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yarroway ([personal profile] yarroway) wrote2016-10-06 11:41 am

Short Fic Is Short

From the Sick_Wilson Supernatural AU challenge. This is too long to be a drabble and too short to be anything else...

Wilson was the first and last person to use the new PET/CT machine. They'd thought he must be dead, but when House fought his way past the horrified spectators he found Wilson knocked out but alive beneath the rubble. Tests for radiation found his levels normal.

House scowled and said this wasn't possible, but it obviously was, so the hospital released Wilson after several days of observation.

A few days later Wilson's back began to itch, and a few weeks after that he grew wings. They were huge muscular things that could bear Wilson’s weight as he soared.

House, earthbound, gripped his cane and watched.

Between them they created a harness that would hold House comfortably, his back flush against Wilson's chest. The added weight cut down on Wilson’s stamina, but the two of them flew for hours, faces in the wind, riding the thermals.

House had always thought that riding a bike was the next best thing to flying. Now he knew it didn’t come close.

[identity profile] yarroway.livejournal.com 2016-10-07 12:28 pm (UTC)(link)

[identity profile] readingrat.livejournal.com 2016-10-09 01:26 pm (UTC)(link)
I like the unsaid things in this fic.

[identity profile] yarroway.livejournal.com 2016-10-09 04:32 pm (UTC)(link)
Often during a Fest I write quickly so I can post and move on. That worked out for me this time. I like this piece. I'm glad you do, too.

Thanks for commenting!

[identity profile] resourceress7.livejournal.com 2016-10-12 01:56 am (UTC)(link)
I like the image of House and Wilson flying together.

I'm reminded of two other flying Wilson 'verses:

Left of West 'verse, in which Wilson was born with wings. House doesn't get to experience flight in this one.

Imbued Superpowers 'verse, in which Wilson acquires flight (without wings) and House acquires telepathy. House doesn't fly with him but he does race him using his motorcycle and I think House experiences a bit of how it feels to fly via his telepathic sense.

[identity profile] yarroway.livejournal.com 2016-10-16 10:57 pm (UTC)(link)
I'm glad the image appealed to you. Thanks for reading!

[identity profile] jezziejay.livejournal.com 2016-10-15 09:05 pm (UTC)(link)
This is really powerful for such a short piece, and you did it beautifully. The length is actually perfect, right down to the very word. Lovely. <3

[identity profile] yarroway.livejournal.com 2016-10-16 06:00 am (UTC)(link)
Thank you!! I wrote this pretty fast, so it's very good to hear that it works.