Okay, so I've been thinking about this story a lot, and I'm pretty sure I know where it's going. I just need to get it written down so you guys know it too. I hope this chapter will make you happy, cause' then I'll feel like I've done a good job. So here it goes.

Disclaimer: I don't own House M.D. I am just borrowing the characters for this story. Please don't sue me!

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It's the heart afraid of breaking
that never learns to dance.
It's the dream afraid of waking
that never takes the chance.
It's the one who won't be taken,
who cannot seem to give,
and the soul afraid of dyin'
that never learns to live.

The Rose, Bette Midler.

Chase leaned against the wall, his eyes closed in thought. He wondered if they were ever going to get out of this hospital. Marie couldn't be carried in the state she was in, her mother certainly wasn't going to leave her daughter, and being here was probably the worst idea that was ever birthed. He opened his eyes. Amanda stood next to her daughter, biting her fingernails and staring nervously at Marie's tranquil face. Cameron sat on the chair next to the bed; she was rubbing her bandaged arm and blinking back tears. Chase had forgotten that she'd been shot. Where she had found the strength to perform her duties while in that kind of pain was beyond him. Cameron looked up at him and attempted a smile. Chase tried to smile back but he couldn't bring himself to.

"Are you okay?" Cameron asked Chase.

He looked at her with astonishment all over his face. "Cameron, you're in pain. You shouldn't be worried about me."

"Well, I am. Can you hand me a pill?" Cameron asked.

"Yeah." Chase walked over to the medicine cabinet and began to search. He found a bottle of pain reliever which he handed to Cameron, who opened it and swallowed a pill. Then for good measure, she swallowed another one.

"Here." Cameron said, handing the bottle back. "I'll be fine now."

"Do you have your cell with you?" Chase inquired.

"No. I left in our meeting room." Cameron replied, breathing in frustration. "That would have helped out a lot."

"Don't feel too bad: I left mine too." Chase reassured her. They both looked at Amanda.

"What?" She said, looking at the two doctors.

"Do you have a cell phone?" Cameron asked her.

"No. I never have the money to pay for one. Besides, pay phones are more convenient." Amanda told them.

"So what do you do if there's an emergency and you're nowhere near a pay phone?" Chase asked.

"I walk until I find a pay phone." Amanda said, looking at Chase like he was a simpleton.

"Right." Chase said sarcastically, going back to leaning against the wall. Amanda went back to her daughter, gently stroking her hair. Cameron rubbed her arm again, trying to think about what to do. 'I have to do something; we can't just sit here and do nothing and wait until we're rescued. But what are we supposed to do?' Suddenly, she had a thought.


He turned and looked at her. "Yeah?"

"We can't just hide in here until someone comes to save us. Obviously, Marie can't be moved from where she is and we have no way of contacting anyone, so there's only one thing to do." Cameron stopped to take a breath. "You have to go and tell the police where we are. You have to let them know where we are so they can come get us."

"Why me?" Chase asked, feeling fear rise inside him.

"Amanda is not going to leave her daughter and one of us has to stay in case Marie's heart has trouble. Plus, I've been shot. If I go, they'll have to send me somewhere as a gunshot victim. You're fine. If you go, they'll keep you close to the hospital. You have to make sure the police come for us." Cameron told Chase, looking very earnest.

Chase breathed deeply. "You know what you're asking me right?"

Cameron nodded. "Yes."

"Alright. I'll go." Chase agreed.

"Okay, now we need to think of a plan."

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The man walked quietly down the hall, biting his lip nervously. Suppose she got out? She will never be punished if she has. Don't lose hope! She is still here; I can sense her fear. She will receive her punishment. Don't lose hope.

He continued to walk, passing by many rooms. Just as he moved past one, a loud crash echoed from the room. He stopped suddenly, tightening his grip on the gun. He turned slowly and took hold of the doorknob. Without a warning, he opened the door.

"No! Don't kill me! Please don't kill me!"

A young girl was hiding behind the bed in the room. There was broken glass all over the floor. The girl's knuckles were white as she clutched the bed frame and her face was even whiter.

"I don't want you." The man said. "Where is she?"

"Who?" The girl asked.

"Where is she? Where is the lying murderer? Tell me where she is!" He growled, moving closer to the girl.

"I don't know who you're talking about! I don't know anything! Please don't hurt me!" She wailed, tears dripping down her cheeks.

Her cries would have made a sane person feel some sort of pity. He felt nothing. "Tell me where she is or I'll shoot you." He warned her.

She looked around the room in a panic before she looked back at him. "She's upstairs. I saw her go upstairs."

"Good." He started to withdraw and she covered her face in relief. Suddenly, he squeezed the trigger and a bullet sailed into her head. She was still a moment, as the blood spurted down her face, and then she fell, her long hair splaying onto the floor. He stared at her, wondering. Upstairs? Yes, she said upstairs. I wonder if someone will burn her. She should be burned. Walking around like that doesn't look nice. He turned around and left the room, leaving the door open.

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Okay, so this was very short, but this is just how my inspiration comes to me sometimes. Did anyone watch the new episode of House tonight? That was one of the scariest things that I've ever seen! Anyways, I hope you enjoyed this chapter. Please review!!!

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