EPILOGUE

The next morning Eileen awoke to find the bed empty, the pillow beside her still bearing House's unique scent. She leaned over, smiled, and took a deep breath. When her eyes focused she turned on the light and squinted at the white piece of folded hotel paper on the pillow. She opened it to find the words:

GOT PAGED. PATIENT RUSHED TO SURGERY. CALL ME LATER. G

Eileen sighed. The life of a doctor was one thing but to actually start a relationship with one was something else. She hoped she was up to it…and that he was actually worth it himself. He could've wakened her though; why did he leave just a note? She groaned and sat up. When she stretched she realized House used more muscles in her body than she had ever felt. Not that she was upset, really.

Eileen swung her feet over the edge of the bed and padded toward the bathroom. She switched on the bathroom light and what she saw made her mouth smile, her heart swell, and her head still unable to comprehend everything.

Written on the industrial sized hotel mirror beside the bathroom with a lipstick dug out from her makeup bag were the words…

ONR LUVS LGB

HAPPY NOW?

"You have no idea buddy…" She whispered, her heart thudding louder with pride. "…you have no idea."

THE END