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Dark Hour (seventh in the HOUR series) 
26th-Jun-2007 11:50 am
WilRoofBW

Title: Dark Hour
Characters: House, Wilson
Rating: G
Genre: Angst
Word Count: 800
Summary: The night of Wilson's injury, no one's sleeping well.  The previous vignettes, in order, are:
Visiting HourHappy HourMidnight Hour,   Fifty-Minute Hour,  Random Hour, and Painful Hour.

I drove [info]blackmare_9  and [info]misanthropicobs a bit crazy with this one, I'm afraid.  It was written at 6:45 this morning, and I bugged 'em to get it in shape so I could post it today--enormous thanks to both!  They actually have lives and jobs, but they put up with my insanity anyway--amazing!

Dark HourCollapse )


Thoughts 
26th-Jun-2007 08:14 pm (UTC)
So you going to show us the scene where the nurse tells Wilson that House called? The story was sweet today, bittersweet, but sweet. Only you can make it feel better when it actually isn't better. Before you say anything, take the compliment and don't say we're heading down hill again. The scene with the couch was wonderful. And Wilson's part of it, that was endearing. You know how to understate House's caring actions just so. Much better then said writers. But you're going to be nice and not tell me that it is going down hill again.

In my mind Tritter is currently being arrested for planting evidence in a case. The DA is looking over Tritter's file and ordering the sergent in charge of the precient to look over all of Tritter's cases. He knows that this case against Tritter is going to require a thorough investigation of the case history to see if Tritter has done anything suspicious in the past. The sergent is happily (b/c she hates Tritter)reviewing the cases and looks at a recent one dealing with Drs. James Evan Wilson and Gregory James (b/c I can use whatever name I want since we haven't seen his diplomas!) House....

Feel free to use any of those ideas! ;<)
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26th-Jun-2007 09:03 pm (UTC)
ummmmm... when it... ends? ;)
26th-Jun-2007 09:59 pm (UTC)
Anonymous
great, brilliant, more plz¡
26th-Jun-2007 11:38 pm (UTC)
more

oh--there's plenty more coming--at least eight (but more like ten, i think) more vignettes, of which two have already been written, and are standing just offstage, awaiting their cue! :)
26th-Jun-2007 11:01 pm (UTC)
I haven't been commenting, but I've been following the series closely. The bit at the end with House putting the pillow and comforter on the couch brought tears to my eyes. They're both so lost without each other. *sniffle*
26th-Jun-2007 11:32 pm (UTC)
both so lost without each other

they truly are. and it makes for such wonderful angst! ;)
27th-Jun-2007 01:46 am (UTC)
That is, uh--I'm kind of speechless, that's how much I liked it.

So very sad. But more is coming, I hope. XDD




(I'm going to print these out when you're done, by the way. That's pretty much my version of bookmarking things.)
27th-Jun-2007 11:39 am (UTC)
yup! more is coming. i've got two others written (but out of order), and plans for at least another half dozen.

and i'm flattered! i've never printed out a single word i've written!
27th-Jun-2007 02:48 am (UTC)
Aww! *hugs both of them*

I'm really loving how this series is going (and how the last one ended by the way! Been having computer and work problems and haven't been leaving comments (which I feel bad about because-- as much as they make me grab for the Kleenex-- I'm loving every minute of the angst! It makes me guiltily happy)) As I've said before, you really do a wonderful job at keeping them in character-- especially the way that, as much as they care for and need each other, they just can't seem to admit it to one another. The line in a room so dark that not even he would be able to see the single tear, coursing slowly down his cheek seems like a good example of that denial. And it's almost as if when they're alone is the only time that they are together the way they should be. Just makes you want to shake them-- like, come on guys, pay attention here! :)

Thanks for sharing another wonderful story with us! Really appreciate it! (And thanks to your team too!)
27th-Jun-2007 11:45 am (UTC)
And it's almost as if when they're alone is the only time that they are together the way they should be.

i think that's what's different--and maybe even better--about the written word, as opposed to the program itself. we're able, as writers, to really get into the introspection, show their thoughts and feelings.

of course, hugh laurie and robert sean leonard do a phenomenal job of showing these things with their eyes--that's why it's easy to write this stuff; they've already demonstrated it so well in canon.
27th-Jun-2007 07:40 am (UTC)
*gasp* hey I´m at work and I can´t sit in my office in front of my desktop and cry. That´s impossible thought - hm, untill now. *try to swallow the tears back in my throat. Uff, that was really, really hard to read. Whoaa set me free. Lose your grip please or no, don´t *sigh*. Wow I´m that impressed I´m just able to stammer. Sorry. This is so moving. Great work!
27th-Jun-2007 11:46 am (UTC)
glad it's moving you; sorry you're upset at work! ;)
27th-Jun-2007 08:56 pm (UTC)
*wibble*
Stop it. Stop it now. Stop doing this to me.
*lower lip tremble*
*howls*
HOOOOOOOOOOOOUSE! WIIIIIILSIE!!!
30th-Jun-2007 06:47 pm (UTC)
Stop doing this to me.

you... uh... might not wanna read the next one, then! ;)
28th-Jun-2007 12:34 am (UTC) - Dark Hour (Dr. Fantabulous)
Anonymous
Awww...I love how Wilson imagine the recovering on House's couch scenario. That was a great idea. Love it, love it.
P.S. Again, good song choice :)
30th-Jun-2007 06:49 pm (UTC) - Re: Dark Hour (Dr. Fantabulous)
Wilson imagine the recovering on House's couch

it was fun--and easy--to write, so i loved it too!! :)
30th-Jun-2007 06:36 pm (UTC)
:whimpers: Love it! :)
30th-Jun-2007 06:50 pm (UTC)
so... whimper=good? ;)
1st-Jul-2007 01:52 pm (UTC)
Ohhh. Ohhhh. Love it. Ohhh. (Nothing constructive or critical to say. You've grabbed the heart strings and you keep tugging. I'm not complaining.)
2nd-Jul-2007 05:35 pm (UTC)
You have such a wonderful way of expressing emotion; it's always very pogent. It's a rare treat to find an author that invokes strong emotion in readers.
26th-Jul-2007 07:48 pm (UTC)
Greetings!

Like everyone else...
"House slowly recradles the phone. He limps to the closet and rummages around. He tosses a comforter and a pillow impatiently onto the couch. It’s a dumb, human thing to do, pretending that Wilson is here; House curses his own irrationality. Then he stands looking at the shapeless mounds on his couch, in a room so dark that not even he would be able to see the single tear, coursing slowly down his cheek.

In the morning, the couch isn’t empty anymore—although, for the life of him, House can’t remember how he wound up there."

Brilliant!!! "in a room so dark that not even he would be able to see the single tear," So painfully, painfully accurate. That, indeed, would be the only time he would ever permit such, I think. And House's covering for when Wilson notices him... so wonderfully true to the character!!!

My time for reading this afternoon grows short, so I will simply add...
Reading on,
-Katrina
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