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Chapter 16: Epilogue
Two weeks has gone by since the baby was born. It is Christmas night. The Christmas tree with it's beautiful white lights lit the livingroom dimly. Michelle lay asleep on the love seat. The arm that dangled off of the side of the couch held a brand new Spongebob doll. House and Cuddy both lay on the sofa. House's arm was wrapped around Cuddy's waist. Cuddy lay on her side and was snuggled up really close to him. They both were staring at the tree full of opened presents. Baby Chris slept quietly in his cradle on the side of the couch.
"I am never going to spend that much money on toys again," House said. Cuddy smiled.
"Sure you will. The kids will beg and beg for everything on their Christmas list. Then they'll finish it off with their famous puppy dog eyes. You won't be able to resist." House sighed and smiled. He leaned closer to Cuddy and rested his head on her shoulder.
"We'll you're going to be the person they push around a lot. If I say no about something they'll just ask you, and you'll give them anything they want."
"No I won't," she said turning over and laying on her back. House smiled and kissed her tenderly on the lips. Cuddy wrapped her arms around his torso and pulled him closer to her. Before they could get any farther, Chris started whining. House sighed and rested his forehead on hers.
"I'll get him," Cuddy said moving to get up.
"No you're suppose to be resting. I'll get him." He climbed over her and landed on the floor. Then he walked to the side of the couch and knelt down next to the cradle. "Shhh buddy," he said lifting him up. He walked and sat down on the floor in front of Cuddy.
"There's mommy," he said lifting the baby up to Cuddy. She grabbed him and rocked him back and forth in her arms. Chris quieted down and looked up at his mother. Cuddy smiled and kissed him on the forehead.
"He's okay now," she said as she continued to rock him.
"Yeah," House said. He stared at Cuddy totally hypnotized. He realized that right then, he felt something deeply for her. Something that he couldn't explain. It was the first time in his entire life that he was speechless. Cuddy noticed his daze and snapped him out of it.
"Greg." He turned his attention back to her and smiled. He grabbed her hand and caressed it gently in his.
"Lisa, remember in the hospital I told you that only one thing could make our lives perfect. She nodded her head and smiled. House sucked in a deep breath before continuing. "The past months have been great. The greatest months of my life. Michelle has a mom now, we have a new baby in our lives, and everything at the hospital couldn't be better. But the best thing that happened... is that we finally got together. I've been dreaming of this since the moment I first met you. Your beautiful smile and grace took my breath away."
House paused and stared deeply into her eyes. "Greg, what are you trying to say?" she asked slowly. House smiled and reached for his pocket. Inside, was a velvet box. What sat inside, was a diamond incrusted gold ring. There was a heart in the middle that shined brightly from the lights on the Christmas tree. Cuddy opened her mouth in shock, speechless.
"Lisa Cuddy, I love you with all my heart. Will you marry me?" Cuddy sat on the couch stunned. Her eyes swelled up with tears that gently rolled down her cheek. Quietly but surely, she nodded her head.
"Yes. Yes, of course I will. Yes." House smiled widely and pulled her into a big hug, watching out for Chris in her arms. He pulled back and kissed her firmly on the lips. Then he slipped the ring on her finger. Cuddy smiled and took a good look at it.
"House... I can't believe this."
"I can. I love you, Michelle, and Chris so much that I want to be there for you guys for the rest of my life."
"Take the baby," Cuddy said suddenly. House looked at her questioningly but obeyed. He took Chris and laid him in his cradle. When House turned back around Cuddy stood in front of him. She wrapped her arms around his neck and pulled him into a deep kiss. House admmediately responded by wrapping his arms around her waist and lifting her up into his arms.
"I love you so much," Cuddy whispered into his ear.
"Me too," he said sitting back down on the couch. Cuddy sat on his lap. They stayed like that for awhile until they saw Michelle shuffle and sit up. She rubbed her eyes and yawned. "Come here Michelle," House said holding his hand out toward her. Michelle slid off of the couch and onto the sofa next to her father.
She snuggled up close to him to get warm and soon fell asleep again. Cuddy laid her head down on his chest and closed her eyes. After a few minutes he noticed that she had fallen asleep also. He looked at the two girls sleeping in his arms and then the baby boy sleeping in the cradle. He then at that moment realized... that anything was possible.
Hugh Laurie as Gregory House
Lisa Edelstein as Lisa Cuddy
Robert Sean Leonard as James Wilson
Jennifer Morrison as Allison Cameron
Jesse Spencer as Robert Chase
Omar Epps as Eric Foreman
Sela Ward as Stacy Warner
Alyssa Shafer as Michelle House (Pretend that her eyes are blue)
Kingston James McGregor Rossdale as Christopher House