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Bittersweet Hour (last in the HOUR series) 
17th-Jul-2007 11:15 am
Title: Bittersweet Hour
Characters: House, Wilson
Rating: PG
Genre: Angst
Word Count: 1400 
Summary: Wilson reflects on what he and House have been through together. 

The previous vignettes, in order, are:
Visiting Hour,  Happy Hour,  Midnight Hour Fifty-Minute Hour Random Hour,  Painful Hour,  Dark Hour ,  Desperate Hour,  Witching Hour ,  Lonely HourDinner Hour Legal Hour  Honorable Hour,  House's Hour ,  Wilson's Hour ,  Uncomfortable Hour ,  Lunch Hour , Administrative Hour , and  Evening Hour.

This is it, kids; end of the road on The Hour Series.  My appreciation for sticking with me on this journey.  And I'm at a loss as to the proper words to thank  
blackmare_9   and  misanthropicobs   for their apparently limitless patience, their brilliant suggestions, their perceptive analysis of the House-Wilson dynamic.  They're awesome, and I'm incredibly lucky. ~mjf  07.17.07

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24th-Jul-2007 01:53 pm (UTC)
Oh man, am I glad I stole some time between rounds and my next surgery to catch up on this series. I'd put off buying the latest Harry Potter until I finished this wonderful story, and it did not disappoint. True to your word you fixed what was broken. This has been a beautiful and at times painful journey for the boys. That ending was perfection, "it fit." I wish I had more fitting comment, but I've got to go scrub-in. (Here's hoping I don't get 'p.i.m.p.-ed too hard in the OR) Great work as always. :)
27th-Jul-2007 03:06 pm (UTC)


Thnx for the explanation. I noticed that Wilson Got It, as we did, about the WHY - one of the most important questions that anyone, but esp. a writer, can ask. (One of the best scenes in the show so far, imo.)

Is it evil to say that I have the beginnings of a thought of possible more traditional hours? Or is it better to simply let the story be?

Thank you for a wonderful, touching ride. I look forward to reading more of your work. (And I don't say that about everybody.)

29th-Jul-2007 12:55 pm (UTC)
I have the beginnings of a thought of possible more traditional hours? Or is it better to simply let the story be?

i'm flattered--and yet, i'm also thinking that it's best to let it be at this point. sometime in the future, i may take it up again, follow wilson through his readjustment, examine in what ways the experience has affected house, etc. but for right now, i need a bit of distance from it, so that when and if i do return to this 'verse, i can do it justice. i think if i do continue it, it will, indeed, need to be in a more traditional chapter form. but as i need to get serious about the sequel to TMTC, and as that's not gonna happen if i stay in this nice, safe, very small 'verse, i'm thinkin' it's time to move on! ;-)
24th-Dec-2007 07:50 am (UTC)
How the hell did I miss this one as it was posted? Shame on me lol!

Enjoyed it a lot! If only the show could have gone like this...I would even go for a crapy explanation that House had been in a coma from x-mas eve last year and everything that had happened since was all made up and it was only a week later. *sigh*

I was hoping that we would get to see 'Hemlock' fall (hee!) and Wilson getting back to his job, though he seems recovered enough that there probably isn't much towards a 'readjusting' hour.

Anyway, I am babbling. Just had to say how much I enjoyed reading all these :D
2nd-Jan-2008 03:55 pm (UTC)
so sorry for delayed reply--i've been attempting to stay off laptop for a bit [hand problems].

glad you enjoyed this series; when i was writing it, it was an all-consuming project--so it's especially satisfying that it's gone over so well with you kids!

and happy new year!!
22nd-Sep-2008 07:58 pm (UTC)
I realize I'm incredibly late in commenting on this series...but I only recently "discovered" it, and have been savoring it a bit at a time. It's absolutely beautifully written and totally unforgettable. It's going onto my 'stories to be printed out' list. (I'm putting all my favorite House stories in a binder for future rereadings.) Incredible--all of it.

And must add--there were so many amazing moments...but the one I can "see" the best is the two of them in the kitchen breaking into laughter over the popcorn making chaos. It makes me smile...
27th-Oct-2008 12:54 pm (UTC)
i'm sorry--just found this while replying to another comment. i'm honored that you're printing it out, and so happy that it gave you such pleasure.
27th-Oct-2008 01:31 am (UTC)
Awwwww, these were really sweet. I always find you get a better feel for the 'story' if you read it all in one go...so I did. Loved them all! This one especially. The whole popcorn scenario was an added bonus! Laughed so hard!

27th-Oct-2008 12:52 pm (UTC)
as i mentioned when you commented on the trilogy, it's always such a spirit booster to get a comment on an older piece; it inspires me to get writing again!

i have a real soft spot in my heart for this series; glad you enjoyed it so much.
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