Cameron spends time with her daughter in this chapter. Enjoy.
Disclaimer: Not mine!
To you, everything is funny
You've got nothing to regret
I'd give all I have, honey
If you could stay like that
-Never Grow Up
"Mommy loves you, sweetheart."
The room was dark, lit only by a small nightlight in the corner of the room. Allison Cameron smiled at her little daughter, cradled lovingly in her arms. Sarah Elizabeth House was eleven months old and the center of her parents' universe. She had been the last thing that House and Cameron had expected, but she was a very welcome surprise. They adored her.
Cameron paced slowly around Sarah's room, humming quietly. There was a time when she had wanted a husband and kids. Then she had married Brian, and after he died, the hope of having children one day was shelved. Then she met Gregory House, and she was certain that she could be content with him for the rest of her life, if she could only get him to notice her.
Then one day, he looked at her as though he was seeing her for the first time, and things had never been the same.
Now here they were, three years after their first real date, happy and more connected with each other than they had ever been.
Looking down at Sarah, Cameron realized that she was finally asleep. With a tender smile, she kissed her daughter's forehead. Then she gently laid her baby in her crib and covered her with a soft blanket that Wilson had bought for her the day she was born. Had it already been almost a year since Sarah was born? It didn't feel nearly that long.
"Try not to grow up, sweetheart," Cameron whispered to her sleeping daughter.
Just outside of the room, House leaned against the hall and listened to his wife and daughter.
Cameron watched Sarah sleep for a while, entranced by the cadence of her breathing.
"I love you, Sarah."
A/N: Next up, House and Cameron meet in Enchanted. Thanks for reading, and please review!