I have taken up the challenge at the 12-fics community on Livejournal, and I have chosen House and Cuddy as my pairing. This is a collection of all of my works related to this challenge. Each piece has a prompt or theme associated with it. I will update periodically, and I hope you enjoy the fics! Please read and review. :)
There were days when Dr. Lisa Cuddy would walk through the halls of Princeton Plainsboro Teaching Hospital, her hospital, and she could smell death. It shrouded every corner, hid in every room, stained the cheek of every loved one.
It was those same days that Cuddy avoided the ORs. It was those days that Cuddy did not visit Wilson or any of the other Oncology staff. It was those days that she even chose to forego her visits to Pediatrics. There was only one place she would find herself on those days.
Travelling up the stairs, she turns the corner, eyeing the conference room of Diagnostics. Chase, Cameron and Foreman were nowhere to be found, but as she reached the main office, she found a man lying back in his chair, deep in thought.
She enters, stepping closer to him, but didn't say a single word.
"If you're wondering how the patient is, Cuddy, don't worry. I've got the kids on it."
She lets out the breath she had been holding and moves to sit on his armrest. He absent-mindedly shifts his arm, making room for her.
"What did he have?"
"Gelineau's syndrome and a major lack of potassium."
She tilts her head up in thought, and then lowers her gaze back to him. "Thank you."
He smirks. "I didn't save the guy's life for you."
She shakes her head in exasperation. "And you didn't do it for him either."
"Point duly noted."
They let the silence emanate between them, if only for a single moment.
"You did a good job." Her voice is warm and he turns towards her.
She squeezes his arm, causing him to give her a puzzled look. But she simply smiles back.
"You're welcome, Cuddy."
She walks out of the office of Dr. Gregory House, the only man she knows who can defy death, and on this day, she feels just a little bit better.