Ahead of Twilight
by TexxasRose

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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?

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