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HOUSE MD FIC: Absent Friends

Title: Absent Friends
Fandom: House M.D.
Word Count: 100
Rating: G
Pairing: House & Wilson friendship
Summary: A coda to 8X06 "Parents."

House hummed a little as he unlocked the door to his silent apartment, still buzzing with excitement and alcohol after his evening jaunt to Atlantic City with Foreman.

Six beer cans had been rinsed and set neatly next to the recycling. An empty pizza box was tucked behind the trash can on its side.

Only as he was reemerging from the kitchen did House finally notice that his television set was missing.

Sitting in its place was a crisply folded note, and on that, written in Wilson's inimitable left-handed scrawl, were the words, "Sorry that you couldn't go with me."

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yarroway
Nov. 15th, 2011 02:24 pm (UTC)
If there were any continuity at all, this would happen in canon. Love it!
flywoman
Nov. 15th, 2011 02:27 pm (UTC)
Hee! Thank you :).
barefootpuddles
Nov. 15th, 2011 02:37 pm (UTC)
LOL. This must be the scene that ended up on the cutting room floor due to episode length. It was the ending I would have liked to have seen. :)
flywoman
Nov. 15th, 2011 02:46 pm (UTC)
I didn't even get to see the actual ending since my livestream cut out, but folks have been pretty vocal about what they would have liked to have seen ;).
pgrabia
Nov. 15th, 2011 04:12 pm (UTC)
Oh ho! This is perfect! A little back and forth which has always been their style. Friendship still intact but Wilson didn't let it simply slide, either. Good job!
flywoman
Nov. 15th, 2011 04:30 pm (UTC)
Thanks - it seemed like a fitting countermove!
cuddyclothes
Nov. 15th, 2011 05:38 pm (UTC)
Excellent! Turnabout is fair play.
flywoman
Nov. 15th, 2011 07:52 pm (UTC)
Thanks! I agreed with those who pointed out that Wilson shouldn't have been so passive about the whole thing.
writerdot
Nov. 15th, 2011 07:38 pm (UTC)
LMAO! Perfect!
flywoman
Nov. 15th, 2011 07:51 pm (UTC)
Hee! Thank you.
menolly_au
Nov. 15th, 2011 08:41 pm (UTC)
I think the only explanation for Wilson's apparent acceptance at the end could be that he is planning something like this. Unless Wilson is now cheerleading House/Foreman instead of House/Cuddy...

Great drabble, I like that Wilson still cleaned up after himself :)
flywoman
Nov. 15th, 2011 08:48 pm (UTC)
Unless Wilson is now cheerleading House/Foreman instead of House/Cuddy...

Gah! Say it ain't so! ;)

Great drabble, I like that Wilson still cleaned up after himself :)

Thanks! I like to imagine Wilson taking a last look around to make sure all is tidy before walking off with House's tv.
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flywoman
Nov. 15th, 2011 10:38 pm (UTC)
Thanks! ;)
petitecuriosity
Nov. 16th, 2011 03:25 am (UTC)
I. LOVE. THIS. :D After the intriguing discussion following yesterday's episode, this is awesome! (I was admittedly divided for awhile on what I thought the motivations were behind House and Wilson's actions and reactions, but I'm now even more convinced, that more than anything, yesterday's episode was merely another prank in their ongoing 20-year prank war.)

I really like the way you've described House's apartment; sometimes, I have difficulty picturing a setting but you've illustrated the beer bottles and pizza box as being cleaned up in a way so pristine that it's obvious that Wilson has been there!

And I love that Wilson took the television set and the sarcastic note left behind was totally in character!

(I've really been wanting to read more of "Bad Influence" and other fics in general lately, but sadly haven't had the time. Hopefully I'll have more free time with the holidays coming up.)
flywoman
Nov. 16th, 2011 03:33 am (UTC)
I still think that there are multiple possible interpretations - and I'm not sure that was the authors'/actors' intent - but this one was fun to explore! :D

And I'm glad you found the tidy apartment and sarcastic note to be so in-character :).

(I've really been wanting to read more of "Bad Influence" and other fics in general lately, but sadly haven't had the time. Hopefully I'll have more free time with the holidays coming up.)

Aww, thanks, hon! I know you've been really busy. *hugs*
blackmare
Nov. 16th, 2011 03:58 am (UTC)
Oh, this is the thing I wanted to write and couldn't, and it is perfect. It absolutely happened.
flywoman
Nov. 16th, 2011 04:11 am (UTC)
Thank you! As soon as I got the idea, I had to write this.
taiga13
Nov. 16th, 2011 04:04 am (UTC)
No kidding, I was imagining the same thing myself, except in my head he smashed the TV. How lovely to log in and find that a talented writer has written what was going through my head. (and a little scary...)
flywoman
Nov. 16th, 2011 04:13 am (UTC)
Aww... I don't think that Wilson would destroy an innocent television set unless he were really overcome with emotion. Kidnapping is much more his style ;).

Thanks for commenting!
srsly_yes
Nov. 16th, 2011 04:04 am (UTC)
LOL! The perfect ending!
flywoman
Nov. 16th, 2011 04:10 am (UTC)
Hee - glad you think so!
damigella_314
Nov. 16th, 2011 09:51 pm (UTC)
That's so good. Would be perfect if I could imagine the TV being a nice new shining wide plasma or LCD thingy, instead of the horrible huge old thing it is... if I were House I'd be happy to have an excuse to buy a new one!
Still, perfect revenge. It's a miracle how you packed so much ICness in so few words.
LMAO at the rinsed beer cans.
flywoman
Nov. 16th, 2011 10:14 pm (UTC)
Yeah, it wasn't until cuddyclothes posted the screencaps that I realized just how crappy House's tv was. Forcing it into retirement now seems like an act of mercy!

Thanks for commenting.
brindlewolf
Nov. 17th, 2011 03:43 am (UTC)
This is GREAT!! ♥
flywoman
Nov. 17th, 2011 03:49 am (UTC)
LOL, your icon!

Thanks for commenting, I'm glad you enjoyed it!
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