wrong place at the wrong time, huh? Liz manages a small smile. MULDER Liz did a great job. She did exactly what she was told and may have even helped save Scullyís life. Thank you. LIZ I just did what I thought I had to do. Mulder nods as Deputy Owen and Valenti exchange knowing looks. VALENTI Liz, was Max Evans, with you today when this all happened? LIZ Max Evans? Uh... No, no. Why would we be here? VALENTI I donít know. You tell me. MULDER Sheriff, there were a bunch of her friends with her befpre this all went down. Liz gets a worried look on her face. VALENTI Oh, and how do you know that, agent Mulder? MULDER Before it all started, my partner and I were about to order when I turned around and noticed our waitress standing at the back... Mulder takes a few steps toward the back and turns to face Valenti and Deputy Owen. MULDER ...With a group of friends. Two young guys, and Liz. DEPUTY OWEN (to Valenti) Maria De Luca was on duty with Liz. VALENTI Where is she now? DEPUTY OWEN I donít know. I think she went home. VALENTI Weíll swing by later and get her statement. Deputy Owen nods. VALENTI (to Liz) So, Max Evans wasnít here, huh? LIZ Well... No. No... He just said a group of friends. He must have meant Alex and Michael. Thatís who it was. Alex and Michael. VALENTI Michael Gerrand? DEPUTY OWEN Figures. VALENTI (to Mulder) Thank you agent Mulder, youíve been a big help. I think we can take it from here. MULDER But... VALENTI Deputy Owen will take your statement and then youíre fee to go. MULDER Thatís all your gonna do about this? My partner was shot, and now sheís fine? What about that silver hand print on her stomatch? Doesnít that strike you as a bit odd? Or do things like this usually happen in Roswell, New Mexico. Valenti walks straight up to Mulder as looks Mulder directly in the eye. VALENTI Agent Mulder, I donít know where youíre from, or who youíre used to dealing with, but this is a local matter, now. Let me handle it. For your own, sake. Good bye. Valenti smiles pleasantly and walks away. Deputy Owen follows. Scully, stands next to Mulder who is visibly frustrated. SCULLY Mulder, itís okay. The important thing is that Iím fine. Why donít we just go back to Albuquerque, huh? Liz watches Mulder and Scully. MULDER I canít believe you, Scully. Even when something like this happens, you arenít willing to believe. SCULLY Thatís not it. Whatever happened to me, happened. Sometimes you arenít supposed to understand the how or why. Maybe I wasnít really shot. Maybe I was just grazed or something, and it hit a major blood vessel and it looked like I was. Frustrated, Mulder looks at Scully. Scully then glances at Liz as Liz and Scully share a knowing look. Mulder shakes his head and rubs his tired eyes. MULDER Maybe youíre right. But Iím gonna go call Skinner, and letíem know weíre not gonna make the flight back to D.C. tonight. Mulder walks toward the front door... SCULLY Why not? Mulder turns around and faces Scully. MULDER Because Iím sticking around and finding out whoever or whatever is responsible for healing you. Even if you arenít. Mulder walks out the front door as Valenti and Deputy Owen watch. Valenti and Deputy Owen then resume interviewing a witness. Scully looks at Liz. Liz mouths the words, ďThank YouĒ. Scully nods. Scully then walks out the front door. Liz shakes her head and lets out an weary sigh. JACK PARKER (O.C.) Oh my God, Liz. JACK PARKER, Lizís father, rushes in and hugs Liz. LIZ Dad. LIZ Iím okay, Iím fine. Everythingís okay. Jack looks around at whatís left of the Crashdown. JACK What the hell happened? Valenti walks up to Jack and Liz. VALENTI Jack. Looks like two times a charm, huh? JACK Thatís whatís the insurance man said when he called me. Thank God, Liz is still in one piece. Valenti and Liz exchange a look. VALENTI Yeah, Liz is quite a trooper. Just one adventure after another. Jack... Valenti walks away with Jack as Liz watches them. EXT. THE CRASHDOWN CAFE - A FEW MOMENTS LATER Mulder stands by the Taurus talking on a cell phone. MULDER Yes. Get me Assistant Director Walter Skinner, please. This is agent Fox Mulder. Scully walks over to Mulder. SCULLY Mulder, what are you doing? Mulder holds up a hand to silence her. MULDER Sir? EXT. THE J. EDGAR HOOVER BLDG. - FBI HEADQUARTERS - DAY The multistory sandstone and smoked glass building. ON SCREEN CAPTION: FBI Headquarters Washington, DC INT. THE ASSISTANT DIRECTORíS OFFICE - SAME WALTER SKINNER sits at his desk talking on the phone. SKINNER Agent Mulder, why do I get the feeling this isnít a social call? MULDER Somethingís happened, here sir. SKINNER I know Iím going to regret asking you this, but what? MULDER Scully was shot... Skinner sits up and is alarmed. SKINNER Is she okay? MULDER Yes, sheís fine. Thatís the something I need to talk to you about. SKINNER How did she get shot? Are you still in Albuquerque? MULDER No, no. Actually, weíre in Roswell, New Mexico. SKINNER Roswell? What are you doing in Roswell? MULDER Itís a long story sir, and it only gets longer the more we talk about it over the phone, but I will say that Scully and I are now material witnesses in an attempted robbery, and local law enforcement needs us to stick around for at least a couple of days to sort everything out. SKINNER So, let me guess. If order you two back to D.C. Iíd be in violation of the major crimes act which prevents interfering with a local investigation, right? MULDER Something like that sir. Skinner sighs and rubs his eyes. SKINNER All right. Iím giving you three days. If itís not cleared up by then, I want you two out. Regardless. Is that understood? MULDER Yes, sir. SKINNER Good. You might want to check in with the section Chief down there. His name is... Skinner flips open a directory and finds a name. SKINNER ...Agent Stevens. MULDER Stevens, huh? SKINNER Yeah, heís running the regional INS and Illegal Immigration programs down there with the border partrol. MULDER Protecting us from the evil aliens? SKINNER Exactly. And agent Mulder? MULDER Yes, sir? SKINNER Tell agent Scully that Iím glad sheís okay. MULDER Iíll do that sir. Skinner hangs up. EXT. THE CRASHDOWN CAFE - SAME Mulder collapses the cell phone. SCULLY Mulder, what are you doing? MULDER Starting my own investigation on why youíre still standing there talking to me, Scully. Mulder walks off as Scully stands there powerless. Scully feels someone watching her and turns to see Liz standing in the doorway of the cafe. They exchange looks. INT. THE ASSISTANT DIRECTORíS OFFICE - SAME A cigarette is ground into an ashtray full of extinguished butts. CSM (O.C.) Roswell, New Mexico, eh? Skinner looks over and sees CIGARETTE SMOKING MAN (CSM) sitting in a chair by the door. CSM sits up and clasps his hands together in an intrigued manner. CSM Well, now. I suppose that I should give agent Stevens a call shouldnít I? Skinner just sneers at CSM who reclines in his chair with a devilish grin on his face. TO BE CONTINUED
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