Timeline: Post series for Buffy and pre season six for House
Disclaimer: Buffy was made by Joss Whedon, House by David Shore an neither of them are owned by me.
A/N: I am looking for a beta so if anyone is interested let me know.
House looked up from her couch, “I know.”
Buffy blinked and asked confusedly, “What do you mean ‘I know’?”
“What it means is that I am aware that you are carrying a parasite that is in all likelihood the combination of our genetic material.”
Buffy slapped him and retorted, “Of course it’s yours. I meant how did you know? I didn’t find out until yesterday.”
“Your breasts are tender, you complained of food poisoning twice last week and three times this week, you haven’t opened a new box of tampons all month and starting three months ago I replaced your birth control with placebos.”
Buffy eyes went wide and slapped him again, before she could start yelling House interrupted.
“I’ve seen the way you look longingly at children, babies and pregnant women. You want to be a mother, but you would never plan to have a child because you would think that it would interfere with your other responsibilities ergo the subterfuge. I want you to be happy Buffy even if it means a screaming infant.” Buffy’s face softened at the speech and was about to say something, House interjected, “Also I wanted a non sentimental reason to give you this.”
House reached into his pocket and pulled out a velvet box which revealed a white gold ring with a princess cut diamond flanked by two small rubies.
Buffy scowled, “So did you mess with my birth control to make me happier or so that people’ll think that you’re only marrying me out of obligation?”
“Both,” replied House as he continued to hold out the box.
Buffy rolled her eyes and muttered, “Idiot,” then slipped on the ring.
House smirked and said, “I do believe this is cause for a celebration.”
“No way, no romantic proposal means no romantic engagement celebration.”
“Well then I guess that our dinner reservations will go to waste then.”
“What dinner reservations?”
“When I figured out that you were pregnant a week ago I made reservations at your favourite restaurant every night right up to the end of the month. I figured you would eventually tell me and that celebrating would be in order.”
“I didn’t think restaurants would do that sort of thing.”
“I called in some favours with the nurses and got all the staff at the restaurant free flu shots. They agreed.”
“Wait, you called in work favours for me?” asked Buffy surprised.
House looked uncomfortable, “Yeah, we leave at eight.”
Buffy smiled and kissed him long and hard, “Alright, I am pretty hungry so food celebrating then maybe sex celebrating, but I will get back at you for this.” She turned and went to her bedroom to change.
“Wear a slinky dress. Soon you’ll be too fat to fit into any of them.”
Buffy gave him the finger.