‘And the Oscar goes to...’ Tries to joke House.
She walks nervous across the room. Wilson sighs and looks at the test. ‘Lisa... you are... not pregnant.’
‘Oh God...’ Sighs she relieved, but actually she doesn’t know if that’s what she wanted to hear. Lisa doesn’t know if she has to feel happy or sad, she feels confused, but she guesses that that’s the best way for everybody.
‘False alarm then...’ House sighs and she smiles slightly.
Wilson sees her looking at the floor and touches her shoulder. ‘I’m sorry, Lisa...’
She shakes her head. ‘Sorry? I already knew it...’ House looks at her and stands up.
‘Well... I... I got to go.’ He goes out in silence. Cuddy remains thinking for some seconds, until she finally tells Wilson to leave. ‘Well... I have a lot of things to do... See you later Wilson.’
‘See you...’ He goes to his office and Lisa puts the pregnancy test in her purse and stays there the rest of the day thinking about everything, but specially about House. When she’s about to go home, she stands up and goes to his office, but his team tells her that he’s already gone, then she goes to Wilson’s office.
‘Hey.’ He looks at her. ‘You want something? I’ve a lot of work to do...’
‘Hmm yeah just... Did he tell you anything after he left my office...?’
‘Mmm no, I went to my office... I haven't see him after that, sorry... Isn't he in his office now?’
‘No, he left. His team told me that he was tired today and he left early...’ She looks around. ‘I don’t know why I want to see him...’
‘Don't you know?’
‘No, I don’t. Lucas and I are fine, you know... but I haven’t heard anything about House these weeks... and I want to know what he thought about all that pregnancy scene before...’
‘I understand... Well... you know where he lives, you can go and visit him, as a friend if you want...’
She remains in silence. ‘I don’t know if I should... Well... I’ll see you tomorrow, Wilson.’
About twenty minutes or half an hour after she left, Lucas goes to the hospital. He doesn’t find his girlfriend and goes to ask to Wilson’s office. ‘Hi Wilson.’
He looks at him surprised. ‘Hi Lucas... What are you doing here?’
‘Hey, I’m looking for Lisa... you know if she’s around here?’
‘Hmm no, sorry, I think she just left... Why don't you call her?’
‘Yep, good idea. Thanks man.’ He turns around. ‘Oh...Did she say where was she going?’
‘Hmm I'm sorry, I don't remember. I guess she's at home now...’
‘Okay, I'll go there, thanks.’ He goes to the door but turns again to look at him. ‘Do you know if House is here, by the way?’
‘No, I'm sure he's not here, he was tired, so he's at home I guess...’ Wilson frowns. ‘Why do you ask me about house?’
‘No, it's nothing, I just want to visit him, too. Well... bye Wilson, I'll see you.’ Lucas goes out of the office and goes to Lisa's house.
After talking to Wilson, Cuddy drives towards her home, but she thinks that maybe Wilson’s right and House and her can try to be something like friends again. Finally she changes her mind and drives to Greg’s house. When she gets there, she gets out of the car and walks to his door, but she doesn’t knock and looks through the window. House is lying on the couch and she doesn’t know if he is awake or not, so after staring at him and remembering things for a few seconds Cuddy goes back to her car.
Inside the house, Greg takes one vicodin and sips from his glass, whereas Cuddy puts the key on the contact but the engine doesn’t work. ‘What the hell...?’ She keeps trying for a few minutes. ‘Damn it...’
House hears a car engine which is not working, then looks through the window and sees Lisa in her car. Greg opens the door and goes out . Cuddy sees him.
‘Great...’ She rolls her eyes and goes out of the car. ‘Can you help me, please?’
‘It's such a curious place for your car to break down, isn't it?’ He approaches.
‘No, I'm not... don't you think I'm here because of you... I was... Well it doesn't work, can you fix it?’
‘I can fix people, not cars. Come in. I'll get dressed and get you wherever you were going...’
Lisa sighs. ‘Thank you.’ She comes into his house and waits next to the door.
‘You can sit down, I won't make you pay for it.’ Greg goes to his bedroom and gets dressed while she sits and waits for him. It was very weird for her to be there now, the last time she was there they were cuddled on that sofa, and now... well they’re not in their best moment... House gets out and takes two helmets. ‘Let's go.’
Cuddy takes one and they go to his moto. She’s not very comfortable ‘cause now she has to cross the narrow and invisible line between them and “hug” him.
‘Where were you going?’ Asks him.
‘Right.’ He starts the engine and she holds his waist slightly. After some minutes they get there. ‘Here we are.’
Lisa gets down and gives him his helmet back. Now is when normal people would say “You wanna come in or something” but they can’t in their situation. ‘Thank you, again.’
‘You're welcome... You want me to pick you up tomorrow morning to go to work?’
‘I’ve to be there early... so...’
‘So... what? The fact I'm not punctual at work doesn't mean I can't be.’ Says House.
‘You would do me a favour if you come tomorrow. I won't have to pay a taxi or ask Lucas to drive here to take me there...’
He nods. ‘Okay... I'll be here.’
‘Okay, thanks...’ They stare at each other for some seconds. ‘You... wanna talk or something?’
‘Is there something you want us to talk about?’
‘No...’ She looks at him in silence. ‘Actually yes, I cannot stop thinking about the pregnancy test. If it would have been positive... what would you have done?’
‘Would it have made any difference between us?’
‘I don't know... you're with somebody else now... I guess that person wouldn't like me being around you with... you know... our child... Your turn.’
‘I’ve never been lucky with men, but well, you already know that... I don’t know if Lucas would be with me if I were pregnant of another man... So, I don’t know, I guess yes... it would have changed things between us.’
House nods and remains thinking in silence for a while. ‘Good night.’
‘Night...’ She opens the door and when she comes in he starts the engine again and goes to his home. Once there, he puts his pajamas on and lies on the bed thinking about all that happened today and about Lisa, then he falls asleep.
Lisa does the same and after a long time she falls asleep thinking about Greg, not House, but Greg.
To be continued...
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