Since ‘No Children’ was a while ago, and you may not have time to skim 16 chapters all over again, here’s a brief recap of where we left our intrepid characters:
Cuddy is pregnant, House is the father. Their relationship is currently undefined, other than spending almost every night together. House’s mother died, which was a catalyst for throwing these two together. This was started in the summer, so assume that season 5 hasn’t happened (even though I’m terribly glad that it has). House finally agreed to join a Pain Management Program run by the hospital which will provide him with medication management and physical therapy among other things.
Amber is sadly still dead, and Wilson is still grieving. He and Cameron have formed a casual snooping alliance. We pick up from the evening where House and Cuddy’s baby news is being broken over dinner with her family.
Whereas ‘No Children’ was based on the lyrics of one particular song, this new WIP will use lyrics from a few different Mountain Goats songs as chapter headings. I hope you enjoy it.
Title: There Will Be No Divorce Chapter 1/15
Author: Lola Lauriestein
Rating: PG-13 for now.
Spoilers: Everything up to Wilson's Heart, we're going to have to ignore s5 though, sorry!
Disclaimer: not-not-mine, House et al belong to David Shore, Fox etc. The song lyrics of the Mountain Goats belong to them, and if I could write like John Darnielle, I'd die happy.
Summary: The sequel to ‘No Children’, which you can read in its entirety here. How will House and Cuddy cope with pregnancy, therapy and the world getting in their way? Big and scary events in their lives threaten to screw everything up.
“Tile floor of the bathroom
Scrubbed clean and bright
Checkerboard white and grey”
“Have to Explode”, The Mountain Goats
( There Will Be No Divorce )
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