House picks up his things from the office and takes a bus to go to her house. There, he goes back and forth from one side to another of the room and finally puts all his things in his suitcase. When he’s about to leave, he writes a note and leaves it on the sofa with his key’s copy.
After her little encounter with Wilson, Lisa goes to her office and draws the curtains, then sits down on the kitanda with her head between her hands and remains thinking about what she just did.
House gets to his nyumbani and leaves the suitcase on the floor. He sits on the sofa and thinks about what has just happened... his girlfriend, well, now ex girlfriend who hates him, kissing his best friend, and he returning the kiss... He can’t help feeling angry, angry with Lisa, angry with Wilson, and angry with himself.
Cuddy stays in her office the rest of the day. She feels really bad and starts sobbing. ‘Oh come on Lisa... don’t be silly...’ She picks up her things and calls a nurse. ‘Sharon, if someone asks for me, could wewe tell them that I don't feel very well and I have gone home?’ She nods and Lisa goes to her house. Once there, she finds his note and the keys. She sighs and goes to their room, he has already packed up his stuff. ‘Damn...’ Cuddy goes back to the living room to read the note.
“First, wewe changed my life and then... wewe brought the real "me" back. Thanks?
She tries not to cry after kusoma his note. Cuddy is a strong woman who always tries to seem even stronger in front of the others and who usually doesn't cry, but now she feels very very lonely and inevitably, tears start rolling down her face. ‘Oh God, I'm such an idiot...’ She wrinkles the paper and throws it into the ground, then curls up on the sofa and after a while, she falls asleep there, sobbing.
inayofuata morning, Lisa wakes up. She really doesn’t feel like going to work, but she has to... Anyway, she hopes not to see him there today. When she goes to her office, she spends the whole morning there. She doesn’t know if he has come to work, but actually she doesn’t wanna know it. He’s probably at home, angry, hating Wilson and her, and taking vicodin lying on the sofa. Cuddy tries to focus on her paperwork, but she can’t stop thinking about what happened yesterday. Her head is killing her and she looks for an ibuprofen in her drawer. Before closing it again, she sees a bottle of vicodin, then sighs and takes it. ‘I can’t believe that this has ruined everything...’ She throws it and someone knocks at the door. She doesn’t answer and Wilson opens it a bit more.
‘Can I come in?’ Finally she nods and he closes he door behind him. James walks towards her and sees the bottle of vicodin on the floor. ‘Are wewe okay?’
‘Ehh... yeah, yeah, I’m okay. It’s just... I've a headache.’She puts her hand on her forehead and pretends to smile at him.
They remain in silence, but finally Wilson breaks it.
‘I'm sure he will understand you... wewe were angry, just that. He doesn't have anything to be worried about.’
‘He won’t understand anything... We both were angry… he was yelling at me, I was yelling at him...’ Cuddy sighs. ‘He’s back in vicodin...’
‘What? That's why... well... that's why wewe were fighting?’ He sighs too. ‘Why didn’t he tell us? wewe think I should talk to him?’
‘I think he won’t talk to you… after what I did… I-I owe wewe and apology...’
‘Oh...yeah...that...it's okay, actually it wasn't all your fault... I'm sorry too.’
She nods and they look at each other, then her office phone rings. ‘It's over, it's okay, we can't do anything kwa now, so I think the best we can do is keep on working...’ Says Lisa picking up the phone. Wilson nods and whispers. ‘See wewe later.’
He walks to the door and she majibu the phone. ‘Dr. Cuddy.’
‘Hey! Lisa? This is Lucas, how wewe doing?’
‘Hey Lucas, I’m good, how are you?’ Then she has an idea. House won’t talk to Wilson nor her, but he may talk to Lucas. ‘Hold on a second, please.’ Cuddy covers the phone with her hand. ‘Wilson, wait. wewe think that... Lucas could help us?’
‘You don’t lose anything kwa trying.’
She nods and smiles slightly. ‘Hi again. Lucas... I need a favour... would wewe do that? Could wewe come to the hospital to talk?’
‘Sure, no problem. I'll be there in ten minutes.’
They hang up and Wilson leaves. Exactly ten dakika later, Lucas gets to Cuddy’s office.
‘Hey nice office... new desk? Nice shoes, kwa the way.’ He winks at her and smiles.
‘Eh-h thanks...’ She breathes deeply. ‘House and I have just broken up, and I need your help.’
Lucas looks at her surprised. ‘What? wewe were dating?’ He murmurs ‘That man is a genious...’ Then he looks at her again. ‘You need a hug?’
‘I need wewe to talk to him...’
‘But Lisa... I can call wewe Lisa, right? I’m not his friend, I’m a PI. Can’t Wilson talk to him?’
She sighs. ‘We broke up and I kissed Wilson, so... no, he can’t talk to him... Listen, I need wewe to go to his house and, I don’t know... try that he tells it to you, what he feels, what he thinks... wewe know, do your job. I’ll pay you.’
‘Hmmm okay, I’ll do it, but I don’t promise anything...’ He looks at her from head to toe. ‘What a shame... If he doesn’t wanna go back with you, wewe know where to find me, wewe have my number.’ She looks very sad, that’s why he’s trying to make her smile, finally she does it.
‘Thank you, Lucas.’
‘You’re always welcome. I’ll call wewe later to tell wewe what’s going on with your Romeo. See you.’ He winks at her again and goes to House’s house.
House has spent the whole morning at nyumbani alone. Chase called him because they needed help with the patient, but he alisema that he had taken a personal day. Then he left the phone off the hook and switched off his cell phone. He really wanted to be alone.
In the afternoon, while he was still lying on the couch, someone knocked at the door, he stood up and looked throught the eyehole. ‘There's nobody here!!’
‘House open the door, I brought some cookies.’ Says Lucas waiting for him to open the door.
‘Hmmm... tempting but no, thanks...’
‘Oh come on... open the damn door...’ He takes something out of his pocket. ‘Woww look at this... I've something for wewe Greg, I found it in Cuddy's office, it's a bottle of vicodin, wewe want it?’ Says Lucas teasing him.
House opens the door sudenly. ‘Vicodin and cookies, good metaphor...’
Lucas comes in and closes the door behind him. ‘So... what’s up?’ He sits on the kitanda and turns on the TV. ‘Everything’s as usual? Your vicodin, your piano, your hookers...’
When Cuddy finishes her clinic duty she goes to Wilson’s office and opens the door. ‘Lucas is helping us.’ She smiles.
‘Oh, really? That's good. What did he say? What's he gonna do?’
‘I think he’s going to House’s place, and he will call me later.’
‘Okay, let's see what he can do.’
She nods and looks at her watch. ‘Lunch time, see wewe later.’
Wilson knows she’s not having a good day, and he doesn’t want her to be alone at lunch thinking about House again and again. ‘Lisa... would wewe like to come with me to have lunch? Away from the cafeteria, to eat good and vegetarian food.’ She smiles at him lifting an eyebrow. ‘So?’ Asks him.
‘Okay, let me take my mfuko wa fedha, mfuko and we can go. Thanks, James.’
After some time, they get to the restaurant and start eating. ‘What is gonna happen with House now?’
‘What do wewe mean? Between Gre... House and me? au at work or... what?’
‘Both questions... I was asking about work, but... wewe know... it's gonna be... weird. After all this time together...’
‘I really don’t know... I don’t know if he’ll come back tomorrow au if he will come back to quit au even if he is gonna come back some day. I just... I don’t know what to do...’ She sighs and looks at his eyes. ‘I don’t wanna lose him, Wilson.’
‘Ohh Lisa, please, don't be worried, it wasn't your fault. Everything is gonna sort out, just give him some time... until he realizes that vicodin is not what he needs, but you.’
House sits inayofuata to Lucas on his sofa.
‘In the wrong proportions but yes... What are wewe doing here?’
‘Can’t I come to visit a “friend”?’
‘You're not my friend and, anyway, visiting Marafiki is not an excuse. Lisa sent wewe here, didn't she?’
‘Lisa? Who's Lisa? Ohh wewe mean Cuddy, that Goddess wewe have as a boss?’ Says Lucas biting his lip joking.
‘I was referring to the Goddess of hypocrisy...’
‘Yes, I’m here because of her. She’s worried about you, I think. Are wewe worried about her?’
‘I'm not worried about anyone, didn't she tell wewe I'm a selfish bastard? Who only cares about his vicodin and stuff like that...’ Says House being sarcastic.
‘No, she loves you. And she’s worried about you, that’s all.’ Says Lucas changing channels on TV.
‘If only I could believe you... but I don't think so...’
‘Okay, believe whatever wewe want.’ He sighs. ‘You need to talk to someone, and look, I am right here.’ Lucas smiles widely. ‘What do wewe feel for her?’
House looks around. ‘I... I upendo her...’
‘Then why aren’t wewe with her?’
‘I stopped taking vicodin and... I'm on it again. She doesn't understand I'm in constant pain. And... she... kissed Wilson.’
‘You think that she loves Wilson?’ Lucas stands up and goes to the fridge to take two beers. He gives Greg one and sits down again.
‘I don't know... I can't understand it...’
‘Hmmm, wewe know?’ He looks at House and drinks. ‘No, actually wewe don’t...’ Lucas remains thinking. ‘That woman is so hot.’ House looks at him angry. ‘Hey, man...’ He drinks again. ‘I don’t think she loves Wilson, but I like her, and if he au wewe don’t do anything to get her, I’ll do.’ Lucas puts the bia on the table. ‘Oh, yes, I’d really do that.’ He lifts an eyebrow and smiles, imagining Lisa and him together.
‘I guess I’m not a handicap for that anymore...’ Says House upset.
‘So wewe give up? So easy?’
House remains looking at the floor. ‘Get out of here, leave me alone...’
‘Okay.’ Lucas stands up and walks to the door. ‘If wewe really upendo her, do something, I won’t be as idiot as wewe are.’ He opens the door. ‘Have fun and lose your time, bye.’ He goes out of his house leaving him there thoughtful.
To be continued...
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