A/N: Inspired by one of the latest promo pics for 5x12.

You And I

"You and I," House mutters to the bundle of pink flesh in his arms, "are going to be seeing a lot of each other." He scrunches up his face and peers at the baby, scrutinising her. His eyes, brilliant blue, clash with her wide and innocent ones as she seems to stare right back at him.

He raises an eyebrow. "You do realise what that means don't you?"


And then, "You look like you expect her to answer."

Glancing sideways, he meets Cuddy's amused glance and scowls slightly. "You're interrupting a very serious conversation here!" he warns.

"Oh yeah?"

"I was about to let your daughter here in on a few lesser known secrets," he supplies proudly.

Cuddy smirks and reaches a hand out to stroke her child's cheek. She leans back in her chair then and focuses her attention back on House. "Such as?" she prompts him, waving him on.

"Now, that would be telling, wouldn't it?" he throws back.

She rolls her eyes. "House."

"Fine. I was going to tell her," he says, "to watch out for Cameron. She'll smother her with love and puppies."

"Riiiiight. And?"

"She's lucky to have such a great mother."

She smiles.