Hey guys, I know I've been gone for a while now but I'm back with a vengence...well sort of...but whatever all that matters is that I'm back so thank you to all of those that were patiently waiting me to pick this series back up again. Please review and I should have the next chapter up very very soon I promise.
"The hell?" Chase asked as he entered House's office after he, Cameron, and Foreman had confronted Stevie about giving them a false address and lying about where his parents were.
"I thought I'd try something new as well," House said with a grin.
"So you thought you'd teach me a lesson and roll your ass around in a wheel chair from now on?" Chase asked, shocked that his lover might be doing this because of him but amused none the less.
"No, I'm doing this to prove Cuddy wrong, she said if I could make it a week in a wheel chair she'd give me my parking space back," House said before adding "And to get you back."
"Riiiiight," Chase said "So does this count for home too?"
"Unless you plan on telling Cuddy then no," House said.
"And when the hell was the last time I talked to Cuddy?" Chase asked which was met with silence from the older man. "Exactly, so you're doing all this over a parking space?"
"It's not just a parking spot it's the principal of the thing, Whitner has a power wheel chair, I'm worse off than her and therefore deserve a space closer to the door," House reasoned.
"I'm not even going to try and understand your logic," Chase said as he walked into the lounge. House wheeled himself after the younger man "What are you making for dinner tonight?" he asked.
"I was just going to order a pizza if that was ok with you," Chase said as he sat down at the conference table. House nodded his head "Order extra and that Crazy bread you like so much, we're entertaining tonight."
"Who?" Chase asked eyeing his lover suspiciously.
"Wilson and Merryn," House replied as he rolled over to the white board to look over Stevie's symptoms.
"This has to do about my hair doesn't it?" Chase said.
"Now why would you say that?" House asked without turning to look at him.
Chase sighed heavily "If you hate it that much I'll bleach it back."
"I just want to know why you did it," House said, finally maneuvering the chair to look at Chase again.
"Because, vain as I may be, and as much as I like my natural hair colour, I wanted to do something different, I'm not the same person I was before you," Chase tried to explain which only earned him a raised eyebrow from House.
"I mean that I had to grow up really fast taking care of my mom and now that I don't have to take care of someone as much I get to do what I want, I've always wanted to dye my hair, I never got around to it in Korea and now I have my chance, being with you gives me that option that I was too afraid to take up before."
House looked at him for a long moment and Chase thought he could see understanding deep within House's sapphire eyes. The older man looked away and swiveled the chair around to once more look at the white board.
Chase sighed softly as he wondered if House would respond or just remain silent until Foreman and Cameron came back.
"Fine," House mumbled and Chase smiled, knowing that even if House wasn't happy about his decision at the moment, he understood why Chase had done it in the first place and was allowing the younger man to stick with his decision.
Merryn and Wilson arrived shortly after the pizza had and the four loaded up their plates before sitting down at the table to eat. Chase and Wilson were patiently waiting for the fireworks to begin as soon as they were finished eating and Merryn looked more than ready for the oncoming storm.
House cleared his throat after he had finished with his last piece of crazy bread and looked directly across the table at Merryn. "You're an idiot," he said matter-of-factly.
"So are you," she countered and Wilson and Chase were trying hard to keep back their smiles.
"I'm not the one that let him ruin his hair," House said.
"I'm not the one having a hissy fit about something so trivial as your boyfriend's hair colour," Merryn replied.
"I am not having a hissy fit," House said indignantly.
"Tantrum then?" Merryn asked with a grin on her face.
"A little warning would have been nice," House said with a glare.
"You would have just said no," she said, crossing her arms over her chest and glaring right back.
"And you would have ignored me," he countered.
"Of course," Merryn said with a smirk.
Chase and Wilson were following rather comically, looking back and forth at whoever was speaking before turning to see what the reply would be. Tension filled the room as Merryn and House continued to glare at each other. It seemed as the verbal battle had turned into a staring contest and Chase new House was too stubborn to ever back out and Merryn, when she thought herself in the right, could be just as stubborn.
Chase stood up slowly to sneak out for a smoke. "Sit!" House and Merryn said sternly at the same time.
The young man plopped back down into his seat and glared at Wilson who looked as if he were about to burst from trying to hold his laughter in.
"What's wrong crippie-boy, nothing else to say?" Merryn asked and Wilson gaped at her political incorrectness.
"Crippie-boy?" House asked shocked.
"What are you going deaf now as well old man?" Merryn said continuing her onslaught.
"Where the hell did you pick this one up the bitch farm?" House asked Chase and the young man could only shrug and avert his gaze.
"You started it," Merryn said.
"Oh that sounded really mature," House replied.
"Says the man who's rolling himself around in a wheelchair just for a parking space," Merryn said in amusement.
"You tell her everything now?" House asked looking over at Wilson.
"Yup," Merryn answered before Wilson got a chance to.
"Wilson I'm ashamed, you broke the man rule, bros before hoes dude," House said.
"You're an idiot House," Wilson said with a small smile.
"No help at all, and I assume you're on her side as well," House asked Chase. The young man held up his hands "I am merely Switzerland…in the United Nations council of…my hair," Chase replied.
House scowled before looking back at a smug Merryn "I need a cigarette," House said as he grabbed his cane and stood up, making his way to the back door. Chase got up to follow him and winked at Merryn who looked victorious at beating House at his own game.
"Are you coming or not?" House growled.
Chase smirked and followed his boyfriend, leaving Merryn alone with Wilson and hoping that the victory would bring Merryn the confidence to woo Wilson some more.