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Cats' Corners: the little HOUSE in the woods....
Where House is NEVER safe...
The More Things Change... Chapter TWENTY-SEVEN 
4th-Jun-2007 11:31 am
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Summary:  Wilson is given an unexpected opportunity to prove his friendship to House.  This story is my own attempt to make sense of the unsettling disruption of the House-Wilson dynamic in Season 3, so mention is made of many of the S3 plotlines and character development.  House-Wilson-Cuddy angst, hurt/comfort, introspection--my usual gig.  ;)  x-posted
Rating:  PG

Chapter One
Chapter Two
Chapter Three 
Chapter Four
Chapter Five
Chapter Six
Chapter Seven
Chapter Eight
Chapter Nine
Chapter Ten
Chapter Eleven
Chapter Twelve
Chapter Thirteen
Chapter Fourteen
Chapter Fifteen
Chapter Sixteen 
Chapter Seventeen
Chapter Eighteen
Chapter Nineteen
Chapter Twenty
Chapter Twenty-One
Chapter Twenty-Two
Chapter Twenty-Three
Chapter Twenty-Four
Chapter Twenty-Five
Chapter Twenty-Six


CHAPTER TWENTY-SEVEN:  MOTIVATIONS

 

Wilson is hard at work on his laptop, following up on research and emails, when Cameron quietly enters the room.  He finds that he’s glad to see her; he knows that she’ll understand his decision about the vent, and support it.  And he could use some support right now; his dream is still all too vivid in his mind.  He smiles at her, indicates for her to sit beside him.

 

Cameron stops at the bedside, places a gentle hand on House’s arm and watches him for a moment before approaching Wilson and perching on the edge of the cot.  “How is he?” she asks.

 

“A lot more comfortable since we got him on the vent.  Temp’s back up; I don’t like that, but I guess it’s to be expected—the effect of the linezolid is beginning to weaken.  And the sedation is keeping him out, thank God—hate for him to wake up right now.”

 

There’s an odd, unreadable expression on Cameron’s face.  “Why?”

 

“Why what?”

 

“Why would you hate for him to wake up?”

 

Wilson frowns at her.  “I’d think that would be pretty clear.  He’d be… suffering.  And he’d have questions.  A lot of questions, that we can’t answer yet.  And communication would be difficult with the vent, and that’d just piss him off, which wouldn’t be fun for any of us.”  Wilson offers a small smile, but Cameron doesn’t return it.

 

“And did you think of any of those things, before you chose to disregard his wishes?”

 

Wilson, shocked at the quiet anger in Cameron’s voice, stares at her before he says slowly, “I thought of all of them.  Of course.  My decision wasn’t easy, but it was… necessary.  He’d have been… dead… in twenty-four hours if we hadn’t intervened.”

 

“It wasn’t we; it was you.  Dr. Wilson, none of us wants to lose House, but Chase and Cuddy were ready to follow his instructions, ready to make it as easy for him as they could.  Because they respect him, and they respected his decision.”

 

“What are you saying, Cameron? You think that I don’t respect him?  You think that medically, I made the wrong decision for him?  Or is this just another discussion about my impure motives?  Because I really don’t have time for that.” 

 

Wilson manages to keep his voice low and even, but there’s no mistaking the irritation in his tone.  During the narcotics investigation against House, Cameron had accused Wilson of making the deal with Tritter for personal reasons, to make Wilson’s own disrupted life easier.  She’d told him that he was pretending his motives were pure, and it still rankled.  Wilson had gone through hell trying to help House, to save his life; he’d never even considered the impact—good or bad—on himself.

 

Cameron takes a deep breath before responding.  “No, I know that you respect House.  And I know that medically there are reasons for either decision.  But… yeah… I do think that your decision was… selfish.”  She looks at Wilson challengingly.

 

Now it’s Wilson’s turn to breathe deeply.  “Cameron, during the investigation, I made that deal because it was in House’s best interests.  That’s the only reason I did it.  And now, the only reason I want him on the vent is because I happen to feel that living is also in his best interest.”

 

“Don’t you think that House is capable of deciding for himself what’s best for him?  He’s an adult, not some child who can’t reason things out, analyze his options!”

 

Wilson thinks back on the conversation he’d had with Cuddy the night House had been admitted, about the essential grown-up element, that ‘secret’ that House doesn’t get.  Now he smiles humorlessly.  “That’s where you’re wrong, Dr. Cameron.  It’s also why you could never be… what House needs.  When we care about someone, and know them well, after a time we learn things about how they live their lives.  And one thing I’ve learned about House is that… he doesn’t know how to put the brakes on.  He does everything in the extreme.  Most of the time, that works out well for his patients.  But in his personal life, not so well.  They say we choose our closest friends to supply the things that we sense are… missing in our own make-up.  And House knows that he’s missing the ability, even the desire, to control his own behavior.”

 

“So you think he chose you to be the ‘voice of reason’ in his life?”  Cameron’s almost sneering.

 

Wilson doesn’t even need to consider the question.  “Yeah; that’s exactly what I think.  I also think it’d be best if we… end this conversation now.  I’d hate for you to have to start examining your own motives, in mindlessly going along with what you think House wants.”

 

“What’s that supposed to mean?” Cameron bristles.

 

“Just as I said.  But let me point out to you that no matter how proud you believe House would be of you for supporting his decision, you should really keep in mind that he’d have a very difficult time expressing that pride if he were dead.”  Wilson’s voice is cold, and the words are terse—but he doesn’t care.  He doesn’t have time for this nonsense; neither does House. 

 

Cameron stands and glares down at Wilson.  “You know what you’ve done?  You’ve turned a brilliant, vital man into nothing more than just another patient, another hopeless case being kept alive by the curse of technology.  What you’ve done isn’t compassionate; it isn’t even humane.  It’s… it’s… nothing more than torture.  You keep that in mind while you watch him die.”  Cameron, tears in her eyes, turns and leaves before a stunned and angry Wilson can formulate a response.

 

Wilson rises slowly and walks to House’s side.  He stands there for quite a while, gazing thoughtfully at the unconscious man.  After a time, he shakes his head, whispers to himself, “She’s wrong.  She doesn’t know him; she’s wrong.”  Then he picks up the bottle of artificial tears and places several drops carefully in both of House’s eyes.  When he’s cleaned the dried blood away from the cracked mouth and moistened the parched lips, he moves the sheet away to begin passive range of motion on House’s leg. 

 

As he gently works the muscles, Wilson allows the mindless repetition of the exercises to calm him, and the ability to do even this one small concrete thing for House to soothe him.  It isn’t until he’s finished the tasks and resettled House comfortably that he trusts his voice.  When he speaks, he talks as if House can hear and understand him; he prays that on some level, he might.

 

“I hope I’m doing the right thing, House.  I think I am.  But you need to know something.  No matter what happens, how this turns out, I believe that you deserve this chance.  And I... want to believe... that you trust me to do what’s best.  So that’s what I’m doing—I’m doing my best by you.  You hold on to that, okay? No matter what happens, or what anyone else says, you just… hold on to that.”

Chapter Twenty-Eight

Thoughts 
4th-Jun-2007 03:54 pm (UTC)
Oh, poor Wilson. No one is on his side. I had sole decision-making responsibility for my father a few months ago. I remember when the doctor asked me whether I wanted a DNR. It was hard enough when the decision was mine alone but people backed me up; hard to imagine how you feel when everyone tells you you're wrong. Fascinating stuff.

BTW, have you considered buying your own Starbucks franchise? :)
4th-Jun-2007 04:02 pm (UTC)
I had sole decision-making responsibility for my father a few months ago.

toughest spot in the world to be in; i'm glad you had support.

BTW, have you considered buying your own Starbucks franchise? :)

NO! i hear there are mood-altering chemicals in their coffee!! (at least in princeton, new jersey--hee.) ;)

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4th-Jun-2007 04:07 pm (UTC)
I do hope though that we won't see much more of little miss self-righteous.

well, actually--i'm working on an upcoming chapter right now, and i believe wilson just... uh... threw her out of House's room. good enough?

This is an especially rough time for him since there is a part of him that really likes pleasing others and in going this route with House he's denying that element in himself.

and it's his own damned fault for denying the nurturing element in himself on christmas eve! had he not done that, i wouldn't have needed to fix things for all of us, and he wouldn't be in this position now, would he? that'll show 'im! ;)

4th-Jun-2007 04:10 pm (UTC)
I have to disagree, I'm afraid - I'd *love* to see more of little miss self-righteous. I dislike her here as much as anyone, but she makes a perfect antagonist. It gives us a chance to give Wilson our whole-hearted support. And like you said, it gives Wilson a chance to question his motivations.

I can't wait to see how House reacts when we wakes up. Even though I know that that won't be for ages. Great chapter, great story. I love it!
4th-Jun-2007 04:19 pm (UTC)
I'd *love* to see more of little miss self-righteous. I dislike her here as much as anyone, but she makes a perfect antagonist.

she truly does, doesn't she? but i'm afraid that the more i write her, the more danger i'm in of turning her into a caricature of herself. oh--wait; the scriptwriters already did that! no worries, then! ;)
4th-Jun-2007 04:13 pm (UTC)
I think this is a really interesting moral dilemma, and I do think that Cameron has a point. However, I completely understand why Wilson is doing what he's doing (just like I understood Stacy's actions). I still don't know what House is going to make of it, though.
4th-Jun-2007 04:22 pm (UTC)
I do think that Cameron has a point.

i'm certain she must--but i'll be damned if i can figure out what it is! (and i tried, i really did--i swear it!) :)
4th-Jun-2007 04:22 pm (UTC) - Breath taking or breaking
Anonymous
This is really hard for Wilson, and I must say I hate Cameron for that. She has her own reason, but the tune is really annoying, just like in MLC.
At least other people, 4man, chase and Cuddy, they understand what Wilson did is because he truely cares, although they might disagree his decision, but Cameron in this chapter...... It is just cruel to accuse someone who is mentally and physically exhausted.
So Tuesday you won't post anything? It would be a very long day before I can read your new stuff.
Wondering how long are you going to continue torturing Wilson (and House)? I cannot wait for more development.
4th-Jun-2007 04:25 pm (UTC) - Re: Breath taking or breaking
Wondering how long are you going to continue torturing Wilson (and House)?

want me to stop? ;)
4th-Jun-2007 04:33 pm (UTC) - Re: Breath taking or breaking
Anonymous
Mentally torture is fine for me, I love your way of torture because it is purely out of love, but very curious about how House will say to Wilson if he really wakes up;)
Do not stop, wish you could manage one more chapter Tuesday==
4th-Jun-2007 04:33 pm (UTC)
I heartily echo the coffee franchise sentiment, but not for Starbucks. Buy a Folgers plant. Then you'd get your money's worth and be able to watch your employees to make sure none of them spikes your coffee with SPEEEEEEED!

*giggles* Have you seen the YouTube videos that have come out of that one scene? HEE!

As far as the story still goes, yeah, I...actually agree with Cammy. Which is solely your doing, but...I AGREE WITH CAMERON?! *aghast* Um...is it possible that my brain might be melting? They told me I wasn't feverish at all in the ER, but I'm sure at the moment. I mean...agreeing with Cameron?!
4th-Jun-2007 04:41 pm (UTC)
I mean...agreeing with Cameron?!

be afraid... be very, very afraid.... (i know i am; you mean i actually made that sybil/gidget hybrid credible??? hell--even the script writers haven't been able to manage that!)

and ya know what? reading over my... somewhat, uh... flippant responses this morning, i'm beginning to wonder if perhaps i might've swallowed the kid's amphetamine instead of the oxycodone. or maybe folgers has branched out into the pharmaceutical market! ;)
4th-Jun-2007 04:46 pm (UTC)
Hey, I just noticed you have two LJ Strikeout icons on your comments list, one being mine. One from the House/Cuddy camp and the other from House/Wilson. Both ardent opponents of every facet of House/Cameron. We have come together over the past week and stopped arguing. I suppose we have 6A's asshattery to thank for the bilateral peace accord we seem to have struck up for the time being.

THANKS, CEO OF 6A! You have brought the fandoms together with your idiocy! Maybe it DID serve a purpose!
5th-Jun-2007 03:39 pm (UTC)
A thread at TWoP that both of us (and probably the entire fandom at the moment) could TOTALLY get behind

I've certainly thought that about several episodes this season, at least. Dude. If someone wrote that as a fic, I think I'd love them. Why? BECAUSE S3 made no sense at all! If it did, it was only a pattern that House could follow, which points back to...the point.

5th-Jun-2007 04:30 pm (UTC) - Angelfirenze--may have to do you bodily harm!
sweetheart, tell me you oh, so DID NOT just do that to me!!!

i have been maintaining all season everything the folks at TWoP are saying--and i have allowed each of those arguments to be shot down, one by one by one. and now, here they are again. and, my love, your timing stinks! i have purposely stayed away from TWoP since january; the theories, complaints, arguments, etc. were messing badly with my writing voices. AND NOW, i'm trying to WRAP UP a story which is based upon everything that happened this season being real, and what do you do to me? you send me to read thousands of words that bolster my previous 'it's ALL a hallucination' theory.

well. talk about messed up voices! (WHY DID YOU DO THAT TO ME???)

okay. deep breath. and another deep breath. and a third. smile. and breathe again. and now, you kids'll just have to excuse me, because despite this immense handicap that i've just been saddled with, i'm going to go try to continue the story i've written predicated on the reality of what we've seen this season. should i be unable to do so, allow me to point all of you in angelfirenze's direction. have a lovely day! ;)
5th-Jun-2007 04:37 pm (UTC) - Re: Angelfirenze--may have to do you bodily harm!
Well...if it makes you feel any better, know that as soon as I saw this comment, I started laughing. Laughing. And laughing some more. And I need laughter right now. I HONESTLY APOLOGIZE FOR POSSIBLY RUINING YOUR VOICES. But...you've overcome that before. I think you can do it again. And if not, PLEASE BLAME ME. Did you get my comment about calling the hospital, etc., yesterday?

Also, I should tell you that tiggpwns and I rewatched 'Babies and Bathwater' yesterday because we're both masochistic and crazy. There was much capslocking and ranting that Vogler needeth die. If you want the transcript, I'd be happy to email it to you as an apology...
5th-Jun-2007 04:58 pm (UTC) - Re: Angelfirenze--may have to do you bodily harm!
NO i do not want the transcript of more voice-screwing OPINIONS and theories!!! and i'm glad i made you laugh--it's good to die with laughter on your lips! ;)

yup, got comment, responded with three long paragraphs--which LJ promptly ate (there was apparently some sort of comment glitch going on last night--see my post below). but what it all boiled down to is--do whatever you have to in order to get that mri--then let me know what they're saying, and we'll go from there! (and i still love you, you little voice altering pest!) :)
5th-Jun-2007 06:05 pm (UTC) - Re: Angelfirenze--may have to do you bodily harm!
i'm going to go watch my kid skate for an hour. i should be writing, you say? hah! when given confirmation of the possibility of something i've obsessively puzzled over for an /,i>entire season</i>, guess what happens?? MY BRAIN BLOWS UP!!!!!!!!!! (please note that my frustrated!wilson icon is getting quite a workout today.....)
4th-Jun-2007 04:53 pm (UTC)
Oh man, I had a feeling Cameron wouldn't be all supportive either. The next thing we need is for that dream to come true and poor Wilson will just be a goner. Here's to hoping otherwise. :)
4th-Jun-2007 05:01 pm (UTC)
The next thing we need is for that dream to come true and poor Wilson will just be a goner.

and you, too, pick an icon that makes my heart ache for poor wilson! tell the truth--you kids got together and planned this out, to get me back for torturing him, didn't you? 'fess up! ;)
4th-Jun-2007 05:23 pm (UTC)
And so my Cameron distaste grows. To quote Cuddy, "She's not nearly as delightful as she thinks she is." That little speech about Wilson turning House into a patient, I just wanted to shout 'I think that was the VRSA.' Seriously, it's a testament to your writing that this story gets me so riled up.
Poor Wilson, I'm glad he had that little "talk" with House at the end there. It felt like he was turning to House for the support he wasn't getting anywhere else. It echoed back to his statement of choosing our closest friends based on what's missing in ourselves. I think Wilson needs to borrow House's steadfastness when he believes he's doing the right thing even if no one else agrees for a while. He lent it to Cuddy for Fetal Position, I'm sure he wouldn't mind if his bestest bud used it for a while. Great stuff.
4th-Jun-2007 05:30 pm (UTC)
I think Wilson needs to borrow House's steadfastness when he believes he's doing the right thing even if no one else agrees for a while.

excellent observation! you know what, i wanted so badly to fit the 'delightful' line in here somewhere, but i never could find an appropriate spot--i'm glad you managed to get it into the comments; it really, really, really needed to be said! :)
4th-Jun-2007 05:35 pm (UTC)
"What you’ve done isn’t compassionate; it isn’t even humane. It’s… it’s… nothing more than torture. You keep that in mind while you watch him die"
Niiiiiice Cameron ! What Wilson has done is nothing more than giving hope a chance. What he was supposed to do ? shed a tear and say bye to House without a fight ? This isn't the first battle House has to face, why should it be the last one ? And if House doesn't have the stamina to do so, if all the others just give up on him, (ok, I know, House asked Chase to do so but what was his state of mind at that time), Wilson will fight for all of them. It will be all or nothing. It can be all. Thanks for trying Wilson. You're the one who have guts here. Sometimes it's much more courageous to see someone you love suffering, provided there's hope, even a tiny hope, than simply give up because it's too hard to witness pain. What happened to the "denial, anger, bargaining, depression, acceptance" steps ? Now is time for anger, it will be soon enough to reach the acceptance step.
I'll stop there Kidsnurse, you were right, I'm totally wrapped in your story. You got me.
4th-Jun-2007 08:56 pm (UTC)
And if House doesn't have the stamina to do so, if all the others just give up on him, (ok, I know, House asked Chase to do so but what was his state of mind at that time), Wilson will fight for all of them.

because that's what love is--taking risks, in the face of overwhelming odds, to create a chance for someone you care about, and turning a blind eye to the nay-sayers. and that's the wilson we adore, and the man house counts on (stopping now before i segue into [yet another] rant re:S3).
4th-Jun-2007 08:40 pm (UTC)
I continue to enjoy this story a lot. Wilson's dream was great!

I'm also LOL about all your coffee-related locations.
:-D
4th-Jun-2007 09:02 pm (UTC)
coffee (and, regrettably, cigarettes) are the two staples i must have when writing--so you kids have a good laugh, but i can still, as house would say, 'present a compelling argument' as to why coffee actually is a location (the coffee is where the cup is, the cup is in a place, and if that place doesn't happen to be in my hand, then where it is, i must follow! ;) (see how i threw a 'house' quote in there, thus keeping my caffeine/nicotine driven self on topic? pretty impressive, no?) ;)
4th-Jun-2007 09:22 pm (UTC)
Argh, now I'm not so much worried about House as I'm pissed at Cameron. Grr, keeping doing your thing, Wilson. Don'tlistentoCameron. Don'tpayanyattentiontoCameron.
4th-Jun-2007 09:42 pm (UTC)
Grr, keeping doing your thing, Wilson. Don'tlistentoCameron. Don'tpayanyattentiontoCameron.

is there anyone (aside from smitten!chase--but we won't go there) who actually does listen to cameron? seems to me our favorite sybil/gidget hybrid is pretty much ignored by everyone who has two brain cells to rub together.....
4th-Jun-2007 11:00 pm (UTC)
Ah! *hugs poor Wilson* First the dream making him examine his decision then having to deal with a preachy Cameron? Ouch. But he did good and having to explain his position, especially after the dream I would think, would just make Wilson more resolute now that he has had a chance to talk it out. And remembering his comment about that 'secret' that House doesn't get must have helped too.

And- having now actually seen all the first half of S3 instead of just pieces- Cuddy and Wilson definitely have a lot to answer for regarding their actions; glad you're fixing that now! :) (Gotta admit though, the writers did keep the theme of change going throughout the season- it would have been nice though if they hadn't sacrificed characterization at the same time.)
4th-Jun-2007 11:24 pm (UTC)
First the dream making him examine his decision then having to deal with a preachy Cameron? Ouch.

now that's my idea of "inhumane torture" !!

the writers did keep the theme of change going throughout the season- it would have been nice though if they hadn't sacrificed characterization

in my very humble opinion, staying consistent to your stated theme is completely negated if your characters then become inconsistent. i mean, why bother to have a regular cast if your theme is your top priority? just get new actors every week; then the audience wouldn't dare be audacious enough to expect, for example, that wilson will react each week like... uh... wilson. wilson ccan be compassionate in week one, and davis can be an ass in week two, and fitzgerald can be oblivious in week three, and templeton can be righteously indignant in week four, and--well, you get my drift. (and don't tell anyone, but i strongly suspect that the author is on yet another rant.....)
4th-Jun-2007 11:25 pm (UTC)
Where is that restraining order? I thought we had gotten this taken care of with Cameron. I thought the agreement was that we were sending her to Antarctic with John House and Tritter.

Anyhow, I still have issues with Wilson decision, but I don't take it to the extreme with Wilson. I remember when House argued that if Andi was to strong then she should be treated as an adult. I think the same applies to House. Yes both are still mentally children, but they have a right in their decision. Maybe I have such a problem with this because I don't like people making decisions for me and I personally would have a problem with it if a friend disregarded what I wanted done because of what he thought. (Yes House deserves a chance, I actually can see both sides of the discussion. So I do understand, get and respect Wilson's stand on things. Although the Tritter thing still bothers me.) God I'm glad that Wilson is a whole stronger than Stacy because I think he is going to be in for it. Great job! I hope you found your coffee!

PS- Do you think you could have Cameron transferred to Alaska? Like a small town in Alaska that you can only get to and from by plane? Like in Northern Exposure? Cause, that would be great!
4th-Jun-2007 11:32 pm (UTC)
God I'm glad that Wilson is a whole stronger than Stacy because I think he is going to be in for it.

yup--hence the sequel. i could tie this one up with a nice, neat little bow, resolve everything, have house and wilson go right back to 'bestest bud' status. oh, wait--can't do that, the script writers tried it already, and it went over like a lead balloon--so yeah, my only choice is to make wilson 'suffer for his sins,' as it were. else, there's no need to continue this! ;)
5th-Jun-2007 02:31 am (UTC)
I feel so sorry for Wilson. At a time when he needs support, the one person who he thought he could count on let him down (he needs to arrange for Foreman to spend more time down there with him!). Cameron is right, to a degree, and she often can be right when she adovacates for patients' rights but she needs to learn how to phrase her viewpoints. Marching in there like a teenage girl in a strop is the reason why House doesn't always take her seriously. Whether she agreed with Wilson or not, he is there as House's next of kin, not his doctor, and she should have taken that into consideration when speaking to him.
5th-Jun-2007 03:38 am (UTC)
Whether she agreed with Wilson or not, he is there as House's next of kin, not his doctor, and she should have taken that into consideration when speaking to him.

your comment has helped me to pinpoint, put into words, one of the things that bothers me most about cameron: whenever her "insane moral compass" is activated, she tosses any pretense of professionalism out the window. we've seen this many times throughout all three seasons, but the episode which comes most quickly to mind is 'sleeping dogs lie.' as soon as cameron discovers that hannah is planning to dump max--hannahs girlfriend and potential liver donor--cameron's sanctimonious indignation results in cruelty to her patient--cruelty cameron feels justified in dishing out. no healthcare worker should allow their personal views to affect the way they care for patients--ever. but with cameron, it's a routine thing.

and yes, in this instance, wilson is functioning as house's family. what kind of "professional behavior" is it when a doctor dumps her own beliefs on the stressed-out, overtired, insane-with-worry family member of a critically ill man? and yet this behavior is 'in character' for cameron! no wonder i don't like her; it seems our 'kittens and rainbows and fuzzy bunnies princess' has a rather dark side as well. yup, sybil/gidget about covers it, as far as i'm concerned!
5th-Jun-2007 10:35 am (UTC) - comment mystery
to sydneylover150 and codysgirlkyla, the comments you posted yesterday evening came up as blank rectangles--i haven't the slightest idea what's going on! anyway, that's why they aren't here!
5th-Jun-2007 10:42 am (UTC)
I wish I could go over to Wilson and tell him that I'm on his side. He seems like he could use some reassurance right now. He IS doing the right thing.
As long as there's a chance of House recovering, he has to do everything in his power to make it happen. And I think that, if there was no hope left (which I hope is not going to happen) Wilson would make sure House doesn't die a long slow suffering death.

Oh, and I hate Cameron. The woman drives me crazy. In the show as well as in every piece of fanfic... I don't know what it is about her, but I really can't stand her. well, never mind...

Anyway: Still in love with this story. Hope you update soon. :-)
5th-Jun-2007 11:22 am (UTC)
He seems like he could use some reassurance right now. He IS doing the right thing.

i believe that you--and everyone else--will be quite pleased with our dear dr. wilson, and his strength and loyalty and ingenuity, by the end of this story!

Wilson would make sure House doesn't die a long slow suffering death.

i agree with you--but i'd hate to be the one to put him in such a heartbreaking situation! as much as i admittedly love my house-wilson angst, that would, i think, be tooincredibly painful to write (or read). so i'm not going there, okay? ;)


5th-Jun-2007 11:52 am (UTC)
will be quite pleased with our dear dr. wilson
I'm sure we will! :-)

'd hate to be the one to put him in such a heartbreaking situation!
I'm always glad to read your reassurance that this is not a death!fic. Because I can't really deal with them. I don't mind suffering, if it's done well (like yours), but I really don't want to see any of them die. (well, I wouldn't mind cameron go... or maybe not, I'm not that nasty.)
Looking forward to the next chapter.
*trotts off to uni, sigh*
5th-Jun-2007 02:00 pm (UTC)
The bitch!

.... I think I always overreact XDD But I can't help myself. *chuckles*

Love how Wilson answered her, throwing knives *chuckles* She was so mean with him at Tritter's Arc... though I supported her then ^^Uuu I though Wilson really wanted to help House, but forcing him to detox in pain and home alone wasn't the way. =(

Love too the whole ... "voice of reason" thing. That's so very true. House sees the world in blacks and whites, and Wilson borrows him the shades of grey. Cute. ^^

"he’d have a very difficult time expressing that pride if he were dead" --> Love. (he were? isn't it he was? Oo my bad english make me doubt...)

And, the end of the chapter. LOVE how Wilson is thinking about doing the right thing while he is doing all that... pitiful things. Poor House. *whimpers*
5th-Jun-2007 02:27 pm (UTC)
"he’d have a very difficult time expressing that pride if he were dead" --> Love. (he were? isn't it he was? Oo my bad english make me doubt...)

sometimes cameron needs even the obvious pointed out to her! as to the were/was, here's a wee grammar lesson (i was a high school english teacher prior to returning to school to become a nurse):

in the singular, you're correct: he was. plural, of course is they were. HOWEVER, when the subjunctive qualifier if precedes the singular, the correct phrase becomes if he were. in other words, when the situation being described is hypothetical, as in this case, were is the proper verb. but if the situation is possible, was would be the correct choice: if i was planning on writing a sequel..... ah, English; such a simple, straightforward language--NOT. ;)
5th-Jun-2007 02:31 pm (UTC)
Anonymous
OMG.

Subjun...tive qualifier. Well. I'm not even sure that even exist in my language X_DDDDDDDDDDD

*hugs* Thanks my dear :* (you where english teacher too Oo Impressive.)

BTW. Cameron is thick, very thick. And yet she's wondering why House doesn't like her around *chuckles*
5th-Jun-2007 10:45 pm (UTC)
Wonderful! I was waiting for Cameron to make a real appearance. I think the conflict between her and Wilson is very interesting. :)
6th-Jun-2007 02:02 am (UTC)
I think the conflict between her and Wilson is very interesting. :)

i'm so confused by cameron that it's difficult to know how to portray her. i'm trying very hard not to let my dislike for her manipulative personality color the way i write her--but there are so many different aspects to her, and most of them are negative, that i suppose my own confusion as to who she actually is invariably shows in my portrayal of her. having her so blatantly challenge wilson was fun to write, though--i must admit that!
6th-Jun-2007 09:25 am (UTC)
Cameron + bonfire= very very very happy little me!!!!!

Great chapter! Just perfect! Got a feeling House won't stay so quiet and patient for long lol!

Cameron is just someone who you want to strangle (and will be forgiven for doing so!). She doesn't love House. She likes what she thinks House is, but not the real deal. Wilson loves House is the deepest way you love a friend. You'd do everything for them, protect them, shield them, give up things for them. I have a friend whom I love like a sister. Have always looked after her, protected her, provided her with shelter, love etc. That's just a natural thing to do I recon and Wilson is the same. He's giving up everything for House, even when House is not fully aware of it.

Its the small things he does. The tears, the leg exercises, the moistening of lips... small things that show just how deeply he cares. Foreman or Chase would never do that and as much as I love Cuddy, don't think she would put the same love into it. And Cameron??? Excuse me while I go and throw up =D

Anyhow, I'll stop with the essays!! Hope the next chapter is only a few hours away... please?? pretty pretty please??? =D
6th-Jun-2007 05:32 pm (UTC)
Well, that's the Cameron we all know and hate. Very in-character season 3 Cameron, too - bravo. Poor Wilson. She just can't get that bug out of her ass about him.
6th-Jun-2007 06:17 pm (UTC)
Somewhere above there was an anonymous comment that said they're wondering how much longer you'll be torturing Wilson and House (or something to that effect.) I say, MUCH longer. Angst a good story make.

And, to be honest, I would like -no no- L.O.V.E. to see Wilson come out being right at the end and just rub Cameron's face in it. Fuck the bigger man! Let dear Jimmy have his payback! Muwahahahaha!

-ANimal
8th-Jun-2007 02:20 am (UTC)
I see everybody going all 'Yay! Go Wilson! You tell that evil Cameron!' and everything, and I worry. Have you read asynca's Eggshells? She makes a very good point in that Wilson often thinks he's doing what's best for House, when really he isn't (the 'bet', refusing House Vicodin when his pain comes back, getting Cuddy to lie to House about his patient's recovery, etc.). I think I know what you're trying to portray here, and it's sweet, but Wilson's kind of creeping me out at this point. I keep seeing flashes of Gollum cooing over his Precious. Wilson's reasoning behind being House's 'control' sounds sanctimonious and self-righteous, and his retorts to Cameron's shots come across as nothing but petty sniping. I disagreed with Cameron during the Tritter arc, but I find myself agreeing with her now. I'm sure you have your reasons for Wilson sticking to his guns like this (after all, the author always knows what will happen), but it feels like you're stretching his character to do so. Hopefully this will be rectified in future chapters (I have a few more still to read), but I just thought I'd say something.
8th-Jun-2007 09:07 pm (UTC) - Review!
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Wow...I'm excited that I've found this page!!! There's loads more here than on ff.net!!! (It took me long enough...)
Well, that was intense- I love the reflection of Wilson's arguement with Cameron from the Tritter arc- his strength vs. her weakness, I believe. Wilson can be strong for his friend...Cameron's just weak when it comes to House ;)