Word Count: 540
AN: This is a birthday present for lilyleia78 who wanted a "House/Wilson story about a birthday". Happy Birthday girl I LOVE YA!
"Happy Birthday Wilson," House said, placing an item on to Wilson's desk. But he quickly added a strange warning. "Don't shake it."
Wilson glanced down to study the item, or rather present. He was actually shocked to have gotten one at all, or at least one from House. So he was curious, but also admittedly suspicious. The package was shaped like a cylinder, and was almost the size of his hand. Also it was wrapped up in paper towels and bound together with several strands of what appeared to be dental floss.
Wilson regarded House with a confused expression on his face.
"Just open it."
"I'm kind of afraid to…"
"Alright, alright I'll open it."
Wilson carefully and reluctantly tore open the wrapping. "It's…well…it's really something."
"You don't like it?"
"Umm…sure…I uh…it's a really…nifty...egg."
"You have no idea what it is, do you?"
"I…it's not an egg?"
House sighed audibly. "Alright it's called a mamederumon. I special ordered it, and even though it currently looks like an egg…it's actually a small plant."
"You got me a plant?"
"Judging by your office and your apartment, it seemed that you liked plants. And anyway it's not just a plant, it's a special plant."
"What do you mean by a special plant?"
"I mean it's not like just any old plant."
"Would it be like, oh I don't know, a sort of plant one would require rollig paper as to use…because when it comes to you I can never be sure. If it is, then please take it back right now."
"Relax it's not a drug…at least it shouldn't be. If it is then you definitely have to give it back."
"No, seriously…why is it special?"
"Put some water on it, and it will hatch in a few minutes. Then when it's done growing in about five days or so…you'll see why it's so special."
And with that House departed.
Wilson followed the directions he'd been given. He doused the egg in water, and was surprised to see that after ten minutes the egg had indeed hatched, revealing a bit of soil.
That night he took the egg plant home.
The days that followed were so hectic that Wilson completely forgot about the egg. It wasn't until a week later, when he was cooking dinner in his kitchen, that he even remembered to check its progress.
"Damn," thought Wilson "of course I'd forget about a gift from House after he'd actually taken the time and effort to get me one"
From where he was standing, he could see the egg plant. He'd left it on the windowsill, in the living room. He breathed a sign of relief when he discovered that a sprig of green had emerged from the dirt. Since he hadn't been doing the honors, he assumed that somehow House must have been watering it.
When Wilson was done in the kitchen, he headed over to the window to admire the plant. When he noted that a single bean had sprouted, something peculiar caught his eye.
Upon closer inspection there appeared to be something written on the side of the little bean.
I love you, it read.
Wilson couldn't help but smile.
It really was special.
Authors note: mamederumons are real! Google them (since FF won't let me link it.)