Ahead of Twilight
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"Some moments in the four years of monotony stood out with crystal
clarity, and these were the ones Mulder knew he would try forever
to shove from his consciousness. Flashes of them occasionally
came unbidden to his mind in a series of still frames--memories
of being restrained by another inmate while a guard beat him
senseless, of being cornered in the exercise yard by two of the
biggest convicted murderers he'd ever seen, being held struggling
against the concrete wall of the prison while-- Forcibly he
repressed that memory and a dozen others like it. There was no
point in reliving his torture. It was over. He was a free man."
Mulder returns from prison as a fragile man who knows that Scully
didn't wait for him. Will they meet again?