Everybody Dance Now
Cuddy was running around trying to make sure everything was perfect.
"Are you guys enjoying yourselves?" She asked some of the doctors who were attending the New Year Eve's party. "We have plenty of food. Help yourself." Cuddy quickly rushed past them and on to some more people.
"I think Cuddy might have taken some crack," House said to Wilson. "She is like road runner. I am waiting for anvils to start falling."
"She just likes everything to be perfect," Wilson said laughing at how Cuddy ran all around the room.
"I guess that explains why she hired me," House said. "I am a perfect human being." House popped in some Vicodin.
"Yeah, that's the word I think of when I see you," Wilson said as he watched House. "It scares me sometimes."
"There's Natalie," House said pointing at Cuddy's best friend. "Are you ever going to ask her out?" House knew that Wilson had a giant crush on her. He enjoyed messing with him about it.
"I don't think she'll say yes," Wilson said with a slightly sad tone in his voice.
"That's never stopped you before," House said as he smiled at Wilson. "Here she comes. Look desperate." Natalie came walking over to them with Cuddy.
"Hi," Wilson said, voice cracking a little. "Are you guys having a good time?" House wanted to laugh at the dumb smile on Wilson's face. "This sure is a great party Cuddy," Wilson said as he smiled at Natalie. A few drunken doctors started yelling from down the hall. Cuddy turned to look and see who she needed to yell at tomorrow.
"I think their having a good time," House said pointing to the doctors. House knew Cuddy hated when her doctors acted stupid in her hospital.
"Too much of a good time," Cuddy said with an annoyed look on her face.
"The kind of good time I like," House said as he looked Cuddy up and down. "Would you like a drink Cuddy? You should have some fun tonight."
Cuddy shot House a 'shut up' look. House was well aware of what she was thinking because he had seen that face many times in his life from her.
"If looks could kill Cuddy, I would be dead now," House said. "I guess that means you and I won't be together at midnight for the New Year's kiss." House gave Cuddy a wink.
"I thought it was going to be me and you, Greg," Natalie said as she put her hand playfully on House's arm. "I was looking forward to it. I like to have a good time."
"I'm sure you do," House said. "Wilson's my pinch hitter, though. He'll fill in for me." Wilson's mouth almost dropped off. He punched House in the arm.
"Ouch!" House said as he rubbed his arm. House turned to Cuddy to look for some comfort. "He hurt me."
Cuddy reached over and gave Wilson a pat on the back. "Good job," Cuddy said to him.
"I am shocked!" House said with a fake surprised tone, but everyone knew he was joking. "You are supposed to be sticking up for me, Cuddy. I am the cripple."
"You want me to call your mommy for you?" Cuddy asked with a wicked smile.
"Yes," House said as he pretended to start crying.
"Are you having a good time, Jimmy?" Natalie asked Wilson as she rolled her eyes and smiled at what House was doing. She wanted to make House jealous so that he would want to kiss her at midnight. "You haven't really danced much tonight."
Wilson turned red because he was shocked that she had even noticed what he had been doing. "I haven't really found too many people I wanted to dance with," Wilson answered her. "I have just been kind of hanging out." Wilson was about to as her if she wanted to dance, when Natalie spoke up.
"I'm sure Lisa will dance with you," Natalie said.
"Sure," Cuddy said as she stuck out her hand. Wilson took her hand and they both went off to dance.
"And now we're all alone," Natalie said to House with a smile on her face.
"So?" House said.
"Is there anything you want to ask me?" Natalie asked.
"Nope," House said.
"Are you sure?" Natalie asked as she rubbed his arm a little with her hand.
"Pretty sure," House said as he took a sip from his drink. Natalie grabbed the drink from House's hand and put it down on the table. She then grabbed him by the hand and dragged him onto the dance floor.
There was nothing wrong with Natalie, but House did not really like her. He did not understand why Cuddy was friends with her. Cuddy focused a lot on her job and Natalie did everything she could to avoid work. House thought Cuddy seemed like a strong woman, while Natalie seemed a little too eager to please.
"This is your one dance," House said. "You better enjoy it."
"I will," Natalie said with a giant grin on her face.
"And stop grinning like that," House said. "It's creeping me out."
"Sorry," Natalie said. "I can't help myself." Natalie reached down and gave House's ass a squeeze. House just rolled his eyes and let his eyes drift over to Wilson and Cuddy as they danced.
Wilson was watching House and Natalie as they danced. "Do you think she likes House?" Wilson asked Cuddy.
"Who?" Cuddy asked as she looked up and noticed Wilson was starting at Natalie. "Natalie?"
"Yeah," Wilson said.
"Of course not," Cuddy answered really fast back to him.
"But she is always talking to him and not me," Wilson said. "Do you think she likes me?"
"Maybe," Cuddy said, knowing that he really wasn't Natalie's type. Natalie was more into the bad boys.
"I might ask her out," Wilson said.
"You should do that," Cuddy said. "You never know until you try."
"That's true," Wilson said. He now only hoped words would actually come out of his mouth when he finally tried to ask her. "I have to try."
"Just be polite and you will be fine," Cuddy said. "Ask her to a movie or something. Don't be too forceful. You don't want to scare her away." Cuddy knew that even if Natalie didn't like Wilson, Natalie would at least be nice to him if he asked her out in a sweet way.
"I will probably just ask her out for lunch sometime next week," Wilson said. The music ended, so their dance also ended.
"Thanks for the dance, Wilson," Cuddy said and she and Wilson then walked back over to House and Natalie, who had also finished their dance.
Wilson immediately asked Natalie to dance. She looked over at House and when she didn't get a response from him, she went with Wilson.
"Tell your friend to stop stalking me," House told Cuddy after they left. "I think she pulled out some of my hair to start making a sweater out of it." Cuddy let out a small laugh, not really believing that Natalie liked House.