I do not own House the show or the characters.
Spoilers for Season 4 Finale.
Cameron walked along the now somber halls of the Princeton-Plainsboro Teaching Hospital. She was looking for her reluctant friend of four months. At first, Cameron had written off Thirteen just as her replacement, but the younger doctor's refusal to sabotage another doctor make Cameron take a second look.
The first time they talked was when the cafeteria was full and they were forced to sit at the same table together. They hit it off right then. After that they went to see movies together, shows in New York, many dinners, and frequent visits to their favorite coffee shop.
In the pit of her stomach and the depths of her heart, Cameron knew she had fallen for Thirteen, but her head squashed all those feelings. She was straight last time she checked, but that probably needed to be reevaluated in light of the feelings. Plus she had Chase to think about. So, for now, she kept her feelings to herself and spent as much time as possible with Thirteen.
Cameron turned the corner past the diagnostic office and saw it was dark. She took out her phone to call Thirteen again, but figured that if she didn't answer the eight times she called in the last twenty minutes, she wasn't going to answer this time.
After Cuddy called Amber's time of death, the whole diagnostics team had dispersed. She checked on House a few minutes ago and saw Kutner and Taub leave. Thirteen's car was still in the hospital parking lot so she was still on the grounds.
The blonde paused in the hallway thinking of all the places Thirteen would go. She'd already checked the office and the doctor's lounge. She knew Thirteen was upset. Cameron just didn't know where she'd go when she was upset.
Then a light coming out of the lab caught her eye. She walked toward it, trying to see who was inside. It wasn't completely unheard of for a doctor or lab tech to use the lab at night, so I could be anyone. As she neared, her eyes fell onto the back of Thirteen. She was sitting on a stool with a printout in her hand. Cameron could see Thirteen shaking even from across the hall.
Cameron slid the door open and stepped inside. Just as she did Thirteen wadded up the paper and threw it into the trash. She whirled around only to freeze when she saw Cameron.
"How long have you been there?" Thirteen's voice was shaking as well as her entire body.
"I just walked in," Cameron tried to read Thirteen's face for what was wrong, but couldn't so she asked, "What's wrong?"
Thirteen shook her head and brushed past Cameron. After Thirteen was gone Cameron looked around. Her eyes traveled to the wadded up paper in the trash can. She quickly checked the hallway before looking back at the paper.
House slowly opened his eyes. He saw Thirteen standing right outside the door. She had her arms crossed and she was staring at him. When she saw he was awake she slid the door open before silently stepping in. She took a long deep breath then spoke, "I did the test."
"I was positive," House stated after analyzing Thirteen's demeanor.
Thirteen solemnly nodded.
House paused, "Go home and get some sleep. Take the morning off, but I need you back here by lunch."
"What?" Thirteen asked, "Why?"
"For work," House quipped, "Duh."
"I don't know if I…"
"Yes you do," House leaned his head back and closed his eyes, "You want to stay because you can do the most good here."
Thirteen carefully watched the older doctor before nodded, "Okay."
Cameron had spent a good five minutes staring at the results. Tears were already welling up in her eyes. Finally she shoved the paper into her pocket before taking off to find Thirteen.
She saw Thirteen just as she was walking out the front doors. She sprinted out of elevator and caught Thirteen just before she stepped off of the curb. Cameron whirled Thirteen around and kissed her.
When Cameron pulled away, Thirteen asked, "What was that?"
"I love you," Cameron confessed.
Thirteen studied Cameron's face before her eyes narrowed, "You read it? I can't believe you. I trusted you." Thirteen turned on her heal and started to walk off again.
"Wait," Cameron called after being stunned by Thirteen's words. She scampered off after Thirteen and caught her at the nearest isle of cars. She spun Thirteen around again.
Thirteen opened her mouth, but saw the tears in Cameron's eyes spill over onto her cheeks.
Cameron's voice was now barely a whisper, "I love you so much and I was scared to tell you. I've wasted so much time. I'm so in love with you." She took another chance and captured Thirteen's lips. This time Thirteen kissed back.
The kiss broke when Thirteen started sobbing. Cameron tried to wrap her arms around Thirteen, but she stepped out of Cameron's grasp.
Thirteen wrapped her arms around herself, "I just…I need some time. To sort everything out."
Cameron felt hurt, but understood why Thirteen was backing away. It was all a lot to process in less than an hour.
Cameron caught Thirteen's eyes, "You'll call me if you need me right?"
"Yeah," Thirteen nodded. She held Cameron's eyes for a few more seconds before turning around and walking away.
Cameron could do nothing, but watch Thirteen walk away as the dark clouds loomed low overhead and the harsh wind whipped through her hair.