"Mulder liked running in Scully's neighborhood. It was a change from his own, and the hills made it a real challenge. His circuit took him past a playground with a couple of underused basketball courts, and he paused by the fence to watch four aging preppies go at it under one hoop.

Mulder couldn't watch a game like this without sizing up the players against his own ability. In this case there was no comparison. He could take on the four of them and probably beat them."



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