2 Lives Altered
Chapter 1: The Affair
Summary: "I'm pregnant." 2 simple words changed the lives of two doctors on House's team. The questions that remain are: will Robert Chase step up & take responsibility for his and Allison Cameron's baby? And just how much will their lives be changed through the pregnancy and birth?
Disclaimer: I don't own House, M.D. or any of its characters. I do, however own Cameron & Chase's baby in this story. Also, I don't know much about medical illnesses, so if you are medical savvy, please cut me some slack.
"It's been a long 3 days, ducklings. And thanks to Doctor Chase here, we lost the patient." House said as he stood in front of his team in the Differential Diagnostics room.
"What do you mean 'thanks to me'! How is it my fault that we lost the patient?" Chase yelled standing up and glaring at House.
"Chase, please, calm down." Cameron said touching Chase's forearm.
"No. I'm not going to calm down until House explains how this is my fault! If it's anyone's fault that we lost the patient, it's his!" Chase said looking at Cameron. "You made me run those test on her! You knew the tests would kill her! And you have the nerve to blame this all on me!" Chase continued, turning toward House.
"Why didn't you say something? I wouldn't have made you run all those tests." House said with mock hurt & concern.
"Damn it House!" Cameron said standing up as well.
"What? Are you going to defend the wombat now?" House asked.
"That's enough. The only reason that you pick on Chase is to get a laugh. And I'm not going to stand by and let you do that anymore. You teasing any of us ends right here, right now. And if you don't stop, you'll be down at least one doctor, if not two. Let's go Chase." Cameron said taking Chase's hand in hers and walking out of the room with him.
"Cameron, you didn't have to do that. I could've handled it myself." Chase said as they reached the elevator.
"It's not that I don't believe that you could have, I didn't want you to have to deal with him by yourself." Cameron replied as the elevator opened.
"Well, thanks for that." Chase said as he looked everywhere, but at Cameron.
"Get it over with." Cameron said turning to look at Chase.
"Get what over with?" Chase asked, as he too turned at looked at her.
"Just kiss me already. I know that you want to. You've been staring at me with a look of longing in your eyes for the past month and a half. So, just get it over with and kiss me." Cameron said.
"Not here Cameron." Chase said simply before looking away as the elevator doors opened again and they walked into the lobby.
"Do you want to come over tonight? You know, and release some of your anger?" Cameron asked as the two walked toward the parking lot.
"Sure. What time should I be there?" Chase asked.
"Just come over now. You can follow me there." Cameron said with a shrug.
"I don't have a car right now. I'm having some work done on it, and it's not done yet." Chase admitted.
"Oh, then come with me." Cameron said as she took his hand again and led him to her car.
"Can I ask you something?" Chase asked as Cameron started to drive away.
"Sure. What's up?" Cameron asked.
"Why don't you like it when people call you Allison?" Chase asked.
"I only let people that I love, like my family, call me Allison. I used to allow the ones outside my family, like my ex-boyfriends, the ones a cared about, call me Allison, but then when my husband died, I stopped wanting people who weren't my family to call me Allison, because it reminded me of my husband, and I didn't want to feel that pain every time someone talked to me." Cameron answered.
"When did he die?" Chase asked.
"The year before I started working for House. So, about 2, almost 3 years ago." Cameron replied. "Now can I ask you a question?" Cameron asked.
"Ask away." Chase replied.
"Why don't you go by Robert?" Cameron asked.
"Because every time someone call me Robert, I always revert back to when I was a kid, and I was getting in trouble." Chase answered simply.
"Can we make a deal?" Cameron asked.
"That depends on what the deal is." Chase answered.
"If I allow you to call me Allison, out side of work, is it okay if I call you Robert, out side of work?" Cameron asked.
"That's a deal that I can make." Chase replied as Cameron pulled into her parking spot at her apartment.
"Let's get you inside so that you can vent without having to deal with House." Cameron said with a smile.
"Fine by me." Chase said with a smile as well.
The Next Morning
"Allison… what time is it?" Chase asked.
"Don't worry about it Robert." Cameron answered in a mumble against his chest.
"But we have work today. House probably has a new case for us to work on." Chase said, trying to think reasonably.
"We're going to be taking a personal day, and if House doesn't like that, then that's his problem. Not ours." Cameron said, looking up at him.
"Then we at least have to call Cuddy and let her know." Chase said trying to sit up, but couldn't.
"Stay." Cameron said pushing Chase back down onto the bed.
"Allison…" Chase started slowly.
"We will not touch the phone, unless someone at the hospital calls us. We are going to stay right where we are, in bed, holding each other, and we are going to enjoy our personal day." Cameron said stubbornly.
"Fine, you win. Can we at least unplug the phone, that way we won't be disturbed by the phone anyway?" Chase asked.
"Okay… that's the only thing." Cameron said as she rolled off of Chase and let him get up.
As Chase headed to un-plug the phone, there was a knock on the door that made him freeze.
"What's wrong?" Cameron asked coming out of the bedroom with a bathrobe on.
"There's someone at the door." Chase said simply as Cameron hurried into the bedroom to get some clothes on and then went to get the door.
"Who is it?" Cameron called through the door.
"Cameron, its Foreman. Why aren't you at work? And do you by chance know why Chase isn't at work either?" Foreman asked.
"I'm not feeling very well today, and I don't want to potentially get the patients sicker then they already are." Cameron replied placing her hand on the doorknob.
"Do you know where Chase is? Or why he's not at work either?" Foreman asked leaning his arm against the doorframe.
"Sorry, after I drove him home last night, I have no idea where he went or if he even stayed at home." Cameron said glancing over her shoulder at Chase who was shaking his head and smiling.
"If he stops by, tell him that House needs him at the office a.s.a.p." Foreman said before pushing away from the doorframe and heading back to his car.
"What are we going to do? You're now "missing" and I'm "sick". If we show up to work on the same day after this, House will know that something happened." Cameron said as she slid down the front door until she was on the floor.
"Then I'll go back in tomorrow and then you come back into the office in two days." Chase said sitting next to her and pulling her into his arms.
"Thanks Robert. You always know what to do." Cameron said tilting her head up and giving Chase a passionate kiss that turned into a passionate make-out session.
After 3 hours of making-out, with short breaks to get some air, Chase and Cameron had finally fallen asleep again and they had been asleep for 2 hours when suddenly, thanks to the phone ringing, they woke up with a start.
"You didn't unplug the phone while I was talking to Foreman?" Cameron asked.
"Sorry, I was too busy listening to what you and Foreman were saying to see if anything was given away that it slipped my mind and then this all happened." Chase said.
"Whatever." Cameron said with a roll of her eyes as she got up and went to answer the phone. "Hello?" she asked.
"Where are you? You were supposed to be here hours ago." A female voice said from the other end of the line.
"Who is this?" Cameron asked.
"It's Cuddy. Where the heck are you and Chase? You're both needed at the hospital right now!" Cuddy said.
"I'm sick and I told Foreman that when he stopped by earlier. And I haven't seen Chase since I drove him home last night. I was going to call you this morning, but I woke up to Foreman knocking on my door and then after he left, I went back to bed." Cameron said rolling her eyes as Chase wrapped his arms around her waist.
"I don't care what the issue is. You're both needed immediately!" Cuddy exclaimed.
"You really want me to get the patients sick? And how the heck am I supposed to get Chase to the hospital if I have no idea where he is?" Cameron asked with a raised eyebrow.
"Right now, with the situation at hand, I don't care what you have. Get you butt down to the hospital and pick up Chase on the way!" Cuddy exclaimed before hanging up.
"That was odd; and a little scary. But I'm not about to argue when Cuddy says that she doesn't care what I have and that I need to get to the hospital." Cameron said sighing and turning around in Chase's embrace.
"What are we going to say when we both show up at the hospital?" Chase asked.
"You get to figure that part out babe." Cameron said before giving him a quick kiss and heading back into her room to get changed.
"So much for our personal day together." Chase muttered under his breath as he followed Cameron.
"What was that?" Cameron asked looking over her shoulder.
"Nothing." Chase replied as they got ready, at a very quick speed.
End Chapter 1
(A/N: I hope you liked the first chapter. This is my first House, M.D. story, so please take it easy on me. And I'm sorry if the characters a little OOC- I'll try to get them more IC with the next chapter. So, please review.)