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Title: Nachkussen
Author: [livejournal.com profile] rubyjuly
Fandom: House M.D.
Rating, warning, etc: PG-13. House/Wilson. Set during the episode "Wilson." An event in "Broken" is referred to. 150 words.
Disclaimer: Anybody you recognize here does not belong to me.
Author's note: Nachkussen means "a kiss to make up for all the kisses that have been omitted."


Wilson's drifting, the last of the anesthesia lingering in his blood, when he hears House's voice, low and husky in counterpoint to the steady mechanical beep of the ICU's monitor. There's not yet any pain from the surgical incision over his divided liver, and he's content to float between two worlds, anchored by the soft rumble of that voice.

It's a whisper, like words from a dream, that he hears: "When I was in the hospital, I slept with a woman who reminded me of you."

His heart gives a startled jerk that echoes on the monitor. And then there are fingers encircling his wrist and his hand rises along with House's. He feels the warmth of an exhaled breath and the warmer touch of lips softer even than House's voice.

Comforted, he descends like a diver in the deepest part of the sea, into the depths of quiet sleep.

~~ Finis

Date: 2010-01-01 04:00 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] blackmare-9.livejournal.com
This is really lovely.

Off now to look up the title.

Date: 2010-01-01 10:28 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rubyjuly.livejournal.com
Thank you.

Date: 2010-01-01 06:31 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] topaz-eyes.livejournal.com
Oh, that's lovely. It feels like a whisper.

Date: 2010-01-01 10:28 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rubyjuly.livejournal.com
Thank you. That's exactly the feeling I had in mind.

Date: 2010-01-01 10:56 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] 2801rosie.livejournal.com
That was beautiful!

Date: 2010-01-02 04:39 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rubyjuly.livejournal.com
Thank you!

Date: 2010-01-01 11:12 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] srsly-yes.livejournal.com
Beautiful. Love the rhythm--like taking a breath and letting it out. Nachkussen--What a great word.

Date: 2010-01-02 04:39 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rubyjuly.livejournal.com
Thank you. It is a wonderful word. :)

Date: 2010-01-01 11:40 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sara-tsuzuki.livejournal.com
Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!!!! >_____________< How sweet!!!

Date: 2010-01-02 04:38 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rubyjuly.livejournal.com
Thank you.

Date: 2010-01-02 12:57 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hw221.livejournal.com
Oh, my. That's really gorgeous.

Date: 2010-01-02 04:37 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rubyjuly.livejournal.com
Thank you.

Date: 2010-01-02 01:49 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] enlee.livejournal.com
Love it!

Date: 2010-01-02 04:37 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rubyjuly.livejournal.com
Thanks for reading!

Date: 2010-01-02 04:09 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] nicoleh262.livejournal.com
Awww, this was so sweet. <3 What language is nachkussen?

Date: 2010-01-02 04:37 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rubyjuly.livejournal.com
Thank you. It's a German word.

Date: 2010-01-02 09:17 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] alleskleber.livejournal.com
Sorry, but its not a german word. Not a word I heard before and I´m from Germany. (Its not a critic but the word doesn´t make sense in German and it doesn´t mean what you think it means). If you used google, you could read "nach küssen". Like "ich bin verrückt nach Küssen". Which means "I´m crazy for kisses" or "Nach Küssen bekomme ich eine dicke Lippe" (After Kissing I got a big lip).

In Germany we use the "Duden" if we don´t know if a word exist. (like for Scrabbel.). You can look: http://www.duden.de/
but you won´t find "Nachküssen"

Maybe you just call it "Küssen". That would be a nice title for your really nice fic.

Date: 2010-01-10 03:34 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rubyjuly.livejournal.com
My apologies for misusing the language. The information about nachkussen came from a newspaper article:

http://www.independent.ie/unsorted/features/you-must-remember-this-a-kiss-is-not-just-a-kiss-89763.html

I should have done more research instead of relying just on that one source. Thank you for pointing that out, and for the nice comment.

Date: 2010-01-02 04:59 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] arhh.livejournal.com
Beautiful, thanks for sharing :)

Date: 2010-01-10 03:34 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rubyjuly.livejournal.com
You're welcome. Thanks for commenting.

Date: 2010-01-02 05:00 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] nightdog-barks.livejournal.com
So wonderful to see another fic from you. This is just lovely.

Date: 2010-01-10 03:36 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rubyjuly.livejournal.com
Thank you. :)

Date: 2010-01-02 02:39 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] deelaundry.livejournal.com
Beautiful. Thank you.

Date: 2010-01-10 03:36 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rubyjuly.livejournal.com
You're welcome. Thanks for commenting.

Date: 2010-01-02 10:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] indigo-inferno.livejournal.com
This is really lovely and sweet and oooh it makes my fangirl heart explode! :D

Have to second alleskleber though, 'Nachkussen' is not technically an existing word in German. As 'nach' and 'küssen' yes, but not together. I do very much like what you used it as though. House and Wilson have a LOT of lost time (and definitely kisses) to make up for...
Okay maybe not lost time, but time they could have spent even better than they already have. :D

Date: 2010-01-10 03:37 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rubyjuly.livejournal.com
I was tripped up by relying on only one source of information for the word:
http://www.independent.ie/unsorted/features/you-must-remember-this-a-kiss-is-not-just-a-kiss-89763.html

Thanks for the information, and for the lovely comment.

Date: 2010-01-06 01:45 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] justgotlost.livejournal.com
That was simply beautiful.

Date: 2010-01-10 03:38 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rubyjuly.livejournal.com
Thank you. :)
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