Cameron walked down the hallways, the hospital was filled with people, there had been a car pile-up accident which got the hospital packed with victims and doctors, thankfully she wasn’t on ER shift now.
She was sure that Chase would be in the surgical lounge, waiting for any emergency surgeries which was very liked to have during the hospital current status. She stopped when she arrived at the lounge’s door, then she took a deep breath and entered the room.
The lounge was practically empty; all the doctors must have been doing emergency surgeries. There was only one doctor on the couch, apparently sleeping. She spotted Chase on the corner bureau of the room; he was doing crossword puzzles, like always, she thought and then approached him slowly.
“Hey Cam, what are u doing here?” He greeted her, giving her a big smile and a small kiss as she stepped closer.
“Just checking up! How was your day?” she asked sitting volgende to him on the table.
“Calm, there were almost any surgeries until now, so I decided to stick around and see if I could be useful… how was your day?”
Cameron opened her mouth to answer, when a male’s voice came from behind her
“Ohh, my dag has been pretty great so far, thanks for asking!!”
“House?” Chase asked
Cameron looked at House and gave him a very angry look. She should’ve known that he wasn’t going to miss this; he responded her look door giving a small evil-like grin.
“What are u doing here?” Chase continued.
“Just ignore him!” Cameron zei fast, giving Chase a serious look “Chase, we… we need to talk!”
“Okay… what is this about?” Chase zei suspicious, and took a glance at House and then at Cameron “And why is he here?”
Cameron signed “Well… he is involved too, but just ignore him for now, please!” Cameron pleaded.
“Fine” Chase answered while watching House take a zitplaats, stoel on the divan, bank volgende to them.
“I need to talk to u and it’s really important, it’s about… well, a patient, well, House’s patient” She zei indicating House with her hands.
Chase looked at her curious, not understanding what was so important about a patient and what he would have to do with the story. Realizing that Chase wasn’t going to say anything, Cameron continued.
“The thing is that she came here looking for someone…” She started, her hart-, hart beating faster “looking for you!”
She saw Chase’s expression change into a very puzzled and disbelieve.
“What??” he asked, moving a little in his chair “Looking for me? Why? Who is she?”
Cameron didn’t know how to answer this, she was desperate, she had no idea of how she could tell this to Chase, it was too messy and confusing. She glanced at House, who made at ‘get it over with’ nod. Then she decided to do it fast and without stalling, so she took a deep breath, and looked right into Chase’s eyes, which didn’t made things easier but she knew it was necessary.
“She, Chase… is your sister!” She finally said.
Cameron could feel Chase freezing still volgende to her, the look on his face was of shock and doubt, and well, a lot of things at the same time.
“What?” he zei with a shocked tone on his voice, he looked like he had just been punched in the face “Cameron, what are u talking about? I don’t have any sisters!” he continued, now looking at her like she was getting crazy.
Before Cameron could answer, he interrupted her.
“Wait!” he zei abruptly, changing his shocked face to an ‘I know what this is about’ one “Is this a prank?” he zei looking at House and then at Cameron again “Is this why you’re here too?” he zei looking at House.
House looked at him with a serious face “This is not a prank Chase! Now, please, just listen to what she has to say”
“Well, if this is not a prank then what is this?” he zei now desperate
Cameron interrupted him.
“Chase, please” she zei while putting her hand on his arm “Look at me, just hear me out, let me explain this! And try to not interrupt me until I’m finished, u need to know the whole story, just… please”
He looked at her and saw the desperation in her eyes, this was crazy, what sister?! What are they talking about? His parents are dead, he doesn’t have a sister! He can’t have one, it’s impossible… but still he saw that he really needed to hear what she has to say, before jumping at the conclusion that she and House were totally out of their minds.
“Fine, I’ll hear what u have to say, and I’ll try to not interrupt, I promise” he zei looking at her and seeing her relieve.
“Thank you!” she zei and took her hand out of his arm, so that she could hold his hand and tightened it into her own.
“Well, House found a patient chart that got him very curious” she started, not taking her eyes out of his “Her name got him very curious”
She could see that Chase was about to interrupt her, but he decided not to, and stick to his promise. She thanked him mentally, this was already hard enough.
“House went to vraag her, to see if he would find something out about her, and he found out that she came to the states, looking for someone, because, u see, she isn’t from here, she is from… Australia” she could feel Chase freeze again, but he still didn’t interrupt her “And after House talked to her, he jumped into a… uhmm… conclusion!” she continued “So I decided to see her myself, and while I was with her she revealed something”
She looked deeply into Chase’s very confused eyes, and signed, he could feel that she was scared of continuing, but now he just need to know, there was just to much mystery into it, so he tightened the grip on her hands, silently asking her to continue.
“She revealed to me, that she Claire Katherine Chase, was here looking for her half-brother and the only family she has last” then she took a deep breath and zei “Robert Chase”.
Chase didn’t even moved, his mind suddenly was filled with thoughts and shock and fear, what is this? A dream? What the hell is this all about? It was impossible, he thought, this Claire girl was just delusional and the last name was a coincidence.
Cameron saw him close his eyes in disbelief. There was still one thing she had to tell him, and she knew that she had to tell him now, while he was still processing all the information.
“But there is still one thing” she nervously zei “Right after she shared this and found out that I knew you, she went hemorrhagic! She is sick… very sick, and we don’t know what is wrong but it’s serious” she spilled out all at once.
Chase looked at her and then at House, who was looking at him with a desolated face, was this true? How can this be true? And if it really was true and that girl was his sister… what did this means? He thought, he needed to process this, think about it properly.
He got up abruptly, and without looking at anyone he zei “I need to think” and rushed to the doors. There was a loud sound of doors closing as he got out of the room.
“Well, that went well” House zei sarcastically getting up.
Cameron looked at him with a dirty look on her face “Why did u come here? How did that helped anything? Why the hell did u come?” she shouted at him angry.
“I don’t know actually, I was just there, looking at Foreman’s ugly face, when I thought ‘this is something worth watching’, then I got out and followed you” House zei simply ignoring the looks she was throwing him “ I guess I also didn’t think that u would have the courage to tell him door yourself” he added.
“Well, I didn’t see u helping at all” she said.
“It was meer like a moral support, actually!”
“Well, thank you, I couldn’t have done it without you!” She said, her tone heavy with sarcasm.
“Your welcome” he zei back “So, what are we going to do now?” he asked
“WE are not going to do anything, but I am going to find Chase” She zei and got out of the room quickly
“Well, then I am going to talk to the other Chase” House thought, as he got out of the room and started limping on the direction of room 248.
It was 2 a.m, the hospital was still packed with the accident victims, and the only place where u could find peace was the roof. That was exactly where Chase was.
He was the only one there and the view was beautiful, almost all the lights on the city were on and there was a gentle breeze coming from the sky, the perfect place to think and cool yourself down.
Unfortunately, Chase head was too filled with information and thoughts, so he couldn’t appreciate all of this, except for the silence.
He kept thinking if all of this was real, if he wasn’t just dreaming of if everybody else wasn’t just crazy. How could he have a half-sister? From his dad’s part he was sure, if it was true, why didn’t he tell him? Well, that doesn’t surprise him, the fact that his dad haven’t told him, it was exactly what Chase expected from him, because, in fact, Chase didn’t expect anything from him. But this was just… big.
And exactly what does it means? He having a sister? Was she looking for a family? Was she looking for him to be her family? There were just too many questions.
Chase walked over to the edge of the roof and placed his head on his hands. And the worst thing was that she was sick, really sick according to Cameron, and that didn’t actually make things easier, it only made things impossible to deal with.
What does she wants from me? He thought desperate, What will happen in the end of all of this? I mean, it was a sister, it didn’t matter if was only from his father’s part, it was a sister, it was important, it is someone who u are supposed to love, was that what she wanted? A real brother-sister relationship?
“Chase?” he heard Cameron’s voice say behind him. Of course she would come after him, I mean, it was Cameron, and he knew that she would find him, everybody comes to the roof to think.
He didn’t look at her of say anything; he heard her approaching him and putting a hand on his shoulders. He turned to look at her, and saw the worry and the sadness on her face, he felt sorry for her too, it wasn’t just for him that this was a shock, they’ve been together for almost two years and through everything, this concerned her as well.
“I’m sorry” she zei “I’m sorry u had to find out like this” she continued as she grabbed his hands.
“I know” he whispered “And I’m sorry that this is affecting u too, but I just don’t know what to do of what to think! How old is she?” he asked.
“18” she answered.
“What?? He left us eighteen years geleden exactly! Guess he didn’t want to waste any time, probably he already had a seconde family even before he left us!” he zei bitterly. Thinking of how of a jerk his father really could be.
“Does it hurt? Knowing that he never told you?” She asked stepping closer to him.
“I would if I thought he would do anything meer decent” he answered simply. “How sick is she?” he asked abruptly changing the subject.
“Well, very, they are testing her for lysteria but it’s a long shot! But, we’ll figure it out! I hope” she zei trying to remain hopeful.
“A sister… a sick sister… what does this mean?” he asked her, hoping that she had some answers.
“What it means? I don’t know! But we will find out when all of this is over!” she zei simply.
“Awesome, we’ll just have to wait them! So fun!!” he zei sarcastically.
Cameron gave a small laugh “Yeah, I guess it will be fun, a little puzzle game!” she said, and then looked at his eyes, now with a serious look.
“What are u going to do?” she asked.
“Really? I have no idea!” he zei lowering his head “What do u think I should do?” he asked now looking at her.
“Really? I have no idea either” she zei and gave a little giggle “I only know one thing… u are not going to do anything, WE are going to do something!” she zei and then hugged him “If u don’t want to do this alone, u know that we are in this together! I’m going to help u with anything u decide to do!” she whispered in his ear.
“I know” he zei and holds her tighter.
“Well, now let’s go back inside because is freezing her” she said, letting go of the hug and grabbing his hand instead, guiding him to the door so they can go back to the craziness that was the hospital… and the reality.
House was approaching room 248, but when he was about to enter it, a confused Thirteen came out and stood beside him.
“She tested negative for lysteria, and now her kidneys started to fail, we putted her in dialysis, but we have absolutely no idea of what she has” she listed to him.
“Goody, nothing like good news” he zei in a fake enthusiasm “Go run some blood cultures, see if they toon something” he ordered her.
“Ok!” she zei and started to walk away but stopped after a few steps. “Humm… House?” she asked hesitantly.
He just looked at her. She took this as a veilig sign to continue.
“Do u know why she keeps asking about Doctor Chase?” she asked curious.
“She is asking about him?” he zei worried, which was not like him at all.
“Uhm… yes, kind of a lot” she answered surprised with his behavior.
“Well, that’s none of your business, so scoop out of here, cause I need to talk to her” he zei impatiently.
“You’re gonna talk to a patient again?” she asked very shocked.
“Yes! Why, do u want to get a video camera? Don’t u have some cultures to run? So scoop!” he zei a bit angry.
After she was long distant, he entered Claire’s room.
She was laid in bed, looking impatient and very pale, clearly she wasn’t in good health and clearly she was nervous about something, and House had a very clear idea of what she was nervous about.
“Hello, I hope u remember me, your attending physician, doctor…” he started but she interrupted him.
“House! Yes I know I remember!” she zei impatiently “Do u know Doctor Chase?”
Wow, House thought, she really didn’t like wasting time, but he really liked playing with people as well…
“Who? Your father? Met him briefly, he had a really pretentious accent in my opinion” he zei walking closer to her.
“Well, if u know who my father is u probably know of who I’m talking about” she zei “The other Dr. Chase” she added throwing him a dirty look.
“Ohhh… u mean the blonde one with the great hair? Yeah, I guess I know him… isn’t he the one who just got the news that his dying unknown sister is looking from him?” he zei with a false curious voice.
“What??” she asked shocked “He knows about me? u guys told him?” she continued desperate.
“Yep! His girlfriend… u know her… Dr. Cameron, who was just in here… told him!” he said.
“She was his girlfriend?” she asked desolated “Great!” she added sarcastically.
“Really makes u rethink your choice of people to tell your biggest secrets, doesn’t it?” he says moving around the room.
She lowers her head for a second, but then looks up at him with a curious face “What are u doing here anyway?!”
“I just wanted to make sure that my ex-employee new sister isn’t a total psycho!” he answered simply “And, u know, to entertain myself a bit!”
“He used to work for you?” she asked curious “So, u know him well! How is he?” she zei persistent.
House looked at her, this girl was really curious about Chase, but he probably wasn’t the right person to fill her in with all the information.
“Well, I’m sure you’ll find out everything about him on the precious brother and sister moments that you’ll have ahead of you” he zei sarcastically walking to the door “I mean, if u ever get out of here” he zei before closing the door shut and leaving a very disappointed and sad Claire behind.
AN: Hope u liked it!