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Cats' Corners: the little HOUSE in the woods....
Where House is NEVER safe...
Sneek Peek At The (as yet unnamed) Sequel 
15th-Jun-2007 06:14 am
HouseEye

House sleeps for almost an hour. Wilson’s more than content to sit silently by the bed, just watching him sleep.  For the first fifteen minutes, Wilson had tried to put a name, a description, to the tangle of emotions racing through his body, his heart, his exhausted mind.  As soon as he stops trying, it comes to him.

 

He’s a father, eyes glued to his infant in wonder and fear—wonder at discovering all over again how amazing life can be; fear that if he dares look away from this gift, even for an instant, the breathing will cease.

 

Wilson chuckles to himself at his own sense of drama—but still, he doesn’t look away.  So when House awakens, the first things he focuses on are the concerned brown eyes that are focused so intently on him.

 

“Just took a refresher course at Flight School, I see.”

 

Wilson’s momentarily confused, and then he remembers House’s ‘hovering’ metaphor, and he groans.  “House, the whole helicopter thing was cute the first time, but—wait; actually, it wasn’t cute.  You had a roomful of worried doctors convinced that you were delirious, or hallucinating, or both!”

 

House rolls his eyes and begins to adjust his position in bed.  Wilson winces in anticipatory sympathy when House inadvertently hits his injured right index finger against the siderail, but House doesn’t even flinch.

 

“Hey—cool!” House says.  “Must’ve been out a lot longer than I thought, slept through the whole depressing ‘pain before gain’ thing.  How long was I out, anyway?”

 

Cold fear zings through Wilson’s body.  “Why do you ask?” he says slowly, staring at House.

 

“Because my hand doesn’t hurt anymore—not even that twitchy nerve in the finger,” House says cheerfully.  Then he sees Wilson’s face, and his smile fades, and—his eyes still locked with Wilson’s—he swiftly, sharply, deliberately strikes his right hand into the siderail.

 

“My hand doesn’t hurt,” House says, “because… I can’t feel it.”

Thoughts 
15th-Jun-2007 12:20 pm (UTC)
"Here's a little gift..." You give mental torture as gifts?????
15th-Jun-2007 12:25 pm (UTC)
uh... uh... uh... *talking a mile a minute, just like speed!wilson* welljustletmequicklypointoutthatitWASunderacutandyouDIDhavetheoptionofignoringit!!!!! ;)
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15th-Jun-2007 12:59 pm (UTC)
Why you little..... ARRRGGHHH!!

This is no treat! Its torture! =D Human rights violation and all =D

Anyhow, brilliant! I'll try very very hard not to pester you =D but I gotta tell ya, my mornings/late nights just won't be the same without that new chapter to look forward to...

See ya in a few weeks! Take care!!!

15th-Jun-2007 01:05 pm (UTC)
This is no treat! Its torture!

you wanna talk torture--how do you think poor old house feels about this sequel??? ;)
15th-Jun-2007 01:13 pm (UTC)
Okay, so I may have skimmed some of the comments declaring you an ungodly demon for giving that little snippet, so I'm queasy about your preview now. ;)

...Uhrm. Excuse me while I read it anyway.

... O.O

I'm... not even going to say anything. It would just be repeating the other comments over again. So I'll just settle for rocking back and forth and gently sobbing into my knees. ;D
15th-Jun-2007 01:17 pm (UTC)
I'll just settle for rocking back and forth and gently sobbing

*laughing far too hard to compose a cohernt reply. also, still bizzy polishing halo*
15th-Jun-2007 01:40 pm (UTC)
Ahhh! You truly love to torture House don't you? Can't wait for the sequel.
15th-Jun-2007 01:45 pm (UTC)
You truly love to torture House don't you?

well... that does seem to be the general consensus..... ;)
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15th-Jun-2007 02:57 pm (UTC)
You're subjecting me to a MONTH'S torture

i'm... sorry? ;)
15th-Jun-2007 02:57 pm (UTC)
You can't wait two to three weeks to divulge us, you know why? Because cruel and unusual punishment is illegal in this country! Gah! However, I guess the internet it international soil, so that mandate is obsolete. Dangit! Just update soon, okay? we still have not seen a real conversation between House and Wilson about their friendship. I guess you could say the entire previous story was like a one-sided apology, but what can I say? I'm greedy. :)
15th-Jun-2007 02:59 pm (UTC)
the entire previous story was like a one-sided apology

i like that! hadn't looked at it that way--but it's true! thanks for that observation!!
15th-Jun-2007 04:31 pm (UTC) - Sneek Peek! (Dr. F)
Anonymous
Classic cliffhanger...love it, love it. After finishing the last story I was just totally compelled to go play How To Save a Life on my piano. So I did ;) Next story's gonna be intense, I'm excited!!!
15th-Jun-2007 04:44 pm (UTC) - Re: Sneek Peek! (Dr. F)
lol--i just commented on the chapter page about my love for the song! and i'm excited about the sequel, too!! :)
15th-Jun-2007 04:34 pm (UTC)
Anonymous
hey,that's just cruel!Don't tell me House is going to be at death's door again for the whole sequel
15th-Jun-2007 04:46 pm (UTC)
Don't tell me House is going to be at death's door again

oh, no--not at ALL; that's a promise! he may, however, spend some time wishing he were dead! ;)
15th-Jun-2007 05:24 pm (UTC)
AND THAT'S YOUR IDEA OF A GIFT?

Seriously, I can't wait for this sequel. :D
15th-Jun-2007 05:29 pm (UTC)
THAT'S YOUR IDEA OF A GIFT?

oh, YES--i'm a barrel of laughs at Christmas! ;)
15th-Jun-2007 07:29 pm (UTC)
You are so mean!

But then again I really didn't need to come here and torture myself with this little taste of French Silk pie. Can't have just one bite. I want the whole damn pie!!!

Anyway, loved the ending to your story and can't wait for the sequel!

Poor House. He never gets a break when you're around. That's a good thing.

15th-Jun-2007 07:34 pm (UTC)
Poor House. He never gets a break when you're around

oh, i "break" him, all right--but then i fix him!! ;)
15th-Jun-2007 10:56 pm (UTC)
Naturally, I couldn't resist clicking on this before commenting on the final chapter. So, you only have yourself to blame if my comments are not as glowing as they would have been sans this evil trick. It was quite the cunning plan. Wilson and House would be proud. Very much looking forward to the sequel.
15th-Jun-2007 11:14 pm (UTC)
It was quite the cunning plan. Wilson and House would be proud.

but but but... if house and wilson would be proud, they'd be really impressed if you'd comment on the final chapter! i know this, because they told me so! ;) (translation: your opinion matters to me)
16th-Jun-2007 12:57 am (UTC)
looking forward to it as I do everyday for a new chapter.
16th-Jun-2007 01:03 am (UTC)
I do everyday for a new chapter

thirty-six was the last chapter of The More Things Change...--so no more daily updates for a few weeks, when i begin to post the (still unnamed) sequel!! happy that you're already anxiously anticipating it!
16th-Jun-2007 02:02 am (UTC) - That was awesome
You have taught me, that I have to wait untill you finish the stoey to read it. Hope you are happy. Can't wait till you do.
Your witting was good. Now it's great. Please keep at it.
16th-Jun-2007 02:06 am (UTC) - Re: That was awesome
You have taught me, that I have to wait untill you finish

well... you could always pretend it was just a one-shot! ;)

keep at it

no worries there! i'm looking forward to writing it as much as you're looking forward to reading it!!
16th-Jun-2007 03:23 am (UTC)
YOU ARE EVIL. UNDERSTAND?! EVIL.

And I had my neurology appointment today. I've been up for probably more than twenty-four hours total, though, so the full entry about it will come tomorrow, but I'll tell you that I have a lumbar puncture scheduled for Monday with an all-day lying down pass. ALL DAY DOING ABSOLUTELY NOTHING. Almost makes having CSF siphoned out of me worth it. *ponders*
16th-Jun-2007 11:15 am (UTC)
i never, ever denied that i might be a bit... err... twisted. but hey--don't i (usually) return House in (roughly) the same condition i found him in? ;)

as to the lp; lying down doing nothing means precisely that--nothing. and you will be an unhappy little camper if you translate it any other way....
17th-Jun-2007 03:44 am (UTC)
AHAHHA!!! Why can't he feel his hand!!! That wasn't a gift!! ahaha

LOL

Great story and i can't wait 'til there is more!
17th-Jun-2007 12:05 pm (UTC)
That wasn't a gift!!

yeah--it was kinda mean, wasn't it? i'm sorry... :)
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