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Author has written 25 stories for House, M.D..

As you'll see from the stories below, I like to write short fill-in scenes for House, usually dialogue-heavy. I realize that some of these seem to beg for continuation, but I also like leaving things in question, the way the show often did. I try to keep House in character, and not deviate much from canon, but realize that I do sometimes make him slightly nicer than the show lets him be, maybe because I believe that deep down he's basically a good person who's constantly trying to hide his goodness.

Also, for your enjoyment, here are some of my favorite Houseisms:

"We can live with dignity. We can't die with it."

"Work smart, not hard."

"Here's how life works. You either get to ask for an apology or you get to shoot people. Not both."

"There's a reason that we don't let kids vote or drink or work in salt mines. They're idiots."

"What's the point of living without curiosity?"

"Nice tries are worthless."

"The goal in life is not to eliminate misery. It's to keep misery to the minimum."

"Magic is cool. Actual magic is oxymoronic. It might not even be oxy."

"If the wonder's gone when the truth is known, there never was any wonder."

"You have three choices in this life -- be good, get good, or give up."

"We're all on planes. Life is dangerous and complicated, and it's a long way down."

"Grief is Newark, okay. It's there. Can't avoid it. The idea is to hold your nose, hope the traffic's not too bad, and get on to Manhattan as quickly as possible, not to buy property."

"Friends allow you to not sit in a room by yourself."

"Conflict breeds creativity."

"Successes only last until someone screws them up. Failures are forever."

"Who said the world is supposed to work?"

"People don't get what they deserve. They just get what they get."

"You'd be surprised what you can live without."

"Disappointment is anger for wimps."

"Words don't matter; actions matter."

"Rules are just helpful guidelines for stupid people who can't make up their own minds."

"A yellow light does not mean stop."

"Climb out of your holes, people!"

"If you believe in eternity, then life is irrelevant, the same way that a bug is irrelevant in comparison to the universe."

"How come God gets credit whenever something good happens?"

"Rational arguments don't usually work on religious people. Otherwise, there would be no religious people."

"Misery's better than nothing."

"Religion is not the opiate of the masses. Religion is the placebo of the masses."

"[Faith] is communicable and it kills a lot of people."

"I'm not terminal, merely pathetic. You wouldn't believe the crap people let me get away with."

"I'm not sad. I'm complicated. Chicks dig that."

"My pride far surpasses my instinct for self-preservation."

"I sit, I watch, and I imagine."

"You want a better anagram for Gregory House -- Huge Ego, Sorry."

"It's a metaphor. Get used to it."

"You think Jagger shows up for the sound check?"

"I'll sacrifice a lab rat. I'll sacrifice a fly. I'll sacrifice two hundred on a mudder at Monmouth Park. I don't sacrifice self."

"In Houseland, and the rest of the universe, by the way, when a question presents itself, it calls for an answer."

"Victims get pity. Heroes get adulation. It's way better."

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When Blythe Met Rachel by Namaste reviews
House isn't the only one dealing with changes in his life. Blythe and Cuddy are making their adjustments too.
House, M.D. - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,968 - Reviews: 28 - Favs: 44 - Follows: 8 - Published: 9/5/2010 - G. House, L. Cuddy - Complete
Sixty Minutes With Dr Nolan by Juliabohemian reviews
Dialogue only conversations between House and his psychiatrist at Mayfield which make up the entirety of one hour sessions. M for language and very touchy subject matter. Spoilers for season 6. Eventual House Wilson slash. House Nolan friendship.
House, M.D. - Rated: M - English - Angst/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 52 - Words: 245,986 - Reviews: 579 - Favs: 103 - Follows: 58 - Updated: 5/30/2010 - Published: 8/8/2009 - G. House, D. Nolan
Blythe's Story by Namaste reviews
She did it because she was lonely, and because he reminded her so much of John. Blythe, John and Greg House's history together, using new information from Season Five's "Birthmarks," and short chapters of about 1,000 words. NOW COMPLETE
House, M.D. - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 32 - Words: 33,164 - Reviews: 146 - Favs: 41 - Follows: 38 - Updated: 4/3/2009 - Published: 11/13/2008 - G. House - Complete
Lead Me Upstairs by nomad1328 reviews
All it takes to start is an invite up those stairs and thus comes a relationship one step at a time.
House, M.D. - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 23 - Words: 45,015 - Reviews: 75 - Favs: 23 - Follows: 14 - Updated: 2/12/2009 - Published: 2/12/2007 - G. House, Stacy W. - Complete
The Past Is the Present by Namaste reviews
House has always pushed people away. Just ask Stacy. Or Crandall. Postinfarction time period. Complete.
House, M.D. - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 5 - Words: 17,717 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 9/3/2007 - Published: 8/21/2007 - G. House, Stacy W. - Complete
Swim by Aenisses Thai reviews
Your mind is clear now, as if the past few months have brought your life into sharp focus, and at that focal point he stands, leaning on his cane. Chase's journey to acceptance after Season Three finale.
House, M.D. - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,273 - Reviews: 36 - Favs: 40 - Follows: 4 - Published: 6/4/2007 - R. Chase, A. Cameron - Complete
Family, Friends and Other Complications by Namaste reviews
Wilson finds himself drawn into the House family and all its issues. NOW COMPLETE
House, M.D. - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 20 - Words: 58,112 - Reviews: 187 - Favs: 84 - Follows: 55 - Updated: 4/25/2007 - Published: 1/13/2007 - J. Wilson, G. House - Complete
Counterpoint by Aenisses Thai reviews
So what you saw in his face today doesn’t make sense. It doesn’t fit the picture, and as always, anomalies get under your skin. Character study of House and Chase during HalfWit, Season Three.
House, M.D. - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,258 - Reviews: 53 - Favs: 108 - Follows: 8 - Published: 3/12/2007 - G. House, R. Chase - Complete
Dama by Namaste reviews
Why was Wilson's maid named Lady? And what happened to her after Wilson moved out?
House, M.D. - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,198 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 17 - Published: 1/1/2007 - G. House, J. Wilson - Complete
Triptych by Jadesfire reviews
One evening, three points of view. Wilson, Stacy and House try to come to terms with the infarction.
House, M.D. - Rated: K - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 8,018 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 6 - Published: 11/1/2006 - J. Wilson, G. House - Complete
Icarus by Namaste reviews
House's pain, recovery and pain again, through Wilson's view, using the Icarus metaphor provided by the show. Spoilers through Cane & Able.
House, M.D. - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,753 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 22 - Follows: 1 - Published: 9/15/2006 - G. House, J. Wilson - Complete
His Coy Mistress by maineac reviews
Pain is a strange bedfellow, and it had been his bedfellow and mistress for over six years. Set post No Reason. Chapters 6 and 7 are up. Complete.
House, M.D. - Rated: T - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 7 - Words: 9,213 - Reviews: 49 - Favs: 55 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 8/25/2006 - Published: 8/18/2006 - G. House, J. Wilson - Complete
ICU by SkidInSideways reviews
It's been a long summer, and it's not over yet. This is one fan's overheated response to the burning question, And then what happened?
House, M.D. - Rated: K - English - Drama/Humor - Chapters: 15 - Words: 37,865 - Reviews: 163 - Favs: 76 - Follows: 39 - Updated: 8/19/2006 - Published: 7/28/2006 - G. House - Complete
Eight Simple Rules for Dating Greg House by Ijemanja reviews
Eight simple rules for dating Greg House, as compiled over the course of an evening. HouseCuddy.
House, M.D. - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,329 - Reviews: 75 - Favs: 186 - Follows: 6 - Published: 7/26/2006 - L. Cuddy, G. House - Complete
Faded Edges by Systemic Anomaly reviews
For thirty years he's been convinced he's a disappointment: and doesn't care. She knows better. But sometimes the secrets people keep aren't the things that hurt us. House 1st person POV.
House, M.D. - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,233 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 1 - Published: 6/22/2006 - G. House, L. Cuddy - Complete
Eight Days, Eight Months by Namaste reviews
The story of House and Stacy's original breakup, told through one day glimpses from the months between his return home postinfarction to her departure. NOW COMPLETE
House, M.D. - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 8 - Words: 46,951 - Reviews: 48 - Favs: 35 - Follows: 12 - Updated: 5/15/2006 - Published: 2/15/2006 - G. House, Stacy W. - Complete
Declarations of Independence by Namaste reviews
House has always had to pay a price for his independence.
House, M.D. - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 11,527 - Reviews: 28 - Favs: 46 - Follows: 4 - Published: 2/3/2006 - G. House, J. Wilson - Complete
Tracking Time by Namaste reviews
A look at House and Wilson's friendship over the years and how it has changed from their meeting through the end of the first season. Now Complete.
House, M.D. - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 10 - Words: 36,696 - Reviews: 46 - Favs: 66 - Follows: 21 - Updated: 1/22/2006 - Published: 1/17/2006 - G. House, J. Wilson - Complete
Hiding by sydedalus reviews
A series of vignettes that take House and Stacy’s relationship as its focal point. Set during and after that relationship. Lots of HouseWilson friendship. COMPLETE.
House, M.D. - Rated: T - English - Drama/Humor - Chapters: 26 - Words: 22,996 - Reviews: 144 - Favs: 19 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 1/9/2006 - Published: 11/18/2005 - Complete
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Poetic House reviews
House considers his fate - poetically, with tongue firmly in cheek.
House, M.D. - Rated: T - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 586 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 1 - Published: 4/8/2013 - G. House - Complete
The Sword and the Gun reviews
Immediately post "Perils of Paranoia," House reflects on his past and decides it's time to call his mother.
House, M.D. - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 30 - Words: 44,046 - Reviews: 107 - Favs: 20 - Follows: 21 - Updated: 3/16/2012 - Published: 12/7/2011 - G. House - Complete
Chess and a Walkman reviews
Post "Transplant," House returns home for the first time and has dinner with Wilson, revealing a few details about how he survived prison.
House, M.D. - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,479 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 11 - Published: 10/18/2011 - G. House, J. Wilson - Complete
Facing the Music reviews
A few days post "Moving On," Wilson hears from House. This is my attempt to make some sense of "Moving On" and lead House on a path toward redemption.
House, M.D. - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,062 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 1 - Published: 7/28/2011 - G. House, J. Wilson - Complete
The Art of Solitude reviews
Immediately post "Larger Than Life," House revels in his solitude and hopes Cuddy understands.
House, M.D. - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,014 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 2 - Published: 1/22/2011 - G. House, L. Cuddy - Complete
The Art of Sacrifice reviews
Immediately post "Small Sacrifices," House and Cuddy discuss Wilson's love life and consider compromises to keep their own relationship afloat.
House, M.D. - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,403 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 3 - Published: 12/2/2010 - G. House, L. Cuddy - Complete
Busted reviews
Immediately post "Unplanned Parenthood," Cuddy confronts House over her shocking discovery.
House, M.D. - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,011 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 3 - Published: 10/29/2010 - G. House, L. Cuddy - Complete
Massage Sabotage reviews
In the middle of "Massage Therapy," Cuddy goes to Wilson for insight on House's latest craziness.
House, M.D. - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 824 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Published: 10/18/2010 - J. Wilson, L. Cuddy - Complete
Nothing in Common reviews
A fill-in scene taking place during "Unwritten," as Wilson and Cuddy talk about House's worries.
House, M.D. - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 785 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 1 - Published: 10/6/2010 - J. Wilson, L. Cuddy - Complete
Still Here, Still Trying reviews
My take on what happens next, immediately post "Help Me," with emphasis on the reality of the situation and things I believe Cuddy needs to say and House needs to hear. Now complete at 20 chapters.
House, M.D. - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 20 - Words: 19,602 - Reviews: 145 - Favs: 65 - Follows: 111 - Updated: 6/25/2010 - Published: 5/20/2010 - G. House, L. Cuddy - Complete
The Odd Couple reviews
House and Wilson discuss their living arrangements, post "Wilson".
House, M.D. - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 2 - Words: 2,127 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 7 - Updated: 12/28/2009 - Published: 12/14/2009 - G. House, J. Wilson - Complete
Maybe Later, or Maybe Not reviews
Immediately post "Teamwork," House ruminates on Cuddy, Lucas and the challenges of honesty.
House, M.D. - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 880 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 3 - Published: 11/19/2009 - G. House, J. Wilson - Complete
Mirror Box Magic reviews
This is a continuation of the scene from "The Tyrant" in which House is "nice" to Wilson's neighbor.
House, M.D. - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 579 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 10/9/2009 - G. House - Complete
But Not For Me reviews
Immediately post "Both Sides Now," Cuddy lets Cameron know why House and Wilson couldn't make it to the wedding.
House, M.D. - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,427 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 10 - Published: 5/14/2009 - L. Cuddy, A. Cameron - Complete
Such a Jerk reviews
House's thoughts as he rides back home from Cuddy's at the end of "The Itch." It's a stream-of-consciousness kind of thing.
House, M.D. - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 2 - Words: 1,409 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 4 - Updated: 11/17/2008 - Published: 11/13/2008 - G. House - Complete
What You Need reviews
Post "Wilson's Heart," House & Wilson take baby steps back to each other. The episode that spawned a million fanfics, but I can't resist joining in the deluge. Will be a short multi-parter. Now complete at 5 chapters.
House, M.D. - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 5 - Words: 5,214 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 14 - Updated: 6/9/2008 - Published: 5/25/2008 - G. House, J. Wilson - Complete
If You Try Sometimes reviews
Post "Don't Ever Change," House ponders Wilson's relationship with Amber.
House, M.D. - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 767 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 2/19/2008 - G. House, J. Wilson - Complete
The Art of Manipulation reviews
Immediately post "Games," House celebrates his victory over Cuddy.
House, M.D. - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 647 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 12/7/2007 - G. House, J. Wilson - Complete
Devious reviews
During "Mirror Mirror," House & Chase conspire.
House, M.D. - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 644 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 23 - Follows: 1 - Published: 11/5/2007 - G. House, R. Chase - Complete
Don't Rush the Inevitable reviews
Immediately post "97 Seconds," Wilson & House talk as House leaves the morgue.
House, M.D. - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 827 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 2 - Published: 10/15/2007 - G. House, J. Wilson - Complete
A Tentative Approach reviews
Post "Human Error," House bumps into Chase in a record store, and begins a much needed conversation.
House, M.D. - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 953 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 3 - Published: 7/10/2007 - G. House, R. Chase - Complete
The Art of Apology reviews
Post "HalfWit," House opens the restaurant door. This is what I like to believe may have happened next.
House, M.D. - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 650 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 1 - Published: 5/1/2007 - G. House, E. Foreman - Complete
9:19am reviews
My take on what went through House's mind as he got out of bed at the start of "Skin Deep."
House, M.D. - Rated: K+ - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 649 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 7 - Published: 10/31/2006 - G. House - Complete
Could've Heard a Pin Drop reviews
Immediately post "Three Stories," House & Wilson talk. Inspired by still one of the best hours of TV ever, and another fanfic, Respect by Rococoms.
House, M.D. - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,065 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 1 - Published: 8/8/2006 - G. House, J. Wilson - Complete
A Heat Wave Bet reviews
Post "No Reason," House returns to his betting ways. Inspired by the current East Coast heat wave.
House, M.D. - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 602 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 2 - Published: 8/2/2006 - G. House, J. Wilson - Complete