Louie the dog was sitting on the lawn right in front of the kitchen window, enjoying the fair summer day with a smile. In fact, nothing could bring her from her joy. Not even, apparently, Mulder the bird landing on her back to chill as well.
Mulder, Steven’s weird zero-zone1 crow.
Behind Rui, someone else walked in-- Luke.
The older girl turned quickly, hissing “Look at this.”
“Look at what?”
He, too, was befuddled by the coexistence of nature.
Mulder ruffled their wings, settling in a bit more. Louie continued to relax with a look of content on her face.
Rui and Luke were still staring, open mouthed, when Will meandered in to refill his mug with tea.
“What are you two sods staring at--”
“No, no, shh, look at this!” Rui grabbed him, much to his dislike.
“Hey fuck off--”
“Look at what Louie and Mulder are doing!” Luke exclaimed in a hushed tone, as if the two animals could hear him.
“So, isn’t that a little weird?”
“I--” Will’s anger cooled, if only slightly. “Well. I mean, yeah. A little.”
He stayed to watch as well, if only a little sheepishly.
A few minutes passed by, and nothing happened. What the kids thought was going to happen was probably different for each of them, but they all stayed regardless.
“Whatchya guys doing?”
“Steven!!” Rui and Luke both turned with matched enthusiasm. Will took a sip of his tea, averting his gaze.
“...Why are you all staring out the window?”
“Louie and Mulder are both coexisting!” Luke said.
“Isn’t that weird?” Rui pulled Steve forward a little to get a better look, but Steve just looked puzzled.
“You haven’t seen them do that before? They do it all the time.”
Um. What. No?
At their confused silence, Steve continued. “You’ve seriously never seen them do that before?”
Steve shrugged. “Huh. Alright.” He walked away.
Will sniffed, bringing his cup up to his mouth and slinking away. His face was red. Rui and Luke just looked incredulous for a few more minutes, taking a few more glances out the window before they too wandered off.
1. I was trying to come up w/ different names for the weird space in-between dimensions and came up w/ the ‘zero zone.’ There are probs a lot of different terms tho, like slang n shit.
also. i THINK i edited this. I think.