Ok, so I’m a few weeks behind but omg, are they serious right now?
X-Files | Memento Mori (4x15)
“I feel time like a heartbeat, the seconds pumping in my breast 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 to me 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 shakened 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.”
How Mulder still has Scully’s thesis memorized 4 years later, and can quote full sections of it at the first mention of quantum physics. And just thinking back on the Pilot and that whole exchange says so much about how he respected Scully for her intelligence at the get-go, but also for how she was willing to question Einstein shows that she DID have open-mindedness, wasn’t afraid to question authority, she held people and science accountable, and had balls of steel. Basically, Mulder only worked with the best, and although he didn’t always show it, little things like this speak volumes to how much he respected her.