|perhin (perhin) wrote in perhin_fics,|
@ 2008-06-24 10:07:00
|Entry tags:||12_stories, het, house md, rated pg, wilson/cuddy|
Summary: Wilson and Cuddy get ready for Halloween.
Note: Written for 12_stories on LJ.
Cuddy and Wilson walked down the leaf covered sidewalk holding hands. It was October, and Halloween decorations were on every lawn, except theirs. They stopped at their house and looked at their bare, leafless lawn. Wilson had been good to rake the leaves this year, but it looked boring compared to the other leafy lawns.
“We need decorations of some type,” Cuddy said. Wilson nodded his head. “Maybe some pumpkins or something.”
“Do we have to carve them?” Wilson asked. “I don't know how.”
“No, we could just put a few on the steps. We could buy a scarecrow too, and put it in the chair on the porch! And we could let our lawn get leafy again!”
As Cuddy went on how they could decorate their yard, Wilson walked over to the leaf pile. He stared at it for a second, took a few steps back and jumped in. Cuddy stopped talking and began laughing. Wilson was laying in the huge leaf pile waving his arms and legs.
“What are you doing?” Cuddy asked.
“Making leaf angels.” Wilson offered his hand. “Join me.”
“Not like that,” She walked back a bit and said,” I'm jumping in like you did.”
Cuddy ran and jumped into leaf pile, laughing. She began throwing leaves on Wilson, who threw them off of himself, onto Cuddy.
A couple walking their dog walked by and stopped to watch the two in the leaves. They shook their heads and walked on. Cuddy and Wilson stopped throwing leaves and laughed.
“What's their problem?” Wilson asked.
“I don't know.”
Cuddy looked around the yard. It was now well covered in leaves. “Well,” she said, "We have one part of our task finished. We just need some things for the porch.”
* * *
Cuddy pushed the shopping cart through the hordes of people, while Wilson tried to keep up. Cuddy always walked fast in stores, no matter where it was. She stopped in the produce section. Wilson had to stop fast, because he didn't expect her stop. Cuddy was looking at a medium sized pumpkin.
“I want that one.”
“Okay.” Wilson picked it up and put it in the cart.
“And that one.”
“Alright.” Another pumpkin went in the cart.
“And that one.”
“Cuddy, we can't have too many. Our yard will look stupid.”
“Just five,” Cuddy said.
* * *
Cuddy laid out the newspaper on the kitchen counter and put a pumpkin on it. She had her knives laid out before her like she was going into surgery and she even had on gloves.
“I thought we weren't carving the pumpkins,” Wilson said.
“I changed my mind. Now hand me the medium sized knife.”
Wilson sighed and handed her the knife. Cuddy cut the top of the pumpkin off in a perfect circle and laid it on the newspaper. She dragged the garbage can over and began dumping the goo out into it.
“Have you done this before?” Wilson asked with a smile.
“Yes. When I was a teenager, and when my mother would let me handle knives, I would always do this for my family. My mom wasn't very good at it.”
Cuddy finished taking out the goo and asked for the small knife. She began scraping the inside of the pumpkin and soon finished that as well. Cuddy then carved the first triangle and stopped.
“What kind of mouth should we have?”
“Okay.” She carved another eye, nose, and the mouth. She put the lid on and held it up like a prize. “Let's put it on the porch.”
* * *
Cuddy and Wilson sat in the living room. The doorbell rang. Cuddy ran to the door, grabbing the bowl of candy on the way. She opened the door with a smile and when she saw who it was her face fell.
House looked at the bowl with greedy eyes. “Aren't you going to give me some candy?”
“Trick or treat?”
Cuddy plucked a small candy bar from the bowl and handed it to him.
“Wow!” he said with fake enthusiasm. “This is the most I've gotten in thirty-seven years!” House pushed his way and said, “Where's Wilson?”
“Over here!” Wilson emerged from the living room eating a piece of candy.
“What are you doing home on Halloween?” House asked.
“Giving out candy with my wife like most adults. What are you doing out on Halloween?”
“Trying to scare children into giving me their candy. What do you think? I wanted to see you two.” House plopped down on the sofa and reached for a Starburst, but was stopped by Cuddy.
“That's our share, and I already gave you a piece.”
House looked at the piece of candy he was given. “I hate nuts.”
The doorbell rang again, and Cuddy was pleased it was children this time.
House leaned over and whispered to Wilson, "Hey, don't you think Cuddy would make a hot witch?”
“House, that's my wife you're talking about and yes, I do think she'd make a hot witch.”
The two men looked up to find Cuddy looking down on them. She walked over to Wilson and sat in his lap.
“So, you think I'd make a hot witch?”
“A beautiful one,” Wilson replied.
She leaned over and kissed him. It was a few minutes before they stopped and saw House staring at them.
“That's it, I'm leaving.” House stood and walked to the door. “If you two are going to make out and not invite me, then I'm gone.”
Wilson rolled his eyes at the door slamming, and kissed his wife again. A few minutes later the doorbell rang.
“After this one, I'm turning off the porch light,” Cuddy said with a sly grin.
Wilson raised his brows and leaned back on the sofa. “Fine with me.” Cuddy smiled and opened the door. Soon, the light was off and they were in each other's arms.