155 Words

For episode:
Patient X
Alex Krycek


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Krycek braces himself against the dirty sink and peers into the mirror, bleary-eyed. He'll shave tomorrow, he thinks, stretching a bristled jaw toward the polished metal that substitutes for glass on this rusting hulk of a ship. Gotta look sharp when you're negotiating.

Or dictating terms. He grins. The old men won't be ready for that, which will make it all the sweeter.

He pulls a toothbrush from his pocket and begins to brush. Nearly 3 a.m. and, god, he needs some shuteye. Just one day: one more day where the Oil stays put, where the kid doesn't stop breathing, where colonists and rebels don't commandeer the planet for a quick game of Armageddon.

The floor below him lurches. Krycek grabs at the edge of the sink, stabilizes himself. Sees the toothbrush fall toward the muck in the corner beside the sink.


But one more day, Aleksei. Just one. Tomorrow the tide will turn.


Author: bardsmaid
Archive: Yes, but please keep my headers attached and let me know where it is
Spoilers: Patient X
Rating: worksafe
Classification:  Vignette, 155 words
Summary: Nearly in New York, Krycek prepares for a few final hours of sleep on the ship.
Disclaimer: The X-Files characters are the creations of Chris Carter and 1013 Productions; no infringement is intended.

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