House and Cuddy go to their room to rest a bit before going to buy the tickets. She’s lying on the bed and House looks at her from the balcony, then he stands up, takes his shoes off, and lies next to her. Cuddy feels him on her side and put her hand over his. House jokes. ‘I told you. You won’t get sex from me...’
‘Any physical contact with you means that I want sex?’
‘If you were a different person no, but if we bear in mind that this person is you... YES!!’
‘Am I only sex for you?’
That questions really shocks Greg, and he remain in silence. Cuddy looks at him waiting for an answer, but it never comes. ‘Okay, don’t answer.’ Cuddy shows her back to him and he looks at her thinking seriously about her question.
She feels a bit angry, if it’s just sex what he wants... phone a hooker... Lisa sighs and tries to take off her mind all her thoughts about him.
House turns to her again and rises his hand to caress her back., but he regrets and puts his hand on the pillow again. He feel like saying something but he knows he’ll screw it up if he does. Cuddy talks but doesn’t turn to look at him. ‘You were right, I won’t stand it if I go to London with you. So go you to London and I'll go back to New Jersey or to visit my parents.’
House sighs. ‘Then I'll go back to work...’
‘No, the hospital deserves a few days without you. And you have a lot of days off left.’
He touches her shoulder in order to make her turn round. ‘Then come with me to London and the hospital will be free of us a few days...’
She looks at him surprised. ‘Why do you want me to go with you?’
‘Be-cause... I don't know... it's not the same if I go alone... and I think you may... like that place...’ Cuddy looks at him and finally nods. House feels happy inside, but he wouldn’t admit it.
In the afternoon, they go to the airport to buy plane tickets for the next day. Afterward, they go for their last walk in Italy. ‘Awww this is beautiful. I'm gonna miss Rome.’
‘This vacation has been... you know... strange...’
‘Very strange, actually... but you know...I wouldn’t change anything...’ Cuddy smiles at him. ‘I enjoyed these days here, your pranks to the staff, our discussions, our jokes, our walks...’
‘Aaawwww, I'm about to cry my eyes off!’ Cuddy rolls her eyes.
They buy their last Italian “gelato” and House has his mouth full of it. ‘Didn’t your mother teach you how to eat? You have some ice cream on your nose.’
‘She did but anyway I ate like an animal...’ He cleans the ice cream of his nose with his hand.
‘What a saint person! That’s patience!’
She approaches the ice cream to her mouth and House pull her arm, so her nose gets dirty of ice cream. ‘Whoops sorry, how clumsy I am.’
‘Too much ice cream for your thighs, uh?’
‘Yes, you know, a minute of pleasure in your mouth and a lifetime on the hips...’
‘Exactly... and your hips are damaged enough...’ He laughs and mocks at her.
‘That's enough, isn't it? This is no longer funny.’ She looks at him serious and starts walking away.
‘Aren't you gonna talk to me?’ House follows her and she keeps walking ignoring him.
‘Liiiisaaaa... Do I have to beg on my knees for your forgiveness??’
Suddenly, she stops and turns to look at him. ‘Come on... I'm a poor crippled!!’
She stays in silence and smiles.
‘Really?? You must be kidding...’ Cuddy stares at him without saying a word while he kneel with one leg. ‘Please Lisa, would you forgive me??’
Cuddy laughs ‘I will never forget this’ She helps him to stand up. ‘Well... okay... I forgive you...’
‘Well, now it's me who is angry!!’
‘Okay I'm sorry but I'm not gonna get on my knees.’
‘Fine.’ House starts walking without looking at her.
‘Oh come on! House!’ She can walk faster and goes next to him. ‘House!’ He looks at her. She rolls her eyes and gets on her knees. ‘Sorry.’
‘Sorry?? That's it??’
Cuddy chuckles and frowns. ‘Yes. What else you do want?’
‘Make an effort, come on!!’
‘I'm sorry House.’She rolls her eyes and stares at him. ‘Can you forgive me?’
House smiles at her. ‘Silly... let’s go to sleep. We have a flight tomorrow.’
In the morning they check they have all their things in their suitcases and go to the airport. Once there, they ckeck in their luggage and go to look some stores while wait to go on board. Cuddy convinces him to try on a T-shirt. ‘Come on, you need to renew your wardrobe a little bit...’
‘Renew my wardrobe?? What’s wrong with my wardrobe...?’ she smiles and House tries on the T-shirt.
‘Wow, you look great.’
House pretends a girl’s voice. ‘Really??? I think it makes me look fat.’
‘Hahah no little girl, seriously. It makes you look sexier.’
House’s face turns serious. ‘Sexier?? The ending -er means that you thought that I was SEXY before I put on this T shirt and then I became even sexier. Am I right, Lisa??’
Cuddy gets nervous. ‘You’re an ass.’
He smiles victorious. ‘Thanks for confirming.’
To be continued...
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