Fandom: House MD
Word count: 200
Spoiler for Words & Deeds.
Thanks to michelleann68 for instant beta and advice.
Warning: The floggings will continue until morale improves.
“If you loved me you’d stop.”
“There’s your trouble. Faulty assumption.”
“That I loved your mouth, your ass, maybe even your eyes. I never said I loved you. Not quite the same thing.”
“Oooh. He’s pulling out the big guns now folks. First name. Serious voice with dramatic break. My health. My career. God, I hate reruns. Don’t you have something new?”
“Try this. Rehab. For real this time. Or it’s over.”
“Well, you get points for originality. Too bad you’re bluffing. Not only don’t you have pocket aces; you don’t have a leg to stand on.”
“What’s that supposed to mean?”
“Debbie in accounting.”
“She’s filed for divorce and her husband is being a jerk.”
“Which she told you over lunch in the cafeteria yesterday.”
“How do you know that?”
“I have my sources. You’re also still very close to that oncology nurse. And I can’t take you out to a diner without having you flirt with whatever old tart is pouring your coffee and calling you ‘hon’.”
"It’s not a crime to be nice to women.”
“If you loved me, you’d stop.”
“We all have our addictions, don’t we?”