Fandom: House MD
Notes: Drabble-a-Day 2011. Day 177. Happy Birthday michelleann68. Prompt: Fear and courage are brothers. Proverb. Unbeta'd. Comments and concrit welcome.
Summary: Wilson has to face his fears.
“What are you afraid of?” House asked, pouring another round of shots.
“Being alone,” Wilson replied, enunciating carefully. This kind of epiphany shouldn’t be slurred.
“I’m offering you companionship,” House pointed out.
“You’re offering me sex. “
House looked simultaneously hurt and impressed.
“I didn’t think you knew the difference.”
“I was hoping you were going to tell me I could have both.”
House shook his head, apparently unwilling to tell Wilson the lie he needed to hear, leaving Wilson to ponder a vaguely remembered proverb about fear and courage being brothers.
It was time to stop being a coward.