Death By Cow

by Rhetta

TITLE: Death By Cow
AUTHOR: Rhetta
RATING: PG
CLASSIFICATION: Vignette; Mulder POV
DISTRIBUTION: Sure, just let me know.
FEEDBACK: rhoannan@att.net
SPOILERS: 'Rain King'
DISCLAIMER: Mulder and the rest of the 'X-Files' belong to Chris Carter, 1013, and FOX. David Duchovny belongs to himself. SUMMARY: Flying cows are bad.
AUTHOR'S NOTES: Written for the Haven's 155 Words Mid-Episode Challenge.


It's supposedly a great truth that when facing death your entire life flashes before your eyes.

I'm here to tell you that's a total lie.

All I saw was a headline - 'FBI Agent's Death Attributed To Bovine Interference.'

Of all the ways I've thought I might die, and believe me I've got a long list, Death By Cow wasn't one of them.

I mean, one minute you're busy unraveling the mysteries of a dark conspiracy that reaches into the hearts of every man, woman, and child and the next minute you're providing Ol' Bessie with a soft landing.

It's just not fair.

I glance up at the mirror and frown. Damn. Is that a grey hair?

"Mulder, for the second time, would you hurry up and get in here? It's cold."

I can't resist a grin. Leave it to Scully to remind me of the one bright spot in all this.

She's smart like that.


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