|Of Tattoos and Stolen Moments
Author: L'ange de Vie PM
What happen's when House's girlfriend continues with the surprise? Ch.2 up R&R PLEASE!Rated: Fiction T - English - Romance - A. Cameron & G. House - Chapters: 2 - Words: 2,027 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 10-24-07 - Published: 10-07-07 - Status: Complete - id: 3823568
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It had been all of one month two weeks and four days that they had been together, not that he was counting. Truth be told he was happy and enjoyed being her "boyfriend" as juvenile as it sounded. She somehow completed him; and it seemed they did everything together now whether it be dinner and a movie or get ready for work. She made him better, and he wasn't quite sure how she had done it, but he wasn't complaining. Through it all though, he had failed to notice one little thing about her, which upon discovery both amazed and bruised his diagnostician's ego. Here he was a man who prided himself on noticing the small things, those that everyone else had overlooked, and yet, this had totally escaped his notice. What was the world coming to, when the one and only Dr. Gregory House failed to notice his girlfriend's tattoo, let alone that tattoo of one Dr. Allison Cameron. Sitting back in his chair, House grinned as he recalled how just a few hours ago he had learned of his girlfriends tattoo.
It was an unusually hot day for late September in Princeton, and though Cameron had started out the day in one of her customary pant suits, by lunch she had stripped down to her camisole and pants. Sure there was air conditioning, but it just didn't seem to be cutting in the office. Thankfully, at least for Cameron the team lacked a patient, so her attire wasn't something that needed to be worried over. That and the rest of the team was more or less dressed down as well the boys in their undershirts and jeans, everyone lacking lab coats.
While Cameron hadn't been actively hiding her tattoo, she hadn't flaunted it either. She figured that House, of Greg, as he had slowly become, had seen it yet opted not to comment on it. Odd, but possible. After all, even, Chase knew about it from their horrible one night stand. So, it came as a surprise when Greg, suddenly noticed her tattoo.
"What in the hell is that on your back?"
"What's what?" Foreman asked warily eyeing the older doctor.
"Not you." House dismissed the man impatiently. "You." House said staring pointedly at Cameron.
Turning from her spot by the coffee machine, Cameron looked around the conference room. Not noticing anything out of place, she turned to face her boyfriend.
"What's what?" she reiterated Foreman's question.
Heaving himself upright from the chair he currently occupied House limped over to where Cameron was and turned her around tracing what felt like an ordinary line down her back.
"That." He responded simply, keeping one hand on her waist, in a display of possessiveness. While those in the Diagnostics department knew about their relationship, usually Cameron acted on it, not House. Cameron was all too aware of this and planned to enjoy every minuet House's open display of affection.
Cameron could only stare blankly at House for a solid minuet.
"What on Earth are you talking about?" she asked confused by his sudden mood change.
"That thing on your back. What is it?" House asked slowly as if he were speaking to a young and slow child.
Throwing her hands up in exasperation Cameron turned to Foreman, and asked what in the hell House was talking about. Turning Cameron around, Foreman chuckled after inspecting Cameron's back.
"Well I think that he's is talking about your tattoo Cameron. Because I rather doubt he's talking about your clothing." Foreman said throwing a barb at House.
Rounding on House, Cameron stared in disbelief, before starting to laugh.
"So you're telling me that after nearly two month of dating, going out and sleeping with me, you're barely noticing my tattoo?" She asked.
House who refused to answer such a question merely arched a questioning eyebrow and twirled his finger, indicating that Cameron should turn around once more.
Rolling her eyes Cameron turned so that her back was once more facing House. Tugging at the bottom hem, Cameron showed House the full range of her tattoos.
"It's a string of Chinese characters. Got the last five in college. My roommate had become my best friend and didn't believe that I had gotten the first one at sixteen, so she dared me to add more. Stupid, but I did it anyways. I think it was during Spring Break, and I wasn't going home that year, so I was feeling adventurous. It reminded me of the first one, my brother Andrew took me to get it on a dare, though he said it was my birthday present."
"What do they mean?" Chase asked from his spot across the table.
"Well the first one is 'life force', the second 'strength', followed by 'change', 'friendship', 'love' and 'serenity'." Cameron responded.
Moving closer House traced each character with a soft finger, causing Cameron to shiver. Foreman and Chase who had only recently and by accident found out about House and Cameron's relationship looked away, uncomfortable. Placing his hands on Cameron's shoulders and , thumbs still running over the tattoos, House grinned.
"I do believe that these bear further exploration." He breathed his breath warm against her neck.
Shivering deliciously Cameron nodded and lean back some, resting against House, careful to not balance too much weight on him.
"I'll bring dinner?" she asked lowly.
"Mmm. Italian, and an overnight bag. You aren't leaving once you walk through the door." He whispered possessively.
"I think I can manage that." Cameron teased, before pulling away with a soft smile on her lips.
"Now I had better start working, before Chase and Foreman get sick."
"Aw, they're big boys, they know how to run to the potty and handle their business." House snarked.
Shaking her head Cameron made her way back over to the coffee pot, pouring both herself and House a cup of coffee. Wilson who had caught the tail end of the interaction walked into the conference room, a smirk on his lips. Naturally he had growing suspicions about his best friend's sudden lack of calling and wanting to go have a drink. There was even a bet going between himself and Cuddy who swore there was something going on between House and his Immunologist. Apparently it was damn near tangible whenever they were in the clinic together.
"Hey got a case for you. Cuddy said it should pique your interest." He said, his face smoothing into a look of neutrality with a hint of amusement.
Groaning good naturedly House took the file, leafing through it he grinned.
"Oh, now this is good. Kiddies, look's like we got another one."
Nodding to House, Wilson left the conference room, making a beeline for his own office. Picking up the phone he dialed down to Cuddy.
"Lisa? It's James. Looks like I owe you a very expensive dinner. House and Cameron are together. And for a while by the looks of it. I can't believe he hasn't told me!"