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Title: Without
Characters: House/Wilson
Rating: PG
Words: 200 (Double drabble)

Summary: When you've lost everything all you can do is hold on to each other. Set in the same universe as Enough but later in the timeline.

Written for Sick!Wilson Bingo challenge - prompts are blanket, piano, sun, power outage, dream.





Wilson stirs as he feels a blanket settle over him. In the moonlight coming through the broken window he can just make out House's drawn features.

"We need to move on in the morning, if you can," House says quietly. They always speak quietly now.

Wilson nods. He knows. It's not safe here. It's not safe to stay in one place for long. His broken arm aches fiercely but they haven't been able to scavenge any pain meds for weeks now. They're both hurting but they'll pack up what little they have and move out when the sun comes up.

"I'll make some pancakes," he jokes weakly. He wishes he could. He wishes that they were back in Princeton. Before. When life was simple and easy, and they didn't realise it. He'd give anything to be back in House's apartment, listening to him play the piano or watching trashy television shows.

There's no power, and lighting a fire is dangerous, and there won't be any pancakes.

House joins him on the worn mattress and Wilson arranges the blanket so it covers both of them. They lie in silence, their bodies pressed together.

When he falls asleep he dreams of home.


Date: 2014-07-18 01:48 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] yarroway.livejournal.com
Brilliant. I love post apocalyptic fics.

Date: 2014-07-18 09:34 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] menolly-au.livejournal.com
Thanks! Glad you liked it :)

Date: 2014-07-18 04:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] readingrat.livejournal.com
Well done. It's depressing, though, because there isn't really much hope that things will ever return to normal.

Date: 2014-07-18 09:35 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] menolly-au.livejournal.com
Nope - the 'normal' world is gone forever :(

Thanks for reading :)

Date: 2014-07-18 11:47 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sassyjumper.livejournal.com
I'm like yarroway -- there's just something appealing about a good post-apocalypse fic. This is a great snippet. I'd love to read more :)

Date: 2014-07-19 09:31 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] menolly-au.livejournal.com
Well, this one took a year after the first one, so maybe more for camp next year ? ;)

Thanks - glad you liked it, thanks for reading :)

Date: 2014-07-19 12:41 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] barefootpuddles.livejournal.com
Ah, so it is an apocalyptic fic. The first time I thought it might be a natural disaster, or perhaps a man-made disaster (like a gas explosion type thing) . At least in this new and horrible 'after' they have each other.

Date: 2014-07-19 09:33 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] menolly-au.livejournal.com
Well truthfully the first one could have been anything, and the writer wasn't totally decided :)

Yeah, at least they're together which is something :)

Thanks for reading !

Date: 2014-07-19 01:48 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] srsly-yes.livejournal.com
At least they have each other. *sniff*

Excellent. ♥

Date: 2014-07-19 09:33 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] menolly-au.livejournal.com
Well, I couldn't split them up :)

Thanks for reading, glad you liked !

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