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Cats' Corners: the little HOUSE in the woods....
Where House is NEVER safe...
A Third Drabble 
25th-Feb-2007 06:21 pm
longtripalone
This one's based on Life Ain't Always Beautiful, by Gary Allan.  And it's based more on the lyrics than on the title.  It's an incredible song; the pertinent lyric is "Life ain't always beautiful, but it's a beautiful ride."

Life Ain’t Always Beautiful

 

House threw the keys on the table, glaring disgustedly at Wilson.  “You’re a sissy.”

 

“But I’m a living, breathing sissy.  With an intact skull.  I’d like to keep it that way.”

 

“It’s a motorcycle, not a hand grenade.  And I know what I’m doing.”

 

“I know what I’m not doing; I’m not getting on that bike with you.”

 

House arched his brows.  “And you’re not living.”

 

“What’s that supposed to mean?”

 

House grew serious, looking intently at Wilson.  “It’s not always about the destination, you know.  Sometimes, it’s just about the ride.”

 

Wilson thought, nodded, and tossed House the keys.

Thoughts 
26th-Feb-2007 05:29 pm (UTC)
What I like about this is that it was Wilson who (unwittingly) was the catalyst for House buying the bike in the first place. Wilson expounding upon the enjoyment of life and how you just never knew what would happen; the girl who had cancer could outlive you.

And here we see why Wilson's friends with House, because in his way House does the same thing for Wilson, makes him remember to have a little fun sometimes. And damn the torpedoes, as it were.

Very nice, and the dialogue you used makes this one read as if it were longer than it really is, which is a nice trick.
26th-Feb-2007 05:36 pm (UTC)
this one's my favorite--and thanks for your help on the last line. although wilson driving the bike might be fun too. oh no--wait! silly me. forgot that wilson+motorized vehicle=death in fanfic land....