This story will be mostly centered around Thirteen, but Cuddy will also play a major part.
I'm not yet sure where this story is going. I may only write a few chapters, or I might continue into a full storyline. It all depends on how much interest I get in it.
This is not a ThirteenxCuddy fic, I may add romance in later depending on the feedback that I get!
Disclaimer- I don't own House or any of it's characters.
Lisa Cuddy, Dean of Medicine at PPTH, was laying in bed when her cell phone rang. She reached over and picked it up from the bedside table.
"Hello?" she answered sleepily
"Dr. Cuddy?" a voice on the other end answered nervously
It was the head of the pharmacy, she realized
"What do you need?" she answered, wanting to finish this conversation as soon as possible.
It was Cuddy's day off, which was why she was laying in bed with her young daughter instead of in her office at the hospital.
"There's a problem at the pharmacy, the delivery guys screwed up the order. I've tried calling the warehouse, but they're shutting me out. They said if we have a problem you need to arrange a meeting with them" he finished quickly
"It's my day off"
"I know, and I'm sorry. But if we don't have the right prescriptions we're going to have some angry patients on our hands."
"Call the warehouse and tell them to have a representative in my office in one hour. I'll be there, but I want to get this over with ASAP." Cuddy replied
"Thank you Dr. Cuddy!"
Cuddy hung up the phone and set it down on the bedside table.
"Looks like Mommy has to go to work for a little while" she said to her half-awake, 7 month old daughter.
A sleepy "mama" was all she got in reply.
With a sigh, Lisa Cuddy got out of bed and began to get ready for work.
"I'm sorry Dr. Cuddy, but I left town for the weekend."
Cuddy was on the phone with her babysitter, who, of course, couldn't watch Rachel while she went to her emergency meeting.
"That's okay Laura, I'll see you on Monday" Cuddy replied, defeated.
It looked like she would be taking Rachel with her to work. Oh well, she thought. I'm sure Wilson or one of the other doctors can watch her for an hour or so.
"Come on Rach, your coming to work with me today" Cuddy said, picking up her still sleepy daughter, grabbing her diaper bag, and going to the car.
Arriving at PPTH, Cuddy set out to find a babysitter for Rachel before her meeting started. She tried Wilson's office, but he wasn't there. One of the nurses informed her that he had a procedure that morning. Passing House's office, she saw Dr. Hadley sitting at the large glass table alone.
Cuddy debated whether or not to ask Dr. Hadley to watch Rachel, finally deciding that if she could handle patients, then certainly she would be able to watch Rachel for an hour.
"Dr. Hadley?" Cuddy asked, walking into the room.
Remy turned around quickly, relaxing when she saw Cuddy carrying Rachel.
"I thought it was your day off today" she stated
"It was, but there's a problem at the pharmacy that I need to resolve. Can I ask you a favor?"
"Umm…sure, what is it?"
"I don't have a babysitter for Rachel today. Do you think you could watch her for a little while? I won't be long." Cuddy said quickly, hoping that the younger doctor would agree
"I don't know much about babies" Remy replied
"She's not very fussy, please, I just need someone to watch her for an hour. I'll be back as soon as I can." Cuddy begged
"Thank you so much!" the older doctor said quickly "By the way, are you the only one here today?"
"No, Chase is here. He had to go see a patient for a minute, but he should be back soon." Remy replied
"Oh, well thanks. I should go. Be good Rach!"
With that, Cuddy quickly walked out of the room and towards the elevator.
"Mama" Rachel said, looking at the door her mother had just walked out of.
"Mama will be back soon" Remy said nervously to the little girl.
Rachel smiled and grabbed on to the young doctor's long brown hair.
"Be careful there sweetie" Remy warned the baby, not removing Rachel's hand from her hair
The 7-month old just smiled again.
Remy allowed the baby to rest in her arms until Chase walked through the glass door.
"The patient…." he started, before realizing there was a baby in his co-workers arms.
"Shhhh" Remy hushed him while looking at Rachel, who was half-asleep.
"Where'd the baby come from?" Chase whispered
"It's Rachel, Cuddy asked me to watch her for a little while"
"I thought it was Cuddy's day off today"
"She had an emergency meeting to go to"
"Ohhhh" the male doctor said
"Do you know anything about babies?" Remy asked