Song Title: "Better Than Revenge"

POV: House (slash)

Time: Season Six, Episode Seventeen-Eighteen

*Dialogue doesn't belong to me, got it from the show.

Now go stand in the corner and think about what you did

"You're wrong about me, House. But, at least now I don't have to pretend to like you anymore, except for when James is standing next to me."

"Same here. The only difference is, I'll outlast you."

Was it a threat? On the surface it seemed like a threat, but that wasn't what it was. It was a promise.

The story starts when it was hot and it was summer and
I had it all I had him right there where I wanted him
She came along got him alone and let's hear the applause
She took him faster than you could say sabotage
I never saw it coming wouldn't have suspected it
I underestimated just who I was dealing with
She had to know the pain was beating on me like a drum
She underestimated just who she was stealing from

House couldn't let this happen. He'd worked much too hard to get to where he was with Wilson to just let some little blonde slut take it all away from him. Yes, Wilson was blind, he had no idea what was going on behind the scenes with his best friend, with his new girlfriend, but it wouldn't be long before he'd see...

She's not a saint and she's not what you think
She's an actress whoa
But she's better known for the things that she does on the mattress, whoa
Soon she's gonna find stealing other peoples' toys on the playground
Won't make you many friends
She should keep in mind
She should keep in mind
There is nothing I do better than revenge

Things had needed to change between House and Wilson. Namely, they needed to start having sex. And, if they'd kept up at the pace they were going, they would have gotten there eventually. Every couple months they had taken another step closer to such a change, the most recent one being Wilson's purchase of an organ for his best friend. Now Sam had come along and interrupted the flow, but House was determined to set it right...

She looks at life like it's a party and she's on the list
She looks at me like I'm a trend and she's so over it
I think her ever-present frown is a little troubling
She thinks I'm psycho cause I like to rhyme her name with things
But sophistication isn't what you wear or who you know
Or pushing people down to get you where you wanna go
They didn't teach you that in prep school so it's up to me
That no amount of vintage dresses gives you dignity

Yes, it might be harder than he'd originally thought, but that didn't mean he'd given up by any means. Of course not. House never gave up. When it had been Amber Wilson dated, he'd backed off intentionally because he agreed she might actually be good for him. Sam, absolutely not. He wasn't backing off. He was biding his time...

She's not a saint and she's not what you think
She's an actress whoa
But she's better known for the things that she does on the mattress, whoa
Soon she's gonna find stealing other peoples' toys on the playground
Won't make you many friends
She should keep in mind
She should keep in mind
There is nothing I do better than revenge

He would lure her into a false sense of security. It would take more time this time, since he'd shown her his true intent during dinner, but after awhile she would start to fall for it. Wilson would help him out in that category, defend him to her girlfriend. Really, once you get to know him, he's...well...not a nice guy, but he's a good guy, Sam.

No, he wasn't a nice guy. For example, there were times when he believed the ends justified the means.

I'm just another thing for you to roll your eyes at honey
You might have him but haven't you heard
I'm just another thing for you to roll your eyes at honey
You might have him but I always get the last word
Whoa

It was only a matter of time. It was only a matter of waiting for the opportune moment. But when it came, he would be there. He would be willing to take any action necessary and he would claim his prize—that which rightfully belonged to him anyway.

She's not a saint and she's not what you think
She's an actress whoa
But she's better known for the things that she does on the mattress, whoa
Soon she's gonna find stealing other peoples' toys on the playground
Won't make you many friends
She should keep in mind
She should keep in mind
There is nothing I do better than revenge

Not that it was a game to House. It wasn't. He loved Wilson more than he could possibly describe and he did want to make sure his best friend did not get hurt in the process. It wasn't as though he would do anything to get back at Sam and get her and Wilson split up—he would just do anything that wouldn't result in pain for Wilson or cause problems with their friendship.

Do you still feel like you know what you're doing
Cause I don't think you do
Oh do you still feel like you know what you're doing
I don't think you do, I don't think you do
Let's hear the applause
Come on show me how much better you are
See you deserve some applause
Cause you're so much better

The fact that the stakes were that high just made House take it that much more seriously, made him that much more focused on his task. Wilson would be his and Sam would never know what hit her.

She took him faster than you could say sabotage

A/N: I really like this song, this is a much more positive note to end on than before. Again, thanks a billion for reading!