"Greg, just give her the cookie." Ellis said from the corner. He chuckled.

"Work for it, Mer." He teased.

"I want the cookie, Uncle Greg," She whined jumping up trying to take the cookie from his hand.

"I said give her the damn cookie, Greg." Ellis snapped.

"Fine, don't get your panties in a bunch, Ellis." He handed the young girl the cookie. "I'm just having fun." He walked pass her. "Not that you would know what that's like."

"Shut it," She snapped back. "Come on, Meredith. It's time to go." She held out her hand.

"Mommy, I want to stay with Uncle Greg." She whined.

"Yeah, Ellis, she wants to stay with me." He pouted.

"Shut up, Greg. Could you be more childish?" She said throwing a pillow at his face.

"Yes," He said straighten.

"Please, Mommy. I want to stay."

"No, Meredith, I have surgery in less than three hours."

"I don't want to wait through another boring surgery." Meredith pouted.

"I don't care, Meredith. We're going and that's final." Ellis scolded.

"Oh come on big sis, let little Mer stay with me."

"Don't 'big sis' me, Greg. That hasn't worked on me in years. Come on. We're going, NOW."

"Fine," Meredith said. "Bye Uncle Greg."

"I'll see you around, Kiddo." Greg said ruffling her hair. "Bye Ellis."

Ellis grunted giving him a nod. He rolled his eyes.

"House?" He looked up from the picture he was staring at. He slipped it into the desk drawer.


"The results came back." Cameron said.

"And…" He said impatiently.

"It's not cancer. Wilson confirmed."

"Get me another CT scan." He said. She sighed and walked out. He sighed and sat back in his chair shutting his eyes.

"House?" Another voice brought him from his constant attempt to sleep.

"What?" He groaned.

"The patient's family wants to talk to you." Foreman said.

"So?" He said raising an eyebrow.

"So, shouldn't you maybe… talk to them?"

"No. Now that's taken care of. Goodbye."

Foreman let out a frustrated groan and the door shut.