“I’m home,” Cuddy cried out as she enters the doorway of their home back in Michigan. Everything’s back to normal. The vases, the pillows and the cabinets that were thrown by John months ago had been replaced and furnished. The stair rail was also newly painted and a new TV was added. John was wearing his usual handsome smile when he was coming down the stairs when she noticed him. He immediately kissed her and hugged her tight but it took her a long time before she wrapped her arms around him too.
John: I have missed you so much…
Guilt was running Cuddy’s veins as her husband moved back and looked at her. It has been four months since she saw the other side of John, the brat and strict husband that woman won’t hope to have but now he was once again the same man Cuddy met years ago, handsome, caring and gentle.
In New Jersey, it’s almost an hour since House and Wilson seated on the chair they were on but they haven’t started any conversation. House seemed to be thinking something deep as Wilson tried throwing a peanut in the air and into his mouth. Upon swallowing the last peanut he has, he looked at House who barely touched the coffee he ordered.
Wilson: House… <House looked at him> you barely touched your coffee, got a prob with a patient?
House: No. He’s fine, I already ordered ---
Wilson: It’s Cuddy isn’t it? She’s the one that bugs you right now?
House: <looking at Wilson> How dare you?
Wilson: I’ve known you so long, House. --- So, she finally left Jersey?
House: You keep asking me that question, my answer won’t change. It won’t bring her back.
Wilson: Bring her back? --- Are you? Still in love? With Cuddy?
House tried to avert his eyes from Wilson but at the end, their eyes met. His friend knew he’s still in love with the woman he shared love with six years ago. Wilson chuckled while shaking his head.
Wilson: Wow, you really are still into her. <his pager rang and he looked at it> Oh, I have to go. Patient’s looking for me <he stood and tapped House’s shoulder before leaving as House was left still thinking about Cuddy>.
Cuddy, on the hand, went out the bathroom after a short shower. John was seated on their bed with back against the headboard looked at her as she sat down in front of the grooming dresser and started drying her hair with the towel.
John: Mom went here last week when you’re out.
Cuddy: What’d she say?
John: Nothing much. She joined me a couple of days and went back home. ---- She thought we’ll be back in the ranch this year <Cuddy turned to face him>.
Cuddy: Don’t we? I think we already planned to be there this summer?
John: Yes, we did.
Cuddy: So what made you change your mind? <John pulled out the covers and moved to stand beside Cuddy>.
John: I just don’t want to disappoint my dad. We’re going there without kids?
Cuddy: Honey ---
John: Lisa, all dad want is a grandchild from me…
Cuddy: Can’t he just give up the idea that we can’t give him one? We tried every -- <she stood tried not to have the conversation with her husband but John pulled her back with force as he look at her>.
John: We can and we’ll make it tonight <he pulled Cuddy>
Cuddy: John, let go.
She tried to let go but John held her to tight. He was aggressive again. He laid Cuddy on bed and immediately landed on her. She tried to protect herself but John got both her hands and pinned hers with his and started kissing her on her cheeks. She was screaming his name but he wouldn’t mind. He ripped off the clothes Cuddy put while ago and started taking advantage of the scene he’s seeing. The sweet husband she married turned to be an addict rapist.