Remember when it was about Mulder and Scully?
The series. The books. The game. The magazine articles. Lots and lots of magazine articles. The fanfiction - reams of it. The poems. The songs.
Shipper or noromo, it doesn't matter. The unique partnership the exists between Mulder and Scully is so core to the success of The X-Files, that breaking up this partnership will rend the series asunder. Some people seem to have forgotten that, or simply don't care about the 7 year history of these two characters who have come to epitomize the meaning of 'partner'.
They may have forgotten it, but we haven't. We remember the days when Scully - and others - thought a lot of Mulder.
"For the first time, I feel time like a heartbeat, the seconds, pumping in my breasts like a reckoning. The numinous mysteries that once seemed so distant and unreal, threatening clarity in the presence of a truth entertained not in youth, but only in its passage. I feel these words as if their meaning were weight being lifted from me. Knowing that you will read them and share my burden as I have come to trust no other. That you should know my heart, look into it, finding there the memory and experience that belong to you, that are you, is a comfort now as I feel the tethers loose and the prospects darken for the continuance of a journey that began not so long ago and which began again with a faith shaken and strengthened by your convictions. If not for which, I might never have been so strong now as I cross to face you, and look at you, incomplete, hoping that you will forgive me for not making the rest of the journey with you."
- Scully's Journal, Memento Mori, Season 4
"Mulder, I feel you close though I know you are now pursuing your own path. For that I am grateful. More than I could ever express. I need to know you're out there if I am ever to see through this."
Journal, Memento Mori, Season 4
"Mulder, I wouldn't put myself on the line for anybody but you."
- Scully, Tooms, Season 1
"And Mulder, when you see Skinner to hand in your field report, I know that it's your decision, but I hope that you know that I'd consider it more than a professional loss if you decided to leave."
- Scully, The Host, Season 2
"I had the strength of your beliefs."
- Scully, One Breath, Season 2
"I guess I never realized how much I relied on him before this. . . his passion. He's been a great source of strength that I've drawn on."
- Scully, Elegy, Season 5
"I will continue here as long as I can, as long as you are beset by the haunting illness that consumes your beautiful mind."
- Scully, Sixth Extinction, Season 7
"I've always trusted Mulder."
And you know, it wasn't all one-sided either. Mulder thought a lot of Scully, too.
"Before I could only trust myself. Now I can only trust you."
- Mulder, Little Green Men, Season 2
"Don't you get it, Scully? They don't want us working together, and right now that's the only reason I can think of to stay."
- Mulder, The Host, Season 2
"Scully, you are the only one I trust."
- Mulder, Wetwired, Season 2
"In four years I have shared my partner's passionate search for the truth and if my part has been a deception, I have never seen her intergrity waver or her honor compromised. But now I ask her to lie to the people lying to us--a dangerous lie to find the truth--to find the men who would be revealed at its enemy, as *our* enemy, as the enemy within."
- Mulder, Redux I, Season 5
"You see that? We don't need that conference. We have communication like that--unspoken. You know what I'm thinking."
- Mulder, Detour, Season 5
"Scully, you have to believe me. Nobody else on this whole damn planet ever will. You're my one in 5 billion."
- Mulder, Folie A Deux, Season 5
"Scully, I was like you once--I didn't know who to trust. Then I chose another path, another life, another fate where I found my sister. The end of my world was unrecognizable and upside-down. There was one thing that remained the same. You. . .were my friend and you told me the truth. Even when the world was falling apart, you were my constant, my touchstone."
- Mulder, Sixth Extinction II - Amor Fati, Season 7
Fox forgets Mulder.
Philes forget the X-Files.