The next day, Lisa feels much better and Lucas comes to visit her.
‘Hi!’ Says Cuddy opening the door.
‘Hi! How are you feeling ?’
‘Much better, thanks.’
‘I've brought something special to you.’ He gives her a box of chocolates and she takes it.
‘Wow, thank you, but Lucas, I’ve been sick, I can’t really eat chocolates...’
‘I know, I know, they are for when you feel better, that’s why I’ve also brought this.’ He gives her a rose and Lisa blushes a bit while she takes it. ‘Thanks.’ She smiles and gives him a quick kiss on his lips.
‘You're welcome.’ He approaches and returns the kiss a bit deeper. They smile and keep kissing while lying on the couch. They stay there for a while, she seems weird, suddenly she remembers House and stops kissing Lucas. ‘Is there something wrong?’ Asks he worried, looking at her.
‘No, it's just...’ Cuddy shakes her head and smiles at him. ‘It's nothing.’ She sits up, and he does the same. ‘So... How was your day? I think I will go back to work tomorrow.’
‘That’s great, if you feel better... My day was good, nothing interesting, you know... The most interesting part was buying the chocolates and the rose while I was following a guy.’
She nods and hands him the chocolate box. ‘I think I’ll be able to eat them tomorrow. You want some now?’
‘Yes, sure, I'll take one.’ Lucas eats the chocolate and his cell phone rings. ‘Excuse me. Hello?... yes, it's me... uh huh... I'm busy right now... yes, you know, I have personal life... yes, okay... I'll be there.’ He hangs up. ‘Damn it, I have to go.. You want me to come back later?’
‘Sure, you wanna come for dinner?’
‘Yes, I'll try to be here on time. I'll call you later. ‘He takes another chocolate and gives her another kiss. ‘Bye Lis!’
That morning Wilson goes to his office early, trying not to run into House, because he doesn't want to tell him about his visit to Lisa the day before. When Wilson gets to his office, House is already there waiting and he scares his friend.
‘Oh God! What are you doing here?’ James looks at the time. ‘So early...’
‘I've slept here...’ Wilson looks at him surprised. ‘I was kidding... Did you visit Lisa yesterday?’
‘Yes, I went to her house...’ He really doesn’t wanna talk about it and tries to change the subject. ‘And how do you feel today?’
‘Fine... what did she say?’
‘Can't you be more specific? What do you wanna know?’
‘Oh come on, I wanna know every little detail she said... What did you both talk about?’ Asks House.
‘I... can't tell you. She's okay, that's all. I'll go to visit her later again.’
‘You can't tell me?? Come on Wilson...’
‘Oh come on...’ He can’t have secrets like that with his friend. Wilson looks around, sighs and finally speaks. ‘She's dating Lucas.’
House looks at him shocked. He’s speechless for some seconds, then leaves the office and goes to his own office. Wilson doesn't know if he has done well by telling House about Lisa's new boyfriend, but he can’t stand both news (Lisa’s new boyfriend and Lisa’s possible pregnancy) and not telling any of them to House. Besides, by telling this, House won't insist asking to his friend more things... at least for a while...
House gets into his office and sits down. He leans his head against the cane and thinks of Lisa and Lucas. He knows Lucas wanted her, but Greg would had never imagined Lisa in a relationship with that guy.
While House is immersed in his thoughts, Wilson spends the whole day working, and phones Lisa to tell her that he can’t go to visit her today. Wilson doesn’t go to see House to his office either, because he guesses that his friend needs some time alone, to think and asimilate things.
The next day Wilson gets to the hospital and looks for a pregnancy test for Cuddy, then goes to her office and gives it to her.
‘Oh no Wilson, not again… Come on… I’m not pregnant…’
‘We decided that you would do it...’
‘No, you decided it...’ She sighs. ‘Seriously, don’t worry, I’m okay, I don’t need to do the test.’
While Wilson is trying to convince Cuddy to do the test, House gets to work, late, as always. He remains thinking about going to Lisa’s office and talk to her, but he’s not sure whether he should do that or not.
‘Lisa...’ Says Wilson sighing. ‘Okay, you are old enough, you can do what you want.’ He leaves the test on her desk and goes to the door, but then he turns again and walks to her. ‘No! Come on! You have to be sure!’
Lisa breathes deeply and takes it. ‘Okay… I’ll do the damn test!’
Finally House decides go to her office and talk to her. When he gets there he opens the door and sees Wilson and her holding something in her hand.
‘Am I interrupting something?’ Asks House, and Cuddy drops the test to the ground accidentally.
‘Oh... no, no, it's nothing...’ Answers she, but he approaches and takes the test before she can do it.
‘A pregnancy test...’
House turns to see her in silence. ‘... It's, it's nothing important...’
‘Nope... I guess having the possibility of being pregnant it's not important... I'm overreacting.’ Says House serious. She looks at him and then looks away.
‘It’s nothing, I’m not pregnant, that’s what I was telling to Wilson...’
‘Yeah, obviously you have a pregnancy test because you're sure it is nothing.’
‘Wilson brought it to me, but I don’t need it.’
‘ I just wanted her to be sure...’ Says Wilson from the other side of the room. He feels like if he shouldn’t be there.
House approaches lo leave the test on the desk and keeps looking at her.
‘Aren't you gonna take it?’
‘Should I? I'm pretty sure I'm not pregnant... Anyway... Why do you care? You haven't talked to me for weeks and now you come here like if we're great...’
‘If you're pregnant the baby can't be of your new knight of the shining armor...’
Lisa looks at him surprised. ‘W-what? Why do you know about Luc- him...?’ She looks at Wilson disappointed. ‘James......’ He was trying to flee.
‘I didn't want to... but... you know him...’ Says Wilson, and sighs. ‘ Lisa... I'm so sorry... I couldn't hide both news...’
‘You know him... he just can't shut up...’ Says Greg.
Cuddy is a little angry and looks at House. ‘If you’re so interested yes, the baby can’t be of Lucas because we haven’t done anything yet. So the baby just could be yours, you want that?... Are you ready to be a father?’ Asks Lisa serious looking at him. ‘Are you ready to be a father and not to be with the mother?’ She takes the test and goes out of her office to the toilet. ‘This is silly...’
While she’s out, Wilson and House look at each other and sit down on the couch in silence, thinking about her words until she comes back. House remains thinking while playing with his cane. She’s right. If she is pregnant, he couldn’t stand her dating to another man and this guy raising his child. It would be very difficult and complicated, but on the other hand, if she has his kid, maybe there is still a chance for him to be with her again. Besides, he knows that she always wanted to have a baby, and maybe this is her opportunity although is not his.
Some minutes later Lisa opens the door and leaves the test on the small table in front of them. ‘We have to wait, and I don’t wanna know it.’
They wait for the results in silence, it’s a very uncomfortable situation and House starts singing low. ‘Oh, he himself has said it, and it's greatly to his credit...’
Cuddy is really nervous going back and forth throughout the office and Greg singing doesn’t help her very much. ‘Shut up, please...’
They stay in silence until Wilson, thoughtful, asks. ‘Would you like to have a baby?’
Neither of them expected that question and they look at him with their eyes wide opened. To calm down the situation House jokes. ‘I'm not gonna have a kid with you Wilson!!!’
She smiles slightly and sighs. ‘Why have you come here? You wanted something?’
‘I wanted... to... say hello.’
‘Okay, hello. Now, if that was everything, you can take the test and go to your office.’
‘I'd rather wait here...’ Answers House staring at her.
‘No, I don’t wanna see the results, and I think we have nothing to talk about.’
‘Or maybe we do have something to talk about, don't you think?’
‘We haven’t talked for weeks and look, I’m still alive.’
‘I admire this survival ability you have so much!!!’
She breathes deeply. ‘Okay, let’s talk. Anything to say?’
‘Yes, how is it going with Lucas?’
Cuddy looks at him surprised, oh God, what’s that, is he jealous? ‘We're getting to know each other, so, so far so good. He was there when I needed him.’
‘I'm pretty sure he showed that altruism for free...’
‘He's nice and sees beyond himself, and if he needs help he asks.’
‘Could you please give me his telephone number? I may be interested in dating him.’
‘Why? That’s what you already had. I thought you didn't want it anymore.’
House stares at her in silence and then looks at the floor. Cuddy looks at him and speaks. ‘I’m sorry.’ He nods without looking at her and she sighs. ‘House... I...’
Wilson coughs and interrupts her. ‘Sorry... this is already.’ Says pointing at the test.
To be continued...
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