Hey! So it's been about a year since I wrote anything on this story. I'm only starting again because of Clio1792, who has been egging me on to continue this. However, I'm changing it up a bit. I'm only coming back to this because of a new twist I had thought of. I'm sorry for any continuity problems in this, though.

Sir Percy awoke to the sliding door of his hospital room. The bright light that was assaulting his eyes informed him that it was at least past eight. Putting his bearings back to together, he yawned, which sent a not-so-pleasant sensation back down to his abdomen, his muscles still sore from the initial wound and all of his coughing over the last couple of days.

"Ah! I'm glad to see that you're awake." Dr. Cameron had entered the room. "I came in a bit earlier, but you were still fast asleep. I thought you would need every minute of it, so I let you be."

"Not to worry, dear chap." Sir Percy hadn't the energy yet, having just woken up, to say anything more.

"I won't then." Dr. Cameron looked over his notes, his eyes resting on one notion longer than the others. After a moment, he started up again, "Though there is one thing that I need to talk to you about."

Dr. Cameron paused, allowing an awkward silence to pervade the room.

"Lud! Just say what is needed then. It's not like I'm going anywhere." Percy might be patient, but he never liked having information withheld from him.

"Okay, okay. Well, it seems some of you story has leaked to a few other hospitals, one in particular and..." Dr. Cameron hesitated.

"Sink me. Am I going to have to sit here all day?"

"A fellow doctor wants to have a consult."

"And why would such an occurrence cause you such anguish?"

Dr. Cameron looked extremely uneasy about what he was about to say. However, he began, although with much force. "Let's just say that this doctor isn't the... friendliest of sorts. He has quite the reputation, if you will. He'd be coming all the way from New Jersey."

"Ah! One of the original 13 colonies. Though you had just added Vermont, I heard."

"Uh, yes, Sir Percy." Dr. Cameron didn't feel like having a history lesson in the entire midst of this conversation. "Anyway, this doctor will be arriving this afternoon. I..."

"His name?" Sir Percy interrupted Dr. Cameron.


"His name. You can tell a devilish lot about a person by his name, and what he wishes to be called by." Percy said this as if it were the most obvious notion in the world.

"His name is... Dr. Gregory House. He.. uh... is called 'House' by everyone in the doctoring community." Suddenly, Dr. Cameron's pager went off.

"Sorry, Percy," said Dr. Cameron, ignoring the title. "I have to take this page. I'll be back later, before Dr. House gets here. There are a few things that we need to go over." He left the room without waiting for a reply.

"Sir... Percy."

Okay, I'm sorry that this is really short. I'm just getting back into it. I don't know about any other HOUSE lovers in the Pimpernel community, but I'm one of them. It's the reason why this fic never really was updated. The only way I would ever be able to return to it was to take this route. I hope you like it, even if you're not into HOUSE. Again, this was for Clio, who I have always been grateful for!