Chapter 28: Fables and Lies

Wilson and Kennedy got home before House. Wilson was making dinner while Kennedy was sitting at the table working on her homework.

"When's daddy going to get home?" Kennedy questioned.

"He will be home when he finishes making his patient better." Wilson told her sweetly. He walked over to the table and sat with her.

"When is that going to be?" Kennedy closed her reading book and looked up at Wilson.

Wilson smiled. "I am sorry, but I don't know. What are you reading?"

"Aesop's Fables, they are stupid stories. Talking animals and stories with morals, morals that the other kids to get, and then Mr. Clash, he won't call on me anymore, he wants to give the other kids a chance."

Wilson smiled. "You are so much like your dad."

Kennedy just rolled her eyes and went back to reading her book.

The front door opened, "Oh family, I'm home!" House sang from the door.

Kennedy put her book down and ran to her dad.

"Hello my dear." He hugged her. "Did you have a good day at school?"

"No, did you have a good day at work?"

"Nope." House smiled. "I need to ask you a question while Jimmy's in the other room. Come with me" House walked Kennedy into the living room and out of the sightline of the kitchen, where Wilson was still cooking.

"What?" Kennedy asked.

"How would you feel if I asked Jimmy to marry me?" House whispered to her.

Kennedy smiled really big. "And be my real dad forever?"

"Forever," House reached into his pocket and pulled out a small box, with a silver ring in it.

"I would like it very much. Are you going to ask him tonight?" She was extremely excited.

"No, but you have to keep it a secret. I will have to find the perfect time, but you have to keep it a secret!"

Kennedy acted as though she was zipping her lips. "This will be our secret. Just like the house was Jimmy and my secret."

"What are you two whispering about?" Wilson called as he walked down the hallway.

"I was telling daddy about the fables. And how stupid they are!" Kennedy smiled at House.

He winked and gave her the thumbs up.

Wilson walked into the living room. "Kennedy, go and finish reading your homework."

Kennedy walked down the hall to finish her reading before dinner.

"Everyone will be here tomorrow after work. I have the cake ordered the balloons will be ready at the same time. The presents are wrapped and hidden, and she has no clue we are throwing her a party tomorrow." Wilson told him quickly kissed him then returned to the kitchen.

House was so happy to be home with his family.