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28 September 2006 @ 11:46 pm
I'm in one of those weird moods you only get in when you've been equally praised and censored in the time-span of a few hours. This causes me to do odd things, for example attempting to write House fanfiction. This is what I've got so far:

Title: Rest
Fandom: House, M.D.
Category: General
Rating: G
Pairing: Vague House/Wilson
Warnings: None
Spoilers: _Really_ vague ones. You'll only understand that they're spoilers if you've seen the second half of season 2.
Summary: Wilson and rest are currently not on the best of terms.
Word count: 382

Disclaimer: I do not own the TV-show "House, M.D." or any of its characters.

Wilson rolls over to lie on his other side, right fist loosely curled around the sheets of his bed. His bed. The sheets are soft, there's plenty of room and it's all brand new. It's warm and comfortable. It's his.

He can't sleep. That shouldn't really be surprising, but it still is. Three nights he's been twisting and turning in this bed, sleep just out of reach. There is no reason. Work has been good – or as good as anything involving cancer ever gets – and the divorce is over and done with. His mind is blank as he closes his eyes, the darkness is welcome and yet the blissful nothing of unconsciousness refuses to envelop him.

Restless. It takes Wilson four days to realize that's what he's feeling; restless. As soon as he thinks the word a small part of his mind makes a lame joke – no sleep means no rest means restless – but he ignores it. The voice is wrong. He is exhausted from lack of sleep. It is lack of rest that keeps him awake.

He laughs out loud when the answer comes to him. Not too loudly of course, but enough of a chuckle to earn him curious looks from the people standing in the hallway.

House has begun giving him those looks; the ones that show something that exists between faint concern and curiosity. They're rare but Wilson has gone a week without sleep so he thinks he deserves them.

The invitation to House's place isn't unexpected. It's a Friday. The evening contains the usual: take out, beer, old movies they've seen an uncountable number of times before. House mocks the lousy actors and as many other things he can think of that he finds amusing or pathetic. It's a long list.

Wilson can feel the restlessness seep out of his muscles and mind with each mouthful of beer, which each word of comfortable banter. He begins to relax back into the couch, his smile tinted with just a hint of self-mockery.

House smirks to himself, but the smirk has a strange barely-there-but-still-visible softness to it. He gets up, leaning on his cane. With a last satisfied look at Wilson he heads for the bedroom.

Wilson doesn't notice any of this - he's already asleep.
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Current Mood: weirdweird
Listening to: Me And A Gun - Tori Amos
Zelda: ClaireHappyPillszelda_zee on September 30th, 2006 02:30 am (UTC)
I like this! It is my first House fic! I like it a lot. In the space of a few words you manage to convey the affection between those characters, and to pinpoint how their relationship works so accurately. House is such a prickly, obnoxious bastard, and yet he does care, esp for Wilson.

Lovely. Write more!
Nonesanenonesane on October 2nd, 2006 02:26 pm (UTC)
I'm glad you liked it! It means a lot coming from an author whose work I really like!

I must confess I was a bit nervous when I posted this as this was my first time writing Wilson, but now I feel I might try writing a longer House fic (long enough to have chapters at least...)
magegirl8: Yukimagegirl8 on October 5th, 2006 02:37 pm (UTC)
Yay! I really like this! I love how you captured the barely there concern/softness one sometimes sees in House - it's one of my favorite things about his character.
Nonesanenonesane on October 5th, 2006 09:34 pm (UTC)
Feels good to know that I seem to have managed to portray House the way I wanted to! He cares about Wilson, but he's bad at showing it other than in that indirect way of his - which is one of my favorite things about House too.
genagirlgenagirl on October 5th, 2006 03:00 pm (UTC)
I liked it! I'm a sucker for hurting!Wilson (even if he is just really tired). And House was perfect in his concern and remedy.
Nonesanenonesane on October 5th, 2006 09:37 pm (UTC)
Once more I'm glad to see that it looks like I got House right. Showing concern without really doing so and all that.

And Wilson + angst or h/c is good, very good, even in small doses. How could I resist making him suffer, if only just a little?
a city in the dark: {actress: kristen} beach bumimmortal_teacup on October 5th, 2006 04:33 pm (UTC)
cuteness. i liked it :)
Nonesanenonesane on October 5th, 2006 09:38 pm (UTC)
Thanks! *happy smile*
Kaylaciara__mist on October 6th, 2006 05:48 am (UTC)
aww this is cute! "House smirks to himself, but the smirk has a strange barely-there-but-still-visible softness to it." I love this line so much! it's so true!! He saves those just for Wilson! hehehe I love that smirk, it's hot and fits him so well! ;D
Nonesanenonesane on October 7th, 2006 12:46 pm (UTC)
Yes there is something special about that smile. Too bad he doesn't use it too often; but it wouldn't be as special if he did, would it? Thank you for the comment!