An Acceptable Level
of Happiness

by
Jenna Tooms


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"There are many things I know we'll tell Malcolm when he's old enough to understand. I'll tell him, 'Your father was taken away from us during most of the time I was pregnant with you.' I'll tell him, 'Your father wept against my belly when he learned about you.' But I don't know how I'm going to tell him, 'When they took you out of my body your father started screaming, 'Don't hurt her! Stop hurting her! You bastards! God! I'll do anything you want, just stop hurting her!' and they had to restrain and sedate him.'

"I don't know how to tell Malcolm that. I don't know if I will. Of all the things we don't talk about, Mulder's abduction is the biggest elephant in the living room."


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