‘Morning...’ Says House the successivo day.
‘Hi… how are you?’
‘Fine... and you? te fell più peaceful this morning?’
‘Ha-ha... yes, thank you.’
‘Good...’ He chuckles and they sit up.
‘Are te hungry? We have some cake left...’ Lisa says.
‘Will the cake change your mood?’
‘It will change my hunger.’
They go to the cucina in silence and have breakfast. His leg is starting to hurt and House rubs his thigh with his hand but he doesn't say anything. Cuddy notices it and asks worried. ‘Are te okay?’
‘Yeah... fine...’ House risposte smiling at her. MEEEEEC!!! Lie
‘Sure... what if we do something together today, uh? We could go to a park o something...?’
‘Yes, that’s a good idea. I need some fresh air.’
They go back to the bedroom to get dressed, and go out. After walking for a while, they sit down to rest. House is playing with his cane but he feels a bit worried 'cause his leg is hurting again and he’s trying to figure out why.
‘What are te thinking about?’
‘Uh... nothing really...’ He tries to change the topic. ‘How do te feel?’
‘So far so good. I have no nausea, I feel good. Except for my changes of humor and I’m più sensitive than ever.’
‘Yeah... that's true...’
‘You have to get used to it, for a few months at least.’
‘Hahah, yeah, no problem with that... I think I can get through it.’
‘Then everything is okay.’
‘Yep... as it should be.’ He kisses her cheek and Cuddy smiles.
‘Do we keep on walking?’
‘Yep, let's go...’ When he stands up he has cramps in his leg. ‘Oh...’
She turns around quickly to look at him. ‘Are te alright??’
‘Yes, I just... remembered that we need to buy some latte before the malls are closed...’
‘Yes... we can get some on our way home.’
‘Great...’ They walk in front of some clothes stores.
‘I should start thinking of buying some maternity clothes.’
‘Yep, it's a good idea. Do we go in?’
‘Yes, let's see if I find something...’
They go in and House can't stop thinking of his leg pain while she looks at some clothes.
‘Do te like this shirt? It makes me look fat, but that’s how I’m gonna be in two weeks...
‘In two weeks everything will make te look fat...’ He chuckles. ‘You look great... Hmm... I'll wait for te sitting over there...’ He points out at a chair.
‘Okay, I'm going to the dressing room.’
He nods and sits down. While Lisa is in the dressing room he rubs his thigh and after some minuti she gets out and goes with him.
‘I'm buying these two.’
‘Great... they look nice... I'll pay them...’
‘No, wait here, I have money.’
‘No, I'm serious, it's on me...’ House insists, but she starts walking to go to the till and he stands up to follow her, then he feels a strong cramp, loses his balance and falls to the ground.
‘Greg! Greg, are te okay.’ Lisa bends down to help him and looks at him worried. ‘What's going on?’
‘I just... Lost my balance... this floor is slippery for lame people o what?’
‘Greg... I'm serious... Does your leg hurt?’
He sighs and finally nods.
‘Do I call a cab to go back home?’
‘No, it's okay... I can walk... I'm serious...’
Cuddy looks at him but doesn’t say anything. When they pay, they go out of the store and go walking towards home.
‘I... I don't know what happened...’
‘How long have te been in pain?’
‘For some days...’
‘Why didn’t te tell me?’ She asks worried.
‘I didn't want to worry you... anyway, I'm sure the pain will go away soon...’
‘I want te to do rehab... try to exercise your leg a bit more...’
‘I'm not sure if it would be useful for me...’
‘Then what do te want to do? Sit and wait for the pain to go away?’
‘I don't know... I don't know what to do... what if the pain comes back again... I mean, chronic pain.’
‘You’ll go back on vicodin...’
‘I don't wanna go back on vicodin... I don't wanna be a junkie doctor anymore...’
‘I know... I don’t want te to be in pain...’
He sighs and looks at the ground, then she holds his hand. ‘Let’s go home.’
When they come in, he sits down and leans his forehead against the cane. Lisa sits successivo to him.
‘We have to do something.’
She sighs. ‘I don’t know… I don’t know what’s better for you.’
‘You think I should tell Wilson?’
‘Yes, but I don't think he knows what to do, either...’
House sighs and looks at the ceiling. He seems every worried and she tries to calm him down.
‘Everything is gonna be okay...’ She approaches to hug him and suddenly she feels a strong pain in her belly. ‘AHH!’ She separates a bit from him and touches her belly.
‘What's up? Are te okay?’ He asks worried.
‘Yes, yes, I think so... Don’t worry about me.’
‘Come on, we'll go to the hospital to check everything's alright!!’
‘No, seriously, I’m okay... If we go to the hospital is for you...’
‘No way... We'll go to the hospital right now and not for me...’
‘Greg, no. Is te who has a major problem, not me. I told you, I’m okay... it was just... I don’t know, but I’m okay and the baby is, as well.’
‘I'm not going to the hospital if te don't go first...’
‘Okay, we both go to the hospital, go to see a traumatologist and then we look for my gynecologist. All right?’
‘Change the order and it'll be alright with me.’
‘Then I’m not going anywhere.’
‘You're going there even if te don't want to...’ He says with a serious face. Cuddy sighs. ‘Yes, of course I'm going, but te are going first.’
‘Hey, listen, I'm not going on with this... I'm not gonna die if I wait until te see a doctor!!!’
She stares at him and looks at the ground. ‘Alright. Let's go.’
‘Good...’ He phones a taxi and they go downstairs. Just a few minuti later the taxi comes and takes them to the Princeton General.
‘That way.’ They go towards gynecology, o at least that's what House thinks. Instead, they go first to traumatology. House walks looking at the ground so he doesn't realize where they are until they get there. Finally he looks up.
‘Oh, no way Lisa!!’ He complains.
‘We are here. I'm not gonna die if I wait until te see a doctor either, so come in.’
‘I... I'll take revenge!!’ He sighs and they come in.
While House is talking to the doctor Cuddy feels the pain again, but she doesn't say anything and pretends to be alright. House plays it down so they finish sooner and they can go to see a gynecologist. Cuddy knows him, and she knows what he is doing. She stands up to talk to the doctor.
‘He’s been in pain for some days, trying to hide it. He didn’t tell me and now is kinda saying that it’s nothing...’ She looks at him. ‘Stop lying... I’m not going to gynecology until te finish here. And the sooner is not the better.’
He sighs. ‘Hey, I know what I feel and I know it's nothing, can we sposta to the real problem?? Which is our baby, da the way.’
‘I'm... good. Can te be selfish and egocentric again, please?’
‘Thanks, but no... at least not now... can te take my role and be selfish and self-centered?’
The doctor is looking at them in silence. Cuddy notices it and looks at Greg. ‘No. Now can te stop wasting his time?’
‘I'm not wasting his time, it's just that I should not be here!!’
Here comes her hormones again. She is getting a little angry and talks a bit louder. ‘You're wasting everybody's time. Do what you're supposed to do.’
‘Fuck Lisa, stop it!!’ He stands up. ‘I'm not gonna lose this baby again, we're visiting a gynecologist, either if te like it o not!!’
‘No, I'm not going anywhere until te are able to come with me walking instead of in a wheelchair. I'm okay, the baby is okay, is te who is not okay, so stop it and shut up now o I'll--’ Suddenly she feels the pain again. ‘Oh God...’ She guesses this time it hurts più because she is angry and shouting, but she is starting to worry.
‘This is enough...’ House goes out of the room, takes a wheelchair from the hallway and comes in. ‘Sit down.’
‘Yes... and now what? You’re taking another one and we have a race?’
‘Almost, but not this time, try again later...’ He pulls the wheelchair and they go to gynecology.
‘I can walk...’ Lisa doesn’t want to admit it but she feels safer in the wheelchair.
‘And I can run two consecutive marathons...’
‘I'm serious... I don't need te screwing up your leg even più pushing me on this wheelchair.’
‘Oh come on, I'm not that crippled...’
‘Yet...’ Lisa says in a low voice.
They get to gynecology. House gives her personal details in a scrivania, reception and they wait until a doctor tells them to come in.
‘Are te coming with me?’ This is serious and now she is worried.
‘You kidding? I will never leave te alone...’
They come in, sit down and the doctor asks what the problem is. They spend some time with the doctor and tell him what happened. He runs some test on her and tells them to wait for the results.
‘I hope it's nothing...’ He holds her hand.
‘I know it’s nothing.’ Lisa says but she doesn’t sound very secure.
‘Yeah, I forgot your flash inoltrare, avanti power...’
She rolls her eyes and the doctor comes.
They stare at him.
‘Well, there's nothing wrong with your tests, everything is as it should be. It sometimes happens to older mothers, especially if they're having their first baby. te don't need to worry. If bleeds appear o te lose your consciousness, come and we'll run some più tests.’
Cuddy sighs relieved. ‘So there’s nothing to worry about? It’s normal... at my age.’
‘Yes, it is. But, anyway, if te feel something's going wrong as I detto before, bleeds o consciousness loss, come immediately, right?’ The gynecologist says.
Okay, I will. Thank te so much.’ The doctor goes and she looks at Greg. ‘I told you...’
‘Yeah, te were right and I was wrong, but I didn't know. te could've been in trouble.’
‘I know... But you’ve never been so worried for me until... our new situation and I could keep myself alive before that.’
‘Of course I was worried... I've always been worried about you, I just didn't tell anyone... Well, shall we go?’
‘Of course not. I haven’t forgotten your leg.’
House sighs. ‘Listen, I'll take some ibuprofen, I'll go to a physiotherapist and get some massages... and if the pain doesn't go away, I'll come back here. Deal?’
She stares at him and finally nods. ‘Okay. But don’t try to hide it to me. If te don’t feel good, tell me immediately.
‘Cross my cuore and hope to die!!’
She chuckles. They take a taxi and go back home.
To be continued...
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