Title: Moving On
Author: Jackie G.
Summary: The Boys put some pieces together and try to make sense of it all.
Disclaimer: Don't own 'em, would like to.
Moving On . . .
An old Chinese proverb once said that ‘a journey of a
thousand miles begins with a single step.’ I wonder
if the person who came up with that proverb knew that
it’s easier said than done to continue to go on after
something like this has happened.
Mulder, Scully, Doggett, and Skinner are fine, thank
goodness. My three associates and I were here at the
times of the incidences. We’re fine, physically
speaking. Emotionally, we’re torn up inside.
Confused. Angered. Shocked.
A generation ago, people talked about where they were
when they first heard about JFK on that fateful day,
November 22, 1963. This generation will share with
its predecessor in this: people will remember where
they were on that now fateful day of September 11,
September 11, 2001.
This day, in 1978, was linked to the Camp David
Accords, witnessed by then Preside! nt Jimmy Carter.
Now, it will be overshadowed by the events of Tuesday
morning. I am still in shock by what has happened, as
my friends are. We’re coping in the only ways we know
Frohike is in the kitchen, cooking. He’s been doing
that for the past thirty-six hours now.
Langly is downstairs on his computer, trying to keep
us up to date on the situation. I know this because
every ten minutes or so, he comes to the bottom of the
stairs and yells up for us to come down.
Jimmy is walking around, tossing a football in his
hands. He doesn’t say much, because there really
isn’t much to say.
As for me, I sit in my room, alone, writing, trying to
come to grips with what has happened. Occasionally,
the paper becomes blurry and I have to wipe my eyes in
order to keep writing.
I am saddened by the loss of so many innocent lives.
I am angry that someone wanted to destroy the country
in this sense.
I am shocked that our security was breeched so easily.
I am scared that this isn’t over.
Yes, I am feeling all of these emotions at one time.
But despite that, I feel a sense of determination,
just as I know my fellow associates do. Whoever these
monsters were, they intended to tear our country
They have failed.
The United States has come together in a way I never
thought possible. We have put aside our political,
social differences to unite as one country to fight
I look into the future, scared by the uncertainties
that this tragedy has caused, but more determined than
ever to continue in our fight for justice. It will be
hard for everyone, but we will do it.
We will stand in the face of adversity.
We will carry on.
We will never forget.
They will never be forgotten.
- John Fitzgerald Byers
September 12, 2001